Alexandria’s Kieran Craig, a forward with the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL, will be celebrated at a gathering Thursday, January 23, at the Atlantic Hotel Pub, as fans get together to watch the 18-year-old and his teammates take on the Halifax Mooseheads.
The brainchild of Le Droit sports reporter JF Plante, the evening came about as part of an online poll which asked Eastern Ontario fans in which community they would like to see an evening held to watch a game live on big-screen televisions.
Alexandria won handily.
On the season, Craig has played in 44 games, notching 13 goals and 15 assists, to go along with 43 penalty minutes. He’s had 95 shots on goal and is a -3 on a team that is eighth in the Western Conference, with a record of 16-25-3.
When the Olympiques last played the Mooseheads, on January 19, Gatineau prevailed 8-3. The team then began its Atlantic swing, which opened with a 10-6 loss to the Saint John Sea Dogs on Wednesday night.
Halifax is ninth in the Eastern Conference, sporting a record of 17-23-2-1.
The January 23 gathering in Alexandria will begin at 6 p.m.
Craig says, of his season to date, “Things are good.” When asked about the event organized in his honour, he adds, “I found the event was cool that they would like to watch the game in the town that I grew up with people I know! It’s pretty cool!”
Kieran Craig a compté son 13e de la saison contre les #mooseheads. Les quelque 70 fans des #olympiques voudront qu'il fasse la même chose jeudi prochain pendant #HockeyNightInAlexandria au Atlantic Pub and Eatery! Un partisan chanceux va gagner son chandail.— jf plante (@jfplante_Droit) January 19, 2020