The Embrun Panthers’ season came to a screeching halt after the Casselman Vikings took Game 4 of the best of seven CCHL2 quarterfinal series by a score of 4-0 at the Palais des Sports on Fri., March 9. The Panthers were looking for a better result after coming close the previous night with a 5-4 loss but but it just wasn’t meant to be. The Panthers will be say goodbye to a few 20 year olds who have been with the team for an extended period of time. Moving on will be Andrew Burke (C/A), Sam Tremblay, Tristan Whynot, Jeremy Barrie (A), Justin Brennan (C/A), Justin Gagnon and Jean Pascal Sabourin, most of whom were local players. The CCHL2 did away with the four overagers beginning this season and for the Panthers it will be devastating for next season with all these players departing. The Panthers, however, should be proud of what they accomplished this season holding down either second or third place in the Martin Division for most of the season and on most nights playing while short-handed in a 52-game schedule. The Panthers’ Co-Captain Andrew Burke (left) finished the playoffs with four goals and three assists for seven points in seven games played as he will pass the torch to Marc Brosseau (right) who also scored four goals and three assists.    Sawyer Helmer photos