Recorder & Times – Tim Ruhnke
It was a winning night for the Brockville Braves.
The Braves defeated the Kanata Lasers 5-1 in a lively game at the Brockville Memorial Centre on Friday.
Both teams had power-play opportunities in the first half of the opening period, including a 49-second 5-on-3 by the Lasers following a fight between Kanata’s Ryan Park and Brockville’s Alex Lachapelle, who picked up an instigator penalty. The Braves were already serving a minor penalty. Neither team capitalized on their power plays.
It was the Lasers who scored first. Austin Paul’s third goal of the season came at 15:20 of the opening period. Brockville tied the game 1:18 later on Rayce Jacobs’ first goal. Sam Allison made it 2-1 for the home team just under a minute later; it was his second goal of the year.
Connor MacCormick gave the Braves a two-goal lead at 8:54 of the second period; the power-play goal was his first of the season. There had been almost two dozen penalties called after 40 minutes.
Brockville added an insurance marker late in the third period on Allison’s second goal of the night, and Ryan Gillespie capped the scoring for the Braves with just over two minutes left in regulation; it was his third goal of the season.
Jake Begley made 31 saves and picked up the win in net for the Braves. MacCormick and Allison were named first and second stars respectively. Kanata’s Liam Markhauser was named third star.
Memorial Centre attendance on Friday night was listed at 450.
Brockville (4-2-2) plays in Rockland on Sunday afternoon.
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