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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

Liam MacDonald
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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Rebels win home finale Tuesday, to wrap up in Winchester tonight

The 2019-20 CCHL2 season for the Char-Lan Rebels will conclude tonight, when the team skates on the road against the playoff-bound Winchester Hawks. Game time at the Winchester Community Centre is set for 8:15 p.m.

Let’s finish with a win and look forward to a great 2020-21! #GoRebsGo #FinishStrong #FinishWithPride #FutureLooksBright

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Char-Lan won its home-ice finale Tuesday night against the very same Hawks, rebounding from a two-goal deficit to score five unanswered and extend the Rebels winning streak to four games.

Despite skating hard and carrying the play through the first period of their February 25 contest at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre, the Rebels found themselves trailing 1-0 at the first intermission.

At the 5:20 mark of the second stanza, Winchester scored again, but the Hawks would be shut down from that point onward.

Late in the period, with 1:25 left, Alexandre Elie got Char-Lan on the board, assisted by Ryan Grant and Isaac Testani. Thirty-five seconds later, Cuyler Molinaro potted the equalizer, set up by Elie and Parker Tallman.

The Rebels took control in the third, as Noah Konink scored a natural hat trick. Assists went to Testani (2), Elie, Paul Waldhauser, Justice Brownlee, and Tallman.

Goaltender Summy Mughal started the game, switching at the midpoint with Ceili Picard. Together, they combined for 27 saves, while Char-Lan snipers had 33 shots at the Winchester net.

Konink, with his three goals, was named the game’s first star. Testani, with three assists, was tagged as second star.

Char-Lan went three-for-six on the power play, while the Rebels penalty killers grounded the Hawks through seven opportunities.

A photo gallery of game action is available for viewing here.

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Jr. B Rebels to play last home game of season tonight

Char-Lan’s CCHL2 regular season is nearly over, with just two games remaining, both against the Winchester Hawks.

The first, which will be the Rebels’ last home game of the season, is set for tonight, February 25, starting at 8 p.m., at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre in Williamstown. The boys are also booked to play February 28 in Winchester, at 8:15 p.m.

Char-Lan is riding a three-game winning streak entering play this evening, while the Hawks are coming off a lopsided loss in Westport.

Winchester is playoff-bound, holding the final post-season position in the Martin Division, and will play the Casselman Vikings in round 1. The Rebels are 11 points behind the Hawks in the standings.

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CCHL2 standings heading into play on February 25, 2020.

Last season, Char-Lan took on the Alexandria Glens in the first round of the playoffs, before bowing out in the second round in a four-game sweep by the Ottawa Jr. Canadians, who went all the way to the CCHL2 finals, where they fell to the Perth Blue Wings.

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Jr. B Glens doubled off by Hawks, on to face Rebs tonight

On the road in Winchester last night, the CCHL2 Alexandria Glens were doubled off by the Hawks 6-3.

The Glens fell behind 2-0 before getting on the board late in the first period, as affiliated player Landon Brownlee scored his first-ever junior ‘B’ hockey goal, assisted by Zachary Power and Nicolas Ouellette.

The Hawks put up a three-spot in the second stanza to salt this one away.

Nico Pozzebon, with back-to-back tallies in the third, rounded out the Glens scoring. Helpers went to Tyson Allard and Power on the first, and Power and Ouellette on the other.

Danik Martin and Tyler Desjardins split goaltending duties, facing 40 shots collectively.

Next up for the Glens is a trip down south to face off against the rival Char-Lan Rebels. Game time for the Saturday night tilt is set for 8 p.m. The junior ‘B’ hockey match will be preceded by a pair of high school exhibition contests between Char-Lan and Holy Trinity, with the girls teams playing at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 6 p.m.

For more background on the recent play of the Glens as the season winds down, please see this post.

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GDHS curling boys find success at The Gore

The boys curling team from Glengarry District High School had a successful run on Thursday at The Gore (the Ontario School Curling Championships) in Winchester, qualifying to advance to the next round, in February.

Teacher-coach Lindsey Howes tells me that her foursome reached the ‘A’ final game versus PDCI (Perth District Collegiate Institute). “Both teams played extremely well with some amazing shots called and made.” The score went back-and-forth throughout the match. In the 8th end, PDCI made a nice draw to tie and force an extra end.

The 9th saw the Gaels call a great end, keeping the house open for the last shot. However, it wasn’t to be for Glengarry, PDCI stole a point for the 6-5 win.

GDHS then played South Grenville DHS in the ‘B’ final game. The Gaels settled in and steadily added points to the scoreboard to take the win 10-1 after 6 ends.

PDCI and GDHS advance to the Ontario School Curling Championships regional playdowns on February 1 and 2. The hosting curling club has not been announced yet.

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From left are GDHS curlers Camden Van Loon (second), Braeden Hay (third), Liam Filion (lead), and AJ Hay (skip). Not pictured: alternate Matthew Bill and coach Glenn Hay. (photo courtesy of Lindsey Howes)

Howes notes that last season, she joined with Char-Lan coach Karl Armstrong to host two days of skills development at the curling club in Alexandria. At this time, it is not certain if that will again take place in 2020.

The SD&G high school curling championships are slated for February 11.

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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 Mikaƫl 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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GDHS boys curling team prepares for The Gore

Glengarry District High School’s boys curling team will return to The Gore this year to compete in the annual event, which serves as a warm-up for the high school curling season.

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The 2019 edition of the Gaels will be coached by Lindsey Howes.

The rink features skip Addison Hay, third Braedan Hay, second Camden Van Loon, and lead Liam Filion.

The competition, officially called The Gore Schoolboys Curling Championships, takes place next Thursday and Friday, in Winchester.

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Alexandria Glens make off-season trade

Alexandria’s CCHL2 Glens have made an off-season trade, dealing Maverick Baxtrom, who hails from Long Sault, to the Winchester Hawks, in exchange for Graeme Buffone and a player development fee. Baxtrom (a 1999-born player) skated in 42 regular-season games during the 2018-19 season, notching 24 points for the Glens. He added one goal in three playoff contests. Buffone, of Orleans, is a 2000-born defenceman who recorded 13 points in 36 games.

Billets sought: The Glens are seeking billet families for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Families would be compensated for hosting out-of-town junior ‘B’ hockey players. For details, please contact the team via its Facebook page.

Training camp: The team’s 2019 training camp is scheduled to open in Alexandria on Saturday, August 24. Details can be found in this post.

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