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League-leading Jr. Senators defeat Braves – Recorder & Times

Recorder & Times Staff

Different day, same result.

The Braves fell 5-2 to the Jr. Senators in Ottawa on Wednesday night. It’s the third time this season that Brockville has lost to the team with the best record in the CCHL.

The Jr. Senators jumped out to the early lead 23 seconds into the first period on Philippe Jacques’ 13th goal of the year. Mark MacPhee made it 2-0 for Ottawa at 6:29.

Brockville’s Lucas Culhane cut the lead in half with his fourth goal of the season at 13:27 of the first. Evan Boucher’s power-play marker tied the game at 12:02 of the second; it was his 14th goal of the year.

The Braves went on another power play a short time later, but Julien Recine scored a short-hander 18 seconds into that penalty to give the Jr. Senators a 3-2 lead at 12:54 of the middle frame.

Ottawa captain Thomas Freel’s 11th goal of the year made it 4-2 for the home team at 1:44 of the third. Brockville goalie Sami Molu was pulled for an extra attacker with just under two-and-a-half minutes left in regulation. Freel put the game out of reach with an empty-netter at 18:43.

Freel, Recine and Culhane were named first, second and third stars respectively.

The Braves were outshot 42-25. William Desmarais picked up the win in net for the Jr. Senators. Molu made 37 saves in the loss; he was between the pipes in both of Brockville’s wins on the weekend.

The Braves (12-7-0-2) remain in sixth place overall in the 12-team CCHL. Brockville hosts Rockland (5-12-2-1) at the Memorial Centre on Friday night; puck drops just after 7:30.

Ottawa’s record improves to 17-3-0-1.

Boucher is second in the CCHL in goals; Pembroke’s Brady Egan has 18 to lead the league. Jacques is tied for third.

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