Bayliss nets hat trick, leads Carleton Place to 9-5 win over Kanata
The Kanata Stallions could not stop the Carleton Place Canadians' Stephen Bayliss, who tallied a hat trick in a 9-5 win.Bayliss got on the scoresheet 5:58 into the first period. He then added goals at 12:27 into the first and at 11:38 into the third.
Carleton Place made Stallions' goaltenders to work without much rest, racking up 43 shots and forcing 34 saves. Gunner Rivers made 27 stops and Cole Skinner made seven. The Canadians outdid their season average for goals scored. Carleton Place averages 4.4 goals per game. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Carleton Place additionally got points from Andy Sturtz, who also tallied two goals and two assists, Vinny Post, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Kelly Summers, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Carleton Place also got a goal from Adam Lloyd as well. Other players who recorded assists for Carleton Place were Brett DAndrea, who had two, Evan Peterson, who had three, and Larry Smith, Devin Campbell, Connor Merkley, Andrew Dodson, and Justin Laforest, who contributed one a piece.
Kanata was led by Nic LaBurn, who finished with two goals and one assist. LaBurn scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 4:10 into the second period to make the score 5-2 Carleton Place. A slashing penalty on Bayliss had put the Stallions on the power play. Derian Plouffe assisted on the tally. LaBurn's next tally on the power play made the score 5-3 Carleton Place with 10:24 left in the second period. Plouffe picked up the assist. Kanata also got points from Plouffe, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Alex Stothart also scored for Kanata. More assists for Kanata came via Braedan Moffatt, who had two and Trent Yule, Chris Harper, Neil Penner, Jason Brochu, and Devin Fullum, who each chipped in one.
Laforest rejected 22 shots on goal for the Canadians. Carleton Place incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Kanata incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.