Sports in the Glens
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The SD&G high school boys basketball season opens on Monday, Nov. 27, with a pair of games, including the boys from Char-Lan playing at La Citadelle, beginning at 1 p.m.
Nov. 28 games of interest have GDHS at St. Lawrence, and Holy Trinity visiting Tagwi. Both events are 1 p.m. starts.
The Glengarry News will again be providing full coverage of league play throughout the season.
The Nationals stretched their winning streak to three games, with a 5-3 victory over the Watertown Wolves on Sunday evening at the Civic Complex.
With the triumph in front of an announced gathering of 678, head coach Joel Trottier’s squad improved to 3-0-1 on the season.
Brandon Vuic gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead 5:55 into the game, with a power-play marker. Vuic, parked in front of the net, was the beneficiary of a slick pass from captain Ahmed Mahfouz.
The speedy Maxime Guyon gave Cornwall a 2-0 lead at 11:34 of the first. Guyon, who was sprung loose on a breakaway by Mahfouz, was originally stopped by Watertown’s Bobby Bowden but then buried his own rebound with a great second effort.
Mahfouz showed his incredible vision 69 seconds into the second when he found a wide open Eric Witzel, who scored his first of the season to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead. Twenty-eight seconds later, however, Matt Caranci beat Sebastien Dube-Rochon, who was making his second start in as many nights for Cornwall.
At 8:24 of the second, Witzel’s one-timer tricked past Bowden for his second of the contest as Cornwall took a 4-1 lead. Then, Cameron Dimmitt, on a breakaway, beat Dube-Rochon with a perfectly placed wrist shot with 5:45 to play in the second. Caranci, with his second of the evening, brought the Wolves to within a goal with a power-play goal with only 4.5 seconds left in the middle frame.
Clinging to a one-goal lead, the Nationals put their work boots on in the third period. Cornwall’s Tom Tsicos outmuscled a Watertown defenceman to bury Brandon Gilmour’s rebound 3:54 into the third.
On the night, Cornwall outshot Watertown 37-29. Mahfouz (first), Witzel (second), and Vuic were the announced stars.
– files from Rodney Wilson
New photo galleries have been uploaded online from Nov. 12 U16 girls soccer at the dome in Alexandria, as well as Nov. 16 senior men's soccer. You can check out all the images here, and for the full story, be sure to read The Glengarry News.
New images from recent SD&G high school playoff action have been posted to our online galleries.
The latest additions include photos from the senior girls 'A' basketball championship game that saw Char-Lan and Tagwi square off. As well, we have images from the junior boys volleyball playoffs.
Tonight in Williamstown, the Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebels will recognize one of the club's founders, John Chafee, with a special evening and alumni game. It all gets started at 6 p.m. The current edition of the Rebels will play the Arnprior Packers at 8 p.m.
For the full story, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
Note: the scheduled in Alexandria, the Glens were scheduled to host the Perth Blue Wings. This game has been postponed due to the risk of bad weather.
They needed a comeback to win in overtime, but the Hawkesbury Hawks remain perfect on the ice at Alexandria's Billy Gebbie Arena, skating to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Cornwall Colts in Friday night CCHL hockey.
With the victory, the homeless Hawks improve their record in Alexandria to 3-0.
Be sure to check out the next edition of The Glengarry News for the full story.
JD Pogue’s first goal of the season with 26 seconds left in the third period brought the Colts to within 1, but it was too little, too late as Carleton Place edged Cornwall 3-2 at the Ed Lumley Arena, on Thursday night.
Konnor MacCormick also scored for the Colts, as their record drops to .500 at 12-12-3-0 (27 points) for seventh place in the CCHL standings.
Carleton Place outshot the Colts 35-24, with Liam Lascelle making 32 saves in the loss.
For their part, the Canadians are an impressive 25-2-0-2 and have earned 52 out of a possible 58 points so far this season to lead the CCHL and rank number 2 in Canada.
The Cornwall Hardest Working Colts player was Liam Lascelle. Three Stars were first Tim Theochraidis (CP), second Liam Lascelle (COR), and third Geoff Kitt (CP).
The Colts are back in action with two road games this weekend. Cornwall plays Hawkesbury tonight (Friday) in Alexandria. Game time at the Glengarry Sports Palace is 8 p.m.
Cornwall then travels to Pembroke to face off against the Lumber Kings Sunday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Pembroke Memorial Centre.
Next home game is booked for Thursday, Nov. 23 against the Brockville Braves. Opening puck drop is booked for 7:30 p.m., at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).
– files from David Murphy
Tonight, there's junior hockey in Cornwall and Casselman.
The former, at the Civic Complex, has the CCHL Colts hosting Carleton Place Canadians at 7:30 p.m. In Casselman, the Vikings get a visit from the junior 'B' Alexandria Glens, with the game also booked for a 7:30 p.m. start.
Friday night at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria, the junior 'A' Hawkesbury Hawks will host the Cornwall Colts. That's an 8 p.m. start.
And on Saturday evening, the county gets a double bill of CCHL2 hockey. In Alexandria, the Glens will host the Perth Blue Wings, and in Williamstown, the Char-Lan Rebels get a visit from the Arnprior Packers.
Saturday's Rebels game is also a special night to honour one of the team's founders, John Chafee. An alumni game is slated for a 6 p.m. opening puck drop.
For the full story on local junior hockey, be sure to read this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The Nationals, Cornwall's professional hockey team, are back in action this weekend with back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday, and the hockey team is looking to spread the holiday cheer.
The franchise is inviting all children under 12 years of age to attend the game for free, when accompanied by a paying adult (one adult per child).
Santa will be making a stop at the game after he is done his route for Cornwall's Christmas parade. He's also expected to be dropping the puck for the match's ceremonial faceoff. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s game against the Watertown Wolves is also Minor Hockey Night, in support of CHEO. Minor hockey players are encouraged to wear their team jerseys to be recognized and have a chance to win tons of giveaways and prizes.
The two teams are right back at it the following night at the Civic Complex. Sunday’s contest is Chuck Charlebois Night, as the team honours the longtime community booster. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. and is being held in support of Diabetes Canada.
– with files from Rodney Wilson