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t’s never too late to go back to something you love. Just ask 43-year-old Joel Seguin, a Cornwall resident who, after a 20year hiatus, decided it was time to get back on his dirt bike. He was introduced to dirt biking as a kid, and developed a passion for it quickly.

“My father bought me my first bike back in the day,” says Seguin. “I rode them and upgraded dirt bikes as the years went on, up until about the age of 20. Then, you know, life gets busy, schooling and jobs, and I just got back on the dirt bikes about two years ago.”

The impetus for his renewed interest in the sport was him and his friends finding some tracks nearby. He even entered his first actual race this past fall.

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“It was my very first time, so I joined as a beginner,” he says. “Out of, I think 56 bikes in our class, I came in 13th. Most of the “It was last summer, we got wind guys in the beginner class are a of a track in Franklin, Quebec,” he lot younger too, but I kept up with explains of his decision to get into them.” actually racing. “So we decided to There are a couple more tracks pay it a visit and find out where not too far from Cornwall that it was. It’s only about an hour they’ll be visiting this year. It’s away, and it’s a groomed track safe to say that Seguin’s caught open 5 days a week, just like a real the dirt bike bug once again. Supercross track.” “When you’re on the bike, you Once Seguin and his buddies got a taste of that, none of them kind of lose track of everything Joel Seguin has renewed wanted to ride the trails around around you,” he says. “There’s no his passion for Dirt Biking. Cornwall. Regular trips out there worries. You’re on the track and Photo by Richard Seguin eventually became him wanting to you feel free.” Photographie

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The Games Are Over, the Memories Live on: Talking Hockey with Scot Marlin

national anthems was pretty special.” His close second favourite memory, was winning the Bantam tournament in Cornwall in 1975. Marlin recalls upsetting some pretty good teams in the process. After Junior A, Marlin played His favourite hockey memory is playing the Russian National Midget one year of Senior in Cornwall team in 1977. “The civic complex with the Flyers. He was offered an was sold out and the rink was opportunity to play pro in Scotland, rocking. The Cold War was still on but decided it was time to pursue a and Canada had just experienced the business career. Today, Marlin plays in a men’s 1972 and 1976 professional series,” says Marlin. “We were beaten pretty league in Fort Meyers, Florida. He badly, but to experience the game just started playing again, after a and the Canadian and Soviet Union twelve year break. in the late 1970’s. It’s much faster today. Back then it was much more physical, in terms of clutching, grabbing, and fighting. On a personal note, being named to the all-star team in Ottawa was great,” says Marlin.

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ifty-four-year-old Scot Marlin is the Regional Vice President for ThyssenKrupp Materials, North America. Now, Marlin lives in Cincinnati, Ohio spending his summers in Naples, Florida. Marlin has lived in the United States since 1984; however, Marlin’s hockey roots are based in Cornwall. His earliest hockey memories all reside in the Cornwall rinks. “Playing ice hockey on the outdoor rinks and ball hockey on the streets for hours at a time; it was never too cold to quit. I grew up a block away from the Bob Turner Memorial Centre; great memories from that rink as well,” says Marlin. “Growing up, there were many great Cornwall players to watch. I watched and admired many, including Dave Ezard, Mike Conway, John Markell, and Mike Piquette, Brian Fontaine, Mort Belmore, and Al Wagar to name a few local guys.” Marlin’s entire minor hockey career was played in Cornwall. “I played on the local travel teams from Atom through Midget. In those days, the travel teams in Cornwall all had their own team names, which is different from today. Now I think all of the Cornwall travel teams go by the Colts,” says Marlin. Marlin has fond memories of his father coaching his teams in Cornwall. “My dad was the team manager for all of the minor hockey years. He was on the phone constantly trying to get games for us. One year we played 96 games. I played with some really good teams and some really good players. Alain Chevrier was one of our goalies. He went on to have a successful college and NHL career,” says Marlin. “We were fortunate to travel all over Ontario, Quebec, and much of the northeastern U.S. We

also hosted many teams from these same areas. When we travelled to cities for overnight or weekend trips we always were billeted by the host families. We did the same in return. Meeting and hosting players from other provinces, states, and countries is something you never forget.” Marlin says Cornwall was a great place to learn the game. “The city’s recreation director, when I was growing up, was Si Miller. He practically lived at the rinks in town. He was a strong advocate for youth sports and I’ll bet the kids don’t get the freedom with the city’s facilities that we did. He was great,” recalls Marlin. As Marlin got better at the game, he moved up to play Junior A. He played one year of Junior A in Brockville and two in Ottawa. Marlin recalls Charlie Henry, one of his best coaches, next to his dad of course, during his time playing in Ottawa. His years playing Junior A brought many great memories. “I played with some great teammates, and that’s what it is all about. Hockey was different back

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St. Lawrence Secondary School Saints Play a Great Season and Are Looking Forward to Next Year By Molly Kett


t. Lawrence Secondary School’s basketball season just came to an end, and a fairly successful end at that. Coached by Jamie Carr, the team unfortunately lost in the quarterfinals of the Ontario Championships, but they ended their season with 33 wins and 8 losses. They were also 11-0 in league play and won the local championship (SDG), as well as the Eastern Ontario Championship (EOSSAA). Carr says the team’s dislike for losing fuelled their energy for consistent wins. “The team hated losing. They worked hard at practice to prepare for each game,” says Carr. “One of our keys to success was our tough defence, which is a sign of a hardworking team. If they lost, they came back and worked harder the next day at practice.” The team won the SDG championships by going 9-0 during the regular season and 2-0 in the

playoffs. However, Carr says the team didn’t have their best game at the provincials. “We lost our opening game in overtime, which was a tough loss. That loss made our path to ultimate success much harder,” says Carr. “As they did all year, they bounced back with a great effort in the next game, defeating the fifth ranked team to move on to the quarter-finals. We were defeated in the quarter-finals by the number four seed Central Toronto.” Carr says the team’s success came from having a very skilled group of players that worked extremely hard. “We played over 40 games and practised about the same amount of times. Each practice they worked hard and got better,” says Carr. “Their dedication is definitely one of the keys to our success.”

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can improve on is our attention to details. At the provincial level all the teams are good and we found out that little mistakes are the difference between winning and losing,” says Carr. “If we can eliminate a few of Although they had a successful those mistakes we can continue to season, Carr says there is more to improve.” improve on. He is already looking Other than continuous attention ahead to next year and what the team can do better. “One thing we to detail, Carr thinks the team

functioned well together, and is ready for a bigger win next season. “I think we continue to do what we have been doing. Last year we were second at EOSSAA and were eliminated from OFSAA prior to the quarterfinals and went on to win the consolation side. This year we won EOSSAA and made it to the quarter-finals,” says Carr. “Hopefully next year we can make another step forward.”

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second periods, respectively. CharLan took the lead just over a minute into the third as Seguin notched his second of the game. That’s when the Braves went to work. Alex Leroux scored just 35 seconds after the Rebels go-ahead goal to tie the game and spark a flurry of three more NGS goals to close out the game and championship. Devon Elliott, Nowry, and Jordan Evans rounded out the scoring. Yannick Vaillancourt had four assists in the game with Nowry and Tyler Babcock collecting one each. “Our players were spoiled with a great coaching staff including Kevin Lalonde, Paul Jackson, Mark Evans, and Steve Tait as my assistants along with my trainer Patty Nowry,” said Grady. “Of course the most important position with the least amount of recognition is our team manager Sarah Grady. We had a great season with great kids and wonderful parents. I will be comparing this team for years to come. It’s sad to see it come to an end. It was a great ride.”

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he NGS Peewee B House NGS Braves have reason to celebrate after completing a season sweep in their Lower-St. Lawrence division. The Braves captured both the regular season and playoff championships. The regular season crown was obtained when the squad skated to a record of 20-2-2. “Our team was built from the net out,” said Head Coach John Grady. “We had great goaltending all year that kept us in every game. Our defence was very aggressive, mobile, and suffocating, always making a good breakout pass. Our forwards were highly-skilled, explosive, and dynamic with quickstrike offence. Each and every one of our players played an unselfish style with lots of passing and we were the most disciplined team with the least penalties in the league.” In the playoffs, the Braves pulled through the round-robin portion with three victories and a draw to reach the finals versus the Char-Lan Rebels. After skating to a 3-0 victory

Pictured front from left are: Ethan Logtens, Tyler Babcock, Innis Kippen, Tyson Zollinger, Yannick Vaillancourt, Alex Leroux and Devon Elliott. Back row: trainer Patty Nowry, Breigh Jackson, assistant coach Paul Jackson, Matthew Lalonde, Gavin Nowry, Jordan Evans, head coach John Grady, Laura Grady, Cami Tait and assistant coach Kevin Lalonde. Absent from photo are assistant coaches Steve Tait Photo submitted: Greta MacDougall Leroux and Mark Evans.

in Game 1, the Braves had a chance to close out the title in Williamstown on March 10. The Rebels had other ideas. NGS led 2-1 after the opening

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Lions Club Sports Awards: Honour to Coaches, Athletes, and Volunteers Alike By Derrick Lorusso


sports as a guest commentator on the TEAM 690 in Montreal. Tickets will be pre-sold and are available at Gordon Jewellers, 13 Second Street West, for $70 each.”

For those not familiar with the banquet or what is involved, Murphy explains. “The Lions Club Sports’ Awards Banquet is an annual event designed to recognize athletes (young and old), volunteers, and coaches in the local sports community. More than 50 awards are handed out representing all types of sports.” He adds, “The highlights of the evening include the naming of the RBC $1,000 Scholarship winner, the $500 Brody Family Bursary, the $250 Bill Bray Bursary, the Joe St. Denis award, as well as the Benson Friends of the Round Table (Lifetime Achievement), the Joe Assaly (top Junior), and Jacques Richard Trophy for top sports personality.”

avid Murphy, chairman of the Lions Club Sports’ Awards Banquet, is proud to announce the 52nd sports’ awards dinner, coming Wednesday, May 11th at The banquet originally began in the Best Western Parkway Inn & honour of Jacques Richard, local Conference Centre. Doors will athlete who tragically lost his open at six pm and dinner will be life due to a boating accident in served at seven pm. 1959. He was only 18 years old. “Our guest speaker will be “Richard was an amazing baseball comedian Joey Elias,” Murphy and softball player,” Murphy says. says. “Elias has a connection to “The first winner of the Jacques

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When a winner is announced Richard Award was Richard’s close friend Doug Carpenter who would at the banquet, he or she receives later go on to coach in the NHL.” a plaque to take home, while the Murphy has been with the Lions winner’s name is engraved on club for 13 years now, holding the main historical trophy. “The positions as MC and Chairman. He winner also has the honour of tells us what kind of organization claiming to be among the sporting goes on to create the banquet. “We elite in the annals of Cornwall’s have a banquet committee made rich sports history,” Murphy says. up of Lions Club members who “There are many Jacques Richard contact the various groups and winners who have ended up in the organizations who will send their Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame.” winners, from their respective sports, to us,” he says. “We also serve as the selection committee for the RBC High School Awards (18 awards given to local high school students from various sports) as well as selecting the bursary winners, the Benson Friends of the Round Table, the Joe Assaly, and Jacques Richards winners.” He also tells us how the nomination process works. “[We] ask anyone nominating an athlete to send us their ‘sports resume’ and our committee goes over the merits of the nominees for each award we choose.” And when it comes to picking a winner? “Achievement is a primary indicator of success in a nominee,” Murphy says. “We also consider the winner’s competition in their particular sport.”

When asked if there was any particular winner that stood out for him, in either hospitality, achievement in raising funds for charity, or even accomplishment in the field of sports, Murphy gives us an impressive list of people. “Past Jacques Richard winners include our Olympians Lori Dupuis and Melanie Banville, as well as National Champions Jenna Flannigan and Tony Luis, and Chad Kilger, who won after he helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Special Olympics.” Murphy would like to give a very personal thanks to the Lions Club and its members for their help in making this event special. “It has been my pleasure to work with the Lions Club members to highlight the talent that Cornwall has.”

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Klyne McDonald Rothwell Secondary School

Klyne McDonald is a Gr. 7 basketball all-star, who attends Rothwell Osnabruck School. She is a great asset, leading the team in assists. Outside of school Klyne also guides her basketball team, playing point guard for the Cornwall Lion’s. She inspires her fellow Lancers by displaying leadership and a positive attitude, as the team captain! Klyne is a valuable student as well, academically achieving a high average. Her favourite subjects are Math & Art, in which she excels. When asked to describe Klyne, Mr. Gosling said, “She’s an exceptional student academically. She has very strong peer relations. She is kind, thoughtful, very responsible, and reliable.”

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Katie Aitken Char-Lan District High School Grade 11 at Char-Lan District High School Katie Aitken has been riding horses ever since she could walk. Her family runs Rose Quarter Horse and Training Centre. In October, Katie competed at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. Katie and her family trailered down three horses to this prestigious single breed event. The horse that Katie rode was newly acquired, Zans Three Chicks, a 12 year old quarter horse. They competed against 100 other riders in four different classes. Katie has attended shows all over Ontario and in Perry, Georgia, Jackson, Mississippi, Midland Michigan, and Jacksonville, Florida. A highlight this year was competing locally at the International Plowing Match in Finch and winning the Junior Barrel Racing division, as well as, placing first in Youth Division at the finals in the National Barrel Horse Association tournament. Well done, Katie!

Our featured student is Nicholas Cléroux, who is currently in grade 9 at L’Héritage. Recently, Nicholas earned a spot as a Junior Star at the Tim Horton’s Brier in Ottawa. His participation in the Brier allowed him an an up-close and personal experience. He was introduced during pre-game ceremonies and got to meet many of Team Canada’s players. As skip, Nicholas was a key member of L’Héritage’s mixed curling team this year. Besides his passion for curling, Nicholas is an excellent student, displaying efficient work habits. He always strives to improve and embodies many exceptional personal qualities. We are proud to call him a Dragon!

Brooklyn Woodside Tagwi Secondary School Brooklyn Woodside is a 15 year old, Grade 10 student, at Tagwi Secondary School. A well-rounded student who excels both academically and athletically, Brooklyn has been an academic honour roll student from Grade 7 to the present. Brooklyn acted in the school play in Grade 9, is on both athletics council and student council, is a WEB leader, and a member of the yearbook club. Athletics however, are Brooklyn’s true passion. She won the awards for Tagwi’s Athlete of the Year in Grade 8 and Junior Female Athlete of the Year in Grade 9. At Tagwi, Brooklyn participates in cross country, volleyball, hockey, badminton, soccer, and track and field. Outside of school, Brooklyn has played hockey for the Cornwall Typhoons and basketball for the Upper Canada Ice. Currently, she plays competitive soccer with the Seaway Valley Blazers and competitive volleyball with the Cornwall Vikings. Brooklyn’s love for athletics has been nurtured by her soccer coach and mentor Rachelle MacCrimmon.

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ornwall enjoyed another great season of outdoor hockey, and local volunteers had a big assist in the effort. Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy and staff from the Parks and Recreation Department took some time on Friday to recognize the dedicated residents who helped to maintain outdoor rinks in neighbourhood parks this past winter. The group met at Memorial Park – a new rink site this winter – and the Mayor presented the volunteers with a City of Cornwall jacket as a small token of appreciation. “We had 11 different rink sites this winter and many of them were maintained by communityminded volunteers,” said Mayor O’Shaughnessy. “They put in countless hours of work to ensure this winter tradition remains accessible to residents throughout our community.” This winter’s milder weather posed quite a challenge when it came to maintaining the rinks but

the volunteers were certainly ready for the challenge. Volunteer Cathy Malyon, who helped maintain the rink at Memorial Park with her husband Jim, said it was extremely rewarding to see children out making use of the ice. Often times, they would come from other parts of the City just to try out the new rink. Mrs. Malyon also experienced Cornwall’s rich community spirit first-hand when a resident from Cornwall Centre Road showed up and helped clear the ice after a storm one day for the sole reason of wanting to help out. “It was a pretty awesome experience,” she added. Other volunteers include Rich Forrester (Alexander Park), Mike Brunet (Broadview Park), Stephen Thompson (Dover Heights Park), Jamie Fawthrop (Grant Park), Ritchie Seguin (Mattice Park), Bruce Tait (Menard Park), Jason Crowe (Optimist Park) and Gilles Parisien (Reg Campbell Park). “The City simply doesn’t have the resources to maintain all of the


Back L to R Rich Forrester, Stephen Thompson, Bruce Tait, Mike Brunet, Mayor O’Shaughnessy, Ritchie Seguin, Lorne Taillon, Cathy Malyon, Jim Malyon. Front L to R Wayne Potter, Scott Porter, Jamie Fawthrop

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outdoor rinks on its own,” said Lorne to our outdoor rink program and we Taillon, Leisure Arts Coordinator. are fortunate to have such a great “The support of volunteers is crucial team of volunteers.”


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The 2016 summer Olympics are set for August in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Do you feel the publicity surrounding the outbreak of the Zika Virus will have any impact on the games? Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast - In Brazil “Zika” has become a 4-letter word. For a country wanting to show itself off to the world, this virus has brought major concern to potential visitors arriving this summer for the Olympics. This disease, transported by the lowly mosquito, has shown Brazil to be lacking in public health care and brought attention to the fact that basic sanitation is still not on the government leaders’ list of priorities. For a country with one of the 10 largest economies in the world, this is unacceptable. So Brazil is scrambling, doing damage control, to defeat an opponent that can be killed with a simple fly swatter. Maybe this summer, we’ll see athletes, running, jumping swimming, rowing, etc carrying fly swatters, to protect themselves. This would be the proverbial “fly in the ointment”. Jim Riddell - Seaway Karate Club - The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus a Global Public Health Emergency and Olympic teams from around the word have been warned of its dangers. The WHO has also stated that the virus should not affect international travel nor prevent a successful Olympic games in Rio. The International Olympic Committee along with the individual countries is taking measures to protect the athletes. The Olympic village’s team areas will be screened, proper repellents used, and additional clothing provided by sponsors. The 2016 Summer Olympics are taking place in August, which falls in the Brazilian winter, a cooler, drier time when mosquito numbers fall significantly. The virus has created legitimate concern and a definite fear factor, but I don’t see it having a major impact on athletes or spectators.

Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - Growing concerns have prompted the World Health Organization to declare the Zika virus an

international public health emergency. The virus, new to South America, initially appeared in 2014 shortly after the World Cup when hundreds of thousands of visitors flowed into Brazil (virus trackers believe the current strain may have originated from Polynesia where an outbreak was spreading through small islands around the Pacific). The virus itself is not normally life-threatening, and most infected people have no symptoms, however medical officials are working to determine if the spike in birth defects in Brazil is related to the Zika virus. With the expected number of people slated to visit Brazil for the Olympics, researchers are assessing the risks the Games may pose in spreading the Zika virus around the world, particularly into the United States. The publicity surrounding the outbreak is having an impact on the games; officials have stated ticket sales have been disappointing and travel agents have reported as many as 15% of US travelers with itineraries are calling to cancel. Olympic officials have a monumental task in assessing the health risks to athletes and visitors and doing what’s necessary to ensure the success of the games but time is ticking and I hope it’s not too late.


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Ty Celone Works towards Golfing Success, Even in the Winter Season By Molly Kett


ocal golfer Ty Celone just finished first in the Canadian Jr Golf Associations (CJGA) order of merit; out of 610 boys aged 1519. He has been invited to represent the CJGA Team Canada once again in the MCB Curaçao Masters ProAm in April. Last year at this same tournament, he did well, finishing third for the amateurs in the MCB Masters. Mid-March, Celone was training in Myrtle Beach with team Ontario, to compete in the 2016 Can Am matches that took place at the end of March. Unfortunately, South Carolina beat Team Ontario at this tournament. Over the winter, Celone played in the First Annual Dustin Johnson Tournament at TPC golf course, where only 5 Canadian boys were invited. As for the upcoming season, Celone has a lot on his schedule. “After the MCB Masters Pro-Am in Curaçao on April 3-9th, the season gets started at the Team Ontario Cup in Niagara the end of April, then in May the GAO Spring Classic, and the CN Futures championships in Quebec and Ontario,” says his mother, Angela Celone. “Then the summer begins with many trips to Toronto and surrounding area for qualifiers for National tournaments and events Ty has qualified for last year.”

Celone says he has had his best “off-season” yet. “I’ve improved a lot of aspects of my game practising with Team Ontario all winter in Florida and Myrtle Beach. I am ready for this summer season. I feel very confident with my game right now.” Celone’s schedule from May to October is full of extensive travel. His mother, Angela, says it can be tough juggling tournaments and time off work but that it’s easily worth it. “Providing Ty the opportunity to play in several tournaments contributes to his progression as a player and overcoming challenges on the course. He works hard on his game, so the sacrifice for us is worth it. Ty learns from his experiences and keeps improving.” At this rate of success, going professional is definitely in the cards for Celone. However, his first goal is to have success with his education. “Going professional is my ultimate goal but I don’t like to think that far ahead,” says Celone. “There is a ton of lead-up goals I need to achieve first; such as going to an elite university and having the experience of playing golf at that level.” His parents, of course, are as proud as ever. “Ty has continuously reached his goals. From his first tournaments at age 12 to making Team Ontario this year he has continued to improve and work hard. If he progresses on this path Ty may have opportunity down

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is pretty special, so with hard work and determination it may be possible, but for a golfer it is a hard grind. Regardless, we are proud.”


Atom Wolves Bring Home Gold at Little NHL T

he Atom Wolves ended their season with an undefeated 5-0 series win in Mississauga last week and brought home gold medals in their division of 26 teams. They had a

rough season with 23 wins, 35 losses and 2 ties but remained positive and overcame many challenges along the way, including a short bench for most of the season.

In the end it all worked out and these players bonded quickly, formed new friendships, supported one another, and together had a great experience; truly an amazing group of nice kids. Thanks to the coaches, parents, extended family, and to our sponsor the Akwesasne Convenience Store Association for supporting the Atom Wolves this Photo Submitted season!

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This season Tyson Zollinger has been a wall in net for the Peewee B NGS Braves. The second-year player led his team to the LowerSt. Lawrence regular season and playoff championships sporting an overall record of 38-5-4. Zollinger led the league with a 1.75 goals against average and four shutouts. Zollinger and his teammates recently captured the silver medal at the Kids for Kids Tournament in Kingston, to close out the season. He looks back at winning the Can-Am tournament in Quebec earlier this year as his season highlight and recording six-straight shutouts in the Ottawa 67s tournament, as a novice, as his “career” highlight. “I try to approach each game by thinking positively and keeping a calm attitude,” says Zollinger. “I would love to continue in hockey and hopefully get a chance to play in the OHL.”

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SVR Novice Rapids Advance to Second Round of Playoffs By Carrie Seguin


he Seaway Valley Novice Rapids faced off against third place Kanata Blazers in the second round of this season’s OEMHL A playoffs. The series proved typical of play between the two teams --- tight matches and great competition. But unlike the regular season, where the Rapids edged out the Blazers for second place, it was the Kanata team that was victorious in playoffs, knocking SVR out of the running for the division championship title. The series began on February 20th, with the Blazers visiting the Rapids on home ice. It was SVR who set the tone during this first match-up, scoring early in the first period. The Blazers tied the game just a minute into the

second period, but SVR answered back with 2 quick goals. By the end of the second stanza, the score was 4-2 for the Seaway team. During period 3 action, penalty trouble found the Rapids and the Blazers were able to capitalize, scoring a power play goal. SVR was able to keep the Blazers at bay for the remainder of the match, holding on to the win and taking the lead in the series. Tristan Delisle scored all 4 SVR goals, assisted by Logan Villeneuve, Warren Lalonde, and Owen McMillan. Game 2 saw Kanata visiting SVR at the Benson Center again on February 26th. The Blazers were not going to make it easy for the Rapids to capitalize on the home ice advantage a second time around --- first period action saw back and forth chances, but it ended with no score. Early in the second period, the

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Blazers found the scoreboard early on and then scored a second goal while on a power play. With just 0.8 seconds left in the session, SVR scored, ending the period 2-1 for the visitors. Third period defensive play was solid for both teams, stopping either team from finding the net. Kanata took Game 2, tying up the series at 1 game each. Parker Thompson scored SVR’s lone goal, assisted by Zachary Carroll and Hunter Thompson. The Rapids visited Kanata the following day, looking for redemption. It wasn’t to happen, as the Blazers skated away with the win. While SVR was the first team to find the scoreboard during the first period, Kanata responded with a goal of their own during the second period, and 2 more during the first half of the third period bringing the score to 3-1 in their favour. In an effort to close the gap, coaching staff pulled SVR goalie Eli Seguin with a couple of minutes left in the game, but Kanata pocketed an empty netter finishing the match with a 4-1 score. Delisle scored for SVR, assisted by Lalonde and Villeneuve. In a do-or-die situation, SVR again travelled to Kanata for Game 4 on

February 29th, hoping to tie the series up at two games and force a fifth game. Both teams left no room for error during the first period and it ended with no score. It was the Rapids who broke through first, scoring midway in the second period and taking the lead. The Rapids protected their lead tenaciously, but the Blazers found the net halfway through the third period, tying up the score at 1. Playing for the win, SVR pulled the goalie with just under two minutes left, but the Blazers stole the puck and pocketed the go-ahead goal in the empty net, clinching the win and a spot in the final round of division playoffs. Delisle scored for the Rapids, assisted by Alex Delormier. The Novice Rapids have much to be proud of. The team finished the regular season in 2nd place out of 8 teams and finished in 3rd place overall after playoff action. They finished the season with a 26-10-1 record and a GAA of only 2.54. Additionally, the team boasts two gold medals and 1 silver medal finish in tournament play. Coaches and parents are extremely proud of the efforts put forth by the young players, as well as the enthusiasm and sportsmanship shown each time they stepped onto the ice.


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Colts Lawson MacDougall Named Cornwall Toyota Hardest Worker By Jordan Todd


espite a tough year for the Junior A Cornwall Colts, Lawson MacDougall’s final year with the team was a good one.

MacDougall, a 20-year-old resident of Williamstown, not only had his best statistical year with the Colts, netting 41 points in 51 games; he was also the recipient of the inaugural Cornwall Toyota Hardest Worker Award.

back and they build on that. It’s just too bad for the older guys, you want to make the playoffs in your last year, but it was a pretty even league, so anything could have happened really.” While team success is more important to him than individual success, he says that he is pretty happy how the season unfolded for him.

“I was playing with guys that I’ve played with since minor hockey,” he says. “So that “The season didn’t really go was fun and personally I had a as we expected, your goal is good experience.” At an end of the season always to make the playoffs,” MacDougall says. “But we ceremony, MacDougall was had a lot of younger guys in presented with the Cornwall their first year, so hopefully Toyota Hardest Worker Award. a lot of those guys will come At the end of every game a

player received the honour, and at the end of the season, the player with the most selections won.

“There’s a lot of guys on our team that could have won it,” says MacDougall. “We have a lot of good hard workers, but yeah it was nice for sure.”

Now that MacDougall’s career with the Colts is over, he’s thinking about his future. He definitely wants to play hockey at a university somewhere, but he’s not sure where yet. He’s visited some campuses, but it’s still up in the air whether he plays in the USA or Canada. No matter Tom Everson (Cornwall Toyota) presents Lawson MacDougall where he ends up, his heart with the Cornwall Toyota Hardest and work ethic on the ice will Worker Award. Photo credit: Ice level photography surely be appreciated.

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NGS Novice B Braves Champions in Kemptville By Staff Writer


he NGS Novice B Braves captured their fourth tournament victory of the 2015-16 season on March 20 in Kemptville. They did so without the services of two of their regular defencemen (Aiden Casselman and Noah Mainville) for the entire event and one of their centres (Carter Rolland) for the first two games. “Being March Break, we found out we had enough players for this tournament at the last moment so we went ahead and registered,” said manager Sarah Grady. “Thanks to the help from our affiliates Mason (Anderson) and Alex (Simon) and elevated play from the rest of our

team, we went out and won our fourth tournament of the season. To do that without some of our regular players, who have helped us do well all year, made it a special win.” In the championship game, the Braves went head-to-head with the host Kemptville B2 Panthers and participated in their most exciting game of the event. The Panthers broke out to a 1-0 lead early on before NGS forward Caleb Grady knotted the score midway through the period, assisted by Hayden Darling and Alex Simon. Vinny Anderson gave NGS a 2-1 lead in the second period assisted by Darling. The Braves made it 3-1 in the third when Nuttall scored the eventual tournament-winning goal,

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his is Benton St. Jean. He is 5 years and is new to lacrosse this year. His cousin Neil Laframboise has been playing for a couple of years and has convinced Benton to try it and Benton is loving lacrosse. Benton has played minor soccer, indoor soccer, hockey, and t-ball. He has told his aunt that he loves it “SO SO much”. He comes off the floor every time with a grin from ear to ear and very sweaty from hard work. He just got his first new stick and makes sure to show it to everyone.

assisted by the Anderson cousins, Vinny and Mason. The Panthers answered with a tally with three minutes remaining but the Braves held on to the 3-2 victory. “Not only did the boys go out and win, they did it in exciting fashion,” said Assistant Coach Joey Sullivan. “Our team drew plenty of praise from our opponents and fans in attendance for the way they moved the puck around, D to D and down low, and played as a team. Even our affiliates chipped in offensively.”

The Braves were excited to welcome back Carter Rolland on championship day, March 20, as the centre was back in time to play in the semi-finals after returning from a family vacation. In the semi-finals, Vinny Anderson scored three goals and two assists as the Braves rolled to an 8-2 win over the Stittsville 3 Red Knights. Simon scored twice and singles went to Kyan Helmer and Hayden Darling. Rolland handed out

two assists while Nuttall and Mason Anderson had one helper each. To open the tournament on March 19, the Braves scored an 8-0 victory over the South End Stars. Nuttall led the way with three goals and an assist, Vinny Anderson scored twice and added an assist, and singles went to Darling, Helmer, and Josh MacMillan. Lucas Sullivan and Mason Anderson each had two assists while MacMillan added one. Dryden Coleman registered the shutout. In their second game of the tournament NGS got past co-host Kemptville B1 Panthers 5-3. Grady led the way with three goals and an assist while Nuttall scored twice and added an assist. MacMillan, Darling, and Vinny Anderson each added an assist. Other tournament victories this season for NGS came at home in Finch, in Vankleek Hill/Hawkesbury, and South Grenville.


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The NGS Novice B Braves captured the A championship at a tournament held in Kemptville on March 20. Pictured front from left are: Lucas Sullivan, Mason Anderson, Dryden Coleman, and Caleb Grady. Middle row: Vinny Anderson, Blake Nuttall, Hayden Darling, Josh MacMillan, Kyan Helmer, Carter Rolland, and Alex Simon. Back row: Assistant Coach Joey Sullivan, Head Coach Todd Anderson and Assistant Coach Photo Submitted John Grady.


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that kept the Club alive is truly the hardest working group of guys that I have met,” says Rousseau. “They understood that the Club was very important to the community, and more importantly to themselves and their families, that they did everything that they could to maintain the Club.” Rousseau says to date the club has approximately 90 members, but that the number is constantly growing. The membership prices are $50 for a single and $61 for a family, including a spouse and children under 18.

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This has been Rousseau’s first year as the President of the club and she says it’s been a learning curve. She loves the club and loves being part of it. “My favourite thing about the Club is its ability to grow, become bigger, and really become a leader in the area for outdoors events and conservation,” says Rousseau. “Conservation is really where I want to focus my time, as I don’t hunt although my husband and my daughter do and I’m a weekend fisherwoman, who happens to catch a big one every now and again just to keep my husband humble!”

event has become the club’s “must attend.” “This event in particular is my favourite event,” says Rousseau. “The smiles and shocked looks on the kids’ faces are truly hilarious to watch. You can already see that The Clubs next big event is they’re working on their ‘fish stories’ the Spring Turkey Contest, April to pass along for years to come.” 25 to May 3, 2016, followed by In the past, the interest in the club the kid’s fishing derby, July 2, had dwindled, but the members 2016. For more information on and the community were able to the club visit their website at keep it alive. “The group of people



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Eric Nielsen Talks Multisport By Molly Kett


were members of the multisport club and I was drawn to find out what it was all about. From first introduction I could see I was going to be hooked. My passion for running quickly turned into wanting to improve my bike and then finally I attempted the swim.”

ric Nielsen was born and raised, with two older brothers, in Alexandria, Ontario. He went to Acadia University and completed his Chiropractic schooling at CMCC in Toronto. He knew he always wanted to live closer to his family and What Nielsen enjoys was able to move home, after being hired by Back in Motion most about multisport is the Physiotherapy in Cornwall in challenge. “I like the challenge of pushing yourself to try new 2010. things,” says Nielsen. “For Now, Nielsen is married with me, I began this sport not very two daughters and resides in confident in my swimming Williamstown. He also spends abilities. However, with the much of his time participating in help of members of the group, multisport through Cornwall’s Bill Lister and Tanya Deeks, I Multisport Club. He’s a member was able to compete at various of the club and is looking events without drowning at the forward to volunteering now start of the race.” that his family has moved to Nielsen says he’s still Williamstown. learning about the sport, but Nielsen has always had a is looking forward to the passion for athletics. “Growing continuous improvement of up with two older brothers, sport his athletic abilities and further was a huge part of our family. involvement with Cornwall’s In high school I enjoyed playing multisport environment. hockey and soccer and then got “I’m a still a rookie in involved more seriously with running in track and field,” this sport, having only been recalls Nielsen. “This interest in competing in triathlons over running led me to football where the past two summers,” says I enjoyed playing throughout my Nielsen. “I still have a lot to university career. Throughout learn and hopefully a lot of all my schooling my love for years left to be able to enjoy this running was present. It is group and the sport. Hopefully definitely a passion. Once I one day I will be able to swim moved back to Cornwall I met a as fast as Rob Allen and Yves number of amazing athletes that Poirier.”

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Sharks Women’s Hockey Capture Bronze in Challenge Cup


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espite being one of the smallest institutions within Ontario, the SLC-Cornwall women’s hockey program has quietly built a dynasty women’s hockey team, as they earned their straight top three in Ontario finish, earning Bronze at the 2015-16 OCCCR (Ontario Colleges Committee on Campus Recreation) Challenge Cup Championship, defeating Fleming College 2-1 in the Bronze game. While it wasn’t the finish the defending back-to-back Champions were looking for, the Sharks were still positive on their season that fell just one game short of the Gold medal game. Both coaches remained extremely proud of their players, for playing the adversity of loosing a tough game

Championship game. After SLC won their opening game 2-1 against the host Wilfrid-Laurier Golden Hawks (Brantford campus), the Sharks had to come from behind to win 2-1 over Sault College in their final round-robin game and then score three straight goals to win 3-2 over Co-coach, Sean Boulerice, Georgian College in the quarterfinals. echoed Mike’s comments, adding Facing a strong opponent from the that winning Bronze still left an unsatisfactory feeling with the team. University of Toronto-Scarborough, “They put it all on the line today. It’s the two teams were forced to a an empty feeling to have this year, but shootout where the Sharks had two it’s still an excellent accomplishment excellent chances with the Maroons’ for us. It will mean more to us down goalie beat only to be robbed at the the road but right now we feel pretty last second; as close as the Sharks heartbroken. With the uncertainty could get to advance to the Gold around Challenge Cups, we really medal game. wanted to finish on top. The chance “There was not a dry eye in the for three championship titles in a row dressing room after that game” said is pretty impressive given the level of Sharks’ coach, Sean Boulerice. “It talent in the province.” was a big challenge to rally the troops As predicted, it was not an easy for one last game, and come home road for the Sharks to even reach the with a top three finish.” to finish the season on a positive note. “To end the season with only two regulation losses is something to be proud of. We are so proud of this team who will go home with a bronze, doing so with class.” said Coach Mike Pettinella.

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In the past four seasons, the Sharks women’s hockey program has quietly built a dynasty, winning two Gold (2014-15, 2013-14), Silver (2012-13), and Bronze (2015-16). “There are a few players in the room that have been a part of all four Championships. They’ve been able to witness the highs and lows that come with playing at this level. It’s just unfortunate that they didn’t get the outcome they wanted” said Boulerice. The Challenge Cup brings the Sharks’ season to a close, finishing the year with a 14-2-1 record, earning two Invitational Gold medals and the top three Challenge Cup finish; a tremendous accomplishment for a small institution, as the Sharks continue to be a contender in Ontario year after year.


Tony Joseph Reminisces about the Cornwall Bantam AA Royals 1983-84

Coaches Mark Desnoyers and Gilles Ayotte, we knew each other very well and by the end of the year, we were ODMHA champs.” Qualifying for the Purolator Cup would mean a brand new experience for these teenagers and Joseph recalls, “During the ODMHA final, we heard the Purolator Cup was in Thunder Bay and to get there, we would have to fly, so when we won, our focus quickly shifted to the plane trip. Not too many of us had ever flown before and looking back, that was more exciting than preparing for the games. I still have my boarding pass from that first flight.” They were pampered with gifts and received their orange uniforms upon arrival. “I remember the orange clashed with our blue pants, but it was only for a week. Recently, I looked at my sweater and socks; it brought back a great memory from my youth.” Arriving in Thunder Bay, the team was billeted with host families for

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t was a great year for Cornwall bantam hockey in 1984. The Seaway Valley Rapids were a few years away, so these bantams were long time school chums, best friends and in a way, they were like brothers. Mostly Cornwall kids from not so different backgrounds, with one thing in common; they were part of the 1983-84 Cornwall Bantam AA Royals - ODMHA Champions. Sports Energy looks back 32 years, with the captain of that special team, who represented the city at the Provincial Purolator Challenge Cup. Captain Tony Joseph thinks for a second or two and the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame member breaks into a smile. “It was thirty years ago, a long time. Hockey back then was pretty simple and every now and then you get a special group. That year we had a very good team, remember, we had been together for two years under

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a first and second place team (out of 48) in a big regional tournament called the GP Pucken in Gothenburg, Sweden. We met each other in the final. This trip to Canada is also a great memory! Marc Sauve: My favourite memory is participating in the Silver Stick finals in Sarnia, and playing hockey against my Assistant Coach Jamie Robertson. He makes me look good.


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the week. “Scott Pearson and I were together. We were two of the three captains on the team, Alfie Tabram was the other, but Coach Desnoyers made sure we followed the rules; he was a cop and not many of the guys dared push it. All of us realized the great opportunity it was to play in the tournament.” Now, it wasn’t all about the hockey. “A neat memory, on the Friday night, when we all could have gone out looking for things fourteen-year-olds look for, Scott made sure we were at the billets house in time to watch Much Music, his favourite band ‘Scorpions’ was releasing their brand new video. That’s just the way it was. Scott had a great tournament, he led all goal scorers and had we finished better, he would have had a shot at MVP, but that went to some guy from Etobicoke named Brendan Shanahan” The team didn’t win the tournament, but some could argue just being there was enough. “It’s true, it was an experience, but we had so many great guys, Sandley Nelson and I are very good friends today. Steve Poapst played pro; he is now coaching in the states. Cory

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D’Alessio, he was very good goalie who played Division 1 NCAA, had a pro career, and of course Scott played a long time. Larry Frappier and I ended up working together with the city police. I see many of the guys throughout the year and without fail, that team comes up in conversation By Victoria Klassen and sadly we lost Scott Konink a few he South Stormont Sports Hall years ago.” of Fame, located in the Long When you look at the legacy left Sault Arena, recognizes athletes and behind, four players from one team builders in the community. This Hall playing pro hockey, 65 NHL goals of Fame has recognized around sixtybetween the trio and D’Alessio is five adults and teens, and forty-five on a great list of 372 NHL’ers to students over the past ten years. have played in only one game, one “We’ve had some extraordinary glorious NHL game. Another oddity, athletes in our tiny community,” Joseph who played hockey for the says Kristie Tate, president of the first time at age 11 and Pearson South Stormont Sports Hall of Fame. scored their first NHL goals against “We’ve had athletes that have gone the Minnesota North Stars. “ on to play professional sports. We’ve Dale Hawerchuk assisted on my had coaches that have coached at goal,” recalled Tony. “Of course, professional levels.” Nominations for inductees to the I have the puck. My boys, Jett and Hall of Fame are open until May 1. Ryder will always have a great The deadline for student nominations souvenir.” is July 1. Nominees can be living or Yes, the 83-84 Bantams have their deceased, and can be self-nominated memories of that special season, or nominated by someone else. The accomplishing something that has Hall of Fame is taking nominations not been matched by a Cornwall for participants in sports, and for team until this season; a berth in the sports’ builders, who help develop or provincial championship. promote a sport.


Tate says around eight to ten people are usually chosen to be inducted to the hall. She says inductees are announced in August, and their biographies are published in the paper. Inductees get a plaque to keep, and their names are displayed on a plaque in the South Stormont Sports Hall of Fame. The next bi-annual Induction Ceremony banquet will be held on September 17 at the South Stormont Community Hall. “We’re seeing over the years, since 2006, some of our students that we’ve recognized are doing wonderful things and going on and becoming great athletes and will probably be inducted as an adult as well,” says Tate. “These guys are giving back to the community as coaches and builders and also having very successful athletic careers later on.” Find out more information about inductee nominations at:


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An Interview with Local Basketball Coach Jamie Carr By Molly Kett


amie Carr has been a teacher with the Upper Canada District School Board for fifteen years at St. Lawrence and Cornwall Collegiate. Currently, he is teaching Physical Education

and Cooperative Education. He is also the lead teacher for the school’s Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills Major. On top of this, Carr spends much of his time coaching. His athletic background makes him a great fit. “I grew up playing numerous sports including basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, and hockey,” says Carr. “I played hockey at the University of Windsor where I studied Human Kinetics and completed teachers college. During my time at Windsor our hockey team won the Ontario Championships and twice competed at the National Championships.” Carr started gaining coaching experience in high school, as a hockey volunteer. Over the last fifteen years, Carr has coached or helped out with a variety of sports including golf, football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and track and field.

“This current year I was assistant coach of the Varsity Football team at St. Lawrence and head coach of the Senior Boys’ Basketball team,” says Carr. “I have also coached for the United Counties Basketball Traveling Team.” In all of his coaching endeavors, Carr enjoys watching his athletes grow. “Coaching in basketball and everything I coach, I enjoy seeing the players mature as athletes and individuals,” says Carr. “Throughout the season through victories, losses and practice time, they become more skilled athletes but more importantly learn many character traits that will help them be successful in life; resilience, teamwork, perseverance, and accountability just to name a few.” Carr says his coaching philosophy is “pretty basic”. He aims to provide opportunities for students to develop their skills on the court in an enjoyable

and challenging environment. “We work our players hard and have high expectations of them but also want them to have fun and enjoy themselves,” says Carr. “We try to provide them with drills to become better individual players as well as drills to become better teammates.” Carr continues to be involved with coaching year after year, as he thoroughly enjoys it. “It is fun. If it wasn’t fun I would not do it,” says Carr. “Also, seeing the students physically active and having fun makes it worth while. Seeing student athletes improve from day one to the end of the year is very rewarding.”

Carr’s basketball season just finished. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Ontario Championships, ending their year with a record of 33 wins and 8 losses.


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MURPHY’S SPORTS LAW They call the 25th Anniversary, the Silver Anniversary. The Colts hope to line 2016-17 with silver as they celebrate their 25th season in Cornwall. All the Cornwall Colts have done since that first season, when Don Derry moved the club from Massena to Cornwall to help fill the void left by the departure of the Royals in the spring of 1992, is build a culture of winning on and off the ice. The Colts have won five CJHL/CCHL Championships in that time including twice doing it back-to-back. Add to that the three other league finals they’ve participated in and that makes 8 final appearances after 24 seasons.

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That’s a pretty impressive number for any Junior hockey team. The Colts have hosted two Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Championships (2003 & 2015) as well one RBC Cup National Jr A Championship (2008). That means, the Colts have participated in seven Fred Page Cups and two RBC Cups (they earned their spot in 2000 in Fort McMurray, Alberta). That first season in 1992-93 led by Captain Stephane Marleau’s 114 points set the tone for what the franchise would become. A 15 year-old Chad Kilger would be the first of many future OHL players to suit up for the Colts prior to moving up the junior hockey ladder. Andrew Ming is the most recent alumni to use the Colts as a springboard to the OHL. Kilger will also always be the first Colts Alumni to reach the NHL with the most recent Colts grad reaching the best league in the world

Whistle Stops The “Team” has just completed Issue # 41, and as always, I would like to thank Lynn (Graphic Design), Margo (Editor), Gary (Sales), Bernadette (Website), our writers - Todd, Molly, Victoria, Jordan, Derrick, and John, our editorial columnists - Jim, Jorge, Dave, the Sports Panel - Gilles, Jake, Jim, our distribution locations, our advertisers, and of course the people who are featured in our stories. I hope you enjoy # 41 Kudos to Bishop Cup organizer Thom Racine. Hard to believe, but the Cup celebrated its 10th anniversary last month. The brainchild of Racine, he has organized each Cup challenge. We will never capture the excitement of the early years when the Si Miller Arena was packed with cheering students from St. Joe’s and HT, but the concept lives on; the rivalry is there and the game gives students an opportunity to get out, show their school spirit, have some fun, and help a great cause, The St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Drive. Ready for another 10 years Thom? Good luck to the group promoting a new gym to be built in Cornwall. It is definitely something we could use. Too bad that empty building at the corner of Brookdale and Second St on the former Domtar site couldn’t be converted. Congrats to Coach Marc Sauve and his Seaway Valley Minor Bantam “AA” squad on being crowned ODMHL Champions. I would be hard pressed to find 2 coaches with a more successful coaching resume than Sean Boulerice and Mike Pettinella. They have guided and coached the SLC Sharks

being Kyle Baun. The first Cornwall Colts link to Colgate University was on that 92-93 team; in the form of Dru Burgess. Ross Craig is the most recent Colts alumni to skate with the Raiders when he kicks off his freshman NCAA campaign in the fall. Clarkson, Ohio State, Union, Ferris State, and St. Lawrence University are just a handful of other NCAA hockey programs that have assisted Colts Alumni in advancing in hockey as well as education. Twenty-five years ago Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister of Canada, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the second of their back-to-back Stanley Cups, the Toronto Blue Jays won their first World Series and Bill Clinton was elected to his first term as US President. Twenty-five years also marked the birth of one of the most successful Jr A franchises when the Colts opened their doors for the first time.

Men’s and Women’s Hockey programs for many years, winning many tournament titles. There has to be an award out there somewhere for them. So Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is not happy with Coach Dave Cameron and is promising Sens fans with change. My vote to replace Cameron - Mark Crawford. A classy guy with a proven record in the NHL, I feel he deserves another shot in the NHL. (If he wants to resume his career.) It seems the last people most minor league hockey team owners listen to are their accountants. The River Kings are back for next season, but owner Steve Moreau needs a substantial amount of new fans to come out to River Kings’ home games. The Moreau family has made a huge commitment to make the team work in Cornwall. The foundation is strong to build on. GM Rick Lalonde and Coach Bob Desjardins know what they are doing on the hockey side. The big question, will area hockey fans co-operate and allow them to build a large season ticket base, which they need. When the Jr “A” Colts season ended, so did the Jr careers of six players. Sports Energy wishes graduating players Parker Krol, Brett Nichol, Ross Craig, Matt Morin, Lawson MacDonald, and Lawson MacDougall all the best in their future endeavors. Congrat’s and good luck to Coach Frank Hincks and his Major Bantam AAA Wild Hockey team which will be competing at the provincial championships this month. soon.

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“It definitely is the greatest hockey experience I will ever have in my life,” said James Robertson. “It was very nice to be able to show Noah our way of life and also to have the chance to spend time with his mother Jessica. Hockey may have brought us all together but the friendships and memories that were made will last forever. I would like to thank Rob Martin from Seaway Valley and Lars-Ove-Haraldsson from Sweden and the entire Seaway Valley Rapids Association for all their support during this incredible experience.”

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or Noah Andersson, his Swedishbased Kungälv hockey team’s visit to Cornwall in March was extra special. The 10th annual cultural exchange with the Seaway Valley Bantam AA Rapids allowed him to visit Cornwall, where his father Nicklas once skated as a professional hockey player with the Cornwall Aces. “It’s great to be able to see the arena and city he played in,” said Noah. “I was here four years ago when my brother did the same cultural exchange. I love Canada and the experience of seeing it.”

Andersson says he will look back fondly at his time in Cornwall and area. “I’ve travelled quite a bit with my family but this is the best trip I’ve ever been on. I got to visit the Canham Farm in Avonmore and was very impressed at the size of the farm. I also visited the Sand Road Sugar Camp and was able to see how maple syrup is made and got to taste maple candy. We also got to go to Pro Hockey Life which was awesome and then to a Sens game.”

Andersson was billeted with the Rapids’ Assistant Captain Graham Robertson during the trip. He said he was welcomed with open arms. “It’s a very good family, it feels like home. They are really fun to be with.” As part of the exciting trip, the Sweden players and coaches were able to witness the Rapids capture a couple of victories in the OEMHL AA Minor Bantam playoff championship final series. On March 29, the Rapids stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to claim the title. As the Rapids participated in the most exciting game of their season, the jerseys of their Swedish friends hung on the glass behind their bench. The Rapids players also sported Swedish-themed stick tape for the game. The Swedes, who were visiting Toronto at the time of the decisive game, kept tabs on the results via Face Time on their phones. The Rapids say having their new friends cheering them on helped spark them to victory over Kanata, four-time defending champions and the number-one ranked team in Ontario. While the two teams practised together and played against each other during the visit, there was so much more shared other than hockey. “I have made a friend for life,” said

See team photo on page 30. Sweden’s Noah Andersson, left, enjoyed his visit to Cornwall area with billet Graham Robertson, an assistant captain with the Seaway Valley Rapids AA Minor Bantam team. Andersson’s father Nicklas is a former Photo submitted: James Robertson Cornwall Aces player.

Maxville’s Graham Robertson. “We though because it was French.” connected right away. (Noah) has a Graham Robertson, also 13, says great sense of humour and he’s got in hockey he just “wants to be the sick hands.” best that I can be and hopefully get 13-year-old Andersson, a native of a scholarship. I’d like to be a police Kungälv, Sweden, says his hope is to officer.” He was impressed with the one day skate in the NHL. If not, he Swedish team’s abilities on the ice. would enjoy coaching hockey. He “They are great puck movers and they spoke about his experience during see the ice well at a high speed. They the trip playing hockey and visiting are very skilled where the Canadian game is more physical.” Robertson’s school. “Canada has fast players who are big and strong. The rinks are smaller. I went to school (École intermediaire de Casselman) with Graham. It’s a big school with lots of kids and very friendly. It was hard to understand

Graham’s father James was impressed with the Swedish team and was happy to share stories of hockey with the coaching staff. They spoke about the different aspects of coaching between countries.

Noah Andersson, left, and Graham Robertson visiting the Canham Farm in Avonmore.

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Midget B2 NGS Braves Accomplish Near Perfection By Staff Writer


he NGS Midget B2 House Braves have completed a memorable unbeaten season. After winning the regular season crown with a record of 23-0-1 record, the team kept their streak going in the playoffs rolling to a 6-0-0 mark on their way to a championship. “We had a terrific year record-wise and through bonding as a group,” said Assistant Coach Ray Lariviere. “It’s not often you get a full squad out for practice at this age, and we did pretty much regularly. We had four out of the five top scorers and solid defence. We had key contributions from our goaltending. Every player on the team played a part in the fact we were an undefeated team.” In Game 2 of their playoff championship series on March 26, the Braves faced a short-manned but determined Char-Lan Rebels club. Despite heading to Finch with just seven skaters, the Rebels kept things close throughout the game but just didn’t have enough gas in the tank falling to the Braves 4-1. In what could turn out to be his last minor hockey league game, leagueleading scorer and team captain, Matt

The NGS Midget B House Braves are 2015-16 regular season and playoff champions after going unbeaten all season. Pictured front from left are Jack Mills, Duncan Quenneville, Noah Ladouceur, Dawson Robertson, Philip Mainville, Peter Martel, and Liam Helmer. Back row Coach Raymond Lariviere, Matt Mainville, Jacob Gauthier, Joshua Villeneuve, Coach Dan Mainville, Brendan McMaster, Kyle Vanderweilen, Ryan Lalonde, and Trainer Sandie Gauthier Photo submitted Sandy Lariviere

Mainville had a fantastic outing. Mainville scored all four of his team’s goals and controlled the puck for most of his shifts, including while shorthanded. The win was a total team effort he says. “We worked hard all year and we had a great bunch of guys,” said Mainville. “It was a blast to be part of this winning team.” Ryan Lalonde and Duncan Quenneville had two assists in the

victory, with Josh Villeneuve handing out one. Char-Lan’s skaters deserve full marks for their effort. Skating with seven players for a full game, an intense championship game, is not easy. Nick Seguin had the lone Rebels’ goal unassisted with 21 seconds remaining in the opening period. In the opener of the series the Braves rolled past the Rebels 9-1. NGS led 3-0 after the first period and 8-0 after two. Matt Mainville and Lalonde each

had three goals in the win, with singles going to Noah Ladouceur, Liam Helmer, and Villeneuve. Villeneuve had three assists, Brendan MacMaster, Philip Mainville, and Matt Mainville had two, while Peter Martel, Lalonde, and Jacob Gauthier each had one. Dawson Robertson’s shutout was spoiled in the third when Seguin scored for Char-Lan early in the third period from Colin McLenaghan. In round-robin play, the Braves opened with a 15-2 win over the Cornwall Colts 2 on February 28. Matt Mainville had five goals, Lalonde scored four, Villeneuve had two, and singles went to Martel, Gauthier, and Jack Mills. On February 29 NGS defeated Cornwall 4, 6-1. Mills scored twice and singles went to Gauthier, Villeneuve, MacMaster, and Lalonde. On March 2 NGS 2 defeated NGS 1, 7-4. Matt Mainville scored three times and Lalonde and Villeneuve each had two. On March 5 NGS closed out the round-robin with a 7-5 win over Cornwall 2. Gauthier, Lalonde and Villeneuve had two goals each with a single going to Helmer. For the record, the Braves lone “blemish” this season was a 4-4 draw with Cornwall Colts 2 on December 10.

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Doug Disotell: Playing and Teaching the Game of Pool By John MacGillis


or the past 27 years, Doug Disotell has been playing billiards, both locally and at a competitive level. In recent years, Doug has switched gears and become a mentor to local players; teaching locals on how to play at a competitive level. Disotell owns and operates Rack-Em-Up Billiards hall and is also an avid player. In the 1990s, Doug was an AAA billiards player in Quebec and was ranked the 8th best in Canada. Although he no longer plays at competitive tournaments, he frequently plays against highly competitive players and keeps his skills sharp by playing league play.

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Disotell continues to stay active in the billiards community through his involvement with younger players. He has worked with many young pool players and taught them how to play, including Jason Montgomery, who has had great success in his pool career. “We’ll be working on putting together a summer program for kids who would like to learn the game,” says Disotell, who encourages everyone, especially young people to come out and enjoy the game.

Disotell also says that summer leagues are beginning shortly for those looking to begin playing and also the Summer Series of Tournaments which had $2800 of prize money on the line last year. All players are encouraged to join.

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crosses. Good job, Lalen, and much improvement. Ronnie “Rocket” Robidoux squared off with Jalen Renaud of US Army base Fort Drum NY. Jalen stayed away from Ronnie throughout most of the bout electing to jab and move and hold. When Ronnie did corner his lanky opponent he blitzed him with good body shots and power shots. Jalen would clinch and hold and elect to run again. In the end Jalen won a By Jorge Luis split 2-1 decision by the judges, hamps Eastside Boxing which was heartily booed by the Club has been active on the crowd in attendance. club show circuit so far in 2016. On Feb. 27th in Montreal, Being it’s an Olympic year and three young men represented National team selections have Champs. First off in his very already been made; the Ontario first bout, 12-year-old Mubeen Silver Gloves and Ontario Golden Waheed at 95 lbs won a close 3 Gloves have been postponed round decision over 13-year-old until the fall. However, Champs Ibrahim Brahmi of Montreal. It has remained active on the club was a very impressive showing show circuit in Ontario, Quebec, by young Mubeen, who is and NY State. talented and hard-working and On Feb 12, 2016, Champs was also a great student in school. in Saratoga NY. Representing Ronnie Robidoux won a 3 round Champs was Ronnie “Rocket” unanimous decision against Robidoux who squared off Kingsley Quaderi of Montreal with Darrel Boyd of West Point in a men’s middleweight match Army base in NY State. West up. Ronnie was simply too fast Point boxers are always in and experienced for his taller, On the same great condition and Ronnie had heavier rival. his work cut out for him, but show Avery Gravelle of Champs Ronnie prevailed with a 3 round dropped a decision to older, more unanimous decision. Ronnie’s experienced Chazy Lapointe fast hands and punch output of Montreal in a 125 lbs junior boys’ featherweight matchup. proved to be the difference. Avery did very well considering On Saturday Feb. 13th in his opponent was 1 year older, Watertown NY, Champs was heavier by 7 lbs, and had 28 more in action again as heavyweight bouts than he. Avery is a talented Lalen Philips of Champs won a 3 hard-working young man and round decision over Watertown’s gave a very good account of Leslie Harriston. It was the best himself. Very proud of Avery. Lalen has ever looked, keeping his guard and defence high and Ottawa, March 11th, Lalen using his jab well to set up power Continued on page 30


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CharLan Bantam Rep Rebels Claim Eastern Title By Carrie Seguin


t was sweet victory for the CharLan Bantam Rep Rebels on Monday, March 7 when they beat out the Cornwall Colts in the UCMHL Eastern Conference championship round, winning the game 5-1. This was the second of two matchups against the Colts, who had beaten out first place South Grenville to face Char-Lan in the final round for the conference title. Char-Lan beat the Colts in their first contest 7-1.

Playoffs started during the second week of February, but the Rebels sat out of the first round, earning a bye because of their second place finish in regular season standings. The Char-Lan team boasted a record of 13-4-7, 112 goals for, and a 3.45 GAA. In round 2, the Rebels faced North Dundas, but took them out of the running with two straight wins, the first 5-2 and the second 5-1.

As Eastern Champions, the CharLan team will next face the winners of the Western title in the UCMHL Bantam Rep Division Championship round, scheduled to begin after March Break. Presently Smiths Falls and Kemptville are battling it out in the west for their conference title. Versus Kemptville, Char-Lan’s play history includes just one match-up which resulted in a 5-5 draw. Against Smiths Falls, Char-Lan skated away with one 5-2 win, and lost one 6-0 decision. Either team will prove to be tough opponents for the Rebels in the divisional championship round. The Char-Lan team has much to be proud of. Not only can they brag about an 83% success rate this season, they can also boast being an offensive powerhouse, having scored the second most goals in the entire division. The squad also ranked 5th of 10 teams when counting goals against. Additionally, the Rebels managed to beat every single team in their league at least once throughout the season. All of these successes are especially worthy of note when considering the number of injuries suffered by players throughout the season: back sprains, concussions, broken thumbs, fingers, and wrists. These plagued the team, yet they powered through and came out on top. Coaches and parents can agree that the boys deserve props for a job well-done.

Front L-R: Kamden Sabourin, Xandre Seguin, Harrison Fraser, Jack MacLachlan, Josh Novosad, Austin Main Back L-R : Head Coach Roddie McKenzie, Kieran McRae, Kurt Alexander, Ethan MacDonald, Aiden Leroux, Findlay Hope, Jake Vanderburg, Alexxi Paquette, Colby Carriere, Kale McKenzie, Thomas Stadelmann (AP), Assistant Coach Wally MacDonald Missing: Josh Smodis, Alex MacDonald, Isaac MacDougall (AP), Andrew Fakotakis (AP)

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here is no “one size fits all” in the world of martial arts; no one style or discipline that is a perfect fit for all students. Martial artists come in many shapes and sizes with different physical abilities, goals, and dedication levels. Conferences and seminars allow practioners from the various arts to train together and learn from each other, in friendship. It is an enjoyable part of training, as students will enhance and expand upon the training that they receive at their regular classes. Seminars are not mandatory but are recommended, as they broaden the students’ knowledge and help to shape and develop them as they progress up through the belt ranks. In the late 1980’s I attended a four-hour Pressure Point Control Tactics seminar in Ottawa conducted by the very well-known martial artist and police trainer Professor George Sylvain. The simplicity and effectiveness of these techniques sparked my interest, leading to additional seminars and eventual instructor certification. The knowledge gained from this experience formed the basic foundation of the self-

defence program that we now have at Seaway Karate almost thirty years later.

In early May several of our club members will be attending the three-day World Martial Arts Conference being held in Rochester, New York, where close to one thousand participants from approximately twenty-five countries will be training with a wide variety of master instructors. Among these instructors will be several world champions from a variety of the combative arts, including kickboxing, Muay Thai, Sport Jiu-jitsu, and even a former UFC champion. This type of training will help to develop the next generation of instructors as our members get the opportunity to be exposed to different philosophies, principles, concepts, and methodologies of teaching. When attending this type of event, the amount of material coming your way in such a short period of time can be somewhat overwhelming and difficult to retain. The best way to cope with this “information overload” is to take notes – lots of notes. Document the date and location, name of your instructor, the material that was covered, and what you got from it. Try to bring at least one thing from each seminar back to your home dojo so you can adapt, practise, and develop it to fit your style and interests. If you are able to accomplish this, you have met your goal of attending a successful seminar.


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The NGS Bantam B Braves Captured the Gold Medal at the Kids for Kids Tournament in Kingston on March 26

The NGS Bantam B Braves captured the gold medal at the Kids for Kids tournament in Kingston on March 26. Pictured in front is Alex MacDonald. Kneeling from left: Seamus Hardy, James Paul, Ivan Schellenberg, Joshua Green, and Connor Elliott. Standing from left: Coach Mark Evans, Douglas White, Amanda Evans, Dean McManus, Assistant Coach Phil Schellenberg, Barrett Rutters, Grayson Rutters, Trainer Joe Rutters, Kiel Coleman, Zachary Meunier, and Assistant Coach Doug Paul. Absent are affiliate Liam Ault, who played the second and third games of the round-robin, and Matthew Cloutier who didn’t Photo submitted by Jody Meunier attend the event.

of Max, who has tremendous character and work ethic along Philips dropped a very close split with natural ability. His hard decision to Andre Degagne of work and discipline paid off. Ottawa Beaver Club. Despite Ronnie Robidoux won a hard the close loss, again Lalen fought 3 round decision over showed marked improvement. Nick O’Flattery of Ireland in an This young man will soon be International Match. Ronnie’s called for service in the Canadian quickness and use of jab and Armed Forces. defence proved the difference March 19th, Albany NY saw against a tough unrelenting Max Bourgon, 12-years-old, opponent, who had no quit. Next 112 lbs, box a heavier Jermaine for Ronnie may be a pro debut. Swanson, 14-years-old, 118 lbs of Albany. After a rough first Thank you’s round, Max composed himself to A huge thank you to Baker come roaring back in the 2nd and Refrigeration for your kind 3rd rounds landing numerous donation of a new gas heater power shots and body blows, unit for Champs Eastside Boxing taking away Jermaine’s jab. Max Club; you donated the unit, swung and won over the crowd material and labour. You went with his impressive efforts, above and beyond duty. We but lost a close disputed split at Champs thank you for your decision that was greeted tepidly kindness and generosity and for by the hometown crowd. Max seeing the value of the boxing won over everyone’s heart with club’s work in the community his passion, skill, and relentless helping youth. We salute you conditioning. We at Champs and thank you. consider a victory in more ways Yours truly in sport than one. We are very proud Jorge Luis Continued from page 28

The Seaway Valley Rapids AA Minor Bantam team and the Kungälv hockey team from Sweden visited an Ottawa Senators’ game as part of their culture hockey exchange in Cornwall and area in March.

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“A Tale of the Tape” Max Bourgon

Max Bourgon is 12 years old and has been boxing at Champs since he was 10 years old. Max has had 14 bouts and most recently boxed in Albany NY. Max boxed a 14-year-old and heavier by 6 lbs opponent. After yielding the 1st round to the crowd favourite Max stormed back in rounds 2 and 3 rocking the hometown rival on several occasions and administering an 8 count in the 3rd round. Max lost a disputed decision, but won the hearts of all present and most importantly the respect of everyone at the

event. Max, you represented yourself and Champs with pride and honor. We salute you and thank you. A champion in and out of the ring. Honorable mention to Mubeen Waheed …In his very first match, Mubeen 12 years old and 90 lbs boxed an older (13-year-old), more experienced (28 bouts) opponent and fought on even terms for 3 rounds. Neither boy deserved to lose, but Mubeen, your courage and tenacity stood out. Kudos to you, you are already a champion, many more great achievements to come.

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ornwall Spine Care Plus is excited to announce the arrival of their team’s newest addition - Briana Latour, RMT! Briana, a native to Cornwall Ontario, has been practising massage therapy for the past two years and is excited to now be offering her services at Cornwall Spine Care Plus. Briana is a graduate of the extensive 3-year RMT program at Algonquin College and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Since opening in 2012, Spine Care Plus has quickly established itself in the Cornwall and S,D&G community as a leader in physical health and wellbeing - a mission that is parallelled by Briana. The Spine Care Plus team is a group of bright and vibrant health care professionals with a dedication to exceptional patient care. “Briana’s passion for optimal health, her energetic demeanour and her commitment to ensuring an excellent patient experience make her the perfect fit for our team”, said Dr. Kylie Draper, co-owner and chiropractor. Cornwall Spine Care Plus offers a variety of conservative treatment options including chiropractic care, acupuncture, LASER therapy, spinal

decompression, massage therapy and custom orthotics and braces. Briana noted that this multi-disciplinary approach allows patients to get the best care possible. “Patients are able to overcome their injuries and physical ailments and return to their normal routines without travelling to a number of different offices” said Latour. The ability to coordinate your health care in one spot, means better communication between health care providers and ultimately more efficient treatments for the patient.


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Underdogs Come out on Top Submitted Article


he LSL Novice Championship was played between the CharLan Rebels and the Cornwall Colts. Heading into the series, Char-Lan was ranked # 1 and the underdog Colts were ranked # 5.

After the round-robin the Rebels entered the final with a 4-0 record; Additionally, Briana is now an the Colts got in after winning a tieActive Release Technique Provider. Active Release Technique (ART®) is a patented soft tissue therapy that aims to breakdown muscular adhesions that may arise from repetitive strain injuries or muscular overuse. The therapy has been shown to help normalise muscle tissue, increase soft tissue range of motion and decrease pain levels. It also helps to break down any adhesions along the nerve pathway. Releasing the adhesions in the limbs can contribute to better nerve conduction; therefore decreasing any peripheral nerve symptoms that the patient may be experiencing. “All in all, ART® compliments what massage therapy has to offer and emphasizes treating clients with repetitive injuries” quotes Latour.

breaker formula with South Stormont and NGS. The final Championship is based on a 4 point total. Char-Lan won the opening game 3-2. Game 2 ended in an exciting 0-0 tie. Cornwall won a nail bitter 3-2 in game 3. The final game held in Cornwall and played in front of a large crowd, saw Cornwall winning 2-0 and claiming the Championship

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The CMLA is Very Excited about the Upcoming Lacrosse Season! By Vicky Tait


e have adapted our house league program to follow the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s (CLA) Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Lacrosse for Life is a player development pathway that helps Canadian kids get into lacrosse, have fun, learn skills, and develop to their full potential over the long term. It’s based on best practices in sport training and coaching from around the world, and it’s our way of keeping lacrosse fun and safe for kids of all ages and sizes, even while we develop the champions of tomorrow. The CLA has produced this player development pathway in consultation with key members of the Canadian lacrosse community. Lacrosse for Life is a lacrosse-specific adaptation of the generic LTAD model developed by Sport Canada and presented in the document Canadian Sport for Life. For our rep teams, tryouts are set for April 13, 14, & 16. Coaches have been selected and will be prepared at tryouts to hand out team budgets as well as practice and tournament schedules for the season. The CMLA executive is very proud to host the 2016 Sonny Herrington Memorial Tournament, May 27-29. Please follow our FB page Cornwall Minor Lacrosse Association-Celtics or check out our website

CMLA lacrosse players have been preparing for the season this winter.

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Men’s Sharks Win Gold at Challenge Cup Submitted Story


LC-Cornwall men’s hockey team was in a battle to maintain top spot at Challenge Cup. With an impressive 15-2-1 record this season, the Sharks were the favourite as they begin their journey to the final game at this year’s OCCCR Challenge Cup. Ranked first overall in the latest Power Rankings, the Sharks knew they are going to have to play at their very best in each game, as every opponent would be bringing their best effort to try and knock off the top team. With this year’s Challenge Cup being hosted by Georgian College, the Sharks earned a bye in the roundrobin and were well rested in their opening game against Fanshawe College, who were coming off a convincing 6-1 defeat against Trent University. Game one vs. Fanshawe College: W 5-0 The Sharks benefitted from playing a tired Fanshawe College Falcons’ team, after they had just suffered a 6-1 loss to Trent University, less than two hours prior to playing SLC. Ryan Copper would answer the call in net for the Sharks, making timely saves for his first shutout of the tournament. Matt Gregoire recorded a hat-trick for SLC, with Christian Leger and Brian Landry chipping in with a goal each. Game two vs. Trent University: W 2-1 Facing one of the strongest teams in the league, and the 2014-15 Challenge Cup Champions, the Trent University Excalibur, the Sharks jumped, and rested on a two goal lead in their second round-robin game; leading to the eventual 2-1 victory with the Excalibur scoring with six seconds left and their net empty. Derik Dionne and Brandon Gilmour scored for the Sharks, pushing the team to first overall in Pool A. Now SLC were able to get a fullnight’s sleep and rest, as they didn’t play until 12:00pm on Tuesday, against the winner of the game between Conestoga and Redeemer University College. Quarterfinals vs. Conestoga College: W 2-1 (SO) With the teams tied after regulation; both goals having come just two minutes apart in the second period

(courtesy of Justin Rutley from Jesse Fontaine), the game went to a shootout that went an exhausting six rounds, with the winner advancing to the Semi-finals and the season ending for the loser. Fortunately Derek Dionne scored the game winner in the sixth round, putting the Sharks just one more game away from reaching the Finals. Semi-finals vs. Fleming College: W 1-0 With the Fleming Knights knocking off the Humber-North Campus Hawks in their wildcard game, the Sharks knew they were in for a tough game against a team that knows how to pull off an upset win. Backed by their 2014-15 SLCCornwall Male Athlete of the Year goalie, Ryan Cooper, the Sharks shut out the Fleming College Knights in a 1-0 victory. Defenceman Larson Payette would be the hero for SLC, sneaking into the slot and receiving a great pass from Jess Fontaine for the eventual game winning goal with 1:59 left in the first period. Finals vs. Georgian College: W 2-0 Matt Gregoire didn’t know it at the time, but by tapping in a loose puck off of a deflection in the first period to put the Sharks ahead 1-0, it would be the eventual game winner in the Championship game of the Challenge Cup. With Brian Landry scoring in the empty net with six seconds left in the game, the celebration was on for the Sharks. “Words can’t express how proud we are of this group” said Sharks’ coach Mike Pettinella. “The guys deserved it from day one. They were so committed to our team approach, with everyone buying into their role; it really made a difference the last two days.” After the Sharks scored the goahead goal, the momentum would

Submitted photo shift back and forth, with veteran Sharks’ goalie, Ryan Cooper, playing on top of his game by shutting out the Grizzlies. Co-coach, Sean Boulerice shared the Sharks strategy that helped the team prevail over the host Georgian College. “We knew they were a little tired having played a wild card game earlier in the day so we wanted to be sure to dictate the tempo by winning every battle and forcing them to skate” said Boulerice. “Fortunately, the strategy worked out in our favour for the victory this evening.” Coming into the tournament, the coaches reminded the team that being ranked number one did not do them


any favours. They were still going to have to work as it was anyone’s tournament to win. “We remember the disappointment from last year [referring to the Sharks settling for Silver at the 2014-15 Challenge Cup] and wanted to win so badly for the returning players that were on that team” said Boulerice. It was certainly a dominating performance all year for the Sharks, considering the team was missing a few key pieces early on, but still managed to pull off a 9-0-1 record through the first half; eventually finishing the season with 20-2-1 record and a Gold Challenge Cup to bring back to Cornwall. Both coaches and player would like to thank everyone for all the support they have received throughout the season, especially to those that made the trip to Barrie to cheer them on for two days. The victory is a perfect way to transition from the post-season into the Sharks’ Athletics Banquet where student-athletes and coaches from all teams will be recognized for their efforts this season. The banquet takes place on Wednesday April 6th.

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presents “A look at our Sport’s History” This month’s Dulux Colourful Sports Memory shows the Colts play by play radio team of Dave Murphy and Scott Rogers and TV Cogeco team of Wayne Thompson and Gilles Gibeau. The Colts were well represented on the airwaves and these “Colourful” commentators always kept Colts fans tuning in. The picture of Dave and Scott is presently making the rounds on Facebook.

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All Colts away games will be broadcast on CJSS this season. The dynamic duo of Scott Rogers (play by play) and David Murphy (colour commentary), will once again, bring home all the action. From Pembroke to Hawkesbury, from Joliette to Dartmouth, they’ve been there every step of the way.

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The Colts are proud to welcome back the original television voices of the team who’ve informed local viewers for the past four seasons. Wayne handles the play by play, with Gilles adding the colour commentary. Rogers Community 11 will broadcast eight games, live from the Si Miller Arena this season.

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Upcoming Season at Summerheights Golf: Get to Know Ladies’ Pro, Robyn Campbell By Molly Kett


obyn Campbell, from Cornwall Ontario, spends her summers as the ladies’ pro at Summerheights Golf Links. She began playing golf when she was five or six years old and started playing competitively at the age of twelve. “My brother always played golf and I always did everything my brother did, so I took up the game,” says Campbell. “I have worked and played at Summerheights Golf Links for eight years, and I am returning again this year. I am a 2nd year student at Queen’s University in the Concurrent Education program studying Geography and English. While attending Queen’s I am also on the Women’s Varsity Golf Team and was named team captain this year.”

Campbell says she is the club “champion” as she hasn’t gone through tests and qualifications. However, she first won the Ladies’ Club Championship title at the age of 15, and won it two consecutive years after that as well.

“I also won this past summer, which gave me back the title and a pretty nice parking spot,” says Campbell. “I am the Ladies’ Club Champion again this year. The tournament is at the end of July/Early August, and I will play against the other female members at Summerheights for the title.” Over the winter, Campbell focused on academics, spending time with family and friends as well as taking up yoga, as a break from her studies. She is very excited for the upcoming

golf season.

“To say I’m excited is almost an understatement. I cannot wait to get the season underway,” says Campbell. “Both the Men’s and Women’s teams at Queen’s will be on their way to Victoria, BC from May 29 to June 4 to compete in the Canadian University/College Championships. It is a very big tournament and to be playing at the national level is exciting! As for the summer, I cannot wait to get back to playing regularly. I almost spend more time at the golf course than at home between work and playing.” Campbell is highly anticipating the Canadian University/College Championship, but she is also excited for the club tournaments in Cornwall. She’s excited to be back on her home course at Summerheights Golf Links.

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