Robbie Pickard scored 6:18 in to overtime to give the Ottawa Canadians a 3-2 lead in their CCHL2 semi-final series with Carleton Place. Pickard, who was a 2nd team all-star this season, also had 2 assists. Samuel Pollock and Devin Samaur (2) also scored for Ottawa.
It was 8th time Carleton Place and Ottawa have played this season and also the 8th time the away team won the game.
Five goals found the back of the net in the 1st period. After Pollock and Samaur put Ottawa up 2-0, Ryland Mosley scored his 13th of the playoffs on a powerplay. Mosley took Cameron Patton’s pass from behind the net and scored to cut the Ottawa lead in half.
After Samaur scored his second of the game, Carleton Place answered once again. This time it was Spencer Marshall who came into the offensive zone, skated below the faceoff circle and was able to score from a very tough angle. The score was 3-2 for Ottawa after 20 minutes.
The game stayed at 3-2 until just under 8 minutes to go in regulation when a Martin Templeton point shot was tipped in by James Lister.
The OT winner was set up by Justin Turner. Turner drove toward the net and got below the goal line before sending a backhand pass out front. The pass found Pickard skating toward the net and his 3rd of the playoffs has Ottawa one win away from the Championship Series.
Ryan Whitehurst made 37 saves for his 7th win of the playoffs.
Game 6 is scheduled for 8:20pm on Friday night at the Earl Armstrong Arena. If CP win Game 7 is scheduled for 7:15 on Saturday in Carleton Place.
In the other series, Casselman and Perth are tied 3-3. Game 7 is scheduled for 8pm tonight in Casselman.