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Penetang Kings Win Challenge Cup
Madison Fitzpatrick
With 30 seconds left, the Penetang Kings were up by two goals and it seemed like the game was in hand.  
After pulling their goalie for an extra attacker, the Midland Flyers stunned the Kings and their hometown crowd with two goals in 30 seconds.
“I was disappointed because we thought we had it in the bag and we didn't play well defensively. We just played calm as if we were going to win the game,” said Martin Lauzon of the Kings.
But the Kings were able to recover and eventually win the game in a shootout.  
The first period ended in a 0-0 tie. In the second period, Steven Pickard scored Midland’s first goal giving them the lead. 
But Penetang’s Matt Meher replied with two goals for the Kings.
Each team had multiple goals during the third period.  Goal scorers Michael Paul and Brandon Frandsen gave the Kings a 2 goal lead, before Evan Buehler and Jon Goldsworthy scored to tie the game.

The crowd was on their feet once a goalless overtime ended and the shootout began.
Mildland’s first shooter Bobby Logan began the shootout and Kings goalie Adam Redgate made an incredible glove save.

Brad Kuepfer shot first for the Kings and scored the first goal of the shootout sending the crowd wild.
Mildland’s shooters Will Craig and Matt Smith did not score on their shots, giving the Kings a 5-4 final score to win the Challenge Cup game.
Kings coach Dale Gignac hopes the team can use the momentum from the victory as they enter the playoffs.  
“Going into the playoffs we’re just looking to making sure our guys are healthy and doing everything we can to give ourselves a chance to be victorious in every series,” said Kings coach.
After this intense victory, the Penetang Kings will continue their season into the playoffs.  
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