Check out this item about a regular visitor to the Raisin River Footrace, Ed Whitlock, who holds numerous world records and is a veteran marathon runner. The story appears on the Sportsnet website at http://ow.ly/DfkDI
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Check out the CARHA hockey newsletter this month for stories about a hockey cookbook, defensive coverage, and the 2015 winter world masters games coming to Quebec City. You can read the newsletter online here.
After playing four regular season games, the Seaway Valley Rapids minor atom A hockey team remains undefeated, with three wins and one tie.
Following the squad's trip to a tournament in Jay Peak, Vermont the Rapids resumed league play against the Ottawa Sting. Seaway got off to a quick start when Carey Terrance, Jr. scored in the first two minutes of play on an assist from Antoine Lafrance. The Rapids struck again when James Sullivan got one past the goalie, set up by Ethan Montroy and Carson Martin. It was quickly followed by a Jonah Ashby blast from the point, and at the end of the first period, the Rapids were up by 3. Seaway was again productive in the second stanza when the team scored for a combined 4 points. Monroy, Terrance, and Rylan Adams, each netted one unassisted, and Marco McCarthy scored on a play set up by Tommy Shoniker. During the last period, Braxton D’Alessio got the team’s final goal off a pass from Terrance. Tristan Shoniker was in net to earn his first shutout of the regular season. The final score was 8-0.
The Oct. 22 edition of The Glengarry News includes an item on the peewee Glens rep B hockey team's recent play. Here's some earlier news from the squad, provided by Brian Caddell, that we weren't able to get into the newspaper.
The Caisse Populaire Peewee Glens kicked off their season with a win and a loss. On Oct. 12, they were on the short end of a 4-2 score in South Dundas, but they came back with a 7-1 win over South Stormont the next day. John Caddell and Max Pilon had single goals in the loss. Both scored again in the win, with Pilon adding an assist. Nathaniel Theoret scored two in the victory and had a helper. Also hitting the target were Joe Robertson, Zach Deschamps, and Jeffrey Willard, who also chipped in with three assists. Alexandre Duval narrowly missed the shutout on Sunday.
(By Rodney Wilson) The Cornwall River Kings snapped a four-game losing streak with a convincing 9-3 victory over the St-Georges Cool FM on Saturday night.
Francis Lessard, the game’s first star, and rookie forward Antony Courcelles led the Cornwall attack with two goals and an assist apiece. The River Kings exploded for nine goals – including three on the powerplay – in the final 40 minutes of play. Julien Corriveau (3 assists) and defenceman Mathieu Lecuc (1 goal, 2 assists) also had three-point nights for the River Kings, who improved to 2-4-0. Newly re-acquired veteran forward Dominic Chiasson scored in his return to the Cornwall lineup. J.P. Caron, Nicolas Corbeil, and Sasha Pokulok also found the back of the net.
Derek Famulare also made his River Kings debut this weekend. The 6’3”, 200 lb. forward from Montreal played overseas in Finland last year. The 24-year-old chipped in an assist on Saturday. Loic Lacasse was victorious in goal with a 40-save performance.
On Friday night at Thetford-Mines, Pierre-Luc Sleigher scored an empty-net goal with 33 seconds to play as the Isothermic edged Cornwall 3-1.
Simon Gamache and Keven Veilleux had first-period markers for Thetford-Mines. Corbeil’s goal with 5:47 to play had given the Kings hope. Lacasse was once again outstanding in the crease, turning aside 38-of-40 shots.
The River Kings will be back in action on Friday, Oct. 24 as they visit the Sorel-Tracy Eperviers (8 p.m.). The following night, Saturday, Oct. 25, Cornwall will host the Jonquiere Marquis at the Civic Complex. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Alexandria Glens junior B hockey club invites fans to support the team's breast cancer awareness and fundraising initiative at the Friday, Oct. 24 game. Players will be emblazoned with pink tape, and word has it that if significant funds are raised, team trainer Derick Viau will dye his hair pink too.
In senior division high school football, Holy Trinity will host Gananoque today, as the Falcons look to solidify their tier I playoff position. The GDHS/VCI Gaels will be on the road today in Brockville to play St. Mary. The Gaels are playing out the string, as hopes of a playoff game were dashed last week when the boys lost their fourth in a row, after opening the season with a win.
Glengarry's own Kurt MacSweyn is a member of the Alexandria Glens junior B coaching staff this season, and he is being featured on the league's website. You can check out the story here.