Young hockey players live up to their moniker
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.
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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...