OPP, Gaels ice thrills

The Glengarry News - - Sports Iin The Glens - Sean Bray

Last Friday af­ter­noon, mem­bers of the On­tario Pro­vin­cial Police took to the ice in Alexan­dria, fac­ing off with stu­dents from Glen­garry Dis­trict High School, in their an­nual hockey game.

For the Gaels, just get­ting a group to­gether was a chal­lenge this year, as the school didn’t ice teams for league play this year, due to lack of num­bers. The ros­ter for this game was formed at the last minute and in­cluded some with lit­tle to no hockey ex­pe­ri­ence, joined by those who skated with mi­nor and junior teams this win­ter.

School coach Glen Camp­bell

tells The News that his ros­ter was fi­nal­ized the morn­ing of the game, and the play­ers didn’t have any op­por­tu­nity to prac­tise to­gether.

Camp­bell in­vited girls to par­tic­i­pate as well, with just one, goal­tender Abby Hardy, tak­ing up the chal­lenge.

Mean­while, the OPP Badgers looked like a finely honed ma­chine, skat­ing to an 11-5 vic­tory.

Lach­lan Mac­Don­ald and Ethan At­tridge each scored twice for the Gaels, while Rowan McPher­son notched one marker.

Speak­ing on be­half of the police, Eric Ranger says that the goal of the OPP’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in these games is to con­nect with youth in the com­mu­nity, form­ing a bond that will leave a legacy of faith and con­fi­dence in law en­force­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions.


UN­DER PRES­SURE: Glen­garry Gaels goal­tender Nathan Noel swims for a loose puck, flanked by team­mates Lach­lan Mac­Don­ald, left, and Kevin Doyle, as the OPP’s Tyler Copeland works for a scor­ing op­por­tu­nity. More game im­ages on­line at glen­gar­rynews.ca/pho­tos

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