Coming off Friday night losses, the county's two junior 'B' hockey teams will be back on the ice Saturday, January 5.
The Alexandria Glens will skate at the Glengarry Sports Palace, hosting the Renfrew Timberwolves at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, the Char-Lan Rebels will play on the road, at Carleton Place.
As well, on Sunday afternoon, the Glens will play in Perth.
We will have the full weekend round-up in the next edition of The Glengarry News.
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.
The new year starts with a four-game road stretch for the CCHL2 Char-Lan Rebels, beginning Friday night in Embrun.
The slate will conclude Jan. 11, in Alexandria, followed by a home game in Williamstown the next night.
For more on what to expect from the squad in 2019, check out our preview story in the December 26 issue of The Glengarry News.
The Alexandria Glens of the CCHL2 will open the 2019 portion of their schedule at home, on Friday, January 4, hosting the league-leading Ottawa Jr. Canadians. Game time is set for 8 p.m, at the Glengarry Sports Palace.
For a preview on what to expect on the final stretch of regular-season play, be sure to check out the December 26 issue of The Glengarry News.
The Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebels made it an exciting game last Saturday night in Williamstown. Down 4-1 in the third period, the boys scored two in quick succession, as Liam MacDonald was rewarded for his gritty physical effort with a power-play marker, followed moments later by a breakaway goal from Brennan Markell.
That was as close as they could get, though, as the league-leading Ottawa Canadians turned up their defensive pressure to hang on and deal the Rebels a 4-3 loss.
Ryan Reifler also scored for Char-Lan, while Dillon Spinner, Sam Ferland, Justice Brownlee, Zach Auger, and Reifler.
In net, Julien Cholette started, playing 7:18 and allowing three goals on five shots. Grant Craig took over and went the rest of the way, giving up one goal on 20 shots.
Bue sure to check out the Dec. 26 issue of The Glengarry News for a preview of what to expect from the club when play resumes in January.
The Alexandria CCHL2 Glens finished off the 2018 portion of their junior 'B' hockey schedule last Friday night, with a solid victory over the Richmond Royals. The win capped off a successful month, that saw the team garner points in every game, with four victories and one overtime loss.
Nicolas Rousseau backstopped the win, with 41 saves, while Richmond goaltender Eric Tessier was peppered with 52 shots.
Reggy St-Surin scored twice for the Glens, once on a power play and then short-handed. Also striking for goals were Kodiak Whiteduck, Lochlan MacDonald (with the finish as he rushed the net), and Braden Legue (on a blast from the point).
Earning assists in the game were Kole Beaton (2), Samuel Lacroix (2), Nathan Sauve, Mathieu Parent, Joshua Desjardins, and Dylan Stacey.
For images from the game, check out our online gallery here.
The Glens are now enjoying their Christmas break, with their next game scheduled for the new year. For details and an outlook on what to expect in the last third of the season, be sure to check out the Dec. 26 issue of The Glengarry News.
Green Valley native Remi Elie, who is playing this season for the Buffalo Sabres, recently marked his 100th career NHL game. Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2013, he skated in 90 games with the Stars over the last two seasons, before being picked up by the Sabres this year. A nagging knee injury has limited his playing time to 10 games so far in 2018-19.