The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Arnprior Packers to the Palais des Sports on Sun., Feb. 9, in the CCHL2. The Panthers’ forward, Eric Skyba (28) escapes the corner with the puck and has a scoring chance on the Packers’ goalie, Cameron Scott. Skyba scored one of the Panthers’ three goals enroute to a 3-1 victory. Moore photo

EMBRUN—The Embrun Panthers were supposed to play a pair of games this past weekend but their game Friday night at home against the Richmond Royals was postponed due to a snowstorm but they did welcome the Arnprior Pacers on Sunday afternoon.

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The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Arnprior Packers to the Palais des Sports on Sun., Feb. 9, in the CCHL2. The Panthers went into the game in third place in the Martin Division, one point behind the second place Ottawa Jr. Canadians but just one point up on the Casselman Vikings in fourth place. 

The Panthers opened the scoring at 16:19 of the first period as June Gregoire slapped home his 10th goal of the season from Marshall Drevniok taking a 1-0 lead. The Panthers carried the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. 

The Panthers made it 2-0 when Eric Skyba scored his 15th of the campaign from Carter Peck and Tyler Cummins at 15:36 of the second period. The Packers cut the deficit in half with just 1:17 remaining in the middle frame. 

The Panthers took a 2-1 lead into the second intermission. The Panthers retook a two-goal lead when Drevniok scored his 12th of the season from Tristan Taillefer and Riley Carisse at 17:21. The Packers were unable to get their goalie out of the net to get an extra skater on the ice as the Panthers were able to run out the clock taking the game 3-1. 

With the win, the Panthers moved back into sole possession of second place. The Panthers outshot the Packers 36-32. Picking up the win in the Panthers’ goal was William Nguyen making 31 saves.

Up next 

The Embrun Panthers welcome the Ottawa Jr. Canadians to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. and the Alexandria Glens on Sun., Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m.

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