Today there was and is plenty going on in the world of high school hockey, including boys EOSSAA in Cornwall.
Char-Lan DHS was competing in the event as the wildcard, losing both games to be eliminated. Host St. Joseph's (the top seed) was also bounced after round-robin play with two defeats.
The girls team from Char-Lan DHS is skating in Arnprior at EOSSAA and at last report had qualified to play in the final, with round-robin results of a tie and win.
Tonight in Cornwall is the annual Bishop's Cup Catholic charity game between the Holy Trinity Falcons and the St. Joseph's Panthers.
We will have stories in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The freezing rain our area received last evening and overnight had an impact on scheduled sports events, including the annual Char-Lan Skating Club showcase in Williamstown. The event had been slated for last night, but was postponed to March 27 due to the weather.
Today, Char-Lan DHS' girls hockey team was supposed to be skating at EOSSAA in Arnprior, but that event too has been bumped, moved to tomorrow.
You can read more about Crusaders hockey in this Sports in the Glens post, as well as in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
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.
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.