The Alexandria Glens are back on home ice at the Glengarry Sports Palace tonight, November 22, hosting the Ottawa West Golden Knights at 8 p.m. and looking to snap a two-game losing streak.
The boys last won on November 15 in Winchester, when the Glens beat the Hawks 8-6, led by a five-point effort from Nico Pozzebon (4 goals, 1 assist). Austin Gàspàr also had five points (1 G, 4 A), while Jacob Lefebvre contributed four (1 G, 3 A). Other marksmen were Alexim Veilleux and Zachary Bigras, with additional assists chalked up by Hunter MacPherson and Daniel Scott. Danik Martin backstopped the victory, making 47 saves.
The next night in Carleton Place, the boys lost 5-2. Kyle Joly and Graham Robertson scored in the third period, after the Canadians had taken a four-goal lead through 40 minutes of play. Robertson and Pozzebon earned the assists. Martin took the loss in net, facing 22 shots through two periods. He was replaced in the third frame by affiliate Joshua Ivansky, who turned aside all eight pucks he faced. The fifth goal allowed was an empty-netter.
On Thursday night in Casselman, the Viking doubled off the Glens 8-4. The game saw former Alexandria defenceman Adam Paquette and Austin Ladouceur suiting up for the hosts. Though neither registered a point, they both saw time in the sin bin. Glens goals were netted by Elijah Boisvert, Brendon Watson, Lefebvre, and Veilleux. Assisting were Pozzebon (2), Sébastien Ouimet, Watson, Lochlan MacDonald, and Veilleux. Goaltender Henri Creighton took the loss, facing 36 shots on goal.
Alexandria enters play tonight with a record of 3 wins, 13 regulation losses, and 2 overtime losses for last place in the Martin Division. Only the Athens Aeros (still with 0 points) have a worse record in the CCHL2.
Creighton is a new addition to the group of goaltenders signed with the Glens. The 18-year-old hails from Lachine, Quebec, and was most recently part of the West Island Shamrocks, which play in the QJAAAHL.
Nicolas Rousseau, the 20-year-old veteran, has played in 11 games for Alexandria this season, while Martin, 17, has manned the pipes 8 times. Though they haven’t seen game action, the team has also called upon other affiliates, Maxime Brunet and Jordan Stairs, to serve as backups on occasion.