Colts captain Grant Cooper had a three-point night to lead Cornwall to a 6-4 win over Nepean at the Ed Lumley Arena in Thursday night CCHL hockey action. The victory extends the Colts' winning streak to eight games.
Cooper added two assists to go along with his team-leading 20th goal of the season, as the Colts improve to 25-12-1-3 for 54 points and third overall in league standings.
Alexander Montelone scored his first goal as a Colt and added an assist. Dean Derouchie (13th of the season), Keegan Mulhearn (5), Shawn Baird (4), and JD Pogue (12) also found the back of the net for the Cornwall squad.
The Raiders outshot the Colts 36-33, with Liam Lascelle picking up the win in goal.
Three stars were First Star Montelone (COR), Second Star Henry McKinney (NEP), and Third Star Noah Konink (COR).
The Colts look to extend their winning streak on Sunday afternoon at home, against the Kanata Lasers. Colts stars Nick Lalonde and Sebastian Dirven, who played for Team Canada East at the World Jr A Challenge, will be signing autographs and meeting fans after the game. The puck drops at 3pm at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).
Goaltender Lascelle named CCHL player of the week
Colts netminder Liam Lascelle has been named the CCHL Player of the Week. The Colts goalie stopped 78 of 79 shots fired his way, backstopping his team to back-to-back victories over Hawkesbury and Brockville.
Lascelle has been in goal during the Colts' winning streak, posting a sparkling .952 save percentage through the first seven games. Overall this season, Lascelle is 17-9-0-2 with three shutouts, a 2.38 goals against average, and a .923 save percentage.
– with files from David Murphy