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With just over a month until the start of the 2018 season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, it's a good time to preview the regular divisions.
Great things are expected this year in the entry-level Mini-Stock class, with 13 to 15 drivers scheduled to be at the track on a regular basis.
Marc Dagenais: The 2017 track champion will be back to defend his crown. The big guy will be looking at having an even better season this year, having captured 5 event wins in 2016.
Mike Gaucher: The veteran runner is expected to be back competing at the speedway. He's always one to watch, taking 3 wins last season.
Francis Desjardins: After finishing third in the points in 2016, Desjardins will be looking to challenge again for the title. He acquired a new car for this year and will look to collect a few wins in the process. Desjardins came close on several occasions last summer, with numerous second-place finishes.
Alexis Charbonneau: The French-speaking driver has committed again for 2018. Charbonneau enjoys the competition in Cornwall, and he is always one to watch. He finished fourth in the points last season. Expect the bright orange #49 car amongst the front five on many occasions.
Karl Potvin: The rookie of the year made his mark last season by finishing fifth in the points, collecting one feature win and being frequently in the front pack. Potvin will look to move up the ranks in the division this year.
Skylar Ladouceur: Ladouceur did well last season, finishing in sixth. He will be sporting a new number for the upcoming year with two cars at his disposal. Race fans can also expect to see a father-and-son duo in action on some occasions, with dad Terry also taking the wheel.
Drivers such as Corey Gates, Patrice Moniere, Justin Jodoin, Richard Thornton, and Dylan Kirkland who all ran part of the schedule in 2016 have committed to be at the Cornwall track every Sunday evening this year. Veteran racer Chris James is also making his return to competition. Others such as Justin Leroux, Dominick Merckley, and Tyler French are expected to run in a few events as well.
– files from Martin Bélanger
Our latest sports photos are now available for viewing in our online galleries here.
The newest galleries are...
- March 27 UCMHL atom rep. playoff hockey involving the Char-Lan Rebels
- March 29 midget boys basketball at Glengarry DHS in Alexandria
- March 29 Jimmy Hill memorial hockey game in Williamstown
- March 29 novice UCMHL game 5 finals involving the Char-Lan Rebels
Photo reprints are available from our office. Contact The Glengarry News for more information.
The spring football season opens this week for the four Glengarry Gaels youth teams, with indoor practice sessions.
The tykes (ages 7-9) run practices on Thursdays, in gym 1 at Alexandria's GDHS, and Fridays at VCI in Vankleek Hill. Times are 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Mosquitos (ages 10-11) practise in Alexandria., at Elda Rouleau on Mondays and in GDHS gym 1 on Wednesdays. Times are 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Peewee players (ages 12-13) practise in Alexandria, on Mondays at Le Relais and Thursdays at GDHS (gym 2/3). Times are 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The bantams (ages 14-16) workout Mondays at Elda Rouleau (7:30 to 9 p.m.), Wednesdays in gym 3 at GDHS (6 to 7:30 p.m.), and Fridays at VCI in Vankleek Hill (7:30 to 9 p.m.).
Late registrations are still being accepted online here.
The Char-Lan Rebels novice B Rebels rep. hockey team goes for the UCMHL championship tonight, on home ice in Williamstown, starting at 6 p.m.
The young skaters are facing the Kemptville Panthers in the fifth and final game of the title series, with each team having one win and one loss, to go along with two ties thus far.
Last Friday at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria, members of the OPP, bolstered by teachers Ryan Winter, Glen Campbell, and Kelsey Thomson, took on student hockey players from Glengarry District High School, in an afternoon tilt enjoyed by throngs of students filling the stands.
Guest referees Jacob Peerenboom and John Robinson officiated proceedings, that saw the Badgers prevail in overtime, 7-6. Jason Cholette scored the game-winner for the OPP. Gaels finding the net in the contest were Liam MacDonald (2), Ethan Attridge (2), Kevin Doyle, and Lachlan MacDonald.
We have coverage in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, and an online photo gallery can be viewed here.
The Char-Lan Skating Club held its annual showcase on Sunday in Williamstown, and we have coverage in this week's edition of The Glengarry News. A photo gallery can be viewed online here.
Alexandria's bantam rep. B hockey team is the 2018 UCMHL champion, and we have the story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The second match of the Glengarry Soccer League's senior women's indoor final series is scheduled for tonight, March 27, at the Alexandria dome, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Dunvegan won the opener over Alexandria and could clinch the title tonight, though Alexandria will be looking to say something about that and extend the series to game three, which would be played Thursday.
We have game one coverage in this week's edition of The Glengarry News and a photo gallery available here.
The March 28 issue of The Glengarry News includes coverage of the recent GSL U13 boys soccer championship game, played at the dome in Alexandria. A photo gallery can be viewed online here.
Char-Lan Rebels rep. 'B' hockey teams are in action tonight, including one game in Maxville, where the novice Rebs will take on the Kemptville Panthers, at 6 p.m.
In Williamstown, the atom Rebels will play at 7 p.m., versus the Kemptville Panthers, and at 9:30 p.m., the major midgets will tangle with Brockville Braves.
All of these games are part of their respective UCMHL championship series.
Char-Lan's bantams bowed out in the semifinal round, bounced by the Kemptville Panthers five points to one.
The peewee Rebels finished as league playoff finalists, succumbing five points to one, to the Brockville Braves.
All five Char-Lan rep. hockey teams qualified for playoff action this season, despite the league reducing the number of playoff qualifiers to the top four in each division.
Tonight, the season will come to an end for one junior 'A' hockey team, while the other moves on to the second round of CCHL playoffs. Game seven for the Cornwall Colts and Hawkesbury Hawks will take place at the Robert Hartley Complex, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Colts have twice staved off elimination, having won the last two games to even the series.
On Sunday, it was a 4-3 overtime triumph, as Cameron Hebert’s second goal of the game was the winner. Cornwall's Noah Williams and Alex Wilkins also scored. For the Hawks, Kieran Craig (of Alexandria), Chris Smith, and Nicolas Guillemette were the marksmen. Craig also picked up an assist.
The Hawks outshot the Colts 49-41, with Liam Lascelle making 47 saves for the victory.
Three stars were first Cameron Hebert (COR), second Liam Lascelle (COR), and third Kieran Craig (HAW).
Last Friday, it took double overtime for Cornwall to prevail, as the Colts won in Hawkesbury, 3-2.
Amongst the county crew in the game, Craig scored for Hawkesbury, and Ethan Mulhearn found the net for Cornwall. Simon Besner picked up an assist for the Hawks, and David A. Poirier chalked one up for the Colts.
The Eastern Ontario Wild minor bantam AAA hockey team is the 2018 HEO league playoff championship, clinching the crown on March 24 with a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Jr. 67s.
The Wild squad of 2004 birth year players includes Summerstown's Connor MacDonald, on defence.
It's a busy day in the county sports scene.
This morning at the dome, two girls soccer playoff champions will be crowned. The GSL's U13 title tilt goes at 9 a.m., followed by the U16 girls match at 10 a.m.
This afternoon in Williamstown, at 2 p.m., the Char-Lan Skating Club will hold its annual showcase to cap off the season.
Back up north later, the bantam rep. 'B' Glens hockey team can claim the UCMHL championship with a win or tie, entering the contest with two victories to their credit. The start time at the Palace is set for 5:30 p.m., with Kemptville providing the opposition.
At 7 p.m., Alexandria's midget house hockey team will also be vying for a league crown, on home ice.
In Cornwall, the Glengarry-laden CCHL (junior 'A' hockey) playoff series between the Colts and Hawkesbury Hawks continues, with game six at the Civic Complex. That's a 7 p.m. start, with the Colts facing a must-win situation to extend the series.