By: CP Canadians Staff
Over the first 10 games of the season the Canadians started 2-5-3 but bounced back in their next four games going 2-1-1.
The first of four games was a 5-2 win at home over CIHA White. CIHA opened up the scoring with a goal from Patrick Maule 10:22 into the game. Carleton Place answered back with two goals to start the 2nd period. The first came 34 seconds in when Greggory Sheedy scored his first of the season and 2:31 later Mark Webb added another one. CIHA netted another one shortly after from Jake Karant 6:55 into the 2nd. The Canadians netted three more goals in the 3rd to secure the victory. First of the three came 4:00 into the 3rd from Will Howarth, then Webb scored his second of the game with 4:20 left in the game. Logan Lesage added an empty net with 2:01 left on the clock. Colby Drummond saved 15 of 17 shots to backstop his team to the victory.
The second game ended in a 2-2 ties against the Nepean Raiders U-18. There were no goals scored in the first period but Nepean added two in the second period, one from Evan Were 4:13 into the 2nd and the second goal coming from Riley Dubois with 5:10 to go in the period. Carleton Place came back with a goal from Lesage 6:40 into the 3rd period. Lesage added his second of the game to complete to comeback and tie the game up with 1:29 to go in the game. Brady McEwan struggled in the 2nd but bounced back in the 3rd to help his team tie the game up.
The third of four games was a 4-3 lose to the Kanata Lasers U-18. Stuart Rolofs opened the scoring 11:57 into the game but the Canadians answered back quickly when Webb scores 16 seconds later. Rolofs scored his second of the game 5:58 into the 2nd to put Kanata up 2-1. Michael Patchell netted a goal with 5:06 left in the period. Jacob Sauriol got his first of the season at 16:22 in the 2nd to give the Canadians their first lead of the game. Paul Hughes and the Lasers scored two more though at 5:31 and 10:05 into the 3rd to win the game. Drummond saved 23 of 27 shots to keep him team in the game but, unfortunately, they couldn’t get it done.
The Canadians finished off their four games with a 5-3 win against the Navan Grads U-18. Navan’s Alex Frechette opened the scoring 13:35 into the game. Patchell added one early in the 2nd at 3:38 and then Lesage scored at 8:03 into the period to put the Canadians in the lead. Frechette got his second of the night 13:18 into the period. Then Lesage also got his second goal with 3:41 to go in the period. Shortly after, Frechette got the hat-trick when he scored his third of the night with 2:14 to go in the 2nd. With 0:39 left in the period Bill Gourgon puts one in to give the Canadians back the lead. That goal ended up being the game winner but Gourgon added his second of the night to secure the win 41 seconds into the 3rd. McEwan had a solid game stopping 26 of the 29 shots he faced in the win.
Carleton Place also took part in the Ottawa Senators Midget AAA tournament over the weekend of Oct. 11-14 but didn’t get out of the round robin stage of the event, going 1-3-0 in the tournament. McEwan was superb in the two games he played, allowing just one goal in the tournament. Meanwhile it was rookies Greggory Sheedy and Bill Gourgon who paced the Canadians offensively with a pair of points each.
The Canadians return to league play on Saturday when they play against the Brockville Braves U-18 team before another meeting with Nepean on the following Monday.