Braves beat PLK 6-4

By Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer

BROCKVILLE – The Pembroke Lumber Kings lost a game and failed to gain two important points Friday night.


On the road to face the Brockville Braves in the CCHL, the Kings hit a speed bump, falling 6-4 to their hosts.

Both teams' power play units produced, with Pembroke scoring three times in eight power plays, with Brockville scoring twice in the seven times they had the man advantage.

Kings' goalie Jake Smith stopped 35 shots, while his counterpart Justin Evenson turned away 38 for Brockville.

Most of the action occurred in the opening third of the game.

Brockville's Andrew Jarvis got on the scoreboard first within 48 seconds of the opening faceoff, with Nicolas Vlahos and Simon Kerr earning assists.

Less than a minute later, Jacob Kamps tied the game up for the Kings with a power play goal, with Brendan Browne and Matthew Barnaby picking up the assists.

Brockville came back to retake the lead with a goal by Eric Holland, assisted by Simon Mack. Pembroke's Malcolm Arseneau scored on the power play with the assistance of Connor Warnholtz to tie things up.

Browne scored to put the Kings ahead 3-2 for the first time in the game, with an assist from Barnaby, but a minute later, Holland scored shorthanded to make it 3-3 with his second goal of the game.

The second period belonged to Brockville, as the Braves scored twice to take a 5-3 lead.

Jarvis scored his second goal of the game, while Holland scored on the power play to earn a hattrick. Racking up assists were Mack, Mike McArthur, Mathieu Halle and Joshua Spratt.

In the third period on the power play, Pembroke's Arseneau scored his second goal of the game to make it 5-4, with Warnholtz and Kamps assisting.

But the Braves replied in kind, with Jarvis putting a cap on his hattrick with a power play goal, with Kerr and McArthur earning assists.

Named the game's first star was Jordi Jefferson of the Braves, with his teammate Holland receiving the second star. Third game star was Arseneau of the Lumber Kings.

Pembroke next hosts the Navan Grads at the Pembroke Memorial Centre on Sunday. Game time is 7 p.m. 

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