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Braves sending seven members to Eastern Canada Cup

Jonathon Brodie – Recorder & Times

The Brockville Braves are sending seven people to the 2018 Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge, which run Nov. 19-21 in Trenton, Ont.

There will be 240 players on 12 all-star teams represented from particular leagues involved in the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The OJHL will have four teams playing in the tournament, while the CCHL, LHJAAAQ, MHL and NOJHL will each have two squads.

On the CCHL’s Robinson Black roster are Brockville Braves defencemen Simon Mack and Tyler McBay; forwards Philippe Gilmour, captain Fred Allaire, and Eric Faith; goalie Liam Souliere; and bench boss Jesse Winchester, who is acting as an assistant coach on team.

Also on roster is Kemptville 73s forward John Beaton and Ryan Pawlikowski, as well as Smiths Falls Bears forward Theo Todd and Ryan Richardson. Bears winger Mitchell Larabie was added to the CCHL Yzerman White roster.

Kemptville 73s athletic therapist Sarah Nichols was also put on the CCHL Robinson Black staff.

A total of 21 games will be played at the event. Teams will play modified two-period games in a round-robin with quarter-finals, semifinals and a championship game.

The Challenge is meant to give exposure to top prospects in the CJHL with scouts from the NHL, NCAA, CHL, and U Sports attending. The tournament also serves as a player identification event for the coaching staff of the Canada East team that plays in the World Junior A Challenge.

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