After another close contest, the Prestige Contractors Midget Kings came away with a 4-3 overtime win on Sunday night in Port Hope, taking a two games to nothing lead in their best-of-seven series with the Phantoms. Port Hope opened the scoring at 7:00 of the first frame before Scott McQuaid tied things up (unassisted) at 4:55. At the end of a penalty kill Jake Staley found Dallas Hunter with a lob pass that he put behind the Phantoms keeper with just 56 seconds left in the period.
The Kings held on to the lead until the home squad knotted it at two with 3:03 remaining in the second period. Early in period three the Kings again took the lead when Brody Hudgin put home a feed from Hunter. Port Hope wouldn’t go away and managed to tie it at three with just under five minutes left in regulation time. That set up a wild overtime period where keeper Alex Ward made some key saves on Phantom shooters and with just 1:21 left on the clock, Tyler Philip fed Robert Stapley at the point and he drove it through a crowd and into the back of the Port Hope net for the win.
The Kings host game three Sunday at 4:30 in Wellington.
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