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Orphans lock up title
Morning Star Staff
The R.E. Postill & Sons used their stealth-like attack to win another Boston Pizza Hockey League playoff title Friday night.
Former Viper Bryce Kakoske pocketed four goals and three assists as the Orphans brushed back the Spartan Auto Bulls 7-4 at Priest Valley Arena. The Orphans, who won the series opener 5-4 in overtime, took the final in straight games.
Kakoske, who claimed the league scoring crown with 64 goals and 138 points, compiled six goals and nine points in the series.
The big winger scored goals two minutes apart early in the second period to level the score 4-4 and then counted goals three minutes apart in the late going.
Ageless forward Rob Bauml, Jeremy Silzer and Grady Gare completed the Postill offence in front of Jason Silzer (20 saves).
Leath Gare produced three minutes, while d-men Jamie Johannson and Joe Dolling each counted two helpers for the fourth-place Orphans (18-12).
Troy Blais bagged 2+1 for the second-place Bulls (21-9). Singles went to Taylor Jackson and Travis Sanderson. Travis Corrie made 27 saves for the Bulls, who led 3-2 at the ice clean. The Bulls lost University of Maine Black Bears’ grad Jeff Mushaluk with a checking-from-behind penalty at 12:57 of the first period.
The Bulls took six other minor penalties, while the Orphans received five minors and a major and game misconduct to Kakoske for bodychecking with 3:39 to play.