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It’s Tournament Time Again: Bantam/Midget Tournament reaches 52 By Terry Tinkess

When you follow minor hockey, you never know what you will see. One year you find yourself wondering why some players are even playing at a particular level because they seem too small and too slow. Fast-forward a season, add in a growth spurt and a neversay-die attitude, and suddenly you understand that maybe the coach saw something you didn’t. That’s why if you stop in to see a few of the games at the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association Winterfest Bantam/Midget Rep “B” Tournament, you should pay attention because you never know where these players will be one year from now.

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The Minor Midget “B” Reps Are Playoff Ready By Erynn Henry


he minor midget “B” rep hockey team is a part of the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League (UCMHL) and Cornwall Minor Hockey Association (CMHA). The playoffs for the league start February 3, 2014, and with practices an hour and half to two hours long, once or twice a week, and a constant training regimen that keeps this team on top of their game, they are no doubt up for the challenges that they may face as the season draws to a close. Chris Matte is the team’s head coach. He has been proudly coaching for roughly eight years and it’s something he really enjoys. “The boys are a great group of kids,” says Matte, “and they work hard and they

are having fun this year. They take it seriously, which makes it fun to coach when the boys are all committed to it and they buy into what the coaching staff has to say, so it’s just really fun for the coaching staff. They make it fun.” Working along side Matte is Assistant Coach Ron Turgeon and Assistant Coach Marc-Andre Guibord who are also both a big part of the team’s success and efforts during games as well as practices so far this season.

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From top left to right are Ron Turgeon Ass’t coach, Jeffrey Primeau trainer, Tyler Turgeon, Kylan Coleman, Cedric Deschamps, Eric Belanger, Nathaniel Matte, Joshua Mesman, Ryan Lepine, Matthieu Chrétien, Cody Dufresne, Nicholas Whitford, Nicholas Guibord, Jean Patrick Davidson, Chris Matte (Coach), Marc - Andre Guibord (Ass’t Coach,) (middle) Jonah Proulx, Michael Brie, Skyler Daze, (bottom) Joshua Primeau. Missing from picture are Nicolas Valiquette & Sean Photo Supplied. Levis.

them get down on themselves,” says Brie. He must be doing an excellent job, of it because the team is currently second place in their division with twelve wins, seven losses, and three ties. “We just need to make sure we play good and show up to the games ready to play our style of hockey.” If they do that during the upcoming bantam/midget tournament, they should do very well. Working along side Brie is rightwinger J.P. Davidson who has been involved in the sport since he was roughly four years old. “The team has good chemistry,” says Davidson, and he also feels they are ready to win the playoffs this season. Left wing player Nathaniel Matte agrees that

because of the chemistry the group shares with each other as well as their coaches, they should win first overall this season. Head Coach Chris Matte feels that the key to winning is to keep reminding the boys to play their style of hockey, and the key to coaching is to keep them communicating with each other on the bench and on the ice. “We are coaches, we can’t do it for them,” says Matte. “All we can do is tell them what to do and they have to go out there on the ice and do it for us.” Matte believes they are ready this year and that it is their turn to take home the trophy. Doing well at their home tournament would just be icing on the cake.

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There will be a lot of memories like that created this year at the 2014 version of the Cornwall tournament, which is being held at the Benson Centre from January 30th until February 2rd. This is the 52st year of the tournament and their third at the Benson Center. Fifty-six teams have registered: 24 in the bantam division, 18 minor midget and 14 major midget teams. Having 14 teams in the major midget division is particularly nice since this season many associations seemed to have difficulty attracting enough interest to ice teams at that level. This year, in addition to the Cornwall teams, teams representing the Montreal area (Lakeshore, West Island and

Dollard des Ormeaux), New York State, (Plattsburgh and Louisville), Ottawa (Ottawa Sting, Ottawa West, GloucesterOrleans, Cumberland), Ottawa Valley (Deep River, Pembroke, Arnprior, Valley Storm, Renfrew, Muskrat, Petawawa), and eastern Ontario (RWC, MetcalfeRussell, Leitrim, Kemptville, Athens, Perth, Brockville, Alexandria, Char-Lan, South Stormont, South Grenville, South Dundas, North Dundas) will be participating. Each team has a three-game guarantee in the round-robin portion of the tournament with winning teams moving on to the semi-finals and finals. The final championship game in all divisions takes place on Sunday, Feb. 2. Organizing a tournament of

this magnitude is a massive undertaking, and Debbie Caskenette, tournament chair, and assorted other volunteers have been working hard, some since the summer months to make sure it is a success. Teams start shopping early for tournaments to go to and Cornwall is lucky enough to draw lot of interest due to its size, quality of the competition and the variety of the teams involved. Having a facility like the Benson Center is huge draw as well. Another point of interest is that all the talent isn’t on the ice either. It isn’t unusual to see former pro players playing the role of coach or parent. Timing is also important. With the regular season winding down, some teams use this tournament to prepare for the playoffs and

some use it as a last minute way to help build team chemistry. Anyone who plays sports does so, to some degree, hoping that they will taste victory. Some tournaments you attend seem, intentionally or not, as if they were created for two or three teams, with all the others simply buying a chance to play against “the best.” That is definitely not the way things are organized at the Winterfest tournament, and as mentioned above, a little bit of luck, combined with a complete team effort at just the right time can go a long way. What ever your motivation, the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association Winterfest Bantam/ Midget Rep “B” Tournament is a great way to finish off January and jump into February. Besides, the kids really enjoy playing in front of a big crowd!

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With the World Juniors over and no medals to show for a fantastic effort (I think the boys played excellent), the next event up is the Olympics. What a way to begin 2014. During the WJC games there was this public service announcement that the Canadian Hockey League provides the majority of players for the Hockey Canada Team. I believe it is somewhat misleading. Truth is, many of the players on the European teams play on CHL teams as well and the results have shown in the last number of events. I recall my presence sometime back at meetings where decisions were made insisting that we aid with the development and growth of the game across the planet. Canada, in its usual kind and polite way said “We can’t just keep pounding the competition, lets help them improve, become better.” Well folks we did as Canadians always do, we give them our best and with no thanks they took the gold as well. I only have one question regarding the makeup of Team Canada: What was a 16 year-old doing with a group of 19 year-old players when he could have better represented Canada with his talents in Sydney Nova Scotia at the World Under 17 Tournament? Since the last Olympics there has been talk of removing Womens hockey as an event. Again, the situation is that only a couple of teams are competitive. I know that the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association have reached out to the world in an attempt to assist other female organizations to grow their program. Of course we should be proud that Canadians come forward without any selfish motives, only the love for our game. This morning I sit here with TSN, for the last two hours listening to all the speculation as to who will be chosen to represent Canada at the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Many combinations, names and reasons have been produced but the final results will come from the words spoken by Mr. Yzerman. This list will be reviewed some time before the end of January by the Canadian Olympics committee, so changes will happen, hopefully only as a result of injuries. Will they make the correct choices? I suspect that the debate will continue right up to the drop of the game puck on February 13th, and carrying on until well after the games have completed and the hardware is handed out. GO CANADA GO By Richard Waldroff


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ummerstown – In spite of the inclement weather forecast, the rain held off long enough for the 2nd annual Summerstown Forest Dion Snowshoe Race to be held on Saturday, January 11 under cloudy but rainless skies. With race time temperature hovering around +1 degree, the runners did not have to worry about the being cold, and in fact one even mentioned that he had run out of clothes to shed during the race. The weather did have another impact as only 49 of the record number 69 registered participants showed up for the race, with most of the no-shows being from the Ottawa region where the freezing rain made driving conditions hazardous. The 49 participants easily surpassed the 34 who took part in last year’s inaugural race. The mild weather conditions made it possible for participants to forget about staying warm during the The race was organized by the Photo Credit: Paul Couture. second annual Summerstown Forest Dion Snowshoe Race. Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST), and race organizer Gilles temperature, his winning time of 38:15 in the sport of biathlon at the 1992 and which prevails in this sport. Parisien was specially pleased with was slower than last year’s best time, 1994 Olympic Winter Games. The complete race results are the increase of participants from but enough to outrun local favourite, At the conclusion of the race, medals available at www.summerstowntrails. outside our immediate area. “Word Rob Lefebvre (39:26). Rob, who lives and prizes provided by local sponsors com. The next race in the Dion Eastern that Summerstown Forest is an ideal just down the road from Summerstown were handed out to the first three Ontario Snowshoe Running Series will race site is quickly getting around,” Forest, improved from his third place finishers, and as is traditional, the rest take place next Sunday, January 19, in said Parisien. “The runners really finish of a year ago. of the prizes were drawn for by all the Frontenac Provincial Park, north of appreciate the fact that our course is Well-known runner Emma Saltink, participants in the spirit of camaraderie Kingston. very technical, but fast at the same a member of the Cornwall Multisport time”. This year’s race even had an Club, dominated the women’s race with international flavour as one runner a time of 43:41. Saltink, who donned hailed from Massena, New York. snowshoes for the first time in her life The 7.55km men’s race was won by two weeks ago, finished four minutes Dave McMahon of Chelsea, Quebec, a ahead of Lise Meloche, of Chelsea, former member of Canada’s national Quebec. Meloche is a two-time snowshoe team. Due to the mild Olympian, having represented Canada


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As a first year Peewee player, Brock will be looking to pick up from where he left off last season. With an outstanding performance at the Ontario Lacrosse Championship and competing for the Akwesasne Attack this past fall, where he played field lacrosse in Northern New York state. The experience he gained will allow him to take his game to the next level. Possessing the ability to work hard, shoot hard and hit hard; combined with his passion for the game, allows coaches to utilize him in any situation on the floor.



1. Game Timing a. All teams must be ready to go on the ice ten (10) minutes before their scheduled game time. b. Each team must provide one responsible adult to be in the penalty box for each of their games. The designated adult shall report to the penalty bench at least ten (10) minutes before the start of the game. c. All round robin games shall consist of THREE fifteen (15) minute period STOP TIME with a 70 minute RUNNING CLOCK. d. All quarter final, semi-final and championship games there will be THREE fifteen (15) minute periods STOP TIME with NO RUNNING CLOCK. No curfews, all games played to completion. e. Teams will be allowed a three (3) minute warm-up from the time the team reaches the ice surface. f. Teams not ready to start play at the scheduled time will forfeit the game. g. For all round robin games, ice will be resurfaced at the end of each game. h. For playoff and championship games, the home team will be the team with the highest seeding after the round robin portion of the tournament. i. There will be NO time outs during regular round-robin play, quarter or semi-finals games. j. Each team will be allowed a 30 second time out during the championship game ONLY. 2. Check-In a. Only players whose names appear on the team’s official roster provided to the tournament official may participate. All players are required to sign the official sign in sheet before their first game. b. The coach and/or manager must report to the tournament registration desk no less than one (1) hour prior to the start of the first game at the arena where their first game is to be played. Team representative will then be required to fill out a tournament check-in form. The team representative will be required to check-in to the tournament office before each game to complete the game sheet. c. Affiliate players may participate as long as their name appears on the designated team roster. d. A player must play in one (1) round robin game in order to play in playoffs. e. Both goalies must be dressed for each game and in the event a goaltender is injured or cannot continue playing for any reason (example: sickness, repairs to equipment, etc.) he must be replaced immediately by the alternate goaltender and no time for warm-up will be allowed. 3. Game Format a. All teams are guaranteed THREE (3) games during the round-robin series. b. If it is proven during the course of the tournament that a team has registered an ineligible player, that team will automatically be disqualified. c. Tournament officials reserve the right to take the appropriate action deemed necessary as to the fate of a team defeated by a disqualified team as well as the manner in which the tournament will continue. d. The top 2 teams in each pool of the Bantam B Division will advance. e. The top 4 teams in each pool of the Minor Midget B Division will advance. f. The top 4 teams in each pool of the Major Midget B Division will advance. Continued on page 11

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CGHA Plans Fundraising Day For Executive With ALS By Marc Benoit


he Cornwall Girls Hockey Association will be coming together later this season, in support of Brian Tardiff, a former president of the organization who was recently diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“You’re not going to find a guy with a bigger he’s been an effective member of women’s hockey, not just in the region, but the province heart like him, not only in girl’s hockey, but in softball and helping with the building of the as well.” Benson Centre. He’s been all over the place McLeod described Tardiff’s role in the with sports in Cornwall.” women’s hockey as one where “he likes to Lascelle is just one person who will be work behind the scenes, but he gives 100 per cent of what he does.” Tardiff was successful at looking forward to the fundraising event. establishing the CGHA’s first Junior program, “Brian’s always concerned about the future, where players have gone on to compete especially for his family, but more importantly, and thrive at higher levels. In addition to it’s a get-together of all the people he’s helped commanding the role of CGHA President, along the way. Girl’s hockey wouldn’t be where Tardiff also served as treasurer and in a number it is without him.” of other roles and committees, while working With such a long career with women’s hockey, primarily as a bookkeeper for the Ontario expect to a see a lot of support for Tardiff on Hockey Academy, here in Cornwall. March 8.

After learning of the news of Brian’s condition in November, Tardiff’s family and friends were quick to begin arrangements for a fundraising day, to be held on March 8 of this year. In addition to a number of hockey games, the event will include a silent auction as well as live music. “The idea is to have fun and raise Gilles Lascelle, director and coach at OHA, funds to help Brian and Sue with the financial burdens that come with ALS,” said organizer, and long-time friend and colleague, was thankful for Tardiff’s role at the academy, Rod McLeod. which opened its doors in 2008. “He just With twenty-three years of experience with makes sure everything runs pretty smoothly the CGHA and women’s hockey in the region, from an administrative point.“ According to Tardiff has had an impact on many local fans, Lascelle, the OHA has grown to 138 students and players. from sixteen countries, another feat Tardiff “He served on several committees at the was instrumental in. “He’s been a hero to our provincial level, and he was instrumental at academy; we’ve probably put in excess of 70 making some changes to regulations that we girls into colleges and universities in Canada are now enjoying today,” said McLeod, “so and the United States,” said Lascelle.

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Presents...Then and Now Cornwall Royals Edition ... Bill Snelgrove

Halifax beat us in seven games,” says Snelgrove. The second year t is a rare day when you can find was the same thing. We went out Bill Snelgrove without a laugh and beat Sault Ste. Marie and then and a smile. His positive outlook came back and Thetford Mines is something that served him well beat us. both as a member of the Cornwall “They beat us in about six games, Royals and later on in life as he pursued a career with The Seaway I think,” says Snelgrove. “They had a line with Gilbert Perreault, News. Marc Tardiff and Rejean Houle.” Snelgrove played with the Perreault went on to star with the CJHL version of the Royals from Buffalo Sabres while Tardiff and 1965-1967, long enough to build Houle had long careers with the a lifetime of memories. When Montreal Canadiens. asked what he remembers most, The third year, they played he doesn’t have to think before against North Bay with “Battling” responding. Billy Smith as one of their “The people I played hockey goaltenders. They won to advance with,” says Snelgrove, “and the to the second round against most memorable thing personally Verdun, but that would be as far was getting the only hat-trick I as they would get. Snelgrove was ever had. It was against Smiths unable to play in his last game Falls and I think we won the game of junior hockey after suffering and it was 8-7. It was always nice a knee injury. Verdun had a big to beat Smiths Falls.” defenseman by the name of Gilles The names of the players he Marotte, who went on to an NHL played with in his first year will career with Los Angeles. be familiar to local hockey fans His junior days behind him, of that era: Jean Payette, Larry Snelgrove moved to western Gabri, George Desjardins, Dave Ontario to work and stayed there Woodward, Harold Murphy, for ten years before returning Jake Lefebvre, Pete Prevost. to Cornwall. Upon his return, “In the second year it was Rick he became involved with minor Plumadon and Wayne Horn. We hockey and spent more than ten were basically a line together that years on the ODMHA executive. particular year. Still a hockey fan, Snelgrove The team had reasonable success says there is a world of difference for all three of the seasons in which between the players of his era and Snelgrove wore the Maple Leaf those that play the game today. crest that was the Cornwall logo at “The fellas are tremendously the time. “We went to the second round of the playdowns each bigger than we were,” says season,” says Snelgrove. The first Snelgrove, “and faster, and season they played an unknown stronger. And the things they can do with the puck! I don’t think our team from the west and won. guys were that skilled.” “Then we went to Halifax and There are some skills that they By Terry Tinkess


Bill Snelgrove is one person, both as a player and later on in life, who Submitted photo. would rarely be seen without a smile on his face.

don’t seem to have as much though adds Snelgrove. “A backhand is no longer a weapon, very much any more, but they certainly shoot the puck a lot harder, with their new sticks.” After they leave the game, most athletes will talk about what they were able to take away and use in their life away from the rink. Snelgrove is no exception.

“After I finished hockey and

came back to Cornwall, I was very fortunate that people remembered me and as a result I was able to make a pretty good career while working at The Seaway News. Playing for the Royals gave me, an opening, that people knew who I was and there was a respect for that. “There are so many people who remembered the days that I played and helped me at my career and that meant the world to me.”

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Canadians Finish Strong in Florida Endurance Race By Jentry van Baal


he North American Endurance Team Challenge may have taken its toll on competitors this year, but it was nothing Team Canada couldn’t conquer together. The 160km race held in Florida in December 2013 attracted 70 horse and rider combinations from all across Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Only 40 combinations finished the event. Of the four Canadian teams, seven of the fifteen riders came out on top. For Berwick’s Dessia Miller, the event was nothing either of her horses couldn’t handle. Finishing 28th overall in just under eleven hours, Miller and her Arabian stallion, Cognac Amberfyre, finished fourth of the Canadian contingent, with her second horse Amber Kiera, ridden by Stephanie McLeod, completing the event in thirteen hours and nine minutes. The first Canadian to finish was Robert Gielen of Flesherton, Ontario, and his horse F.C. Galaxy, who broke the top ten finishers with a sixth place finish overall. “We weren’t there to race, we

were there to get a strong finish,” Miller explained, clearly pleased with her outcome. Despite many regular obstacles present on endurance rides, the main challenge that presented itself was the unique sandy footing that Florida is known for. “It’s quite deep and loose, nearly six inches in depth and it gets turned up as each of the horses goes through,” she added. “My horse’s best gait is canter, so 95 per cent of this was done at a canter because of the footing, the sand is so hard to trot or walk in. He relaxed into it and didn’t have any particular issues.” Miller was quick to pass on the praise to her fellow Canadians. “We had a great team,” she added appreciatively. “Both East and Western Canadian teams really came together, our team vets were amazing, and our support from the overall crewing was a big deal.” With a well-deserved break following a successful 2013 season and a recent qualification to the World Equestrian Games in France this August, there is no doubt that Miller, and the remainder of the Canadian team, will be back this year and stronger than ever.


Hockey Canada recently announced the players selected to represent Canada as members of the men’s hockey team at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. As you might expect, not everyone is happy, and almost everyone can think of a player that they believe should have made the team, while at the same time scratching their head over some of the other selections. What say you? Are there any players that you believe without question should have been on the team and were not selected? As well, are there any that did make the cut, but whom you think should have been left at home? Terry Tinkess

Canadian Press Correspondent

Being the general manager of the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team is a thankless task unless you win gold and Steve Yzerman is welcome to it. Also being an NHL GM has to make it even more difficult, particularly when players like Martin St. Louis, who didn’t make the cut, go out and score four goals in a game, just because he can. You could argue till the 2018 Olympics about who should and shouldn’t be on the team and really none of the opinions would be wrong. We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to worldclass players and for some players that means they don’t make the team. For many, it’s the first time in their life that they have had to

experience that feeling. For me, St. Louis would have been a good choice and I think that Logan Couture would have brought something as well. Not quite as simple is the thought of who shouldn’t have made it. Rick Nash, perhaps, since the injuries seem to be taking their toll on him, and maybe Mike Smith as the third goaltender, but even he has the ability to stand on his head from time-to-time. Better you than me Steve! Jim Riddell

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Choosing the group of players that would best represent our country in Sochi was not a simple task. The choices made were debated over several months and finalized just before making the announcement. The Team Canada management group led by Steve Yzerman brought back eleven players from their gold medal winning team of 2010. I wouldn’t say that there were any obvious omissions, but thought that perhaps Tyler Seguin or Taylor Hall, both putting up points this season, would be a fit on the larger ice surface. Making the proper choices may not have been easy, but with the number of top quality NHL players available to the selection committee, Yzerman and Co. could put together an Olympic “B” team capable of bringing gold back to Canada.

The debate that starts a year before an Olympics and ends only after a gold medal, is Team Canada’s Men’s Hockey Team. Knowing firsthand the anxiousness coaches go through at tryouts, I cannot imagine the stress that Steve Yzerman and his staff go through in determining the direction they want the team to go and then in picking 25 players to form the team that will represent our country. Just like everyone else, here are the changes I would have made, had I been in the selection room: 1. Brent Seabrooke instead of Dan Hamhuis - Hamhuis is the better skater but Seabrooke is clutch in Minor Hockey Coach big moments and has a veteran leadership status for Vancouver 2010 and 2 Stanley Cups. 2. Martin St. Louis instead of Jeff Carter - nobody has the heart and desire that St. Louis has and has proved his scoring and overall skill level again and again whereas I feel that Carter needs good players around him to excel but he also needs time to adjust to new players as seen in his first years at Philadelphia, Columbus and LA and there just isn’t time in this tournament for that. 3. Jordan Eberle for Patrick Marleau - Marleau is the veteran and can skate well, but he is a more straight forward player whereas Eberle has creativity beyond belief and on the big ice surface he would be able to create so many opportunities and, oh yeah, has scored a couple of clutch goals for Canada. I am very happy for Jamie Benn, he deserves it even though nobody sees him play and too bad Logan Couture got injured just before the announcement. Robert Walker

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4. Scoring Format * 2 points for a win * 1 point for a tie * 0 points for a loss 5. General Information a. Only coaches and/or managers will be allowed into the tournament headquarters. b. ZERO tolerance: Taunting or berating of any players, officials, staff or tournament volunteers will NOT be tolerated under any circumstances by parents, players, team officials or other spectators. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to approach the City of Cornwall’s security staff to eject any person whom it deems to be acting in an improper manner and CMHA accepts no liability in connection with such ejections. c. When team colors are similar, the designated home team will change sweaters to provide a contrasting color. d. Protests WILL NOT be accepted concerning any on-ice official’s call or decision. e. Coaches and managers are responsible for the conduct of their players at all times. Any pre-existing damage or severe mess in a dressing room must be reported immediately to a tournament official. f. Teams may be ejected from tournament play with no refund or compensation of any kind if they are found to be responsible for damage to tournament facilities or unacceptable dressing room conditions. g. Only registered players and team officials will be allowed in team dressing rooms. Dressing rooms should be locked prior to stepping out on the ice. Dressing rooms must be vacated within twenty (20) minutes after the end of the game. h. Dressing room keys will be assigned by tournament officials. Assigned keys MUST be returned to the tournament office once all players have vacated the room after each game. i. The tournament director reserves the right to amend the rules at any time in order to act in the best interests of the tournament. 6. Tie Breaking Format Round Robin: In the event of a tie after round-robin play, the following rules in order will apply. 1. If the tie involves two teams, then head to head results will break the tie. 2. If more than two teams are tied or if head to head did not resolve the tie then the team with the lowest number of goals against will advance 3. The team with the most total goals for. 4. The highest goal differential score (goals for / goals for + against) [GF / (GF+GA)] 5. The team with the least number of PIM will advance. Tie breaking Format Final Games: 6. If the game is tied at the end of regulation time, a shootout will take place. Each team must designate the first three shooters on the game sheet prior to the quarter-final, semi-final or final game. i) Each team will have 3 players shoot. ii) Each shooter will shoot simultaneously iii) The team with the most goals will be declared the winner If still tied after the initial 3 shooters, a sudden victory shootout will take place. No player can shoot twice until everyone on the team has shot.



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Cornwall Seaway Blades win “B” Division in Stittsville Tournament By Dave MacDonald


In their second game Cornwall came away with a decisive victory winning 5-1 over the Glen Walter Knights and won the “B” title blanking Westport Wreliks 3-0.

he Cornwall Seaway Blades Hockey team sponsored by Medical Arts Pharmacy started off the 2014 season winning the “B” title in the 55+ division at The Cornwall squad has the Stittsville tournament played their sights set on the Canada on January 4th & 5th, 2014. Senior Games to be played In the opening game of in Edmonton, Alberta in late the three-game tournament August of this year, to which Cornwall went the distance they have qualified by being with the Athens Red Wings, medal winners in the Ontario finishing regulation in a 1-1 Senior games. draw. After eight rounds of Cornwall will be entering shoot-out, Athens prevailed. Steve MacDonell was stellar in more tournaments along with the Cornwall net throughout the spring & summer hockey in preparation. three games.

Front row, from left: Dale Swerdfeger, Brian Reasbeck, Steve MacDonell (goalie), Earl McBean. Back row, from left: Geoff Smith, Louis Denis, Claude Bourck, Alex Herrington, Al Wagar, Gary Lalonde, Dave MacDonald, Randy Connors, Terry Grant & Claude Regnier. Missing from the photo: Allan Hare, Dave Submitted Photo Alguire & Rick Cameron

What’s Your Type Of Winter Fitness? By Erynn Henry


t. Lawrence College-Cornwall (SLC) has just released their fitness schedule for the winter semester. The program is available to students and faculty, as well as community members looking for a great way to stay healthy or to help them feel swimsuit ready for the hot months yet to come.

The college feels that it is a top priority for them to offer these programs as a means of providing them with the opportunity to help keep a fresh mind and a healthy lifestyle. Jacquie Cartwright athletics and student life officer, as well as the fitness instructors, Jordan Ann Kevan de Haan, and Christina Collard are the minds behind the variety of programs chosen. They

saw a really great opportunity to provide a benefit to the students. “I think wellness is really important and it is becoming increasingly more important within colleges and universities specifically to provide programs such as these,” says Cartwright. “It ties in really well with the Health 101 (an interactive digital health and wellness magazine) Continued on page 13

Karate Komments: Self-Defense Part Three: Self-defense and the Law

emotions take over, it is often more about hurt feelings, anger, pride, and ego than the original issue. The 90/10 solution often applies here – By Jim Riddell, the issue may only be 10 % of the situation, the Seaway Karate Club other 90% is how it is is very easy for someone getting caught up in the moment, to cross the line from self-defense to assault. Here n parts one and two, we looked at awareness, is a guideline to help you stay inside the legal avoidance, self-assessment, and tailoring self- parameters. defense to individual needs. We now need to 1) You are in physical danger. look at some of the complications and risks of 2) You did nothing to provoke or escalate the using physical force to defend yourself. Self- situation. defense is not open to individual interpretation; 3) You are being attacked. it is a legally defined term. Section 34 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada states “Everyone who 4) You do only the minimum required to stop the is unlawfully assaulted, without having provoked threat. the assault, is justified in repelling force by force, You must be able to explain your actions and if the force he uses is not intended to cause death justify the reasons why they were required. or grievous bodily harm, and is no more than is Claiming that you acted in self-defense is known as an affirmative defense. This means that you necessary to enable him to defend himself.” The provocation part is very important – as are admitting to actions which would normally


be a crime, but claiming that they were justifiable under the circumstances. If you participated in the initiation or escalation of the situation, you stand a good chance of being considered a participant, and not a victim of violence. Generally we are allowed to use a reasonable amount of force to defend ourselves. Reasonable also means stopping as soon as the assailant is no longer a threat. Failure to do so could result in charges. You should not let the fear of legal repercussion’s keep you from defending yourself, but having a basic understanding of what you are legally allowed, can help you make the proper choices if that need ever arises. In the next issue of Sports Energy we will look at a practical self defense system using a lower level of force. Pressure point systems, which are used by many police forces, provide the officer with the skills to be effective without using excessive force. KARATE QUOTE – Self –defense is mostly about what you don’t do.


The Cornwall minor midget “B” rep team is having a very good season and hope to continue their success in the 52nd Cornwall Bantam/ Midget tournament. (From left) Nick Guibord (centre), Nathaniel Matte Photo by Erynn Henry. (left wing) and Aiden Benton (right wing).


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toning the body’s central area, which is also a slower paced activity. Bootcamp, is again a fast paced program designed to get your heart rate up and get those muscles burning. All the equipment for the programs at SLC is provided. What is needed of the participant is to be dressed in the appropriate fitness attire and be ready for a great workout. Whether your type of fitness is fast paced or slower paced, there is something out there for everyone to look into and try out. Cartwright is proud of the services the college has to offer. “We are excited to be offering these programs. This is probably the largest selection that we’ve offered and it’s been done now for three years. We keep growing it every year as demand keeps rising. I think it’s catching on and that’s what we want. We want to provide a service that people want and that’s what we are here for.”

Continued from page 12 online resource that the college just implemented. “The best way to prevent disease and promote healthy learning and wellness obviously is through education, which we as a college kind of have a responsibility to do. That’s why we provide it is to give them that opportunity.” The idea is to accommodate those who aren’t really interested in the traditional cardio room, weight room style of fitness. These programs provide them with an alternative to get involved. At SLC there are a number of programs offered. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a faster paced activity done over a shorter amount of time. Yoga Class is designed to help the individual to focus breathing, relaxation, balance, and core strengthening and is a slower paced activity. CORE Class is geared toward tightening and



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The open “B” division was won by The Predators, a team from Montreal. “They’ve been at the tournament Bill Dillabough, Organizer for like the last six years,” says here may have been two less Dillabough. “They won every game, teams than last year, but the Pizza the three round-robin games and then Hut adult hockey tournament was they won the final.” once again a weekend to remember. High Voltage, a team made up of The event, which took place Cornwall area players, won the open January 14-16 at the Benson Centre, “C” division. featured 14 teams spread over three This is the seventh season that divisions. Dillabough has been running the “Everything ran perfect this year,” tournament. Prior to that it was known says Bill Dillabough, tournament as the GM tournament. organizer and owner of the local Dillabough says he enjoys Pizza Hut. “It was good. There were doing it and right now the Pizza two less teams than last year. The Hut Tournament is the only adult North Bay team wasn’t able to get hockey tournament being offered in


teams for some of the divisions so I decided, you know what, there are no age restrictions, I’m just going to put you in based on your calibre. You tell me when you register if you’re a good team, a mediocre team a soso team and I’ll put you in based on what you tell me.”

With a guarantee of three games, discounted accommodations, a beer garden and a chance to play in an “A” class facility there is no wonder the tournament has run for so long. Dillabough says that next year he may try to increase the number of teams and it will be good if it happens but if it doesn’t, it will still be a weekend that many adult players look forward to each year.

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anny Aikman, Deputy Chief of the Cornwall Community Police Service has fond memories of the Cornwall Bantam-Midget Hockey Tournament.

“I had the good fortune of being most valuable goaltender in the bantam league,” said Aikman. “It was a big deal back in the day.” Aikman remembered a few other names like Jerry Ingram and Doug Kelly. “There were a lot of great players,” said Aikman. “We had great success in our times.”

“I was involved in bantam hockey in 1974,” said Aikman. “I played hockey from the time I could walk until well into my thirties.” The Cornwall Bantam-Midget Hockey Tournament is one of the longest running hockey tournaments in Eastern Ontario attracting teams from all over Ontario, Quebec, and the U.S.

“It’s a fond memory from 1974,” Aikman reminisced. “I haven’t been involved in hockey for about 15 years. It’s a fond memory, but I really couldn’t fathom putting on pads and skates again.” Aikman said he still enjoys watching hockey and is a fan of the Ottawa Senators, but his days of playing are over. “I just got so tired of carrying a hockey bag,” said Aikman. “The older I got the heavier the bag got. I am more of a fan now. I can’t see myself playing again.”

“The Bantam tournament was something back in the day,” recalled Aikman. “It was the one premier bantam tournaments around.” Now in it’s 52nd year, the tournament hosts more than 60 teams with more than 1,500 players. “It was the one place to showcase bantam hockey at the time,” said Aikman. “There were elite teams from Montreal to the U.S.” Aikman, now more of a fan than a player, recollected how much fun playing hockey was. “We had the good fortune of playing on a very


good hockey team,” recalled Aikman of himself and Mike Piquette. “Some went on like our allstar player Dave Ezard.” Ezard was inducted into the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, and was the only defenseman in Royals history

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forward to the competitive challenge. Jacob Morris is one of the players who has played in the tournament before. “Normally its bigger teams that come to our tournament,” he says, “so you learn to play hard, more defensively. Hopefully we win a home tournament though.”

After weeks of competitive matches and strengthening his skills at the bantam level, Morris intends to continue his hockey career in the future, “I’ll probably try out for “AA” next year, we’ll see how that goes.”

Cornwall Bantam B Rep 2013-2014 Team

Front row, Chantal Latour - Manager, Kolten Oakes-Cook, Austin Antoine, Nicholas Mondoux, Ryan Jesmer, Derik Pilon, Cameron Chisholm, Josh Seguin, Connor Maynard, Gilles Ayotte Assistant Coach. Back Row - Mario Morris - Trainer, Alain Savard - Head Coach, Gabriel Cyr, Alyssa Seguin, Cameron Marleau, Jacob Latour, Blake Legue, Jacob Morris, Thomas Forrester, Alexandre Submitted photo. Seguin, Francis Maynard - Assistant Coach.

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ornwall will be the host city for a number of minor hockey teams at the end of the month, as the 52nd Bantam/Midget Tournament returns for a funfilled weekend both on and off the ice. Teams from the Montreal area, Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, New York State and Eastern Ontario will be coming to compete in this well-respected tournament. One of three local teams, the Cornwall Bantam “B” Colts, coached by long-time hockey coach Al Savard will

be doing their best to skate away with a championship trophy. “We’re excited about it,” said Savard. While they think they are up to the challenge, Savard knows his team will be facing an uphill battle, particularly when competing against teams from Ottawa, “What happens when you go to the Ottawa district is you’ve got a major bantam and a minor bantam, and for us in Cornwall they’re combined together, so more than half of my players are minors.” Despite this disadvantage, many of Savard’s players still find the tournaments enjoyable and look

Another returning player, Connor Maynard, says he likes to see how he, and his team compare against teams from other areas. He enjoys “the competitiveness, against all the other teams, from Ottawa and other places, just seeing how we compare against them. We have to play against just major teams, it’ll be a little bit of a challenge but that should make it fun.” Maynard hopes to see his hockey career continue onto the junior level. The nice thing about a tournament like this is that if you go out and play hard, and get the occasional lucky “bounce,” you’ve got as much chance to win as the next team. The best thing about sports, especially as the minor level, is that the outcome is never guaranteed. You can have an undefeated regular season and then lose two straight games and be out of the playoffs. Or, you could build a fairy tale ending, win four games in a row and be a champion. There’s probably not one player on any team that hasn’t had that dream. They’ll all get the chance to turn dreams into reality beginning on Thursday, January 30.

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Major Midget “B” Colts Looking to Impress By Terry Tinkess


hen you are a minor hockey player, one of the things you look forward to most is the chance to play in tournaments. There is the excitement of packing everything up and heading out to play teams you may never have seen before, and the chance to play in rinks that are unfamiliar (every concession stand is different, don’t you know!) There is also the allure of staying in a hotel and getting to hang out with your teammates while parents tend to entertain themselves. But is it as much fun when you’re the home team, as all the Cornwall teams in the 52nd Cornwall Bantam and Midget “B” Rep tournament will be when they face off later this month? Does a “home” tournament matter as much as a chance to get out of town? You bet it does, even more so when you’re in your last year of minor hockey. Nick Doherty, 17, is a goaltender on the major midget “B” team and he is in his final year of midget hockey, so doing well in the tournament is particularly important. “It’s my last year of minor hockey and I’d really like to bring home a championship with the team. We’ve had a tough season, we’ve had a couple rough patches. I hope we push through it and bring home a win. Doherty isn’t sure what the future holds for him. He’d like to play NCAA or even Canadian university hockey, and this tournament could be a chance for someone to take notice of him. Johnny King, 16, is also in his final year of midget hockey and

he likes the idea of playing in front of the home crowd. “We’ve got our friends and home support here, it would be nice to win at home.”

Like many of the players in “B” level hockey, he’s also not sure where, or if hockey will fit in his future. “I’ll see if anything comes up, but I’m not expecting anything too major,” says King. Alex Primeau, 17, sees the tournament as a chance to put the team, and themselves on display. “It means a lot, since it’s a chance to show our town who we are what we can do,” says Primeau. He hopes to find a spot with a junior team next season after his minor hockey days are done. Mike Piquette is the coach of the major midget “B” team, and while the team hasn’t won as much as they would like, he says he has really enjoyed the season “It’s probably the biggest tournament of the year for us,” says Piquette. “It’s a chance to play in front of friends and family, and there is great competition throughout. There are a lot of great teams involved and it’s longstanding. We’re in our 52nd year and the kids really get up for it.” When asked what he thinks his team’s chances in the tournament are, he tends to keep his cards close to his chest. “Our team is the type of team that if everyone comes out to work, we’re very hard to beat,” says Piquette. “We’ve got to have the effort from all seventeen kids though, and when we get that, we’re very competitive.” The Winterfest Bantam and Midget “B” Rep tournament takes place from January 30-February 2, 2014 with games at both the Benson Centre and the Cornwall Civic Complex.

Front (from left) Jeff Dobson, Alex Primeau, Nick Doherty, Kyle Quesnel, Dan Pilon. Back (from left) Greg Barnhart, (Trainer), Jake Lapierre (Coach), Jacob Paavila, Brandon Deneault, Connor Lapointe, Johnathan King, Sam Fontaine, Kristian Palmer, Danny Deneault, Pat Groulx, Frankie David, Andre Lavigne, Evan Wilson, Mike Piquette (coach), Reid Lepine Photo by Terry Tinkess. (Coach).

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Hurrell has many fond memories of the event and the people who helped put it together. “It takes an incredible amount of volunteers to put on this event,” said Hurrell. “I was always the tournament convener, but behind me there were probably 35-40 people Peter Hurrell was a referee that made it happen.” and tournament organizer Hurrell explained that in Cornwall for many years. “I was a referee in chief, Lawrence Lapierre was a long tournament organizer, ticket serving president and by far taker, you name it we did it,” a driving force behind the said Hurrell of himself and the tournament along with Ben many volunteers that put on Pilon. “I was the face that talked the annual event. “I have been to people and schmoozed,” said out of it for 10 years now, but Hurrell. “But they were the I enjoyed it immensely. It was guys that got most of the stuff always a lot of work, but it was done.” great to see the kids come in.” Hurrell also recalled that one Hurrell said that teams from of the tournaments sponsors all over North America came at the time, Flarrow Hockey to Cornwall to play in the Sticks, would make sure that all tournament. “We had kids from of the kids who played would all over,” said Hurrell. “We had get a new stick. “The look some from overseas a couple of on their faces,” said Hurrell. “That was a highlight of the years. It was great to see.” tournament.” Hurrell began as an executive “Looking back on it every and referee with Cornwall hockey 20 years ago. “I became year something different and referee in chief, then became unique happened,” Hurrell tournament organizer, and I just remembered. “Like teams went on after that,” explained making it in at the last minute Hurrell. “I did the tournament because of weather.” Hurrell for about six years before I remembered one occasion stepped away due to family where the police had to be called n just a short time, Cornwall will be inundated with young hockey players. The BantamMidget Tournament will be coming to town bringing with it a flood of memories for those who used to be involved in putting it on.

because of an overzealous rinks, and sometimes used the parent attacking a referee. “But one in Akwesasne. Logistically, the good part out weighed the it was very interesting.” bad.” Hurrell said that probably Although business and some of the best memories were personal life has taken Hurrell of the people he met along the in different directions, he still way. “You build relationships tries to attend the games when with these people,” said he can. “We didn’t have the Hurrell. “I met a lot of really Benson Centre then,” said great people from all over the Hurrell. “We had three local place.”

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MURPHY’S SPORTS LAW By David Murphy 2014 will be a significant year in the annals of Cornwall sports. The 50th Benson Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner will take place in May with the highlight being the handing of the Jacques Richard Trophy to the area’s top sports personality. From early winners like Doug Carpenter, Bob Charlebois and Walt MacDonald to recent recipients Tony Luis, Jenna Flannigan and Christina Julien, the winner is one of the best-kept secrets in local sports. Fortynine names are emblazoned on the original trophy and subsequent plaque and it’ll fun to see who the 50th winner will be. Other highlights from the evening include the RBC $1,000 bursary. While this award is about a decade old, it’s significance has grown to sit right next to the Jacques Richard Trophy as a highlight of the evening as it’s awarded to a junior aged athlete ready to continue post-secondary education and has showcased a combination of top level athleticism with academic excellence. Rounding out the trifecta of top-end awards is the Benson Friends of the Roundtable, which

is in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in the Cornwall sports community. Mark Wednesday, May 14th at the Civic Complex on your calendar, it’s sure to a night to remember. And another thing…last month’s column took a look back at 2013 and I was remise to inadvertently omit the handful of local youth bowlers who showcased what Cornwall bowlers are all about on the national stage. The Bantam girls team won its second straight gold medal at the Youth Bowling Council National Championship in Vancouver last spring. Alyssa MacGillivray, Shayla Lascelle, Savannah Ingola and Chloe Russell will forever carry the National Champions tag. For eight-year-old MacGillivray and nine-year-old Lascelle it was their second straight title. Nine-year-old Sophia Dorie took home the gold in the bantam girls singles tournament thanks to a 205 average. Thomas Flaro collected Silver medal for his efforts in the junior boys singles competition. Well-deserved congratulations to the young bowlers who proved that Cornwall remains a great sports community. A friendly reminder that the deadline for nominations for potential inductees into the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2014 is February 28th. You can check out www. cornwallsportshalloffame .com or e-mail me ( for more details. The CSHOF Class of 2014 will be announced in late March. The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, August 16th at the Civic Complex.

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of stories. There’s all kinds of people you can talk to out there.”

any people know Ron Giroux as the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association (CMHA) equipment manager. He can be found almost every day of the hockey season keeping the equipment in good working order and offering a “fix” when things don’t work the way they are supposed to.

“Dress warm,” he says, “because it can get cold out there. Dressing in layers works well for most type of outdoor winter activities and ice fishing is no exception. If it gets too warm, you can always shed a layer or two, but if you don’t have enough you can get cold, and fast.


The best advise Giroux has for someone thinking about taking up ice fishing is to remember it is winter, you are out on the ice and it can get chilly.

What most people don’t know, however, is what he likes to do when he is away from the rink. To find out, all you have to do is look to the river because Giroux is an avid fisherman regardless of the season. Giroux says that fishing has been a part of his life for almost as long as he can remember. “I’ve been fishing for at least fifty years,” says Giroux. “My mother and father fished all the time and I went with them. We were just kids, so instead of getting us babysat, they took us fishing.” When it comes to the winter variety, out on the ice, Giroux says he has been doing that for about thirty years. He prefers fishing at Hoople Creek, between Long Sault and Ingleside, but he has fished at many different locations as well. “I have fished at Lancaster, Summerstown, Glen Walter, at the church, in Cornwall at the Air Force Wing, but I prefer Hoople. Hoople is a nice place and the fish is good there.” There are differing opinions over what is the best fish at Hoople Creek, but Giroux has his opinion on the subject. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s perch,” says Giroux, “but if you go ask some other guys, they’ll tell you it’s walleye. I’m a perch fisherman. While the cold weather we’ve had this year has made for a sturdy sheet of ice, it has apparently had an effect on the fish as well. “It seems to have slowed them down,” says Giroux. “Before we had no problem; when the ice first got on there, for about the first three weeks you could go anywhere and catch them. Now you have to look for them and you really have to fish. You can’t just throw anything at them, you have to really fish.” As far as lures go, Giroux says he likes the type referred to as “bugs.” “I usually go with the yellow and red,” he says. While he says that fishing of any kind is relaxing, Giroux says the thing he likes best about ice fishing is the way you get to talk with everybody. “There’s always somebody out there, and there’s all kinds

The wind is cold, the ice is hard, but friendship warms the heart and of course, then there is Photo by Terry Tinkess the fish!


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It’s that time of year again with the puck about to drop on the 52nd edition of the Cornwall Allstate / CMHA Bantam Midget Hockey Tournament. This tournament has, over the years provided me with many special memories, first as a participant playing for the local Cornwall bantam and midget Teams and later as a coach, first with Seaway Valley “AA” bantam and midget teams (I believe we won the “AA” major bantam Title in 1992) and more recently with both bantam and midget “B” teams from Cornwall. I have also had the pleasure of working as a member of the CMHA executive the past six years. A tip of the hat to Brian and Debbie Caskenette who spend so much time and energy on this tournament and minor hockey as well. Many people have asked me why I get involved now that my kids are older and out of hockey. My response has been simple: minor hockey gave me so many fond memories growing up and my parents have always told me I should give something back to the community and volunteer at something. My first and last coach in minor hockey was Larry Gabri. Larry was my coach in atom house league and then many years later with the midget travelling team. After putting up with me, Larry spent many successful years as a volunteer coach and organizer in Cornwall and area and is a member of The Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame. I see Larry and his wife Sheila on numerous occasions and always enjoy a good visit with them. Other coaches I had in my youth included Bert Kelly, a very keen hockey person, and Ed Hills, a coach who was also a very good salesman. I always enjoyed the conversations I had with Mr. Hills and in the real world I drifted into sales as a career. I often wonder if those conversations with Mr. Hills had something to do with it. The one thing I have found is a player can learn something from every coach they encounter in their journey. I got away from hockey for many years until a friend,

Mike Groulx, asked me to help him coach the Seaway Valley “AA” midget team. Jumping in with both skates, (had to buy a new pair) I quickly became hooked on the game again. The next season, I put my name in to coach again and was offered the minor bantam “AA” position. Here I met many people who are still friends today. One person in particular was Don Derry, who‘s son Ryan was a goalie on the team. When the Cornwall Royals left town in 1992, Don purchased the Massena Americans Jr. “A” team and moved them to Cornwall. I was asked to become involved with the Jr. “A” Colts and a volunteer position soon became a full-time job in hockey. I could fill an entire edition of Sports Energy with tales of the early Colts days. We had a great team of people involved, fantastic players, very cooperative team sponsors and unbelievable loyal fans, and as a group we probably had the most fun at a junior hockey game each week. It all felt like one big family. Does anyone remember Brian Ladas and Kenny “The Colt” McLaughlin squaring off at centre ice in Sumo wrestling suits? Or Bill Murphy and his “Hillbilly” band, I believe consisted of Don, Bill, Jacques Trottier and Richard Waldroff, sitting in the back of a pickup truck, bluegrass music blaring, driving around the ice? Joan Lawson and Bob Johnson, working in the office? The Colt’s Clowns? Originally they were my bantam players who wanted to see the game and loved to entertain. I believe three of the original Colt’s clowns went on to play in the OHL. Let’s not forget the hockey, two championship teams, numerous NCAA scholarships, OHL graduates, NHL draft picks, the list is long. A big thank you to Don Derry for starting it all. We have shared and continue to share many laughs when we get together. While writing this, my thoughts also go to my wife Shirley and sons Jamie, Christopher and Patrick, who have always encouraged and supported my involvement in sports, even though they often took a back seat to scheduling conflicts. On behalf of the Cornwall major midget Colt’s I would like to welcome all the teams participating in our tournament and hope you enjoy your stay in our great city. We would also like to thank all the volunteers for their countless hours in making this tournament the event it is.

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AIR GLIDERS ...................................................................... Jean Juneau ............... 613-932-5103 Rachelle Davis ............ 613-935-4714 AQUATICS Sea Lions Swim Club BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Cornwall District Minor Baseball ................... Susan Poirier .............. 613-936-8827 Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball ................ Cornwall Kinsmen Minor Girls Softball ....... Mike Turcotte ............. 613-933-3837 Ladies Fastball Fith Wheel 18 Wheelers, ..... Brian Tardiff ............... 613-938-2950 Navy Club Mens Fastball ............................... David James ............... 613-930-0033 BASKETBALL United Counties Minor Basketball ................. Brad DeRochie ............ 613-938-0533 BILLIARDS Rack M Up Billiards....................................... Doug Disotell .............. 613-933-9362 BOWLING Olympia Bowl .................................................................................... 613-932-8421 BOXING East Side Community Boxing Club ................ Jorge Luis................... 613-933-5618 EQUESTRIAN Holly Hill Farm .............................................. Kate/Robbie Mac Intyre ......613-931-2493 St Georges Equestrian .................................. Suzanne Lacroix Whispering Meadows ................................... Allison Blair St Thomas Rose Quarter Horses ..................................... Karen Aitken Sarabeau Stables .......................................... Sandy Marcellus Upper Scotch Farm ....................................... Kelley Ferguson Drogheda Manor ........................................... Garry Meek FIGURE SKATING Skate Cornwall .............................................. Karin Touchette........... 613-936-9290 Can-Skate Learn to Skate .............................. Karin Touchette........... 613-936-9290 FOOTBALL Cornwall Men’s Flag Football......................... Jonathan Campeau ..... 613-551-4605 Cornwall Minor Football Association ............. Rod Simpson .............. 613-936-2888 GOLF Archie’s Family Golf Centre ............................................................... 613-932-8255 Cornwall Golf & Country Club ........................................................... 613-931-1122 Heritage Golf Club ............................................................................ 613-347-3738 Summerheights Golf Links............................ Katie MacLennan Andrews .....613-938-8009 ........ .... Upper Canada Golf Course ................................................................ 613-543-2003 GYMNASTICS Cornwall Gymnastics Club ............................ Tammy Mcallister ....... 613-933-4356 HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS Akwesasne Minor Hockey Association .......... Mark Terrance............. 315-250-0287 Alexandria Minor Hockey Association ........... Kevin Ctaig ................. 613-551-2698 CharLan Minor Hockey Association .............. Bruce McRae .............. 613-347-3406 Cornwall Minor Hockey Association .............. Brian Caskenette ......... 613-933-8586 NGS Minor Hockey Association .................... Chad Brownlee ........... 613-984-0410 South Stormont Minor Hockey Association .... Brad Maloney ............. 613-346-0888 Seaway Valley “AA” Minor Hockey Association .... Blair Fitzpatrick ........... 613-933-0026 Cornwall Colts Junior A Hockey .................... Ian MacInnis ............... 613-930-9300 Cornwall Girls Hockey Association ................ Rod McLeod Cornwall Women’s Recreational Hockey League .... Sylvie Jans .......................................................... Cornwall River Kings ..................................... Al Wagar ..................... 613-935-6219 Cornwall River Kings ..................................... Brianna Trudeau.......... 613-935-6219 Cornwall Minor Ball Hockey League .............. Gerry Sommerville...... 613-703-9183 Cornwall Women’s Ball Hockey League......... Dominique Laroche .... 613-936-2020 Cornwall Men’s Ball Hockey League .............. Mitch Gagne ............... 613-932-4471 Cornwall Men’s Draft Ball Hockey League ..... Randy Lafave .............. 613-936-9272 JIU JITSU CLUB Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club .................................. Stephen Lefebvre ........ 613-930-5489 KARATE Seaway Karate............................................... Jim Riddell ................. 613-534-2042 JJS Kenpo Karate .......................................... Brenda Saucier ........... 613-577-0299 LACROSSE Cornwall Minor Lacrosse .............................. Terry Turcotte ............. 613-937-3354 SOCCER Kinsmen Minor Soccer Association .................................................. 613-938-1545 Sports Energy is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided on this page. If your sports organization would like to be included in this page, please email If your organization is listed and information should be updated, please forward current information.

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S.D.&G. Blazers ............................................ Mike Gilligan ............... 613-938-1545 Cornwall & District Soccer ............................ Chris Smith................. 613-931-2176 Cornwall Indoor Soccer ................................ Frank Chartrand .......... 613-933-5103 SOCCER Cornwall City Soccer ..................................... Frank Chartrand .......... 613-933-5103 Glengarry Soccer League .............................. Stephanie Youth Indoor Soccer League ......................... Frank Chartrand .......... 613-933-5103 OTHER SPORTS Big Ben Ski Hill and Snowboarding ............... Jack Ruest .................. 613-933-6377 613-933-3586 Cornwall Blue Chargers ................................. David James ............... 613-938-4793 Cornwall Curling Club ................................... Scott MacDonald ........ 613-936-2027 Cornwall Multisport Club .............................. Rob Allen Cornwall Outdoor Club de Plein Air ................................................... 613-534-8855 Cornwall Rugby Club .................................... Bill Swinden ................ 613-932-1273 Cougars Track and Field ................................ Ceri Timbrell ............... 613-537-9681 Taoist Tai Chi ................................................. Ghislain Glaude........... 613-935-5675 Summerstown Trails XC Ski & Snowshoes ... Jean-Pierre Tibi .......... 613-347-1229 Sports Energy is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided on this page. If your sports organization would like to be included in this page, please email If your organization is listed and information should be updated, please forward current information.

Nutrition for Better Sport Performance By Jason Christoff


lthough the mass media will try to convince you that better performance comes in a powder or colourful sugary drink, Mother Nature has everything you’ll need to be a better athlete. If you dream about competing at the pro level, better health will be your foundation both mentally and physically. The biggest impact on your performance will be sleep. Recuperation is paramount to improved strength, endurance and agility. During high intensity sports, extreme amounts of micro traumas are inflicted on muscular systems and certain metabolic pathways. Our muscles and pathways can indeed improve and become stronger but only with proper rest and recuperation. Excess exercise can and will break down the body if enough rest is not placed in between sporting sessions. When a person pushes their body beyond their body’s ability to recover, decreases in performance will occur and the chance of injury increases exponentially. Proper down time is important for all athletes, at every level. Sleep habits are crucial for optimal repair from sports based muscular trauma. Getting to bed by 10:30 is key, as the body’s hormonal repair systems are synced to the cycles of the sun. When the sun goes down the body’s energy production system starts to decline and the body’s repair systems start

to come on line. Getting to bed by 10:30 at the latest can aid in giving the body what it needs to repair and be ready for the next day of competition. Getting to bed a little earlier can increase the effect. Stretching, yoga and additional relaxation methods before bed can further increase this repair effect.

medical doctor rarely goes over a patient’s food intake so patients (and anyone watching…including a child) may start to get the impression that food choices don’t really impact health too much. Unfortunately the exact opposite is true. Food choices will make or break any athlete’s long-term success, with very few exceptions. Many athletes can ride the wave of youth and see little impact of a bad diet on their performance but a long successful career will ride more on how a person treats their body than on any other factor. Want to break some records? That starts in the grocery store’s real food sections.

For optimal repair the athlete should avoid TV, computer screens etc as any bright artificial light source after sundown triggers the body to believe the sun is still up and with that it would interfere with the body’s repair mechanisms, which are only active when the sun is down. Basically bright lights turn off the body’s repair mechanisms. Having a bed time ritual that includes progressive Today it’s common for a person to have relaxation prior to sleep will assure you are the fastest and strongest athlete over the the best equipment and pick up a hot dog, chip and fry on the way to the rink or on long run. the way out. Parents often push children for The body repairs the muscular system better performance in the next game, as the between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and repairs the child sips on a neon-colored sugar-laced mental/neurological systems between 2 a.m. sports drink that will actually decrease a and 6 a.m.. If these repair times are missed, child’s athletic performance. Nothing could the damage starts to build up over time and be more counter-productive than focusing again this can lead to decreased performance on equipment quality and over exercising the athlete, while at the same time not or increased chance of injury. educating the athlete on what a healthy diet The second pillar of proper recuperation looks like or how to care for the body long and repair after sport is food. Food is very term. different from food-like things or “Franken In the next article I will describe what an foods”. Today many people are given the impression by media, government and optimal diet looks like for an athlete wanting medical sources that food considerations to get the most out of their body and their aren’t really that important. For example, a career.


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The Future Design of Hockey Skates Dr. Joel Leger BSc(Hons), DipAc, DC Chiropractor & Owner


ockey is a game that requires the ability to optimally perform a variety of skills: players must stop and start, pivot, skate forwards and backwards, do crossover turns forwards and backwards, and at times need a strong base of support when battling in front of the net or in corners against opponents. Hockey skate manufacturers have improved the stability, reduced the weight and have added protection and comfort to the modern hockey skate; however, they have done little to improve the design of the hockey skate. What if the hockey skate was less like a rigid ski boot and more like a flexible running shoe?

In October of 2012, Lachaine et al released a study that examines the different body joint kinetics and kinematics (the study of motion and its causes) while wearing a standard hockey skate and while wearing a modified hockey skate. The modified hockey skate has an altered tendon guard (much looser than a regular skate) and eyelets, where the laces go in, to allow more ankle movement during skating (Figure 1). What were the results? Participants using the modified hockey skate demonstrated a statistically significant increase in their total range of motion at

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the ankle. The extra degrees of ankle motion during propulsion could be beneficial to delay fatigue throughout the course of a game as a higher effective range of motion would allow a more optimal force–length relationship of the muscles involved. Increased peak forces during inside crossovers, outside crossovers, and sprinting were also noted. More freedom of motion at the ankle equaled greater overall force production during skating. Interested in maximizing performance? Come see one of our health professionals at Cornwall Spine Care Plus for a full functional movement screen and physical assessment. Other services: chiropractic, active release techniques®, massage, acupuncture, laser therapy, and custom orthotics & braces.

Figure 1: a – represents standard hockey saktes, b – shows modified skate allowing enhanced dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of the ankle (lifting toes and foot towards and away from the shin bone respectively).


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ebruary is going to be a busy month for winter activity and the Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) have a couple events they would like you to know about. The Friends of the Summerstown Trails will be hosting the District 8 Ontario 55+ Senior Games Cross Country Ski Qualifying Races at Summerstown Forest on Saturday, February 1, at 10 a.m. There will be various categories (+55, +65, +75) and races (5 km timed and prediction races) for men and women. Registration is available on site or with Stanley Fraser (convenor) at 613-5253777. The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) would like to invite all area residents and more particularly families to come out to the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails of the Summerstown Forest on Family Day, Monday, February 17th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. “Last year’s event was a great success,” said Martin Bowman, FOTST President. “Many families came out to the trails for the first time to try out cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.”

In addition to coming out to explore the 18 km of cross-country ski trails and 9 km of snowshoe trails, the following activities will be offered: fun snowshoe races for kids, guided tours, free hot dogs, marshmallows, and hot chocolate. Also, families will be able to rent ski and snowshoe equipment free of charge throughout the day, on a first come,


first served basis. As our way of supporting today’s busy families, there will be no cost to participate in any of the activities! The trails are situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401. For the complete schedule of activities and other information, please visit our website at

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Remembering Bantam Hockey in Cornwall: Rick McCullough By Diane Hunter

the restaurant and office in another. We were there for two nights,” McCullough recalled. “Our parents were having supper in the dining room and a fire broke out in the kitchen. The whole place burnt down. We were in our rooms watching the fire. Now I am the fire chief. Some of our parents left the dining room without their winter coats. That’s how fast the fire spread. Everybody got out, but it burnt down to the ground. Of course the hockey team didn’t get much sleep and we didn’t perform as well next day. Those are the things that stick out for me for bantam.”


ick McCullough, Cornwall Fire Chief remembers playing bantam hockey in Cornwall like it was yesterday. “We won our bantam tournament in 1974,” said McCullough. “We won in our second year. We lost our first year in the semifinals. Our midget team won at that time. It was called the Wrigley tournament then.” McCullough said he grew up playing hockey with brothers Brian and Lloyd. “We were a hockey family,” said McCullough. “My brother Brian played with the Royals, Lloyd played with the Royals too. In 1969, Lloyd played with the Junior Canadians.” McCullough said his team was very busy that year, playing close to 110 games that season. “Our coach got us into a tournament in St. Louis, Missouri,” said McCullough. The team stopped in Kitchener and traveled to Missouri together with a team from Kitchener. St. Louis, Chicago, and Minnesota all had teams in the line up. “At the end of the finals, it was Cornwall and Kitchener. I think we lost with one goal. We had to go home with the winning team on the same bus.” McCullough


McCullough laughed as he recalled stories of his childhood and the game that he loved. “We were one of the favorite teams to win the Canadian Championship in 1976. We ended up playing Current Fire Chief Rick McCullough remembers playing bantam hockey Quebec. We won 3-0. You Submitted photo. always remember the ones in Cornwall. that you won. Those have fondly how much fun the remember the trip like it was better memories.” bus trips to different games yesterday.” were. “It was fun on the bus McCullough is now a going through Indianapolis McCullough remembered grandfather and keeps very and coming into St. Louis, one trip that could have ended busy but is still a big fan of and seeing that big arch,” he in tragedy for the team. “We the game. “Oh yes, I’m a big said. “I remember sitting at went to a bantam tournament Leafs fan,” he chuckled. “I the front of the bus always in Berlin, New Hampshire attempt to go to the odd game. talking to the bus driver on and stayed at a hotel there. I used to go all the time. But I the mapping of where we are It was like an Inn with the still love the game.” at. It was a fun time. I can rooms in one building and

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Marathon Runner Patrick Clarke Is Determined To Rise To New Heights By Andrea Grondin


atrick Clarke is gearing up to reach new heights throughout the marathon season this year. He having started his marathon competitions in 2001 with the Ottawa Marathon, running alongside friends, and he hasn’t stopped running since. In 2004 Clarke founded the Cornwall Multi Sports Club (CMSC) with some help from friends. By 2005 the club had garnered 31 members. The club continued to grow and by 2006 the club had attracted 129 members. Currently, they host more than 350 members and continue to grow. Clarke states the club was started as a means to have a group of runners get together and train stating, however that “not everyone is an elite runner. There are people at all different levels that join and find their own stride within the club. The CMSC is a great place to get out and have fun, meet new people and create new memories,” says Clarke. One memory that Patrick recalls as one of his favourites is a marathon called the Jay Peak Challenge. The marathon took place at Jay Peak Vermont and consisted of running up and down the mountain and making it to checkpoints before time ran out while making your way through various obstacles such as mud, crawling through a culvert, crossing

him in the top 100 racers out of 400. Having raced over twenty marathons, six of which were Ultra’s covering over 50K or more, Patrick Clarke says he cannot wait for the next challenge. Throughout the year Clarke anticipates to run in the 125K Rocky Mountain Marathon, the Vermont 100M marathon and finally the Saranac Lake seven mountain 52K marathon. All of these will be physically demanding, to say the least. The challenges he has set for himself could, however be derailed by the hip injury he has been living with for the past few years. Still, he is determined to enter the race. “I have to wait and see if I can participate this year, if not there is always the next year. By then I’m sure I’ll compete.” In the meantime, he is relaxing, training lightly and working on community projects. There is always something you can do to prepare for what lies ahead. Patrick Clarke’s involvement within the community has always been something of note, now working alongside the Cornwall Rotary Club to get an innovative proposition for Cornwall’s waterfront area near Patrick Clarke pictured during the Ottawa Marathon in May 2004. Lamoureux Park. The project of an rivers with rope, swamps with leeches previous days. Clarke finished this outdoor gym is getting off the ground, and sand pits, all of which had been memorable race with a time of eight so he has plenty to keep him occupied worsened by inclement weather in minutes, ten seconds, which placed until the marathons start.


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Sports Energy News, Cornwall, Ontario, Issue no 15, Mike Piquette