Colts get the jump on Pem­broke Lum­ber Kings

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The Corn­wall Colts came out early and strong in their Thurs­day evening game against the Pem­broke Lum­ber Kings, hold­ing onto a lead and get­ting a 3-2 win.

Alex Gagnon opened scor­ing for the Colts just af­ter the five-minute mark of the open­ing frame, with as­sists from Ethan Mul­hearn and Nick Ab­bott.

Corn­wall added an­other marker to the board about four min­utes later, as Tris­tan Pois­sant scored his first of two for the night, off as­sists from Kon­nor MacCormick and Cedric Matte.

A hook­ing penalty to Matte at 11:12 of the first opened the Lum­ber Kings’ first chance to get one past Colts’ goal­tender Michael Carr, which Michael Dou­glas did off an as­sist from Con­nor Warn­holtz 19 sec­onds af­ter Matte en­tered the box.

The sec­ond pe­riod didn’t pro­duce many goals for ei­ther team, but did rack up most of the game’s penalty min­utes, with nine penal­ties as­sessed to both teams in­clud­ing a head-check­ing mis­con­duct to Pem­broke’s Ja­cob McIn­tyre.

Pois­sant’s sec­ond goal of the game, which stood as the win­ner for the night, came just as the sec­ond pe­riod was en­ter­ing its back half, an unas­sisted marker at 9:42.

The Lum­ber Kings would pull goal­tender Dar­ian McTavish with just over 90 sec­onds left in the game for the ex­tra at­tacker, a strat­egy that worked as Alex DiCarlo scored Pem­broke’s sec­ond goal of the night with 53 sec­onds left in the game.

The Colts of­fence was busier than it has been through much of the sea­son so far, with Thurs­day’s game be­ing one of few where Carr has faced fewer shots than the guy be­tween the pipes at the other end of the ice. Both goalies were kept busy though, as McTavish faced 40 shots and Carr faced 34.

Pois­sant was named the night’s first star, with Carr its sec­ond and McTavish its third.

The Colts’ win brings the team to 10-11-3-0 for the sea­son, with 23 points keep­ing them in sev­enth-place over­all in the Cen­tral Canada Hockey League and locked com­fort­ably into fourth place in the Yz­er­man divi­sion. Corn­wall is seven points be­hind third-place Ot­tawa in the divi­sion, with fifth­place Na­van seven points be­hind the Colts.

In other team news, Ben­jamin Dir­ven, Kon­nor MacCormick and Ethan Mul­hearn were all named to the CCHL Yz­er­man Divi­sion team for the up­com­ing Eastern Cana­dian Jr. A All Star Chal­lenge tour­na­ment, sched­uled for Nov. 19-21 in Tren­ton, Ont. The chal­lenge pro­vides 12 teams made up of play­ers from Jr. A leagues across Canada an op­por­tu­nity to play a week­end tour­na­ment be­fore Cana­dian univer­sity, U.S. col­le­giate and NHL scouts.

Corn­wall wash eaded to Rock­land to face the Na­tion­als as this ar­ti­cle was be­ing writ­ten. They re­turn to the LumDome on Nov. 15, host­ing the Kanata Lasers with a 7:30 p.m. start.

ROBERT LEFEBVRE/SPE­CIAL TO THE CORN­WALL STAN­DARD-FREEHOLDER

Corn­wall Colts Tris­tan Pois­sant skates away from a shot on the Pem­broke Lum­ber Kings net on Thurs­day. The Colts won 3-2.

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