In Jr A hockey, the CCHL semifinals are underway, and as expected, both series are tight as the top four teams from the regular season battle for a spot in the finals.
The Pembroke Lumber Kings rallied last night, posting a 3-0 win over the Ottawa Jr Senators to tie the series at one game apiece. Owen McDade and Felix Chamberland scored to give Pembroke a 2-0 lead, and Stephen Cooney scored into an empty net to ice the win.
Pembroke goalie Jordan Piccolino stopped all 26 shots he faced to pick up the shutout win.
Ottawa won the opener 4-3 on Saturday night. Adam Dauda scored twice for the Lumber Kings, and Jesse Blais added one.
Game 3 of the series goes Tuesday in Ottawa, with Game 4 back at the PMC Thursday night at 7:30.
CANADIANS TIES SERIES
In the other semifinal, the Carleton Place Canadians have tied up their series with the Cornwall Colts thanks to a 4-0 win yesterday afternoon at home.
Vinny Post, Devin Campbell, Alex Robinson, and captain Stephen Baylis scored the Canadians, while goalie Guillaume Therrien stopped 28 shots for the win.
Cornwall won the opener on Friday, a 3-2 overtime victory. Cornwall had a 2-0 lead in that one, with Andy Sturtz and Stephen Baylis scoring in the third period to force overtime, but Cornwall’s Grant Cooper scored just over five minutes into the extra period for the win.
Game 3 is set for Wednesday in Carleton Place at 7:30 and Game 4 is in Cornwall on Thursday.