Ottawa, Ontario – The Ottawa West Golden Knights (24-4-2) defeated the Ottawa Jr. Canadians 4-0 on Thursday January 9th to extend their winning streak to six games.
Noah Haymes collected his his second game winning goal of the season, it came 38 seconds into the first period, where he took a weak shot in the Canadians zone and it went off the post and in. N. Haymes would end the night with two goals.
Jared Brush would give the Golden Knights an insurance goal early in the second and Stef Mellios pulled off a toe drag move in the left slot for Ottawa West’s final goal in the third period.
Brent Pledge-Dickson would make 20 saves for his second shutout of the season and improve his goals against average to 2.35 and save percentage to .927 this year. During the game, he made one paddle stop in the first, but the last paddle stop was a highlight reel save. Daher shot the puck in the slot, Pledge-Dickson made the stop and the rebound came to Nicolas Seguin who had the wide open net and Pledge-Dickson made the paddle stop at the goal line.
“I didn’t get too many, solid big saves to be made. Second period, I got lucky with a few posts which changed the game in my opinion. Other than that I thought the guys helped out tonight, big five minute penalty kill, big blocks by Bobby (Dempster and Keon (Trocolli-Roik) so really I can’t take much credit for that. The guys played well in front of me,” said goaltender of the Golden Knights Brent Pledge-Dickson on the game.
Adam Watson picked up a 5 minute check to the head penalty and a game misconduct in the third period which saw the Golden Knights kill off a five minute penalty like Pledge-Dickson said. It was the best game of the season by far, by playing a full 60 minute effort right from start to finish.
“We started really well with that goal right away, which changed the momentum. We picked up a lot of speed going on throughout the game and then we shut everything down in the third period so we are playing well and I’m happy to see the boys playing this good,” said Pledge-Dickson.
There wasn’t much penalties throughout the game but the power play once again got on the board and went 1-for-2.
“It was good. Lately I think it’s been tough but now it’s getting better, so its nice to see that the guys are playing around and moving the puck well. We need more shots from the point like Steve (Sundin) says all the time, but that will help once the players realize that,” said Pledge-Dickson.
The shots throughout the game were 42-20 in favour of the Golden Knights. Ottawa West is 3-0 to start 2020 and have won six in a row heading into this week.
Next game happens on Thursday night inside the Barbara Ann Scott Arena where the Ottawa West Golden Knights face off against the Embrun Panthers, who are also coming off a win against Casselman. You can catch the broadcast on mixlr.com/owgkradio or on Hockey TV.