Atom Rebels thrash Cornwall, top league
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor Char- Lan’s atom ‘ B’ Rebels capped off their regular-season play on home ice last week, thrashing the visiting Cornwall Colts 6-1, as the squad finished atop the UCMHL standings.
Despite the Rebs holding a territorial edge in play through the early going of the March 1 match, it was Cornwall that cracked the goose eggs on the scoreboard.
Inside the last minute of the first period, Char-Lan drew even when Bryce Currier and Owen Corput set up Camden McCuaig in the slot.
The second period saw unassisted tallies from Liam Gray and Corput.
Gray, from Gill McDonald and Hayden Mader, found the back of the Cornwall net again early in the third period, this time on a power play.
Mader then scored his first of two, on a breakaway from the red line in.
His late marker, with 23 seconds left in the contest, was assisted by McDonald.
Parker Sauve backstopped the victory between the pipes.
Char-Lan finished the season with just one loss in 28 games, and a +98 goal differential.
Regular-season play for CharLan’s rep. ‘B’ hockey teams competing in the UCMHL concluded last weekend, with all five squads qualifying for the new playoff format that sees only the top four advance.
Three Rebels teams – peewee, atom, and novice – captured first place to boot, earning a berth in the the league’s tournament of champions, later this month.
As mentioned in story at left, Char-Lan’s bantams ended up in second place, one point behind the Glens.
The major midget Rebels finished tied for third in a tight division that saw just three points separate the top four squads.
Major midget playoffs
Char-Lan is taking on the South Dundas Lions in one semifinal series. Results from the opening match were not available at press time. Game two is set to be played in Williamstown, on Monday, March 19, at 8:30 p.m.
The third contest will take place on March 21, at 8 p. m., in Morrisburg, with game four back in Williamstown, if needed, on March 22 at 8 p.m.
Other playoffs this week
There’s a double bill of playoff action in Williamstown tonight, March 7, with the novice Rebs taking on South Stormont at 7 p.m., followed by a bantam semifinal series game (Char-Lan versus Kemptville) at 8 p.m.
March 8, at 7 p.m., the atom Rebs will host South Grenville.