The Casselman Vikings travelled to Centre 76 in Athens to take on the Aeros on Sat., Dec. 8, in the CCHL2. The Vikings’ Frederick Gagnier (12) scored his 11th goal of the season which tied the game at three with just over two minutes remaining in the third period. The Aeros finally took the game 4-3 in overtime. Moore photo

Jeff Moore

Record Staff

ATHENS—The Casselman Vikings played just one game this past weekend as they travelled to Athens Saturday night to take on the Aeros.

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The Casselman Vikings travelled to Centre 76 in Athens to take on the Aeros on Sat., Dec. 8, in the CCHL2. The Vikings went into the game in second place in the Martin Division, 11 points behind the Ottawa Jr. Canadians in first and just two points ahead of the surging Ottawa West Golden Knights. 

The teams battled to a scoreless first period but the Aeros outshot the Vikings 13-5 in the first period. The Aeros kept the pressure on in the second as they opened the scoring just 2:21 into the second period taking a 1-0 lead. 

The Aeros made it 2-0 on shorthanded goal and took that lead into the second intermission. The Vikings cut the deficit in half when Evan Boucher scored his second goal of the season from Mathieu Talbot and Pierce Britton just 1:48 into the third period. 

The Aeros retook a two-goal lead at 10:30 but the Vikings got that one back at 12:47 as Kyle Green scored his fourth of the season unassisted. The Vikings tied the game with just 2:19 remaining in regulation as Frederick Gagnier scored his 11th of the season from Samuel Mattie and Britton. 

Neither team was able to score before the final buzzer sounded as the game headed to a five-minute three on three overtime period. At 2:37 of the overtime, the Aeros ruined the Vikings comeback attempt taking the game 4-3. 

The Vikings picked up a single point to move to within 10 points of the Canadians. The Vikings outshot the Aeros 41-35. The Vikings’ goalie, Nick Campbell was charged with the loss making 31 saves.

Up next

The Casselman Vikings welcome the Winchester Hawks to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and welcome the Char-Lan Rebels on Sun., Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m.