Alexandria junior B Glens drop puck on training camp tomorrow; roster announcements
Camp runs September 2 through 4 in Maxville
Junior ‘B’ hockey is returning to the country, as the Alexandria Glens get set to open their 2022 training camp at the Maxville arena on September 2.
The team’s training camp is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday evening, running until 7. The Glens will have the same ice time on Saturday. On Sunday, the camp will run from noon to 2 p.m.
Prospective and returning players can access the registration form along with more information here.
Last season, the Alexandria Glens finished two points out of a playoff position, posting a record of 14 wins, 26 losses, 1 overtime loss, and 1 shootout loss. The team scored 128 goals through 42 games, while allowing 197.
Roster and management notes
Emile Lajoie will serve as a special advisor to general manager Christian Lajoie for the 2022-23 EOJHL Season. He’s been involved with hockey for more than 25 years at various levels, including work as a general manager in junior ‘C.’
The Glens’ announcement adds, “We look forward to adding Emile and his vast amount of knowledge, expertise, and experience to our team.”
Robin Gignac has been named assistant general manager for the season ahead. His background includes time working as a scout as well as serving as head coach of men’s and women’s collegiate teams. In addition to his role with the Glens, Gignac is also managing Ottawa’s senior hockey league of 200+ teams.
The Glens are looking forward to his “fresh ideas and insight” in team management and for the players.
In player news, Alexandria in early August signed 2005-born defenceman Ben Caron from the U18 Hawkesbury Hawks. He saw action in 28 games, recording 4 points and 8 penalty minutes.
Also last month, the Glens announced the trade of defenceman Nicolas Ouellette and a player development fee to the EOJHL defending champion Casselman Vikings in exchange for forwards Simon Bautista (2005) and Yanik Major (2002).
Ouellette, a 20-year-old from Rockland, rode the pandemic wave with the Glens as a member of the club for the last three seasons. In all, he suited up for 82 games with the Alexandria team.
He now joins long-time volunteer and former Glens president Derick Viau in Casselman.
Alexandria has also acquired 18-year-old forward Logan Hehn from the Char-Lan Rebels in exchange for the rights to 19-year-old goaltender Tanner Gillies.
On August 16, the Glens signed defenceman Evan Cuddihy, who hails from Montreal. The 17-year-old last season played for the NPU Rebels U18 team, seeing action in 11 games and scoring 3 points.
Alexandria also recently inked 2002-born forward Michael Silvaggio.
In other trade news, the Glens sent goaltender Matthew Catton to the Richmond Royals in exchange for a PDF.
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Stay tuned for more player news, as well as details on exhibition games and the regular-season schedule.