CCHL2 Rookie of the Year Ryland Mosley scored four goals to lead the Carleton Place Jr Canadians to a 10-3 win over the Renfrew Timberwolves. Mosley now leads the league in playoff scoring with 7 goals and 4 assists through 3 games. After the loss in Game 1, the Canadians have outscored the Timberwolves 15-4.
The Timberwolves received a big boost in Game 3 with the return of 2nd team all-star forward Luka Marinic. Marinic had 64 points through 38 regular season games before sustaining an injury in mid January. He had an early impact, scoring a powerplay goal on a slap shot from just inside the face off circle. That goal tied the game at 2-2 with 17:16 left in the 2nd period.
From that point, Carleton Place outscored Renfrew 8-1 to take a 2-1 series lead into Game 4.
“We are working together as a team,” said Mosley. “We are a family right now and we’re battling together. We just got to take this one shift at a time.”
Like any other playoff series the games have become more physical. “I think our whole team is pretty tough. We can handle ourselves out there and I think we showed that tonight,” said defense man Carter Holmes. Holmes is a 16 year old and the only player on the roster to play in all 55 games this season. “(This program) gives me the opportunity to excel and I’m just happy to be given that chance.”
Alex Vala scored twice and now has 4 goals in the series. Other goal scorers included Brayden Campeau, Oliver Carriere, Spencer Marshall and Hisham Barayan.
Vincent Bujold-Roux has started all 3 games in the series. He improved to 2-1 with a 20 save effort. He has a 3.00 goals against average and an .855 save percentage in the series.
“I think going 8 days without a game hurt us in Game 1,” said Head Coach John Ollson. “But whether you win 1-0 or 10-3 it’s still just one win. We are only up 2-1 and we have to get ready for Sunday.”
Game 4 at Ma-te-Way Rink is scheduled for Sunday night at 7pm.