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(By Jean-Pierre Tibi) A super weekend of activities is planned for the mid-February holiday weekend at the Summerstown Forest cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) will be organizing the Summerstown Forest Dion Snowshoe Race on Saturday, February 14 and hosting families for various activities on Family Day, Monday, February 16.
The annual Summerstown Forest Dion Snowshoe Race is now a fixture of the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series which is held in various locations in Eastern Ontario and will be the fifth race of the season for the Series. The start of the race is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, and race organizer Gilles Parisien expects a larger turnout than last year, in both men’s and women’s categories, following the highly successful inaugural race of the Series held earlier this year at Upper Canada Village.
Last year’s edition attracted no less than 49 participants, with approximately half coming from our immediate area. Also to be noted is the fact that almost 50% of the participants were female. The Summerstown Forest Dion Snowshoe Race will be run over 7.55 km on the beautiful tree-covered course of Summerstown Forest, on a packed rolling terrain guaranteeing a fast race.
On Family Day, FOTST will be offering various free activities for all area residents and more particularly families. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., families will be able to rent ski and snowshoe equipment free of charge. A fun snowshoe races for kids, guided tours, and free food will also be offered.
“Last year’s event, which attracted more than 400 participants was a great success,” said Martin Bowman, FOTST President. “Many families came out to the trails for the first time to try out cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.”
The trails are situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401.
For the complete schedule of activities or to register for the race, please visit the FOTST website at www.summerstowntrails.com
Holy Trinity's senior boys basketball team recently travelled to St. Joe’s for a double header.
In the first game, the Falcons beat CCVS 68-17, with Thomas LeGallais scoring 25, Michael Ryan 13, and Noel Amirtharaj 12. The second match saw Holy Trinity beat St. Joe’s 62-37. LeGallais scored 38, and Nathan McCabe had 9.
The 5th Annual Panther Playoff Primer hosted by St. Joe’s & Holy Trinity
The Falcons opened the tournament with a 51-30 win over BCI from Brockville. LeGallais scored 32 points, while Michael Ryan had 8 in the victory. In the second game, Trinity dropped a 54-36 decision to eventual tournament champs, St. Mark’s from Ottawa. Jarred Blackadder had 18 and LeGallais 9.
After preliminary play was concluded, HT, based on points for and against finished third in their pool and played Perth in their final action where the Falcons prevailed 60-39. LeGallais scored 32 point and had 8 steals and 8 assists. Blackadder scored 10, with 9 boards.
The Panther Playoff senior tournament champs, St. Mark’s who finished first in pool A, beat Tiss, who finished first in pool B, by a final score of 50-37.
The Falcons go into their final regular season league game on Friday, Feb. 13 against Tagwi with a 17-9 record. SD&G playoffs begin after Family Day.
Glengarrian JT Hay hailed from Lochiel, going on to play hockey for the Alexandria junior B Glens and and football for the CFL Calgary Stampeders, who recently posted an updated profile to their website. Check out the article here.
(By Johanne Sullivan) The Seaway Valley Rapids Minor Atom recently travelled to Lindsay to take part in the Wolves Cup Classic, winning the championship.
The action got underway on the Friday against the Peterborough Petes minor atom AAA team. Looking to reverse a two-game slump, the Rapids started out strong with all of the team’s goals coming in the first period. Joshua Esford scored first unassisted, followed by Ethan Montroy on a pass from Braxton D’alessio and Carson Martin, and lastly Carey Terrance Jr potted one from Marco McCarthy. The Petes' lone goal came in the third. The Rapids were off to a great start with a 3-1 victory.
Next, the boys faced the host team, the Central Ontario Wolves AAA minor atoms. The boys went on a shooting spree and won 10-2. Terrance got a hat trick, and Trysen Sunday, Montroy, McCarthy, Jimmy Sullivan, Jett Jock, Martin and Jonah Ashby all contributed.
The next day, SVR faced the Wolves again. This time around the team lost 5-3, with Terrance netting two and McCarthy netting one.
The boys then collided with the Petes and were not able to reverse the morning’s skid. The Rapids lost a close game 4-3. Montroy got things underway when he scored a short-handed goal. The Petes quickly responded with a power-play marker. The game was tied going into the second, where the Petes scored early. Montroy later responded on a pass from Esford. Terrance then got a go-ahead goal, but the Petes tied it up once again. Going into the third period the score was 3-3 until the Petes sealed it with a late goal.
For the championship game, the Rapids faced the hometown squad. SVR were looking to avenge their earlier loss, while the Wolves wanted the championship to stay home. The Wolves scored first on a power play, but Terrance tied it up with a wrist shot that went bar down. The score remained knotted during a scoreless second period. Terrance got the game winner early in the third frame on a power play, while Montroy sealed the deal with seven minutes remaining for a final score of 3-1.
Front row from left: Connor Fox and Tristan Shoniker. Second row: Jacob Anderson, Jett Jock, Carson Martin, Ben Pilon, Antoine Lafrance, Tommy Shoniker, and Rylan Adams. Third row: Trysen Sunday, Braxton D'alessio, Jonah Ashby, Ethan Montroy, Josh Esford, Carey Terrance Jr., Jimmy Sullivan, and Marc Olivier McCarthy. Assistant coach Ray Jock, trainer Eric Martin, head coach Shawn Pilon.
(By Rodney Wilson) On a night when the River Kings honoured the past, the first-place Sorel Eperviers spoiled the party.
Sorel downed Cornwall 4-2 at the Civic Complex in front of 1,708 fans in the first of four straight meetings between the two clubs which could potentially meet in the first round of the LNAH playoffs as well.
Prior to the game, the River Kings honoured members of the Cornwall Comets from 2004-05 and 2005-06. Players Pat Allard, Paul Shantz, Mathieu Raby, Denis Lamoureux, Pat Deraspe, Alain Quenneville, Corey Payment, Ken McLeod, Melvin Pyke, assistant coach Paul Quenneville, coach Pierre Rochefort, and original owner Joel Lapalme were part of the red-carpet ceremony. During the first intermission, there was a meet and greet with the players.
In the game, Stephane Roy opened the scoring at 4:08 of the second period for the Eperviers, before Etienne Brodeur beat Pete Karvouniaris on a breakaway at 8:36 of the middle frame to give Sorel a 2-0 lead. Nik Pokulok gave the crowd some life when he picked the corner with a perfectly placed wrist shot past Mathieu Dugas with 6:39 to play in the second. Marco Charpentier scored 22 seconds into the third period with a powerplay marker that beat Karvouniaris through the legs to restore the Eperviers’ two-goal lead. Jason Lepine brought the Kings back to within a goal 5:54 into the third. Lepine jumped into the play, pounced on an Antony Courcelles rebound and beat Dugas. Charpentier iced it for Sorel with an empty netter at 19:20 of the third. River Kings enforcer Curtis Tidball had two tilts with Sorel’s David Lacroix. Charpentier (first), Courcelles (second) and Roy were the announced stars. Sorel outshot Cornwall 22-21.
ROAD LOSS: David Masse scored a power-play goal in overtime to give the Predateurs a 5-4 victory over the River Kings on Friday night in Laval. Courcelles had a pair of goals for Cornwall, while Pierre-Luc Faubert added a single marker. Michael Tessier and Julien Corriveau each chipped in a pair of assists.
(By Martin Bélanger) The Circuit Pro Tour visited the Cornwall Motor Speedway earlier this month, providing three days of winter action in 17 categories of competition.
The final event of the weekend was the Pro Champ 10-lap feature. Jason Lavallée had a great start and was never challenged during the event as he had a perfect weekend winning all three features and qualifying events. Lavallée also collected the Triple Crown for his dominance, earning an extra $1,000 paycheck!
The biggest field of the day with 9 competitors took the green in the Single Cylinder Modified 4-lap event. Doug Zadow took the win.
Cole McMichael won a second feature in the afternoon; he also prevailed in the Semi Pro Formula 500 feature.
The Semi-Pro Championship feature saw Steven Marquis dominate the 5-lap event ahead of Cody Weatherdon
Jean-Francois Moffet took the VTT Open feature over Jonathan Jans, but he had to resist a few charges from the second place runner. In the 0-450cc, history repeated for Moffet, as Jans gave him solid competition in this event. Moffet took both features.
The Junior 340, 13-16, saw Doug Dingman win the event, as Danick Lambert ran out of time to catch Dingman. The Oberparleiter brothers ran the 10-13 feature with older brother Alex having the best over Matthew.
Sabrina Blanchet had a great start in the Combo feature, dominating the event. It was a great comeback for her as she had an accident earlier in the day.
The battle continued between Donald Desourdy and Doug Zadow. Desourdy had the best over his great competitor in the Single Cylinder Master Division feature.
Cole McMichael took the the lead in the Pro-Formula 500. He had a strong showing to win over Ryan Florent.
The 8-lap Outlaw feature saw a good battle until Tim Hibbard took the lead at halfway point . He had issues in the final lap, as Cory Baker took the victory outside of turn 4 to end Hibbard’s dominance.
A total of 8 sleds took the track for the Single Cylinder, as Donald Desourdy was the guy to beat. He turned in a good race and won the event.
Eddie Anderson had a good start in the Sport Formula 500 and maintained the lead throughout the 5-lap race.
The Vintage class saw Troy Dods in front early in the 4-lap event; he never was challenged in the race that combined the 340 and 440 engines.
The Motocycles were first on the track in the afternoon. Shawn Ford continued his great weekend, winning the final, but he had to hold off charges from David Tremblay on the final 2 laps of the event. Ford was perfect all weekend.
The Cornwall Motor Speedway would like to thank all the sponsors and individuals who contributed to the success of this event.
Circuit Pro Tour results (unofficial)
Pro Champ: J.Lavallée, S.Marquis, C.Weatherdon, S.Blanchet, P.Tetrault
Semi-Pro Champ: S.Marquis, C.Weatherdon, S.Blanchet, D.Jennings, P.Tetrault
Sport Formula 500: E.Anderson, D.Dingman, D.Burton, Y.Racine, C.Gregoire
Pro Formula 500: C.McMichael, R.Florent, A.MacDonnell, M.Savard, D.Lambert, S.Marquis
Semi-Pro Formula 500: C.McMichael, A.MacDonnel, T.Dods, R.Florent, J.Smith, M.Savard, E.Anderson, D.Lambert
Junior F340 13-16: D.Dingman, D.Lambert, A.Oberparleiter, G.Dingman, M.Oberparleiter
Junior F340 10-13: A.Oberparleiter, M.Oberparleiter
Combo: S.Blanchet, D.Jennings, P.Tetrault
Moto Open: S.Ford, D.Tremblay, G.Lavoie
Single Cylinder: D.Desourdy, C.Zadow, D.Zadow, J.Witt, D.Nisbett, S.Desourdy, S.Robinson, M.Stock
VTT 0-450: J.Moffet, J.Jans, C.Campagna, R.Verch, S.Holmes
VTT Open: J.Moffet, J.Jans, R.Verch, S.Holmes
Single Cylinder Master: D.Desourdy, D.Zadow, M.Reoch
Single Cylinder Modified: D.Zadow, D.Desourdy, S.Robinson, S.Desourdy, D.Nisbett, M.Stock, J.Witt, C.Zadow
Outlaw 600: C.Baker, I.Hodgson, T.Hibbard, J.Schultz, B.McDonald
Vintage 340-400: T.Dods, S.Robert, C.Blight, R.Greenfield
The Cornwall Motor Speedway will celebrate the dirt track champions of 2014 on March 21. Organizers say they will be revealing some exciting news about the 2015 season in the coming weeks.
The Hawkesbury Hawks Jr A alumni game will be played Sat., Feb. 21 at 6:30pm. Cost is $5.00. There will also be a silent auction and the opportunity to meet the 2014-15 Hawks.
G- Jeff McIntyre - #30
G-Michel Lariviere- #1
D-Tony Cuzzi - #3
D-Seb Lavoie- #26
D-Felix Levasseur- #7
D-Yanik Leduc - #4
D-Sylvain Desforges - #11
D-Julien Quincou- #5
F-Walter Dubas - #9
F- Danny Krauser - #2
F-Joey House - #8
F-Ben Gagnon - #12
F-Luc Mazerolle - #15
F-Francis Landers - #13
F-Christian Lavoie-Lebel - #10
F-Luc Boyer - #14
F-Michael Bazinet - #16
F-Steven Peers - #19
COACH: Doug Kego
COACH: Jim Kyte
G-Derek McKlusky - #33
G-Chris Wilcox - #1
D-Gilles Potvin - #5
D-Dan McGillis - #3
D-Danny Potvin- #6
D-Sylvain Crete - #7
D-Dominik Lavoie - #4
D-Charles Bertrand - #2
F-Dany Myre - #16
F-Carl Bougie - #27
F-Martin Amyot - # 8
F-Miguel Lafleche - #25
F-Carl Fournier - #11
F-Corey MacDonald - #14
F-Piere Louisieze - #9
F-Martin Beaulne - #15
F-Luc Belanger - #12
F-Eric Gelineau- #19
COACH: Dan Conway
TEAM DR. : Dr. Jean Fairfield