Jr. ‘B’ Rebs busy off the ice

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

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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