Mi­nor atom Rapids build on suc­cess

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glen - Files from Jo­hanne Sullivan

The Sea­way Val­ley Rapids mi­nor atom hockey team didn’t rest on its lau­rels af­ter win­ning the Lift­lock Tour­na­ment, build­ing upon that suc­cess with strong ef­forts in league play.

The team re­sumed reg­u­lar-sea­son ac­tion on Jan. 15 against the Ottawa Sil­ver Seven (Black) in a game pre­sented by P& B Elec­tric. Fresh off the tour­ney tri­umph, the Rapids iced a strong ef­fort, skat­ing to a 5-1 vic­tory. Contributi­ng for the Rapids were Carey Ter­rance Jr. with a hat trick, Jett Jock, Marco McCarthy, and Ben Pilon.

Next, the Sea­way boys faced the top- ranked Glouces­ter Rangers (White) team, which halted their win­ning streak, in a 6-3 loss. The con­test was tied 3-3 go­ing into the third pe­riod, where the Rangers over­pow­ered the Rapids with three unan­swered goals. Car­son Martin, McCarthy, and Jonah Ashby were the Sea­way marks­men.

The Rapids re­bounded with a 3-1 win in their fol­low­ing out­ing, get­ting past the surg­ing Ne­pean Raiders in a game pre­sented by AXXIS Op­ti­cal. The Raiders were first on the board, but Ter­rance, who took a pass from Jimmy Sullivan, quickly tied it up. In the sec­ond pe­riod, Ter­rance got the go-ahead marker from Ethan Mon­troy. Martin later added an empty-net­ter to round out the scor­ing.

With only four games re­main­ing in the reg­u­lar sea­son and with sec­ond place in league stand­ings up for grabs, Sea­way Val­ley took to the ice on Jan. 24 for a match with the Cum­ber­land Grads, pre­sented by Pro Oil Change.

Af­ter a solid open­ing pe­riod, the Rapids were lead­ing 1-0 on a goal from Brax­ton D’alessio. The team was un­able to re­tain the ad­van­tage, though, as the Grads dom­i­nated the sec­ond stanza with a four spot. Ter­rance pot­ted a late tally, as Sea­way fell 4-2.

The Rapids hoped for re­demp­tion two days later when

they faced off with the against the Kanata

Blaz­ers, but un­for­tu­nately for the team it wasn’t to be, as Sea­way fell short, 4-3. The Blaz­ers were lead­ing 2-1 at the end of the first frame, with the Rapids’ lone goal notched by Jock, off a feed from Josh Es­ford. With Kanata up 3-1 in the sec­ond, Mon­troy scored unas­sisted

to try to give his team a spark, but the Blaz­ers replied early in the third, and the Rapids just weren’t able to re­cover. Ter­rance tagged Sea­way’s fi­nal goal, as­sisted by McCarthy, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Blaz­ers.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

IN THE SPIRIT: Curlers gather be­fore the fi­nal draws at last week­end’s Rob­bie Burns Bon­spiel at the Lan­caster Curl­ing Club.

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