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Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Twin Lakes Secondary School student Michael Montgomery was recently drafted in the second round by the Jr. A Peterborough Lakers. Montgomery, 16, will play for Orillia’s Experience Nissan Kings this year and hopes to move up to the Lakers next year. Montgomery and the Kings open their season April 29 with a 7 p.m. game at Rotary Place against Markham.

Kings star drafted to Lakers

Michael Montgomery began playing lacrosse when he was three. By the time he turned six, he had moved up to rep lacrosse and has never looked back.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) tends the net against Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec (14) during the third period of Game 6 of their first-round NHL playoff series at in New York on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)

Surprising first round of NHL playoffs

Chicago and Montreal failed to advance past the first round. The Penguins survived the first round without their starting goalie. And Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian temporarily swapped roles for the Oilers.

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl scores on San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones during Game 6 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

Oilers win opening round series

Not looking for any bulletin-board stuff or a screaming 'guaranteed win' quote that would be all over Twitter, the careful Edmonton Oilers were saying all the right things Saturday morning about how the San Jose Sharks were two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup last spring.

Submitted photo Orillia’s Nic Langman and Jessica McCutcheon will represent the Black Lotus Kickboxing Club and Canada at this summerís Intercontinental Team Championship in South Africa. The local athletes have been selected for the Canadian National Amateur Kickboxing team and are looking for community support to help raise the money necessary to attend the international competition.

Athletes chosen for Team Canada

A pair of local athletes will represent Orillia and Canada at the upcoming Intercontinental Team Championship in South Africa. Nic Langman and Jessica McCutcheon have been selected for the Canadian National Amateur Kickboxing team that will compete at the prestigious event this summer.

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