Essex Trails in Schmalz Final

Essex 73's championship banners hanging from the rafters of the Essex Memorial Arena. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

The Essex 73’s didn’t have a good road trip to Port Hope.

The Panthers beat Essex 5-4 yesterday after winning 4-0 on Saturday night. That gives the 73’s a 3-2 series lead in the Schmalz Cup final.

Jordan Ryan led the 73’s with two goals.

Game 6 goes Thursday night in Essex.