OT Unkind To Local Teams

Dresden Kings playoffs

The Dresden Kings couldn’t get by the Essex 73s Friday night, falling in overtime – Photo by Wyatt Williams/ CKSN.ca

The Dresden Kings and Blenheim Blades both had unkind endings in overtime Friday night in game two of their Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League semi-final playoff series’.

In Dresden, the Kings used a third period comeback to knot their game against the Essex 73s 3-3 heading into overtime. Jordan Durston scored a pair of third period goals for the Kings to pull his team within

Dresden Kings

Dresden’s comeback fell one goal short of completion – Photo by Jocelyn McLaughlin/ CKSN.ca

one, before Ross Krieger scored the game tying goal with less than three minutes remaining in the game.

Shortly into overtime however, the Kings put one into their own net, a goal credited to Jordan Ryan of Essex, ending the game 4-3, and giving the 73s a 2-0 series lead.

The Blenheim Blades were on the other end of a comeback, as they led the Amherstburg Admirals 5-0 with roughly a minute left in the second period, before Amherstburg scored 6 unanswered goals, including the winner in overtime, to take a 2-0 series lead over Blenheim.

Matt Clark had 2 goals and an assist, while Zach Horvath had a goal and two assists to lead the Blenheim Blades. Teddy McGeen also had a goal and an assist, while Hunter Burk had the other Blenheim goal in the loss.

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