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Game 5 loss pushes Colts to brink of elimination
Kevin Lajoie
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Game 5 loss pushes Colts to brink of elimination
The Colts fell 5-3 to Pembroke in Game 5 on Wednesday night, leaving the Lumber Kings one game away from their fifth consecutive league title.

Cornwall - Apr. 13, 2011 - The Colts are now in a must-win situation after dropping Game 5 to Pembroke on Wednesday night by a score of 5-3.

With the win on home ice, the defending champion Lumber Kings grabbed a commanding 3-2 lead in the Central Canada Hockey League championship series, and they'll have a chance to win their fifth straight title tonight when the two teams square off at the Cornwall Civic Complex (7:30 p.m.).

Unlike much of the series to date, Wednesday night's match was a busy one for the referees. A total of 14 penalties were called - some of them questionable - and it ended up costing the Colts dearly as Pembroke scored four of their five goals on the power play.

Perhaps the toughest call of all came at the hands of gritty Colts forward Billy Ulrick, who was sent to the box midway through the third period when he continued to play after losing his helmet.

The Lumber Kings scored two goals soon after, and they never looked back.

Trailing 3-1 in the second period, the Colts actually made a game of it with a late period goal by Sean Blunden and an early third period marker from Tyson Spink. Captain Jacob Laliberte notched the Colts' first goal with a nifty shot that got past Francis Dupuis' glove.

Jonathan Milley had a pair of goals to lead the Lumber Kings, while Mitchell Gallant, Tyler Tosunian and Kyle Just had the other markers.

Should the Colts win at home tonight, the deciding Game 7 will be played Saturday night in Pembroke.

GAME NOTES - Colts starter Peter Karvouniaris was pulled from the game after allowing two goals in the first period . . . . Colts coach Ian MacInnis was slapped with a misconduct penalty after losing his cool with referees Nygel Pelletier and Tom Sweeney late in the game . . . . Cornwall outshot Pembroke 29 - 26.


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