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Pembroke Lumber Kings win third game in a row with 6-2 victory over Nepean Raiders

By Tina Peplinskie, OBSERVER MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

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NEPEAN – The Pembroke Lumber Kings made it three in a row with a convincing 6-2 win over the Nepean Raiders.

The teams exchanged a goal apiece in the first two periods before the Kings went onto score four unanswered in the third period.

Defenceman Wesley Ashley got things going before the game was five minutes old when he got the Kings on the board with the help of Alex Gilmour and Salim Mahi-Beaudry.

Nearly 10 minutes later, Kevin Groulx pulled the Raiders even with the assistance of Antoine Belisle and Malcolm Arseneau.

In the second, Devyn Mayea gave Nepean its first and only lead of the game. Seven minutes later, The Kings’s Mason Vaughn picked up his first goal of the season with an unassisted marker.

In the third, the Raiders could not contain the Kings as James Buckley netted the eventual game winner 2:31 into the period, followed by unassisted markers by Justin Felhaber and Matthew Barnaby and a power-play goal by Brendan Browne to round out the offence with the help of Ashley and Taylor Egan.

Boyd Diclemente got the win for Pembroke as he stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced while Nepean’s Marshall Frappier made 39 saves on 45 shots.

Special teams didn’t play a huge factor in the game as the Kings were 1-for-4 with the man advantage while the Raiders failed to capitalize on their two power-play opportunities.

The Kings were on the road Thursday night to take on the Cornwall Colts in Cornwall and host the Carleton Place Canadians Sunday night for a 7 p.m. start.

Three stars: The three stars of the game were Pembroke’s Wesley Ashley and Luka Marinic first and second respectively and Nepean’s Kevin Groulx.

Out of town scoreboard: The Eastern Canada All-Star Challenge wrapped up in Cornwall Wednesday night. In the final the Quebec Junior Hockey League team beat the Central Canada Hockey League Robinson team 5-1 to claim the title. Quebec was undefeated in the tournament. In the semifinal QJHL edged Ontario Junior Hockey League Hawerchuk 3-2 and in the other semifinal, CCHL Robinson edged OJHL Coffey 2-1 to advance to the championship game.

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