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Rebels to visit Glens tonight for sold-out hockey scrimmage

There is some junior ‘B’ hockey on tap for tonight at the Glengarry Sports Palace, where the Alexandria Glens are booked to host the Char-Lan Rebels in an exhibition, non-contact scrimmage, the fifth of their pre-season series.

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Glens scrimmage promo (Davide Disipio photo)

As with the previous scrimmages, current COVID-19 health and safety rules place a number of restrictions on the event, including limiting the number of spectators who can attend. Tickets were sold online in advance and are not available at the door.

The game is scheduled to be broadcast online via Hockey TV (subscription required). Liam Arkinson will have the play-by-play call.

Thus far, the Rebs have had the upper hand in the series of scrimmage. Char-Lan won the first three meetings. The fourth, played in Williamstown on October 17, saw Alexandria prevail 4-3 in a shootout, with Patryk Kostrzewa scoring the game-winner.

Player announcements

Off the ice, both clubs remain active. Recently, the Glens and Rebels conducted a trade, the details of which can be read here in a previous post.

October 23 saw the Alexandria Glens hold an intra-squad scrimmage, with Team Yellow (Braden Legue, captain) winning in double overtime, 8-7.

The Rebels announced that forward Tyler Branchaud has signed with the team. He skated with the U18 Colts for the 2019-20 campaign, recording 24 points and 51 penalty minutes in HEO 37 games. The 17-year-old hails from Metcalfe. He’s already somewhat familiar with Char-Lan’s junior ‘B’ team as last season he played as an affiliate with the Rebs in 9 games, notching 3 points. In two contests with the CCHL Colts, Branchaud didn’t hit the scoresheet.

Worthy of note, Branchaud is a dual-sport athlete who also competed for Canada at the U18 men’s softball world cup last year.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old defenceman Dillon Spinner has committed to returning to the Rebels for another go-round this winter. He was the team’s recipient of the Ken MacDonald award for overall proficiency last season. Char-Lan is glad to have him back “to solidify a strong D-corp.”

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Vikings double off Rebels in Thursday night CCHL2 hockey

The Char-Lan junior ‘B’ Rebels suffered a 4-2 defeat in Casselman Thursday night.

Dillon Spinner
Dillon Spinner

Alexandre Elie and Joseph Samson had the goals for the Rebs who trailed this one from the 17:13 point of the first period on.

Dillon Spinner assisted on both tallies and earned third-star honours.

Griffin Patterson also picked up a helper on the Elie marker.

Goaltender Summy Mughal made 28 saves in the loss, while Casselman netminder Nicholas Campbell saw 34 pucks directed his way.

Char-Lan went one for eight on the power play, while the Vikings scored twice on four man-advantage opportunities.

Next action for the Rebels (14-16-1-1) is set for Saturday night on home ice in Williamstown, with the Brockville Tikis (16-16-1-2) providing the opposition. Opening puck drop is booked for 8 p.m.

January 25 will also be Char-Lan’s second try at hosting its Kent McDonell recognition night. The club has a pre-game ceremony planned to honour the former professional hockey player who hails from Williamstown.

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