The 2016-17 season of boys high school hockey gets underway Dec. 6 in Cornwall, when the Seaway City will host a slate of matches at the multi-sports complex.
All seven teams in the SDGAA league will be in action, beginning at 9 a.m., when North Dundas and La Citadelle will collide. At 10 a.m., it will be Holy Trinity versus Seaway, followed by North Dundas against GDHS at 11 a.m., Seaway versus Char-Lan at noon, GDHS taking on St. Joseph’s at 1 p.m., and Char-Lan playing La Citadelle at 2 p.m.
The Gaels mark their return to the league this year, under the guidance of coach Ryan Winter.
There had been some discussion of a two-tiered league this season, with the second tier being non-contact, but there weren’t sufficient schools interested to make that a go.
The Dec. 6 tournament will be the only one before the Christmas break, with the next event booked for Jan. 11 in Morrisburg.
Future competitions are set for Feb. 7 in Williamstown and Feb. 14 in Long Sault.
Playoffs are tentatively booked for Feb. 28, to be hosted by the first-place team. The top four schools will qualify.
EOSSAA will take place in Cornwall, on March 8.
Hockey is different from some high school sports (such as soccer and basketball), in that ‘A’ and ‘AA’ schools compete in the same league and playoffs.
– Sean Bray
Updated at noon. Cancellations and other storm-related announcements will be added to this post as they become available.
All school buses servicing the county have been cancelled for today, as Glengarry takes the brunt of a winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snow, followed by ice pellets and freezing rain.
Schools remain open.
At approximately 6:30am, on the eastbound 401 near Bainsville, there was a collision that has one lane of the highway closed.
Day one of the SD&G high school curling championships in Cornwall has been cancelled. It's expected that the event will be condensed into one day, to be played Wednesday in Morrisburg.
Iona Academy's ski trip slated for today will be rescheduled.
All branches of the SD&G public library are closed today (February 16) due to the winter storm.
Tonight's CCHL2 game in Williamstown, between the Char-Lan Rebels and Sittsville Royals, has been postponed.
The Glengarry Soccer League has announced that all soccer scheduled for this evening at the Alexandria dome has been cancelled.
Stay tuned for more weather-related cancellations and other announcements.
North Glengarry Recreation Director Terry Gilmer reminds us that ice conditions change daily, so it's important to check before venturing out onto "frozen" rivers and ponds. He adds that they are working on informational signs for Mill Pond at Alexandria's Island Park to help guide those who might like to take advantage of the skating service or do some ice fishing.