PLK doubles Raiders 4-2
Pembroke Lumber King Peter Falivena (20) sweeps behind Nepean's net while pursued by Raider Bryson Michel during Friday night's game at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. Pembroke downed Nepean 4-2.
Pembroke Lumber Kings fans had plenty to cheer about Friday, after the Kings 4-2 win over the Nepean Raiders.
Close to 590 fans filled the Pembroke Memorial Centre as they watched this Central Canada Hockey League match up which saw Pembroke's power play score twice in the three times it was on the ice, and Kings netminder Jake Smith get the second star of the game for stopping 28 out of 30 shots on net.
Kyle Alaverdy turned away 30 out of 34 shots to defend Nepean's net.
In contrast, Nepean's power play was limp, scoring only once in the six times the team had the man advantage, including a five minute power play in the second period, the result of Pembroke's Andrew Meininger being tossed from the game with a five minute major for fighting.
Nepean was the first to get on the scoreboard just five minutes into the opening period. Tyler Orban scored with Luka Marinic and Colin McCaughey earning assists.
Browne tied the game up a minute or so later with the first of two goals. Matthew Barnaby and Noah Rowland picking up the assists.
Early in the second period, the Raiders retook the lead 2-1 on the strength of a power play goal by Antoine Belisle, with the backing of Liam Stagg and Malcolm Arseneau.
It wasn't to last.
The Kings came back and tied things 2-2 thanks to a goal by Peter Falivena, with Casey Rhodes picking up the assist.
Back-to-back power play goals put Pembroke firmly in the driver's seat. First, Browne scored his second of the game with assists going to Jacob Kamps and Conner Warnholtz.
The game became 4-2 after a goal from Zachary Cross, with Falivena and Noah Roland receiving assists on the play.
That would prove to be the last goal of the game, as there was no scoring in the third period.
Pembroke next plays in a rare matinee game on Sunday, Oct. 29 as they face the Hawkesbury Hawks. The action starts at 3 p.m. in the Pembroke Memorial Centre.