WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Maniwaki, Seaforth, Langton, Smiths Falls all pick up victories to open 2020

by Matt Mackinder

As the calendar flips to 2020, the CPJHL was back in action this past weekend with four games.

Here are highlights from each game:

SATURDAY, JAN. 4

Maniwaki Mustangs 15, Le Buffalo de Ferme Neuve 2

At the Centre Sportif Ben Leduc, Jeremy Brooks went for four goals and four assists, Gabriel Briere added two goals and four assists, Phillippe Beaudoin a goal and three assists, Anthony Bedard and Paul Fuchs two goals and a helper apiece and Temuri Vedyapin three goals in the win for Maniwaki. Yannick Brindamour added a goal and an assist and Antoine Bertrand, Felix Dargis, Remi Veilleux and Niels Colliot posted two assists each. In goal, Cedrick Robidoux made 32 saves. For Ferme Neuve, Jimmy Flamand and Leo Lachaine scored and Nicolas Robert finished with 35 saves between the pipes.

Seaforth Generals 5, Severn Stallions 3

From the Coldwater Community Center, Donald Kuptana scored three goals and Owen Haiek and Martin Tomaschitz each tallied a goal and an assist. Luke Steen added three assists and Max Hetman made 48 stops in net. Liam Coleman and Jared Weatherbee recorded a goal and assist for the Stallions, while Mac Young added a single goal and Dylan Beattie chipped in with two assists. In goal, David Barrett kicked out 59 shots.

SUNDAY, JAN. 5

Langton Royals 4, Seaforth Generals 2

From the Langton Arena, Jack Dorey and Colin Spence each scored a pair of goals and Harley Werminsky registered two assists as Trevor Slaven turned in a 33-save performance in goal. For the Generals, Siinasi Tasse-Dion had a goal and an assist and Owen Haiek added a goal. Logan Bromley made 33 saves in goal for Seaforth.

Smiths Falls Settlers 9, Le Buffalo de Ferme Neuve 3

At the Centre Sportif Ben Leduc, Dylan Henri exploded for three goals and five assists, while Askar Kagirov added four goals and two assists and Andraz Homan went for a goal and two assists. Chris Pryer also scored and Jonatan Horne finished with 28 saves in goal. John-Evan Moar recorded a goal and an assist for Le Buffalo, while Lucas Desjardins and Josh Ottawa B also scored. Nicolas Robert put together a 46-save outing between the pipes.