Lucky seven for the Braves

Brockville forward Ryan Gillespie stands in front of Kemptville goaltender William Anderson during their CCHL game at the Memorial Centre on Friday night. Gillespie scored the Braves' second goal in the home win. Tim Ruhnke/The Recorder and Times jpg, BT

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The winning streak continues for the Brockville Braves.

Brockville defeated Kemptville 3-1 at the Memorial Centre on Friday night. It was the Braves’ seventh victory in a row.

Clay Korpi gave the home team the early lead when he scored his second goal of the season at 2:21 of the first period. The Braves outshot the 73’s 20-4 in the opening 20 minutes.

Ryan Gillespie made it 2-0 for Brockville 71 seconds into the second period; it was his sixth goal of the year. The Braves’ lead grew to three when Justin McRae scored his 13th of the season on a power play at 8:17 of the middle frame. Kemptville outshot Brockville 19-13 in the period.

Madoka Suzuki’s short-handed goal at 3:44 of the third put the 73’s on the board, but that was it for scoring on the night. The Braves outshot Kemptville 43-33. Jake Begley made 32 saves and picked up the win in net for Brockville. William Anderson stopped 40 shots in a losing effort.

McRae, Begley and Anderson were named first, second and third stars respectively. Memorial Centre attendance was listed at 467.

The home win gave Brockville (14-4-3) sole possession of second place in the CCHL Robinson Division standings. The Braves will travel to Nepean to take on the Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

Brockville edged the Colts 2-1 in Cornwall on Thursday night for the Braves’ sixth straight victory. Sam Allison and Parker Casey scored for Brockville; former Brave Christophe Cote had Cornwall’s lone goal. Simon Harkness picked up the victory in net for Brockville.

A Remembrance Day ceremony held just before the start of the game at the Memorial Centre on Friday night included the reading of In Flanders Fields and a moment of silence. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 Brockville past-president Don Corneil dropped the puck.

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