Ottawa, Ontario – The Ottawa West Golden Knights (7-4-1) locked up their second straight win and their fourth straight home victory – defeating the Whitewater Kings (3-7-3), 8-3 on Thursday night at the Barbara Ann Scott arena.
Ottawa West scored a season-high eight goals and had a season-tying high 51 shots on net in the win.
Justin Jamer finished the night with a career high five points (1G/4 A), while Lucas Brown (2G/1A) and Daniel Stratis (3A) each had three points.
The Whitewater Kings took a 45 minutes in penalties in the loss, giving the Golden Knights three power-play goals. Coming into the game the Golden Knights power-play ranked last in the CCHL Tier 2 at just over 11 % – but Head Coach Steve Sundin says they looked much better.
“The power-play has to start from the point. When you move the puck below the red-line to the point, it gives the point-man enough time to either send it back down low or take the shot. That opens up space. We didn’t do that at the start of the year and we were making low percentage plays and tonight we didn’t do that,” said Sundin on his much improved power-play.
Sundin gave the first star of the game to Justin Jamer who set up the first three goals and finished the night with five points. The second year forward says that he feels more conferrable on the ice.
“I got a lot faster and a lot more calm with the puck,” said Jamer. “I’m using my physicality to get more time and space and get the puck in the net.”
Sundin says that he just knew that he would have a game like this sooner rather than later. “He’s just a really good hockey player. He’s so much faster and stronger. When he gets the puck the other team is not getting it and tonight he went to the net hard.”
The Golden Knight’s next game is Friday, November 2nd when they hit the road for a contest with the Alexandria Glens at the Glengarry Sports Palace. It’s an 8:00 p.m., puck drop. Mason Detre and Dante De Caria will have the call on mixlr.com/owgkradio.
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