Exciting Weekend Ahead for Rapids: Key Games Against Pipers and Rangers

Exciting Weekend Ahead for Rapids: Key Games Against Pipers and Rangers

The Paugan Falls Rapids are gearing up for an action-packed weekend with two crucial matchups in the EOSHL East Division. On Friday, they hit the road to face the Glengarry Pipers, and on Saturday, they return home for a showdown against the South Grenville Rangers. With pivotal points on the line, the Rapids are poised to climb the standings, potentially moving up to 4th place with two regulation wins.

Revisiting Rivalries and New Challenges

The Rapids have a score to settle with the Pipers after a nail-biting 4-3 overtime victory in their physical home opener. This rematch promises to be another thrilling encounter. Meanwhile, the Rapids are set to face the Rangers for the first time this season, adding an element of anticipation to Saturday's game.

Special Promotions and Community Involvement

Saturday's home game against the Rangers is not just about hockey; it's a community event. In a special promotion, students from the local high school, St. Mikes, can enjoy the game for just $5. The game will feature St. Mikes alumni Cooper McCambley singing the national anthem, with students Aidan O'Connor and Alex Gorka proudly bearing the flags.

Key Matchups and Team Focus

All eyes will be on the Rapids' defense as they aim to shut down the Rangers' Greg Gibson, who boasts an impressive 16 points in just 5 games. The Rapids are also focusing on ramping up their offense, both in power plays and during regular play, as they seek to capitalize on their recent tactical training.

Engaging the Fans

Fans can look forward to the usual fan-favorite activities, such as the 50/50 and chuck-a-puck. Adding to the excitement, there will be a draw for two tickets to see the Ottawa Senators play the Boston Bruins in January. The tickets are in section 120 and include a parking pass and two $15 food credits. Tickets for the draw are available at $5 for one or $10 for three, with the winner to be announced at the Rapids home game on December 30th. The proceeds from these activities will support the team, further strengthening the bond between the Rapids and their passionate fan base.

Game Sponsorship

The Rapids home game on Saturday night is sponsored by Lachapelle's Restaurant and John McLaughlin Motors. 

How to Join the Excitement

Tickets for the games are available at the door, with a special $5 entry for St. Mikes students and staff presenting their ID cards. This weekend presents an opportunity for the Rapids to showcase their skills, strategy, and team spirit. The coaching staff is eager to see the team implement recent changes and seize these crucial games.

As the Rapids take on these pivotal matches, the community's support and enthusiasm will be their driving force. Join us in cheering on the Rapids, whether in person at the rink or by following their journey online. Let's rally behind our team as they skate towards victory!