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2019 canoe race date pegged for April 14

sean Jan 8, 2019 - 10:43am

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. 

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Glens, Rebels back in action Saturday night

sean Jan 5, 2019 - 1:25pm

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.

Summerstown Trails 2019 opening day postponed

sean Jan 3, 2019 - 5:02pm

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.

Kieran Craig notches first major junior hockey goal for Gatineau Olympiques

sean Jan 2, 2019 - 2:39pm

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.

Reminder: Jr. B Rebels open 2019 with four-game road stint

sean Jan 2, 2019 - 2:18pm

The new year starts with a four-game road stretch for the CCHL2 Char-Lan Rebels, beginning Friday night in Embrun.

The slate will conclude Jan. 11, in Alexandria, followed by a home game in Williamstown the next night.

For more on what to expect from the squad in 2019, check out our preview story in the December 26 issue of The Glengarry News.

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Campbell Craig of the Rebels. – Sean Bray photo

Alexandria Glens start 2019 on home ice Friday

sean Jan 2, 2019 - 2:04pm

The Alexandria Glens of the CCHL2 will open the 2019 portion of their schedule at home, on Friday, January 4, hosting the league-leading Ottawa Jr. Canadians. Game time is set for 8 p.m, at the Glengarry Sports Palace.

For a preview on what to expect on the final stretch of regular-season play, be sure to check out the December 26 issue of The Glengarry News.

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The Glens finished off 2018 in fine form, earning points in every game they played in December. – Sean Bray photo

Rebels fall short of come-back bid versus CCHL2's top squad

sean Dec 24, 2018 - 12:50pm

The Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebels made it an exciting game last Saturday night in Williamstown. Down 4-1 in the third period, the boys scored two in quick succession, as Liam MacDonald was rewarded for his gritty physical effort with a power-play marker, followed moments later by a breakaway goal from Brennan Markell.

That was as close as they could get, though, as the league-leading Ottawa Canadians turned up their defensive pressure to hang on and deal the Rebels a 4-3 loss.

Ryan Reifler also scored for Char-Lan, while Dillon Spinner, Sam Ferland, Justice Brownlee, Zach Auger, and Reifler.

In net, Julien Cholette started, playing 7:18 and allowing three goals on five shots. Grant Craig took over and went the rest of the way, giving up one goal on 20 shots.

Bue sure to check out the Dec. 26 issue of The Glengarry News for a preview of what to expect from the club when play resumes in January.

A photo gallery from the Dec. 22 game can be viewed online here.

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The Royals (blue) battle the Rebels in CCHL2 action. – Sean Bray photo

Junior B Glens end 2018 with decisive win

sean Dec 24, 2018 - 12:36pm

The Alexandria CCHL2 Glens finished off the 2018 portion of their junior 'B' hockey schedule last Friday night, with a solid victory over the Richmond Royals. The win capped off a successful month, that saw the team garner points in every game, with four victories and one overtime loss.

Nicolas Rousseau backstopped the win, with 41 saves, while Richmond goaltender Eric Tessier was peppered with 52 shots.

Reggy St-Surin scored twice for the Glens, once on a power play and then short-handed. Also striking for goals were Kodiak Whiteduck, Lochlan MacDonald (with the finish as he rushed the net), and Braden Legue (on a blast from the point).

Earning assists in the game were Kole Beaton (2), Samuel Lacroix (2), Nathan Sauve, Mathieu Parent, Joshua Desjardins, and Dylan Stacey.

For images from the game, check out our online gallery here.

The Glens are now enjoying their Christmas break, with their next game scheduled for the new year. For details and an outlook on what to expect in the last third of the season, be sure to check out the Dec. 26 issue of The Glengarry News.

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Jason Lauzon-Seguin of the CFL Ottawa RedBlacks drops the puck between Richmond's Patrick Yates and Alexandria's Dylan Stacey. – photo courtesy of the Alexandria Glens

GSL men's soccer sees McCrimmon, Alexandria win

sean Dec 24, 2018 - 12:29pm

The 2018 portion of the Glengarry Soccer League's winter indoor schedule concluded last Thursday night in Alexandria, where Alexandria FC trounced Pine Grove 10-4.

Scoring for the winning side were Yale Chadsey and Spencer Lordz, each with a hat trick. Also finding the net were Sullivan Van Loon and Andrew Wilkes, each with two.

Replying the other way were Colin Webster (2), Taegan Hallahan, and Tahir Ekramuzzaman.

The other Dec. 20 match saw McCrimmon prevail 4-1 over the Bar Flies, on the strength of goals from Matthew Cunningham (2), Shawn Vink, and one unidentified. Kenny MacMillan had the lone tally the other way.

The men are on hiatus from action over the Christmas holidays, scheduled to resume play January 10.

Green Valley's Remi Elie marks 100th career NHL game

sean Dec 24, 2018 - 12:17pm

Green Valley native Remi Elie, who is playing this season for the Buffalo Sabres, recently marked his 100th career NHL game. Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2013, he skated in 90 games with the Stars over the last two seasons, before being picked up by the Sabres this year. A nagging knee injury has limited his playing time to 10 games so far in 2018-19.

Colts best Navan in Thursday night CCHL hockey

sean Dec 21, 2018 - 12:30pm

In Cornwall last night, the Colts topped the Navan Grads 3-1, on the strength of goals from Josh Barnes, Alex Gagnon, and. Konnor MacCormick. Alexandria's own Jeremy Quesnel earned an assist. Other helpers went to Barnes and Gagnon. 

The Colts are scheduled to wrap up 2018 tonight, with a game in Hawkesbury. Start time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Jeremy Quesnel of the Colts
Jeremy Quesnel of the Cornwall Colts. – Sean Bray photo

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