Rebels Cup

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - Sean Bray

The Char-Lan Rec Cen­tre will

be buzzing with hockey ac­tion through­out the day on March 28, with the inau­gu­ral Rebels Cup fea­tur­ing six teams of for-

mer and cur­rent Rebels, along with friends and sup­port­ers. Matches run hourly, start­ing at 9 a.m., with the ‘C’, ‘B’, and ‘A’

fi­nals at 3, 4, 5 p.m. re­spec­tively.

Fans are en­cour­aged to come out and cheer on the play­ers,

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with en­try just $5. Your ticket in­cludes a 50/50 draw.

Word has it that odd­s­mak­ers are pre­dict­ing the Wings and Wings #2 squads will bat­tle for

the ‘A’ ti­tle. The early line also has the Young Guns slated to play the Ex­ports for the ‘ B’ crown, while the Lind­say Camp­bell Posse is pegged to take on Ler­oux’s Small En­gines in the ‘C’ fi­nal.

Please see the ad­ver­tise­ment on this page for more info.

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SEAN BRAY PHOTO

The Alexandria Glens ju­nior ‘B’ hockey club bid adieu to Der­ick Viau, who has served the club in var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties, in­clud­ing most re­cently as trainer and equip­ment man­ager. His decade of volunteering with the team came to an end re­cently, when the Glens’ sea­son wrapped up, and now Viau is off to Bri­tish Columbia for a new chap­ter in his life. As he posted on Twit­ter, “My lug­gage is packed, hockey bag is ready, and hockey sticks are taped to­gether. I’m ready for you, Bri­tish Columbia #Nanaimo.” On Viau’s con­tri­bu­tion to the Glens, club pres­i­dent Yves Poirier de­scribes him as “ex­tremely ded­i­cated, ar­riv­ing hours be­fore a game to make sure the shirts are hung in our dress­ing room un­der the play­ers’ name tags, which Der­ick de­signed, printed, and at­tached to the walls of the room.” Poirier goes on to add that Viau was dili­gent in pre­par­ing sliced or­anges and sports drinks for the play­ers. “Af­ter the game, he’s the last one to leave, af­ter he picks up af­ter the play­ers and puts all his trainer gear away ... and takes the jer­seys to the clean­ers be­tween games.” Aside from mak­ing sure he was pre­pared as trainer, Viau en­sured coaches had what they needed, and he set up the com­puter for the time keep­ers. He also was the club’s go-to guy for any IT is­sues. Away from the rink, Viau was very in­volved in pro­mot­ing the team, con­nect­ing with alumni, and de­vel­op­ing an online history of the Glens. Be­fore de­part­ing, Viau ex­pressed his thanks to the hockey club and wished the team well next sea­son.

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