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And then there were two: Alexandria bails from News Cup tournament

sean Mar 10, 2017 - 1:41am

Alexandria has withdrawn from The Glengarry News Hockey Cup tournament, leaving Maxville and South Glengarry to battle it out for the trophy. 

The Alexandria team played on Tuesday night, losing 10-2 to South Glengarry. Tonight they made the decision to bail from the tourney. 

The new plan is for South Glengarry and Maxville to play a best-of-seven-games series, starting Saturday night in Williamstown. Game time will be 7:30pm. 

And it goes without saying, though we will say it anyway, there will be no News Cup game in Alexandria on Friday night. 

As details are finalized for the new game schedule, we will post it on our website. 

Two GSL semifinal series to go the distance

sean Mar 8, 2017 - 9:53pm

A pair of Glengarry Soccer League indoor season semifinal series will go the distance, needing a third game to decide which side advances to the finals.

In the senior men's division, the pivotal match three will be played Thursday, March 9, starting at 8:30pm, with McCrimmon battling the Bar Flies for the right to move on to play against Tartan Home Comfort in the championship finals.

On Friday night, it will be a deciding game for the women, as Glen Nevis and Alexandria will collide at 8:30pm. The victor moves on to play against Dunvegan in the finals.

Games are played under the dome in Alexandria.

For more news from the GSL, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News. We also have photos from recent playoff matches in our online galleries

South Glengarry remains unbeaten in The Glengarry News Hockey Cup

sean Mar 8, 2017 - 5:32pm

A short-handed Alexandria squad saw its first action last night in the 2017 edition of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup, falling 10-2 to South Glengarry, which now has a win and a tie in the books to remain unbeaten.

Next action is booked for Friday night in Alexandria, where the hosts will entertain Maxville.

Statistics and updates can be found on this webpage

Be sure to check out The Glengarry News this and each week for the full story.


High school hockey updates for March 8

sean Mar 8, 2017 - 5:27pm

Today there was and is plenty going on in the world of high school hockey, including boys EOSSAA in Cornwall.

Char-Lan DHS was competing in the event as the wildcard, losing both games to be eliminated. Host St. Joseph's (the top seed) was also bounced after round-robin play with two defeats. 

The girls team from Char-Lan DHS is skating in Arnprior at EOSSAA and at last report had qualified to play in the final, with round-robin results of a tie and win.

Tonight in Cornwall is the annual Bishop's Cup Catholic charity game between the Holy Trinity Falcons and the St. Joseph's Panthers. 

We will have stories in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.

Game 2 of The Glengarry News Hockey cup tournament in Alexandria tonight

sean Mar 7, 2017 - 5:02pm

The second game of this year's edition of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup tournament is set to be played tonight at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria, where the host side will entertain South Glengarry. Game time is set for 8pm.

Be sure to check out this week's issue of The Glengarry News for all your News Cup details. Photos from game one can be viewed in our online gallery here

Alexandria atom B Glens look destined to compete in finals

sean Mar 7, 2017 - 4:34pm

The Alexandria atom B Glens are on their way to the championship finals. The Glens secured a spot after defeating South Stormont 1 with a 5-3 effort on Saturday at Billy Gebbie Arena. 

The win gives Alexandria three victories in the playoff round-robin, more than any other team in the Lower St. Lawrence Minor Hockey League. This assures the Glens of at least second place, because they would have more wins than Akwesasne in case the Wolves also get to six points. The Char-Lan Rebels are also in the driver’s seat, with two wins in two games. The Rebels could clinch the other spot by beating last place North Glengarry-Stormont on Wednesday.

The Glens close out their round-robin actiion at 6 p.m. on Wednesday against the Cornwall Colts 2, in Cornwall. 


Speedway announces plans for 2017 racing season

sean Mar 7, 2017 - 4:10pm

Race fans and teams will now be able to fill out their Sunday evening calendars, as the Cornwall Motor Speedway presents its 2017 race schedule. A very busy summer is planned, with 20 events on tap, from May through September.

The season will start early in May with the Test and Tune evening scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, and then the season will start the next Sunday, with the May 7 opener. That will be followed by a special weekend doubleheader on May 21 and 22 involving three local racing series: the Canadian Nationals Modified, the Race for the Cure Sportsman, and the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Mini-Stock Series.

June will see visits from the Empire Super Sprints on the 4th, the World of Outlaws Late Models on the 18th, and the Lightning Sprints on the 25th to close out the month with their first of two runs in Cornwall.

The busiest month of the year will definitively be July, with five big events: Cornwall will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of our nation at two occasions starting on July 2 with Canada 150 night with the Ultimate Pro-Stock Series, a $2,000 to win 40-lap feature for the Modifieds and the popular autograph night; the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block tour is next on July 9, with sprint night on the 16th with the Patriot Sprints and SpeedSTR; the second round of the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series highlights July 23; and the DIRTcar Pro-Stock Series will make a stop along with the Mod-Lite of Quebec on the 30th. 

The month of August will be similar to July with five nights of racing, including round #2 of the Canadian Nationals and the final race for the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series starting August on the 6th. The second event celebrating Canada’s 150th will be on Thursday, August 17, with a 150-lap Modified event paying a whopping $10,000 to the winner and total purse of $30,000. The Sportsman class with a 50-lapper and Mini-Stock with a twin 15 night will also share the evening. The final event of the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series is scheduled for August 20. The Lightning Sprints and Vintage of Eastern Ontario are also on the card during the month. 

September will close out the season, with the Canadian Nationals finale and a $5,000 prize to win. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will join the event on September 3, and the Fireball Enduro will be the 20th as the final event of the calendar. 

"Our ultimate goal is to always deliver a high-quality program for race teams and our fans, and I am confident that we achieved our goal with these 20 events that bring variety and action," states Speedway public relations director Martin Belanger. 

2017 will mark the fourth season of operations by the Lavergne Family. Alexandria's Joel Doiron joins the team this year as race director.

"With the return of the World of Outlaws and the 150-lap and $10,000 to win Modified event in August, the Lavergne family are always finding new ways to keep Cornwall part of the best on the DIRTcar circuit," adds Belanger.

Major bantam Wild AAA hockey team vying for HEO championship

sean Mar 7, 2017 - 2:44pm

The Eastern Ontario Wild major bantam AAA hockey team, coached by Frank Hincks, is competing for the HEO league championship, facing off against the top-seeded Ottawa Jr. 67s.

The Wild prevailed in the previous playoff round, seven points to one, over the Upper Canada Cyclones. After tying the first game 1-1, the Wild went on to three straight wins: 5-1, 4-0, and 4-2.

The boys opened the finals on March 5 with a 1-1 tie.

Looking ahead, the squad is booked to play the 67s next on March 9 in Rockland, starting at 7:15pm. Game three will go in Ottawa the next day, at 7pm, followed by a fourth contest in Alexandria, on Sunday, March 12, at 1pm.

Aside from the coach, the squad includes a slew of county players, such as the goaltending tandem of Nicholas Heinzle and Joe Vrbetic. Others are defencemen Brendon Watson and John Richer, along with forwards Ethan Attridge and Innes Thomson.

Lalonde nets hat trick in Colts junior A hockey victory

sean Mar 7, 2017 - 2:39pm

Nick Lalonde had a hat trick and added two assists as the Colts got by Cumberland 5-4 at the Ed Lumley Arena last Thursday night. Lalonde now has a tteam-leading31 goals on the season, as the Colts improved to 39-13-4-3 for 85 points.  The Colts remain tied for second overall in the CCHL with the Ottawa Jr. Senators.  The Jr. Sens own the tie-breaker.

Jeremy McFarlane (with his 12th of the season) and David Poirier (3rd) also scored for the Colts. Tanner Spink chipped in with two assists.

Cumberland outshot the Colts 48-27, with Liam Lascelle making 44 saves for his 28th victory of the season.

Three stars were Nick Lalonde (COR), Martin Frechette (CUM), and Brennan Markell.

Tomorrow, March 8, the Colts will hit the road to Ottawa, to take on the Jr Senators.

The Colts will play their final regular-season home game on Thursday, March 9, at the Cornwall Civic Complex, with the Gloucester Rangers providing the opposition. Game time is 7:30pm

with files from David Murphy


GSL women's soccer playoffs continue tonight

sean Mar 7, 2017 - 2:35pm

The second leg of semifinal action for senior women's teams in the Glengarry Soccer League goes tonight at the dome in Alexandria. Glen Nevis and Alexandria play at 7:30pm, with Char-Lan and Dunvegan taking over the turf an hour later.

For more details, please see this week's edition of The Glengarry News. We also have a photo gallery from game one between Dunvegan and Char-Lan online here

Nationals fall, as River Drivers explode in third

sean Mar 7, 2017 - 1:53pm

The River Drivers exploded for seven goals in the third period en route to a 9-4 victory over the Nationals on Sunday afternoon in Berlin. Vojtech Zemlicka led the Berlin attack with a hat trick, while eight other players had multiple-point games.

Lou Dickenson and MJ Graham each had a pair of goals for Cornwall, while Gabriel Levesque chipped in a pair of assists.

The River Drivers outshot the Nationals 34-23.

Trade news

The Cornwall Nationals have dealt forward Darick Ste Marie to the Port Huron Prowlers. In return, the Nationals receive future considerations. 

The Prowlers get immediate assistance in acquiring an offensive player that will help them in their Federal Hockey League playoff push. The Nationals are excited about the transaction, which will help the team for the 2017-18 season.

“This deal is another step to help us build a contender for next season,” says Nationals general manager Basem Awwad.

Ste Marie scored the overtime winner on Saturday night at the Civic Complex, as the Nationals defeated the Berlin River Drivers 4-3.

Schedule ahead

Cornwall travels to Danville for road games on Thursday (8 p.m.) and Friday (8 p.m.) this week. The Nationals are back on home ice this Sunday, when Ste Marie and the Port Huron Prowlers visit the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 6 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students, and $5 for children under the age of 12.

with files from Rodney Wilson

EOSSAA high school hockey set for Wednesday

sean Mar 7, 2017 - 1:39pm

Both of Char-Lan DHS' hockey teams will be in action on Wednesday, competing at EOSSAA.

For the lady Crusaders, their tournament in Arnprior was scheduled for today, but was bumped to tomorrow due to the overnight freezing rain. Char-Lan's girls claimed the SD&G championship last week, and we have a story about their accomplishment in The Glengarry News this week.

As for the boys, they finished as SD&G runners-up, falling to St. Joseph's in the final. All the details are in The News this week.

The boys earned a wildcard berth to EOSSAA, which is being held in Cornwall. Char-Lan's games are set for 8am vs St. Mary and 1pm against Lasalle. The EOSSAA championship game is slated for a 3:30pm start, and if the Crusaders are to once more meet the Panthers, it will be in that contest. St. Joseph's is the only team to have beaten Char-Lan this season, and they've done that twice.


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