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Remi Elie celebrates 24th birthday as Amerks head into playoffs

sean Apr 18, 2019 - 5:19pm

Green Valley professional hockey player Remi Elie celebrated his 24th birthday on April 16, as his AHL Rochester Americans prepare for their first-round playoff battle with the Toronto Marlboros.

In 25 games with the Amerks through the second half of the season, Elie recorded 14 points and 14 penalty minutes. He was a +2 ranking.

The playoff series is set to open April 19 on home ice, with the start time at 7:05 p.m. The Amerks also get game two at home, on April 21 at 3:05 p.m. The series will then switch to Toronto for matches April 24 and 26, but at 7 p.m.

Remi Elie

National broomball gold for le Relais athlete

sean Apr 16, 2019 - 12:27pm

Le Relais' Josée Lauzon, as a member of the Vipers, won gold at the Canadian broomball championships.

Photo gallery: 2019 Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 15, 2019 - 3:46pm

Our image gallery from the 2019 Raisin River Canoe Race is live online here.

For coverage and results, check out the April 17 issue of The Glengarry News.

Complete results can be found on the Raisin Region Conservation Authority's canoe race web page

canoe race
Dale Coburn and Heinrich Greeff navigate the rapids near the finish area in Williamstown. – Sean Bray photo

Updated story: Preparing for the 47th annual Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 13, 2019 - 1:01pm

Mother Nature seems to have finally put winter behind her, though today's glorious weather is not forecast to extend into Sunday, for the 47th running of the Raisin River Canoe Race.

Rain that was originally expected Sunday evening is now forecast to push into our region earlier, perhaps as early as noon, along with cooler temperatures. It looks like it will be approximately 5 degrees Celsius and dry to start the race. For an updated forecast, follow this link

Participants

If you missed the opportunity for online registration (or had been putting it off), you can still sign up to participate in any of the divisions on race morning, starting at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic School (17283 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West). Note, only cash payment will be accepted.

For entrants who pre-registered, you can pick up your numbers as early as 8:30 a.m.

The traditional pre-race breakfast will be served at the St. Andrew's Knights of Columbus (St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 17298 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West) from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The first boats will enter the water at 10:30 a.m., travelling the approximately 30 km route downstream to Williamstown.

From 1 p.m. onwards, shower and changeroom facilities will be open at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre, 19740 John Street in Williamstown.

The post-race dinner fundraiser hosted by the St. Mary's Community Centre at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre runs from 1 to 6 p.m.

Awards will be mailed out to category winners, as well as the second and third-place finishers, in the week following the event.

Spectators

For spectators, there are numerous vantage points along the river route, but one of the highlights is undoubtedly at the dam in Martintown.

map of canoe race

Medals up for grabs this afternoon at broomball nationals in Cornwall

sean Apr 13, 2019 - 12:53pm

The Canadian broomball championships conclude this afternoon in Cornwall, with a trio of gold-medal games.

First up, at 2 p.m., Broom-Shak Becancour (the 2018 winner) will take on the Hillbillies in the mixed division championship match.

At 3:10 p.m., the elite ladies class takes over the ice, as the defending champion Eastern Rebels tangle with the Vipers.

That will be followed at 4:20 p.m. by the elite men's final, where Ottawa Nationals (winners last year) battle the Patriotes.

All the action takes place on rink one, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.

Broomball nationals taking place this week in Cornwall

sean Apr 11, 2019 - 1:39pm

The senior and mixed Canadian broomball championships are taking place this week at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, with three divisions – elite ladies, elite men's, and mixed – on the ice.

Round-robin action continues through Friday morning, followed by playoffs that continue into Saturday.

There are local connections to a number of teams, including the national defending champion Eastern Rebels (elite ladies division), who are currently 3-0 at the tournament, heading into game four set for a 4:10 p.m. start.

For the full schedule, check out this web page.

One week until the Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 7, 2019 - 1:39pm

The 2019 edition of the Raisin River Canoe Race is just a week away, scheduled for Sunday, April 14, running the traditional course from St. Andrew's West downstream to Williamstown, a distance of just over 30 kilometres.

Online registration, at a reduced rate, is available until April 11. To register or for more information, please see the Raisin Region Conservation Authority canoe race web page here.

map of canoe race

Sunday evening senior A hockey featuring the Cornwall Prowlers

sean Apr 7, 2019 - 1:25pm

A special exhibition senior 'A' hockey game will be played this evening in Cornwall, as the Cornwall Prowlers host the Montreal-based Cedars.

Who are the Cedars, you ask? It's a newly formed group of hockey players playing under the banner of the Lebanese Ice Hockey Federation.

Game time at Cornwall's multi-sport complex is set for 7:20 p.m., and at least two Glengarrians (Jesse Fontaine and Pierre Luc Sabourin) are expected to be included on the Cornwall roster.

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