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JumpStart and Hockey Canada launch The Big Play

office Dec 22, 2014 - 3:31pm

Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) and the Hockey Canada Foundation (HCF) have launched The Big Play, a new program that will give more kids across Canada the opportunity to get into minor hockey.  

Through The Big Play program, Jumpstart and the HCF are helping to open the door to the one in three Canadian families that can’t afford to enroll their children in organized sport. For the next three years, Jumpstart and HCF will bring approximately 10,000 kids per year, ages four to 18, into the game of hockey. The Big Play will assist kids from financially disadvantaged families with the costs associated with registration and equipment.

“Every kid should have the chance to play hockey regardless of their family’s financial situation. We’re proud to partner with the Hockey Canada Foundation to get more kids into the game,” said Landon French, executive director, Jumpstart Charities. “The Big Play ensures kids have the opportunity to develop the confidence, teamwork and leadership skills associated with organized sport, while creating a lifetime of memories, and we are thrilled to be launching this important program just as the ‘Year of Sport’ kicks off in Canada.”

Jumpstart and the HCF will work closely with Hockey Canada’s 13 branches and the more than 330 local Jumpstart Chapters across Canada to communicate details of the program to minor hockey associations nationwide. Both organizations have a rich history of supporting the game and helping create greater accessibility at the grassroots level.

“The Big Play will provide a welcomed source of additional financial support for many Canadian families in need,” said Chris Bright, executive director, Hockey Canada Foundation. “Participating in hockey is something every Canadian child should have the opportunity to experience during their youth.”

During the upcoming world junior hockey tournament, fans from across the country will have the opportunity to get even more kids into the game. Fans across Canada will see “big plays” from every game of the tournament on TSN’s @TSNHockey Twitter feed (twitter.com/TSNHockey) with tweets using #BigPlay. For each retweet of TSN’s #BigPlay videos, Canadian Tire will donate 25 cents to The Big Play to get kids into the game.

Families can get more information about how to apply for funding assistance by calling 1-844-YES-PLAY or visiting jumpstart.canadiantire.ca

Parents or guardians of players will receive information when the application process opens in mid-2015 for the 2015-2016 season.

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Cornwall Colts support food bank

office Dec 22, 2014 - 3:17pm

The Cornwall Colts along with the Benson Group and several local personalities raised $720 and more than 350 pounds of food for St. Vincent De Paul. The money and non-`perishable food was donated at the recent 2nd annual Charity Hockey Game held at the Benson Centre.

“The Colts organization is more than happy to assist St. Vincent de Paul especially heading into the Christmas season,” said Colts owner and head coach Ian MacInnis. “It’s an opportunity for us to give back to the community.”

For the second year in a row, the game ended tied (10-10), with good times and laughs had by players and fans alike.

Colts charity game

cheque presentation
From left are Ian MacInnis (Colts owner & head coach), Ron Healy (St Vincent de Paul), and David Murphy (Marketing Colts & Benson Group).

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AJK Highland Travellers reunion set for Dec. 29 in Maxville

office Dec 22, 2014 - 2:03pm

We recently received this item from John Marjerrison...

Our annual inter-squad game for the AJK HIghland Travellers is Monday Dec. 29th at 1:30 at the Maxville and District Sports Complex.  All the lads, friends, former players, and family are invited to join in on the ice or in the stands.  I'm still playing and enjoying it.  There is nothing in sports like a hockey dressing room. The banter is special.  Our first trip to Scotland and England was 1986.  We certainly will be discussing the 5 trips to Europe and where we should go next.  It might inspire some of the old guys to put back on the blades.  As a warm-up this year, the kids/grandkids of the players are having a game before the players' game.

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There will be GSL soccer in 2015

office Dec 22, 2014 - 1:50pm

With a new year on our doorstep, The News recently chatted with Glengarry Soccer League president Andrew McCormick, who wanted to stress that there indeed will be soccer in the county in 2015, despite recent financial troubles.

As reported in our Dec. 16 issue, North Glengarry township is providing a lifeline to the GSL in the form of a loan to get the club through the winter.

The league is implementing a number of improvements to the way its board operates, with the goal of putting the organization on a solid financial footing.  At the same time, the GSL watns to put in place supports and programming to advance the sport of soccer.

We will have more in the Jan. 7, 2015 edition of The Glengarry News.

The next GSL meeting is set for Jan. 25, all all interested members of the public are invited to attend.

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Hockey for the holidays

office Dec 22, 2014 - 1:41pm

Yes, Virginia, there is... hockey at Christmastime. (Updated)

For junior 'B' followers, the Rebels play twice, hosting the Winchester Hawks on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 8pm (game postponed), and playing Sunday at 7pm on Cornwall Island versus the Akwesasne Wolves.

The only CCHL junior 'A' match will be played at the Cornwall Civic Complex, with the Colts hosting Brockville on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 7pm.

In the LNAH, the Cornwall River Kings will host Laval on Saturday, Dec. 27, with the game set for a 7:30pm opening puck drop.

The junior 'B' Glens are off until Jan. 2.

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Lancaster Curling Club poet reflects on Christmas

office Dec 22, 2014 - 11:59am
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River Kings blanked by Isothermic in LNAH action

office Dec 22, 2014 - 9:55am

(By Rodney Wilson)     Jean-Philippe Levasseur and the Thetford-Mines Isothermic spoiled the party at the Civic Complex on Saturday night, blanking the River Kings 4-0.

Levasseur turned aside all 26 shots he faced to shut out Cornwall on Teddy Bear Toss Night in front of 1,102 fans. Fans tossed the Teddy Bears on the ice at the end of the game. Both teams remained on the ice to collect the stuffed toys – approximately 750 of them.

Simon Courcelles opened the scoring for the Isothermic with 4:56 to play in the first period. Courcelles banked a shot off River Kings defenceman Sasha Pokulok’s leg and past goaltender Pete Karvouniaris. Loic Lacasse was in the River Kings crease at the start of the second period, replacing Karvouniaris who was forced to leave the contest with flu-like symptoms. Pierre Luc Sleigher took advantage of a bad bounce and beat Lacasse at 5:46 of the middle frame. Then, Sebastien Courcelles pounced on a rebound and beat Lacasse at 9:37 of the second to give Thetford-Mines a 3-0 lead. Christophe Losier rounded out the scoring with a shorthanded goal for Thetford-Mines at 8:08 of the third.

The River Kings had their opportunities. Cornwall went 0-for-7 on the powerplay, including a lengthy 5-on-3 in the first period.

The game marked the return of former River Kings forward Nicolas Corbeil, who was dealt to the Isothermic in late November. Corbeil picked up an assist on Losier’s goal.

Levasseur (first), Sebastien Courcelles (second) and Sylvain Dufresne were the announced stars. Thetford-Mines outshot Cornwall 40-26.

Brennan Barker had a spirited bout with Mathew Medley, and Kings captain Steve Simoes dropped the mitts with Alexandre Neron, before fan-favourite Chris Cloutier had a lengthy battle with Martin Lariviere of the Isothermic.

The River Kings will be back in action next Saturday, Dec. 27 when the Laval Predateurs visit the Cornwall Civic Complex.

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No Glens game tonight; Rebels and Glens both host on Saturday

sportseditor Dec 19, 2014 - 6:10pm

The Alexandria junior B Glens are on the road tonight in Winchester and will have their home game this weekend on Saturday evening instead, when the Casselman Vikings visit the Glengarry Sports Palace. Start time is set for 8pm.

For fans, there will be draws for turkeys, as well as the usual 50/50.

Also on Saturday, Dec. 20, the Char-Lan Rebels will host the Morrisburg Lions, beginning at 8pm.

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Junior A Hawks clip Colts in OT

sportseditor Dec 19, 2014 - 6:07pm

Last night in Cornwall, the Colts fell to the Hawkesbury Hawks in overtime, 5-4.

Green Valley's Tristen Elie was among the Cornwall goal scorers. Hunter Racine notched the game-winning tally for the Hawks.

There's CCHL action tonight in Hawkesbury, where the Hawks will host Carleton Place at 7:30pm. The Colts also play tonight, going to Brockville to take on the Braves.

Next home action for Cornwall is set for Sunday, Dec. 28, when Brockville visits. Game time is 7pm. Williamstown's Ross Craig is expected to be back in the lineup that night, off his WJAC experience in Saskatchewan. (For more on this, see the Dec. 31 edition of The Glengarry News.)

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The News office to close over the holidays

sportseditor Dec 19, 2014 - 2:52pm

The office of The Glengarry News will be closed from Tuesday, Dec. 23 through Thursday, Jan. 1, reopening on Friday, Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m. To reach us during this stretch, messages can be left on our telephone voicemail system, or you can e-mail us. Here's our contact information:

Upcoming editions of the newspaper will publish on Dec. 22 and Dec. 31, then Jan. 7, 2015. The deadline for advertising and submissions for our first issue of the new year is Monday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m.

The News wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

To get the full story on all things Glengarry, each week be sure to check out The Glengarry News, available by subscription online or in traditional print format.