Jr. ‘A’ Colts prevail at home
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.