Rebs top county ri­val, ex­tend points streak

The Glengarry News - - SPORTS IN THE GLENS -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor The Char-Lan Rebels drew first blood in this year’s edi­tion of the Bat­tle of Glen­garry, in the process ex­tend­ing their ju­nior ‘B’ hockey points streak to five games to start the 2018- 19 CCHL2 sea­son.

Skat­ing Sept. 28 at the Glen­garry Sports Palace, the Alexan­dria Glens built a 3-0 lead in the first pe­riod, only to see it eroded, as the Rebels re­sponded with a fourspot in the sec­ond stanza, en route to a 5-4 vic­tory.

It was the sec­ond straight home­ice con­test that saw Alexan­dria give up an early lead. The last time, the Glens led 2-0, be­fore go­ing on to fall 4-2 to Car­leton Place.

Goals from Nathan Sauve, Reggy St- Surin, and Nolan Guertin staked the Glens to their first-frame ad­van­tage, while Adam Pa­que­tte added one late in the con­test. Pick­ing up as­sists were Dy­lan Stacey, Mikael Gibault, Lochlan Mac­Don­ald, Adam Porter, Austin Ladouceur, and Syane Dickie.

Ja­cob Cook started the CharLan come­back, scor­ing on a power play, as­sisted by Mathieu Sabourin and Brennan Markell.

The game-win­ner, pot­ted 6:40 into the third, came off the stick of Zenin Biron, set up by Sabourin.

Sabourin, who hails from Alexan­dria, also notched a pair of goals, for a four-point night.

Ad­di­tional as­sists were col­lected by Camp­bell Craig, Jake Amo, Tara Fi­acco, and Markell, as Grant Craig back­stopped the win, with a 28-save per­for­mance.

Nico­las Rousseau was tagged with the loss, on 26 saves.

The sec­ond half of the game was a spir­ited one, with plenty of penal­ties called.

Fol­low­ing a per­plex­ing cross­check­ing in­frac­tion against the Glens, with nine sec­onds left in the game and the Alexan­dria side short- handed, goal­tender Rousseau drew the ire of an of­fi­cial, while a near line brawl broke out in the neu­tral zone.

Out of that chaos, just one fight was iden­ti­fied, as part of 23 min­utes in penal­ties for the Glens and 21 for the Rebels.

In the game, Alexan­dria spent

78 min­utes in the sin bin, to 47 for Char-Lan

Next col­li­sion be­tween the clubs is booked for Dec. 15, in Wil­liamstown.

Streak ends at home

The Rebels’ point and win streaks, were snapped Satur­day night on home ice, at 5 and 3 re­spec­tively, when Char- Lan dropped a 5-2 de­ci­sion to the Perth Blue Wings.

Sec­ond- pe­riod goals from Markell (short-handed) and Zack Auger (on a power play) had the Rebels tied go­ing into the fi­nal frame, when the Wings pot­ted three in a span of 10 min­utes and 47 sec­onds.

Char-Lan ap­ples went to Markell and Sabourin.

Daw­son Irv­ing took the loss in the hemp hut, de­spite a 40-save ef­fort.

League power rank­ings put the Rebels sev­enth (of 16 teams in the CCHL2) head­ing into the sec­ond month of the sea­son, while the Glens sit 10th.

Home games this week: Alexan­dria hosts Em­brun on Oct. 5, and Char-Lan en­terains Rich­mond on Oct. 6. Both are 8 p.m. starts.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

TIGHT QUAR­TERS: Of­fi­cials strug­gle to sep­a­rate a pair of tus­sling CCHL2 hockey play­ers, CharLan Rebel Cam­bell Craig, left, and Alexan­dria Glen Reggy St-Surin, in a third-pe­riod brouhaha that punc­tu­ated this sea­son’s in­au­gu­ral edi­tion of the Bat­tle of Glen­garry.

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