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Glens notebook: leadership group, player signings

In the days leading up to last night’s first exhibition scrimmage of the fall, the Alexandria Glens announced the team’s player leadership group for the 2020-21 junior ‘B’ hockey season.

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The leadership group this season for the Glens is, from left, Kyle Green, Nico Pozzebon, captain Braden Legue, and Nicolas Ouellette. (Glens photo)

Braden Legue, who hails from Green Valley, will serve as the team’s 2020-21 season captain. The 19-year-old defenceman last season notched 15 points in 41 games.

Assistant captains will be Kyle Green, Nico Pozzebon, and Nicolas Ouellette. Green, an 18-year-old forward from Clarence, was with the Winchester Hawks last season (14 points in 44 games). Pozzebon is 17 and calls Bourget home. With the Glens last year, he scored at greater than a point-a-game pace (45 pts, 41 GP). Rockland 18-year-old Ouellette is a blueliner entering his second season with the Glens. Last season he recorded 16 points in 44 games.

In other player news, Alexandria recently announced a pair of new player signings. Forward Yan Bessette, age 17, skated for the Clarence-Rockland Crush last season, though he was also called up to the Glens for one contest. Defenceman Jacob Massie, from Lachute, was with Le Sommet Faucon through the 2019-20 campaign, and the 18-year-old has committed to the Glens this year.

Bench help

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Ryan Hand as a player and coach. (provided photo collage)

Head coach Carl Robillard added some help behind the bench, Ryan Hand, owner of HandMade Hockey, joined the club in the capacity of assistant, bringing a “wealth of knowledge and experience” to the Glens.

The 35-year-old from Ottawa last played competitive hockey in the 2016-17 season, when he suited up for the LNAH Sorel-Tracy Éperviers. It marked his third, and final, campaign in Quebec’s semi-pro league. As a junior, he spent four season in the QMJHL. He went on to play for a number of minor professional teams in the USA before returning to la belle province to wrap up his playing career.

For the last two season, Hand served as an assistant coach with the Hawkesbury Hawks of the CCHL.

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