Colts end losing skid
leader Roman Ammirato also netted two, including the eventual game winner early in the third period. Edwardson was solid in net with 26 saves on 29 shots to move the Colts above the .500 mark to a 5-4 record. The Colts now have 10 points, good enough for third place in the Robinson Division, one point ahead of Brockville. Carleton Place, who trounced the Colts at home 9-4 on Thursday, and the Bears lead the Robinson Division with a league-lead- ing 14 points. The Colts, whose goaltending woes continued at home, were outscored 4-1 in the first period and 3-1 in the third for their third consecutive loss. Colts starting goalie Jordan Piccolino was chased from the crease just past the game’s halfway mark after letting in five goals on 26 shots. But his replacement, Matt Jenkins, did not fare any better with four goals on just 10 shots, opening the door for Picco- lino to return to close out the game. Michael Pontarelli led the scoring for the Colts with two goals. Also scoring was Marly Quince and Parker Krol. The Colts are back in action at the Ed Lumley Arena at 7:30 Thursday against the Cumberland Grads. The Colts head to Gloucester for a 7:30 p.m. tilt Friday versus the Rangers and then to Kanata on Sunday for a 7 p.m. start against the Stallions.
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We’ll take the goalie behind door No. 3. That isn’t exactly how the Cornwall Colts chose their starting goalie Friday night, but it proved to be fortuitous. The Colts started James Edwardson be- tween the pipes against the Smiths Falls Bears and came away with a 4-3 win to end their three-game losing skid. Playing in the Bears’ barn, the Colts did not earn the victory the easy way. They lost Marly Quince, one of their top scorers, just 5:48 into the game on a checking from behind major and Stephen Johnson was tossed for the same infraction about three minutes later in a rough, penalty filled first period. The Colts extended their lead to three goals early in the third, but the Bears re- fused to go away quietly. They netted two goals in the span of four minutes to come within one goal of the Colts with 3:17 left in the game. To add even more drama, the Colts were saddled with too-many-men penalty with just 2:50 left in the tilt, but they managed to hang on for a much-needed victory. Michael Ponterelli continued his scoring ways with two for Cornwall. Colts scoring
Photo Greg Kielec
Michael Pontarelli of the Cornwall Colts celebrates one of his two goals in a los- ing effort against the Carleton Place Canadians Thursday. Pontarelli added two more Friday night to help the Colts end their losing streak in Smiths Falls.
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