WEST CARLETON – Both the Rivermen and the Inferno were in action the last couple weeks as the EOSHL and NCJHL regular season exits the early weeks of the season.
The West Carleton Rivermen suffered their first regular season loss – a 9-8 shoot-out against the Cornwall Prowlers on Oct. 12.
The loss drops the Rivermen to 3-1-0-1 on the season. The Prowlers built a 4-0 lead in the first period. The Rivermen exploded in the second period with a five-goal effort. The Prowlers barley hung on in the third being outscored 3-1 before the Rivermen finally ran out of time in their comeback bid.
The Rivermen’s Ryley Egan had a hat trick and two assists for five points on the night and was named the games’ second star. West Carleton’s Zack Rheaume was named third start with five points and one goal.
Rivermen Basem Awwad and Alex Hulford each had three points.
The loss keeps the Rivermen in second in the four-team league, two points behind the Prowlers. Rheaume leads the Rivermen in points with 11 in four games. Egan and Hulford are tied for second with 10 points each – both lead the team in goals with five apiece. Team owner Adrian Moyes of Galetta is fourth on the team with nine points and Carp’s Nick Duhn has seven points in three games.
This weekend the Rivermen are on the road in Maxville to take on the winless Millionaires (0-4) on Oct. 26.
The Junior C West Carleton Inferno dropped a close one 3-2 to the North Dundas Rockets last Sunday (Oct. 20) at home.
The Inferno gave up three goals in the first period and never gave up another goal the rest of the game. The team worked hard to battle back led by goals from Ethan Biggs and Noah Jesson but came up one goal short.
The Inferno are on a two-game skid and have dropped from second in the West Division to fourth with a 2-5 record. The good news is they are still only two points out of second. The west is led by the South Grenville Rangers with a 6-1 record.
The Inferno are back in action on Friday, Oct. 25 on the road against the Metcalfe Jets.