Sports in the Glens
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Two hockey players from the county are competing with a CCHL all-star team, the Ottawa Capitals, at an international club tournament in Russia.
One of them is Green Valley's David Poirier, who is featured in the video embedded below, while the other is Ben Dirven. Both are defenceman who play their league games with the Cornwall Colts. The Caps went on to win this game 6-3 over a squad from Finland. Poirier notched a goal, and Dirven picked up an assist in the contest. The win improved the squad's record to 1-1, with game three booked for Thursday versus a Chinese club.
In Alexandria last Friday evening, the Glengarry Hearts U13 girls soccer team played to a nil-nil draw with visiting West Ottawa. We will have an update on the team's progress this season in an upcoming edition of The Glengarry News.
The Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame marked its 40th anniversary last week, with five new inductions. We have the details, and photos, in the Aug. 22 issue of The Glengarry News. For more images from the evening festivities, visit this online gallery.
The senior women's team from Dunvegan is the 2018 Glengarry Soccer League champion, and you can read all about the accomplishment in the Aug. 22 edition of The Glengarry News.
A photo gallery from game two of the finals is available online here.
Hockey fans looking to get an early look at the region's top talent might like to check out exhibition action in the junior 'A' and HEO midget 'AAA' leagues.
The Cornwall Colts of the CCHL will hold inter-squad "blue-white" games on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Civic Complex. The club is also booked to play against the Hawkesbury Hawks on Monday, Aug. 27 at 3:30 p.m., in St. Isidore, and then Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m, in Hawkesbury.
The midget-level Colts have an exhibition contest with the Hawks booked for Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m., in Casselman. These games teams are also scheduled to battle on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m., in Hawkesbury.
Sunday evening racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway featured the final stage of the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series, with Martin Pelletier first to the checkered flag, capturing his second win of the series, in front of Johnathon Ferguson and Kurtis Cayer.
In the overall standings, Ferguson's second-place result gave him the trophy, with Brianna Ladouceur second and Pelletier third.
The Race for the Cure fundraiser saw $10,000 collected, boosted by Brianna Ladouceur's donation of $1,000 from her purse. Samantha Marshall and Linda Sauvé each left the Speedway with $5,500 to help in the battle against cancer and for receiving treatments at Cornwall's hospital. A huge thank-you goes out to Steve and Wendy Morris for their involvement in the series and fundraiser.
Race for the Cure Sportsman Series feature race results (100 laps): MARTIN PELLETIER, JOHNATHON FERGUSON, KURTIS CAYER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, FRED GAMACHE, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, MOISE PAGE, RYAN STABLER, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, DEVIN WILLIS, DAN FERGUSON, ZACH ARQUIETT, DAVID ROGERS, ADAM ROZON, THOMAS COOK, GABRIEL CYR, STEVE TURCOTTE, BOB RAY, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BRAD WINTERS, BILLY COOK, PASCAL RACETTE, GENEVA SHEFFIELD, JASON SHIPCLARK, TRISTAN DRAPER, ALEX THERRIEN, JARRETT HERBISON, DEREK CRYDERMAN, SHANE PECORE, MIGUEL PETERSON, MIKE STACEY, ROBERT DELORMIER.
Modified feature race results (30 laps): CAREY TERRANCE, LEE LADOUCEUR, COREY WHEELER, MARIO CLAIR, TYLER GIVOGUE, KYLE DINGWALL, JOEY LADOUCEUR, LANCE WILLIX, BRIAN MCDONALD, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, DANY GAGNE, MARC THERRIEN, CHRIS HERBISON, LOUIE JACKSON, CHRIS RAABE, PASCAL DAIGLE, STEVE MORRIS, KEVIN POITRAS, KEVIN HAMEL.
Pro-Stock feature race results (25 laps): CD BEAUCHAMP, JOCELYN ROY, MARC LALONDE, STEPHANE LEBRUN, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, ROCH AUBIN, STEVE BRADY, RILEY MCMONAGLE, GILLES GODARD, MICHAEL BLAIS, LEE MILLER, DAVE SEGUIN.
Mini-Stock feature race results (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, MIKE GAUCHER, JUSTIN JODOIN, CHRIS JAMES, COREY GATES ,FRANCIS DESJARDINS.
– with files from Martin Bélanger
The 2018 edition of the Alexandria junior 'B' Glens hockey club training camp has been moved to Cornwall, due to equipment problems at the Billy Gebbie Arena that are preventing staff from putting in the ice sheet.
In addition, the junior 'A' Hawks had booked ice time in Alexandria for exhibition action with the Cornwall Colts. This has now been moved to St. Isidore.
North Glengarry deputy mayor Jamie MacDonald tells The News that "When the staff were going through their checklist for start-up, they noticed an issue with the chiller. The contractor could only come today (Aug. 21) to fix it, hence pushing back start-up for a few days."
The ice is now scheduled to be ready for Aug. 29.
For more on the Glens and Char-Lan Rebels hockey camps, please see the Aug. 22 issue of The Glengarry News.
The Glengarry Soccer League's tier 2 men's division championship series is scheduled to kick off on Monday, Aug. 27 on the main field at Char-Lan District High School, where the unbeaten Celtics will tangle with McCrimmon. Start time is set for 8:30 p.m.
Game two will be played a week later on the pitch at Lochiel, and should a third match be needed, it will go back at Char-Lan on Sept. 6.
Semifinal play saw both teams sweep their opponents.
The Celtics got past Glen Nevis 4-3 (Tristian Derouchie, Shawn Montroy, Andre Sauve, and Alex Lillois scoring for the winning side, while Jason Van den Oetelaar with two and Hubert Gauthier had the replies) and 5-2, while McCrimmon beat Greenfield 5-3 and 7-0.
Due to space constraints in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, we were not able to include the full golf report. Here are the low net winners by team from Alexandria's Ladies Friendly League, in Aug. 16 action at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club.
- Flo McGrail, 36, Atlantic; Rhonda Stewart, 37, B & B Food; Judy Wood, 37, BDO Canada; Brenda MacDonald, 35, Alex. Restaurant; Micheline Jeaurond, 34, The News; Ann Ladouceur, 36, Outhouses; Sharon Clayton, 35, Miron; Carol MacMillan, 36, Town Flowers.
On their home pitch at Lochiel, the Laggan senior women's soccer team faces a must-win situation tonight to extend their season, while Dunvegan can clinch the 2018 Glengarry Soccer League championship with a win.
Dunvegan won the series opener Tuesday night, 3-0.
For more on the GSL and other soccer news, check out The Glengarry News.
There will be no action in the GSL senior men's division this week, as the final series is on hold until next week. We have details in The Glengarry News, along with a round-up of the semifinals.
To view a photo gallery of images from Sunday night's match in Greenfield, where McCrimmon was visiting, see this page.
Images from Sunday's Great Raisin River Footrace, in Williamstown, can now be found in our online gallery here.
For the full story, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.