drop close game to Kanata in shootout
Cumberland Grads chalked up two more power play goals on Sunday, giving them eight
in their last four games, but it wasn't enough to defeat the Kanata Stallions
who won in a shootout after tying the game late in the third period.
off a 6-3 win over the Hawkesbury Hawks last Tuesday, the Grads were hoping to
win two in a row for only the third time this season.
outplaying the Stallions for most of the first period, the Grads gave up two quick
goals in the span of 42 seconds. The second goal came off the stick of former
Grad Brent Bisdee, who would factor into the game later on.
2-0, the Grads rebounded in the second period on a pair of goals from Nick Martin,
including a power play marker just two minutes in. The two goals were his fourth
and fifth of the season, continuing a trend started in last week's game against
the Hawks when the Grads lesser lights shone on offence.
Hayden Haffey scored his fourth of the season on a point shot at the 13:19 mark
of the third period to give the Grads a 3-2 lead.
scored his second of the game just over two minutes later to once again tie the
game. The 3-3 score would hold up through the remaining 4:24 of regulation time
and five minutes of overtime to set up a thrilling shootout pitting Grads' netminder
Robin Billingham against Stallions' goaltender Scott Shackell.
turning away the first seven shooters, Billingham was finally beaten by Phillip
Nasca, setting the stage for Eric Clitsome whose attempt to force an eighth round
was turned away by Shackell to give Kanata the win.
the shootout loss the Grads came away with a point giving them five out of a possible
eight points in their last four games. It also pulled them one point closer to
the Kemptville 73s who are five points ahead of them in the standings in 10th
Grads next game is against the Ottawa Jr. Senators this Wednesday night at the
Jim Durrell Complex. They then travel to Smiths Falls on Friday to take on Bears
before returning to Navan next Sunday to host the Carleton Place Canadians. Game
time is 3 p.m.
9:30 p.m., Jan. 17)
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