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Pembroke Lumber Kings double Ottawa Junior Senators 4-2

By Tina Peplinskie, OBSERVER MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

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OTTAWA – The Pembroke Lumber Kings scored a huge win Wednesday night at they doubled the second-place Ottawa Junior Senators 4-2.

The win was thanks to a pair of unanswered goals in the final two minutes of the third period, both of which were set up by Jacob Kamps.

Brendan Browne's 20th goal of the season came at 18:15 of the third with the help of captain Andrew Meininger and Kamps and it stood up as the game winner.

With just 15 seconds to go in the game, Connor Warnholtz continued to provide offence for the Kings as Kamps set him up for the empty netter, his 23rd goal of the season.

Ottawa got on the board early in the first when Gabriel Morin scored his second of the season while shorthanded just 5:33 into the game. Zachary Solloum picked up the lone assist.

Exactly 10 minutes later, Peter White scored his first Central Canada Hockey League in his sixth game with the Kings this season after spending most of the year with the Whitewater Kings of the CCHL 2. Mason Emoff and Meininger assisted on the play.

The teams exchanged goals in the second period as well. The Junior Sens went up 2-1 at 6:51 when Owen Guy set up Chiwetin Blacksmith for his 16th goal of the year.

Peter Falivena pulled Pembroke even with less than five minutes to go in the second. Browne and Noah Maika picked up the assists.

Neither team was productive on the power play as the Kings went 0-for-7 and Ottawa was 0-for-5 with the man advantage. In the nets, Jake Smith got the win for Pembroke stopping 33 of 35 shots he faced while Francis Boisvert took the loss as he made 17 saves on 20 shots.

The Kings are next in action tonight when the team travels to Smiths Falls to take on the Bears at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday Pembroke hosts Nepean for a 7 p.m. game at the Pembroke Memorial Centre.

Three stars: The three stars of the game were Pembroke's Brendan Browne and Peter Falivena first and second respectively and Ottawa's Gabriel Morin was named the game's second star.

tpeplinskie@postmedia.com

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