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Braves’ power play comes up big – Recorder & Times

Tim Ruhnke - R&T

Recorder & Times Staff

They capitalized on their opportunities.

With head coach Randy Jones absent from behind the bench, the Brockville Braves scored four power-play goals in a 5-1 win at the Memorial Centre on Friday night. The victory solidified Brockville’s hold on second place in the CCHL’s Robinson Division and gave the Braves a three-point edge on Rockland for the league’s second overall seed with the playoffs now just a month away.

Riley Twofoot’s second goal of the season gave the home team the lead at 6:36 of the first period on Friday. Justin McRae made it 2-0 35 seconds into the second; it was his 23rd goal of the season. Josh Spratt’s 15th of the season less than two minutes later gave Brockville a three-goal lead. Josh Barnes scored his seventh of the year at 8:10 to make it 4-0.

Patrick Larkin scored Nepean’s lone goal of the night on a power play at 13:20 of the middle frame. Mathieu Wuth restored the four-goal late in the third on his sixth goal of the season.

Spratt, who racked up three assists, was named first star. McRae and Larkin were the second and third stars respectively.

The Braves edged the Raiders 33-31 in the shots department. Simon Harkness made 30 saves for Brockville and picked up the victory.

Post-snowstorm attendance at the Memorial Centre was 131.

Brockville (32-11-3-4) hits the road on Sunday for a 3 o’clock puck drop with the Navan Grads, who have a record of 23-27-1-0 and are in fourth place in the Yzerman Division.

The loss on Friday dropped Nepean to 9-39-1-2.

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