By: Mason Detre
Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa West Golden Knights improved to 5-1-1 on the season with a 4-0 win over the Brockville Tikis at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena last night.
The Golden Knights would score three unanswered goals in the first period. Jack Haymes returned to the lineup after missing a few games due to an upper body injury. He stole the puck at centre ice to go on a breakaway to get his third of the season.
Justin Graham would extend the lead by scoring his first junior goal from the left point, then Noah Haymes would get his first of the season and his 50th career CCHL2 goal after Jack Haymes broke in 2-on-1 to pass the puck to Noah Haymes for the one-timer.
During Noah Haymes’s CCHL2 career, he collected 13 goals with Metcalfe in 2016/17, 24 goals for Embrun in 2017/18 and now 13 goals with the Ottawa West Golden Knights in two seasons.
Ottawa West would get one more in the second from Ric Shin to make it 4-0. William McEvoy made 30 saves for his first career CCHL2 shutout.
“I think I played well. I felt really good and it was one of my best games that I’ve felt in a long time. I just think the boys were helping me all night, they were really solid in front of me,” said McEvoy.
Ottawa West outshot Brockville 33-30 throughout the game, they also sweep the season series 2-0 and outscored their opponents 8-to-3 in those two games against Brockville. McEvoy also mentioned that the Golden Knights defense was solid all night.
“They were really solid, we worked on defensive coverage last practice. I think it really helped us in this game.”
William McEvoy played for Stanstead College last year. Before playing for Stanstead College, he was playing for the Rockland Nationals Midget AAA team in 2017-18 season. He was traded to the Brockville Braves from Rockland while playing for Stanstead in the middle of the season.
Next game goes tonight when the Golden Knights travel to Embrun to take on the Panthers. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00pm. You can listen to the game on mixlr.com/owgkradio.