Maxville’s senior ‘A’ hockey team remains winless in its inaugural EOSHL campaign following a 7-2 Saturday afternoon loss to the visiting Cornwall Prowlers.
Things started off well for the home side, as Leo MacLean got the Millionaires on the board, set up by Ryan Allen and Pierre Luc Sabourin, just 60 seconds into the contest.
The visitors responded with a pair in the period, as Marc Andre Labelle and newly signed Tristan Perrault-Gagnon found the target for the Prowlers. Perrault-Gagnon assisted on Labelle’s goal, and Dylan Stacey picked up the helper on the go-ahead marker.
With under six minutes remaining in the frame, though, Maxville drew even, as Mark Pearl scored, unassisted.
Unfortunately for the home side, that would be it for their offence, as the Prowlers would go on to score five straight over the next two periods en route to handing the Millionaires their eighth straight loss.
When the ice chips had settled, Perrault-Gagnon finished with a hat trick. Also scoring for Cornwall were Brandon Gilmour, Storm Adams, and Devon Burns. Additional assists went to Jesse Fontaine (2), Jeff Clarke (2), Labelle, Stacey, Gabriel Veilleux, and Eddie Slade.
Goaltender Frederic Roy backstopped the win for the Prowlers, making 16 saves, while Bryce Luker took the loss for Maxville, facing 40 shots on goal.
With the Saturday victory, Cornwall’s record improves to 6 wins, 1 regulation loss, and 1 overtime loss, for second place in the standings (14 points). West Carleton leads with 17 points, and Deseronto checks in with 6 points.
The Prowlers made a roster move last week with the addition of Tristan Perrault-Gagnon. The former Cornwall National was signed due to the departure of Bobby Dow who has committed to playing U-Sports hockey at the University of Guelph. The Prowlers organization “wish Bobby the best” with his new team.
In filling the top forward position, “Tristan brings a lot of assets to our club. The strong two-way forward had 18 points with the Marieville Knights in senior hockey in Quebec last season in just eight games.”
This weekend’s other action saw West Carleton edge Deseronto 5-4 on Friday night.