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There is hockey to watch tonight: Spink twins in game 7 of ECHL playoffs

sean Apr 25, 2017 - 2:52pm

The county's Spink twins, Tylor and Tyson, will be suiting up tonight with their ECHL Toldedo Walleye teammates for game 7 of their opening playoff round against the Kalamazoo Wings. Game time is 7:30pm, and you can watch online for free. See our previous post here for details on how to access the game online.

Spink twins in 2009
Flashback: Here are the Spink boys from 2009, during their minor hockey years in Glengarry. (Sean Bray photo)

Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament partners with JumpStart to help kids

sean Apr 25, 2017 - 2:14pm

The Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament, of which The Glengarry News covers its annual event each February, recently partnered with the local chapter of the JumpStart Foundation to continue the mission of helping local kids in need to play hockey. Check out the details in the page 2 advertisement in this week's edition of The News.

For photos from past tournaments, please see our online galleries here.

To learn more about the Beaver Swamp Hockey, check out their website.

Photo gallery: Swedish hockey team visits minor bantam Rapids

sean Apr 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

Last week, a team of young hockey player from Sweden visited the area, hosted by the Seaway Valley Rapids minor bantams. We have the story in The Glengarry News this week. You can check out a photo gallery from the game here.

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The SV Rapids minor bantams take on a Swedish team. (Sean Bray photo)
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Casselman Vikings take fourth straight CCHL2 title

sean Apr 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Casselman Vikings are Barkley Cup Champions, having defeated the Richmond Royals 5-1 Wednesday night to sweep the series and win their fourth straight CCHL2 title.

Rookie goaltender Seth Carter was on top of his game once again, making 27 saves to win his 10th straight game and finish the playoffs with eye-popping numbers: a 12-2 record, with a 2.05 goals against average and a 0.939 save percentage.

The Vikings continued to do what they did all season long, and that was score by committee, as five players tallied markers in this one. Jeremie Lefebvre (1G, 2A), Brendan Doherty (1G,1A), Joel Hunt (1G, 1A), Isaac Barr (1G), and Tyler Somers (1G) all lit the lamp. 

Patrick Kealey made 26 saves in the Richmond net, while Matt Veaudry had the lone goal.

It is a rarity at any level, but especially in junior hockey, that a team can have as much success as the Vikings have had in their franchise history. Each season the club puts the work in to build a contender.

As the CCHL2 news release puts it, "The Vikings continue to be a model franchise, a fun place for players to play, and a great organization for young players to develop before moving up the ladder."

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The Casselman Vikings celebrate their 2017 CCHL2 championship. (Photo courtesy Mark Kelly)

Hockey prospects invited to attend Colts camp in May

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 3:40pm

The Cornwall Colts have announced their 2017 Spring Junior A Import and Prospects Camp, to be held Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, at the Ed Lumley Arena in Cornwall Civic Complex.

The cost is $250 (plus HST) per player.

Players can register by visiting www.cornwallcolts.com under “camps”.  

with files from David Murphy

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CCHL Cornwall Colts add to their stable with bantam protects

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 2:06pm

The CCHL bantam protect draft was held Monday night, where the Cornwall junior 'A' Colts bolstered their stable for the future.

The Colts used their first-round selection on Cornwall-born centre Josh Barnes, who had 15 goals in 13 games last season with the Eastern Ontario Wild. The next selection was the first-ever second-generation Colts draft pick, Eastern Ontario Wild player Rylan Iwachniuk (from Long Sault). Iwachniuk’s father is former Colts standout defenceman Steve (1994-1998). 

4th Round – Brendan Watson – D – 6’2 – 175 – L – Bainsville – Eastern Ontario Wild
5th Round – John Richer – D – 6’3 – 165 – L – Apple Hill – Eastern Ontario Wild
6th Round – Jack Ingram – D – L – Seaway Valley AA
7th Round – Shane Gaudreau – D – R – Seaway Valley AA
8th Round – Andrew Dixon – C – Seaway Valley AA
9th Round – Ben Pineault – LW – Seaway Valley AA
10th Round – Nathaniel Faubert – RW – Seaway Valley AA
11th Round – Alexander Oakes – D – Seaway Valley AA

with files from David Murphy

The Glengarry News will have a full round-up of county boys selected in the bantam draft, in an upcoming edition of the newspaper.

Cornwall junior A Colts on the brink of elimination

sean Apr 5, 2017 - 7:23pm

Updating the story we have for you in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the Cornwall Colts of the CCHL find themselves on the brink of elimination heading into tonight's semifinal road contest.

Last evening in Cornwall, the Colts fell to the Ottawa Jr Senators 4-1, with David Poirier scoring the lone Colts goal.

Jaren Burke’s two markers paced Ottawa to the victory and a three-games-to-none lead in the series. Luke McCaw and Griffin MacGregor also scored for Ottawa which outshot the Colts 31-24. Merrick Rippon had 3 assists for the Jr. Sens.

Three Stars were First Star Jaren Burke (OTT), Second Star Merrick Rippon (OTT), and Third Star Dean Derouchie (COR).

The Colts travel to Ottawa tonight, looking to stave off elimination in game 4. Game time is 7:30pm at the Jim Durrell Rec Centre.

Should Cornwall prevail, game 5 will be back at the Civic Complex on Friday evening. 

with files from David Murphy