ATHENS—The Embrun Panthers played two road games this past weekend as they travelled to Alexandria on Friday night to take on the Glens and to Athens on Saturday night to take on the Aeros.

Panthers 3 Aeros 0

The Embrun Panthers travelled to Centre 76 in Athens to take on the Aeros on Sat., Oct. 19, in the CCHL2. The Panthers sat in third place in the Martin Division one point behind the Cassleman Vikings and one point up on the Ottawa West Golden Knights. 

The Aeros remained winless after their first 10 games and are the only team remaining that has zero points in the standings. The Panthers wasted no time in taking the lead, scoring just eight seconds into the first period as Tristan Taillefer scored his 10th goal of the season from Cayden Martin taking a 1-0 lead. 

The Panthers made it 2-0 when Jarrett Ladouceur scored his third of the season from Cameron MacMillan and Marshall Drevniok at 9:51. The Panthers took a three-goal lead when Robert Beaudoin scored his sixth of the season from Tyler Cummins on the power play at 16:10. The Panthers took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission. The teams battled to a scoreless second period with the Panthers carrying the 3-0 lead into the second intermission. Neither team was able find the score sheet again in the third period as the Panthers took the game 3-0 for their second consecutive shutout. 

Picking up the shutout in the Panthers’ goal was Felix Schnell.

Panthers 2 Glens 0

The Embrun Panthers travelled to the Billy Gebbie Arena in Alexandria to take on the Glens on Fri., Oct. 18, in the CCHL2. The Panthers sat in a fifth place tie with the Winchester Hawks in a tight Martin Division with five teams separated by just four points. 

The Glens sat in eighth place with just one win on the season. The Panthers opened the scoring at 2:59 of the first period as Matthieu Brennan scored his first goal of the season from Tristan Taillefer and Jacob Lamont. 

The Panthers took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. 

The teams battled to a scoreless second period with the Panthers outshooting the Glens 11-7. The Panthers carried the 1-0 lead into the second intermission. 

Neither team was able to find the back of the net for the first 18 minutes of the third period, but the Glens pulled their goalie in favour of an extra attacker with just under two minutes remaining. That decision would cost them, as the Panthers’ Taillefer scored his ninth goal of the season in the empty goal from Cayden Martin and Cameron MacMillan with just 1:28 remaining in regulation. 

The Panthers hung on for a 2-0 victory. With the win, the Panthers moved to a two-way tie for second place in the Martin Division. The Panthers outshot the Glens 40-30. Picking up his first shutout in the CCHL2 was William Nguyen making 30 saves. 

Up next

The Embrun Panthers welcome the Casselman Vikings to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. and travel to the Perth Arena on Sun., Oct. 27, to take on the Blue Wings at 3 p.m. The Panthers then travel to the Earl Armstrong Arena in Ottawa to take on the Ottawa Jr. Canadians on Tues., Oct. 29 at 7:20 p.m.

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