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County hockey players hit the ice tonight in QMJHL playoffs

sean Mar 27, 2019 - 5:34pm

Two boys from the county will skate with their respective QMJHL clubs in first-round playoff hockey action tonight.

Roddie Sandiland and his Cape Breton Screaming Eagles are facing the Charlottetown Islanders, looking to even the series that they currently trail 2 games to 1.

The Gatineau Olympiques and Kieran Craig are taking on the Drummondville Voltigeurs, and it's do-or-die for them tonight, as they trail 3-0.

Craig, Sandilands head into QMJHL playoffs

sean Mar 19, 2019 - 11:16am

The county's two players in the Quebec Major Junior A Hockey League are both playoff bound, with the regular season having concluded last weekend.

Roddie Sandilands is a defenceman with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, who finished fifth in the Eastern Division (40-22-1-5) and will face off with the Charlottetown Islanders.

Kieran Craig is a rookie forward for the Gatineau Olympiques. He and his team (23-39-4-2) will take on the Drummondville Voltigeurs in round one. 

Roddie Sandilands

Kieran Craig notches first major junior hockey goal for Gatineau Olympiques

sean Jan 2, 2019 - 2:39pm

Alexandria native and former student-athlete at le Relais Kieran Craig recently garnered his first major junior hockey goal, with the Gatineau Olympiques.

Playing on the road December 30 against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, Craig assisted on his team's first tally, in the opening period. In the second stanza, he found the target himself, notching his first career goal at this level of hockey. The Olympiques won the game 3-2.

Craig is a 17-year-old left winger and a rookie in the QMJHL. 

On the season to date, he has 7 points in 32 games. Gatineau sits in fourth place in the Western Conference, with a record of 14-19-2-1.

In the photo below, Craig is seen with family friend and le Relais teacher Marc Seguin.