OTTAWA – The Thunder Bay Kings got a goal and assist each from Matthew Lysak and Max Leduc to help lead them to a 4-2 triumph over Ottawa Myers Automotive Monday afternoon in the opening day of play at the 2019 All-Ontario Peewee Hockey Championship in Ottawa.
The Kings came out quickly by opening the scoring 39 seconds into the contest on a Lucas Bertolin marker.
Ottawa answered five minutes later to knot the score at 1-1 after one.
An early power-play tally in the middle session helped Thunder Bay go back on top as Lysak finished off a Leduc feed at 2:30.
The hosts came back to tie 66 seconds into the third period, but the Kings countered once more as Lysak helped set-up Leduc for the eventual game-winner at 1:35.
Carter Deschamps then iced it with an empty netter in the final moments to secure the victory.
Thunder Bay goaltender Carter George was solid making 24 stops to record the victory.
The Kings hit the ice twice Tuesday as they take on the Nickel City Sons of Sudbury at 10 a.m. before finishing up with the Markham Waxers at 4 p.m.
All contests in the seven-team provincials are scheduled to be streamed live online, and on demand, via HockeyTV.com.
All-Ontario Peewee Championship
All games at Carleton University Ice House in Ottawa
Thunder Bay Kings (HNO) game schedule
Monday, April 8
Kings 4 Ottawa Myers Automotive (Host-HEO) 2
Tuesday, April 9
vs. Nickel City Sons (NOHA) 10 a.m.
vs. Markham Waxers (OMHA) 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 9
vs. Brantford 99ers (Alliance) 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 10
vs. Ottawa Jr. 67s (HEO) 10 a.m.
vs. Mississauga Senators (GTHL) 4 p.m.
Friday, April 5
Semifinal 1: 4th round robin vs. 1st round robin 10 a.m.
Semfinal 2: 3rd round robin vs. 2nd round robin 12:30 p.m.
Bronze Medal Game: 5 p.m.
Gold/Silver Medal Game: 7:30 p.m.