PLK beats Cornwall 5-1
ROCKLAND – That is more like it.
The Pembroke Lumber Kings, coming from back-to-back losses at the beginning of the Thanksgiving weekend, bounced back against the Cornwall Colts, trouncing them 5-1.
Playing Monday afternoon at the Rockland Canadian International Hockey Academy, the Lumber Kings were in the driver's seat from the start, pounding in a total of five goals by the second period, including two power play ones, to get a stranglehold on the game.
Pembroke's Jake Smith blocked 35 out of 36 shots, robbed of his shutout by Cornwall's Alec Vent half way through the third period. The Colts' netminder Michael Carr deflected 31 out of 36 shots.
Pembroke's power play hit the ice seven times, scoring twice, compared to Cornwall remaining scoreless after six times with the man advantage.
The Kings got on the scoreboard five minutes into the first period, with Mason Emoff getting things started. He was assisted by Connor Warnholtz and Matthew Barnaby.
Just past the halfway mark of the opening period, Barnaby scored, with Emoff and Jackson Norlock receiving assists. Brendan Browne made it a 3-0 game two minutes later, with Peter White and Zachary Cross picking up assists on the play.
The second period was marked by two back-to-back power play goals which put the Kings up 5-0. First, Cross scored less than three minutes into the period, with Norlock and Noah Rowland earning assists. Then, Connor Warnholtz found the back of the net just shy of eight minutes into the period. Emoff picked up a second assist, with Michael Douglas earning one.
This proved to be the last Pembroke goal of the game.
Vent scored the last goal of the game at 12:49 in the thirds period, with Colts Cameron Hebert and Joseph Samson earning assists.
The Pembroke Lumber Kings get the next few days off before heading on the road Friday, Oct. 13 for another afternoon game, this time visiting the Hawkesbury Hawks. Game time is 1:30 p.m.
Then, the Kings will host the Smiths Falls Bears on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. The puck hits the ice 7 p.m.