Special to The Standard
LINDSAY: The standings in the OJHL North East Conference got a little tighter on Friday night, as the Lindsay Muskies edged one point closer to the final playoff position, when Kyle Diamond’s second goal of the night in overtime gave the Muskies a 3-2 victory over Newmarket.
Noah Dollo got the Fish on the board early in the first, with his 5th of the season from Brock Traill and Cam Robinson. Before the period ended though, the Hurricanes had drawn even, when Brad Johnson scored from Quinn Yule at 17:27.
The Hurricanes dominated on the shot clock in the first, and that continued in the second, but the only goal was a shorthanded marker that was Kyle Diamond’s fourth of the year, which gave Lindsay a 2-1 lead, at the 18:45 mark of the period. Zac Treen picked up the assist on the play.
In the third, with the Muskies trying to hold on for the win, it was a late penalty that proved to be the undoing, as Newmarket’s Cole Thiessen scored on a power play at 16:29, from Sheldon Nolan and Alex Ierullo.
In the second overtime, it was Diamond’s second of the game that sent the fans home happy, and it came in an odd way...a penalty shot with 34 seconds left in the overtime.
Diamond was not the only standout though, as Muskies goaltender Sean Green continued his strong play of late, turning away 54 of 56 shots he faced.
Although the young Lindsay squad started the season off slowly they have been coming on well lately, picking up wins in four of their last five outings. That will be tested over the next week, as they deal with some of the league’s elite teams, by travelling to Cobourg on Monday, then to Trenton on Wednesday.