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Canadians drop road game to Wolves

The Carleton Place Canadians lost to the Renfrew Wolves 5-1 on Friday night in a road trip to the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre.

The Canadians were able to keep the game close through the first 40 minutes of the game, in large part due to Jackson Pundyk’s efforts in goal. Renfrew outshot Carleton Place 28-10 in the first two period, but Pundyk and the Canadians defence kept the score to just 1-0 heading into the third frame.

Elvis Slack scored 6:29 into the first period, cashing in on a Wolves power play. Pundyk made the intial stop, but Slack slotted home the rebound for the game’s first goal.

It took until the third period for the score to change, where the teams exchange five goals.

Joey Kennelly tallied a power play goal at the 3:19 mark of the third period, beating Pundyk with a quick wrist shot off the face-off to start the power play.

Trent Scullion added to the lead a little more than two minutes later before Matteo Disipio got the Canadians on the board for their lone tally of the game. Aidan Cooper sent a long wrist shot towards the Renfrew net, and Disipio managed to get his stick on the puck to deflect it past Will Craig.

Tyson Tomasini restored the three-goal lead, gathering a loose puck at centre-ice before snapping a shot into the top corner with 7:01 remaining in the third period.

Noah Vom Scheidt wrapped up the scoring with a one-timer from the low slot in the final minute of regulation to make it 5-1.

The two teams will do battle again on Sunday, this time at the Carleton Place Arena – the first of two back-to-back home games for the Canadians, with the Smiths Falls Bears in town Monday afternoon.