Kanata, Ont. —
It was the Matt Attack for Dale McTavish’s Pembroke squad on Monday afternoon, as the Lumber Kings got hat-tricks from Matt Barnaby and Matt Walilko en route to an 8-4 win over Hawkesbury.
Zac Cross had four assists as Pembroke broke into the win column for the first time in 2017-18.
Brockville forward Jordi Jefferson then closed down the Labour Day showcase in style with a beautiful overtime winner against Rockland.
In other results, Cornwall, Carleton Place, Ottawa and Navan also picked up wins..
Cornwall 3, Kanata 1
Brennan Markell, Keegan Mulhearn and Ethan Mulhearn all found the net for the Cornwall Colts as they earned their first victory of 2017-18.
Cornwall rookie goaltender Michael Carr stopped 26 of 27 shots in his CCHL debut.
Luca Nocita had the lone goal in the defeat for Kanata, which fell to 1-2 on the season.
Pembroke 8, Hawkesbury 4
The Pembroke Lumber Kings offence exploded for eight goals on the Hawkesbury goaltending duo of Charles-Olivier Lepage (seven goals) and Matt Petizian (one goal).
Matt Barnaby and Matt Walilko — Monday’s CCM Showcase Player of the Day — each recorded hat-tricks in the victory; Joel Frazee had two goals in the losing effort for the Hawks.
Both Lepage and Pembroke starter Nick Manousos were pulled, though Lepage later returned to the net following Petizian’s first-intermission exit.
Carleton Place 3, Nepean 2
The Carleton Place Canadians clawed back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the feisty Nepean Raiders 3-2 .
Goals from Tyler Orban and Jordan Renaud spotted the Raiders a two-goal lead, but responses from Jake Meilike and Brent Hill drew the Canadians level entering the second intermission.
Sam Knoblauch’s third-period goal then sealed the win for Carleton Place.
Ottawa 3, Smiths Falls 2
Nick Lalonde continued his torrid scoring pace with a pair of goals — including the game-winner — in Ottawa’s 3-2 win over Smiths Falls.
Darcy Walsh also found the mark for the undefeated Jr. Sens, who pushed the pace and likely could have had more goals were it not for the heroics of Bears goaltender Bradley Dobson.
Michael Larose and Brian Bygrave scored in the defeat for Smiths Falls.
Navan 3, Kemptville 1
The Navan Grads dominated long stretches in collecting their first win of the 2017-18 season against Kemptville 73’s.
Keenan Reynolds, Zach Salloum and Mike Locatelli had the goals in the win for Navan, while Liam Hunter’s late third-period goal for Kemptville served as little more than consolation.
The win was Tony Iob’s first as head coach of the Grads.
Brockville 3, Rockland 2 (OT)
Jesse Winchester’s Brockville Braves notched their second win of the season thanks to a Jordi Jefferson overtime winner.
Goals from Nick Hawkins and Jefferson staked the Braves out to a 2-0 first-period lead, but markers from Wade Brennan and Mathieu Blanchette sent the game to overtime.
Once there, Jefferson out-waited Sean Storr and roofed the winner at 4:08 of overtime.