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Wrapping up the 2019-20 hockey season for the Char-Lan Rebels

At the conclusion of each junior ‘B’ hockey season, the Char-Lan Rebels CCHL2 hockey club traditionally hosts a year-end awards banquet, but due to COVID-19 concerns, that was not possible this time. Instead, the team wrapped up the campaign with a letter to players and fans online.

Included in the announcement was a list of team award winners for the 2019-20 season.

Owen Carter was named rookie of the year. The 6 ft. 2 in., 220 lb. defenceman from Ingleside logged 39 games and notched 21 points to go along with 107 penalty minutes.

The Sandilands Trophy for sportsmanship and playing ability was awarded to Alexandre Elie, a forward from St. Isidore. In 37 games, the 19-year-old recorded 41 points and 42 PIM.

Blueliner Dillon Spinner was named the recipient of the Kenneth A. MacDonald Award for overall proficiency. The 19-year-old from Fort Covington (New York) scored at a 0.57 points-per-game pace while accruing 54 PIM.

Taran Fiacco, from Cornwall, received the Marc Beaudet Memorial Award as best defensive forward. The 19-year-old, in his second season with the Rebels, played 37 games, recording 11 points and 21 PIM.

The Earle Sandilands Memorial Team Spirit Award is being shared by Rylan Iwachniuk and Paul Waldhauser, both forwards. Iwachniuk, aged 17, and Waldhauser, 18, both hail from Ingleside.

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Char-Lan Rebels photo

Noah Konink sees his name added to two trophies. He received the Dalton Amell Landscaping award as defenceman of the year and shared the most effective and dedicated player honours. The D-man from Long Sault is 21 years old and is the club’s lone graduating player. In his first full season with the Rebels, Konink played in 35 of the team’s 44 games, scoring 31 points and recording 22 PIM. His contribution included 11 power-play goals.

On the completion of his junior hockey career, team administration stated, “A tip of the cap goes out to our graduating defenceman Noah Konink. Thank you for all your contributions this season. The Rebels were very fortunate to have had you as part of the team.

The other winner of the most effective and dedicated player award was captain Joseph Samson. The Cornwall resident suited up for 40 games, notching 57 points and 108 PIM. His scoring included 10 power-play goals and 2 short-handed.

Samson was also named the recipient of the Robert Curran Memorial Trophy as MVP of the regular season.

Looking back on the 2019-20 CCHL2 campaign that saw Char-Lan finish sixth in the Martin Division, 11 points out of a playoff position, team staff noted it “was a year that began with much promise,” as the Rebels started strong, among the division leaders.

Coming off an exciting playoff run in 2018-19, the team added veterans Joe Samson and Noah Konink to a strong returning core, including Liam MacDonald, Taran Fiacco, and Dillon Spinner. We welcomed first-year players Owen Carter, Rylan Iwachniuk, Paul Waldhauser, and Kale MacCormick, as graduates of the U18 [Cornwall] Colts and Tim Cook from a USA high school. Jeff Carter [the team’s coach and general manager] made a few shrewd moves throughout the season, adding talented players Alexandre Elie, Hunter MacPherson, and Lochlan MacDonald via trade and re-acquiring Isaac Testani from the [CCHL] Cornwall Colts. We juggled six new faces through the crease, but eventually saw the emergence of promising young goaltender Ceili Picard. We also saw several affiliates make impacts in their debut.s. Unfortunately, the injury bug took its toll on key players like MacCormick, Parker Tallman, and Shane Gaudreau in a season that saw no player able to play all 44 games. While we fell short of the goal of making the playoffs, we made some definite progress. The future of the Char-Lan Rebels looks bright.

Char-Lan Rebels letter to players and supporters

The club extended a special thank you to Jeff Carter, assistant coach Kevin MacCormick, and trainer Dylan Seguin for their contributions through the season.

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Char-Lan Rebels CCHL Hockey club photo
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SJ Panthers boys triumph at SD&G hockey championships

The boys hockey team from St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School, as the 2020 SDGAA champion, is skating today in Arnprior at EOSSAA.

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The Panthers won the SD&G high school league playoff title last week in Long Sault, beating the Char-Lan Crusaders 3-1 in the final.

St. Joe’s and Char-Lan entered the March 3 tournament tied in regular-season record and points, but the Panthers got the top seed on a tie-breaking formula.

Following a scoreless first period in the championship game, the Panthers opened the scoring in the second stanza, when, with 5:26 left in the frame, Kale Lauzon found the back of the net, set up by Joshua Esfold and Ben Houle.

Char-Lan drew even in the third period, with 4:49 left on the clock, as Danny Flaro scored, assisted by Curtis St. Onge.

The Crusaders managed to survive a penalty, only to have St. Joseph’s score moments later, taking the lead for good. Adam Winter was the marksmen, taking the feed from Nolan Shane. The Panthers iced it in the dying seconds with an insurance tally from Shane.

Char-Lan advanced to the championship contest following a 6-2 semifinal win over Tagwi. Donovan Francis and St. Onge each scored twice for the winning side. The other Crusaders tallies came from Thomas Pasco and Seamus O’Connell. Assists went to Flaro (2), O’Connell, Francis, and Pasco. Warriors scoring were Nathan Gallinger and Matt Doyon, with assists from Liam Ault and Ben McAlear.

In the other semi, St. Joseph’s dispatched Catholic rival Holy Trinity 3-0.

The Panthers are seeded fourth at the six-team, one-day EOSSAA tournament.

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Rebels season ends with loss in Winchester

The Char-Lan Rebels CCHL2 hockey season officially came to an end Friday night in Winchester, with a 6-2 loss to the Hawks.

The defeat snapped Char-Lan’s four-game winning streak, which included a Tuesday night victory over the Hawks, in Williamstown.

Lochlan MacDonald and Cuyler Molinaro scored the Char-Lan goals, with assists to Jacob Esdale, Joseph Samson, and Justice Brownlee.

Jackson Parsons and Ceili Picard split goaltending duties for the game, each playing approximately 30 minutes and charged with three goals.

The Rebels’ final record is 20 wins, 21 regulation losses, and 3 overtime/shootout defeats, for 43 points and sixth place in the Martin Division. Char-Lan missed the playoffs by 11 points, with Winchester taking the final spot for post-season action.

Char-Lan’s top point-getter was Samson, who had 57. He also led in goals, assists, and points per game. No Rebels played in all 44 games; the closest was Rylan Iwachniuk, who suited up for 43. Hunter MacPherson played 42 games, between his time with the Alexandria Glens and the Rebels.

Liam MacDonald earns league recognition

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Liam MacDonald

Rebel Liam MacDonald was named the CCHL2 second star for the week ending February 23.

The 19-year-old from Dunvegan had his first career hat trick and notched 8 points during the week.

MacDonald’s effort extended his point-scoring streak to five games (6 goals, 4 assists).

On the season, the forward skated in 37 games with the Rebels, scoring at a point-a-game pace. He recorded 16 goals and 21 assists in his second season with Char-Lan.

The league announcement, including details on the other stars of the week, can be read here.

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Rebels win home finale Tuesday, to wrap up in Winchester tonight

The 2019-20 CCHL2 season for the Char-Lan Rebels will conclude tonight, when the team skates on the road against the playoff-bound Winchester Hawks. Game time at the Winchester Community Centre is set for 8:15 p.m.

Let’s finish with a win and look forward to a great 2020-21! #GoRebsGo #FinishStrong #FinishWithPride #FutureLooksBright

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Char-Lan won its home-ice finale Tuesday night against the very same Hawks, rebounding from a two-goal deficit to score five unanswered and extend the Rebels winning streak to four games.

Despite skating hard and carrying the play through the first period of their February 25 contest at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre, the Rebels found themselves trailing 1-0 at the first intermission.

At the 5:20 mark of the second stanza, Winchester scored again, but the Hawks would be shut down from that point onward.

Late in the period, with 1:25 left, Alexandre Elie got Char-Lan on the board, assisted by Ryan Grant and Isaac Testani. Thirty-five seconds later, Cuyler Molinaro potted the equalizer, set up by Elie and Parker Tallman.

The Rebels took control in the third, as Noah Konink scored a natural hat trick. Assists went to Testani (2), Elie, Paul Waldhauser, Justice Brownlee, and Tallman.

Goaltender Summy Mughal started the game, switching at the midpoint with Ceili Picard. Together, they combined for 27 saves, while Char-Lan snipers had 33 shots at the Winchester net.

Konink, with his three goals, was named the game’s first star. Testani, with three assists, was tagged as second star.

Char-Lan went three-for-six on the power play, while the Rebels penalty killers grounded the Hawks through seven opportunities.

A photo gallery of game action is available for viewing here.

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Char-Lan’s Samson named a CCHL2 all-star

The CCHL2 (junior ‘B’ hockey league) today announced its all-star selections.

Joseph Samson, of the Char-Lan Rebels, was named a forward on the second all-star team. The 20-year-old, who is eligible for another season of junior next winter, enters play tonight tied league-wide in goals for 10th place, with 26.

He leads his team in points (56), goals, assists (30), and points-per-game (1.44).

The Cornwall resident has played in 39 games for Char-Lan and is not unfamiliar with the sin bin, having taken 102 penalty minutes thus far. His junior hockey career formerly saw him skate in the CCHL (junior ‘A’) with the Cornwall Colts and Kemptville 73’s.

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The complete league announcement can be read here.

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Jr. B Rebels to play last home game of season tonight

Char-Lan’s CCHL2 regular season is nearly over, with just two games remaining, both against the Winchester Hawks.

The first, which will be the Rebels’ last home game of the season, is set for tonight, February 25, starting at 8 p.m., at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre in Williamstown. The boys are also booked to play February 28 in Winchester, at 8:15 p.m.

Char-Lan is riding a three-game winning streak entering play this evening, while the Hawks are coming off a lopsided loss in Westport.

Winchester is playoff-bound, holding the final post-season position in the Martin Division, and will play the Casselman Vikings in round 1. The Rebels are 11 points behind the Hawks in the standings.

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CCHL2 standings heading into play on February 25, 2020.

Last season, Char-Lan took on the Alexandria Glens in the first round of the playoffs, before bowing out in the second round in a four-game sweep by the Ottawa Jr. Canadians, who went all the way to the CCHL2 finals, where they fell to the Perth Blue Wings.

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Crusaders crush Falcons in high school boys hockey clash

Saturday evening’s showcase of high school hockey at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre, hosted by the CCHL2 Rebels, included a boys game between the Char-Lan Crusaders and the Holy Trinity Falcons, with the former putting the boots to the Green and Gold, 9-1.

Playing to a jam-packed house of enthusiastic friends and family members, the boys iced a fine show of high-tempo, physical play. The contest was close through the first period.

Char-Lan’s opening goal came midway through the first period shortly after a power play expired, as the Crusaders continued to cycle the puck in the offensive zone. Later, Crusaders goaltender Nick Oeggerli, playing his first full game for the team, made solid back-to-back saves off HT snipers to preserve the lead.

In the second stanza, Char-Lan took control, scoring five times. A blast from the blue line early in the third made it a 7-0 advantage.

Holy Trinity got on the board with 7:13 remaining in the game, as a shot was tipped in from the edge of the blue ice.

The Crusaders quickly replied off a rush play, going on to add two more to salt away the decisive victory.

Char-Lan’s goals were tallied by Seamus O’Connell 3, Nat Faubert 2, Andrew Dixon, Cole MacCrimmon, Rowan MacLennan, and Thomas Pasco.

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In SDGAA league play, which recently concluded, Char-Lan, on 10 games played, had a record of 8 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie, for second place, percentage points behind regular-season champion St. Joseph’s. Holy Trinity, with a 2-7-0 record on 9 games played, is ranked fourth.

Both teams will compete in the March 3 playoff tournament, in Long Sault.

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Rebels complete season-sweep of Glens

On Saturday night in Williamstown, the Char-Lan Rebels skated to a 4-3 CCHL2 win over the Alexandria Glens, completing the four-game season sweep of their county cousins.

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Liam MacDonald

Liam MacDonald, who hails from Dunvegan, was named the game’s first star. The Rebel scored three of his team’s goals and assisted on the other.

The 20-year-old forward has scored at a point-a-game pace this season.

Char-Lan’s other goal was netted by Paul Waldhauser, while picking up the other assists were Parker Tallman (3), Isaac Testani (2), and Alexandre Elie.

Ceili Picard backstopped the victory with 21 saves.

Glens goaltender Tyler Desjardins, with 18 saves, took the loss. Alexandria’s goals were netted by Nico Pozzebon, Nicolas Corry, and Graham Robertson, with Ryan Leonard picking up the only assist.

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Falcons, Crusaders skate to tie in girls South Glengarry Showdown

At the first-ever South Glengarry Showdown, hosted by the CCHL2 Char-Lan Rebels, girls hockey teams representing Char-Lan District High School and Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School skated to a 1-1 tie, with both goals notched short-handed.

Opposing goaltenders – Reina Faubert for the Crusaders and Lauren McCready for the Falcons – were stellar.

Playing in front of an enthusiast throng of family members and students filling the stands, the girls on both teams iced a terrific show of high-tempo hockey, showcasing the high school game.

Through two periods of play, the contest was scoreless. Holy Trinity was first to crack the ice, when Annie Bacchiochi collected a short-handed rebound and tapped it home with 9 minutes remaining in the game.

On a Char-Lan penalty kill later, the Crusaders found themselves under pressure, as HT looked for the insurance. However, the girls escaped, advancing the puck. Tessa Ramsey capitalized in the offensive zone, wristing a shot over the goalie’s glove hand for the equalizer, with just 80 seconds left in the contest.

Holy Trinity, still on a power play, again pressed. The frantic play continued at even strength in the dying seconds, as Char-Lan was twice forced to ice the puck, affording the Falcons faceoffs in their offensive zone.

The final buzzer relieved the pressure, sealing the 1-1 draw. Following player handshakes, the girls from both teams tapped their sticks on the ice, saluting the fans in the stands.

For both teams, this was a playoff tune-up of sorts. Holy Trinity is the third-ranked team heading into the SDGAA post-season with 8 games played and a record of 4 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie, while Char-Lan sits fourth on 10 games played with a 2-7-1 record. For more background, please see this earlier post. Note, the playoff tournament date has been changed to March 4, starting at 8 a.m. in Long Sault.

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