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(By David Murphy) The Cornwall Colts are down to their final three regular-season home games, as they look to secure home-ice advantage for the first round of the CCHL playoffs.
On Thursday, the Colts host the Hawkesbury Hawks to kick off a home-and-home series (7:30pm) at the Ed Lumley Arena. The Colts enter the game in fourth overall with a record of 34-18-4-2 for 74 points, while the Hawks are fifth overall with a record of 33-22-2-0 for 68 points.
The two teams meet again Friday night in Hawkesbury (7:30pm).
Please note the game time on Sunday, March 1st vs. Kemptville has been moved to 3pm. That game will be highlighted by the South Stormont Minor Hockey players and coaches as special guests of the Colts special guests.
The Colts wrap up their regular season with a home game on Thursday, March 5th vs. Cumberland Grads.
At last week's SD&G high school curling championships, the Gaels girls team nabbed the title to qualify for EOSSAA. We have a team photo and details in the Feb. 25 edition of The Glengarry News. The GDHS mixed and boys rinks also did quite well, garnering silver and bronze respectively. As a result, the school was the overall champion on points.
From left are Tessa Pidgeon, Nick Leroux, Kayla McGovern, Craig Van Loon
From left are Sheldon Horton, Cullen MacNaughton, Rylan MacLeod, Matthew Houlzet.
The SD&G Athletic Association junior girls high school volleyball tournament was held last week at Char-Lan DHS in Williamstown, with the host Crusaders winning the championship. Check out the Feb. 25 edition of The Glengarry News for a team photo.
In this photo, Cara MacDonald sets up a shot at the net.
Results from Feb. 10 tournament to close out regular season:
La Citadelle 2 vs St. Joseph's 2
Char-Lan 4 (Ryan Vipond 2, Eric Lamarche, Gill McDonell) vs North Dundas 3
Holy Trinity 4 vs La Citadelle 4
Char-Lan 5 (Tyler Akins, Ethan Mulhearn, Isaac Fraser, Sam McDougall, Mikey Small) vs Seaway 3
Holy Trinity 2 vs North Dundas 2
La Citadelle 3 vs Seaway 2
St. Joseph's 5 vs Holy Trinity 2
Tagwi didn't play in this tournament.
Top goal scorer on the day for Holy Trinity was Tyler Willard.
Playoffs are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, starting at 9:30am. Char-Lan is the lone team with a county connection to qualify. The Crusaders will play against La Citadelle in the second semifinal, at 11am.
(By Richard Charest) The regular season on the National Capital Junior Hockey League ended Sunday, Feb. 15, with a game in St-Isidore, and now it's on to the playoffs.
The Embrun Panthers ended the season as the Regular Season Champions.
Teams qualifying for the quarter-finals will compete as follows in best-of-seven series:
Embrun Panthers (1st) / La Peche Predators (8th)
Papineauville Vikings (2nd) / North Dundas Rockets (7th)
Vankleek Hill Cougars (3rd) / Cumberland Bandits (6th)
Gatineau Olympiques (4th) / St Isidore Eagles (5th)
The playoffs begin tonight with a quarter-final opener in Papineauville at 8pm.
Tomorrow, Feb. 18, the Vankleek Hill Cougars host game one of their series
For information on other scheduled games consult www.ncjhl.com
The SD&G girls high school hockey playoff tournament will be held at Cornwall's multi-sport complex on Feb. 18, starting at 10:15 a.m. Char-Lan finished atop the standings with a perfect record (8-0), with St. Joseph's second (14 points). Other playoff qualifiers are Holy Trinity (10), La Citadelle (10), Seaway (8), and North Dundas (6).
Quarter-finals (A) HT vs. Seaway 10:15 am
(B) ESCL vs. NDDHS 11:15 am
*** Team 1 & 2 earned a bye in the first round
Semifinals - (C) Winner of A vs. Charlan 12:15 pm
(D) Winner of B vs St. Joes 1:15 pm
Championship game (C vs D) 3:15 pm
Thursday, Feb. 19 at Char-Lan: junior 'A' playoffs
9AM: QUARTERFINAL 1 HT (3) VS SEAWAY (6)
9AM: QUARTERFINAL 2 ESLC (4) VS NDDHS (5)
10:30AM: SEMI-FINAL 1 CLDHS (1) VS LOWEST RANKED WINNER OF QUARTER FINAL
10:30AM: SEMI-FINAL 2 GDHS (2) VS HIGHEST RANKED WINNER OF QUARTER FINAL
12:30PM FINAL WINNER OF SEMI FINAL 1 VS WINNER OF SEMI 2
Monday, Feb. 23 at Holy Trinity: senior 'A' playoffs
9AM: QUARTERFINAL 1 ESLC (3) VS RO (6)
9AM: QUARTERFINAL 2 TAGWI (4) VS GDHS (5)
10:30AM: SEMI-FINAL 1 HT (1) VS LOWEST RANKED WINNER OF QUARTER FINAL
10:30AM: SEMI-FINAL 2 SDHS (2) VS HIGHEST RANKED WINNER OF QUARTER FINAL
12:30PM FINAL WINNER OF SEMI FINAL 1 VS WINNER OF SEMI 2
- Matches are best three of five sets to 25 points, with sets capped at 27 points. The fifth set is played to 15 points, with no cap.
- Junior standings: Char-Lan (20 points), GDHS (17), Holy Trinity (15), La Citadelle (13), North Dundas (13), Seaway (9)
- Senior standings: Holy Trinity (18 points), Seaway (17), La Citadelle (15), Tagwi (12), GDHS (11), RO (9)
SDGAA senior boys 'A' basketball playoffs open Feb. 18. Here are the final regular-season standings:
1st: HT (8 - 0)
2nd: SLSS (6 - 2)
3rd: GD (6 - 2)
4th: ESLC (5 - 3)
5th: ND (3 - 5)
6th: Tagwi (2 - 6)
* SLSS is second, and GD is third. SL won the head-to-head against GD for the tie-breaker. Tagwi was tied with Seaway at 2-6, but got the final playoff spot on head-to-head.
Quarter-finals and semifinals
Wednesday, Feb 18th @ SLSS:
1:00 pm GD vs. TSS
2:30 pm (winner of 1:00 pm vs. SLSS)
Wednesday, Feb 18th @ HTCSS
4:00 pm L'C vs. ND
5:30 pm (winner of 4:00 pm vs. HTCSS)
Friday, Feb 20th:
2:00 pm: Winner of 2:30 game vs. winner of 5:30 game (location: TBD)
HT hosted Tagwi in the final SD&G senior regular season game for both teams last Friday. Trinity prevailed 71-42. Thomas LeGallais had 34 points and Jarred Blackadder 21 for the Falcons. For Tagwi, G. Mollo had 16 and A Grant 10.
Holy Trinity finished SD&G league play with an 8-0 record and an 18-9 record overall. The team will host the opening day of playoffs on Feb. 18. See more details in The Glengarry News.
The GM of the Hawkesbury Hawks, Ian Henderson sends out this reminder: Hawks alumni game on Saturday at 6:30pm in Hawkesbury. $5 ticket with silent auction, merchandise sale, and the opportunity to meet Hawks current players, as well as to watch some great hockey! The rink will be packed, so join the fun.
The current edition of the Hawks includes Glengarry boy Brandon Barillaro. Rosters of alumni players expected to participated can be viewed here.
In Friday night CCHL junior 'A' hockey action, the Cornwall Colts beat the Gloucester Rangers 5-2. Among the Colts goal scorers was Glengarry's own Tanner Spink. Defenceman Ross Craig picked up an assist.
The win came on the heels of a 3-0 loss to the same team in Cornwall on Thursday night.
The second-place Colts will be back in action Monday at 3pm on home ice.