A new chapter for one of the longest-running men's curling bonspiels in Eastern Ontario will take place this weekend, at the Alexandria Curling Club.
The Alexandria Moulding/Home Hardware Moose Bonspiel is welcoming 23 out-of-club rinks and one local squad to the event's 54th edition.The title sponsorship has helped to provide cash prizes for the first time to the four top teams who will also vie for the Claude Filion Trophy.
Matches are scheduled for Friday evening (March 16) and throughout the day Saturday.
For more info, visit the event's Facebook page here.
The public is welcome to attend for supper and live music both nights.
We have photos from the March 9 and 12 junior 'B' playoff games, in our online gallery here. Be sure to check out our feature story on the CCHL2 series between the Alexandria Glens and Ottawa Canadians, published in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about remaining playoff action in the minor divisions of winter soccer for the Glengarry Soccer League.
We also have a feature on the U16 boys championship, which was contested last week. Photos of the action can be seen in our online gallery here.
There will be Monday night junior 'B' hockey at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria, where the CCHL2 Glens face a do-or-die situation, trailing their playoff series with the Ottawa Canadians three games to two.
The Glens needs to win tonight to force a game seven, which would be played Tuesday evening in Ottawa.
Last Friday, the boys scored a 2-1 victory in Alexandria, to tie the series. Saturday saw Ottawa edge the Glens 3-2 to take back the series lead.
We will have full coverage in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
Alexandria's CCHL2 Glens hit the road tonight for game 4 of their playoff series against the Ottawa Canadians. The boys tied the series last night at the Palace, with a 2-1 overtime victory.
The March 9 game saw the Glens Mikael Gibault assessed a major penalty for boarding in the second period. The infraction was called after some debate amongst the officials, while the Ottawa player was tended to by his team's trainer.
The News has learned that the league subsequently stepped in to upgrade the penalty to a hit from behind and added a one-game suspension. Gibault is expected to sit out tonight, as a result.
Game 6 is scheduled for Monday night, back at the Glengarry Sports Palace, starting at 8 p.m.
The latest photo galleries added to our website include images from Family of Schools girls basketball, GSL women's indoor soccer, atom rep hockey, bantam rep hockey, and CCHL2 Glens playoff hockey.
You can check out all the photos online here, and for stories on all of these be sure to pick up a copy of The Glengarry News this week.
Coach Dominic Decoeur recently had his boys hockey team on the ice for some Sunday training, in preparation for the Tournoi Franco Ontarien, to be held next month in Niagara Falls.
The Alexandria Glens scored a huge 7-1 victory on the road against the Ottawa Canadians today in game 1 of their CCHL2 playoff series, with the boys set to return to home ice at the Glengarry Sports Palace on Sunday afternoon.
The start time is set for 2 p.m.
The victory extends Alexandria's win streak to 9 games.
For your full playoff planner and more details on the Glens, be sure to check out The Glengarry News.
Capping off a busy final stretch of play in the CCHL, the Cornwall Colts junior 'A' hockey team will, on March 8, will pay tribute to local hockey icon Dave Ezard in the pre-game ceremony.
A new banner will be unveiled, recognizing Ezard’s retired number 6. The original banner dedicated to Ezard disappeared from the Civic Complex a few seasons ago.
Ezard patrolled the blueline for his hometown Royals from 1975 to 1980. He earned the 1980 Memorial Cup MVP. The D-man was also the first Quebec league defenceman to score 40 goals (105 points) in 1979-80.
Sadly, Ezard passed away in 1995, at the young age of 36. Shortly after, the Cornwall Colts retired Ezard’s number 6 and unveiled a banner that hung from the rafters at the Si Miller Arena and then the Ed Lumley Arena.
Members of Ezard’s family and former teammates will be in attendance for the rededication ceremony on March 8, at 7:30 p.m.
– with files from David Murphy
Home games Feb 27, March 1
The Colts also have home games at the Civic Complex booked for tonight (Feb. 27) and March 1, both starting at 7:30 p.m. Rockland provides the competition for tonight's tilt, while Navan will visit on Thursday night.
Sitting in third place in the Yzerman Division with 62 points, seven in arrears of the Hawkesbury Hawks, the Cornwall Colts have five games in all remaining in the regular season.
The Colts include a heavy Glengarry gang: David Poirier, Ethan Mulhearn, Keegan Mulhearn (all from the Williamstown area), Alexandria's Jeremy Quesnel, Dunvegan's Liam MacDonald, and Benjamin Dirven from Bainsville.