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Pembroke hangs on, beats Kanata 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
Stephen Cooney scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, and the Pembroke Lumber Kings held off the challenges of the Kanata Lasers in a tough 4-2 win.Pembroke took over the lead for good with a goal by Cooney at 9:00 in the first period. Jonathan Rosien provided the assist.
Cooney had two goals to lead the Lumber Kings to victory.
Pembroke's penalty kill excelled, as the Lumber Kings gave up one goal despite allowing six power plays.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 17:38 into the second period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Pembroke kept Kanata's goalie busy throughout the game, and Brian Wilson made 32 saves on 36 shots. The Lumber Kings' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Pembroke finished with 23 penalty minutes.
Pembroke also got a goal from Felix Chamberland as well. More assists for Pembroke came via Colton Keuhl, Owen McDade, and Justin Felhaber, who each chipped in one and Jesse Blais and Adam Dauda, who contributed two each.
The Lasers excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Kanata was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 21 penalty minutes.
The Lasers were helped by Ian Johnston, who had one goal. Johnston scored 3:28 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Tyler ONeill picked up the assist. Rowan Savidant also scored for Kanata. Other players who recorded assists for Kanata were Hugo Petit, Joey Laird, and Arik Breton, who each chipped in one.
Jordan Piccolino rejected 13 shots on goal for the Lumber Kings. For Pembroke, Ryan Casselman was ejected from the game. Kanata ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Mike Tropea was ejected from the game.