Ottawa, Ontario – There were four games on Friday night with Valley taking on Arnprior and Westport hosting Perth in the Richardson Division. Casselman traveled to the Maxville Sports Complex to play Alexandria and Embrun faced off against Richmond in Martin Division action.
Arnprior 5, Valley 3
After Brayden Stewart (1G/1A) tied it up with under 10 minutes left in the third, Neil Duncan would score the game winner 10 seconds following Stewart’s tying goal. Jake Dhun and Max Saito would add insurance goals to get Arnrpior their third straight win. McGregor and Cuglietta got on the scoresheet with two assists. Landon and Buffam tallied one goal.
Warren and Clarke had goals for Valley in the loss. Andrew Cristea was absolutely terrific in between the pipes as he made 61 saves. Shots were 66 to 33 in favour of Arnprior.
Perth 5, Westport 2
This game was tied up heading into the third period and Perth was able to score three unanswered goals from Jordan Falcone (1G/1A), Ben Anderson (1G) and Ben Langille (1G/1A) who got an empty net goal to seal it. Kazda and Arpas also collected their first goals of the season in the second period. Perth went 1-for-7 on the power play while Westport went 0-for-6.
Connor Craig (1G) now has five goals in his first two games to start the season and Kyle Dagg also collected his first goal with Westport. Nathaniel Boyes made 45 saves Shots were 50-35 for Perth.
Casselman 5, Alexandria 3
The Casselman Vikings were able to capture their second win of the season. Simon Batista scored the game winning goal with 11:31 left in regulation. Fredrick Gagnier and Alex Charlebois each scored twice. Nicolas Chartrand got on the scoresheet with two assists. Will Vaillancourt made 32 saves for his first win with Casselman.
Dante De Sanctis, Tyler Sauve and Austin Ma tallied their first EOJHL goals for Alexandria. Casselman went 1-for-4
Embrun 5, Richmond 2
The Panthers would score five unanswered goals for their first win of the season and improve to 1-2. Eric Skyba leads the way by scoring his first career EOJHL hat trick in a five point night and Marshall Drevniok scores two goals for his first three point game. Riley Flair alson contributed by collecting two assists.
Aidan Foley made 33 saves for his first win this season. Fleming and Wilson had Richmond’s goals in the loss.