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Junior B hockey this weekend

office Dec 12, 2014 - 5:52pm

The Alexandria Glens will host the Gananoque Islanders tonight at 8pm at the Glengarry Sports Palace.  It's minor hockey night, so all minor hockey players wearing their jerseys and accompanied by an adult will get into the game free.

The Char-Lan Rebels play in Westport tonight against the Rideaus. There is no home game this weekend in Williamstown.


UPDATE: Ross Craig is a member of Team Canada East

office Dec 11, 2014 - 6:43pm

Ross CraigWilliamstown's Ross Craig received the good news early Wednesday morning that he had been selected as one of seven defenceman who will wear the Maple Leaf for Team Canada East at the World junior A Challenge hockey tournament in Saskatchewan. He'll hit the ice tomorrow from one exhibition game, and then the tournament begins for real on Sunday.

Preliminary round games for Craig and his team are set for Dec. 14 and 16. The action can be viewed online (link).

To see his name in the full roster, follow this link.

For more, see the Dec. 10 edition of The Glengarry News.


Junior B Glens to mark minor hockey night on Friday

office Dec 11, 2014 - 5:30pm

Junior A Colts getting in the Christmas spirit

office Dec 9, 2014 - 4:58pm

(By David Murphy)     The Cornwall Colts have three games this week, but only two count towards the CCHL standings.

The Colts will look to make it three straight games with at least one point when they host the Gloucester Rangers on Thursday (7:30pm @ Ed Lumley Arena). Cornwall (22-10-2-2) plays in Hawkesbury Friday night. The Colts currently sit 2nd in the CCHL’s Robinson Division (4th Overall) and have the 2nd best record on home ice at 12-3-1-1.

The Colts' third game of the week is in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The 2nd Annual Charity Hockey Game with the Colts and local celebrities is scheduled for Saturday at 4pm at the Benson Centre Pad 1.  Fans are welcome to attend this fun event.  Admission is either a non-perishable food item or a $5 donation, with all money raised and food collected going to St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

Local business and community leaders will skate alongside the Colts. Joining the Colts on the ice for the game will be Marty Benson, Mark Boileau, Pierre Brousseau, Chris Fraser, Ray Jock, MP Guy Lauzon, Scott Lecky, BJ MacDonald, Ian MacInnis, Harold McBride, Tim McCuaig, Pat McLeod, Sean Mecteau, David Murphy,  Shawn Pilon, and Dr. Mike Turcotte. Dan Allaire, MPP Jim McDonell, Tom Everson, and Shawna Mecteau will be the celebrity coaches.


Is pro hockey in Cornwall on thin ice?

office Dec 9, 2014 - 12:49pm

This morning, the LNAH confirmed the league has taken control of the Cornwall River Kings from former owner Brock Frost, the team's third owner in less than two seasons.

Here's the official league statement via Denis Boisvert, LNAH communications officer.

The LNAH held its monthly meeting Monday night with the Board of Governors.

As expected, the River Kings situation occupied a large part of the meeting. The League has officially taken over the concession in Ontario from the hands of Brock Frost.

Several alternatives are possible from the dissolution of the team to the sale to a group or individual, ready to operate. Several groups have submitted a request to the League to keep the concession of the Kings River. After analysis, the Board of Governors of the LNAH retained a request and submitted a conditional offer.

The LNAH is confident to keep the market of Cornwall and the discussions were very positive so far. There are still many checks to be done on this conditional proposition.

All efforts are implemented to ensure that the people of Cornwall and all the fans of the LNAH can still have  a league of eight teams in the coming hours.



Schedule for today's girls high school hockey tournament in Alexandria

office Dec 9, 2014 - 12:41pm

Glengarry vs. Tagwi (8:00 a.m. –9:00 a.m.)
ESCL vs Char-Lan (9:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m.)
Tagwi vs H.T (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
CCVS  vs. Glengarry (11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.)
H.T. vs. ELSC  (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Char-Lan vs. Tagwi (1:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m.)
Glengarry vs H.T. (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
CCVS vs Charlan (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m)


Join Santa curling in Lancaster on Sunday

office Dec 2, 2014 - 4:30pm

Beaver Swamp hockey to return Jan. 17

office Dec 2, 2014 - 3:21pm

Organizers have already been busy getting ready for the 5th annual Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament, expecting it to be the largest one yet.

The 2014 event raised over $1,900, with the recipient being a 9-year-old goaltender.  You can check out a photo on the tournament website at

The 2015 edition of the tournament is set for Saturday, Jan. 17th. Again there wil be two outdoor rinks going, with 16 teams competing, starting early in the morning. Playoffs will take over the ice in the afternoon.

A few spots remain open, so interested teams should register soon on the tournament website.

As always, the location is 19418 County Road 43, at the "swamp," west of Alexandria.

River Kings weekend round-up

office Dec 2, 2014 - 3:14pm

(By Rodney Wilson)     The Riviere-du-Loup 3L came from behind on Saturday night to defeat the River Kings 4-2 in front of 1,563 fans at the Civic Complex.

Chad Lacasse’s goal late in the second period on his brother Loic Lacasse proved to be the winner. Bryce Swan opened the scoring for the 3L at 3:20 of the first with a power-play marker. The 3L started the game with three straight powerplays. The speedy Francois Ouimet got the River Kings on the board early in the second. Ouimet blew by a 3L defenceman and tucked one past Francois Lacerte at 1:10 of the middle frame to level the score. Moments later, Pierre-Luc Faubert’s hard work down low paid off, and rookie Julien Houle took advantage to give the River Kings a 2-1 lead at 3:09. Houle jumped on a loose puck in the slot, spun and fired a shot past Lacerte.

Riviere-du-Loup levelled the score on a Marc-Andre Tourigny marker at 10:13 of the second. Tourigny pounced on a rebound off the post to beat River Kings goaltender Loic Lacasse.
The 3L went ahead 3-2 when Chad Lacasse scored on a wrist shot from the slot for a powerplay goal with 2:14 to play in the second. Marc-Olivier D’Amour scored on a semi-breakaway 1:21 into the third to open up a two-goal lead for Riviere-du-Loup.

Mike Stacey made his 2014-15 debut for Cornwall. The fan favourite dropped the gloves and had a lengthy bout with Cedric Verreault mid-way through the first.

Tourigny (first), Brennan Barker (second), and Simon Danis-Pepin were the announced stars. Riviere-du-Loup outshot Cornwall 32-29.

The River Kings are back in action next Saturday, Dec. 6, when they host the Sorel-Tracy Eperviers.

NOTES: Former River Kings Nicolas Sigouin and Patrick Lapostolle were in the lineup for the 3L … Chris Cloutier was on hand signing autographs for fans before the game and during intermissions … Francis Lessard (upper body injury) wasn’t in the lineup for Cornwall.

FRIDAY: At Jonquiere on Friday night, the Marquis doubled up the River Kings 6-3. Yannick Riendeau had a hat trick and River King killer Francis Charette had four assists for the defending champs. Houle, J.P. Caron and Mathieu had the Cornwall goals. Pete Karvouniaris took the loss in goal for the River Kings, who were outshot 41-23.

Williamstown's Jonathan Jasper plays defence for the River Kings. Thus far, he has suited up in 10 games this season, scoring 1 goal and 3 assists, to go along with 13 penalty minutes.


No statement from GSL this week, AGM set for Sunday

office Dec 2, 2014 - 3:04pm

The Glengarry Soccer League's financial review committed has opted to make no further public statements. The committee last week presented its report to the outgoing GSL board, and will present it again at the league's Annual General Meeting on Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Sandfield Centre, in Alexandria's Island Park. The start time of that meeting is 7pm.

As noted in the Nov. 26 edition of The Glengarry News, all board positions are up for nomination and election. It's also expected that a number of changes will be voted on, including the reinstatement of the treasurer position, which had been eliminated a couple of years ago. The lack of financial oversight has been suggested as partly to blaim for the GSL's current financial deficit.

Cornwall junior A Colts busy week ahead

office Dec 2, 2014 - 2:49pm

(By David Murphy)     The Cornwall Colts will be going door to door in various parts of Cornwall this week to help with the “Stuff the Studio” food drive. Players will be wearing their Colts jerseys while looking for non-perishable food donations, as part of the Corus Feeds Kids program in support of St. Vincent de Paul Society.  All donations will be delivered to the Cornwall Square on Friday for the Stuff the Studio event.

On the ice, the Colts have a busy week with three games in four days, beginning with their home date against the Pembroke Lumber Kings on Thursday at 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex). That game is also Sparky’s Toy Drive Night, where new toys will be accepted by Sparky himself.

The Colts take the road Friday night for their final visit to Carleton Place, before returning home for their first Sunday night game of the season, facing the Ottawa Junior Senators. The Colts will honour Ecole Secondaire La Citadelle during Sunday’s game as part of the High School Challenge.  ESLC is scheduled to bring their band to entertain the fans.

For updates player stats, visit this link.


Schedule for Dec. 2 boys high school hockey in Finch

office Dec 1, 2014 - 3:44pm

The SD&G boys high school hockey league opens on Tuesday, Dec. 2 tournament in Finch.  Here's the schedule:

8:00 – 9:00        Seaway    vs.     Tagwi    
9:00 – 10:00        CCVS        vs.    N. Dundas
10:00 – 11:00        St. Joe’s     vs.     Seaway
11:00 – 12:00        Char-Lan    vs.    Tagwi
12:00 – 1:00        N. Dundas    vs.    St. Joe’s
1:00 – 2:00        CCVS        vs.    Char-Lan     
2:00 – 3:00        St. Joe’s    vs.    Tagwi


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