The first two periods were a very close game, but the Carleton Place Canadians pulled ahead in the third to defeat the Kanata Lasers five to two at the Carleton Place Arena on Friday Oct. 13.
The game was off to a quick start with the Canadians’ Connor Hill scoring within 30-seconds of the puck dropping.
The Lasers were not far behind, answering that within the minute with a goal of their own.
After a scuffle, late into the first period, two players from each team were sent to the bench, one charged with slashing and the other for unsportsmanlike conduct on each team. It was still five-on–five at this point.
The Canadians did not let this disruption slow them down, as they scored their second goal only moments after the scuffle, scored by Justin Cmunt.
Tensions ran high throughout the game, a number of penalties for both teams. This includes a 10-minute misconduct for a check to the head by Haydn Hopkins.
While there were no goals in the second period, there were a handful of dropped and broken sticks by both teams.
With the Lasers looking to tie up the game after an unsuccessful second period, they came on strong in the third, scoring just after the 30-second mark, with a goal by Ryan Bunka.
This didn’t last for long, as Travis Broughman scored to take the Canadians into the lead once again.
Their lead was extended once again by by Aiden Girduckis with about eight minutes remaining in the third period.
With about five minutes left, the Lasers called a timeout.
The timeout had no effect, as within 16 seconds, Broughman was able to come back and seal the deal with the fifth and final goal of the night.
The next Canadians home game takes place on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. against Navan at the Carleton Place Arena.