Recorder & Times Staff
It’s been a busy restart to the Jr. B hockey season following the extended break.
Brockville hosted Westport in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League (EOJHL) regular season action at the Memorial Centre on Monday night. The visiting Rideaus scored first, but the Tikis prevailed 3-1.
Connor Platt had the game-winner for Brockville at 6:53 of the second period. It was his eighth goal of the season. Matthew White’s first goal of the season had tied the game after Michael Bernier opened the scoring for Westport.
Ethan Wooller’s 10th goal of the year was an empty-netter with about 29 seconds left in regulation.
Brockville was outshot 34-28. Philip Rondina made 33 saves in the win; Evan Malloy stopped 25 shots for the Rideaus.
White, Rondina and Malloy were named first, second and third stars respectively.
Attendance at the Memorial Centre was listed at 64.
Westport (12-11) entered this week tied with Athens for fourth place in the Richardson Division; the Rideaus now have two games in hand on the Aeros.
Friday night, Westport edged Brockville 5-4 in a shootout. The Rideaus were leading 4-3 in the third period when Brody Fraleigh scored his first goal of the year to draw the Tikis even. Brockville outshot Westport 56-40.
The Rideaus’ second shootout win in consecutive nights took place in Cobden. Denver Craig scored to give Westport the extra point and a 4-3 victory against Whitewater.
The Tikis (7-12-1-1, seventh in the division) will take on Athens at Centre 76 on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and then host Valley at the Brockville Memorial Centre on Wednesday at 7:45.
Athens (12-13) lost both of its games to Arnprior on the weekend. The Packers won at home 7-2 on Friday night and then defeated the Aeros in the rematch 6-3 on Sunday afternoon.
Alex Seed and Reid Trueman scored for the Aeros, who were outshot 48-36. Athens goalie Emerson Hunt was named third star.
Brett Johnston, Noah Cyr and Tye Carswell had the goals for the Aeros in front of a home crowd of 150 at Centre 76 Sunday. Athens goaltender Ben Spicer was named second star in the loss; third star went to Cyr.
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