7:30 p.m., Feb. 9)
move into third place overall with win over Hawkesbury
By Fred Sherwin
Cumberland Grads took over sole possession of third place in the CJHL standings
on Sunday after downing the Hawkesbury Hawks 6-4 in a game that featured a third
period brawl and over 322 minutes in penalties.
Grads had the game well in hand late in the third period and had just scored their
sixth goal when Hawks coach Martin Beaulne called a timeout.
play resumed without incident, but after the next whistle several players started
jawing at each other. The verbal exchanges quickly degenerated into shoving match
and soon several players started squaring on each other.
the dust had finally cleared 294 penalty minutes were handed out including 10
fighting majors, one for each player on the ice, and 21 game misconducts. All
of the players who were assessed a fighting major automatically received a game
misconduct for fighting within the last 10 minutes of the game.
Campbell received two minor penalties for leaving the bench, a fighting major
and three game misconducts when he left the penalty box to join in the melee after
already being escorted off the ice by the linesmen.
Mathieu Ouimet also received two minor penalties, a fighting major and three game
misconducts after he left the Hawks players bench. Both players could face additional
disciplinary action, including possible suspensions, once the league reviews the
game video referee Jay Shaw's report.
four other Cumberland players who were involved in the donnybrook included Matt
Miller, Michael Sorrenti, Kevin Lough and Andrew Klassen. All five players including
Campbell will miss the Grads next game against the Nepean Raiders on Wednesday.
game itself was tied at 3-3 through the first 40 minutes, despite the fact that
the majority of the game was played in the Hawks' end, and for the most part the
tenor of the calm was fairly calm.
Ouellette would give the Grads the lead for good at the 8:29 mark of the third
period on a pass from Klassen. Jeffrey Clarke then scored a little over two minutes
later to give Cumberland a two goal lead.
insurance marker with 8:16 left in the game resulted in Beaulne's timeout and
the subsequent brawl. The final goal of the game was scored with less than 10
seconds to go by former Grad Zach Laroche.
Ouellette, Miller and Clarke, Cumberland's other goals were scored by Mitch Gallant,
Brent Bisdee and Klassen.
the win the Grads moved into sole possession of third place in the overall standings,
one point ahead of the Smiths Falls Bears with a game in hand.
they travel to Nepean on Wednesday, they will face a team that has scored 21 goals
in there last three games, including a 6-4 win over the Pembroke Lumber Kings
on Feb. 4. The Grads have won their last two and five of their last six dating
back to Jan. 23.
next home game is Sunday Feb. 15 against the Kemptville 73s. The puck drops at
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