Tikis look to rebound in Westport – Recorder & Times

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Recorder & Times Staff

The Brockville Tikis are hoping to snap a three-game losing streak on Friday night.

Brockville will take on the Rideaus in Westport; puck drops at 8 p.m. The Tikis remain in fourth place in the CCHL2’s Richardson Division after losing 6-2 at home to Perth on Wednesday night.

The Blue Wings opened the scoring with an early power-play goal 78 seconds into the first period. Tyler Toomey tied the game on his 13th goal of the season at 6:48. Perth grabbed a 2-1 lead at 12:24 of the first and went on to score three more in the second period to make it 5-1. Tikis starter Brayden Kelso was replaced by Nicholas Ciccarelli after the fifth Blue Wing goal.

Brockville’s Zach White scored his ninth goal of the year late in the second to cut the lead to three, but the Blue Wings scored into an empty net with almost five minutes left in regulation to restore their four-goal cushion. Perth outshot Brockville 37-23.

Brendan Lynch, who had a four-point night for the visitors, was named first star. Second star went to White; Perth’s Matt Berry was named third star.

With the win, the Blue Wings (14-9-3) are now three points up on the fourth-place Tikis (13-10-1-1) in the Richardson Division.

After playing the second-place Rideaus (16-7-1-1) tonight, the Tikis will then hit the road again and play the seventh-place Whitewater Kings (6-17-2-2) in Cobden on Saturday night.

Brockville’s final home game of 2019 is next Wednesday night, when Embrun will visit the Memorial Centre. The Panthers are third in the Martin Division.

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