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ornwall’s Doug Carpenter loves his home town. That’s why he still lives in the area. His beautiful property on the shores of the St. Lawrence River is just two doors down from the home Greater Cornwall Areas Community Sports Newspaper he built in 1978&when he retired from coaching. “I was born and raised here, and I always came back every summer when I was away with hockey,” says the 73-year-old. “When I moved here 3308 Second St. East, Cornwall, ON permanently, my father (Thomas) was 613.932.9281 reception@astroprinting.com ill. I wanted to come back and spend www.astroprinting.com some time with him.” The former NHL head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Open Devils, as well as several International Doug Carpenter will never forget the friendship he had with Jacques til 10 pm and American Hockey League teams Richard. Here he looks over a photo of the two, back when they were young talented ball players in the Cornwall area. Photo: Todd Anderson also guided the local Cornwall Royals (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) for many years. She always impressed philosophy and physical education and team to a championship in 1979/80. upon him the importance of education. eventually did a little bit of teaching His recollection of several stories “There was a rule in place that I had to before beginning a professional from years behind the bench, in the go to school. I eventually received my playing and coaching career in hockey. dressing rooms, or on the ice surfaces degree,” recalls Carpenter. “I promised He took some of the skills he gained and baseball and football fields left my mother I would get it, and I did. from the classroom onto the ice as a this writer wanting to stay around all I went to school at McGill. (Ottawa coach. afternoon just to sit back and listen. His Senators’ general manager) Bryan “I’m not sure college makes you respect to detail, modesty, and gracious Murray was there in the same class as smarter. You just have to write down demeanour is inspiring. me. Small world. We played football what the teacher has been telling you Growing up, Carpenter’s mother was together.” for the past five months,” Carpenter 1307 Pitt St. (corner of 13th) Cornwall a teacher at East Front Public School At McGill, Carpenter studied Continued on page 9 613-938-6772

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ndré Hérbert was born in Ottawa, but moved to the Lancaster area when he was ten-years-old. Growing up in a rural area, Hérbert was extremely fond of the outdoors from this young age. “Being on the river meant swimming, waterskiing, snorkelling, and of course fishing in the summer; and in the winter it meant a skating rink on the river and building snow forts out here and things like that. From very early on I’ve always felt that Lake St-Francis is an important and beautiful place. It’s a naturally and historically rich body of water that I’ve revered my entire life,” says Hérbert. “The respect and appreciation I have for this body of water is a huge part of who I am today and how I’ve developed my self-identity.”

Hérbert has fishing memories from a very young age as well. “I remember specifically one summer afternoon where my parents had family over and I was catching a rock bass over and over again off the dock and proudly showing it to everyone each time,” says Hérbert. “Rock bass are very territorial and will attack anything that comes near their nests, including unsuspecting humans. Poor fish.” In terms of his favourite fishing memory, Hérbert says fishing is all about creating lasting memories and that he has hundreds of them. If he had to pick just one, it would be the first time his grandpa took him perch fishing. “He had this green beast of a fibreglass boat he made himself. The thing would rattle and shake like a rollercoaster with the slightest chop,” says Hérbert. “I remember that

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provides. I absolutely love figuring out new patterns, finding new spots, learning new techniques, learning fish biology and behaviour, etc. The great thing about fishing is you could spend multiples lifetimes doing it, but there will always be something new to learn and new places to fish.” Although at this point Hérbert is an experienced fisherman who has fished a wide variety of locations, his favourite place to fish is still Lake St. Francis, for the beauty and the challenge this body of water offers him as a fisherman. For those who haven’t tried fishing, Hérbert says he would tell them to get out of the house and enjoy a day outside. “Yes, catching fish is fun, and over time you will get better at it, but the main thing is to get out there. Like Bob Izumi says, the worst day fishing is better than the best day at the office,” says Hérbert.

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arly Quince grew up in a small town in Northern Ontario called Sioux Lookout. He’s a big fan of all sports, loves to fish, and has a “knack” for the outdoors. He also played for the Cornwall Colts over the last four years and is currently on a scholarship at Clarkson University.

It’s no surprise Quince has seen so much success in hockey. Growing up, he was always at the hockey rink. “I started skating at the age of three and joined the local minor hockey league at the age of seven,” says Quince. “My dad makes an outdoor rink in our back yard every year, which helped me tremendously in my hockey development. One of my first memories on the ice was playing on the outdoor rink. Because we didn’t have goalies we would put a piece of firewood at each end. You would have to hit the piece of wood to get a goal.” Come high school, Quince was

still dedicated to the sport. In ninth grade, Quince played for the local high school team in Sioux Lookout, as well as for the AA Paper Kings in Dryden, which was an hour away from Sioux. At fifteen, Quince moved to Thunder Bay where he played minor midget AAA and major midget AAA for the Thunder Bay Kings.

Two years later, Quince found himself playing with the Colts. “There were a lot of great opportunities that came with playing on the team, but the best part would have to be the relationships I developed with teammates and fans. My teammates are now lifelong friends. The fans were always very supportive, and a lot of fun to play in front of,” says Quince. Quince has been at Clarkson for two months now and says he loves it. “It’s definitely a step up from junior hockey, but I’m finding my spot on the team,” says Quince. “We have a strong team this year, which makes playing time very competitive. The biggest difference I see between junior hockey and NCAA is the work you have to do off the ice. I’ve learnt that the time you spend off-ice, in the gym, and taking care of your body is just as important as what you do on the ice.” For Quince’s future, he has both short-term and long-term goals. “Short term is focused on this year, I would like to have at least 15 points this season and play a minimum of 25 games. My two main long term goals are to play professional hockey after the NCAA and to graduate with a business degree from Clarkson.


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Mackayla Petrie was waterskiing before she started following her brother Mackenzie wakeboarding at age 8. As her skills and tricks improved, Mackayla became involved in the two major wakeboarding circuits – The World Wakeboard Association and the International Waterski Wakeboard Federation. This fall, Mackayla boarded herself to a top finish in Portugal at the WWA. A run consisted of 5 tricks that need to be quickly adjusted as they are dependent on the water, the wake, the wind, and the boat. Later this month, Mackayla hopes to participate in IWWF in Cancun, Mexico. This intense competition is organized by an offshoot of the Olympic Wakeboard Committee. A placement at this level gives wakeboarders access to funding and to other competitive meets. Good Luck, Mackayla

Just a few years after she first learned to walk, Allison Oathwaite was already racing down the ski slopes. As a wee 4 year old, Allison competed on regular basis at Titus Mountain where she still competes to this day. She competes in Slalom and Giant Slalom racing and has earned many gold medals over the years. Allison is a 16 year old, Grade 11 student at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School and last year she had an 87% average. She is one smart gal who knows how to combine athletics and academics! Allison participates in many high school sports including basketball, cross-country, soccer, track & field, curling, and golf. When the snow isn’t falling, Allison plays soccer with the Cornwall Coyotes. Her positive attitude makes her very easy to coach, and she’s always encouraging her teammates. Allison’s long term goal is to downhill ski race for McGill University, and take the Dietician program. We know with all of her positive attributes, she’ll achieve this goal!

Our featured student is Hugo Caya, who is currently in grade 11 at L’Héritage. Hugo participates actively in a number of sports, including track and field and badminton. His passion, however, is volleyball; he has been an important member of the school’s team for a number of years and contributes positively to the team through his quiet leadership. His commitment to volleyball extends beyond school as he is a member Cornwall’s Vikings Volleyball Club. Besides being a gifted athlete, Hugo is an exceptional student. He is consistently on the honour roll and maintains one of the highest averages of his class. Furthermore, Hugo was awarded the Citizenship award for the 2014-2015 school year for his exemplary attitude and positive relationships with others. We are proud to call Hugo a Dragon, as he truly embodies the qualities we strive to develop in our student-athletes.

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Jessica Barkley, Grade 9 student at Rothwell Osnabruck School in Ingleside is loving basketball! Jessica plays point guard for the Junior Girls’ Lancers team. Jessica hopes to secure a wing position with the Cornwall Lions Basketball travelling team. Jessica was inspired to give basketball a try, seeking something to pass her spare time. She credits Lew Stanley with encouraging her to try out for the travelling team, as he saw potential in her skill level. Jessica devotes time to her studies and has achieved 100% on all of her tests in her grade 9 year at Rothwell Osnabruck School, so far this year. She also volunteers with the ICE basketball house league as a way of giving back to her team that supported her in her own personal growth and skill level. Jessica is a very well-rounded young lady academically, socially, and athletically

St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School is proud to nominate Jonah Proulx as its athlete of the month. Jonah is a grade 12 student, whom Coach Mitch Zapatelli affectionately referred to recently as ‘Lightening Proulx’. He said that this “elite” football player is just that for one reason— dedication. Since grade nine, Jonah has continually grown in every way as a student athlete. He has reached a point where his effectiveness on the field is such that this 5’4” 115 pound speedster is counted on in a sport full of giants to do one thing - “hit the holes”. Jonah’s speed and determination have also allowed him to excel at many sports over the years, having played 9 years of competitive soccer, 5 years high school track, and 10 consecutive years of SD&G cross-country. Along with this fantastic athletic resume, Jonah has managed to maintain an 80% average through all 4 years at SJCSS and we here at St. Joe’s are very proud of all his accomplishments.

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ean Murray’s lifelong passion for hockey eventually led him to his job as the Cornwall Colts’ Junior A equipment trainer. He says he loves hockey and has been involved with it for over 20 years. Murray says he used to watch the practices of the Cornwall Royals, a former Ontario Hockey League team. It was Paul Fixter, a former coach for the Royals, who got Murray involved. Before he began working with the Cornwall Colts, Murray says he worked with the American Hockey League’s Cornwall Aces in 1996, which was their last season. Murray has many duties as an equipment trainer, which include keeping the players’ jerseys ready for games, doing the laundry, and other odd jobs. “Game day is all about hanging the jerseys up in the players’ stalls, getting their socks ready, and making sure the dressing room is ready for the visiting team too,” says Murray, talking about the preparation

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stra Groskaufmanis has been living in the Ottawa area for sixteen years. She is a graduate of Cornell University and has been working in the human resources field for about twenty-five years. She says she somehow has “also been a zamboni fumes inhaling hockey mom for the last fifteen years. I am a wife and a mom of three teenagers. I love hockey but also love to write, read, cook, and travel. Aside from being a hockey mom, I have also been a baseball mom, golf mom, field hockey mom, track mom, wrestling mom, snowboard and ski mom ... but never a dance mom.” Groskaufmanis had her book Offside by a Mile: Confessions

of a Hockey Mom published this year. The book was six years in the making and it wasn’t until her two boys retired from minor hockey that she had time to finish it. “The book is not about hockey. Hockey is the back story, as is the case with so much of life in Canada. It’s a humour memoir about motherhood and my life as a hockey mom, written almost entirely in tongue and cheek,” says Groskaufmanis. “I started writing about motherhood experiences on my blog The Dust Bunny Chronicles in 2009. Naturally with three kids in hockey, two boys and a girl, many of the stories were hockey-related. Friends and family persuaded me to write a book about my hockey mom experiences.” Groskaufmanis is very honest about what being a hockey mom is Continued on page 8

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hamps Eastside Boxing Club attended the Ontario Bronze Gloves in Brampton, Ont. Oct. 16-18, 2015. Representing Champs was Avery Gravelle at 54 Kg, junior boys 13-14 year old division, novice (less than 10 bouts) and Rocket Ronnie Robidoux at the Elite open men’s middleweight division. Avery won his division at 54kg junior boys under 15 by walk-over, but obtained a make-up bout at 57kg against Jonathan Bochner of the famous Sully’s Gym. Both boys were very evenly matched, but Avery landed more jabs and power crosses obtaining a 3 round unanimous decision. Rocket Ronnie Robidoux squared off on Saturday night with former 2012 Olympian Algermaine Burnett, who represented Jamaica in the 2012 London Olympics. In an extremely tightly contested fight, the first round was very evenly fought with both boxers establishing range and distance. The 2nd round Burnett took control and landed some good right crosses, one of them caused the referee to give Ronnie a protection 8 count. Ronnie rallied hard in the 3rd round catching Burnett with jabs and left hooks and was coming on strong against a tiring Algermaine Boxers Avery Gravelle, Ronnie “Rocket” Burnett. The judges saw it 2-1 split decision for Robidoux and coach Jorge Luis. Photo Submitted Algermaine Burnett. No shame, very proud of

Ronnie. On Sunday Oct. 18th Ronnie obtained a bout in the finals by default as Algermaine Burnett forfeited. Ronnie squared off with Jordon McCue of Peterborough Ont. Ronnie came out hard the first round and used his right hand more, which set up his left hook, allowing Ronnie to floor his younger less experienced foe. However, young McCue came back strong and throwing hard leather. Ronnie was quicker and won most exchanges in a very exciting bout to again administer a protection 8 count to his opponent in the 3rd and final round and received a unanimous 3 round decision. Ronnie was declared the men’s open middleweight Ontario Bronze Gloves Champion. Ronnie looks forward to another opportunity for a rematch with Algermaine Burnett. Champs Eastside Boxing Club is very proud of both Avery Gravelle and Ronnie Robidoux. They represented with great fights and with honour and respect for themselves and their opponents. In other news, local world-rated lightweight Tony Luis may be boxing in Ottawa Nov. 27, 2015 with a proposed Canadian Title belt on the line. News will be forth coming. Negotiations are underway. Champs Eastside Boxing Club is a non-profit, competitive boxing club, we are located at 223 Jarvis St., phone # 613-938-3281


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really like. “Honestly, sometimes it sucks. As I say in one of the first few chapters, ‘eat, sleep, hockey, repeat ... light on the sleep ... heavy on the hockey’. It takes considerable amount of organization and planning to execute a hockey schedule for three kids for a season that can start in August and end in April and stay happy and sane,” says Groskaufmanis.

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The worst part, she says, can be that there is little time for anything else during the winter months. Groskaufmanis says that vacations, ski weekends away, family dinners, social gatherings of any kind, are often sacrificed because of a busy hockey schedule. The best part, though, is the friends she has made through hockey that will always have her back. “I’ve been so inspired by what Canadians and hockey moms who don’t even like hockey do for hockey day-in day-out. It’s so very social. There is nothing like a post-game team dinner

in the local roadhouse, until your kid hits you on the back of the head with a spit ball, or seven hockey moms sharing wine and cheese in a Marriott Residence somewhere in the GTA. I am also very proud of the sportsmanship it teaches kids,” says Groskaufmanis. “After all my years as a hockey mom and as a Canadian I still may not know a lot about hockey, but I do know that if you’re raising your kids in hockey, you’re raising them well. They’ll be committed and hard-working team players, willing to lend a hand, and get along.” In terms of what’s next for Groskaufmanis and hockey, her daughter is still in the game and her next writing project is in the works. “I have another book on my mind again where hockey is the back story but the real story is about women. And I will continue to write about motherhood, marriage, and minor hockey on my blog.”

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baseball. “I used to play lacrosse in a summer league in Quebec,” he recalls. “I loved playing lacrosse. I would play two games a weekend and tournaments. It was baseball I loved most though. I really wanted to be a baseball player. The Yankees used to have travelling tryout camps. I went to a couple of them. I played for Fort Covington in a senior league. I was the catcher. I loved baseball, but I knew I wasn’t good enough. We would play some teams who played 11.5 months a year and we played 3.5. They could really hit that nickel curve and we would have no chance. We never would see pitching that good.” Of course, Carpenter thrived as a hockey player as well. He skated with the Montreal Junior Canadiens in the Ontario Hockey Association; the Greensboro Generals and Jackson-Raonoke of the Eastern Hockey League, and the Flint

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Generals of the International Hockey League. Carpenter says sports were not as regimented in his youth as they can be today. When summer hit, hockey was put away for a few months. “Now, if you’re going to be a hockey player, that’s what you have to do if you want to make it. You have to work in the summer at it. You better be ready when training camp comes. When I was young there was no ice in the summer time. Training camp was 28 days and meant for you to get in shape.” Carpenter looks back over all of his achievements throughout his childhood, adolescence, and pro career. One highlight stands out above the rest ... being named the inaugural winner of the Jacques Richard Trophy in 1961. The trophy was named after the talented young Cornwall athlete who died

tragically in a boating accident in 1959 near Sudbury at the age of 18. It is given out annually at the Cornwall Lions Club Sports Award Dinner to Cornwall’s Top Sports Personality. It was originally given out to Cornwall’s Top Athlete of the Year. Richard was Carpenter’s teammate and best friend. They played together with the New York Café Aces when they won the All-Ontario Softball Championship in 1958. “He probably had a chance to play in the International League,” says Carpenter of his pal. “He was a great line-drive hitter. I was the first one to win the trophy named after him and that really hit home.” Editor’s note: A second feature on Doug Carpenter will appear in the next issue of Sports Energy and will focus on his years as a coach with the Cornwall Royals and professional hockey.


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Ethan Montroy has been selected as the “Hustler of the Month” for the Major Atom Rapids team. Ethan began playing hockey for the Rapids as a Major Novice. He always makes an impact on the game and is a great clutch player. This past weekend, in the Kingston Minor Hockey Association AA Atom tournament, Ethan got the final goal in a shootout against the Don Mills Mustangs. His goal propelled the Rapids to win the tournament. After playing five regular season games, Ethan is in a four-way tie for top scorer for the team with six goals and one assist.

Seaway Valley Rapids Minor P e e w e e Hustler of the month goes to forward Tyler Sauve. Tyler’s favourite player is Jonathan Toews from the Chicago Blackhawks. His pre-game go to meal is pasta. Tyler has excellent knowledge of the game and is consistently hard on the puck; he plays both ends of the ice on every shift. He skates hard at every practice and every game. Way to go Tyler!! Keep up the great work!

Novice A Chancey Novosad is a defenseman for the Novice A SVR team. This is his first year playing for the Seaway Valley Rapids’ Association; he completed his Initiation years and played Novice B last year with the CharLan Association. As a defensive player, Chancey is doing a great job of using the boards to help clear the puck from the zone, as well as manning the player in front of the net who is waiting to snipe a shot on his goalie. Chancey’s favourite NHL team is the Montreal Canadiens, and his favourite player is Dale Weise. When he grows up, Chancey wants to be an NHL hockey player, or be the next Don Cherry. Besides playing hockey, some of Chancey’s favourite things to do are: playing soccer and football, going skiing, and building Lego.

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Goalie Tandem of Danik Martin and Matthew Villeneuve. Minor Bantam AA

With Danik being a second year goalie with Seaway, he leads the tandem with the experience…always solid and always ready to give out a solid performance. Matthew the newcomer, as been very steady into the learning curve of the AA league, facing bigger and stronger players with harder shots…both have risen to the challenge and given our team a chance to win every night. Both have a very respectful GAA of 2.33 and 2.67 per game…with 6 games played allowing only 15 goals against. Keep it up boys…

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Zach Auger is our blue line beauty. He controls the puck and the play. He can wheel up and down the ice and is a threat when he crosses the blue line. He is a dedicated athlete and enjoys all sports; mainly hockey, football, and basketball. He is a quiet and considerate person on and off the ice. He is well liked and respected by his teammates and coaches.


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Midget AA Thomas has returned to the Seaway Midget program this season and we, the coaching staff, are glad to have him. Thomas is a third year midget who brings a great deal of talent, as well as composure, to the team. He is an outstanding role model for the younger players in regards to work ethic as well as character. He brings a clever sense of humour to the dressing room as well as a solid example to the team when it comes to game time. Having Thomas’s years of experience, hockey smarts, and pure skill are proving to be invaluable in clutch situations during games. This is the second season I have had the pleasure of coaching Thomas. The first was at Major Bantam AA and this season has been, as it was then, a solid effort every practice and every game. To Thomas’s credit he is also an “A” student at St. Josephs and has played for the school hockey team; the school hockey team that has had many years of success in no small part to his contributions. In short Thomas is an integral part of our Midget AA team and I am very glad he came out this final year of his minor hockey career. Thanks Thomas!

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2015 Opening Bonspiel By Staff Writer


he TD Waterhouse sponsored Opening Bonspiel took centre stage at the Cornwall Curling Centre, October 13 to 17. On the ice, 24 teams competed for the opportunity to play in a final on Saturday afternoon. Forty games were played during the week leading up to the finals. As is the case in all bonspiels, not everyone can win though it was pretty obvious everyone did have a good time. Off the ice, the Opening Bonspiel featured lots of food each night and music provided by Leisure Sound on Friday night. An army of volunteers did another outstanding job of making this a should-not-miss event in our club’s calendar. The Bonspiel ended Saturday night with dinner and prizes for the winners and another late night for the volunteers who celebrated a successful week. The A Division winner, undefeated in its five games was the Frank Spagnolo team

of Lead Bob Lockhart, Second Jane McDonald. and Vice Janice Sobering. The A final was an entertaining well-played game with Joanne McIntosh’s team finishing runner-up. The A Consolation game was won by Team Terry Litchy over Team Bob Ellison. The B Division winner was Team Baker, with only one loss on their record. Mitch Baker’s team of Lead Joanne Dexter, Second Rob Mahon, and Vice Norm Quenville defeated Team Mike Villeneuve in the B final.

A Division Winners - Team Spagnolo. From Left to Right: Skip – Frank Spagnolo, Vice – Janice Sobering, Second – Jane McDonald and Lead – Bob Lockhart.

B Division Winners - Team Baker. From Left to Right: Second – Rob Mahon, Vice – Norm Quenville, Skip – Mitch Baker and Lead – Joanne Dexter.

C Division Winners - Team Stanley. From Left to Right: Skip – Lew Stanley, Second – Susan Hymus, Lead - Angela Besner and Vice – Andre Parisien.

D Division Winners - Team Riel. From Left to Right: Vice - Jim Lamoureux, Second – Yollande Drouin, Lead – Claire Tessier and replacement Skip – Wayne Photo Submitted Summers.

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The C Division winner was Lew Stanley’s team of Lead Angela Besner, Second Susan Hymus, and Vice Andre Parisien. Team Stanley won the C final beating Dave Thurston’s team in what was a close game until the 7th end. The D Division Winner was Phil Riel’s team of Lead Claire Tessier, Second Yollande Drouin, and Vice Jim Lamoureux. Team Riel defeated Team McLean in the D final.

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ince 1961, Skate Cornwall has been helping children learn how to skate. They offer a CanSkate program that is designed to teach skating basics, and STARSkate, focused on figure skating. These are Skate Canada programs and all coaches are certified through the National Coaching Certification Program.

the kids improve and challenge themselves,” says Caron. “What I find the biggest reward is when you start to teach them, they are five or six, and when the finish up they are in grade twelve.”

Skate Cornwall programs are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at the Benson Centre. The season runs from September to March, and sometimes a spring session is offered for STARSkate CanSkate is a new program, athletes. designed by Skate Canada for Jill Jonkman has been a skating students to learn basic skills more coach for over 30 years. She says quickly and in a fun environment. she loves seeing the students smile. The classes use toys, pylons, and “Whether they’re a four-year-old patterns marked out on the ice to keep who has just learned to get up off the the children active and involved. ice on their own,” Jonkman says, “or As a child, Natalie Caron learned a figure skater who has just passed how to skate with Skate Cornwall. their last gold dance—their smiles Now she’s been coaching there are all the same.” for 25 years. Caron coaches preRegistration for CanSkate is still CanSkate, for children three to open. Contact skatecornwall@ five years old. “I enjoy watching hotmail.com for details.

Back row: coach Melanie Barnes, PAs Angelina Roundpoint and Makenzie Mitchke, coach Katrina Jodoin, PA Nadine Kamm, coach Jill Jonkman, PA Sarah Marleau, coaches Natalie Caron, Heather Locke, and Pina Gilmour Front row: StarSkater Lily Irwin and PA Mackenzie Grainger. Missing from photo: PAs Kathleen Nicolaassen and Kaitlyn Foley ( PA s short for program assistant, these ladies volunteer to

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Novice A Rapids on a Streak By Carrie Seguin


fter returning from a semi-final finish at the Kingston Canadians’ Tournament over the weekend of October 16-18th, the SVR Novice A Rapids resumed regular season play, notching three wins in a row. Visiting the Eastern Ontario Cobras on Monday, October 17th, bench staff worried that the tournament weekend play might impact the young players’ game; but the team pressed hard and came out on top. The Hydro One score of the game was 4-2. While first period action proved to be back and forth with no success in netting the puck for either team, the Rapids took and maintained the lead in the second period scoring 3 goals to the Cobras 1. Third period saw the Rapids close the deal, notching 1 more lone goal while the Cobras scored one of their own. Tristan Delisle scored all SVR goals, assisted by

Alex Delormier

Jenson White

Zachary Carroll and Alex Delormier. The Link+ Corporation Puck of the Game was awarded to Delormier for his consistent passing throughout the game. Back on home ice on October 24th, the Seaway team hosted the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven. Again the SVR Novice team played hard, taking the win from the visiting team. The Hydro One score of the game was 6-2. A defensive battle ensued during the first period of play with neither team scoring for the first third of the game. The Rapids team took control of the game during the second period, netting 3 unanswered goals. Delisle and Delormier scored for the home team.

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Third period action saw the Ottawa team working hard to get onto the scoreboard, successfully slotting two goals; but three more Rapids goals made the SVR team the clear winner. Third period goals were scored by Delisle and Hunter Thompson. Game assists were given to Delormier, Delisle, and Warren Lalonde. The Villeneuve Group of Businesses Puck of the Game was awarded to Jenson White for his hard work at backchecking which helped hamper Silver Seven attempts on the Rapids net. On October 27th, the Novice team traveled to Nepean to play against the Raiders. Despite the late evening game, the players hit the ice ready to go, skating

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away with the win over the hosting team. The Hydro One score of the game was 4-1. The Raiders were the first on the scoreboard with a shot on net that deflected in, off of the Rapids goalie’s stick. Soon after, the SVR team rallied while on a power play, tying the game. The power play goal was scored by Owen Corput, assisted by Owen McMillan. Second period play was fast-paced and even, with many chances by both teams to take the lead. The Rapids edged ahead with a goal from Thompson, assisted by White. During the third period, and despite finding themselves in penalty trouble, the SVR team worked hard to successfully shut down the Raiders, even during a 5v3 opportunity. The Rapids solidified the win with two goals from Delisle (assisted by White). The J. Bernier Excavation Puck of the Game was awarded to Hunter Thompson who demonstrated a great work ethic throughout the entire match.


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JOCKFEST 2015 By Staff Writer


he annual meeting of some of Cornwall and areas best athletes from various sports of the 1950’s and 60’s took place on October 14th at the Navy Club. This event, now referred to as Jockfest, was started six years ago and had previously been organized by Andy Petepiece who, having other commitments this year asked Mike Heenan if he would assume those responsibilities. Mike, assisted by Brian Mulligan, Yvon Lemaire, and a few others as the organizing committee, had 75 former athletes from football, fastball, hockey, lacrosse, basketball and track and field in attendance. There were several players from the Ed Lumley coached Chargers/Mustang football team present. The team was known as the Chargers in 1966, then the Mustangs in 67 and 68 played three years in the Inter- Provincial Football League,and were a Jr. farm team of the Ottawa Rough Riders. Of those

Back row: Jim McDonald, Par Rowe, Bunny Warner, Gilles Leger, Bruno Lamarche & Jack Murphy. Front row: Doug Carpenter, Moe Racine, Wayne McGlynn & Shad St. Jean Photo Credit: David Murphy teams, eight players went on to play football at Canadian Universities, while two others were sent off to American schools by the Rough Riders. Another well represented team was the New York

Café Aces fastball team, who as 17 yr olds, won the Ontario Jr. championship in 1958. Eight members of that group were in attendance at this years Jockfest. Mike Heenan stated that “the 50’s and

60’s were times when dollars were not plentiful, sports were an inexpensive form of social entertainment, and large crowds came out to support the local teams”

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CUCBA League By Jordan Todd


rad Derochie has been involved in youth basketball ever since his children played rep ball in Cornwall, and he has been president of the Cornwall and United Counties Basketball Association for going on 12 years now. The league has gone through some ups and downs during its over 40 year existence, but Derochie says the association is currently strong as ever. “We went through some lean years,” says Derochie, “but the program right now is just blossoming. We’re just so happy with the way things are going right now.” Derochie credits the growth of the league partially to them changing the schedule for younger kids to make it more accessible and to the low cost of playing basketball compared to some other sports.

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The league runs yearly from just after Thanksgiving through the winter. The all-ages league has kids from as young as three years old up to high school seniors. Derochie is particularly proud of the growth he’s seen in their Mites Program, the youngest age bracket. “The other night we had almost 60 children between the ages of three and six,” he says. “It was just amazing to watch.” The program runs almost exclusively on qualified volunteers, from coaches to referees. The 68-year-old Derochie says that after so many years, it’s the kids that keep him coming back and wanting to be involved in the program. “For example, my wife and I went to this Monday night’s Mites Program,” says Derochie. “We just sat there and looked, just beaming to see kids playing basketball, and just so happy to be learning how to dribble a ball. It just gives you that feeling.

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Season Opener for Seaway Valley Rapids Atom AA By Johanne Sullivan


hile the leaves are changing colour, the Seaway Valley Rapids Major Atom AA is gearing up for another hockey season. The Rapids’ season opened at home against the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven on Friday, September 25th. The team got off to a great start with a 6-3 victory. The game was scoreless after the first frame, but Jett Jock got the scoring going early in the second period on an assist from Ethan Montroy and Carson Martin. It was closely followed by Brennan Lashomb on a pass from Marco McCarthy. At the end of the second, it was 2-1 Rapids, when the Silver Seven scored on a power play. The Rapids were able to break it open in the third period, scoring four times despite suffering four penalties, with the Silver Seven

converting on two. Montroy got two, while Jett Jock and Lashomb each got one, with assists going to Jock, McCarthy, Martin, Jim Sullivan, Josh Esford, and Antoine Lafrance. On Saturday, the Seaway Valley Rapids travelled to Ottawa to face the Nepean Raiders. The Rapids got off to a quick start; notching three goals in the first. Braxton D’alessio got the Rapids on the board first, followed by McCarthy and Montroy. Martin and Sullivan each got an assist. Going into the third period, the Rapids were leading the Raiders 4-3, with Landen Sweet getting the final goal in the second. Unfortunately, the boys weren’t able to hang onto the lead with the Raiders tying it up in the third. The Rapids did manage to earn a tie for a final score of 4-4.


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making sports news across the Justin Trudeau. Justin remained country. calm, cool, and collected. I was The big night finally arrived and quite impressed, but Brazzeau the I was there with another amateur favourite, looked much stronger boxer who was also boxing on the albeit shorter but stockier.

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es, I helped Justin Trudeau to victory….in the ring that is. It was March 2012 at the Marriott Conference Centre in Ottawa, Ont. An amateur boxing card was organized to raise funds and awareness for cancer. Justin Trudeau offered and agreed to fight any Conservative inside the ring within the rules of boxing. The search was on and the Conservatives found, in the senate, a Conservative senator the same age and weight as MP Justin Trudeau. There could be no more than 10 years difference in age and no more than 10 pounds difference in weight. Patrick Brazzeau fit the bill. Growing up on a native reserve in Northern Quebec, Patrick had boxed briefly as a youngster and later in his teens and in his early twenties achieved the rank of Black Belt in Karate. On paper it looked like the makings of a mismatch, but people were unaware that for years Justin Trudeau had trained 3 times a week at a boxing club in Montreal to keep fit. A fox that Trudeau. So for 3 months both Brazzeau and Trudeau trained in Ottawa and Montreal getting ready for the” big day”. The event was built up by Canadian media, with all the pomp and glitz of a major big fight. The weigh-in took place the night before the event and was televised by Canada-wide media,

card. Justin Trudeau and Patrick Brazzeau both had their own separate dressing rooms, which is unheard of in amateur boxing. At the time my son Tony Luis had boxed on some promotions in Montreal for Ali Nestor Promotions. Ali Nestor owns Ness Martial Arts in Montreal and is a former professional boxer/ professional MMA competitor. Ali was Justin Trudeau’s trainer at the time. After bumping into Ali, Ali asked me if I had other boxers on the show and if I would help him corner Justin Trudeau. I instantly replied an emphatic “yes”. Ali took me to the dressing room to meet Justin. Justin was very cordial and extremely polite. I thought he was quite relaxed and handled the prefight nerves and pressure well. So much so, in fact, for a fellow with no actual previous fight experience that I tool Ali Nester aside and a couple of officials and asked if the fight was on the level. I thought maybe there was a pre-arrangement to go easy and put on a good show….but no. I was assured by Ali Nestor, it was real and both competitors were going to shoot the works and may the best man win. Ali Nestor, as a matter of fact, was quite hyper and nervous. Ali warmed up Justin well and rehearsed the fight plan, reminding Justin of key points. It was then time to walk to the ring. Both men were brought in to music and the place was jam packed with a pro-Conservative crowd. It had all the atmosphere and pomp of a world title fight. I carried the bucket and towel, Justin Trudeau was booed heartily by the partisan crowd. Patrick Brazzeau looked much more nervous than

The first bell rang and Brazzeau bolted from the corner and blitzed Trudeau with both fists pumping. Justin blocked some, moved around, and took his fair share of shots. At one point I leaned over to Ali Nestor and told him (Ali was quite frantic in the corner) “we may

have to throw the towel and stop the fight if the tide doesn’t turn”. Then with about 30 seconds left in the round Patrick slowed down and stopped punching. Justin stayed composed and focused and with 10 seconds remaining landed a couple jabs and a cross which elicited no response from Brazzeau. The bell rang and Justin came back to the corner, Ali Nestor was hyper and hurling instructions at Justin. Continued on page 17

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Jacob Villeneuve Competing in World Kickboxing Championships From there, we started to get more into the kickboxing, and t just 13 years old, that seems to be the one that he Jacob Villeneuve will be likes the most.” travelling to Spain from Oct. Jacob competes mostly in 28 to Nov. 2 to compete at the World Kickboxing Union World the K1 style, and he says he is having lots of fun with it. So Championships. why kickboxing over other A Grade 8 student from Tagwi competitive sports? “It’s the Intermediate / Secondary School intensity,” says Jacob. in Avonmore, Jacob recently It was after his first real fight won the 12 and under division at the Canadian National that Jacob realized he might be Championships in Brossard, able to kickbox competitively. Quebec. From Long Sault, his He lost the fight, but it was career in kickboxing began very tight. It was at that point when he attended a kung fu that he decided to commit more class at Patenaude Martial Arts heavily to the sport. He even quit hockey. in Cornwall. As for the world champion“He started in kung fu, but we started looking for something ships, Jacob is most looking more competitive,” says Jacob’s forward to going on a plane for father, Dan Villeneuve. “So the first time. At such a young he started doing the grappling age, and with such a promising tournaments; then entered the career ahead, it almost certainly Martial Artist Open in Ottawa. won’t be the last. By Jordan Todd


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respect, he was showed good I gave Justin water and told him sportsmanship. to breathe deeply. I could see he It takes a lot of guts and will to was not hurt as I wiped him down get inside a ring with another man with the towel, nor was he winded. who is trying to knock your head With 10 seconds before the bell, off and to face your fears, control I told Justin “this guy threw the your emotions and do what you kitchen sink at you, you’re still prepared months to do under the here. Now - start throwing straight hot lights and in front of a crowd. punches and more of them….lets You’re naked out there, with go”. The second round started and your pride, your reputation, your Justin started throwing exactly as manhood on the line and you must we told him, at a now tiring Patrick perform. My hat is off to Justin, Brazzeau. He now threw only in he showed poise and grace under spots but Justin was consistent tremendous pressure and focused with jabs and crosses and they on the task at hand. He followed were connecting frequently. In instructions and showed lots of the corner I calmed a frantic Ali character and heart. I was quite Nestor, I actually pulled him off impressed with the young man. the stairs realizing suddenly that If Justin Trudeau shows this Justin was taking control and was winning the bout. With the round “grit” and character now as Prime almost over Justin connected with Minister it will serve him well. some good shots and referee JS I did not agree or like Justin’s Caron was forced to give Brazzeau campaign platform, but he is unique a standing 8 count. Between rounds and has charisma and tremendous Justin was composed yet pumped. character. I truly hope he surrounds Before the third round began I himself with a good cabinet and asked him how he felt. Then I told heeds wise advice, as he did that him to keep firing straight down night in March 2012. He lacked the middle, every chance he got. fighting experience yet he won, I also told him “you got him, now he lacks political experience yet go finish the job”. With that, the he won. I truly hope Justin does third round began with Justin firing what is right for Canadians, as on all cylinders at a now gassed- he has a young family. I hope he out Patrick Brazzeau, who was listens to his corner and does not also discouraged because Justin develop an inflated ego. I truly took his best shots and stayed in hope for him and all Canadians, he there fighting back harder. Justin uses his heart and character to lead simply imposed his will. Their Canada and our future generation skill levels were similar but Justin to a better tomorrow. One more was more composed emotionally. thing, on a personal note….Justin Now Justin rained punch after if you’re listening I know you love punch on Patrick and again referee boxing, you train, you fought, and JS Caron was forced to give Patrick you attended shows in Montreal. two standing 8 counts, forcing Remember your promise to me… a stoppage automatically. After that you will make sure that boxing three 8 counts in a 3 round bout the in Canada will be properly funded bout is waved over. Justin Trudeau as it once was and help our young was ecstatic but composed himself amateurs to achieve Olympic glory. well and spoke very humbly and Justin….you promised. eloquently after the bout giving Yours in Boxing and Sport Patrick Brazzeau due credit and Jorge Luis Continued from page 15

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Multisport Club Athlete Profile: Mark Williams: Local Multisport Athlete says Multisport is a Great Way to Deal with Stress

For those who haven’t given multi-sport a try, Williams encourages you to get out and give it a shot. “The best advice I could give to anyone, that is interested in starting running, is you don’t need to break the bank to get into the sport. Find a decent pair of shoes at your local Winners and hit the road,” says Williams. “Set achievable goals for yourself and build up slowly, listen to your body and don’t over do it. Most of all, only compete against yourself. There will always be someone faster!”

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ark Williams has been involved in athletics for much of his life. He first started running in high school at Glengarry, with their Track and Field and Cross Country clubs. Later, his neighbours got him involved with cycling, as two of them are amateur triathletes. He first started running in the Heather Saaltink Memorial run in 2011. Williams says he doesn’t have anyone in particular that helps him get moving. He says he does it for his own personal health. “I suffered from ADHD as a child and realized running helped deal with the extra energy and calm me down so I could concentrate and focus in class,” says Williams. “Today I find it a great way to deal with stress and combat mental health issues that run in my family.”

Williams has completed the Ottawa Half Marathon; completing it in a little under an hour and a half. Williams does have ambitions of completing more marathons in the future. “I have ambitions of training, qualifying, and competing in the Boston Marathon, but I’m a father of three, in a single income family. My wife is a stay-at-home Mom,” says Williams. “Finding time to train and the funding to compete isn’t always there. At the moment this is what holds me back and will perhaps have to wait

until the kids have grown up and moved out.” Williams also swims with the Cornwall Sea Lions’ Masters and has been with the club for three years. When he isn’t working out in the summer, Williams still makes sure to stay active, and in the winter, he is involved in crosscountry skiing and snowshoe races. Williams is a big fan of the

Cornwall Multi-Sport Club. “CMC is a great club because it’s affordable and most of all competitive. This provides challenges and goals to achieve and also measure yourself against,” says Williams. “I enjoy the friendly people to train with; we share similar interests and a common goal. CMC puts on a good number of events over the summer, which require hard training to stay competitive.”


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he 2015 U-12 Cornwall Coyotes Team 1 had an awesome summer. Every player contributed to this team’s success including fast offence, solid defense, and stellar goaltending. They took part in 3 tournaments/ festivals and accumulated the following statistics: The Icebreaker Tournament in May,

the Coyotes played 8 games, winning 3 games, losing 1 and tying 4. The Snakebite Tournament in June, the Coyotes played 6 games, winning 5 games and losing 1. The Russell Festival in August, the Coyotes played 3 games and won all 3. Coach Dan would like to thank all the players for their hard work and all the parents for their commitment to the team!!

Front: Elexis Bourget and Kaleb Lecuyer Kneeling - left to right: Ryan Lauzon, Phillipe Laurin, Caleb Genier, Cameron Roy, Nathan Levac, Vincent Blais, and Zachary Chartrand. Standing - left to right: Coach Dan Jeaurond, Antoine Morin, Eric Jeaurond, Ethan Konink, Anthony Chevalley, Ethan Primeau, and Assistant Coach Marc Primeau. Missing from picture are Alex Dionne Photo Submitted and Tryton Benedict.

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ornwall – The 3rd Annual Benson Cornwall Colts Charity Hockey Game in support of St. Vincent De Paul is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th @ Benson Centre Pad 1. Local community leaders and celebrities will be playing alongside your Cornwall Colts in this once a year fun event. Each community leader/celebrity is making a donation to play in the game while fans will be asked for a non-perishable food item or a $5 donation for admission to the game with all proceeds going to St. Vincent De Paul Society. The roster of community leaders/ celebrities includes:

Marty Benson, Jeff Carter, Paul Desnoyers, Tom Everson, Chris Fraser, Mike Graham, Brian Jans, MP Guy Lauzon, Scott Lecky, Rob Lefebvre, Brendan MacDonald, Ian MacInnis, Harold McBride, Tim McCuaig, David Murphy, Neil Sandilandsl, Chris Smith, Mike Turcotte

Celebrity coaches include Dan Allaire, Amanda Brisson, Eric Duncan, and Bobbi Latour.

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Seaway Valley Rapids Major Atom AA Team Aces Kingston Tournament By SJohanne Sullivan


he Seaway Valley Rapids Major Atom AA team travelled to Kingston, over the weekend, to participate in the Kingston Canadians’ AA tournament. During the roundrobin phase of the tournament, the Rapids faced the hometown team first.

The boys got off to a quick start when James Sullivan scored on a pass from Braxton D’alessio and Ben Pilon. It was quickly followed up by Assistant Captain Marco McCarthy on a pass from Assistant Captain Jonah Ashby and Brennan Lashomb. Ethan Montroy got a hat trick during the game. Assists also went to Thomas Shoniker, Josh Esford, and Landen Sweet. The Rapids came out on top with an 8-0 win, with Matt Sauvé earning the shutout. For the second game, the Rapids faced the Don Mills Mustangs who had a perfect record going into it. The Rapids drew first blood when Montroy connected on a pass from Ashby. The Mustangs tied it up early in the second and then went ahead. After some great passing, Pilon put it in the net to tie it. It was passed from Ashby to Jett Jock to Captain Carson Martin until Pilon put it away. The Mustangs fought back and again went up by one. Going into the third period, the Mustangs were leading 3-2. In the middle of the last period, D’alessio passed it to Sullivan who put it in the net to tie it up. Austin

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Lebano had some great goaltending, that game, to keep it tied 3-3. On Saturday, the Rapids faced the Belleville Bulls. It was another strong performance with the Rapids coming out on top 7-0. Lebano earned another shutout for the season while Montroy (x2), D’alessio, Sullivan, McCarthy, and Antoine Lafrance each scored. Ashby, Pilon (x2), D’alessio, Sullivan, Jock, Sweet, and McCarthy each earned assists. To finish out the round-robin the Rapids faced a league rival, the Upper Ottawa Valley Aces. McCarthy scored first for Rapids, followed by D’alessio and Montroy while Lashomb, Sullivan, and Esford each earned assists. Assistant Captain Ashby had a goal called back when the Aces pulled their goalie during a power play, but Jock was offside when the puck sailed into the empty net. The score was 3-1 at the end of the first. During the second, Montroy scored unassisted, but the Aces pulled within one to make it 4-3. During the third period, Jock scored unassisted, but the Aces also scored to stay within one. Montroy came through in the clutch on a pass from Martin to make the final score 6-4. After the round-robin of play, the Rapids finished second overall and had to face the Innisfil Winterhawks for the semi-final. The Rapids got on the board first when Martin deflected in from defenseman Shoniker. The score was tied going into the second period. Lashomb scored unassisted during the second and the Rapids never looked back. During the third period, Montroy, Jock, and D’alessio each

scored unassisted for a final score of 5-2. For the finals, the Rapids had to face the Don Mills Mustangs again. The Rapids were hoping to hand the Mustangs their first loss of the season. During the first period, the Mustangs were able to score twice, when they capitalized on some mistakes the Rapids made, while the Rapids only scored once when Lafrance connected on a pass from McCarthy. During the second period, the Mustangs again scored to lead the Rapids 3-1. It wasn’t looking good for the Rapids, but in the final minutes of play they pulled it together when Montroy put it in the net after Martin and Jock passed it to him. Being within one, the Rapids were pressing hard especially after Sullivan crashed the net. After a scrum in front of the net, McCarthy put it in on a rebound from Pilon and Martin. The game was finally tied and went into overtime. It remained tied after the OT; it went to a 3-person shootout. Going first for the Rapids was Lafrance, but their goalie stuffed him. The Mustangs player beat Sauvé to create some high drama. Next, Martin skated for Rapids and beat the Mustang goalie while Sauvé made the save. With the Rapids last skater, Montroy needed to score to get the go-ahead. He didn’t disappoint. He deked the goalie to get the go-ahead goal while Sauvé made an outstanding save against the Mustangs’ big defenseman. Mission accomplished for the Rapids—they won the tournament and handed the Mustangs their first loss of the season.


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Sports Energy’s Guide to Sporting Organizations in The Greater Cornwall Area






AIR GLIDERS ...................................................................... Jean Juneau ............... 613-932-5103 ........jumping-coach@hotmail.com Rachelle Davis ............ 613-935-4714 ........chell5d@hotmail.com AQUATICS Sea Lions Swim Club .............................................................................................................................................................www.cornwallsealions.ca AUTO RACING Mohawk International Raceway .................... Brian Mulligan ............ 613-938-6751 ........bmulligan@cogeco.ca BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Cornwall District Minor Baseball ................... Susan Poirier .............. 613-936-8827 .............................................................www.cornwallminorbaseball.com Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball ................ ........optimistsoftball@gmail.com ........www.cornwalloptimistsoftball.ca Cornwall Kinsmen Minor Girls Softball ....... Mike Turcotte ............. 613-933-3837 ............................................................www.kmgs.ca Ladies Fastball Fith Wheel 18 Wheelers, ..... Brian Tardiff ............... 613-938-2950 Navy Club Mens Fastball ............................... Brian O’Neill ................ 613-936-1960 ...................................................................... Frank Marceau ............ 613-936-9077 BASKETBALL United Counties Minor Basketball ................. Brad DeRochie ............ 613-938-0533 .............................................................www.cornwallbasketball.com BILLIARDS Rack M Up Billiards....................................... Doug Disotell .............. 613-933-9362 BOWLING Olympia Bowl .................................................................................... 613-932-8421 BOXING East Side Community Boxing Club ................ Jorge Luis................... 613-933-5618 KARATE Seaway Karate............................................... Jim Riddell ................. 613-534-2042 ........jim@seawaykarateclub.com.........www.seawaykarateclub.com BROOMBALL

Upcoming Cornwall Broomball League ..... Eric MacDonald ................ 613-936-2299 ........ericm@cogeco.ca..................................

EQUESTRIAN Holly Hill Farm .............................................. Kate/Robbie Mac Intyre ......613-931-2493 St Georges Equestrian .................................. Suzanne Lacroix Whispering Meadows ................................... Allison Blair St Thomas Rose Quarter Horses ..................................... Karen Aitken Sarabeau Stables .......................................... Sandy Marcellus ......... 613-543-4561 ........sandisgaide@aol.com Upper Scotch Farm ....................................... Kelley Ferguson Drogheda Manor ........................................... Garry Meek FIGURE SKATING Skate Cornwall .................................................................................. 613-936-9290 ........skatecornwall@hotmail.com ........www.clubs.skatecanada.ca/skatecornwall Can-Skate Learn to Skate .................................................................. 613-936-9290 ........skatecornwall@hotmail.com ........www.clubs.skatecanada.ca/skatecornwall FOOTBALL Cornwall Men’s Flag Football......................... Steve McMillan ........... 613-551- ................stevemcmillan@bell.net 4605 Cornwall Minor Football Association ............. Rod Simpson .............. 613-936-2888 .............................................................www.cornwallwildcats.ca GOLF Archie’s Family Golf Centre ............................................................... 613-932-8255 .............................................................www.archiesgolf.com Cornwall Golf & Country Club ........................................................... 613-931-1122 .............................................................www.cornwallgolf.com Heritage Golf Club ............................................................................ 613-347-3738 Summerheights Golf Links............................ Katie MacLennan .................613-938-8009 ........ Katie@summerheightsgolf.com...................... www.summerheightsgolf.com Upper Canada Golf Course ................................................................ 613-543-2003 .............................................................www.uppercanadagolf.com GYMNASTICS Cornwall Gymnastics Club ............................ Tammy Mcallister ....... 613-933-4356 .............................................................www.cornwallgymnasticsclub.com HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS Akwesasne Minor Hockey Association .......... Mark Terrance............. 315-250-0287 ........mark.terrance44@gmail.com Alexandria Minor Hockey Association ........... Kevin Ctaig ................. 613-551-2698 ........kevincraig@gmail.com CharLan Minor Hockey Association .............. Bruce McRae .............. 613-347-3406 ........president@clmha.com Cornwall Minor Hockey Association .............. Patrick McLeod........... 613-933-8586 ........cmhapresident@outlook.com NGS Minor Hockey Association .................... Chad Brownlee ........... 613-984-0410 ........chadandsusan@netscape.ca South Stormont Minor Hockey Association .... Brad Maloney ............. 613-346-0888 ........hockeymanager@brad@gmail.ca Seaway Valley Minor Hockey Association ..... Mark Desnoyers ......... 613-571-6517 ........convenorhockey@gmail.com .......www.seawayvalleyrapids.com Cornwall Adult Hockey Academy for Beginners ........ Mario Laroche ............ 613-363-3861 ........CornwallCAHAB@gmail.com .......www.facebook.com/CornwallCAHAB Cornwall Colts Junior A Hockey .................... Ian MacInnis ............... 613-930-9300 .............................................................www.colts.on.ca Cornwall Girls Hockey Association ................ Rod McLeod ....................................................................................................www.cornwallgirlshockey.com Cornwall Women’s Recreational Hockey League .... Sylvie Jans .......................................................... garysylviejans@gmail.com Cornwall River Kings ..................................... Mike Lecuyer ............. 613-933-9797 .............................................................Info@cornwallriverkings.ca Cornwall Minor Ball Hockey League .............. Gerry Sommerville...... 613-703-9183 ........combhl@cogeco.net ....................www.cornwalloptimistminorballhockeyleague.com Cornwall Women’s Ball Hockey League......... Dominique Laroche .... 613-936-2020 ........doms91@hotmail.com Cornwall Men’s Ball Hockey League .............. Mitch Gagne ............... 613-932-4471 HIGHLAND DANCING SD&G Highland Dancing Association ............ Sherry Crawford-MacLachlan... 613-347-1426 ........sherrycrawfordmaclachlan@hotmail.com ....www.sdghda.ca Sports Energy is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided on this page. If your sports organization would like to be included in this page, please email info@sportsenergynews.com. Carried Forward If your organization is listed and information should be updated, please forward current information.


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Martial Art Influences • Hanshi John Therien By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club


ohn Therien, often referred to as ‘The Godfather of Martial Arts in Canada’ is one of the best known and most highly respected martial artists in the world. Born and raised in Ottawa, he began his martial arts’ career in 1964, training in Jiujitsu with Professor Georges Sylvain. In 1968, while continuing to train with Mr. Sylvain, the first Therien Jiu-jitsu dojo opened in Casselman in a tiny building adjacent to the railway tracks. “It had no running water, only two light bulbs, and every time a train came through we would have to stop the fight

because the lights would go out” said Therien. Needing larger accommodations, TJJ moved to Vanier in 1969, a tough, low-income area in Ottawa’s east end. Therien Jiu-jitsu thrived in Vanier, spending the next 41 years there, before moving to its present location in Ottawa South. In 1971 Georges Sylvain, now teaching full time at Algonquin College closed his dojo, authorizing John Therien, now a 3rd Dan, to carry on with the Can-ryu style of Jiu-jitsu, which Sylvain had founded. Therien was also developing several world class professional kickboxers, including Jean-Yves Theriault, who, in 1980, won the world title and defended it 23 times over the next fourteen years. Theriault stated, “I started with John Therien in 1972, first as a jiu-jitsu student, then a tournament fighter, and on to kickboxing. His guidance helped me become very successful in the sport, - without John Therien I would not have had the career that I did. In 1994 the Professional Kickboxing Association (PKA) honoured John Therien with its Man of the Decade award for his development of kickboxing in Canada. Just a few weeks ago, during a televised kickboxing

event at the Montreal Casino, PKA president Joe Corley said “Look at the lineage here, the promoter, TV commentator and fight analyst, the referee, all have descended from John Therien.” Today there are more than one hundred dojos in Canada whose chief instructor has a direct link to Therien Jiu-jitsu and Kickboxing. There are five Therien JJ &Kickboxing schools locally, which are independently owned, and twenty “satellite schools” stretching from Buffalo, NY to Barcelona, Spain. As a very indemand master seminar instructor, John Therien is constantly travelling across Canada, the USA, and Europe. He is also President of the World Kobudo Federation which he co-founded in 1992, building it into one of if not the largest, Martial Arts organizations in the world. There are several dojos in the Seaway Valley which are affiliated with World Kobudo including our own Seaway Karate, which has been a proud member since 1993. With his honesty, integrity, respect for others, and being a team player, John Therien exemplifies what the martial arts are all about. Hanshi John Therien, “The Godfather of martial arts in Canada” has been very influential in what is being taught in our valley dojos today.


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JIU JITSU CLUB Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club .................................. Stephen Lefebvre ........ 613-930-5489 ........evolutionbjj@hotmail.ca KARATE Mike’s Karate Club ........................................ Mike Bissonnette ........ 613-932-9054 ....... mikes_karate@cogeco.ca .......... www.mikescontactkarate.ca Seaway Karate............................................... Jim Riddell ................. 613-534-2042 ........jim@seawaykarateclub.com.........www.seawaykarateclub.com JJS Kenpo Karate .......................................... Brenda Saucier ........... 613-577-0299 ........jjskenpo@sympatico.ca LACROSSE Cornwall Minor Lacrosse .............................. Terry Turcotte ............. 613-937-3354 .............................................................www.cornwallminorlacrosse.ca SOCCER Kinsmen Minor Soccer Association .................................................. 613-938-1545 .............................................................www.seawayvalleysoccer.com S.D.&G. Blazers ............................................ Mike Gilligan ............... 613-938-1545 .............................................................www.seawayvalleysoccer.com Cornwall & District Soccer ............................ Chris Smith................. 613-931-2176 Cornwall Indoor Soccer ................................ Frank Chartrand .......... 613-933-5103 Cornwall City Soccer ..................................... Frank Chartrand .......... 613-933-5103 Glengarry Soccer League .............................. Stephanie VanLoon..........................................................................................www.glengarrysoccerleague@bellnet.ca Youth Indoor Soccer League ......................... Frank Chartrand .......... 613-933-5103 VOLLEYBALL Cornwall Vikings Volleyball Club ................... Allison/Dave Haley ...... 613-931-3288 ........cornwallvikingsvolleyball@gm ail.com ..Cornwallvikingsvolleyball.com OTHER SPORTS Big Ben Ski Hill and Snowboarding ............... Jack Ruest .................. 613-933-6377 613-933-3586 Cornwall Blue Chargers ................................. David James ............... 613-938-4793 Cornwall Cycle Club ...................................... Marc Dubuc ................................................totalcyclery@cogeco.net ..............cycleclubcornwall.blogspot.com Cornwall Curling Club ................................... Scott MacDonald ........ 613-936-2027 Cornwall Multisport Club .............................. Rob Allen .........................................................................................................www.cornwallmultisportclub.com Cornwall Outdoor Club de Plein Air ................................................... 613-534-8855 .............................................................www.cornwalloutdoorclub.ca Cornwall Rugby Club .................................... Bill Swinden ................ 613-932-1273 Cougars Track and Field ................................ Ceri Timbrell ............... 613-537-9681 .............................................................www.cornwallcougars.org Taoist Tai Chi ................................................. Ghislain Glaude........... 613-935-5675 ........gglaude@gmail.com ....................www.taoist.org/ottawa South Glengarry Recreational Ball Hockey ....................................... 613-347-2411 X 21 ....katie@southglengarry.com Summerstown Trails XC Ski & Snowshoes ... Jean-Pierre Tibi .......... 613-347-1229 ........summerstowntrails@gmail.com ..www.summerstowntrails.com Zumba kids ................................................... Jasmine Delage ...................................................................... Adele Wilson.............. 613-360-4871 ........zumbawithjasmine@hotmail.com....... Facebook Zumba with jasmine Sports Energy is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided on this page. If your sports organization would like to be included in this page, please email info@sportsenergynews.com. If your organization is listed and information should be updated, please forward current information.

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Ty Celone Ends his Golf Season with Another Success By Molly Kett


y Celone ends his golf season by being selected to represent the Golf Association of Ontario’s “Team Ontario.” Team Ontario is a high performance training program that is offered to the top selected junior golfers in Ontario.

Celone was granted this honour due to his performance this past summer and after winning his national title at the Mizuno. Being selected for Team Ontario means Celone will train all winter, including twice in Florida, for two separate training camps, and in Myrtle Beach during March Break. He will also have a Can-Am match in South Carolina in March as well. The Team Ontario Cup will be held in Niagara, April of 2016. Ty is extremely happy with this season’s results and is already making plans for his next. “I hope next season brings more results and over the winter and throughout the summer my coaches and I can

find things that I need to improve on,” says Celone. “In the end I hope next season brings forward more learning experiences that I can better my game from.”

His parents are both proud of and excited by his accomplishments this season. “This is what Ty was working for all summer long. When he received that phone call that he made this team a few weeks ago, Ty knew his hard work this summer paid off,” says Ty’s mother, Angela Celone. “We think Ty had a very solid season this year. He finished well in key events and winning Mizuno National Tournament was a high point for him. He also accomplished his goal of making Team Ontario. We are very proud. With all these accomplishments on his resume, this year brings more invitations for next year and luckily we have had the support of his grandparents, aunts, and a great help from Belanger Laminates. They all believe Ty will go far with his skills and passion for golf.”

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Williamstown’s Tim McCuaig is enjoying giving back, now that he’s traded his role as player to coach. The former Char-Lan Rebels Jr. B goaltending star and soccer “hero”, a term he often labels to some of his friends in sports, is currently helping coach his son and the Char-Lan Minor Hockey Novice B Rebels and his daughter and the IP group in Char-Lan. McCuaig, 35, still skates with the men’s hockey team Williamstown Wings, but he points to his coaching duties with his kids’ teams as his favourite passion in athletics these days. “I love watching kid’s sports. I enjoy it more than playing now.” Looking back at his own years in sports, McCuaig recalls his favourite sports memory when, as an over-ager, he was the goaltender that took the Rebels all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Ontario Junior B Final. Unfortunately, McCuaig’s role in that game 7 finished prematurely as he tore his ACL midway through the first period. “I am unable to play in nets anymore. I played five years with the Rebels with the highlight going to game 7. It was also one of the hardest times.” On the soccer field, McCuaig counts winning Glengarry Soccer League titles with Pine Grove and Char-Lan as his favourite moments. Over the years he has also been involved in golf and tennis.

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A Great Start to the Season! By Carrie Seguin


he Seaway Valley Novice A Rapids started their season on Friday, September 25, with a win at home. The Hydro One score of the game against the visiting Cumberland Grads was 12-3. The Rapids lit up the board early in the first period, but the Grads answered back shortly after, with a shot on goal from just inside the Rapids’ zone. The Seaway team quickly rallied and pulled ahead with another 6 goals scored by Delisle, Owen McMillan, Jenson White, and Zachary Carroll. The Cumberland team notched only one more in the first period, ending the first 10 minutes of play 7-2. First period assists went to Logan Villeneuve, Warren Lalonde, Carroll, Hunter Thompson, Parker Thompson, and Delisle. During the second period, Delisle and White logged 2 more goals, while goalie Eli Seguin did not let any of the Grads’ shots by him. Assists were given to Gabrielle Bowen and

Delisle. Third period action saw the Cumberland team push forward, earning one more point during a goal-mouth scramble. The Rapids answered back with 3 goals of their own scored by Delisle and White. Assists were earned by Lalonde and Carroll. The Link+ Corp. Puck of the Game was awarded to Carroll, who netted his first goal as a Rapid and was commended for his back-and-forth hustle during game play. Carroll is the only minor player on the team.

Delormier, Chancey Novosad, and White. Second period saw a lot of net action by both teams with the Rapids scoring 3 and the Cobras scoring 2 goals, bringing the tally to 6-3 by the period’s end. Goals and assists were logged by Delisle and White. The SVR team continued to work hard during the third period, staving off the Cobras for most of the play. Only one goal was scored against the Rapids, while the SVR team notched 3 more goals finishing the game with a win. H. Thompson and Delisle scored for the home team during third period action. Novosad assisted.

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Kirby Camplin to Coach Ontario U18 Team in Texas By Molly Kett


irby Camplin, head coach of the Cornwall Wildcats OVFL (Ontario Varsity Football League) team will be going to Texas in January of 2016, as the head coach of the Under 18 Team Ontario, to play against the US National Team. Camplin has been coaching for about ten years and is currently the president of Cornwall minor football and an assistant football coach at Carleton University. Camplin is certainly qualified for the job. This will be Camplin’s fourth year of involvement with team Ontario. “It’s my third trip to Texas. In 2013, I was a positional coach, in 2015 I was the defense coordinator, and this year I’m the head coach,” says Camplin. “It’s an amazing feeling. To be chosen to represent our province and also our country down there, you know we’re going basically to the heart

inadvertently these sorts of opportunities came along because of the work we’re doing with the Wildcats and it means a lot. I love the sport of football. I love the opportunities it gives kids and the structure and just how great the game is for kids of all shapes and The position of head coach for the sizes.” U18 team went under a selection Tryouts for the U18 Team process. There were applicants from all across the province. Ontario will be held December 5th Camplin competed against these in Stoney Creek near Hamilton. coaches to get this position. “I’d Camplin expects 400 kids to try like to think I’ve done a good job over the last couple years that I’ve been involved in the program,” says Camplin. “So I’m humbled and happy to have been chosen going up against all those great coaches.” of football, Dallas Texas in the AT&T Stadium home of the Dallas Cowboys. To go play against some of the best football players that they have in the US, it’s huge. I can’t think of a greater honour for an amateur football coach.”

Coaching has always meant a lot to Camplin. “I had a lot of great coaches when I was young and they were great mentors,” says Camplin. “Certainly coaching locally has been really rewarding for me and for my family and Kirby Camplin


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Williamstown’s Camden McCuaig, 7, is enjoying a successful season with the CharLan Novice B Rebels this winter. The Williamstown native and Williamstown Public School Grade 2 student even has the chance to skate under the direction of his father, coach Tim McCuaig. “My favourite memory is playing sports at home with my mom, dad, Allie and Emma,” he says. “I also like the running and biking race with the Cornwall Multisport Club.” The active young athlete also participates in soccer with the Char-Lan minor soccer system and Glengarry Soccer League, plays lacrosse in Cornwall and spring hockey with the Casselman Pirates. This past spring his team captured four “Stanley Cups” at tournaments. Other hobbies include hunting with Papa, basketball, swimming, and biking. His goals for the season are to, “have fun playing hockey and try his hardest.”




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Novice B Braves Victorious in Home Tournament By Todd Anderson


he NGS Novice B Braves captured the A championship at their home tournament in Finch, on Oct. 24, and looked good doing it. Sporting new jerseys the North-Glen-Stor Braves have purchased this season, the young novice team becomes the association’s first championship team with the new duds. NGS opened the tournament at North Stormont Arena with a 6-1 victory over the Casselman Vikings. Despite the earlymorning start, the Braves’ shooters were ready for action as they took a 4-0 lead after the first period with goals from Blake Nuttall (2), Caleb Grady, and Vinny Anderson. Nuttall capped off a fabulous game scoring another goal in each of the second and third periods. Carter Rolland had three assists in the victory with Anderson, Grady, and Josh MacMillan handing out one each. Dryden Coleman was victorious in goal. Casselman spoiled Coleman’s shutout bid, with just 1:20 remaining, when Cedryk Baril found the back of the net.

In the final, NGS went head-to-head with Lower St. Lawrence rival Alexandria Glens. The two teams provided some excellent entertainment trading goals in the first period leading to an exciting final. Grady opened the scoring midway through the period for NGS, after an effective give-and-go play with Anderson, only to have Alexandria’s Jacob St. Denis knot the score at 1-1 a minute later. In the second period, the Braves regained the lead when Nuttall scored early on assisted by MacMillan. Heading into the third, down by a goal, the Glens didn’t waste any time as Donald McDougald scored under a minute in to make the score 2-2. Grady restored the home side’s lead, with 6:30 remaining, sliding the puck under the Alexandria goaltender for the eventual game-winning goal. Nuttall capped off his productive tournament after streaking down the wing and filling in an empty-net with 1:06 remaining to seal a 4-2 victory. In the B final, Casselman defeated North Dundas 2 by a 5-2 score. In the C final, North Dundas 1 defeated Nepean 6-0.

In the Braves’ second game, they handled NGS also had some success during a midthe Nepean Grizzlies 12-0. Nuttall, Grady, and Noah Mainville each had two goals day skills competition, as the relay race team while Rolland had a goal and two assists. of Noah Mainville, Carter Rolland, Blake Lukas Sullivan, Anderson, Aiden Coleman, Nutttall, and Vinny Anderson captured the MacMillan, and Hayden Darling all &added Greater Cornwall Areas Community Newspaper victory. Sports Alexandria’s Cason Deguire was singles in the win. Grady, MacMillan and named the top goaltender. North Dundas Kyan Helmer each had two assists while 1 skater Cole Van Lanen won the shootout Dryden Coleman earned the shutout this event while a Nepean skater captured the time around. accuracy shooting competition.

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The NGS Novice B Braves captured the A championship at their home tournament in Finch, on Oct. 24. Pictured in front is Dryden Coleman. Second row from left: Caleb Grady, Aiden Casselman, Blake Nuttall, Vinny Anderson, and Kyan Helmer. Third row from left: Carter Rolland, Josh MacMillan, Lukas Sullivan, Noah Mainville, and Hayden Darling. Back row from left: Assistant Coach Joey Sullivan, Head Coach Todd Anderson, and Assistant Coach John Grady. Photo Photo submitted: Marc Coleman

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Sports Energy would like to congratulate Jacob Ruest , who was recently drafted in the NLL by the Calgary Roughnecks. What do you feel it takes for an athlete to separate themselves from the pack and go on to higher achievement, and how should parents play a role in their development? Greater Cornwall & Areas Community Sports Newspaper Have Fun

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Jim Riddell - Seaway Karate Club - Congratulations Jacob Ruest, on being drafted by the Calgary Roughnecks. To move up, an athlete will need to have the proper athletic ability as well as the required size and strength. He or she should also be motivated, have a strong work ethic, and the mental toughness to never give up no matter what. An athlete should also be coachable and willingly do whatever is asked of him or her. It also never hurts to be at the right place at the right time and have what someone is looking for. As an athlete moves up the parental role will become less hands on, but one that should continue to remain very support Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast - First I would like to congratulate Jacob Ruest on his latest achievement. How many pro athletes were told they would never make it, but did? To become an “elete” athlete, first you have to love and have a passion for the sport you chose. Sacrifice and healthy living habits come next. Discipline is also required, not just in your sport, but juggling the rest of your life, school work etc. Your skill set and development over the years will be influenced by the above. My advice to parents is to be realistic, support your child in a positive way. Don’t try to rush the “System”, let your child enjoy his or her involvement in youth sports.

Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - Sports Energy Panel I feel parents play a big role in the development of a young athlete. Along with all the practices, training & fitness conditioning young athletes require to improve their talents, support from parents is crucial in the development of a young athlete’s mindset. That support doesn’t just involve getting a child to the rink, field or gym; it requires parents to understand the complexities and needs of the child and the importance of creating a balance of doing the right things, at the right time, in the right way in order to help the child develop the right attitude and understanding - to enable him or her to be able to choose a path in sports that fits them. By supporting and enabling a young athlete to develop the right mindset, young gifted athletes will have the attitude and understanding to use their skills and understand what it takes to reach their goals.


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Seaway Valley Major Atom AA Win One, Tie One By Johanne Sullivan


fter a long layoff from regular season play, the Seaway Valley Rapids Major Atom AA team was back at it on Sunday, October 25th, against the Eastern Ontario

Cobras. The Rapids were able to shake the rust off early in the first period when Jim Sullivan scored unassisted. It was quickly followed by Brennan Lashomb, with an assist to Marco McCarthy. The Rapids were leading 2-0

the Eastern Ontario Cobras at home in a game sponsored by Tapis Richard Ranger Carpet. The Rapids were looking to continuing their winning ways after beating the Kings. The boys played hard and Marco McCarthy got the first goal of the game unassisted. The game was tied at the end of the first period. The boys were able to score twice in the second period when McCarthy got another on a rebound from Brennan Lashomb and Ethan Montroy got one when Jett Jock and Carson Martin passed it to him. The Cobras managed to squeak In the fourth game of the one by the goalie in the third season the Major Atom but the Rapids did enough to Seaway Valley Rapids faced come away with a 3-2 win. going into the second period. The Cobras scored to bring them within one. The Rapids’ defenseman Tommy Shoniker got a beautiful one in the second period when it sailed pass the goalie on a shot from the point. Later in the second, the Rapids again added to their lead when Ethan Montroy put it in the net during a scrum, with the help of Jett Jock and Carson Martin. The Rapids were leading 4-2 going into the third period. Unfortunately, the boys let down and the Cobras were able to tie it up for a final score of 4-4.

Games Three, Four and Five - SVR Novice A By Carrie Seguin


n Friday, October 9th, the Seaway Valley Major Novice A Rapids hosted the unbeaten Gloucester Rangers at the Cornwall Benson Center. The Rangers came ready to retain their title and left the arena with the victory. The Hydro One score of the game was 5-1 in favour of the visitors. Despite the Rapids having gotten on the scoreboard first, with a goal from Tristen Delisle, just three minutes into the first period, the Gloucester team dominated play for the entire game. Hunter Thompson assisted on Delisle’s goal. Reflecting about the team’s first loss of the season, Coach Miguel identified this game as an important learning opportunity, explaining that it is during games like these that the bench staff identifies points of game play that need to be worked on going forward. Goalie Eli Seguin was awarded the Link+ Corporation Puck of the Game for demonstrating a valiant effort between the pipes. Peppered with quality shots throughout the game, Seguin stopped many more Gloucester opportunities than he allowed. October 10th saw the SVR Novice team hit the road for their first away game. Visiting Rideau St. Lawrence

in Spencerville, the Rapids players were anxious to redeem themselves after their loss to Gloucester. The Rideau team would not allow redemption easily, as they defended the Seaway team fitfully. The Hydro One score of the match ended in a 2-2 draw, the first tie for the Rapids this season. The back-and-forth momentum of the game began early in the first with the RSL team scoring just three minutes into the first period. Only forty seconds later, the Rapids team answered with a goal of their own, scored by Delisle. Second period action proved to be a battle between the defensive squads with both teams pressing forward without getting the puck between the pipes. At the end of the second period, the score remained tied at 1. The RSL team started the third period off with a goal from just outside of a goal mouth scramble, advancing 2-1 over the SVR Novice team. The Seaway team rallied, pressing hard to earn a goal of their own, with only about 3 minutes left in game play. The team’s second goal was scored by Owen McMillan, assisted by Delisle. The game’s 2-2 result reflected the even match-up in play between the two Novice teams. Owen McMillan earned the Villeneuve Group of Businesses Puck of the Game for his quick hustle and

consistent back checking throughout the game, as well as his tying goal in the third period. Back at home on October 14th, the Kanata Blazers visited the SVR team at the Benson Centre. The current second place team was not willing to give up their spot in the standings and took the win away from the Seaway team. The Hydro One score of the game was 7-3 in favour of the visiting Blazers. Eli Seguin Photo Submitted First period action saw extensive back and forth play with the Kanata team opening up the scoring, and the SVR team responding with two goals of their own. By the end of the first period, the score was 3-2 for the Blazers. During the second period, the Kanata team took control over the game, increasing their lead by 3 more. Third period saw each team score one more a piece. All SVR goals were scored by Delisle. Gabrielle Bowen Photo Submitted The Link+ Corporation Puck of the Game was awarded to Gabrielle Bowen for her effort at trying to keep the Blazer offence at bay while manning the blue line. Looking ahead, the Seaway team will be travelling to Brockville where they hope to claim gold in their second tournament of the season on October 16th-18th. Regular season play will continue on Monday, October 19th vs. EO Cobras in St. Isadore. Owen McMillan Photo Submitted

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It takes many people working behind the scenes to operate a sports association, team etc. This month Dulux Paints takes a look back to the Executive of the 1992/93 Cornwall Colts Jr “A” Hockey Club Front Row L to R Richard Waldroff, (director), Larry Sweet, (director), Joan Lawson, (office Manager), Emily Raymond ( Secretary), Sue MacGregor, (Director), Bob Johnson, (Director), Jacques Trottier, (Director) Back Row L to Right: Travis Prevost, (Trainer), Mark Evans, (Asst Coach), Ken McLaughlin, (Public Relations), Jean Payette, (Head Coach), Mario Vien, (Goalie Coach), Don Derry, (Owner), Mike Piquette, (Manager), Dunc Fulford (Director), Dan Dorthy, (Asst Coach), Bill Murphy, (Head Scout), Jeff Primeau, (Trainer) The Colts original executive, another part of our “Colourful” Sports History. If you have a photo from our “Colourful” Sports History, and would like to share it with our Readers, Please submit it online at info@sportsenergynews.com

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Bobby retired from being a bat boy last year but Bobby is legally deaf and communicates with minimal words, hand gestures, and reading lips. I continues to volunteer with the Cornwall Colts at can still recall the time he went to retrieve a home every home game. I’m glad to call him friend. run ball that was belted several back yards deep, Robert Ladouceur is truly one of a kind. past the high fence in left field. The ball had hit And that’s Murphy’s Law. the side of a back porch and the owner of the house was yelling and his little dog (maybe called Toto) was barking. Bobby nonchalantly walked back to get the ball, grabbed it from the owner, and waved at the dog as he walked away. Needless to say, we could still hear the owner yelling and dog barking as Bobby handed the ball back to the umpire.

For over a decade, I had the privilege of playing How dedicated is he? The Stormont County Fair on some good fastball teams with a lot of good in Newington was once the World Series of Fastball players (some in the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame) with their season ending tournament every Labour and having Bobby as our team’s bat boy. Day weekend. One time about a dozen years ago, How good is he? He would get each batting we were getting ready for our game, playing soft helmet (some of us couldn’t share helmets because toss, and all of sudden one of our league players of our large craniums) and warm up bat or bats pulls up in his car and out strolls Bobby. He had ready before you’d head out on deck and hand them noticed Bobby walking near Vincent Massey and to you – never giving you the wrong bat. Bobby Power Dam - on his way to Newington to be our would run up to the batter’s box after every base hit bat boy. He was picked up and every year after that or walk to collect the bat. - we made sure one of us brought Bobby with us. He would chase down foul balls whether they He was the first one there and last one to leave at were 300 feet away or 25 feet in the air and stuck in every team party. Bobby is a pretty good athlete in the back stop at King George Park. He was actually his own right, having starred on the Blue Chargers the only one that was able to climb the back stop Softball Team and has some pretty high scores Robert Ladouceur and Moe Racine share a and he did this well into his 50’s!!! under his belt at local bowling alleys. Photo: David Murphy laugh at “Jockfest”

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