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Glengarry Gaels drop close boys basketball contests to St. Joseph's

sean Dec 22, 2017 - 2:24pm

Thursday in Alexandria, the senior and junior boys basketball teams at GDHS strutted their stuff, dropping a pair of close contests to tradition powerhouse St. Joseph's.

We have photos from the senior game here.

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Hamish MacLeod drives to the basket. (Sean Bray photo)

Holy Trinity's boys basketball teams romp to decisive wins over Char-Lan

sean Dec 22, 2017 - 2:20pm

On Dec. 20 in Williamstown, the experience of basketball players from Holy Trinity was on full display, as the senior and junior boys teams romped over the Char-Lan Crusaders in SDGAA action.

Photos of the matches can be viewed in our online gallery here.

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No, Char-Lan senior coach Kevin O'Farrell isn't putting his arms up in surrender; instead he's reminding his boys of appropriate defensive technique. (Sean Bray photo)

Hawks edge Colts, ending Cornwall's winning streak at 6

sean Dec 22, 2017 - 1:59pm

With Santa Claus visiting fans at the Ed Lumley Arena, Hawkesbury played the Grinch and defeated the Colts 4-3 on Thursday night. The loss snapped the Colts' six-game winning streak.

Ethan Grant (with his second of the season), JD Pogue (11th), and Ethan Mulhearn (6th) scored for the Colts, whose record falls to 19-14-4-1 (43 points). The Hawks, meanwhile, remain in second place in the division, though the Cornwall squad is nipping at their heels, four points back.

Cameron Hebert chipped in with two assists for Cornwall.

Hawkesbury point-getters were David Jankowski (2 goals, 1 assist), Kari Belec (2G), Fletcher Anderson (1A), Patrick O'Neal (1A), and Matt Gasiuk (1A).

The Hawks outshot the Colts 32-29, with Michael Carr getting tagged with the loss in net while Matthew Petizian backstopped the win.

The Hardest Working Colts Player award went to Michael Carr. Three Stars were first Matthew Petizian (HAW), secxond David Jankowski (HAW), and third Cameron Hebert (COR).

The Colts wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule with a game in Brockville today (Dec. 22). Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Brockville Memorial Centre. The Hawks play in Vankleek Hill today at 1:30 p.m., hosting Nepean.

For more hockey news and schedule information, check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

Char-Lan Rebels drop a pair of weekend games

sean Dec 20, 2017 - 12:29pm

In the CCHL2 last weekend, the Char-Lan Rebels dropped a pair of games, including a 4-1 loss on home ice to the Perth Blue Wings.

Derek Lister had the lone Rebs goal in the Dec. 16 contest, with Jason Cossette and Pierre-Luc Sabourin earning assists. Dawson Irving took the loss in net, facing 25 shots.

Last Sunday night in Winchester, the Rebels were dropped 2-1 by the lowly Winchester Hawks, as former Char-Lan goaltender Darien Johnson made 34 saves for the Hawks. Dylan Seguin had the goal for the Rebels, assisted by Brennan Markell. Grant Craig was tagged with the loss, facing 29 shots.

The team's last win came Dec. 12 on the road against the Carleton Place Jr. Canadians, with Craig making 31 saves in a 5-2 victory. Char-Lan's offence was led by Sam Ferland (2 goals) and Evan Huntley (3 assists). Other point-getters were Markell (1G, 1A), Taran Fiacco (1G), Mathieu Sabourin (1G), P. Sabourin (1A), Andrew Mercer (1A), Parker Tallman (1A), Zenin Biron (1A), Sam Gaudreau (1A), and Ryan Lamer (1A).

The Rebels are currently 14th overall in the league, with a record of 10 wins, 23 regulation-time losses, and 1 overtime loss.

Junior 'A' Colts best Hawks in Alexandria

sean Dec 20, 2017 - 12:02pm

In what appears to have been the final visit of the Hawkesbury Hawks to the Glengarry Sports Palace, the Cornwall Colts handed the wayward squad a 4-2 loss, in Friday night CCHL action.

JD Pogue had three points for the winning side, including a pair of goals, while South Glengarrian Ethan Mulhearn found the net once, scoring what would stand as the game-winning marker. Justin McRae also scored for Cornwall, while additional assists went to E. Mulhearn, Tommy Tanner, David Poirier, and Brant Woodside, as Liam Lascelle got the win in net with 36 saves.

Early on, the Hawks struggled to find the target offensively, mustering just six shots on goal in the first period. By the midpoint of the game, the Colts were outshooting Hawkesbury 22-11. The second half of the contest saw the Hawks turn up the heat, but it wasn't enough.

With the loss, Hawkesbury's "home" record in Alexandria dropped to 3-2, after winning their first three at the Palace. Nonetheless, the Hawks remain in second place in their division. The team is hoping to return to its official home digs in January.

As for the Colts, the win last Friday night was the team's sixth in a row, as the club finds itself now third in the standings, just two points behind Hawkesbury.

We have a photo gallery from the Dec. 15 Hawks-Colts game available online here.

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The Colts and Hawks battle in CCHL hockey action, in Alexandria. (Sean Bray photo)

Photo galleries: high school hockey (boys, girls)

sean Dec 19, 2017 - 2:07pm

Images from high school hockey tournaments held last week in Chesterville (Dec. 13 for boys, Dec. 14 for girls) can be viewed on our website here. For the story and results, please see the Dec. 20 issue of The Glengarry News.

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Tagwi and St. Joseph's play in high school girls hockey. (Sean Bray photo)

FHL-leading Nationals connect for fourth straight victory

sean Dec 19, 2017 - 1:46pm

Two Federal Hockey League teams heading in opposite directions collided at the Civic Complex on Saturday night, and the result was almost predictable. 

The Cornwall Nationals skated to a 5-4 victory over the North Shore Knights, in front of 682 fans. It was the first-place Nats’ fourth straight win and the Knights’ seventh straight defeat.

Maxime Guyon led the Cornwall attack with a five-point performance (two goals and three assists), as the Nationals improved to 9-2-0-2.

The Knights struck first on a goal by Patrick Porkka just 16 seconds into the contest. The speedy Guyon then dashed up the left wing, beat a North Shore defender, and found a wide-open Ahmed Mahfouz, who levelled the score for Cornwall at 5:33 of the first. Brandon Vuic gave the Nationals a 2-1 lead with 3:02 to go in the opening period. Guyon’s shot was stopped, but Vuic pounced on the rebound to beat North Shore goaltender Adam Zeman for a power-play marker.

Cornwall opened up a two-goal lead just 46 seconds into the second period on a Guyon goal. The Knights fought back, however, on a pair of Matyas Kasek markers at 6:21 and 10:19 of the middle frame. Moments after taking a hard hit from Dominik Fejt, Mahfouz gave the Nationals the lead once again with 4:28 to go in the second, burying a perfect pass from Guyon.

On the ensuing faceoff, Cornwall defenceman Jay Kenney dropped the gloves with Fejt to the delight of the local fans.

Guyon then scored his second of the evening with an unassisted effort with 1:48 to play in the second to give the Nationals a 5-3 lead. 

But, North Shore fought back on a goal by Kasek, who beat Sebastien Dube-Rochon once again for his third of the contest, at 12:06 of the third.

Cornwall outshot North Shore 47-35. Guyon (first), Mahfouz (second), and Kasek were the announced stars. 

Road victory

On Friday night in Watertown, Guyon scored a hat trick to lead the Nationals to a 5-3 win over the Wolves. Sylvester Bzdyl and Tom Tsicos also scored for Cornwall, while Mahfouz and defenceman Patrick Harrison chipped in a pair of assists. Tyler Beskorowany was outstanding in goal for the Nationals, turning aside 57 of the 60 shots faced to earn the victory.

–  files from Rodney Wilson

Swiss hockey team to play games versus NCJHL

sean Dec 19, 2017 - 1:31pm

The NCJHL is on its mid-season break, but two teams are still scheduled to see action playing the Meyrin Switzerland junior club during its visit to Canada.

On Thursday, Dec. 28, the Swiss will take on the Volants de Gatineau at 2:30 p.m., at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau.

The next day, at 7:30 p.m., the North Dundas Rockets will host the Swiss at the Chesterville Arena.

This is a unique junior-level event for the Volants and Rockets to play against a European team. 

The Rockets and the Volants would like thank Hockey Outaouais for their recognition of the NCJHL in these events. 

Be there early for a good seat.

files from Richard Charest

OPP to take on Char-Lan DHS boys hockey team in Monday fundraiser

sean Dec 16, 2017 - 1:57pm

A team of OPP officers is scheduled to play the Char-Lan DHS boys hockey team in an exhibition game Monday afternoon in Williamstown, raising funds in support of the Julie MacLachlan Foundation.

Students from the high school will be filling the stands.

Opening puck drop is slated for 2:15 p.m. More information is available on the event Facebook page here.

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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.