Kings Take Game 1

February 16, 2018

:Your JDA Kings came away with a 4-3 win on Thursday night and lead their best of five first round series one game to nothing.

The Fairview Flyers were able to take a 1-0 lead to the dressing room in the first intermission after carrying the play with a 20-8 lead in shots over what looked a little like a nervous Kings squad. Logan Mazerolle got the opening goal of the series for the Flyers late in the first period.

In the second period the tables turned as the JDA Kings seem to have settled down and pushed back with Wyatt Lawrence netting a beauty, cutting in from the wing a firing a quick backhand shot in off the crossbar 9:44 into the middle frame. A little while later Darrel Hewko was able to grab the puck and head in on a breakaway and made no mistake with the wrister to give the home side a 2-1 lead heading into the room after two periods.

The third period was back and forth with JDA Kings Zach Bennett scoring 4:15 into the period to give the County Kings a 3-1 lead. They seemed to have the game well under control until late in the period when Flyer Jared Moffatt was able to sneak one past goalie Darian Sommerfeld to give the visitors some life. Shortly after Bennett was tagged for a high sticking in front of the Fairview net when Dawson Basnett of the Flyers went down fairly easily. Matt Lueken was able to sift a seeing eye wrist shot through a maze into the top corner to tie the game on the power play with just 1:25 remaining. However it was all for not as the Kings would not be denied and Zach Bennett would make up for the being in the box for the tying goal and took and nice feed from Austin Hreroruk after some hard work from Tyrone Kipling to get to a loose puck and absolutely pumped a onme timer past a sprawling David Testawich to regain the lead with 33 second remaining. The JDA Kings would hang on to win 4-3.

Darian Sommerfeld made 40 saves in the victory for the home team. Game 2 goes Saturday night at 8pm  at the Crosslink County Sportsplex. Lets pack the place and help the boys extend their lead in the series.

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