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GDHS to host UC Cup for junior girls basketball

office Nov 14, 2014 - 1:53pm

The junior girls UC Cup tournament will be hosted by GDHS, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, starting at 8:30am.

Here are the groups of play:

  • Pool A: 1-TISS, 2-Tagwi, 3-Russell
  • Pool B: 1-Perth, 2-Rideau, 3-GDHS

The full schedule:

8:30am     A3 Russell versus A2 Tagwi
10:00am   B3 GDHS vs B2 Rideau
11:30am   A1 TISS vs A3 Russell
1:00pm     B1 Perth vs B3 Rideau
2:30pm     A1 TISS vs A2 Tagwi
4:00pm     B1 Perth vs  B3 GDHS

5:30pm    UC Cup championship match – top team from each pool (30 minute delay can be given if a team from the 4:00pm game makes the final)


Colts charity hockey game planned

office Nov 12, 2014 - 5:07pm

The Cornwall Colts and the Benson Group are once again teaming up to support the St. Vincent De Paul Society with a Charity Hockey Game.   The 2nd Annual event will take place on Saturday, December 13th at 4pm at the Benson Centre (Pad 1).

Local business and community leaders will skate alongside the Colts to raise money and collect non-perishable food items just in time for Christmas distribution through the St. Vincent De Paul Society.  Joining the Colts on the ice for the game will be Marty Benson, 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, and Shawn Pilon.  Radio host Dan Allaire, MPP Jim McDonell, and Shawna Mecteau will be the celebrity coaches.

Admission to the game will be a $5 donation or a non-perishable food item for St. Vincent De Paul Society.  For further information, please contact David Murphy 613-577-4369.


River Kings hockey round-up

sportseditor Nov 7, 2014 - 5:24pm

(By Rodney Wilson)     Stephane Goulet’s third-period marker was the difference as the St-George Cool FM skated to a 3-2 victory over the River Kings on Saturday night at the Civic Complex. With the loss, Cornwall’s LNAH record slipped to 2-8. Michael Tessier opened the scoring for the River Kings early in the contest. Tessier pounced on a Nicolas Corbeil rebound to beat a sprawling Hubert Morin at 2:52 of the first. The Cool FM levelled the score moments later however, when former River King Olivier Proulx slid the perfect cross-crease pass to Jeremy Vigneault-Belanger, who beat Loic Lacasse high glove-side. With 4:54 to play in the first, Pierre-Luc Faubert went in on a semi-breakaway and beat Morin with a slick backhand deke to give the Kings a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes. Maxime Gravel scored the only goal of the second, when he converted on a one-timer to beat Lacasse with 4:24 to play in the middle frame. The Cool FM outshot Cornwall 17-6 in the second. Goulet rounded out the scoring at 5:02 of the third with his fourth goal of the season. Cornwall was outshot 34-22 in front of a crowd of 1,837. Goulet (first), Eric Bertrand (second) and Tessier were the announced stars.

The River Kings are back in action next Friday, when they visit St-Georges. Cornwall’s next home games are Friday, Nov. 14 (vs. St-Georges) and Saturday, Nov. 15 (vs. Trois-Rivieres).

On Friday night at Thetford-Mines, the River Kings came out strong, building a 4-1 lead, but fell 8-5 to the Isothermic. Antony Courcelles, Julien Houle, with his first LNAH goal, Nicolas Corbeil and Francis Lessard scored for Cornwall. Lacasse took the loss in goal. Pierre-Luc Sleigher and Maxime Villemaire led Thetford-Mines with two goals apiece.


All the Kings People

sportseditor Nov 7, 2014 - 5:18pm

All The King’s People, a local charity founded by River Kings owner Brock Frost, recently held its first event. A fundraiser was held for local mother Danielle Ouimet. In total, $608.25 was raised. “Every little bit helps,” said Ouimet, who is battling cervical cancer. “That will help cover gas, parking for appointments and some prescriptions.” The fundraiser included a variety of events throughout Sunday, Sept. 7, including a car wash, BBQ, sale of River Kings merchandise, the Blue & White intrasquad game, and an after-party at Shoeless Joe’s. A percentage of all money raised went to support Ouimet.

“It was great to see the support of the community”, said Frost. “And I personally washed over 20 cars that day in order to raise as much money as possible.”

Shoeless Joe's, which is a major sponsor of the River Kings, jumped at the opportunity to help Ouimet. “When Brock first told us of her story, we didn't hesitate to get on board for such a great cause,” said Gokan Karakus, Shoeless Joe’s owner.


River Kings seek to hire director of hockey operations

sportseditor Nov 7, 2014 - 5:15pm

Cornwall River Kings owner Brock Frost is looking for an individual to assist in the operational structure of the local LNAH team.

“I receive hundreds of complaints each day,” said Frost. “I believe it’s in the best interest of the team that I hire someone to assist me with the day-to-day operations of the hockey club.”
Frost, a full-time local realtor who owns and operates a rental property business, was also recently elected to Cornwall City Council. “If I can delegate the majority of my off-ice responsibilities to the new Director, I will then have more time to focus on bringing a winning team back to Cornwall,” said Frost.

The new position, titled Director of Hockey Operations, will be responsible for a variety of tasks including:

  1. Dealing with the City of Cornwall

  2. Insurance

  3. Sponsorship

  4. Promotions and Advertising
  5. Ticket Sales

  6. Merchandise Sales

  7. Scheduling

  8. Payroll

  9. Community Involvement
  10. Security

  11. Game-day operations

These tasks are currently handled entirely by Frost. The responsibilities of the General and Assistant Manager will remain the same, being primarily handling of the on-ice product, players, travel and league administration.

“Most people have no idea how much work it takes to run this type of organization,” said Frost. “Hopefully, the new Director will help give the fans what they want to see.”

If interested in the position, please send your resume and cover letter to Interviews will take place beginning the week of November 10th.


Tagwi, GDHS to battle for basketball crown

sportseditor Nov 6, 2014 - 12:13pm

The SD&G junior girls A basketball crown will be on the line Friday, when the Tagwi Warriors and GDHS Gaels tip off in the championship match, set for a 1230pm start at Tagwi.

The Warriors defeated Char-Lan 39-25 in their semifinal on Tuesday. Taylor Rodgers led the team in scoring with 12 pts, while Carlie Bender had 11 pts.

In other playoff action earlier this week...

  • GD got post Seaway in the other semifinal, 24-15
  • GD beat La Citadelle 23-16 in quarter-final play
  • Char-Lan topped RO 35-24 in quarter-final play

See the Nov. 12 edition of The Glengarry News for a details on high school round ball playoffs.


Reflecting on Glengarry Gaels junior football season

office Nov 4, 2014 - 4:45pm

The Glengarry Gaels junior football team's season came to an end last week with a loss in the championship game. You can read all about it in the Nov. 5 edition of The Glengarry News.

Several players shared their thoughts, some of which is included in the newspaper story. Here's one reflection from David MacMaster, in his own words:

"I'm extremely proud of the team that we had together the last couple months. We started off the first couple weeks with six experienced players and ended with 24 great athletes that brought us the chance to play in the final, 24 players that are now best friends for the rest of their livese, 24 players that will play football now. And we couldn't have done it without our great coaching staff! Just a bunch of kids and parents from Glengarry that have made a great football team that Glengarry will always remember! And I'm very proud to say I'm a part of it."


SD&G junior girls basketball playoffs tip off tomorrow

office Nov 3, 2014 - 3:33pm

Playoffs for the SD&G high school 'A' junior girls basketball league will open tomorrow, Nov. 4, at Tagwi. Here's the schedule:

11:00  Game 1 - GDHS vs La Citadelle
12:30  Game 2 - Char-Lan vs RO
2:00    Game 3 - Seaway vs winner of Game 1
3:30   Game 4 - Tagwi vs winner of Game 2

The championship match will be played Friday, Nov. 7 on the floor of the highest remaining seed.


Girls basketball team tryouts start tonight in Williamstown

office Nov 3, 2014 - 11:32am

(By Sue DeRochie)     Jim Fourney, respected basketball coach for over 30 years, will be hosting tryouts for a new Glengarry Ice basketball team for ladies ages 13 (grade 9) to 18 (grade 12).  Tryouts begin on Monday evenings, (and started on Nov. 3), at Williamstown’s Char-Lan District High School gymnasium, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  and running for two hours.

“We plan on attending a few tournaments in early spring and hosting a meet also” explained Jim. “We have a lot of great players in our community  and I’ve been toying with the idea of starting up a club. It was time to do so.”

Girls are encouraged to come out and try out. The program is open to anyone living in our area. More details will be provided at the tryouts.
For further information, please contact Jim Fourney at 613-347-9809.


SD&G high school boys volleyball playoffs to be served up Monday, Tuesday

sportseditor Oct 31, 2014 - 4:59pm

The SD&G Athletic Association high school volleyball league regular season wrapped up this week, setting the stage for next week's play tournaments.

The junior 'A' playoffs will be hosted by La Citadelle in Cornwall and feature Tagwi in one quarter-final match versus Seaway, while GDHS is slated to take on North Dundas. Both are set for 10:30 a.m. starts. The winners will advance to the 12:30 p.m. semifinal games versus Holy Trinity (the second seed) and the host team. The championship match will go at 2:30 p.m. All start times are approximate. Matches are best-of-five sets.

On Tuesday (nov. 4) senior 'A playoffs will take play at Holy Trinity. It will be an all-Glengarry quarter-final at 10:30 a.m, with Char-Lan and GDHS tangling. The other quarter will see North Dundas take on Tagwi. HT and La Citadelle will take on the winners in the semis at 12:30, with the title match starting at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Final junior standings

1st La Citadelle 18 points
2nd Holy Trinity 16
3rd North Dundas 13
4th Tagwi 8.5
5th Seaway 7
6th GDHS 6.5 (132 total points to win tie-breaker over Char-Lan)
7th Char-Lan 6.5 (124 total points)
8th Rothwell-Osnabruck 5

Top six teams qualify for playoffs.

Final senior standings

1st Holy Trinity 20 points
2nd La Citadelle 20
3rd Tagwi 19
4th GDHS 16
5th Char-Lan 12
6th North Dundas 10
7th St. Lawrence 9
8th Rothwell-Osnabruck 4
9th Seaway 1

Top six teams qualify for playoffs.


To get the full story on all things Glengarry, each week be sure to check out The Glengarry News, available by subscription online or in traditional print format.