Glens eye se­cond

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - Sean Bray

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.

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