The Casselman Vikings welcomed the Ottawa West Golden Knights to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Jan. 17, in the CCHL2. The Vikings’ forward, Joel Hunt (22) had a great scoring chance here during first period action as the Golden Knights’ goalie, Mitchell Bown stretches to make a save. Bown won this battle but Hunt extended his scoring streak to six games scoring a goal and an assist as the Vikings put it to the Golden Knights 6-2. Moore photo
WINCHESTER—The Casselman Vikings were to have played three games this past weekend as they welcomed the Ottawa West Golden Knights on Thursday night, travelled to Winchester on Friday night to take on the Hawks, however, their game which was scheduled for Sunday afternoon at home versus the Perth Blue Wings, was postponed due to the heavy snowfall.
Vikings 4 Hawks 2
The Casselman Vikings travelled to the Joel Steele Community Centre in Winchester on Fri., Jan. 18, to take on the Hawks in the CCHL2. The Vikings went into the game in second place in the Martin Division, 12 points behind the Ottawa Jr. Canadians while the Hawks sat in seventh place just one point behind the Embrun Panthers in sixth, and nine points behind the Char-Lan Rebels in the final playoff spot.
The Vikings opened the scoring when Shawn Patterson scored his ninth goal of the season from Yanick Dicaire and Joel Hunt. The Vikings took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
The Hawks tied the game just 1:34 into the second period as Danny Johnson scored his 15th of the season from Kyle Kuehni and Graeme Buffone.
The Vikings retook the lead when Hunt scored his 24th of the season from Pierce Britton and Dicaire with just 36 seconds remaining in the middle frame. The Vikings took a slim 2-1 lead into the second intermission.
The Vikings made it 3-1 when Joshua Paledeau scored his ninth of the season, unassisted, and just 1:11 into the third period. The Vikings took a three-goal lead when Jason Cossette scored his 13th of the season from Hunt and Dicaire on the power play at 8:36.
The Hawks added a late goal as Buffone scored his fourth of the season from Kuehni and Hunter Randell at 18:06 on the power play. The Vikings hung on for the 6-2 victory but failed to gain ground on the Canadians after they defeated the Embrun Panthers earlier in the night.
The Vikings outshot the Hawks 47-27. Picking up the win in the Vikings’ goal was Nick Campbell making 25 saves and suffering the loss in the Hawks’ goal was Lucas Devries making 43 saves.
Vikings 6 Golden Knights 2
The Casselman Vikings welcomed the Ottawa West Golden Knights to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Jan. 17, in the CCHL2. The Vikings went into the game in second place in the Martin Division, 12 points behind the Ottawa Jr. Canadians and 11 points ahead of the Golden Knights in third place. The Golden Knights opened the scoring at 11:01 of the first period taking a 1-0 lead.
The Vikings evened the score when Frederick Gagnier scored his 16th goal of the season from Yanick Dicaire and Joel Hunt just 35 seconds later. The teams took a one-all draw into the first intermission.
The Vikings took their first lead of the game as Evan Boucher scored his fifth of the season from Brandon Legare and Antonio Silenu at 2:30 in the second period. The Vikings made it a 3-1 lead as Hunt scored his 23rd of the season from Dicaire and Mathieu Talbot at 3:23 on the power play. The Vikings took the 3-1 lead into the second intermission.
The Vikings made it 4-1 at 3:01 of the third period as Legare scored his eighth of the season from Boucher and Talbot on the power play. The Vikings took a four-goal lead when Jason Cossette scored his 12th of the season from Dicaire and Gabriel Rousselle on the power play at 7:23.
The Golden Knights scored their second of the game at 11:11 on the power play. The Vikings closed out the scoring at 16:31 as Mikael Bissonnette scored his third of the season from Ryan Williams. The Vikings took the game 6-2 after being outshot by the Golden Knights 35-33.
Picking up the win in the Vikings’ goal was Mathieu Chenier making 33 saves.
The Casselman Vikings welcome the Brockville Tikis to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. and travel to the Earl Armstrong Arena in Ottawa to take on the Canadians on Tues., Jan. 29, at 7:20 p.m.