Sports in the Glens
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The content below is updated periodically with supplementary sports items that do not make it into the print edition of The Glengarry News or provide updates and/or additional information to a story we have published in the newspaper.
The Glengarry Gaels spring youth tackle football teams are preparing for the fast-approaching season, set to kick off on May 12.
Unfortunately, numbers dictated that the Gaels will not be able to field a team at the peewee level. Glengarry's entries into the league this year are tyke, mosquito, and bantam squads, which play in a loop with Cornwall Wildcats teams.
The players have been working out indoors over recent weeks, but are scheduled to get outdoor field practice as of Monday.
Recently, the senior boys soccer team from Glengarry DHS competed at a tournament in Kingston.
The Gaels beat Notre Dame from Carleton Place 1-0, lost to Holy Cross (AAA team) from Kingston 2-1, and beat Granite Ridge from Sharbot Lake 7-0.
Char-Lan DHS' two midget doubles teams were silver medallists at the SDGAA championships, held earlier this month in Cornwall. Crusader duos Wyatt Zimmer and Connor Spence, and Maggie Hope and Frances McDonell both teams lost in their respective finals.
Alexandria's Ladouceur racing family has been profiled by the online magazine 360 Nitro. You can read the article (French) here.
Family patriarch Laurent, now retired from racing, is a Glengarry Sports Hall of Famer. His sons Lee and Joey continue to race, and the next generation is on the karting circuit.
Earlier this month, the senior boys soccer team from Char-Lan DHS competed at a tournament in Kingston. The Crusaders, to a man, played with heavy hearts, in memory of a fellow student who had passed away just days earlier. Below is a photo of the team in the Limestone City; for details on the team's results, please see the April 17 issue of The Glengarry News. The high school soccer season locally is expected to kick off later this month, depending on weather and field conditions.
A week after winning the pre-Franco hockey tournament in Casselman, the boys from le Relais scored silver at the Tournoi Franco-Ontarien, where they ran the table unbeaten before colliding with a formidable foe in the final.
We will have the full story in an upcoming issue of The Glengarry News.
Here's an image of the boys celebrating last week in Casselman.
Green Valley professional hockey player Remi Elie celebrated his 24th birthday on April 16, as his AHL Rochester Americans prepare for their first-round playoff battle with the Toronto Marlboros.
In 25 games with the Amerks through the second half of the season, Elie recorded 14 points and 14 penalty minutes. He was a +2 ranking.
The playoff series is set to open April 19 on home ice, with the start time at 7:05 p.m. The Amerks also get game two at home, on April 21 at 3:05 p.m. The series will then switch to Toronto for matches April 24 and 26, but at 7 p.m.
Le Relais' Josée Lauzon, as a member of the Vipers, won gold at the Canadian broomball championships.
Une championne canadienne au ballon-balai à l'ESC Le Relais!— ESC Le Relais (@ESCLeRelais) April 15, 2019
Notre équipe de ballon-balai se nomme Vipers.Nous avons gagné la médaille d'Or. Nous en sommes très fières et représentons l'équipe Nationale de ballon-balai du Canada.
Bravo à Josée Lauzon, fière Rapide du Relais! pic.twitter.com/X12XzV41nx
Our image gallery from the 2019 Raisin River Canoe Race is live online here.
For coverage and results, check out the April 17 issue of The Glengarry News.
Complete results can be found on the Raisin Region Conservation Authority's canoe race web page.
Mother Nature seems to have finally put winter behind her, though today's glorious weather is not forecast to extend into Sunday, for the 47th running of the Raisin River Canoe Race.
Rain that was originally expected Sunday evening is now forecast to push into our region earlier, perhaps as early as noon, along with cooler temperatures. It looks like it will be approximately 5 degrees Celsius and dry to start the race. For an updated forecast, follow this link.
If you missed the opportunity for online registration (or had been putting it off), you can still sign up to participate in any of the divisions on race morning, starting at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic School (17283 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West). Note, only cash payment will be accepted.
For entrants who pre-registered, you can pick up your numbers as early as 8:30 a.m.
The traditional pre-race breakfast will be served at the St. Andrew's Knights of Columbus (St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 17298 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West) from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The first boats will enter the water at 10:30 a.m., travelling the approximately 30 km route downstream to Williamstown.
From 1 p.m. onwards, shower and changeroom facilities will be open at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre, 19740 John Street in Williamstown.
The post-race dinner fundraiser hosted by the St. Mary's Community Centre at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre runs from 1 to 6 p.m.
Awards will be mailed out to category winners, as well as the second and third-place finishers, in the week following the event.
For spectators, there are numerous vantage points along the river route, but one of the highlights is undoubtedly at the dam in Martintown.
The Canadian broomball championships conclude this afternoon in Cornwall, with a trio of gold-medal games.
First up, at 2 p.m., Broom-Shak Becancour (the 2018 winner) will take on the Hillbillies in the mixed division championship match.
At 3:10 p.m., the elite ladies class takes over the ice, as the defending champion Eastern Rebels tangle with the Vipers.
That will be followed at 4:20 p.m. by the elite men's final, where Ottawa Nationals (winners last year) battle the Patriotes.
All the action takes place on rink one, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.
The senior and mixed Canadian broomball championships are taking place this week at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, with three divisions – elite ladies, elite men's, and mixed – on the ice.
Round-robin action continues through Friday morning, followed by playoffs that continue into Saturday.
There are local connections to a number of teams, including the national defending champion Eastern Rebels (elite ladies division), who are currently 3-0 at the tournament, heading into game four set for a 4:10 p.m. start.
For the full schedule, check out this web page.