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Raisin River Canoe Race on Sunday expected to be a fast one

sean Apr 7, 2017 - 3:01pm

With rains this week, the water level is very high on the Raisin River, which on Sunday will feature the 45th annual canoe and kayak race.

Updating the story we have for you in The Glengarry News this week, Lissa Deslandes of the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (organizers of the race), confirms that the race is on.

The matter of allowing participants to shoot the dam in Martintown, however, is pending, as conditions are currently too dangerous to allow it. Should the water level be as high on Sunday, paddlers will be prevented from going over the dam and instead forced to portage around it. A final decision will be made by the safety crew on race morning. You can check out some photos of current conditions on the RRCA canoe race Facebook page here

Online registration is closed. Entries are accepted on race day, however, starting at 8:30 a.m. If you are inclined to fill out the registration form out ahead of time, it can be accessed here. Waivers can be signed when you pick up your canoe race number at the registration table, at St. Andrew's Catholic School, which is also the race start point.

No further canoe rentals are available.

Paddlers and the general public might be interested in the pre-race breakfast, available for $6 at St. Andrew's Parish, available from 8 a.m. onwards.

The awards banquet will be held at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre in Williamstown, with entertainment and a spaghetti supper on tap.

Each finisher of the race receives a medal. Check out the special edition medals available this year:

Raisin River Canoe Race medal for 2017. (Photo courtesy of RRCA)

Cornwall junior A Colts on the brink of elimination

sean Apr 5, 2017 - 7:23pm

Updating the story we have for you in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the Cornwall Colts of the CCHL find themselves on the brink of elimination heading into tonight's semifinal road contest.

Last evening in Cornwall, the Colts fell to the Ottawa Jr Senators 4-1, with David Poirier scoring the lone Colts goal.

Jaren Burke’s two markers paced Ottawa to the victory and a three-games-to-none lead in the series. Luke McCaw and Griffin MacGregor also scored for Ottawa which outshot the Colts 31-24. Merrick Rippon had 3 assists for the Jr. Sens.

Three Stars were First Star Jaren Burke (OTT), Second Star Merrick Rippon (OTT), and Third Star Dean Derouchie (COR).

The Colts travel to Ottawa tonight, looking to stave off elimination in game 4. Game time is 7:30pm at the Jim Durrell Rec Centre.

Should Cornwall prevail, game 5 will be back at the Civic Complex on Friday evening. 

with files from David Murphy

Latest photo gallery additions: Char-Lan Skating Club, News Cup, midget girls hockey

sean Apr 4, 2017 - 6:03pm

New photo galleries have been posted to our website, including images of action from games 6 and 7 of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup.

Other new galleries are the Char-Lan Skating Club showcase, midget girls championship hockey, women's volleyball at the dome, and the Jimmy Hill memorial hockey game. 

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The Char-Lan Skating Club held its 2017 showcase on March 27. Here is one of the performances. (Sean Bray photo)

Cornwall Nationals wrap up inaugural FHL season

sean Apr 2, 2017 - 3:16pm

The Cornwall Nationals' inaugural season in the Federal Hockey League came to an end on Saturday night at the Civic Complex, where the Berlin River Drivers skated to a 6-3 victory over the Nats in front of 713 fans.

Jay Croop opened the scoring for the Nationals 5:06 into the contest, when he pounced on a rebound and finished with a backhanded shot over a sprawling Cory Simons. Berlin quickly levelled the score, when Yuto Osawa, left all alone in front of Josselin St. Pierre, buried a wrist shot at 7:30 of the opening frame. The River Drivers took a 2-1 lead, when Patrick Harrison trickled over the goal line for a powerplay marker with 4:36 to play in the first.

Moments later, with 2:03 remaining in the period, Jan Salak banged in John Celli’s rebound to give Berlin a two-goal lead. Mitchell Porowski fired an absolute blast past Simons with 3:07 to play in the second period, as Cornwall crept to within a goal.  Harrison beat St. Pierre with a nifty deke for his second of the contest at 4:02 of the third, but MJ Graham got the goal back for Cornwall just 52 seconds later with a great second effort. 

Jiri Pestuka and Charlile Sarault iced it with a pair of short-handed empty-net goals with 1:20 and 25.8 to play in the third.

Berlin outshot Cornwall 49-32.

Chris Cloutier (first, two assists), St. Pierre (second), and Harrison were the announced stars. 

The Nationals finish their inaugural season with a 16-34-4-3 record, placing sixth in the FHL standings.

Alexandria native Joel Trottier took over coaching the team late in the season and is expected to carry on at the helm as the Nats look towards their second year on the ice.

ROAD LOSS: The River Drivers skated to a 9-2 victory over the Nationals on Friday night in Berlin. Celli led the way for the River Drivers with a hat trick, while Dominik Synek had a goal and four assists. Maxime Guyon had both Cornwall markers. Olivier Gervais was tagged with the loss in goal for the Nationals, who were outshot 57-26.

with files from Rodney Wilson


Junior A Colts trail CCHL semifinals 2-0, next game Tuesday

sean Apr 2, 2017 - 3:09pm

Nicolas Swanson’s goal with less than a minute to play in the third period pushed Ottawa to a 2-1 win over the Colts in game 2 of their CCHL semifinal series. The Jr. Sens lead the best of seven series 2-0.

Jaren Burke also scored for Ottawa. Tanner Spink tallied the lone Cornwall goal.

The Colts outshot the Jr. Sens 31-27, with Liam Lascelle suffering the loss in goal. Ian Andriano earned the goaltending victory for Ottawa.

Game 3 is scheduled for Tuesday in Cornwall. Game time is 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

In addition to Spink, county boys on the team are Jeremy McFarlane, Keegan Mulhearn, Ethan Mulhearn, Sebastian Dirven, and Roddie Sandilands.

with files from David Murphy

Raisin River Canoe Race set for April 9

sean Apr 2, 2017 - 2:49pm

Parts of the Raisin River still have ice cover, so it's probably a really good thing that the Raisin River Conservation Authority bumped the annual canoe race from today to April 9.

We will have the details to get you ready for this spring rite of passage in The Glengarry News this week. 

If you can't wait, here's a link to the RRCA website, with online registration available until April 5.

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The Raisin River appears ice-covered, looking upstream from the bridge in Martintown, in the March 30, 2017 image. (Sean Bray photo)

Maxville scores News Cup in thrilling game seven versus South Glengarry

sean Apr 1, 2017 - 12:22am

It was an accomplishment 65 years in the making, as the Maxville team tonight took the championship of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup in a game-seven thriller over the South Glengarry squad.

Maxville last won the coveted country trophy in 1952, while the southerners were the defending champs.

Be sure to check out the next edition of The Glengarry News for the full story and our dedicated News Cup webpage here.

Boys team nabs its first-ever Jimmy Hill memorial game victory

sean Mar 31, 2017 - 5:36pm

The boys hockey team from Char-Lan DHS accomplished something today that none before them had – they managed to beat the men's squad in the annual Jimmy Hill memorial hockey game.

We will have the details in The Glengarry News next week. Photos of the game action will soon be posted to our online galleries here.

In the meantime, here is one image:

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The annual Jimmy Hill memorial hockey game was played today in Williamstown. (Sean Bray photo)

Jr. A Colts drop semifinal opener on home ice

sean Mar 31, 2017 - 12:10pm

The Ottawa Jr Senators upset the Colts 5-1 in the opener of their CCHL semifinal series on Thursday night.

The Jr. Sens outshot the Colts 36-17 with Liam Lascelle getting tagged with the loss for the hometown Colts. Keegan Mulhearn broke Ian Andriano’s shutout bid with 9 minutes left in the third period for Cornwall's lone goal.

Hubert Delisle and Nicolas Samson each had a goal and two assists to lead Ottawa’s offence. Jaren Burke, Elie Boulerice, and Adrien Bisson also scored for the Sens.

Three Stars were First Star Hubert Delisle (OTT), Second Star Elie Boulerice (OTT), and Third Star Keegan Mulhearn (COR).

Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is scheduled for the Jim Durrell Rec. Centre in Ottawa, on Saturday night. Game time is 7:30pm.

The teams will then return to Cornwall for game 3 on Tuesday, April. Game time is 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena, at Cornwall Civic Complex.

with files from David Murphy

FHL Nationals to wrap up season Saturday in Cornwall

sean Mar 31, 2017 - 12:06pm

The Cornwall Nationals wrap up their inaugural season in the Federal Hockey League this weekend. And what better way to do so than with a home-and-home with their bitter rival, the Berlin River Drivers.

Cornwall travels to Berlin tonight for an 8 p.m. contest.

The two teams will be right back at in on Saturday night at Ed Lumley Arena inside the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday will be “Race Night with the Nats”, presented by Beat Central Dance Company (BCDC) in support of the Missing Children’s Network.  The game will feature in-game racing promotions, including a parade of race cars during the second intermission that you won’t want to miss.  There will also be high energy performances from our official Dance Team from BCDC. In addition, the Nationals will be raising funds and awareness for the Missing Children’s Network.

Tickets for the regular season finale are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students, and $5 for children under the age of 12. 

with files from Rodney Wilson

News Cup will be awarded tonight in Maxville, in game 7

sean Mar 31, 2017 - 11:52am

Six games settled nothing, so the 2017 Glengarry News Hockey Cup will come down to a one-game, winner-take-all finale tonight, in Maxville, starting at 8pm.

The Maxville team drew even in the series on Tuesday night, beating South Glengarry 5-1, setting the stage for tonight's affair.

The Cup will be presented to the winning team at the conclusion of the match. Individual player awards will also be handed out then.

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South Glengarry and Maxville will play tonight in the finale of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup. (Sean Bray photo)

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