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.
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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.
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.
Seedings for upcoming EOSSAA tournaments are out, some of which we were able to get into The Glengarry News this week.
The Glengarry Gaels junior boys basketball team will be competing on Feb. 28 at the 'A' tournament in Renfrew, as the sixth seed. They have round-robin games scheduled against the second- and third-ranked teams, Rideau and St. Joseph's (Renfrew), respectively. For more on the Gaels and their SD&G championship win, be sure to check out The News this week.
The junior boys from Holy Trinity captured the SD&G 'AA' championship by crushing CCVS last week, 85-29.The Falcons are scheduled to compete in the 'AA' EOSSAA tournament as the second seed, on Feb. 21, in Pembroke.
We have oodles more high school sports news in the newspaper this week.
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.
Last Sunday, Alexandria saw the annual Polar Bear Dip take place on the frozen Mill Pond, and we have the story and photos in The News this week.
Deputy-mayor Jamie MacDonald shares this video:
Polar Bear Dip #6 dome. Awesome day!! Synchronized Jumping....not. Great fundraiser for the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame!! pic.twitter.com/o8FNiwZiWi— Jamie MacDonald (@deputymayor_ng) February 18, 2018
As we enter this the last week of regular-season action in the CCHL2, here are the current standings. For more on the Glens and Rebels, check out the Feb. 21 issue of The Glengarry News. We also have a photo gallery from their last game against each other, available online here.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-525-1943.
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 email@example.com or 613-525-3777.
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.
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