Sports in the Glens
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We are following the girls hockey team from Char-Lan DHS at OFSAA in Kenora, and Holy Trinity's boys basketball team at OFSAA in Chatham.
Here are today's updates on opening-day victories for both squads:
Be sure to check here or glengarry247.com regularly for further updates.
The Cornwall Colts playoff dates for their first round CCHL playoff series with the Hawkesbury Hawks have been set. The first round match up will be a 2-2-1-1-1 best of seven series with the first two games being played in Cornwall.
Game One: Thursday, March 12th – 7:30pm @ Ed Lumley Arena
Game Two: Saturday, March 14th – 7pm @ Ed Lumley Arena
Game Three: Sunday, March 15th – 7:30pm in Hawkesbury
Game Four: Tuesday, March 17th – 7:30pm in Hawkesbury
Game Five (if necessary): Thursday, March 19th – 7:30pm @ Ed Lumley Arena
Game Six (if necessary): Friday, March 20th – 7:30pm in Hawkesbury
Game Seven (if necessary): Sunday, March 22nd – 3pm @ Ed Lumley Arena
Playoff tickets are available at the Colts office (downstairs at the Civic Complex) during regular business hours.
The Colts wrap up the regular season with a home game against the Cumberland Grads tonight (March 5) at 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).
The March 4 edition of The Glengarry News features a story and photo of the EOSSAA-championship Char-Lan DHS girls hockey team.
The final game saw the Crusaders beat Embrun 3-2. Scoring details are as follows:
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(By Rodney Wilson) The River Kings ended their 10-game losing streak in dramatic fashion last Saturday night. Cornwall erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to defeat Laval 4-3 in front of 1,339 fans at the Civic Complex.
Andre Sandrzyk scored twice, including the winner in the third, giving head coach Bob Desjardins his first victory behind the Cornwall bench. On a night when former River King Chris Cloutier made his return to town, it was goaltender Pete Karvouniaris who stole the show. In a wild third period, Karvouniaris dropped the trapper/blocker with counterpart Stephane Cesar at centre ice.
Cornwall opened the scoring 24 seconds in when Sandrzyk blasted a one-timer past Cesar. Laval got the equalizer with a shorthanded marker at 11:23 of the first, when Juraj Kolnik beat Karvouniaris with a nifty deke on a breakaway. The Predateurs took the lead on a beautiful tic-tac-toe play finished off by David Masse at 9:03 of the second. Mathieu Brunelle also capitalized on a pretty passing play with 4:12 to go in the middle frame to open up a two-goal lead for Laval.
Cue the comeback. Stay-at-home defenceman Brennan Barker jumped into the play and beat Cesar with a wrist shot from the high slot 1:56 into the third to give the River Kings some life. Moments later, at 2:57, J.P. Caron one-timed a perfect pass from Antony Courcelles past Cesar to level the score.
Then, things got interesting. With a melee in front of the Laval bench, Karvouniaris and Cesar met at centre ice for an entertaining scrap. The River Kings goaltender pinned the Laval netminder, much to the delight of Cornwall fans. That set the table for the game winning goal. Sandrzyk, in front of Cesar, was credited with the winner at 6:15 of the third to complete the comeback.
Karvouniaris (first), Barker (second) and Sandrzyk were the announced stars. Cornwall outshot Laval 41-29, including 19-5 in the third.
FISTICUFFS: The goaltending battle wasn’t the only entertainment on this night. Curtis Tidball dropped Laval’s Sebastien Laferriere late in the first period before Manuel Frechette took on heavyweight David Starenky in a lengthy bout.
ROAD LOSS: On Friday night at Laval, former River King J.F. Laplante had four points to lead the Predateurs to an 8-5 victory over the River Kings. Cloutier scored a powerplay goal with three seconds remaining in the contest for Laval. Courcelles had two goals and an assist for Cornwall, while Michael Tessier has a goal and three assists. Sandrzyk and rookie Michael Stinziani scored his first as a River King.
AHEAD: The regular season wraps up on Saturday, March 7 when Cornwall hosts Trois-Rivieres at the Civic Complex. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
PLAYOFFS: On Friday night, the Sorel Eperviers clinched first place in the LNAH. The River Kings will face the Eperviers in the first-round of the playoffs. The series is expected to begin Friday, March 13 in Sorel.
(By David Murphy) The Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Championship committee is pleased to announce the first ever Cornwall Colts Alumni versus Cornwall Royals Alumni game will be played on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm at the the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).
The game will mark the beginning of six days of Fred Page Cup activities, including the tournament to decide who will represent Eastern Canada at the 2015 national junior 'A' championship in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
“We’ve already received some interest from past players, from both the Colts and the Royals,” said FPC Chairman Rod McLeod. “Both hockey clubs have a rich history and have meant a lot to Cornwall and area residents for generations.”
If you’re a former Colts or Royals player, coach, or trainer and are interested in playing or participating, please contact David Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Teams will be formed on a first-come, first-registered basis.