Essex Loses Game 1

The Essex 73’s came out on the losing end of a raucous 5-0 decision to the Lakefield Chiefs in Game 1 of the Schmalz Cup final.

The two teams combined for almost 120 penalty minutes. Shawn Mackie and Dan Mainella were each handed game misconducts for fighting.

Lakefield opened the scoring at 4:28 of the first frame and added four more in the second, including a goal on a penalty shot to put the game a way.

Game 2 is this afternoon in Lakefield.