CRAIG SCHROTER Special to The Standard
A Dayton Kent goal, midway through the third period, paired with a couple from Cam Robinson, helped earn the Lindsay Muskies their first point of the season, in a 4-3 overtime loss in Whitby Sunday afternoon.
The scoring in this one didn’t start until the second period, when just 35 seconds in, Nick Sirizzotta put Whitby on the board from Nic Coric, and Scott Kirton. The Muskies rallied though, and tied the game quickly, when Robinson scored his first of the season at 1:51, with the lone assist going to Beraydon Leeking.
Just under two minutes later though, the Fury regained the lead, with a goal by Ryan Taylor from Ryan Heeps, and Luke Keenan at 3:40, then at 7:29 Liam Robertson made it 3-1 Whitby, on a goal set up by Shane Bull, and Shelby Rienstra. However, a powerplay goal, Robinson’s second of the game, got the Fish within one, at 12:01, from Cole Robbins.
There was only one goal in the third, and it was a big one, as far as the Muskies were concerned. Dayton Kent’s first of the season, at 13:53 on a powerplay, would eventually send the game to overtime, earning the Muskies their first point of the young season.
In overtime, it was Taylor’s second of the game that would send the hometown fans home happy in Whitby, as he scored with 10 seconds left in the first overtime from Zack Fisher, and Justin Brand.
Rock Boynton took the loss in goal for the Muskies, while Tyler Caruana picked up the win for Whitby.
A couple of bright spots for the Muskies, other than picking up the point, were that the team went 2 for 2 on the powerplay, while only being short handed once in the contest.
The week ahead is a busy one for the Fish, with a couple of games south of the border. Monday afternoon they take on the Georgetown Raiders at 5:30, then Tuesday they face the Milton Ice Hawks. Both games are in Buffalo as part of the Governor’s Showcase. Friday night they return home to host the Toronto Patriots.
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