It was a great evening at Algonquin College on Sunday night as the Rogers Hometown Hockey tour rolled through Nepean for the 5th stop of the 2018-19 season. Your hometown team, the Nepean Raiders, joined in on the festivities and spoke about the community and all the local support they’ve received.
A few of the players had the privilege of joining Kyle Buttenham on stage during the pre-show entertainment. Beau Binnie, Alex Bourhas and Tyler Orban entertained the crowd with their stories of minor hockey, their family roots and their future hockey aspirations.
Beau Binnie spoke about the hockey upbringing he had while his father was playing professional hockey and following his career founded the Haliburton Hockey Haven Sports Camp. This being Beau’s first year with Nepean he spoke about what it meant to play in an outstanding community like Nepean.
Alex Bourhas entertained the crowd with his stories of Merritt, British Colombia. Alex started his CJHL career with the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL prior to joining the Raiders mid-way through last season. Speaking also about his ambitions on furthering his education and continuing his hockey career south of the border.
Tyler Orban, raised in the Ottawa Valley, spoke highly of the support he has received growing up in the local rinks. Having just committed to the NCAA Division I school Robert Morris University, Tyler was thankful for the support has received from the region and is looking forward to this exciting opportunity.
The Nepean Raiders organization would like to thank all the staff at Rogers Hometown Hockey for organizing an outstanding event. We appreciate the opportunity to join in on such an exciting celebration.
Written by Trevor Douglas Scott