Horni­brook and Comeau Named Piper Ath­letes Of The Month

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Han­nahHorni­brook and Vinny Comeau from Alexan­der Galt High School have been named the Piper ath­letes of the month for Oc­to­ber as spon­sored by the Bishop’s Univer­sity Ath­letic Depart­ment.

Horni­brook helped lead the girls flag foot­ball team to a 4-0 record in the month of Oc­to­ber. The speedy re­ceiver from Len­noxville scored 12 touch­downs in four games. Ev­ery time she touched the ball she was a threat to score and her team­mates fol­lowed her lead­er­ship and ex­pe­ri­ence. The grade 11 stu­dent was in­stru­men­tal in her lead­ing the Galt team to the RSEQ Cham­pi­onship last sea­son and they look to re­peat again this spring in the sec­ond half of the sea­son. The 16-year old works just as hard in the class­room, where she sits on the Prin­ci­pal’s List ev­ery aca­demic year. The three-sport stu­dent ath­lete will now turn her fo­cus to bas­ket­ball dur­ing the win­ter months as part of the start­ing five on the Se­nior Girls Bas­ket­ball team.

As a mem­ber of the Se­nior Boys Foot­ball Team for three years Comeau rarely gets any recog­ni­tion for his play as line­man on both side of the ball. He does not play a high pro­file po­si­tion, but his coach­ing staff and peers know they would not be in the RSEQ Cham­pi­onship game this Satur­day with­out his ef­forts. As­sis­tant Coach Matt Nut­brown said, “Vinny is a pro­to­typ­i­cal line­man, one that any coach would love to have on his roster. He is gritty, tough and is a silent leader on the Pipers Foot­ball team. He is the lifeblood of the de­fense and the pro­tec­tor of the of­fense.”

TheCor­po­ra­tion des Fêtes du 150e an­niver­saire de Coat­i­cook, is unit­ing with the or­ga­ni­za­tion of the town’s hockey team, Dy­namik Se­nior AA, for a spe­cial game to high­light the an­niver­sary on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 6th, 2:00 pm, at the Ger­ard Couil­lard Arena. On the pro­gram will be a game re­unit­ing mem­o­rable play­ers from Coat­i­cook as well as a spe­cial show put on be­tween pe­ri­ods by Coat­i­cook’s fig­ure skat­ing club. Steve Proulx, a for­mer player with the Magog Can­ton­niers, will be the event’s honorary pres­i­dent.

The two spe­cial teams be­ing put to­gether for the game will be made up of Dy­namik play­ers and other in­vited play­ers such as Yves Bre­ton, a player and coach of the Dy­namik; Michael Rien­deau, high­est scorer of the Frontal­ieres Jr AAA; Christian Lavoie, cap­tain and coach of Dy­namik Jr AAA; and Christian Proulx, the only player from Coat­i­cook to have ever played with the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens. The spe­cial guest who will open the match with the singing of the na­tional an­them will be re­vealed in the com­ing weeks.

The prof­its from the

The Len­noxville na­tive had im­pres­sive num­bers for a lines­man in four games. He had 37 tack­les, 7 sacks, 2 forced fum­bles, 2 fum­ble re­cov­er­ies all the while he played both sides of the ball and re­fused to take a play off. After fin­ish­ing first in their di­vi­sion, the 17-year-old Comeau and his peers will look to com­plete their sea­son goal of a RSEQ Cham­pi­onship this Satur­day at 1:00 against Poly­va­lente Belanger from the Beauce.

or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee of Coat­i­cook’s 150th cel­e­bra­tion, of­fi­cially known as the

Han­nah Horni­brook

Pho­tos cour­tesy

Vinny Comeau

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