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Local Target Riﬂe Shooter Mary Patrick has Olympic-sized Goals By Molly Kett
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ocal 17-year-old international target shooter Mary Patrick is reaching for Olympic success. Currently ﬁnishing her last year at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational Greater Cornwall & Areas Community Sports Newspaper School, with plans to attend Carleton University in September to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Patrick is quite busy between school and shooting.
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Patrick started shooting in December of 2010 after joining her local Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps as a new recruit. In January 2011 she was chosen as a member of the unit range team and her ofﬁcers considered her a natural.
“For the next four years, I had continued to make the range team, where I proceeded to win zone championships, provincial championships, national championships, and place highly internationally,” says Patrick. “My love for the sport allowed me to, with the help and generosity from my coach, pursue shooting as a sport outside of the Cadet Program. Today I ﬁnd myself as a highly competitive junior shooter in Canada and an assistant range coach for my cadets
Mary Patrick, centre, with coach/ mentors Des Vamplew(L) and Pat Photo Submitted Vamplew (R)
at my local corps.”
truly believe you can shoot well, Patrick says this sport is unlike you will.” most. “You do not need to have a Patrick says in order to succeed speciﬁc body type for this sport. in this sport; you must have strong You don’t need to be the most mental attributes like focus, patience, muscular, the skinniest, the fastest, commitment, and a positive attitude or the strongest. Instead, you need paired with ﬂexibility, muscular muscular endurance, ﬂexibility, endurance, and cardiovascular and mental strength,” says Patrick. endurance. The physicality, though, “Most people do not realize that comes with training and practice. everyday achievements are mostly Patrick began to realize her mental rather than physical. potential when Joel Haslam was Shooting is a sport, which is 90% Continued on page 2 mental and 10% physical. If you
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“When he was asked a question about me, he answered, saying I was the most relaxed shooter he has ever met and truly believed I had potential. He said he had no doubt in his mind that I would make it to the Olympics,” says Patrick. “That is when I realized that I had true potential - I realized how many people have supported me because they believe I can chase and catch my goal; that I am not a lost hope or a junior shooter with dreams set too high. Now I consciously realize I have potential, but, like other athletes, that is in the back of my mind. I still have those phases where I wonder whether I can really make it or not, but I, and countless
Now, Patrick is working to make the Canadian National Junior Team. “Currently I still have quite a bit of work and training to do in order to improve to the Olympic level,” says Patrick. “To get onto that podium, I will have to make the Canadian National High Performance Team; win an international championship to be awarded a quota spot; compete against the other Canadian HighPerformance athletes at the Olympic Trials; and win the quota spot, then
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In 2014, Patrick set her goal of reaching the Olympics. “As I currently train, I know it will require a lot of training to get to the Olympic level, but I have high hopes of getting to Tokyo in the 2020 Olympics.”
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attend and compete at the Olympics. Of course, I will not be able to do this alone. Being able to train comes with a huge cost - one that has drained my savings account of university funds. I am now asking the community to help out to support me in my endeavors as an international athlete.”
Funding for target shooting is extremely difﬁcult. Shooting sports are not shown on television, including during the Summer Olympics, due to Canada’s view towards the sport. Anything in relation to ﬁrearms is also against the terms and conditions of most crowd funding sites, which is why Patrick’s original GoFundMe page was shut down. “It can be extremely frustrating, trying to compete while ﬁnancially
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Cornwall Colts Edition…Brock McBride By Molly Kett
rock McBride grew up in Cornwall playing hockey. In 2001 he was playing for the Seaway Valley Rapids Bantam AA team, but the next year he found himself playing for the Cornwall Colts. He continued to play for the Cornwall Colts in the CJHL from 2002- 2005. “I played there for three years and Al Wagar was the coach,” recalls McBride. “I’d always looked up to the Colts growing up in Cornwall, so getting to play for them in front of my family and friends, it was kind of my ﬁrst taste of the excitement of playing hockey.” After his three years with the Colts, McBride decided to take a scholarship at St. Lawrence University in New York and play division one hockey. “I could have ended up coming back for two more years (with the Colts) but I decided to take the scholarship. At that point schooling was my priority instead of going to the NHL,” says McBride. “The reason I chose that school was it was only an hour away so my parents could come to the games and it was close to home, so it kind of worked out like that. “ McBride has fond memories of Brock McBride currently plays for Villacher SV in Austria playing with the Colts and recalls enjoying the feeling of playing big our outdoor rink, it was pretty special McBride. “I just decided that I would games in front of the local crowd as his when I was younger. As a kid you look like to come over to Europe and kind up to your father and we always used of have a more stable career. A little favourite memory with the team. “I think, just in general, playing at to play on the outdoor rinks,” says more job security, you’re not changing teams mid-season. It ended up being a the old Si Miller arena in front of, I McBride. After playing at St. Lawrence lot better for me.” think we used to get 2000 fans, every Now, McBride is in his ﬁfth year Thursday night, was pretty high on University, McBride played for two years professionally in North America, playing in Austria’s league. Currently, the list I would say. No one speciﬁc moment, but when you’re a local kid in the AHL and the East Coast League, he plays for Villacher SV. “I actually went over to Belfast and playing in front of all those fans before heading to Europe to continue ﬁrst and Great Britain and then I left in your hometown, it’s pretty special,” his hockey career. “I was kind of up and down and all halfway through my ﬁrst season for says McBride. over the country, I was everywhere this league and I’ve been here ever His earliest hockey memory, though, before making it with the Colts goes form Alaska to South Carolina to since,” says McBride. “I really enjoy back to spending time with his father. Houston TX, Milwaukee, Syracuse, it. I like the country and the way of life “Probably just beating my dad on so I was kind of everywhere,” says here. I guess the game’s a little less
Photo Submitted physical which helps me and there’s a little more room for skating so that’s one of the positives of playing here.” In the summer, McBride comes back to his roots in Cornwall where he owns his own hockey development company, “Own the Ice Hockey.” What’s next for McBride? “I think maybe ﬁve more years professional and then I guess it’ll be time to retire,” says McBride. “We’d like to stay here and then maybe for a year I’d go somewhere else to kind of see another part of the world, or Europe, or somewhere would be nice in my last year of professional.”
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Peewee B Braves Share Golden Moment in Quebec By Staff Writer
he NGS Peewee B Braves captured the gold medal at the CAN-AM Challenge Cup at Sportsplexe Pierrefonds in Pierrefonds QC, on February 14. And they did so in convincing fashion. In the ﬁnal, the Braves rolled to victory out-gunning the Ottawa Thunderbirds by a 7-2 score. After facing off with a 1-1 opening period, NGS found the back of the net ﬁve times in the middle frame to take control of the gold medal game. The teams traded one goal each in the third period to close out the scoring of the game. NGS was led by Alex Leroux who potted two goals and three assists in the victory. Innis Kippen and Gavin Nowry each had two goals and an assist and Jordan Evans rounded out the scoring for the winners. Ethan Logtens and Yannick Vaillancourt had assists for NGS. “We were committed to strong defence which we’ve been working on all season long,” said Head Coach John Grady in summarizing the tournament. “We were a complete team from top to bottom. The kids managed to keep the opposition’s best players from doing any damage. Our passing was consistent throughout the tournament. Every one of our forwards came back to help out. We played four solid games of hockey and our players were rewarded with the gold.” To reach the gold medal game, the Braves ﬁnished the round-robin at a perfect 3-0. The event started off with a meeting against the Leitrim Hawks. NGS scored three goals in the opening period leading to a decisive 6-0 victory. Goaltender Tyson Zollinger opened his weekend with a shutout. Kippen led the charge offensively with two goals and two assists. Evans,
The NGS Peewee B Braves captured the gold medal the CAN/AM Challenge Cup on February 14 in Pierrefonds, Quebec. Pictured front row from left are: Laura Grady, Tyler Babcock, Tyson Zollinger, Alex Leroux and Gavin Nowry. Middle row: trainer Patty Nowry, Breigh Jackson, Cami Tait, Matthew Lalonde, Jordan Evans, Ethan Logtens and assistant coach Kevin Lalonde. Back row: Paul Jackson, Yannick Vaillancourt, head coach John Grady and Innis Kippen. Absent from photo are: Devon Elliott, assistant coach Steve Tait and Photo submitted: Greta MacDougall Leroux assistant coach Mark Evans.
Leroux, Vaillancourt, and Nowry each added singles with assists going to Ethan Logtens, Leroux, Laura Grady, and Nowry.
Thunderbirds in a preview of the gold medal ﬁnal. The Braves skated away with a tight 3-2 victory during the ﬁrst meeting between ﬁnalists. Leroux and Nowry had a goal and an assist each In Game 2 of the round-robin the with Tyler Babcock rounding out the Braves were involved in a defensive scoring for NGS. Kippen handed out battle against the Dragons from St. two assists. Leroux’s second-period Remi, Quebec. Zollinger recorded goal stood up as the winner after the his second straight shutout, but the teams skated to a 2-2 draw after the offence wasn’t able to ﬁnd the back opening frame. of the Dragons’ net as the teams left the ice tied 0-0. During an early afternoon skills competition on February 13, Kippen In their third and ﬁnal roundwowed the competition winning the robin game, the Braves played the shootout despite playing against all
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levels of peewee players including AA skaters. Kippen was perfect scoring on all of his attempts while competing under lots of pressure. The crowd in attendance was standing-room only. Zollinger won Top Goaltender in the Braves’ division and second overall among all of the Peewee B division teams in attendance. The relay race team of Jordan Evans, Tyler Babcock, Laura Grady, and Alex Leroux had a clear victory over all three B teams and lost in the second round, facing AA teams.
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The Eagle Has Landed…. in the Hall of Fame By Staff Writer
arry Gautier, better known as Larry “The Eagle” Edwards was inducted into the Akwesasne Lacrosse Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony held Nov 21, 2015. Larry is the former manager of CKON, The Akwesasne Mohawk Radio Station. He began play-by-
play for local lacrosse teams in 1991. Over the years he was the voice of The Akwesasne Thunder, Akwesasne Indians Senior ‘A’ and ‘B’ Teams, Akwesasne Indians Junior ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams, and the Salmon River High School Boys’ Lacrosse Team. In the winter, his voice could be heard over the airwaves calling Salmon River Boys’ and Girls’ Hockey, Akwesasne Wolves Jr ‘B’ Hockey,
Larry Gauthier has been inducted in the Akwesasne Lacrosse Hall of Photo Submitted Fame
Cornwall Colt’s Jr ‘A’ Hockey, and the Akwesasne Warriors of the FHL.
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Larry gave his listeners the next best thing to being at the arena. He was an enthusiastic announcer and proud of the teams he covered. His dedication could also be heard early the day after a game, as he was also the host of “The Eagle in the Morning Show”. Along with co-host Reen Cook, games were always recapped and discussed in detail.
A tribute to Larry can also be seen in the A’nowara’kowa Arena. The broadcast booth in the arena bears the name “The Eagles Nest” Larry mentions The Founder’s Cup, The President’s Cup, and calling the play-by-play of The Montreal Canadians’ Alumni vs The Akwesasne Selects as some of the highlights in his play-by-play career. Larry retired from CKON in March of 2014.
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don’t travel for competitions, but instead competitors shoot wo local 13-year olds, Alex at their local archery range and MacDonald and Hannah the scores are compiled and Rousseau, have developed a compared across the province. strong bond and rivalry over Hannah’s ﬁrst competition their shared love of archery. was a provincial tournament Hannah originally got into with the Ontario Association because she saw her dad of Archery this past December. shooting in their backyard, and Alex recently won gold in wanted to give it a shot. After another provincial tournament. just one lesson at South Nation Hannah’s favourite thing Archery, she enjoyed it so much that her dad bought her a bow about archery is her friendship and she started taking regular with Alex. “It’s fun and we push each other to be better,” lessons at SNA. says Hannah. “Each week, Alex ﬁrst got into archery at we’re excited to see our scores. about 8 years old when he ﬁrst Sometimes I beat him, and saw a group of archers on TV. sometimes he beats me.” They were offering free lessons, For Alex, it’s how it feels. “I and he decided to try it out. He loved it, and has been doing it love just feeling the power in my hands,” he says. ever since. By Jordan Todd
Both competed again, in an Both Hannah and Alex compete in the Cub division OAA tournament, during the for 12 to 14 year olds. They last two weeks of February.
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Neil Dixon: Going the Distance as a Referee By Jordan Todd
n a fateful day in 1985, Neil Dixon’s neighbour came over and asked if he was interested in going to a referee clinic in Cornwall the next day. With nothing planned, Dixon agreed. Little did he know that it would lead to a long and rewarding career. He’s ofﬁciated every year since. He began refereeing Novice and Atom games in Cornwall and South Stormont as a 15-year-old. As he grew older, he climbed the ranks and before long he was ofﬁciating Junior games. But, as life goes sometimes, says Dixon, children came into the picture and the Junior refereeing had to come to an end. “My wife was and continues to be very understanding with me being out of the house,” he says. “I continue to referee, but only one or twice a week.” He has some very fond memories of his days refereeing in Junior. The road trips and camaraderie between the guys was a highlight. It was a huge time commitment though.
Travel plus game time often made for 6-hour trips.
“The money was good and I had a lot of fun,” explains Dixon. “But it was a long way from home.” The Cornwall Bantam tournaments continue to be a highlight of his year. Over the years, he’s met Paul Coffey, Ray Bourque and Todd Harvey. Many assume refereeing is a stressful job, but for Dixon, it’s been a stress reliever. “No matter how difﬁcult of a day you have had, you get to forget your troubles for the time that you are on the ice,” he says. “There’s too much going on during a game to be able to think about your day.” He also implores people to be kinder to referees as well. It’s a fast game, with split second decision making. They strive to their best, but no one is perfect. They’re just people. “The abuse that is delivered from players, coaches and spectators has driven away many young ofﬁcials who had the potential to become great ofﬁcials.” Neil with his son Andrew
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Name: Oliver Doig Team: Bantam Cornwall Celtics Question: “What is the one thing I can do to help my team win games?” Answered By Tom Hughes Cornwall Celtics Coach. Answer: That’s a good question, because you would think the simple answer would be to score goals right? But actually, getting loose balls is more important than scoring goals, for everyone on the team. Every loose ball is like 2 goals; a goal that you can score (because you have the ball) and a goal that your opponent cannot score (because they don’t have the ball). So, all good lacrosse players know that “Loose Balls Win Games”. So work on being fearless when attacking a loose ball. Have the mentality that it is your ball and you want it now. That will help your team be in a position to win more games.
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presents... “Athletic’s + Academics = A Winning Combination Savanna Legue La Citadelle High School
Volleyball has been a part of Savanna Legue’s life since her arrival at École secondaire catholique La Citadelle in grade 7. Positive, determined, and talented, this young athlete is a deﬁnite key player to this year’s senior girls’ volleyball team. Currently in grade 12, she is a devoted and talented young athlete who is ready to share her knowledge of the game with newer players. Savanna is a model for her teammates, as she sets high goals for herself and works hard to achieve them. Also on the Cornwall’s Vikings Volleyball team and playing in the region’s 4-on-4 mixed league, Savanna’s passion for volleyball shines through. Altogether, Savanna’s academic and athletic successes have enabled her to be É.S.C. La Citadelle’s athlete of the month. Congratulations Savanna and keep up the great work!
Brittany Hum Holy Trinity High School Brittany Hum, grade 10, is a well-rounded student-athlete who successfully balances her academic and athletic pursuits. Brittany started her athletic career by playing soccer with the Glen Walter Minor Soccer program, and she now plays the midﬁeld position for the Seaway Valley Blazers travelling team. In addition, she plays centre for the Glengarry Highlanders hockey team. At the school level, she plays on the soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, and soccer teams; and has been part of EOSSAA Championships in soccer and volleyball. Brittany participates in activities outside of sports. She enjoys painting and has been taking art classes since age 10. She is also a youth leader at a summer camp at a youth centre. We are proud that Brittany has maintained high honour roll status in each of her semesters. Brittany is an excellent role model for all those she meets.
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Youri Gutknecht is a Gr. 10 Rothwell Osnabruck Lancer, who consistently achieves above average grades, to stay on the honour role. His favourite subjects are math & gym. Youri is an important player on the court, having proudly suited up on both the school basketball & volleyball teams for Gr. 9 & 10. He is also planning on wearing the Lancers’ colours for badminton and the track & ﬁeld team this spring! While Youri balances his academics and athletics at school, he is also is kept very busy working at home on the family farm.
Our featured student is Zoe Meunier, who is currently in grade 9 at L’Héritage. Zoe participates actively in a number of sports, including basketball, volley-ball, curling, and hockey. Zoe played on the senior girls’ basketball team this year and, while competing against girls two or three years older than her, made a signiﬁcant contribution to her team. Outside of school, Zoe is a successful hockey player. Besides being a dedicated athlete, Zoe is an exceptional student. She consistently achieves academic excellence. We are proud to call Zoe a Dragon as she truly embodies the qualities we strive to develop in our student-athletes.
Alex MacDonald & Hannah Rousseau Char-Lan District High School Alex MacDonald and Hannah Rousseau, grade 8 students at Char-Lan DHS, competed on January 30, 2015 at the South Nation Archery Club and won Gold in their Cub Compound Bow classes. Hannah scored 262 points out of 300 at a draw weight of 25 lbs. Hannah has only been competing in archery for 3 months and has only been an active archer for a year. Alex MacDonald scored 276 points out of 300 at a draw weight of 38 lbs. Alex has been competing for 2 years and has been involved in archery for 3 years. Both Hannah and Alex will be competing again in February and their goal is always to increase their consistency. Staff at Char-Lan DHS were recently trained in archery and are planning to introduce archery into their Phys. Ed. classes and as an after school activity.
Madison Needham St. Lawrence Secondary School When it comes to being the total package – Madison Needham is at the top of the list. Academics, athletics, leadership, volunteerism, this young lady goes above and beyond in all that she does. Madison is a grade 12 student at St. Lawrence Secondary School. She displays excellence i n in terms of academic achievement; consistently putting forth a high degree of care and effort and has been accepted to the prodigious Science School at the Ontario Science Centre for second semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Madison has always been involved in athletics; ﬁgure skating for Skate Canada and playing basketball and volleyball for SLHS teams. Last June, she was awarded St. Lawrence Secondary School’s Sportswoman of the Year. Perhaps the best way to sum up Madison’s achievement is to end with a quote from one of her teachers, “An amazing young woman with a bright future ahead of her… she makes others better, simply by working with them.”
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Paul Joncas Reﬂects On Old Teammates and Lasting Friendships By Derrick LoRusso
aul Joncas recently came across this old photo of himself and his team from a 1958 ODHA championship game. “I joined the team in 1954 at the tender age of 15,” he tells us.
Joncas says he and his team learned something valuable during his time playing. “I, and most of our players, learned the meaning of team work and respect for the people who organize and supervise sports in general,” he says. “We learned to accept our strengths and weaknesses while enjoying the greatest game on ice.” Joncas tells of his fondest memory during his playtime with the team. “My fondest memory would have to be the last
game of the ﬁnal series against Winchester, when, after playing against them with only 9 players, we defeated them anyway.” He says it was a hard fought game for him and his teammates. “We entered the series with a full team only to have all but 9 players disqualiﬁed due to irregularities in the players’ contracts. Some of us played both ways the whole game, alternating between forward and defence, to get the job done.”
Joncas ends with telling us some of his fellow teammates are no longer with us today, “I think back and look at this photo I provided you, and see that some of these players have passed away, that I will never forget,” he says. “It was one of the best times. Go JC Flyers.”
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en bantam teams competed in the 19th Annual Macdonnell Maclean Bantam Bonspiel held on Jan. 10. It was a funﬁlled day of competition, with three teams from our club welcoming our guests. A girls’ team from Navan won the Macdonell Maclean Bantam Cup. Once again we received many positive comments regarding our wonderful facility and ice conditions. The event generated a modest proﬁt which was donated to the youth program.
youth curlers qualiﬁed for the OCA Hit, Draw, and Tap Provincial Championship. Maverick Dupuis in the 6-8 year-old category and William O’Shea in the 1113 year-old category will compete in Brantford on Feb. 7. They will play on the Tankard Ice and meet some of the players. A third curler, Rohan Mullur in the 9-10 year-old group just missed qualifying.
Bantam age youth curler Nicholas Cleroux has been selected as a Junior Star at the Ottawa Brier. He will be going on the ice with the In other news, two of our players on March 6.
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Thunder Make Noise at Provincials By Todd Anderson
he Eastern Thunder are Ontario champions in juvenile girls’ broomball. The squad of locals defeated the Palmerston Terminators 1-0 in the championship game at the 2016 Ontario Broomball Association Junior Championships held in Barrie on February 12 to 14. The victory came in exciting fashion, as after a scoreless regulation, the Thunder prevailed in double overtime. It was especially sweet considering the Thunder fended off three short-handed situations during regulation. Caitlin Clouthier was the eventual hero, as she found the back of the net, tipping home a point shot from Captain Gracin MacMillan. It was a nail-biting extra-session as the Thunder failed to capitalize on earlier chances, resulting in a hit post and another back-door passing play that just failed. The Thunder played a very impressive defensive game throughout the event, failing to give up a single goal. Stefanie Gorman was the recipient of clean sheets during all four games. “I think honourable mention is deserved to our goalie Steff, who made some key saves on mad scrambles and penalty kills,” said Coach Carolyn MacMillan. “I was also impressed with our solid defence that blocked shots and stopped the opponent with some heavy hits. Our
The Eastern Thunder Juvenile girls’ broomball team captured the gold medal at the Ontario Provincial Championships, February 14 in Barrie. Pictured front from left are: Dallas MacMillan, Stefanie Gorman, Caitlin Cloutier, Maddie Leavitt, Amber Cloutier, Jaime Burnett, and Gracin MacMillan. Back row: Assistant Coach Carolyn MacMillan, Josée Lauzon, Sabrina Leroux, Jasmine Namagoose, Chantal Puenter, Blaire Burnett, Brianna Wolfe, Sarrah Christianson, KerryAnne Muir, and Head Coach Todd Cloutier. Absent from Photo submitted Carolyn MacMillan photo are Lily Moran and Trainer Ruth Brown.
forwards used their speed to gain the prevailed 2-0. Jasmine Namagoose zone to set up scoring chances. They opened the scoring of the game with all played great.” a blast from the hash marks hitting the top corner of the Twisted Sisters’ The Thunder started the tournament goal. Wolfe picked up an assist on off on February 12 with a 1-0 victory the play. The win was capped off over the Windsor Devils. On the when Blaire Burnett scored from just winning goal, Brianna Wolfe out-ran outside of the opposing blue line after her opponent and made a one-handed Mildmay pulled their goaltender for pass to Amber Cloutier who was able an extra attacker late in the game. to notch the only tally of the match. Josee Lauzon also picked up an assist In their third game, the Thunder on the play. faced off for the ﬁrst time during the weekend against eventual Next up for the Thunder was a ﬁnalist Palmerston. Gracin meeting with Mildmay Twisted MacMillan opened the scoring in Sisters on February 13. The Thunder
impressive fashion, deking the entire Terminators’ line while her Thunder teammates were making a line change. She ﬁnished the rush with a goal, blocker side. Assistant Captain Sarrah Christianson found the back of the net on the power-play to give her squad a 2-0 lead and Chantal Puenter capped the scoring after a nice onetimer goal fed from Jaime Burnett. “Overall every player put forth their best effort every shift, every game,” said MacMillan. “It was the best I have seen these girls play this year. Total team effort.”
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A Coach, a Dad, and a Christian Seguin’s 2016 Very Fine Line to Walk. Youth Olympics Experience That must get hard on the head By Molly Kett after a while. I can see my son is ot sure that in the 12 years nodding in agreement, where ever ocal physiotherapist Christian I have been associated with he is. Seguin spent most of February in Lillehammer, Norway treating my son’s sports if I have been a This will probably be the last athletes at the 2016 Youth Olympics. help or a hindrance. Don’t ask him! I may not like the answer. It year I coach my son in any sport Seguin says it was a great learning has been an incredible time and and I am sure that is a relief to experience. “It was very nurturing, very much I would not trade it for anything. him, but I hope not. I hope he looks back and is glad his dad a learning experience and a very All that time together in cars enriching experience in terms of took the time to do his best as bonding, at least that’s the way I remember it. Now that I think of a coach and to be a part of his basically just being able to be there; it was a good level of games and it. I do remember seeing him with youth the best way I knew how; the athletes were not just focused headphones on a lot or playing on by being there. My head is full of on the games but focused very the iPad. Oh well, I am pretty sure great memories of tournaments in much on learning and that’s what it Toronto, Rochester, Jay Peak in was all about,” says Seguin. “The we had fun. the winter, Burlington Vermont in I know that I have tried to the spring, Maine in the summer, educational process was as important as the games, simply to be able to separate coaching and being Dad and the odd game that we won. expose them to training practices, the best I could and to not bring it Memories of great kids that I have fair play, drug free training, and drug home from the ball ﬁeld, the gym, gotten to know and that my son free performance.” or the hockey rink. I also know has become lifelong friends with. Seguin says fair play is relating that I was not very good at doing I hope that is what my son takes to the effects of gambling on some it sometimes. You want to be the from all of it, memories. Forget sports, and how clean sports will have coach, but he does not always see about the win-loss, remember the a long beneﬁt for athletes. The games you that way and when you want night in Lake Placid the team went had stations dedicated to teaching the to be the dad he sometimes doesn’t bowling, the times at the beach in athletes proper training practices, really want that either. Worst Portland Maine, the wave pool, including skills that were signiﬁcant of all are the moments when he and don’t forget the night in the outside of each athlete’s realm of needs his dad but you have to be hospital waiting room ( is it broken expertise. Seguin says this program was rewarding for the athletes. the coach. You have to treat him or not?). “Throughout the experience there the same as every other player. I So even though it was a ﬁ ne would be different sport ambassadors have to let the players know that I am fair. He is just like every other line to walk, it was one of the best that would come,” says Seguin. player I say to myself behind the walks I have ever taken. So thank “One of the big names was Lindsay Vaughn, who is an American downhill bench or at practice. That’s the you to my son for all his patience skier and multi-medalist, and there ﬁne line. It must be so frustrating and his understanding when the would be people in every discipline at times for him. I am sure he sees old man went off on a rant, thank so that the athletes could be exposed it the other way. I am hard on him you to him for all the special to what it’s like and they could ask and the other guys get away with moments we shared because of his the questions. It was an open forum everything. He may be right; we hard work, thank you to him for so that they would be exposed to being a leader when I needed him experience in that sense” are always hardest on our own. to be one, and mostly, thank you to During the games, Seguin found Who can blame him, right? If my son for being him. that the athletes would be involved in I am not telling him how and what learning how to use resources such as What a walk! to do on the ice, then I am telling medicine, physiotherapy, nutrition, him how and what to do at home. Coach Dad or training practices properly, in By Staff Writer
order to be in peak shape for precompetition and focus during. There were also some stations offered to teach athletes how to relax and to focus. “It was touching on every sphere of game preparation, it was really good,” says Seguin. Seguin found the entire experience equally as enriching for him as it was the athletes. “Being in Cornwall, it doesn’t allow me to be exposed regularly to sports such as skeleton, bobsleigh, luge, biathlon, competitive levels of cross-country ski, downhill ski, slalom. These sports are not as exposed here and I was able to be with the team, be part of the team, and as much as I would teach them to use physiotherapy resources and be ready and to do proper game preparation, at the same time I would learn as much on their sport,” says Seguin. “For me it was as much a learning experience as it was a giving experience.” Initially, Seguin was preparing the athletes and taking care of their previous injuries, to get them into their best shape possible. During the games, Seguin did treat a few acute injuries, sprains, strains, concussions, and so on. Injuries incurred were more often expected for certain sports. Fortunately they didn’t have to deal with any major injuries. Seguin enjoyed his time immensely, particularly being able to run the clinic in the evening and get to know the different athletes participating. “To be able to exchange on their day and their accomplishments, as well as their failures or challenges and to be able to share and see what learning would come out of it, that was deﬁnitely my ﬁrst favourite part,” says Seguin. “Norway was a Continued on page 35
NGS Atom B Braves Win in Rockland
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he NGS Atom B Braves captured the A championship in Rockland on February 15, defeating the St. Isidore Eagles 3-1 in the ﬁnal. Contributions from the entire line-up led the team to success. Noah Ault sealed the championship when he scored into an empty net, with 23 seconds left in the ﬁnal game, on February 15. It was Ault’s third point of the match as he also scored in the ﬁrst period and picked up an assist on Aaron Paul’s second-period tally. Nicholas Rolland also drew an assist on the Paul goal. After allowing the Eagles to score just 37 seconds into the game, goaltender Hayden Begin was ﬂawless the rest of the way for NGS. “We got scoring from a lot of different players, not just the secondyear players,” said Head Coach Tony Mekker of the six tournament games. “The grinders like Owen Mekker, Nicholas Rolland, and Aaron Paul all contributed. They added a lot of offence, which was nice to see. It was a real good effort from each and every player from defence, to forwards ... and goaltending as well. A solid team win.” To reach the ﬁnal, NGS skated past the Gladiateurs d’Aylmer 4-1 in the semi-ﬁnals. After scoring a pair of goals in each of the ﬁrst two periods, the NGS defence shutdown the Gladiateurs in the third to preserve the win. Ault, Zayne Rutley, Paul, and Rolland scored for the winners; Hamish Nowry, with two, Owen Mekker and Mason Mekker picked up assists. In the quarter-ﬁnals, the Braves rolled past the Nepean Raiders by a 6-1 score. Rolland and Ault paced the offence with two goals each while Nowry and Owen Mekker contributed singles. Rutley handed out two assists and Rutley and Mason Mekker each had one. Nepean scored with under two minutes remaining to spoil Begin’s shutout. The tournament started off in
The NGS Atom B Braves captured the A championship at a tournament in Rockland on February 15. Pictured in front is Hayden Begin. Second row from left: Kyle Linnett, Aaron Paul, Zayne Rutley, Nicholas Rolland, and Noah Ault. Third row: Mason Mekker, Owen Mekker, Makayla Molinaro, Dana Molinaro, and Hamish Nowry. Back row: Assistant Coach Brian Nowry, Assistant Coach Steve Rolland, Head Coach Tony Mekker Submitted photo: Shelley Mekker and Trainer Patty Nowry.
perfect fashion on February 14 for Begin and his teammates, when they defeated Perth B1 8-0. Ault led the way with three goals and an assist; Rolland scored twice and Paul, Nowry, and Owen Mekker rounded out the scoring for NGS. Makayla Molinaro, Rutley, Mason Mekker, and Paul also picked up assists.
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In their second game on February 14, the Braves had another close battle with St. Isidore and prevailed 3-2 this time around. Owen Mekker scored the game-winner in the ﬁnal minute of play. Ault and Rolland had the other NGS goals in the win. All three tallies came unassisted. In their ﬁnal round-robin game on February 15, the Braves faced Quebec’s West Island Kings. Begin was ﬂawless once again in a 6-0 victory. In the six games at the tournament, Begin only allowed ﬁve goals. Ault had another strong game against West Island with three goals and two assists. Rolland, Rutley, and Nowry had the other NGS goals. Assists went to Kyle Linnett and Makaylo Molinaro.
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Owen Corput Novice A
Owen Corput plays as a forward for the Seaway Valley Novice team. This is his ﬁrst year with the Rapids – last year, Owen played for his home association on the CharLan Novice C team. Owen is a bulldog on the ice: he skates with power, he ﬁghts for the puck in the corners, and he backchecks with tenacity. Owen’s favourite NHL team is the Montreal Canadiens and he is a big fan of Dale Weise. He enjoys going to watch the Habs play live with his friends. Owen’s favourite colour is green and he loves to eat ribs. When he grows up, Owen would like to be a police ofﬁcer.
Brayden Bowen Minor Peewee AA
B r a y d e n Bowen was chosen as this month’s hustler. Brayden plays centre for the Seaway Valley Rapids Minor Peewee. Brayden is a skilled, hard working twoway player. He is hard on the puck and his opponents. Brayden gives a good effort, not only during games, but at practices too!! Brayden is someone his teammates can count on every game to bring it!! His favourite hockey team is the Chicago Blackhawks and his favourite player is Steven Stamkos. !!Way to go Brayden!!!
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Carter is 9 years old and lives in Akwesasne. He is enjoying his second season a s a member of the Seaway Valley Rapids. His favourite team is the Pittsburgh Penguins and his favourite player is Sidney Crosby. He tries to pattern his game after Marc Andre Fleury and Carey Price. Carter’s pre-game routine includes drinking coffee to help him get up for games. His favourite post-game meal is St Hubert’s Poutine.
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Thomas is in his 2nd year patrolling the blue line for S e a w a y Valley Rapids. He is a great athlete; his drive and determination are what stand out as his biggest qualities. He is a great skater, and works hard to protect his goalies from the opposing team. Thomas approaches practice like a game which has helped him improve tremendously. He is a pleasure to coach!
This month’s hustler is Chad Cayer. He plays every game with determination and 110% effort. He is dedicated to his team and a leader on and off the ice. He listens to his coaches and executes their game plan effortlessly. He is a player his who is well liked by his teammates and his coaches. Chad is an experienced defenceman who battles for the puck, ties up opposing players, protects the zone, and sets up many plays. He has great ice sense. He knows when to go with the puck, can ﬁnd an open player and put the puck on their stick, and he owns the blue line. A Gr.9 student at La Citadelle, Chad is very athletic and excels at hockey and football. He enjoys playing school sports, mainly basketball and volleyball. When he has free time he enjoys ﬁshing and playing his guitar.
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This month’s Hustler for the Major Peewee AA Rapids is Ethan Sauve. This is Ethan’s ﬁrst year playing A A hockey. Ethan was one of 6 goalies vying for a spot at tryouts and he battled hard to earn one of the net minding jobs. He covers a lot of net and puts forth his best effort every time he is out on the ice. His teammates can count on him as he consistently makes big saves in key moments. Ethan always comes to the rink with a great attitude. Here’s wishing “Big E” all the best moving forward on his hockey journey!
A product of the Cornwall Minor Hockey program but residing in Akwesasne, A l e x a n d e r ’s big stature has brought another dimension to the defensive core. A new player brought in to the Seaway program, Alex, known as Oaksy….is the joker of the group… someone you can hear a mile away and who will always bring a smile to the rink. Known as well for his shirt and bow tie, the boys enjoy his company and easy-going attitude. His background in lacrosse has brought him skills that make him a competitor…long reach, solid body checker! It’s been a joy to have Alexander on the team this year…a real contribution…hoping to see him for the next few years…
Speed, agility, toughness, and a compete level that is the standard for our team. Evan has great stick handling abilities and he does it all at full speed. Evan has been one of 6 players this year to compete in all 30 games. Mr. Doherty is a very physical hockey player and for him to play all 30 games this season with that style of play is a credit to his off-ice preparation and training. Evan shows up for every game and every practice ready to learn and in some cases ready to teach. Evan has also played 8 games with the Midget AAA team this season, as their ﬁrst call up player. He has been a pleasure to coach, but more importantly he has been a pleasure to get to know. Thank you for your commitment and hard work.
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Ellery Maloney Remembers Long Time Friend & Local Hockey Star Pete Piquette “We both played hockey, we were both goaltenders on separate teams. We’ve been such close friends since our early teens,” says Maloney. “We were in each other’s wedding parties as well.”
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llery Maloney, recently spoke with Sports Energy News to remember his friend Pete Piquette. Piquette was a local hockey goaltender in the 1940’s and 50’s who saw great success in his hockey career, landing him a spot in the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame. Maloney says he’s known Pete and his wife Betty for most of his life.
Pete Piquette was an exceptional good goaltender and he started his junior hockey with the Cornwall Community Sports Club. Piquette was soon called to play with the Oshawa Generals Jr. A team in the OHA, (Currently OHL). Maloney recalls one of the highlights of Piquette’s time with the Generals was his encounter with George Armstrong, an All-Star player with the Toronto Maple Leafs. “That year (George Armstrong) was the most valuable player,” says Maloney. “He only beat Pete out by one point to become the most valuable player. So he (Piquette) had a great career with the Oshawa Generals.” After his time with the Generals,
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Piquette went on to play in the International Hockey League in the United States, for Milwaukee. He played with Milwaukee for two seasons, in the 1948-49 season and the 1949-50 season. After his twoyear stint in Milwaukee, he came back to Cornwall and he played with the team called the Cornwall Falcons. “He’s in the Cornwall Hall of Fame because he excelled and did really well in hockey as a goaltender,” says Maloney. “He also played lacrosse!”
Maloney says Piquette may not have been the tallest hockey player, but that didn’t stunt his talent. “He was a sort of a shy individual; he wasn’t that big, nowhere near the goaltenders that you see today,” says Maloney. “Today, if you watch hockey, the goaltenders they’re so tall and they play on their knees. Pete wasn’t that tall but he was very agile.”
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In terms of fond memories of Maloney’s time with Pete, he has many. One memory stood out in Maloney’s mind, though. The two friends used to play jokes on each other.
“We were out horseback riding, the ﬁrst time Pete had ever been on a horse,” Piquette laughs. “We were sort of riding and we went under a tree branch, I think I pushed the branch back out of my way and then I let it go and he was following me, so you can assume that the branch ﬂew back and hit Pete, I don’t know if in the face but in the body somewhere!” Piquette wasn’t just a phenomenal athlete, but a phenomenal friend, too. “He was a real great guy, just wonderful and liked by everyone,” says Maloney. “He had a great hockey career, on today’s standards he’d be playing in the National Hockey League. He was just a good all around athlete.”
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Jenson White Jenson White is a forward for the Novice A Seaway Valley Rapids. He is a determined player who moves the puck effectively. Jenson works hard to continuously sharpen his game-play, often taking part in drop-in skills sessions and attending Stick and Puck on almost a weekly basis. Currently, his 15 points, in 16 games played, is a testament to his consistency and dedication! Jenson explains that what he loves about hockey are all of the friends he has met, as well as the fast pace of the game. Last year, Jenson played for the Kumon Blue team in the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association; his team captured ﬁrst place and he earned the title for total points A Gr. 3 student at Rose des Vents, Jenson hopes to be an NHL player when he grows up.
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Knee Braces: Generic vs Custom
Dr. Kylie Draper BMSc, DipAc, DC of Cornwall Spine Care Plus
eciding when a custommade knee brace is needed and when a generic off-theshelf brace will sufﬁce is often a decision made between you and your health care provider. Equipping yourself with some basic background information on the two types of braces can deﬁnitely aid in the decision process.
The 5 Types of Knee Braces
Unloader Braces: these braces ofﬂoad stress or take pressure off of certain areas of the knee. Unloader braces are usually prescribed for people who have inner knee (medial compartment) osteoarthritis. These braces are customdesigned and made of molded plastic, steel, and foam to encourage the knee to bend away from the painful /arthritic area. They can be helpful for people who are waiting to have knee replacement surgery.
are used after a knee injury and provide support while the knee injury is healing. They are either custom made or generic depending on the type of injury you have. There are functional knee braces to treat MCL, ACL, PCL, LCL, and combination of these ligamentous injuries. A functional brace is designed to redistribute forces and support the affected injured ligament. Rehabilitative Braces: these braces are designed to limit movement of the knee while it is healing after an injury or surgery. They can protect injured ligaments and control knee movement during rehabilitation for an injured ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, or meniscus. Rehabilitative braces typically consist of foam liners that surround the calf, thigh, and knee, along with fulllength rigid bars on both sides with hinges at the knee that are adjustable. These braces are generic and usually do not need to be custom made. Prophylactic Braces: These braces are designed to protect the knee from damage (or reinjury) that can occur during contact sports such as football, basketball, and hockey. These braces are typically made of constructed bars, hinges and adhesive tapes and are either custom made or generic depending on the type of injury you have.
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technically not a knee brace, a knee sleeve is the most common type of knee support worn by the average athlete and more casual exerciser, including tennis players, joggers, and walkers. They provide compression around the knee joint and some knee stability. Knee sleeves are typically made of material such as neoprene, drytex, or Polartec and are the least expensive type of knee support. Although you can buy knee sleeves off the shelf at your local pharmacy, you should still check with your doctor before using one.
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At Cornwall Spine Care Plus our custom ﬁt braces are unique to each patient. They are ﬁtted based on a series of joint measurements, biomechanical and orthopedic assessment, and a thorough history of your injury and desired activity level. At Cornwall Spine Care Plus we do so much more than ﬁt and sell you a brace. Each person is taken in as a patient and is given advice on treatment and proper rehabilitation of their injured joint to help enhance the effects Who Can Beneﬁt from of the custom knee brace. We a Custom Knee Brace? make it our goal to get you back Let’s keep it simple. The three to functioning at 100%. most common populations to be The Steps Needed ﬁtted for a custom knee brace to Obtain a Custom are: • Previously active people with repetitive joint space injury or those with early onset degenerative change (arthritis) who would like to get back to doing more activity and enhance their quality of life.
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Cornwall Local Tony Prevost Says If You Want to Relax, Fishing is the Way to Go Prevost.
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ony Prevost, born and raised in Cornwall, has always had a passion for outdoor activities and sports. One of his favourite outdoor activities, ﬁshing, he’s been doing for over 45 years. For Prevost, ﬁshing is his time to unwind and relax. “It’s my quiet time. It’s hard to explain. Some people like to go out and party and go to special events, I like to go ﬁshing,” says Prevost. “It just gives you that calmness and piece of mind out there.” Prevost’s earliest ﬁshing memory dates back well before he was ten. “I can remember, especially around the springtime, it was an avid thing out here in this area. Families would all go down to the river banks and ﬁsh for perch,” says Prevost. “It was a good sign of spring. I can remember there were different families; your cousins would end up meeting you there and your aunts and uncles would go out for a ﬁshing day. In some cases, especially down around the Williamstown area, down by the old bridges, I really remember that, or going to Long Sault and having seen just hundreds of people lined up just ﬁshing for the day.” He says those days spent ﬁshing were the days he really began to enjoy it. “That’s when you really got hooked on it. You know, the sign of spring was the sign of when ﬁshing season would start and you knew summer was coming,” recalls
When it comes to his favourite memory, Prevost ﬁnds it tough to narrow it down after so many years of enjoying the sport. “I’ve had so many, especially with the grandkids now,” says Prevost. “One of the most memorable ﬁshing trips I’ve done was in the Gulf of Mexico. My brother-in-law, we both went out and we got a world record barracuda out there. It was a very exciting day. A 60-inch, 80-pound barracuda was unheard of in that area. We did have quite a bit of them in the boat that day but that one, it’s one of those situations where everyone gets a turn in the boat when you’re ﬁshing down there and it was supposed to be my turn, but I ended up going to the washroom and said, ‘you take my turn Andy,’ and he got the luck on it and it’s sitting here on my wall. “Though one of his most memorable catches happened in Mexico, he still says his favourite place to ﬁsh is the ﬂats in the Lancaster area. The relaxation and the beauty of the water is enough. “I’m on the water at 4 to 4:30 in the morning, trying to trap my minnows for my day of ﬁshing and just to sit down there and watch the sun come up, that’s an unbelievable feeling,” says Prevost. As an avid ﬁsher, Prevost guarantees ﬁshing will take a lot of frustrations out of your daily routine. “It’s like I tell my grandkids, you have to come out and you have to watch the water and just relax. If you come out and relax and just put
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my grandkids, because little kids have a hard time not being ﬁdgety especially in a boat. So being on the water you teach them how to relax and the more relaxed they get the more fun they have.”
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Donna Magher Talks Multisport By Molly Kett
ixty-ﬁve-year-old Donna Magher has been passionate about physical activity for quite some time. Initially from Quebec City, Magher, now living in the Cornwall area, is a member of the Cornwall Multisport Club and has been for the past six years. “Of all my friends I was always very involved in some activity or another,” says Magher. Her athletic history, though, started when she had her ﬁrst job in Montreal. First thing after securing her job, Magher joined the local YMCA and YWCA. This enabled her, over time, to participate in activities such as ﬁtness classes, judo, karate, tennis, and playing racquetball regularly. She started to run with the group from the Y, while her sister and the fellow members of the dream team (a group in Montreal) helped keep her motivated. After Magher had her son, though, her running and athletics began to wane. “I ran around for his hockey and soccer and sort of forgot about it; well not forgot about it, just didn’t think about it. I didn’t have the time for it and all this time I always taught, so I was busy,” says Magher. Magher’s teacher friend, Julia, helped her get back into the sporting world. Along with Julia and a group of teachers, Magher completed the Ottawa Half Marathon. At this marathon, Magher met the Raisin River Ramblers and has been running happily with them ever
Magher has completed many races and half marathons including the Quebec City Half Marathon, the Montreal Oasis, the York Maine, the Corning Wine Glass Marathon, and more. At this point, Donna signed up for a triathlon on the recommendation of her running friend Susan. Her next step was to become a member of the Cornwall Multisport Club. Magher says joining the club was a great choice, as it presented her with opportunities to meet and train with other athletes with similar goals. She has since completed many triathlons, but her favourite remains the Cornwall Tri. “The Cornwall Multisport Club is a true gem, an asset to Cornwall, and a great club. It provides a friendly environment to people of all ages and abilities to meet and enjoy activities together,” says Magher. “The clubs activity satisﬁes the competitive athlete who wants a lot of challenge as well as the leisurely athlete who is participating just for fun.” Magher says she especially loves the open water swim. “That’s probably the ﬁrst thing that when I joined the multi sport I joined it because that was one of the things I wanted to do, I never swam in the river and actually I didn’t swim that much period, but I joined the masters and as a result was able to do that,” says Magher. “I’ve got to know so many people in Cornwall I otherwise would never have met. Multisport is like a stepping-stone. Starting one thing led to another.” Donna Magher chasing the ﬁnish line.
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Seaway Valley Rapids Major Atom AA Lock Down 6th Place By Johanne Sullivan
ith two games remaining in the regular season, the Seaway Valley Rapids Major Atom AA team was looking to move up in the standings—a big hurdle was overtaking the ﬁfth-ranked Ottawa Sting. The Rapids had to face them on Thursday, February 4th in a game sponsored by Mulders Welding. Unfortunately for the Rapids, the Sting was not willing to let go of its standing. The Sting opened in the scoring with one point, but extended its lead in the second period with another
2 points. It wasn’t until the third period that the Rapids got on the scoreboard when the three Ms put it in. Captain Carson Martin put it away after chasing the loose puck, after Assistant Captain Marco McCarthy and Ethan Montroy knocked it out of their defensive end. The Sting quickly struck back and maintained its 3-point lead. The Rapids were unable to convert on a 5-3 or numerous power plays. The ﬁnal score was 6-1.
Ottawa Valley Aces. For this game, the Rapids were looking to win and a move to sixth place. After travelling a little over three hours on Saturday afternoon, the boys were able to shake off any lingering car sickness. The Rapids got the scoring underway in the ﬁrst period when Jett Jock scored unassisted. It was followed later in the same stanza by Antoine Lafrance with an assist from Ben Pilon. The score was 2-0 going into the third. About halfway through the third, For the last game of the Assistant Captain Jonah Ashby season, the Rapids had to travel got an unassisted goal, but the to Beachburg to face the Upper Aces ﬁnally got on the scoreboard
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less than minute later. The Aces were able to convert on a power play. Less than a minute later, the Aces were again able to score making it 3-2. With ﬁve minutes remaining to play, the Rapids were able to put the game away when Montroy and McCarthy connected for the ﬁnal goal of the regular season. The Rapids were able to ﬁnish the season in sixth place. The team now moves on the playoffs and will face the third-ranked Cumberland Grads. The ﬁrst game takes place Thursday, February 11th with a home game Saturday, February 13th at the Benson Centre.
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Ladies’ Invitational Bonspiel Devils Claim Bronze Submitted Article
On the ice Anne Shulman’s Utica, NY team took top honours in the A division. Other out-of-town teams also did very well with teams from Rideau, Ottawa, Russell and Richmond winning the A Consolation, B division, C division and D division respectfully.
he 2016 Ladies’ Invitational was held on the weekend of February 5-7. Twenty-four teams competed in this year’s event, once again showing how popular this event is in Eastern Ontario. Bonspiel sponsor Hunt Commercial Insurance provided a great Once again, our club’s prize table and Saturday night’s “Ugly Dress” theme organizers and volunteers made for a great evening of did a marvellous job hosting food, fun and refreshments. this event.
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nother local team claimed a medal in the juvenile girls’ division when the Seaway Valley Devils ﬁnished the event as bronze medal winners, after a record of 3-2. The Devils defeated the Blyth Typhoons 3-0; the Windsor Devils 3-0; and the Mildmay Twisted Sisters 2-0. The Palmerston Terminators defeated Seaway 1-0 to claim silver and also edged Seaway Valley by the same 1-0 score in their ﬁrst meeting during roundrobin play. Seaway Valley was
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ookie of the month is Payton Bell. She is new to lacrosse this year and loving it. She has played soccer and does horseback riding. She is encouraged to continue playing lacrosse because she sees other girls playing it and is making new friends. Payton always has a great big smile on her face and is a pleasure to coach. She is attentive and always willing to try the things her coaches ask of her. Payton especially likes scoring on the nets.
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