Ottawa, Ontario – It was a busy weekend in the EOJHL as Saturday saw five games with Westport playing Whitewater, Carleton Place hosting Arnprior and Valley taking on Athens in the Richardson Division. Ottawa West was in Williamstown to play Char-Lan and Winchester faced off against Alexandria in the Martin Division. Sunday saw Embrun on the road against Richmond, Whitewater hosting Athens and the Perth Blue Wings playing Valley.
Westport 6, Whitewater 5 (OT)
The Westport Rideaus had to comeback down 5-3 midway through the third period to force OT. Kyle Dagg (2G) scored the OT winner to give Westport their third win this season. Mathieu MacMillian collects 2G/1A and Connor Craig added three assists. Denver Craig and Nick Tirch also had two points each. Westport went 2-for-9 on the power play.
The Kings picked up a point and had Paquin, Tallon, Fenn, Bowers and Greer all scored once for Whitewater. Shots were 30-29 in favour of Whitewater
Carleton Place 2, Arnprior 1 (OT)
It was really tight contest between these two teams, but Carleton Place was able to grab the OT winner from Grady Logue, who scored a potential goal of the year. Logue extends his goal/point streak to two games. Austin Howard had the other goal for Carleton Place. Jackson Pundyk made 28 saves and had an assist on Logue’s OT winner.
Neil Duncan continued to stay hot b picking up his 13th goal this season and had his point streak up to 10 games. Jett Miller was terrific in net by making 31 saves. Shots were 33-29 for Carleton Place.
Winchester 2, Alexandria 1 (SO)
Winchester was able to bounce back and pick up a shootout win over Alexandria. Colby Scroeder would score the shootout winner in the fifth round. Ric Shin and Ethan Bradley would each score in the second round. Throughout the game, Ethan Bradley would get the scoring started for Alexandria in the second period, but then Ric Shinn would score his fifth this season to tie it up.
It was also a matchup between the netminders with Justin Lee collecting 36 saves for his first win with Winchester. Matthew Catton turned in a great performance by making 44 saves. The first matchup between these two teams Alexandria won in a shootout and now Winchester returns the favour to win in a shootout to even up the season series at one.
Ottawa West 7, Char-Lan 1
The Char-Lan Rebels had their chances in the second period, but it was the Ottawa West Golden Knights, who would extended their winning streak to seven games. Cuyler Molinaro had the games first and lone goal for the Rebels. After that, the Golden Knights would score seven unanswered goals. Max Bush and Marco Haw each tallied two goals while Sean Kearns adds his third hat trick this season.
Mat Sauve collects 32 saves in his first game with Char-Lan as a call up. Jordan Provost continues to stay hot by stopping 26 of 27 shots for his sixth win. Haymes adds three assist while Troccoli-Roik and Byers tallied two assists. Shots were 39-27 for Ottawa West. Char-Lan went 0-for-6 on the power play while Ottawa West was 1-for-5.
Athens 4, Valley 2
Athens were trailing 2-1 after two periods and were able to score three unanswered goals to complete the comeback. Andrew Sprague would score the game winner and tallied his fourth mutli-point game this season. The other goal scorers were Jayden Boyer, Ty Nicholson and Tye Carswell. Kaleb Griffin was sharp by making 29 saves.
Valley had Nick Cuddy and Sam Klawitter scoring the only two goals in Valley’s third consecutive loss. Both teams were 0-for-4 on the man advantage. Shots were 41-31 for Athens.
Embrun 3, Richmond 2 (OT)
This was an entertaining game between these two teams in an afternoon affair. Yanick Blanchard would score at the buzzer in OT to give Embrun their seventh win this season. Embrun also had Eric Skyba scoring twice for the third time and has eight goals on the season. Zach Bowen would collect 33 saves in the win.
Richmond had Cole Cassidy and Kylan Tavares collect one goal as the Royals pick up a point in extra time. Shots were 47-33 for Embrun.
Whitewater 4, Athens 1
After Athens scored the first goal, the Whitewater Kings would score four unanswered goals from the second period and third period. Reid Greer would score twice including the game winner while Brendan Lynch and Thomas Jones would each tally one goal. Issac Wilson was spectacular in net by making 22 saves.
The only goal for Athens was from Ty Nicholson. Whitewater is now 3-0-1 in their last four games and improve to 4-5-1 after going 1-5 to start the season. Shots were 33-22 for Whitewater.
Perth 4, Valley 1
The Perth Blue Wings were able to bounce back from Friday night and pickup their eighth win this season. Tyler Cutts would collect the only goal for Valley as their struggles continue. Kealey had three assists and Langille also collected four assists. Ben Anderson would tally 1G/1A while Brayden Davidson would score his fourth this season for the game winner.
Beloff and Lahaise would be other goal scorers for Perth. Gabriel Arrigo would make 33 saves for his fourth win this season. Shots were 43-34 for Perth.