Ottawa, Ontario – On Saturday night, the Ottawa West Golden Knights were able to extend their winning streak to seven games by defeating the Casselman Vikings 5-2 inside the Barbara Ann Scott Arena.
The Golden Knights had a great start by scoring on the power play by Jack Haymes and then Michael Gallivan was able to get his ninth of the year to make it 2-0. Ottawa West would score three more goals in the second including a highlight reel goal from Ryan Carroll after Daniel Goulet made a through the legs pass from below the goal line.
Ottawa West would allow two power play goals from Power and Talbot during the second period and then there was no scoring happening in the third period. It’s the first regular season win against Casselman since November 17th 2019.
” I thought the boys played well tonight. They really came out hard and competed hard. The power play was great tonight by going 3-for-6. Jack Haymes, Sean Kearns and Noah Haymes just keep rolling, their doing a great job for us and Pledge-Dickson was very good in net. Defense did a very good, only allowing two goals against Casselman. At the end of the night, it was great effort from your boys for sure”, said General Manager of the Ottawa West Golden Knights Craig Smith on his thoughts on this game.
Jack Haymes continued to roll with his production offensively by collecting 2 G / 1 A and has four goals in his last two games. J. Haymes also commented on the teams performance.
“It was just a great team effort. My line-mates made really easy for me to get my two goals and it was a very win against a good team over there (Casselman).”
J. Haymes and Sean Kearns (2 A) also extend their point streaks to eight games on that night. J. Haymes now has seven goals and eleven assists during his point streak while Kearns has six goals and eight assists.
“There carrying us on that top line. There doing everything that we asked them to do on the power play and even on a 5 on 5 situation. Overall, all of our 12 forwards and six D are playing very well for us and are doing a good job,” said Smith.
Brent Pledge-Dickson was excellent on the night by making 29 saves on 31 shots for his sixth win of the season. Also on the night, Daniel Goulet had a good game by collecting 1 G / 1 A.
Unfortunate news from the Golden knights, Ryan Carroll had to leave that game in the second period with an upper body injury. Golden Knights GM Smith says that he will be evaluated and will know more information about his timeline.
Next game goes tomorrow night when the Ottawa West Golden Knights take on the Embrun Panthers to wrap up a three game home stand. On Friday, they’ll be on the road to Glensgarry Sports Palace to take on the Alexandria Glens. Puck drop for tomorrow’s game will be at 7:20pm from the Barbara Ann Scott Arena. You can catch the game on mixlr.com/owgkradio or Hockey TV.