Grads stretch win streak to four games
By Fred Sherwin
Borkowski battles for the puck along the boards during the Cumberland Grads
4-2 win over the Kanata Stallions on Sunday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Grads extended their current winning streak to four games on Sunday with
a 4-2 win over the Kanata Stallions.
The Grads opened
the scoring on a 2-on-1 break at the 13:33 mark of the first period. Mitch
Gallant used Kyle Wild as a decoy on the play before firing a shot into
the top corner of the net.
eventually tied the game at the 14:08 mark of the second on a play the Grads
would have loved to have back.
The scoring play
was sparked by a turnover just outside the Grads' blueline. After stick
checking the puck away from the Grads' defenceman on the play, Dylan Gareau
broke across the blueline and skated in on Adam Laderoute who slid out to
try an poke check him, but missed, leaving the Kanata forward with a wide
took the lead two minutes later on another flukey goal that snuck through
Laderoute's legs just 16 seconds after the Grads had already done an excellent
job killing off a penalty.
in the third, the Grads tied the game on a goal be Mark Borkowski midway
through the period and then took the lead for good less than two minutes
later on Gallant's second of the game.
The big right-winger
completed the hat trick with an empty net goal with 29 seconds left in the
With the win,
the Grads have moved into a first place tie in the Yzerman Division with
the Gloucester Rangers. Both teams have 10 points, but the Grads have the
all important game in hand. They also have the Pembroke Lumber Kings breathing
down their necks.
The Lumber Kings
are a point back of the Grads with a game in hand as well. Cumberland can
take over sole possession of first place when they host the Brockville Braves
on Tuesday night. Game time is 7 p.m.
p.m., Sept. 28)
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