Bra­heney scores in over­time for Knights win

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LAKE­FIELD — Eli­jah Bra­haney scored at 5:09 into over­time from Zack Ni­chol­son to give the North Kawartha Boyer Auto Group Knights a 5-4 win over the Lake­field Hen­dren Funeral Home Chiefs on Tues­day night at the Lake­field-Smith Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Lake­field’s Daw­son Tur­cott scored on the power play from Cole Rob­bins and Jeff Hawthorne with 29 sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion play to force over­time in PJHL East Orr Di­vi­sion ac­tion.

The Knights opened the scor­ing on a goal by Karsten Leonard as­sisted by Kieran Flynn and Isaac Lit­tle at 7:33 in the open­ing frame.

The host Chiefs came back late in the first pe­riod to take a 2-1 lead on goals by Tur­cott from Ryan Shaugh­nessy and Ethan Young and Rob­bins from Dane Young and Tyler Thomp­son.

The Knights tied it up in the se­cond on a goal by Jack Ni­chol­son from Justin Arnold and Shawn Walker.

Flynn then scored twice in the first half of the third pe­riod, short-handed on an as­sist by Matthew Wil­bee at 6:19 and then at 9:24 from Zack Pear­son and Jack Kauf­feldt.

A power-play goal by Hawthorne from James Allen and Car­son Hartwick at 10:35 made it 4-3, al­low­ing Tur­cott to be able to tie the game.

North Kawartha out­shot Lake­field. Ryan Baily had 23 saves on 27 shots for the win, while Bran­don Soucy blocked 34 of 39 shots for the Chiefs.

The win main­tains North Kawartha’s stran­gle­hold on first place in the East Orr Di­vi­sion at 9-1-0-0, three points ahead of the Clar­ing­ton Ea­gles (7-1-0-1), who hold a game in hand.

Lake­field (3-6-0-1) moved within one point of the third­place Port Perry Mo­jacks.

The Chiefs face the Mo­jacks at 2:25 p.m. Sun­day at the Scugog Arena. The Knights host the Ge­orgina Ice (1-8-0-0) on Sun­day at 2 p.m. in Ap­s­ley.

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