Second period sinks Ice Crushers

October 14, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Loss to Temiscaming in Wednesday home game

The Orangeville Ice Crushers took a beating in the second period of their Wednesday (Oct. 5) night game against the Temiscaming Titans and it cost them a loss at the Alder Street arena.

The Crushers did well enough in the first frame. Although they didn’t score they held the Titans to a single goal for the period.

It was the second period that saw the Orangeville in trouble when the Titans scored two early goals to give them a 3-0 lead.

Orangeville’s Yaroslav Blokhin put the Crushers on the scoreboard at the midway mark in the period after taking the feed from Justin Pereira.

The Titans came back hard scoring two goals in under two minutes to leave the Crushers trailing by four goals going into the final period.

The Crushers stepped it up in the third period scoring at 3:21 when Artem Lubyanoi hit the back of the net.

Temiscaming scored two more quick ones just 25 seconds apart before Orangeville’s Justin Pereira got his second of the game on a powerplay with 30 seconds left on the clock.

The final was a 7-3 win for the Titans.

The Crushers are struggling to get out of the staring gate this season.

On Friday, October 7, they took their second loss of the week when they travelled to Muskoka to take on the Sheild and left after playing a 5-2 game.

The loss leaves the Ice Crushers with a 1-8 record for the season.

The New Tecumseth Civics are leading the league with an undefeated record after nine games.

They are followed by Parry Sound with a 9-1 record and London and the Bradford Rattlers who are tied for third place with 16 points and identical 8-2 records.

The Crushers will be on the road this week when they travel to Bradford to take on the Bulls on Wednesday, October 12.

They will return to home ice at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville on Wednesday, October 19, to host the Seguin Huskies.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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