Sunday, June 17, 2018
Kings Fall in Final Home Game of Season
Orillia couldn't make early lead stick, Newmarket prevailed in the end.
A disappointing end to the home portion of the Junior B lacrosse season for the Orillia Experience Nissan Kings.
The Newmarket Saints went into Rotary Place and walked out with an 11-7 win on Saturday night.
The game did get off to a good start for Orillia (5-14-0) as Braden Hickey, Tyler Rowe, Mitchell Pellarin, and Noah Landriault gave the Kings a 4-0 first period lead.
With the score 5-1 for the Kings, Newmarket (8-12-0) got two goals 1:46 into the second, then ended the period with three unanswered goals to tie the game up at 6-6.
Lucas Romano (6 points) and Reilly Woodcox (4 points) each had 3 goals for the Saints.
One of Romano's goals came on a penalty shot at the 11:10 mark of the second period.
Cole Hanrahan (2 goals, 1 assist), Dallin Blunt (1 goal, 2 assists), and Michael Greco (3 assists) each with 3 points for the Kings.
Power plays saw Newmarket go 2-for-5, Orillia were 1-for-3.
The final game of the season for the Kings is Monday night when they travel to West Durham to take on the Ironheads.
Click on audio to hear Ken Hashizume's post-game podcast with Michael Greco of the Orillia Experience Nissan Kings.