Braves take down Glens for title
The NGS Braves midget ‘B’ house hockey team claimed the Lower St. Lawrence Minor Hockey League playoff championship, on a 3-2 win in game five of the title series, over the Alexandria Glens.
Heading into the contest, the teams had battled back-and-forth through the previous four games, with each squad winning twice.
The Braves opened with a 6-5 victory on March 19, led by James Paul’s three-point effort and two goals from Derryk Gauthier. Alexandria’s top pointgetters were Max Pilon (2 goals, 1 assist), and Joah Vaillaincourt (2G).
The Glens drew even in the series with a 4-1 effort in game two. Colby Lacombe had two points for the Alexandria side, while Brayden Casselman tallied the lone goal for NGS.
In game three, Alexandria took the series lead with a 3-2 win. Pilon, Alex Lalonde, and Martin Jeaurond had the Glens goals, while Brigham Richard Hill and Zachary Meunier scored for the Braves.
Ahead four-points-to-two heading into the next battle on March 30, Alexandria needed just a tie to claim the title, but NGS had other ideas, skating to a 2-1 victory on the strength of two tallies from Ivan Schellenberg. The Glens marker came from Nathaniel Theoret. Scoring for game five was not available.