Lop­sided losses loom large

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Edi­tor The Alexan­dria ju­nior ‘B’ Glens hockey team has yet to hit the win col­umn in 2017, cur­rently rid­ing a five-game los­ing skid.

Last week­end, the squad man­aged to score just twice in two games, while al­low­ing 10 goals against.

On Fri­day night, it was a 4-1 de­feat by the lowly Ot­tawa Cana­di­ans, the team that has scored the fewest goals in the Martin Divi­sion and sec­ond fewest in the en­tire CCHL2.

Alexan­dria’s only marker came in the third period, halv­ing Ot­tawa’s 2-0 lead. The Cana­di­ans added two late tal­lies, in­clud­ing an empty-net­ter, to round out the scor­ing.

Josh Pe­ladeau had the Glens goal, as­sisted by Chris­tian Bueti and Jonah Peters.

Drew Karle took the loss in net, fac­ing 34 shots.

Satur­day night saw the boys skate into West­port, where the Glens were felled 6-1.

The Rideaus scored in each period, build­ing 6-0 lead, be­fore Alexan­dre Elie got Alexan­dria on the board, with a late tally, as­sisted by Nash McLean.

Ni­cholas Rousseau was tagged with the loss in net, mak­ing 38 saves.

This contest saw plenty of penal­ties dished out, most com­ing at the 14:39 mark of the sec­ond stanza, when West­port was lead­ing 2-0.

In all, 25 of­fences were flagged, with 98 min­utes of sin bin time as­sessed.

Nei­ther side scored with the man ad­van­tage, col­lec­tively go­ing zero for nine, though the Rideaus did find the net with a shorty.

If the play­offs were to start this week, the Glens would be sit­ting in the stands watch­ing, cur­rently three points be­hind the last qual­i­fy­ing seed, Winch­ester.

With 30 points in the books and 13 games re­main­ing on the slate, Alexan­dria needs a push to leapfrog the Prescott Fly­ers (31 points) and catch the Hawks (33 points). The boys also need to keep their eyes in the rearview mir­ror, with the Brockville Tikis on their tails (27 points).

On tap this week, the Glens are booked to play on the road to­mor­row night, Jan. 19, against the Ot­tawa West Golden Knights.

There is no home game this week­end.

Satur­day night, the Alexan­dria boys will travel south to play the Char-Lan Rebels in Wil­liamstown. Game time is 8 p.m.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

CHECKMATE: Hunter MacPher­son of the U18 Corn­wall Colts knocks the puck off the stick of Hawkes­bury player Braden Legue.

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