Ottawa, Ontario – There were lots of action in the EOJHL as OJC took on Embrun on Tuesday. On Thursday saw Ottawa West take on Char-Lan and Casselman hosting Winchester. The other matchups on Friday night featured Carleton Place vs Perth, Athens vs Arnprior and Whitewater vs Westport in the Richardson Division. The other matchups in the Martin Division were Winchester vs Alexandria and Casselman entertaining the Embrun Panthers.
Tuesday: Ottawa 3, Embrun 0
The Ottawa Jr. Canadians were able to bounce back against Embrun on Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory. These teams are 1-1 against each other this season. Connor Ballie made 30 saves for his first EOJHL shutout. Kelleher, Kay and Fraser were the goal scorers for Ottawa. Giuseppe Marino had a great night by collecting three assists on all three goals.
The Canadians get their second win and improve to 2-4 and Embrun snaps their four game winning streak. Zachary Bowen made 25 saves on 28 shots and the Panthers outshot Ottawa 30-28.
Thursday: Ottawa West 6, Char-Lan 2
The Golden Knights extend their winning streak to four games and improve to 4-0 at home to start the season. Ottawa West has outscored the opposition 21-to-5 at home. Sean Kearns (1G/3A) and Keon Troccoli-Roik (1G/2A) each extended their point streak to three games. Jack Haymes had his point streak extended to four games with 1G/1A. The other goal scorers for Ottawa West were Brown, Goulet and Bush. They were 1-for-2 on the man advantage.
Cuyler Molinaro had a really good game by scoring two goals as Char-Lan has dropped their fifth straight and are 1-5. Jordan Provost was sharp in the win by making 30 saves. Shots were 36-32 against Char-Lan.
Thursday: Casselman 5, Winchester 2
Casselman was able to go 4-0 by getting a huge win against Winchester. Casselman would score four unanswered goals after the game was tied early in the second. Jacob Dyer collects 1G/1A and has his first GWG on the season. Gagnier, Chartrand, Lankester and Pozzebon were the goal scorers for the Vikings. Talbot also extended his point streak to four games by having two assists.
Will Vailliancourt made 24 saves for his second win in between the pipes this season. Beauchemin and Shin each tally one goal for Winchester in the loss. Justin Lee only made 26 saves while allowing five goals in 40 minutes in net as Xavier Dusablon came in the third and stopped all seven shots. Winchester snaps their two game winning streak. Shots were 38-26 for Casselman.
Friday: Perth 3, Carleton Place 2 (SO)
The top two teams in the Richardson Division battled it out for the second of six meetings this season. It was a very close game throughout the contest as Perth came away with the shootout win and are 1-1 against Carleton Place this year. After Gamal got the lead for Perth, Carleton Place responds from Landon Brooks to tie the game in the first period. Hunter Neil would score his first of the season that would give Carleton Place the lead.
The hero of the night was Ben Langille as he tied the game on the power play in the third and collected the shootout winner. It was also the first shootout of the season in the EOJHL. Matthew Maas made 33 saves while Bradley Mitchell had 38 saves. Both goaltenders each collected one assist. Perth extends it’s winning streak to five games and Carleton Place snaps their three game winning streak.
Arnprior 4, Athens 3
Arnprior was able to snap their two game losing streak and are 1-1 against Athens this season. After trailing 2-1 after the first, the Packers were able to score three unanswered goals between the second and the start of the third. Neil Dunca continues to stay hot collecting 1G/1A and has average a point in all eight games this season. Nolan McGregor (2G/1A) would score the game winner and Alec Brazeau tallied 1G/1A on the back end. Jett Miller made 35 saves for Arnprior.
Ty Nicholson had his point streak extended to five games by collecting 1G/2A and Jayden Boyer scores twice for Athens. The Aeros have dropped two straight games after winning four consecutive games. Shots were 38-29 for Athens and scored two power play goals.
Whitewater 2, Westport 1
The Whitewater Kings snapped their two game losing by collected a one goal victory against Westport. William Burns would score his first goal of the season as it was Westport’s only goal. Brendan Lynch would score the tying goal and Connor Hobin scores the game winner in the third. Both of the collect their first goals of the season. Whitewater goes to 2-5 and Westport is 2-3 to start the year.
Goaltenders were spectacular from both sides as Evan Malloy made 29 saves for Westport and Issac WIlson made 28 saves for Whitewater.
Alexandria 2, Winchester 1 (SO)
Winchester had a 1-0 lead off the goal from Nate Supryka in the first but the Glens would tie the game off of Austin Ma’s third of the season. It would require OT which solved nothing so it’ll need a shootout. Rich Shin had the only Winchester goal in the four round shootout while Remy Regnier kept it alive in the third round and the Nicolas Corry would score the shootout winner.
Alexandria has won two consecutive games and go to 3-3 and Winchester is 2-2-1 in their first five games coming on the road. Matthew Catton made 25 saves in the win while Xavier Duablon had 28 saves for Winchester.
Embrun 2, Casselman 0
After the Panthers were shutout by Ottawa on Tuesday night, Embrun responds by getting a 2-0 shutout victory. Aidan Foley made 35 saves but was in the game for 53:46 until Zachary Bowen made 6 saves in the final 6:14 left in regulation. Antonino Paravan would score the game winner early in the third and Marshall Drevniok scores his fifth goal of the season on the empty net.
Zachari Racine made 29 saves in a great performance but it wasn’t enough as Casselman drops their first game of the season. Embrun has outscored the opposition 8-0 in their last two home games. Panthers went 1-for-2 on the power play and Casselman went 0-for-6.