DAN CEARNS The Standard
The Port Perry Lumberjacks extended their winning streak to three games, with two wins over the weekend, against the North Kawartha Knights.
The Lumberjacks opened their weekend action in Apsley, against the Knights, on Saturday, October 28th.
No goals were scored until late in the first period. Fourteen and a half minutes in, the Knights put the puck past goaltender Gavin Bradt, for the first goal of the game. Then, with four minutes left in the period, Mateo Guerrieri tied the game 1-1 with a goal.
Over six minutes into the second period, Parker Lemay lit the lamp, giving Port Perry their first lead of the game.
About five minutes into the third period, Johannes Kalm scored, extending the lead to 3-1. Forty-nine seconds later, the Knights would cut the lead to a one-goal difference. However, goals later, from Lemay and Zach Caron would clinch Port Perry’s 5-2 victory.
The Lumberjacks didn’t have too much time to rest after that game, hosting the Knights at Scugog Arena the next day, Sunday, October 29th.
Less than two minutes into the first period, Mark Stoop put a shot over the Knights goaltender’s shoulder, scoring the game’s first goal. A little over seven minutes later, Cameron Marshall slapped a puck into the net, extending the lead to 2-0. Then, nearly 12 and a half minutes into the frame, the Knights scored, cutting the lead to 2-1. Next, after Zach Caron took a cross checking penalty, late in the period, the Knights capitalized on a power play. The game was tied 2-2 after the first 20 minutes of play.
The game remained that way until past the halfway mark of the second period. Over 12 minutes in, Nolan Goddard received a perfect pass, in front of the net, from Quinn Arnott and scored a power play goal. Three and a half minutes later, Aaron Dawson scored his first goal as a Lumberjack, making it a 4-2 game. Late in the period, former Lumberjack Jeremy Poulin struck, cutting the lead to 4-3.
Four minutes into the third period, the Knights knotted the game up at 4-4 with a goal. Less than two minutes later, the Lumberjacks took the lead back with a goal from Andrew Naccarato-Soule. Cameron Marshall later added an insurance goal, and the Lumberjacks won the game 6-4.
- The Lumberjacks have only one game scheduled for this weekend. They will host the Lakefield Chiefs at Scugog Arena, on Sunday, November 5th at 2:25 p.m.
- The Lumberjacks currently sit fourth in the Orr division standings, with a record of seven wins and seven losses (7-7)