WINCHESTER – Junior hockey teams in and around North Dundas will be dusting off their skates as their schedules resume Fri., Jan.5.
After a tough start to the season leading up to the holidays, the Winchester Hawks (9-23-1) will look to finish the season on a higher note.
The Hawks currently sit in last in the Martin Division. but have had some bright spots in their season.
Assistant captains Kyle Kuehni and Hunter Randell are both hovering around a point per game average and rookie goalie Darien Johnson has five wins in his first seven games with the Hawks.
The Hawks are back in action on Sun., Jan. 7 in Arnprior to face the Packers.
North Dundas Rockets
Currently having their best season in franchise history, the Rockets (14-6-0) sit in third place in the National Capital Junior Hockey League (NCJHL).
Bryden van Kessel, the captain of the Rockets, currently sits in first place in the NCJHL scoring race with 16 goals and 31 assists.
Rockets’ forward Landon Veenstra also sits in the top 10 in league scoring with 15 goals and 17 assists.
Goaltender Jason Buma has been key in many victories for the team, providing many timely stops.
The Rockets travel to Blackburn to play the Inferno on Fri., Jan. 5 and host the Bytown Royals on Sat., Jan. 6 in Chesterville. Game time is 7:30 pm.
Sitting at the bottom of the Robinson Division of the CCHL Tier 1, the 73’s (10-31-0-1) hope 2018 treats them better than 2017 did.
A bright spot for the team is Eric Conley, who currently ranks third in rookie scoring for the league with nine goals and 10 assists.
Kemptville is back in action Jan. 5 in Smiths Falls. The 73’s are back at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Wed., Jan. 10 for a date with the Pembroke Lumber Kings.