Chiefs run streak to seven straight games
Team is in third in PJHL Orr Division five points back of Clarington
The Lakefield Chiefs ran their PJHL winning streak to seven games with a 6-3 home-ice win over the Picton Pirates on Saturday night.
The Chiefs improved to 10-6-1, after a 3-6-1 start to the season, and sit in third place in the Orr Division five points behind the Clarington Eagles and eight behind the North Kawartha Knights. Picton fell to 7-10-2 and sit fifth overall in the Tod Division.
The Pirates took an early lead on Cooper Rogers’s goal 71 seconds into the game. Lakefield rebounded to lead 2-1 after 20 minutes on goals by Carson Hartwick at 8:04 and James Allen at 11:58.
The Chiefs ran the lead to 4-1 on second-period goals by Tanner Barbeau and Jacob McPhee.
Picton rallied to within a goal on tallies 1:12 apart by Kurtis Wood and Brayden Adams 8:17 into the third period.
William Keith replied for Lakefield at 8:54 and Allen’s second of the night rounded out the scoring into an empty net with one second left to play.
Ethan Young and Jeff Hawthorne had two assists for the
Chiefs with singles to Tarren Jank, John Post, Dawson Turcott, Ryan Shaughnessy, Cole Robbins and Allen.
Shots on goal were 31-31 with Trevor Lawrence earning the win in goal.
The Chiefs’ next action is Tuesday at 7:25 p.m. when they host the Port Perry Mojacks at the Lakefield-Smith Community Centre.
The Lakefield Chiefs’ William Keith fights for a loose puck against the Picton Pirates’ Nick Kyte, left, and Khaden Henry.