Sports Hockey

Orillia falls to Schomberg in first of three weekend games

By Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times

After a positive step forward while being featured in Rogers Hometown Hockey's weekend visit to Orillia, the Subaru of Orillia Terriers regressed mightily Thursday night in Schomberg.

The visitors got into penalty problems, were out-shot and out-scored as the host Cougars skated to a 10-3 romp over the Terriers.

Schomberg dominated the first period, outshooting the overmatched Terriers 15-8 en route to jumping out to a 2-0 advantage. The Terriers rebounded in the second, pouring 11 shots on net, but could only score once as the Cougars stretched their lead to 4-1.

In the final stanza, the Terriers did what they have done most of the year in third periods -- they faded like a sun setting over a western skyline. Schomberg scored six times on 16 shots en route to improving to 9-8 in Provincial Junior Hockey League action. The Cougars outshot Orillia 42-32.

For the Terriers, who fall to 3-14, it was a disappointing road effort after the team earned its first home win of the season Saturday night. Rookie Ben Schryer paced the Terriers' attack with two goals, while captain Konnor Blimke notched a single tally. Despite stopping 32 shots, netminder Derek Haourt took the loss for the Terriers.

It was a tough start to a busy three-games-in-four-nights stretch for the Carruthers Division cellar dwellars. On Friday night, the Terriers travelled to Midland to take on the Flyers (6-10) before returning home Sunday night, when they host Penetang (5-6) in a 7:30 p.m. contest at Rotary Place -- a game that was rescheduled from earlier in the year.

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