Komoka Kings keep rolling over the favourites, scoring in each period and taking game 4 with a 5-2 win over the Leamington Flyers on Tuesday night at the Komoka Wellness Centre, and taking a 3 to 1 games stranglehold over the top seeded Flyers.
Flyers came out determined to start the game taking the first 8 shots in the first period but Kings netminder Owen Say and solid D and checking kept the puck out. On the Kings first shot at 10:12 Captain Joel Mazzilli started the scoring with his 4th of the playoffs unassisted. The Kings seemed to have taken a 2 goal lead but the goal was called back by a linesman’s call that the net came off of its post. Leamington had 12 shots on net in the period and Komoka 6. Flyers had the only power play in the period.
In the second period Flyers quickly scored to tie the game 1-1. The Kings however were determined this night and they took the lead again at 6:36 on a goal by Sean Aitken, his first of the playoffs and assisted by Dario Beljo and Dillon Ward. Dario Beljo made it a 2 goal game again for the Kings when he scored a power play goal at 12:40, his 2nd of the playoffs and assists to Kurt Watson and Blake McConnell-Barker. Kings had a second goal called back on a hand pass call. Flyers quickly narrowed the lead at 13:24. The second period ended with a 3-2 lead for the Kings. Kings outshot the Flyers 15-7 in the period.
Kings could taste the victory as they started the third period and on another power play Dario Beljo notched his 2nd of the game and 3rd of the playoffs at 3:47 with assists to Dowson Zheng and Spencer Lapointe. Flyers pulled out everything they had but great checking effort by the Kings forwards and clearing by the defense along with several key saves by netminder Say, the Kings held off the Flyers. Kurt Watson scored his second of the playoffs at 19:03 in an empty net giving the Kings a 5-2 victory. Chase Strychaluk and D’Arcy Panziera assisted on the Watson goal. Kings had a 9-7 shots on net advantage in the period and 30-26 overall. Kings were 2 for 3 on the power play and Flyers 0 for 3.
Dario Beljo was named the game’s first star, Dowson Zhen as second star, and Cameron Welch, continuing his strong playoff play, the third star.
Kings take to the road for the fifth game of the series in Leamington on Thursday night.