An old Jr. B rivalry was renewed this weekend as the Carleton Place Jr. Canadians played the Perth Blue Wings in a home and home series Saturday and Sunday. Each team came away with a win in a couple of 1 goal games.
Reece Bolton and Spencer Marshall gave the Canadians an early 2-0 lead on Saturday night in Carleton Place.
Dylan Sharpley cut the lead in half before the end of the 1st period on a powerplay goal. Matt Knight-Bedour then tied the game up halfway through the 2nd.
Perth had just 1 shot in the 3rd period and were out shot 39-13 in the game.
Ryland Mosley scored the game winner with 5:10 remaining on a rebound off his own shot.
Vincent Bujold-Roux won his 4th straight game in net for the Canadians. He is now 6-4 on the season with a 2.44 goals against average and a .924 save percentage.
The teams met again in Perth on Sunday afternoon. Mosley opened the scoring 48 seconds into the game which was his 6th goal in the last 4 games.
Trent Harris, Carter Holmes, and Aiden Parnell had 2nd period goals and CPC took a 4-3 lead into the 2nd intermission.
Jordan Currie tied the game and just over two minutes later Suraj Bali scored the game winner with 14:01 remaining.
Carleton Place out shot the Blue Wings 38-25. Jacob Lavergne made 20 saves in goal.
“Physical games are going to happen when we play them,” said assistant coach Ryan Jardine after the game on Saturday. “Perth is really close, their fans travel and they bring a lot of energy.”
17 year old Mississauga defenseman Martin Templeton made his return to the lineup on Saturday night. Templeton played 14 games with the Jr. A Canadians in a stretch where the team went 13-1.
“They are a much older team,” said Templeton. “It was a great experience and playing in the CCHL and having the opportunity to play with the Jr. A Canadians is a lot of fun. I really like the atmosphere here, living in the country is a lot different than Mississauga.”
The Canadians are tied with Westport for 1st place in the Richardson Divison. They start a 4 game homestand on Tuesday night against Whitewater (11-9).