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Lakefield downs North Kawartha, 8-5
Story by Narrative Science.
Aaron Vatcher registered two points to lead the Lakefield Chiefs to an 8-5 victory over the North Kawartha Knights.
Lakefield was sparked by Vatcher, who racked up one goal and one assist. Vatcher scored 11:32 into the third period to make the score 6-4 Lakefield. Jesse Gregory assisted on the tally.
The Chiefs forced North Kawartha goalie James Hack to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. Lakefield bested its season scoring average. This season, the Chiefs average 4.6 goals per contest.
Lakefield also got points from Patrick Young, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Gregory, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Keenan Runnalls, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Eric Oosting, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Nick Julian, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Lakefield included Josh Duggan and Joe Sargeant, who each put in one. In addition, Lakefield received assists from Travis Brault, who had two and Jordan MacLean and Ethan Schott, who each chipped in one.
The Knights surpassed their usual scoring output this season. North Kawartha averages 2.4 goals per game.
The Knights were helped by Russell Fontyn, who tallied two goals. Fontyn scored the first of his two goals at 3:03 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Lakefield. Jesse Douglas picked up the assist. Fontyn's next tally made the score 5-4 Lakefield with 9:46 left in the third period. North Kawartha earned a power play opportunity when Hunter Hotrum was put in the box for slashing. Cameron Medland provided the assist. North Kawartha additionally got points from Douglas, who also tallied one goal and one assist. North Kawartha also had goals scored by Zack Pearson and Kaleb Marshman, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for North Kawartha were Jacob Tracey and Regan Kennedy, who contributed one each and Cole Robbins and Braden Frise, who each chipped in two.
Jonathan Thain made 14 saves for Lakefield on 19 shots. The Chiefs incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Hack rejected 33 shots on goal for the Knights. North Kawartha incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.