The Glengarry News


Polar Bear Dip supports the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 4:18pm

Last Sunday, Alexandria saw the annual Polar Bear Dip take place on the frozen Mill Pond, and we have the story and photos in The News this week.

Deputy-mayor Jamie MacDonald shares this video:

Mill Pond to welcome Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament, Polar Bear Dip this weekend

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 4:18pm

On Sunday, Feb. 18, Alexandria's Mill Pond will host a pair of events: the Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament (which supports raises funds to help local youngsters participate in minor hockey) and the Polar Bear Dip (which supports the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame).

This week's edition of The Glengarry News features details on the dip, including a list of registered participants to date. Start time is set for 2 p.m. sharp. 

For the Beaver Swamp tourney, this location is a new one this year. Games are scheduled to run throughout the day, beginning at 8 a.m., with play taking place on a pair of "rinks." Championship games will likely hit the ice by mid to late afternoon.

Organizer Richard Bellefeuille tells The News that the ice is looking good and he's hoping that Mother Nature will co-operate on Sunday.

Mill Pond, winter 2016
Mill Pond as seen in this winter 2016 photo of Family Day activities. (staff photo)

CCHL2 schedule enters home stretch for Glens, Rebels

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 1:53pm

The county's junior 'B' hockey teams, as well as those across the league, are facing the home stretch of their season, with just a handle of games remaining to be played.

We have a story in The Glengarry News this week about the recent disruptions that Mother Nature has caused to scheduled games.

The final round of this season's Battle of Glengarry is scheduled for tonight, Feb. 13, in Williamstown, where the Alexandria Glens and host Char-Lan Rebels will square off. After the Glens won the series opener, the Rebels have prevailed in the last two matches between the clubs. Set time is set for 8 p.m.

Here's a complete schedule of remaining contests for the Glens and Rebels.


Alexandria peewees take Battle of Glengarry on home ice

sean Feb 10, 2018 - 7:14pm

The Alexandria peewee 'B' Glens rep hockey team prevailed over league-leading Char-Lan today at the Glengarry Sports Palace. We will have the story in the next edition of The Glengarry News, along with an online photo gallery.

peewee hockey action
Peewee Glens and Rebels battle on the Alexandria ice. (Sean Bray photo)

Curling events coming to Alexandria, Maxville this weekend

sean Feb 8, 2018 - 8:23pm

Curling clubs in Alexandria and Maxville will be abuzz this weekend with bonspiel action.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Alexandria Curling Club will host its inaugural Beginners' Bonspiel, with matches scheduled to run throughout the day, culminating with evening entertainment.

On Sunday, the Glengarry Curling Club in Maxville will entertain curlers from the RCMP club in the Quebec Challenge Cup. The play is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.

Friday night Glens game to celebrate minor hockey

sean Feb 8, 2018 - 8:16pm

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Alexandria Glens will hold a special minor hockey evening as part of their junior 'B' hockey game that night with the Ottawa West Golden Knights.

As we reported in The Glengarry News last week (Jan. 31 edition), the Alexandria peewee 'C' Glens will take on EPR Fusion from Hawkesbury, prior to the CCHL2 contest, starting at approximately 6:30 p.m. The junior 'B' game will follow at the Glens' traditional 8 p.m. start time.

All minor hockey players, wearing their jerseys and accompanied by a paying adult, will be admitted to the evening at no charge.

Alexandria Glens succumb in overtime in rare Tuesday night CCHL2 home contest

sean Feb 7, 2018 - 3:28pm

The Alexandria Glens continued their late-season swoon on Tuesday night, falling behind the Perth Blue Wings 3-0, before rallying to tie, only to eventually fall 4-3 in overtime. 

Over their last eight CCHL2 games, the Glens have won just twice, though the boys have also picked up single points in three other games, as a result of overtime or shootout losses.

Perplexingly, two of the losses have come against the Char-Lan Rebels, one of the weakest teams statistically in the league, while one of Alexandria wins came against the top-ranked Casselman Vikings.

For more analysis and team/league news, check out The Glengarry News this week. We also have a photo gallery from last week's Battle of Glengarry available online here.

Tuesday night junior B hockey set for the Palace

sean Feb 6, 2018 - 7:28pm

The Alexandria Glens of the CCHL2 will play a rare Tuesday night affair on home ice, tonight, Feb. 6, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, where the Perth Blue Wings will provide the opposition. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m.

For more news on the Glens and junior 'B' hockey, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News