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Hawks junior A hockey team wraps up regular season with five-game road stretch

With five regular-season CCHL games remaining, the Hawkesbury Hawks have already clinched a playoff position, currently placed second in the Yzerman Division, on a record of 34-21-2-0.

The team includes a trio of players from Alexandria.

Mathieu Sabourin is a 19-year-old forward, who checks in 6 ft., 146 lb. and wears jersey number 7. He’s played in 31 games this season with the junior ‘A’ hockey club, notching 10 points and 22 penalty minutes. Last season, Sabourin was in the CCHL2 with the Char-Lan Rebels.

Wearing jersey 15 is Jeremy Quesnel, also 19 and playing forward. The 5 ft. 8 in, 150 lb. skater has suited up for 56 Hawks games this season, scoring 31 points and taking 80 PIM. He was a member of the Cornwall Colts for the previous two seasons.

On defence is Felix Sauve, number 79. The 17-year-old blueliner, a rookie, is 5 ft. 11 in., 170 lb. He’s recorded 5 points and 28 PIM with the Hawks. Last season, he skated at the junior ‘B’ level with the Alexandria Glens.

Hawkesbury has one hometown player: Jeremie Payant is a rookie forward who wears jersey number 71.

The team’s roster of defensive players also includes St. Eugene’s Austin Gaspar and Samuel Mayer from L’Orignal.

All five of Hawkesbury’s remaining CCHL regular-season games this season are road contests, starting with February 28 in Brockville.

For more background on the Hawks, check out this season-in-review on the team’s website.

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Junior A Hawks extend win streak to 8 games

Hawkesbury’s junior ‘A’ hockey team is on a roll, riding an eight-game win streak. The squad’s most recent triumph came Sunday, when the Hawks blanked the Pembroke Lumber Kings 4-0.

The road contest saw Mathieu Sabourin (of Alexandria) notch two points, including a goal. Jeremy Quesnel, also from the Alexandria area, also scored, as did Brendan McCarthy and Kris Pietroniro. Assists also went to Luke Grainger (2), Evan Johnston, Sean E. Clarke, Patrick Calahan, and Sebastien Paquette.

Goaltender Mathieu Chenier stopped all 20 shots directed his way.

Sabourin was named the game’s first star, Chenier the third.

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The CCHL (junior ‘A’) performers of the month for December were recently announced as player Luke Grainger, goaltender Mathieu Chenier, and rookie Vincent Labelle. (icelevel.com photos, Mark Kelly graphic)

Two Hawks were named CCHL performers of the month for December.

In the league’s announcement, Grainger, a 20-year-old from Beaconsfield, Quebec is noted to have picked up points in all eight Hawkesbury last month, “while adding multi-point efforts in five games, including a hat trick and 1st-star performance against Ottawa. In all, he recorded 17 points to lead all players in December.

He’s committed to playing NCAA hockey stateside at Western Michigan University.

Chenier, who hails from Hammond, “posted a 5-0-1 record in December, while sporting a 1.81 goals against average and 0.938 save percentage, allowing 2 goals or fewer in five of his six starts. After making 37-saves in an overtime loss to Navan, Chenier reeled off five straight victories, stopping 129 of 137 shots.”

The rookie of the month for December was Vincent Labelle of the Rockland Nationals.

Hawkesbury’s next game action is set for January 9, when the squad will travel to Kemptville. The Hawks will complete the home-and-home the next night. Both contests are 7:30 p.m. starts.

The other county connection to the squad is rookie defenceman Felix Sauve.

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Jeremy Quesnel named first star in decisive Hawks victory

Alexandria’s Jeremy Quesnel, playing for the CCHL Hawkesbury Hawks, was named first star of the game on October 4, when his junior ‘A’ hockey team skated to an 8-4 victory over the Rockland Nationals, at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex.

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Quesnel, an 18-year-old centreman, scored two goals, including one on a power play, and added one assist, in the Hawks big home-ice win.

On the season, his first in Hawkesbury after being traded to the club from Cornwall during the summer, Quesnel has chalked up 7 points in 13 games thus far.

Other Hawks scoring in the game were Matt Gasuik, Evan Johnston, Dovar Tinling, Zachary Lefebvre, Patrick Callahan, and Azzaro Tinling.

The next night, the Hawks lost 5-1 in Ottawa (to the Jr. Senators), the lone Hawkesbury goal netted by D. Tinling.

Entering play this week, the Hawks sit third in the Yzerman Division, with a 0.538 winning percentage.

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Quesnel skating with Jr. ‘A’ Hawks this fall

Jeremy Quesnel, of Alexandria, has flown north to Hawkesbury for the 2019-20 hockey season, having been traded during the summer from the Cornwall Colts to the Hawks.

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Jeremy Quesnel

The 2019 graduate of le Relais who was honoured in August as one of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame high school athletes of the year played more than 100 career games with the Colts over the previous two seasons, after graduating from their U18 squad. That season (2016-17), he recorded 39 points in 45 regular-season games.

The Hawks play in the CCHL and are 1-1 thus far. Quesnel has dressed for both contests but has yet to notch a point. Against his former team, the Colts, he did register a penalty, though.

Next action for the team is this weekend, with three games on tap at the league showcase in Ottawa, starting tonight, September 13.

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Quesnel joins the flock

Alexandria’s Jeremy Quesnel has been acquired by the CCHL Hawkesbury Hawks, in a trade with the Cornwall Colts. Hawkesbury’s junior ‘A’ hockey club took to Twitter to make the announcement.

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Twitter screen capture announcing Quesnel trade
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The 18-year-old from Alexandria was part of the Colts organization for three seasons. In the 2016-17 campaign, Quesnel skated with the U18 team, posting 45 points over 51 games (regular season and playoffs). The following year, with the junior ‘A’ club, the forward had 15 points in 61 games, and last season he recorded 25 points in 59 contests.

The CCHL Colts drafted Quesnel in 2016, 15th overall, in the Bantam Protected Draft. He received the trade news by way of a phone call while at school (Quesnel attends le Relais, in Alexandria) from Hawkesbury’s head coach.

On the move to the Hawks, Quesnel tells me, “I’m very excited to start this year, meet all the staff and teammates.”

To his supporters, he posted this message on Twitter: “I’d like to thank ⁦@CornwallColts⁩ for the last 3 years. I got to meet a lot of good people, teammates, and will miss the fans of Cornwall. That said, I’m very excited to get things started with the Flock. ⁦@hawkesburyhawks⁩!! #FearTheFlock

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