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Beach volleyball tournament set for Canada Day in Alexandria

There will be a fund-raising beach volleyball tournament at Island Park in Alexandria, on Canada Day. Here's the schedule of matches.


For more, follow the event's Facebook page here.

Results from June 23 action in the Char-Lan Minor Soccer Association

U-7 Division

Light Green - 4 vs. White - 1
Grey - 3 vs. Dark Green - 4
Black - 3 vs. Aqua - 2
Red - 3 vs. Blue - 2

U-9 Division 

Purple - 4 vs. Grey - 2
Green - 5 vs. Yellow - 0
Blue - 5 vs. Orange - 3 

2006 Division 

Yellow - 4 vs. Green - 1
White and Black - 1 vs. Purple - 5

U12 Division

Orange - 4 vs. Red -1
Green - 4 vs. Blue - 2

New River Kings addition shares thoughts on joining Cornwall's LNAH team

CCHL Cornwall Colts launch scholarship fund

The Cornwall Colts have created a scholarship fund for graduating players advancing their education at post-secondary schools in Canada. The Cornwall Colts Scholarship Fund has been established for non-NCAA bound players.

“It’s an opportunity to say thank you to the graduating players for their contribution to the organization,” said Colts owner Ian MacInnis.  

The inaugural Cornwall Colts Golf Fun Day will be in support of the scholarship fund.  The golf fun day is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 at Summerheights Golf Links, with an 11am shotgun start.  The $125 registration fee includes golf, cart, lunch, and dinner.  It’s $50 for fans wishing to attend the dinner only.

Anyone wishing to register can do so by contacting David Murphy at or by phone 613-930-9300.

files from David Murphy

Results from June 26 racing at Cornwall Motor Speedway

Modified Super DIRTcar Series Feature (100 laps) : Stewart Friesen, Matt Sheppard, Danny Johnson, Chris Raabe, Brett Hearn, Frank Cozze, Billy Decker, Tim Fuller, Max McLaughlin, Mario Clair, Jimmy Phelps, Kyle Dingwall, Brian McDonald, Pat Ward, Steve Bernard, Peter Britten, Matt Williamson, Larry Wight, Ryan Arbuthnot, Rich Scagliotta, Mike Mahaney, Erick Rudolph, Yan Bussiere, J-F Corriveau, Keith Flach, Michael Maresca, Jordan McCreadie, Gage Morin, Carey Terrance, Luke Whitteker, Joel Doiron.

Sportsman Feature Results (25 laps): Shane Pecore, Thomas Cook, Justin Lalancette, Brianna Ladouceur, Ryan Stabler, David Andre, Tyler Givogue, Mike Stacey, Jessica Power, Scott Mcgill, Gabriel Cyr, Louie Jackson, Emmanuel St-Denis, Derek Cryderman, Miguel Peterson, Steve Morris, Jarrett Herbison, Adam Rozon, Ricky Thompson, Gilles Godard, Tristan Draper, Billy Cook, Brian Comeau.

Novice Sportsman Results (15 laps): Dudes Thompson, Junior Delormier, Chris Ferguson, Mike Evans, Fred Andje ,Chris Zieren, Brent Lozo, Greg Ezard.

Mini-Stock (12 laps): Alexis Charbonneau, Bob Ray, Marc Dagenais, Corey Gates, Patrice Moniere, Steven Quesnel, Steve Morin, Paul Deblois, Francis Blanchette, Mike Gaucher.

Bonus Program
Modified Bonus Award: Stewart Friesen
Halfway Sportsman Bonus Award: Tristan Draper
Novice Sportsman Bonus: Dudes Thompson
Mini-Stock Bonus: Francis Blanchette
6th place finisher Bonus: Chris Zieren
Miss the Podium Award: Brianna Ladouceur
Hard-Luck Award: Greg Ezard
Hard-Charger Award: Chris Ferguson

Runner-up finish for Glengarry's peewee football team

The peewee Gaels are the 2016 spring football league runners-up, and we have details of the team's final game in the June 29 edition of The Glengarry News.

Here's a photo of the squad:

football team

Action photos from the game are available in our photo galleries.

Football at the Maxville Fair marks another successful Friday night lights event in support of the food bank

Be sure to check out the June 29 edition of The Glengarry News for all the details of Friday night football at the Maxville Fair. We also posted a little action video you can see here.

tyke players
Here are the tyke players after their barnburner game that saw Cornwall edge out a win in the dying seconds.

mosquito players
The mosquito match finished up as darkness descended, with Glengarry prevailing over Cornwall.

Youth football finals this weekend

It's the final weekend of the spring youth football league, starting tonight with consolation games at the Maxville Fair.

The contests are part of Purolator's Tackle Hunger program, and all attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation in lieu of admission. The tyke contest is set for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff, with the Glengarry Gaels taking on the Cornwall #2 Wildcats. At 8 p.m., the mosquito Glengarry Gaels will play the Cornwall #3 Wildcats.

The evening is a great experience for the kids, with play-by-play announcers adding to the atmosphere.

Championship Sunday

On Sunday, June 26, the peewee championship game will be played on the gridiron at GDHS, starting at 11 a.m. The Glengarry Gaels will host the Cornwall #2 Wildcats.

Cornwall's Joe St. Denis Field will host the finals at the other three levels:

  • 9 a.m. – tyke – Cornwall 1 vs Cornwall 3
  • 10:30 a.m. – mosquito – Cornwall 1 vs Cornwall 2
  • 12:15 p.m. – bantam – Cornwall 2 vs Cornwall 1

LNAH propensity for fights profiled in a Vice Sports documentary

Vice Sports recently produced a documentary called "Drop the Gloves: Canada's Toughest Hockey League." It's a profile on the LNAH and its propensity for fighting. The Cornwall River Kings are the lone team outside Quebec competing in the league.

You can watch the documentary online here

OVFL Wildcats succumb to second-half collapse, fall to 0-4

A half-time lead for the first time this season didn't stand up, as the Cornwall OVFL Wildcats collapsed in the second half, en route to a 48-28 loss to the Cumberland Panthers, dropping to 0-4 on the season.

Glengarry's Alex Zarifi led his team in receiving, with 4 catches for 63 yards and a touchdown. Another county boy, Micheal Bissonnette, got onto the scoresheet with his return game, averaging 23.5 yards on kickoff return and 17 yards on punt return.

Cornwall is one of five winless teams in the 18-team league. The Wildcats will next see action on Saturday, June 25 at 4pm, when the team will host the Oshawa Hawkeyes, at Joe St. Denis Field in Cornwall.

Bissonnette dominates initial Ultimate Pro-Stock Series race at Cornwall Motor Speedway

A very hot night greeted racing fans on Sunday night, as the first round of the Ultimate Pro-Stock Series was held at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, along with the Danny Lefebvre Memorial 25 and a complete program. 

George Renaud was the early leader in the initial race of the Ultimate Pro-Stock Series, as Rock Aubin and Dave Bissonnette rounded out the top 3. Bissonnette used the high track to take the lead over Renaud. While Bissonnette was running in front, Aubin moved to second, with Stéphane Lemire in third, with 15 laps in the books. Bissonnette began to pull away from the field, as Lemire took second with Jocelyn Roy in third at the halfway point. The leader worked the inside lane, while a great battle was going on for second, with Aubin and Roy in the mix with 10 laps to go.

Bissonnette led the final lap to capture the checkered flag.

Ultimate Pro-Stock Series feature final standings (50 laps): Dave Bissonnette, Rock Aubin, Jocelyn Roy, Stephane Lemire, Stephane Lebrun, CD Beauchamp, Marc Lalonde, Terry Ladouceur, Bruno Cyr, Stephane Lariviere, Guy Viens, Ghislain Valade, George Renaud, Roland Hebert, Kevin Fetterly, PJ Peters, Dave Seguin, Claude Parisien, Jocelyn Chicoine, Steve Chaput, Justin Desrosiers, Riley McMonagle, Robert Larocque.

Modified Feature (30 laps): Lance Willix, Gage Morin, Zach Aubertine, Danny Johnson, Brian McDonald, Mario Clair, Carey Terrance, Corey Wheeler, Bobby Herrington, Joel Doiron, Chris Raabe, Stephane Lafrance, Tim O'Brien, Joey Ladouceur, Gabriel Richer, Tom Jock Jr, Roger Levesque, Kyle Dingwall.

Sportsman Feature (25 laps): Ryan Stabler, Derek Cryderman, Scott Mcgill, Brian Comeau, Louie Jackson, Gilles Godard, Gabriel Cyr, Adam Rozon, Ricky Thompson, Shane Pecore, Miguel Peterson, Jessica Power, Tyler Givogue, Steve Morris, Tristan Draper, Billy Cook, Brianna Ladouceur, David Andre, Emmanuel St-Denis, Thomas Cook, Mike Stacey, Justin Lalancette, Moise Page, Brad Winters.

Novice Sportsman Results (15 laps): Junior Delormier, Dudes Thompson, Chris Ferguson, Rosco Garreau, Greg Ezard, Brent Lozo, Mike Evans, Suzie Roy.

Danny Lefebvre Memorial Mini-Stock 25 (25 laps): Bob Ray, Teddy Baird, Marc Dagenais, Quincy Roberts, Matthew Moore, Skylar Ladouceur, Jamie Truelove, Dustin Bode, Steve Morin, Steven Quesnel, Patrick Delisle, Melissa  Gifford, Alexis Charbonneau, Guillaume Daoust, Paul Deblois, Mike Gaucher, Francis Blanchette, Malcolm McDonald, Pierre-Olivier Breault, Corey Gates, Patrice Moniere, Mathieu Lortie, Dylan Kirkland.

Bonus Program
Modified Bonus Award: Lance Willix
Halfway Sportsman Bonus Award: Derek Cryderman
Halfway Bonus Pro-Stock: Dave Bissonnette
Novice Sportsman Bonus: Junior Delormier
Mini-Stock Bonus: Bob Ray
6th place finisher Bonus: Skylar Ladouceur
Miss the Podium Award: Brian Comeau
Hard-Luck Award: Corey Gates
Hard-Charger Award: Quincy Roberts

files from Martin Bélanger

LNAH River Kings announce 2016 draft picks

The Cornwall River Kings scored a hat trick on Saturday in Sorel, drafting three players they coveted early on. Cornwall had three of the first 16 picks, selecting forwards Michael Beaudry and Lou Dickenson, as well as former Colts defenceman Youssef Kabbaj.

Here’s a look at the complete list of players general manager Rick Lalonde and assistant GM Bob Desjardins picked: 

Michael Beaudry, C (Round 1, 1st overall)
The 24-year-old from Saint-Eustache played in the SPHL last season after a year in France. Beaudry is a graduate of the QMJHL and also played for St. Thomas University in the CIS. In his final QMJHL season, Beaudry scored 81 points in 66 games split between Val-d’Or and Acadie-Bathurst. He spent the 2014-15 season overseas in France, where he scored 26 points in 26 games with Chamonix.

Lou Dickenson, LW (Round 1, 8th overall) 
The 33-year-old from Orleans, ON, was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 2000. He has had pro stops in the AHL, ECHL, and CHL and has spent the last eight seasons in Europe. Last year with the Dundee Stars of the EIHL, Dickenson had 63 points in 61 games.

Youssef Kabbaj, D (Round 2, 16th overall) 
The 24-year-old is a former Cornwall Colts defenceman who went on to play in the QMJHL. The 6-foot-2, 200 lb. Kabbaj spent the last four seasons with Concordia University of the CIS. During the last two seasons at Concordia, Kabbaj chipped in 20 points in 36 games and accumulated 76 penalty minutes.

Francis Brunelle, F (Round 6, 42nd overall)
The rugged 20-year-old forward from Granby had 28 points and 140 penalty minutes last season with Inouk of the QJAAAHL. The 5-foot-11, 209 lb. Brunelle played two seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL.

Philippe Cadorette, G (Round 6, 44th overall)
The 21-year-old netminder from St-Hyacinthe appeared in four games with Norfolk in the ECHL last season. He also suited up for 25 games with Shawinigan in the QMJHL, posting a GAA of 2.66. Cadorette spent the previous four seasons with Baie-Comeau in the Q.

Gabriel Bourret, D (Round 7, 49th overall)
The 23-year-old defenceman from La Prairie, QC, has spent the last three seasons with Concordia University of the CIS. Last year, he chipped in seven points and 82 penalty minutes in 16 games. The 6-foot point man played four seasons in the QMJHL and won the Memorial Cup with the Saint John Sea Dogs in 2011.

Mathieu Brodeur, D (Round 8, 57th overall)
The 25-year-old defenceman is a former Arizona Coyotes draft pick. The 6-foot-6, 216 lb. Saint-Eustache native has split the last six seasons between the AHL and ECHL. In 70 games with Adirondack (ECHL) last season, Brodeur had 30 points. He appeared in 69 games with Chicago (AHL) in 2014-15.

Antoine Cote, F (Round 10, 73rd overall)
During the last two seasons, Cote has appeared in 21 games with the St-Cyrille Condors of the LHSAM. He has earned 71 penalty minutes

files from Rodney Wilson, Media Relations, Cornwall River Kings

Tagwi SS athletics awards winners

Earlier this month, Tagwi Secondary School presented its sports awards. The June 22 edition of The Glengarry News includes a photo of the top winners. Below are all the individual sports honourees:

Golf – Spirit of Tagwi: Derek Haley
Midget Cross Country – Spirit of Tagwi: Reid Baker
Midget Cross Country – MVP: Georgia Merriman
Junior Cross Country – Spirit of Tagwi: William Beaton and Nicolas Devries
Junior Cross Country – MVP: Kaitlyn Murray-MacDonald
Senior Cross Country – Spirit of Tagwi: Matthew Nobert
Senior Cross Country – MVP: Charles Douglas
Midget Girls Basketball – Spirit of Tagwi: Mathilde Jacquemet
Midget Girls Basketball – MVP: Janine Spichtig
Junior Girls Basketball – Spirit of Tagwi: Georgia Merriman
Junior Girls Basketball – MVP: Carlie Bender
Senior Girls Basketball – Spirit of Tagwi: Jenna Freeland
Senior Girls Basketball – MVP: Bailey Murphy
Midget Boys Volleyball – Spirit of Tagwi: Carter Tait
Midget Boys Volleyball – MVP: Dean McManus
Senior Boys Volleyball – Spirit of Tagwi: Bailey Norman
Senior Boys Volleyball – MVP: Jordan Canham
Varsity Girls Hockey – Spirit of Tagwi: Darci Prieur
Varsity Girls Hockey – MVP: Elise Solesme
Midget Boys Basketball – Spirit of Tagwi: James Paul
Midget Boys Basketball – MVP: Dean McManus
Junior Boys Basketball – Spirit of Tagwi: Connor MacMillan
Junior Boys Basketball – MVP: Jordan Canham and Keeton Merriman
Midget Girls Volleyball – Spirit of Tagwi: Kaylee Arsenault
Midget Girls Volleyball – MVP: Tia Speck-Meek
Junior Girls Volleyball – Spirit of Tagwi: Georgia Merriman
Junior Girls Volleyball – MVP: Brooklyn Woodside
Senior Girls Volleyball – Spirit of Tagwi: Jessica McLeod
Senior Girls Volleyball – MVP: Mikayla Elliott
Junior Badminton – Spirit of Tagwi: Shelby Booker and Cassie Gallinger
Junior Badminton – MVP: Jordan Canham
Senior Badminton – Spirit of Tagwi: Kyle Pascua and Sabrina Pickup
Senior Badminton – MVP: Jason Sun and Simon Sun
Junior Girls Soccer –Spirit of Tagwi: Brooklyn Woodside
Junior Girls Soccer – MVP: Georgia Merriman
Senior Girls Soccer – Spirit of Tagwi: Samantha Ziegler
Senior Girls Soccer – MVP: Evelyn Merriman
Junior Boys Soccer – Spirit of Tagwi: Tyler Konink
Junior Boys Soccer – MVP: Keeton Merriman and Paul Perras
Senior Boys Soccer – Spirit of Tagwi: Josh Moran
Senior Boys Soccer – MVP: Lukas Willems
Midget Track and Field – Spirit of Tagwi: Andrew Doyon
Midget Track and Field – MVP: Caleb Douma
Junior Track and Field – Spirit of Tagwi: Morgan Kane
Junior Track and Field – MVP: Alex Small
Senior Track and Field – Spirit of Tagwi: Kassie Karelse and Adam Taylor-Rawlings
Senior Track and Field – MVP: Will Manley
Varsity Girls Rugby – Spirit of Tagwi: Hajar Al-Maliky
Varsity Girls Rugby – MVP: Zoe Hauck
Athletics Council – Spirit of Tagwi: Ceilidh MacRae

Teacher Lori McDonald was presented the OFSAA Colin Hood Award.

River Kings busy with signings, draft during off-season

River Kings player Ahead of this today's LNAH draft, the River Kings dealt their second overall pick to the Jonquiere Marquis. In return, Cornwall acquired power forward Olivier Croteau and forward Jeremy Vigneault-Belanger, as well as three draft picks – Jonquiere’s 8th, 16th, and 33rd overall selections.

Going the other way, the River Kings sent the Marquis their second overall pick and the rights to Sefan Chaput, who played two games with Cornwall in 2013-14.

The Kings still hold the first overall pick.

“Croteau is a player I’ve coveted for some time now; he’s a big, physical power forward that we really needed,” said general manager Rick Lalonde. “And Vigneault-Belanger puts up points wherever he plays; he will definitely help our offence in 2016-17.” 

Meanwhile, head coach and assistant general manager Bob Desjardins knows both players well.

“I’m very happy with this deal as we once again acquire good character players who will fit in nicely with our team,” said Desjardins. “We worked really hard on this deal and on top of adding two good players, we get three more draft picks as well.”

The 24-year-old Croteau, who is listed at 6-foot-2, 190 lbs., had 12 points and 110 penalty minutes in 29 games for Jonquiere last season. 

In 37 games split between Saint-Georges and Jonquiere last season, Vigneault-Belanger had 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points. He had 58 points two seasons ago with the Cool FM.

“I know exactly what he brings to a hockey club,” said Desjardins, who has coached Vigneault-Belanger since he was 19 years old. “He’s a point-per-game player who will help our power play as well.”

The annual LNAH draft will be held today, June 18, in Sorel-Tracy.

Updated River Kings draft picks:
Round 1, 1st overall
Round 1, 8th overall
Round 2, 16th overall
Round 5, 33rd overall
Round 6, 41st overall
Round 6, 42nd overall
Round 6, 44th overall
Round 7, 49th overall
Round 8, 57th overall
Round 9, 65th overall
Round 10, 73rd overall

files from Rodney Wilson

Ioan Academy student-athletes medal in track and field

We share here some photos of medallists from Iona Academy who found success at a recent track and field meet. The June 22 edition of The Glengarry News will also have an item about one particularly successful youngster.

County drivers excel at Sunday night racing in Cornwall

Photographer Sylvain Lauwers shares these images of two county drivers who won their respective races on June 12 at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.

North Lancaster's Chris Raabe was victorious in the 358 Modified class.

Rock Aubin of Alexandria was first to the checkered flag in the Pro Stock division.

Chris Raabe won his first feature of the season at Cornwall Motor Speedway as part of a complete race program on June 12 that included the Eastern Ontario Vintage Club.

After two unsuccessful attempts, Gage Morin took the lead in the 30-lap Modified feature, as Roger Levesque and Tim O’Brien were running in the top 3. Joey Ladouceur moved into second, as he passed Levesque on lap 9. A lap 14 restart saw Chris Raabe move up to second and challenge Morin for the lead, as some smoke started to show on the #16 mount of Morin. The powerplant of Morin let up on lap 19 as he was in a battle with Raabe for the lead. Raabe led the final portion of the race to capture his first win of the season at Cornwall, over Joel Doiron and Carey Terrance. 

Riley McMonagle led the first two laps of the Pro Stock feature race, as Claude Parisien slowed in turn 4. Ghislain Valade took the lead from McMonagl, as Marc Lalonde moved up to second.  Some great battles for the lead at the halfway point as Stephane Lebrun was in front, but Valade came back to charge and took the lead. A lap car came in the way of Valade, and Rock Aubin was the leader. Valade came back to challenge the leader, but Aubin remained in first to nab his second event of the season.

Modified feature final results (30 laps): Chris Raabe, Joel Doiron, Carey Terrance, Joey Ladouceur, Kyle Dingwall, Brian McDonald, Mario Clair, Tim O'Brien, J-F Corriveau, Corey Wheeler, Zach Aubertine, Marc Therrien, Roger Levesque, Gage Morin, David Papineau, Stephane Lafrance, Gabriel Richer, Lance Willix (DNS), Sebastien Fournier (DNS).

Pro-Stock feature final results (20 laps): Rock Aubin, Ghislain Valade, Marc Lalonde, Stephane Lebrun, CD Beauchamp, PJ Peters, George Renaud, Justin Desrosiers, Kevin Fetterly, Marco Lalonde, Riley McMonagle, Jamie  Malyon , Claude Parisien, Dave Seguin.

Sportsman feature results (25 laps): Louie Jackson, Billy Cook, Gabriel Cyr, Brian Comeau, Gilles Godard, Shane Pecore, Adam Rozon, Tyler Givogue, Justin Lalancette, Tristan Draper, Mike Stacey, Ricky Thompson, Ryan Stabler, Brianna Ladouceur, Jason Shipclark, Jessica Power, Derek Cryderman, Steve Morris, Scott Mcgill, David Andre, Emmanuel St-Denis, Thomas Cook, Brad Winters, Miguel Peterson (DNS).

Novice Sportsman results (15 laps): Dudes Thompson, Chris Zieren, Fred Andje, Junior Delormier, Suzie Roy, Greg Ezard, Chris Ferguson, Colin Tracey.

Bonus Program
Modified Bonus Award: Gage Morin
Halfway Sportsman Bonus Award: Brian Comeau
Halfway Bonus Pro-Stock: Stephane Lebrun
Novice Sportsman Bonus: Dudes Thompson
6th place finisher Bonus: Brian McDonald
Miss the Podium Award: Joey Ladouceur
Hard-Luck Award: Gage Morin
Hard-Charger Award: Carey Terrance

files from Martin Bélanger

Catch the county boys playing with the OVFL Wildcats in Cornwall this afternoon

OVFL Cornwall Wildcats team head coach Kirby Camplin sends out this invitation...

Come cheer on your Gaels players at today's Cornwall Wildcats OVFL game! Kick-off is 4pm @ Joe St Denis Field vs Toronto Thunder.
REC #8 Alex Zarifi
DB #9 Terry Dogbey
DB #16 Micheal Bissonnette
LB #33 Cameron Howes

Spring league players wear your Gaels jerseys to the game and get in free. Adults are $5.

Photo: GDHS senior boys soccer team official OFSAA photo

Here's the official team photo of the GDHS senior boys soccer team at OFSAA. The June 8 edition of The Glengarry News includes details of their exploits at the provincial 'A' tournament in Windsor. Thanks to coach Glen Campbell for sharing this image with us.

GDHS team at OFSAA

Char-Lan DHS hosts rivalry soccer match, junior boys vs seniors

Be sure to check out the June 15 edition of The Glengarry News for a photo and details of today's soccer match at Char-Lan DHS in Williamstown, where the senior boys team squared off against the juniors. 

In the meantime, here is a group shot of the players and coaches.

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