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.
Two boys from the county were selected in the recent U18 Ontario Hockey League draft, and you can read about them in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
In the meantime, here's a teaser. This is a photo of one of the boys as a four-year-old, when he was a member of Alexandria's tykes program (2004-05). Can you guess who this is?
The Char-Lan Skating Club held its annual showcase in Williamstown on March 27, on the theme of Canada 150. We have photos from the event in our galleries here, and a story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
Here's a video of one of the performances.
We have added a second gallery of 2017 Raisin River Canoe Race photos to our website. You can check out these images and others here.
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."
We are just over three weeks away from opening night at Cornwall Motor Speedway.
Enduro registration starts this Saturday. Pre-Registration will be available on Saturday, April 15, starting at noon at the track office until the 50-car grid has been filled.
Beginning on Monday, April 17, the track office will be open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. To be accepted in the 50-car field, the registration payment of $25 must be completed at the same time that the registration (registration fee does not include access to the pit area on the 22nd). Like a normal enduro, it will be a first-come, first-served basis for numbers attribution.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, the racing website 360nitro.tv has decided to expand its partnership at the speedway by providing live coverage on their website during all the 2017 season. Fans who will not be able to attend will be able to purchase coverage for a small price and enjoy the races from home. Pre- and post-race interviews will be done as well as enabling the viewing of all the action on the track. Speedway management is proud of this expanded partnership with 360nitro.tv.
Several drivers from the province of Quebec have announced that they will be regulars at Cornwall in 2017. Kayle Robidoux is back full time and will be one to watch as he is consistently a threat each time that he hits the track. Joining Robidoux will be Paul St-Sauveur and Mathieu Boisvert. These two men will be in the mix as well on every evening. Let’s also not forget Gabriel Richer who is getting better each season in the Modified ranks.
– with files from Martin Bélanger