The Prestige Contractors Midget Kings got off to a good start in their play-down series with Port Hope on the weekend, handing the visitors a 4-3 loss on Saturday night in Picton.
The home squad opened the scoring just a minute into the game when Jake Staley put home a feed from Dallas Hunter and Brody Hudgin. They then took a two-goal lead at 4:41 when Brad Reid buried a feed from Tyler Philip.
Port Hope scored early in period two to cut the Kings’ lead to one heading into the intermission. In the third frame the Kings restored the two-goal lead on an unassisted effort by Philip at 11:31, but then allowed the margin to slip away as Port Hope potted two goals in twenty-seconds to tie things at three.
With Brad Wells doing his part in the Kings cage, Philip scored the winner with some help from Seth VanVlack with 2:45 left on the clock
The Kings play game two in Port Hope on the 27th before hosting game three on Sunday, February 3rd at 4:30 in Wellington.
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