effort, great goaltending gives Grads shootout win over Smiths Falls
By Fred Sherwin
Grads goalie Adam Laderoute ducks as he stops a shot by Mike McNamee from
the Smiths Falls Bears during third period action Tuesday night.
Grads improved their record to 3-2 on Tuesday thanks to a solid effort at
both ends of the ice, including in net where goalie Adam Laderoute put in
a stellar performance against the Smiths Falls Bears.
goalie kept his team in the game during the five minute overtime session
and then posted a goose egg in the shootout round to give his team a chance
to win the game, which they did on a shot by Michael Borkowski.
opened the scoring at the 6:06 mark of the first period when he banged home
a rebound off a point shot by Brett Madigan. The Bears then tied the game
with 2:03 left to go in the period on a shot by Greg Megalhaes.
A pair of power
play goals a minute and 11 seconds apart early in the second stanza would
make the score 2-2, which is where the score remained through the better
part of the next two periods and the overtime session.
The Grads power
play goal was the result of some old-fashioned hard work by Alec Chol who
wrestled the puck away from the Smiths Falls defenceman behind the net and
passed it out to Mathieu Ouellette who was standing all alone beside the
several outstanding saves during the remainder of the second and third periods,
but it was in the overtime session that he was especially sharp stopping
at least two shots from point blank range including one shot on which he
robbed Nathan Livingstone.
to have a hot hand in the shootout, stopping three of the four Smiths Falls
shooters. The fourth attempt went wide of the net. The Grads failed to score
on their first three shots as well until Borkowski finally salted the game
The Grads will
hope to continue their mini-winning streak when they take on the Gloucester
Rangers this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Earl Armstrong Arena. They return
home on Sunday to play the Kanata Stallions in a matinee game at 3 p.m.
p.m., Sept. 24)
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