Casselman, Ontario – The Ottawa West Golden Knights (4-2-1) were shut-out for the first time in five years after a 3-0 loss against the Casselman Vikings (8-3) on Sunday night at the Jr Brisson Sports Complex.
The Last time the Golden Knights were shut-out came on January 16th of 2014 against the Metcalfe Jets as part of the 2013-14 EOJHL season. That’s the same season that Ottawa West lost to the Casselman in game-seven of the finals.
Both teams were scoreless until the final three minutes of the second period when Joel Hunt scored his first of two of the night, giving the Vikings a 1-0 edge heading into the second intermission. Ottawa West was leading the shots 25-22.
In the third, Joel Hunt scored after a turn over behind the net to make it 2-0 and Gagnier scored just over a minute later to seal the deal, snapping West’s two game winning streak.
Both teams went 0-4 on the power-play. Ottawa West and Casselman’s shots were 35-35 each. Miguel Daoust had to make at least three of four great saves, keeping the Golden Knights in the hockey game all night.
Despite the loss, Head Coach Steve Sundin and his squad had a very positive week, going 2-1 with wins over Embrun and Brockville. The next four games are against teams that have a .500 record or better.
The Golden Knights take on the Carleton Place Canadians on Tuesday, Renfrew at home on Thursday and the Char-Lan Rebels in Williamstown on Saturday night.
NOTE: Their will not be a broadcast for Thursday and Saturday due to prior commitments. Tuesday’s game in Carleton Place will be broadcasted with Mason Detre and Dante De Caria.