Glens prevail on home ice
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor The playoff-bound Alexandria junior ‘B’ Glens skated to a hard-fought 5-4 victory over the Akwesasne Wolves, a team that was desperate to win last Friday night to keep its playoff hopes alive.
The Wolves had a 2-0 lead and continued to hold the edge into the third period, despite being outshot by the Glens.
Alexandria secured the win with three straight tallies in the final frame, the third of which, scored off a rebound with 1:17 left, stood as the game-winner.
The hero was Bradley Gabbour, the team’s leading scorer, who also had a pair of assists earlier in the contest.
Connor MacLeod broke the ice for the Alexandria side, finding the target off feeds from Ben Poirier and David Cyr.
Late in the first frame, David Sirois scored, at the time tying the match 2-2.
The Wolves had the lone tally in the second stanza, while Gabriel Cuillerier struck for a goal early in the third to draw the game even at 3-3.
Four minutes later, Sirois
added his second of the match.
Picking up additional helpers were C. MacLeod (2), Jeffrey Rhainds, Ryan Allen, and Wade Kropp.
Liam Lascelle backstopped the win, making 28 saves.
Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, the netminder sports a 3.33 goals against average, putting him eighth amongst division goalies.
The Glens will wrap up the regular season this weekend, scheduled to play Friday night in Winchester and on home ice in Alexandria Saturday night (at 8 p.m.) versus the Casselman Vikings.
The round-one playoff opponent will be the Hawks, and that series will begin next week. Details will be posted on www. sportsintheglens. ca as soon as confirmed.
GOALIE LIAM LASCELLE