Ottawa, Ontario – It was a busy weekend around the CCHL Tier 2 with five games on Saturday and four games on Sunday.
Alexandria 7, Athens 5
The Athens Aeros had the lead three times in this game, but the Glens were able to comeback down 5-4 to score three unanswered goals. Leading the way offensively was Zachary Power who collected 2G / 1A while Ryan Leonard had a good night with 1G / 3A.
Tyson Allard would score the game winner with under two minutes left in regulation. Alexandria snapped a six game losing streak. Malcom MacDonald (2G), Connor Bell (1G / 1A) and Liam SIlva (2A) got on the score sheet with two points. Athens took 46 shots throughout the game.
Donnelly, Lightle-Blais and Lefebvre were the other goal scorers for Alexandria. Gionet and Johnson also found the back of the net for Athens. Shots were 52-36 in favour of Athens.
Perth 3, Whitewater 1
Perth went on to score three unanswered goals after Liam Doyle collected the first goal in the first period. Matt Berry scored the tying goal. Trent Harris would score the game winner in the second and then he scored his second of the game on an empty net.
Perth went 1-for-3 on the power play while Whitewater’s power play was 0-for-2. Matthew Maas was strong in between the pipes by making 30 saves for his second win as a Blue Wing.
F/OT | Renfrew 3, Brockville 2
The Timberwolves officially clinched a playoff spot on Saturday night with Zach Moran scoring the OT winner. It’s Moran’s third game winning goal of the season. John Enright scored the tying goal on the power play. Noah Maika and Nolan McGregor each tallied two points.
Sam Ryan and Owen Mahoney had the Tikis on the board during the second period. Ethan Lapenskie was the winning goaltender by making 35 saves. Renfrew has won three consecutive games.
Ottawa West 5, Char-Lan 3
The Golden Knights officially clinched first place in the league by winning their third consecutive game. Clay Byers scores his first CCHL2 goal while Noah Haymes extended his point streak to 12 games by adding an assist in the first frame. Stef Mellios would collect the game winner early in the second.
Shin, J. Haymes and Edwards were the other goal scorers for Ottawa West. Nolan MacMillan would score his first CCHL2 goal which cut to deficit to 4-1. Isaac Testani collected 1G / 2A in the Rebels loss. Char-Lan has lost four consecutive game. Shots were 33-22 for Ottawa West.
F/OT | Carleton Place 6, Casselman 5
This was an entertaining game between these two team. Michael Patchell would cap off a two-goal performance by scoring the OT winner. He snaps a two game pointless drought. Gourgon (1G / 1A), Bertrand (1G / 1A) and Marshall (2A) would collect two points.
Carleton Place has won two straight games. Shawn Patterson added three assists and Francois Drouin extends his goal streak to two games by collecting two goals and one assist. Shots were 29-26 for Carleton Place. The Vikings nine game winning streak was snapped.
Ottawa 4, Richmond 2
The Canadians season is almost over as they were able to win their third consecutive game. Alex Frechette leads the way with two goals while Griffin McGregor and Janick Lacroix also tallied one goal. Ottawa picks up their 28th win of the season with one more game left.
Chazka Bush added two assists. Ryan Mann (1G) extends his point streak to four games and Ethan Greene has scored in three consecutive games. Ryan Whitehurst made 24 saves for his 17th win this season while Josh Lacelle had a good performance with 31 saves.
Embrun 6, Alexandria 4
The Panthers had 13 different players on the score sheet by collecting at least one point. Tristian Taillefer, Marshall Drevniok and Eric Skyba each tallied 1G / 1A. Taillefer collected his seventh game winning goal of the season. Marco Latassa made 26 saves in the win.
Zachary Power had a monstrous week by collecting five goals and seven assists. Today, he collected one goal and three assists to extends his point streak to six games. Lefebvre got on the score sheet by scoring twice while Ouellette and Pozzebon each tallied two points. Both teams scored two goals on the power play. Shots were 31-30 for Embrun.
F/OT | Brockville 3, Whitewater 2
The Tikis were able to snap their three game losing streak and extend their point streak to three games with Tyler Toomey scoring the OT winner. Toomey has 19 goals on the season. Zach White scores twice to snap a two game pointless drought. The Tikis are 1-0-2 in their last three games.
Josh Reid and Liam Doyle each tally one goal in the third period. Pembroke Lumer Kings U18 player Tyler Cutts extended his point streak to two games by collecting two assists. He ends the week with three goals and two assists.
Brockville is in a must win scenario on Wednesday when they take on the Renfrew Timberwolves. Brockville is currently two points out of a playoff spot over Arnprior and can get to 44 points, but a Tikis loss would eliminate them from playoff contention.
Arnprior 6, Westport 4
The Westport Rideaus would score four straight goals in the first period until Arnprior was able to score six unanswered goals for a character win. Jacob Cover netted two goals for a three point night. James Buckley added three assists and Joel Driscoll had 1G / 3A.
Jared Campitelli also got on the score sheet with two assists. Blake Kettyle is one goal away from 40, as he collected a natural hat trick in the first. Ty Nicholson had one goal and two assists. Arnprior has won three of their last four games and Westport has loss two straight games.
Cameron Scott was excellent in between the pipes by making 59 saves on 63 shots. Shots were 63-48 for Westport. Both teams scored three goals on the power play. Arnprior can clinch a playoff spot with at least one point in their final four games of the regular season. A Tikis loss on Wednesday would also clinch Arnprior into the playoffs.