By: Daniel Vazzoler
It may only be November, but it never feels bad to defeat the defending champions and the Carleton Place Canadians did just that with a 3-1 win over the Bogart Cup champion Ottawa Jr Senators on Wednesday.
Carleton Place nearly doubled Ottawa in shots, a 29-16 advantage, and the effort paid off late in the game with a pair of goals scored in the final five minutes to take the lead.
Andrej Hromic gave his team the lead 10:00 into the second period, slipping the rebound past Bryan Landsberger for the only goal of the first 40 minutes of the game.
Ethan Mulhearn was the only one to beat Devon Levi on Wednesday, scoring 0:22 into the third period. Mulhearn took the puck out of the scrum along the boards to the right of Levi before cutting across the crease and sliding the puck around the Canadians goalie.
Ryland Mosley ensured the trip to the Jim Durrell Complex was a successful one by giving his team the lead with 4:10 remaining in the game. Cameron Patton found Mosley in the low slot with the pass and Mosley snapped the shot past Landsberger for the late one-goal advantage.
Before the final buzzer, Elliott McDermott deposited the puck into the empty net to add insurance for the Canadians victory.
Carleton Place returns to action on Sunday when it hosts the Kemptville 73’s at 3 p.m. at the Carleton Place Arena.