The Glengarry Sports Scene
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Supremacy in boys high school hockey will be determined Tuesday on the ice in Chesterville.
The tournament will open at 9 a.m. with a match between North Dundas and Holy Trinity, followed by a 10:30 a.m. contest between Char-Lan and La Citadadelle.
The victors of the two semis are then slated to collide for the SD&G title, starting at 1:30 p.m.
Alexandria's Junior B hockey team finds itself in the driver's seat heading into game five on Friday night following a 5-3 victory in Williamstown tonight.
The Glens lead the series against rival Char-Lan three games to one with a chance to end the season for the Rebs Friday night at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria. Game time is 8 p.m.
Get in the Spirit
Fans are encouraged to wear hockey jerseys and bring noisemakers to the Friday night contest.
The Hockeyville Crew is looking to have the arena packed to put on a good show of support for the county's Junior B squads as well as CBC which apparently will be in town for some interviews and scouting in the lead-up to the March 15 Hockeyville broadcast that will announce the top 12 communities from across the country.
Donations for the food bank will also be accepted.
For more, check out the Alexandria Hockeyville website: www.alexandriahockeyville.com
Holy Trinity's boys basketball teams will represent SD&G at EOSSAA tournaments this week.
Junior Falcons (two-time defending EOSSAA champs)
The one-day tournament is hosted by Rideau District H.S. in Elgin on Thursday, Feb. 25.
2. Holy Trinity
5. General Panet
HT plays 3rd seed Mackenzie at 10:30 a.m. and 6th seed Rideau at 1:30 p.m. If HT wins both games, the Falcons will play in the championship at 6:00 p.m.
The two-day tournament is hosted by Gananoque S.S. on Feb. 25 & 26.
2. Holy Trinity
4. St. Thomas Aquinas
5. Notre Dame
6. St. Francis Xavier
HT plays 4th seed St. Thomas Aquinas at 11:30 a.m. and 5th seed Notre Dame at 5:30 p.m. 1st and 2nd place in each pool play two games on Friday. Winner Pool A plays 2nd Pool B at 10:00 a.m. Winner Pool B plays 2nd Pool A at 11:30 a.m. Winners of both games play ay 3:00 p.m. in the championship game. Both finalists will qualify for OFSAA.
In EOJCHL playoff action, the Maxville Mustangs dropped a 7-5 decision in game three in St. Isidore last night and will be looking to get back on even terms in the best-of-seven series when action resumes back in Maxville Saturday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Alexandria grabbed a 2-1 lead in the St. Lawrence Division semifinal series against Char-Lan last night with a 6-4 victory on home ice. Game four is scheduled for tonight (Wednesday) in Williamstown with the opening puck drop at 7:15 p.m.
Tonight in Alexandria, the Glens and Rebels will reconvene for game three of their EOJHL division semifinal series with the teams knotted at a game apiece heading in. Game time is 8 p.m.
In St. Isidore, it will be Junior C hockey with Maxville in town to take on the Aigles. The teams split games last weekend as the divisional semifinal series got underway. Start time for game three is 8:15 p.m.
Girls and boys in grades 6 through 8 are honing their basketball skills each Monday evening at the Char-Lan high school gymnasium under the tutelage of on the school's coaches and a number of student volunteers. Space is available to join the group which will continue through to early April. The program is open to all, regardless of school affiliation. For more information, call Hanz Schulz at Char-Lan DHS at 613-347-2441.
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This coming weekend will see the last games of the junior hockey regular season take to the ice.
Friday night (Feb. 12), the Alexandria Glens will host Morrisburg for an 8 p.m. start. On Saturday, matches will go in Williamstown and Maxville. The Char-Lan Rebels are scheduled to host Winchester with a playoff spot for the Rebs on the line. Game time is 7:45 p.m. In Maxville, the Mustangs will host Embrun for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop.
The high school sports scene will be in full swing this week with boys basketball, girls volleyball, boys hockey, and curling action scheduled.
Char-Lan DHS is slated to host Tagwi on Thurs., Feb. 11, to wrap up the regular season of boys high school basketball. Games are schedule for 1 and 2:30 p.m.
The playoff schedule will open Tues., Feb. 16 with the quarters and semis, with the finals booked for two days later. All games will be played at the home gym of the highest seed.
Wed., Feb. 10, Char-Lan will host girls volleyball, starting at 1 p.m., with teams from Rothwell-Osnabruck and L'Heritage visiting. Tagwi will host St. Joseph's and La Citadelle on Thurs., Feb. 11, beginning at 1 p.m.
Playoff quarter- and semifinals are scheduled for Thurs., Feb. 18 at the home of the top senior and junior seeds.
The Char-Lan Rec Centre will host boys hockey on Wed., Feb. 10, with the first game slated to start at 8 a.m. between Char-Lan DHS and Holy Trinity.
- 9 a.m.: GDHS vs St. Joseph's
- 10 a.m.: Char-Lan vs La Citadelle
- 11 a.m.: GDHS vs Holy Trinity
- noon: St. Joseph's vs La Citadelle
- 1 p.m.: Char-Lan vs GDHS
- 2 p.m.: Holy Trinity vs La Citadelle
Day one of the SD&G bonspiel is booked for the Morrisburg Curling Club on Wed., Feb. 10, with a second stage set for Feb. 12. Teams from Char-Lan, GDHS, Holy Trinity, and Tagwi are expected to compete.
Hosting the Vankleek Hill Cougars for a Feb. 6 hockey game in Maxville, the Mustangs scored a dramatic victory when eighth shooter Kyle Blohm notched the shootout winner for what into the books as a 4-3 victory. Blohm also scored earlier, as did Maxville players Mathieu Houle and Grant Mitchell, while Chris Telford earned the win between the pipes. For more, check out the team website here.
The Mustangs' last game of the regular season is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, with the Embrun Panthers set to travel to Maxville. Game time is 7:30 pm.
There will be plenty of ways to celebrate hockey on Saturday in the county and show your support for the drive to have Alexandria names as Hockeyville 2010.
- Why not wear a hockey jersey all day and show your pride in the sport?
- How about attending a hockey game at one of the indoor or outdoor rinks?
- Have you decorated your home or business with a Hockeyville sign, hockey equipment, photos, and more?
Jack Danaher Park in Bainsville will be the site of the annual outdoor hockey tournament that features high-tempo action from local teams vying for bragging rights. The park building will also serve up food and drinks all day long. All funds raised help to support ongoing park development.
The annual AJK Highlanders hockey tournament will take over the Maxville arena ice on Saturday with games running throughout the day, culminating with the finals at 4 and 5 p.m. This tourney features adult recreational teams from the region. The licensed gondola will also be open with karaoke on tap.
All three of the counties junior hockey teams will be playing in the county on Saturday.
In Williamstown, the Glens and Rebels will battle for the final time of Junior B regular season. When the teams last met, Alexandria thrashed Char-Lan 7-0, but the Rebs still hold the edge on the season series. Opening puck drop is booked for 7:45 p.m.
Maxville's Junior C Mustangs will host Vankleek Hill in a 7:30 p.m. start.
The Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria will feature an array of minor hockey action all weekend.
Glengarry District and Tagwi high schools are joining forces this year in hosting a Feb. 7 Superbowl party to raise funds to support football programs at both schools.
The event will be hosted at Tagwi and will feature giant television screens, stereo sound, and a scrumptious all-you-can eat buffet dinner. This is a licensed event, and bus transportation will be available.
Tickets are available through Scotiabank branches in Alexandria, Maxville, and Avonmore as the bank has agreed to match funds from the ticket sales.
Today, the effort to have Alexandria / North Glengarry declared Hockeyville achieved a milestone, as the community moved into first place in the national rankings.
As of 1:30 p.m., the campaign had 1431 stories posted to the contest website. There is still time for you to show your support by submitting your story and a photo through the website at alexandria4hockeyville.com
Do you have a story to tell? A great local hockey photo? Or a video to upload? The contest site will continue to accept postings until 11:59 p.m. tonight.
To check out the stories and photos already posted visit the website here.
And look for photos and stories about the local Hockeyville effort in the next edition of The Glengarry News, to be published Jan. 20.
Alexandria / North Glengarry is closing in on top spot in the national standings heading into the final weekend of submissions. You still have time to show your support by visiting alexandria4hockeyville.com to post your memorable h0ckey story and photo(s).
Your submission to this Hockeyville website will have an impact as the Jan. 18 deadline looms.
Look for photos and more in the next edition of The Glengarry News to be published Jan. 20.
High school girls and boys hockey teams will be in action this week with tournaments booked for Tuesday and Wednesday in Long Sault.
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Char-Lan's boys will start things off with an 8 a.m. match against CCVS. The Crusaders will also play at 10 a.m. versus St. Joseph's, then at 1 p.m. against North Dundas. Holy Trinity's boys, meanwhile, are booked to play at 9 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. versus North Dundas, St. Joseph's, and CCVS respectively. The other game of the day, at 11 a.m., will see CCVS play North Dundas. For both Char-Lan and Holy Trinity, this tourney will mark their first league play of the season, with all other teams having played at an event last month in Chesterville.
The girls teams from GDHS and Holy Trinity will collide in a 9 a.m. match to be played Wednesday, Jan. 13 in Long Sault. An hour later, the Gaels will play again, facing off against North Dundas, while the Falcons are booked to play a second contest at 11 a.m. also against the Devils.
The main event for junior hockey this weekend will be the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League's showcase tournament in Casselman on Saturday (Jan. 9) with a $10 ticket gaining you access to a full day of Junior B hockey action.
- Char-Lan vs South Grenville - 9:00 a.m.
- Brockville vs Winchester - 11:30 a.m.
- Ceremony - 2 p.m.
- Athens vs Casselman - 2:30 p.m.
- Gananoque vs Alexandria - 5:00 p.m.
- Westport vs Morrisburg - 7:30 p.m.
For Char-Lan, the showcase game will be the Rebs' only of the weekend. Alexandria, meanwhile, will have to travel to Athens on Sunday for a nighttime tilt.
The Maxville Mustangs will play twice this weekend. On Saturday night, the boys will host Rockland in a 7:30 p.m. start, and on Sunday, the Stangs will play in St. Isidore, also starting at 7:30 p.m. See the Jan. 13 edition of The Glengarry News for details on the upcoming EOJCHL all-start game and the Maxville selections for the event.
Back from the holiday break, area high school sports teams return to action this week.
GDHS will host Tagwi, CCVS, and GVIS for a Wednesday, Jan. 6 senior and junior girls volleyball tournament. The action will be served up all afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. Teams from Char-Lan and Holy Trinity will play at La Citadelle on Thursday.
Today (Jan. 5), Char-Lan's senior basketball team will play at La Citadelle in a 4 p.m. tip-off, while the juniors will take to the floor at 5:30 p.m. at L'Heritage. Both teams from Tagwi will play at Seaway this afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. and then again on Thursday at Rothwell-Osnabruck.
On Jan. 6, Holy Trinity will host CCVS at 1 p.m and St. Lawrence at 2:30 p.m.
Friday action will have GDHS' teams playing at La Citadelle (seniors) at noon and L'Heritage (juniors) at 1:30 p.m. Char-Lan's squads will play at Tagwi, starting at 3 p.m.
Williamstown will be the location of the next girls hockey tournament. Taking to the ice at the Rec Centre, Char-Lan's girls will square off against CCVS at 10 a.m. and La Citadelle at 2 p.m.
The Casselman Vikings seem to have found the answer to beating both of the county's Junior B hockey teams.
Last Thursday in Williamstown, the Vikings blasted Char-Lan 7-1, topping the Rebels for the first time this season in four meetings. The lone Char-Lan goal came from Justin Villeneuve.
On Saturday night in Alexandria, it was much the same story, as Casselman scored on each of its first four shots, en route to a 9-1 romp over the Glens. Hugo Pouliot was the only Glen to find the back of the net. Adam Wensink, who hails from the Maxville area, was among the goal scorers for the Vikings. Alexandria's coach, Marc Sauve, called the game an eye opener, noting he saw too much individual play on the night. For Ray Lavergne, Casselman's coach, his team's great start set the tempo for the game.
Alexandria 8 (Alexander Stephenson 3, Hugo Pouliot 2, Adam Simpson 2, Leo MacLean) vs Winchester 4
Char-Lan 6 (Derrick Villeneuve 4, Ryan Herrington, Thomas Lang) vs Morrisburg 4
The Glens will play in Casselman on Thursday, Dec. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, the team will host Akwesasne with an 8 p.m. opening puck drop. Look for Coach Marc Sauve to be dressed up as Santa Claus.
Char-Lan's weekend action will see the Rebs play at home-and-home series against Winchester. Friday night, the boys will be on the road, while Saturday night the team will host in Williamstown. Game time is 7:45 p.m. After the game, The Rebels will host a Christmas dance featuring a special visit from a Johnny Cash and Elvis impersonator. All friends and fans are welcome.
The county's three junior hockey teams were active at the Dec. 1 deadline that requires squads to cut down to 25 cards that include signed players and open cards.
The Alexandria Junior B Glens dealt Jared McDonald to Char-Lan for the rights to defenceman Sam Rodrigue, a player that had not suited up for the Rebels this season. Rodrigue should add some experience on defence and will fill a 21-year-old card for Alexandria.
As well, Char-Lan released Julian Maynard and Matt Ladouceur, two players who saw limited action with the team. The other move for the Rebels will see the brothers MacDougall reunited, as Grant MacDougall with rejoin his older brother Joey playing in Char-Lan. Grant had been playing with the Junior A Colts in Cornwall, but was getting only spot icetime.
The Glens also picked up Jonathan Fitzpatrick from Morrisburg. The 18-year-old was looking for a change from the struggling Lions. Alexandria gave up a 16-year-old card for next season to get him.
In Maxville, the Junior C Mustangs signed Tyler O'Brien who had been playing with the Glens. Tyler will now wear a Maxville jersey, following in the footsteps of his older brother Shane who was a star player for the Stangs just a couple of years ago. As well, the Glens will likely affiliate him, so he may see some time playing in Alexandria too.