Special to The Standard
LINDSAY: The Lindsay Muskies staged a third period rally to defeat the visiting Kingston Voyageurs Friday night by a score of 5-4.
The game did not start off that well for the Fish though. Although they were beneficiaries of the games first four power plays, it was Kingston who opened the scoring on a short handed two on one, when Cole Beckstead converted a nice pass from Brandon Nadeau at 11:34. The Muskies did get it right though at 17:48, when Cam Robinson one timed a blast past Ryan Glander, with the assists going to Cam Lamport and Brock Traill.
In the second period Kingston came out firing. Muskie goaltender Sean Green made a couple of nice stops early, before Cole Edwards found himself all alone at the side of the goal for a tap in at 4:56. Emmett Gordon and Adam Kim picked up the assists. Josh Leblanc made it 3-1 Kingston at 13:47, with the lone assist on that goal going to Reed Kelewich. The Muskies did give themselves some hope though, before the end of the period. At 15:18 Braydon Leeking jammed one in, from up close, from Zac Treen.
At 2:34 of the third period, a Kingston three on two rush was finished off by Kyle Hallbauer from Beckstead, which restored the Vee’s two goal cushion, but on this night a comeback was in the offing. First, it was Ethan Ramsden busting down the right side on a nice solo effort, firing one high to the top corner. The goal made the score 4-3, and was assisted by Ryan Smith. The Muskies continued to carry the play, and at 11:22 they were able to bat in the tying goal from the side of the net. The goal was originally credited to Braydon Leeking, but was eventually credited to Jake Dale. The assists on the goal were changed from what was announced in the arena. The official assists were Lamport and Traill.
The game winner for the Fish was a beauty at 14:31, as Cole Robbins, who was the trailer on the play, blasted one past Glander for the winner.
As the game wound down the Muskies found themselves having to kill a late penalty, which was increased to a two man advantage when Kingston put their goalie on the bench for an extra attacker. Green and the Muskie penalty killers got the job done though, and the Fish held on for a big win.
Just before game time it was noted that Cam Lamport had been added to the Team Canada East All Star Challenge, where he will join team mate Braeden Kublick and Assistant Coach Jon Campbell. Lamport is also the current North Division Player Of The Week. He credits help from his team mates for some good energy, and a team effort that has helped him achieve those goals. Lamport also made a huge shot block on that last big penalty kill for the team.
Braydon Leeking said, after the game, when the team keeps battling and working hard, they get some bounces that had all seemed to go against the team earlier in the year. He also noted, the team is showing a lot of energy on the bench, and buying into the coaching staff’s system of late.
The next game for the team is Sunday night, in Pickering.