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NGS minor hockey announces player of the week, dropping puck on very different season

The North Glen-Stor Minor Hockey Association recently announced its player of the week, an initiative to celebrate the skaters within the organization in what is a very different kind of season for the sport.

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NGS Minor Hockey Association graphic

The latest honoree is Xavier Gauthier, a first-year member of the U9 group (novice) this season. According to the announcement, the youngster attends École La Source and “is fast on his skates and has a shot that can’t miss. Xavier loves playing hockey games, and with all the amazing development he’s getting this year with NGS coach Greg Claus, he’s sure to be a force to be reckoned with once he faces his opponents later this season. Xavier credits his love of the game to his amazing coaches, coach Mitch, coach Jeff, and of course, coach Dad (Denis Gauthier).”

Be sure to check out the NGSMHA Facebook page for more news and future players of the week.

Like all minor hockey associations, this fall has seen numerous changes to operations, primarily due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The fall schedule is one of training and development, with all activities centred at the rink in Finch. There are no games permitted. As well, there are strict health and safety protocols in place.

Traditionally, NGS activities are split between ice surfaces in Finch and Maxville, and teams would play league games against squads from across the region, in one of two leagues, the Lower St. Lawrence Minor Hockey League or the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League. The hope is that “normal” operations can resume come January.

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Another change taking effect this year is the name applied to each level of play. Gone are words such as atom and midget, replaced with age-level designations.

  • Midget is now U18
  • Bantam is now U15
  • Peewee is now U13
  • Atom is now U11
  • Novice is now U9
  • Initiation program (IP) now now U7
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Junior B Char-Lan Rebels set camp start for Thursday, announce captain

The 2020 training camp for the Char-Lan Rebels of the EOJHL is scheduled to begin on September 10, on the ice at the Finch arena.


Prospective players are invited to pre-register online here.

The team invites “All 16- to 20-year-old players … to come try out.”

The opening training camp session is slated for Thursday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Finch. Workout number two is booked for Cornwall’s multi-sport complex, on September 17 (6:30 to 8 p.m.). Training will continue three days later, also in Cornwall (1 to 2:30 p.m.), with two further sessions planned for the Rebels’ home rink in Williamstown, on September 22 and 26 (times to be confirmed).

Jeff Carter serves as the team’s head coach.

On the player front, the club announced that Joseph Samson has committed to returning for the upcoming season and will serve as Char-Lan captain. He led last year’s squad, scoring 26 goals and 31 assists.

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Photo collage highlighting Char-Lan Rebels captain Joseph Samson. (Rebels photos)

On Saturday (September 12) the Rebels are joining with county cousins the Alexandria Glens for a golf tournament to be held at Lancaster’s Heritage Golf Club. For details, please see this previous story.

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CLDHS boys hockey team skates to trio of wins

The boys hockey team from Char-Lan DHS skated to three wins today in Finch, at the second SDGAA league tournament of the season.


The Crusaders’ trio of victories all came on 6-2 results, as the boys topped La Citadelle, Seaway, and Tagwi.

With the results, Char-Lan kept pace with St. Joseph’s, trailing the league-leading Panthers by two points in the standings.

St. Joe’s won twice on Tuesday, beating Holy Trinity 4-1 and La Citadelle 5-3.

Tagwi lost to les Patriotes 4-2 and blanked the Falcons 4-0. HT shut out the Spartans, also 4-0.

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The third tournament of the league schedule is slated to be held in Williamstown on January 8.

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St. Joe’s solidifies hold on 1st place in high school girls hockey

In SDGAA high school girls hockey action Monday in Finch, the St. Joseph’s Panthers solidified their grasp of top spot, remaining perfect on the season, as the girls skated to a trio of victories.

The Tagwi Warriors entered the December 16 tournament sporting a 3-0 record but saw their record drop, as they went 1-1-1 on the day. The Double Blue opened with a 2-2 tie versus La Citadelle, before edging Holy Trinity 3-2. The Warriors concluded their day by falling to St. Joseph’s, 3-1.

Aside from beating Tagwi, the Panthers also got past the Falcons 1-0 and Glengarry 6-1.

In other action, the Gaels fell to les Patriotes 4-1, while Char-Lan was blanked 4-0 by La Citadelle and 2-0 by Holy Trinity.

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The league’s next tournament is scheduled for January 7 in Williamstown.

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