After a myriad of penalties in the first period by the Carleton Place Canadians, the Junior A squad found themselves in a 3-1 deficit heading into the second against the Cornwall Colts.
Heading into Cornwall's barn, Carleton Place was looking to keep their first place Robinson division standing intact. If it wasn't for Cornwall's red hot goaltender Jordan Piccolino, there was no doubt Carleton Place would have been way ahead. More chances and keeping the puck in Cornwall's end seemed to be all that was happening in the first 10 minutes of the game.
Then came the penalties. 4 penalties in 10 minutes kept the Cornwall Colts on a never-ending powerplay. Capitalizing on the Canadian's mistakes, the Colts managed to score 3. However, that was pretty much all she wrote. The Carleton Place Canadians are a big group of lads who use their size to their advantage. Not afraid to use the body against the smaller Cornwall Colts. Penalties seemed abundant, but some were warranted.
The second period saw the teams play almost evenly against one another. It was the third where the Canadians woke up. Clarkson, Michigan native Vinny Post earned second star of the game honors by beating Piccolino to notch the game up at three. With one more goal each to head into overtime, it was Clarkson University's committed Kelly Summers who sealed the deal for Carleton Place.
CCHL'S THREE STARS
1. Stephen Baylis (CPC) 2. Vinny Post (CPC) 3. A.Roumeliotis (COR)
MARCH'S THREE STARS
1. Jordan Piccolino (COR) I can't say enough about this kid. If it weren't for him, the score would've been run up by a mile. Thoroughly excited for his future; brilliant to watch.
2. Kelly Summers (CPC) Scouts were abundant in the Ed Lumley Arena, including one from the Dallas Stars. No doubt this is who they were keeping an eye on. Summers hockey sense and ability to drive plays is what makes him a key part for Carleton Place and will be for Clarkson University next season.
3. Marley Quince (COR) While he was kept off the score sheet and took a stupid penalty, Quince is a joy to watch. His speed and stick handling are what keeps him on the ice every second shift. Sometimes can be a bit flashy though.