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Hawks, Colts announce bantam protected players

sean Apr 21, 2015 - 2:27pm

Ian Henderson, general manager of the CCHL Hawkesbury Hawks, welcome the newest members to his flock, as the club announced its bantam protected players. They are Eastern Ontario Wild AAA members Alexandre Elie (cousin of Remi Elie and Tristen Elie, both alumni of the Hawks) and Luke Paquette.

The Cornwall Colts protected Wild players Ethan Mulhearn and Joseph Samson.

Each team in the CCHL may protect two bantam-aged players within their local minor hockey zone. This is done in advance of the league draft, which this year is scheduled for April 27, starting at 7pm.


Alexandria Glens announce partnership with Hawkesbury Hawks

sean Apr 21, 2015 - 2:02pm

In a release posted on the Alexandria junior B Glens website, the club announced a formal partnership with the junior A Hawkesbury Hawks of the CCHL.

Here's the complete text of the announcement:

The Hawkesbury Hawks and Alexandria Glens have agreed to partner up for the 2015-16 season. The Alexandria Glens being part of the new CCHL2 (Formerly Jr. B EOJHL) have signed a letter of intent with the Hawkesbury Hawks Jr A team to be a direct affiliation team and work together. This means that players that may not be ready to play Jr A right away will be placed in Alexandria for further development with the ability to practice and play up to 10 games with the Hawks.

The Glens and the new U18 AAA team in Hawkesbury will be the sole teams affiliated to the Jr A club creating a club system for the teams.

The club system allows players and the Hawks better access to use them in games, more say in their development path and it allows the CCHL2 and U18 AAA team to utilize the Jr A staff and experience to better enhance their programs both on and off the ice. 

In addition the teams will work together on various business and scouting levels to better one another's franchises and provide the best possible places to play for their players. 

Both teams are very excited about the future in working together and helping each other out to even more on ice success.  


Tagwi Grade 7 and 8 student-athletes take soccer indoors

sean Apr 21, 2015 - 10:54am

Our grade 7 & 8s participated in an indoor soccer tournament last Friday, April 17th. The students played really well throughout the day and had a great time showing off their skills.

Posted by Tagwi Secondary School on Monday, April 20, 2015

Char-Lan DHS athletes at lacrosse tournament today

sean Apr 17, 2015 - 3:03pm

Our lacrosse team at their very first tournament!Go Crusaders Go!

Posted by Char-Lan District High School 7-12 on Friday, April 17, 2015

Season concludes at Lancaster Curling Club

sean Apr 15, 2015 - 3:43pm

Our closing bonspiel on April 9th & 10th was a huge success. Thanks to everyone for all their help and to all the many great close games!

Posted by Lancaster and District Curling Club on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Update: CCHL2 issues press release on status of new junior league

sean Apr 15, 2015 - 2:53pm

The CCHL2, which replaces the EOJHL (junior B) that is shutting down this spring, issued the following press release on April 14. The Glengarry News will be following this story, with the latest developments in our publications ahead. A background story appeared in our April 8 edition, and there are further details in today's newspaper, our April 15 edition.

Press Release (unedited)


The founding members of the CCHL2 convened for the first time on April 13, 2015 in Kemptville, ON

16 members of the EOJHL located within the Hockey Eastern Ontario territory were in attendance with representatives from Renfrew, Arnprior, Perth, Westport, Athens, Brockville, Prescott, Winchester, Char-Lan, Alexandria, Casselman, Clarence, Ottawa, West Ottawa, Metcalfe and Stittsville.

The unanimous direction of the membership was to limit membership to within the HEO territory and the consensus to reduce to a more workable number to allow a full interlocking schedule was determined over the course of the past weeks.

The team representatives elected Marco Scapilletti of the Arnprior Packers as the leagues’ Chairman of the Board of Governors.

Over the next two weeks, committee work will be done to bring back to the first session of the league to determine the specifics on Hockey Operations, Constitution and Governance and Finance.

On an interim basis HEO VP of Junior Kevin Abrams will serve as Commissioner until final decisions are reached with respect to the leagues first executive.

Further information will be made available in the coming weeks and a formal press conference will be called upon the completion of the committee work and closing of the EOJHL conferences and league.


Members of Char-Lan DHS field lacrosse team named

sean Apr 14, 2015 - 3:20pm

Char-Lan DHS in Williamstown has formed a field lacrosse team which will complete in regional tournaments this spring.  Team members are Jack Almond, Tyler Akins, Darren Cook-Grignon, Grant Craig, Brandon Desormeau, Isaac Fraser, Owen Huges, Keilian MacCulloch, Aodin MacDonell, Jake MacDougall, Gill McDonell, Ethan Mulhearn, Roddie Sandilands, Mikey Small, Ryan Vipond, and Brendan Vipond. Coaches are Bill Roundpoint and Sandy McDonald.

The Crusaders have been practising for their first competition, which will come at a tourney Friday in Ottawa.

The team is the brainchild of Tyler Akins and Aodin MacDonell and has been a student-driven initiative from the outset.


Are you cheering for the Senators or Canadiens?

sean Apr 14, 2015 - 2:55pm

Have your say in our entirely unscientific poll. We are asking which NHL team you are cheering for in the NHL playoff series between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators.

We are curious: who are Glengarry NHL fans cheering for in the Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators series?

Posted by The Glengarry News on Monday, April 13, 2015

Volleyball medals for Elda Rouleau

sean Apr 10, 2015 - 5:52pm

Nos filles de la 7e remportent l'or tandis que nos filles de la 8e remportent l'argent au tournoi de volleyball du CSDCEO! Bravo! Merci aux entraîneurs pour leur temps et dévouement!

Posted by École élémentaire catholique Elda-Rouleau on Monday, April 6, 2015

Action from the Alexandria skatepark

sean Apr 10, 2015 - 5:50pm
Patrick Hurtubise's Alexandria Park Parts Video

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Posted by Raage Skateshop on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Elda Rouleau athletes garner hockey gold

sean Apr 10, 2015 - 5:48pm

ELDA-ROULEAU remporte la médaille d'or!

Posted by École élémentaire catholique Elda-Rouleau on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

It's 'Sneak It In' week: how are you getting active at your workplace?

sean Apr 9, 2015 - 4:49pm

sneak it in

This week is ParticipAction's 'Sneak It In" event, with the aim to find opportunities to be more active in and around the workplace. Here are some suggestions:

1. Use your commute to do some extra walking. Park several blocks away, or get off the bus a few stops early.
2. Start a lunchtime walking club (clip on a pedometer to track your steps – aim for 10,000 a day!).
3. Use your morning and afternoon breaks to take brisk 10 minute walks.
4. Book a meeting room for a short yoga session.
5. Go “power shopping” and get active while running errands.
6. Build in a couple of 10 minute activity breaks for day-long meetings and conferences.
7. Plan off-site meetings at venues that offer access to fitness facilities, walking routes, running or biking trails.
8. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator whenever possible.
9. Start a lunchtime stair-climbing club with friends at work.
10. Walk, run, cycle or in-line skate to work or during the lunch hour.
11. If you must drive to work, park a reasonable distance from your work so you can fit in a short walk.
12. Don’t overbook yourself. Schedule exercise time in your calendar and treat it as any other important appointment.
13. Keep inexpensive exercise equipment at work (small weights, resistance bands, etc.)
14. Stand while talking on the telephone.
15. Suggest holding meetings with colleagues during a walk inside or outside the building.
16. If you need to speak to a co-worker, walk to that person’s office or station rather than using email or the phone.
17. Stretch every hour if you sit at a desk.
18. If you’re able to leave your workstation from time to time during the day, plan regular intervals incorporating physical activity from a walk to the water fountain to stretching while you photocopy documents.
19. If you can’t leave your workstation, use official breaks to give your muscles some necessary stretching and relieve built-up tension.
20. If your workplace offers sport activities or has a fitness or wellness program, sign up for an activity or try a class.
21. Organize an active social outing for your co-workers to enjoy and encourage other departments to participate.
22. Use a pedometer to mark a set distance around your workplace, either indoors or out, and challenge your co-workers to completing a predetermined distance during the week.
23. Keep an extra set of workout clothes and shoes in your car or at the office, so they’re ready to use when you have a few spare minutes.
24. Arrange on-site activity classes including yoga, Pilates, relaxation skills or walking groups.
25. Access nearby facilities (gyms, rec centres, etc.) – see if you can get discounted memberships for your workplace.


Raisin River Canoe Race: are your paddles ready?

sean Apr 9, 2015 - 4:14pm

(By Lissa Deslandes)     The 43rd Annual Raisin River Canoe Race is set for April 19th.  The water is flowing well, most of the ice is gone, and conditions are ideal for this year’s race. 

Roger Houde, RRCA General Manager says, “The Raisin River is a magnificent natural feature in Eastern Ontario, and this race provides an excellent opportunity to highlight its significance.”

The race is an annual rite of spring in the region, which will see hundreds of paddlers winding their way down the Raisin River, from St. Andrew's West to Williamstown. The race attracts canoe and kayak enthusiasts from across Ontario and Quebec, with hundreds of spectators lined up along the route.

Everyone is invited to participate, starting with a pre-race breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 10416, at the St. Andrew's Parish Hall from 8 AM to noon. 

Event registration can be done online at or in person the day of the race at St. Andrew's School starting at 9 AM. Race day entries are $20 per paddler.  The race will start at 10:30 AM sharp. The post event banquet and awards will be at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre in Williamstown, starting at 3 PM, and is open to everyone.

More event details and canoe rental information can be found on the RRCA’s website.

The Raisin River Canoe Race is the longest canoe race in Eastern Ontario. First started in 1973, the 30 km course runs from St. Andrew's West downstream to Williamstown. The race is always held during the spring, when water levels are high and flows are favourable for paddlers.


Casselman Vikings in EOJHL finals

sean Apr 7, 2015 - 2:26pm

Once again, the Casselman Vikings are skating in the EOJHL championship series, this year against the Stittsville Royals.

Through two games, the teams each have a win. The Vikes opened on home ice with a 7-3 victory, while the Royals took game two in Stittsville, 6-3.

The remainder of the schedule is as follows:

3 Stittsville Royals at Casselman Vikings: Tue, Apr 07 (8:00 PM Brisson)

4 Casselman Vikings at Stittsville Royals: Wed, Apr 08  (8:30 PM Goulbourn Rec)

5 Stittsville Royals at Casselman Vikings: Fri, Apr 10  (8:00 PM Brisson)

6 Casselman Vikings at Stittsville Royals: Sun, Apr 12 (7:30 PM Goulbourn Rec)

7 Stittsville Royals at Casselman Vikings: Wed, Apr 15 (8:00 PM Brisson)

Maxville's Anthony Pace (F) played in 14 playoff games through the first three rounds which saw the Vikes to repeat as Rideau - St. Lawrence Conference champions. Pace notched two points over the 14-game stretch.


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