Ottawa, ON – The Rebels took on the Glens in a do or die game and Renfrew hosted the Carleton Place Jr Canadians who looked to force game three and the Timberwolves were looking to close out the series.
F | Char-Lan 3, Alexandria 0 | Rebels wins series 2-1
Grant Craig made 44 saves for his second career playoff shutout in his third playoff start. Isaac Testani and Sam Ferland each register one goal and one assist. Brennan Markell had a strong performance by netting 1 G / 2 A and ending the series with three goals and two assists.
The Glens outshot their opponent 44-26 in the game. The Rebels will now face a tough task as they will take on the Ottawa Jr. Canadians in the Martin Division Semi-Finals. Game 1 in expected to start Tuesday March 5th inside the Earl Armstrong Arena.
Graduating players from Alexandria who played their final game: Reggy St-Surin (42 GP, 18 G, 10 A, 28 PTS), Kodiak Whiteduck (19 GP, 9 G, 2 A, 11 PTS), Otto Thomas (21 GP, 2 G, 7 A, 9 PTS), Mikael Gibeault (42 GP, 26 G, 19 A, 45 PTS), and Dylan Stacey (38 GP, 17 G, 26 A, 43 PTS. Congratulations on your great hockey careers.
F/OT | Carleton Place 6, Renfrew 5 | Series Tied 1-1
The Canadians comeback down 5-1 to force a deciding game three Saturday night. Kyle Lightfoot (2 G / 2 A) collected three of his four points in the third. Brendan Hill netted two goals and Marshall had 1 G / 1 A in a multi-point game.
Gavin Browne scored the OT winner after Renfrew’s coach got a bench minor penalty at the 6:40 mark of extra time. Owen Bennett shockingly allowed five goals on 17 shots and was pulled at the 4:06 mark of the second period.
Brody Bernard got the job done by stopping all 19 shots. Andrew McIntyre had a four-point night with 2 G / 2 A along with good performances by Brad Richardson (1 G / 2 A) and Artyom Shiman (1 G / 1 A). It was a very entertaining the game for the fans to see as both teams combined for 101 PIM in this game.
Ethan Lapenskie allowed six goals on 32 shots. He got the job done in the first two periods by stopping 16 of 17 shots. Game three now shifts to Carleton Place Arena. The winner will face Westport in the Richardson Division Semi-Finals. Puck drop is expected to start at 8:15pm.