SCUGOG: The Port Perry Lumberjacks’ comeback efforts fell short against the Lakefield Chiefs on Sunday, December 4th, at Scugog Arena.
Both teams spent the first half of the first period feeling each other out and trading scoring chances. The Chiefs would get on the board first, scoring about 13 and a half minutes into the game. A little over a minute and a half later, the Chiefs extended the deficit to 2-0 with a goal.
However, the Lumberjacks were able to find some hope in the second period. A little over two and a half minutes into that frame, Quinn Arnott capitalized on a Lumberjack power play, cutting the deficit to 2-1. But, over three minutes later, the Chiefs would get their own power-play goal, making it a 3-1 game.
Just 43 seconds into the third period, Jacob Lemere slapped a pass from Mark Stoop into the net, making it a 3-2 game. The Lumberjacks then dramatically tied the game. With just over a minute remaining on the clock, Kolby Fralic scored the game-tying goal. But Lakefield quickly restored their lead, scoring just 27 seconds later, and defeated Port Perry 4-3.
- The Lumberjacks have two opportunities for redemption this weekend. They face the North Kawartha Knights in Apsley on Saturday, December 10th, at 7:25 p.m.
- The Lumberjacks will then come home to Scugog Arena on Sunday, December 11th, for a matchup with the Georgina Ice at 2:25 p.m.