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Braves lose in overtime to Pembroke – Recorder & Times

Brockville goalie Sami Molu, Pembroke forward Brett Richardson and Brockville defenceman Liam Reid eye the puck during the first period of the Braves-Lumber Kings game on Friday, Jan. 20.

Recorder & Times Staff

The visitors skated home with the extra point.

The Brockville Braves dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime to the Pembroke Lumber Kings on Friday night. The Jr. A Braves remain in seventh place in the 12-team Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), two points ahead of eighth-place Rockland. The Nationals, who have two games in hand on Brockville, won in Renfrew Friday night.

The Braves opened the scoring at 5:45 of the first period Friday on Kowin Belsterling’s fifth goal of the season. Pembroke evened the score just over three minutes later on Sacha Trudel’s sixth goal of the year.

Colin Vassallo scored the winner 63 seconds into the extra frame; it was his 10th goal of the season.

Pembroke outshot Brockville 37-33. Ben Forget picked up the win in net for the Lumber Kings. Sami Molu made 35 saves for the Braves.

Vassallo and Molu were named first and second stars. Third star went to Brockville defenceman Josh Cole.

Attendance at the Brockville Memorial Centre was listed at 719.

The Lumber Kings have now defeated the Braves twice in three games this season.

Brockville (16-15-3-1) will visit second-place Navan (24-9-3) on Sunday afternoon.

Pembroke (8-22-2-1) remains in last place in the CCHL but is now just one point behind 11th-place Nepean with three games in hand.

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