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CJHL Hockey
Grads riding high after back-to-back wins over Raiders, Lumber Kings
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Cumberland Grads have taken over sole possession of third place in the CJHL standings after registering back-to-back wins over the league's top two teams.

The Grads followed up a 4-2 win over the second place Nepean Raiders on Sunday with a 5-3 victory over the Pembroke Lumber Kings on Tuesday.

With the four points they picked up, the Grads now have 56 points in 42 games, putting them two points up on the Smiths Falls Bears with a game in hand.

Cumberland struck early against the league-leading Lumber Kings, scoring just 35 seconds into the game off a turnover deep in Pembroke's end. Jeffrey Clarke intercepted a poor clearing attempt just inside the Lumber Kings' blueline and then passed the puck over to Marc-Andre Labelle who beat Eric Levine low to stick side.

Labelle would give the Grads a two goal lead five minutes later when he once again beat Levine stick side on a shot from a near impossible angle.

After the two teams combined for 29 shots in the first period, they settled into a more defensive game in the second period, combining for just 15 shots.

The Lumber Kings finally got on the scoreboard midway through the period thanks to a brutal turnover while the Grads were enjoying a 5-on-3 power play. Mike Santee was the lucky benefactor of the untimely gift, sweeping in on Cumberland goaltender Adam Laderoute before snapping a shot under his trapper and into the back of the net.

The Grads re-established their two goal lead at the 5:22 mark of the third period on a great effort by Mitch Gallant who took a breakout pass from Mathieu Ouellette and accelerated across the Lumber Kings blueline, splitting Pembroke's two defencemen in the process, before wristing a shot high into the top corner past Levine's outstretched glove hand.

A couple of shifts later, Laderoute made arguably his best save of the game, kicking out his right pad to rob Andy Starczewski of a sure goal.

The league's leading scorer wouldn't be denied on his next opportunity, however, snapping home a pass from Damian Cross in the low slot to bring Pembroke to within one.

Starczewski then tied the game on a another shot from in close that beat Laderoute who was unable to get properly set in his crease after getting caught behind the net.

Despite giving up a two goal lead, the Grads stayed focused on the task at hand which eventually paid off in a go ahead goal with 2:04 left in the game.

Defenceman Michael Nooyen was the hero of the hour letting go with a laser beam of a shot from the top of the right faceoff circle that beat Levine high to the glove side. The goal was set up by Clarke who hit Nooyen with a blind backhand pass after gaining possession of the puck against the end boards.

Clarke then added an empty net goal with a second left on the clock to make the final score 5-3.

The Grads will be looking to extend their current winning streak to four games when they face the Ottawa Jr. Senators tonight at the Jim Durrell Recreation Complex. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

(Posted 3:30 p.m., Jan. 14)

 

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