Wild shootouts have been the order of the day, with the wheels set in motion Monday evening at the Carmichael Arena. In a contest that featured four lead changes, the Lo-Ellen Park Knights battled from behind to beat the Horizon Aigles 6-5.
Trailing 5-3 in the third period, the Knights received goals from Zack Gaudette, Jade Dydyk and Adam Favot in mounting the comeback. A balanced Lo-Ellen attack had seen Pierce Wallingford, Nick Zacharuk and Connor Mick find the back of the net earlier in the game, while Dominic Dalcourt countered with a two-goal effort for Horizon.
Jeremi Polsky, David St. Cyr and Dustin Thériault rounded out the scoring for the Aigles, falling to 2-9 while Lo-Ellen improves to 5-6.
There was even more scoring in Game 2 as the Lasalle Lancers also staged a comeback, down 6-4 heading to the third, but emerging with a 9-6 victory over the Lockerby Vikings.
Cody Pasanen enjoyed a game to remember, scoring four times and adding an assist, with Kyle Guillot chipping in with a pair of tallies. Mike Huntington, Kyle Grant and Ashton Roy also hit the scoresheet for the Lancers, building some separation with the Vikes in moving to 6-4-1 on the season.
Wyatt Conroy scored a pair of goals for Lockerby, while Jake Santi, Tristan Tulini, Brody Lingard and Nick Quesnel added one each, with the team now sitting three points back of Lasalle at 4-4-2.
In action on Tuesday, the St. Benedict Bears, targeting a second straight Division II championship, tripled the Bishop Carter Gators 6-2. Riley Campbell led the way for St. Ben's with a two-goal performance, with Curtis Greasley, Anthony Zanetti, Ryan Dozzi and Carter Jibb also finding their way on to the scoresheet.
Captain Chris Hannon and Jordan Conners provided the offence for BAC head coach David Fabiilli and company as the Gators continue to struggle with numbers, icing just nine skaters for the Tuesday afternoon encounter.
There are a pair of games on the schedule for tonight, with Bishop Carter and Horizon hooking up in Val Caron at 3:30 p.m., while Lively will welcome Lo-Ellen to the TM Davies Community Centre in Walden later tonight.