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Jr. Sens move on to the finals for a fifth straight playoffs

Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Jr. Senators go to the Bogart Cup Finals for the fifth consecutive playoffs by defeating the Renfrew Wolves in five games. Ottawa won 4-2 in game four on the road and then they shutout the Wolves 4-0 in game five. 

Game 4: 

The Jr. Senators were off to their worst start during the first period, as they were outshot 19-6 during that frame. The biggest story of that period was Will Desmarais making 18 saves. Trent Scullion had Renfrew’s only goal during the opening frame. 

Ottawa bounced back in a huge way. Bodie Nobes right point shot was blocked by his own teammate Anthony Provost and then his shot went five-hole on Renfrew netminder Will Craig to tie the game. 

The Jr. Senators would get a power play 38 seconds after Provost’s first goal. Davide Mabey’s point shot went off the body of Provost and past Craig which gave Ottawa their first lead. Provost’s first career two-goal game during the playoffs. Before the second frame would end, Thomas Freel took an Interference penalty, which would lead to a power-play goal from Brendan Hill. 

Ottawa got into penalty trouble to start the third period from Alexander Park, which would give Renfrew a four-minute power play. They would kill off a double-minor penalty and Bodie Nobes would score right afterwards. It turns out to be the game-winner. Simon Isabelle sealed the deal with the empty-net goal. 

Renfrew outshot the Jr. Senators 36-26. It’s the first time in the playoffs that Ottawa got outshot by an opponent. William Desmarais made 34 saves while Will Craig had 22 saves. Ottawa went 1-for-5 on the power play and Renfrew was 1-for-7. 

Game 5: 

Both teams had only one power-play during the game and weren’t able to capitalize, as this was an entertaining game five between Ottawa and Renfrew. 

Simon Isabelle would score for the second consecutive game by getting the game’s opening goal, off a nice pass from Freel. 

The second period saw Ottawa scoring three goals. Julian Recine would score one off a slap shot in the slot very early, Isabelle got his second of the game after a loose puck in front of the goal and then Braxton Ross scored his second of the playoffs. 

Ottawa outshot Renfrew 37-23 and William Desmarais made 23 saves for his second shutout of the playoffs. 

The Ottawa Jr. Senators will face the Hawkesbury Hawks in the Bogart Cup Finals. Ottawa goes to their fifth consecutive finals since 2017 and Hawkesbury is in the championship series for the first time since 2006 when Hawkesbury won the Bogart Cup that season. Game one goes down on Thursday, May 5th at 7:30 pm from the Jim Durrell Recreation Complex. Catch all the action with Mason Detre and Davide Disipio on the Jr. Senators Broadcast Network at mixlr.com/ojsradio and Hockey TV.