The Cornwall Colts stayed sharp after a week off from play Thursday, beating the Pembroke Lumber Kings 3-1 at the Ed Lumley Arena.
It’s the second-straight win for the Colts, who started off the calendar year in a bit of a slump, losing far more games than they were winning. The victories have seen the Colts perform as one might expect based on the league standings and other records, given that both the Lumber Kings and the Nepean Raiders who they beat 5-2 on Jan. 24 sit below them in Central Canada Hockey League’s Jr. A standings.
The Colts distributed their scoring evenly across the game’s three frames Thursday evening, with Konnor MacCormick notching the first-period’s goal at 8:53, off an assist from Tristan Poissant.
Nick Abbott would score Cornwall’s second goal, unassisted, at 6:08 of the second, with MacCormick and Poissant teaming up on the assist to Philippe Gilmour for the Colts’ final goal 92 seconds into the third.
The lone Pembroke goal would come about halfway through the final frame, as Brendan Browne beat the Colts’ Michael Carr at 8:36, with assists from Alex DiCarlo and Brendan Dempsey.
The Colts’ offence was firing with greater frequency than the Lumber Kings, with Pembroke goalie Seth Carter facing 29 shots to Carr’s 23. Carr has often kept the Colts in the W column or mitigated a loss throughout this season as he tends to face more shots than his teammates fire at the opposing net.
The game was a relatively well-disciplined one too— Cornwall racked up six penalty minutes, with Pembroke players earning eight.
MacCormick and Poissant’s teamwork was recognized when the game’s stars were named, as they were named first and second stars, respectively, with the Lumber Kings’ Brendan Browne named the game’s third star. Announced attendance for the game was 957.
The Colts have, as of Saturday, 13 more games scheduled in the regular season.