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CJHL Hockey
Grads salvage a point in shootout loss to Cornwall
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Cumberland Grads lost their fourth game in a row Tuesday night, coming out on the short end of a 4-3 final in a shootout loss to the Cornwall Colts.

The Grads dug themselves into a hole early, giving up three goals on just five shots in the first period. Two of the goals came while the Colts were enjoying the man advantage. The Grads started the scoring with a power play goal of their own scored by Chris Murphy on set up from Mark Borkowski.

Cumberland managed to cut Cornwall's lead to a goal with their second power play marker of the game when Matt Miller scored into a wide open net after Colts' goalie Justin Roethlingshoefer got caught out of position.

It took the Colts all of 53 seconds to re-establish their two goal lead on a goal by Joey Derochie who beat Adam Laderoute with a snap shot that caught the inside of the left post. It was the Colts' first shot of the period and fourth goal on just seven shots.

Trailing 4-2, the Grads were awarded a penalty shot when Roethlingshoefer inadvertently let go of his stick while deflecting a shot over the net. As the crowd watched in anticipation, Jeffrey Clarke bore down on the Colts' goalie who came way out of his net to cut down the angle and force Cumberland's top sniper to shoot wide.

Down but not out, the Grads stormed back to tie the game on a pair of goals by Mitch Gallant and Mathieu Ouellette just 43 seconds apart.

After scoring eight goals in two periods, the two teams went scoreless in the thrid period and five minute overtime to send the game to a shootout.

First up for the Colts was Derochie who already had a goal and three assists. As he skated in on Laderoute he fired a quick shot between the Cumberland goalie's legs to give his team the early advantage.

After Roethlingshoefer stoned Ouellette on the Grads' first attempt, Laliberte easily scored on Laderoute to put the Colts up by two goals and put all the pressure on Mitch Gallant who had to score to keep his team in the game.

Unfortunately for Cumberland, Roethlingshoefer easily turned Gallant's shot away to give the Colts the win and and the Grads their fourth loss in a row.

The only positive note to come out of what was otherwise one of the worst games of the year played by either team was the fact that the Grads at least earned a point for the shootout loss.

The Grads will try to end their losing streak on Friday when they travel to Smiths Falls to take on the Smiths Falls Bears. Their next home game is on Sunday at 3 p.m. against the Kanata Stallions.

(Posted 1:30 p.m., Jan. 21)

 

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