There are two Char-Lan Rebel minor hockey teams currently battling in the UCMHL finals, but both find themselves on the ropes.
The major midget rep. 'B' squad, which we featured in the March 13 issue of The Glengarry News, trails the North Dundas Demons four points to none in the five-point series. Game three is scheduled for Friday night at 8 p.m., in Williamstown.
The atom rep 'B' group is playing the Kemptville Panthers in their championship series and is also down four points to none. They are slated to play tonight in Kemptville, facing a must-win situation.
The CCHL2 Martin Division semifinals saw the Char-Lan Rebels take on the Ottawa Jr. Canadians, and a photo gallery of action from one of the games can be viewed online here.
The full story of the series is recounted in the March 13 edition of The Glengarry News.
After a tight first period that ended 1-1, the wheels fell off in the second stanza, where the Ottawa Jr. Canadians scored five times, en route to handing The Char-Lan Rebels a 6-2 loss to open the Martin Division best-of-seven semifinals.
It was the first road defeat for Char-Lan, which in the previous round won both road games in Alexandria.
For starting goaltender Grant Craig, who had been stellar against the Glens, he was given a break after allowing five goals on 18 shots through 25:59 of play. Julien Cholette took over in net for the remainder of the match, surrendering one goal and making 25 saves.
Game two of the series is set for Williamstown, on Thursday night.
For more details on the Rebels, be sure to read The Glengarry News. We also have a photo gallery from the wildcard series available for online viewing here.
The Char-Lan Rebels of the CCHL2 will open their Martin Division semifinal series with the Ottawa Jr. Canadians on the road tonight, March 5, at 7:20 p.m. Fans can watch tonight's action live online at HockeyTV.
The second game of the series is booked for Thursday, in Williamstown.
For the full preview on this best-of-seven series, as well as Char-Lan's win in the wildcard round over the Alexandria Glens, check out this week's issue of The Glengarry News.
Images from all three CCHL2 wildcard games between the Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels can be viewed online here.
For the story, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
With the league-leading Ottawa Jr. Canadians waiting in the wings, the deciding match of the CCHL2 wildcard series will hit the ice tonight in Alexandria, with the Glens hosting the Char-Lan Rebels, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, beginning at 8 p.m.
The first and second games of the series were both close.
The opener, in Alexandria, was a 1-0 win for the Rebels, where Char-Lan goaltender Grant Craig stood on his head and made 34 saves in the shut-out victory.
Game two, in Williamstown last night, went into overtime, where the Glens prevailed, 4-3, the winning marker notched on a power play.
This series was expected to be close, as the clubs split four games during the course of the regular season.
The second game of the best-of-three CCHL2 wildcard playoff series between the Char-Lan Rebels and Alexandria Glens is scheduled for tonight in Williamstown, and the contest will have a lot to live up to, following a thrilling opener Tuesday evening in Alexandria.
The Feb. 26 match saw Char-Lan prevail 1-0 on a third-period power-play goal, from Brennan Markell, who collected the puck off an endboards rebound, following an initial shot from the blue line by Mathieu Sabourin.
Rebels goaltender Grant Craig was a rock all night, but especially in the first and second periods, keeping the Glens off the scoresheet. In all, he made 34 saves.
Alexandria got into penalty trouble in the final frame, playing nearly half of the period short-handed. This has been a bugaboo for the Glens all season.
Game time tonight is set for 8 p.m. at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre.
For more coverage, be sure to check out The Glengarry News.
Here's a short video clip of game one action.
Check out game images from the Feb. 23 CCHL2 hockey game in Williamstown, where the Char-Lan Rebels took on the Athens Aeros to close out the regular season.
The story can be found in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.