Smiths Falls – The Brockville Braves lost 5-4 to the Smiths Falls Bears in a shootout on Sunday afternoon in CCHL action in Smiths Falls.
An understaffed Braves team made a game of it. Evan Boucher completed his hattrick with only 6 seconds left on the clock to force Overtime. OT solved not a thing and the game went to a shootout.
The Bear’s last shooter, Brody Fournier was the only player to muster a goal in the shootout and propel the Bears to a 5–4 win.
The Braves were already missing Luke Tchor, Jackson Hayes and Kevin Fitzgerald to start the game. The second period saw the departure of Colin Stacey and Mike Palandra. The remaining troops played their heart out only to surrender in the shootout.
Brockville will host the Nepean Raiders on Friday night at the Memorial Centre. Game time is 7:30 PM.
The Bears will host the Ottawa Junior Senators on Friday night starting at 7:30 pm.
1, Smiths Falls, Watson 4 (James), 1:17. 2, Brockville, Boucher 7 (Stacey), 4:41. 3, Brockville, Iozzo 3 (Boucher, Palandra), 6:40 (PP). 4, Smiths Falls, Fournier 2 (Watson, Campbell), 7:10. 5, Smiths Falls, Watson 5 (James, Fournier), 11:40. Penalties-Lariviere Sf (hooking), 6:34; McLean Sf (tripping), 12:07; Godfrey Bro (hooking), 13:21; Brown Sf (slashing), 16:43; Hamady Sf (high sticking), 18:36.
6, Brockville, Boucher 8 (Haynes), 17:08 (PP). Penalties-Elliott Bro (hooking), 3:34; Donovan Bro (hooking), 12:54; Liu Sf (cross-checking), 16:02; Campbell Sf (tripping), 16:48.
7, Smiths Falls, McLean 2 (Lesser), 10:27. 8, Brockville, Boucher 9 (Iozzo, Donovan), 19:54. Penalties-No Penalties
1st OT Period:
No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties
Brockville 0 (Goreski NG, Boucher NG, Rainey NG), Smiths Falls 1 (Watson NG, James NG, Fournier G).
Shots on Goal:
Brockville 12-11-13-4-0-40. Smiths Falls 8-11-9-5-1-34.
Power Play Opportunities:
Brockville 2 / 6; Smiths Falls 0 / 3.
Brockville, Abbott 3-1-0-1 (33 shots-29 saves). Smiths Falls, Desjardins 2-5-0-0 (40 shots-36 saves).