With a hard-fought 4-3 victory on home ice, the Cornwall Prowlers have drawn even in the 2020 EOSHL championship series with the West Carleton Rivermen.
Despite a short bench as some players were missing due to illness, work obligations, or injuries, the Prowlers battled tough, backstopped by a 43-save effort from goaltender Frederic Roy.
Roy was named first star for his effort in the hemp hut. Marc Andre Labelle, with a three-point night (1 goal, 2 assists) was the game’s second star.
West Carleton opened the scoring in the first period. In the second, James Kirkwood scored for Cornwall, to draw the Prowlers even. Assisting were Labelle and Devon Burns.
The Rivermen responded 10 minutes later, before Cornwall went on to score three in a row, still in the second stanza. Marksmen were Brandon Watt, JP Carey, and Labelle, with assists to Brian Landry (2), Eddie Slade, and Labelle.
West Carleton got one back in the third period, but that was as close as they would get.
Cornwall lost the opening game of the championship series on the road, 3-1. See this post for more background.
The third game is set for February 28 at the Cavanagh Sensplex, with game four back at the Cornwall multi-sport complex the next night, starting at 7:30 p.m.