shootout record to 3-0 with win over Jr. Sens
By Fred Sherwin
Grads are proving to be masters of the shootout after registering their
third shootout win of the season on Sunday.
each other to a 1-1 tie through three regulation periods and a five minute
overtime session, the Grads and the Ottawa Jr. Senators went back to their
benches to prepare for the shootout.
was first up for the Jr. Senators and Adam Laderoute easily turned him away.
The Grads first shooter was Michael Borkowski who promptly beat Niels-Erik
Ravn top corner for his second shootout goal in three attempts this season.
Pilon and Greg Sartoretto both failed to score on their respective attempts
it was up to former Cumberland Grad prospect Andrew Newell to keep the Jr.
in on Laderoute, Newell quickly shifted the puck to his backhand and tried
to score short-side only to have the Grads goaltender stick out his left
pad.to block the shot and preserve the win for the home team.
in the Jr. Sens opening goal at the 4:15 mark of the first period when he
head-manned the puck into the Grads end which led to a scramble outside
the crease with Matt White banging home the loose puck.
The Grads bounced
back to even the score a little over five minutes later on an unassisted
effort by Mitch Gallant who benefitted from a msicue by Jr. Sens defenceman
David Walters who had the puck bounce over his stick at the Cumberland blueline.
With the score
tied 1-1 the two goalies took over, shutting the door the rest of the way.
Ravn turned away 22 shots over the final two periods, while Laderoute stopped
all 15 shots fired his way.
With the win,
the Grads improved their record to 14-6-0 good enough for second place in
the Yzerman Division. They're one point back of the Pembroke Lumber Kings
who have three games in hand, and three points up on the Nepean Raiders
who have two games in hand.
The Grads next
game is this Tuesday night at the Navan Memorial Arena against the Gloucester
Rangers. Faceoff time is 7 p.m.
p.m., Oct. 26)
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