Sports in the Glens
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The content below is updated periodically with items that do not make it into the print edition of The Glengarry News or provide additional information to a story we have run in the newspaper.
The county's Spink twins, Tylor and Tyson, will be suiting up tonight with their ECHL Toldedo Walleye teammates for game 7 of their opening playoff round against the Kalamazoo Wings. Game time is 7:30pm, and you can watch online for free. See our previous post here for details on how to access the game online.
The Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament, of which The Glengarry News covers its annual event each February, recently partnered with the local chapter of the JumpStart Foundation to continue the mission of helping local kids in need to play hockey. Check out the details in the page 2 advertisement in this week's edition of The News.
For photos from past tournaments, please see our online galleries here.
To learn more about the Beaver Swamp Hockey, check out their website.
New additions to our online photo galleries include images from a pole vaulting practice session at Char-Lan DHS, as well as three Glengarry Gaels football teams working out to get ready for the season. Visit our galleries here to see these images and more.
A special promotion is offering free online viewing of the ECHL playoff series between the Toledo Walleye and the Kalamazoo Wings, with game three of the best-of-seven series set for tonight.
The Walley, which feature Glengarry county twins Tyson Spink and Tylor Spink, won game one 4-3 and took the second contest 4-1. The latter match ended with some nastiness that has resulted in a Kalamazoo player suspended indefinitely.
Tyson, who wears #12, has three points in two playoff games thus far, while Tylor, #24, has two points.
The ECHL competes for the Kelly Cup, and the playoff series currently underway is division semifinals.
Here's the remaining schedule:
- Tuesday, April 18 @ Kalamazoo at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 19 @ Kalamazoo at 7 p.m.
- Friday, April 21 vs. Kalamazoo at 7:35 p.m.
- Sunday, April 23 @ Kalamazoo at 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 25 vs. Kalamazoo at 7:35 p.m.
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS: Best-of-Seven Series (April 28 to May 10)
CONFERENCE FINALS: Best-of-Seven Series (May 12 to May 24)
KELLY CUP FINALS: Best-of-Seven Series (May 26 to June 7)
How to get free viewing
To watch online visit ECHL.TV, create an account (or log in if you already have one), choose the $39.99 Toledo vs. Kalamazoo package, and on the payment screen enter promo code GOWALLEYE17.
Last week, a team of young hockey player from Sweden visited the area, hosted by the Seaway Valley Rapids minor bantams. We have the story in The Glengarry News this week. You can check out a photo gallery from the game here.
Two boys from the county were selected in the recent U18 Ontario Hockey League draft, and you can read about them in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
In the meantime, here's a teaser. This is a photo of one of the boys as a four-year-old, when he was a member of Alexandria's tykes program (2004-05). Can you guess who this is?
The Char-Lan Skating Club held its annual showcase in Williamstown on March 27, on the theme of Canada 150. We have photos from the event in our galleries here, and a story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
Here's a video of one of the performances.
We have added a second gallery of 2017 Raisin River Canoe Race photos to our website. You can check out these images and others here.