Playoffs open for peewee house Glens
In the opening playoff round for the Caisse Populaire peewee ‘B’ house Glens hockey team, the Glens prevailed 4-1 on home ice and skated to a 1-1 tie on the road.
Alexandre Duvall played two strong games in goal, while Joe Robertson and Maxime Pilon had a goal and two assists each. Nathaniel Theoret, John Caddell, and Fred Bellefeuille had single markers, with Andrew MacMaster chipping in with a pair of assists. David Cholette and Simon Daze had one helper each
Mulhearn interviewed on TV
Glengarrian Keegan Mulhearn, a member of the Cornwall junior ‘A’ Colts hockey team, was recently interviewed on television.
You can check out the piece online at http://youtu.be/Hb2fqqAFP8Y
Char-Lan skating showcase set
The Char-Lan Skating Club will hold its 40th annual showcase on Wednesday, March 11, starting at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre in Williamstown.
This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Celebrate 40 Years.”
Hearts U13 girls tryouts
Girls born in 2002 or later are invited to try out for the U13 Glengarry Hearts competitive soccer team for the summer season. Tryouts continue Thursday, March 5 (6-7 p.m.) and Monday, March 9 (5:306:30 p.m.) at the sports dome in Alexandria.
Cost is $25, and players are asked to bring a soccer ball. For more information, please contact coaches Mike Jeaurond (613-551-2134) or Carolyn Hurtubise (613-930-5395).
Spring indoor soccer for men
The Friends of the GSL are organizing a spring soccer league for men, with games to be played at the dome in Alexandria.
Starting in mid-March, the season will run for seven to nine weeks, depending on interest and the beginning of the outdoor season.
The cost will be approximately $60 per player, with team rosters capped at 16 members. Money raised will support the Glengarry Soccer League. For more information, call 613-330-2100. The GSL is also looking for teams for the senior men’s summer season, particularly from Char-Lan and Vankleek Hill. Interested players, coaches, and organizers can call 613-330-2100.
Registration and more information is available at the dome, at Young Drivers in Cornwall, and from Lothar Schareina.
How to reach the GSL
The Glengarry Soccer League has a new website, and you can check it out at www.glengarrysoccerleague.ca/
Other ways to connect with the league are by phone (1-855-569-9228), e-mail (email@example.com), Twitter (@glengarrysoccer), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/glengarrysoccerleague).
In-person registration takes place at various locations in the county through March, and online registration via the GSL website is scheduled to be available soon.
The Glengarry Soccer League runs youth developemental, youth competitive, and adult recreational soccer programs throughout the summer on pitches across Glengarry.
Crusaders boys fall short in hockey
Char-Lan District High School’s boys hockey team competed at the SD&G championship tournament on Feb. 24 in Cornwall, missing a few guys due to injuries and commitments to other teams.
Bottom line, says coach Sean O’Farrell, the squad “just couldn't get it done,” despite playing hard and getting an “awesome” effort from Angus McRae in net.
The Crusaders lost their semifinal 4-2 to La Citadelle, as their season came to an end. Goal scorers were Mikey Small and Owen Hughes.
Junior boys basketball playoffs
In junior boys high school basketball playoff action, on Feb. 17, GDHS lost its quarter-final match 38-31 to La Citadelle. Dove Rickard led the Gaels offence with 18 points, and Cameron MacDonald added 6.
Coach Katherine Adams, in reflecting on the day, says, “We knew going into the playoff game that this would be a close one. We tied them in the regular season and came up short in overtime.”
In this game, “The Patriotes had a very strong offensive start. The score was 17-3 after the first quarter. It then became a game of catch-up. Goals were set quarter-by-quarter, and we managed to hold them to a three-point lead in the third quarter. In the final quarter, the Patriotes scored an early three-point shot, widening the gap, and we just didn't have time to catch up.”
On the season, Adams explains, “Overall, the junior boys team saw major improvements in defensive strategies and worked hard on rebounding. Individual offensive skills keep getting better. Basketball at Glengarry continues to flourish.” La Citadelle went on to lose in the semifinal, 50-23 to Holy Trinity. In the other group, Tagwi dropped its quarter-final 49-40 to L’Heritage. The Dragons bowed out in the semifinal to St. Lawrence, which went on to beat the Falcons 47-37 in the championship tilt.
SD&G senior boys basketball
The Feb. 18 tournament saw GDHS handily beat Tagwi in quarterfinal play, going on to lose by 28 points to St. Lawrence in the semi. Two days later, the Saints won the championship over Holy Trinity. In looking back on the Gaels’ performance, coach Guy Lamarche says, “We started out the [semifinal] game playing strong defence,” with the Gaels keeping the score low, down by just two points at the end of the first period. “Foul trouble led to a tough second quarter, and the Saints extended their lead to double digits, which they maintained until the end of the game.
“Spencer Lordz had another outstanding game, but unfortunately it was the last game of his incredible high school career as one of the most influential players to ever play basketball at GD. His leadership led to two trips to EOSSAA, including a silver medal performance, an SD&G championship, and two trips to the Upper Canada Cup.”
Minor bantam Wild draw even
The Eastern Ontario ‘AAA’ Wild minor bantams scored a 6-4 playoff game victory over the Ottawa 67s on Sunday, led by Jeremy Quesnel’s hat trick. Other goals were scored by Hunter MacPherson, Jonathan Paquette, and Mathieu Talbot. Alexandre Hogue recorded three assists, the other helpers going to Nicolas Chartrand (2), Phillippe Plante, Paquette, and goalie Zachary Paputsakis.
Game three for the Wild is set for today, March 4, in Ottawa. On Feb. 28, the squad dropped the series opener 4-3.