By: Davide Disipio
KEMPTVILLE, ON- The Ottawa Jr. Senators (14-6-1), opened up their back-to-back with a convincing 6-0 road win over the Kemptville 73’s (8-10-2) at the North Grenville Municipal Complex.
Ottawa rallied off the strong performance in goal from Bryan Landsberger (win, 4-1-0), who stopped all 40 shots fired his way for his first CJHL shutout.
After a hot start offensively, where they couldn’t bury any chances, David Berube opened up the scoring about halfway through the opening period, capitalizing off a 2-on-1 from Chris Piche.
In the second, Ottawa scored four goals from Ethan Mulhearn, Thomas Freel, David Berube (2), and Max Bush in the last 8:50 to take a 5-0 lead to the dressing room after 40.
Mulhearn and Freel extend their point streaks to four games in the win.
In a chippy affair, Ottawa found themselves shorthanded eight times, scoring a shorthanded goal, and went perfect on the PK.
“The powerplay especially in the first period kind of sucked the life out of us, we had powerplays and couldn’t capitalize,” said Ottawa assistant coach Ben Reinhardt.
Ottawa’s powerplay went 1-for-8 in the game, gaining all sorts of confidence from their PK to convert 5-on-5.
“The penalty kill stepped up, they were able to keep them off the board, if they were to get one early on us on one of those powerplays it could’ve changed the way that game went, but luckily our penalty kill came to play tonight and did a good job,” also added Reinhardt.
Ottawa’s defensive zone play was able to limit offensive zone chances for Kemptville all night, but the shots ended up being even at 40-40.
With a quick turn around, Ottawa is right back in action tonight at home against the Kanata Lasers. Puck drop is set for 7:40 on the OJS broadcast network at mixlr.com/ojsradio, AIR AM 1700, and Hockey TV.