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Alexandria’s golf course closes for season, acknowledges Desjardins financial support

Through its Facebook page, last week the Glengarry Golf and Country Club officially announced the season end at Alexandria’s golf course.

The facility closed for 2020 on November 2. The board thanks all for their patronage in what was a challenging season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We wish you a happy and healthy winter season and hope to see you again next spring.”

One commenter noted the unfortunate timing of the season end, as we have since been experiencing mild weather. However, the season closure was dictated by a number of factors, beyond the weather.

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Desjardins has supported the Glengarry Golf and Country Club through the financial institution’s momentum fund. (Desjardins photo)

In other news, the ‪Glengarry Golf & Country Club‬ was pleased to announce support from Desjardins. The financial institution’s momentum fund is supporting the club’s outdoor kitchen, which will provide a range of food options for golfers without them having to enter the clubhouse.

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Char-Lan Rebels skate to Battle of Glengarry win in Alexandria

A solid crowd of spectators was on hand Friday night at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria, where the hometown Glens succumbed to the Char-Lan Rebels 5-1 in round two of this season’s CCHL2 Battle of Glengarry.

The Rebs held a three-goal lead after 40 minutes of play, adding another at the 11-minute mark of the third period, as Joseph Samson scored on a power-play shot from the point that eluded Glens goaltender Tyler Desjardins. Noah Konink assisted.

Alexandria finally got on the scoreboard 61 seconds later, off a Tyson Allard tally, set up by Kyle Joly and Reese Donnelly.

Soon after, the Glens were handed their 10th man-advantage opportunity of the game. The team called a timeout to plot strategy, opting to pull Desjardins from the hemp hut in favour of an additional attacker. Unfortunately, the Rebels made them pay, as Samson notched his hat-trick goal of the game into the empty net.

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Char-Lan’s other goals on the night were scored by Isaac Testani. Picking up assists were Alexandre Elie, Owen Carter, and Griffin Patterson.

Desjardins made 45 saves on the night, while Rebels netminder Ceili Picard turned aside 43 of 44 directed his way.

The Glens went zero for 10 on the power play, and Char-Lan was one for two.

This result marked the second straight loss for Alexandria to their southern cousins, as the Rebels prevailed 5-2 back in October. The teams will meet twice more this season, both times in Williamstown. Encounters are booked for February 18 and 22.

Here’s a video clip that was broadcast live on my Facebook page last night.

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Glens end 2019 with 9-round shootout loss

It took a nine-round shootout to decide Friday night’s CCHL2 hockey game in Alexandria, where the Ottawa West Golden Knights found a way to get past the Glens in what went into the books as a 3-2 game.

Goaltender Tyler Desjardins, in his second game for Alexandria, stopped 24 of 26 shots through 65 minutes of play. In the shootout, he allowed two goals, as Ottawa’s Sam Edwards scored in the fifth round and Sam Brown found the target in the ninth round, for the win. The lone Glen to score, in round five, was Nico Pozzebon.

The former junior ‘C’ netminder who played three games this season for the South Grenville Rangers has a 1.92 goals against average in his two appearances for the Glens. His first effort, on December 13, resulted in a 5-2 victory over the Casselman Vikings. Desjardins in 19 years old and hails from Wendover. According to his Elite Prospects profile, the backstop has spent the last two seasons toiling in the NCJHL before getting his chance at the junior ‘B’ level with the Glens.

The Knights opened the scoring on Friday night with a goal 14 minutes into the game. The Glens got on even terms late in the second stanza when Etienne Agius-Pease found the back of the Ottawa net, assisted by Pozzebon and Nicolas Ouellette.

The visitors restored their lead 13 minutes into the third period. At the 15:19 mark, with Alexandria on a power play, Ryan Leonard scored to knot the affair at 2-2. Ouellette and Mikaël Bissonnette had the helpers.

Alexandria finished December with three points from four games. The Glens only win came against Casselman, while the team suffered regulation losses to the Richmond Royals, 3-1, and the Ottawa Jr. Canadians, 6-3.

At the Christmas break, the team has a record of 4 wins, 18 regulation losses, and 3 overtime/shootout losses, for 11 points and last place in the Martin Division of the CCHL2. Only the Athens Aeros (0-25-2) have a worse record, holding the basement of the Richardson Division.

On the roster front, the team’s primary goalie, Lancaster resident Danik Martin, is currently on the injured list. He last played on December 6. Desjardins was signed on the 11th, and veteran goaltender Nicholas Rousseau was removed from the active roster on December 18. The 20-year-old Glengarrian hadn’t played in net for the team since November 1, sidelined by a season-ending injury.

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