Le Relais boys skate past CIAH
Le Relais’ boys hockey team scored a 4-2 victory over the Rocklandbased hockey academy, CIAH, in Feb. 5 Prescott-Russell league play.
Marksmen were Austin Ladouceur, Dylan Seguin, Brandon Lauzon, and Jacob Levert. Earning assists were Seguin, Mathieu Sabourin, Nico Rousseau, Alexandre Parenteau, Nicholas Dupuis, Pascal Theoret, and Mathieu Giroux. The win secured first place for Les Rapides, who will next take on the fourth seed on Feb. 17, with the goal of competing in the final match later that same day.
Head coach Dominic Decoeur says, “Right now, I really believe what separates ourselves from the other teams is our work ethic and commitment. Also, Nico Rousseau is just stellar. We know if we score two to three goals, we have a good chance to win.”
Three of the team’s leaders aren’t currently playing with the squad, only practising with the boys, as their focus is with their respective league teams. Kieran Devine skates for the junior ‘A’ group in Valleyfield, Pierre-Luc Sabourin plays for the junior ‘B’ Glens, and Phil Veilleux is a member of the junior ‘B’ Char-Lan Rebels. Whenever their league seasons wrap up, they will suit up for Les Rapides full time, likely bolstering the squad sometime in March for the team’s run at the Franco tournament.
Decoeur adds, “That will bring a whole new dynamic to the team. We expect big things from these guys. Along with Dylan Seguin, they're great leaders.”
Le Relais has a home exhibition match booked for March 6 at 2 p.m. at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria.
Hearts U15 girls soccer tryouts set
Girls with birth years of 2000 or 2001 are invited to try out for this year’s Glengarry Hearts competitive soccer team. Sessions are scheduled for the sports dome in Alexandria on March 1 (4 to 5 p.m.), March 8 (7 to 8 p.m.), and March 15 (4 to 5 p.m.). The cost is $25, and athletes are asked to bring a soccer ball.
Coaches will be Russell Bacchiochi and Nancy Charbonneau. For more information, contact Charbonneau at 613- 678- 0031 or nan[email protected]mail.com
Sports fun for Family Day
There are plenty of activities scheduled for Family Day (Feb. 16) in Alexandria, including Glengarry Gaels football action on the gridiron at the Glengarry Sports Palace. Word has is that the snow will be cleared and the field lined for the youngsters to battle it out. The action is set for a 2 p.m. start.
Also on tap, beginning at noon, is a Highland Heavyweights demonstration. In the rink, there’s open family hockey through the afternoon and a free family skate at 5 p.m.
For the full lineup, go online to http://goo.gl/47TYzU
Taking the plunge for the Sports Hall
The annual Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame will be held Sunday, Feb. 15, beginning at 2 p.m. sharp at Alexandria’s Island Park. Amongst the most recent to sign up to take the plunge are OPP officer Patrick MacCulloch and ironman Stephane Lavigne. Hall chairman Rodney Shepherd, who also will be dipping, says the Maxville Fire Department has committed to having someone participate, but he’s still looking for representation from other areas, such as a teacher and a racecar driver. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100. For all the details, visit http://goo.gl/wGxh0H or call Rodney Shepherd at 613-936-6213.
Coaches: send us your sports news
Glengarry sports team coaches and managers are encouraged to submit short stories highlighting team results and special achievements. E-mail us at [email protected]garrynews.ca
ON THOSE BROOMS: Diane Andrews watches her Glen Warden Home Heating teammates Elizabeth Desjardins, left, and Patti McLeod sweep her rock at the Lancaster Curling Club’s business bonspiel. Not seen is skip Elaine Warden.