Ju­nior ‘B’ hockey train­ing camps open

The Glengarry News - - Sports In Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Edi­tor It’s that time of year again, with the county’s ju­nior ‘ B’ hockey teams hold­ing their re­spec­tive train­ing camps.

The Alexan­dria Glens got things started first, host­ing their open­ing in­ter-squad skates on Fri­day and Satur­day. And for the first time in many years, the boys were able to have their camp on their home ice at the Glen­garry Sports Palace, with the ice hav­ing been in­stalled early last week.

The Glens had their first pre­sea­son game on Sun­day af­ter­noon, host­ing the Athens Aeros.

The vis­i­tors pre­vailed 7-3, with Glens goals notched by Adam Pa­que­tte, Jor­dan Bis­son, and Ger­rald Haney. Alexan­dria play­ers pick­ing up as­sists were Austin Ladouceur, Wil­liam Beaupre, J. Bis­son, Vic­tor Bis­son, Nick An­dre, and Mick­ael Seguin.

Brennan Nadeau and Se­bastien Moreau split the goal­tend­ing du­ties, col­lec­tively stop­ping 18 of 24 shots. Athens’ last goal was an empty-net­ter, scored with the goalie out in favour of an ex­tra at­tacker.

The Glens were sched­uled to see ac­tion Mon­day night in Corn­wall against the Char-Lan Rebels, but the game was can­celled as the Rebs were un­able to ice a full squad.

Alexan­dria head coach and gen­eral man­ager Stephan Nadeau says he is happy with the turnout for his team’s train­ing camp, not­ing he’s seen “some ta­lent” on the ice com­pet­ing for ros­ter spots.

The Glens are sched­uled to host their fi­nal ex­hi­bi­tion game on Fri­day, Sept. 1, start­ing at 8 p.m., with the Char-Lan Rebels pro­vid­ing the op­po­si­tion.

Nadeau says the team won’t be reschedul­ing Mon­day’s can­celled con­test and will in­stead use prac­tice ses­sions, as well as the game on Fri­day night, to as­sess play­ers in camp.

In other team news, the club has signed Jamie Lav­i­gne as team trainer and Gilles Bras­sard as an as­sis­tant coach.

The Alexan­dria Glens’ sea­son opener is slated for Satur­day, Sept. 9 in Ot­tawa, as part of the league’s two-day show­case.

The team’s first game on home ice is booked for Fri­day, Sept. 15, against the Char-Lan Rebels.

Char-Lan Rebels

Jeff Carter re­turns as head coach of the CCHL2 Char-Lan Rebels this sea­son, adding the role of gen­eral man­ager as well.

His new as­sis­tant coaches are Rod McKen­zie and Luc Sabourin.

Brock McBride is also on board as di­rec­tor of hockey op­er­a­tions.

Char- Lan’s camp opened Sun­day in Corn­wall.

The Rebels are booked to play ex­hi­bi­tion matches against the Cas­sel­man Vik­ings on Thurs­day, Aug. 31, in Cas­sel­man, and Tues­day, Sept. 5, in Wil­liamstown, as well as the game Fri­day night in Alexan­dria ver­sus the Glens.

Char-Lan will open the reg­u­lar sea­son at the CCHL2 show­case in Ot­tawa, sched­uled to play Sept. 9 and 10.

The team’s home opener in Wil­liamstown is booked for Satur­day, Sept. 16.

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