Alumni clip students in overtime of Crusaders Cup
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor The inaugural Crusaders Cup hockey tournament last Saturday in Williamstown needed overtime to decide matters, with a squad of Char- Lan District High School alumni clipping the student team 3-2.
Tied 2-2, the extra session was in its waning moments, when Ian MacDonell banged home the game-winning goal, set up by Shane McDonell.
MacDonell also had the opening tally for the alumni, while Tim McCuaig scored the squad’s second one. Earning assists, respectively, were John Vipond and Brent Lauzon. Both markers for the high school team were netted by Nat Laframboise. His first was unassisted, while the second was set up by Tyler Akins.Other members of the teen troop were Sam McDougall, Eric Lamarche, Angus McRae, Ryan Vipond, Riley Leroux, Ben Dirven, Gil McDonell, Owen Hughes, Ethan Mulhearn, Grant Craig, Mikey Small, and Brett Lapointe.
The contest saw several matchups of father versus son, or in the case of the Vipond clan, father against sons, as dad John was on one side, while his young offspring, Ryan and Brendan suited up for the school. The game also featured a collision of Sandilands, dad Neil versus son Roddie, as well as seeing young Angus McRae on the opposite side to dad Bruce.
Char-Lan DHS vice-principal Jennifer MacLachlan says the Char- Lan junior ‘ B’ Rebels donated the Cup for what is planned to be an annual event.
This year’s game was played Feb. 7, prior to the Rebels’ match. MacLachlan notes the Crusaders Cup is all part of building school spirit.
CUP HOLDERS: Alumni of Char-Lan District High School claimed the inaugural edition of the Crusaders Cup. In back from left are Bruce McRae, Darrell McDonell, Wally MacDonald, Roddie McKenzie, and Shane McDonell. Middle row: Craig McDonell, Tom Pasco,...