CORNWALL – The Nationals were completely outclassed by the first-place Port Huron Prowlers on Friday night at the Civic Complex.
The Prowlers skated to their ninth straight Federal Hockey League victory, 11-1 over Cornwall in front of 507 fans.
Port Huron opened the scoring 2:06 into the contest when Yianni Liarakos’ wrist shot from the slot beat Sebastien Dube-Rochon. Josh Colten then riffled a shot past Dube-Rochon at 5:04 of the first for a powerplay marker.
Branden Parkhouse connected on a perfect feed from Matt Robertson at 7:22 of the first to give the Prowlers a 3-0 lead.
The Nationals got on the scoreboard when the newly acquired Matyas Kasek beat Port Huron’s Michael Santaguida for a buzzer beater with 0.1 seconds on the clock.
Parkhouse then redirected in a pretty feed from Robertson at 7:12 of the middle frame to give the Prowlers a 4-1 lead.
Matt Graham tapped in a Stepan Timofeyev pass to beat a helpless Dube-Rochon with 5:32 to play in the second before Liarakos gave Port Huron a 6-1 lead with 4:19 to go in the frame.
Brandon Billie took over goaltending duties for the Nationals in the third period and Timofeyev beat him at 5:57 of the period. Robertson and Parkhouse then connected 17 seconds apart as the Prowlers opened up a 9-1 lead.
Timofeyev added his second of the night with 8:09 to go of the third before Austin Daae rounded out the scoring with 6:09 to go.
Port Huron outshot Cornwall 45-26. Parkhouse (first), Robertson (second) and Timofeyev were the announced stars.
Cornwall is back in action on Saturday night at the Civic Complex when they face the last-place North Shore Knights. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.