Alexandria's junior 'B' Glens hockey club invites fans to join players and staff in Canada Day festivities.
Players will be walking the parade route collecting non-perishable food items for our local food bank at St. Vincent de Paul. Please be generous with donations. In return, when an item is donated, you will be offered a free ticket for one Glens home game.
At the conclusion of the parade, activities will move to Island Park, where the Glens will have a hardest shot competition and a dunk tank. As well, Glens ball caps and jerseys will be available for purchase.
The Canadian junior A Hockey League has announced that an all-star team of players from the CCHL will be assembled to represent Canada at the 2018 Junior Club World Cup, set for August 18-26, in Socchi, Russia.
The CCHL is our local junior A hockey league, which includes the Cornwall Colts and Hawkesbury Hawks.
Here's the official announcement:
The Canadian contingent will be made up of players and staff members from within the 12 teams that comprise the CCHL.
“The CJHL is grateful for this invitation, and the acceptance of the challenge by the CCHL, to represent us internationally,” stated CJHL president Brent Ladds.
“It will be a tremendous opportunity for the players selected by the CCHL to attend,” added Ladds.
The team will be one of eight clubs that will be competing in this International Ice Hockey Federation-sanctioned event.
Rounding out the field of the other seven junior squads will be the national Jr. champions from Russia and Sweden; HC Jokerit from Finland; HC Davos of Switzerland; China’s Kunlun Red Star, Red Bull Hockey Juniors from Austria and HC Trinec of the Czech Republic.
With age-limit restrictions in place, the CJHL-CCHL roster will feature no more than five 1998-born players, another 14 between 1999 and 2001 birth years as well as three that were born in 2002.
This marks the first time in the eight-year history of the event that the CJHL will be taking part.
“We are excited with the opportunity to attend the Junior Club World Cup in Sochi in August and represent the CCHL, the CJHL and Hockey Canada,” offered CCHL commissioner Kevin Abrams, who also serves as CJHL chairman of the board.
“This presents an outstanding experience for our players, coaches and support team to share in an international tournament and all that it provides. While we are looking forward to a great event on the ice, the camaraderie and friendships that will be created will last a lifetime.”
The CJHL team roster, coaches, support staff and on-ice events prior to the event will be announced at a later date.
Players and team staff members are expected to convene in the Ottawa area in August before flying over to Russia for a pre-tournament camp in Moscow, Aug. 13-15, prior to travelling to Socchi for the JCWC.
“We are exceedingly grateful to the CJHL, for taking up this challenge on behalf of Hockey Canada, during the off-season,” said Hockey Canada president and chief operating officer Scott Smith.
“It will be a tremendous athletic and cultural opportunity for the players.”
The last Canadian side to compete in this event was the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League back in 2015.
Meanwhile, the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League took part from 2012 through 2014, which included winning the title in 2013.
North Glengarry staff and council members participated in Jersey Day April 12 to show their support for the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team following a bus crash that claimed the lives of 16 members of the club. Back, from left: Councillor Michel Depratto, Councillor Jacques Massie, Mayor Chris McDonell, Deputy Mayor Jamie MacDonald, Councillor Carma Williams, Councillor Jeff Manley, Public Works Director Ryan Morton, front, Treasurer Sarah Huskinson, Interim CAO Steven Potter, Councillor Brian Caddell. The flag at town hall was also lowered to half-staff. "All of us were deeply saddened by the tragedy in Saskatchewan, particularly as many of us have spent countless hours on buses travelling to hockey games and other sporting events," said Mayor McDonell. Across the country Thursday, people showed up to work and school decked out in jerseys and sharing the message that we are all one team and that we all feel this loss.
The newest sports photo galleries are now online here, showcasing images from the Glengarry Soccer League men's indoor championship series, men's playoff flag football, le Relais hockey, and Glengarry Cup curling in Lancaster.
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 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.
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.
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.