Rebels announce assistant coaches
Char-Lan junior ‘B’ Rebels head coach and general manager Jeff Carter has inked Rod MacKenzie and Luc Sabourin as assistant coaches for the upcoming season.
MacKenzie returns to the Rebels fold, having starred for the team as a player. He was part of the only Char-Lan group that claimed the championship of the former Eastern Ontario Junior ‘B’ League. His hockey resume includes time with the Cornwall Royals of the OHL and St. Francis Xavier University of the CIAU. Most recently he was behind the bench for Char-Lan’s bantam rep team.
Sabourin also brings a championship mentality to the table. He was part of a Memorial Cup-winning Guelph Platers squad in 1986, coached by long-time NHL bench boss Jacques Martin. His OHL career included a season the Cornwall Royals.
Training camp for the 2017-18 Rebels is set to open on Aug. 27, in Cornwall. Fans will get their first chance to see the team in exhibition play on Monday, Aug. 28, against the rival Alexandria Glens.