The Casselman Vikings won Game 4 of the Barkley Cup Championship Series 3-1 on Wednesday night. Nicholas Campbell made 33 saves for the Vikings, who are now one win away from their 5th straight Championship.
After a scoreless 1st period, the Vikings struck early in the 2nd. Just 23 seconds in to the 2nd, a hard pass from the corner by Gabrielle Rouselle caught the stick of Carter Malette in front of the net and he scored to give Casselman a 1-0 lead.
The game stayed tied until midway through the 3rd period. Brendan Hill got possession of the puck in the corner and drove toward the net. He was hauled down but the loose puck was put in by Brad Richardson to tie the game with 10:55 remaining.
Richardson played 15 games with Casselman this season and was acquired by Carleton Place on December 2nd.
The game winner was scored by Jason Cossette with 4:07 on the clock. Cossette took a back hand pass through the crease from Ryan Sabourin and went blocker side for his 1st goal of the playoffs.
Ryan Sabourin added an empty net goal.
The Vikings now lead the series 3-1 and will have a chance to hoist the Barkley Cup on home ice.
The Canadians are 3-0 in the playoffs while facing elimination. They will look to force Game 6 back in Carleton Place on Saturday night. Game 5 is scheduled for 8pm tonight at the JR Brisson Complexe.