Glens pre­vail on home ice

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens -

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

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