Jr. ‘A’ Colts pre­vail at home

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - With files from David Mur­phy

Grant Cooper did the scor­ing, and Liam Las­celle made the saves, as the Corn­wall Colts blanked the Brockville Braves 1- 0 and won their 25thannive­r­sary home opener.

Cooper, with his fourth of the sea­son, scored an unas­sisted short-handed goal with 2:36 left in the first pe­riod, and Las­celle made 29 saves, as the Colts im­proved to 4-0 on the young CCHL ju­nior ‘A’ sea­son.

The Colts out­shot the Braves 39-29.

Three stars were first star Grant Cooper (Colts), sec­ond star Liam Las­celle (Colts), and third star Henry John­son (Braves).

Prior to the game, mem­bers of the orig­i­nal 1992-93 Colts team were hon­oured with a red car­pet cer­e­mony at cen­tre ice.

Orig­i­nal play­ers in at­ten­dance were Steph Mar­leau, Serge Viau, Eric Landry, Rod Pit­blado, and Cory Maxam, along with coaches Jean Payette and Mario Vien.

The high­light of the night was the cer­e­mo­nial puck drop, with orig­i­nal owner Don Derry’s widow, Dar­leen Derry, and her daugh­ter, Shan­non Derry.

The Colts’ next game is set for home ice on Thurs­day, Sept. 15, ver­sus the Cum­ber­land Grads. Game time at the Ed Lum­ley Arena (Corn­wall Civic Com­plex) is 7:30 p.m.

Memo­rial Cup-win­ning coach and for­mer NHL coach Doug Car­pen­ter will be the guest of hon­our. He will be au­to­graph­ing his bi­og­ra­phy, with all money raised go­ing to the Chil­dren’s Treat­ment Cen­tre.

Check­ing in on the county con­tin­gent with the Colts this sea­son, for­ward Jeremy McFar­lane leads the pack (fifth over­all on his team) with 5 points (2 goals, 3 as­sists) in four games

De­fence­man Se­bastien Dir­ven had notched a goal and an as­sist thus far, while cen­tre­man Tan­ner Spink has recorded one marker.

Kee­gan Mul­hearn (cen­tre) and Rod­die Sandi­lands (de­fence) each have one as­sist to their credit. Ethan Mul­hearn, a rookie mem­ber of the Colts, has skated in three matches to date.

Cooper is the team’s over­all points and goals leader, with 8 and 4 re­spec­tively.

Tops in as­sists is Bren­nan Markell, with 5.

Corn­wall’s num­ber one net­min­der, Las­celle, has a 1.33 goals against av­er­age in three games. Backup Matthew Efros sits with a 3.00 GAA.

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