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WEEKLY RECAP | Jr. Sens pick up 3 points, end weekend with a win

By: Mason Detre

Ottawa, Ontario – The Ottawa Jr. Senators (19-10-2) were able to finish the week by going 1-1-1. To start the week, Ottawa had a 3-0 lead erased at the hands of the Brockville Braves on Wednesday and lost 5-3 at the CCHL showcase in Carleton Place. On Saturday, Cornwall would comeback down 2-1 to win 3-2 in overtime, and finally, Ottawa was able to end the week with a shootout win over Pembroke.

Brockville 5, Ottawa 3 (Wednesday)

Mark MacPhee was able to collect his first two-goal game of his CCHL career. His first goal came off a slap shot from the right faceoff circle and the tipped in a shot from the right point from Brendan Bays. Thomas Freel would also snap his six-game pointless drought by getting a shot off while falling down to the ice. Ottawa would lead 3-0 during the game.

Troy Gillespie would get Brockville on the board after Bryan Landsberger turns the puck over behind the Ottawa net.

Ottawa would also get a 5-on-3 power play when Simon Kerr was called off for slashing. They couldn’t capitalize on the power play and right when Brockville killed it off, Troy Bowditch would give the Braves their second goal and would trail 3-2.

Ottawa ran into penalty trouble in the last seven minutes of the game. Mathieu Wuth would tie the game from a slap shot from the left faceoff circle and then Justin McRae would wire a shot over the blocker of Landsberger with 2:07 left in regulation. Gillespie would get his second of the game to seal it for the Braves as Ottawa would drop their second game against Brockville this month.

Ottawa’s power play was 0-for-7 in the game. Jr. Sens would out-shot Brockville 29-27, and got his 5th blown lead of the season.

Cornwall 3, Ottawa 2 (Saturday) (OT)

The Jr. Senators were not able to bounce back on Saturday night despite out-shooting the Colts 38-21. Thomas Freel would get the tying goal in the second period and the leading goal in the third with 11:56 to go. Freel has his 4th multi-goal game of the season. Chris Cote would get the tying goal late in the third.

Ottawa would dominate overtime but on Cornwall’s first chance of overtime, Will McKinley scores on the breakaway to give Cornwall a big win in OT. Felix Schnell got the start and made 18 saves for his second OT loss of the season.

Ottawa 4, Pembroke 3 (Sunday) (Shootout)

Sunday night, the Jr. Sens were able to get a big win over the Pembroke Lumber Kings in a shootout. After Brady Egan got Pembroke got on the board in the first, David Berube and Brent Broaders would score two minutes into the second period to give Ottawa a 2-1 lead.

The game was tied at tied as it went to the third period, Ottawa would once again get off to a terrific start from Tucker McIntosh on the power play with 18 minutes to play to give the Jr. Senators the lead. Brady Egan would score his second of the game to tie the game.

With 27 seconds left in the third, Ottawa received a bench minor penalty after a questionable offside call which gave Pembroke a power play that would be taken into overtime. Ottawa was able to kill, allowing OT solve nothing.

Conor Smart would pick up the shootout winner in the first round and gives Ottawa their 19th win of the season. Bryan Landsberger made 24 saves for his 7th win this season.

Next game for the Jr. Sens goes Friday night inside the Brockville Memorial Centre when they take on the Brockville Braves. You can catch the game on Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm.