The Brooklin Redmen travelled east down the 401 tonight to take on the Akwesasne Thunder on Cornwall Island. The Redmen were coming off a tough 10-8 loss last night in Peterborough in their first action of the season. Jason Crosbie led the way tonight for the Redmen with five goals and one assist in a 13-9 loss to drop their record to 0-2. The Redmen were without the services of Peter Lough, Barrett Church and Bill Greer who could not make the trip due to work commitments.
The Thunder won the first period by a score of 7-4, chasing Gee Nash from the net with 5:07 left in the frame. David Power, who went the rest of the way, replaced him.
The second-period score was 5-1 for the Thunder as they took a 12-5 lead into the second intermission. The Redmen showed some life in the final frame as they won that period 4-1.
As noted, Crosbie was (5,1) for the visitors. Ryan Harris had a pair of goals and three helpers while Scott Stapleford added two goals and one assist.
Penalties on the night were 20 minutes on 10 minors for the Thunder and 10 minutes, five minors for the Redmen.
Redmen will regroup and host the Peterborough Lakers in their home opener on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 8:00 p.m.