Jr. Canadians Drop Game 2 Against Casselman

Wednesday, March 6, 2024. 4:31pm

The Jr. Canadians fell to the Casselman Vikings by a score of 4-1. It was a hard-
fought battle for both sides through the whole game but the Vikings prevailed. Shots
totaled 28 aside and really spoke to how close this game was.

The first period might have been the most back-and-forth of them all. It was Tyler
Stewart got his first of three goals on the night just under seven minutes into the
period. That lead didn’t last long as a mere 42 seconds later Evan Potter (1G) tallied his
second goal of the playoffs. The second period was more of the back and forth but Tyler
Stewart late into the frame made it a narrow one-goal lead. Heading into the third Tyler
Stewart just 6:39 into the period tallied his third and final goal of the game. Mathieu
Carter will also miss at least one game due to an automatic suspension for a game
misconduct for a check from behind within the last 10 minutes of the game. It was
capped off by a Nicolas Elie empty-netter for his first goal of the playoffs.

The crease was manned by Joshua Hawken who stopped 24 of 27 shots he
faced it just wasn’t enough to earn the win. Hawken made multiple gorgeous saves to
keep this game close and allow the Jr. Canadians to put up a great fight.
The third star of the game was Evan Potter who got the lone goal for Ottawa,
Remi Hay the opposing netminder stopped 27 of 28 and earned the second star. Of
course, Tyler Stewart with the hat trick landed the first star of the game.
The Jr. Canadians look to avoid the brink of a sweep and Casselman looks to
take a 3-0 stranglehold as the physicality starts to ramp up. Game 3 is in action from the
J.R. Brisson Complex on Thursday, March 7th for a 7:30 PM puck-drop.


OJC Media | Kaghlen Roberts

Photo & Graphic | Tyler Cyr