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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Kings Fall Short Against Griffins

Orillia | by Ken Hashizume  

Conn with 6 points in losing cause for Orillia.

The Orillia Experience Nissan Kings couldn't soar past the Griffins.
Gloucester got off to a good start and used a strong second period to beat the Kings 11-10 on Saturday night.
Cam McLean scored twice to give the Griffins a 2-0 first period lead.
With Gloucester up 3-2 in the second period, they would use their special teams (2 power play goals and 2 short-handed goals) to build a 9-6 lead.
Orillia chipped away at Gloucester's lead in the third eventually tying the game up before the Griffins scored two late goals to seal the win.
McLean (3 goals, 3 assists) finished with 6 points while Tyler Collins (3 goals, 1 assist) and Justin Tkachuk (1 goal, 3 assists) had 4 points each for the Griffins (5-8-0).
The Kings (7-6-0) were led by Tyler Conn (1 goal, 5 assists) with 6 points while David Wilkie (1 goal, 3 assists) and Matthew Campbell (2 goals, 2 assists) each had 4 points.
The next game for the Kings is Sunday afternoon when they host the Nepean Knights at Rotary Place for a 2 PM start.


Click on audio to hear Ken Hashizume's post-game podcast with David Wilkie of the Orillia Experience Nissan Kings.

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