NGS Braves midgets in division finals
The NGS Braves rep ‘B’ hockey team, which includes a number of players from the Alexandria area as the Glens didn’t ice a team at this level this season, are skating in the UCMHL division finals versus the South Stormont Selects, with game three of the series set for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Maxville.
The Braves prevailed 5-2 in the March 7 series opener in Maxville, with goals coming from Owen Bourgeois, Brady Tanner, Ryker Legue, Kylan Coleman, and Taylor Metcalfe. Picking up the assists were Bourgeois (3), Tanner (2), Metcalfe (2), Dylan Seguin (2), Anaick Besner, and Liam MacDonald.
The next night, the series moved to Long Sault, where a win for the Braves would have ended it. NGS got a first-period unassisted goal from Lee Seguin and held that advantage into the third frame, where the Selects drew even. The contest finished up as a 1-1 tie, to force a third game, with the Braves leading the series three points to one.
NGS needs just a tie on Thursday night to claim the east division playoff title and earn a berth in the league championship series.
Holy Trinity prevails in OFSAA opener
The senior boys basketball team from Holy Trinity got off to a solid start at OFSAA in Chatham on Monday afternoon, when the Falcons spanked Englehart HS 76-46, led by Thomas LeGallais' 24 points.
The provincial A-level tournament saw the Falcons entered as the fifth seed.
Game two was scheduled for Tuesday (March 10) in the afternoon versus the host ES Pain Court squad, after had gone to press. Pain Court was hammered in its opening match on Monday.
For tournament updates, please go online to glengarry247.com
Juvenile hockey season ends
The juvenile hockey season is over for the NGS Braves and Alexandria Glens, as both squads were eliminated in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Glens forfeited game one and tied the second match, 2-2, to see Casselman advance to round two, while the Braves dropped their series to Embrun.
In the next round, Embrun plays Clarence, while Casselman tangles with Rockland.
The regular season saw the Glens finish fourth (10-0-9-2), while the Braves were sixth (5-1-14-3).
Char-Lan atoms reach round three
The atom ‘B’ Char-Lan Rebels hockey team were tops in the east division during the regular season, sporting a record of 19 wins, 2 losses, and three ties. The boys placed five points ahead of second place South Stormont.
Both teams had first-round playoff byes. In the second stage of the post-season, the Selects got past Cornwall (which had eliminated the Alexandria Glens in round one), while the Rebels needed four games to dispatch South Grenville, five points to three.
That set the stage for South Stormont and Char-Lan to meet for the division playoff title last weekend, where the Selects accomplished something they hadn’t done all season – beat the Rebels. And they did it twice, winning 2-1 and 4-2.
South Stormont moves on to the league finals, to take on the winner of the west series, either Kemptville or Smiths Falls.
“D’oh!” It’s a homer series so far
Through three games in the EOJHL St. Lawrence Division playoff finals, it’s been the home team that’s won, with the Casselman Vikings leading the Winchester Hawks two games to one in the bestof-seven series. The Vikes won the opener 6-3 last Thursday, before falling 43 a night later in Winchester. On Sunday in Casselman, the home side prevailed 6-4.
The fourth match was set for last night (March 10) in Winchester, with the remaining schedule as follows: March 12 in Casselman, March 13 in Winchester, and March 15 (if needed) in Casselman.
There is a Glengarry connection to this series in the person of Anthony Pace, who hails from Maxville. The rookie member of the Vikings recorded 18 points during the regular season and has one assist so far in the playoffs. Pace wears jersey number 8.
Char-Lan skating showcase goes tonight
The 40th annual Char-Lan Skating Club showcase is booked for tonight, March 11, at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre in Williamstown.
The event, which starts at 6 p.m., features all of the club’s skaters performing a series of routines under the theme “Let’s celebrate 40 years.”
News from Glengarry girls hockey
Parents, coaches, and volunteers with the Glengarry Girls Hockey Association are invited to attend the annual general meeting, which is set for Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m., in the boardroom of the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria.
The season-ending party and awards night for players, coaches, and parents is booked for Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in the upstairs hall of the Sports Palace. The evening includes a spaghetti dinner, followed by awards, games, and dancing. All are welcome.
Dinosaur plays hockey in Apple Hill
Check out this video, courtesty of artist Gerry Swift, of a “dinosaur” playing hockey with children in Apple Hill: http://goo.gl/VqDoJ6
River Kings announce playoff schedule
The Cornwall River Kings enter the first round of the LNAH playoffs as the underdog, set to meet the top-seeded Sorel Eperviers. Game 1: Friday, March 13 at Sorel, 8 p.m. Game 2: Sunday, March 15 in Cornwall, 3 p.m. Game 3: Friday, March 20 at Sorel, 8 p.m. Game 4: Saturday, March 21 in Cornwall, 7:30 p.m. Game 5: Friday, March 27 at Sorel, 8 p.m. (if needed) Game 6: x-Saturday, March 28 in Cornwall, 7:30 p.m. (if needed) Game 7: x-Sunday, March 29 at Sorel, 4 p.m. (if needed)
DEFENCE FIRST: Anaïck Besner of the boys hockey team from Le Relais chases a puck-carrying player from Le Sommet in exhibition hockey action from March 6 in Alexandria. For more game photos, go online to www.glengarrynews.ca/photos