Gloucester, ON – The Ottawa Jr. Senators were victorious in two of three contests during the CCHL showcase.
Friday, Sept. 13 | Ottawa 5, Kemptville 4
The Ottawa Jr. Senators (2-1) took down the Kemptville 73’s (1-2) in game one on the weekend by a score of 5-4. Ottawa found themselves shorthanded for most of the opening period when strong penalty killing kept the score 1-1 after 20. Thomas Freel scored his first on the campaign off a turnover to tie the score heading into the break.
Ottawa and Kemptville exchanged three goals in the second period with Ranvir Gill-Shane potting home his first on the powerplay followed by two goals from Ethan Mulhearn.
Vincent Velocci was able to tip in a point shot from Bailey Brant for the game-winner and his first CCHL goal with under 13 minutes to go.
Felix Schnell got the start but was pulled after allowing four goals on 20 shots. Josh Ward was credited with the win, stopping all eight shots he faced.
Ottawa’s powerplay went 1-for-7, while the penalty kill went 4-for-5. Ottawa outshot Kemptville 34-28.
Saturday, Sept. 14 | Carleton Place 4, Ottawa 2
The Carleton Place Canadians (4-1) were able to get the upper hand on the Ottawa Jr. Senators (2-2) in the first meeting between the two teams since game five of the Bogart Cup finals in April by, edging them by a score of 4-2. Ottawa capitalized on two of 10 total chances on the powerplay, having the game tied 1-1 after 20 yet again, with Brent Broaders redirecting Tucker McIntosh’s shot for his second of the season.
In the second, Ottawa fell in a hole, giving up a shorthanded goal, when Ayo Adeniye scored on a breakaway after a turnover, which turned out to be the game-winner. Ranvir Gill-Shane was able to snipe on home from the left circle on a 5-on-3 to cut the deficit to one.
The back-breaker came over a minute into the third when Cameron Patton squeaked one past Josh Ward, doubling the lead. Carleton Place killed off massive penalties, to hold Ottawa off the score sheet in the third.
Ward got the nod, allowing four goals on 24 shots.
Ottawa’s penalty kill on the other hand went 1-for-1, while outshooting Carleton Place 33-24.
Sunday, Sept. 15 | Ottawa 5, Smiths Falls 2
The Ottawa Jr. Senators (3-2) bounced back after Saturday’s loss, taking down the still winless Smiths Falls Bears (0-4-1).
David Bérubé, Christopher Piché, Ranvir Gill-Shane, and Thomas Freel were all able to find the back of the net to cap off the weekend on a high note.
Mulhearn finished the showcase with two multi-point games, while Gill-Shane tallied goals in all three games and Bérubé had points in all three.
Ottawa was able to cruise with a 3-0 lead halfway through the second period when Ryan Richardson got Smiths Falls on the board.
Josh Ward rebounded quite nicely by stopping 27 on 29 shots.
Ottawa’s powerplay went 2-for-5, and the penalty kill was the backbone, going 6-for-7, while Ottawa outshot Smiths Falls 32-29.
Ottawa is back in action tomorrow at 7:40 p.m against the Brockville Braves back at the Jim Durrell Recreation Complex, before wrapping up the weekend on the road Sunday to take on the Navan Grads.
All games are available on mixlr.com/ojsradio and Hockey TV.