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CJHL Hockey
Solid effort, great goaltending gives Grads shootout win over Smiths Falls
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Cumberland Grads goalie Adam Laderoute ducks as he stops a shot by Mike McNamee from the Smiths Falls Bears during third period action Tuesday night. Fred Sherwin/Photo


The Cumberland Grads improved their record to 3-2 on Tuesday thanks to a solid effort at both ends of the ice, including in net where goalie Adam Laderoute put in a stellar performance against the Smiths Falls Bears.

The vetreran goalie kept his team in the game during the five minute overtime session and then posted a goose egg in the shootout round to give his team a chance to win the game, which they did on a shot by Michael Borkowski.

Borkowski actually opened the scoring at the 6:06 mark of the first period when he banged home a rebound off a point shot by Brett Madigan. The Bears then tied the game with 2:03 left to go in the period on a shot by Greg Megalhaes.

A pair of power play goals a minute and 11 seconds apart early in the second stanza would make the score 2-2, which is where the score remained through the better part of the next two periods and the overtime session.

The Grads power play goal was the result of some old-fashioned hard work by Alec Chol who wrestled the puck away from the Smiths Falls defenceman behind the net and passed it out to Mathieu Ouellette who was standing all alone beside the far post.

Laderoute made several outstanding saves during the remainder of the second and third periods, but it was in the overtime session that he was especially sharp stopping at least two shots from point blank range including one shot on which he robbed Nathan Livingstone.

He continued to have a hot hand in the shootout, stopping three of the four Smiths Falls shooters. The fourth attempt went wide of the net. The Grads failed to score on their first three shots as well until Borkowski finally salted the game away.

The Grads will hope to continue their mini-winning streak when they take on the Gloucester Rangers this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Earl Armstrong Arena. They return home on Sunday to play the Kanata Stallions in a matinee game at 3 p.m.

(Updated 6:30 p.m., Sept. 24)

 

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