Jr A Flyers win over Toronto Patriots

September 23, 2015   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Junior A Flyers recorded their fourth win of the season leaving the ice with a 5-1 slam over the Toronto Patriots on Saturday (Sept. 19) night at the Alder Street arena.

It has been a good early season for the Junior A squad.

After taking a beating in their season opener, the team re-grouped and has now won four in a row.

Most of the damage was done in the first period in Saturday’s home game when the Flyers set the tone for the night with three unanswered goals in the first period.

James McLaughlin, Lucas Smilsky, and Kosta Likourezos got the O-ville goals with Connor Stack figuring in on two assists.

“It’s encouraging. We’re still a young team, we’ve only got one 20 year-old,” Said Flyers head coach Jamie Caruso. “The team is building from last year’s momentum.”

After unleashing a flurry of shots on the Toronto team in the first period the Flyers kept up the pressure for the final game.

Caruso said the plan was to come out fast and furious as soon as the game got underway.

“That was game plan. Come out, push hard, get some pucks in the net. And then try to close out the game after that.”

The Flyers out-shot the Patriots 46-17 in a lopsided target shoot for the evening with the Orangeville defence doing a stellar job of forcing the play to the side in their own end.

Toronto got on the scoreboard early in the second period notching their only goal of the game 39 seconds into play.

Orangevilles James Ranson followed that with another Flyers goal less than two minutes later.

The final goal came late in the third period when Lucas Smilsky notched one on an O-ville powerplay to end the game 5-1.

It was the first win of the season on Flyers home ice.

Their first three wins came on the road against the Toronto Patriots, Milton IceHawks, and a 4-2 win over the Oakville Blades on September 18.

There’s still a long way to go before the standings really shake out any real information but the Flyers, as of Saturday night are in second place in the West Division with 8 points.

Burlington is currently in the lead with 11 points but they have already recorded eight games. Most other teams in the League have only been on the ice four times this season.

The Flyers will get the week off before heading out to St. Michaels on Friday, October 2.

They return to home ice at the Alder Street arena on Saturday, October 3, to host Georgetown

Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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