salvage a point in shootout loss to Cornwall
Cumberland Grads lost their fourth game in a row Tuesday night, coming out on
the short end of a 4-3 final in a shootout loss to the Cornwall Colts.
Grads dug themselves into a hole early, giving up three goals on just five shots
in the first period. Two of the goals came while the Colts were enjoying the man
advantage. The Grads started the scoring with a power play goal of their own scored
by Chris Murphy on set up from Mark Borkowski.
managed to cut Cornwall's lead to a goal with their second power play marker of
the game when Matt Miller scored into a wide open net after Colts' goalie Justin
Roethlingshoefer got caught out of position.
took the Colts all of 53 seconds to re-establish their two goal lead on a goal
by Joey Derochie who beat Adam Laderoute with a snap shot that caught the inside
of the left post. It was the Colts' first shot of the period and fourth goal on
just seven shots.
4-2, the Grads were awarded a penalty shot when Roethlingshoefer inadvertently
let go of his stick while deflecting a shot over the net. As the crowd watched
in anticipation, Jeffrey Clarke bore down on the Colts' goalie who came way out
of his net to cut down the angle and force Cumberland's top sniper to shoot wide.
but not out, the Grads stormed back to tie the game on a pair of goals by Mitch
Gallant and Mathieu Ouellette just 43 seconds apart.
scoring eight goals in two periods, the two teams went scoreless in the thrid
period and five minute overtime to send the game to a shootout.
up for the Colts was Derochie who already had a goal and three assists. As he
skated in on Laderoute he fired a quick shot between the Cumberland goalie's legs
to give his team the early advantage.
Roethlingshoefer stoned Ouellette on the Grads' first attempt, Laliberte easily
scored on Laderoute to put the Colts up by two goals and put all the pressure
on Mitch Gallant who had to score to keep his team in the game.
for Cumberland, Roethlingshoefer easily turned Gallant's shot away to give the
Colts the win and and the Grads their fourth loss in a row.
only positive note to come out of what was otherwise one of the worst games of
the year played by either team was the fact that the Grads at least earned a point
for the shootout loss.
Grads will try to end their losing streak on Friday when they travel to Smiths
Falls to take on the Smiths Falls Bears. Their next home game is on Sunday at
3 p.m. against the Kanata Stallions.
1:30 p.m., Jan. 21)
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