The Casselman Vikings welcomed the Renfrew Timberwolves to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Nov. 16, in the CCHL2. The Vikings’ forwards, Mathieu Talbot (17) and Joshua Paledeau go to the net as they await a shot from the point screening the Timberwolves’ goalie, Kyle Renaud. Both Talbot and Paledeau scored a goal as the Vikings went on to take the game 5-1. Moore photo
OTTAWA—The Casselman Vikings played two games this past weekend as they welcomed the Renfrew Timberwolves on Thursday night and travelled to Ottawa on Saturday night to take on the Ottawa West Golden Knights.
Golden Knights 4 Vikings 2
The Casselman Vikings travelled to the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa to take on the Ottawa West Golden Knights on Sat., Nov. 17, in the CCHL2. Even after winning their last game against the Renfrew Timberwolves the Vikings failed to gain ground on the first place Ottawa Jr. Canadians in the Martin Division as they trailed by eight points in second.
The Golden Knights were hot on the Vikings’ tail sitting just five points behind heading into the game and they had a chance to move to within three. The Golden Knights scored the lone goal of the opening period at 13:59 and took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
The Golden Knights made it 2-0 just one minute into the second period but the Vikings cut the deficit in half when Jason Cossette scored his sixth goal of the season unassisted. The Golden Knights took a 2-1 lead into the second intermission.
The Golden Knights made it 3-1 at 2:54 but the Vikings got back to within one when Joshua Paledeau scored his fifth of the season from Samuel Labre and Riley MacDonald at 3:01. The Golden Knights closed out the scoring at 12:37 as the Vikings suffered their fifth loss of the season 4-2.
With the loss and the Canadians win, the Vikings fell to ten points behind the division leaders. The Vikings outshot the Golden Knights 33-32. Suffering the loss in the Vikings’ goal was Nick Campbell making 28 saves.
Vikings 5 Timberwolves 1
The Casselman Vikings welcomed the Renfrew Timberwolves to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Nov. 15, in the CCHL2. The Vikings slipped down the standings after losing the Ottawa Jr. Canadians who increased their lead to eight over the Vikings.
The Vikings opened the scoring at 10:13 when Mathieu Talbot scored his eighth goal of the season from Louis Chabot and the Vikings’ newest player, Antonio Silenu on the power play to take a 1-0 lead.
The Vikings made it 2-0 when Joshua Paledeau scored his fifth from Talbot and Brady Cloutier at 15:42 on the power play. The Vikings took the 2-0 lead into the first intermission. The Vikings added to their lead when Shawn Patterson scored his fifth of the season from Silenu and Chabot at 9:37 of the second period.
With time winding down in the middle frame, Frederick Gagnier scored his ninth from Étienne Aguis-Pease and Brandon Legare with just 26 seconds showing on the clock. The Vikings took a 4-0 lead into the second intermission.
The Vikings took a 5-0 lead when Legare notched his fifth of the season from Chabot and Patterson at 6:56 of the third period. The Timberwolves spoiled the Vikings’ goalie, Nick Campbell’s shutout bid with a goal at 8:59 to make it 5-1.
The Vikings held on to the game 5-1. With the win, the Vikings temporarily moved to within six points of the Canadians. The Vikings dominated the shot clock outshooting the Timberwolves 54-22. Picking up the win in the Vikings’ goal was Campbell making 21 saves.
The Casselman Vikings welcome the Whitewater Kings to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Nov. 22, for a morning game for the local schools at 11:30 a.m.