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MacDonald leads Cornwall over Carleton Place, 6-3

 

Behind a great game by Lawson MacDonald, who had one goal and two assists, the Cornwall Colts defeated the Carleton Place Canadians, 6-3.

MacDonald beat Adrian Clark with a shot 4:11 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Cornwall. Jackson Parker picked up the assist. MacDonald dished an assist on Dean Derouchie's goal that made the score 3-2 Cornwall at 1:33 into the third period. He added another helper on Simon Besner's goal that made the score 6-3 Cornwall at 14:59 into the third period.

 

Cornwall excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. The Colts forced Carleton Place goalie Clark to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots. Cornwall found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, the Colts average 3.7 goals per contest.

Cornwall also got points from Derouchie, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Lawson MacDougall, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Ryan Patulli, who also registered one goal and one assist. Grant Cooper also scored for Cornwall. In addition, Cornwall received assists from Tristen Elie, Peter Angelopoulos, and Kevin Hope, who each chipped in one.

The Canadians' normally stingy defense allowed more goals than usual. Carleton Place averages 2.1 goals allowed per game.

The Canadians were helped by Ryan Daniel, who racked up one goal. Daniel scored 9:57 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Alex Vala provided the assist. Carleton Place also had goals scored by AJ Klein and Wesley Baker, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Carleton Place were Adam Lloyd, Andrew Dodson, Bradley Stitt, and Nicolas Mucci, who contributed one each.

Denny Dubblestyne made 24 saves for Cornwall on 27 shots. The Colts totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 3-for-6 on the power play. Cornwall ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Hope was ejected from the game. Carleton Place's Clark stopped 37 shots out of the 43 that he faced. The Canadians incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.