By: Davide Disipio
Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa West Golden Knights (36-6-2) finished off a memorable 2019-2020 CCHL2 regular season with wins on the road over the Arnprior Packers on Wednesday by a score of 3-1, followed by a come from behind victory, downing the Richmond Royals 6-2 on Sunday.
Ottawa West 3, Arnprior 1 (Wednesday)
The Golden Knights found themselves in a close contest against a red hot Arnprior team, but Nicholas McFarlane starred, collecting a power-play goal late in the first and assisting on the eventual Sean Kearns game-winning goal in the third period.
Pat Bones collected his fourth goal of the season for the lone tally in the second period to tie the game. It was Bones’ second goal against the Golden Knights this season after notching the lone goal in the first game of the season in a 9-1 loss to Ottawa West.
Noah Haymes collected an assist, extending his point streak to career-high and team-high 14 games.
Jared Brush added some insurance by scoring his seventh of the year just over halfway through the third.
William McEvoy turned away 26 of 27 for his 15th consecutive victory as Ottawa West outshot Arnprior 43-28.
The Golden Knights power play was 2-for-3 and the Packers man advantage was 0-for-3.
Ottawa West 6, Richmond 2 (Sunday)
The Ottawa West Golden Knights end the season with a seven-game winning streak and also a franchise record 11 game road winning streak with a come from behind win on the road.
Despite Adam Goodfellow scoring twice in the first 2:08 of the game, the Golden Knights were piggybacked by a three-point outburst from Stef Mellios who scores a highlight-reel goal and adding two assists.
Noah Haymes (1G / 1A) ends the season with a fifteen game point streak recording 14 goals and 15 assists.
Jack Haymes also pushed his point streak to fourteen games (12G / 19A) with a pair of helpers.
Sean Kearns tallied his fifth game-winning goal of the season and the game-winner for the second consecutive game with a two-point performance.
Keon Troccoli-Roik, Geronimo Whiteduck, and Clay Byers were the other goal scorers for Ottawa West which cued the come from behind victory.
William McEvoy made 26 saves for his 19th win this season and won 16 consecutive games as a starter.
Ottawa West was 1-for-2 on the powerplay while killing off the only penalty they took.
The Golden Knights will return to the ice for the 2020 CCHL2 playoffs in the Martin Division Semi-Finals with an opponent still TBD. The Casselman Vikings and Winchester Hawks will duel in the Martin Division Wild Card Series, with the winner being the Golden Knights playoff opponent.
The schedule will be announced following the Wild Card Series. Stay tuned to the Golden Knights on Twitter @OWGK_CCHL2 for further updates