down east end rivals in dominating fashion
Cumberland Grads ended the month of January on high note Friday by downing the
Gloucester Rangers 5-1 in dominating fashion.
Grads limited their east end rivals to just 17 shots on goal, while they peppered
Rangers' call-up goalie Mike MacLeod with 35 shots.
Rangers' only goal came at the 7:34 mark off the first period off the stick of
Andrew Creppin which gave them the early 1-0 lead.
managed to keep the Grads off the scoreboard until the 14:06 mark of the second
period when Marc-Andre Labelle on a pass from Mathieu Ouellette and Matt Miller.
killer goal came when Jeffrey Clark scored with just one second left in the period.
Up until that point MacLeaod had turned away 24 of 25 shots.
the intermission, Mitch Gallant put the Grads up 3-1 with a goal just 33 seconds
into the period. Labelle then scored his second of the game just over a minute
later to give the Grads a commanding three goal lead.
Pacan then added a power play marker midway through the third period to make the
final score 5-1 in favour of Cumberland.
earned the game's first star honours, while Clarke's three point performance moved
him back into a tie for second place in the individual point standings with Mike
Byrd of the Brockville Braves.
has 29 goals and 46 assists in 48 games, while Byrd has 16 goals and 59 assists
in 45 games. Pembroke Lumber Kings sharpshooter Andy Starczewski leads the league
with 42 goals and 45 assists in 49 games.
win was the Grads' third in a rwo which has allowed them to keep pace with the
Smiths Falls Bears who have also won their last three. The Grads trail the third
place Bears by just one point in the overall standings with a game in hand.
team will travel to Pembroke tomorrow for a rare Sunday road game. The Grads are
one of the few teams in the league that have had some success over the first place
Lumber Kings this season. They've won the last three times they've met including
a 5-3 win at the Navan Arena on Jan. 13.
7:30 p.m., Jan. 31)
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