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Wild AAA major bantams look to close out playoff series tonight in Cardinal

sean Feb 28, 2017 - 2:45pm

The Eastern Ontario Wild major bantam 'AAA' hockey team, under head coach Frank Hincks, is leading its playoff series five points to one, and with a win tonight in Cardinal over the Upper Canada Cyclones, will advance to the next round.

The Wild prevailed 4-0 on Sunday afternoon in Alexandria to get themselves in this position.

Game time tonight is 7pm.

Should the series be extended, the next game is set for March 2, in Rockland, beginning at 8:15pm.

County teams still skating in UCMHL playoffs

sean Feb 28, 2017 - 1:49pm

Be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News for a story about the peewee rep 'B' Battle of Glengarry playoff series between the Char-Lan Rebels and the Alexandria Glens. We also have photos from one of the games in our online galleries here.

County teams remain active in other divisions as well.

Major midget

Char-Lan swept North Dundas their opening playoff series, winning 3-1 and 4-0. NGS wasn't as fortunate, bounced by South Dundas 4-1 and 4-1.

The Rebels completed the regular season in second place in the east division, with a record of 15-4-5, while NGS was last, at 3-19-2.

Minor midget

The NGS Braves, seeded third (12-10-2) are currently playing the second-place Seaway Valley Spartans, who won game one 2-1. The second match is slated for March 3 in Maxville, at 7pm. If a third contest is needed, it will be played in Cornwall the next day, beginning at 6:40pm.

Bantam

The favoured Char-Lan Rebels are done, having lost their playoff series to Cornwall, 5-1 and 1-0.

NGS is also finished. The Braves lost their opener 4-3 to South Stormont. They won game two 5-2, then dropped the third 4-2.

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Char-Lan took top spot in the regular season, with a 21-2-1 record. Alexandria was third, and NGS last in the east division.

In playoff action, the Rebels pounded the North Dundas Demons 7-0 and 3-0 to advance to the next round.

NGS was earlier eliminated by Alexandria, on scores of 5-2 and 5-1. The Glens are currently playing the South Stormont Selects, tied at a game apiece. The third match of the series is set for tonight, Feb. 28, in Long Sault at 6pm.

Novice

Char-Lan placed first in the regular season too, sporting a record of 21-1-2. NGS was third.

The Braves and Rebels are currently battling in the playoffs, with game 1 in Finch on March 1, starting at 6pm. The second contest will be in Williamstown on March 4, at 9am, and, if needed, a third match will be played in Finch on March 8 at 6pm.

Checking in on the county's other junior hockey team, the CPJHL Glengarry Highlanders

sean Feb 28, 2017 - 1:36pm

In CPJHL action on Feb. 26, the Glengarry Highlanders scored a decisive 10-1 win over the Norwood Nemesis. 

The Highlanders now sit second in the east division, with a record of 22 wins, 19 losses, 1 tie, and 4 overtime losses.

The regular season is set to wrap up this weekend, with a game in Alexandria, at the Glengarry Sports Palace on Friday, March 3, when the O-Town Rebels will provide the opposition. Game time is set for 8pm.

On Saturday evening, the Highlanders will travel to Almonte to take on the Sharpshooters. 

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Wildcard playoffs face off in CCHL2

sean Feb 28, 2017 - 12:29pm

While the Glens and Rebels have packed up their hockey gear for the season, CCHL2 playoff action gets underway for 10 teams.

In the wildcard round, which goes this week, the Winchester Hawks are facing the Clarence Beavers, and the Athens Aeros are playing the Westport Rideaus.

Two quarter-final matchups are already set: Arnprior Packers vs Richmond Royals, and Casselman Vikings vs Metcalfe Jets. Waiting in the wings are the Ottawa West Golden Knights and the Perth Blue Wings, who will play the wildcard victors.

Nationals drop fifth straight FHL contest

sean Feb 28, 2017 - 12:18pm

The Danbury Titans showed up late to the party on Sunday afternoon but still skated to a 6-4 victory over the Cornwall Nationals in front of 431 fans at the Civic Complex. It was the expansion Nationals’ fifth straight Federal Hockey League defeat.

Dalton Jay opened the scoring for the Titans, just 50 seconds into the contest, when he beat Paul Bourbeau Jr. with a shot just under the crossbar. Michael Dolman, with a nifty tip, added a power-play marker at 15:26 of the opening frame.

Maxime Guyon buried a shot from the slot past Nick Niedert at 8:52 of the second period to give the Nationals some life. Moments later, Darick Ste. Marie tipped in a Mitchell Porowski shot for a power-play goal at 11:26 of the second to level the score. 

Danbury regained the lead with three minutes to play in the second, when a shot banked off Dolman and in for a power-play marker. Nine seconds later, PJ Hefferin squeezed a shot past Bourbeau Jr. give the Titans a 4-2 lead.

Cornwall didn’t quit, however, as Guyon fired a perfectly placed wrist shot past Niedert with 1:49 to play in the second. But, Matt Graham scored a back-breaker with 44.6 seconds to play in the middle frame, a weak shot that beat Bourbeau Jr. to restore the two-goal lead.

Fireworks ensued at the beginning of the third period as Joe Cannan and Chris Cloutier were ejected from the game. The Nationals killed off a 5-on-3 Danbury power play but,Jay would eventually add his second of the contest at 8:31 of the third to give Danbury a 6-3 lead. Danick Poirier of the Nationals rounded out the scoring at 10:20 of the third.

Cornwall outshot Danbury 43-31. Dolman (first), Guyon (second), and Jay were the announced stars.

Prior to the game, the Nationals presented Maison Baldwin House with a cheque for $460, which was raised a few weeks ago during special game that had the Grey Cup on hand.

Upcoming action

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.

Trading block

The Nationals dealt defenceman Stanislav Vlasov to Berlin on Friday, in exchange for forward Porowski. Vlasov played in 11 games for Cornwall after being acquired from Watertown. The 6-foot-4 Porowski appeared in two games earlier this season for the Nationals, picking up a pair of assists.

with files from Rodney Wilson, Media Relations Cornwall Nationals

Atom B Glens proving to be strong contenders

sean Feb 28, 2017 - 12:10pm

Defence wins championships, and the Alexandria atom 'B' Glens are on their way to proving that true. 

The Glens pounced out of the regular season to win their first two playoff games over the weekend, allowing only one goal. Hopes got higher Sunday that the Glens could qualify for the finals, after edging the Lower St. Lawrence Minor Hockey League regular-season champs, South Stormont 2, with a gutsy 2-1 performance. It was only the Selects’ third loss of the year, not including tournament play.

Adding Alexandria’s 5-0 shutout Saturday over North Glengarry-Stormont, the Glens are now 2-0 with two contests remaining.

Against South Stormont, call-up Donnie McDougald got the all-important first goal, unassisted, less than one minute into the match, played at Long Sault Arena. Brandon Borris then scored the eventual game-winner on a pass from Macauley Blaine.

The Glens’ defence continued to frustrate the South Stormont attack, leading to a scoreless second period.

South Stormont managed to finally get one past hot Glens goalie Grayson Andre-McNeil to make it 2-1. But Alexandria re-grouped and hustled after the Selects to preserve the crucial win.

Against Maxville, Glens captain Samuel Dupuis led his line of Borris and Blaine to a combined 11 points for an opening playoff victory. Dupuis had a hat trick and one assist, while Blaine had one goal and two assists, and Borris counted three assists. William Jeaurond had the Glens’ third goal, unassisted. 

Andre-McNeil was sharp when called upon, which wasn’t often thanks to is stingy D-core.

The Glens’ third round-robin playoff game will be played at the Billy Gebbie Arena, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, against South Stormont 1, followed by their final match, 6 p.m. Wednesday against Cornwall Colts 2 at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.

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Left, Alexandria Glens Macauley Blaine and Samuel Dupuis celebrate a second-period goal during the Glens' 5-0 win over NGS Braves in atom B round-robin action Saturday at Billy Gebbie Arena. (submitted photo)
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Boys high school hockey playoffs on today in Long Sault

sean Feb 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

As we reported last week in The Glengarry News, the SDGAA high school boys hockey playoffs are taking place today, in Long Sault.

The first semifinal pitted the fourth-place GDHS Gaels against the unbeaten St. Joseph's Panthers. The Gaels had a 3-1 lead, only to have the Panthers draw even. Overtime settled nothing, so it was on to a shootout, where St. Joe's prevailed to end the season for the GD boys.

The Panthers advance to the final, set for 1p.m, where they will face the winner of the other semifinal, which is being played now between Char-Lan and Seaway.

Back on Feb. 14, the regular season concluded. We had a recap in last week's The News.

Updating information in that article, Char-Lan's 5-0 win over North Dundas saw Landon Fraser (2), Riley MacDonald, Xandre Seguin, and John Richer all find the net. The Crusaders' second contest was a 4-0 loss to the Panthers.

Char-Lan coach Sean O'Farrell told The News that the St. Joe's goaltender had a particularly strong game, adding he hopes to have a rematch with the team in today's playoffs. If that happens, it will be with the SD&G title on the line.

St. Joseph's is also set to host EOSSAA, next week.

CCHL2 scores from final week of regular season

sean Feb 28, 2017 - 11:47am

The junior 'B' hockey regular season came to an end for our county teams last week. We have a story in the March 1 edition of The Glengarry News and will have more details in future weeks, as we look back on the season that was.

A photo gallery from last Sunday's game between the Char-Lan Rebels and Alexandria Glens is available here.

Feb. 26: Alexandria Glens 4 (Jakob Brunette, Christian Bueti, Brady Enman, Nick Andre) vs Char-Lan Rebels 2 (Dylan Seguin, Joseph Samson). Nicolas Rousseau got the win in net, making 31 saves.

Feb. 25: Char-Lan Rebels 8 (Sam Ferland 2, Samson 2, Alexandre Seguin, Tyren Boots, Matthew Harrington, Hunter Duchesne) vs Renfrew Timberwolves 4. Kye Martelle made 33 saves for the win.

Feb. 24: Westport Rideaus 5 vs Alexandria Glens 3 (Brandon McCulloch, Connor Geary, Jonah Peters). Drew Karle faced 36 shots on goal.

Feb. 23: Ottawa West Golden Knights 6 vs Alexandria Glens 2 (Bueti, Josh Peladeau). Karle made 30 saves.

Feb. 21: Char-Lan Rebels 6 (Ferland 2, Boots, Pierre-Luc Sabourin, Derek Lister, Duchesne) vs Winchester Hawks 3. Duchesne also had five assists, figuring in on every Char-Lan goal. Grant Craig stopped 31 shots on goal.

List of winners of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup

sean Feb 27, 2017 - 2:58pm

With The Glengarry News Hockey Cup making a return this year (see the story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News), it's interesting to look back on the past winners. Here's a complete list:

2017 ???
2014 South Glengarry Legends
2013 Char-Lan Loyalists
2006 South Glengarry
2001 South Glengarry
2000 South Glengarry
1999 Williamstown
1993 Charlottenburgh
1992 Alexandria Glens
1991 Charlottenburgh
1990 Charlottenburgh
1988 Glengarry Juniors
1986 St. Raphael's
1985 Char-Lan Rebels
1984 Glengarry Juniors
1983 Glengarry Juniors
1982 Glengarry Juniors
1981 Alexandria Glens
1980 Bainsville
1979 Dalhousie
1978 Dalhousie
1976 Alexandria Glens
1975 Alexandria Glens
1974 Dalhousie
1971 Dalhousie
1963 Lancaster Dodgers
1962 Lancaster Dodgers
1961 Lancaster Dodgers
1960 Lancaster Dodgers
1959 Lancaster Dodgers
1958 Lancaster Dodgers
1957 Lancaster Dodgers
1956 Lancaster Dodgers
1955 Williamstown Sports Club
1954 Williamstown Sports Club
1952 Maxville Millionaires
1951 Lancaster Rainbows
1950 Maxville Millionaires
1949 Maxville Millionaires
1948 Lancaster Rainbows 

Photo galleries: junior B hockey, peewee rep hockey, curling

sean Feb 27, 2017 - 2:15pm

The newest additions to our online photo galleries include images from Saturday action at the Alexandria Curling Club's business bonspiel, peewee rep hockey between Char-Lan and Alexandria, and junior B hockey's season finale for the Glens and Rebels.

Check out these photos and more here

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The Alexandria Curling Club was rocking last weekend for the business bonspiel. (Sean Bray photo)
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News from the Colts' stable: Spink, Lalonde lead team to road win

sean Feb 26, 2017 - 4:14pm

Tanner Spink and Nick Lalonde each had two goals and an assist to lead the Cornwall Colts to a 5-3 over the Lasers in Kanata on Friday night. Lalonde now has a tteam-leading 28 goals on the season, while Spink has a career-high 20 goals on the campaign.  

Jeremy McFarlane scored his 10th of the season, as the Colts CCHL team's record improved to 37-13-4-3 for 81 points and second overall.

The Lasers outshot the Colts 33-20, with Matt Efros making 30 saves for the victory.

The Colts' next game is against the Gloucester Rangers on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Cornwall. While the game is being played at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex), it is Gloucester’s home game, as it is the make-up contest from the postponed one earlier this month due to poor weather.

A special note: tickets and passes from sponsors and season ticket holders are not valid for admission to Tuesday’s game, as it is Gloucester’s home game. The puck drops at 7:30pm.

Cornwall's next official home game will be two days later, on March 2, versus the Cumberland Grads. Game time is set for 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena.

with files from David Murphy

Photo galleries: new photos of high school girls hockey and men's indoor soccer posted

sean Feb 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

The latest additions to our online galleries include images of senior men's indoor soccer action from Feb. 23 and girls high school hockey from today.

You can check out these and more here

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Tagwi and GDHS girls hockey teams wrapped up their high school season today in Finch. (Sean Bray photo)
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For the full story on any of the article summaries, and more, check out The Glengarry News, available by subscription online or in traditional print format.