Sports in the Glens
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In what appears to have been the final visit of the Hawkesbury Hawks to the Glengarry Sports Palace, the Cornwall Colts handed the wayward squad a 4-2 loss, in Friday night CCHL action.
JD Pogue had three points for the winning side, including a pair of goals, while South Glengarrian Ethan Mulhearn found the net once, scoring what would stand as the game-winning marker. Justin McRae also scored for Cornwall, while additional assists went to E. Mulhearn, Tommy Tanner, David Poirier, and Brant Woodside, as Liam Lascelle got the win in net with 36 saves.
Early on, the Hawks struggled to find the target offensively, mustering just six shots on goal in the first period. By the midpoint of the game, the Colts were outshooting Hawkesbury 22-11. The second half of the contest saw the Hawks turn up the heat, but it wasn't enough.
With the loss, Hawkesbury's "home" record in Alexandria dropped to 3-2, after winning their first three at the Palace. Nonetheless, the Hawks remain in second place in their division. The team is hoping to return to its official home digs in January.
As for the Colts, the win last Friday night was the team's sixth in a row, as the club finds itself now third in the standings, just two points behind Hawkesbury.
This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes a story and results from the turkey bonspiel, at the Alexandria Curling Club. We have more photos in our gallery here.
Images from the Dec. 14 men's indoor soccer match between the Bar Flies and the North Lancaster Bombers can be seen in our online gallery here. We have the story in the newspaper this week.
Images from high school hockey tournaments held last week in Chesterville (Dec. 13 for boys, Dec. 14 for girls) can be viewed on our website here. For the story and results, please see the Dec. 20 issue of The Glengarry News.
On Sunday at the Glengarry Sports Palace, the midget 'A' Highlanders played the Thunder, with the visitors prevailing 4-1 on the strength of a trio of third-period goals.
Two Federal Hockey League teams heading in opposite directions collided at the Civic Complex on Saturday night, and the result was almost predictable.
The Cornwall Nationals skated to a 5-4 victory over the North Shore Knights, in front of 682 fans. It was the first-place Nats’ fourth straight win and the Knights’ seventh straight defeat.
Maxime Guyon led the Cornwall attack with a five-point performance (two goals and three assists), as the Nationals improved to 9-2-0-2.
The Knights struck first on a goal by Patrick Porkka just 16 seconds into the contest. The speedy Guyon then dashed up the left wing, beat a North Shore defender, and found a wide-open Ahmed Mahfouz, who levelled the score for Cornwall at 5:33 of the first. Brandon Vuic gave the Nationals a 2-1 lead with 3:02 to go in the opening period. Guyon’s shot was stopped, but Vuic pounced on the rebound to beat North Shore goaltender Adam Zeman for a power-play marker.
Cornwall opened up a two-goal lead just 46 seconds into the second period on a Guyon goal. The Knights fought back, however, on a pair of Matyas Kasek markers at 6:21 and 10:19 of the middle frame. Moments after taking a hard hit from Dominik Fejt, Mahfouz gave the Nationals the lead once again with 4:28 to go in the second, burying a perfect pass from Guyon.
On the ensuing faceoff, Cornwall defenceman Jay Kenney dropped the gloves with Fejt to the delight of the local fans.
Guyon then scored his second of the evening with an unassisted effort with 1:48 to play in the second to give the Nationals a 5-3 lead.
But, North Shore fought back on a goal by Kasek, who beat Sebastien Dube-Rochon once again for his third of the contest, at 12:06 of the third.
Cornwall outshot North Shore 47-35. Guyon (first), Mahfouz (second), and Kasek were the announced stars.
On Friday night in Watertown, Guyon scored a hat trick to lead the Nationals to a 5-3 win over the Wolves. Sylvester Bzdyl and Tom Tsicos also scored for Cornwall, while Mahfouz and defenceman Patrick Harrison chipped in a pair of assists. Tyler Beskorowany was outstanding in goal for the Nationals, turning aside 57 of the 60 shots faced to earn the victory.
– files from Rodney Wilson
The NCJHL is on its mid-season break, but two teams are still scheduled to see action playing the Meyrin Switzerland junior club during its visit to Canada.
On Thursday, Dec. 28, the Swiss will take on the Volants de Gatineau at 2:30 p.m., at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau.
The next day, at 7:30 p.m., the North Dundas Rockets will host the Swiss at the Chesterville Arena.
This is a unique junior-level event for the Volants and Rockets to play against a European team.
The Rockets and the Volants would like thank Hockey Outaouais for their recognition of the NCJHL in these events.
Be there early for a good seat.
– files from Richard Charest
A team of OPP officers is scheduled to play the Char-Lan DHS boys hockey team in an exhibition game Monday afternoon in Williamstown, raising funds in support of the Julie MacLachlan Foundation.
Students from the high school will be filling the stands.
Opening puck drop is slated for 2:15 p.m. More information is available on the event Facebook page here.
The county hosts a pair of CCHL2 hockey games tonight. In Williamstown, the Rebels will entertain the Perth Blue Wings, while up north in Alexandria, the Glens are booked to tangle with the Embrun Panthers. Both are 8 p.m. starts.
For the full story on junior B hockey, be sure to check out The Glengarry News.
JD Pogue’s shorthanded goal early the third period was the difference as the Colts edged the Pembroke Lumber Kings 3-2 at the Ed Lumley Arena. The victory extends the Colts' winning streak to five games and improves their record to 18-13-4-1 (41 points).
The short-handed marker was Pogue’s second goal of the game (eighth of the season). David Poirier (7) also scored.
Pembroke outshot the Colts 38-28, with Liam Lascelle making 36 saves for the win.
The Hardest Working Colts Player was David Poirier. Three Stars were first JD Pogue (COR), second Konnor MacCormick (COR), and third Matthew Barnaby (PEM).
Looking ahead, the Colts are booked to play the Hawkesbury Hawkesbury Hawks on Friday, December 15, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, in Alexandria. Game time is 8 p.m.
Next Cornwall home game is slated for Thursday, December 21, when the Hawks will return the visit. Santa Claus will also be on hand that evening. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
– with files from David Murphy
Postponed from Tuesday due to weather, the first high school girls hockey tournament of the season goes today in Chesterville.
The new schedule is as follows:
8:00 - 9:00 North Dundas vs. Seaway
9:00 - 10:00 La Citadelle vs. Tagwi
10:00 - 11:00 North Dundas vs. Char-Lan
11:00 - 12:00 La Citadelle vs. Holy Trinity
12:00 - 1:00 St. Joe's vs. Tagwi
1:00 - 2:00 Holy Trinity vs. Seaway
The previously scheduled game between St. Joe's and Char-Lan will be played on Jan. 11 in Cornwall.