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Casselman Vikings take fourth straight CCHL2 title

sean Apr 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Casselman Vikings are Barkley Cup Champions, having defeated the Richmond Royals 5-1 Wednesday night to sweep the series and win their fourth straight CCHL2 title.

Rookie goaltender Seth Carter was on top of his game once again, making 27 saves to win his 10th straight game and finish the playoffs with eye-popping numbers: a 12-2 record, with a 2.05 goals against average and a 0.939 save percentage.

The Vikings continued to do what they did all season long, and that was score by committee, as five players tallied markers in this one. Jeremie Lefebvre (1G, 2A), Brendan Doherty (1G,1A), Joel Hunt (1G, 1A), Isaac Barr (1G), and Tyler Somers (1G) all lit the lamp. 

Patrick Kealey made 26 saves in the Richmond net, while Matt Veaudry had the lone goal.

It is a rarity at any level, but especially in junior hockey, that a team can have as much success as the Vikings have had in their franchise history. Each season the club puts the work in to build a contender.

As the CCHL2 news release puts it, "The Vikings continue to be a model franchise, a fun place for players to play, and a great organization for young players to develop before moving up the ladder."

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The Casselman Vikings celebrate their 2017 CCHL2 championship. (Photo courtesy Mark Kelly)

Countdown to racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Apr 13, 2017 - 3:18pm

We are just over three weeks away from opening night at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Enduro registration starts this Saturday. Pre-Registration will be available on Saturday, April 15, starting at noon at the track office until the 50-car grid has been filled.

Beginning on Monday, April 17, the track office will be open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. To be accepted in the 50-car field, the registration payment of $25 must be completed at the same time that the registration (registration fee does not include access to the pit area on the 22nd). Like a normal enduro, it will be a first-come, first-served basis for numbers attribution.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, the racing website 360nitro.tv has decided to expand its partnership at the speedway by providing live coverage on their website during all the 2017 season. Fans who will not be able to attend will be able to purchase coverage for a small price and enjoy the races from home. Pre- and post-race interviews will be done as well as enabling the viewing of all the action on the track. Speedway management is proud of this expanded partnership with 360nitro.tv.

Several drivers from the province of Quebec have announced that they will be regulars at Cornwall in 2017. Kayle Robidoux is back full time and will be one to watch as he is consistently a threat each time that he hits the track. Joining Robidoux will be Paul St-Sauveur and Mathieu Boisvert. These two men will be in the mix as well on every evening. Let’s also not forget Gabriel Richer who is getting better each season in the Modified ranks.

with files from Martin Bélanger

Complete canoe race coverage in The Glengarry News

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 3:43pm

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes full coverage of the 2017 Raisin River Canoe Race.

To see our photo gallery, please go here.

Comprehensive results from this and past races are available here

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Owen Robertson and Dave Robertson paddle their way to the portage in Martintown. (Sean Bray photo)
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Hockey prospects invited to attend Colts camp in May

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 3:40pm

The Cornwall Colts have announced their 2017 Spring Junior A Import and Prospects Camp, to be held Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, at the Ed Lumley Arena in Cornwall Civic Complex.

The cost is $250 (plus HST) per player.

Players can register by visiting www.cornwallcolts.com under “camps”.  

with files from David Murphy

Rowing Club open house scheduled for tonight

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 2:18pm

The Upper Canada Rowing Club kicks off its new season with an Open House and Registration event on Tuesday, April 11.  This is an opportunity for anyone interested in trying out the sport to come out and see the equipment, meet existing members, and ask questions. It's also a great chance for returning rowers to renew their memberships.

The club hosts a number of events and programs during the summer season, including the perennially popular Learn to Row courses.

The next course runs Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm, from May 15 to June 7. There will also be a course running Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting May 30. Cost of the course is $180, which includes a full club membership for the first year. Once qualified, rowers can use club equipment, attend group rows and social events, and participate in competitive regattas.

Club president Sylvie Sabourin points to the fun and addictive nature of the sport and its well-deserved reputation as a superb total body fitness activity in explaining rowing's burgeoning popularity.  

Here are ways you can reach the rowing club:

Another open house will be held on May 1.

CCHL Cornwall Colts add to their stable with bantam protects

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 2:06pm

The CCHL bantam protect draft was held Monday night, where the Cornwall junior 'A' Colts bolstered their stable for the future.

The Colts used their first-round selection on Cornwall-born centre Josh Barnes, who had 15 goals in 13 games last season with the Eastern Ontario Wild. The next selection was the first-ever second-generation Colts draft pick, Eastern Ontario Wild player Rylan Iwachniuk (from Long Sault). Iwachniuk’s father is former Colts standout defenceman Steve (1994-1998). 

4th Round – Brendan Watson – D – 6’2 – 175 – L – Bainsville – Eastern Ontario Wild
5th Round – John Richer – D – 6’3 – 165 – L – Apple Hill – Eastern Ontario Wild
6th Round – Jack Ingram – D – L – Seaway Valley AA
7th Round – Shane Gaudreau – D – R – Seaway Valley AA
8th Round – Andrew Dixon – C – Seaway Valley AA
9th Round – Ben Pineault – LW – Seaway Valley AA
10th Round – Nathaniel Faubert – RW – Seaway Valley AA
11th Round – Alexander Oakes – D – Seaway Valley AA

with files from David Murphy

The Glengarry News will have a full round-up of county boys selected in the bantam draft, in an upcoming edition of the newspaper.

Our Raisin River Canoe Race photo gallery is live

sean Apr 10, 2017 - 5:29pm

The 45th annual Raisin River Canoe Race was held on Sunday, and our photographers were out capturing the action. You can view all our images in our online gallery here.

Full coverage of the event will be published in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

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Here's the activity at the staging area of the canoe race. (Margaret Caldbick photo)
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Curling photos from Alexandria & Lancaster added to our galleries

sean Apr 10, 2017 - 5:15pm

Ice sheets at curling clubs in Alexandria and Lancaster were buzzing last weekend in season-wrapping activities. Up north it was the steak bonspiel, while the southerners held a hot shots competition.

We will have coverage, along with more curling results, in an upcoming edition of The Glengarry News. You can view all the images in our galleries here.

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Curlers compete in the steak bonspiel at the Alexandria Curling Club. (Sean Bray photo)

SD&G senior high school badminton championships set for Cornwall

sean Apr 10, 2017 - 4:02pm

Holy Trinity and L'Heritage high schools in Cornwall will be the hosts for the 2017 SD&G senior badminton championships, set for Wednesday, April 12.

The GDHS team, coached by Randi Tolhurst, includes the following:

  • girls singles: Heather Raymond, Rylee Franklin
  • boys singles: Liam MacDonald, Bailey Pidgeon
  • mixed doubles: David MacMaster & Olivia Graham, Nicholas Leroux & Ashley Belair
  • girls doubles: Cameron Brodie & Emma Hardy, Robyn Howes & Denali Dorn
  • boys doubles: Dove Rickerd & Xaavian Ali, Cameron MacDonald & Brennan Nadeau
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Raisin River Canoe Race sees 195 entries under glorious weather

sean Apr 9, 2017 - 4:56pm

High water levels and warm sunshine greeted the 195 entries in the Raisin River Canoe Race today. Among the changes for the 2017 race, the start line was moved 5 km downstream, and portaging was required in Martintown – both for safety reasons. 

As always, your dedicated Glengarry county information source, The Glengarry News, was there covering the event, with two reporters/photographers. We will have photos, results, and more in the next edition of the newspaper.

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Boats approach the portage point in Martintown. (Sean Bray photo)

Paddlers will be required to portage around Martintown Dam

sean Apr 8, 2017 - 10:15pm

The word is out and official, as the Raisin Region Conservation Authority announced tonight that the Martintown Dam will be closed to all participants in Sunday's canoe race, and paddlers will be required to portage.

The water level is exceptionally high and will create challenges in other areas of the course as well, with the starting point expected to be moved downstream from its usual spot at St. Andrew's Catholic School. Participants are asked to check in at the school before race time and will be advised where they will be starting.

Here's the official announcement from the RRCA:

We are confirming the Martintown dam will be closed to paddlers for tomorrow's race. Please don't let this keep you from cheering paddlers in the beautiful historic town of Martintown as paddlers will need your cheers to encourage them as they portage. The location of the start of the race will be announced in the morning after "Devil's Chute" downstream of Lefebvre Bridge is assessed. This area and McIntre Rapids are going to prove the most difficult for paddlers.

It's also worth noting that the river has spilled its banks in many locations, creating "lake-like situations" in along the river course, including upstream of the dam in Martintown, where canoes and kayaks will be portaging. Below Martintown there's another "lake."

Downstream of MacGillivray's Bridge (Summerstown Road) the river water has receded somewhat, after having spilled onto CR17 following rain this week. Nonetheless, the river remains fast and wide too.

In the finishing area in Williamstown, the river is turbulent and will likely create a challenge for some paddlers to beach their boats.

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The high water level and fast current of the Raisin River is seen here in Martintown, in the April 8 image. (Sean Bray photo)

Gaels community spring football training camps have opened

sean Apr 7, 2017 - 5:42pm

The Glengarry Gaels community youth football club will field four football teams in the spring league season, offering the gridiron game to boys and girls with birth years from 2001 through 2010. 

Registration is ongoing, with training camps having recently kicked off.

The season is slated to open in early May.

Be sure to check out the club's ads in recent editions of The Glengarry News for all the details.

Tryouts for U18 Glengarry Hearts Soccer team

sean Apr 7, 2017 - 5:38pm

The Glengarry Hearts U18 girls soccer team is holding tryouts for players with birth years of 1999, 2000, or 2001. Sessions are booked for the dome in Alexandria on Wednesday, April 12 and 19, starting at 7:30pm each evening. Cost is $10 for new players who didn't attend fall tryouts.

Coaches are Russ Bacchiochi and Nancy Charbonneau. 

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