Sports in the Glens
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Due to poor weather and road conditions, soccer at the dome in Alexandria tonight is cancelled.
The U13 boys game (Team Green vs. team Yellow) will be moved to Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m., while the adult co-ed pickup game will not be rescheduled.
We will have more soccer news in The Glengarry News this week.
Despite the weather-related bus cancellations today, Jan. 8, tomorrow's high school girls hockey tournament scheduled for Morrisburg is a go.
Here is the schedule for the day:
7:30 a.m.: Char-Lan vs. Seaway
8:30 a.m.: Tagwi vs. Holy Trinity
9:30 a.m.: Char-Lan vs. La Citadelle
noon: Tagwi vs. North Dundas
1 p.m.: Seaway vs. St. Joseph's
2 p.m.: La Citadelle vs. North Dundas
There are also two games booked for Thursday, Jan. 11, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.
1:45 p.m.: St. Joseph's vs. Holy Trinity
3 p.m.: Char-Lan vs. St. Joseph's
The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) are getting ready to officially mark the start of the 2018 season. Starting at 10 a.m. on January 7, the group will host a day of family-friendly activities.
There will be free ski and snowshoe rentals, volunteers serving as guides on the trails, and hot chocolate by the fire to warm you up. Learn about events and lessons taking place this winter, and meet other trail users and members of FOTST. It's time to get excited about winter!
New this year at the trails is a bigger, relocated parking lot, adjacent to Summerstown Road.
The Summerstown Trails offer 18 km of groomed cross-country skiing trails for both classic and skate-skiing, and a separate network of 11 km of snowshoe trails. The facility is situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401, and are open seven days a week. There is no charge to access the trails.
– files from Jean-Pierre Tibi
Five third-period goals were too much to overcome, as the Rockland Nationals doubled the Colts 6-3 Thursday night at the Ed Lumley Arena.
The night could be summed up at the 13:47 mark of the third with Liam Lascelle out of the net for the extra attacker for an upcoming Rockland penalty, when one of the Colts forwards made a drop pass from centre ice that curled into the Colts net. Rockland added two short-handed markers in the frame to seal the victory.
Tommy Tanner (with his 8th of the season) paced the Colts offence with a goal and an assist. Konnor MacCormick (14) and the newest Colts forward Noah Williams (1) also scored.
Rockland outshot the Colts 41-22 with Liam Lascelle getting tagged with the loss.
Cornwall's record falls to 20-15-4-1 (45 points) in sixth place in the CCHL standings.
The Hardest Working Colts Player award went to Tommy Tanner. Three Stars were first Shawn Kennedy (ROC), second Trevor Coykendall (ROC), and third Tommy Tanner (COR). JD Pogue was honoured as the Colts Player of the Month.
The Colts and Nationals wrap up their home-and-home series Friday night in Rockland. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Next home game is Sunday, January 7, when they host the Kemptville 73’s. Children 12 and under receive FREE Admission to the game, which is set for a 3 p.m. start at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).
– files from David Murphy
This week's edition of The Glengarry News features a story about the annual reunion of the AJK Highland Travellers hockey team. A couple of action photos from the event can be seen on this page.
High school sports teams enjoy this week off, as the Christmas schedule break continues.
The action is slated to resume on all fronts next week, with sports including girls volleyball, boys basketball, girls hockey, and boys hockey. Be sure to check out The Glengarry News for details.
For photos from recent action, please see our galleries here.
Last night in Alexandria, the Glens suffered a loss to one of the league's top teams, the Athens Aeros, in the process ending Alexandria's winning streak at six games. Despite the defeat on Saturday night, the Glens have plenty to be optimistic about heading into the new year, and we will have the story in The Glengarry News.
The Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebels of the CCHL2 wrapped up the 2017 portion of their schedule on Saturday night, scoring a home-ice victory over the Brockville Tikis, and we will have the story in the next edition of The Glengarry News.
The @CharLanRebels closed out 2017 with a win on the ice, and a visit from Santa ;) ! Happy New to everyone and here's hoping for a great 2018 for our boys! #GoRebsGo @CCHLTier2 pic.twitter.com/7va4BAiZnb— Char-Lan Rebels (@CharLanRebels) December 31, 2017
Thursday in Alexandria, the senior and junior boys basketball teams at GDHS strutted their stuff, dropping a pair of close contests to tradition powerhouse St. Joseph's.
We have photos from the senior game here.
On Dec. 20 in Williamstown, the experience of basketball players from Holy Trinity was on full display, as the senior and junior boys teams romped over the Char-Lan Crusaders in SDGAA action.
Photos of the matches can be viewed in our online gallery here.
With Santa Claus visiting fans at the Ed Lumley Arena, Hawkesbury played the Grinch and defeated the Colts 4-3 on Thursday night. The loss snapped the Colts' six-game winning streak.
Ethan Grant (with his second of the season), JD Pogue (11th), and Ethan Mulhearn (6th) scored for the Colts, whose record falls to 19-14-4-1 (43 points). The Hawks, meanwhile, remain in second place in the division, though the Cornwall squad is nipping at their heels, four points back.
Cameron Hebert chipped in with two assists for Cornwall.
Hawkesbury point-getters were David Jankowski (2 goals, 1 assist), Kari Belec (2G), Fletcher Anderson (1A), Patrick O'Neal (1A), and Matt Gasiuk (1A).
The Hawks outshot the Colts 32-29, with Michael Carr getting tagged with the loss in net while Matthew Petizian backstopped the win.
The Hardest Working Colts Player award went to Michael Carr. Three Stars were first Matthew Petizian (HAW), secxond David Jankowski (HAW), and third Cameron Hebert (COR).
The Colts wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule with a game in Brockville today (Dec. 22). Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Brockville Memorial Centre. The Hawks play in Vankleek Hill today at 1:30 p.m., hosting Nepean.
For more hockey news and schedule information, check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
In the CCHL2 last weekend, the Char-Lan Rebels dropped a pair of games, including a 4-1 loss on home ice to the Perth Blue Wings.
Derek Lister had the lone Rebs goal in the Dec. 16 contest, with Jason Cossette and Pierre-Luc Sabourin earning assists. Dawson Irving took the loss in net, facing 25 shots.
Last Sunday night in Winchester, the Rebels were dropped 2-1 by the lowly Winchester Hawks, as former Char-Lan goaltender Darien Johnson made 34 saves for the Hawks. Dylan Seguin had the goal for the Rebels, assisted by Brennan Markell. Grant Craig was tagged with the loss, facing 29 shots.
The team's last win came Dec. 12 on the road against the Carleton Place Jr. Canadians, with Craig making 31 saves in a 5-2 victory. Char-Lan's offence was led by Sam Ferland (2 goals) and Evan Huntley (3 assists). Other point-getters were Markell (1G, 1A), Taran Fiacco (1G), Mathieu Sabourin (1G), P. Sabourin (1A), Andrew Mercer (1A), Parker Tallman (1A), Zenin Biron (1A), Sam Gaudreau (1A), and Ryan Lamer (1A).
The Rebels are currently 14th overall in the league, with a record of 10 wins, 23 regulation-time losses, and 1 overtime loss.