Jr. Canadians Fall Short of Comeback Against Crosstown Rivals
The Ottawa Junior Canadians played host to the Ottawa West Golden Knights on Tuesday
at the Earl Armstrong arena, where they would fall just short of a comeback in a
tightly fought game, that ended 3-2.
The first period was highlighted by a Jack Parker (3G) natural hattrick and three assists from
Nathan McDougall (3A), as well as two more from William Labrosse (2A). Both teams came out
flying for the second period and the Canadians found the back of the net twice. The first came from
Conor Contois (1G), as he netted his third of the year, and the other came from red-hot Luke Going
(1G) on a breakaway. The third period was more of the same fast-flying pace of play but the
Golden Knights managed to hang on for the two points despite a great effort from the
Canadians. Logan McLeod (1A) also tallied an assist.
Between the pipes, Joshua Hawken had a great game. Hawken stopped 33 of 36 shots thrown at
him and was a calming presence in their zone to control the pace of play.
Luke “Go-Go” Going was the lone OJC player in the three stars, with his performance earning the third
star of the evening. Nathan McDougall earned himself the second star for Ottawa West, and Jack Parker took home the first star on the back of his natural hat trick.
The Ottawa Junior Canadians (26-14-0-1) are back in action at the Earl Armstrong Arena on Saturday,
February 10th for a 7:20 PM puck-drop as the Winchester Hawks (15-24-1-0) are in town.
Saturday will mark the second last home game for the Canadians of the regular season.
OJC Media | Kaghlen Roberts
Photo and Graphic | Tyler Cyr