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Ottawa takes three close games this week

By: Mason Detre

Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Jr. Senators picked up victories against Kemptville (4-3), Nepean (3-2), and recently Cornwall (4-1). Jr. Sens have now won six consecutive victories with two more games to play before the playoffs start.

On Monday, the Ottawa Jr. Senators swept the season series against Kemptville with just a one goal win. They outscored Kemptville 27-13 in the five meetings. Their last loss against the 73’s came on December 15th, 2017 in a 5-4 loss.

There were two lead changes in game. Ottawa was leading 1-0, then trailed 2-1 beofre getting the 3-2 lead, and ending up with a 4-3 win. David Toppa scored twice, Elie Boulerice had three assists and Darcy Walsh added 1 G / 1 A. Ottawa outshot Kemptville 41-20 and outplayed them throughout the game. Joshua Ward only made 17 saves in his 11th victory of the season.

On Wednesday, despite the late Raiders push, the Jr. Sens were able hold onto 3-2 lead on the road inside the Steve Yzerman Arena. Ottawa dominated the first period, then had a pretty good second but were not very good in the third, as they were outshot 23-5 in the final frame.

Ottawa went 2-for-3 on the power-play with goals coming from Ethan Manderville and Elie Boulerice. The only 5-on-5 goal that Ottawa had was from Adrien Bisson, which was the third OJS goal and the game-winner.

Thursday night saw Ottawa take home a 4-1 win inside the Ed Lumley arena. Ottawa outshot Cornwall 31-25. Francis Boisvert made 24-saves and got his second victory in the back-to-back games. Toppa and Owen Cole each extend their point streaks to four games after netting one goal and one assist.

Conor Smart was able to snap a a seven goalless drought with his 15th goal of the year. That sets a season high for goals in a year. He had 14 goals in the OJHL in the 2016-17 season. He is also one point behind his career high for points in a year. Faisal Alsaif also had his fifth goal of the year on the empty netter.

The Jr. Senators now sit 2nd place in the CCHL with two games left which could determine where Ottawa sits at the end of the season. Ottawa’s next game goes Saturday night against the Kanata Lasers at 7:30 p.m., inside the Jim Durrell Complex for the second last home game. They wrap up their season on Wednesday March 13th at 7:20pm when they host the Hawkesbury Hawks.