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Individual award-winners from The Glengarry News Hockey Cup

office Apr 8, 2014 - 2:15pm

Following the final game Sunday night on this year's Glengarry News Hockey Cup (read all about it in the April 9 edition of The Glengarry News), individual awards were presented.

best defence
Dave Thompson presented the Top Defenceman trophy to Roddy MacKenzie (left).

best forward
Remi Elie received the Top Forward trophy.

most valuable player
Matt Verdone was recognized with MVP trophy.

most sportsmanlike
Eric Neilsen was honoured as the Most Sportsmanlike Player.

top goaltender
Jeremy Silburt received the Top Goaltender award.


River Kings season comes to a close

office Apr 8, 2014 - 2:07pm

(By Rodney Wilson)     Despite putting up a good fight, the underdog River Kings saw their season come to a disappointing end on Monday night at the Civic Complex. Jonquiere clinched the LNAH quarter-final series with a 3-2 overtime victory in front of a crowd of 3,023. 

Michael Novosad was the overtime hero, beating Loic Lacasse on a great feed by Hugo Carpentier at 4:35 of the extra session. The defending champion Marquis ousted Cornwall 4-2 in the best-of-seven series.

It was perhaps the most entertaining game of the season, definitely the hardest-hitting affair. 

Dominic Léveillé beat Lacasse for the lone first-period marker. The Marquis sniper converted on a nifty pass from Carpentier for his 6th goal of the series at 9:07.

River Kings defenceman Sasha Pokulok tied the game with a blast from the point that beat Pier-Olivier Pelletier at 4:24. Then, with 5:16 to play in the middle frame, J.P. Caron paid the price in front of the net and banged home his 3rd of the series. 

But, the Marquis levelled the score with only 2 seconds remaining in the middle frame. Simon Laliberté tipped in a perfect shot/pass from the patient Francis Charette. 

The Marquis outshot Cornwall 36-30. The announced stars were Novosad (first), Caron (second) and Lacasse.


Game three needed to decide News cup semifinal series

office Mar 31, 2014 - 10:58am

The Glengarry News Hockey Cup semifinal series between the Char-Lan Loyalists and the South Glengarry Legends will go the distance, needing a third and deciding game, slated for Tuesday night in Williamstown.

The teams split the first two games in the best-of-three series.

Tuesday night's match is scheduled for a 7:30pm start, with the winner advancing to the final round to take on the Maxville Highlanders.

See the April 2 edition of The Glengarry News for a full wrap of other games in both semifinal series and a preview of the finals.


Semifinal round of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup starts Wednesday

office Mar 24, 2014 - 1:35pm

Semifinal Series: Maxville Highlanders vs Alexandria Rapids

Date: Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Glengarry Sports Palace (Alexandria)

Date: Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Glengarry Sports Palace (Alexandria)

Date: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1t 7:30 p.m. (*if necessary)
Location: Glengarry Sports Palace (Alexandria)

Semifinal Series: Char-Lan Loyalists vs South Glengarry Legends

Date: Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Char-Lan Recreation Centre (Williamstown)

Date: Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Char-Lan Recreation Centre (Williamstown)

Date: Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (*if necessary)
Location: Char-Lan Recreation Centre (Williamstown)


Official rules of the 2014 Glengarry News Hockey Cup

office Mar 24, 2014 - 1:26pm

1 – NHL rules shall apply with the exception of the icing rule, to all games. All games will be (3) periods  x 20 minutes stop time.
2 – Any major penalty, with exception of fighting, must be discussed between all team Managers, Glengarry Cup Official, and an official Referee for further review, and discipline. This could result to additional suspension, and or, elimination from further play.      
3 – In order to be eligible a player must have played in a Glengarry League for at least (10) games, or must be a current resident of Glengarry for a minimum of (6) six months if he has not played on a Glengarry team prior.  
4 – All teams will play in a preliminary single “round robin” format series, followed by  a best of (3) semi final 1 vrs 4 and 2 vrs 3, then  the (2) top teams advancing to a best of (3 ) championship round.
a. Win = 2 points
b. Tie = 1 point
c. Loss = 0 points
5– If any teams are tied in points at the end of preliminary round, the winning team shall be determined by the following; 1 - head to head play, 2 -  goals for/goals against ratio, 3 - coin toss. All of the preceding to be witnessed by Glengarry News Cup Official.
7 – Official team protected rosters (15 player total) are to be forwarded to on or before 6:00pm March 9, 2014, and official 25 man roster no later than March 18th 6pm. They will then be forwarded to all team Managers for review and comment. If a team wants to contest a players eligibility he must do so in writing prior to noon March 19, 2014. If player proved ineligible he will be removed from team roster, and cannot be replaced.
8 – Entry fee of $250.00 per team must be submitted prior to start of 1st game. The winning team will receive prize money of $1,000.00.
 9 – Team rosters to comprise no more than (25) players, including goaltenders, and no more than (20) players shall be dressed per game.
10 – A player must “play” in a minimum of (1) one preliminary round game in order to qualify for playoff series play.
11 -  All players and team officials must sign WAIVER prior to play.
12 -  Referees and Linesmen must be ODHA certified and must have worked minimum Jr B hockey for minimum (1) one year prior to March 2013.
13 – The following individuals shall act as Glengarry News Cup Officials for 2013; North Glengarry Mayor Chris McDonell, South Glengarry Mayor Ian McLeod, Char-Lan Jr B Rebels President David Thompson,  Alexandria Jr B Glens President Yves Poirier, Char-Lan Jr B Rebels (acting) GM Eric Fontaine, Alexandria Jr B Glens GM Marc Sauve.


2014 Glengarry News Hockey Cup – roster for Maxville Highlanders

office Mar 19, 2014 - 3:03pm
1- Adam Wensink. 91
2- Remi Elie. 17
3- Shawn Borris. 10
4- Scott Macmaster 8
5- Brock Bissonnette 11
6- Tyler Leduc 6
7- lance Ouderkirk 71
8- Reid Lepine 14
9- Liam Vipond. 9
10- Blake Mcdonell. 77
11- Vincent Blondin. 34
12- Tyler Alguier 23
13- Norm Jeaurond 2
14- Denis Gauthier. 44
15- Zach Herfkins 4
16- Taylor Filion 3
17- Eric Verville 7
18- Kieran Devine
19- Brad Quaile
20- Brent Macnab
21- Brendan Vipond
22- Shane Obrien
23- Curtis Thompson
24- Nick Filion 94
25- Justin Lalonde
Coach - Bubba Wensink
Asst coach - Julien Adam



2014 Glengarry News Hockey Cup – roster for Alexandria Rapids

office Mar 19, 2014 - 3:02pm
1- Brad Massia
2- Leo MacLean
3- Adam Simpson
4- Scott Cameron
5- Jesse Turrin
6- Simon Langevin
7- Connor Macloed
8- Jeffrey Rhainds
9- Dave Sirois
10- Derek Ravary
11- James Kirkwood
12- Wade Kropp
13- Shayne Bougie
14- Trevor Cunning
15- Ghislain Nadeau
16- Shane Kitchen
17- Ghislain Valade
18- Brandon Barillaro
19- Luca Ciale
20- Corey Lauzon
21- Brad Gabbour
22- Pat Garreau
23- Rejean Leduc
24- Philippe Ricard
25- Tyler Just
Head Coach – Marc Massia
Manager – Derick Viau



2014 Glengarry News Hockey Cup – roster for Williamstown Loyalists

office Mar 19, 2014 - 3:01pm


1.Thomas Paiment (G)
2.Max Ming
3.Jordan Brunet
4.Jessie Fontaine
5.Jason Rose
6.Stephen Rose
7.Ramsey Wheeler
8.Derrick Villneuve
9.Dylan Munro
10.Julian Moffat
11.Jonathan Jasper
12.Justin Villneuve
13.Quinlin MacDonell
14.Grant MacDougall
15.Thomas Lang
16. Angus  McDougall (G)  
17. Andrew Ming
18. Jamie Lepine
19. Ross Craig
20. Lawson MacDougall
21. Kevin Hope
22. Scott Hope
23. Jackson Thompson
24. Jacob Dawson
25.  Ben Poirier
Head Tim MacDougall
Asst   Johnny McLeod
Trainer Craig McDonell
GM Tim MacDougall



2014 Glengarry News Hockey Cup – roster for South Glengarry Legends

office Mar 19, 2014 - 2:59pm


1-Brennan Barker
2-Corey Paiment
3-Ryan Major
4-Bubba Ferguson
5-Roddy Mackenzie
6-Jordan Reasbeck
7-Chris Mifflen
8-Nathan Poitras
9-Brent Lauzon
10-Miguel Delisle
11-Matt Verdone
12-Marc Bellmare
13-Yvon Besner
14-Dwayne Spink
15-Al Quenville
16-Lindsay Campbell
17-Eric Nielsen
18-Taylor Eamon
19-Jason Kilger
20-Tyler Filion
21-Addison Pelky
22-Bryan Oshaugnessy
23-Jeremy Silburt
24-Ryan Cooper
25-Brennan Mackenzie
Head Tim McCuaig
Asst   Lee Klazinga
Asst   Chris Eamon
Trainer Craig McDonell
GM Tim McCuaig



Playoff schedule announced for River Kings

office Mar 19, 2014 - 2:47pm

(By Rodney Wilson)    The LNAH playoffs are set to begin this weekend, and the River Kings will be looking to pull off an upset in Round 1

Cornwall (the 7th seed) travels to Jonquiere (2nd seed) on Friday night to take on the defending playoff champion Marquis.  The first-round series continues the following night at the Civic Complex in Cornwall, when the River Kings host Game 2. Puck drops at 7:30 pm.

The Kings were 1-4 vs. Dean Lygitsakos’ Marquis during the regular season, but the teams haven't met since Dec. 28. Cornwall is coming off an impressive 3-2 victory last Saturday over the Thetford-Mines Isothermic.

The Cornwall River Kings pro hockey team features defenceman Jonathan Jasper, who hails from Williamstown. 

Playoff tickets are now on sale at the River Kings office. Tickets prices are $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors and $5 for children under 12.

Game 1: Friday, March 21 at Jonquiere, 8 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, March 22 in Cornwall, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, March 28 at Jonquiere, 8 p.m.
Game 4: Saturday, March 29 in Cornwall, 7:30 p.m.
x-Game 5: Friday, April 4 at Jonquiere, 8 p.m.
x-Game 6: Monday, April 7 in Cornwall, 8 p.m.
x-Game 7: Wednesday, April 9 at Jonquiere, 8 p.m.

x-If necessary

Alexandria juvenile Glens beat NGS Braves to qualify for league finals

office Mar 18, 2014 - 11:38am

juvenile hockey

Chris Poirier of the Glens controls the puck in front of NGS' Nick MacMillan. (Sean Bray photo) More photos can be seen in our photo galleries.

The Glens juvenile hockey team is awaiting the winner of the other semifinal series between Casselman 1 and Embrun, after top-seeded Alexandria swept NGS 6-3 and 5-2 in their semis.

Game 1 goal scoring

  • Glens: Nick Obermoser 2, Evan Hurtubise 2, Nathaniel MacMillan, Chris Poirier
  • Braves: Curtis Joustra 2, Jordan Duran

Game 2 goal scoring

  • Glens: Nick Obermoser 2, Nathaniel MacMillan 2, Chris Menard
  • Braves: John McRae, Kyle Hume

League finals for NGS bantams, Char-Lan major midgets

office Mar 18, 2014 - 11:22am

Two rep hockey teams from the county are playing in respective UCMHL league championship series. These are five-point series.

Char-Lan major midget Rebels vs Perth

  1. March 19 at 8:30pm in Williamstown
  2. March 23 at 6:30pm in Perth
  3. March 24 at 8:30pm in Williamstown
  4. others TBA if needed

NGS bantam Braves vs Smiths Falls

  1. March 19 at 7:30pm in Maxville
  2. March 22 at 7:30pm in Smiths Falls
  3. March 23 at 4pm in Maxville
  4. others TBA if needed

Glengarry News Hockey Cup starts March 19

office Mar 18, 2014 - 11:14am

Check the March 19 edition of The Glengarry News for the games schedule for the 66th anniversary edition of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup. The puck will drop on the event March 19 in Alexandria.

Dave Thompson, one of the organizers, tells The News that each of the four teams is required to submit a final 25-man roster today (March 18).

This is an exciting, fast-paced, and hard-hitting tournament. Hockey fans should plan to attend to cheer on the guys, all of whom have connections to Glengarry.


River Kings set for LNAH playoffs vs Marquis

office Mar 18, 2014 - 11:07am

(By Rodney Wilson)     Loic Lacasse backstopped the River Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Thetford-Mines Isothermic on Saturday night in the team’s final regular season game of the season. Lacasse was named the first star with a 42-save performance.

Cornwall will now get ready to face the defending champion Jonquiere Marquis in the best-of-seven first round. The 7th place River Kings finished the regular season with a 16-20-4 record. Jonquiere defeated Riviere-du-Loup 6-5 in overtime on Saturday to clinch second place

The playoff schedule vs the Marquis is yet to be determined. Tickets go on sale Tuesday. Prices are $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors and $5 for children under 12.

When released, the schedule can be found at this link.


Some sports items from GDHS

office Mar 18, 2014 - 10:58am

Soccer starts today (March 18) despite the awful winter weather. Thankfully we have the dome! The senior boys are playing a few exhibition games to start their season.

UC CUP Qualifier: GD will be hosting both the boys and girls basketball regional qualifiers tomorrow (March 19). The winners move on to the UC CUP in Smith Falls.

Our annual Inside Ride is on April 10 at noon. Help us raise money for children with cancer and their families. To date, GD has raised just under $30,000 in three years! Parents and community groups are invited to form a team and participate. E-mail Rebecca MacKay if you are interested in forming a team:


Alexandria Ice Fishing Derby

office Mar 18, 2014 - 10:53am

We have received enquires about results from last month's Alexandria Ice Fishing Derby. The commercial event is indeed a popular one, and The Glengarry News does check it out each year. We typically publish a photo package of the action, but unfortunately due to space contraints this year, we were only able to publish one photo.

Anyone looking for results can try contacting the organizer through the website at


To get the full story on all things Glengarry, each week be sure to check out The Glengarry News, available by subscription online or in traditional print format.