The Carleton Place Canadians headed into game two on April 16th after a 5 – 2 on home ice 24 hours earlier against the Ottawa Jr Senators in game one of the Central Canada Hockey League 2017 Bogart Cup championship final series.
Ottawa’s Jaren Burke finds Hubert Delisle of the Senators with a pass 47 seconds into the game to give the hosts a 1 – 0 lead. At 5:58 of the opening period, William Cullen sinks the tying goal to even the game 1 – 1 for the Canadians with Zachary Tupker adding the contributor on Cullen’s tying goal for Carleton Place. Samuel Knoblauch gives visitors a 2 – 1 lead 2:33 into the second with Adam Donnelly and Shawn Kennedy drawing the assists on Knoblauch’s goal. With 30 seconds left in the period, Shawn Kennedy sends the Canadians into the second intermission up 3 – 1 with Knoblauch adding the helper on Kennedy’s goal.
44 seconds into the final period, CCHL rookie of the year Merrick Rippon brought the Senators within one with Nicolas Samson and Delisle notching the assists on Rippon’s goal. Canadian goaltender Connor Hughes turned away 34 of 36 shots in Carleton Place’s 3 – 2 win while Senator netminder Ian Andriano stopped 32 of 35 shots in Ottawa’s loss.
Ottawa bench boss Martin Dagenais told the Junior Hockey Network that “I thought we were just alright. Some of my veterans will have to be much better if we’re going to win Wednesday. My players were getting frustrated with all the clutching and grabbing, but it’s playoffs hockey, we’ll have to play through it.”
The series will return to Carleton Place on April 19th with the Bogart series even at 1 – 1 with a puck drop of 7:30 p.m.
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