Rebels split weekend
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor Char-Lan’s junior ‘B’ hockey team skated to split results last weekend, winning at home Saturday night, before losing on the road Sunday.
The Dec. 1 contest, in Williamstown, saw the season debut of Alexandria native Julien Cholette tending the twine temple for Char-Lan, which scored a 5-3 victory over the Richmond Royals.
The 17-year-old Cholette was credited with 27 saves in the spirited contest, in which the teams combined for 119 minutes in penalties.
There were also two separate fights in the game, including one where Campbell Craig squared off Richmond’s Dale Kirby at the 9:49 mark of the
third period. Craig says he came out of the fisticuffs alright, except for a bloody nose.
Five different Rebels scored: Liam MacDonald, Jacob Cook, Ryan Reifler, Mathieu Sabourin, and Brennan Markell.
Picking up the assists were Sabourin (2), Cook (2), Shane Gaudreau (2), Zach Auger, Dillon Spinner, Reifler, and Markell.
In Richmond on Sunday, the Whitewater Kings got the early jump on the Rebels and never looked back, skating to a 10-3 win.
Grant Craig got the start between the pipes, lasting just over 25 minutes. He was given the hook after the Kings scored for the sixth time.
Danik Martin took over in relief, finishing the game with 19 saves on 23 shots.
Sabourin scored two of CharLan’s goals, with the other netted by Justice Brownlee.
Assists went to C. Craig, MacDonald, Markell, and Cook.
Worth noting, there were just 10 minutes of sin bin time in this one.
The Rebels enter week 13 of the CCHL2 season in fourth place, in the Martin Division, with a record of 12 wins, 9 losses, 1 over-
time loss, and 1 shootout loss, for 26 points.
They are two points better than fifth-seed Alexandria, while trailing third-place Ottawa West by six. However, the Rebs have a game in hand on both teams.
Up next on the schedule, in their lone game this week, CharLan is booked to play on the road, Dec. 7, versus the Arnprior Packers.
The following week, on Dec. 12, the boys will play in Brockville, before returning to home ice in Williamstown for a Dec. 15 match, against the county rival Glens.