Sports in the Glens
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The content below is updated periodically with supplementary sports items that do not make it into the print edition of The Glengarry News or provide updates and/or additional information to a story we have published in the newspaper.
Today in Alexandria, curlers from Glengarry, Char-Lan, Tagwi, and St. Joseph's took to the ice for some non-competitive training, in preparation for next month's SD&G championship bonspiel.
A photo gallery can be viewed here, and we will have more in The Glengarry News next week.
We have two new photo galleries on our website, highlighting action from the Jan. 9 high school boys hockey tournament, held in Williamstown.
- Char-Lan vs North Dundas
- Holy Trinity vs la Citadelle
You can check out the images online here. For the full story on the day, be sure to read the Jan. 16 issue of The Glengarry News.
Earlier this week, the Glengarry Gaels travelled to Tagwi to take on the Warriors in senior boys basketball. We will have the story in the Jan. 16 issue of The Glengarry News. A photo gallery of the action can be viewed here.
Alexandria's Felix Sauve, a defenceman with the U18 Hawkesbury Hawks, has been selected to play in the HEO league's all-star game, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m., in Kemptville. In 33 league games thus far this season Sauve has 25 points. He's also skated in 6 matches with the CCHL2 Alexandria Glens.
The game is being held as part of a Winter Showcase for the HEO and CCHL. Here's the day's full schedule.
The Battle of Glengarry will be renewed Friday night in Alexandria, where the Glens will host their southern rivals, the Char-Lan Rebels. Game time at the Glengarry Sports Palace is set for 8 p.m.
When last they met, Char-Lan edged Alexandria 2-1 in overtime. Earlier in the CCHL2 hockey season, the teams split two games.
The Rebels enter the Jan. 11 contest winless in 2019 and coming off a 2-0 loss to the league-leading Ottawa Canadians. The Glens, after starting the new year 0-2, picked up a shut-out victory last Sunday, 3-0 on the road against Perth, the first-place squad from the opposite division.
Friday night's action will be the lone game this week for the Alexandria boys, while Char-Lan is scheduled to play on home ice in Williamstown, Saturday evening, at 8 p.m., when the Winchester Hawks will provide the opposition.
Be sure to read The Glengarry News for all your junior 'B' hockey news.
The boys hockey team from Char-Lan DHS struggled offensively in its game today versus North Dundas, unable to capitalize on its many chances, as the teams skated to a 1-1 tie. Earlier, the Crusaders pounded Tagwi 10-0.
Holy Trinity, meanwhile, failed to score a goal on the day, blanked 5-0 by Seaway and 4-0 by la Citadelle, though it wasn't for wont of trying.
Tagwi's other result was a much closer affair, a 3-2 loss to la Citadelle.
We will have a full report in the Jan. 16 edition of The Glengarry News.
Tuesday's SDGAA high school girls hockey league tournament in Williamstown saw the Tagwi Warriors score a pair of victories, as the ladies beat Holy Trinity 3-1 and St. Joseph's 3-2. The wins moved the Warriors into a second-place tie with North Dundas and the Panthers.
In other results at the Jan. 8 competition, the Falcons blasted la Citadelle 6-2 to remain atop the standings. Their loss to the Warriors is the lone blemish on the season, which has HT with a 5-1 record.
Char-Lan was humbled 10-4 by la Citadelle and lost a close 3-2 contest with North Dundas. St. Joseph's blanked the Devils 3-0.
All the details will be in the Jan. 16 issue of The Glengarry News.
Last Friday, the Alexandria Glens hosted the Ottawa Canadians. A photo gallery of the action can be viewed online here. For the full story on how the Glens fared over the weekend, be sure to check out the Jan. 9 edition of The Glengarry News.
Last week, the Cornwall Wildcats football club held three days of skills development sessions for youngsters. The activities were led by local coaches, including Summerstown's Jeremy Pike, who recently completed his university studies and football career at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, and CFL Ottawa RedBlacks active player Dan West.
Photos from one of the sessions can be seen in our gallery here.
Martintown's Tanner Spink, a student-athlete at Oswego State University in New York has been recognized as the school's co-athlete of the week for the week ending January 6.
The second-year forward on the men's hockey team was, according to Oswego States announcement, "instrumental in the Lakers' 6-2 defeat of SUNY Canton on Saturday, helping the Lakers to claim their eighth Oswego State Hockey Classic. The sophomore recorded two power-play goals in the first period, the latter of which, was the game-winner.
Spink also recorded an assist and was named the All-Tournament Most Valuable Player.
On the season, he's played in 13 games and has 7 points.
The 2019 edition of the Raisin River Canoe Race is scheduled to be held on Sunday, April 14. Online registration for the 30 km run downstream from St. Andrew's to Williamstown is now available here.
The event first took place in 1973 and has been held all but one year since.
There are various categories of entry, including recreational, professional, student, and kayaks.
Coming off Friday night losses, the county's two junior 'B' hockey teams will be back on the ice Saturday, January 5.
The Alexandria Glens will skate at the Glengarry Sports Palace, hosting the Renfrew Timberwolves at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, the Char-Lan Rebels will play on the road, at Carleton Place.
As well, on Sunday afternoon, the Glens will play in Perth.
We will have the full weekend round-up in the next edition of The Glengarry News.
The official opening day for the 2019 season at the Summerstown Trails, scheduled for Sunday, January 6, had been postponed due to the icy conditions in the forest.
However, FOTST board representative Jean-Pierre Tibi tells The News that volunteers are optimistic that snow in the forecast will allow the opening day to be rescheduled. They are aiming for Sunday, January 13, though as of this posting time, this has not been confirmed.
Updates will be posted online and in The Glengarry News, as information becomes available.
Alexandria native and former student-athlete at le Relais Kieran Craig recently garnered his first major junior hockey goal, with the Gatineau Olympiques.
Playing on the road December 30 against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, Craig assisted on his team's first tally, in the opening period. In the second stanza, he found the target himself, notching his first career goal at this level of hockey. The Olympiques won the game 3-2.
Craig is a 17-year-old left winger and a rookie in the QMJHL.
On the season to date, he has 7 points in 32 games. Gatineau sits in fourth place in the Western Conference, with a record of 14-19-2-1.
In the photo below, Craig is seen with family friend and le Relais teacher Marc Seguin.