Char-Lan Rebels stum­ble into new year

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - Sean Bray

The ju­nior ‘B’ Char-Lan Rebels have opened 2019 with a pair of road losses.

In Em­brun last Fri­day night, the Rebs got an early lead, when Dil­lon Spin­ner scored just 73 sec­onds into the match, off a feed from Liam Mac­Don­ald. The Pan­thers tied it up four min­utes later, set­ting the stage for what would be a see-saw af­fair. Evan Hunt­ley’s short-handed tally, at the 9:48 mark of the first frame, re­stored Char-Lan’s lead which held for 10 min­utes. The lone helper went to Mathieu Sabourin.

The Rebs opened a two-goal ad­van­tage in the sec­ond stanza, off goals from Bren­nan Markell and Hunt­ley, with as­sists net­ted by Hunt­ley, Sam Fer­land, Sabourin, and Ry­lan Iwach­niuk.

Em­brun went on to pot the next three goals, deal­ing Char-Lan the 5-4 loss.

Julien Cho­lette was cred­ited with 38 saves, while the Rebels fired 36 shots on the Pan­thers net.

Char-Lan was one-for-three on the power play and suc­cess­ful in killing off six of seven penal­ties.

The next night, in Car­leton Place, Grant Craig got the call between the pipes, turn­ing aside 26 shots in a 4-3 over­time loss.

Once again, this was a con­test where the Rebs held leads, only to see the Cana­di­ans fight back late to force the ex­tra ses­sion, where Car­leton Place pot­ted the game-win­ner just 27 sec­onds in.

Char-Lan’s goals were net­ted by Ryan Rei­fler, Markell, and Reese Don­nelly. Sam Fer­land bagged two as­sists, with other helpers from Markell, Rei­fler, Shane Gau­dreau, and Sabourin.

With the sin­gle point from the OT loss, Char-Lan en­ters play this week with 31 points in 30 games.

In­door soc­cer at the dome in Alexan­dria has re­turned this week. In se­nior men’s play, two games are on tap for Thurs­day, Jan. 10, with the Bar Flies and Pine Grove tak­ing to the turf at 7:30 p.m., fol­lowed an hour later by a bat­tle between McCrim­mon and Alexan­dria FC.

The se­nior women’s group was sched­uled to play last night (Jan. 8). Look­ing ahead, the teams will be back in ac­tion at the dome next Tues­day, when Alexan­dria and Dal­hart will play at 7:30 p.m., and Glen Nevis and Dun­ve­gan will tan­gle at 8:30 p.m.

Hawks tame Colts

In Corn­wall last Thurs­day night, the ju­nior ‘A’ Hawkes­bury Hawks scored a 4-1 win over the Colts.

The Hawks went on to pre­vail Fri­day night at home, 5-0 over the Ne­pean Raiders, and Sun­day against the Na­van Grads, 3-2 in over­time.

Mean­while, the Colts lost to Smiths Falls, 5-4, and Rock­land, 2-1 in over­time. Amongst the county crew, Jeremy Ques­nel had two as­sists, while Ethan Mul­hearn and Ben Dir­ven each had one ver­sus the Bears.

Next up, Corn­wall hosts Rock­land on Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

GOAL­TENDER GRANT CRAIG

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