Today there was and is plenty going on in the world of high school hockey, including boys EOSSAA in Cornwall.
Char-Lan DHS was competing in the event as the wildcard, losing both games to be eliminated. Host St. Joseph's (the top seed) was also bounced after round-robin play with two defeats.
The girls team from Char-Lan DHS is skating in Arnprior at EOSSAA and at last report had qualified to play in the final, with round-robin results of a tie and win.
Tonight in Cornwall is the annual Bishop's Cup Catholic charity game between the Holy Trinity Falcons and the St. Joseph's Panthers.
We will have stories in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The freezing rain our area received last evening and overnight had an impact on scheduled sports events, including the annual Char-Lan Skating Club showcase in Williamstown. The event had been slated for last night, but was postponed to March 27 due to the weather.
Today, Char-Lan DHS' girls hockey team was supposed to be skating at EOSSAA in Arnprior, but that event too has been bumped, moved to tomorrow.
You can read more about Crusaders hockey in this Sports in the Glens post, as well as in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
Both of Char-Lan DHS' hockey teams will be in action on Wednesday, competing at EOSSAA.
For the lady Crusaders, their tournament in Arnprior was scheduled for today, but was bumped to tomorrow due to the overnight freezing rain. Char-Lan's girls claimed the SD&G championship last week, and we have a story about their accomplishment in The Glengarry News this week.
As for the boys, they finished as SD&G runners-up, falling to St. Joseph's in the final. All the details are in The News this week.
The boys earned a wildcard berth to EOSSAA, which is being held in Cornwall. Char-Lan's games are set for 8am vs St. Mary and 1pm against Lasalle. The EOSSAA championship game is slated for a 3:30pm start, and if the Crusaders are to once more meet the Panthers, it will be in that contest. St. Joseph's is the only team to have beaten Char-Lan this season, and they've done that twice.
Competing this morning at the EOSSAA junior boys 'A' basketball tournament, GDHS dropped its opening game to Perth, 54-40.
Coach Bruce MacCallum notes that the squad was without two starters who were injured last weekend.
Next game is at 4pm. Unfortunately, due to the earlier loss, prospects of advancing to the final are slim.
Char-Lan District High School's senior girls basketball team, as we reported in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, is the SD&G champion and has qualified to represent the league at EOSSAA.
That regional tournament is happening today (Nov. 17) and tomorrow in Renfrew, and the Crusaders find themselves seeded fifth, perhaps a bit surprising given their unbeaten record against league opponents.
Round-robin games today are booked for 2:30 and 5:30pm starts, versus Carleton Place DHS (the second seed) and Renfrew CI (the fourth seed) respectively.
Playoffs, should Char-Lan qualify, are set for Friday.
You can follow updates on our website and here on the event website. The News will have a full report in our issue next week.