Sea­son ends for ju­nior hockey teams

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - BY SEAN BRAY Sports Ed­i­tor

As the sec­ond-place team from the reg­u­lar sea­son, the Alexan­dria Glens ex­pected to still be play­ing now, but their run came to an abupt end last Satur­day, when the boys were thumped 6-1 by the Winch­ester Hawks.

That Glens loss in game six of the St. Lawrence Di­vi­sion semi­fi­nal se­ries elim­i­nated Alexan­dria, as the Hawks ad­vanced with a 4-2 se­ries win.

The se­ries had been close for the most part, fea­tur­ing two over­time games, both of which ended up as wins for Winch­ester. Two other games were one-goal de­ci­sions in reg­u­la­tion time, and these were the only two which the Glens won.

Alexan­dria won the se­ries opener 4-3 back on Feb. 18, then pro­ceeded to drop the next three matches, plac­ing the boys in a must-win sit­u­a­tion in game five on home ice.

The Glens opened with a de­ci­sive of­fen­sive ef­fort, build­ing a four goal lead in the Feb. 27 con­test, only to see the Hawks bat­tle back, thanks in large part to Alexan­dria penal­ties.

In the end, Ryan Allen’s third-pe­riod tally stood as the game win­ner in a 5-4 de­ci­sion.

The next night, the se­ries switched to Winch­ester’s barn.

A short-handed tally in the open­ing frame put the hosts ahead, un­til Alexan­dria’s Fran­cis Lan­der­stied the con­test 49 sec­onds into the sec­ond. Then the Hawks went to work, scor­ing five unan­swered, three of which came on power plays, for the 6-1 re­sult that ended the Glens’ sea­son.

In the se­ries, Alexan­dria’s top point-get­ter was Si­mon Cousineau (6 points), fol­lowed by Con­nor Ma­cLeod and Chris­tian Bueti (each with 5).

Goal­tender Liam Las­celle played the en­tire se­ries, record­ing a 3.86 goals against av­er­age.

Winch­ester ad­vances to play Cas­sel­man in the di­vi­sion fi­nals.

“It’s a sad day when the play­off beard has to go.”

– Ryan Allen, as posted on Twit­ter –


DRIV­ING HOME: Chris­tian Bueti of the Glens crashes the net oc­cu­pied by Winch­ester goal­tender Dy­lan Brind Amour.

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