Glens sal­vage week­end

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

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.

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