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Braves drop Colts in shootout – Recorder & Times

Recorder & Times – Tim Ruhnke

The Brockville Braves managed to prevail at the Memorial Centre on Friday night.

Brockville edged the Cornwall Colts 3-2. Ryan Gillespie scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give the home team the victory.

A former Brave made his presence felt early in the game. Emerick Nadeau scored a short-handed goal to give the Cornwall Colts a 1-0 lead at 5:22 of the first period. His linemate Christophe Cote, another former Brave, had been called for holding. It was the third goal of the season for Nadeau, Brockville’s Rookie of the Year in 2018-2019.

Cornwall made it 2-0 late in the period on a power-play goal by Bradley Shaw; it was his fifth goal of the young season.

Gillespie’s first goal of the year put Brockville on the board at 1:45 of the second period. The Braves outshot the Colts 20-5 in the middle frame.

Braves assistant captain Justin McRae tied the game on a power-play goal at 2:42 of the third period; it was his third goal of the year. The game remained 2-2 after the five-minute overtime. Shots through 65 minutes were 45-24 in favour of Brockville.

McRae and Kyle Lightfoot of the Colts both scored in the first round of the shootout.

Rico Dimatteo made 43 saves for the Colts and was named first star. Gillespie picked up the second star honour; Brockville captain Simon Kerr was named third star. Jake Begley picked up the win in net for the Braves.

Attendance at the Memorial Centre on Friday night was 302.

Brockville (3-1-2) travels to Ottawa on Saturday to take on the Jr. Senators at 7:40 p.m. The loss dropped Cornwall to 1-6.

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