Ottawa, Ontario – It was an entertaining game at the Earl Armstrong Arena as the Ottawa Jr. Canadians defeated the Ottawa West Golden Knights to snap Ottawa West’s 12 game winning streak.
Ottawa 3, Ottawa West 1
Antonio Silenu received the pass from Janick Lacroix down low and one-timed it top corner to give the Canadians the first goal of the game, which came on a delayed penalty to Adam Watson for a potential boarding minor in the first period.
The Canadians would get a power play late in the second that carried into the third period for 40 seconds. It was the only power play they got throughout the night.
Ever since the first goal, there wasn’t any goals until the third period. Ric Shin was able to feed Bobby Dempster at the middle point to shoot it on net and Michael Gallivan was able to clean up the garbage for his 14th goal of the season to tie the game. Gallivan also extends his point streak to nine games and his goal streak to four games.
Conor Corrigan was terrific in between the pipes as he robbed Michael Gallivan of his one-timer from the left face off circle which turned out to be a big point during the game and it came on the penalty kill. He made 35 stops on the night. The Canadians penalty kill was 3-for-3 in this game.
In the final minutes of play in regulation, Nicolas Seguin backhanded the puck through two Golden Knights defenders to Brent Pledge-Dickson, who tried to play it with his stick. Unfortunately for him, it went over the stick, then through his legs at the crease and in the back of the net which gave Ottawa a 2-1 lead.
Janick Lacroix would seal the deal by hitting the empty netter for the Canadians third goal. Ottawa West still sits first place in the Martin Division and in the league standings with 38 points while the Ottawa Jr. Canadians sit second place in the division and league standings with 37 points after Tuesday’s game.
Seguin collected his 20th of the season and extended his goal and point streak to six games. During his streaks, he has eight goals and six assists. Silenu has also stepped up in a big way as he has three goals in his last three games. Noel de Kemp also had his five game point streak snapped during the game. The Canadians have also won three consecutive games.
Ottawa Jr. Canadians will head on the road to play the Casselman Vikings and the Golden Knights will play Char-Lan this upcoming Thursday night.