The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Char-Lan Rebels to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Dec. 20, in the CCHL2. The Panthers’ leading scorer, Tristan Taillefer (16) gets a glorious scoring opportunity here after being set up by Carter Peck (14) in the corner. The Rebels’ goalie, Ceili Picard got a break here as the puck just skipped over Taillefer’s stick. Taillefer scored a goal and two assists in the game but the Rebels took it 6-5 in a shootout. Moore photo
EMBRUN—The Embrun Panthers played a pair of games this past week as they travelled to Brockville on Wednesday night to take on the Tikis and welcomed the Char-Lan Rebels on Friday night.
Rebels 6 Panthers 5 (SO)
The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Char-Lan Rebels to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Dec. 20, in the CCHL2. The Panthers went into the game in third place in the Martin Division trailing the Ottawa Jr. Canadians in second by two points and the Ottawa West Golden Knights in first by just three points.
The Rebels have been surging as of late and threaten the Winchester Hawks for the fifth and final playoff spot.
The Rebels opened the scoring at 12:34 of the first period taking a 1-0 lead.
The Rebels took a two-goal lead with just 1:21 remaining in the opening frame and carried a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. The Panthers cut the deficit in half when Tristan Taillefer snapped home his 22nd goal of the season from Carter Peck and Robert Beaudoin at 4:20 of the second period.
The Panthers knotted the affair at two when Marshall Drevniok scored his seventh of the season from Taillefer and Beaudoin at 11:33 and took their first lead of the game as Nathan Brown scored his fifth of the season from Cayden Martin and Juno Groggier at 16:17.
The Panthers took a 3-2 lead into the second intermission. The Panthers made it 4-2 as Beaudoin scored his 13th of the season from Drevniok and Taillefer just 22 seconds into the third period. The Rebels got to within one at 2:25 but the Panthers retook a two-goal lead when Peck scored his second of the campaign from Matthieu Brennan and John Mahoney on the power play at 4:47.
The Rebels kept coming and scored just 16 seconds later to make it a 5-4 game. The Rebels completed the comeback with just 1:27 remaining in regulation tying the game at five. Neither team was able to score the game-winner before the final buzzer sounded.
The teams then headed to a five-minute three-on-three overtime period. In the overtime, the Panthers took a penalty but the Rebels couldn’t take advantage as the Panthers defence was able to hold them off the board on the preceding power play.
Neither team was able to score the goal by the time overtime expired so the game headed to a shootout. The Panthers opened the shootout with a miss and the Rebels shooter scored taking a 1-0 advantage.
Neither shooter for either team scored in the second round so it was up to the Panthers to tie the shootout with their third shooter but he was unable to find the back of the net as the Rebels took the game 6-5.
The Rebels outshot the Panthers 40-32. Suffering the loss in the Panthers’ goal was William Nguyen making 34 saves.
Tikis 4 Panthers 1
The Embrun Panthers travelled to the Brockville Memorial Centre on Wed., Dec. 18, to take on the Tikis in the CCHL2. The Panthers went into the game in third place in the Martin Division just two points behind the Ottawa Canadians in second place and three points behind the Ottawa West Golden Knights in first, but just three points up on the Casselman Vikings in fourth.
The Tikis opened the scoring at 10:53 of the first period on the power play to take a 1-0 lead. The Tikis took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The Tikis took a 2-0 lead at 13:38 of the second period also on the power play and took that lead into the second intermission.
The Panthers cut the deficit in half when Robert Beaudoin scored his 12th goal of the season from Nathan Brown and Cayden Martin at 7:44 of the third period. The Tikis restored their two-goal lead at 9:26 and added a late goal at 16:34 to make it 4-1. The Tikis took the game 4-1 handing the Panthers their eighth loss of the season.
The Tikis outshot the Panthers 44-26. Suffering the loss in the Panthers’ goal was William Nguyen making 40 saves.
The Embrun Panthers travel to the Billy Debbie Arena in Alexandria on Sat., Jan. 4, to take on the Glens at 8 p.m. and to the Richmond Memorial Centre on Sun., Jan. 5, to take on the Royals at 1:30 p.m.