Alexandria is looking to be named Hockeyville 2018.
Some may recall a number of years back that Alexandria and the Glengarry Sports Palace reached the semifinal round of the national competition that awards a cash prize for a community improvement project.
To follow the progress of our local entry, please see this webpage. Supporters are encouraged to post thoughts, notes, photos, and videos.
Due to poor weather and road conditions, soccer at the dome in Alexandria tonight is cancelled.
The U13 boys game (Team Green vs. team Yellow) will be moved to Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m., while the adult co-ed pickup game will not be rescheduled.
We will have more soccer news in The Glengarry News this week.
Despite the weather-related bus cancellations today, Jan. 8, tomorrow's high school girls hockey tournament scheduled for Morrisburg is a go.
Here is the schedule for the day:
7:30 a.m.: Char-Lan vs. Seaway
8:30 a.m.: Tagwi vs. Holy Trinity
9:30 a.m.: Char-Lan vs. La Citadelle
noon: Tagwi vs. North Dundas
1 p.m.: Seaway vs. St. Joseph's
2 p.m.: La Citadelle vs. North Dundas
There are also two games booked for Thursday, Jan. 11, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.
1:45 p.m.: St. Joseph's vs. Holy Trinity
3 p.m.: Char-Lan vs. St. Joseph's
The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) are getting ready to officially mark the start of the 2018 season. Starting at 10 a.m. on January 7, the group will host a day of family-friendly activities.
There will be free ski and snowshoe rentals, volunteers serving as guides on the trails, and hot chocolate by the fire to warm you up. Learn about events and lessons taking place this winter, and meet other trail users and members of FOTST. It's time to get excited about winter!
New this year at the trails is a bigger, relocated parking lot, adjacent to Summerstown Road.
The Summerstown Trails offer 18 km of groomed cross-country skiing trails for both classic and skate-skiing, and a separate network of 11 km of snowshoe trails. The facility is situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401, and are open seven days a week. There is no charge to access the trails.
– files from Jean-Pierre Tibi
Five third-period goals were too much to overcome, as the Rockland Nationals doubled the Colts 6-3 Thursday night at the Ed Lumley Arena.
The night could be summed up at the 13:47 mark of the third with Liam Lascelle out of the net for the extra attacker for an upcoming Rockland penalty, when one of the Colts forwards made a drop pass from centre ice that curled into the Colts net. Rockland added two short-handed markers in the frame to seal the victory.
Tommy Tanner (with his 8th of the season) paced the Colts offence with a goal and an assist. Konnor MacCormick (14) and the newest Colts forward Noah Williams (1) also scored.
Rockland outshot the Colts 41-22 with Liam Lascelle getting tagged with the loss.
Cornwall's record falls to 20-15-4-1 (45 points) in sixth place in the CCHL standings.
The Hardest Working Colts Player award went to Tommy Tanner. Three Stars were first Shawn Kennedy (ROC), second Trevor Coykendall (ROC), and third Tommy Tanner (COR). JD Pogue was honoured as the Colts Player of the Month.
The Colts and Nationals wrap up their home-and-home series Friday night in Rockland. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Next home game is Sunday, January 7, when they host the Kemptville 73’s. Children 12 and under receive FREE Admission to the game, which is set for a 3 p.m. start at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).
– files from David Murphy
This week's edition of The Glengarry News features a story about the annual reunion of the AJK Highland Travellers hockey team. A couple of action photos from the event can be seen on this page.