WC hockey update: Lexie Night Friday, Inferno win and plenty of trades

WEST CARLETON – From rinks in Kinburn, Carp, Vanier, Prescott and downtown Ottawa we have updates on the West Carleton Rivermen, Inferno and Warriors this week and an update on Lexie York and her recovery.

Lexie Night

KINBURN – The West Carleton Rivermen head in to Lexie Night on Dec. 6 on top of the Eastern Ontario Senior A Hockey League (EOSHL) standings looking for not onl, a win, but to raise money for a Dunrobin native savagely beaten while on vacation.

Lexie York, on the right, will be the recipient of the Rivermen's fundraising efforts on Lexie Night, this Friday. Courtesy the Rivermen
Lexie York, on the right, will be the recipient of the Rivermen’s fundraising efforts on Lexie Night, this Friday. Courtesy the Rivermen

Rivermen superfan Alexandra York was brutally attacked Nov. 11 while on vacation in Mexico making national news. The 29-year-old needed several surgeries to repair the damage and only returned to her Ottawa home last Saturday night (Nov. 30).

York‘s brother Matthew, says she‘s feeling relieved and spending her time recovering. She also can‘t believe all of the support she‘s receiving. A gofundme page has raised more than $64,000 to help with medical bills.

Her assailant, Ricardo Sanchez Pichardo of Mexico City has been charged with attempted murder.

This Friday, the Rivermen are hosing Lexie Night to help raise money for one of their biggest fan’s recovery.

“Lexie is one of the kindest humans we have had the pleasure of knowing and we love her and wish her all the best in her recovery,” Moyes told West Carleton Online Nov. 20. “Lexie and I have been friends since high school. She was one of my wife’s bridesmaids and we absolutely adore her. She was at our very first Rivermen game and also won the 50/50. The Rivermen want to help out as much as we can.”

There will be several silent auction items that will be up for grabs, the team will be donating proceeds from the game and will also be collecting donations. All tickets for the game will be $10
Children under 12 are free “however a donation if possible, would be appreciated.” Please email westcarletonrivermen@gmail.com if you would like to pre-purchase tickets.

“The first 500 tickets sold will be entered into a draw for a special prize to be announced shortly, so even if you cannot attend the game please buy a ticket and have a chance at winning the prize,” Moyes said. “Please come help us fill the Cavanagh Sensplex and show Lexie we all are here for her.”

Warm up will be at 8:20 p.m. with puck drop around 8:50 p.m.

On the ice, the Rivemen have still yet to lose a game in regulation boasting an 8-0-1 record and sitting in first in the four-team EOSHL league. They had their toughest test of the year Saturday, Nov. 22 at home against the Deseronto Bulldogs (4-5).

The Bulldogs had a 2-1 lead with five minutes left in the second before the Rivermen scored three quick goals to get out of the period with a 4-3 lead.

Galetta’s Moyes got his seventh goal of the season on the powerplay in the third cementing the 5-4 win. Blake Forsuland, Ben Harris, Riley Hennigar, Jack Kilrea and Moyes all had two points for the Rivermen in the game.

The Rivermen ended November with a trade. On Nov. 29 the team acquired forward Stevie Ray Adams from the winless Maxville Millionaires for a second-round pick in the 2020 EOSHL draft. Adams has seven goals and nine assists in seven games for the Millionaires. He will make his debut for the Rivermen on Lexie Night.

Lexie Night will feature the two best teams in the league as the Cornwall Prowlers (6-1-2) are only three points behind the Rivermen nine games in to the EOSHL season.

Inferno win

CARP – The West Carleton Inferno were able to get their fourth win of the season against the St-Isidore Eagles on Nov. 23, sandwiched between two losses since West Carleton Online last checked in with the National Capital Junior C Hockey League (NCJHL) team mid-November.

The Inferno beat the Eagles 6-3 at home Nov. 22 and lost 6-2 to the Bytown Royals on Nov. 22 and 4-2 to the Metcalfe Jets on Nov. 29. They kicked off December with a 3-0 lost to the league-leading South Grenville Rangers giving the Inferno a 4-15 record in the NCJHL.

The team sits in fourth place in the West Division, five points ahead of the Morrisburg Lions (1-16-1). The Inferno are five points out of the final playoff spot held by the Jets.

In an effort to shake things up general manager John Miolta has been a busy man. The Inferno traded the playing rights of Austin Hutt to the Jets; the playing rights of Matt Tardiolli and Colby Drummond to the Lions; the playing rights of Aiden Parnell to the North Dundas Rockets; and the playing rights of Anthony Kervin to the Rangers, all for future considerations.

The Inferno are on the road Saturday, Dec. 7 for the back end of the home-and-home series against the Rangers. The Inferno are back home in Carp at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena for an important match against Lions on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:10 p.m.

Carp’s Corey Symington continues to lead the ways for the Inferno with 13 goals and 21 points in 15 games. Symington had a four-goal game against the Eagles and has picked up six points in his last three games.