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Braves ride Colts to snap winless streak – Recorder & Times

Recorder & Times Staff

The Brockville Braves will try to make it two victories on consecutive nights on Friday.

Brockville hosts Hawkesbury at the Memorial Centre at 7:30 p.m. The Braves regained sole possession of second place overall in the CCHL by defeating the Colts 8-2 in Cornwall on Thursday night.

Brockville had built up a 5-0 lead before the Colts were able to score two quick goals midway through the second period. The Braves were back up by four half a minute later and added two insurance markers in the third. Four of Brockville’s goals were on power plays.

Parker Casey led the Braves by scoring a hat trick and adding two assists. He now has 14 goals on the season. Ryan Gillespie scored a pair and now has 21 goals this year. Singles went to Colin Stacey (his seventh), Troy Bowditch (18th) and Josh Barnes (ninth), who chipped in with two assists. Casey and Barnes were named the first and second stars. Former Brave Emerick Nadeau was the third star; he scored his 22nd goal of the season and added an assists.

Brockville outshot Cornwall 47-30. Antoine Bourdeau picked up the win in net for the Braves.

With four games left in the regular season, Brockville (36-14-3-5) has a two-point lead on Rockland for the second seed in the upcoming playoffs.

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