CHESTERVILLE—The North Dundas Rockets welcomes the Club des Patineurs (CP) of Meryn to the Chesterville Arena on Fri., Dec. 29, as part of a goodwill tour for the Swiss-based team. Meryn is located a few kilometres northwest of the Capital of Switzerland, Geneva, and sits close to the border of France.
The CP of Meryn play in the Regio League Junior Top and is regulated by Swiss Ice Hockey. The CP of Meryn sit in a first-place tie with HC Sierre / Team VS with 10 wins, one shootout win, one loss in a shootout and two losses in overtime.
They have scored 79 goals for and have allowed 41 against. Since the team’s inception they have always had a French-Canadian coach and the current one is a mutual friend of the general manager of the Gatineau Hull-Volant, Richard Gravel, and between them set up the two-game visit to the NCJHL.
The CP of Meryn will play against the Volant the night before they travel to Chesterville to take on the Rockets. The Volant sit in second place, four points behind the Papineau Vikings and four points ahead of the Rockets. This will be the first of its kind for the NCJHL and should make for some fun hockey.