Glens, Rebels drop puck on new CCHL2 sea­son

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Edi­tor The county’s ju­nior ‘B’ hockey clubs opened the 2018-19 sea­son at the Cen­tral Canada Hockey League Tier 2 show­case, in Arn­prior, where both the Alexan­dria Glens and CharLan Rebels picked up two points – though in de­cid­edly dif­fer­ent man­ners.

The Rebs played a pair of tight con­tests, nei­ther of which was de­cided in reg­u­la­tion time.

Up first, on Sept. 15, Char-Lan squared off against the Athens Aeros, in a game that went to a shootout to de­cide mat­ters. The Rebs fired a trio of blanks, while the Aeros got one past goal­tender Grant Craig, for what stood as the win­ning tally, of a 3-2 de­ci­sion.

Char-Lan’s goals were net­ted by Sam Fer­land (on a power play, as­sisted by Math­ieu Sabourin and Dy­lan Seguin) and Ja­cob Cook (from Jake Amo).

Daw­son Irv­ing got the call to the hemp hut for game two, the next day, when the Rebels faced the Ren­frew Tim­ber­wolves.

Tied 2-2 at the end of reg­u­la­tion, the ’Wolves bagged the win­ner with just 14 sec­onds left in over­time, hand­ing Char-Lan its sec­ond straight 3-2 loss.

Rebels goalscor­ers were Jus­tice Brown­lee (on a power play, as­sisted by Zach Auger) and Camp­bell Craig (unas­sisted).

Irv­ing made 50 saves in his sea­son de­but, while Craig fended off 31 shots in his game.

Over the two matches, the Rebels were 2 for 11 on power-play op­por­tu­ni­ties.

As a re­sult of the shoot-out loss and the over­time loss, Char-Lan en­ters week two with two points in the stand­ings.

Mean­while, Alexan­dria’s week­end got off to a tougher start, as goal­tender Bren­nan Nadeau faced a bar­rage of shots in a penalty­laden match, with the Brockville Jr. Braves, that ended in a 5-0 loss.

Nadeau made 36 saves along the way, as the teams com­bined for 82 min­utes in penal­ties. The Glens went 0 for 7 on their power-play chances, while af­ford­ing the Braves nine op­por­tu­ni­ties with the man ad­van­tage, two of which re­sulted in goals.

Sept. 16 saw bet­ter for­tune for the Alexan­dria side, as the boys skated to a 9-2 tri­umph over the White­wa­ter Kings. Goal­tender Ni­co­las Rousseau stopped 22 shots for the win.

The Glens cap­i­tal­ized on all four of their power-play chances, while hold­ing the Kings off the score­sheet on all four of theirs.

Mikael Gibault paced the Alexan­dria at­tack, scor­ing three times and adding an as­sist.

Shon­wah­nonkon Thomp­son chalked up two goals and a helper.

Other marks­men were Is­mail Pru­dent, Nick An­dre, Adam Pa­que­tte, and Austin Ladouceur. Ad­di­tional ap­plies were claimed by Hunter MacPher­son (2), Thomp­son, Braden Legue, Shayne Dickie, Lochlan Mac­Don­ald, Pru­dent, Math­ieu Par­ent, Dy­lan Stacey, and Nolan Guertin.

New faces, re­turnees

The county squads fea­ture a com­bi­na­tion of new play­ers and re­turnees for the 2018-19 CCHL2 sea­son.

Amongst the new­com­ers for Alexan­dria are Glen­garry boy Lochlan Mac­Don­ald, a 17year-old 5 ft. 9 in, 190 lb. skater who’s play­ing on the blue line for the Glens. Last sea­son he was a mem­ber of the Corn­wall U18 Colts

An­other new ad­di­tion is cen­tre­man Math­ieu Par­ent, who joins the Glens all the way from Ka­puskas­ing, in north­ern On­tario. Also 17, he checks in at 5 ft 8 in, 148 lb.

Goal­tenders Ni­co­las Rousseau and Bren­nan Nadeau are back this year as Alexan­dria tan­dem in net.

As many ju­nior ‘ B’ hockey play­ers do, Nadeau is bal­anc­ing his love of the ice game with his stud­ies. The Alexan­dria res­i­dent be­gan his first year of stud­ies at Al­go­nquin Col­lege, in Ot­tawa, where he is work­ing to­wards a Bach­e­lor of Pub­lic Safety de­gree, in a pro­gram af­fil­i­ated with Car­leton Univer­sity.

Grant Craig is back for an­other sea­son, his third, in net for the Char-Lan Rebels. He’s also at­tend­ing univer­sity, in his sec­ond year of the jour­nal­ism pro­gram at Car­leton.

His mate in the twine tent is Daw­son Irv­ing, who hails from Ingleside.

Char-Lan has plenty of youth on its ros­ter, in­clud­ing Mon­k­land’s Gra­ham Robert­son, a for­ward, and Corn­wall’s Shane Gau­dreau, a de­fence­man. Both are 16 years old.

Of the re­turnees, there are Math­ieu Sabourin and Dy­lan Seguin, both of whom hail from Alexan­dria.

Week two sched­ule

The Glens drop the puck on week two ac­tion to­mor­row, Sept. 20, on the road against the Ot­tawa West Golden Knights.

Alexan­dria’s home opener, at the Glen­garry Sports Place, is slated for Fri­day, Sept. 21, start­ing at 8 p.m. The Car­leton Place Jr. Cana­di­ans will pro­vide the op­po­si­tion. Char-Lan is booked to play Fri­day in Em­brun. Then, the boys will host the Winch­ester Hawks on Satur­day, Sept. 22, at the CharLan Rec. Cen­tre in Wil­liamstown. Start time is set for 8 p.m.

NEXT DEAD­LINE: Mon­day, Septem­ber 24, noon

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

EN­COUR­AGE­MENT: Young­ster Adie Nutt skates in a con­trol drill, un­der the aus­pices of in­struc­tor Pas­cal Joanette, at the 2018 edi­tion of the Glen­garry Hockey School. More images can be viewed on­line at glen­gar­rynews.ca/photos

The south pitch at Alexan­dria’s Is­land Park looks good af­ter a sum­mer of rest.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

ROOKIE: Camp­bell Craig is a first-year blue­liner with the Char-Lan Rebels.

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