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.
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.
A night after salvaging a point in an overtime road loss, the Alexandria Glens fell short on home ice, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Richmond Royals last Saturday night at the Glengarry Sports Palace.
Brendon Watson and Kolten Oaks-Cook each scored their respective first Glens goals, but it wasn’t enough to pace their squad to victory. The other Alexandria tally was netted by Nico Pozzebon.
Earning assists were Austin Ladouceur, Pozzebon, Austin Gaspar, Watson, and Alexim Veilleux.
Nicholas Rousseau faced 33 shots on goal in the loss between the pipes.
Friday night saw the Glens drop a 2-1 OT decision in Perth.
Entering play this week, the team sits last in the Martin Division, with a record of 1 win, 5 regulation losses, and 1 overtime loss. To make matters worse, the teams above Alexandria in the standings all have games in hand.
Next up will be one of those squads that the Glens are chasing, county rival Char-Lan (3-3). The Rebels are scheduled to visit the Palace on Friday, October 11, for an 8 p.m. puck drop.
The Alexandria Glens of the CCHL2 added Bainsville’s Brendon Watson to their blueline group yesterday, in time for the team’s trip to Brockville, where the boys fell to the Tikis 7-4.
Watson, a 17-year-old product of the Cornwall Colts U18 system, was listed on the Char-Lan Rebels roster to start this season, but didn’t play any games with the team. The Glens were able to sign the 5 ft. 10 in., 184 lb. D-man and give up nothing in return.
According to his Elite Hockey Prospects bio, Watson played his minor hockey with the Eastern Ontario Wild, before moving up to the U18 Colts, of which he was a member the last two seasons. In 38 regular-season games over the 2018-19 season, Watson recorded 14 points and 39 penalty minutes. That season he also drew into the junior ‘B’ Rebels lineup 10 times, counting regular-season and playoff action.
Loss in Brockville
Danik Martin took the loss in net for the Glens Wednesday night in Brockville, despite making 33 saves. Alexandria had 48 shots on the Tikis net, with goals scored by Austin Ladouceur, Austin Gaspar, Zachary Bigras, and Alexim Veilleux. Assists went to Kolten Oakes-Cook (2), Elijah Boisvert, Andy Lightle-Blais, and Daniel Scott.
Next up for the Glens are back-to-back home dates this weekend, starting with a Friday night visit by the Tikis. Saturday evening’s opponent will be the Perth Blue Wings. Both are 8 p.m. starts.