Photo and Article by: Dante De Caria
Alexandria, Ontario – The Ottawa West Golden Knights (7-5-1) suffered a tough 4-0 loss at the hands of the Alexandria Glens (8-6-1) on Friday night at the Glengarry Sports Palace.
Nicolas Rousseau backstopped the Glens to victory, making 46 saves for his first shutout of the season.
The Golden Knights two-game winning streak comes to an end, while their losing ways on the road unfortunately continue. They’ve now been shutout in three straight road games, losing to Casselman, Char-Lan and now Alexandria. Prior to their recent road skid, Ottawa West shutout Brockville 4-0 at the Brockville Memorial Centre three weeks ago.
Offensively – the Golden Knights had a lot of prime opportunities but ran into a hot goaltender as Rousseau had to make at least three or four great saves. Ottawa West outshot Alexandria 46-23 in the loss, setting a shot differential of +23. They also went 0-7 on the power-play, which was another difference maker.
Dylan Stacey was a key factor in the Glens win. He scored the opening goal just a minute in, firing a hard wrist-shot from the left circle. Later on, he put Alexandria up 3-0 midway through the third, finding Reggy St-Surin on the backdoor.
Towards the end of the game, things started to get heated up when the Glens players and coaches started giving some choice words to the Golden Knights bench. These two teams go toe-to-toe again on November 29th at the Barbara Ann Scott arena. Glens lead the season series 2-0.
The Ottawa West Golden Knights next game will go down tomorrow afternoon in Richmond when they are hosted by the struggling Royals. Mason Detre will have the call on mixlr.com/owgkradio.