Thursday, December 8th 2017
RECAP | Carleton Place 3, Ottawa West 1
The Ottawa West Golden Knights took Carleton Place to the final minutes of the game before and empty netter sealed the deal. For Ottawa West, it was their hardest fought battle against an opponent since beating Casselman, 4-3 on November 18th.
The first period saw Ottawa West and Carleton Place finish all their checks and play physical. The Canadians didn’t take much time to use their speed to their advantage in the earl parts of the game – blowing past the Ottawa defence and getting quality shots on net. Ottawa continued to use their physical play but their footspeed really showed early.
Reece Bolton opened the scoring in the second period after he took a bad bounce from the corner and fired a slap shot over the shoulder of Cuglietta to give the Canadians a 1-0 lead going into the third period.
With three minutes to in the third period, Aiden Parnell cut to the outside and fired a low shot under the pad of Cuggs, giving Carleton Place a 2-0 lead. Ottawa quickly answered back, 28 seconds later after Justin Lefebrve scored his first career CCHL Tier 2 goal with the assists by Goodfellow and Scrivens.
Carleton Place put away an empty netter, as Ottawa was unable to complete the comeback against a very fast and tough Canadians squad.
The verdict is that Ottawa West can’t seem to find the back of the net. They continue to enter into the offensive zone but can’t generate any offensive opportunities. Last night we saw Steve Sundin changeup the lines. Despite the score, Ottawa did not have that many quality chances in the final two periods. If they want to score, they will have to cycle the puck down low and set up someone in the slot for a shot.
I find that Golden Knights like to walk in with one man and dump it in or try to make their way to the net. I think they should use their wingers more often and create space in the offensive zone, plain and simple.
The Golden Knights are back in action tonight (Friday, November 8th) at 8pm in Westport. They take on the very tough Rideau’s who are right behind Carleton Place in the standings. The season series is tied 1-1, with both games being decided by one goal.
You can catch the action on mixlr.com/owgkradio for the broadcast.