The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Ottawa Jr. Canadians to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Jan. 18, in the CCHL2. The Panthers’ forward, Jacob Lamont (19) waits for the puck to roll down the back of the Canadians’ goalie, Ryan Whitehurst (33) but unfortunately his timing was just a little off. The Canadians’ defenseman, Jacob Romalho (5) takes care of the Panthers’ Marc Brosseau. The Canadians took the game 5-2.Moore photo

Jeff Moore

Record Staff

ALEXANDRIA—The Embrun Panthers were supposed to play three games this past weekend as they welcomed the Ottawa Junior Canadians on Friday night and travelled to Alexandria on Saturday night to take on the Glens but their game Sunday afternoon in Richmond, to take on the Royals was postponed due to the inclement weather.

Glens 6 Panthers 1

The Embrun Panthers travelled to the Billy Gebbie Arena in Alexandria on Sat., Jan. 19, to take on the Glens in the CCHL2. The Panthers were in dire need of a win as they sat in sixth place in the Martin Division and were five points behind the Char-Lan Rebels who were holding down the final playoff spot. 

The Glens came out of the gate firing on all cylinders scoring four goals to open the first period at 1:53, 6:31, 11:16 and 12:32 taking a 4-0 lead. The Panthers got one back with just 34 seconds remaining in the first period as Alex Rossides scored his fifth goal of the season from Alex Caron. The Glens took a 4-1 lead into the first intermission. 

The Glens made it 5-1 at 9:16 of the second period and made it 6-1 at 17:04. The Glens took the 6-1 lead into the second intermission. 

The Panthers outshot the Glens in the third period 26-11 but were unable to get one to the back of the net as the Glens hung on for a 6-1 victory. The Glens outshot the Panthers 60-42. 

Suffering the loss in the Panthers’ goal was Cody MacEachern making 54 saves.

The Panthers signed forward David Toppa (16) this past week from the Ottawa Jr. Senators of the CCHL. Toppa fights through a pair of Canadians’ sticks during the first period; there was no penalty called on the play. Toppa was held off the score sheet in his first CCHL2 game. Moore photo

Canadians 5 Panthers 2

The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Ottawa Jr. Canadians to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Jan. 18, in the CCHL2. The Panthers went into the game in sixth place in the Martin Division just one point up on the Winchester Hawks in seventh and five points behind the Char-Lan Rebels who hold down the final playoff spot. 

The Canadians continue to remain the best team in the CCHL2 sitting in first place with just two losses on the season. The Canadians opened the scoring at 10:51 taking a 1-0 lead. The Canadians took a two-goal lead at 14:51 taking a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. 

The Canadians scored the lone goal of the second period at 15:48 and took a 3-0 lead into the second intermission. 

The Canadians made it 4-0 at 4:03 of the third period but the Panthers got on the board at 13:37 as Marc Brosseau scored his 10th goal of the season from Matthieu Brennan and Alex Rossides on the power play. 

The Panthers got to within two as Robert Beaudoin scored his fourth of the season from Jacob Lamont and Benjamin Hamilton also on the power play. The Panthers couldn’t keep the momentum rolling as the Canadians closed out the scoring with just 1:06 showing on the clock. 

The Canadians took the game 5-2 but the shot count was even at 33 each. Suffering the loss in the Panthers’ goal was Joshua Ivanski making 28 saves.

Up next

The Embrun Panthers travel to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Jan. 25, to take on the Hawks at 8:15 p.m. and then to the Char-Lan Recreation Centre in Williamstown on Sat., Jan. 26, to take on the Rebels at 8 p.m.

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