by Romano Di Franco
NEPEAN, ON – The Nepean Raiders hosted the Cornwall Colts at the Nepean Sportsplex Steve Yzerman Arena Jim Durrell Sports Complex to take on the Yzerman Division leading Ottawa Junior Senators.
It was the fourth meeting between the two teams with Nepean holding a 3-0 advantage in the season series. The last meeting was a 5-3 win for Nepean in which Anthony Rivard scored twice.
Emile Savoie (1-8, 0.883 SV%, 4.02 GAA) got the start in the net for Cornwall while Nathan Loisel (4-9-1, 0.884 SV%, 4.79 GAA) got the start between the pipes for the home team.
Cornwall opened the scoring after a seeing-eye shot by Simon Laferriere from the point eluded Loisel. Wil McKinley provided the screen in front of the net reducing visibility for the Nepean netminder.
The Raiders best chance came on a when Chase Campeau rang one off the iron.
The period ended with Cornwall up 1-0 after outshooting Nepean 16-13.
Cornwall scored three in the second to go up 4-0 on goals by Kobe Tallman, Bradley Fraser and Brayden Bowen. The Colts had the majority of chances outshooting the Raiders 22-6 in the period and 40-20 after 40 minutes.
Owen Hollingsworth spoiled Savoie’s shutout bid after some sloppy play by Cornwall in their own zone. Jack Hillier stole the puck from Kobe Tallman and found Hollingsworth who snapped it by the Colts netminder from a wide angle to make it a 4-1 game.
Cornwall extended their lead to 8-1 on goals by Keanu Krenn, Jacob Knickle, Justin Ouellette, and Aaron Shaw.
The three stars were a sweep for Cornwall as Keanu Krenn (1G | 2A) was named the game’s first star, Jacob Knickle (1G) got the nod as second star and Tristan Miron (2A) was named third star.
Owen Hollingsworth (1G) was named the hardest working Raider as he extended his goal scoring streak to three games.
The Raiders are in action again on Wednesday as they host the Rockland Nationals at the Nepean Sportsplex Steve Yzerman Arena for a 7:30pm puck drop.