Ottawa, Ontario – The Ottawa Junior Senators won a thriller in the overtime to take Game 2 of the Bogart Cup Finals and lead the series 2-0.
Similar to the Game 1, the scoring started in the 2nd period when Pierre-Luc Veillette scored the 1st goal for the Ottawa Junior Sens on the powerplay giving them the 1-0 lead 16:07 into the 2nd period. The goal was assisted by Griffin McGregor and Darcy Walsh.
The 3rd period was really where the action happened with the Carleton Place Canadians coming right back with a game tying goal coming from Travis Broughman off of the assist from Noah Tooke 2:52 into the 3rd. Less than 2 minutes later, the Canadians were able to score on the powerplay with a goal by Tim Theocharidis off of the assists from Brett Thorne and Samuel Knoblauch. For the majority of the rest of the 3rd period, the Canadians were able to maintain the lead and almost secured the Game 2 victory before a last minute surge from the Ottawa Junior Sens led to a goal by Elie Boulerice with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 3rd period to send the game into overtime.
Nick Lalonde not only assisted on the game tying goal, he also scored the OT game winner for the Ottawa Junior Sens to give them their 2nd win of the series. Gabriel Morin got the assist on the game winner.
Both the Carleton Place Canadians and the Ottawa Junior Senators were able to score on the powerplay scoring a goal each during the game. Nick Lalonde as mentioned before played an important role in getting the Junior Sens victory getting a goal and an assist at crucial moments.
Game 3 will take place inside the Carleton Place Arena, Monday April 16th with the puck drop at 7:30pm EST. Carleton Place will look to take the series back at home with a win while the Ottawa Junior Sens will look to get themselves into a position to win the Bogart Cup.
Written by: Zach McGibbon, CCHL Communications Intern