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AAA hockey focuses on development, as league play remains on hold

It may be summer, but some hockey players returned to the ice this month, including members of the Eastern Ontario Wild ‘AAA’ organization, which has been holding development sessions as league play remains uncertain.

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The major bantam ‘AAA’ Eastern Ontario Wild are holding on-ice training sessions, under the direction of head coach Carl Robillard (Yes, he is also head coach of the junior ‘B’ Alexandria Glens).

Under current Hockey Canada guidelines and health authority restrictions, Eastern Ontario’s ‘AAA’ hockey league is allowing clubs to conduct “conditioning and development sessions throughout August [to conclude] with an invitation to 17-22 players per age group to form a bubble starting in September.”

According to the plan for the Eastern Ontario Wild club, “This bubble will then continue development until such time as HEO (and other authorities having jurisdiction) allow five-on-five traditional programming. The range of 17-22 participants is based on the maximum allowable on-ice participants in the various facilities in HEO territory. The E.O. Wild does not have the capacity to develop more players per level due to facility restrictions and availability of ice in the region.”

The objective of the bubble program will be to focus on continued development of players this fall until such time as regular game play is permitted.

The Wild ices teams at the major bantam (now officially being called U15), minor bantam (U14), and major peewee (U13). Coaches, respectively, are Carl Robillard, Chris Martin, and Dave Byrne. The club draws players from Cornwall, Akwesasne, Glengarry, Prescott-Russell, Cumberland, and Russell.

Moving forward, the club aims to hold, once traditional programming is permitted to resume, “a coordinated tryout open to all players, including those not part of the player E.O. Wild bubbles, to create our rostered teams.”

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Major and minor bantam Wild teams win Ottawa tourney

The major bantam and minor bantam ‘AAA’ Eastern Ontario Wild hockey teams won their respective divisions at recent tournaments in Ottawa.

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Handful of county players crack Wild hockey rosters

The 2019-20 editions of the Eastern Ontario Wild ‘AAA’ hockey teams include a handful of county boys, competing at the top level of hockey in the province.

On the major peewee squad, the county banner is carried by Martintown’s Chancey Novosad, a defenceman wearing number 5. The team also includes Reid Cunning (F, 9) from Vankleek Hill, Tristan Delisle (F, 41) from St. Andrew’s West, Dean Fawthrop (F, 15) from Cornwall, and Colton Rheaume (G, 29) from Cornwall.

Other players are Nicolas Addy, Samuel Bisaillon, Noah Lafleur, Myloh LaVecchia, Keagen Lindsay, Daryan Matthews, Maximus Patenaude, Oliver Plante, Joseph Pocrnic, Hunter Thompson, Parker Thompson, and Thisdelle.

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2019 Eastern Ontario Wild ‘AAA’ major peewee hockey team

At the minor bantam level, there are no team members who call the county home, but there is one Wild player from Cornwall. He’s forward Kaiden Pyke, number 24.

The rest of the roster is as follows: Cameron Bergeron, Matheason Cameron, Cody Cook, Justin-Samuel Fortin, Kaden Lafond, Zachary Leblanc, Charles Marleau, Vincent Martin, Nathan Nadeau, Jalen Najm, Damen Olson, Justin Ouellette, Damien Poulin, Tyler Smith, Sasha Thibodeau, Adam Walker, and Wyatt Warner.

The 2019-20 major bantams feature two Glengarry forwards: Glen Robertson’s Marc-Olivier McCarthy (37) and Glen Walter’s Ethan Montroy (11). The team also has Cornwall representation from Joe Vida (F, 89) and Vankleek Hill’s Bradley Horner (D, 51).

Rounding our the squad are Yanick Blanchard, Braxton D’alessio, Alexis Daviault, Joshua Esford, Hugo Gagne, Wyatt Kennedy, Jacob Knickle, Guillaume Labre, Jayson MacIntyre, Mathis Mainville, Maxime Mayer, Dylan McDougall, Daylen Moses, and Mathieu Paris.

All three teams compete in the Hockey Eastern Ontario Minor ‘AAA’ Hockey League, with play set to begin later this week.

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