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Living a Two-Sport Dream at Canisius By Diane Hunter


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Continued from page 1 “He played with the Cornwall Lions for many years. He played at school and went up on the senior team when he was only in grade 9. He played lacrosse one year for the Celtics and he loved it.” Jamey said his son hadn’t played Lacrosse for a few years when one of the Canisius varsity coaches asked him to give it a try. “He’s up there on the team and doing very well.” The proud papa said his son is living the dream. “I got to go down to his semi-final and final games at Ralph Wilson stadium,” said Jamey. “I got a press pass for the last game. I got to go down to the field. It was just crazy. It was the great American rivalry game. It was pouring rain and there were still 6,500 people there. Pretty impressive.” Jamey said that Jakob has a pretty good handle on what sports can do for

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him. “Jakob has a real good outlook on that. He wants to play college ball get an education. If anything comes after that he will be ok with it,” said Jamey. “For college he’s kind of leaning toward kinesiology or sports medicine. He’s got time to decide that, though.” Jamey said that Jakob works very hard at keeping his grades up while staying on top of his game as well. “He would get home and do four or five hours of homework, bed at one, and then back up at five to start all over again,” said Jamey. “He has after school practice, and sometimes practice before school. He works really hard.” Jamey said that Jakob’s talent is a gift. “I hate to sound all preachy, but I think it’s really God’s gift. He definitely has talent.” Jamey said that Jakob is often underestimated and overlooked. “He is considered short

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for his age and level he plays,” said Jamey. “But if coaches and recruiters can see him play he can change their mind. He outplays the hype of the 6’5” player. You really have to see him play. He is the kind of kid you want on your team. Whenever you are down he picks up. Where other kids shut down, he picks up. He thrives under pressure.” This summer Jakob will be playing seven on seven passing camps attending Michigan State, Ohio State, and Syracuse University to name a few. “The camp circuit is a way to get your name out there and get in front of these coaches and recruiters. The recruiting process is insane.” Jamey said that his son is grateful despite his great successes at such a young age. “He just really wants to thank everybody in Cornwall that has helped him, coached him, played with him. Whenever he comes home he tries

to give back. He tries to coach a kid named Brody. The kid really wants to be a quarterback. Every chance they get they are training together.” “I guess you could say he’s living the dream,” said Jamey.

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he St. Lawrence College (Cornwall) Sharks will host the 2015 men’s Ontario Colleges Committee on Campus Recreation (OCCCR) Challenge Cup. The decision was confirmed at the 2014 Ontario Colleges Athletics Association (OCAA) Annual General Meeting in Sudbury. “We are thrilled and honored that we are going to host a second Challenge Cup within the past three years” said Shark’s athletics and student life officer, Jacquie Cartwright. In 2012-13, the Sharks hosted the first women’s Challenge Cup, featuring six teams. “Last time we hosted the Challenge Cup our focus was providing all student-athletes, coaches, and staff with a memorable experience,” said Cartwright. “We provided them with several SWAG pieces, and delivered a well organized tournament that went without any hiccups. We will carry that same mindset for the 2015 Challenge Cup.”


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“Some Things Never Change” By Richard Waldroff

Bob Nicholson is leaving Hockey Canada, and where he is moving his career to, I don’t know, but where ever he going, it is certainly their gain and Hockey Canada’s loss. I first met Bob in 2003 and it didn’t take long to discover he was a driving force. Bob took over the helm of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) when it was a struggling concern, barely able to pay its bills. Now it is a multimillion dollar empire providing guidance and direction on hockey programs for individuals from the ages of 4 to 94. Bob’s desire for excellence brought Canada Gold on many occasions and generated a love for a national sport like no other. Bob’s passion for supremacy of the game created enthusiasm and patriotism in every corner of this country. It is difficult to explain the feeling of this epidemic, the excitement and thrill, which washes over you sitting there in the stands. I have never experienced anything like it. This epidemic spread to the media thus ensuring games were televised live regardless of the playing time. Bob’s ability to negotiated with the International Ice Hockey Federation, the Olympic Organizing Committee, HNL, and the Canadian Hockey League, has put Canada on the world platform with the hosting of several International events, led by the World Juniors, Women’s Worlds, and Men’s Worlds, to mention a few. These events bring great pride to the hosting communities which have been spread all across this vast country of ours. Most Canadians gather around televisions somewhere to watch these events unfold, not likely ever thinking about how is this all possible. Well, like every other thing about us someone had a dream; I like to believe them to be a vision, a desire to bring excellence to the world around us. So the next time you find yourself doing something you enjoy take a moment to think of the person whose vision it was. Bob Nicholson, congratulations on your accomplishments and great success in the future. Oh yes, and THANK YOU Keep your stick down.

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For more than a generation, that’s a name that DIRT race fans have recognized as the promoter of Cornwall Motor Speedway. Every Sunday night for more than 30 years he was the force behind the track. All he did was take a fledgling quarter-mile clay oval race track with minimal exposure, small fan base and limited driver following and turn it into the premier DIRT

track in the land. Morin’s attitude was always to ensure the best quality entertainment for the fans and to make sure they left Cornwall Motor Speedway wanting to return because they got their money’s worth. Promoters from various sports have often get maligned as being cheap or stingy with their talent (drivers) and only being worried about making a dollar whenever and where ever possible. Morin truly cared what the fans and drivers thought. He’d take their suggestions and act upon them when it made sense to do so. It’s not a fluke that Cornwall Motor Speedway regularly has the highest race car counts or fills the grandstands with fans like no other. The famous line from the Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams “If you build it, they will come” has never been truer with Morin’s true passion coming through on race nights. To sit and chat with Morin is to take a fun and informative trip down memory lane with enough stories and anecdotes to last two lifetimes. Don’t worry too much race fans, Morin will still be seen on Sunday nights at the Speedway. He’ll still be the guy that sits on the grader to ensure the track is in tip top shape for the night’s actions. I have no doubt the new owners along with promoter Graham Gorman will do an admirable job keeping up to the standards set by Morin. But they also know they’re following in the footsteps of a man who is in the DIRT Motorsport Hall of Fame, South Stormont Sports Hall of Fame and the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame. Ron Morin. Enjoy your retirement. You’ve earned it.

Lots of Action at Rack-Em Up Billiards By Sports Energy Staff


or the past 21 years Rack-Em-Up Billiards has been hosting a wide range of Pool leagues for all calibres and age groups. Winter leagues commence in October and continue through until April with a two week Christmas break in between. The Senior “A” and “B” divisions take place on weekday mornings, and this year recently retired and league rookie Denis Hart won both “A” division eight and nine ball leagues. In the “A” eight ball, second place went to Randy O’Byrne with Dave Trevino finishing third. Finishing Second in the “A” nine ball was Randy O’Byrne with Richard Renaud third. Senior league veteran Allan McGillis did the same in the “B” division, sweeping both the eight and nine ball divisions as well. Second place in the “B” nine ball was Mike Crowder with Bob Mole third. Second place in the “B” eight

ball went to Gary Fuller with Rick Flynn third. In the evening “A” league Justin Miller ran away with the first place cash prize and trophy with Platon Liolios placing second and Billy Thompson third. In the beginners “C” league Keighlan Thompson, new to nine ball and the league took first place with John Borden taking second place and Cindy Cummings placing third. There is still tight race for the evening “B” league as it is still a few weeks away from completion. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our participants who make our leagues such a success and invite new players to join in our leagues. We offer a non-alcoholic environment, camaraderie and cash prizes. Our summer leagues will start in early May. For more information call us at Rack-Em-Up Billiards, w613-933-9362.


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Hockey Eastern Ontario Program Of Excellence By Erynn Henry


t’s any young hockey lover’s dream, to play for a team like the Ottawa Senators and to say you have a career as a professional hockey player. Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) has a program dedicated to helping young hockey talent hone and develop their skills so that a dream such as this might come true. Gregg Kennedy has been coaching for a long, long time. He is the director of the Long Term Player Development program (LTPD), a cocreator of Coach On The Go App., a former HEO Technical Director, and is a “AAA” Level hockey coach. He has a long list of accomplishments in the hockey world and loves nothing more than to share his knowledge and experience in helping to progress the sport and it’s future stars.

To establish a program such as this one has been a vision of Kennedy’s for quite some time now. So far he has been able to get the U16 team launched and as of this spring 2014, has launched the U14 team, hoping to have U13 and U15 on the go by next year. This program is an extension of the Hockey Canada, Program of Excellence (POE) Senior, U20, U18, and U17 teams. The HEO Program Of Excellence is dedicated to focusing on player development both on and off the ice. Their hope is to provide young, talented hockey players with the training needed to give them the opportunity to someday compete internationally. It is Kennedy’s way of helping to build it up and to establish a reputation for producing the best hockey players in Canada and around the world.

“It is about identifying elite level athletes at an earlier age and working and training with them for a brief period in the spring and trying to work with them and groom them and give them an opportunity to develop even quicker so that someday they can represent Canada on a National level and come from us,” says Kennedy about the HEO Program. The U14 program, which got underway this spring, is having great results, says Kennedy. With the help and teamwork of Jeff Baker, technical director of Hockey Eastern Ontario, Ron McRostie vice president of development on the board of directors of Hockey Eastern Ontario, and Kennedy, this idea started to take shape. “Summer 2012 I first started talking to Ron about a lot of different things that I’d like to do in long term player development and this was one of the

ideas that I pitched to him,” Kennedy explains of how the idea took shape. The program along with the expected on ice practice, will also include lessons involving proper sports nutrition, proper focus training, and mental training to do with sports psychology. “We are trying to give them the well-rounded, everything they need to know education and prepare them with what they need to know to be an elite level athlete,” says Kennedy. To wrap up the HOE Program Of Excellence, the young athletes will get to try out there new and developed skills in a little tournament with the five regional U14 teams. The tournament will be played in Gatineau in mid-May. Kennedy’s hopes are that next year if they can get the rest of Ontario on board, than they will do things on a provincial level.

Lowertown Brewery Signs On as Ottawa 10K Sponsor By Sports Energy Staff


he organizers of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend have signed a new deal with Lowertown Brewery that will see the IAAF silverlabel Ottawa 10K renamed the Lowertown Brewery Ottawa 10K and the brewery become its official beer supplier. “Runners love their beer,” said John Halvorsen, President of Run Ottawa and the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend’s Race Director. “And we love promoting local businesses through our successful event. This sponsorship agreement is a great way to help Lowertown Brewery establish its Ottawa presence.”

Along with this sponsorship, and a recent $33,300 grant obtained through Celebrate Ontario, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will be expanding the activities available to runners and tourists during the weekend. For example, a new concert series, with Lowertown Brewery beer onsite, will be added to the weekend’s festivities. Opening in May 2014, The Lowertown Brewery is the newest addition to the Ottawa’s culinary and craft beer landscape. “Our mandate at Lowertown is to create a warm, hospitable atmosphere where our patrons can enjoy authentic comfort food and delicious craft

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beer,” said Steve Monuk, Partner, Lowertown Brewery. “Lowertown Brewery is a locally owned and operated establishment that celebrates the rich history of the Byward Market and the unique heritage of the community in which it resides.”

“In honour of our partnership with the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, The Lowertown Brewery is proudly launching two inaugural craft beers. Our Lowertown Lager and our Lowertown Dark will be available at the City Hall event site for the duration of the race weekend, and on tap in the Byward Market at our 73 York Street location.” The 2014 Tamarack Ottawa

Race Weekend will take place May 24-25, 2014. All distances but one are sold out. Kids in grades 3 to 8 can still register for the Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon in support of CHEO at The 2014 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will welcome 48,000 participants in six races, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, the Scotiabank Half-Marathon, the Lowertown Brewery Ottawa 10K, the HTG Sports 5K, the 2K and Scotiabank Kids Marathon. The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K are both designated Silver Label IAAF events by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF).


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Presents...Then and Now Cornwall Royals Edition ... Larry Gabri


he 1960’s were an exciting and prosperous time for the city of Cornwall. The city was starting to come into its own and you could say the same for the area’s hockey scene. The efforts of the Cornwall Royals came to fruition during this decade, and their battles would grasp the city’s attention and love of the game.

Larry Gabri started his hockey career in the Montreal Metropolitan Junior League. Later, when Cornwall successfully put together a junior team of their own, he welcomed a chance to cut down on some of the travel and play hockey at home. Gabri joined the Royals squad in its infancy when they were playing out of what was the Central Junior “A” Hockey League. His time with the Royals saw him capture a CJHL championship and then go on to play against the Halifax Canadians on their trek to compete for the Memorial Cup play downs but unfortunately they lost to Halifax after a home and home series. Gabri had nothing but good things to say about his playing career with the Royals. “We were a very successful team. We had the right players in place.” Not one of the bigger players, Gabri says his skills were utilized in other areas on the ice. “I made up for my lack of size with my speed and finesse,” he says.

Professional hockey itself was not the massively popular product it is today. “You have to remember, back then there were only six

National Hockey League teams,” recalls Gabri. “Places to play professionally were very limited. Not like it is today.” Seeing his options dwindling, Gabri turned his attention to another aspect of the game: coaching. Beginning his coaching career in the 1974-75 season, the job behind the bench saw Gabri take local teams right across the country culminating in valuable experiences for both him and his players. “I wasn’t a hard coach. I demanded a certain kind of conduct and I was fair,” says Gabri. “I was always one the players could come to with anything.” Many young athletes had the chance to cross Gabri’s path and he’s forever grateful. Players he’s had a hand in coaching have gone on to become police officers, doctors, university professors and more. “I hope I played a small part in shaping the directions they chose.” The love of hockey didn’t stop with Larry Gabri though. In the 1970’s, Gabri coached his son Kevin and led them to a first ever appearance of a Cornwall team with the Royals name in the Quebec City Invitational Pee Wee Tournament. In the early 1990’s Gabri decided to coach his other son, Craig. “The opportunity to coach my sons was a great moment for our family,” said Gabri. Craig went on to obtain a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. “I don’t regret it,” said Gabri. “I’m glad I got that chance to coach both.”

Larry Gabri devoted much of his life to the game of hockey, and says he was happy to make a difference in the lives of young athletes.

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commitment by Gabri ended up surpassing 25 years. He served on the executive board of the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association (CMHA) for over a decade and has been in many roles including coaching, managing and a part of the executive staff. In recognition of his monumental contributions to hockey in the City of Cornwall, the city honoured his efforts by What started as a three-year inducting Gabri into the Cornwall

Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

Gabri says the memories he has will last a lifetime. “A couple weeks ago, an old player of mine stopped me on the street,” says Gabri. “He stopped to thank me for ‘teaching us how to win’ both on and off the ice. That right there is my proudest accomplishment; knowing I made a difference in those athletes’ young lives.”

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ummer is coming and that means lazy, hot days and cool, breezy nights, but it could mean a lot more. This summer can bring adventure, deep waters, and big fish. Muskie, bass, walleye, and pike to be exact. Pat Briere and his wife, together run “Pat Briere’s Muskie Charter.” It is a small business that offers big adventure and even bigger memories. Anywhere on the St. Lawrence you want to go, Briere will charter a destination and take you there; all that is needed from you is yourself and a picnic. “It’s for anyone that wants to book a trip, from your experienced angler to a first time angler that just wants to get out and catch a big fish, catch a muskie, catch some pike, catch some bass,” says Briere about who his charter service is geared towards. Believe it or not, there is more to this sport than meets the eye. Whether experienced or a beginner, there are always new tricks to be taught and new lessons to be learned about the proper way to catch a specific fish. “I just keep it simple, I show new people the basics. The main objective is to catch fish and I have a guaranteed catch policy, so if you don’t catch anything, the next trip is free,” Briere says. Briere grew up fishing with his father starting at the age of three. It has been a passion he has carried with him through the years and something he enjoys sharing with others. He lists this

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as well as his faith as being the reason for starting his business. “I started the guide service for a small source of income, but the mission on the other side of the boat is to share Jesus with people, and to let them know that God and the bible has changed my life for the better,” says Briere. It’s a passion and a mission he wants to continue to share with everyone. “I fish on the St Lawrence, Ottawa and Rideau Rivers to help provide you with the best possible trip both in numbers and big fish. It s been many

years that I have been consistently putting trophy muskies in the boat. It is common to see five to ten fish a day and boat six Muskie during peak season, with an average catch of 40 to 45 inches and more times than not a giant when three or more days are booked giving the chance for the fish to go crazy. But still, many one-day muskie hunts produce trophy fish. “I guide during the day but will also fish into the night for the best chance at a trophy muskie when the fishing is hard; we also offer night fishing

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The 2014 Closing Bonspiel The Perfect Way To End A Sccessful Season By Terry Tinkess


he only way to properly close a curling season is to participate in the final event that marks the end of another season gone by. It’s bittersweet, as we look back at another season of curling, socializing and good times. But then, the end of curling brings with it the beginning of summer and all sorts of new things to look forward to. Conversations will move to summer plans but we will all be looking ahead, confident curling will bring us all back together in a few short months. Ninety-six people chose to play, many others participated as fans and spectators and others as volunteers offering their time in the kitchen. It was a great to see so many members support this event with such great enthusiasm. Whether playing or watching as a fan it was time well spent as our favourite winter sport creates great memories and subject matter for debates. Who doesn’t love debating what should and should not have been done on the ice from the safe confines of the lounge behind the glass? The game looks so easy from there. The club was hopping all week, starting on Monday when the teams got to know each other on the ice. Games were played every night that week up to the division finals on Friday. A curling team is all about dynamics and working team strengths, which challenges even the most experienced skips. The teams don’t have a lot of time to get it together but it sure is fun watching them try. The week ended on Friday night with a great meal and prizes for the

winners. The kitchen crew was great all week offering a variety of snacks each night and capping it off with chicken on Friday, which was a real treat. Way to go Josette Leduc, Diane Lemire, Ann Bruni, Elaine Bissonnette, Lois McCosham, Stewart MacDonald, Lynda MacDonald, Claire Tessier, Des McLeod, Angus McLeod, Lynn Macdonell, Neil MacLean, Denise Loney, Lee Mattice, Connie Mattice, Nancy Lasalle and Susan Richardson! Thanks to our dynamic shopper, Nancy Lasalle, there were plenty of prizes to go around; as usual the division finalists got prizes but also other teams as well. Kudos also go to Val Bradley, Irene Goodwin and Lynda MacDonald who created the spring atmosphere with lovely seasonal decorations The Male & Female Rookie of the Year curlers (from left) Luc Lefebvre Supplied photo. and also did the dinner set up. Wow, and Joanne Dexter. we are so fortunate to have such a wonderful gang of volunteers!The club members sent Dave Thurston off in style, as he and his team won the Closing Bonspiel! The team consisted of Coco Veenstra, Joan Sauve, and Chris Martin. Dave commented that our in-club bonspiels are great and make our club particularly special. Dave has been at the CCC for two years and now will be moving to Egypt to do international peacekeeping. We wish him well. Jen Baker and team went down to And the winning team is: (from left) Coco Veenstra, Joan Sauve, Chris defeat in this “A” final. Supplied photo. Martin and Dave Thurston. Other results had Team Frank Wood defeating Team Jonathan Friday night was also an Mark Seguin, Member of the Year King in the “B” final. “C” division opportunity to hand out awards. – Hugh O’Reilly and Curler of the had Team Angus McLeod winners Congratulations to our Male Year – Matt Camm. over Team Mitch Baker. The “D” Rookie of the Year – Luc Lefebvre, Here’s looking forward to seeing division saw Team Scott MacDonald Female Rookie of the Year – Joanne everyone in the fall, have a great winners over Team Jenn Harvey. Dexter, Spirit of Curling award – summer.


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River Rats Senior Team Back for More By Ashley March


hen the National Capital Baseball League accepted a Cornwall team into the mix last season, little did they know they’d added a hard working, powerhouse squad that would reach the finals. The core players of the Cornwall River Rats made their way to the 2009 Canadian Senior Little League championship as the Cornwall Black Sox; knowing what level of play that was involved in this league out of Ottawa would be nothing new to them. However, most of these players had not played since that tournament. Getting back into a competitive atmosphere and to gel as a team would take some time, albeit much less than some had thought. Being a brand new team the River Rats had nothing: no uniforms, no equipment, and not even qualified umpires in the Cornwall area. “We did not have local umpires with the experience to do this level of baseball,” says John Flannigan. “We are still looking for additional people who may be qualified or interested in becoming qualified to umpire for our home games.” The Legion Park diamond being used for those home games needed to be groomed as well.


The last time a competitive game of baseball was played was 2009. A lot of hard work went into preparing the field in time for the opening pitch with many obstacles being overcome in order to bring this level of competitive baseball to Cornwall. With the groundwork completed, the season could commence and what a memorable first one it would be. Reaching the finals by knocking out the third and first place teams in the first two rounds, the River Rats also managed to win the first two games of the finals despite having a very short roster. “We had a very limited line up for the finals with a number of our players gone off to university and unavailable,” says Flannigan. “Many teams were surprised that we reached the final in our first year. I don’t think we were surprised as we felt from the start that we would be very competitive in this league.” This upcoming season will have eight teams competing, down one from last year. Flannigan says the strength in the River Rats will come from the depth and quality of their pitching staff. “We will have Tyler St. Denis, Jay Flannigan, Dylan Casselman and Ryan Daigle from last year’s team as well as the addition of James Amelotte who has pitched the

The Cornwall River Rats Senior baseball team has a new sponsor this year in Leblanc and Son Roofing. Some of the players took time recently to pose for a photo while at an indoor workout at the Benson Centre. Front row (from left): Chris Poirier, Todd McLaughlin. Back row (from left): Dylan Casselman, Aaron Seguin, Sponsors Jason & Dave Leblanc from Leblanc & Son Submitted photo. Roofing, Ryan Daigle, Brandon Daigle.

last two seasons with the Ottawa Fat pitchers attributed to the River Cats and Barrie Baycats of the Inter Rats will give them the capability to win games and make another County League.” championship run. The regular season of the National Interested sponsors, umpires or Capital Baseball League consists of players can contact John Flannigan 24 games, which will get underway in the middle of May. According to at (613) 932-6365 or johnflannigan@ Flannigan, the five quality starting

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Karate Komments By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club

Preparing For Your Belt Test


ost martial art schools use belt tests or grading to indicate when a student reaches a level of proficentcy. While the testing criteria vary from dojo to dojo, each has set guidelines that they follow. A few examples are, a minimum amount of time spent at the current belt rank, consistent training, improvement of technique, and noticeable progression since the last grading. Some students will shine at a grading, while others will fall apart, forgetting things in which they had been proficient at in the weeks leading to the test. Here are a few grading preparation tips that we give to our students at Seaway Karate. 1) Know your material: Know your kata (all of them), have a complete understanding of the moves and be prepared to explain them. 2) Know your bunkai: Bunkai is the self-defense techniques that are extracted from the kata. Be prepared to demonstrate with a partner, the practical application of these moves. 3) Know what is expected: Each student testing for a specific rank may not have identical tests. Instructors know if a student does not like a certain component, or may be having trouble with another area. That area then becomes a focal point, forcing the student to dig in, preparing each component that is required for the test. All requirements are there for a reason, and are an important part of the journey towards earning a black belt. 4) Steady progressive training: Getting ready for a grading starts long before the test, as a belt grading is not a test that you can cram for. Over training will leave you susceptible to injuries, and you will not achieve a deep enough understanding of your requirements to retain the skill or the knowledge. Belt preparation should be timed to have the student preform all requirements compently, as if in front of the grading board, two weeks prior to the test. 5) Dealing with mistakes: A belt test can be a very stressful situation. If you miss a move, don’t panic and freeze, fill that move in with something appropriate and keep going. This shows that you understand what you are doing, have the ability to think for yourself, and not doing things from memory alone. 6) Train each component of your requirements: Kicks, punches, blocks, kata, bunkai, self-defense, pressure points, and knowledge. KARATE QUOTE: There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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Anderson, Rylan Adams, James Sullivan, and Jonah Ashby; Jonah Ashby scored once with an assist from Zach Dixon; Carson Martin scored once with an assist from Jett Jock and Trysen Sunday; and Sunday scored the last goal on an assist from Jock.

ith their regular season over, the majority of the major novice “A” Rapids are now playing for the Own the Ice Bolts along with the addition of Trysen Sunday, Tristan Shonniker, Thomas Shonniker, Having placed fourth overall during Zach Dixon and affiliate Braxton the round robin, the Bolts did not D’Alesio. receive a bye, and in the quarterfinals, The Spring Hockey tournament faced the Gatineau Stars and won 6-3. season got underway in Casselman Montroy was still on a scoring frenzy on April 4. The Bolts, coached by and scored three again on assists from Shawn Pilon, first faced the Casselman Anderson, Adams, and Sullivan. The Pirates (North) and skated away with other three goals were from Martin a 4 - 2 win. Antoine Lafrance scored with assists from Jock from Sunday, first on an assist from Jett Jock Ashby from Dixon, and Sunday from followed by Jock on an assist from Jock. Tristan Shonniker earned the Carson Martin and Zach Dixon. The victory in goal third goal was from Ethan Montroy For the semi-finals the Bolts played with an assist from Jock. Carey Terrance scored the final goal into an Myers Snipers and picked up another 6-3 victory. Ben Pilon opened the empty net. scoring assisted by Montroy. Terrance For the second game, the Bolts was back in the lineup and scored faced the Casselman Pirates (South) twice with assists from Shonniker, and notched another win. The Bolts and Pilon (x2). Montroy, Jock, and were leading 5-1 on goals from Ethan Sullivan rounded out the scoring with Montroy (x2), Trysen Sunday, Ben one goal each. Pilon, and Carey Terrance from Pilon. After playing two games earlier The Pirates evened up the score, but the Bolts’s Carey Terrance scored on Sunday, the Bolts played the championship game against the two more to end it 7-2. Rushforth Selects (black). It was The third game was played against a valiant effort, but the Bolts fell the Ottawa Riot. The Bolts were to Rushforth 8-4. Martin scored victorious again. Carey Terrance twice with assists from Lafrance and scored twice and he assisted Zach Terrance; Jock scored from Adams Dixon on another. The fourth game and Ashby scored from Pilon. of the tourney was against the Ottawa After three days of play, the Bolts Icemen with Connor Fox earning a ended the tournament second out of shutout. The Bolts were busy that game and scored seven. Montroy got sixteen teams. Congratulations on a three goals with assists from Jacob job well done!


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he Major Novice Own the Ice Bolts traveled to Kingston for the Beast of Kingston “AAA” Spring Hockey tournament over the April 11th weekend. The Bolts faced the Rushforth Selects (white) for the first game. Anthoine LaFrance opened the scoring in the first period on a pass from Jett Jock and Trysen Sunday. There was no further Bolts scoring until the second period when Carson Martin scored from Zak Dixon to go up by one. This was closely followed by Sunday from Jock and LaFrance. The Bolts were leading 3-1 heading into the third period, but the Selects managed to score twice. After being briefly tied, the Bolts’s Sunday scored again with three minutes to go and the Bolts led by one. The Bolts were nursing a onegoal lead for the final minutes, but with seconds left on the clock the Selects scored to tie it 4-4. Next, the Bolts faced the Major Novice Junior Bandits and skated away

with a 6-3 win. In this game the goals were coming fast and furious for the Bolts. Jonah Ashby got things started in the first period, quickly followed by Ethan Montroy (x3) from Rylan Adams, Ben Pilon, Ashby and Sunday. Jett Jock rounded out the scoring with a goal in the second and the third period. On Saturday, the Bolts faced the Rinkeye Elite. It was another close game, but the Bolts edged out Rinkeye by one. The final score was 4-3 with Connor Fox earning the win between

the pipes. The Bolts’ Carson Martin scored twice, Ashby and Montroy each notched one while assists went to Dixon and LaFrance. The final game of the round robin was played Saturday evening in Napanee against Ottawa’s SHD (grey). It was a fierce competition. Montroy was on fire, scoring in the opening minute of play. The lead was soon erased when SHD scored twice to go up by one. The Bolts were not phased and Zak Dixon scored in the second period on

an assist from Jock and James Sullivan. Going into the third period, SHD was leading 3-2. SHD’s offensive unit was relentless and scored twice in the third period. The Bolts were still in the hunt with LaFrance scoring in the third with an assist from Montroy. Montroy also scored the Bolts’s last goal with an assist from Ashby. The Bolts kept it close throughout the game, but time ran out before they could tie it. Despite great netminding from Tristen Shonniker, the final score was 5-4 for SHD. The Bolts scored enough points during the round robin portion to earn the right to advance to the elimination round on Sunday. After a late game Saturday, the Bolts had an early morning game against the Maplesoft Hawks (white) who finished first overall for the semi-final of the tournament. Despite a valiant effort, the Bolts fell to the Hawks 7-2. Earning goals for the Bolts were Montroy and Adams with assists going to Martin and Sunday. For the Beast of Kingston finals, the Hawks faced SHD with SHD winning 2-1. In a tournament with ten teams, the Own the Ice Bolts finished fourth overall.

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Cornwall Multi-Sport Club Profile: Norm Warner By Diane Hunter


orm Warner had a wonderfully busy life. Some of his many accomplishments included being president of the Cornwall and Area Insurance Brokers Association, President of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and Director of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and was the founder of the Cornwall Multi-Cultural Festival. In 1984 Warner was elected to the House of Commons and sat on the Finance Committee as a federal member of parliament. But those who loved him and knew him well remember Warner for some of his many other accomplishments, specifically sports. Warner started running at the age of 60, and the number and types of races he completed is amazing, and for his efforts he received the Cornwall Multisport Club Male Runner of the Year in 2010. “Within six years of taking up the sport of running, Norm became an accomplished long distance runner, completing several marathons and three ultra marathons, plus many other races,” said Warner’s brother John Warner. “A few years ago, Norm ran a 50k ultra marathon. He ran from Pointe-Claire along the edge of the St. Lawrence River to the east end of Montreal and then to the

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Although Warner struggled with his health towards the end of his life, he found a way to enjoy his last days with dignity. “Norm had a valiant fight against bladder cancer and at the end of the day when things got difficult before he died, he went to Miami and spent the winter there instead of being in a hospital or a nursing home,” said John. “He left Miami, drove his friend Victoria to JFK airport, then on to Cornwall where he went to the funeral home, wrote his obituary, booked a flight for his son to fly in from L.A. and said good bye to us. Without the sport of running it could have been quite different.” Warner had many favourite sports, but running became the sport he enjoyed in his later years. “Earlier in life, he was an avid Royals and NHL hockey and CFL football fan,” said John. “Playing sports, like most kids in Cornwall in the 50’s, he played them all, however later in life when he turned 60, he took up the sport of running and enjoyed following the exploits of our area’s top runners. His favourite runner was multi-age group world record holder Ed Whitlock from Milton, Ontario. Norm met Ed in 2008 in Williamstown at the 100th anniversary re-enactment race of Tom Longboat’s legendary win.

Norm Warner in 2010 approaching the finish line of a 50k ultra marathon Supplied photo on top of Mt. Royal.

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rett Michaud is no stranger to the Cornwall ice. Along with almost every young Canadian boy, Michaud was born with skates on his feet. Crediting his parents and grandparents for financially helping him reach his dreams in the hockey world, Michaud excelled and reached the minor midget level with the ‘AA’ Seaway Valley Rapids. “The hockey I played with the Rapids, along with the coaching developed me enough so I could move on to higher leagues,” recalls Michaud. “From there I moved on to play Junior “B” for the CharLan Rebels and then Junior “A” for the Cornwall Colts.” Michaud spent just under three years with the Cornwall squad working on his game. “I try to be an all- around player and do what I can for the team,” he said. Although not being able to win a championship, Michaud remembers a very significant moment in his time with the Colts. In 2008, Cornwall had the honour of hosting the Royal Bank Cup tournament which showcased the best National Junior “A” teams. “I knew at the time it would be a oncein-a-lifetime experience.” As hosts, the Cornwall Colts were given a second life and an opportunity to showcase their skills to the nation. “Playing in and being a part of the Royal Bank Cup; it’s something I’ll never forget.”

off from the rink to focus on his schooling, however, he couldn’t stay away for good. “I tried out for the Cornwall River Kings at the beginning of the season,” Michaud says with enthusiasm. “I attended training camp and played in an exhibition game. Although I didn’t make it, it was a great experience. I’ll give it another go next season.”

His recent endeavors showcase his skills in the fitness aspects of locally owned training facility, Own The Ice Hockey. The facility, After the energy and excitement located on Fifth Street, is a wore off, Michaud took some time 10,000 square foot area geared to

provide for all the athlete’s needs under one roof. Complete with a full gym, Own The Ice features a synthetic ice so athletes can practice their shooting and passing skills. Michaud takes pride in his ability to help others. “I do office training. Whether it’s one on one or team training sessions, I’m there. Own The Ice Hockey is open to any player who wishes to improve their game.” In between sessions, he also puts in his time at newly opened Deke and Squeak’s Bar and Grill.

“The hockey scene in Cornwall is very strong and always has been. For around 1,000 fans to come out and watch the Colts on a Thursday night says a lot about the city.” There’s no letting up with the amount of people who are enthusiastic about their hometown teams. “With the addition of the River Kings, it’s clear that Cornwall is a hockey town. There were about 3,200 fans that attended their last playoff game on a Monday night. That proves Cornwall can support two hockey Michaud believes in the hockey clubs. Make no mistake, people culture that surrounds Cornwall. here love their hockey.”

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hen it comes to brand recognition and a trademark to the Canadian way, Tim Hortons has risen to heights few have reached. Though branching into other countries, it still is distinctly Canadian. In Cornwall, there are nine Tim Hortons franchises scattered across the city from one end to the other. On Tuesday, April 22, on Boundary Road just south of the 401, Tim Hortons with a new and revitalized design held its grand opening. Technically, it is not in Cornwall, but just across the boundary in South Glengarry, but for those that work in the northeast corner of the city, that won’t matter a bit. The atmosphere within the new concept franchise is warm and buzzing, and the atmosphere is familiar, while at the same time different. It could be the soft, comfortable chairs, or maybe the blazing fireplace in the corner. The normally bright establishment has an even balance of light and dark, and it seems somehow more relaxing. All in all the new layout of this Tim Hortons sets it apart from others in

The area’s newest Tim Hortons, located on Boundary Road just south of the 401 is open and ready to serve you. (From left:) Mike & Linda Moyer, Nelson & Michelle Matos (Owners), Marjorie Leblanc (manager), Pieter Photo by Kyle Laframboise. Van der Veen ( manager).

Cornwall. The owners of the new location, Nelson and Michelle Matos, are excited about the grand opening. “This is our fourth (Tim Hortons),” said Michelle Matos. “We own one also in Lancaster…this is our second one in South Glengarry and two more in Cornwall.” The grand opening offered

guests the opportunity to sample new additions to the menu, which, according to the owners will be served ‘chain wide.’ Marjorie Leblanc will manage the new location after previously managing two others, and she hopes to see this franchise succeed and grow. With the highway close by they already receive plenty of guests. “A lot of them (truck drivers and

commuters) come first thing in the morning before they’re heading out, and we get a lot of them in the evening and overnight, so a lot of them are just realizing that we’re open too, so it’s good,” says Leblanc. The new Tim Hortons is open twenty four hours, day and night, and is now officially open for business after a truly grand opening.

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HEO Under 14 Team Takes to the Ice By Terry Tinkess


pring will be a little busier this year for 17 young hockey players, as Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) has announced the formation of a U14 team. Brant Woodside, who played last season with the Upper Canada Cyclones “AAA” team and Ethan Mulhearn, who played with the Eastern Ontario Wild “AAA” team are two of the players selected to play with the U14 squad. Both, understandably were excited when they found out about their selection. As Ethan Mulhearn explains it, it was a fairly lengthy selection process. “Since this is the first year for the U14, the coaches in the league selected a group of kids, and they were scouted,” he says. “Then out of that group a smaller group was selected and from that the coaches picked the 17 players who made the team.” Mulhearn, a centre, got his start in the CharLan Minor Hockey Association before moving on to play at the “AA” level with Seaway Valley. Last year he made the jump to “AAA.” It was in his time with the Seaway Valley Rapids that he got to know Brant Woodside. “Yeah, I played with him with Seaway for two years,” says Mulhearn. “It’s good having guys I know, it really boosts my confidence.” For his part, Woodside, a defenseman, got his start in the South Stormont Minor Hockey Association before moving on to “A” level hockey, then three years of “AA” with Seaway Valley before moving on to “AAA” with the Upper Canada Cyclones. Both players say they understand that it is quite an honour to be selected for a team like this, and while their “season” will be relatively short, it will be very busy. Essentially, the team

will be together for about a month, during which time they will have six practices, three off-ice sessions involving a sports psychologist and a nutritionist, an exhibition game and one tournament in Gatineau in midMay. A chance for some extra ice time is something most players appreciate, but even more than that is the opportunity move one step closer to following a dream. Woodside, who says he tries to model his game after the likes of Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly says he knows where he would like hockey to take him. “As far as I can go,” says Woodside. “If I can go to Jr. “A” it would be great, but if I went to the OHL it Brant Woodside, who plays with the Upper Canada Cyclones says would be even better. It would be a that playing with the U14 team will help him prepare for next season. dream to play in the NHL.” Photo by Terry Tinkess Down the road, Mulhearn who would like to emulate Sidney Crosby, says he’d be interested in pursuing a hockey career either in the NCAA, or Locally Owned and Operated. the OHL. Whatever road he happens to follow, he wants it to involve the highest calibre hockey possible. Those dreams, however, are still years away. For now, it’s just a new Available at the following locations... team and a chance to make more Cornwall: friendships and play the game they A1 Convenience Store - Cumberland love while waiting for next season to Canadian Tire Gas- 9th and Sydney Street begin. Convenience Plus - 13th St West G.T.S. Gas - McConnell Ave North Rob Convenience Store Johnathans - Belmont St. Convenience Store - Alice St. Sobia - Leona St. MacEwen York & 2nd St. TAS Convenience - Montreal Rd. MacMillians - Cumberland St. Ti Gilles - Montreal Road Pop Shop - Pitt St. UPI Gas - Brookdale Ave Rimal Convenience Store AM/PM - 4th & York St. - Marlborough St.

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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 KARATE Seaway Karate............................................... Jim Riddell ................. 613-534-2042 BROOMBALL

Upcoming Cornwall Broomball League ..... Eric MacDonald ................ (613) 936-2299 ...... ................................

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 .................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 .............. 613-363-9413 HIGHLAND DANCING SD&G Highland Dancing Association ............ Sherry Crawford-MacLachlan... 613-347-1426 JIU JITSU CLUB Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club .................................. Stephen Lefebvre ........ 613-930-5489 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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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 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 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.

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od McLeod, a former Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and recipient of the Benson Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards Lifetime Achievement Award has agreed to act as Chairman for the 2015 Fred Page Cup hosted by the Cornwall Colts. According to McLeod, the Fred Page Cup is an event that fits in perfectly with Cornwall’s hockey environment. “Our rich hockey history makes Cornwall a perfect location for the Jr. A Hockey Eastern Canadian Championships,” said McLeod as the Fred Page Cup Executive Committee was announced. “We’ve hit the ground running and have already started to contact community partners.” Colts owner Ian MacInnis says the team is pleased to have McLeod on board. “The Colts Hockey Club is very excited to work with Rod to ensure a fun, family friendly experience for hockey fans young and old,” said MacInnis. The Honourary Chair for the event will be all the Cornwall Colts Alumni. “With over 20 years of

Left to right in photo…Dean McIntyre, Dan Allaire, Ian MacInnis, Steve Iwachniuk (Colts Alumni), Submitted Photo. Rod McLeod, David Murphy, Shawna Mecteau and Robert Lefebvre.

Colts hockey, we have an incredible Shawna Mecteau (Administration list of Alumni to boast about,” said & Hosting), and Dean McIntyre MacInnis. “Their participation only (Training & Equipment). adds to the excitement surrounding The 2015 Fred Page Cup will take the tournament.” place April 29-May 3, 2015 with Other Fred Page Cup Executive all games to be played on the Colts’ Committee members include home ice of the Ed Lumley Arena. Dan Allaire and David Murphy The tournament will be made up of (Sponsorship and Promotion), Robert Lefebvre (Multi Media), the Central Canada Hockey League

(CCHL) champion, the Quebec Junior “AAA” Hockey League (QJAAAHL) Champion as well as the Maritime Hockey League (MHL) Champions. As the host team, the Cornwall Colts also receive a berth in the tournament. This year’s tournament, in St. Jerome, Quebec, runs from Wednesday, April 30th – May 2nd.


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You Can Go Back, Again and Again and Again By Terry Tinkess


ome relationships are fleeting; here today and gone tomorrow. Others however, stand the test of time and seem to go on and on. The relationship that exists between Rothwell-Osnabruck (RO) School in Ingleside and the RO Alumni is one that will last long after students from junior kindergarten to grade twelve no longer roam the halls. RO alumni get together, usually for some sort of sporting activity, and more often than not a well-deserving organization is the beneficiary of the funds they are able to raise in the process. The most recent example of this was the second-annual RO Alumni Hockey Tournament, which took place at the Long Sault arena on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Throughout the day, the four teams played against each other with the top two facing-off for the championship. For the second year, Team Foodland For the second consecutive year Team Foodland captured the championship in the RO Alumni Hockey (in red) skated away with the chance to Tournament. Photo by Terry Tinkess hoist the cup. Through individual player fees donated to the Stephanie Grady “We’re “Without the help and support of teams but next year, if interest permits, everyone involved we couldn’t have there could be even more. When you and sponsorship from Windmill Nut Givin’ Up” fundraiser. construction, Ingleside Foodland, The According to Corey Tinkess, one of managed to raise that much money, can see old friends, get a bit of exercise Brick (Cornwall), Grumpy’s Restaurant the tournament organizers, this year’s and donating it to Stephanie and her and friendly competition and raise family was an easy decision.” and Bar and Dwyer Glass the group event was a complete success. money for a good cause, who wouldn’t This year the tournament had four be interested? managed to raise $1,800 which was “It went very well,” said Tinkess.

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ailey Malyon has been described by his teachers as an athlete who gets the job done in a very quiet, but determined way. He is a leader in all aspects of his athletics: a sportsmanlike player; highly talented; truly dedicated. Bailey exemplifies these attributes a variety of contexts: football, soccer, badminton, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Maylon states, “football is my favourite, though. I have played with the Cornwall Wildcats for 10 years.” When he is not receiving a pass in football, Bailey can be found on the Crusader pitch or in the gymnasium leading teams to championships. Mr. O’Farrell, Crusader soccer coach, states, “Bailey played a crucial role in leading our team to the OFSSA Soccer Championships last spring.” Incidentally, Malyon states that his fondest memory of Crusader athletics over the past five years was the OFSSA Soccer Championships. He enjoyed the competition, the team bonding, and the intense, high level of soccer that his team competed against at the tournament. Malyon continues to play Crusader soccer and he is proud of the fact that he has been to the EOSSAA Championships every year he played at the school. For his talent, hard work and exemplary leadership, in 2012-13, Bailey was voted Char-Lan’s Male Athlete of the Year! In addition, Bailey represented Char-Lan at this year’s SDG All-Star Games in both volleyball and basketball. Mr. Carriere, coach and Athletic Director at Char-Lan, states, “I believe one of Bailey’s greatest attributes is his willingness to assist the younger athletes at Char-Lan. Over the last two years he has helped coach the midget boys basketball and volleyball teams.” How is Bailey able to juggle all of this activity? “Supportive parents,” he is quick to reply. When he is not practicing or competing, he is focused on his studies. He states that his favourite subject this term is Law. His long term goal is to study nursing science at either Western, McMaster University or Ottawa University. He is intent on making at least one varsity team while studying at post-secondary school. Congratulations on your fine successes at Char-Lan District High School, Bailey!

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Presents... The Games are Over: A Look Back With Del Bergeron

By Marc Benoit


fter being involved for most of his life in athletics and recreation in Cornwall, Del Bergeron has seen a lot of changes in the city. He began coaching hockey at the age of 16 before moving on to baseball, basketball and many other sports. With the help and support of his former partner in sports, Al Haskvitz, Bergeron started the United Counties Girl’s Basketball Association. “There were no girls sports, so (Haskvitz) decided ‘Why don’t we start something like that?’” said Bergeron. “I went along with it and that’s what we did. We ran that for a long time, and we started a basketball league that’s still going, the United Counties basketball…we did that for the mothers.” This would eventually lead to the two men being inducted into Cornwall’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. Bergeron continued coaching women’s basketball, a route that eventually lead him to the 1980 Ontario Summer Games held in Peterborough. Bergeron coached the basketball team from Eastern Ontario, which included athletes from Ottawa, Cornwall and Kingston.

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Bergeron has observed over the years is the decline in involvement from today’s youth. “A lot of the sports have dropped because children aren’t involved anymore,” he said. “I live across from the Bob Turner, my son used to play tennis over there, he had to book the tennis there was so many people, but now no tennis!”

Bergeron said his fondest memories from The Bob Turner Memorial Centre that era involved working with the families represented a special place for Bergeron. of the athletics community. “Funny, when they were building the Bob “Meeting the parents and the people that Turner, back in the early 60s, and I was living would run the organization, those were the on Aberdeen Avenue and I was watching best memories of those peoples.” them build it. Now I live on the opposite One of the most dramatic changes side and I watched them tear it down. That

goes to show you how fast life goes.” Now in his golden years, and after having survived two strokes, the retired school teacher is fond of globe-trotting with his wife, going to places as far as Hawaii or as close to home as Kingston. He also enjoys his role as a father to five adult children and being a grandfather. His “extended” family, the parents and children who welcomed his efforts to provide recreational activities is much more difficult to count, but it is safe to say that they appreciate the efforts of the man who gave so much of his time to improve the quality of theirs.

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he Char-Lan Skating Club’s 118 members recently wrapped up another successful skating season. The Club, located in Williamstown ON, is a member of Skate Canada and teaches skating fundamentals to people of all ages through their CanSkate program and figure skating through their STARSkate program.

CanSkaters, STARSkaters, and their guests gathered at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre on March 26, 2014 for the Club’s annual showcase. This year’s showcase theme was ‘2014 Olympic Games’ where the skaters depicted the speed of a luge run, the agility of a slalom skier, and the finesse of a figure skater through their (From left): Lauren Roberts, Brayden Bartlett, Ayden Baumann, Jessica Lopez, Melanie Dixon. Submitted photo. performances. • Eric McCready: Stage five CanSkate (C); fourth place Preliminary Test Hawkesbury, ON - March 29, 2014 “Watching a skater progress from the Track Free Skate (E) Elements - Gold • Rheanna Jackson and Katrina ‘duck walk’ to a graceful figure skater • Lauren Roberts: first place Pre- Doering: second place Pre-Preliminary • Katrina Vivaraies: Stage five or agile hockey player is the most preliminary/Preliminary Interpretive Similar Pairs Flight 1; second place CanSkate Elements - Bronze rewarding part of being a coach,” says (B); third place Pre-Juvenile Test Junior Bronze Shadow Dance • Lauren McCready: Stagefive Lisa Migneault, CanSkate Coordinator. Track Free Skate (A); fourth place • Moira McClenaghan and Lauren CanSkate Elements - Bronze Although all of the Club’s skaters are Preliminary Compulsory Moves (B) Roberts: first place Preliminary The Char-Lan Skating Club is considered champions, some were • Lauren Roberts and Moira Shadow Dance recognized through special awards: proud of all its skaters for their hard McCleneghan: third place Preliminary • Caitlyn Cornes and Melanie Dixon: work, their individuality, and their • Most Improved Female CanSkater Showcase Duet first Place Pre-preliminary Shadow accomplishments this past year. We of the Year: Jessica Lopez look forward to skating with you next • Katrina Sauer: third place Pre- Dance • Most Improved Male CanSkater of Preliminary Test Track Free Skate (E) • Bethany McDonell and Caitlyn season! the Year: Ayden Baumann • Melanie Dixon: fourth place Pre- Cornes: first place Introductory Team For more information, please contact • CanSkater of the Year: Brayden Preliminary Test Track Free Skate (E) Elements; third place Introductory the Char-Lan Skating Club at Bartlett Region 4 Interclub Invitational in Similar Pairs • Program Assistant of the Year: Melanie Dixon • STARSkater of the Year: Lauren Roberts

The annual showcase was one of several events for the Club’s STARSkaters in March. The skaters brought home seven gold medals, two silver medals, nine bronze medals, and three fourth place ribbons at two local competitions. Below is a summary of their achievements:

Massena Invitational in Massena, NY - March 22 & 23, 2014 • Bethany McDonell: third place High Beginner Compulsory Moves (D) • Bethany McDonell, Caitlyn Cornes, and Melanie Dixon: third place Beginner Team Compulsory Moves • Caitlyn Cornes: first place High Beginner Compulsory Moves (D); first place High Beginner Jumps (D)

• Moira McClenaghan: third place Pre- (From Left): Katrina Sauer, Bethany McDonell, Melanie Dixon, Rheanna Jackson, Katrina Doering, Caitlyn Submitted photo. Preliminary/Preliminary Interpretive Cornes, Moira McClenaghan, Lauren Roberts.



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SLC Sharks Win One, Lose One at Challenge Cup

It was smiles all around as the St. Lawrence College Sharks Women’s hockey team defeated the Humber College Hawks 1-0 in overtime to win Supplied photo. the 2014 Challenge Cup.

By Marc Benoit


he St. Lawrence College Sharks Men’s and Women’s hockey teams recently competed in the Challenge Cup, hosted at the Brantford campus of Wilfred Laurier University. The women’s team came out on top, winning all four of their games and claiming a championship. The men, while not quite as successful, still managed to win half of their games.

is still proud of his team’s performance. “They were close games, and it wasn’t just that it was close and our goalie stood on his head. We were chance for chance with them and I would say in the Redeemer game, we out chanced Redeemer. There weren’t a whole lot of According to Sharks stumbling blocks in there; defenseman Dylan Casselman, they capitalized on their one they put in the effort, but just chance.” couldn’t seem to get the break There is a saying that they needed. “I thought we nothing breeds success, like played well,” said Casselman. success. With that in mind, the “We battled through a lot of Sharks will enjoy the summer unlucky bounces and the puck but look forward eagerly to a just never really seemed to chance to get back on the ice give us any luck.” in the fall for another season Despite the loss, Boulerice of hockey.

scored the goal that took home and they’ve been together so the cup for the Sharks. long,” said Sean Boulerice, “I’ve never had a goal quite co-coach for both of the like that one,” said Young. SLC Sharks’ hockey teams. “Before the goal I was thinking “Where, in our situation we about trying to get it for the didn’t have our whole team girls who were in their last the entire year, other than the year of playing. They really final tournament. We played deserved to win this game and right with them and we didn’t me getting that goal was just get out-chanced. the icing on the cake.”

The Men’s team won against George Brown College and Lakehead University, scoring the winning goal in a shoot out in both matches. Their losses came against Fanshawe College and Redeemer University College.

The SLC Sharks Women’s team managed to shut out all of their opponents teams with the exception of Georgian College. The college’s Athlete “Those schools are so big, of the Week, Annie Young, they’ve got so much depth,


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The NHL playoffs are well under way and so is the discussion about “playoff officiating.” Some people think the time of year and even the point in the game should effect how the rules are enforced. Do you think the officials should call fewer penalties in the playoffs so that they don’t affect the outcome of the games, or do they actually affect the outcome by not calling the penalties as they occur? Terry Tinkess

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The idea that different the rules should be interpreted differently at different times of the year or even at different times in the game is something that drives me absolutely crazy. If a team takes a penalty in the first period and is scored against, it is no different than if they take a penalty in the third period and get scored against. The players will play according to whatever rules

exist, but they have a right to expect consistency, as do the fans. Sure the intensity increases in the post-season, but that doesn’t mean that you should be able to get away with more in order to be successful. The team that works that hardest and that displays the most skill (not one or the other) shouldn’t have their efforts negated because the officials decided to put their whistles away and “just let ‘em play.”

I don’t think that the rules should be relaxed just because it’s playoff hockey. The NHL has a Playoff Supervisor in place for each series. This supervisor will hear any concerns that the GM and coach of each team may have about the officiating. He also meets with the officials before each game to go over the habits of each team and give direction on certain things that Seaway Karate Club they may want to keep an eye on. The officials may change each game, but the supervisor is there to ensure consistency throughout the series. As each series ends, fewer officials are needed going forward. These officials, like the players, would like to go as deep into the playoffs as possible. A few questionable calls or one that affects the outcome of a game or series and their season may be over. Consistency of officiating should be strived for through the whole hockey year – playoffs included. Jim Riddell

I have a very strong belief that consistency of calls made and game management are the most important aspect of officiating. Debate as to whether a penalty will happen all the time as it is a fast game, and human judgment is involved, however, if the same action on the ice receives the same reaction by the referee (call, non-call) at all times, it will allow the players Minor Hockey Coach to understand the rules better and the application of those rules. This consistency needs be applied on all games whether regular season or playoffs and will assist in the game management and flow of the play. Actions that result in penalties in game one of the season should result in penalties in game 40, game 82 and the playoffs and if those consistencies are met, the players will adapt and play fast, solid hockey which is how the game is enjoyed the most by players, coaches, fans and the referees. Robert Walker

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Kia of Cornwall is pleased to announce our Certified Pre-Owned™ Vehicle Program.We’ve always sold high-quality vehicles that are fun to drive and own. Now you can purchase or lease a pre-owned Kia vehicle knowing that it’s been inspected and serviced. Everyone of our vehicles must pass our most stringent multi-point inspections and meet our Certified Pre-Owned standards before you get behind the wheel. That means that every certified pre-owned Kia comes standard with safety and reliability. At Kia, we’re so sure of this, we stand behind our vehicles with hassle-free 30day/2,000km exchange privilege. Only low mileage vehicles qualify Every vehicle must be less than 6 years old with less than 120,000 km on the odometer.

Multi-point inspection Our inspection covers the entire vehicle, including powertrain, chassis, all safety-related systems as well as the interior and exterior. Reliable repairs Any required repairs are undertaken by experienced Kia factory-trained technicians using onlygenuine Kia parts. Vehicle history report Each vehicle must pass a Car Proof© vehicle inspection report outlining the entire history of the vehicle.

from our Recent Upgrade Event

2014 Dodge Ram SXT Hemi 4x4 Crew. . Call for Price 2013 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4 Crew ........................ $29,903* 2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4x4 Crew ........................... $28,077* 2010 Dodge Dakota SXT 4x4 Crew ......................... $15,291* 2009 Toyota Rav4 AWD Sunroof ................................. $15,991*

2014 Kia Forte LX

2011 Kia Rio EX Convenience

Only 17,000 kms

Well Care For, Low Kms, Automatic, Bluetooth, iPOD Integration, Keyless Entry, Power Windows/Locks, Tilt Wheel, Air, and Much More! This Vehicle Is A Previous Daily Rental. Balance of the Kia Factory 5 Year/ 100,000 Km Warranty.

Only 55,000 kms

Well Care For, Low Kms, Heated Front Seats, Automatic, Bluetooth, Keyless Entry, Power Windows/Locks, Tilt Wheel, Air, and Much More! Balance of the Kia Factory 5 Year/ 100,000 Km Warranty.

16,707 Plus HST*



11,844 Plus HST*


2010 Kia Rondo EX

2012 KIA Rondo LX

Only 87,000 kms

Well Cared For, Leather Seating for Seven, Heated Front Seats, Power Tilt/ Slide Sunroof, Keyless Entry, Power Windows/ Locks, Tilt Wheel, Air, and Alloy Wheels! Plus a 1 Year/ 20,000 KM KIA Certified Pre-Owned Warranty.


Only 45,000 kms

Well Cared For, Low Kms, Automatic, Cloth Seating for Five , Power Windows/ Locks, Tilt Wheel, Air, and Alloy Wheels! Balance of the Kia Factory 5 Year/ 100,000 Km Warranty.

12,317 Plus HST*



14,023 Plus HST*


2011 KIA Sportage EX

2010 Kia Soul 2U

Only 96,000 kms

Well Cared For, Heated Front Seats, Automatic, Bluetooth, Keyless Entry, Power Windows/ Locks, Tilt Wheel, Air, and Much More! Plus a 1 Year/ 20,000 KM KIA Certified Pre-Owned Warranty.


Only 66,000 kms

Well Cared For, Low Kms Heated Front Seats, Automatic, Bluetooth, Keyless Entry, Power Windows/ Locks, Tilt Wheel, Air, and Much More! Plus a 1 Year/ 20,000 KM KIA Certified Pre-Owned Warranty.

15,313 Plus HST*



11,494 Plus HST*



“*Price does not include HST, Fuel, Licensing Fee, or $189 Administration Fee.

KIA OF CORNWALL 1405 Rosemount Ave. •

Peter Galna 613-551-2277 Sales Manager

Debbie Tanti Finance Manager

Kurtis Cayer 613-330-1391 Sales & Leasing Consultant

Ben Dahl Sales & Leasing Consultant

613-937-3433 •



2014 Dutchmen Aspen Trail 2760BHS Direct m oo r h s a W s Acces

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2014 Palomino Puma 31BHSS

2014 Canyon Cat 15UDC

Outside kitchen 2 slides Sleeps 10 Large awning Outside speakers

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7 Year Warranty


7 Year Warranty









2014 Palomino Columbus 3650TH

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3 slides 6 way levelling Onan generator Fuel station Party deck 3 awnings

I Only Weigh 13000 lbs.

I Only Weigh 6800 lbs.


Large awning Sleeps 6 Air conditioning Diamond plate Outside speakers I Only Weighs. b 4000 l

3 slides Frameless windows Corian counters Sleeps 10 Power awning BBQ Island n Kitche



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7 Year Warranty




I Only Weighs. b 2500 l

7 Year Warranty



2013 Prowler 18RL

Large awning Air conditioning Sleep4 Full washroom

I Only Weighs. b 7900 l





7 Year Warranty • • • • •

Sleeps 10 I Only Power awning eigh W Power jackpost 8 lbs. 5 0 6 Heated tanks Solid surface counters LED TV with Bluetooth media



7 Year Warranty









*All bi-weekly payments come with 7 year ESP warranty and also include all taxes and fees O.A.C. See dealer for details.

Ping Tan

Dominique Tan

Pascal Tan

Gabriel Tan

Amanda McIntee

Eric Legault

Decton Williams

Aline Claude

Daniel Godard

Gilles Girard

Visit our Lancaster Lot Location! Now open 7 days!


401 and Hwy. 34, LANCASTER (Across from the Flying J and Denny’s Restaurant) 3875 Highway 34, Alexandria • 613-525-5000

Sports Energy News, Issue no 18  
Sports Energy News, Issue no 18  

Sports Energy News, Cornwall, Ontario, Issue no 18, Mike Piquette