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Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears cruise to 5-3 win over Ottawa Jr. Sens

Quinn Booth of Smiths Falls is out front for the pass but it gets tied up when Ottawa defenseman Michael Gallary (3) smothers the puck in CCHL action in the Bears Den on Friday, Feb. 16. – Laurie Weir photo

In front of 345 fans Friday night, the Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears defeated the Ottawa Jr. Sens 5-2 in CCHL league play.

The win gives the Bears 59 points overall – eight behind the league-leading Navan Grads with three games in hand and 11 games remaining in regular season play. Smiths Falls now leads the Robinson Division with a record of 28 wins, 13 losses, one overtime loss and two shootout losses.

Smiths Falls got off to a quick start Friday, scoring from the drop of the puck with Travis Ouellette doing the damage. He was assisted by Owen Watson and Matthew Dimaline with just 1:16 gone.

The 1-0 lead held up through the period.

Into the second, Smiths Falls had three unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead. Kyle James, Trevor Faucher and Jackson Heron with the power play all scored, while assists came from Kyle Dagg, Shaymus Stevenson, Watson and Lucas Culhane.

Michael Gallary put the Sens on the board with his goal, assisted by Jordan Graham at 19:41.
Into the third period, Ben Albright gave the visitors their second and final goal of the game. Jordan Graham and Charles Poudrette assisted him with 8:33 on the clock.

Quinn Booth gave Smiths Falls their final tally at 8:57, assisted by James and Tyson Parker for the 5-2 final.

Game stars were James (first) with one goal and one assist for Smiths Falls; Watson (second) for the Bears with two helpers; and Ottawa’s Graham with two assists.

The Bears outshot the Sens 27-20 with Dawson Labre picking up the win in nets. Connor Shibley took the loss.

Ottawa will host Smiths Falls on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The Brockville Braves are in Smiths Falls on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 8:15 p.m. and Hawkesbury is in the Bears Den on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, the team will travel to Nepean to take on the Raiders at 2:30 p.m.

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