Tough week­end for W. Kings

White­wa­ter Kings’ spe­cial teams floun­der against Ot­tawa West

The Daily Observer - - SPORTS - SEAN CHASE

COB­DEN – The White­wa­ter Kings strug­gled over the Re­mem­brance Day week­end dropping two back-to-back games.

On Satur­day night, the Kings fell to the Ot­tawa West Golden Knights 6-3. For­ward An­dre Si­mard jumped in to as­sist on two goals in the los­ing ef­fort, while Dar­ian McTav­ish took the loss mak­ing 29 of 34 saves. Both teams failed to cap­i­tal­ize on the power play, with Ot­tawa go­ing 0-7, while White­wa­ter did not score on four op­por­tu­ni­ties with the man ad­van­tage.

Early in the first pe­riod, both squads put up a stingy de­fence clog­ging up the neu­tral zone any­time a break­out ap­peared in the mak­ing. How­ever, Mat­teas Der­raugh got White­wa­ter on the board at 12:48 when he car­ried the puck into the Golden Knights zone and ripped a wrist shot just in­side the blue line. The puck sailed over the right shoul­der of Ot­tawa net­min­der Cameron Iob, who could not get a piece of it. Iob made 18 of 21 saves to pick up the win. Si­mard and Michael Karas picked up the as­sists.

Ot­tawa re­sponded a few min­utes later. Justin Turner and Cameron Scrivens ex­pertly worked the puck around the boards be­fore hand­ing it off to Luke Mul­vi­hill, who fired down low on McTav­ish from the point beat­ing him left glove side to tie the game.

In the sec­ond pe­riod, Ot­tawa banged in two unan­swered goals to take a 3-1 lead. First, Matt Turn­bull scored, as­sisted by Conor Wither­spoon and Ge­orge Young, be­fore Scrivens added an­other goal two min­utes later. Ot­tawa was on the power play when Jared We­ber scored a short-handed goal for the Kings, aided by Si­mard.

In the third pe­riod, Ot­tawa re­gained a two-goal lead with a goal from Justin Jamer, as­sisted by Tyren Boots. The Kings were de­terred with Con­rad Cy­bul­ski an­swer­ing with a goal 28 sec­onds later, as­sisted by Dy­lan Kuehl and Quinn Van­hoof. Turner added an­other goal for Ot­tawa, while Scrivens buried the empty net­ter to en­sure the vic­tory.

On Sun­day, the Cas­sel­man Vik­ings out­lasted the Kings 5-3 dur­ing a road game for White­wa­ter at the Bris­son Com­plex. Ja­cob McIntyre, Gage Trem­blay and Bai­ley McIntyre scored for the Kings with Bray­den Ste­wart, Ja­cob McIntyre and Chad Cherry as­sist­ing. Sa­muel Labre, Carter Malette, Se­bastien Plante, Brady Cloutier and Ethan Wensink scored for Cas­sel­man. Kevin Proulx took the loss for the Kings mak­ing 27 saves on 32 shots. Zachary Pa­put­sakis handed Cas­sel­man the win mak­ing 23 saves on 30 shots.

The White­wa­ter Kings next see ac­tion on Fri­day, Nov. 17 when they visit the Ren­frew Tim­ber­wolves at the Mat-te-way Cen­tre. Their next home game is Satur­day, Nov. 18 when they hosted the Rich­mond Roy­als. SChase@post­


White­wa­ter's Mat­teas Der­raugh (#3 right) steals the puck from Ot­tawa's Conor Wither­spoon (#25 left) dur­ing first pe­riod ac­tion in Cob­den Satur­day night. The Ot­tawa West Golden Knights de­feated the White­wa­ter Kings 6-3.

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