Ottawa, Ontario – The first weekend of EOJHL action was busy as their were three games Saturday and three games Sunday. Carleton Place and Richmond came out with two wins on the weekend while Arnprior and Westport also got big W’s.
Saturday: Carleton Place 2, Perth 1 (OT)
This was a goaltending matchup throughout this game. Sean Ireland scores the OT winner to give Carleton Place their first win this season while Perth goes to 1-0-1 for three of four points on the weekend. Austin Howard had the Canadians first goal in the first and Ben Langille scores to tie the game in the third to secure a point.
Bradley Mitchell made 36 saves in the win while Gabriel Arrigo made his Perth Blue Wing’s debut by making 34 saves.
Saturday: Arnprior 2, Whitewater 1
This was goaltenders matchup throughout this entire game. Andrew Cuglietta scores his third goal of the season before the second period closed out. Whitewater would respond early to tie the game from Austin Hayes, but Arnprior responded with Dylan Tammadge and it would turn out to be the game winner.
Jett Miller was named hardest working player for Arnprior by making 29 saves on 30 shots in his regular season debut. Anthony Santaguita made 31 saves in the loss. Both teams scored one power play goal.
Saturday: Richmond 2, Char-Lan 1
The Rebels were coming off a huge win against Embrun on the road and had their home opener against Richmond. It was also Richmond’s first regular season game since their season ended on February 2020. Char-Lan would carry a 1-0 lead heading into the third period. Cuyler Molinaro scores his first goal this season in the second, but Richmond was able to score twice from Kylan Tavares on even strength and Ethan Greene on the power play with under 8 minutes left.
Richmond collects their first win while Char-Lan goes to 1-1 to start the season. Anton Moshchensky made 25 saves in his first win with Richmond while Brennon Steeprock made 19 saves in another solid effort. Shots were 26-21 for Char-Lan.
Sunday: Richmond 5, Ottawa West 0
Richmond would pick up their second straight victory in front of their home crowd on Sunday afternoon. Ethan Dinsdale made 37 saves for his first career EOJHL shutout. Noah Dioszeghy scores twice while defenseman Sam Edwards collects 1G/1A. Shane Sullivan also added two assists. Richmond goes to 2-0 to start the 2021-22 campaign. Richmond went 3-for-5 on the power play.
Josh McMaster made his EOJHL debut and made 37 saves on 42 shots. The Golden Knights went 0-for-9 on the power play.
Sunday: Carleton Place 9, Athens 5
This was a high scoring game but Carleton Place was able to come up with their second straight win of the season. Grady Logue scores his first career EOJHL hat trick in the first period. Connor Dickie (1G / 2A), Rhys Smetham (1G / 3A), Owen Smetham (1G / 2A), William Bouwer (2G / 1A), and Justin Greene (1G / 1A) each had got on the scoresheet for Carleton Place. Swyer also added two assists.
Will Huffman leads the way for Athens by collecting two goals and one assist. Andrew Sprague, Ty Nicholson, and Samuel Gray were the other goal scorers for Athens.
Sunday: Westport 7, Valley 3
The Valley Timberwolves led 3-1 with 15 minutes left in the second, but Westport scores six unanswered goals to give them their first win this season. Connor Craig leads the way with four goals in his debut with Westport. Bernier, Uberti and Dagg were on the scoresheet with two assists each. Denver Craig also had a solid game with 1G / 2A. Natheniel Boyes made 30 saves in the win.
Sam Klawitter, Jack Schulist and Alex Fleming were the goal scorers for the Timberwolves. Andrew Cristea made 28 saves on 35 shots. Shots were 35-33 in favour of Westport.