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Pembroke squeaks by Carleton Place, 4-3
Story by Narrative Science.
In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Pembroke Lumber Kings escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Carleton Place Canadians.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Patrice Wren's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
The win gave Pembroke a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.
The Lumber Kings were paced by Wren, who registered one goal. Wren scored 8:08 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Pembroke. Steven Johnston picked up the assist.
Pembroke also had goals scored by Mark Petaccio, Fraser Turner, and Lucas Gonu, who each put in one. More assists for Pembroke came via Stephan Beauvais, who had two and Dylan Staples, Felix Chamberland, Trent Durocher, Jordan Larson, and Kyle Shaw, who each chipped in one.
Carleton Place was helped by Kelly Summers, who finished with one goal. Summers scored on the power play 16:44 into the second period to make the score 1-1. The Canadians had gained a power play chance when Gonu was whistled for too many men. Larry Smith assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Carleton Place included Anthony Latina and Craig Pefley, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Carleton Place were Brett DAndrea, who had two and Luke Edwards and Vinny Post, who contributed one each.
Pembroke's Darren Smith stopped 18 shots out of the 21 that he faced. The Lumber Kings incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Guillaume Therien rejected 15 shots on goal for Carleton Place. The Canadians incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.