Sports in the Glens
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A team of OPP officers is scheduled to play the Char-Lan DHS boys hockey team in an exhibition game Monday afternoon in Williamstown, raising funds in support of the Julie MacLachlan Foundation.
Students from the high school will be filling the stands.
Opening puck drop is slated for 2:15 p.m. More information is available on the event Facebook page here.
The county hosts a pair of CCHL2 hockey games tonight. In Williamstown, the Rebels will entertain the Perth Blue Wings, while up north in Alexandria, the Glens are booked to tangle with the Embrun Panthers. Both are 8 p.m. starts.
For the full story on junior B hockey, be sure to check out The Glengarry News.
JD Pogue’s shorthanded goal early the third period was the difference as the Colts edged the Pembroke Lumber Kings 3-2 at the Ed Lumley Arena. The victory extends the Colts' winning streak to five games and improves their record to 18-13-4-1 (41 points).
The short-handed marker was Pogue’s second goal of the game (eighth of the season). David Poirier (7) also scored.
Pembroke outshot the Colts 38-28, with Liam Lascelle making 36 saves for the win.
The Hardest Working Colts Player was David Poirier. Three Stars were first JD Pogue (COR), second Konnor MacCormick (COR), and third Matthew Barnaby (PEM).
Looking ahead, the Colts are booked to play the Hawkesbury Hawkesbury Hawks on Friday, December 15, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, in Alexandria. Game time is 8 p.m.
Next Cornwall home game is slated for Thursday, December 21, when the Hawks will return the visit. Santa Claus will also be on hand that evening. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
– with files from David Murphy
Postponed from Tuesday due to weather, the first high school girls hockey tournament of the season goes today in Chesterville.
The new schedule is as follows:
8:00 - 9:00 North Dundas vs. Seaway
9:00 - 10:00 La Citadelle vs. Tagwi
10:00 - 11:00 North Dundas vs. Char-Lan
11:00 - 12:00 La Citadelle vs. Holy Trinity
12:00 - 1:00 St. Joe's vs. Tagwi
1:00 - 2:00 Holy Trinity vs. Seaway
The previously scheduled game between St. Joe's and Char-Lan will be played on Jan. 11 in Cornwall.
The arena in Chesterville today hosts the season-opening tournament in the SDGAA high school boys hockey league.
The Char-Lan Crusaders are booked to play the Holy Trinity Falcons at 9 a.m. and the Seaway Spartans at noon. The Falcons will also see action versus the North Dundas Devils at 11 a.m. and the St. Joseph's Panthers at 1 p.m.
The Glengarry News will have the story next week.
The dome in Alexandria hosts senior men's soccer each Thursday night, and we have a story about where teams currently stand. Look for it in The Glengarry News.
A photo gallery from a match last week can be viewed here.
Last Friday, The Glengarry News proudly held its annual bonspiel for area high school students, and we have the story in the newspaper this week. For a photo gallery, please follow this link.
With today's snowy weather and school bus cancellations, the scheduled SDGAA high school girls hockey tournament has been postponed to Thursday. Games will run as planned, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Chesterville arena, though it's possible Char-Lan will have to defer its games to another day, due to a conflict with volleyball.
The first boys hockey tournament of the season is scheduled for tomorrow in Chesterville.
On Monday, GDHS hosted Tagwi in junior boys basketball action. We have a photo gallery available here. The story is in The News this week.
A photo gallery from the Friday, Dec. 8 CCHL2 hockey game at the Glengarry Sports Palace between the Alexandria Glens and Casselman Vikings can be viewed online here.
For the story on the Glens, please pick up a copy of this week's The Glengarry News.
The Cornwall Colts junior 'A' hockey team joined several community partners to help raise $4,500 for St. Vincent De Paul Cornwall. The money was raised through the 4th Annual Colts Charity Hockey Game held last Sunday afternoon.
The Benson Group, Scotiabank, and Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall headline the list of supporters for the event. Each local celebrity paid $100 for St. Vincent De Paul to participate.
Team MacInnis has bragging rights over Team McBride this year, thanks to a 10-8 victory.
"The players have a lot of fun getting to know some of our community partners," said Coach Ian MacInnis. "The local celebrities get to see just how good some our players are. It’s a lot of fun for everyone involved."
– files from David Murphy
The Nationals went toe-to-toe with the defending champion Danville Dashers last weekend at the Civic Complex, scoring a weekend sweep.
Maxime Guyon scored the game-winning goal late in the third period, and captain Ahmed Mahfouz found the back of the net twice to lead Cornwall to a 6-5 victory over the Dashers on Sunday afternoon, in front of 618 fans.
With back-to-back victories over the Dashers, the Nationals improved to 7-2-0-2 and sit first overall in the Federal Hockey League.
Danville opened the scoring 1:44 into the contest on a trickler that ricocheted past Sebastien Dube-Rochon. The goal was eventually credited to Jimmy Soper.
The Teddy Bear toss goal was scored by Justin Portillo, who took a pass from Brandon Vuic and wired a perfectly placed wrist shot past Danville’s Aaron Taylor. More than 200 teddy bears were tossed onto the ice, to be collected for charity.
Moments later, at 11:04 of the first, Nationals Mahfouz teed up a slap shot that chased Taylor from the game in favour of Gregory Hussey. Just 54 seconds later, Daniel Martin welcomed Hussey into the contest with a wrist shot above his trapper to give Cornwall a 3-1 lead. The Dashers responded, however, on a Sean Reynolds marker with 6:32 to play in the opening period.
Mahfouz gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead with 4:39 to play in the middle frame, with his second of the afternoon. Mahfouz took a pass from Eric Witzel and tucked a nifty backhander past Hussey.
Ben Boukal riffled a shot from the point past Dube-Rochon 59 seconds into the third for a power-play marker that brought the Dashers to within a goal. The Nationals restored their two-goal lead when Portillo sprung loose the hulking Antoine Guimond, who beat Hussey at the 6:17 mark. Then, Danville’s Seth Ronsberg beat a sprawling Dube-Rochon with 7:28 to play, before Soper tapped in his second of the contest exactly one minute later to level the score at 5-5.
Cue sniper Guyon.
With the Nationals on the powerplay, Guyon picked up the loose puck in the slot and fired a wrist shot right under the crossbar to give the Nationals the lead for good with 3:33 to play.
Cornwall outshot Danville 37-32. Cornwall defenceman Cam Bakker, with three assists (first), Portillo (second), and Guyon were the announced stars.
– files from Rodney Wilson