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  • Carleton Place Canadians continue to bring championship hockey to small Ontario community

    Daniel Nugent-Bowman at Buzzing The Net1 day ago

    Jason Clarke didn’t have to think too hard about putting in an application when the then-Central Junior Hockey League wanted a 12 th team in time for the 2009-10 season.

    Clarke saw first-hand how his Junior B Carleton Place Legion Kings were supported by fans at home and road games and by sponsors.

    Founding the Carleton Place Canadians just made too much sense.

    “We made the jump to (Tier II) Junior A and haven’t looked back since,” said Clarke, the team’s owner, coach and general manager.

    In just seven short years, the Canadians are firmly entrenched in the town of roughly 10,000 people, 50 kilometres west of Ottawa . They’re also firmly established as the best team in the now-Central Canada Hockey League.

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