Ottawa, Ontario – The Ottawa West Golden Knights came back down 3-0 and defeated the Westport Rideaus 4-3 on Thursday night at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena.
The Golden Knights’ were trailing 3-0 after the first period and scored two unanswered goals in the second and two more in the third for the win. Justin Jamer tied it with seven minutes left in the third and Sean Kearns recorded the game-winning -goal two minutes later.
Marco Haw sprung Kearns on the breakaway with a long pass up the middle, and he scored five-hole with a backhand shot for his second goal of the game. Kearns said once he was on the breakaway, he went to his ‘go-to move’.
“I saw an opening and Marco (Haw) gave it to me and I beat the defense. I went to my go-to move, forehand, backhand, five-hole,” said Kearns on the game winner. “It became my move when I was younger because me and my buddy’s used to make competitions to see who could go five-hole the most.”
Ottawa West picks up their ninth comeback win of the season. Head Coach Steve Sundin says the reason why they’re never out of a game is because they role four lines.
“We get everyone in the hockey game. I think the key to our hockey club is that we play all four lines and we wear down the opposition.”
The Golden Knights’ snap their three game losing-streak with the win and win the season series 2-0 over the Westport Rideaus. They are now 6-4 against Westport since the 2015-16 season.
Ottawa West moves three-points ahead of Alexandria for third in the CCHL2’s Martin Division Standings.
“We’re playing desperate hockey right now. Alexandria is right behind us. We needed this win, we couldn’t afford to lose another game and I hope we move on from our three game losing streak.”
The Ottawa West Golden Knights are back in action on Friday on the road against the Alexandria Glens. Mason Detre will have the call on mixlr.com/owgkradio.