They’re hoping to come back and be allowed to finish the job this time.
The South Grenville Rangers announced this week that assistant captain Jordan Poulin is returning for the National Capital Junior Hockey League’s 2021 regular season, which is scheduled to open in January.
“Poulin has been a huge part of this team since he decided to skip his last year of midget two years ago,” South Grenville captain Brody Ranger stated in a release.
The 19-year-old forward from North Augusta scored eight goals and added 10 assists during the 2019-2020 regular season.
Poulin was credited for being “instrumental” in enabling South Grenville to be named top defensive team in the NCJHL last year.
Ranger indicated that his teammate is successful at shutting down the other team’s top line and leading South Grenville’s penalty kill.
“He is an ideal locker room guy and is a player that everyone including myself looks up to,” the captain added.
Poulin is a full-time student at the University of Ottawa.
Ranger and assistant captain Cameron Dillon will also be back with South Grenville in 2021, the team indicated in November.
The Jr. C league is proposing to launch an 18-game regular season (non-contact play to start) on Jan. 8, followed by playoffs.
The Rangers have won the NCJHL’s West Division title two years in a row and were up 2-0 in their semi-final series in March when the pandemic shut down hockey activities.
The team is currently accepting reservations for a limited number of South Grenville Rangers face masks. They are $10 each; more information is available on the junior hockey club’s Facebook page.