Mar 05, 2018 | bwoods | 1219 views
Series Goes the Distance, Ends in OT
The Minor Bantam had their
hands full in the first round of the OMHA playoffs as the took on the league
leading Quinte Red Devils. In a very entertaining five game (6 point)series
that had three overtimes, two ties and two one goal games the Red Devils
managed to close it out this past Sunday in Madoc with a thrilling 3-2 Overtime
victory to take the series.
Game one in Kingston started off in favor of the Fronts as they took a two goal lead in the first with one coming shorthanded. QRD scored one in the second and one in the third sending the game to a ten minute overtime that solved nothing having the game end at the 2-2 stalemate. Game 2 in Belleville started with a scoreless first. The teams traded goals in the second and then QRD pulled out to a two goal lead in the third with 6:54 left on the clock. With a never quit attitude the Circle K’s scored 41 seconds later then added another 53 seconds after that to tie the game 3-3. The ten minute overtime solved nothing. Game three in Belleville started much like the second as the teams sparred to a scoreless first period. Kingston scored midway through the second only to see QRD tie it up late in the period. In the third, the Fronts scored one midway and battled to the end to secure the 2-1 victory. Game four back in Kingston was a bit more spirited as 46 minutes in penalties were handed out during the contest. QRD scored two power play markers on route to a 4-0 win thus evening the series heading to Madoc Sunday for the series decider. Game five didn’t disappoint as the packed Madoc Community Centre saw Quinte get out to an early lead only to have the Fronts tie it up before the first ended. It was then Kingston’s turn to take the lead early in the second only to have QRD pull even midway with a marker of their own. The third period went scoreless taking the game to the ten minute nail-biting overtime period. Unfortunately for your hometown Fronts, QRD snapped one home with four minutes remaining in overtime to take the series. The hard working Fronts and unbelievable goaltending though out the series want to thank all the families, friends and fans for their support both home and on the road for the duration of the series. Next up for the Fronts is the ETA League Championship series where they look to defend last year’s title starting with a semi-final round robin series with the Whitby Wildcats and Clarington Toros. Games yet to be scheduled but starting this coming weekend March 9-11th.