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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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Glens, Rebels swing multi-player trade deal

On the December 1 roster cutdown day, Glengarry county’s CCHL2 hockey clubs were busy on the trade front, exchanging skaters in a multi-player deal that sees a pair of North Glengarry lads go south.

Hunter MacPherson
Hunter MacPherson

The Alexandria Glens dealt Lochlan MacDonald and Hunter MacPherson to the Char-Lan Rebels in exchange for Joshua Weatherall, Reese Donnelly, and Evan Huntley. Huntley was then shipped to the Casselman Vikings, in exchange for Mikaël Bissonnette.

MacDonald and MacPherson are 18-year-old defencemen who, respectively, call Alexandria and Dalkeith home.

Bissonnette, from Rockland, is a 6 ft. 3 in., 210 lb. blueliner. The 17-year-old is a 2018 OHL draft pick of the Niagara Ice Dogs.

Huntley and Weatherall are also D-men, while Donnelly is a forward. All players are expected to report to their new teams this week to participate in regular practices and prepare for upcoming games.

It’s been a particularly busy couple of days for Glens general manager Derick Viau. Yesterday, he picked up Nicolas Corry from the Winchester Hawks in exchange for future considerations. The 17-year-old forward from Gloucester had 6 points and 25 penalty minutes in 18 games with the Hawks this season.

Another 17-year-old, Zachary Power, was picked up by Viau from the Vikings, in exchange for a player development fee. The rookie centreman from Rockland had 12 points and 10 penalty minutes in 22 games with Casselman.

Jonathan Paquette, a defenceman, was waived by the Vikings and immediately signed by the Glens on Sunday.

In another December 1 move to reduce the team’s roster to 23 players, Daniel Scott was released.

Viau’s final move of the weekend was to sign a player sent down from the affiliated CCHL Hawkesbury Hawks, as forward Ryan Leonard will become a Glen. The Orchard Park, N.Y. 18-year-old dressed for 15 games with the Hawks without registering a point.

The Glens also had a deal with Casselman last week as well. See this post for the details.

On losing MacDonald and MacPherson, Alexandria’s general manager admits that was his most difficult decision of the past few days, though he adds that the move was an important piece of the rebuild for his team and the Glens look towards the future.

Hockey Canada rules require junior hockey teams to cut down to 25 the number of signed and open cards they hold. This number is further reduced, to 23, on January 10.

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Bainsville’s Watson flipped from Glens to Vikings

Brendon Watson, a 17-year-old defenceman from Bainsville, finds himself with his third CCHL2 club this fall, following a trade this week from the Alexandria Glens to the Casselman Vikings.

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Brendon Watson

The 5ft. 10 in., 184 lb. blueliner started the campaign with the Char-Lan Rebels, but didn’t suit up for regular-season action. He was picked up by the Glens, playing 17 games in which he notched 8 points and 26 penalty minutes.

On November 28, the Glens dealt him to the division rival Vikes, in exchange for centreman Maxime Desjardins who hails from Alfred. In 20 games with Casselman this year, the 5 ft. 9 in, 178 lb. forward counted 5 points and 51 penalty minutes.

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Rebuilding Glens deal veteran Ladouceur to Casselman

Alexandria’s own Austin Ladouceur is an Alexandria Glen no more. The product of local minor hockey and veteran of the Green and Gold’s junior ‘B’ hockey team has been dealt to the Casselman Vikings, in exchange for a player development fee.

Austin Ladouceur
Austin Ladouceur

The 20-year-old defenceman suited up for 15 games with the Glens this season, recording 2 goals, 3 assists, and 16 penalty minutes.

Today, he dressed for the first time as a Viking, as Casselman played a daytime game for schoolchildren. Ladouceur didn’t hit the scoresheet, as his new team went down to a 2-1 loss to the Whitewater Kings. He was joined on the ice by another Glengarrian, Maxville’s Todd McBain, who was called up from the U18 Hawkesbury Hawks as an affiliate.

Ladouceur played three full seasons with the Alexandria Glens.

The team’s general manager, Derick Viau, explained to me that the reason for dealing Ladouceur to Casselman was to give the veteran a chance to win a championship in his final year of junior hockey. Viau admitted that this is a rebuilding year for his club which has struggled to hit the win column. The Glens are currently last in the Martin Division, while the Vikings are tops in the league.

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Junior ‘B’ Rebels drop exhibition contest in Casselman

Last night in Casselman, the Char-Lan Rebels CCHL2 hockey team fell 5-2 to the Vikings, in exhibition action. Scoring for the Rebs were Tim Cook and Liam MacDonald, with assists from Joseph Samson (2), Paul Walhauser, and Evan Huntley. Cole Eakins and Daniel Cristea shared the loss between the pipes, facing a combined 37 shots on goal.

Last weekend, the team split a home-and-home series with the Alexandria Glens. In Williamstown Saturday evening, the Rebels lost 5-4 in a shootout. The boys were outshot in the shootout 2-1, their lone goal coming from Reese Donnelly.

Regulation goals were netted by Rylan Iwachniuk (2), Huntley, and Kale MacCormick. Apples were claimed by Samson, Aach Auger, and Donnelly.

The next night in Alexandria, Char-Lan prevailed 4-3, on goals from Taran Fiacco, Cook, Donnelly, and Samson (short-handed, game-winner). Assists went to Donnelly, Owen Carter, Iwachniuk, Samson, and Fiacco. Dawson Irving and Kamden Sabourin shared goatending duties, combining for 28 saves.

Char-Lan’s final exhibition contest is slated for Saturday, September 14, in Williamstown, with the Casselman Vikings visiting, for an 8 p.m. start.

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