Sports in the Glens
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The Glengarry Soccer League is slated to resume its indoor season tonight at the dome in Alexandria, and last night's matches were postponed due to threatened freezing drizzle.
Tonight, Jan. 19, will kick off with a U15 boys game at 6:30pm, followed by a trio of senior men's matches, the first of which goes at 7:30pm.
Back-to-back days of bus cancellations forced the postponement of a number of scheduled high school sports events, including a day-long girls hockey tournament in Williamstown.
With a two-week sports hiatus set to start on Monday for exams, any events missed this week will be rescheduled in February.
We will have updates in The Glengarry News when dates are confirmed.
The county's junior 'B' (CCHL2) hockey teams are both slated to play road games tonight, with the Alexandria Glens taking on the Ottawa West Golden Knights at 7:15pm, and the Char-Lan Rebels in Casselman at 7:30pm.
Note, the Glens do not have a home game this weekend.
On Saturday night, another edition of the Battle of Glengarry will take place in Williamstown, with the Glens travelling to take on the Rebels, starting at 8pm.
For all your junior 'B' hockey details, be sure to read The Glengarry News each week.
Third-period goals by Anthony Mezzagno and Brent Clarke were the difference, as the Cornwall Nationals skated to a 4-2 victory over the Watertown Wolves on Monday evening. Maxime Guyon and Sylvester Bzdyl also scored for Cornwall.
Nicolas Deslongchamps earned the victory in goal for the Nationals with a 40-save performance.
– with files from Rodney Wilson
Due to school bus cancellations (for some alleged poor weather or roads somewhere), today's girls high school hockey has been bumped to Wednesday. The slate of games will remain the same.
The expansion Cornwall Nationals dropped a pair of Federal Hockey League road contests over the weekend.
The Berlin River Drivers skated to an 8-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday night. Seven different players had multiple-point nights for the River Drivers. JC Houde, Sylvester Bzdyl, and Anthony Mezzagno scored for the Nationals, who were outshot 49-24.
On Friday night in Watertown, Mark Petaccio had a hat-trick to league the Wolves to a 7-2 victory over the Nationals. Kyle Powell chipped in four assists for Watertown, which outshot Cornwall 44-29. Jason Dolgy and MJ Graham had the Nationals goals.
Cornwall is back in action tonight in Watertown for a rematch with the Wolves. The Nationals are back on home ice Saturday, Jan. 21 when the Watertown Wolves visit the Civic Complex.
Nationals sign locals Rudy and Boots
In roster news, the team signed a pair of players from the area, as general manager Basem Awwad came to terms with Sean Rudy and Ian Boots.
Rudy is a 26-year-old from Long Sault. The 6-foot-2, 190 lb. forward split last season between the ECHL and the SPHL. The speedy forward played NCAA division three hockey at the conclusion of his junior career with the Cornwall Colts and Wellington Dukes.
Boots, another former Cornwall Colt, is a talented 30-year-old forward from Akwesasne. After his junior career, Boots when on to play at Ohio State University and SUNY-Oswego. Boots has since had pro stops in the CHL, SPHL, ECHL and LNAH, where he played one game for the Cornwall River Kings.
“Sean and Ian are happy to once again represent their hometown,” said Awwad.
– with files from Rodney Wilson
The Char-Lan Rec. Centre in Williamstown will be abuzz on Tuesday, with a day of high school girls hockey, beginning at 8am.
Here's the schedule of matches:
- 8am: North Dundas vs Tagwi
- 9am: Holy Trinity vs Glengarry
- 10am: Tagwi vs Seaway
- 11am: Holy Trinity vs North Dundas
- noon: Seaway vs Char-Lan
- 1pm: Glengarry vs Tagwi
- 2pm: Holy Trinity vs Char-Lan
Photos from Saturday U18 hockey game between the Cornwall Colts and Hawkesbury Hawks have been posted to our online galleries here.
The Jan. 18 edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about this matchup and how the teams are doing this season. Both squads draw players from the county.
The annual Finch Youth Broomball tournament opens tonight, Jan. 13, at 6pm, with a pair of peewee games, followed by two bantam-midget contests. Round-robin action continues throughout the day on Saturday, from 8:30am to 7:45pm.
Playoffs for all divisions take place Sunday as follows:
9am: peewee C final 9:45am: bantam/midget C final 10:30am: peewee B final 11:15am: bantam/midget B final noon: peewee A final 12:45pm: bantam/midget A final
In all, there are 19 teams scheduled to participate, with players ranging in age from 3 through 15. Admission of $2 is charged for adults and children over 12.
The Eastern Ontario Thunder competitive girls team will be serving brunch from 8am to 1pm. On display in the foyer of the Finch arena foyer will be a number of articles from local players and teams that have represented both the region and the nation in world competitions.
Following each match on the ice, a hustler of the game award will be presented.
We have posted a new photo gallery of images shot at Tuesday's boys high school basketball game in Williamstown, where the Crusaders took on the Gaels. You can check out all the photos here.
Alexandria's junior 'B' hockey team will be back in action tonight, Friday, Jan. 13, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, with the Ottawa Canadians providing the opposition. Click here for the pre-game notes, and for more details on the team, please see this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The Cornwall Nationals of the Federal Hockey League have added some grit and muscle to their blueline, as general manager Basem Awwad has come to terms with the rugged Chris Cloutier.
“Chris will certainly bring the excitement and grit that we need,” says Awwad.
Cloutier was a fan favourite during his time with the LNAH’s Cornwall River Kings from 2013-15. In 350 career games in the LNAH, Cloutier amassed 2,528 penalty minutes. He appeared in 50 games for the River Kings, picking up 355 penalty minutes.
“We all know how much Chris loves to be out there in the community promoting the team and meeting the fans,” notes team president Rodney Rivette. “Chris fits right in to the new direction of the team, on and off the ice.”
The 33-year-old defenceman is expected to be in the lineup this weekend.
Cornwall visits Watertown tonight in a rescheduled game by the league. The Nationals are in Berlin Saturday night and back in Watertown on Monday evening. The team will be back on home ice Saturday, Jan. 21, when the Watertown Wolves visit the Civic Complex. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students, and $5 for children under the age of 12.
– with files from Rodney Wilson