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Busy Family Day weekend of sports activities on tap for the county

sean Feb 16, 2018 - 9:57pm

The Family Day weekend is jam-packed with sports-related activities, both for participation and spectating.

Tonight, Feb. 16, the Alexandria Glens junior 'B' hockey team hosts the Athens Aeros at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria.

Saturday has the Hockey with Heart tournament taking place in Williamstown, at the outdoor rink. Matches run throughout the day, starting at 8 a.m. This event, at Paul Rozon Memorial Park, is a fundraiser for the Julie MacLachlan Charitable Foundation and Project Silent Night. There's also a bar, food, raffle, prizes, and live entertainment. Spectators are welcome to come out and support the cause.

Saturday night, at 8 p.m., the Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebels host the Richmond Royals at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre, in Williamstown.

Sunday, at Island Park in Alexandria, Mill Pond will host the Beaver Swamp hockey tournament, which supports local minor hockey. Gameplay begins at 8 a.m., continuing through to late afternoon when champions will be crowned.

Also on Sunday, at 2 p.m., the Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame takes place on Mill Pond. Everyone is invited to come out and cheer on the brave dippers.

Monday's schedule in Alexandria includes activities at the dome (bubble soccer at 11 a.m., youth flag football at 2 p.m., and free access to the track), Sports Palace (free skating at 9 a.m. and again at 2 p,m., shinny at noon), and snowshoeing on the Glengarry Trails. In Maxville, there's shinny scheduled for 10 a.m. and free skating at 1 p.m. 

Also on Monday, the Summerstown Trails will host its annual Family Day program, with volunteers on hand from 10 a.m. onwards. Free equipment rentals, subject to availability, and food will be available. Activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Oh so close for Tagwi's hockey girls, Holy Trinity advances

sean Feb 16, 2018 - 1:33am

The girls hockey team from Tagwi Secondary School will miss out on playoff action by the slimmest of margins.

Needing a win today in Long Sault to advance, the Warriors dropped a pair of contests to complete regular-season play tied for fourth place with La Citadelle, at 7 points.

So a tiebreaker was needed to determine which team would advance. Head-to-head they played once, tying 4-4. And both teams had 3 wins on the season. 

The third tiebreaker step using the formula [GF/(GF+GA)] for all season games was then used.

  • Tagwi's results: 4-4, 2-3, 2-1, 1-4, 2-1, 5-1, 1-2, 0-4        [17/(17+20)]=.46
  • La Citadelle Scores: 4-4, 0-3, 5-0, 4-3, 1-2, 3-2, 3-4, 1-4     [21/(21+22)]=.48

La Citadelle wins the tiebreaker to claim the fourth seed for the playoffs. Tagwi officially finishes fifth, and their season is over.

St. Joseph's takes first place, followed by Holy Trinity and North Dundas to round out the post-season seeds.

The playoff tournament will take place Feb. 28 in Long Sault. We will have more details in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.

Registration open for Senior Games alpine skiing competition

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 5:31pm

OSGA 55+ District 8 announces its Alpine Ski Competition, to be held Sunday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. Registration is scheduled for 8 a.m.

The event is open to all senior residents of SD&G, Prescott- Russell, and Akwesasne, aged 55 years and older.

Categories of entry are as follows: Women 55+, 65+, 75+, and Men 55+, 65+, 75+.

Cost of participation is the OSGA55+ annual registration fee of $15 (which allows participation in all 2018 events) and the ski lift ticket.

To enter, contact Graham Vickers before Feb. 18, at grahamvickers58@yahoo.ca or 613-525-1943.

Senior Games Nordic skiing set for Thursday at Summerstown Trails

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 5:28pm

OSGA 55+ District 8 will hold its Nordic Ski Competition on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Summerstown Trails,

The event is open to all SD&G, Prescott-Russell, and Akwesasne seniors aged 55 years and older.

Registration on-site will take place at 9 a.m.

To sign up, please contact Stanley Fraser at stanleyianfraser@yahoo.ca or 613-525-3777.

Mill Pond to welcome Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament, Polar Bear Dip this weekend

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 4:18pm

On Sunday, Feb. 18, Alexandria's Mill Pond will host a pair of events: the Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament (which supports raises funds to help local youngsters participate in minor hockey) and the Polar Bear Dip (which supports the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame).

This week's edition of The Glengarry News features details on the dip, including a list of registered participants to date. Start time is set for 2 p.m. sharp. 

For the Beaver Swamp tourney, this location is a new one this year. Games are scheduled to run throughout the day, beginning at 8 a.m., with play taking place on a pair of "rinks." Championship games will likely hit the ice by mid to late afternoon.

Organizer Richard Bellefeuille tells The News that the ice is looking good and he's hoping that Mother Nature will co-operate on Sunday.

Mill Pond, winter 2016
Mill Pond as seen in this winter 2016 photo of Family Day activities. (staff photo)

Latest photo galleries showcase high school sports, curling, snowshoeing, hockey

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 3:53pm

Numerous new galleries of sports images have been added to our photos page, which is available here. Please enjoy browsing the shots, and if you see something you like, remember high-quality copies can be ordered from our office by contacting us.

Here's a list of the latest additions to our website:

  • high school girls volleyball
  • Dion snowshoe racing at the Summerstown Forest
  • CCHL2 Alexandria Glens hockey
  • UCMHL peewee rep hockey (Glens vs. Rebels)
  • senior men's curling in Lancaster
  • beginners bonspiel in Alexandria
  • high school boys hockey in Williamstown
curling couple
This couple, from Ireland, joined in the fun at last weekend's beginners bonspiel, in Alexandria. (Sean Bray photo)

CCHL2 schedule enters home stretch for Glens, Rebels

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 1:53pm

The county's junior 'B' hockey teams, as well as those across the league, are facing the home stretch of their season, with just a handle of games remaining to be played.

We have a story in The Glengarry News this week about the recent disruptions that Mother Nature has caused to scheduled games.

The final round of this season's Battle of Glengarry is scheduled for tonight, Feb. 13, in Williamstown, where the Alexandria Glens and host Char-Lan Rebels will square off. After the Glens won the series opener, the Rebels have prevailed in the last two matches between the clubs. Set time is set for 8 p.m.

Here's a complete schedule of remaining contests for the Glens and Rebels.

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