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Greene’s hat trick, Johnson’s 48 saves lead Richmond Royals past Alexandria Glens

Richmond Royals goalie Derion Johnson stopped 48 of 49 shots against Alexandria and was the game’s first star.
Manotick Messenger photo by Jeff Morris

The Richmond Royals will have their backs against the wall for the next two weeks as they try to climb into a Central Canada Junior Hockey League Tier 2 playoffs.

The Royals had their Fri., Feb. 7 game in Embrun postponed due to weather.

The previous weekend, the Royals suffered a 5-2 loss in Casselman and then dropped a 7-1 decision in Carleton Place before beating Alexandria 5-2 on home ice Sun., Feb. 2.

Noah Dioszeghy and Asa MacFarlane scored for the Royals in Casselman, and Dioszeghy scored again against Carleton Place.

In Richmond last Sunday, the Ethan Greene had the hat trick for the Royals as they beat the visiting Alexandria Glens 5-2.

Greene scored from Patrick Yates in the first to give the Royals a 1-0, and then he added another in the second from Yates and Curran Gilmour to put Richmond up 2-0. Dawson Evans then scored on the power play from TK Mwamba to give the Royals a 3-0 lead. The Glens responded 30 seconds later when Nico Pozzebon scored a power play goal for Alexandria.

The Royals added a pair of empty net goals in the third period. Yates scored from Mwamba and Willem Brandt, and then Greene completed the hat trick with an unassisted goal.

 Richmond goalie Derian Johnson was the game’s first star, as he stopped 48 of 49 shots faced. Greene was the second star, and Alexandria’s Danik Martin was third star.

The Royals’ game in Embrun was postponed Friday. The team is in action again Wed., Feb. 12 when they host the Renfrew Timberwolves at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre. Face off is at 8:20 p.m.  On Friday, Feb. 14, the Royals visit the Winchester Hawks before they play the Ottawa Canadians at home Sun. Feb. 16 for a 1:30 p.m. game against the Ottawa Canadians.