Young hockey play­ers live up to their moniker

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A hockey team com­posed of young­sters from across the re­gion truly owned the ice last week­end, liv­ing up to its moniker, as the 2010 Own the Ice squad won the Bor­der Town Chal­lenge.

The squad was un­de­feated over the course of the week­end.

The lone blem­ish was a tie in round-robin play, though that was avenged in the ti­tle tilt, where Own the Ice pre­vailed 6-4 over the Quinte Blues.

En route to the cham­pi­onship, the young skaters blanked the Maple­soft Hawks (Ot­tawa) 7-0.

Amongst the county con­tin­gent on the team, and the squad they played with for the 2017- 18 sea­son, are Isaac McDougald ( novice Rapids, Alexandria res­i­dent), Felix Va­chon (novice rep. Glens, Alexandria res­i­dent), Rowan Blaine (novice rep. Glens, North Glen­garry res­i­dent), Ethan Cho­lette ( novice Rapids, Alexandria res­i­dent), Kane Robert­son (novice rep. Rebels, South Glen­garry res­i­dent), and Max Houde (novice rep. Rebels, South Glen­garry res­i­dent).

The tour­na­ment was held in Corn­wall (Civic Com­plex) and Long Sault, April 27-29.

Open­ing day for Glen­garry Mi­nor Base­ball is sched­uled for Sun­day, May 6, with games at 3 and 4:30 p.m., on the di­a­monds at the Glen­garry Sports Palace. Sun­day af­ter­noon play is new this year, as the league for­merly held its ac­tion on Satur­day morn­ings.

Con­venor Don McDougald tells that play­ers will be put through their paces on this first day of play, eval­u­ated, and then or­ga­nized into teams for the sea­son, which will run through late July.

40th an­niver­sary Foot Race

This year marks the 40th an­niver­sary of the Raisin River Foot Race, with the 2018 edi­tion slated for Sun­day, Aug. 12, in Wil­liamstown.

The event will hon­our the late Ed Whitlock, a mul­ti­ple marathon record-holder who was a friend of the Foot Race. The first 300 reg­is­trants will re­ceive a com­mem­o­ra­tive Ed Whitlock medal.

Roger Robin­son has been in­vited as a spe­cial guest. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, go on­line to https://goo.gl/LEA1v8

High school track and field in Ot­tawa

For the third straight year, the SDGAA high school track and field meet won’t be held lo­cally, in­stead sched­uled to take place at Terry Fox Sta­dium, in Ot­tawa, on Tues­day, May 8 EOSSAA will fol­low on May 17 and 18, in Kingston. Lo­cal coaches are Chris­tine Cic­chini (GDHS), Clem DiSte­fano (CharLan DHS), Greg Bai­ley and Celine Langevin (Holy Trin­ity), and Matt Ware and Bran­don Cole­man (Tagwi).

Le Re­lais’ Hu­bert Gau­thier will coach les Rapi­des, which com­pete in the PRSSAA track and field meet.

Pole vaulters ready for big meets

Lo­cal pole vault­ing coach Rory Black­ad­der worked through the win­ter with a slate of ath­letes, many of whom com­peted in in­door events to get ready for the spring sea­son.

Amongst no­table re­sults for Char-Lan DHS ath­letes, Grace Eamer, in Grade 8, achieved a per­sonal best 2.28 me­tre jump.

Grade 9 stu­dent-ath­lete Fiona McDon­ald checked in with a sea­son best ef­fort of 2.20 me­tres.

Look­ing ahead, the fi­nal tune-up will be the TISS Kins­men-Hunger­ford In­vi­ta­tional, in Brockville, on Satur­day, May 5.

Elie back in the AHL for play­offs

Green Val­ley’s Remi Elie, who played in 72 NHL games dur­ing the 2017-18 sea­son with the Dal­las Stars, was trans­ferred to the club’s AHL af­fil­i­ate, the Texas Stars, when Dal­las’ sea­son came to an end.

Over the course of this win­ter with the big club, Elie notched 14 points and was a +5, as a mem­ber of a team that fin­ished in the bot­tom half of league stand­ings and missed the play­offs.

The hard-work­ing left winger be­gan this sea­son’s cam­paign in the AHL, play­ing two games, be­fore get­ting the call up to the NHL.

The 23-year-old has one goal in four play­off games so far this spring with the AHL squad, which is cur­rently tak­ing on the Tuc­son Road­run­ners, in the sec­ond round, a best-of-seven af­fair. The Stars got past the On­tario Reign in the open­ing round, three games to one.

Ca­noe race re­sults and photos

Com­plete re­sults from the re­cent Raisin River Ca­noe Race are avail­able on­line at https://goo.gl/mzcxeG

We also have a photo gallery on our web­site at glen­gar­rynews.ca/photos

Col­lette leads his Syracuse hockey team

Kyle Col­lette, a na­tive of Mart­in­town, led the Syracuse Stars premier di­vi­sion hockey team in points over the course of the 2017-18 sea­son, count­ing 55 in 44 reg­u­lar-sea­son games. The 19-year-old for­ward who played his Ju­nior ‘B’ hockey with the Cas­sel­man Vik­ings, added two goals in three play­off games, be­fore his team’s sea­son came to an end with a series loss to the North­ern Cy­clones.

The Stars play in the USPHL, a league with 44 teams through­out the eastern half of the U.S.A.

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

PHOTO COUR­TESY DON MCDOUGALD

TI­TLISTS: Vic­to­ri­ous at a hockey tour­na­ment last week­end in Corn­wall was this squad, which draws play­ers from across our re­gion. Back row, from left: Norm St-Jean (ass’t coach), Ja­son Cho­lette (ass’t coach), and Rob La­marche (head coach). Play­ers...

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