Cornwall Ontario – Grant Cooper did the scoring and Liam Lascelle made the saves as the Cornwall Colts blanked the Brockville Braves 1-0 for their 25th home opener.
Cooper (4) scored an unassisted short-handed goal with 2:36 left in the first period and Lascelle made 29 saves as the Colts improved to 4-0 on the young CCHL season.
The Colts outshot the Braves 39-29.
The Wendy’s Restaurant Three Stars were First Star Grant Cooper (Colts), Second Star Liam Lascelle (Colts) and Third Star Henry Johnson (Braves).
Prior to the game, members of the original 1992-93 Colts team were recognized with a red carpet ceremony at center ice. Original players in attendance were Steph Marleau, Serge Viau, Eric Landry, Rod Pitblado and Cory Maxam along with coaches Jean Payette and Mario Vien. The highlight of the night was the ceremonial puck drop from original owner Don Derry’s widow Darleen Derry and her daughter Shannon Derry.
The Colts next game is at home on Thursday, September 15th vs the Cumberland Grads. Memorial Cup winning coach and former NHL coach Doug Carpenter will be the guest of honour and autographing his biography with all money raised going to the Children’s Treatment Centre. Game time at the Ed Lumley Arena is 7:30pm.