Ottawa, ON – There were seven games on a busy Friday night with 14 of 16 teams playing. The teams that had a days off were Char-Lan and Athens. The Martin Division playoff matchups have now been set while it is still a tight race for 1st in the Richardson Division.
F | Arnprior 4, Brockville 2
Adam Church leads the way with one goal and two helpers in a three-point night. Jardine, Driscoll and Rampton also had one goal for Arnprior. They snap their seven game losing streak and still remain three points out of the fifth and final playoff spot.
Dittmer and Gallagher each had the first two goals for Brockville in the loss. They had a 2-0 lead early to start off the game. The Tikis have won two consecutive games. They are now 3rd place in the Richardson Division.
F | Perth 2, Whitewater 0
This was a goaltenders duel for the second consecutive game. Darien Johnson got the start and made 29-saves for his second shutout this season. His last shutout came on December 2nd against Embrun on the road.
Matthew O’Brien would tally the game winning goal with his second of the year. Mark McKay added an insurance goal on the power play in the final frame. The Blue Wings have won three consecutive games on three straight days. Kevin Proulx made 37-saves but only allowed one goal throughout the game.
F | Casselman 3, Alexandria 2
The Vikings have now clinched 2nd place in the league standings and in the Martin Division. They’ll now have home ice advantage for Game 1 against Ottawa West in their rink in two weeks when playoffs begin. Talbot, Mattie and Patterson each collect one goal to extend their point streaks to two games.
Casselman has now won two consecutive games. Stacey and Legue each had one goal in the Glens loss. In able for the Glens to clinch home ice advantage for Wild Card series, either they win their final regular season game against Winchester or a Rebels loss.
F | Embrun 3, Ottawa 2
This comes at a total shock. David Toppa who plays with the Ottawa Jr. Senators leads the way in his second game with the Panthers with 1 G / 1 A and Cayden Martin (1 G / 1 A) also tallied a multi-point game. Marc Brosseau extends his point streak to three games with two apples.
Jacob Ramalho and Johnny Pickering each picked up one goal as the Canadians lose their three game winning streak. With OJC’s loss, they are unable to tie Casselman for wins in a season with 40 and tie with them for the best winning percentage in the league. They’ll have to settle between 37-39 wins this year with two more games left.
F | Renfrew 9, Richmond 3
The Timberwolves limited the Royals to four shots in the 1st and 3rd period. Andrew McIntyre collects his first four goal game this season and now has 40 goals on the season. Nick Cuddy scores twice whiel Nicholas Crozier had 1 G / 2 A. Howie, Richardson, Marinic and Fleming each registered two assists.
The Timberwolves have won three of their last four games and still three points ahead of Arnprior for the final playoff spot. Adam Goodfellow collects two goals in the loss. He now has hit the 20 goal margin for the first time in his junior hockey career. The Royals have loss two straight games.
F/OT | Carleton Place 3, Westport 2
This was the only game that went to OT that night. Emile Cyr (1 G / 1 A) completed a multi-point game by scoring the OT winner on a penalty shot. James Lister and Gavin Browne were the other goal scorers for Carleton Place. The Canadians have won two consecutive games.
Ty Nicholson and Blake Kettyle each tally one goal in the Rideaus loss. They will face off against Perth on Sunday afternoon in an important game which could determine where they’ll end up in the standings.
F | Ottawa West 4, Winchester 3
The Golden knights did all of their scoring in the first period. Sean Kearns picks up his second two goal game this season. Marco Haw and Sam Edward each netted one goal. Ottawa West has now won seven of their last nine games with two more games to play.
Kyle Kuehni, Graeme Buffone and Eric Derepentigny each had one goal in the Hawks loss. The Winchester Hawks have now been eliminated from playoff contention which means that the Char-Lan Rebels have clinched their way into the post-season.