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Bay Roberts cousins make QMJHL’s Voltigeurs

Dawson Mercer (left) and Zachary Bennett
Dawson Mercer (left) and Zachary Bennett

They’re cousins. They’re from Bay Roberts. They were teammates last season and they will be again in 2017-18.

Zachary Bennett and Dawson Mercer have made the 24-man season-opening roster of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Drummondville Voltigeurs.

The two have played with each other throughout their hockey careers, including the 2016-17 season when they were with the Bishop's College School U18 varsity team in Sherbrooke, Que.

Mercer, a centre, was the eighth overall pick in the June’s QMJHL draft, so his making the Voltigeurs wasn’t a surprise. Bennett, however, was considered more of a longshot as he had been Drummondville’s 13th-round pick in June, a year after the 17-year-old defenceman went unselected in the 2016 draft.

The QMJHL regular season begins Sept. 21.

 

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