All three playoff series in the Alexandria Ladies Ball Hockey League wrapped up last night, with champions prevailing on three-game sweeps. We will have the story and photos in the Aug. 2 edition of The Glengarry News. A photo gallery is available online here.
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In a game that meant nothing for the standings, the Drillers scored a victory last night, prevailing over McCrimmon, but it will be Team White that will move on to the playoffs, joining the squads from Greenfield, Vankleek Hill, and Glen Sandfield.
This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes details on more recent league action, and next week we will have your playoff preview.
The regular season of the Glengarry Soccer League's senior women's division concluded last night with a pair of shut-out results, finalizing playoff positions for for teams and ending the season for three clubs.
Watching from the sidelines for the rest of the summer will be Glen Sandfield, Vankleek Hill, and Greenfield, which finished in fifth, sixth, and seventh places respectively.
Dunvegan, which was idle last night, retained top spot, though Laggan did give it a go in their match against Greenfield. The Black Shirts needed 20 goals, whilst allowing none against, to leapfrog Blue, but alas, Greenfield held them to just 16 (final score 16-0). Brittney MacLennan had 5 goals, Elissa de Wit 4, Breanna MacGillivray 3, and Sara Hay and Olivia Graham 2 each. Photos from the match can be viewed in our online gallery here.
Dunvegan and Laggan ended the season tied in points (28), record (9-1-2), and goals against (9). Dunvegan got the edge for top spot on differential, by 3 goals.
The evening's other match saw Glen Nevis beat Glen Sandfield 3-0. Names of goal scorers were not available.
Glen Nevis ends up third (26 points), followed by Char-Lan FC (23).
For more GSL senior women's details, please be sure to check out the July 26 issue of The Glengarry News.
Playoffs kick off Aug. 1
Playoff semifinal series open next Tuesday. Char-lan FC will square off with top-seeded Dunvegan, in Williamstown, while Laggan and Glen Nevis will tangle on the Lochiel pitch. Both are 8:30 p.m. starts.
We will have your playoff outlook in next week's edition of The News.
With a win tonight on the Lochiel pitch, the Glengarry U15 girls Hearts soccer team has earned a spot in the third round of the ER Shield competition. We will have the details in the Aug. 2 edition of The Glengarry News. Photos from tonight's game can be seen here.
Glengarrians are invited to join the Cornwall Wildcats teams that will compete in the Ottawa-based NCAFA league, starting next month and running into the fall.
We will have more information on the programming in an upcoming edition of The Glengarry News.
The newest additions to our photo galleries page include images from Sunday's CLMSA soccer playoffs and last Friday night's GSL senior men's game between the Drillers and Vankleek Hill.
Be sure to check out The Glengarry News this week for stories about these and other recent sports events.
A number of changes have come to the CCHL in time for the 2017-18 season, including a reorganization of teams within the two divisions and adjustments to executives of Eastern Ontario's junior 'A' hockey league.
In a July 24 news release, the CCHL announced that the (Steve) Yzerman Division will continue to have the Nepean Raiders, Ottawa Senators, and Cumberland Grads. The new Rockland Nationals (formerly the Gloucester Rangers club) will be added, along with the eastern rival Hawkesbury Hawks and Cornwall Colts.
The (Larry) Robinson Division will see the return of the Brockville Braves, Smiths Falls Bears, Carleton Place Canadians, and Kemptville 73’s, with the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Kanata Lasers rounding out the six teams.
CCHL squads will continue to play a 62-game schedule.
The playoff format remains unchanged, with the top 8 teams qualifying regardless of division standing.
On the executive front, the Central Canada Hockey League announced that Sean Marcellus has been named director of hockey operations. For the past two seasons the Arnprior, Ont. native had been the administration and operations manager, with wide-ranging responsibilities that included CCHL communications, the website, and media platforms to member team services for operations.
The new role will see Marcellus expand his responsibilities in the hockey operations department under the supervision of Commissioner Kevin Abrams.
Carlos Verde joins the CCHL from the university ranks and will assume the media and community relations portfolio from outgoing executive Tony House.
The CCHL executive for the 2017-18 season includes Commissioner and President Kevin Abrams, Senior Vice President & Director of Finance Ted Ward, Statistician & League Records Manager Peter Peckett, Broadcast Manager Whit Prophet ,and Manager of Academic Services Jonathan Calof. Steve Barban returns as the league's Chairman of the Board of Governors.
The puck drops on the CCHL's 56th season on Sept. 2, in Ottawa, with all 12 member teams playing three games over the Labour Day Weekend.
After last night's washout, the action is set to resume on numerous fields throughout the county, notes GSL vice-president Tammy MacSweyn. She adds that fingers are crossed for some wind and heat to dry the surfaces.
Despite the heavy rain throughout the day Monday, the south field at Alexandria's Island Park looks in good shape this morning.
Tonight's slate of games includes U8 boys and U16 girls contests, all starting at 6:30 p.m.
Two hours later, the senior women take to the field on two fronts, playing on the Dunvegan and Lochiel pitches to wrapup regular-season action.
This is the last week of regular-season play for the senior men's and senior women's division of the Glengarry Soccer League, and we have the story about where things stand, in the July 26 edition of The Glengarry News. We also have new additions to our photo galleries.
In results from last week at the tier 2 men's level, McCrimmon shut out Greenfield 3-0. No names of scorers were available.
The other match saw the Celtics prevail over Glen Nevis 5-1, on goals from Rhys Paquette (2), Len Butcher (2), and Andre Sauve. Travis Hagen had the solo reply.
In the U19 girls division, Glen Sandfield/Laggan edged Char-Lan 1-0, and Maxville blanked Greenfield/Dunvegan 1-0.
U18 boys: Laggan 1 vs. Glen Sandfield 1, Char-Lan 5 vs. Alexandria 0/
U16 girls: Maxville 6 vs. Char-Lan B 0, North Glengarry 4 vs. Char-Lan 0, Vankleek Hill 4 vs. Maxville 1, North Glengarry 5 vs. Char-Lan B 0.
U14 girls: Alexandria Elite Cleats 2 vs. North Glengarry 1, Vankleek Hill 4 vs. Char-Lan 0, Alexandria Red Devils 2 vs. Dunvegan 0.
U14 boys: Laggan/Glen Sandfield 7 vs. Vankleek Hill 0, Dunvegan 4 vs. Maxville Celtics 2, Maxville Highlanders 4 vs. Char-Lan 0.
U12 girls: Char-Lan 4 vs. Dunvegan 0, Maxville 2 vs. Laggan/Glen Sandfield 0, Alexandria 8 vs. Vankleek Hill 0.
U12 boys: Maxville 5 vs. Char-Lan 1, Maxville 5 vs. Laggan/Glen Sandfield 0, Char-Lan 2 vs. Alexandria Hooligans 1, Alexandria Vipers 6 vs. Vankleek Hill 1.
– with files from the GSL
This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes a story and photo about Alexandria's Rock Aubin, who won the Pro Stock feature race in Cornwall, on Sunday.
Here are the complete results from the evening:
Pro-Stock results for the July 16 make-up race run on July 23 (25 laps): ROCH AUBIN, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, GEORGE RENAUD, JEFFREY LAPALME, DAVE SEGUIN, STEPHANE LEBRUN, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, DAVE BISSONETTE, BOB RAY, GHISLAIN VALADE, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, KODY KELLY.
Pro-Stock results for scheduled July 23 feature race(25 laps): CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, DAVE SEGUIN, STEPHANE LEBRUN, BOB RAY, DAVE BISSONETTE, ROCH AUBIN, GEORGE RENAUD, KODY KELLY, JEFFREY LAPALME, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, GHISLAIN VALADE, ANGIE KERBY, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS.
Race for the Cure Sportsman Series feature results (100 laps): SHANE PECORE, MARTIN PELLETIER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, TYLER GIVOGUE, RYAN STABLER, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, GABRIEL CYR, ALEX LAJOIE, ROBERT DELORMIER, MOISE PAGE, ZACH ARQUIETT, MIKE STACEY, SCOTT MCGILL, TRISTAN DRAPER, GILLES GODARD, ADAM ROZON, DAVID ROGERS, THOMAS COOK, PATRICK PICOTIN, FELIX MURRAY, THOMAS COOK, DELBERT LEGROW JR, MIGUEL PETERSON, STEVE MORRIS, DEREK CRYDERMAN, JUNIOR DELORMIER, BILLY COOK, JASON SHIPCLARK, MARTIN HEBERT.
Modified feature results (30 laps): COREY WHEELER, DAVID HEBERT, MARIO CLAIR, LOUIS JACKSON JR, DANNY JOHNSON, J.F. CORRIVEAU, CHRIS RAABE, LUKE WHITTEKER, LANCE WILLIX II, CAREY TERRANCE, TIM O'BRIEN, MIKE MARESCA, MATHIEU BOISVERT, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, BRIAN MCDONALD, JOEY LADOUCEUR, GAGE MORIN, ZACH AUBERTINE, MARC THERRIEN, KAYLE ROBIDOUX.
Mini-Stock results (15 laps): MIKE GAUCHER, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, RICHARD THORNTON, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, MARC DAGENAIS, DAVID ARBUTHNOTT, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, JUSTIN JODOIN, STEVE MORIN, KARL POTVIN.
Mini-Stock results for July 16 make-up race run July 23 (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU (DQ), FRANCIS DESJARDINS, STEVE MORIN (DQ), MIKE GAUCHER, RICHARD THORNTON, KARL POTVIN, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, JUSTIN JODOIN, MARC DAGENAIS.
– with files from Martin Bélanger
Tuesday night's GSL senior women's soccer game between Laggan and Greenfield has been relocated to the pitch in Dunvegan, rather than in Greenfield. Start time remains 8:30pm.
The evening will also see Glen Sandfield play Glen Nevis, on the Lochiel field.
The two July 25 contests mark the end of regular-season play. For the full picture, be sure to check out The Glengarry News this week.
The Glengarry Soccer League has pulled the plug on all scheduled matches for Monday, July 24, due to the significant rain and impact on fields. Games will be rescheduled.
So far, we know that U10 games will be moved to Friday, and U18/19 matches will be played Sunday. Tier 2 men's games are to be determined.
Updated: The GSL cancellation includes scheduled ERSL play for the Glengarry Hearts U12 girls. As well, word has come down that fields in the Ottawa area have been closed, resulting in cancellation of all of tonight's matches.
Playoff action in the Alexandria Ladies Ball Hockey League began last night, with games continuing next Monday and Thursday evenings. We have details in The News this week and will have more in the July 26 edition of the newspaper. You can check out some photos of game action here.
Last night in the Glengarry Soccer League, the Dunvegan women scored a decisive 11-0 victory over Vankleek Hill. We will have the full story on the senior women's division as the regular season winds down, in the July 26 edition of The Glengarry News. For photos from the match, please see this link.