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Ice hockey: Flintshire Freeze win ding-dong trip to Kingston Jets

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IT wasn’t just in the Northern League that the Freeze performed heroics as they subjected Kingston Jets to a home defeat on Saturday.

In a game which swung in favour of one team then the other, it was the Freeze who held on to their advantage at the end.

The Jets took control first with a goal after just 38 seconds.

It took the Freeze more than five minutes to muster a reply, Simon Furnival slotting home. But with just 75 seconds remaining in the first third, the Jets restored their lead.

That should have been it for the opening session but leading scorer Chris Jones had other ideas.

He added to his tally of 71 goals this season with 19 seconds remaining to take the Freeze in level.

When play resumed in the second period the Freeze picked up where they left off, James Parsons scoring within three minutes of the restart and Alex Parry giving the visitors a two-goal cushion.

It didn’t last as two goals in two minutes gave the Jets parity once more.

But going into the final third of the match, Freeze still had plenty in the tank and despite incurring eight penalties in the period, Chris Jones and Andrew Chappell found the net to bag the points and set Flintshire on their way to a bumper haul.