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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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Rebels season ends with loss in Winchester

The Char-Lan Rebels CCHL2 hockey season officially came to an end Friday night in Winchester, with a 6-2 loss to the Hawks.

The defeat snapped Char-Lan’s four-game winning streak, which included a Tuesday night victory over the Hawks, in Williamstown.

Lochlan MacDonald and Cuyler Molinaro scored the Char-Lan goals, with assists to Jacob Esdale, Joseph Samson, and Justice Brownlee.

Jackson Parsons and Ceili Picard split goaltending duties for the game, each playing approximately 30 minutes and charged with three goals.

The Rebels’ final record is 20 wins, 21 regulation losses, and 3 overtime/shootout defeats, for 43 points and sixth place in the Martin Division. Char-Lan missed the playoffs by 11 points, with Winchester taking the final spot for post-season action.

Char-Lan’s top point-getter was Samson, who had 57. He also led in goals, assists, and points per game. No Rebels played in all 44 games; the closest was Rylan Iwachniuk, who suited up for 43. Hunter MacPherson played 42 games, between his time with the Alexandria Glens and the Rebels.

Liam MacDonald earns league recognition

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Liam MacDonald

Rebel Liam MacDonald was named the CCHL2 second star for the week ending February 23.

The 19-year-old from Dunvegan had his first career hat trick and notched 8 points during the week.

MacDonald’s effort extended his point-scoring streak to five games (6 goals, 4 assists).

On the season, the forward skated in 37 games with the Rebels, scoring at a point-a-game pace. He recorded 16 goals and 21 assists in his second season with Char-Lan.

The league announcement, including details on the other stars of the week, can be read here.

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Char-Lan’s Samson named a CCHL2 all-star

The CCHL2 (junior ‘B’ hockey league) today announced its all-star selections.

Joseph Samson, of the Char-Lan Rebels, was named a forward on the second all-star team. The 20-year-old, who is eligible for another season of junior next winter, enters play tonight tied league-wide in goals for 10th place, with 26.

He leads his team in points (56), goals, assists (30), and points-per-game (1.44).

The Cornwall resident has played in 39 games for Char-Lan and is not unfamiliar with the sin bin, having taken 102 penalty minutes thus far. His junior hockey career formerly saw him skate in the CCHL (junior ‘A’) with the Cornwall Colts and Kemptville 73’s.

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Mark Kelly / CCHL2 graphic

The complete league announcement can be read here.

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Junior B Rebels earn a point in shootout loss

In their only game of the weekend, the Char-Lan Rebels played to a 4-3 shootout loss to the Casselman Vikings, in Williamstown on Saturday night.

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Joseph Samson

Joseph Samson, captain of the Rebs, figured in on all Char-Lan goals, scoring one and assisting on the others.

Owen Carter and Paul Waldhauser also scored for the Rebels, while Alexandre Elie, Rylan Iwachniuk, and Isaac Testani picked up helpers.

The Vikings opened the scoring on a short-handed marker seven minutes into the match, before the Rebels responded with two tallies to take a lead into the first intermission.

Casselman took the lead in the second stanza, scoring twice. Carter’s third-period goal, on a powerplay at the 18:36 mark, knotted the affair. Following a scoreless overtime session, it was on to a shootout, where two Vikings scored. Walhauser potted one for the Rebels, while two other Char-Lan players were unsuccessful, handing the victory to the Vikings.

Summy Mughal took the loss in net, facing 25 Casselman shots through 65 minutes. The Rebels fired 38 pucks at Vikings netminder Nicholas Campbell.

Char-Lan went 2-for-13 on the powerplay, while Casselman went 0-for-3.

The Rebels have seven regular-season games remaining. At 16-18-1-2 in sixth place of the Martin Division, the team currently holds the final playoff position with a three-point advantage over Richmond, though the Royals have a game in hand.

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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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Home-ice Saturday night loss for Char-Lan Rebels

Char-Lan’s CCHL2 hockey team suffered a 7-5 home-ice loss on Saturday night, falling to the Westport Rideaus, despite a three-point night from Rebel Joseph Samson, who contributed two goals and one assist.

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Joseph Samson

Goaltender Cole Eakins was on the hook for the loss and all seven goals, on 27 shots. Devon Popp replaced him with 8:40 left in the game.

Matt Harvey, Paul Waldhauser, and Rylan Iwachniuk also scored for Char-Lan.

Additional assists went to Owen Carter (2), Noah Konink, Dillon Spinner, Iwachniuk, Alexandre Elie, and Evan Huntley.

Samson was named third star of the game for his offensive effort. The 19-year-old forward from Cornwall leads the Rebels in points, with 19, and is scoring at a 1.58 points-per-game pace, which is ninth-best in the league.

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Char-Lan takes point in overtime CCHL2 loss

A third-period comeback saw Reese Donnelly and Evan Huntley score to knot Saturday night CCHL2 hockey action in Williamstown at 4-4, which was enough for the Char-Lan Rebels to salvage a point, as the squad went on to fall in a shootout to the visiting Richmond Royals.

Potting markers earlier for the Rebs were Owen Carter and Isaac Testani. Liam MacDonald and Alexandre Elie each chalked up two assists in the game. Testani, Rylan Iwachniuk, Noah Konink, and Dillon Spinner had the other apples.

Joseph Samson

Devon Popp manned the hemp hut for Char-Lan, making 22 saves in 65 minutes of play.

The Royals, with the win, are nipping at the heels of the Rebels in the Martin Division standings, just two points back, with both teams at 11 games played.

Char-Lan, which currently holds sixth place, has a record of 4 wins, 5 regulation losses, and 2 overtime/shootout losses. The Winchester Hawks are in fifth, four points better than the Rebs.

One of the offensive bright sports for Char-Lan in the early going this season has been Joseph Samson, who leads the team in points. He’s scoring at a 1.67 points-per-game pace and is 17th overall on the points table, with 15, despite having played fewer games than many of the other skaters above him. Samson is 19 years old and hails from Cornwall. The 6ft. 180 lb. forward wears jersey number 27.

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