Glens salvage weekend
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor After dropping a pair of homeice contests, the Alexandria Glens rebounded in Perth on Sunday, blanking the Blue Wings 3-0.
The start of the game was delayed due to a power outage, and when when it finally did get underway, the Glens managed to shut down the Perth boys, despite handing them five powerplay opportunities.
Goaltender Nicolas Rousseau shone, turning aside all 37 shots directed his way, for his third career shut-out win.
The 19-year-old netminder has carried the bulk of the load this season, recording a 3.18 goals against average and a 0.918 save percentage.
In November, he was recognized as goaltender of the month. Last month, he received honourable mention.
As for the scoring in Perth, newly signed defenceman Sylvain Gravel had the first marker, on a power play, assisted by Austin Ladouceur. Nathan Sauve scored in the second stanza, set up by Braden Legue, and Mikael Gibault iced the win late, with an emptynetter.
The game marked their third in as many nights.
Alexandria opened 2019 on Jan. 4, with a 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Canadians, despite Rousseau’s 38-save effort.
Back-up goalie Brennan Nadeau also saw a short stint in the string shrine, filling in late in the third period when Rousseau suffered an equipment malfunction.
Dylan Stacey notched both Alexandria tallies, in the third, with assists chalked up by Tobias Commanda-Odjick (2), Gibault, and Sauve.
On Saturday night, Nadeau faced 56 shots on goal, as the boys were edged 5- 4 by the Renfrew Timberwolves.
Commanda-Odjick, Sauve, Tyler Villeneuve, and Mathieu Parent accounted for Alexandria’s goals.
COUNT ’ EM UP: A late-game melee embroils every skater, as tempers boil over between the Glens and Canadians.