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By: Dante De Caria

Ottawa shuts-out Braves 5-0 on Saturday

Ottawa, Ontario – The Ottawa Jr. Senators (14-7) took down the CJHL’s #1 seed Brockville Braves (16-3), 5-0 at the Jim Durrell Sports Complex on Saturday night in South Ottawa.

Brockville now leads the season series 2-1 after the Braves took the first two games (3-1 and 5-3). This victory is a lot sweater for the Jr. Senators because they lost to Brockville 5-3 last Friday.

Francis Boisvert only had to make 20 saves for his first shutout of the season. Although their was not a lot of shots on net by Brockville, Assistant Coach Jamie Mayo says they had a lot of quality shots.

“Frank (Boisvert) was solid. Their was three or four odd-man rushes where he came up with a big save. Boisvert gave us tremendous goaltending tonight and he was rewarded with a shutout.”

The Jr. Senators scored four unanswered goals in the second period, tying a team season high for goals scored in a period. Geoff Dempster opened the scoring six minutes into the second frame for his first in an Ottawa uniform – giving the Jr. Sens their 13th victory when scoring first.

Darcy Walsh scored his league leading 15th goal of the season, making his pre-game commitment to RMU even more special.

Jamie Mayo says that scoring four goals in the second was huge, especially going into the third period against a very well structured Braves unit.

“Anytime you can get a 4-0 lead on such a well coached and well structured hockey club like Brockville is huge.”

“They are very solid defensively and missing Simon Kerr who logs a lot of minutes for them was also a huge impact because he’s a weapon on the backend,” added Mayo on the Braves defense.

Ottawa extends their winning streak to two games while Brockville has dropped two of their last three games after losing their 14 game winning streak to the Smiths Falls Bears last Sunday.

The Jr. Senators a right back in action tomorrow afternoon when they travel to Navan for a tilt with the Grads at 3:00 p.m. Dante De Caria and Davide Disipio will have the call on mixlr.com/ojsradio