A comeback Sunday afternoon effort on home ice fell short in overtime, as the Char-Lan CCHL2 Rebels succumbed to the visiting Perth Blue Wings 4-3.
Perth built a three-goal lead by the 23:19 point of the game, but the tide turned in the third period, when the Char-Lan boys scored three times to draw even.
Wade Moak started the comeback, assisted by Noah Konink and Tim Cook. Joseph Samson got Char-Lan within one, set up by Alexandre Elie and Dillon Spinner, who, at the 11:19 mark, potted the equalizer, assisted by Owen Carter and Reese Donnelly.
The OT goal came just 78 seconds in, dealing Char-Lan the loss.
Devon Popp started the game in net for the Rebels, but after surrendering the third goal was replaced by Cole Eakins who manned the hemp hut the rest of the way. Popp saved 11 of the shots directed at him, while Eakins stopped 13 of 14 he faced.
The overtime loss came less than 24 hours after Char-Lan dropped a 5-2 decision to the Renfrew Timberwolves, in Williamstown. Elie and Samson were the Rebels marksmen, with assists credited to Konink, Spinner, and Samson. Popp took the loss in net, facing 24 shots on goal.
Heading into the final week of October, the Rebels sit in sixth place in the CCHL2 Martin Division standings, with a record of 4 wins, 4 losses, and 1 overtime loss for 9 points. The Rebs are even in goals scored and allowed, both at 31 through 9 games.
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The Rebels held their annual wine and cheese for parents, players and team staff tonight!… our chance to introduce the team staff to parents and vice versa! Thanks to Liam MacDonald for introducing the players! Thanks to all who attended!… #CheersToAGreatSeason #GoRebsGo #CCHL2