Recorder & Times Staff.
Brockville’s three-game winning streak came to the end at the hands of the CCHL’s best team.
The Braves dropped a 4-2 decision to the Canadians in Carleton Place on Sunday afternoon. It was the Canadians’ 14th win in their first 17 games of the regular season.
Brockville opened the scoring late in the first period when Justin McRae scored his 10th goal of the year. McRae had scored twice in the Braves’ 4-1 home win over Pembroke Friday night.
Ryan Bonfield evened the score in Carleton Place at 14:47 of the second period, and Cameron Patton gave the Canadians the lead on a power-play goal with 1:12 left in the period. Brockville’s Troy Bowditch scored an unassisted short-handed goal 31 seconds into the third to make it 2-2; it was his fourth goal of the season. Steven Townley’s power-play goal at 10:46 proved to be the game-winner. David Gagnon added an empty-netter 40 seconds before the end of regulation.
Carleton Place outshot Brockville 30-18. Jake Begley took the loss in net for the Braves.
Brockville (7-4-3) trails Carleton Place by nine points in the Robinson Division standings; the Braves have three games in hand. Brockville will host Navan on Friday night.
McRae was one of four players tied for the league lead in goals after Sunday’s game. Also tied with 10 was his former Brockville teammate Emerick Nadeau of the Cornwall Colts.
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