Cumberland Grads season off to so-so start
By Fred Sherwin
Grads season got off to a so-so start last week as the team posted just
one win against a pair of losses.
their season opener 5-3 to the Brockville Braves on the opening day of the
CJHLs showcase weekend in Carleton Place on Sept. 12, they downed
Kemptville 6-2 the next day on a pair of goals by Mitch Gallant and single
from Michael Nooyen, Greg Sartoretto, Mathieu Ouellette and Michael Borokowski.
Adam Mohr picked up the win in net for the Grads.
The Grads lost
their second game of the season last Wednesday in a close match-up against
the Ottawa Jr. Senators in which three of five of the goals that were scored
came on the powerplay.
The game was
tied 1-1 after the first and 2-2 after the second with the Grads scoring
the equalizer in both periods. Unfortunately they didnt have an answer
for the Jr. Sens third goal which came midway through the final period.
In the three
games theyve played so far veteran D-man Daniel Sauve has led the
way offensively with a goal and four assists. The goal scoring has so far
been spread out with no fewer than 10 players getting on the score sheet
during the first three games.
One area they
will definitely need to work on as the early part of the season unfolds
is their special teams play. Although theyve managed to score five
power play goals in their first three games, they had 25 power play opportunities
which equates to a 20 per cent efficiency rating.
opposing teams power plays are scoring at a 33 per cent clip with
five goals in 15 attempts.
In net, veteran
goalie Adam Laderoute has yet to pick up his first win and his GAA is over
4.00. Adam Mohr played well-enough against Kemtpville, but the 76s arent
exactly known for their scoring, in fact theyre tied for last in the
league with just seven goals.
The Grads will
try to even their record this Sunday when they host the Hawkesbury Hawks
at the Navan Memorial Arena. Game time is 3 p.m.
p.m., Sept. 17)
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