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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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Millionaires wrap up senior A hockey regular season

The Maxville Millionaires, of the EOSHL, concluded their inaugural senior ‘A’ hockey season last weekend with a 10-1 loss to Deseronto.

Braedan Pearl notched the lone Maxville goal, unassisted. Both goaltenders, Alain Ravary and Miguel D’Aoust, saw action, combining to face 51 shots. The Millionaires fired 44 shots on the Bulldogs hemp hut.

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From left are Connor MacLeod, Pierre-Luc Sabourin, and Adam Wensink. (Millionaires photos)

Looking back on the team’s first season, Connor MacLeod, forward #7, found the back of the net 9 times in 15 games. Assistant captain Pierre-Luc Sabourin and forward Adam Wensink tied to the Millionaires lead in points, at 18.

Playoffs begin Friday night on the road.

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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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Maxville Millionaires bag first victory, add Wensink

The EOSHL Maxville Millionaires finally got the proverbial monkey off their backs last week, scoring their first win of the team’s inaugural campaign in senior ‘A’ hockey.

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Pierre Luc Sabourin

After opening the season with nine straight losses, the Millionaires skated to a 6-3 victory over the Deseronton Bulldogs on December 7 in Maxville. Pierre Luc Sabourin was named the game’s first star, in recognition of his three-point contribution (1 goal, 2 assists).

On the reason for the win finally coming, Sabourin tells me that he puts it to the Millionaires icing a full squad and playing hard.

Tristen Elie, Connor MacLeod, Leo MacLean, Patrick Gilmour, and Dan Mailloux also scored for the victors.

Chalking up helpers were MacLeod, Tye Terrance, Braedan Pearl, Jacob Swamp, Calvin Wojtaszak, Ryan Carisse, and Gilmour.

Miguel D’aoust backstopped the win, making 34 saves.

With the result, the Millionaires now hold a 1-9 record heading into action this weekend that will see the squad play on the road tonight, December 13, versus the West Carleton Rivermen (9-0-1), before hosting the Cornwall Prowlers (6-2-2) on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m.

Physical Presence

In roster news, team general manager Gerald Goulet made a move to add a physical presence up front, signing Maxville’s own Adam Wensink. He joins the team in a deal with the Prowlers, in exchange for the Millionaires’ 2020 fourth-round draft pick.

Cornwall Drops One

Last weekend, the Cornwall Prowlers lost 6-1 to West Carleton. Marc Andre Labelle potted the lone tally for Cornwall, assisted by Jesse Fontaine and Jeff Clarke.

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Mathieu Sabourin notches first junior A hockey goal

Alexandria’s Mathieu Sabourin, playing for the Hawkesbury Hawks of the CCHL, scored his first career junior ‘A’ hockey goal on Friday night, when his team beat the Pembroke Lumber Kings 5-2, at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex.

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The 19-year-old forward, who was named the game’s third star, scored at the 3:10 mark of the second period, assisted by Owen Gonter and Sean E. Clarke. His tally drew the Hawks even at the time, 2-2, in the game, starting Hawkesbury’s run of four unanswered, en route to the victory.

The team also features two other players who call Alexandria home: Jeremy Quesnel and Felix Sauve.

Sabourin, who wears number 7 for the Hawks, has played in seven games thus far this season with the team. Last winter, he skated in 49 contests with the CCHL2 Char-Lan Rebels, recording 48 points and 73 penalty minutes.

The Hawks currently have a record of 13 wins, 12 regulation losses, and 1 overtime defeat, for third place in the Yzerman Division.

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Winless season continues for senior A Millionaires

It was another tough outing for the EOSHL Maxville Millionaires, as the senior ‘A’ hockey squad took it on the chin today in a 13-4 loss at The Vault.

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The Millionaires (0-5) fell to the West Carleton Rivermen (4-1-0-1) in Saturday afternoon action, despite a strong offensive game from Stevie Ray Adams, who put up four bills (1 goal, 3 assists).

Other Maxville bank deposits were made by Pierre Luc Sabourin (1 goal, 1 assist), Braedan Pearl (1 goal), Ian Boots (1 goal), David Bennette (1 assist), and Brandon Watt (1 assist).

Marie Soleil Deschenes and Alain Ravary shared the goaltending duties, facing 37 shots on goal between them. Millionaires skaters combined for 26 shots on the West Carleton net.

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Glengarry footballers playing for Sooners

A trio of former Glengarry Gaels is suiting up this season for the Ottawa Sooners junior football team. All graduates of GDHS, Max Sabourin, Will Fraas, and Cameron Howes are competing as members of the national capital region’s top squad in the Canadian Junior Football League.

The Sooners picked up their first win of the season last weekend, beating the Niagara Regional Raiders 24-6, to improve to 1-3. The boys are slated to play in London and St. Catharines the next two Saturdays, respectively, before closing out the schedule with back-to-back home dates on October 5 and 12. The team’s home gridiron is at MNP Park, Colonel By Drive, Ottawa.

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From left are Will Fraas, Cameron Howes, and Max Sabourin.
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Road win for OFC Wildcats

The OFC Cornwall Wildcats provincial football team nabbed a road victory last weekend in Peterborough, beating the Wolverines 24-21. The boys overcame the heat and injuries to prevail, improving their record to 3-2-1.

Two of the Wildcats’ touchdowns came on defence. Alexandria’s Max Sabourin had a pick six, while Nolan Shane recovered a fumble and carried the pigskin to the house.

Looking ahead, the squad will be back on its home field this weekend, scheduled to play Saturday, July 6 at Joe St. Denis Field, hosting the Etobicoke Eagles (3-2) at 4 p.m. This match is an important one, with playoff implications, as the teams battle for third place in the OFC East Division.

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