By Steven Smeall
CORNWALL, Ontario – The Jonquière Marquis had the Cornwall River Kings right where they wanted them in their LNAH playoff series but Cornwall struck back Friday night in game three, taking the 2-0 win.
© Allison Papineau
Cornwall River Kings.
From the beginning of the game it seemed that the River Kings had entirely changed from game two. The team wasn’t taking a crazy amount of penalties and seemed to be in control.
Just half-way through the first period, Cornwall’s Julien Corriveau would score his first of the playoffs, giving Cornwall the 1-0 lead. Assists came from Jean-Philippe Caron and Dominic Chiasson.
There would be no scoring until half-way through the third period when the same three from earlier would attack the Marquis again. This time around, Jean-Philippe Caron got one passed Marquis goaltender Pier-Olivier Pelletier.
The 2-0 score would hold on for the final 10 minutes of the game, giving Cornwall a hard-earned victory heading into game two. The series is no within one for the River Kings at 2-1.
While Cornwall had one less shot than Jonquière at 20, it would prove to be enough to get them another week for the season.
Game four of the series will take place tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in Cornwall. Following that, regardless of the winner, the teams will head to Jonquière on April 6 for game five, which is set for 8 p.m. at this time.