CRAIG SCHROTER Special to The Standard
LINDSAY: It was a night of firsts at the Rec Complex in Lindsay Friday night. Darius Kondrotas had his first OJHL goal in overtime, and Tyler Richardson picked up his first win in goal, as Lindsay picked up a come from behind 4-3 overtime win over Kingston.
Ryan Smith got the Muskies off to a great start at 2:36, from Kyle Diamond and Cam Robinson. The teams continued to trade chances throughout the period, but Richardson in goal for Lindsay and Zach Springer for Kingston made big saves. Adam Kim tied the game for Kingston at 15:45, from Brandon Nadeau and Cole Beckstead.
In the second, Kingston took a 2-1 lead at 8:27, when Reid Russell scored from Josh LeBlanc and Danny Bosio. The Muskies kept coming though, and at 15:10 Cam Lamport scored his 7th goal in the last three games, to tie the game at 2-2 from Brock Traill and Mike Cimini. But at 17:57, the Vees converted a power play opportunity, when LeBlanc batted one in, that was reviewed to see if it was a high stick that knocked the puck in. The referees seemed split but the goal was awarded, giving Kingston a 3-2 lead heading into the third. the assists went to Nadeau and Kyle Hallbauer.
For the second straight visit to Lindsay, the Vees saw a third period lead evaporate, when Cole Robbins fired a shot past Springer at 5:57. Brock Traill picked up the assist. The Muskies continued to generate good chances but there were no more goals, so we were headed to overtime.
In overtime Noah Dollo made a nice play, to get the puck back to Kondrotas who fired home the winner at :59. The other assist went to Kyle Diamond.
After the game, a beaming Kondrotas said he just followed up the play, and that Dollo faked a nice shot before getting the puck back to him for the winning shot. Darius was happy to have his Mom and Grandma in attendance to see his first goal.
The win leaves the Muskies four points out of the last playoff spot. They are chasing Newmarket, who were defeated by the Wellington Dukes Friday night.
The next action for Lindsay is Saturday night in Aurora.
We reserve the right to remove any and all comments for any reason. Comments with swearing will be deleted without exception.