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New photos: women's soccer, Crimestoppers hockey, girls high school hockey, News Cup hockey, flag football

sean Mar 6, 2017 - 3:43pm

Five new galleries of sports photos have been posted to our website:

  • high school girls hockey playoff action
  • GSL women's soccer playoffs
  • men's flag football
  • game 1 of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup
  • Crimestoppers hockey tournament in Maxville

You can check out all the images here.

soccer action
Dunvegan and Char-Lan collide in GSL playoff soccer action at the dome. (Sean Bray photo)

Char-Lan skating club showcase POSTPONED to March 27

sean Mar 6, 2017 - 1:55pm

UPDATED story as of 3pm: The Char-Lan Skating Club's annual showcase originally scheduled for 6pm this evening (March 6) at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre in Williamstown, has been postponed to March 27 due to threatened freezing rain this evening. Organizers made the decision to reschedule the event this afternoon.

The theme for this year's show is Canada 150, and the event is the highlight of the season for the children of the club, who perform a variety of musical routines, much to the delight of parents and friends in the stands.

Here's a photo from the 2016 show. You can re-live all the action of last year's event in our online gallery here

skating show

The Glengarry News Hockey Cup opens tonight in Williamstown

sean Mar 4, 2017 - 4:52pm

Game one of the 2017 edition of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup is set to take to the ice in Williamstown tonight, with Char-Lan facing off against Maxville.

We have your tournament preview and full schedule in the March 1 edition of The Glengarry News.

Fans might be interested to see a complete list of past winners, dating back to the event's inception in 1948. Here it is

Be sure to follow us online and in The News each week for photos and coverage of the competition.

Green Valley's Remi Elie to make NHL debut tonight with Dallas Stars

sean Mar 4, 2017 - 4:43pm

Remi Elie, who has toiled the better part of the last two seasons in the AHL, will get his chance tonight on the big stage, scheduled to skate with the Dallas Stars on the NHL, when they compete in Miami, versus the Florida Panthers. The 21-year-old from Green Valley will have his parents, Sylvain and Rachel, in the stands cheering him on.

Game time is set for 7pm. Fans of Elie will need access to NHL Gamecentre or the NHL cable/satellite TV package in order to watch the action.

We will have the story in the next edition of The Glengarry News.

Here's a video clip of Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff, as well as Elie.

GSL women's indoor soccer playoffs kick off at dome

sean Mar 3, 2017 - 10:10pm

The Glengarry Soccer League's senior women's division semifinals kicked off at the dome in Alexandria tonight, where Dunvegan got a late goal to win 1-0 over Char-Lan. 

The other semifinal series will start on Sunday, March 5, at 9pm, when Glen Nevis and Alexandria will go at it.

We will have details in the next edition of The Glengarry News.

soccer at the dome
Dunvegan (blue) and Char-Lan (purple) played game 1 of their GSL semifinal series, tonight at the dome. (Sean Bray photo)

SD&G gold for Char-Lan DHS girls hockey team

sean Mar 2, 2017 - 6:41pm

Today in Cornwall, the Char-Lan DHS Crusaders girls hockey team scored a 2-1 victory over La Citadelle in the SDGAA championship game to nab the title and earn a trip to EOSSAA.

We will have all the details in the next edition of The Glengarry News and photos from the action soon in your online gallery.

hockey team
The Crusaders celebrate their championship, on the ice in Cornwall. (Sean Bray photo)

Colts down Rangers in Tuesday night CCHL hockey

sean Mar 1, 2017 - 6:14pm

Dean Derouchie had a pair of goals to lead the Cornwall Colts to a 6-2 victory over the Gloucester Rangers at the Ed Lumley Arena, on Tuesday night.

Derouchie scored a power play and shorthanded goal as the Colts improved to 38-13-4-3 for 83 points and sole possession of second overall in the CCHL.

Derouchie now has 19 goals on the season.

Chris Mammas (with his 11th of the year), Jeremy McFarlane (11th), Shawn Baird (6th), and Roddie Sandilands (3rd) also scored for the Colts. David Poirier added three assists, while Keegan Mulhearn chipped in with a pair of assists.

The Colts outshot the Rangers 39-29, with Liam Lascelle making 27 saves for the win.

Three Stars were First Star David Poirier (COR), Second Star Dean Derouchie (COR), and Third Star Darius Gibson (GLO).

Although the game was played in Cornwall, it was considered a road game for the Colts due to the game scheduled for Feb. 12 in Gloucester being postponed as a result of poor weather.

The Colts' next home game is Thursday, March 2, versus the Cumberland Grads. Game time is 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

with files from David Murphy

Alexandria native named new head coach of FHL Cornwall Nationals

sean Feb 28, 2017 - 3:39pm

Alexandria's Joel Trottier is the new head coach of the Cornwall Nationals. Formerly the Nationals captain, he has been dealing with a nagging groin injury and is hanging up the skates. 

Trottier has agreed to coach the team for the remainder of this season as well as the 2017-18 Federal Hockey League campaign.

In 32 games with the Nationals, Trottier scored 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points. But, a long FHL schedule has taken its toll on Trottier, who turned 40 in February.

Trottier, who starred with the Ottawa 67's in the Ontario Hockey League, was a draft pick of the Boston Bruins in 1997.

The veteran quit his full-time job at the start of the season to be a full-time player/coach for the Nationals, and despite a rocky inaugural season, Trottier, has kept a positive outlook for this franchise's future. 

While the expansion Nationals are well out of the FHL playoff race, general manager Basem Awwad and coach Trottier will take this opportunity to use the remainder of the season as a tryout for players who are looking for jobs for next season. Owner Will Beauvais and team president Rodney Rivette are fully supportive of the transition.

The Nationals are back in action with three games this weekend, all against the rival Berlin River Drivers. 

On Friday, March 3, Cornwall travels to Berlin (8 p.m.). On Saturday, March 4, Berlin visits Cornwall. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. The Nationals and River Drivers go at it once again on Sunday, March 5 in Berlin at 2 p.m.

with files from Rodney Wilson

Joel Trottier is seen here in game action. (Entelechy Media photo)

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