Cornwall Ontario – Grant Cooper scored with six minutes left in the 3rd period to lift the Cornwall Colts to a 2-1 upset over the Ottawa Jr. Senators on Grant Cooper Autograph Night (Thursday night) at the Ed Lumley Arena.
It was Cooper’s 16th goal of the season. Cooper, the most recent Captain of Team Canada East at the World Jr A Hockey Challenge, spent close to 30 minutes signing autographs and meeting fans following the game.
Brennan Markell (9) also scored for the Cornwall Colts as they extend their home ice winning streak to four games.
Brett Nichol made 30 saves for the victory as Cornwall outshot Ottawa 36-30.
The Cornwall Colts record improves to 24-19-2-1 for 51 points. The loss leaves Ottawa with 60 points, two points behind first place Carleton Place in the CCHL standings.
The Wendy’s Restaurant Three Stars were First Star Grant Cooper (COR), Second Star Brett Nichol (COR) and Third Star Marcus Paulino (OTT).
The Cornwall Toyota Hardest Working Colts Player of the Game was Dean Derouchie.
The Cornwall Colts next game is Sunday in Kemptville before the Colts return home next Thursday night against those same Kemptville 73’s. The Cornwall Colts will welcome St. Lawrence College staff and students to the Ed Lumley Arena. Game time is 7:30pm.