Kingston Kings emerged from the second annual Kingston Shootout junior lacrosse tournament at Centre 70 Sunday without a victory in four games.
Against two top-calibre opponents from the Central division of the Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League Sunday, the Kings' dropped an 11-2 decision to the Clarington Shamrox and a 9-1 verdict to the Whitby Warriors.
That meant the Kings managed just a tournament-opening tie with the Brockville Ballistic. In their final three games, Kingston was outscored 31-8.
In Sunday's other game, the Gloucester Griffins, winless in two games Saturday, defeated Brockville 7-5.
Sunday morning against Clarington, the defending champion Shamrox scored three times in the first seven minutes and they led 8-0 before Ba Maracle scored for Kingston in the game's 43rd minute. Stymied by Clarington's pressure defence and guilty of numerous shot-clock violations, the Kings managed just seven shots on net in the first two periods, during which time the Shamrox scored eight goals. Aaron Woods had three goals and Courtland Araujo and Garret Williams two goals apiece for the winners. Jake Evoy scored the other Kingston goal.
Against Whitby Sunday afternoon, a goal by Haneh Brant at 9:46 of the first period cut the Warriors' early lead to 2-1 but Whitby's Matt Lyons scored his third goal of the game less than a minute later and the Kings never got that close again. Tyler Antram also had three goals for Whitby while Shane Takahashi and Cody Bryant each collected four assists.
Takahashi finished the weekend with five goals and a tournament-best 17 points in three games.
There were penalties galore in Sunday's other game, 47 to be precise, with 30 of them going to Brockville. Among them were six minors for unsportsmanlike conduct, two misconducts and three game misconducts. As well, one coach was ejected. After scoring just two goals in two games Saturday, Gloucester took a 3-0 lead and though Brockville got back to 3-2 in the first period and 4-3 near the end of the second, the Griffins took over with a pair of goals in the first two and a half minutes of the third. Seven players shared the Gloucester scoring, with Simon Mertick collecting three points. Jarett Pitt had two goals and Jake Fawcett three assists for Brockville.
Clarington and Whitby were both 3-0 in three games with East division opponents in the tournament, for which there was no playoff round. Gloucester finished the weekend 1-2 while Brockville was 0-2-1.
Gloucester will open the East division regular schedule Saturday in Kahnawake against the Hunters. Kahnawake will provide the opposition when Kingston opens its season at home Sunday afternoon, 3 p.m. at Centre 70.
Second Annual Kingston Shootout
(at Centre 70)
Brockville 5 Kingston 5
Clarington 12 Gloucester 1
Whitby 11 Kingston 5
Clarington 10 Brockville 1
Whitby 14 Gloucester 1
Clarington 11 Kingston 2
Gloucester 7 Brockville 5
Whitby 9 Kingston 1
The Kingston Kings organization would like to thank all of the teams that attended and all the fans who made donations to the food bank as there admission. You contributed over $200 and six large boxes full of great food! THANK YOU ALL!