Before hitting the road this evening to take on the West Carleton Rivermen, the Cornwall Prowlers of the EOSHL made a few additions to their roster.
The Prowlers (6-1-2) are chasing the league-leading Rivermen (8-0-1), trailing three points in the standings heading into play this weekend.
Making their debut tonight are forwards Maxime Bonin and Kyle Quick, along with defenceman Matt Romain. General manager Mitch Gagne characterizes the new additions as “two speedsters up front and a solid defensive d-man.”
Local senior ‘A’ hockey on Saturday saw the Maxville Millionaires and the Cornwall Prowlers lose their home games, falling to the Deseronto Bulldogs and West Carleton Rivermen, respectively.
The Millionaires remained winless, dropping to 0-6 in their inaugural EOSHL campaign, with a 7-4 loss to Deseronto. Tristen Elie and Chris Newhook each had two points (1 goal, 1 assist) in the losing cause. Ryan Allen and Kenny Neil notched the other Maxville markers, while Mikael Dobson, Ian Boots, Stevie Ray Adams, and Mark Pearl added assists. Miguel D’aoust took the loss in net, facing 39 shots on goal.
In Cornwall, the Prowlers had a 3-2 lead through 40 minutes of play, only to see the Rivermen score 4 times in the final frame, dealing the home side a bitter pill.
Following the game, Prowlers owner and general manager Mitch Gagne expressed his frustration with penalty calls at the 18:27 mark of the second stanza: “The whole momentum was swung by two calls by the referees… tossing our goalie and captain out in the middle frame saw a swing in things.”
Goaltender Frederic Roy and captain Marc Andre Labelle were both shown the door after being called for unsportsmanlike conduct. Roy also took a roughing call, as did West Carleton’s Dave Stathos. Roy left the game having stopped 26 of 28 shots.
Cornwall’s goal scorers were Storm Adams, Brandon Gilmour, and Jeff Clarke. Labelle had two assists before he left the game. Other assists went to Gabriel Veilleux, Brian Landry, Dylan Stacey, and JP Carey.
With the loss, the Prowlers record now stands at 4-1-2 for second place. The Rivermen lead the league at 6-0-1.