DAN CEARNS The Standard
Despite a strong team effort, including outshooting their opponent 39 to 28, the Port Perry Lumberjacks lost their only game of the weekend on Sunday, November 5th.
In that game, the Lumberjacks hosted the Lakefield Chiefs at Scugog Arena. Just past the halfway mark of the first period, the Lumberjacks would strike first with a goal from Jacob Sharpe. But, over five and a half minutes later, the Chiefs capitalized on a Lumberjacks goaltender interference penalty, scoring a power play goal.
Over six and a half minutes into the second period, the Chiefs would put the puck past the blocker side of goaltender Gavin Bradt, putting the Lumberjacks behind 2-1. The Chiefs would strike twice more, late in the period, and the Lumberjacks trailed 4-1.
The game would remain that score until late in the third period. Past the 13-minute mark, with the Lumberjacks on the power play, the Chiefs would score a shorthanded goal. The Lumberjacks lost the game by a score of 5-1.
- Before the start of the game, the Lumberjacks welcomed members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 419 to mark Remembrance Day.
- The loss to the Chiefs marked the end of the Lumberjacks three-game winning streak.
- The Lumberjacks will face a challenge when they travel to the Garnet B. Rickard complex on Thursday, November 9th, slowing down the first place Clarington Eagles. That game will begin at 7:25 p.m.
- On Sunday, November 12th, the Lumberjacks will play against the Little Britain Merchants at Scugog Arena. That game begins at 2:25 p.m.