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Kings season comes to a close

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by Morinville News Staff

A 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Bonnyville Pontiacs brought the Morinville Senior AA Kings 2016-2017 Playoffs season to a close. Saturday night’s loss was the King’s third in a row in the best-or-five series.

The Kings strongest period was the opening frame. The club ended the first 2-2. However, the middle frame saw the Pontiacs pack on three to lead 5-2 heading into the final frame. Two of those goals were on the powerplay. Although the Kings got a powerplay chance in the third, the Pontiac’s final was into an empty Kings’ net to end it 6-3.

Kings’ President Wayne Gatza told the players there was no need to hang their heads in the loss to a strong team like Bonnyville. The club played hard Saturday night, just didn’t get any bounces.

“We had an awesome year, set a Kings record for most wins and points, as well as lead the league with the most wins.”

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The Daysland Eckville Series was decided Saturday night, giving Daysland the series in three games. NCHL Playoffs will advance to Bonnyville and Daysland in the finals next weekend.

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