Glens, Rebels set to return to the ice this week
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor It’s back to business for the county’s junior ‘B’ hockey teams this week, as the boys will be looking to shake off any rust from the Christmas break and push for a strong finish to the CCHL2 season.
The Alexandria Glens last saw game action on Dec. 21, when the team fell 3-2 to the Metcalfe Jets at the Glengarry Sports Palace.
Christian Bueti accounted for both Alexandria goals, as Nicolas Rousseau took the loss in net, despite a 52-save performance.
Jakob Brunette had two assists, with the other helps going to Brady Enman and the team’s leading point-getter Brandon McCulloch.
The game that had been scheduled for Dec. 18 in Clarence and was postponed due to poor weather, has been rescheduled to the last week of the season, to be played Feb. 22.
Alexandria will resume play this week facing a tough opponent Thursday night in Casselman, as the Vikings sports a 22-8-2-1 record and second place in the division.
Game time for the Jan. 5 contest is set for 7:30 p.m.
Next home action at the G.S.P. is booked for Friday, Jan. 6, with the Brockville Tikis (12-21-1-0) providing the opposition. First puck drop should be shortly after 8 p.m.
The Glens’ record with 31 games in the books (and 17 remaining) is 14-16-0-1 for 29 points and fifth in the Martin Division. Clarence sits one point better, while Winchester trails by two
Char-Lan hoping for better results
The Rebels ended the 2016 portion of their schedule mired in an 11-game losing slide with just one point to show for their efforts over the stretch.
Char-Lan (5-22-1-1) will start the new year on Saturday, Jan. 7, with a home-ice match versus the Athens Aeros (16-9-3-4). Game time at the Char- Lan Rec. Centre in Williamstown is set for 8 p.m.
On Sunday, the boys are slated to skate into Clarence for a 2:15 p.m. contest.
Next Tuesday (Jan. 10), Char-Lan will host a rescheduled match with the Winchester Hawks (13-16-1-1). Game time will be 8:15 p.m. This contest had originally been slated for Dec. 17, but was postponed due to weather.
Leading the Rebels offence thus far this season is Hunter Duschesne, with 32 points. He’s followed on the points table by Sam Ferland (27) and Matthew Gregoire (24).