Game three took place on April 19th in Carleton Place, Ontario with the Central Canada Hockey Bogart Cup Championship series tied 1 – 1 between the Carleton Place Canadians and the Ottawa Jr Senators. The Senators won game one 5 – 2 in Carleton Place while the Canadians took game two 3 -2 in Ottawa on April 16th in post season action.
7:27 into the opening period, Canadian Shawn Kennedy fires an unassisted goal to give Carleton Place a 1 – 0 lead. Sinking the second unassisted goal of the game with 1:50 left in the period was Ottawa’s Issac Anderson to send the Senators into the first intermission even at 1 – 1. At 4:58 of the middle stanza and the Canadians shorthanded, Samuel Knoblauch sends a pass to Geoff Kitt to give Carleton Place a 2 – 1 lead. With the hosts on a power play 7:41 into the second, Brent Hill increases the lead to 3 – 1 for the Canadians with William Cullen and Connor Merkley adding the contributors on Hill’s power play marker.
Scoring his second of the contest on a redirect and pulls the Senators within one at 15:05 was Issac Anderson with Jaren Burke drawing the helper on Anderson’s goal. Samuel Koblauch give the Canadians a three goal lead with an unassisted Carleton Place goal 5:35 into the final period behind Senator netminder Ian Andriano. With 3:50 left in the game and Andriano on the Senator bench for an extra attacker, Ottawa’s Terry Simson closes the gap to one for the visitors with a goal behind Carleton Place goaltender Connor Hughes. McCaw and Anderson set up Simson’s goal for Ottawa. Senator netminder Andriano stopped 19 of 23 shots while Hughes turned away 22 of 25 shots in game three in Carleton Place.
“I thought we played great hockey after the first. They got a few breaks, scoring three goals on ten shots in the last 40 minutes, and that was the difference. Two very good teams playing hard, it won’t be easy, but we knew this coming in. We’ll be ready for Friday’s game” said Senator coach Martin Dagenais.
The Canadians will take a 2 – 1 series Bogart Cup series lead into Ottawa on April 21st in a 7:30 p.m puck drop.