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Submitted By Rachael Torrance on Friday, February 21, 2020
Frayne Bantams lose heartbreaker in overtime

By Pat Payton


It was a heartbreaking loss for the Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams Thursday night at the PRC.

After the Rock had several good chances in overtime, St. Thomas Jr. Stars scored with just 5.5 seconds left in extra time to claim a 4-3 victory and take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Shamrock League quarter-final playoff series.

St. Thomas jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and were in front 3-1 at one point in the second period. However, the Rock showed no quit and battled back to tie it 3-3 before the intermission break.

After a scoreless third period, the Frayne squad pushed for the winner in the 10-minute overtime. Centre Jake Grant had a great chance in close, but somehow the puck stayed out. Stars got the late winner when one of their forwards broke in alone on goalie Ezra Bender.

Grant had two goals for St. Marys, with Emmett Doupe adding the single. Captain Lucas McCurdy assisted on all three goals. He neatly set up Grant for the tying goal with just six seconds left in the middle frame. McCurdy fought off several defenders before finding Grant busting towards the net. McCurdy and Grant both had strong games for the home team.

“We’ve been in every game, but always coming from behind,” said a disappointed Frayne coach Gord Cookson. “We’re getting closer to a win. We out-chanced them in that overtime tonight, but we’re not finding the back of the net.

“We’ve got to have a short memory now and go into St. Thomas Saturday and hopefully steal one in their barn. We just have to keep pressing. The boys have played a complete game in both games. St. Thomas is one of the better teams in the league, and we’ve come a long way since the first time we played them.”

The Jr. Stars won the series opener 3-2 on home ice Feb. 17.

If the Frayne Bantams can extend the SHL series Saturday night, they will host Game 4 Sunday at 8:10 p.m.

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