Tim Ruhnke – Recorder & Times
The streak continues for the Brockville Braves.
The Jr. A Braves made it 15 wins in a row by defeating the Ottawa Jr. Senators 2-1 in front of a large crowd at the Memorial Centre on Friday night.
There was no scoring during a feisty first period despite several power-play opportunities. Konnor MacCormick opened the scoring at 12:17 of the second period; it was his eighth goal of the season.
The Braves made it 2-0 20 seconds into the third period on Clay Korpi’s fourth of the year, which proved to be the game-winner. Ottawa cut the lead at 8:15; it was David Berube’s 14th goal of the season. The Jr. Senators pulled their goalie late in regulation but were unable to score the equalizer.
MacCormick, who picked up the lone assist on Korpi’s goal, was named first star; Korpi was second and Ottawa’s Bailey Brant was named third star. Jake Begley picked up the win in net for Brockville, which outshot the Jr. Sens 28-26. Attendance at the Memorial Centre was 650.
It was the second night of a back-to-back for the Braves; Brockville had edged Kanata 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday.
The Braves (22-4-3) did not make up any ground on first-place Carleton Place, which also won on Friday night. The CCHL-best Canadians lead the Robinson Division by 10 points over Brockville, but the Braves have four games in hand.
Brockville will head up the valley to take on the Pembroke Lumber Kings on Sunday night.
The Braves’ record of 26 consecutive wins was set a decade ago in the year that Brockville won the Fred Page Cup.
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