CARP – It was a loss and then a bounce-back win as the West Carleton Inferno go 1-1 during their two-game home opening weekend over Thanksgiving.
The Inferno had a tough game versus the Metcalfe Jets at the team’s home opener last Saturday (Oct. 12) with a 7-1 loss but the boys bounced back on Sunday (Oct. 13) to defeat the North Dundas Rockets 4-3 earning the Inferno sole possession of second place in the National Capital Junior Hockey League’s West Division.
Rob McCoy scored the only goal for the Inferno Saturday. On Sunday, the Inferno exploded for three goals in the third period to defeat the Rockets at W. Erskine Johnston Arena. The Inferno got goals from Andrew Hudson, Austin Hutt, Joe Shrubsole and Carp’s Corey Symington. Defenceman McCoy had two assists for a three-point weekend. McCoy is the Inferno’s top point getter with five points in four games.
Symington also has five points in four games.
The Inferno are in second in the West Division, six points behind the undefeated South Grenville Rangers. The Rockets and Jets sit two points behind the Inferno, each team with a win.
Coming up this weekend, the North Dundas Rockets host the Inferno in Chesterville on Saturday (Oct. 19) evening 7:30 p.m. and then the team heads back home to face the Rockets for the third time in as many games on Sunday Oct. 20 with puck drop at 4:10 p.m.