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league games pri­mar­ily in Maxville. The team is com­prised of play­ers who hail from On­tario, Que­bec, and Europe.

Glen­garry sports a league record of 14-13-1-3

Next home ac­tion at the Maxville arena will fea­ture backto- back matches on Jan. 13 (8:30 p.m. start) and Jan. 14 (at 7:30 p.m.). Op­po­nents will be the Al­monte Sharp­shoot­ers and the Nor­wood Neme­sis, re­spec­tively.

Daw­son back in the sad­dle

Mart­in­town blue­liner Ja­cob Daw­son says he’s thrilled to be back on the skates play­ing com­pet­i­tive hockey, as he re­cently joined the Corn­wall Na­tion­als of the FHL. He’s take a leave from his con­struc­tion job for the win­ter. The de­fence­man last played hockey in the 2012-13 sea­son when he was a mem­ber of the ju­nior ‘ A’ team in La Tuque, Que­bec.

“It was a slow start,” he ad­mits, “but I start­ing to get my legs un­der me.”

His fo­cus now is work­ing out to stay in game shape, play hockey, and par­tic­i­pate in any of the Nats’ com­mu­nity events.

Daw­son has seen ac­tion in three games to date.

Corn­wall, which plays its home games at the Civic Com­plex, last saw ac­tion on Dec. 29, when the Na­tion­als pasted the St. Clair Shores Fight­ing Saints 9-2

Alexan­dria’s Joel Trot­tier is

among the veteran lead­ers of the team, sit­ting fifth on the Nats’ points list with 19.

Next home game is slated for Jan. 7, start­ing at 7:30 p.m.

For more FHL news from Corn­wall, please see our web­site at www.sportsinth­e­glens.ca

Wild vs Fin­land

The ‘AAA’ East­ern On­tario Wild ma­jor ban­tam hockey team will take on a team from Fin­land, in a game booked for to­day, Jan. 4, start­ing at 1:30 p.m. The match will be played at the Cas­sel­man arena.

This team of Wild boys fea­tures a solid county con­tin­gent, led by goal­tenders Ni­cholas Hein­zle and Joe Vr­betic. The ros­ter also in­cludes Dun­ve­gan cen­tre­man Ethan At­tridge, Bainsville for­ward Innes Thomp­son, and blue­lines Bren­don Wat­son (from Bainsville) and John Richer (Ap­ple Hill).

Fol­low­ing the ‘ AAA’ hockey game, the East­ern On­tario Co­bras ‘ AA’ team will play an­other Fin­nish squad. Start time is ex­pected to be 3:15 p.m.

Col­lette set­tles in

Mart­in­town na­tive Kyle Col­lette has set­tled into life in Syra­cuse, N.Y., where he plays as a mem­ber of the Stars, lead­ing the USPHL elite team in points with 32.

The 18-year-old for­ward has been se­lected, along with two team­mates, to visit Pitts­burgh’s Chatham Univer­sity as a po­ten­tial

re­cruit for the Cougars.

He got to en­joy some time home over the Christ­mas hol­i­days, but is now back with the club, pre­par­ing for a week­end show­case tour­na­ment in Bos­ton.

U18 ‘AAA’ hockey

Alexan­dria’s Jeremy Ques­nel re­mains among the top point­get­ters in the HEO midget ‘AAA’ hockey league this sea­son, en­ter­ing this week ranked 11th, with 26 points. He’s a mem­ber of the Corn­wall Colts U18 team, a squad that fea­tures nu­mer­ous county boys, in­clud­ing Ben Dir­ven, Mathieu Sabourin, Hunter MacPher­son, Camp­bell Craig, Liam MacDon­ald, and Lochlan MacDon­ald.

There are also Glen­garry con­nec­tions on Hawkes­bury’s U18 squad, namely Kieran Craig of Alexan­dria (leads his team in points with 20) and Green Val­ley’s Braden Legue, a de­fence­man.

Ques­nel, Craig, and Legue were re­cently named to the 2001 home team ros­ter for a Jan. 22 all-star game to be played in Ot­tawa.

On the se­lec­tion, Craig, a 15year-old for­ward, says, “Hon­estly I was just hon­oured and ex­cited,” adding, “it's an­other ex­pe­ri­ence for me” as he pro­gresses in his hockey ca­reer. Craig also notes he’s thrilled to have the op­por­tu­nity to play “along­side my best friends, Ques­nel and Legue.”

The com­plete ros­ter can be viewed on our web­site.

NOVICE REBS GAN

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

UN­DER PRES­SURE: for the re­bound. Tagwi goal­tender Ali­son Wert makes a save, as team­mate Bria Van Loon and Char-Lan’s Mack­ayla Petrie vie

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