Ottawa, Ontario – There were three Martin Division matchups throughout the week with the Ottawa Jr. Canadians hosting Alexandria on Tuesday night, Ottawa West against Embrun and Casselman playing their home opener against Richmond on Thursday night. The only Richardson Division matchup was Athens vs Brockville on Wednesday.
Tuesday: Ottawa 6, Alexandria 0
The Ottawa Jr. Canadians took over this game very quickly and turned into a dominate win. Dobson added 1G/2A for his first three-point game this season. Daher and Cote each collected 1G/1A. The other goal scorers for Ottawa were Yorke, de Kemp and Kelleher. Ian Lee makes 23 saves for his first EOJHL shutout.
Jason Van Wieren makes 42 saves in the losing effort. OJC outshot Alexandria 48-23. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power play.
Wednesday: Athens 6, Brockville 3
For the first time since February 20th 2019, the Athens Aeros have finally recorded a regular season win. Leading the way on offense was Andrew Sprague, Jayden Boyer and Connor Manderson, who each tallied two goals. Manderson collected five points in his first game in an Athens uniform. Emerson Hunt made 18 saves in the win.
Brockville took the lead to start the game, but when the game was tied after the first, Athens came pouring on with four unanswered goals. Wooler, Sicoli and Hertzog were the goal scorers for Brockville.
Thursday: Ottawa West 2, Embrun 0
The Golden Knights were able to bounce back after suffering a 5-0 loss against Richmond, as they go to 2-1 on the season. Embrun is now 0-2 to start the season and have been outscored 4-1 in the first two games of the season. Daniel Goulet would collect the game winner in the first and McFarlane added a power play goal for some insurance. Jordan Provost made 22 saves for his first EOJHL shutout.
Zachary Bowen kept the Embrun Panthers in the game by making 32 saves on 34 shots in his first start. Shots were 34-22 for Ottawa West.
🚨 2-0Final Score 🚨
Golden Knights come out on top over @EmbrunPanthers with a score of 2-0.
OWGK Goals by #15 & #13
Knight of the night!!
– Jordan Provost earns his first career #EOJHL Shutout stopping 23 shots. pic.twitter.com/u5SclqoMy7
— Ottawa West Golden Knights (@OWGK_Hockey) October 8, 2021
Thursday: Casselman 4, Richmond 2
The Vikings had a 2-0 lead, Richmond comes back to tie it, but the Vikings would regain the lead and wouldn’t look back as they pick up their first win on the season. Nicholas Chartrand and Nico Pozzebon tallied 1G / 1A. Dyer and Lankester were the other goal scorers and Charlebois added two assists. Casselman went 2-for-8 on the power play.
Richmond was also 2-for-7 on the man advantage. Ethan Greene and Curran Gilmour would each tally the only goals for Richmond. Zachary Racine made 23 saves for Casselman. Casselman outshot Richmond 43-25. Vincent Bastien was named the Vikings player of the game because of his great defensive plays throughout the game.
Vikings win game 1 of the @eojhl season by a score of 4-2 vs the @richmondroyals1 . Tonight’s @CadburyCanada WONDERBAR player of the game is Vincent “Viny” BASTIEN. #vikeshockey. pic.twitter.com/79sf4AbIua
— Casselman Vikings (@CVikingsHockey) October 8, 2021