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