Alexandria’s own Austin Ladouceur is an Alexandria Glen no more. The product of local minor hockey and veteran of the Green and Gold’s junior ‘B’ hockey team has been dealt to the Casselman Vikings, in exchange for a player development fee.
The 20-year-old defenceman suited up for 15 games with the Glens this season, recording 2 goals, 3 assists, and 16 penalty minutes.
Today, he dressed for the first time as a Viking, as Casselman played a daytime game for schoolchildren. Ladouceur didn’t hit the scoresheet, as his new team went down to a 2-1 loss to the Whitewater Kings. He was joined on the ice by another Glengarrian, Maxville’s Todd McBain, who was called up from the U18 Hawkesbury Hawks as an affiliate.
Ladouceur played three full seasons with the Alexandria Glens.
The team’s general manager, Derick Viau, explained to me that the reason for dealing Ladouceur to Casselman was to give the veteran a chance to win a championship in his final year of junior hockey. Viau admitted that this is a rebuilding year for his club which has struggled to hit the win column. The Glens are currently last in the Martin Division, while the Vikings are tops in the league.