The Panthers’ forward, Noah Haymes (12) has been a leader this season and has scored 15 goals and has 15 assists in 26 games and is third in team scoring. Haymes plays in all situations, power play and penalty kill along with his regular shifts. Haymes picked up a goal and assist in the Panthers 5-2 victory over the Rideaus. Sawyer Helmer photo
EMBRUN—The Embrun Panthers played three games this past weekend (See Friday’s game vs. Hawks on next page)
Panthers 5 Rideaus 2: The Panthers welcomed the Westport Rideaus to the Palais des Sports on Sun., Nov. 19, in the CCHL2. The Panthers were coming off a tough 4-2 loss to the last-place Winchester Hawks but still sat in sole possession of third place in the Martin Division with a record of 15-9-0-2. The Rideaus sat in a first-place tie with the Carleton Place Canadians in the Richardson Division with 33 points.
The Rideaus opened the scoring at 4:51 taking a 1-0 lead but the Panthers tied the game when Andrew Burke slapped one home from Jeremy Barrie and Frederik Lefleche at 9:06.
The Panthers took their first lead of the game when Michael Armstrong snapped one to the back of the cage from Marc Brosseau at 14:44 and took the 2-1 lead into the first intermission. The Panthers scored the lone goal of the second period as Burke scored his second of the game from Barrie and Noah Haymes at 4:16.
The Panthers outshot the Rideaus 9-6 in the middle frame and took a slim 3-1 lead into the second intermission. The Rideaus got to within one at 2:20 but the Panthers answered with a power-play goal by Haymes at 17:49 from Sam Tremblay to make it 4-2.
The Rideaus had no chance of taking their goalie out of the net in favour of an extra attacker as they took a late penalty giving the the Panthers a man advantage. Take advantage they did as rookie Caden Martin sniped one from Armstrong and Barrie with just 1:33 remaining to make it 5-2.
The Panthers hung on for the win and goalie Jean Pascal Sabourin picked up the victory making 18 saves on 20 shots.
Knights 5 Panthers 2: The Panthers travelled to the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa to take on the Ottawa West Golden Knights on Thurs., Nov. 16, in the CCHL2. The Panthers went into the game in sole possession of third place in the Martin Division with 15 wins and seven losses. The Knights sat just five points behind the Panthers in fourth place but held three games in hand so it was a very important four-point game.
The Panthers opened the scoring at 5:52 of the first period as Cody McLennan fired one to the back of the net from Sam Wilson and Tristan Whynot to take a 1-0 lead. The Knights tied the game at 12:01 but the Panthers battled right back as Jeremy Barrie slapped one home from McLennan and Jacob Lamont at 15:59.
The Panthers took the slim 2-1 lead into the first intermission. The Knights scored the only goal of the second period at 1:31. The Knights outshot the Panthers 16-7 in the middle frame but the teams took a two-all draw into the second intermission.
The Knights owned the third period scoring three unanswered goals at 6:47 on the power play, 14:08 and 15:57 and took the game 5-2 handing the Panthers just their eighth loss of the season.
With the win, the Knights come to within three points of the Panthers for third place with three games in hand. Suffering the loss in the Panthers’ goal was Jean Pascal Sabourin making 43 saves on 48 shots.
Up next: Fri., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., Panthers vs. Alexandria Glens, Palais des Sports, Embrun; Sat., Nov. 25, 8 p.m., Panthers vs. Canadians, Carleton Place.