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Puck drops on junior B hockey season this weekend in Ottawa

sean Sep 7, 2017 - 5:23pm

Fans of the Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels won't have a chance to see their teams on home ice this weekend, as the clubs participate in the CCHL2 season-opening showcase in Ottawa.

First home game for the Glens is set for Friday, Sept. 15, with the Rebels skating on home ice the next night.

At this weekend's showcase, the Rebels are slated to play Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 8:15 pm. Alexandria's games in Ottawa are booked for Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 5:15 pm. The league is using the Sensplex at 813 Shefford Road for all over the weekend, as each of the CCHL2 teams is scheduled to play twice.

Battle of the Glens returns to the Sports Palace

sean Sep 1, 2017 - 10:34pm

The Alexandria Glens needed a gritty comeback to salvage a win on home ice at the Glengarry Sports Palace tonight, beating their southern rival, the Char-Lan Rebels, in CCHL2 exhibition action.

The Glengarry News will have coverage and a season preview in our next edition.

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David Chaloux, of the Glens, sets to take out Char-Lan's Cole Besner along the boards, as a linesman tries to avoid a hit. (Sean Bray photo)

Hockey action returns to the Glengarry Sports Palace tonight

sean Sep 1, 2017 - 4:01pm

As we reported in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the junior 'B' training camp season is winding down, with an exhibition game between the Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels booked for tonight, at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria. Start time is 8 pm.

Both teams enter the game with a 0-1 record, with Char-Lan's loss coming last night, 5-3, in Casselman.

Tonight's exhibition hockey game in Cornwall has been cancelled

sean Aug 28, 2017 - 3:36pm

The Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels were scheduled to skate in exhibition action tonight in Cornwall, but the game has been cancelled, as the Rebels are unable to ice enough players.

The next chance for fans to check out the teams will come Friday night in Alexandria.

For all the details, please see the Aug. 30 edition of The Glengarry News.

CCHL2 season to open with Sept. 9-10 showcase in Ottawa

sean Aug 2, 2017 - 3:04pm

For the third straight season, the CCHL2 will open its season with a 16-team showcase, in Ottawa, on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 at the Richcraft Sensplex.

As part of the action, the Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels will each play a game on each of the days of the showcase. Be sure to check out The Glengarry News for a preview of the season from the perspective of our local clubs.

Aside from opening weekend, the CCHL2 (Eastern Ontario's junior 'B' hockey league) has many other exciting matchups of note throughout the regular season.  

On Tuesday, September 12, the new Carleton Place Jr. Canadians will host the Athens Aeros in their inaugural home opener. Two days later, it's a rematch of the Barkley Cup final series, as the four-time defending champion Casselman Vikings host the Richmond Royals.

On Friday, September 15, the new Embrun Panthers host the Ottawa Canadians in their home opener. The next night, the new Whitewater Kings bring hockey to Cobden, as they open against their closest rival, the Renfrew Timberwolves.  

The CCHL2 regular season will conclude on Sunday, February 25. 

Casselman Vikings take fourth straight CCHL2 title

sean Apr 13, 2017 - 2:30pm

The Casselman Vikings are Barkley Cup Champions, having defeated the Richmond Royals 5-1 Wednesday night to sweep the series and win their fourth straight CCHL2 title.

Rookie goaltender Seth Carter was on top of his game once again, making 27 saves to win his 10th straight game and finish the playoffs with eye-popping numbers: a 12-2 record, with a 2.05 goals against average and a 0.939 save percentage.

The Vikings continued to do what they did all season long, and that was score by committee, as five players tallied markers in this one. Jeremie Lefebvre (1G, 2A), Brendan Doherty (1G,1A), Joel Hunt (1G, 1A), Isaac Barr (1G), and Tyler Somers (1G) all lit the lamp. 

Patrick Kealey made 26 saves in the Richmond net, while Matt Veaudry had the lone goal.

It is a rarity at any level, but especially in junior hockey, that a team can have as much success as the Vikings have had in their franchise history. Each season the club puts the work in to build a contender.

As the CCHL2 news release puts it, "The Vikings continue to be a model franchise, a fun place for players to play, and a great organization for young players to develop before moving up the ladder."

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The Casselman Vikings celebrate their 2017 CCHL2 championship. (Photo courtesy Mark Kelly)

Junior B Glens drop road contest, have 2 games remaining at home

sean Feb 24, 2017 - 2:51pm

The Alexandria Glens CCHL2 hockey team lost 6-2 on the road last night to the Ottawa West Golden Knights and will wrap up their 2016-17 season with a pair of home games this weekend.

Tonight, the boys will host the Westport Rideaus, and on Sunday night, it will be the final edition this year of the Battle of Glengarry, as the Char-Lan Rebels will skate into the Glengarry Sports Palace. Both are 8pm starts.

CCHL2 round-up from last week

sean Feb 21, 2017 - 11:11am

Here are the results from last week's CCHL2 hockey action for our county teams:

  • Feb 18: Ottawa Canadians 5 vs Char-Lan Rebels 3 (Sam Ferland, Tyren Boots, Joseph Samson). Grant Craig faced 31 shots in the Char-Lan net.
  • Feb. 17: Casselman Vikings 5 vs Alexandria Glens 2 (Reggy St-Surin, Brandon McCulloch). Goaltender Nicolas Rousseau made 46 saves in the loss.
  • Feb. 15: Alexandria Glens 6 (McCulloch 2, Austin Ladouceur 2, Christian Bueti 2) vs Clarence Beavers 2. Rousseau stopped 47 shots.
  • Feb. 15: Char-Lan Rebels 5 (Hunter Duschesne 2, Ryan Vipond, Samson, Boots) vs Brockville Tikis 1. Craig made 51 saves in the win.
  • Feb. 14: Char-Lan 11 (Samson 3, Ferland 2, Derek Lister 2, Duchesne, Matthew Harrington, Alexandre Seguin, Taran Fiacco) vs Metcalfe Jets 6. Craig and Kyle Martelle combined to face 32 shots on goal.

For more junior 'B' hockey news, including details on the final week of the season, please see this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

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Alexandre Seguin of the Rebels controls the puck, cycling around an Ottawa Canadians player. (Sean Bray photo)