Heartbreaking defeat for the Bears

Posted on: February 12, 2019


What is there to be said about Friday’s home game at the Bears Den? That the Carleton Place Canadians shot a whole bunch of mostly unanswered goals, nine to be exact; that the lone score by the Bears was in large part due to two Carleton Place players sitting on the penalty bench at the time; or that the only impressive statistic was the minutes spent on said penalty benches by both teams? Unlike what the Bears team jingle says, this embarrassment is better not remembered for centuries.

Carleton Place started the slaughter with a goal by Keenan Reynolds at 6:12 in the first period, followed by a powerplay score by Peyton Francis at 14:52 and another goal by Francis at 17:04.

The Canadians continued scoring in the second period with a goal by Ben Tupker at 12:15, a goal by Jackson Sterrett just seconds later at 12:59, a powerplay goal by Reece Bolton at 14:20, and finally a score by David Gagnon with just two seconds left to play in the period.

The Bears switched goalie Jake Smiths for Jack Ryan in the third period. This didn’t hinder Keenan Reynolds to shoot his second score of the evening at 6:43. Then it was time for the Bears to somewhat redeem themselves with a powerplay score by Mitchell Larabie, assisted by Joey Warywoda and Alexandre Way. The final score however was shot by David Gagon at 16:41 for the Canadians.

First Star of the game went to the Canadians goalie Connor Murphy, Second Star went to Peyton Francis (CP), and Third Star went to Mitchell Larabie.

Written/Photos by Chris Uhlig