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Lumberjacks settle for single point in overtime thriller

DAN CEARNS The Standard

The Port Perry Lumberjacks gained only a single point in the standings over their last two games.

On Thursday, November 9th, the team had a game in Clarington against a soaring Eagles team that is in first place in the division.

Two and a half minutes into the first period, the Eagles would score the first goal of the game. Less than five minutes later, Clarington would strike again to make it a 2-0 game.

The game would remain that score until late in the second period. 14 minutes in, the Eagles capitalized on a power play to extend the deficit to 3-0.

With four and a half minutes remaining in the third period, Clarington put another puck past goaltender Vann Kulba, making it a 4-0 game. The Lumberjacks’ only goal of the game came about a minute later, with Andrew Naccarato-Soule scoring his fifth goal of the season. Port Perry lost to Clarington 4-1.

The Lumberjacks had a much more thrilling game against the Little Britain Merchants at Scugog Arena on Sunday, November 12.

It took until late in the first period for the first goal of the game to be scored. 15 minutes into the frame, the Merchants put the puck in the net, making it a 1-0 game.

But, five and a half minutes into the second period, Naccarato-Soule tied the game up with a goal. 11 minutes later, Parker Lemay scored, giving the Lumberjacks their first lead of the game 2-1.

Four minutes into the third period, the Merchants struck again to knot the game up at 2-2. Ten and a half minutes later, Kyle Bailey put the puck in the net to restore the one goal lead. However, the Merchants would tie the game late in the period, and the period ended with a 3-3 tie.

Then, just 39 seconds into overtime, the Merchants would score the game winning goal, defeating Port Perry 4-3. Since the team lost in overtime, they gain one point in the Orr division standings.

One Timers:

- The Lumberjacks played the Lakefield Chiefs in Lakefield on Tuesday, November 14th, past The Standard’s press deadline.

- There will be no Sunday home game this week for the Lumberjacks. Their only weekend game is on Saturday, November 18th against the Little Britain Merchants. That game will start at 7:30 p.m.

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