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Photo galleries: new photos of high school girls hockey and men's indoor soccer posted

sean Feb 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

The latest additions to our online galleries include images of senior men's indoor soccer action from Feb. 23 and girls high school hockey from today.

You can check out these and more here

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Tagwi and GDHS girls hockey teams wrapped up their high school season today in Finch. (Sean Bray photo)

Junior B Glens drop road contest, have 2 games remaining at home

sean Feb 24, 2017 - 3:51pm

The Alexandria Glens CCHL2 hockey team lost 6-2 on the road last night to the Ottawa West Golden Knights and will wrap up their 2016-17 season with a pair of home games this weekend.

Tonight, the boys will host the Westport Rideaus, and on Sunday night, it will be the final edition this year of the Battle of Glengarry, as the Char-Lan Rebels will skate into the Glengarry Sports Palace. Both are 8pm starts.

Summerstown Trails remain open for snowshoeing, skiing

sean Feb 23, 2017 - 4:26pm

According to Jean-Pierre Tibi of FOTST, the trails in the Summerstown Forest remain open for snowshoeing and skiing, though the mild weather is taking its toll on the snow.

Today, a group of students from CCVS will be taking advantage of the facilities.

Tibi is optimistic that the base will survive the mild weather and forecast rain, as the trails have been hard-packed by hundreds of school kids in recent weeks. The snow in the forest itself is quickly disappearing.

Last Monday, for Family Day, the Summerstown Forest hosted several hundred visitors, including 278 who took advantage of the free equipment rental. Tibi believes that many of these individuals were first-time visitors.

FOTST has a moonlight outing for members planned for March 10. The evening will wrap up with everyone retiring to Jack's Pub in Williamstown.

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EOSSAA update: GDHS junior boys drop basketball opener

sean Feb 22, 2017 - 4:35pm

Competing this morning at the EOSSAA junior boys 'A' basketball tournament, GDHS dropped its opening game to Perth, 54-40.  

Coach Bruce MacCallum notes that the squad was without two starters who were injured last weekend.

Next game is at 4pm. Unfortunately, due to the earlier loss, prospects of advancing to the final are slim.

Char-Lan and Alexandria to battle in peewee rep B hockey playoffs

sean Feb 22, 2017 - 3:43pm

In UCMHL playoff action, the peewee rep 'B' hockey teams from Char-Lan and Alexandria will collide in the second round, starting Feb. 23 in Williamstown, at 8pm.

On Feb. 25 and Feb. 26 (if needed) the teams will play in Alexandria at 3pm.

Char-Lan swept Cornwall in the previous round, while the Glens had a bye as the second seed in the east division.

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Char-Lan minor hockey celebrates successful evening

sean Feb 22, 2017 - 3:18pm

Last night in Williamstown, the Char-Lan Minor Hockey Association held a special event that included a hockey game between a team of minor hockey coaches and the high school squad.

For the record, the coaches won 5-4.

We will have details in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.

NHL pro Jesse Winchester was also on hand signing autographs.

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(Facebook photo)

Junior B Rebels prevail on minor hockey night

sean Feb 22, 2017 - 2:34pm

The Char-Lan Rebels scored a 6-3 victory last night on home ice, double up on the visiting Winchester Hawks on minor hockey night in Williamstown.

Hunter Duchesne paced the offence with a six-point effort, including one goal. Sam Ferland had two goals and two assists. Other marksmen were Pierre-Luc Sabourin, Tyren Boots, and Derek Lister

The victory was the third in the last four games, as the boys wind down their CCHL2 season. Just two contest remain on the schedule, with Char-Lan back on home ice Saturday night and then playing in Alexandria on Sunday evening. Both are 8pm starts.

Eastern Ontario AAA major bantam Wild set for playoffs this week

sean Feb 21, 2017 - 5:07pm

The Eastern Ontario Wild 'AAA' major bantam hockey team completed the regular season in second place and are scheduled to see playoff action this week, beginning tonight in Rockland, where the boys will take on the Upper Canada Cyclones, at 8pm.

Game two of the series is set for Saturday in Kemptville (8:30pm start), followed by game three in Alexandria on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 1pm. If needed, a fourth contest will be played next Tuesday in Cardinal.

The squad includes a heavy contingent of county players, not the least of which are goaltenders Nicholas Heinzle and Joe Vrbetic.

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Nationals host skate with players event following weekend game; results round-up

sean Feb 21, 2017 - 4:56pm

The Watertown Wolves skated to a 4-2 victory over the Cornwall Nationals on Sunday afternoon at the Civic Complex in front of 680 fans.

It was a rough weekend for the expansion Nationals, who lost all three Federal Hockey League games played.

Former Cornwall forward Jason Dolgy opened the scoring for Watertown at 13:15 of the first period, when he capitalized on a turnover at the Nationals blueline and beat Paul Bourbeau Jr. Watertown captain, and Long Sault native, Brett Liscomb then beat a sprawling Bourbeau Jr. to give the Wolves a 2-0 lead at 3:14 of the first. 

Darick Ste Marie gave Cornwall some life with a blast off the post and in with only 13.2 seconds to play in the opening period. The Nationals levelled the score when Storm Adams banked an intended pass off a Watertown defenceman and past goaltender Danila Alistratov at 16:10 of the second. 

But the Wolves regained their lead when Jesse Facchini, which turned out to be the game-winner, buried a Liscomb pass with 35.7 seconds to play in the middle frame.  Colin Mcintosh iced it with an empty netter with 1:05 to play.    

Watertown outshot Cornwall 38-28. Liscomb (first), Bourbeau Jr. (second), and Adams were the announced stars.

Immediately after the game, fans of all ages took to the ice to skate with their favourite Nationals players.

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(submitted photo)

 

Cornwall is back in action this week, with a home-and-home against the Danbury Titans. On Thursday, Feb. 23, the Nationals visit Danbury (7:15 p.m.), before two teams collide once again on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 3 p.m.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Cornwall fans once again showed their generosity on Sunday by donating a total of 106 jars of peanut butter. The Nationals, who challenged their fans with a goal of 100 jars, will donate the peanut butter to The Agape Centre of Cornwall.

BERLIN 4, CORNWALL 3: At Berlin last Friday night, Dominik Synek’s goal at 9:34 of the third period proved to be the difference as the River Drivers edged the Nationals 4-3. Adams, Brock Bissonnette, and Sylvester Bzdyl had the Cornwall markers. Francis Dupuis took the loss in goal for the Nationals, despite a 32-save performance. 

WATERTOWN 5, CORNWALL 1: In Watertown on Saturday night, Colin Mcintosh had a pair of goals to lead the Wolves to a 5-1 victory over the Nationals. Adams, with his fourth goal in five games for Cornwall, had the lone marker for the Nationals. Bourbeau Jr. was tagged with the loss in the Cornwall crease. 

with files from Rodney Wilson

Junior A Colts remain in second place despite loss to Hawks

sean Feb 21, 2017 - 4:50pm

Hawkesbury beat Cornwall 2-1 in overtime on Monday, at the Ed Lumley Arena. The overtime point pushed the Colts into sole possession of second overall in the CCHL standings, with a record of 36-13-3-3 (78 points).  

The Ottawa Jr Senators are in third place, one point back of the Colts, but with a game in hand.

Justin McRae (with his third of the season) scored the lone Colts' goal.  Hawkesbury outshot Cornwall 36-20, with Liam Lascelle getting the loss despite making 34 saves.

The Colts are 19-1-2 since December 8.

Three Stars were First Star David Jankowski (HAW), Second Star Tanner Spink (COR), and Third Star Brett Everson (HAW).

Looking ahead, the Colts will host the CCHL-leading Carlton Place Canadians on Thursday night. Game time is 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

with files from David Murphy

Five GSL soccer matches on tap for the dome tonight

sean Feb 21, 2017 - 3:40pm

The dome in Alexandria will be abuzz with soccer action tonight, as the Glengarry Soccer League has a slated of five matches booked.

Games in the U15 boys divisions are slated for 5:30pm and 6:30pm, followed by a trio of senior women's contests.

At 7:30pm, it will be Maxville versus Dalhart Farms, followed an hour later by a game for McDonald Electric and Glen Nevis. The final match of the night, starting at 9:30pm, will have Char-Lan playing Alexandria.

In the standings, Dunvegan sits atop the table, followed by Alexandria and Glen Nevis in second-place tie.

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