Jr. ‘B’ Rebs busy off the ice
Char-Lan’s junior ‘B’ Rebels hockey club has had a busy off-season, with a number of changes to the team’s staff in preparation for what club president Tom Pasco hopes will be a competitive year.
Jeff Carter, who joined the Rebs midway through last season as head coach, returns for 2017-18 in that capacity, as well as in the role of general manager.
Brock McBride, who formerly played European professional hockey and is involved with the CCHL Cornwall Colts, joins Char-Lan’s board of directors and will have the title of director of hockey operations. Rebels players will have access to McBride’s Own the Ice training facility.
On the addition of McBride, Pasco says he brings experience and credibility, adding that he is very keen on developing hockey players.
A former Rebel himself, Jason MacCuaig brings his background in Char-Lan minor hockey and community engagement, as he joins the board of directors.
As of press time, the club wasn’t ready to announce assistant coaches for the upcoming season.
Looking back on the last two years, Pasco says the stretch was a period of adjustment for the Rebels, as the club adapted to the requirements of the new league, the CCHL2. Another change comes this fall, when the club will hold two practices each week.
Pasco believes that Char-Lan is well positioned for the future, pointing to the club’s strong working relationship with the Colts.
The Rebels will be represented once again at the Williamstown Fair and invite all young fans to test their skills in the shooting gallery.
Training camp is set to open on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 a.m., at Cornwall’s multi-sport complex. A two-hour on-ice session follows.
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