Sports in the Glens
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It's a busy day in the county sports scene.
This morning at the dome, two girls soccer playoff champions will be crowned. The GSL's U13 title tilt goes at 9 a.m., followed by the U16 girls match at 10 a.m.
This afternoon in Williamstown, at 2 p.m., the Char-Lan Skating Club will hold its annual showcase to cap off the season.
Back up north later, the bantam rep. 'B' Glens hockey team can claim the UCMHL championship with a win or tie, entering the contest with two victories to their credit. The start time at the Palace is set for 5:30 p.m., with Kemptville providing the opposition.
At 7 p.m., Alexandria's midget house hockey team will also be vying for a league crown, on home ice.
In Cornwall, the Glengarry-laden CCHL (junior 'A' hockey) playoff series between the Colts and Hawkesbury Hawks continues, with game six at the Civic Complex. That's a 7 p.m. start, with the Colts facing a must-win situation to extend the series.
Here's an update on home playoff games for Char-Lan minor hockey teams. Unless otherwise noted, matches are played in Williamstown, at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre.
Today (March 24):
- Peewee Rep at 12pm
- Bantam B House at 6pm
Monday (March 26):
- Novice rep 6pm
- Peewee Rep 7pm
- Midget Rep 830pm
Tuesday (March 27):
- Novice C House 6pm
- Atom Rep 7pm
- Midget House 8pm
- Midget Rep 930pm
Tuesday (March 27) in Maxville due to ice availability constraints:
- Novice rep in Maxville at 6pm
Last night in Hawkesbury, Josh Barnes of the Cornwall Colts scored 9:20 into the second overtime period to give his team a 3-2 victory over the Hawks.
The win staved off elimination for the Colts, who will again face a do-or-die situation in game six at the Cornwall Civic Complex, on Sunday, March 25, starting at 7 p.m. The Hawks, with a win, will advance to the next round of CCHL playoffs, currently leading the series three games to two.
The marathon in Hawkesbury saw the county's own Ethan Mulhearn open the scoring for Cornwall 4:20 into the contest, before Kieran Craig, who hails from Alexandria and plays for the Hawks, scored to tie nine minutes later. North Lancaster native Simon Besner set up Colin Stevens for Hawkesbury's go-ahead tally later in the frame.
After a scoreless second stanza, county boy David A. Poirier assisted Cameron Hebert's equalizer for Cornwall, at the 15:03 mark of the third.
Should the Colts prevail on Sunday night, the series will go to a game seven back in Hawkesbury on Tuesday.
The traditional end to the men's recreational hockey season is scheduled for Saturday in Maxville, with the Crybaby Cup tournament.
Round-robin action is slated for hourly starts, from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.
At 5 p.m., the fifth- and fourth-place teams will battle, with the loser's day coming to an end, while the winner advances to the B final at 7 p.m. versus the third-place team.
In between, at 2 p.m., the A final will take place, with the top two teams colliding.
The Alexandria Bantam 'B' Glens are vying for the UCMHL championship, with the series opening tonight on home ice at the Palace. The five-point series will then hit the road tomorrow, before returning to Alexandria for Sunday action, at 5:30 p.m.
We will have the full story in the next edition of The Glengarry News.
The fourth-seeded Char-Lan major midget rep. 'B' hockey team will play for the UCMHL championship, after having dispatched first-place South Dundas.
The Rebels won the series six points to two (actually only needing five to advance).
After opening the semifinals with a 6-3 loss, Char-Lan went on to win the next three games, on scores of 5-3, 3-1, and 2-0.
The boys will play Brockville in the final series, starting on the road as early as Sunday and then likely back in Williamstown on Monday evening. Once confirmed, we will post the complete schedule of games.
The CCHL (junior 'A') hockey season could come to an end tonight in Hawkesbury for the Cornwall Colts, as the Hawks hold a 3-1 lead in games, in the opening-round playoff series.
Last night, in Cornwall, the Hawks grabbed a commanding lead in the series, with a 3-1 victory in game four.
All four goals were scored in the third period, with J.D. Pogue notching the lone Colts marker. That goal tied the game 1-1, but Hawkesbury reclaimed the lead the for good only 49 seconds later, before sealing the victory with an empty-net goal in the final minute of play.
Hawks tallies came from Kari Belac (2) and Alex Beaudin-Tougas.
The county's Ethan Mulhearn picked up an assist on the Cornwall goal.
Game five is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex, in Hawkesbury.
If Cornwall wins to extend the series, the sixth match will go at the civic complex on Sunday evening, starting at 7 p.m.
Last night in Williamstown, Char-Lan's major midget hockey team drew even in its playoff series with South Dundas, and we have the story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The five-point series continues this week.
This week's edition of The News features a story about our local senior women's hockey team, the Roadrunners, and their playoff run in the NCWHL.
Follow this link to see a photo gallery from the March 8 game in Maxville, versus the Rhinos.
On Monday night in Hawkesbury, a double-overtime game same the Hawks take a two-games-to-one lead in their opening-round CCHL playoff series with the Cornwall Colts. Be sure to check out our story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, with an emphasis on the county boys playing for both teams.
The series continues this week, with action Thursday in Cornwall and Friday in Hawkesbury.
This week's edition of The Glengarry News features coverage of the Roadrunners senior women's hockey team and its playoff run.
Here's a short video clip of some of the action from March 18, in Maxville.
Senior women’s playoff hockey in Maxville https://t.co/DBH69bQUKX— Sean Bray (@sportsguysean) March 18, 2018
Last weekend, the Alexandria Curling Club hosted the annual Moose Bonspiel and we have details in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
Seen here, from left, are convenor Greg Peerenboom, skip Simon Rember and his team, third Jeff Rember, second Scott McClintock, and lead Eric Houle, along with club president Brian Clinton.
With the teams tied 1-1 in their opening-round playoff series, the Cornwall Colts will skate into Hawkesbury tonight for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Hawks.
For more on the series, check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News. Our coverage includes highlights on the county boys from both rosters.