victories against Tagwi (3-0) and la Citadelle (3-2).
Bounceback for Tagwi
The Warriors showed some spunk in their second outing, against Holy Trinity, skating to a 5-4 victory.
Tagwi came out of the gate with early pressure, but it was the Falcons that scored first, capitalizing on a rush play that set up a goal for Vaillancourt. Assisting were Joe Robertson and Avery MacCuaig.
The Warriors soon responded, with quick back-to-back markers. The first, off a deflection, was scored by Jacob Nolan, from Doug White. That was followed up with a Brody Villeneuve goal, off a feed from Nolan.
Following a scoreless second stanza, Tagwi doubled its lead midway through the third frame, when Nolan MacMillan found the back of the Falcons net, assisted by Adam Carter.
HT responded, as Roenick Jodoin dashed in from the blue line. Charles Laplante was credited with a helper.
Tagwi, on a play that the Falcons bench felt was offside, restored its two-goal advantage, when Nolan struck the target, fed by MacMillan and Ashtyn Nugent.
With 1:34 remaining, Landon Brownlee circled from behind the HT net and poked home the puck, for what would be the game-winning marker. Villeneuve picked up the lone assist.
The Falcons weren’t cooked just yet, though, making the finish an exciting one, as the boys scored twice in a 35-second span.
Declan McDonald scored, from Armstrong, and Karson Malyon, on a man advantage with the goaltender pulled, notched the marker that brought the Falcons within one. Robertson and Jeremy Latour had the assists on the play.
The waning seconds were frantic, but Tagwi survived, handing Holy Trinity its second defeat of the day.
Tournament two of league play is scheduled for Dec. 19, in Morrisburg, with games running on the hour, beginning at 8 a.m. All seven teams will see action.