Tikis rack up 83 shots in victory

Brockville captain Ryan Glazer scored a natural hat trick in the second period of the Tikis' 8-4 win at home against the Richmond Royals on Wednesday night. Behind Glazer is Richmond defenceman Willem Brandt. Tim Ruhnke/The Recorder and Times jpg, BT

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Ask and ye shall receive.

Brockville Tikis head coach Jason Hawkins talked to his players about passing up shooting opportunities and the need to get more pucks to the net. The players responded by racking up 83 shots in Brockville’s 8-4 win against the Richmond Royals at the Memorial Centre on Wednesday night.

“Didn’t expect that many, though,” Hawkins remarked on Thursday morning.

Brockville recorded 26 shots in the first period, 29 in the second and 28 in the third. Tikis captain Ryan Glazer scored a natural hat trick in the second period to break a 2-2 tie. Also scoring for Brockville were Parker Riley, Tyler Toomey, Marcus Arabe, Joseph Marabella and Colin Stacey, who amassed six assists on the night in addition to snagging his 14th goal of the season. Stacey’s seven-point performance moved him up to third place in the CCHL2 scoring race behind Westport’s Blake Kettyle and Sean James.

“Stacey commanded the game,” stated Hawkins, who added that the right-winger is “very close” to moving up to join the Jr. A Braves. Stacey scored twice for the Braves in Smiths Falls on Sunday.

“Extra ice and some confidence has gone a long way with him… going to be a great junior player” the coach said.

Hawkins noted that Glazer, who now has nine goals this season, capitalized on his chances and also had a very good night for the Tikis. His third goal of the night was a shorty. Glazer and Stacey were named first and second stars; Curran Gilmour of Richmond was named third star.

Darien Johnson was between the pipes for the Royals for the entire game. Although he allowed eight goals, Johnson left with a respectable save percentage of .904.

“Kid played great for Richmond,” the Tikis coach commented.

Affiliate player Philippe MacNab made 29 saves and picked up the win for Brockville.

There were almost as many shots on net by the Braves as there were hockey fans at the Memorial Centre on Wednesday. Attendance was listed at 84.

Brockville (7-6-1-1) remains in fifth place in the Richardson Division standings. The Tikis’ next game is at home against Arnprior on Wednesday night.

Richmond (4-8) is seventh in the Martin Division.

In other CCHL2 action on Friday, the Westport Rideaus host Ottawa West at 8 p.m. Westport and Carleton Place had identical 11-3 records and were tied for first in the Richardson Division as of Thursday.

The local Jr. B record for shots on goal in a game was not immediately available.