Chesterville Legion president Steve Grubb prepares to drop the puck between Rockets’ Alex Gudbranson (left) and Cornwall Prowler captain Jonathan Desbiens during the Sat., Nov. 4 North Dundas Rockets’ hockey game. See page 3 for the full story. Tinkess Photo
NORTH DUNDAS – With Remembrance Day fast approaching, the North Dundas Rockets thought they would take the opportunity to show some respect and remember those who serve in Canada’s armed forces.
“Saturday the Rockets play at home,” said Murray Link, the Rockets’ communications director. “The game is to honour veterans and those who have served in the military. Veterans and military personnel get in free of charge. We also have the president of the Chesterville Legion, Steve Grubb dropping a ceremonial puck. Steve served in the military for 40 years. Joining him will be Senior Rocket #42 Alex Gudbranson, and Jonathan Desbiens, the captain of the Cornwall Prowlers. Gudbranson is a Private who is currently serving at CFB Kingston.”
If you were a Rockets fan, you certainly got what you came for as the Rockets skated to a 7-0 rout of the visiting Prowlers. Matt Jenkins picked up the shutout along with first star honours while Michael Mcnamee with two goals picked up the second star and Ryan Lough, with a goal and an assist was the third star.
The Rockets currently sit first overall in the Eastern Ontario Super Hockey League with a perfect 7-0 record. Their next game will be on Sat., Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m. against the visiting South Grenville Rangers.
Terry Tinkess is a professional photographer, educator and journalist. He has been making a living with a camera and keyboard since 1999 and has been featured in such publications as The Ottawa Citizen, Cornwall Standard Freeholder, The Globe and Mail, The Miami Herald, Ottawa Construction News, The Ontario Construction Report, Ontario Home Builder Magazine, Reed Construction Data, Canadian Potato Business and most recently, The Record and Eastern Ontario AgriNews. Terry lives in Ingleside, Ontario with his wife Brenda, Mia the anxious Pittie and cats Wally and Chubbers.