On October 25th and 26th, Les Faucons hosted Upper Canada College in a pair of games at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex. UCC has always been a strong program, and was a good test for Coach Shawn Anderson to gauge his team’s progress.
On Friday afternoon, Les Faucons came out really strong, getting out to a 3-0 lead after the first period, shocking UCC in the process.
However, UCC managed to get their legs in the second period, scoring 3 unanswered goals to tie the game at 3 apiece, and taking it to overtime.
Les Faucons were overwhelmed by UCC’s tenacious attack in the second half of the game, eventually leading to UCC scoring in overtime and winning the contest 4-3.
“The boys learned the hard way that it’s not over until it’s over. Hopefully, it’s a lesson we can take into tomorrow’s game,” said Coach Anderson.
In Saturday’s contest, both teams battled extremely hard. There was plenty of skill on display, as well as plenty of hard hitting action. Both teams managed to bulge the twine 4 times, with no one scoring in overtime and ending in a 4-4 draw.
“It was a lesson learned for the boys,” said Coach Anderson about Game 2. “It was back and forth the entire game, and the team never gave up.”
After a pair of tough games to start the weekend, it was Andre-Grasset’s turn to take on Les Faucons.
Coach Anderson’s team had expended a lot of energy in their games versus UCC, and it showed against Grasset.
Despite their fatigue, Les Faucons kept the game close, down by just a single goal going into the last 2 minutes of the game.
With a late power play and having pulled their goalie, Les Faucons managed to tie the game late, only to lose eventually in overtime 2-1, their 4th overtime loss of the season.
“The team was extremely tired, but showed a lot of character in the way they battled Grasset,” said Coach Anderson proudly. “It says a lot about a team when they play such skilled team 3 straight days, and take all 3 to overtime. With a couple of bounces, the outcome could have been much different.”