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Carleton Place weekend guide: November 25 – 27

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 11:11 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: November 25 – 27

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

10:30am – 11:00am
Our French Storytime is back for the fall! Join us weekly for fun French stories, songs, and more. We also do a colouring page each week. This is the perfect session for children learning French, those in French immersion, and for families who speak French at home. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will decide on the level based on the attendance.
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

Mary Poppins

7:30pm
The Mississippi Mudds present “Mary Poppins”, a spoonful of musical magic! Tickets available at Hallmark, CP. Thursday evening show $15, all other shows $20.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St.
jsx4@rogers.com
613-250-2803
Mississippimudds.com

Lanark Laughs

8:00pm – 10:00pm
Stand-up Comedy
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
613-257-5755
http://thewaterfrontgastropub.ca/

DJ Whisper

10:00pm – 2:00am
The Waterfront Gastropub presents top 40 dance music.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
http://thewaterfrontgastropub.ca/

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Breakfast with Santa

10:00am – 3:00pm
Have breakfast with Santa at CPHS. Contact the school for details (613) 257-2720

Carleton Place High School, 215 Lake Ave W, Carleton Place

Christmas Craft Show

10:00am – 3:00pm
Over 40 exhibitors. Lunch counter by Ashton United. Holiday fun pop-up photo booth fundraiser for Furry Tales Rescue. Cash donations will be collected for the Lanark Co. Food Bank
Beckwith Public School
1523 9th Line Beckwith
613-253-0427

Itty Bitty, Teenie Tiny Art Show & Sale

10:00am – 4:00pm
Arts Carleton Place. Original works for under $100. Small canvases, fused glass art, photography, pottery, wood and stone pieces, jewellery, exciting mixed media works, coffee and treats from Ginger Café
CP Canoe Club
179 John St., Carleton Place
613-253-1838
http://www.cpcanoeclub.com/

Mary Poppins

2:00pm
The Mississippi Mudds present “Mary Poppins”, a spoonful of musical magic! Tickets available at Hallmark, CP. Thursday evening show $15, all other shows $20.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St.
jsx4@rogers.com
613-250-2803
mississippimudds.com

Acoustic Saturdays

3:00pm – 6:00pm and again at 9:00pm – 1am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic saturdays.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live Local Band
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Santa Claus Parade

5:00pm
Theme: Candyland Christmas. Non-perishable food items will be collected for Lanark County Food Bank along the parade route. Register a float for $20.
Downtown Carleton Place
Bridge Street
613-451-1979

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Music at the Moose

9:00pm – 11:30pm
he Thirsty Moose have great live local music
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Itty Bitty, Teenie Tiny Art Show & Sale

10:00am – 4:00pm
Arts Carleton Place. Original works for under $100. Small canvases, fused glass art, photography, pottery, wood and stone pieces, jewellery, exciting mixed media works, coffee and treats from Ginger Café
CP Canoe Club
179 John St., Carleton Place
613-253-1838
http://www.cpcanoeclub.com/

Mary Poppins

2:00pm
The Mississippi Mudds present “Mary Poppins”, a spoonful of musical magic! Tickets available at Hallmark, CP. Thursday evening show $15, all other shows $20.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St.
jsx4@rogers.com
613-250-2803
Mississippimudds.com

Music at Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Check out the Waterfront Gastropub for some great live music with Redneck Limousine
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Carleton Place residents to see property tax increase in 2017

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 12:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca 

Carleton Place Council approved the 2017 budget, including the 2.1 per cent property tax increase. The increase will mean an additional $27.50 per $200,000 home.

Staff are instructed to proceed with the identified projects contained in the 2017 budget, some of which include: a $1.5 million repair to Central Bridge on Bridge St., $1 million in upgrades to the dressing rooms at the Carleton Place Arena, and $160,000 of upgrades to the exterior of Town Hall.

Carleton Place council confirms sale of four lands

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 12:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

Carleton Place Council confirmed the sale of four properties at the Nov. 22 council meeting at Town Hall.

The land included is: Allan Street Property, Cavanagh Property on Morris Street, part of Old Franktown Road and part of the land on Highway 7 adjacent to the Rivington Property. The Allan Street Property was sold for $144,555 and the other lands were sold for $139,000, $2,055 and $2,889, respectively.

The municipal lands were previously identified as surplus to the needs of the Town of Carleton Place meaning they can be sold.

Electronic voting a possibility for 2018 Carleton Place municipal election

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 12:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

Carleton Place Council listened to a presentation via webcast from Steven Lattey, of Simply Voting Inc., about electronic voting for the Town of Carleton Place for the 2018 municipal election at the Nov. 22 council meeting.

During the presentation, Lattey explained that E-Volve Integrated Electronic Voting Solutions, an electronic voting system that incorporates four different programs, including Simply Voting Inc., offers secure access without delays, 24/7. “We use the best security and reliability methods on all fronts,” he said.

Simply Voting Inc. is a Canadian voting system that enables people to vote via computer or telephone. Currently, over 1,000 organizations across 48 countries use the system.

Electronic voting means convenience for the elector, easy accessibility for people with disabilities, reduced cost of election workers, no requirement for advance voting stations and overall reduction in elections costs.

“Submitting online or on the phone has the same effect of dropping a paper ballot into the box at a traditional voting station,” Lattey told council.

Council was shown an example of online and telephone voting using a template from an actual election managed by Simply Voting in Prince Edward Island.

Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos said he does not know how many traditional paper voting stations will remain if an electronic system is adopted. It is also unknown as to how much a system like Simply Voting Inc. will cost.

“Times have changed, other municipalities have moved this way and it’s more convenient for people,” Antonakos said.
Antonakos supports the move toward electronic voting and hopes it will lead to a higher voter turnout in future elections.

Council asked that staff collect more information regarding electronic voting and the success of the system in other municipalities before coming to a decision about whether or not this system will be used in the 2018 election.
Council is expected to hear updated staff recommendations in the new-year. A decision would need to be made by April 2017 for the system is to be adopted for 2018 municipal elections.

Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show hoped to be big success

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 11:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

“The art scene is around you, you just have to check it out,” said Ina Jackson, chair of Arts Carleton Place. Arts Carleton Place is a local, not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower artists and area residents through the arts. “Art is an important part of every community,” she said, adding that she has always loved art.

Arts Carleton Place is hosting the second annual Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show and Sale at the Carleton Place Canoe Club on Nov. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cards and cash are accepted. The Ginger Café will be selling sweet and savoury treats.

Jackson said there are already about 20 artists registered to display their art, which varies in mediums from painting, felt, pottery, quilting, photography and more. All items are priced under $100.

“It’s all affordable, original art,” Jackson said. “We’ve got a great selection and it’s a good time to do some holiday shopping.”

Jackson said the Teenie Tiny Art Show is a great opportunity that means a lot to local artists because they might not otherwise have a venue to sell their work. Most galleries charge money for the artist to showcase their work and often the artist only gets 50 to 70 per cent of the selling price. Jackson said Arts Carleton Place keeps 10 percent of commission from the Teenie Tiny Art Show and the remainder goes right to the artist.

“Not everyone can go into a gallery and buy something, but people will find something affordable that they like at the Canoe Club,” Jackson said. “The quality of the art is really good too,” she said.

Part of the commission from the art show will go toward the $500 bursary that Arts Carleton Place provides to one student pursuing the arts in post-secondary education at Notre Dame High School and Carleton Place High School.

“I think it’s really important for kids as well as adults to get exposed to that part of culture,” said Jackson. “Experiencing art, music, dance, song is a part of experiencing culture.”

The Teenie Tiny Art Show is a family event.  She said it is an important part of supporting the community and creating a sense of belonging.

“Art and heritage are a huge part of culture,” Strachan Johnston agreed. Johnston has been on the Arts Carleton Place board for about six years. “It’s an expressive form. It expresses emotion,” he said.

Johnston is an impressionist painter. He creates paintings that juxtapose primary colours for a bright and eye-catching final product. While he loves art, Johnston has a background in foreign affairs and national defence. “My mother was an artist but my father made me get a practical degree,” he said, throwing air quotations around the word practical. “My mother used to collect tons of art books and I would look through them and be fascinated as a kid,” he said.

Johnston will not be at the Teenie Tiny Art Show this year, but he said he thinks it’s important to support local artists who are brave enough to share their art with the public. “The first few times I sold something was really scary, but it gets easier,” he said, smiling. “It’s just about getting your ideas out there.”

Now retired and leaving public service behind, Johnston is taking a finger painting class and renaissance painting class.

“Artists like Strachan are committed to sharing their art with the community and that’s something we should definitely support — the same way we support our hockey team and our high schools,” Jackson said.

With less than a month until the Teenie Tiny Art Show, Jackson said she hopes the event will be as successful as last year’s. The 2015 show featured 21 artists and about 200 people checked it out, Jackson said. The event is two days this year instead of one like last year. “Every artist sold something last year.”

Photo by Jane Hobson
Arts Carleton Place is hosting the Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show and Sale on Nov. 26 and 27. Jan Gilbert’s sunflower paintings are just one of the many items that will be at the show.

Carleton Place weekend guide: Novemeber 18 – 20

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: Novemeber 18 – 20

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

10:30am – 11:00am
Our French Storytime is back for the fall! Join us weekly for fun French stories, songs, and more. We also do a colouring page each week. This is the perfect session for children learning French, those in French immersion, and for families who speak French at home. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will decide on the level based on the attendance.
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

DJ Whisper

10:00pm – 2:00am
The Waterfront Gastropub presents top 40 dance music.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Acoustic Saturdays

3:00pm – 6:00pm and again at 9:00pm – 1am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic saturdays.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live Local Band
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Music at the Moose

9:00pm – 11:30pm
he Thirsty Moose have great live local music
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Music at Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Check out the Waterfront Gastropub for some great live music with Redneck Limousine
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Carleton Place 2017 draft budget presented to public

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 01:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

During a public meeting held last night (Nov.15) at Carleton Place Town Hall, Carleton Place Treasurer Phil Hogan presented the final draft of the Town of Carleton Place 2017 budget.

As part of the 2017 budget, the Corporate Services Committee of Council (the committee that drafts the budget) is recommending a 2.1 per cent municipal tax increase in Carleton Place in 2017. This increase means the average dollar change for a $200,000 home will be $27.50.

During his presentation, Hogan said in 2016 the residential tax rate comparison between the City of Ottawa and Carleton Place only differed by $50. Ottawa residents paid $1,159 in residential taxes per $100,000 of assessment and residents in Carleton Place paid $1,209 residential taxes per $100,000 of assessment.

Some of the other budget items included:

  • $1.5 million repair to Central Bridge on Bridge Street;
  • $1 million of upgrades to the dressing rooms at the Carleton Place Arena; and
  • $160,000 of upgrades to the outside of Town Hall.

The 2017 budget allocated $30.8 million for municipal operations and capital in 2017.

Now that the budget has been presented to the public, it will be presented to council again for approval.

New orthodontic in Carleton Place hosts Chamber mixer

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 11:11 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

Newly opened Kirk Orthodontics hosted the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce’s Movers and Shakers event on Nov. 10. Movers and Shakers is a networking mixer for chamber members.

Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos attended the event along with Donna MacDonald, chair of the chamber, and Jackie Kavanagh, the chamber manager. About 30 Chamber of Commerce members chatted over refreshments in the pristine new dental clinic.

“It’s awesome that we get to host because members get super excited about this event,” said Dr. Danae Kirk, referring to Movers and Shakers. “We joined the chamber because it’s a great way to network and get more familiar with the town,” she said.

Antonakos and MacDonald gathered with Dr. Danae Kirk and Dr. Chris Kirk, the owners of Kirk Orthodontics, for an inaugural ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the practice seven weeks ago.

The Kirk’s said they decided to open in Carleton Place where they are the only local orthodontic practice.

“We see patients from Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and the other small surrounding towns,” Danae said. “We’re very excited to be here.”

The practice is currently open Monday to Wednesday but Danae and Chris said they hope to extend their hours in the future. Kirk Orthodontics is located beside Giant Tiger and Greco Fitness off McNeely Avenue.

 

Photo by Jane Hobson: Mayor Louis Antonakos (middle) poses with Dr. Danae Kirk and Dr. Chris Kirk (second from left) along with Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn (third from right) and Chamber of Commerce Chair Donna MacDonald (second from right) and staff for a photo at the inaugural Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Nov. 10, 2016. Kirk Orthodontics opened in Carleton Place about seven weeks ago.

Carleton Place weekend guide: Novemeber 11 – 13

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 09:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: Novemeber 11 – 13

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Victim Services Lanark County Drop In

8:30am – 4:00pm
Victim Services Lanark County is a community-based program that provides immediate, confidential short-term crisis intervention services, practical assistance, information, referrals and emotional support to persons affected by crime, tragedy and disaster. Everyone is welcome. Drop in and speak to one of our staff! All services are free, voluntary and confidential.
Carambeck Community Centre
351 Bridge Street, Carleton Place
For more information visit www.victimserviceslanark.ca

Remembrance Day Ceremony

10:00am – 11:30am
Branch 192 president Brian Comeau extends an invitation to the community to come out and join the ceremony and pay tribute to those that paid the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, Afghanistan and the many peacekeeping missions around the world. Following the ceremony, the participants and the public are invited to Branch 192 for refreshments and camaraderie. The branch is located at 177 George Street, Carleton Place. I hope to see many of you there.
Carleton Place Public Library
101 Beckwith St, Carleton Place

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

10:30am – 11:00am
Our French Storytime is back for the fall! Join us weekly for fun French stories, songs, and more. We also do a colouring page each week. This is the perfect session for children learning French, those in French immersion, and for families who speak French at home. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will decide on the level based on the attendance.
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

DJ Whisper

10:00pm – 2:00am
The Waterfront Gastropub presents top 40 dance music.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Breakfast with the Carleton Place Canadians Hockey Team

8:00am – 10:00am
Legion Breakfast with the Carleton Place Canadians. Come and be served by our local hockey champions.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192
177 George St, Carleton Place
legionbranch192@gmail.com

Build a Mountain of Food

9:00am – 4:00pm
Our main food raiser for the year. All stores will have pre-packaged bags for sale or you can donate something else entirely. We have attached our “Wish List” in case you get stuck with so many choices.
Patrice’s Independent in Almonte; Mitchell’s Independent, FreshCo and Giant Tiger in Carleton Place
lanarkcountyfoodbank@gmail.com

Finders Keepers Craft Show

10:00am – 3:00pm
The show borrows the concept from the hugely popular trunk shows in Europe. These in turn are a modern take on the travelling artisans of old who would go from town to town, showing off their wares in the trunks they used to carry them. In a nod to those bygone days, our vendors display their goods in vintage suitcases, trunks or toolboxes.
Being a smaller, boutique show, we are also the perfect venue for newcomers to dip their toes into the craft show scene, challenging seasoned vendors to get creative with their displays as well as providing the perfect venue to launch a new line or product.
CP Canoe Club
179 John St., Carleton Place
613-253-1838
http://www.cpcanoeclub.com/

Acoustic Saturdays

3:00pm – 6:00pm and again at 9:00pm – 1am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic saturdays.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live Local Band
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Music at the Moose

9:00pm – 11:30pm
he Thirsty Moose have great live local music
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Lanark Drum Circle

1:30pm – 4:00pm
Welcome to the Circle
The drum is a sacred part of Native culture and represents the first sound we hear in our Mother’s womb, her heartbeat. The songs we sing reflect native teachings and culture. Lanark Drum is open to all nations on the medicine wheel, all genders and all ages. Join us in learning traditional songs and share our truths with an open heart, without judgements.
267 Edmund Street, Carleton Place

Paint Night/Soccer Fundraiser

2:30pm
Fundraiser for the Carleton Place Tornado to play soccer in the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand in April 2017. Paint a colourful pic with Anna-Lisa & Sweet Oasis Fine Art Studio. Non-alcoholic event; teens welcome. Phone/email to reserve your spot. Cost: $40.
Beckwith Council Chambers
1702 9th Line, Beckwith
amanda@mulloy.ca
613-880-1797

Music at Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Check out the Waterfront Gastropub for some great live music with Redneck Limousine
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Mary Anne’s Mountain of Dreams

5:00pm
Come join Mary Anne from Ottawa’s New Country 94 at a wine tasting dinner to help fundraise for her upcoming climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to benefit SOS Children’s Villages! Mary Anne’s goal is to raise $10,0000 with 100% of the proceeds to the children that need it the most. The event will include a 5 course meal, wine tasting, and entertainment from Peter Brown and Friends. You can expect celebrity servers and a charming silent auction throughout the dinner. Tickets are $75 per person. The date is Sunday, November 13th starting at 5:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by contacting Generations Inn at 613.253.5253 or by booking in person at 717 Lake Park Road, Carleton Place, Ontario. For more information on SOS Children’s Villages please visit www.soschildrensvillages.ca
You can find Mary Anne’s fundraising page at: http://dreammountains.com/MA94

Penalties almost cost Canadians victory over Ottawa

Monday, November 7, 2016 @ 10:11 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Courtesy of Daniel Vazzoler and Carleton Place Canadians

The Carleton Place Canadians had a 3-2 lead late in Friday night’s game (Nov.4) against the Ottawa Jr. Senators when a pair of penalties – one undisciplined, the other not so much – created the opportunity for Ottawa to tie the score with 1:07 remaining in regulation.

“We got ourselves into trouble too, like the first penalty we took (late in the third), you know, Connor Merkley’s not taking a very good penalty – a very selfish penalty and then it kind of went from there,” said Canadians coach Jason Clarke.

“The penalties that were called in the third period were atrocious,” he continued. “There’s nothing you can do about that; all you can do is control what you can control. I thought our penalty killing was good – both goals they scored were 6-on-4, they pulled the goaltender on both goals and got some good bounces.”

After offensive struggles in the first two periods, the game was a 1-1 tie heading into the third period thanks to goals from Alex Friesen and Zachary Cross for Carleton Place and Ottawa respectively.

Connor Hughes made 22 saves in the first two periods, and ended up making 40 saves in the game; while Ian Andriano got the role of starting goalie for Ottawa, making 24 saves on the night.

In the third period, the Canadians struck quickly with a pair of goals 1:05 apart.

Connor Hill gave Carleton Place the 2-1 lead with a power play goal 8:22 into the period with a one-timer that he fanned on, fooling Andriano as he slid past the shot that ended up catching a piece of the post on its way into the net.

Owen Grant doubled the lead to two goals with a shot from almost along the goal-line that banked in off of Andriano and into the net.

Momentum changed in favour of Ottawa after a big hit from Logan Buchanan on Cam White led to a boarding penalty to the young Canadians forward, and a fight between the two players.

Although Buchanan won the fight and got the Canadians bench and the crowd of 407 people at Carleton Place Arena to their feet, the Jr. Senators took advantage of the power play with a goal from Jaren Burke while Andriano was on the bench for the extra attacker.

Then the penalty troubles began for Carleton Place.

Merkley took a slashing penalty by going in hard on the forecheck and the referee saw him being too aggressive with his stick.

While short handed, Geoff Kitt went to chase down a loose puck in the Ottawa zone – again with Andriano on the bench and an empty net for Ottawa – but got tangled up with Thomas Stevenson. The two battled for the loose puck and as Stevenson got bumped down, he latched on to Kitt and brought him down to the ice but Kitt was the one who got the interference penalty.

Ottawa couldn’t take advantage of the 6-on-3 advantage with the empty net but with Kitt still in the box, Nicolas Samson scored a power play goal to tie the game.

“We weren’t too down (after giving up the goals) because we knew [the penalties] were bad calls,” Carleton Place captain Andrew Dodson said. “We just couldn’t get the right bounces but we battled through that and stayed positive. We knew we were going to pull out the two points and keep working hard, and we were lucky to do that.”

Neither team could score an over-time goal forcing the game into a shoot-out.

Cross was the first shooter for Ottawa and he slid the puck through the legs of Hughes cutting from Hughes’ blocker side across the crease to open up the goalie’s five-hole.

Ottawa couldn’t add another goal in the shoot-out and Carleton Place was down to Merkley who had to score to continue the shoot-out. He made the same move as Cross and had the same result as he continued the game.

After Hughes stopped Jackson Alexeev, Dodson had a chance to win the game for the Canadians and he made no mistake. He faked a wrist shot before deking to the backhand and sliding the puck through the opened up five-hole of Andriano.

“I was kind of nervous,” Dodson said about his attempt, “but I knew it was deep into the shoot-out and Hughes played great for us in the shoot-out and stoned those guys. I knew I had to bear down and went to my go-to move and was lucky it paid off.”

The first four Ottawa shooters all tried similar moves against Hughes by going down on his blocker side before cutting across towards his trapper.

“I don’t know, I thought about that too,” Hughes said. “I think they were trying to fake me out on the shot and then cut across. But after the first one, I kind of realized that they were going to try that move.”

All three goals in the shoot-out were scored with the same move – a fake shot before going to the backhand to open up the goalie’s five-hole for the goal.

“It’s really difficult (to stop) because the fake makes a goalie open up and when you open up it’s hard to get back closed up. It’s one of the more difficult moves to save for the goalie,” Hughes said.

Carleton Place is back in action on Sunday when they travel to face the Nepean Raiders before a trio of home games, first on Tuesday against the Gloucester Rangers before hosting the Cornwall Colts on Friday and the Brockville Braves on the following Sunday.

Notes

Early in the third period, Friesen left the game with a cut on his left arm after getting cut by the skate of Craig McCabe when the two of them went to the ice at the Carleton Place blue line.

Sage Englund picked up his first point with Carleton Place with an assist on Grant’s goal.

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Carleton Place weekend guide: November 25 – 27

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 11:11 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: November 25 – 27

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

10:30am – 11:00am
Our French Storytime is back for the fall! Join us weekly for fun French stories, songs, and more. We also do a colouring page each week. This is the perfect session for children learning French, those in French immersion, and for families who speak French at home. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will decide on the level based on the attendance.
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

Mary Poppins

7:30pm
The Mississippi Mudds present “Mary Poppins”, a spoonful of musical magic! Tickets available at Hallmark, CP. Thursday evening show $15, all other shows $20.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St.
jsx4@rogers.com
613-250-2803
Mississippimudds.com

Lanark Laughs

8:00pm – 10:00pm
Stand-up Comedy
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
613-257-5755
http://thewaterfrontgastropub.ca/

DJ Whisper

10:00pm – 2:00am
The Waterfront Gastropub presents top 40 dance music.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
http://thewaterfrontgastropub.ca/

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Breakfast with Santa

10:00am – 3:00pm
Have breakfast with Santa at CPHS. Contact the school for details (613) 257-2720

Carleton Place High School, 215 Lake Ave W, Carleton Place

Christmas Craft Show

10:00am – 3:00pm
Over 40 exhibitors. Lunch counter by Ashton United. Holiday fun pop-up photo booth fundraiser for Furry Tales Rescue. Cash donations will be collected for the Lanark Co. Food Bank
Beckwith Public School
1523 9th Line Beckwith
613-253-0427

Itty Bitty, Teenie Tiny Art Show & Sale

10:00am – 4:00pm
Arts Carleton Place. Original works for under $100. Small canvases, fused glass art, photography, pottery, wood and stone pieces, jewellery, exciting mixed media works, coffee and treats from Ginger Café
CP Canoe Club
179 John St., Carleton Place
613-253-1838
http://www.cpcanoeclub.com/

Mary Poppins

2:00pm
The Mississippi Mudds present “Mary Poppins”, a spoonful of musical magic! Tickets available at Hallmark, CP. Thursday evening show $15, all other shows $20.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St.
jsx4@rogers.com
613-250-2803
mississippimudds.com

Acoustic Saturdays

3:00pm – 6:00pm and again at 9:00pm – 1am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic saturdays.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live Local Band
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Santa Claus Parade

5:00pm
Theme: Candyland Christmas. Non-perishable food items will be collected for Lanark County Food Bank along the parade route. Register a float for $20.
Downtown Carleton Place
Bridge Street
613-451-1979

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Music at the Moose

9:00pm – 11:30pm
he Thirsty Moose have great live local music
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Itty Bitty, Teenie Tiny Art Show & Sale

10:00am – 4:00pm
Arts Carleton Place. Original works for under $100. Small canvases, fused glass art, photography, pottery, wood and stone pieces, jewellery, exciting mixed media works, coffee and treats from Ginger Café
CP Canoe Club
179 John St., Carleton Place
613-253-1838
http://www.cpcanoeclub.com/

Mary Poppins

2:00pm
The Mississippi Mudds present “Mary Poppins”, a spoonful of musical magic! Tickets available at Hallmark, CP. Thursday evening show $15, all other shows $20.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St.
jsx4@rogers.com
613-250-2803
Mississippimudds.com

Music at Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Check out the Waterfront Gastropub for some great live music with Redneck Limousine
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Carleton Place residents to see property tax increase in 2017

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 12:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca 

Carleton Place Council approved the 2017 budget, including the 2.1 per cent property tax increase. The increase will mean an additional $27.50 per $200,000 home.

Staff are instructed to proceed with the identified projects contained in the 2017 budget, some of which include: a $1.5 million repair to Central Bridge on Bridge St., $1 million in upgrades to the dressing rooms at the Carleton Place Arena, and $160,000 of upgrades to the exterior of Town Hall.

Carleton Place council confirms sale of four lands

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 12:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

Carleton Place Council confirmed the sale of four properties at the Nov. 22 council meeting at Town Hall.

The land included is: Allan Street Property, Cavanagh Property on Morris Street, part of Old Franktown Road and part of the land on Highway 7 adjacent to the Rivington Property. The Allan Street Property was sold for $144,555 and the other lands were sold for $139,000, $2,055 and $2,889, respectively.

The municipal lands were previously identified as surplus to the needs of the Town of Carleton Place meaning they can be sold.

Electronic voting a possibility for 2018 Carleton Place municipal election

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 12:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

Carleton Place Council listened to a presentation via webcast from Steven Lattey, of Simply Voting Inc., about electronic voting for the Town of Carleton Place for the 2018 municipal election at the Nov. 22 council meeting.

During the presentation, Lattey explained that E-Volve Integrated Electronic Voting Solutions, an electronic voting system that incorporates four different programs, including Simply Voting Inc., offers secure access without delays, 24/7. “We use the best security and reliability methods on all fronts,” he said.

Simply Voting Inc. is a Canadian voting system that enables people to vote via computer or telephone. Currently, over 1,000 organizations across 48 countries use the system.

Electronic voting means convenience for the elector, easy accessibility for people with disabilities, reduced cost of election workers, no requirement for advance voting stations and overall reduction in elections costs.

“Submitting online or on the phone has the same effect of dropping a paper ballot into the box at a traditional voting station,” Lattey told council.

Council was shown an example of online and telephone voting using a template from an actual election managed by Simply Voting in Prince Edward Island.

Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos said he does not know how many traditional paper voting stations will remain if an electronic system is adopted. It is also unknown as to how much a system like Simply Voting Inc. will cost.

“Times have changed, other municipalities have moved this way and it’s more convenient for people,” Antonakos said.
Antonakos supports the move toward electronic voting and hopes it will lead to a higher voter turnout in future elections.

Council asked that staff collect more information regarding electronic voting and the success of the system in other municipalities before coming to a decision about whether or not this system will be used in the 2018 election.
Council is expected to hear updated staff recommendations in the new-year. A decision would need to be made by April 2017 for the system is to be adopted for 2018 municipal elections.

Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show hoped to be big success

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 11:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

“The art scene is around you, you just have to check it out,” said Ina Jackson, chair of Arts Carleton Place. Arts Carleton Place is a local, not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower artists and area residents through the arts. “Art is an important part of every community,” she said, adding that she has always loved art.

Arts Carleton Place is hosting the second annual Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show and Sale at the Carleton Place Canoe Club on Nov. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cards and cash are accepted. The Ginger Café will be selling sweet and savoury treats.

Jackson said there are already about 20 artists registered to display their art, which varies in mediums from painting, felt, pottery, quilting, photography and more. All items are priced under $100.

“It’s all affordable, original art,” Jackson said. “We’ve got a great selection and it’s a good time to do some holiday shopping.”

Jackson said the Teenie Tiny Art Show is a great opportunity that means a lot to local artists because they might not otherwise have a venue to sell their work. Most galleries charge money for the artist to showcase their work and often the artist only gets 50 to 70 per cent of the selling price. Jackson said Arts Carleton Place keeps 10 percent of commission from the Teenie Tiny Art Show and the remainder goes right to the artist.

“Not everyone can go into a gallery and buy something, but people will find something affordable that they like at the Canoe Club,” Jackson said. “The quality of the art is really good too,” she said.

Part of the commission from the art show will go toward the $500 bursary that Arts Carleton Place provides to one student pursuing the arts in post-secondary education at Notre Dame High School and Carleton Place High School.

“I think it’s really important for kids as well as adults to get exposed to that part of culture,” said Jackson. “Experiencing art, music, dance, song is a part of experiencing culture.”

The Teenie Tiny Art Show is a family event.  She said it is an important part of supporting the community and creating a sense of belonging.

“Art and heritage are a huge part of culture,” Strachan Johnston agreed. Johnston has been on the Arts Carleton Place board for about six years. “It’s an expressive form. It expresses emotion,” he said.

Johnston is an impressionist painter. He creates paintings that juxtapose primary colours for a bright and eye-catching final product. While he loves art, Johnston has a background in foreign affairs and national defence. “My mother was an artist but my father made me get a practical degree,” he said, throwing air quotations around the word practical. “My mother used to collect tons of art books and I would look through them and be fascinated as a kid,” he said.

Johnston will not be at the Teenie Tiny Art Show this year, but he said he thinks it’s important to support local artists who are brave enough to share their art with the public. “The first few times I sold something was really scary, but it gets easier,” he said, smiling. “It’s just about getting your ideas out there.”

Now retired and leaving public service behind, Johnston is taking a finger painting class and renaissance painting class.

“Artists like Strachan are committed to sharing their art with the community and that’s something we should definitely support — the same way we support our hockey team and our high schools,” Jackson said.

With less than a month until the Teenie Tiny Art Show, Jackson said she hopes the event will be as successful as last year’s. The 2015 show featured 21 artists and about 200 people checked it out, Jackson said. The event is two days this year instead of one like last year. “Every artist sold something last year.”

Photo by Jane Hobson
Arts Carleton Place is hosting the Itty Bitty Teenie Tiny Art Show and Sale on Nov. 26 and 27. Jan Gilbert’s sunflower paintings are just one of the many items that will be at the show.

Carleton Place weekend guide: Novemeber 18 – 20

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: Novemeber 18 – 20

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

10:30am – 11:00am
Our French Storytime is back for the fall! Join us weekly for fun French stories, songs, and more. We also do a colouring page each week. This is the perfect session for children learning French, those in French immersion, and for families who speak French at home. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will decide on the level based on the attendance.
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

DJ Whisper

10:00pm – 2:00am
The Waterfront Gastropub presents top 40 dance music.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Acoustic Saturdays

3:00pm – 6:00pm and again at 9:00pm – 1am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic saturdays.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live Local Band
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Music at the Moose

9:00pm – 11:30pm
he Thirsty Moose have great live local music
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Music at Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Check out the Waterfront Gastropub for some great live music with Redneck Limousine
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Carleton Place 2017 draft budget presented to public

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 01:11 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

During a public meeting held last night (Nov.15) at Carleton Place Town Hall, Carleton Place Treasurer Phil Hogan presented the final draft of the Town of Carleton Place 2017 budget.

As part of the 2017 budget, the Corporate Services Committee of Council (the committee that drafts the budget) is recommending a 2.1 per cent municipal tax increase in Carleton Place in 2017. This increase means the average dollar change for a $200,000 home will be $27.50.

During his presentation, Hogan said in 2016 the residential tax rate comparison between the City of Ottawa and Carleton Place only differed by $50. Ottawa residents paid $1,159 in residential taxes per $100,000 of assessment and residents in Carleton Place paid $1,209 residential taxes per $100,000 of assessment.

Some of the other budget items included:

  • $1.5 million repair to Central Bridge on Bridge Street;
  • $1 million of upgrades to the dressing rooms at the Carleton Place Arena; and
  • $160,000 of upgrades to the outside of Town Hall.

The 2017 budget allocated $30.8 million for municipal operations and capital in 2017.

Now that the budget has been presented to the public, it will be presented to council again for approval.

New orthodontic in Carleton Place hosts Chamber mixer

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 11:11 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Jane Hobson
jane@pdgmedia.ca

Newly opened Kirk Orthodontics hosted the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce’s Movers and Shakers event on Nov. 10. Movers and Shakers is a networking mixer for chamber members.

Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos attended the event along with Donna MacDonald, chair of the chamber, and Jackie Kavanagh, the chamber manager. About 30 Chamber of Commerce members chatted over refreshments in the pristine new dental clinic.

“It’s awesome that we get to host because members get super excited about this event,” said Dr. Danae Kirk, referring to Movers and Shakers. “We joined the chamber because it’s a great way to network and get more familiar with the town,” she said.

Antonakos and MacDonald gathered with Dr. Danae Kirk and Dr. Chris Kirk, the owners of Kirk Orthodontics, for an inaugural ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the practice seven weeks ago.

The Kirk’s said they decided to open in Carleton Place where they are the only local orthodontic practice.

“We see patients from Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and the other small surrounding towns,” Danae said. “We’re very excited to be here.”

The practice is currently open Monday to Wednesday but Danae and Chris said they hope to extend their hours in the future. Kirk Orthodontics is located beside Giant Tiger and Greco Fitness off McNeely Avenue.

 

Photo by Jane Hobson: Mayor Louis Antonakos (middle) poses with Dr. Danae Kirk and Dr. Chris Kirk (second from left) along with Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn (third from right) and Chamber of Commerce Chair Donna MacDonald (second from right) and staff for a photo at the inaugural Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Nov. 10, 2016. Kirk Orthodontics opened in Carleton Place about seven weeks ago.

Carleton Place weekend guide: Novemeber 11 – 13

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 09:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: Novemeber 11 – 13

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Victim Services Lanark County Drop In

8:30am – 4:00pm
Victim Services Lanark County is a community-based program that provides immediate, confidential short-term crisis intervention services, practical assistance, information, referrals and emotional support to persons affected by crime, tragedy and disaster. Everyone is welcome. Drop in and speak to one of our staff! All services are free, voluntary and confidential.
Carambeck Community Centre
351 Bridge Street, Carleton Place
For more information visit www.victimserviceslanark.ca

Remembrance Day Ceremony

10:00am – 11:30am
Branch 192 president Brian Comeau extends an invitation to the community to come out and join the ceremony and pay tribute to those that paid the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, Afghanistan and the many peacekeeping missions around the world. Following the ceremony, the participants and the public are invited to Branch 192 for refreshments and camaraderie. The branch is located at 177 George Street, Carleton Place. I hope to see many of you there.
Carleton Place Public Library
101 Beckwith St, Carleton Place

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

10:30am – 11:00am
Our French Storytime is back for the fall! Join us weekly for fun French stories, songs, and more. We also do a colouring page each week. This is the perfect session for children learning French, those in French immersion, and for families who speak French at home. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will decide on the level based on the attendance.
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

DJ Whisper

10:00pm – 2:00am
The Waterfront Gastropub presents top 40 dance music.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Breakfast with the Carleton Place Canadians Hockey Team

8:00am – 10:00am
Legion Breakfast with the Carleton Place Canadians. Come and be served by our local hockey champions.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192
177 George St, Carleton Place
legionbranch192@gmail.com

Build a Mountain of Food

9:00am – 4:00pm
Our main food raiser for the year. All stores will have pre-packaged bags for sale or you can donate something else entirely. We have attached our “Wish List” in case you get stuck with so many choices.
Patrice’s Independent in Almonte; Mitchell’s Independent, FreshCo and Giant Tiger in Carleton Place
lanarkcountyfoodbank@gmail.com

Finders Keepers Craft Show

10:00am – 3:00pm
The show borrows the concept from the hugely popular trunk shows in Europe. These in turn are a modern take on the travelling artisans of old who would go from town to town, showing off their wares in the trunks they used to carry them. In a nod to those bygone days, our vendors display their goods in vintage suitcases, trunks or toolboxes.
Being a smaller, boutique show, we are also the perfect venue for newcomers to dip their toes into the craft show scene, challenging seasoned vendors to get creative with their displays as well as providing the perfect venue to launch a new line or product.
CP Canoe Club
179 John St., Carleton Place
613-253-1838
http://www.cpcanoeclub.com/

Acoustic Saturdays

3:00pm – 6:00pm and again at 9:00pm – 1am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic saturdays.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live Local Band
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Music at the Moose

9:00pm – 11:30pm
he Thirsty Moose have great live local music
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Lanark Drum Circle

1:30pm – 4:00pm
Welcome to the Circle
The drum is a sacred part of Native culture and represents the first sound we hear in our Mother’s womb, her heartbeat. The songs we sing reflect native teachings and culture. Lanark Drum is open to all nations on the medicine wheel, all genders and all ages. Join us in learning traditional songs and share our truths with an open heart, without judgements.
267 Edmund Street, Carleton Place

Paint Night/Soccer Fundraiser

2:30pm
Fundraiser for the Carleton Place Tornado to play soccer in the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand in April 2017. Paint a colourful pic with Anna-Lisa & Sweet Oasis Fine Art Studio. Non-alcoholic event; teens welcome. Phone/email to reserve your spot. Cost: $40.
Beckwith Council Chambers
1702 9th Line, Beckwith
amanda@mulloy.ca
613-880-1797

Music at Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Check out the Waterfront Gastropub for some great live music with Redneck Limousine
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Mary Anne’s Mountain of Dreams

5:00pm
Come join Mary Anne from Ottawa’s New Country 94 at a wine tasting dinner to help fundraise for her upcoming climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to benefit SOS Children’s Villages! Mary Anne’s goal is to raise $10,0000 with 100% of the proceeds to the children that need it the most. The event will include a 5 course meal, wine tasting, and entertainment from Peter Brown and Friends. You can expect celebrity servers and a charming silent auction throughout the dinner. Tickets are $75 per person. The date is Sunday, November 13th starting at 5:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by contacting Generations Inn at 613.253.5253 or by booking in person at 717 Lake Park Road, Carleton Place, Ontario. For more information on SOS Children’s Villages please visit www.soschildrensvillages.ca
You can find Mary Anne’s fundraising page at: http://dreammountains.com/MA94

Penalties almost cost Canadians victory over Ottawa

Monday, November 7, 2016 @ 10:11 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Courtesy of Daniel Vazzoler and Carleton Place Canadians

The Carleton Place Canadians had a 3-2 lead late in Friday night’s game (Nov.4) against the Ottawa Jr. Senators when a pair of penalties – one undisciplined, the other not so much – created the opportunity for Ottawa to tie the score with 1:07 remaining in regulation.

“We got ourselves into trouble too, like the first penalty we took (late in the third), you know, Connor Merkley’s not taking a very good penalty – a very selfish penalty and then it kind of went from there,” said Canadians coach Jason Clarke.

“The penalties that were called in the third period were atrocious,” he continued. “There’s nothing you can do about that; all you can do is control what you can control. I thought our penalty killing was good – both goals they scored were 6-on-4, they pulled the goaltender on both goals and got some good bounces.”

After offensive struggles in the first two periods, the game was a 1-1 tie heading into the third period thanks to goals from Alex Friesen and Zachary Cross for Carleton Place and Ottawa respectively.

Connor Hughes made 22 saves in the first two periods, and ended up making 40 saves in the game; while Ian Andriano got the role of starting goalie for Ottawa, making 24 saves on the night.

In the third period, the Canadians struck quickly with a pair of goals 1:05 apart.

Connor Hill gave Carleton Place the 2-1 lead with a power play goal 8:22 into the period with a one-timer that he fanned on, fooling Andriano as he slid past the shot that ended up catching a piece of the post on its way into the net.

Owen Grant doubled the lead to two goals with a shot from almost along the goal-line that banked in off of Andriano and into the net.

Momentum changed in favour of Ottawa after a big hit from Logan Buchanan on Cam White led to a boarding penalty to the young Canadians forward, and a fight between the two players.

Although Buchanan won the fight and got the Canadians bench and the crowd of 407 people at Carleton Place Arena to their feet, the Jr. Senators took advantage of the power play with a goal from Jaren Burke while Andriano was on the bench for the extra attacker.

Then the penalty troubles began for Carleton Place.

Merkley took a slashing penalty by going in hard on the forecheck and the referee saw him being too aggressive with his stick.

While short handed, Geoff Kitt went to chase down a loose puck in the Ottawa zone – again with Andriano on the bench and an empty net for Ottawa – but got tangled up with Thomas Stevenson. The two battled for the loose puck and as Stevenson got bumped down, he latched on to Kitt and brought him down to the ice but Kitt was the one who got the interference penalty.

Ottawa couldn’t take advantage of the 6-on-3 advantage with the empty net but with Kitt still in the box, Nicolas Samson scored a power play goal to tie the game.

“We weren’t too down (after giving up the goals) because we knew [the penalties] were bad calls,” Carleton Place captain Andrew Dodson said. “We just couldn’t get the right bounces but we battled through that and stayed positive. We knew we were going to pull out the two points and keep working hard, and we were lucky to do that.”

Neither team could score an over-time goal forcing the game into a shoot-out.

Cross was the first shooter for Ottawa and he slid the puck through the legs of Hughes cutting from Hughes’ blocker side across the crease to open up the goalie’s five-hole.

Ottawa couldn’t add another goal in the shoot-out and Carleton Place was down to Merkley who had to score to continue the shoot-out. He made the same move as Cross and had the same result as he continued the game.

After Hughes stopped Jackson Alexeev, Dodson had a chance to win the game for the Canadians and he made no mistake. He faked a wrist shot before deking to the backhand and sliding the puck through the opened up five-hole of Andriano.

“I was kind of nervous,” Dodson said about his attempt, “but I knew it was deep into the shoot-out and Hughes played great for us in the shoot-out and stoned those guys. I knew I had to bear down and went to my go-to move and was lucky it paid off.”

The first four Ottawa shooters all tried similar moves against Hughes by going down on his blocker side before cutting across towards his trapper.

“I don’t know, I thought about that too,” Hughes said. “I think they were trying to fake me out on the shot and then cut across. But after the first one, I kind of realized that they were going to try that move.”

All three goals in the shoot-out were scored with the same move – a fake shot before going to the backhand to open up the goalie’s five-hole for the goal.

“It’s really difficult (to stop) because the fake makes a goalie open up and when you open up it’s hard to get back closed up. It’s one of the more difficult moves to save for the goalie,” Hughes said.

Carleton Place is back in action on Sunday when they travel to face the Nepean Raiders before a trio of home games, first on Tuesday against the Gloucester Rangers before hosting the Cornwall Colts on Friday and the Brockville Braves on the following Sunday.

Notes

Early in the third period, Friesen left the game with a cut on his left arm after getting cut by the skate of Craig McCabe when the two of them went to the ice at the Carleton Place blue line.

Sage Englund picked up his first point with Carleton Place with an assist on Grant’s goal.

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