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Kings to wrap up rebuilding season with pair of home games

Kings won just one contest in recent four-game homestand; Orillia looks to finish strong this weekend
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The Orillia Experience Nissan Jr. B Kings have had a tough season, but they will be looking to finish strong when they play their final two home games Saturday and Monday. File Photo
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EXPERIENCE NISSAN JR. B KINGS
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It's been a tough season for the Experience Nissan Jr. B Kings this year as they head into the home stretch with a 2-16 record - second-worst among the 24 teams in the league.

Last weekend, the local club hosted two Ottawa area teams in Ontario Lacrosse Association action.

On Saturday evening, they faced the Gloucester Griffins, losing by a score of 13-8. After holding the visitors to a 4-4 tie after the first period, the visitors jumped out to a three-goal lead (8-5) by the end of the second and kept the pressure on to win by a final score of 13-8.

Leading the way offensively for the home side was Dallin Blunt with three goals and three assists. Cole Hanrah also tallied three goals,while Zac Gignac netted a goal and four assists and Brandon Hickey notched a goal and added two assists.

The next day in a Sunday afternoon contest the Kings took on the Nepean Knights in a game in which the team was only able to dress 12 players and two goalies as injuries sidelined several players.

The visitors took a 4 -0 lead in the first period and never looked back cruising to a 14-4 win. The top point getters in this contest were Dallin Blunt with three goals and one assist, Michael Montgomery (1 goal and 1 assist) and Brandon Hickey with three assists.

With their third game in six days the Kings were facing the Mimico Mountaineers and were able to get a couple of players back from injury and with a couple of Midget AP players up, they we able to floor a stronger team, beating the visiting Mountaineers by a 6-4 score.

Brandon Hickey once again led the way, scoring three goals and adding two assists, while Blunt potted a pair and Gage Janse added a goal.

To round out the week the Kings were taking on the Orangeville Northmen during this four-game homestand. Again the Kings held their own in the first and third periods only to have the visitors outscore them by six goals in the second frame to secure a 12-7 victory.

It was a balanced scoring attack with Dallin Blunt, Andrew Maltby, Noah Quarrington, Graydon McDonald, Liam McCrimmon and Cole Hanrahan notching a goal each. The top playmaker, with three assists, was Braydon Hickey.

The final two home games to wrap up the Kings' 2019 Sseason will be played at Rotary Place on Saturday June 15 and Monday, June 17, with both games starting 8 p.m.
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