Both the Glengarry Soccer League and East Regional Soccer League have announced that youth matches scheduled for tonight will be postponed due to the extreme heat.
For the GSL, this affects games in the U6, U12 boys, and U16 boys divisions.
At this time, GSL U19 girls, tier 2 women's, and senior men's games are still on – all slated for 8:30 p.m. starts.
For details on the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat game postponement/cancellation guidelines, please see this post.
Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced is extreme heat guidelines to clarify when scheduled youth and adult matches will be postponed and/or cancelled.
Read more about the policy here in Sports Extra. We will also post further announcements on matches cancelled/postponed, as details become available.
Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced its extreme heat policy, as a guideline to when scheduled youth and adult soccer games will be postponed and/or cancelled.
Monday (July 2) saw all matches scrubbed due to the hot, humid weather conditions, with the intention of these games all being rescheduled to play on Sunday (Jule 8). See this week's edition of The Glengarry News for more details.
Last evening, conditions moderated somewhat, allowing scheduled games to proceed.
Here are the GSL extreme heat guidelines:
The Glengarry Soccer League will reschedule games league-wide for U10 and older, if the humidex for Alexandria, according to Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca), is 35 degrees or higher during game time.
The league will post / e-mail by 5 p.m. in regards to the 6:30 p.m. / 7 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 7 p.m.
The league will post / e-mail by 7 p.m. in regards to the 8:30 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 9 p.m.
The league may make the call to reschedule games earlier in the day if the humidex is going to be significantly higher than 35 degrees.
For games that start on the half hour, we will use the next available projected rating to determine if the game is on. For example, a 6:30 p.m. kick-off time will use the 7 p.m. projected humidex rating to determine whether the game will or will not be played.
U8 games will cancelled and not rescheduled, as there are no official standings or playoffs in the U8 divisions.
U6 will be left to the discretion of the area reps as to what temperature they would like to cancel their sessions at and can be done prior to 5 p.m.
Games that are to be rescheduled will be moved to the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of the week of cancellations. If teams are unable to play on the rescheduled date, the coach is asked to let the GSL know ASAP that they will have to unfortunately forfeit.
The Glengarry Soccer League would like to thank you for your patience and consideration on this issue. We want to remind our players and officials to keep well-hydrated on game days. If you feel that it is unsafe for your child to play, please notify your child's coach; the GSL will leave that up to the parents' discretion.
All scheduled July 2 soccer matches in the Glengarry Soccer League have been postponed.
That's the word coming down from the GSL admin today as a result of the extreme heat that has stricken our county.
Given the extreme weather conditions (heat advisory) and the risk of severe thunderstorms, the Glengarry Soccer League has decided in the interest of the safety of our members to cancel all games for Monday, July 2, 2018.
Games will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 8 at the same time and location (provided the field is available) and we will continue to monitor the weather for the remainder of the week.
Monday's postponed games include youth and tier 2 men's action.
With hot weather forecast to continue this week, it's likely that there will be additional postponements in the days ahead.
ERSL postpones action as well
The Ottawa-based ERSL, which includes youth Glengarry Hearts teams, was evaluating the status of its matches at the time of this post.
However, we do know that the U13 girls game slated to be played in Alexandria has been deferred to a later date.
We are currently monitoring weather conditions and will provide a decision regarding tonight's games no later than 3:00pm pic.twitter.com/bqMHVofKwT— ERSL (@EastRegionSL) July 2, 2018
McCrimmon's senior men's soccer team last night played Vankleek Hill to a 2-2 tie. The draw was the first time that the northerners hadn't won this season, with VKH's record now dropping to 5-1-0.
Meanwhile, McCrimmon remains just behind, at 4-1-1.
In other June 27 action, Greenfield pounded Glen Sandfield 7-1.
We will have the details next week in The Glengarry News.
There's one more senior men's GSL match on tap this week, slated for the pitch at Dunvegan on Friday, June 29, where the host side will take on Greenfield at 8:30 p.m.
The latest additions to our online photo galleries include a range of sports. Remember, reprints are available for purchase from The Glengarry News and make terrific gifts.
- bantam football championship game
- Maxville Fair football
- intermediate schools baseball in Cornwall
- GSL women's soccer on the Lochiel pitch
- ladies ball hockey league play
- high school field lacrosse
Vankleek Hill/Dunvegan B 2 vs. Vankleek Hill A 1
Laggan/Glen Sandfield 3 vs. Maxville 2
Char-Lan B 2 vs. North Lancaster 2
Vankleek Hill/Dunvegan B 2 vs. Alexandria 0
Vankleek Hill A 1 vs. Maxville 1
Char-Lan B 1 vs. Char-Lan A 1
Alexandria 6 vs. Laggan/Glen Sandfield 1 (Alexandria)
Maxville 4 vs. Char- Lan B 4
Char-Lan A 3 vs. Alexandria 2
Alexandria Flames 3 vs. Maxville 1
Char-Lan B 5 vs. Dunvegan 1
Alexandria Devils 1 vs Laggan 0
Char-Lan A 0 vs. Vankleek Hill 0
Maxville 1 vs. Char-Lan 1
Laggan/Glen Sandfield 5 vs. Vankleek Hill 0
Dunvegan 8 vs. Alexandria 0
Alexandria 6 vs. Vankleek Hill 2
Char-Lan 7 vs. Maxville/Dunvegan 1
Vankleek Hill 3 vs. Alexandria 2
Laggan/Glen Sandfield 7 vs. Maxville Highlanders 0
Manville Celtics 1 vs. Char-Lan 0
Char-Lan 5 vs. Greenfield 0
Maxville 2 vs. Glen Sandfield 1
Last week in GSL tier 2 men's soccer, McCrimmon got past Greenfield 5-2, in goals from Gary Lee (3) and Chase Albright (2). Chad MacDonald potted a pair for the losing side, with the other tallies coming from Bryce Fraser and Donnie Raymond.
Other action saw the Celtics beat Glen Nevis 4-1. Tristan Derouchie had two for the winners, with singles from Alex Liotios and Dan Desgroseilliers. The name of the Glen Nevis marksman was not available.
June 21 results from the Char-Lan Minor Soccer Association
- Jack's Pub 4 vs. Cornwall Aviation 1
- Rozon Insurance 3 vs. Munro Agromart 1
- TD Wealth 4 vs. Munro Agromart 0
- Cornwall Aviation 5 vs. Primeau's Marine 1
- Marathon Converting 2 vs. Dairy Queen Lancaster 1
U8 Timbits division
- Orange 6 vs. Gold 0
- Silver 6 vs. Kiwi 0
- Red 1 vs. Navy Blue 0
- California Blue 4 vs. Forest Green 1
June 24 results from Alexandria Minor Baseball
- majors: RedBlacks 6 vs. Blues 2
- minors: Blue Typhoons 0 vs. Purple Rain 0
- coach pitch A: Blue Bombers 4 vs. Purple Bandits 2
- Grey Wolves 5 vs. Blue Blizzards 5