Dill said Tyler Young was a bright spot on the team, bringing his A-game to the ice.
“Even with the way we played, we still had a lot of scoring chances, but just didn’t follow through,” he said.
Scoring for the Leafs were: Nathan Clarke, Wesley Demone and Alexander Shaw. For the Penguins, Mark Vokey scored twice while single markers were added by Quinn MacDonald, Jamie McIntyre, Kyle Randall and Jeffrey Connors.
“We’ll regroup, give the guys a few days off and get back on the ice this week to practice,” he said. “There’s only eight regular games left before the playoffs.”
Dill said he’s optimistic that the team will get back on track.
The Leafs are presently still in first place in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.
Leafs versus Sackville Blazers at the Hants Exhibition Arena on Jan. 27, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Leafs versus Liverpool Privateers at the Queens Place Emera Centre on Jan. 28, starting at 7:15 p.m.
Leafs versus Sackville Blazers at the Hants Exhibition Arena on Feb. 1, starting at 8 p.m.
Leafs versus Cole Harbour Colts at the Hants Exhibition Arena on Feb. 3, starting at 7:30 p.m.