Cornwall Colts vs Brockville Braves, Sept 18, 2017

COR #88 F Barnes, Joshua (2018) – Barnes was dominant throughout the game. He possesses great speed and likes to skate the puck up the ice. His superior skillset and quick acceleration allow him to deke around multiple defenders at a time. He had at least 3-4 quality scoring chances in the first period alone and 8 or 9 throughout the game. His first goal came off a rebound on the powerplay. In the second period, he picked up a cross-ice pass and beat the defenceman to the outside in a footrace. He took the puck to the net and made a nice deke to bury the goal low, short side. He finished off the hat-trick on an empty net to complete the win 3-1.
COR #11 F Hicks, Alejandro (2018) – Good two-way player that doesn’t bring much offense. He consistently backchecks hard and in the first period he broke up a play and forced a penalty. Battles hard in front of the net.
COR #1 G Danik Martin (2018) – Quick reflexes and impressive vision. Tracked the puck well along the blueline through traffic. Overall, Brockville had more offensive zone-time and shots throughout the game but Danik was very reliable, consistently making great saves and second saves. Cornwall had a few defensive breakdowns in the first period and he demonstrated quick reflexes on shooters with a lot of time in the slot.
BRO #43 D White, Gavin (2018) – Offensive-style defenceman who wasn’t afraid to jump in the play and did a good job of helping sustain offensive pressure. Carried the puck end-to-end in the second period and demonstrated good stick handling.
BRO #28 F Stacey, Colin (2018) – Big body at this level with above average offensive skill. He made a nice tape-to-tape pass up the middle on the breakout in the first period. In the third period, he took a hard wrist shot from the slot that went off the goalie’s mask. He was caught giving the puck away under pressure a few times.
BRO #45 F Merkosky, Jack (2018) – Made a good, accurate pass across the crease in the offensive zone to set up a scoring opportunity in the first period. Had a strong shift in the second period on the forecheck. He lost a few battles and races to the puck, including a puck race at the end of the second period that would’ve led to a breakaway.