One person has been killed and an adult male has been treated for hypothermia after a car went through the ice on Mississippi Lake early Sunday morning. OPP officers were called to the ice near Craig Shore just before 4 a.m. on January 6th and once on scene police found an ATV that was also partially submerged with its lights on. The OPP are saying the vehicles are not connected and they are being treated as separate incidents. The car that was submerged is a Volkswagen and all that police are saying at this point is that one person in the car was killed while one another escaped. The ATV incident is being treated as a minor injury collision. Both investigations are ongoing. Police are asking the public not to travel the lake between Pretties Island Road and the 9th Line of Beckwith and Tennyson Road
The OPP says winter is here and that means all drivers have a responsibility in keeping the roads safe. And that means making sure you properly clear the snow and ice off your vehicle before pulling onto the road. If you don’t it could cost you at least $110. The Highway Traffic Act says you must be able to see clearly out your front, front side and rear windows. And the police will decide what “clearly” means so they advise scraping more than just a tiny spot on your windshield. Officers will also be watching for vehicles where the snow and ice isn’t cleared off the hood, roof or trunk areas because it makes it not only difficult for the driver to see but flying snow and ice puts other drivers in danger.
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL … Mason McTavish’s second goal of the game was the overtime winner last night as the Pembroke Lumber Kings beat the Kemptville 73’s 4-3. McTavish scored 3:38 into the extra period to give Pembroke the win after Matteas Derraugh’s goal tied the game in the third period. Michael Douglas also scored for the Lumber Kings … while Bennett Oxborough picked up the win in the Pembroke net stopping 37 shots. Pembroke didn’t have as good a result in their other weekend game a 4-1 loss to Brockville. Brendan Dempsey was the lone Pembroke goal scorer in that one. AND the Carleton Place Canadians won their only game of the weekend beating Carleton Place 3-1. Alexander Bourhas led the way with a goal and an assist and Connor Murphy stopped 20 shots for the win.
AND … in the CCHL-2 … the Whitewater Kings had two big wins on the weekend … beating the Athens Aeros handily in a home-and-home series. Whitewater won 5-1 at home in Cobden then hammered Athens 9-3 on the road. Dylan Kuehl (keel) had four goals and an assist in the 9-3 win and another two goals and an assist at home … for six goals and eight points in the series. Also on the weekend the Arnprior Packers beat Athens 6-4 with Alex Caparelli scoring twice and Pat Bones adding one goal and three assists in the win. Still with Arnprior, they have traded leading scorer Ty Power to the Perth Blue Wings for veteran defenceman Jacob Cover.
And Andrew McIntyre’s 30th goal of the season with 19 seconds to play gave the Renfrew Timberwolves a 5-4 win over Alexandria on Saturday night. McIntyre had set up Brad Richardson less than a minute before to tie the game. It was Richardson’s fourth goal of the game. In their other weekend game, Renfrew fell 9-2 to Perth. Richardson scored once and added an assist in that one.