Good month for Rebels
February has been going well for the Char-Lan Rebels, with the boys ringing off a pair of victories last weekend.
Saturday night on home ice, one of the league’s top teams, the Casselman Vikings, was in Williamstown, but it was the Rebels who snatched the victory, prevailing 3-1.
Grant Craig made 27 saves for the win in net, while Brennan Markell, Taran Fiacco, and Isaac Testani notched goals. Assisting were Zach Auger, Shane Gaudreau, Rylan Iwachniuk, and Markell.
The previous night i n Winchester, the Rebels had to contend with a surging Hawks squad that is nipping at CharLan’s heels in the standings for the last playoff position.
The pesky Hawks weren’t about to roll over in this one, as it seemed that each time the Rebs took a lead, the Winchester boys had a response.
With Char-Lan ahead 3-2 in the late going, the Rebs were flagged for a penalty. Winchester pulled its goalie for a six-on-four advantage and capitalized.
Three minutes into overtime, Evan Huntley was sent in alone, off a Markell feed (his third of the game), scoring the 4- 3 winner.
Also finding the net for CharLan were Mathieu Sabourin, Testani ( short- handed), and Fiacco, while Liam MacDonald counted two assists. Jake Amo also had a helper.
Craig turned aside 30 shots on goal.
The team’s other two games earlier this month finished in one-goal losses, 4-3 to Ottawa West and 4-3 to Westport.
Char-Lan (18-18-3-1) has four games remaining in regularseason play, with now a sevenpoint margin over the Hawks (14-20-3-2), who have a game in hand. The Glens (21-16-2-2) are six points up on the Rebels.
Next home game is set for Feb. 16 at 8 p.m., when the Arnprior Packers (16-19-4-1) visit the CharLan Rec. Centre, in Williamstown.
GOT IT: Char-Lan’s Maggie Hope bumps the ball over the net, as the Crusaders battle host Tagwi in semifinal action, at the SD&G junior girls ‘A’ volleyball championships.