Glens eye second
Alexandria’s junior ‘B’ hockey team picked up three out of four points last weekend, to move within striking distance of second place in the CCHL2 Martin Division standings.
The Glens (23-12-3-1), at 50 points, have three games in hand on the second-place Metcalfe Jets (25-14-1-2).
The boys had a chance to get closer to the Jets last Friday night at the Glengarry Sports Palace, where they hosted Metcalfe in what was a topsy-turvy affair. Alexandria got a two-goal lead early on, as Ryan Allen and Connor MacLeod scored, but the Jets stormed back with the next four goals to put the Glens in a 4-2 deficit after two periods.
At the 13:50 mark of the third, Stavros Soilis scored on a power play to close the margin, and in the final minute, C. MacLeod, with the Glens having an extra attacker on the ice, found the back of the Metcalfe net for the equalizer.
Alexandria goaltender Nick Campbell made a save on the buzzer to force overtime, where the Glens controlled play out of the gate, but were unable to capitalize. As the action switched to the other end of the ice, the Jets struck, handing Alexandria a 5-4 OT loss.
Picking up assists in the game were Soilis (2), Bradley Gabbour (2), Ben Poirier, Wade Kropp, Dylan Nixon, and Adam Paquette.
On the road Sunday afternoon, the Glens got past the lowly Clarence Beavers (13-28-0-1) with an 8-6 effort. Clarence actually had a 6-4 lead at the 8:49 mark of the third period, before Alexandria came back with four goals in a nine-minute span.
Campbell started this one and was pulled after the Beavers’ sixth goal. James Hack went the rest of the way, shutting the door.
Glens goal scorers were Gabbour (3), Soilis, Adam Cooke, Eric Duguay, Chris Wert, and Nicholas Talarico.
Next home game is booked for Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m., when the Ottawa West Golden Knights (23-14-1-1) will visit Alexandria.