Chiefs end regular season with loss to Kodiaks
|Photo by Darryl Smart|
On Wednesday night at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, a make-shift Chiefs lineup dropped a 5-4 decision to the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks in the final game of the regular season. With the loss, the Chiefs now face the first-place Redmen in the first round of the playoffs, while the Kodiaks will tangle with the Peterborough Lakers.
With the Kodiaks in control for much of the game, Chris Cloutier's goal with 15 seconds remaining put a stop to a three-goal Chiefs run that tied things up.
Joey Cupido scored the game's first goal and the only one of the first period, while Luke Laszkiewicz scored a pair in the second to pace the visitors. Craig England also scored for the Kodiaks, with Wayne VanEvery scoring the lone goal for the Chiefs.
In the third period, Kyle Potter, Patrick Merrill and Scott Defrancesco evened things up for the Chiefs, before Cloutier sealed the victory.
Steve Fryer got the win between teh Kodiaks pipes, making 39 saves, while Brenner Jacobs was tagged with the loss in a 39-stop effort.
As soon as the series with the Redmen is announced, it will be posted here.