Renfrew Timberwolves honour two teens killed in crash

The Renfrew Timberwolves will honour two fallen teammates tonight when they return to the ice.

The Timberwolves host Alexandria tonight at the Ma-te-Way Rink in Renfrew. It’s the first game for the Timberwolves since two players were killed in a crash on October 27.

Alex Paquette and Brandon Hanniman died following the single vehicle crash on Calabogie Road. Two teammates were injured in the crash.

Alex Paquette was tragically killed in a single car crash on Calabogie Road near Burnstown on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. He died in hospital the following Monday.

Alex Paquette


18-year-old Brandon Thomas Hanniman of Admaston Bromley Township died in a fatal collision on Calabogie Road near the village of Burnstown in the early hours of Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

Brandon Thomas Hanniman


On Twitter, the Timberwolves said “tomorrow night r Wolves with heavy hearts will play their first game. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support over the past weeks.”

The Timberwolves will raise the jerseys of Paquette and Hanniman to the rafters of the Ma-Te-Way arena in a pre-game ceremony.  The hall of the area will be open for a reception. All proceeds from tonight’s game will go to the family of Ben Scheuneman to help cover expenses incurred while he recovers from his injuries.