Recorder & Times Staff
Some comebacks take longer than others to complete.
Eight days after overcoming a three-goal deficit to defeat Ottawa in regulation, the Brockville Braves came back from being down three to edge the Lasers 4-3 in a shootout in Kanata on Thursday night. The victory extended Brockville’s winning streak to 14 games.
The Lasers scored once in the opening period and twice in the second. Trailing 3-0 early in the third period, the Braves began their comeback. Konnor MacCormick’s seventh goal of the season made it 3-1 31 seconds after intermission. Josh Spratt cut the lead in half with his ninth goal of the year at 9:37 of the third, and Justin McRae tied the game at 16:31 on his 16th of the season.
After a scoreless overtime, Colin Stacey scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Braves the victory and extend the streak.
Brockville captain Simon Kerr, who picked up two assists, was named first star of the game. Lukash Matthews of Kanata received the second star; Lasers goaltender Jean-Philippe Tourigny made 40 saves and was named third star. Jake Begley faced 36 shots and picked up the win in net for the Braves.
Special teams once again came up big for Brockville in Kanata; its first and second goals in the third period were on power plays. The Braves also had two power-play goals in the third as part of their 5-3 comeback win against the Jr. Senators last Wednesday.
The victory in Kanata, coupled with Carleton Place’s shootout loss in Cornwall on Thursday night, moved second-place Brockville (21-4-3) to within 10 points of the first-place Canadians atop the CCHL’s Robinson Division. The Braves have four games in hand on Carleton Place.
Brockville hosts Ottawa at the Memorial Centre on Friday night at 7:30.
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