Ottawa, ON – Cumberland Grads (18-36-3-3) travelled to the Jim Durrell Complex to take on the Ottawa Jr. “A” Senators (38-16-2-3).
Ottawa got the high scoring game rolling late in the first but then scored three goals within 6 minutes to end the period. Starting with Chris King (Michael Evelyn, Luc Deschamps) 14:03, Ottawa – Ryan Collins (Greg Jansz) 15:15 and Joey Champigny (Justin Charbonneau, Eric Witzel) 19:59.
The second period saw a more even play with Cumberland getting on the scoreboard 1:59 into the period on the power-play, Colin Kruse (Andrew DeBrincat, Mark Golberg). Ottawa added to their lead with three more goales, Thierry Gibeault (Ryan Collins, Greg Jansz) 11:22, Ottawa – Justin Charbonneau (Joey Champigny, Ben Robillard) 14:28, and the second goal of the game for Joey Champigny (Justin Charbonneau, Eric Clitsome) 17:01. Cumberland did get one more goal to end the period from David Bennett (Mark Golberg, Travis Douglas) 18:10.
Ottawa opened the scoring early into Period # 3 from Michael Evelyn (Luc Deschamps, Chris King) 0:30, making it 7-2 Ottawa. But Cumberland wasn’t ready to quit yet with two goals from Matthew Morin, Matthew Morin (power play) (Andrew DeBrincat, Colin Kruse) 1:21 and Matthew Morin (Travis Douglas, Andrew DeBrincat) 5:12 and Connor MacLeod (Travis Douglas, Matthew Morin) 7:51 added a third goal in the period.
The teams racked up the penalty minutes to a tune of 76 total minutes (Cumberland 33 min / Ottawa 43 min) including Ottawa’s Eric Witzel and Cumberland’s Justin Lafleur 10min Game Misconducts for fighting. Cumberland capitalized on 2 of 6 of their power-plays. While Ottawa failed to get a single shot on their only power-play opportunity.
The Ottawa Jr. “A” Senators hung on to win 7-5.
Three Stars (As picked by CCHL)
1) Joey Champigny (OTT)
2) Justin Charbonneau (OTT)
3) Matthew Morin (CUM)