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Junior B Glens defend six-game win streak tonight on home ice

sean Feb 23, 2018 - 2:08pm

With a 2-0 road win last night in Athens, the Alexandria junior 'B' Glens extended their win streak to six games, as the team is scheduled to host the Whitewater Kings tonight, Feb. 23, at the Glengarry Sports Palace. Opening puck drop is set for 8 p.m.

This is the final weekend of the regular season in the CCHL2. The Glens are booked to have one last road game on Sunday night in Arnprior before they look towards what they hope will be a lengthy playoff run.

As we reported in The Glengarry News' Feb. 21 issue, the Glens are in the driver's seat when it comes to avoiding having to play a wildcard game, maintaining a one-point lead for this place in the division standings, ahead of the Ottawa West Golden Knights, who have just one game remaining.

For more CCHL2 and Glens news, be sure to check out this week's newspaper.

Cornwall Colts drop close one on home ice

sean Feb 23, 2018 - 2:02pm

On Thursday night at the Cornwall Civic Complex, the CCHL Colts saw the visiting Ottawa Jr. Senators pot a pair of second-period goals 1:16 apart en route to handing Cornwall's junior 'A' hockey team a 2-1 loss.

The Colts opened the scoring in the first on JD Pogue’s 21st tally of the season. Ottawa sealed the victory with an empty-net goal late in the third frame.
The Jr Sens outshot the Colts 30-20, with Liam Lascelle getting tagged with the loss. Hardest Working Colts Player of the game was Konnor MacCormick. Three Stars were first Elie Boulerice (OTT), second Finn Evans (OTT), and third JD Pogue (COR).

Cornwall's record falls to 28-22-4-2 (62 points) for sixth place in league standings. 

The Colts’ next game is a rare Tuesday night tilt, as they host the Rockland Nationals. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Ed Lumley Arena.

with files from David Murphy

Char-Lan boys suffer first hockey loss, still to host playoffs

sean Feb 22, 2018 - 8:56pm

The boys hockey team from Char-Lan DHS suffered its first loss of the season, dropping its record to 9-1, but will still host league playoffs next week.

In Feb. 20 action at the Long Sault arena, the top-ranked Crusaders beat North Dundas 5-2, before falling 3-2 to La Citadelle, a team that finishes out of the playoff picture.

With results coming in after this week's edition of The News went to press, we will have all the details in our issue next week.

As the top seed, Char-Lan will host the SDGAA playoff tournament in Williamstown, on Feb. 27, starting at 9 a.m. when the Crusaders will take on fourth-place Seaway. At 10:30 a.m., second-place St. Joseph's will play North Dundas is the other semifinal.

The championship match is booked for a 1 p.m. start.

Unlike most high school sports, in hockey, 'A' and 'AA' ranked teams compete for the same playoff title and for the right to go on to a combined A/AA EOSSAA.

Members of junior B Glens recognized as all-stars

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 6:10pm

Several members of the Alexandria Glens junior 'B' hockey team have been recognized by the CCHL2 as all-stars.

Defenceman William Simpson, a key member of the blueline core who has contributed 49 points for the Glens, and goaltender Nicolas Rousseau, who holds a 3.23 goals against average and 0.905 save percentage, were picked for the second team, along with general manager / head coach Stephan Nadeau.

The full list of honorees can be viewed here.

Gibault, Markell named CCHL2 stars of the week

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 6:03pm

The CCHL2 junior 'B' hockey league has named Alexandria Glens player Mikael Gibault, with 5 goals and 8 assists, the first star for last week. He led his team to four victories, as the Glens beat Char-Lan, Richmond, Athens, and Perth. On the season he has 45 points for the Glens.

Char-Lan Rebel Brennan Markell was awarded third-star honours, in recognition of his 9 points last week, including 7 assists. With a team that has struggled this season, Markell has been a bright spot, notching 48 points.

BREAKING NEWS: Cornwall Nationals pro hockey team announces immediate shutdown

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 5:43pm

Cornwall's professional hockey team, the Nationals of the Federal Hockey League, today announced it would cease operations effective immediately. Here's the club's press release: 

The Cornwall Nationals of the Federal Hockey League have ceased operations, effective immediately. 

"This is a really sad day for hockey in Cornwall," said Rodney Rivette, owner/president. "Unfortunately, due to our financial situation, we can no longer continue."

Saturday night's attendance was announced at 358 in what turned out to be the team's last game at the Ed Lumley Arena inside the civic complex.

"We've exhausted every avenue possible to save the team," said Rivette. "This is so unfortunate because owner Will Beauvais has done everything possible to make this work."

The organization would like to thank its small but loyal fan base as well as all local sponsors and volunteers.

The Nats have had Glengarry connections over their short tenure in the Seaway City, including current head coach Joel Trottier, of Alexandria. This was the club's second year of operations, following on the heels of the Cornwall River Kings, which played in the Quebec-based LNAH.

Hockey with Heart outdoor tournament supports local charities

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 5:31pm

This week's edition of The Glengarry News features a story about the Hockey with Heart tournament, that took place in Williamstown last Saturday. The Feb. 17 fundraiser, on the ODR at the park, raised funds for two local charities.

We a photo gallery online here, and there are more photos on the Facebook event page here.

New photo galleries: junior B hockey, flag football, Hockey with Heart

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 5:05pm

The newest additions to our online photo galleries include images from Feb. 13 CCHL2 hockey between the Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels, Sunday night men's flag football, and last Saturday's Hockey with Heart outdoor tournament fundraiser.

Stories about these and more can be read in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

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Players hit the ODR at the Hockey with Heart tournament. (Sean Bray photo)

Char-Lan junior B Rebels on the road tonight, home Saturday

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 4:42pm

Just two games remain in the 2017-18 CCHL2 season for the Char-Lan Rebels, who are scheduled to be on the road tonight, Feb, 20, against the Ottawa Canadians. The boys will then wrap up the campaign Saturday night on home ice in Williamstown, hosting the Canadians, at 8 p.m.

We have more Rebels news and recent results in The Glengarry News this week, along with photos from the team's recent contest against the Glens in our online galleries here.

High school boys hockey taking place today in Long Sault

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 4:21pm

The last regular-season tournament of the high school boys hockey league for SD&G teams is taking place today in Long Sault, where the Char-Lan Crusaders will be looking to maintain their perfect record.

We will have results online in a separate post, when available.

Playoffs are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Williamstown.

Photos from previous tournaments this season can be viewed in our online galleries here.