A huge offensive onslaught propelled the Nepean Raiders to a 5-1 win over the Cornwall Colts on Thurs. night, snapping their losing streak at three games.
After entering the night with a league worst 26 goals for, the game saw a balanced scoring attack from the visiting Raiders (3-7). The five goals came off the sticks of five different players, chasing the Colts’ (6-6-1) starter Michael Carr in the second period.
“You know what, we played 60 min. Tonight was the first time we actually played a full game,” said head coach Darcy Findlay.
“It was everything we’ve been talking about for the last couple weeks, fortunately for us we were able to put it together.”
Corey Tam, Davis Browning and Malcolm Arseneau added first period goals while Jordan Renaud and Rico Rossi added tallies in the second and third respectively.
It was a night of firsts, with Browning and Rossi’s goals being their first CCHL markers.
Kyle Alaverdy stopped 22 shots for his second win on the year.
“I thought he made stops when he needed to and kept momentum in our favour. We’re very happy that he had a strong game and helped us throughout,” said Findlay.
Fifteen-year-old call up Josh Barnes provided the lone Cornwall goal.
The Raiders’ road trip will continue Fri. against the Hawkesbury Hawks.
Picture courtesy Bob Lefebvre.