DesRoches nets winner for Granites in final minute

Jason Simmonds
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KENSINGTON – Nathan DesRoches scored with 22 seconds remaining in the third period to break a 6-6 tie and lift the Kensington Clark Insurance Granites to a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Charlottetown Crunch on Wednesday night.

Kensington Clark Insurance Granites

It was a big win for the first-place Granites, who moved three points ahead of the Crunch in the Island Community Senior Hockey League standings. Kensington is now 6-2-1 (won-lost-overtime losses) while the Crunch dropped to 5-6-0.

At Community Gardens, the host Granites jumped out to a 4-2 lead after 20 minutes, but the Crunch roared back in the middle frame to take a 6-5 advantage into the second intermission.

Cameron Webster’s second goal of the game at 3:38 of the final frame evened the score. Devan Praught (2-1), Brad Gallant (1-2) and Alex Noonan rounded out the Granites’ scoring. Jason Smallman added an assist.

For the Crunch, Cory Chaisson (2-1), Greg O’Brien (2), Evan Shea (1-1) and Josh Whiteway found the back of the net. Assists were credited to Vaughan Miller (2), Kaelan Brennan, Jordan Costello and Josh MacKinnon.

Nick Creelman earned the goaltending win.

Geographic location: Kensington, Community Gardens

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