Besner paces Falcons to shutout win
Holy Trinity boys hockey team player Cole Besner notched a hat trick in Jan. 12 SDGAA action in Morrisburg versus La Citadelle, pacing his Falcons to a 5-0 triumph over Les Patriotes. Between the pipes, Austin Lavergne backstopped the shutout.
HT’s other game on the day finished up with the same score, except it was in favour of North Dundas. Char-Lan and GDHS had byes for this tournament. Other results: Sr. Joseph’s 4 vs Seaway 2, Seaway 2 vs North Dundas 2, St. Joseph’s 5 vs La Citadelle 0.
The Panthers and Crusaders both remain perfect, at 3-0 and 2-0 respectively in the standings. Several teams have four games in the books, including North Dundas, with a record of 2-1-1.
Next league tourney is set for Williamstown, of Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Gaels junior suffer first loss
An unbeaten record stands no more for the junior boys basketball team from GDHS, as the Gaels were, last Thursday on their home court, humbled by the visiting St. Joseph’s Panthers, 54-29.
Sheldon MacCallum was the top point-getter for the home side, recording 8 points, while Odin Marfurt-Breakendridge added 7. The junior Gaels are now 5-1 on the season. The senior squad also fell, dropping a 59-33 decision to the Panthers.
Basketball schedule disrupted
Bus cancellations last Wednesday forced the rescheduling of SDGAA boys basketball matches slated to be played at Char-Lan DHS.
Instead, the Crusaders varsity squad will now host L’Heritage on Feb. 8 and St. Lawrence a day later, reports coach Katie DanaherMcDonell.
Disruptions continued yesterday, Jan, 17, as, despite sunny skies, school buses were cancelled across the region. Scheduled games for GDHS, Char-Lan, and Tagwi were postponed as a result.
Holy Trinity hosts today
The last high school basketball matches before the two-week break for exams will see Holy Trinity’s junior and senior boys teams entertain St. Lawrence today, starting at 1 p.m., at the Falcons’ Nest.
Junior ‘B’ teams largely stand pat
The county’s junior ‘B’ hockey teams largely stood pat on the Jan. 10 deadline for roster reductions, with the Alexandria Glens making the only move, in releasing forward McKay Balaton.
HEO all-star games this weekend
Hockey Eastern Ontario will hold a quartet of minor all-star games on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Sensplex in Ottawa.
The major bantam ‘AA’ players will take to the ice at 3:15 p.m., followed by the major bantam ‘AAA’ boys at 4:45 p.m.
Players with 2001 birth years will be on parade in a game at 6:15 p.m., with those born in 2000 or 1999 playing at 7:45 p.m.
Admission will support DIFD, Do It For Daron, a youth-driven mental health charity.
Hockey season ends for Collette
Martintown’s Kyle Collette has seen his hockey season come to an end, after sustaining a shoulder injury at a recent tournament in Boston.
The member of the Syracuse (N.Y.) Stars of the USPHL was having a stellar season, with 32 points in 24 games. Of his 13 goals, 6 were gamewinners.
He explains that he got tripped during the game, falling into the boards and then having another player land on him. As a result, Collette’s shoulder was separated and will require surgery. The only bright point to the weekend was that his parents were able to attend to see him play.
Collette says he has a follow-up appointment with a sports orthopaedic doctor this week and is hoping for a miracle that could get him back on the ice sooner than expected.
Last season he skated with the CCHL2 champion Casselman Vikings. He will turn 19 later this month.
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