The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Char-Lan Rebels to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Jan. 17, in the CCHL2. The Panthers’ forward Carter Peck (14) directs a shot on goal as the Rebels’ goalie Ceili Picard gets a blocker on the puck. Peck scored the lone goal for the Panthers as the Rebels took the game 2-1. Moore photo

EMBRUN—The Embrun Panthers played a pair of games this past weekend as they travelled to Ottawa on Thursday night to take on the Ottawa West Golden Knights and welcomed the Char-Lan Rebels on Friday night.

Rebels 2 Panthers 1

The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Char-Lan Rebels to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Jan. 17, in the CCHL2. The Panthers went into the game in second place in the Martin Division. They were riding a five-game winning streak and sat just two points behind the Ottawa West Golden Knights in the top spot.

The teams battled to a scoreless first period. The Rebels opened the scoring with just 50 seconds remaining in the second period taking a 1-0 lead. The Rebels took the 1-0 lead into the second intermission. 

The Panthers knotted the affair at one when Carter Peck fired home his third of the season from Eric Skyba and Cayden Martin at 4:29 of the third period. The Panthers pressed to end the game before time expired in regulation but were unable to. 

The game headed to a five-minute three-on-three overtime period. The Rebels ended the Panthers’ game-winning streak at five games with 1:17 remaining in overtime on the power play. The Panthers outshot the Rebels 41-34. 

Picking up the win in the Panthers’ goal was Marco Latassa making 32 saves.

Panthers 5 Golden Knights 1

The Embrun Panthers travelled to the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa on Thurs., Jan. 16, to take on the Ottawa West Golden Knights in the CCHL2. The Panthers were holding down sole possession of second place in the Martin Division two points up on the Ottawa Jr. Canadians and three points behind the first place Golden Knights. 

The Panthers looked to stretch their winning streak to five games after winning their first four of 2020. The Panthers opened the scoring at 8:14 of the first period as Marshall Drevniok snapped home his 11th goal of the season from Tyler Cummins taking a 1-0 lead. The Panthers took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. 

The Panthers stretched the lead to two when Eric Skyba pounded home his 11th of the season from Carter Peck and Cayden Martin on the power play at 16:20 of the second period. The Panthers carried a 2-0 lead into the second intermission. 

The Panthers increased their lead to three when Skyba scored his second of the game and 12th of the season just 2:02 into the third period from Peck and Martin. 

The Panthers made it 4-0 when affiliated player Charlie Belanger scored his first goal as a Panther at 9:18 from Juno Gregoire. The Golden Knights finally got on the scoreboard at 14:10 to ruin the Panthers’ goalie William Nguyen’s shutout bid. 

The Panthers added a goal with just 2:25 remaining as Tristan Taillefer scored his 25th of the season from John Mahoney and Drevniok on the power play. The Panthers took the game upsetting the Golden Knights 5-1. 

With the win, the Panthers moved to within two points of the Golden Knights for first place. The Panthers outshot the Golden Knights 43-34. Picking up the win in the Panthers’ goal was Nguyen making 33 saves. 

Up next

The Embrun Panthers welcome the Ottawa West Golden Knights to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. and travel to the Joel Steele Community in Winchester on Sun., Jan. 26, to take on the Hawks at 12:45 p.m.

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