Recap | Golden Knights clinch playoff spot with 3-2 shootout win over Canadians

Photo: Davide Disipio / Article: Mason Detre


Ottawa, Ontario – It was an entertaining game to see on Tuesday night, as the Ottawa West Golden Knights come away with a 3-2 shootout victory to take a 2-1 season series lead over the Ottawa Jr. Canadians.

F/SO | Ottawa West 3, Ottawa 2

The Golden Knights extend their winning streak to three consecutive games while the Canadians two game winning streak came to an end. Jack Haymes extended his point streak to five games by scoring a goal in the first period.

Ryan Carroll returns into the lineup for the first time since suffering an upper body injury on November 16th against Casselman and was able to pick up the tying goal right after Will Fitzsimmons gave the Canadians a brief lead in the third period.

Fitzsimmons extended his point streak to 12 games and goal streak to four games. Janick Lacroix also netted a goal back in the first period to get his point streak up to four games. Overtime solved nothing so it need a shootout.

Sean Kearns collects the shootout winner in the fourth round after he went top corner on Ryan Whitehurst. Whitehurst made 32 saves in the shootout loss while Brent Pledge-Dickson made 33 saves for his 13th win this season. Shots were equal at 35 while the Canadians power play went 0-for-4. Ottawa West, Embrun and Ottawa have officially clinched a playoff spot in the Martin Division.