PLK shut out by Canadians 6-0

By Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer

It was not a night for which the Pembroke Lumber Kings will be thankful.


During a rare Saturday evening CCHL game at the Pembroke Memorial Centre, the Lumber Kings found themselves out shot and shut out by the top ranked Carleton Place Canadians, who trounced the team 6-0 in front of their home crowd.

Carleton Place slammed 48 shots at Pembroke's net, compared to the 21 shots the Kings responded with, and only Jake Smith's prowess in goal kept the score at the level it was held at, turning away 42 shots.

Canadian's netminder Jeremie Forget blocked all 21 shots to frustrate the Kings and secure his shutout.

The power play was unproductive for both teams, with the Lumber Kings scoreless after five power plays, while Carleton Place managed to score one in the seven times it had the man advantage on the ice.

Following a scoreless first period, Carleton Place got on the board three and a half minutes into the second period, thanks to Connor Hill, who scored with the assistance of Arik Breton and Tim Theocharidis.

Justin Cmunt made it a 2-0 game with three minutes left in the period, assisted by Haydn Hopkins. Two minutes later, Zachary Tupker added to the score with a short handed goal, backed on the play by Ben Tupker.

The Canadians racked up three more goals in the third period, burying the Lumber Kings in a hole too deep to get out. Hopkins scored on the power play just shy of seven minutes into the period, with Theocharidis and Geoff Kitt earning assists to make it 4-0; this was followed seven minutes later by Peyton Francis' short handed goal, with Aiden Girduckis and Cade Townend receiving assists on the play.

Arik Breton scored the last goal of the evening about two and a half minutes before the end of regulation time. Theocharidis made his third assist of the evening with the play.

Hopkins received the first star of the game for his one goal, one assist performance, while Theocharidis' three assists was good for the second star. The third star was awarded to Pembroke Lumber King Noah Rowland.

The Lumber Kings next play the Cornwall Colts in Rockland on Thanksgiving Monday. Game time is 12:45 p.m. 

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