Junior B Rebels earn a point in shootout loss

In their only game of the weekend, the Char-Lan Rebels played to a 4-3 shootout loss to the Casselman Vikings, in Williamstown on Saturday night.

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Joseph Samson

Joseph Samson, captain of the Rebs, figured in on all Char-Lan goals, scoring one and assisting on the others.

Owen Carter and Paul Waldhauser also scored for the Rebels, while Alexandre Elie, Rylan Iwachniuk, and Isaac Testani picked up helpers.

The Vikings opened the scoring on a short-handed marker seven minutes into the match, before the Rebels responded with two tallies to take a lead into the first intermission.

Casselman took the lead in the second stanza, scoring twice. Carter’s third-period goal, on a powerplay at the 18:36 mark, knotted the affair. Following a scoreless overtime session, it was on to a shootout, where two Vikings scored. Walhauser potted one for the Rebels, while two other Char-Lan players were unsuccessful, handing the victory to the Vikings.

Summy Mughal took the loss in net, facing 25 Casselman shots through 65 minutes. The Rebels fired 38 pucks at Vikings netminder Nicholas Campbell.

Char-Lan went 2-for-13 on the powerplay, while Casselman went 0-for-3.

The Rebels have seven regular-season games remaining. At 16-18-1-2 in sixth place of the Martin Division, the team currently holds the final playoff position with a three-point advantage over Richmond, though the Royals have a game in hand.

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