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Braves’ winning streak reaches eight – Recorder & Times

Tim Ruhnke - R&T

Tim Ruhnke – Recorder & Times

Brockville’s winning ways continued on the weekend.

The Jr. A Braves defeated the Raiders 3-2 in Nepean on Sunday afternoon. It was Brockville’s eighth consecutive victory.

Matt McQuade opened the scoring for the Raiders at 13:07 of the first period, but the Braves came right back to tie the game 12 seconds later on Justin McRae’s 14th goal of the season.

Brockville took the lead at 6:18 of the second when Troy Bowditch scored a shorthanded goal; it was his sixth goal of the year. Braves defenceman Ben Dirven made it 3-1 at 4:40 of the third. Nepean got to within a goal, when Jack Miles scored at 13:43. The Raiders pulled their goalie with just under 90 seconds left on the clock but were unable to score the equalizer.

Brockville outshot Nepean 44-27. Aidan Hosein picked up the win in net for the Braves.

Bowditch, McQuade and Dirven were named the game’s first, second and third stars respectively.

Brockville (15-4-3) now has sole possession of second place in the CCHL’s Robinson Division standings. The Jr. A Braves will take on Kemptville at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in a rare Thursday matinee starting at 12:30. Brockville will host Yzerman Division-leading Ottawa (17-7-1) on Friday night.

Brockville won its seventh in a row Friday night, when the Braves defeated Kemptville 3-1 at the Memorial Centre. Clay Korpi gave the home team the early lead when he scored his second goal of the season at 2:21 of the first period. The Braves outshot the 73’s 20-4 in the opening 20 minutes.

Ryan Gillespie made it 2-0 for Brockville 71 seconds into the second period; it was his sixth goal of the year. The Braves’ lead grew to three when McRae scored on a power play at 8:17 of the middle frame. Kemptville outshot Brockville 19-13 in the period.

Madoka Suzuki’s short-handed goal at 3:44 of the third put the 73’s on the board, but that was it for scoring on the night. The Braves outshot Kemptville 43-33. Jake Begley made 32 saves and picked up the win in net for Brockville. William Anderson stopped 40 shots in a losing effort.

McRae, Begley and Anderson were named first, second and third stars respectively. Memorial Centre attendance was listed at 467.

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