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Braves shut out Colts – Recorder & Times

Tim Ruhnke - R&T

Recorder & Times Staff

There wasn’t much waiting around at the Memorial Centre on Friday night.

In one of the faster games in the CCHL this season, the Brockville Braves defeated the Cornwall Colts 1-0 in front of a crowd of 450. Braves captain Simon Kerr scored what would prove to be the game-winner on a power play just over seven minutes into the first period; it was his sixth goal of the season. Former Colt Konnor MacCormick picked up an assist, as did Justin McRae. Brockville outshot Cornwall 15-3 in the opening period.

There was no scoring in the second period, during which the Braves outshot the Colts 14-6. Only one minor penalty was called in each of the first two periods; Cornwall was assessed both penalties.

There were only two penalties called in the third period; the latter was against the Braves, giving the Colts a power-play opportunity with just over two minutes remaining in regulation. Cornwall pulled its goalie with just under a minute left on the clock, but Brockville managed to withstand the 6-on-4 and prevent the visitors from forcing overtime.

Colts netminder Rico Dimatteo kept his team in the game; he made 37 saves and was named first star. Simon Harkness faced 13 shots and picked up the shutout win for the Braves. Kerr and McRae were named second and third stars respectively.

The win moved Brockville (10-4-3) into a second-place tie with Kanata in the Robinson Division standings. The Braves travel to Smiths Falls on Sunday for a matinee with the Bears; puck drops at 3.

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