Updating our story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the LHSAO Cornwall Prowlers will play one more regular-season game, a make-up contest in Maniwaki. Here are the details from the Prowlers announcement:
The Cornwall Prowlers will finish their regular season on Sunday, February 17th at 5 p.m. in Maniwaki.
The Prowlers are in third place with one game remaining. Your Prowlers' playoff position is unknown as the standings are too close.
What we can tell you is the wildcard fourth and fifth place 2 out of 3 series will take place on the February 22-24 weekend.
Semifinals: first vs wild card winner and second vs third will begin on the March 1-3 weekend. Semifinals will be 3 out of 5, and finals 4 out of 7.
Last weekend was a successful one for the senior 'A' Cornwall Prowlers hockey team, which picked up three points in LHSAO action, with a 5-4 overtime loss and a 7-6 win, both versus Vaudreuil.
As a result, the league named three members of the team as stars of the week.
The Prowlers are scheduled to close out the regular season on Feb. 2 in Maniwaki. We will have playoff details in an upcoming edition of The Glengarry News.
A 48-year-old Cornwall man was hurt when he lost control and entered a ditch at 1:22 a.m. January 26 on a trail near Kraft Road in South Glengarry.
The man was transported to hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries. SD&G OPP with the assistance of (TCI) Traffic Collision Investigators continue the investigation.
In Cornwall last night, the Colts topped the Navan Grads 3-1, on the strength of goals from Josh Barnes, Alex Gagnon, and. Konnor MacCormick. Alexandria's own Jeremy Quesnel earned an assist. Other helpers went to Barnes and Gagnon.
The Colts are scheduled to wrap up 2018 tonight, with a game in Hawkesbury. Start time is set for 7:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity raised $1,250 for Baldwin House, and along with Catholic partner St. Joseph's, recently donated $2,500 to the facility that assists "women and their children in the transition from violent and abusive circumstances to a safe and secure environment and a renewed family by providing safe shelter and services, and encouraging them to realize their full human potential."
The funds were collected from the recent Sisters' Cup hockey game, played Dec. 10 in Cornwall.
The Falcons express thanks to all those in the community who supported the event and helped us raise funds and/or food donations.
Last weekend on the road in St. Polycarpe, the Cornwall Prowlers senior 'A' hockey team scored am 8-7 win over the Vaudreuil Titans.
Maxville's Adam Wensink contributed a three-point effort, including a pair of goals, for the Prowlers. Jesse Fontaine, who hails from Martintown, had an assist.
The return engagement is scheduled for Friday, Dec 21, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex (rink 1). Start time is set for 8 p.m. Other upcoming home games this month are slated for Dec. 28 and 29, both also at 8 p.m.
In early preparation for the 2019 racing season, the Cornwall Motor Speedway recently held a drivers meeting for the Mini-Stock and Pro-Stock divisions.
At the request of several drivers from these classes, the meeting included track promoters Raymond and Jacques Lavergne, along with some team members, all listening to ideas, challenges, and questions from the race teams.
"The Mini-Stock meeting was a productive one. Several teams attended, and several rules discussions occurred, as we talked about the weight breaks, security features, engines, and several ideas were put on the table," says Martin Bélanger.
"The Lavergne brothers have committed to providing answers in early 2019 to all teams, and the amount of potential drivers is encouraging," adds Bélanger.
The Pro-Stock drivers were next on the schedule. The discussion was different from the Mini-Stock. It was more geared towards finding solutions on getting more cars to the speedway, security features, and the calendar."
The 2019 season will mark the track's 50th.
Some key dates have already been confirmed, as the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series will start a string of three consecutive Sundays with a DIRTcar Series in action. The DIRTcar Pro-Stock Series will be in Cornwall on July 7, followed by the DIRTcar 358 Series on July 14. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will be run on Thursday, August 15.
More announcements will be made after the Christmas holidays. The Lavergne family and Cornwall Motor Speedway wish everyone happy holidays, encouraging you to spend some quality time with family and friends, and to be safe.
– submitted files
The 5th Annual Benson Colts charity hockey game in support of St. Vincent De Paul took place on Sunday, December 9, in Cornwall. Eighteen local celebrities suited up alongside Colts players in a fun game to raise money and collect food items for the charity.
This year $2,000 was raised, bringing the historical total to over $12,000 raised thanks to this fun event. The official score was 8-8.
The Benson Group once again the title sponsor for the event, with Shoeless Joe’s providing post-game munchies.
– files from David Murphy
Last weekend in senior 'A' hockey action, the Cornwall Prowlers suffered a pair of defeats.
First, it was a 6-5 loss on home ice to the Maniwaki Forestiers, on Saturday. That was followed up by a Sunday thrashing in Mont-Laurier, where the Montagnards silenced the Prowlers 11-3.
Cornwall point-getters over the two-game stint were: Marc-André Labelle (2 goals, 2 assists), Benoit Harris (1G, 2A), Stevie Ray Adams (3A), Adam Wensink (2G), Maxime Desèves (1G, 1A), Ian Boots (1G, A1), Brian Landry (2A), Frédéric Lojen (1G), Jesse Fontaine (1A), Pierre-Luc Sabourin (1A), and Brandon Gilmour (1A).
Looking ahead, the Prowlers are booked to play in Vaudreuil-Dorion on Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. Next home game, against the same team, is set for Dec. 21, at 8 p.m., to be played at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.