PLK downs Nepean 3-2
SHAWVILLE – The Pembroke Lumber Kings chalked up a win on the road Saturday night, as they edged the Nepean Raiders 3-2.
As a change of pace, both Central Canada Hockey League teams played at the Shawville Community Centre as part of the Fish Findley Classic, a game in which all proceeds went to support Shawville Minor Hockey. Bins were set up to encourage attendees to donate food to Bouffe Pontiac, and toys for the Pontiac Angel Tree.
Nepean's power play scored twice in the six times it was on the ice, while Pembroke managed one goal out of six times they had the man advantage.
The Lumber Kings got on the scoreboard first on a power play in the first period. Zachary Cross got the point, with Jarrad Vroman and Noah Rowland picking up assists on the play.
It was late in the opening period, within the final minute before the first intermission, that the Raiders tied the game up with a power play goal of their own. Michael Thomas scored at the 19:13 mark, with the assistance of Malcolm Arseneau and Antoine Belisle.
Pembroke retook the lead in the second period, as Brendan Browne found the back of the net, with Mason Emoff earning the assist.
It was within the opening minute of the third period when Nepean evened the score 2-2 with another power play goal. Kari Belec got the goal, with Belisle and Davis Browning receiving assists.
The game seemed to be heading towards overtime, until with less than a half minute left in regulation time, James Buckley scored for the Kings to secure the 3-2 win. Credited with assists were Browne and Peter Falivena.
Buckley was named the game's first star, with Browne receiving the third star. Nepean's goalie Liam Souliere was the game's second star.
Pembroke plays Cornwall Sunday night at the Pembroke Memorial Centre, with the game starting at 7 p.m.