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Game Recap 2019-2020

 

Game 36, Saturday, January 11

Kings blow early leads but recover to take a 6-5 win in OT over the St. Thomas Stars.

St. Thomas Stars put some early pressure on the Kings with their speed but good Komoka defensive play kept them off of the scoreboard, and it was D-man Spencer Lapointe who led a Kings rush and finished the play with his 4th goal of the season, the second in two night, for an early Kings lead, assisted by Joey Studnicka.   Kings took a 2-0 lead midway in the period on a power-play marker by Jacob Rochford, his 19th of the season, assists to Luc Arsenault and Blake McConnell-Barker.  On a late Kings penalty the Stars made it 2-1 at the end of the first period.  Kings out shot the Stars 11-9 in the period.

Russell Oldham with his 10th made it 3-1 at 2:37 of the second period, with assists by Austin Maietta and Joey Studnicka.  St. Thomas made it 3-2 at 5:32 on another power play and tied the game at 7:41 of the period.  Kings rebounded with their second power play goal at 13:18 when Connor Federkow scored his first as a King, assists by Luc Arsenault and Jacob Rochford for a 4-3 lead after two periods.  Both teams had 13 shots on net and also 5 power play opportunities each in the period.

At 1:31 of the third period Blake McConnell-Barker scored his 10th to restore a 2 goal lead for the Kings, assisted by Luc Arsenault and Jacob Rochford.  Former King Bryce Lewis scored for the Stars at 10:09 to make it 5-4 for the Kings, and again with just 11 seconds to go in regulation to tie the game 5-5.  Kings took a late penalty that carried in to the first overtime period.  Shots on net were 16-10 in the Stars favour.

In the overtime frame Kings were able to kill the 4-on-3 power play on strong play by Kings netminder Rahul Bola and Kings D.  On the return to 4-on-4 play D-man Dowson Zheng fed a nifty pass to Joey Studnicka who was able for a solo breakaway and deeked St. Thomas netminder and put the puck behind the goal line at 4:52 for his 7th of the season and a 6-5 Kings win and fourth straight.  Shots on net in the OT were Stars 4 Kings 3 for an overall 37-31 Stars advantage.

The PFPCLondon Komoka Kings three stars of the game were Joey Studnicka with the winning goal and 2 assists as first star, Blake McConnell-Barker with 1 goal and 1 assists as second star, and Luc Arsenault as third star with 3 assists in the game.

With the 2 points Kings are in 7th position in the conference, 3 points behind 6th place Chatham and 4 points behind 5th place Strathroy.  Kings next game is on Thursday, January 16 when they host those Strathroy Rockets at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 35, Thursday, January 9

A full team effort and hard work gives the Kings a 3-2 DOT win, and second in a row over the Legionnaires in Sarnia.

Kings came out strong and on an early power play opportunity Dman Spencer Lapointe opened the scoring with his 3rd of the season and assist from Cameron Welch and Kobe Ferreira.  Sarnia out shot the Kings 13-8 in the period with the Legionnaires having 2 power play opportunities and the Kings one, but the Kings go into the first intermission with a 1 goal lead.

Just 50 seconds in the second period on a Kings penalty Sarnia tied the game 1-1.  Sarnia scored again at 4:42 to take a 2-1 lead.  Late in the period Luc Arsenault scored his 13th of the season to tie the game 2-2 with assists to Dario Beljo and Cameron Welch.  Shots were 12-10 in favour of the Legionnaires. Kings failed to score on their power play in the period and the Legionnaires1-for-2.

Goalies Rahul Bola and Nolan DeKoning faced several tough shots in a penalty filled third period and kept both teams in the game, with Kings Bola stopping all 10 shots and Legionnaires DeKoning seven sending the game in to overtime.

Legionnaires took a couple of undisciplined penalties in the first overtime but the Kings were unable to score on the 4-on-3 play.  The power play carried over to the 2nd OT period with Jacob Rochford scoring at 1:43, his 18th of the season to give the Kings the 3-2 win, with Kobe Ferreira and Dario Beljo each getting their second assist of the game.  Kings were 2-for-8 on the power play and Legionnaires 1-for-5.  Bola stopped 36 of 38 shots and Sarnia goalie 27 of 30 shots.  Jacob Rochford the hero in an exciting Kings win and moving 2 points ahead of the Legionnaires in the standings for 7th place.

Kings next game will be at home on Saturday night when they host the St. Thomas Stars at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 34, Sunday, January 5

Kings put on a great overall performance and are rewarded with a 4-1 win over the Maroons in Chatham.

Both teams started with good chances early in the game with great saves by both keepers with the Maroons scoring first at 4:37 of the first period.  Blake McConnell-Barker tied it at 11:50 with his 9th of the season with assists to Will Lewis and Russell Oldham.  Less than 2 minutes later local boy Cameron Welch scored his 13th of the season to give the Kings a 2-1 lead, with assists going to Luc Arsenault and Dario Beljo. Kings could not capitalize on the only power play in the period.  Shots were 17-16 in favour of the Maroons.

Jacob Rochford opened the second period with his 16th at 0:54 for a Kings 3-1 lead, assists to Blake McConnell-Barker and Connor Federkow.  Kings penalties gave the Maroons four opportunities on the power play in the period but the Kings penalty killers and superb goal tending held the Maroons off of the scoreboard.  Maroons out shot the Kings 13-7 in the period but were stopped by the Kings defense and solid goal tending.

Chatham continued to press in the Komoka end during the third period in trying to narrow the Kings lead, taking 14 shots on the Komoka net, but were unable to get another one by Kings Rahul Bola.  Jacob Rochford scored his second of the game in an empty net, his 17th, at 18:36 for a 4-1 Komoka win.  Assist to Bola after making a great save and Austin Maietta.  Kings had a total of 28 shots on the Chatham net, and Kings Bola stopped 43 of 44 shots.  Kings were 0-for-3 on the man advantage and Maroons 0-for-5.

Kings moved in to 7th place in the Western Conference standings one point ahead of the Sarnia Legionnaires,  Kings will be visiting the Legionnaires on Thursday in Sarnia for their final regular season meeting of the year.

Kings next home game is Saturday, January 11 when they host the St. Thomas Stars at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 33, Saturday, January 4, 2020

Kings have a perfect start for 2020 with a 1-0 shutout home win over the Sarnia Legionnaires.

In an important game for playoff position both teams came out skating hard and close checking, along with strong goal-tending, to end the first period scoreless.  Legionnaires had a 14-9 shots on net advantage with each team killing a 2-minute power play.

Kings put themselves in penalty trouble in the second period taking 5 minor penalties while Legionnaires gave the Kings 2 power play opportunities.  Neither team was able to score on the man advantage to keep the game scoreless until Russell Oldham scored at 17:59 in the second period with his 9th of the season for the only goal of the game, assisted by Dario Beljo and Blake McConnell-Barker.  Kings Rahul Bola was stellar in the net stopping all 38 Legionnaires shots in earning his first GOJHL shutout.  Sarnia’s Nolan DeKoning also played another strong game stopping 29 of 30 Kings shots in the game, after stopping all 35 shots on Friday night in St. Thomas giving the Legionnaires a similar 1-0 win over the Stars.

Kings were 0-for-5 on the power play and Sarnia 0 on 9 opportunities.

The PFPCLondon Komoka Kings three stars of the game were Rahul Bola as 1st star in his shutout performance, Russell Oldham as second star with the game’s only goal, and Dario Beljo third star with an assist on the winning goal and great penalty killing.

Kings trail 7th place Sarnia by 1 point in the standings with Kings having one game in hand.

Kings travel to Chatham on Sunday to face the Maroons and then to Sarnia on Thursday for a return and final match of the season with the Legionnaires.

Next home game for the Kings is Saturday, January 11 when St Thomas Stars will be visiting the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 32, Saturday, December 21, 2019

Kings take a tough 4-3 loss to the Sarnia Legionnaires in the last game of the decade.

Kings started strong with several good chances and out-shooting the Legionnaires 7-1 in the first 10 minutes only to be stopped by the Legionnaires net-minder, while the Legionnaires scored the lone first period goal on a power play at 10:54.

Sarnia scored two quick goals, one on the power play and one short-handed, at the start of the second period for a 3-0 lead.  Blake McConnell-Barker scored a power play goal for the Kings, his 8th of the season at 6:47, assist to Dowson Zheng and Luc Arsenault to make it 3-1.  Legionnaires restore a 3 goal lead on another power play goal at 12:08.  Kings Joey Studnicka scored his 6th of the season at 14:54 with assists to Jacob Rochford and Kobe Ferreira to make it a 4-2 game after two period.

Kings continued to push hard in the third period and made it 4-3 on a Dowson Zheng power play goal, his 5th of the season, at 15:44 with assists to Jacob Rochford and Cameron Welch.  With just over 2 minutes to go in the game and a Legionnaires penalty Kings goalie was pulled for the extra attacker.  Kings controlled the puck in the Sarnia end but were unable to get one behind the net-minder to end the game 4-3 for the Legionnaires.  Kings outshot the Legionnaires 42-31 and were 2-for-7 on the power play while Sarnia was 2-for-3.  Kings fall in to 8th position in the conference, one point behind Sarnia.

The PFPCLondon Komoka Kings three stars of the game were Jacob Rochford as 1st star, Dowson Zheng as star number 2, and Joey Studnicka as third star.

Kings have Christmas week off and return to the Komoka Wellness Centre on Saturday, January 4 for a repeat match with the Legionnaires – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 31, Wednesday, December 18

Kings fighting hard and great goal tending gives the Komoka Kings a 5-3 win over the Vipers in LaSalle on Wednesday night.

Brady Stonehouse opened the scoring on a great breakout with an unassisted goal at 4:21 of the first period, his second as a King.  LaSalle had 23 shots on Komoka net and the Kings taking 9 on the LaSalle netminder.

Kings extended the lead in the second period when Jacob Rochford scored his 14th of the season short handed at 15:03, assists to Cameron Welch and Will Lewis.  Joey Studnicka scored his 5th to make it a 3-0 game at 16:03.  Shots on net were 17-12 in favour of the Vipers.

Vipers made it 3-1 early in the third period, however Russell Oldham gave the Kings a 3 goal cushion again at 3:37 on a power play goal, his 4th as a King with assists to Blake McConnell-Barker and Dowson Zheng.  Vipers didn’t give up and scored 2 to make it 4-3 until Jacob Rochford scored his second of the game and 15th of the season in an empty net at 19:04.  Assists on Jacob’s goal by new King Austin Maietta and Spencer Lapointe.  Kings take home a 5-3 win over the fourth place Vipers.

A solid effort by the whole lineup in the offensive zone and some great help by the defense in supporting Rahul Bola in the Kings net. Bola faced 50 shots in earning his first win.  Kings were 1-for-5 on the power play and also an unsuccessful penalty shot.  Vipers were 0-for-6 on the power play.

Kings finish 2019 with a home game on Saturday night to face the Sarnia Legionnaires at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 30, Saturday, December 14

Kings fall behind early and drop a 6-2 decision to the Chatham Maroons.

Maroons scored 3 in the first period and another in the second period for a 4-0 lead midway in the second period.  Dario Beljo made it 4-1 on a power play goal at 16:17 of the second period with his 23rd of the season and assists to Russell Oldham and Blake McConnell-Barker.

Maroons scored 2 more in the third and Jacob Rochford finished the scoring with his 13th of the season at 13:09 from Joey Studnicka and Kobe Ferriera to end the game 6-2 for the Maroons.

Maroons took 29 shots on Kings netminders Nathan Young and Rahul Bola with the Kings getting 28 shots on the Chatham net.  Kings were 1-for-7 on the power play with the Maroons 1-for-7 as well.

The PFPCLondon Komoka Kings three stars of the game were Jacob Rochford as 1st star, Blake McConnell-Barker as star number 2, and Will Lewis as third star.

Kings head to LaSalle on Wednesday to face the Vipers and return home on Saturday to host the Sarnia Legionnaires for the final game in 2019.

 

Game 29, Friday, December 13

Led by Dario Beljo’s hat-trick and shut-out goal tending by Nathan Young Komoka Kings come home with a 10-0 win over the Stars in St.Thomas.

Russell Oldham started the scoring at 3:16 with his 3rd as a King with assists from Blake McConnell-Barker and Cameron Welch for a 1-0 lead.  Luc Arsenault followed with his 12th of the season at 6:56 with assists to EMC Midget call-up Zander Veccia and Griffin St.Onge for a 2-0 lead.  Cameron Welch scored his 11th at 10:10 with helper going to Blake McConnell-Barker to end the first period 3-0 for the Kings.  Shots were even at 12 each in the period.

Kings continued their scoring way by 4 goals in the second period with Dario Beljo scoring at 11:07, his 20th, assisted by Luc Arsenault and Connor Federkow.  Dario scored his 2nd of the game at 12:26 assisted Luc Arsenault, Jacob Rochford scored his 12th at 18:40 assisted by Kobe Ferreira, and Cameron Welch also got his 2nd of the game at 19:20 for a 7-0 lead.  Assists going to Blake McConnell-Barker and Russell Oldham.  Kings outshot the Stars 23-17.

The third period continued with Kings scoring as Dario Beljo got his hat-trick goal at 1:13, his 22nd of the season, assisted by Luc Arsenault.  Kobe Ferreira notched his 6th of the season at 11:23 assist to Russell Oldham, and Blake McConnell-Barker finished the scoring at 12:56 on the power play, his 7th of the season, assists going to Cameron Welch and Will Lewis.  Four point night for Welch, Arsenault and McConnell-Barker, and 2 points for the Kings.  Behind some solid D play Nathan Young stopped 45 St.Thomas shots to earn the shutout.  Kings went 1-for-5 on the power play and St.Thomas 0-for-5.

Kings next game is on Saturday, December 14 when they host the Chatham Maroons at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 28, Tuesday, December 10

Kings go into the game with determination and come home with a 4-1 win over the Rockets in Strathroy on Tuesday night.

Luc Arsenault opened the scoring at 4:09 on an unassisted short handed goal, his 11th goal of the season.  Rockets tied the game on a power play goal at 12:18 and Captain Blake McConnell-Barker gave the Kings a 2-1 lead again at 15:39, his 6th goal of the season, also unassisted to end the first period.  Rockets had a 14-10 shot advantage in the period.

There was no scoring in a tight second period with the Kings out-shooting the Rockets 15-13.

Kings gave themselves a bit of cushion at 11:38 of the third period on Kobe Ferreira’s 5th of the season assisted by Joey Studnicka.  Kings sealed the game on an empty net marker by Russell Oldham at 19:27, his second as a King, to give Komoka Kings a 4-1 win. Shots in the period were 11-9 in favour of the Rockets and 38-34 overall.  Kings were 1-on-5 on the power play and Rockets 1-for-3.

Kings travel to St. Thomas on Friday to face the Stars and return home on Saturday night, December 14 against the Chatham Maroons.

 

Game 27, Saturday, December 7

Kings lose 8-3 to the St Marys Lincolns in front of a boisterous Komoka Foodland sponsored home crowd on Saturday night.

Lincolns took a quick 3-0 lead by midway in the first period before Cameron Welch scored late in the period to excite the home crowd.  It was Cameron’s 10th of the season and assisted by Kobe Ferreira and Jacob Howard.  Kings outshot the Lincolns 13-8 in the period but the Lincolns had a 3-1 lead.

Kings made it 3-2 at 4:01 of the second period on Dario Beljo’s power play goal, his19th of the season, assists to Luc Arsenault and Jacob Rochford. Lincolns scored another 3 quick goals for a 6-2 lead midway in the period.  Joey Studmicky scored at 10:01, his fourth of the season, to make it 6-3.  Assists to Jacob Rochford and Griffen St Onge.  Again Kings outshot the Lincolns, 19-10, but the Lincolns had the edge on goals.

Lincolns add two more in the third period for a 8-3 win.  Shots overall were 39-27 in favour of the Kings.  Kings were 1-for-5 on the power play with the Lincolns going 1-for-2.

The PFPCLondon Komoka Kings three stars of the game were Cameron Welch as 1st star, Jacob Rochford as 2nd star, and Dowson Zheng the 3rd star.

Kings next game is against the Rockets in Strathroy on Tuesday night, with a Friday night contest in St Thomas against the Stars, and returning home on Saturday, December 14 to host the Chatham Maroons.

Nine tubs of food cans and boxes were collected for the Komoka Foodland sponsored food bank drive, and Komoka resident Linda Jarvis was the lucky winner of the Darcy Tucker Maple Leafs jersey draw sponsored by Foodland.

 

Game 26, Tuesday, December 3

Kings come home with a 5-4 DOT loss to the Strathroy Rockets.

Strathroy opened the scoring at 0:21 and the Kings countered at 15:17 on Blake McConnell-Barker’s 5th of the season assisted by Dario Beljo, to end the first period in a 1-1 tie.  Shots on net were 15-14 in favour of the Kings.

Kings took a 2-1 lead at 9:48 of the second period on Jacob Rochford 10th of the season with assist to Luc Arsenault and Dario Beljo.  The Rockets scored a power play goal midway in the period to tie the game until Dario Beljo gave the Kings a 3-2 lead with his 18th of the season, short handed, with assists from Luc Arsenault and Griffin St Onge.  Rockets scored a power play goal at 15:30 and another goal late to end the second period with a 4-3 lead.  Rockets outshot the Kings 15-9.

Kings scored at 5:33 of the third period to tie the game 4-4 on Jacob Rochford’s 11th of the season with assist to Luc Arsenault.  Kings outshot the Rockets 13-8 in the third period but were unable to get the go-ahead goal.

The first 4-on-4 OT period was scoreless.  Strathroy Rockets take the game 5-4 at 2:28 of the second OT period to gain a point on the Kings in the Western Conference standings.

Kings were 0-for-5 on the power play and the Rockets 2-for-5.

Jacob Rochford with 2 goals, Dario Beljo with 1 goal and 2 assists, and Luc Arsenault’s 3 assists, led the Kings offensively.

Kings next game will be vs the St Marys Lincolns in the Komoka Foodland Pack The Rink night on Saturday night, December 7th at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 puck drop.

 

Game 25, Saturday, November 30

Kings fall behind early in a high scoring game and fall 9-6 to the Chatham Maroons in a hard fought game on Saturday night.

Chatham Maroons started the scoring at 0:52 and add 2 more later in the period to end the first period with a 3-1 lead.  Kings Dario Beljo scored the Komoka goal at 18:73, his 15th of the season assisted, by Kobe Ferreira and Spencer Lapointe.  Kings had a 9-7 advantage in shots on net.

Scoring continued in the second period with Dario Beljo scoring his 2nd of the game at 3:28 with assists going to Jacob Rochford and Dowson Zheng. Chatham extends the lead to 5-2 on two quick goals until Kings Kobe Ferreira scored his 4th of the season at 9:14 with assists to Matthew Gough and Will German, and at 17:01 Dario Beljo getting his hat-trick with his 17th of the season, assists by Matthew Gough and Luc Arsenault to make it 5-4 for the Maroons after two.  Kings outshot the Maroons 11-9 in the period.

In the third period Maroons scored at 2:13 and 8:12 to take a 7-4 lead until Joey Studnicka scored his 3rd of the season as a King just 25 seconds later, assisted by Will Lewis and Jacob Rochford.  Chatham quickly made it a 3 goal lead again at 10:34 until Blake McConnell-Barker scored his 4th of the season on a power play goal to make it a 8-6 game, assists to Dario Beljo and Dowson Zheng.  Chatham finished the scoring in an empty net to take the game 9-6.  Kings had 19 shots on net in the third for an overall 39 shots to the Maroons 34 shots.  Kings were 1-for-7 on the power play and Chatham the same 1-for-7.

The PFPCLondon Kings three stars of the game were Dario Beljo as 1st Star with 3 goals and an assist, Kobe Ferriera with a goal and assist as 2nd Star, and Joey Studnicka as the 3rd Star.

Kings next game is at Strathroy on Tuesday night to take on the Rockets.

Kings next home game is Saturday, December 7th at the Komoka Wellness Centre with Free Admission sponsored by Komoka Foodland in their First Year Anniversary celebrations.

 

Game 24 – Thursday, November 28

Komoka Kings fall behind early and take a 8-4 loss to the Flyers in Leamington on Thursday night.

Flyers opened the scoring on an early goal at 1:58 of the first period.  Kings fought back and tied the score at 5:43 on Dario Beljo’s 13th of the season with assist to Russel Oldham.  The Flyers then had a three goal scoring spree to take a 4-1 lead after the first period, out-shooting the Kings 21-6 in the period.

Kings showing strong resilience made it 4-2 at 4:41 of the second period on Luc Arsenault’s 10th of the season, assisted by Will German and newcomer Connor Federkow.  Flyers made it 6-2 on a couple of goals midway in the period with the Kings getting one back on Dario Beljo’s second of the game and 14th of the season with assists to Luc Arsenault and Dowson Zheng.  Second period ended 6-3 for the Flyers and a 9 to 12 edge in shots on net..

Leamington continued there scoring making it 7-3 at 2:48 of the third period.  Spencer Lapointe made it 7-4 on a goal at 9:36, his second of the season assisted by Luc Arsenault and Will German.  Flyers end the scoring at 14:08 for a 8-4 win.  Third period shots were 12 to 11 in favour of the Flyers.

Kings three stars of the game were Luc Arsenault with a goal and 2 assists, Mario Beljo with 2 goals, and Cameron Federkow with an assist and solid physical presence.

Leamington fired a total 45 shots on Kings goalie Carson Boutin, with Kings taking 26 shots on the Flyers net.  Kings were 0-for-6 on the power play and the Flyers 1-for-1.  Kings remain in eight position in the Western Conference standings,

Next game for the Kings will be Saturday night when they take on the Chatham Maroons at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 23, Saturday, November 23

Komoka Kings fall behind quickly before the familiar comeback, only to lose 6-4 on 2 late goals by the St Marys Lincolns.

St Mary’s Lincolns score 3 times in the first period before a power play marker by Dario Beljo, his 12th of the season and assists by Will Lewis and Russell Oldham, to make it 3-1 for the Lincolns after period 1.  Kings outshot the Lincolns 15-13 in the period.

Early in the second period Lincs make it a 3 goal lead again after which the Kings got on fire.  Tyler Lovie scored his first as a King at 14:03 on assist from Blake McConnell-Barker and Griffin St Onge, Dowson Zheng scored his 4th of the season at 15:33 on the power play assisted by Luc Arsenault and Cameron Welch, and Toby Rizzo scored on the power play, his 2nd of the season, at 17:29 assisted by Dario Beljo and Blake McConnell-Barker for a 4-4 tie after two periods.  Kings took 16 shots on Lincolns net, and Nathan Young took 6 King shots in the period.

Kings had good chances in the third period but could not put it behind the Lincolns goaltender.  Lincolns took a 5-4 lead midway in the third period and an empty net goal at 18:51 for a 6-4 Lincolns win.  Kings had an overall 35-30 advantage in shots on net.  Kings were 2-for-10 on the power play, and Lincolns 2-for-3.

The PFPCLondon Kings three stars of the game were Cameron Welch as 1st star, Blake McConnell-Barker as 2nd star, and Dowson Zheng as the 3rd star.

Kings next game will be west on 401 to Leamington on Thursday to face the Flyers, and return home on Saturday, November 30 to host the Chatham Maroons.

 

Game 22 – Thursday, November 21

Kings fall behind and late comeback is a little short for a 5-3 loss to the Sarnia Legionnaires at the Sarnia Arena on Thursday night.

Legionnaires took a 1-0 lead at just 19 seconds in the game.  On the power play Kings tie at 17:11 of the first period on Will Lewis’ 5th goal of the season with assists to Luc Arsenault and Cameron Welch.

The Legionnaires scored 2 in the second and 2 more in the third period for a 5-1 lead midway in the third period when Cameron Welch scored his 9th of the season on another power play, with assists to Luc Arsenault and Dario Beljo, and Captain Blake McConnell-Barker scored his 3rd of the season to make it 5-3 for the Legionnaires, assists to Griffin St Onge and Russell Oldham.  The Kings pressed hard late in the game but were unable to get any closer.  Kings outshot the Legionnaires 34 to 28 and were 2-for-7 on the power play with the Legionnaires 2-for-4.  Kings were assessed 24 minutes in the penalty box on 9 infractions and the Legionnaires 40 minutes on 13 infractions.

Kings next game is at home when they host the St Marys Lincolns on Saturday night at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 21 – Saturday, November 16

Kings fight hard to take the lead 3 times but finish on the short end of a 5-3 game as the Flyers take the win on Saturday night.

Blake McConnell-Barker scored at 1:26 in the first period for an early 1-0 Kings lead, it was Blake’s second of the season and second in the last two games, with assists to Cameron Welch and Luc Arsenault.  Flyers tie the game at 9:18 but Kings Dario Beljo with his 11th of the season gives the Kings their second lead of the game at 16:15, assisted by Blake McConnell-Barker and Jacob Rochford. 2-1 in favour of the Kings after one period.

Flyers score at 0:46 of the second period to tie the game 2-2 until Will Lewis scored his 4th of the season at 10:05 for the third Kings lead of the game.  Assist going to Griffin St Onge and Jacob Howard.  Flyers tie the game at 15:59 to end the second period 3-3.

After a late second period 5-minute major penalty to the Kings, the Flyers score on the power play at 3:33 of the third period.  Kings pressed hard but were unable to beat the Flyers netminder, and the Flyers get an empty net goal at 19:18 to take the game 5-3, Kings Nathan Young faced 42 Flyer shots, and the Kings firing 25 on the Flyers netminder.  Kings were 1-for-5 on the power play and Flyers 1-for-4.

The PFPC Kings 3 stars of the game were Cameron Welch as first star, Will Lewis as second star, and Blake McConnell-Barker as third star.

Kings next game is at Sarnia to face the Legionnaires on Thursday, November 21st and return home Saturday, November 23rd to host the St Marys Lincolns at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 20 – Thursday, November 14

Kings come back from a 2-0 deficit midway in the third period to take a 4-2 win over the Strathroy Rockets at the Komoka Wellness Centre.

Luc Arsenault scored two short handed goals and a last minute marker for the hat-trick and the game’s first star.

Kings next opponent will be the Leamington Flyers at the Komoka Wellness Centre on Saturday night, November 16 – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 19 – Wednesday, November 13

Kings try for a late game comeback with 3 third period goals but take a 8-3 loss to the London Nationals at the Western Fair Sports Centre.

Nationals score 3 in the first and 3 in the second period, and early in the third before Russell Oldham scored his first as a King with assists from Jacob Rochford and Blake McConnell-Barker at 12:14.  Less than a minute later E-M Chief Minor Midget call-up Owen Van Steensel scored his first as a King and first in the GOJHL to make it 7-2 for the Nationals, assisted by Will Lewis.  Jacob Rochford added a third Kings goal at 18:03 for his eight of the season with assists to Russell Oldham and Tylor Lovie.  National scored the final goal at 19:44 for a 8-3 London win.

Kings netminders Carson Boutin and Nathan Young faced 42 Nationals shots while the Kings took 29 on the London goalie.  Kings were 0-for-6 on the power play and the Nationals 4-for-5.

Kings have little preparation time for their next game as they host their Middlesex neighbour Strathroy Rockets on Thursday at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 18 – Saturday, November 9

Kings drop a 9-2 decision to the London Nationals on Saturday night at the Komoka Wellness Centre.

London National scored two early first period goals before Dowson Zheng scored his 3rd of the season on a power play in the last minute of the period for a 2-1 lead by the Nationals.  Russell Oldham assisted on the Zheng goal for his first point as a King,  Blake McConnell-Barker had the second assist,

Nationals scored 4 times in the second period for a 6-1 lead after 2 periods.

Cameron Welch made it 6-2 on a power play goal at 4:01 of the third period, his 8th of the season, and assists to Dario Beljo and Dowson Zheng.  Nationals continued their scoring with 3 goals in the third period and a 9-2 Nationals win.  Kings had 34 hots on the Nationals netminder and Kings Nathan Young faced 56 shots by the Nationals.  Kings were 2-for-8 on the power play and Nationals 1-for-4.

The PFPC Kings 3 stars of the game were Cameron Welch as first star, Dowson Zheng as second star, and Tyler Lovie as third star.
Veterans Ed Bond, Eddy Rhodes and Vic Arsenault participated in the ceremonial puck drop in this Veterans Appreciation Night.
Kings have a repeat game versus the Nationals on Wednesday at the Western Fair Sports Centre, then a THURSDAY night game November 14 versus the Strathroy Rockets at the Komoka Wellness Centre.

 

Game 17 – Thursday, November 7

Komoka Kings take a disappointing 6-4 loss in Sarnia against the Legionnaires on Thursday night.

Kings started with furious forechecking and kept the puck in the Legionnaires end early in the game but the Sarnia Legionnaires scored the first two goals in the first period.  Kings got one back at 9:28 of the period on Ian Lutowicz 5th goal of the season with assists going to D’Arcy Panziera and Dowson Zheng.  Luc Arsenault tied the game at 4:23 of the second period on the power play, his 6th of the season, and assists to Spencer Lapointe.  Legionnaires score two quick goals at 11:11 and 11:59 before Kings made it 4-3 with Joey Studnicka scoring his 2nd as a King, assists to Dowson Zheng and Jakob Marche.

Cameron Welch scored at 4:35 of the third period to tie the game 4-4, assists to Luc Arsenault and Jacob Rochford.  Legionnaires took the lead at 15:57 and a late empty net goal to make it 6-4 for the Legionnaires in a hard fought and exciting two-way game.  Newcommer Carson Boutin and Natham Young faced 40 Legionnaires shots and the Kings shot 35 on the Sarnia goalie.  Both teams were 1-for-3 on the power play.

Kings next game is Saturday night hosting the London Nationals at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 16 – Saturday, November 2

Kings rally to a 2-2 tie in regulation, loose 3-2 in OT to the Sarnia Legionnaires.

Komoka Kings opened the scoring only to see the Legionnaires take a 2-1 lead with 2 second-period goals.  With an extra attacker on the ice Kings tie the game in the last minute of regulation.  Sarnia takes the game in the 4-on-4 OT period to take the game 3-2.

The PFPC Kings 3 stars of the game were Blake McConnell-Barker 3rd star in his first game back, Dario Beljo scoring the tying goal in regulation as 2nd star, and Nathan Young facing 44 Legionnaires shots in net as First Star.

Hear our man-on-the-mic Dylon call the goal

Kings travel to Sarnia on Thursday, November 7th in a return match with the Legionnaires, and back home on Saturday, November 9th to face the London Nationals on Kings Appreciation of our Veterans Night – Komoka Wellness Centre 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 15 – Friday, November 1

After a scoreless first period St Marys Lincolns score 2 goals in each of the second and third periods and the Kings scored midway in the third, for a Kings 4-1 loss to the Lincolns on Friday night in St Marys.

Jacob Rochford scored the lone Kings goal with his 8th of the season, assisted by Luc Arsenault and Griffin St. Onge.  Lincolns were 2-for-5 on the power play and Kings 0-for-6,  Kings netminder Nathan Young faced 32 Lincolns shots and Kings had 24 on the St Marys net.

Kings return home to face the Sarnia Legionnaires on Saturday night at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 14 – Saturday, October 26

Komoka Kings take a tough loss as St Thomas Stars take  a high scoring game 7-5 on Saturday night.

St Thomas Stars start strong and took a 3-0 lead before the 10 minute mark of the first period.  Luc Arsenault made it 3-1 at 15:37 on the power play scoring his 5th of the season, assisted by Cameron Welch and APM Jarett Dewbury in his first GOJHL game.  Stars got that goal back late in the period to end the first period in a 4-1 lead.  Stars outshot the Kings 27 to 7 in the period.

In the second period Dario Beljo was awarded a penalty shot and he capitalized scoring his 8th of the season.  Stars quickly made it a 3 goal lead again scoring at 19:57 and a St Thomas lead of 5-2 after two periods.  Shots were even at 9 each in the period.

Cameron Welch notched his 5th of the season at 0:44 of the 3rd period assists given to Arsenault and Rochford.  Stars however continued the domination scoring 2 more for a 7-3 lead midway in the third period until the Kings started a mini come-back.  Dario Beljo scored his second of the game and 9th of the season on the power play at 12:39 with assists to Cameron Welch and Jacob Rochford.  Cameron Welch also scored on the power play with his second of the game and 6th of the season at 14:15 with assists to Jacob Rochford and Dario Beljo.  Final score 7-5 for the Stars.  Shots in the 3rd period were 13 to 12 in favour of the Kings and an overall 48 to 29 advantage for the Stars.  Both teams were 2-for-7 on the power play.

The PFPC London Kings three stars of the game were Cameron Welch as first star with 2 goals and 2 assists, Dario Beljo second star with 2 goals and an assist, and Luc Arsenault 3rd star with a goal and assist.

Kings were playing without rookie defenceman Christian Kyrou who was called up to play for his OHL draft team, the Erie Otters.  Christian was +1 in the game as the Otters defeated the London Knights 6-5 in a shoot-out.

Komoka is tied for 5th spot in the Western Conference standing with a 6-6-1-1 record and 14 points.  Kings next game is Friday night in St Marys to face the Lincolns, and return home on Saturday night November 2nd to host the Sarnia Legionnaires at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 13 – Wednesday, October 24

Kings take a hard fought and well deserved 6-3 win over the London Nationals at the Western Fair Sports Centre.

Newcomer Brady Stonehouse with 1 goal and 3 assists led the Kings with his first GOJHL goal in his first game,  Jacob Howard and Spencer Lapointe also scored their first of the season.  Ian Lutowics and Cameron Welch both scored their fourth of the season and Christian Kyrou his second.  Three of the Kings goals were on the power play, going 3-for-seven.

Brady Stonehouse with his goal and 3 assists was the games first star and Grant Linville facing 34 National shots the second star.  It was the Kings first win in the Nationals home rink.

Kings next game is Saturday night when they host the St Thomas Stars at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 12 – Sunday, October 20

Komoka Kings take a 7-3 loss to the Chatham Maroons on Sunday night at Chatham Memorial Arena.

Maroons build a 5-0 lead early in the second period before Luc Arsenault scored his fourth of the season at 5:25 of the second period, and Christian Kyrou scored his first in the GOJHL 10 seconds later to make it a 5-2 lead for the Maroons after 2 periods.  Dillon Ward and Christian Kyrou had assist on the Arsenault goal, and Kobe Ferreira an assist on the Kyrou goal.

Maroons score two more in the third period, and Dillon Ward closed the coring with his 3rd of the season with assists from Kobe Ferreira and Will Smith, making it a 7-3 Maroon win.  Shots on net were 34 to 30 in favour of Chatham, with Kings going 0-for-4 on the power play and the Maroons 1-for-7.

Kings next game is at London to face the Nationals on Wednesday before coming home to host the St Thomas Stars on Saturday, October 26 at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 11 – Saturday, October 12

Komoka Kings win their second in 2 nights in a 4-2 victory over the visiting Chatham Maroons on Saturday night.

There was no scoring in a tight first period with the Kings outshooting the Maroons 9 to 5.

Kings start the second period with 2 goals as Ian Lutowicz scored his third of the season at 4:48 with assists from Cameron Welch and Will German, and Jacob Rochford’s 7th of the season at 8:23 assisted by Dario Beljo and Joey Studnicka.  However the Maroons didn’t give up and scored two quick goals at 11:38 and another 10 seconds later to make it a 2-2 tie,  Shots on net were 13 to 12 in favour of the Kings in the second period.

Kings took the lead again at 3:00 of the third period when Cameron Welch scored his third of the season short-handed, assisted by Dario Beljo.  Dillon Ward sealed the win with his first of the season at 9:53 to take a 4-2 lead for the Kings, assists to Cameron Welch and Luc Arsenault.  Chatham continued to press hard and outshot the Kings 12 to 7 in the period but couldn’t put it by Kings goalie Nathan Young.  Overall, shots were even at 29 for each team.

Kings were 0-for-4 on the power play and Maroons 0-for-6.

The PFPC Kings stars were awarded to Dowson Zheng as 3rd star, Cameron Welch as 2nd star, and Dario Beljo as 1st star of the game.

Kings season record is 5 wins, 4 losses, 1 tie, and 1 OT loss, good for 7th position in the Western Conference standing.

Komoka travels to Chatham on Sunday, October 20th and then face the Nationals in London on Wednesday, October 23rd and return home to the Komoka Wellness Centre on Saturday, October 26 as they host the St Thomas Stars – 7:15 pm puck drop.  The October 23rd game vs London Nationals will be on Rogers TV London.

 

Game 10 – Friday, October 11

Kings pour it on early and take home a 6-4 win over the Lincolns in St Marys.

St Marys score the first goal on the power play at 5:33 of the first period.  Kings Will Lewis tied the game at 9:47 on his 3rd of the season with assist going to Dario Beljo.  Kings take a 2-1 lead at 11:00 of the period on Kobe Ferreiro’s 3rd of the season and assists to Bryce Lewis and Will Lewis.  Jacob Rochford made it a 3-1 game at 15:52 with his 6th of the season assisted by Griffin St Onge.  Lincolns outshot the Kings 16-5 in the period.

Kings continued their scoring ways in the second period when Dario Beljo scored his 7th of the season at 14:25 assisted by Jacob Rochford and Toby Rizzo for a 4-1 Kings lead.  Five minutes later Dowson Zheng made it 5-1 Kings when he scored his 2nd of the season at 19:20 on the power play.  Assisted by Dario Beljo.  Lincolns continued peppering shots on Kings Nathan Young by a double digit 13-7 margin but Kings have a 5-1 lead after two periods.

Lincolns score at 4:29 of the third period to make it 5-2 Kings but newcomer Will German in his first game scored his first as a King to give the Kings a 6-2 lead at 4:41.  Assists to Toby Rizzo and Griffin St Onge.  Lincolns make it 6-3 on a power play marker at 11:48 and quickly a 6-4 game at 12:22 and that was all the scoring to give the Komoka Kings a 6-4 win.

Kings were 1-for-6 on the power play with the Lincolns going 2-for-10.  Kings netminder Nathan Young stopped 39 of the 43 Lincolns shots.

Kings season record after 10 games is 4 wins, 4 regulation losses, 1 DOT tie and 1 OT loss for 10 points and 7th place in the Western Conference standings.  Komoka Kings return home for a Saturday night game against the Chatham Maroons when they can leapfrog into 5th place with a win over the Maroons at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 9 – Saturday, October 5

Kings fall behind early against the London Nationals and make an exciting comeback to tie in regulation, and drop a heartbreaking 5-4 decision in OT.

London Nationals score early and take a 3-0 lead before the mid-mark of the first period.  Kings Cameron Welch with his 2nd of the season at 16:43 made it a 3-1 game for the Nationals after one period.  Assists to Will L:ewis and D’Arcy Panziera.  Nationals out-shot the Kings 13-7

After a scoreless second period Kings tied the game on markers by Luc Arsenault, his second of the season, at 8:44 with assist by Toby Rizzo, and APM Bryce McConnell-Barker scoring his first GOJHL goal at 12:16 assists to Spencer Lapointe and Christian Kyrou.  Nationals get a go-ahead goal at 13:59, and the Kings tie the game again at 13:59 with Jacob Rochford netting his 4th of the season and assist to Spencer Lapointe.  Third period ended a 4-4 tie.  Kings out-shot the Nationals 12-6 in the third period.

Nationals took the game 5-4 on a goal at 1:35 of OT.  Kings were 1-for-8 on the power play and Nationals 2-for-6.

The PFPC London 3 stars of the game for the Kings were Luc Arsenault first start, D’Arcy Panziera second star, and Cameron Welch third star.

Kings next home game is Saturday, October 12 vs. the Chatham Maroons at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 8 – Friday, October 4

Komoka Kings build a 4-0 lead and then hang on for a 5-4 double overtime victory in St Thomas on Friday night.

Dario Beljo opened the scoring at 2:40 of the first period with his 4th of the season on the power play.  Assists going to Jacob Rochford and Dowson Zheng.  Jacob Rochford made it a 2-0 game at 8:38 also on the power play with his 4th of the season, assisted by Jakob Marche and Dowson Zheng.  Kings made it 3-0 at 12:23 of the period when Will Lewis scored his first of the season assisted by Jakob Marche and D’Arcy Panziera.  Kings end the first period with a 3-0 lead and a 9-6 shot advantage over the Stars.

Dario Beljo scored his second of the game at 18:47 of the second period on another power play marker to make it a 4-0 Komoka Kings lead.  Assist to Cameron Welch and Jakob Marche.  Stars had a 14-9 advantage in shots on net in the period.

St Thomas came on strong and hard in the third period notching 4 straight goals, including 2 power play markers, to tie the game and out-shooting the Kings 15-4 in the period.

The first overtime period saw the Kings out-shoot the Stars 7-2 but no goals.  Dario Beljo ended the game with his hat-trick goal at 2:17 of the 2nd overtime period, his sixth of the season, and the Kings taking the game 5-4.  Overtime winning goal assists going to D’Arcy Panziera and Kobe Ferreira.  St Thomas Stars out-shot the Kings 40-30 in the game.  Kings were 3-for-7 on the power play with St Thomas going 2-for-5.

Kings next game is Saturday night when they will host the London Nationals in their first match of the season.

 

Game 7 – Saturday, September 28

Sporting their new Gold/Purple third-jersey Kings take a 5-0 loss at the hands of the St Mary’s Lincolns at the Komoka Wellness Centre.

Lincolns score their first at 52 seconds in the game, and adding 4 more in the second frame to take the game 5-0.  First period shots were 15-14 in favour of the Kings and the Lincolns outshot the Kings 14-8 in the second and 13-5 in the third period for an overall 41-28 shot advantage.

The PFPC London 3 starts of the game for the Kings were Luc Arsenault first start, Dowson Zheng seconds star, and Spencer Lapointe third star.

Kings next game is at St Thomas to face the Starts on Friday night, and returning home on Saturday, October 5 to take on the London Nationals at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 6 – Tuesday, September 24

Kings lose 6-4 in Strathroy.

Strathroy Rockets scored quick and often in the first period to take a 4-0 lead, 3 on a natural hat trick by Riley Wood, before the Kings got a late goal to end the period 4-1 in favour of the Rockets.  Jacob Rochford scored the Komoka marker with assist by Toby Rizzo.  Shots on net were 14-13 in favour of the Rockets.

Strathroy continued the scoring in the second period taking a 6-1 lead before Kings started a mini come-back when Jacob Rochford scored his second of the year, a short handed goal at 11:27 assisted by Dario Beljo and D’Arcy Panziera.  Kings made it 6-3 with 12 seconds to go in the second period on Bryce Lewis’ 2nd of the season with assist by Dario Beljo.  Rockets out-shot the Kings 16-12 in the period.

Midway in the third period Kings made it a game when Jacob Rochford scored his second of the game and third of the season on the power play at 12:11, assisted by Jakob Marche and Christian Kyrou, making it a 6-4 game.  Strathroy wrapped up the game with an empty net goal at 17:51 to end the game 7-4.  Kings out-shot the Rockets 11-8 in the third period for an overall 38-36 advantage by the Rockets.  Nathan Young stopped 16 of 21 Strathroy shots and Grant Linville 15 of the 16 Strathroy shots he faced.   Kings were 1-for-5 on the power play and Rockets going 0-for-4.  Kings are 2-3-1 and in seventh place in the Western Conference.

Kings return home on Saturday, September 28 to face the St Marys Lincolns at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 5 – Thursday September 19

Komoka Kings come out on the short end of a 5-3 loss in Leamington against the Flyers on Thursday night.

Both teams started quick with the Flyers scoring at the 1:51 mark and the Kings Bryce Lewis at 2:01 of the first period.  It was Lewis’ first goal of the season with assist by Cameron Welch and Dario Beljo.  Flyers made it 2-1 at 12:05 but again the Kings came back a little more than a minutes later to tie it 2-2 on a goal by Toby Rizzo, his first as a King, assisted by Luc Arsenault and Kobe Ferreira.  First period ended 2-2 with the Kings a close 14-13 shot advantage and a period with no penalty calls.

Flyers took the lead again at 15:08 of the second period when they outshot the Kings 15-13 and ending the period 3-2.

Komoka tied the game 3-3 midway in the third period on a goal by Ian Lutowicz, his second of the season and assist to D’Arcy Panziera.  Late in the game Flyers’ Dylan Weston completed his hat-trick scoring at 17:09 to take a 4-3 Flyers lead, and the Flyers added a fifth goal with 2 minutes to go to take the game 5-3.

Flyers outshot the Kings 11-9 in the final period for a game total of 39 with the Kings taking 36 shots on the Flyers net.  It was Kings netminder Grant Linville’s first start with the Kings and in the GOJHL

Kings are off until Tuesday, September 24 when they travel to Strathroy to face the Rockets.  Komoka’s next home game is Saturday, September 28 when they host the St Marys Lincolns at the Komoka Wellness Centre for their first meeting of the season – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 4 – Sunday, September 15

Komoka Kings and LaSalle Vipers battle it out for 70 minutes and ending in a 3-3 tie after double overtime on Sunday night at the Komoka Wellness Centre,.

Defenceman Dowson Zheng opened the scoring at 10:33 of the first period, his first of the season, assisted by Luc Arsenault and Kobe Ferreira.  First period ended 1-0 in favour of the Kings.

Kings made it 2-0 when Jakob Marche scored his first of the season at 1:45 of the second period on a power play.  Assists going to Dowson Zheng and Cameron Welch. Vipers came back on goals at 6:09 and 11:26 to end the period in a 2-2 tie.

Jacob Rochford scored a go-ahead goal for the Kings, also his first of the season, at 3:00 of the third period assisted by Blake McConnell-Barker and Nathan Young.  Vipers came back a minute-and-a-half later to tie the game at 3-3 on a 4-on-3 power play advantage.  Both goalies made some great saves to end the period in a 3-3 tie.

The first OT period saw some great chances and great saves in 4-on-4 action.  The second OT period continued with pressure applied by both teams and good chances stopped by the goalies.

Nathan Young stopped 37 of the 40 shots by the Vipers to end the game in a 3-3 DOT tie earning 1 point each in the standings.  Kings took 38 shots on the Vipers net.  Kings were 1-for-5 on the power play and the Vipers also 1-for-5.  The PFPC three stars of the game were Jacob Rochford as 1st Star, Nathan Young as the 2nd Star, and Jakob March as 3rd Star.

Kings travel to Leamington on Thursday September 19 to face the Flyers in their first meetings since the semi-final playoffs last March.  Then the Kings have an extended break until Tuesday, September 24 when they take on the Rockets in Strathroy and then return to the Komoka Wellness Centre on Saturday, September 28 to face the St. Marys Lincolns.

 

Game 3 – Saturday, September 14 Home Opener

Kings come out in a strong effort to defeat the Strathroy Rockets 5-0 at the Komoka Wellness Centre on Saturday night.

Kobe Ferreira, a Strathroy native, opened the scoring at 10:40 of the first period – his second of the season, with assists by Luc Arsenault and Toby Rizzo.  Kings lead 1-0 after one.

Kings made it 2-0 at 1:31 of the second period on a power play marker by Dario Beljo, his second of the season, assisted by Christian Kyrou and Jacob Rochford.  Matthew Gouch made it a 3-0 game with his first of the season at 19:05,  assist going to Blake McConnell-Barker and Jacob Rochford.

Kings add 2 goals in the third, Dario Beljo with his second of the game and third of the season, short handed and unassisted for a 4-0 lead.  And Luc Arsenault finished the scoring also with his 3rd of the season with assist by Tobu Rizzo and Griffin St.Onge for a 5-0 shutout win for the Kings.

Nathan Young played another strong game in net to get his second win and first shutout of the season, stopping all 27 Rocket shots.  Kings outshot the Rockets 40-27 and were were 1-for-4 on the power play.

The Precision Fitness & Performance Centre PFPC 3 Stars of the game were Dario Beljo as 1st Star, Nathan Young as 2nd Star, and Luc Arsenault as 3rd Star.

Kings next face the LaSalle Vipers on Sunday, September 15 at the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 2 – Saturday, September 7

Kings persevere to take a 4-3 DOT win over the Kitchener Dutchmen at the GOJHL Showcase in Pelham.

After a close loss on Friday the Komoka Kings came out skating hard and challenging the Kitchener Dutchmen in a fast and back and forth game.  With the Kings a man in the penalty box, the Dutchmen opened the scoring at 14:23 of the 1st period and take a 1-0 lead at the end of one.  Shots on net were 9 to 7 in favour of the Dutchmen in a very even game.

The 2nd period continued the fast back and forth until #19 Kobe Ferreira scored at 9:30 of the period to tie the game at 1-1. It was Kobe’s first of the season and first as a King, with assists to Dowson Zheng and Luc Arsenault.  Kitchener took 12 shots on net and the Kings 11.

The Dutchman quickly took the lead 2-1 when they scored at 0:27 of the third period.  The Kings came back quickly at 1:12 to tie it at 2-2 on a marker by #9 Cameron Welch, his 2nd of the season, and assisted by Christian Kyrou and Toby Rizzo.  #20 Ian Lutowicz made it 3-2 for the Kings at 6:55, with his first as a King, assists going to Will Lewis and Jakob Marche.  The Dutchmen tied the game 3 3 scoring at 14:42.  Both teams had excellent chances but also great goaltending kept the puck out for the rest of regulation time.  Kings outshot the Dutchmen 14 to 11 in the period.

The first 4-on-4 overtime period saw the Dutchmen putting pressure in the Kings zone but solid D and good clearing by the Kings stopped the attacks and the period ended without any scoring.  Dutchmen outshot the Kings 4 to 1 in the period.

Kings came out strong in the 5th period 3-on-3 and at 1:23 #17 Luc Arsenault tipped in a neat pass from Kobe Ferreira to take the game 4-3 in DOT, Luc’s first of the season.  Dowson Zheng took the initial shot to earn the second assist on the winner.  Total shots on net in the game were even at 36 by each team.

Kings were 0-for-7 on the power play and Kitchener 1-for-7.

Showcase analysts gave the first star of the game to Luc Arsenault for his winning goal and also earning an assist.  Kings Kobe Ferreira the third star also with a goal and assist.

Kings next action is the home opener on Saturday night, September 14 when the Strathroy Rockets come to the Komoka Wellness Centre – 7:15 pm puck drop.

 

Game 1 – Friday, September 6, 2019

A great effort but disappointing start to the season as the Kings drop a 3-2 decision to the Hamilton Kilty Bs in the GOJHL Showcase series in Pelham.

Hamilton had a quick 2-man advantage as two Kings were assessed penalties at 2:25 of the first period.  But it was on this penalty kill that Kings #10 Dario Beljo performed his magic to give the Kings an early lead.  A great solo performance as caught on this highlight 519 Sports Online   Hamilton tied the game at 12:30 and the period ended at 1 – 1.  Kings outshot the Kilty Bs 12 to 8.

The second period saw the Kings outshoot Hamilton 18 to 15 but it was the Kilty Bs who took the lead with a power play goal at 7:24 and their third goal at 10:45.  Kings cut the margin to a 3 – 2 game on a great power play goal at 17:24 by #9 Cameron Welch with assists to Bryce Lewis and D’Arcy Panziera.

The 3rd period saw the same strong Kings play in having a 15-5 advantage in shots on net but nothing to show for it as the Hamilton goalie stopped everything.  A 45 to 28 shot advantage by the Kings but a 3-2 win for the Kilty Bs.

Kings return to the Pelham Accipiter for a 10:30 am game on Saturday morning against the Kitchener Dutchmen.