One of the Glengarry Gaels football team coaches took to Twitter to share his excitement over the game-one victory today at St. Joseph's in Cornwall.
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The Cornwall Colts have skated to 5 wins and a shootout loss in the early going of the CCHL season. Next home game is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30pm versus Kemptville.
The Hawkesbury Hawks will next play in their home rink of Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30pm against Pembroke. The Hawks also will play Wednesday on the road. Entering this week, Hawkesbury is 3-2-1.
Brandon Barillaro of Alexandria skated with the junior B Glens last season. This year he has moved up to the CCHL as a member of the Hawkesbury Hawks. Here's a tweet a former Glens teammate posted in reaction to Barillaro's first junior A goal, scored Sept. 14 against Kemptville.
Here's a list of the players the Cornwall River Kings currently have under contract:
FORWARDS: J.P. Caron, Chris Cloutier, Nicolas Corbeil, Julien Corriveau, Antony Courcelles, Pierre-Luc Faubert, Julien Houle, Patrick Langlois, Francis Lessard, Dominic McSween, Anthony Mezzagno, Nick Pitsikoulis, Anthony Pittarelli, Steve Simoes
DEFENCE: Doug Andress, Dominic D’Amour, Jonathan Jasper, Mario Joly, Mathieu Leduc, Jason Lepine, Nik Pokulok, Sasha Pokulok, Michael Pregent, Ryan Sullivan. NOTE: Brennan Barker has come to terms with the team as well.
GOALTENDERS: Julien Giroux, Pete Karvouniaris, Loic Lacasse
The high school football season kicks off tomorrow (Sept. 16) on two fronts, with GDHS/VCI playing at St. Joseph's in Cornwall, starting at 1pm, while Holy Trinity will be at TISS in Brockville for a noon start.
The Gaels and Falcons will then meet on Friday (Sept. 19) in Alexandria. Game time for that one is set for noon.
For more schedule info, including juniors and tier two, and other football coverage, see the Sept. 10 and 17 issues of The Glengarry News.
(By Rodney Wilson) The River Kings have signed fan-favourite Chris Cloutier. The enforcer is one of 14 players to officially sign with the LNAH team.
All-star goaltender Loic Lacasse has also signed with the team while the River Kings have come to terms with defencemen Sasha Pokulok and Nik Pokulok.
General manager Rick Lalonde has also signed veteran forwards Francis Lessard, Nicolas Corbeil, Pierre-Luc Faubert, Julien Corriveau and J.P. Caron. In addition, rookies Antony Courcelles, Julien Houle and Patrick Langlois have signed.
Defencemen Mario Joly, Jonathan Jasper, Ryan Sullivan and Doug Andress have also signed with the team.
“I’m really happy with what I saw on the weekend,” said head coach Olivier Filion. “The boys came here ready to compete for a roster spot.”
More signings will be announced later on in the week as the River Kings prepare for their third season in Cornwall.
There are still roster spots up for grabs. The River Kings travel to Laval for their first exhibition game on Friday, Sept. 19. The same teams will clash at the Civic Complex on Sunday, Sept. 21 (4 p.m.).
The following weekend, Cornwall plays a home-and-home with Sorel-Tracy. The River Kings are on the road on Friday, Sept. 26 and back on the ice at the Complex on Saturday, Sept. 27 (7:30 p.m.)
“They all know that this year we will go with the players that want to play for the crest in front of the jersey and for the best fans in the league,” said Filion. “We already know that we will have some hard decision to make but that is always a good thing.”
The Alexandria junior B Glens will host a community BBQ and player meet-and-greet on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11am to 2pm, in the parking lot in front of YIG in Alexandria. Note, this is a new date for the event, which was original scheduled for Sept. 13.
For more details, check out this page.
The final table for the Glengarry Soccer League's tier II men's division is as follows:
Glen Sandfield 35 points
Vankleek Hill 24 points
McCrimmon 21 points
Glen Nevis 19 points
Greenfield 16 points
Hearts 7 points
Vankleek Hill and the Hearts have a re-scheduled game to play on Thursday, so they are at 14 matches in the books. All other teams have played 15 games.
Since the game on Thursday will not affect placement in the standings, the September 15th opening playoff round matches will be as follows:
- Hearts vs. McCrimmon in Lochiel (winner A)
- Greenfield vs. Glen Nevis in North Lancaster (winner B)
Semifinal round (Sept. 18):
- Winner A vs. Vankleek Hill in VKH
- Winner B vs. Glen Sandfield at Park South
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(By Martin Bélanger) The 2014 will conclude on Sunday afternoon at Cornwall Motor Speedway with the very popular Fireball Enduro, an event for all the family with the first race scheduled to start at 2pm.
Along with the Ladies 4 cylinders, the Men’s 4, 6 & 8 cylinders classes, the Mini-Van division was added this year, this new class should be very spectacular. Over 100 cars are already pre-registered as we should expect again our magic number of 300 vehicles ready to race on Sunday.
Pit gates will open at 8am with general admission at noon. The first race is scheduled for 2pm. General admission will cost $12, with children 16 years and under only $2, seniors 65 at $7, and Pit Admission $17.