Double Victory: Rapids Triumph in Unprecedented Back-to-Back Games Against Prowlers

In an exceptional display of skill and determination, the Paugan Falls Rapids clinched back-to-back victories against the Cornwall Prowlers, with final scores of 8-5 and 5-4 in overtime. These wins have significantly bolstered the Rapids' playoff prospects.

Finishing What They Started

The first game resumed with just 13 minutes left and the Rapids holding a narrow 5-4 lead. Ryan Peck quickly widened the gap with a goal on a 2v1, followed by Sam McLaughlin adding another from a close-range feed by Jeremy Maisonneuve and Nic Carroll. Ryan Peck extended the lead to 8-4 before the Prowlers made it 8-5 off a point shot. The Rapids held on to the 8-5 lead to clinch the victory in the first game.

Carrying the Momentum Forward

Riding high from their first win, the Rapids transitioned seamlessly into the regular game. The team's energy in the locker room was evident and they carried their positive momentum onto the ice. The strategy remained consistent, focusing on maintaining their strong performance.

A Nail-Biting Regular Game

The regular game was a tense affair with neither team scoring in the first period. The Rapids led 2-1 after two periods and extended their lead early in the third. However, the Prowlers responded fiercely, scoring three consecutive goals. In a dramatic turn, Carter Peck tied the game with less than four minutes remaining. Then, in overtime, Ryan Peck emerged as the hero, scoring on a rebound during a 2v1, securing a thrilling 5-4 victory.

Standout Performances and Team Reaction

Ryan Peck's outstanding performance, including 2 goals in the first game and a 5-point night in the second game, was a key factor in the Rapids' success. His leadership on the ice earned him the first star of the game and player of the game honours. The team's elation was evident, with the coaches expressing pride in the Rapids' resilience and ability to bounce back after recent challenges.

A Promising Path to the Playoffs

These back-to-back wins have propelled the Rapids to 6th place in the EOSHL's East Division, occupying the last playoff spot. With three games remaining in the regular season, the team's playoff aspirations have received a significant boost, setting the stage for an exciting finish to the season.

Looking Ahead

The Rapids are now focused on maintaining their momentum in the final stretch of the regular season. The team's recent performances have not only showcased their talent and fighting spirit but also reaffirmed their commitment to making a playoff run.