The Renfrew Timberwolves took Game 1 of their quarter-final series against the Carleton Place Jr. Canadians. The Timberwolves knocked off the top seeded team in the Richardson Division 5-4, to steal home ice advantage and improve to 3-0 in the playoffs.
Renfrew led 4-1 with 6:17 left in the 2nd period before a Canadians comeback started. Cameron Patton found Reece Bolton open in the slot and Bolton scored with 5:04 left in the 2nd. With under a minute to go and on the powerplay, Ryland Mosley was open on the blueline with space and beat Dane Brumm 5-hole to bring the Canadians to within a goal heading to the 3rd.
The majority of the play in the final period was in the Renfrew end as the Canadians out shot the visitors 14-2. With just 3:35 left on the clock the Canadians tied it up. Cameron Patton made a nice play at the blueline to get around a Renfrew defender, he sent a shot towards the net and Mosley was there to bury the rebound.
The Carleton Place comeback was short lived. Timberwolves forward Connor Noonan won possession of the puck behind the net and sent a pass out front right on the stick of Jack Rouleau who netted the game winner with 1:52 on the clock.
A late penalty gave the Canadians a 6-on-4 with their net empty but Renfrew hung on to win. The Canadians out shot the Timberwolves 38-18 in the game.
20 year old goaltender Dane Brumm from Renfrew improved to 3-0 in the playoffs with 34 saves in Game 1.
A crowd of 200 fans took in the Sunday evening game in Carleton Place. The series now shifts to Renfrew, with Game 2 scheduled for Tuesday night at 8pm.
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