Char-Lan Rebels stop skid
On Saturday night in Williamstown, a 13-game losing streak came to an end, as the Char-Lan junior ‘B’ Rebels found the win column for the first time in more than two months.
Rebs rookie goaltender Grant Craig made 51 saves, as his team prevailed 5-2 over the visiting Prescott Flyers.
Scoring for Char-Lan were Matthew Harrington, Hunter Duschesne, Ryan Vipond, Joseph Samson, and Derek Lister. Assists went to Harrington, Andrew Mercer, Nicholas Albanis, Matthew Gregoire, Sam Ferland, and Pierre-Luc Sabourin, and Tyren Boots.
Sadly, the winning streak ended abruptly the next day in Athens, where the boys were humbled 8-2 by the Aeros.
Interestingly, this was the same team that the week previous the Rebels played to an 8-6 overtime loss in Williamstown. It was a game that Char-Lan led in the third period, with a win within reach.
The same was not the case on the road, as the Aeros took control early. Athens built a 4-0 lead by the four-minute mark of the second period, chasing Kyle Martelle from the Char-Lan net.
The Rebels got goals from Ferland and U18 call-up Liam MacDonald, with assists from Gregoire (2) and Vipond.
This week, the boys will skate into Casselman for a Thursday night affair, at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Char-Lan will host the Alexandria Glens at 8 p.m.