The Cornwall Prowlers entered Saturday evening’s EOSHL championship series’ fourth match riding a two-game winning streak and looking to clinch the trophy, but the West Carleton Rivermen had other ideas, skating to a 6-2 win over the host side to force a deciding game five this week.
The top-ranked Rivermen appeared hungrier in the February 29 contest, playing desperation hockey as West Carleton needed the win to stay alive.
After Cornwall’s Kenny Neil opened the scoring, assisted by Storm Adams, at the 9:56 mark of the first period, the Rivermen went on a run, scoring the next four goals, including two on near breakaways.
James Kirkwood gave the Prowlers some life late in the second, set up by Gabriel Veilleux and Tristan Perrealt-Gagnon. However, West Carleton added two more in the third period to salt away the win and draw even in the series, at two games apiece.
The Prowlers had 41 shots on goal.
Game five for the cup is scheduled for Friday, March 6 starting at 8 p.m. and will be played at the Cavanagh Sensplex. The Prowlers are looking at a fan bus. Contact the team through their Facebook page for more information.
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