Lumberjacks fall short to Shield

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Sturgeon Falls Ontario- The South Muskoka Shield rolled into Sturgeon Falls Ontario on Saturday night and showed why they are the 1st place team in the Northern division of the GMHL, Muskoka skated to a 10-5 Win over the Jacks. The game carried a furious pace in the first 20 minutes with the Shield taking a 2-0 lead into the dressing room. After the period the Jacks came out firing scoring 3 straight goals to take a 3-2 lead, The Shield started to get physical and the game started to turn ugly with numerous 5 min Majors handed out to both clubs, it seemed to work because after the dust settled the Shield had a 5-3 lead after 40mins. The period started positive as the Jacks closed the gap to 5-4 but that is as close as they would get the Shield dominated the final 20minutes and skating to a 10-5 win as the Jacks played undisciplined for the final 20minutes. Shots on goal finished 40-32 in favor of the Shield.

Aaron Sullivan continued his strong campaign with another 4 points to lead the Jacks on the season with 21points in 8 games, Aaron had this to say after the game.

Our team learned today that we can’t over react as a team when things get chippy, we need to be united as a team and stand up for our teammates but we have to be a lot smarter when we do it. We have some guys who are 16 and 17 learning to play the Junior game so we are working to get everyone on the same page, I think we are all starting to get there, no body points the finger in the room and we talk everything out, once some of our vets get healthy we can be a team to win a championship.

The Lumberjacks take on the Seguin Huskies next Friday October 30th in Sturgeon Falls, puck drop is 8:30pm. Notable Scratches were Owen Gull Cooper and Assistant Captain Kyle Wheatherall who is expected back next weekend.