The Cornwall Prowlers of the EOSHL rallied from a game down, winning two straight over the Deseronto Bulldogs, capped off by a 10-7 triumph in the deciding tilt last weekend, to secure a berth in the senior ‘A’ hockey championship finals.
The February 15 contest saw the Prowlers build a 6-0 lead by the 5-minute mark of the second period, en route to the victory on home ice.
Marc Andre Labelle led the Cornwall offence, with a goal and 4 assists. Dylan Stacey potted a pair and added two helpers, and Gabriel Veilleux scored one and chalked up a pair of assists.
Storm Adams banged home two goals, as did Jeff Clarke.
Other point-getters were Devon Burns (1 goal, 1 assist), JP Carey (2 A), Tristan Perreault-Gagnon (2 A), James Kirkwood (1 A), Charles Landry (1 A), and Jesse Fontaine (1 A).
South Glengarrian Jacob Dawson also chalked up a helper in the contest. Following the match, he reconnected with Brandon Gilmour, who plays for the Bulldogs. It was Gilmour who convince Dawson to return to competitive hockey this year.
Cornwall lost game one of the semifinal series 6-5 on the road, rallying on home ice to tie the battle with a 10-3 thrashing of Deseronto in the second match.
The West Carleton Rivermen, the league’s top team from the regular season, prevailed in the other semis with a two-game sweep of the Maxville Millionaires, on scores of 8-7 and 13-1.
The first-ever championship series for the EOSHL is set to open tonight, February 21, at the Cavanagh Sensplex, starting at 8 p.m.
Game two of the best-of-five series is booked for Saturday night, beginning at 7:30 p.m., on rink 1 at Cornwall’s multi-sport complex.
West Carleton gets to host game three on February 28, at 8 p.m., with the fourth contest, if required, booked for the next night in Cornwall, at 7:30 p.m., at the multi-sport complex. Should a fifth contest be needed, it’s set to be played March 6 at the Cavanagh.