The Embrun Panthers travelled to the Richmond Arena to take on the Royals on Sun., Jan. 5, in the CCHL2. The Panthers’ alternate captain, Matthieu Brennan (2), became the overtime hero scoring at 2:24 in the extra frame giving the Panthers a 5-4 victory over the Royals. Moore photo
RICHMOND—The Embrun Panthers played two road games this past week as they travelled to Alexandria on Saturday night to take on the Glens and to Richmond on Sunday afternoon to take on the Royals.
Panthers 5 Royals 4 (OT)
The Embrun Panthers travelled to the Richmond Arena to take on the Royals on Sun., Jan. 5, in the CCHL2. The Panthers went into the game in third place, just one point behind the Ottawa Jr. Canadians in second in the Martin Division. The Royals are a much improved team and have battled back to .500 and sit just one point behind the Alexandria Glens in sixth place.
The Panthers opened the scoring at 6:39 of the first period as Cameron MacMillan scored his third goal of the season from Robert Beaudoin and Cayden Martin taking a 1-0 lead. The Panthers took a two-goal lead when Martin scored his fifth of the season from Eric Skyba and Matthieu Brennan on the power play at 16:06. The Panthers took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
The Panthers made it 3-0 when Tristan Taillefer scored his 24th of the season from Nathan Brown at 16:31 of the second period. The Royals got one back at 17:35 to close the gap to two. The Panthers took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission.
The Panthers made it 4-1 when Martin scored his second of the game and sixth of the season unassisted while shorthanded just 55 seconds into the third period.
The Royals took over the game, scoring three consecutive goals at 1:36 on the power play, 13:28 and again at 16:03, tying the game at four. Neither team was able to score before the end of regulation, so the game headed to a five-minute three-on-three overtime frame.
The Panthers ended the game at 2:24 of overtime when Brennan slapped home his third of the season from Taillefer and Martin. The Panthers took the game 5-4 and moved into sole possession of second place in the Martin Division.
The teams fired 43 shots on each other’s goaltenders. Picking up the win in the Panthers’ goal was Marco Latassa making 39 saves.
Panthers 4 Glens 2
The Embrun Panthers travelled to the Billy Gebbie Arena in Alexandria on Sat., Jan. 4, to take on the Glens in the CCHL2. The Panthers went into the game in third place in the Martin Division, three points behind the Ottawa Jr. Canadians in second place and four points ahead of the Casselman Vikings who sat in fourth place.
The Glens opened the scoring just 2:26 into the first period taking a 1-0 lead but the Panthers responded as Robert Beaudoin scored his 14th goal of the season from Tyler Cummins at 8:14. The teams took a one-all draw into the first intermission.
The Panthers took their first lead of the game when Tristan Taillefer scored his 23rd of the season from Riley Carisse at 10:13 of the second period.
The Panthers took a 2-1 lead into the second intermission.
The Panthers made it 3-1 when Marshall Drevniok slammed home his eighth of the season from Taillefer and Luke Peck at 4:02 of the third period. The Panthers took a three-goal lead when Juno Gregoire scored his ninth of the campaign from Nathan Brown at 10:39.
The Glens closed out the scoring at 12:31 while shorthanded but came up short, dropping the game
4-2. With the win, the Panthers moved to within one point of the idle Ottawas Jr. Canadians in second place.
The Panthers outshot the Glens 36-31. Picking up the win in the Panthers’ goal was Marco Latassa making 29 saves.
The Embrun Panthers welcome the Casselman Vikings to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.