Colts push Braves to brink of elimination
Kevin Lajoie

Colts push Braves to brink of elimination
With a win on Thursday, the Colts can advance to the Central Hockey League finals for the first time in nearly a decade.

Cornwall - Mar. 29, 2011 - The Cornwall Colts are now one win away from their first trip to the Central Hockey League finals in nearly a decade.

The Colts beat the Brockville Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven semi-final series. Game 5 in the series goes Thursday night in Cornwall (7:30 p.m.).

Tuesday's win marked a big rebound for the Colts after suffering a 4-2 setback against the Braves in Game 3 on Sunday night.

Kyle Baun lead the Colts with two goals on the night, while Tyson Spink, Matt Jacobs and Mitch Zion added singles. Tyson Wilson, Stan Smrke and Maxime Dumond scored for the Braves.

Cornwall jumped ahead to a 3-1 lead midway through the second period, but the Braves didn't throw in the towel. Brockville actually closed the gap to 4-3 with just a few minutes to play before Zion scored an empty net goal with just seconds to play to clinch the victory for the Colts.

Pete Karvouniaris had a solid game in nets for the Colts, stopping 23 of 26 shots.

In the other semi-final series, Pembroke defeated Gloucester 5-2 on Monday night to win the series 4-0.

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