The North Dundas Rockets welcomed the West Carleton Inferno to the Chesterville Arena on Sat., Oct. 19, in the NCJHL. The Rockets’ veteran forward, Jarrett Williams, streaks in from the left corner for a scoring chance on the Inferno’s goalie, Nathan Cheung. The Inferno’s defender, Brandon Armstrong, tries to get his stick on the puck. Williams scored a goal and an assist helping the Rockets to a 6-1 victory. Moore photo

CARP—The North Dundas Rockets played a pair of games against the West Carleton Inferno over the weekend as they welcomed them on Saturday night and travelled to Carp on Sunday afternoon for the second game. 

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The North Dundas Rockets travelled to the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp on Sun., Oct. 20, to take on the West Carleton Inferno. The teams split their last two meetings with the Inferno taking the first game 4-3 and the Rockets taking the second game 6-1; the winner of this game would get sole possession of second place in the West Division. 

The Rockets opened the scoring at 3:13 of the first period as Pierce Egan ripped one home from Cameron Brown and Justin Lefebvre on the power play taking a 1-0 lead. The Rockets made it 2-0 when Lefebvre rifled one to the back of the net from Nick Carroll at 15:06. 

The Rockets took a three-goal lead when Lefebvre scored his second of the game from Carroll with just 56 seconds remaining in the opening frame. The Rockets took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission. 

The Inferno got to within two at the eight-minute mark of the second period, but the Rockets took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission. 

The Inferno got to within one at 9:07 of the third period but that was as close as they would get as the Rockets hung on to take the game 3-2. 

With the win, the Rockets moved into sole possession of second place. The Inferno outshot the Rockets 34—25. Picking up the win in the Rockets’ goal was Sebastien Moreau making 32 saves. 

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The North Dundas Rockets welcomed the West Carleton Inferno to the Chesterville Arena on Sat., Oct. 19, in the NCJHL. The Rockets were coming off a 4-3 loss to the Inferno in their previous game and sat in third place, two points behind the inferno in the West Division. 

The Rockets opened the scoring at 8:50 of the first period as Brodie Barkley swooped one from the point and delivered one to the back of the net from Xavier Langevin taking a 1-0 lead. The Rockets made it 2-0 when Cole Hodges pounded home a rebound from Barkley and Brett Lannin at 10:42 on the power play. 

The Rockets took a three-goal lead when Justin Lefebvre sniped one unassisted with just 51 seconds remaining in the opening frame. The Rockets took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission. 

The Rockets made it 4-0 when Jarrett Williams jammed one in from the right side of the net at 13:49 from Matt Pietrkeiwicz. The Rockets took the 4-0 lead into the second intermission. 

The Rockets took a five-goal lead when Lefebvre scored his second of the game from Pierce Egan and Joel Hunt at 5:07 of the third period. The Inferno finally got on the score sheet at 15:48 to ruin the Rockets’ goalie, Emerson Hunt’s, shutout bid. 

The Rockets added a late goal with just 1:52 remaining, as Lefebvre completed his hat trick from Egan and Williams on the power play. The Rockets took the game 6-1. With the win, the Rockets moved into a share of second place with the Inferno in the West Division. 

The Rockets outshot the Inferno 36-23. Picking up the win in the Rockets’ goal was Emerson Hunt making 22 saves.

Up next

The North Dundas Rockets welcome the Metcalfe Jets to the Chesterville Arena on Sat., Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and travel to the Clarence Creek Arena to take on the Clarence Castors on Sun., Oct. 27 at 2:15 p.m.

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