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GDHS, Char-Lan, Tagwi, and Holy Trinity are among the girls hockey teams scheduled to compete at a Feb. 4 high school league tournament at Cornwall's multisport complex. Games will take place on two rinks, starting hourly from 8am onwards. Head-to-head battles of interest are set for 9am, when Holy Trinity and Char-Lan are booked to collide, and then at 11am, when the Crusaders are scheduled to take on the Gaels.
The is the last regular season tournament for league action, with playoffs for the top six squads to follow next week.
(By David Murphy) The Cornwall Colts will be honouring newly crowned WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Champion Tony Luis and his father Jorge Luis at the Family Day game versus the Nepean Raiders on Monday, February 16th (3pm game time).
Father and son will take part in the pre-game ceremonial puck drop and will be available to meet and greet with fans during the first intermission in the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame Gallery.
“Jorge is Mr. Boxing in Cornwall and he and Tony continue to represent Cornwall well on the bigger sports stage,” said Colts owner Ian MacInnis. “It’s our privilege to have them as special guests at our Family Day game.”
The Colts are also pleased to announce a Family Day special on advance tickets sales which includes two adult tickets and two children’s tickets for $25 (plus HST). The specially priced tickets are available from now until game day at the Colts office, downstairs at the Civic Complex.
The Colts currently occupy 2nd place in the CCHL’s Robinson Division (4th overall) with a record of 30-15-4-2 (66 points).
Cornwall’s next home game is Thursday, February 5th versus the Smiths Falls Bears.
(By Martin Bélanger) The racing season starts earlier in 2015 at Cornwall Motor Speedway, as the Circuit Pro Tour invades the speedway for a three-day weekend event, on January 30 and 31, and February 1.
Several categories of snowmobile will be in the pits, while the quarter-mile track will feature plenty of high-speed racing. This is the shortest track on the circuit. Four-wheeler and motorcycle racing have also been added to the schedule.
The Pro-Champ, Outlaws, Formula 500 Open, 440 Vintage, Single Cylinder Mod Open, Junior 340 Open, along with the 4-wheeler and Motorcycle classes will be on hand over the weekend.
The Pro-Champ category will be the one to watch, with three finals including Friday night under the lights when veteran and well-known driver Jacques Villeneuve will be in Cornwall, along with the talented Jason Lavallée from Quebec, Cole McMichael from Ontario, American Travis Patocka, and upcoming star in snowmobile Sabrina Blanchet.
Speedway staff have worked hard over the last month to prepare the best racing surface possible, with the high-bank corners causing a few headaches. Nonetheless, the track is ready and will provide a great challenge for the racers and great entertainment for the fans.
Action will start of Friday evening at 6:30pm with 8 classes in action. The events will start at 10:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Cost of admission will be $20 on Friday and Saturday, and $25 on Sunday. A three-day weekend package is also available for $50. The cost includes full access to the pit area.
It's the third last weekend of the EOJHL junior B hockey season, and the playoff bound Alexandria Glens remain in the driver's seat to lock up second spot. The Glens hold a four-point edge over the third-place Winchester Hawks, a likely first-round playoff opponent, with five games remaining.
The Char-Lan Rebels also control their own destiny, currently in fourth place, but just one point ahead of Akwesasne, which also has a game in hand. The Rebs have seven games remaining, including two versus the Wolves.
Battle of Glengarry
The final round of this year's Battle of Glengarry is set for tonight in Alexandria, with the Rebels and Glens scheduled to collide at the Glengarry Sports Palace, starting at 8pm.
In other weekend action, Char-Lan will host the Akwesasne Wolves Saturday night at 8pm in Williamstown. Also Saturday night, the Alexandria boys will be in Morrisburg to take on the last-place Lions.
The annual Glengarry Emergency Services hockey tournament is set to be played at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria, on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 10am to 10pm, continuing on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Here's the full schedule:
|Emergency Services Division|
|Pool A||Pool B|
|1 – South Stormont Fire Dept. (Randy Tyo)
2 – Alexandria Fire Dept. (Mike Quesnel)
3 – Osgood/Rideau Fire Dept. (Matt Dupont)
|4 – Lancaster Fire Dept. ( Thomas St-Pierre)
5 – Maxville Fire Dept. ( Darcy McCormick)
6 – North Lancaster Fire Dept. (Richard Leblanc)
|Pool C||Pool D|
|7 – Shoehorn Express (Jason Poirier)
8 – Sharks (Phil Menard)
9 – Loose Canon (Shane O'Brien)
|10 – Le Pichet D'Or (Corey Cholette)
11 – Highlanders Pub (Randy Pacaud)
12 – Beers (Jonathan Bryere)
Saturday, January 24th
Pool A (10:00): 1 vs 2
Pool B (11:00): 4 vs 5
Pool C (12:00): 7 vs 8
Pool D (1:00): 10 vs 11
Pool A (2:00): 1 vs 3
Pool B (3:00): 4 vs 6
Pool C (4:00): 7 vs 9
Pool D (5:00): 10 vs 12
Pool A (6:00): 2 vs 3
Pool B (7:00): 5 vs 6
Pool C (8:00): 8 vs 9
Pool D (9:00): 11 vs 12
Sunday, January 25th
Emergency Service “C” Finals (10:00)
3rd Place Pool A vs 3rd Place Pool B
Recreational Div. “C” Finals (11:00)
3rd Place Pool C vs 3rd Place Pool D
Emergency Service “B” Finals (12:00)
2nd Place Pool A vs 2nd Place Pool B
Recreational Div. “B” Finals (1:00)
2nd Place Pool C vs 2nd Place Pool D
Emergency Service “A” Finals (2:00)
1rst Place Pool A vs 1rst Place Pool B
Recreational Div. “A” Finals (3:00)
1rst Place Pool C vs 1rst Place Pool D
(By Rodney Wilson) Comets 10-Year Reunion Night! On Saturday, Feb. 7, the River Kings will honour players from the 2004-05 and 2005-06 Cornwall Comets!
The Comets laid the foundation for Quebec Senior hockey in Cornwall. Fans are invited to come out and meet their favourite players from those exciting teams, including fan-favourite Pat Allard.
- Opening ceremony honouring members of the Cornwall Comets from 2004-2006
- First 1,000 fans will receive a commemorative 5x7 "10 Year Reunion" photo
- Meet and Greet with Comets players during first and second intermission
Cornwall vs. Sorel at 7:30 p.m.