The Vikings’ forward, Frédérick Gagnier (12), crawls out of a pile up after trying to shove home a rebound. Gagnier picked up a helper later in the game to help the Vikings to a 3-1 win. Moore photo
RICHMOND—The Casselman Vikings played three games this past weekend as they welcomed the Carleton Place Canadians on Thursday night, travelled to Perth on Friday night to take on the Blue Wings and to Richmond on Sunday afternoon to take on the Royals.
Vikings 5 Royals 2
The Casselman Vikings travelled to the Richmond Arena on Sun., Nov. 3, to take on the Royals in the CCHL2. The Vikings were coming off their third loss of the season to the Perth Blue Wings 6-4 and looked to get back to their winning ways.
The Royals opened the scoring just 55 seconds into the first period taking a 1-0 lead. The Royals outshot the Vikings in the first period 11-8 but took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The Vikings tied the game at 3:59 of the second period, as Maxime Desjardins scored his second of the season from Jonathan Paquette and Xavier Léveillé.
The Vikings took their first lead of the game as Adam Paquette scored his second of the season from Shawn Patterson at 4:27. The Royals tied the game at 9:22 but the Vikings retook the lead with just 1:05 remaining in the middle stanza as François Drouin scored his 10th of the season from Patterson and Alexandre Charlebois.
The Vikings took a 3-2 lead into the second intermission. The Vikings made it 4-2 when Justin Gregoire scored his second of the season from Mikaël Bissonnette at 16:20 of the third period. The Vikings closed out the scoring when Samuel Labre scored a shorthanded goal in the empty net after the Royals pulled their goalie in favour of an extra attacker with just 1:25 remaining in regulation.
The Royals outshot the Vikings 43-31. Picking up the win in the Vikings’ goal was Zachari Racine making 41 saves.
Blue Wings 6 Vikings 4
The Casselman Vikings travelled to the Perth Arena on Fri., Nov. 1, to take on the Blue Wings in the CCHL2. The Vikings were coming off a big 3-1 win over the Richardson Divisions’ leaders, the Carleton Place Canadians and looked to knock off the third place Blue Wings.
The Vikings opened the scoring just 1:18 into the first period as Mathieu Talbot continued his scoring streak picking up his 13th goal the season from Zachary Fournier taking a 1-0 lead. The Blue Wings tied the game at 5:30 and took their first lead of the game at 11:43. The Blue Wings took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.
The Vikings knotted the affair at 12:14 of the second period, as Shawn Patterson scored his fourth of the season from François Drouin and Alexandre Charlebois on the power play.
The Blue Wings retook the lead again at 14:21 on the power play but Patterson scored his second of the game and fifth of the season from Charlebois and Fournier with 1:56 remaining in the middle frame, evening the score.
The teams took a three-all draw into the second intermission. The Blue Wings retook the lead at 7:49 of the third period and took a two-goal lead at 9:02. The Vikings got back to within one, as Fournier scored his second of the season from Patterson while shorthanded at 17:20.
The Vikings pulled their goalie in favour of an extra attacker with just over a minute remaining in the game but that backfired as the Blue Wings slid one into the abandoned cage. The Blue Wings took the game 6-4 handing the Vikings their third loss of the season.
The Vikings outshot the Blue Wings 41-27. Suffering the loss in the Vikings’ goal was Nick Campbell making 21 saves.
Vikings 3 Canadians 1
The Casselman Vikings welcomed the Carleton Place Canadians to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Oct. 31, in the CCHL2. The Vikings went into the game sitting at the top of the Martin Division with 21 points, two points ahead of the Ottawa Jr. Canadians.
The Canadians sat at the top of the Richardson Division with 22 points. The teams battled to a scoreless first period with the Vikings outshooting the Canadians 12-9.
The Canadians opened the scoring at 5:21 of the first period on the power play taking a 1-0 lead. The Vikings tied the game at 10:28 as Mathieu Talbot slammed home a rebound for his 11th goal of the season from Zachary Power and Frédérick Gagnier.
The teams took a one-all draw into the second intermission. The Vikings took their first lead of the game when Alexandre Charlebois scored his fifth of the season unassisted at 15:48 of the third period.
The Canadians pulled their goalie in favour of an extra attacker with just over one minute remaining in regulation. The Vikings ruined the Canadians’ attempt to even the score, as Talbot scored his second of the game and 12th of the season in the yawning cage; unassisted with just 1:09 remaining and took the game 3-1.
With the win, the Vikings moved four points up on the Ottawa Jr. Canadians in the Martin Division. The Ottawa West Golden Knights beat the Athens Aeros to move into second place ahead of the Canadians. The Vikings outshot the Canadians 38-21. Picking up the win in the Vikings’ goal was Nick Campbell making 20 saves.
The Casselman Vikings welcome the Athens Aeros to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and travel to the Nick Smith Arena in Arnprior on Sun., Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.