Lumber Kings shut out Kanata 0
Pembroke Lumber Kings’ goaltender Andy Munroe notched his first shutout of this young season Tuesday night in Kanata, as the Kings blanked the Stallions 4-0.
He faced 27 shots while Pembroke peppered Kanata’s goaltender Brandon Lane with 41.
The first shot to beat Lane came off the stick of Cody Trowell just under four minutes into the contest. Phillippe Drouin got the helper.
Brendan McGuire doubled the lead before the end of the first period, scoring on the power play. Drouin and Tyler Gaudet tallied the assists.
Jordan Larson got the only marker of the second period a scant 31 seconds in. Drouin got the only assist.
In the third period, Drouin worked more magic, again notching an assist, along with Liam Biard on Larson’s second goal of the game.
Things got nasty in the game’s final minute as Alex Strothart of Kanata checked a Kings’ player, striking him in the head and neck. Strothart received a two minute penalty for checking to the head/neck and also a 10 minute head contact misconduct penalty.
GAME STARS: Assisting on all four Lumber King goals earned Drouin first star honours in the contest, Larson’s two goal night got him second star status while the shutout earned Munroe the game’s third star.
The Kings went 1-for-4 on the power play while Kanata was 0-for-2.
Pembroke next plays on the road in Kemptville Friday night.
Anthony Dixon is The Daily Observer assistant editor