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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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Rebels, Glens set for Friday night Battle of Glengarry in Alexandria

The Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria will be rocking tonight, January 31, as the arena hosts the Battle of Glengarry, junior ‘B’ hockey’s rivalry between the Glens and the Char-Lan Rebels.

The Glens are looking for their third straight home-ice win, after prevailing the last two Fridays over Richmond and Whitewater, respectively. Alexandria lost last night on the road to the Ottawa West Golden Knights, 5-3. Nicolas Corry scored twice, with the other Glens tally netted by Andy Lightle-Blais, who also nabbed an assist. Other helpers went to Nicolas Ouellette, Reese Donnelly, and Zachary Power.

Char-Lan is also coming off a loss, having dropped a January 26 road game in Richmond, 5-2.

In the only previous meeting this season, back on October 11, the Rebels prevailed over the Glens 5-2.

In the division standings, Char-Lan is sixth, with 32 points, while the Glens are relegated to the basement, with 17 points.

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OPP ‘Badgers’ GDHS Gaels in exhibition hockey

The OPP hockey team, the Badgers as they are known, skated to an 11-5 victory over the Glengarry DHS Gaels, in an exhibition game held December 16 at the Glengarry Sports Palace, in Alexandria.

The cops lived up to their moniker, badgering the teens throughout the contest. For the Gaels, this game was their first (and likely only) hockey action this winter, as the school didn’t enter a team to compete in the high school league.

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Alexim Veilleux, playing for the GDHS Gaels, skates in front of his goaltender, Nathan Noel, striving to elude the forecheck pressure of an OPP Badger. (Costa Zarifi photo)

Coached by Ryan Winter and Brian Caddell, the Gaels hadn’t even had time for practice as a group, but the boys nevertheless iced a determined effort. Goaltender Nathan Noel got into the seasonal spirit, donning a Santa hat. His counterpart at the other end of the ice, Luc Sarao, was solid between the pipes for the OPP.

Ethan Attridge scored twice on Sarao, notching the boys’ first and second goals of the match, both on penalty shots. Also scoring for GDHS were John Caddell, Seamus Hardy, and Alexim Veilleux.

The Badgers were coached by Simon Hardy.

This friendly game is an annual event for the police and Gaels boys, with students and teachers from the school filling the stands to take in the action.

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The Gaels and Badgers gather at the end of their exhibition hockey game. (GDHS photo)
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OPP to play GDHS boys in hockey exhibition

The students and staff from Glengarry District High School are slated to take in some hockey action on Monday, as the Gaels boys hockey team will play members of the Ontario Provincial Police, starting at 1 p.m.

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The December 16 game at the Glengarry Sports Palace is an exhibition contest for the Gaels boys, as the school hasn’t iced a hockey team to compete in league play this year.

This is typically an annual event for the kids and the police, providing entertainment for all.

Ryan Winter will stand in as coach for the Gaels boys.

The school’s girls hockey team, under the guidance of Glen Campbell, is scheduled to compete Monday at an SDGAA league tournament in Finch.

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Junior B Glens losing skid stretches to four games

With losses Friday Saturday night, the Alexandria Glens losing streak now stands at four games. In fact, the team has just one win this month in seven outings.

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Nico Pozzebon

The team’s most recent defeat came Saturday night on the road versus the Whitewater Kings, a 3-2 loss. Nico Pozzebon and Zachary Bigras (on a penalty shot) had the goals for the Glens, while Kolten Oakes-Cook and Andy Lightle-Blais chalked up assists.

Henri Creighton took the loss in the hemp hut, despite a 32-save effort.

On Friday night at the Glengarry Sports Palace, Kyle Joly put the Glens in front in the first period, assisted by Lightle-Blais and Oakes-Cook, but that was it for the Alexandria offence, as the Ottawa Golden Knights took control for the next two periods, scoring four unanswered, to deal the Glens a 4-1 loss. Goaltender Danik Martin faced 41 shots.

The boys have one more game remaining this month, scheduled to play November 29 in Embrun. Note, there is no home game this weekend. Next game in Alexandria is slated for December 6.

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Jr. B Glens salvage point in OT loss Friday night

After falling behind 3-0 in the first period of play Friday night at the Glengarry Sports Palace, the Alexandria Glens rallied to draw even with the Ottawa Jr. Canadians and force overtime before falling 4-3 to the visiting squad in CCH2 action.

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Kyle Joly, with his first of two on the night, started the comeback effort at the 17:52 mark of the second stanza, assisted by newly signed Etienne Agius-Pease and Austin Gàspàr.

Joly’s second marker came just past the three-minute mark of the third, set up by Lachlan MacDonald and Agius-Pease. The equalizer was notched by Nicolas Ouellette, assisted by Nico Pozzebon, with 87 seconds left in the game.

Ottawa scored the game-winner 4:21 into the extra session.

Named the game’s third star, Alexandria goaltender Danik Martin faced 50 shots on goal in the loss. The Glens were shut out in four power-play opportunities, while the Canadians scored twice in five chances with the man advantage.

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Rideaus skate over Glens at The Palace

A night after recording a much-needed win, the Alexandria Glens found themselves struggling against the visiting Westport Rideaus, as the boys went down to a 6-1 Saturday night loss.

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Goaltender Nicolas Rousseau was kept busy, dealing with 46 shots on goal, while Glens skaters mustered 35 the other way, with defenceman Nicolas Ouellette the only Alexandria player to score. His second-period marker at the time made the score 3-1. Zachary Bigras and Hunter MacPherson earned the assists on the scoring play.

The Glens were shut out in five power-play opportunities, while Westport was one for six with the man advantage.

The loss saw Alexandria’s record drop to 2 wins, 9 regulation losses, and 1 overtime loss, for 5 points and the basement position of the Martin Division of the CCHL2.

October 30 will see the squad hit the road to play the Arnprior Packers (4-7) to wrap up the month. Next home action is slated for November 1, with the Packers returning the visit. Game time at the Glengarry Sports Palace is set for 8 p.m.

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Jr. ‘B’ Glens add offensive punch for tonight’s home opener

The Alexandria junior ‘B’ Glens this week signed Alexim Veilleux, of Hawkesbury, with the 18-year-old forward set to be in the lineup tonight, for the team’s home opener, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, where the boys will host the Carleton Place Jr. Canadians, starting at 8 p.m.

Veilleux was signed from the Kanata Lasers of the CCHL. He had suited up in five games with the junior ‘A’ club this season, after playing 31 matches a year ago, split between the Cornwall Colts and Lasers.

He has typically slotted into the right wing and checks in at 5 ft. 8 in, 150 lb. Look for him wearing jersey number 28 tonight.

Alexim isn’t the only “Veilleux” on the team. There is also Trystan, a 20-year-old defenceman who hails from Hershey, Pennsylvania. He wears jersey number 10.

And if you were curious, the boys are related; they are brothers. Their father is Eric Veilleux, who coached QMJHL Halifax Mooseheads last season and is now an assistant coach with the AHL Syracuse Crunch.

Here’s the complete roster scheduled to hit the ice tonight.

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