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Velocci’s OT tally pulls OJS equal with Wolves

Renfrew, ON – The Ottawa Jr. Senators had to battle in Game two against the Renfrew Wolves. It was one of the hardest wins of these playoffs so far with Vincent Velocci scoring the OT winner with 1:40 left in the 1st overtime. 

The Jr. Senators would get off to a terrific start by playing a full 20 minutes as they were all over Renfrew inside the offensive zone. Simon Isabelle would give Ottawa the first goal by jamming the puck past Renfrew netminder Will Craig at the side of the net. 

Ottawa had three opportunities on the power play and was not able to execute despite moving the puck very well in the Renfrew zone. Tyson Tomasini would tie the game with under five minutes left in the first. 

Ottawa would get a power play early in the second and were able to capitalize. Julien Racine would score his second of the series and his sixth of the playoffs which gave Ottawa a 2-1 lead. The Jr. Sens would have the lead going into the third period. 

Robbie Stewart left the game after the second period with a lower-body injury, leaving Ottawa to play with five d-man for the remainder of the game. Ottawa would run into some penalty trouble throughout the third as they were trying to hang on.  

Then, former Jr. Senator Alex Rossides scored from the right point after a faceoff win by Tomasini with over three minutes left in regulation, sending Game 2 to overtime.

It was a back and forth overtime frame with both teams getting good scoring chances, but Vincent Velocci, who was held off the score sheet in game 1, collected the overtime winner to tie the series at one. 

Simon Isabelle and Julian Recine each collected 1G/1A and Renfrew’s Tyson Tomasini had 1G/1A.

Ottawa outshot Renfrew 42-37 and went 1-for-4 on the power play while Renfrew went 1-for-3 on the man advantage. 

Game three goes down on Wednesday night inside the Jim Durrell Recreation Complex. Game three will be on the Jr. Senators broadcast network at mixlr.com/ojsradio, CKDJ 107.9 and Hockey TV.