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n Saturday, December 12, at St. Lawrence College Gymnasium, the Seaway Roller Derby Girls will be hosting their Black and White Scrimmage charity event, with proceeds going towards the Maison Baldwin House. This event is happening in conjunction with the Derby Girls’ clothing and toy drive for Maison Baldwin House. Maison Baldwin House’s mission is to assist women and their children in the transition from a violent and abusive circumstance to a safe and secure environment by providing safe shelter and services while encouraging these women to realize their full potential. “At the event we will be presenting representatives from Maison Baldwin


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House with everything that we have been able to collect with the help of the Cornwall community,” says Coach Vince Jasiewicz. “We chose Baldwin House because SRDG is a women’s league and this is women helping women in need.” Scrimmages at the event will be between 20-30 minutes with ten-minute breaks in between. They will have up to 60 players attending their event from leagues as far away as Quebec City, Montreal, Kahnawake, Belleville, Kingston, Ottawa, and Renfrew. Amidst the planning for this event, Cornwall’s Seaway Roller Derby Girls are always looking to recruit. “We recruit year around and get people up to speed,” says Jasiewicz. “From the middle of October to the end of December we do run a boot camp for new recruits every Sunday, from one to three, at the St. Lawrence College gym. This training is completely separate from team training. Once our new recruits in boot camp pass their minimum skills, around Christmas, then we integrate them with the team to get them ready for game season. But like I said, we do recruit year around and welcome people to come check

us out.” Jasiewicz’s hopes for the season are to continue recruiting and build the team while gaining more recognition in Cornwall’s community. He would like to have enough players to have a full bench of 14 people with at least six spares and eventually work towards having a second competitive team. “Derby is addictive,” says Jasiewicz. “This is a sport that any woman can play regardless of experience, age, or size. We accept all and will work hard to make you a derby girl. Roller derby is a family and all are accepted. Roller derby is growing fast and finally getting the recognition it deserves as a legit sport. Even the World Championships last month were broadcast for the very first time on ESPN. This is huge for the Roller derby world.” There’s still time to get involved and donate to the Maison Baldwin House through Cornwall’s Seaway Roller Derby Girls team and there’s also time for you to get involved with the team. “If you want to try something new and exciting,” says Jasiewicz. “This is it.”

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Cornwall Colts Edition…Tyler Prieur By Molly Kett


yler Prieur is a hardworking and committed individual who tries to excel at whatever he’s working at. Born in Ottawa but raised in Cornwall, Prieur grew up with his parents, Brent and Sherry and his older brother Brad, with the rest of his family always close by. Playing hockey, Prieur was always a defenseman and played at the highest level throughout his minor hockey career. “My game thrived off of my skating and passing abilities, while using my intelligence to play the game at my best level,” says Prieur. “Lacrosse was my summer sport and played competitive all the way through. I played one season of Junior B lacrosse for the Cornwall Celtics.” His earliest hockey memory comes from his time playing Novice B for the Cornwall Royals. “We had a really elite team for our age group and won the championship that year,” says Prieur. “I met a lot of my friends and teammates that year who I continued to play sports with throughout my childhood.” Prieur played Minor Midget AAA for the Eastern Ontario Wild and was drafted by the Colts after that season. “I trained hard that summer and went to training camp. I ended up cracking the lineup and stayed with the team for the whole year,” says Prieur. “The best part was being able to play hockey everyday and being at the rink - also always trying to develop as a player.” Since leaving the Colts, Prieur graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics. Currently, Prieur is

working as a Personal Trainer at Free last year for the Major Bantam Easter Form Fitness in Ottawa. Ontario Wild AAA team,” says Prieur. In terms of hockey, Prieur is getting “In the near future maybe I’ll get involved in the coaching aspect of involved with coaching more but for the sport. “I was an assistant coach now I’m focusing on my career.”


What does he love so much about the sport? “Everything,” says Prieur. “It’s a great sport, fast paced and requires discipline and commitment.”

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both teams. At the end of the first period, the game remained scoreless despite a number of quality offensive attempts from both sides. Delisle was able to find the net in the second period, moving the Rapids ahead by one. During third period play, the SVR team kept the Kings at bay with tough defense and solid goaltending. The Hydro One score of the game was 1-0 for the Rapids. Goalie Eli Seguin was awarded the Link+ Corporation Puck of the Game for his strong showing between the pipes which earned him his first league play shutout.

n October 31st, the Seaway Valley Novice Rapids visited the Cumberland Grads looking to extend their 3-0-0 win streak by another game. Playing a sharp passing game, the Rapids team advanced over the Grads and won the match. The Hydro One score of the game was 8-2. Scoring for SVR were Tristan Delisle, Parker Thompson, and Jensen White. Assists were given to White, Owen McMillan, Zachary Carroll, Hunter Thompson, and Logan Villeneuve. The Villeneuve Group of Businesses Puck of the Two weeks later, on November Game was awarded to Delisle 14th, the Rapids hosted the for his bursting offensive play Nepean Raiders at the Benson throughout the game. Center. The Raiders were November 1st brought the looking to steal a win from the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings SVR team, but the Rapids were to Maxville, visiting the SVR set on continuing their league team on home ice. The match- win streak. Just two minutes up proved to be even, with back into the game, Nepean got onto and forth play coming from the board; but, only 1 minute

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later, the Seaway team tied the game with a goal of their own from Delisle. Beginning second period, the Rapids scored another goal (Delisle from Carroll) taking the lead from the Raiders; but quickly after, the Raiders tied it up ending the period 2-2. With just a little over two minutes remaining in the third period, White took a shot from inside Nepean’s face-off circle and netted the game winner (assisted by Delisle). The Hydro One score of the game was 3-2. White’s winning play earned him the J. Bernier Excavation Puck of the Game.

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he Seaway Valley Rapids Major Atom AA faced the Kanata Blazers at home, on Wednesday, November 4th in a game sponsored by Link + Corp. The boys got off to a great start when they scored three unanswered goals in the first period. Marco McCarthy got on the board first with a power play goal, assisted by Jett Jock. Next, Brennan Lashomb connected on a pass from Jock and Josh Esford. Rounding out the scoring in the first was Ethan Montroy assisted by Jimmy Sullivan. The Blazers scored a power play goal in the second period. Going into the third the score was still 3-1 for Rapids. The boys were not able to hang onto that lead after some questionable officiating. The Blazers managed to get a short-handed goal and another power play goal in the third. The game was tied 3-3 when a Rapids player snuck it by the Blazers’ goalie, but the goal was waved off. The momentum had shifted and the Blazers were able to score with three seconds left on the clock and that goal was not waved off. The Blazers won 4-3.

The Rapids bounced back in their next home game sponsored by Tapis Richard Ranger Carpet against the Upper Ottawa Valley Aces with a 9-1 win. Scoring first for the Rapids was Sullivan closely followed by Montroy who got his first hat trick of the season. At the end of the first period, it was 4-0 for the Rapids and they never looked back. Also contributing, this game, were McCarthy, Lashomb, Antoine Lafrance, Braxton D’alessio, and Carson Martin. Assists went to Ben Pilon, Jonah Ashby, Tommy Shoniker, Jock, Montroy, Lashomb, and Martin. Next, the Rapids faced the Ottawa Sting in a closely contested game. Leblanc & Son Roofing sponsored the game at the Maxville Sports Complex. The Rapids fell behind the Sting in the first period when they were able to convert on two power plays. The game was 0-2 going into the third period. In the middle of the third, the Rapids’ Ben Pilon finally snuck one past the goalie on a pass from Jim Sullivan to come within one of the Sting. Alas, it was not meant to be, when the Sting put a nail in the coffin; getting an empty net goal for a final score of 3-1.

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Does the Art Make the Man or does the Man Make the Art?

By Jorge Luis


ana White, head honcho of the UFC, has been trumping MMA over Boxing for a long time. Dana and his cronies have been telling the world a well-trained MMA fighter always beats a well-trained boxer. After Rhonda Rousey got hammered and knocked out by former boxer and kick boxer Holly Holms…. well, it looks like the .. Err... woman makes the art, the art does not make the woman. Former Judo Olympian Rhonda Rousey has had quite a run in the UFC. Her ferocious fighting style of ground, pound, and applying submissions has cut a swath through all opposition in the female ranks in the UFC….So far!!!...Enter Holy Holm, a preacher’s daughter in her 30’s, considered past her prime, taken in by the UFC, with some victories, and set up to fight big, bad Rhonda Rousey. Rhonda Rousey was a huge favourite and has transcended the sport.

Author, guest on late night shows, appearances in block-buster movies, a model…so what happened? I did not like what I saw, beginning at the weigh-in the night before the fight. Holly Holm looked in superb physical shape and very composed. Rhonda came in to the weigh-in stage very hyper and very emotional. Rhonda uses intimidation as a very big part of her arsenal. Her reputation precedes her and she has left a trail of victims in her wake, counting on verbal warfare, threats, and mind games. However from what I observed Holly controlled her emotions very well and calling on her experience and her preparation stayed calm, cool, and collected. Rhonda seemed childish, bully-like, and very emotional. Even her breathing seemed rapid and her speech stuttered. In fact Rhonda in my estimation was full of fear, deep down wondering why Holly was not afraid, why did Rhonda not see fear in Holly’s eyes? Round 1 went Holly who was professional and in control...always a good sign. The fight begins and Rhonda takes the fight straight to Holly. Holly circles and strikes, thwarts attempts at take downs, always moving in and out and laterally. Two things: A bull can’t charge in circles, Holly kept Rhonda turning and picking up her feet, keeping Rhonda at the end of her punches where the snap and power is. She also used great oblique kicks

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to the legs to slow Rhonda down, Rhonda kept running right into her left cross. Rhonda did pin her against the cage once and had Holly down briefly, but Holly had done her homework and knew what to expect and defended well, getting up and back on her feet. By the round’s end Rhonda was bloodied-up and her face was quite red and marked as a result of well-placed punches by Holly. Round 2 Rhonda made no adjustments and kept simply walking forward to Holly and right into artillery and charging in for a takedown. Holly kept turning the bull and also striking hard off sidesteps and angels, working low kicks and punches. You gotta give them some fire power or they’re like a bull through high grass. Well Rhonda charged and Holly evaded and struck, after sidestepping a charge Rhonda turned to face her opponent. Holly was balanced and in position to strike and strike she did, throwing a beautiful round house kick to Rhonda’s head that brought her crashing down hard. Holly quickly pounced and connected a couple more punches, but was quickly pulled off and the fight mercifully stopped. Victory for Holly Holms was very classy and respectful of her foe and praised her opponent highly. Which means she beat a good fighter and worthy opponent. Don’t you love these trash talking fighters who berate their opponents; tells me…well if they’re nothing then you have really

beat nothing. As Joe Louis legendary heavyweight champion always said, “Always praise your opponent highly, if you beat a bum, you are a bum”. Holly was and is a class act. She prepared and she came, saw, and conquered. Dana White has long been trashing boxing, yet he is encouraging more and more stand-up striking to thrill the fans. Geez Dana, that’s sorta like boxing…No? In this case Dana’s star pupil got soundly whipped and schooled and mentally she (Rhonda) may never be the same again - and by a former Boxer/Kick Boxer. So be careful Dana what you ask for…you just may get it. Does every boxer beat an MMA fighter? No. Does every MMA fighter beat a boxer? No. It all depends on styles and strengths and weaknesses, both physical and mental, heart and desire; the will to win. Rhonda get yourself a good boxing coach, most great MMA fighters have boxing coaches. Ask Reshad Evans and Vitor Belfort, both trained by my good friend ex-Cuban National Boxing Coach Pedro Diaz. Boxing or MMA, as the French say, ‘viva la difference’! Isn’t that right Rhonda? Dana, you still want more stand-up? Here’s to all the arts and wishing you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and happy and healthy New Year. Yours in Boxing Jorge Luis

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If there’s one student at Holy Trinity who does it all and maintains a 90% plus average, it would be Emma Van der Burg. Emma participates in hockey, soccer, badminton, cross-country running, basketball, track & field, and she has a part in the upcoming school production of “Beauty and the Beast”. Along with all of these in-school sports, Emma takes step-dancing with the McMaster Step Dancers in Laggan, plays travelling team hockey for the Glengarry Highlanders, and travelling team soccer with the Glengarry Hearts. When asked how she is able to do all of these sports and activities and still maintain a high average, she stresses the importance of talking to her teachers and finding out what she is going to miss when she is away for games. She always makes sure she is on top of her school work and has a great rapport with her teachers and coaches. The staff of Holy Trinity feels honoured to have Emma among us!

When it comes to being the total package – Madison Needham is at the top of the list. Academics, athletics, leadership, volunteerism, this young lady goes above and beyond in all that she does. Madison is a grade 12 student at St. Lawrence Secondary School. She displays excellence i n in terms of academic achievement; consistently putting forth a high degree of care and effort and has been accepted to the prodigious Science School at the Ontario Science Centre for second semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Madison has always been involved in athletics; figure skating for Skate Canada and playing basketball and volleyball for SLHS teams. Last June, she was awarded St. Lawrence Secondary School’s Sportswoman of the Year. Perhaps the best way to sum up Madison’s achievement is to end with a quote from one of her teachers, “An amazing young woman with a bright future ahead of her… she makes others better, simply by working with them.”

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

“Running is easy and relatively simple” especially if you are Anik Bélanger from École Secondaire Catholique La Citadelle. Again, this year Anik competed at OFSAA for cross country running, where despite the weather conditions and the technical course, Anik finished in the top 30% of the competitors. Not Not only a gifted runner, she is a dedicated athlete and student who strives for excellence in all she does. Anik plays for the Cornwall Midget A Typhoons girls’ hockey team and in the spring season she plays soccer for the school team and for the Cornwall Blazers. Anik plans to pursue her studies at the University of Ottawa where she will study science. La Citadelle Coach Sandra Contant, is pleased with Anik’s success in sports. She says, “Anik strives for excellence in sports and in school. She is easy to coach and her attitude permeates in all areas of her life.”

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

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


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Peewee A Girls’ Typhoons Start off 2015/16 Season with Success By Staff Writer

Front, left to right Hannah Johnson, Maevin WylieArbic, Avery Brown, Tia Lascelle, Leah Whelan, Mikaela Coleman, Mackenzie Leclair. Back, left to right Sarah Obrien, Millie King, Emily Norman, Isabelle Longchamps, Emma Thompson, Lauryn Craig, Julia Allan.


ornwall attended the Oakville Harvest Classic in September coming away with gold -going undefeated after beating Niagara Falls in the final. The girls played their hearts out in their second tournament of the season; losing in the final of their home tournament 1-0 in double O.T. to rival Gloucester.

The Typhoons headed to Waterloo Ontario in early November and once again stormed out of South Western Ontario with the gold. The team is 14-1 in tournament play thus far this year. Congrats girls and keep up the great work.

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Hockey Raffle for the Children’s Treatment Centre By Victoria Klassen


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he second annual hockey raffle is raising money for the Children’s Treatment Centre. The hockey road trip raffle includes tickets and travel accommodations to three hockey games from February 18-20. The lucky winner will have an expense paid trip to Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa to watch the games. The proceeds of ticket sales will go towards the Children’s Treatment Centre. This centre is dedicated to preventing child abuse and helping

youth who have experienced abuse. Milton Ellis says the centre receives all of its funding from the public and the community. “We have an increased demand for the services at the centre this year,” says Ellis. “This is probably going to be the busiest year that they’ve had in 20 years and the centre believes that no child should wait. So if we need additional people to take care of the demand, we hire them. We have hired an additional counselor this fall, and the funds will go towards that.” The majority of raffle ticket sales come from Cornwall and the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry areas, Ellis says. Sponsors for the raffle include Adams Sherwood Swabey and Follon, Marleau Mechancial Ltd. and Invesco—Brian Johnston Investment Adviser. Ellis says he expects the raffle will sell out again this year before Christmas. The draw will take place on January 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. Tickets are on sale for $20 each or three for $50. Contact the Children’s Treatment Centre at 613-933-4400 or for tickets.


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Cornwall’s Team of the Month: 1971/72 Anchor Motel Mavericks

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By Molly Kett


ike Conway remembers playing plenty of good hockey in the Cornwall area. He was playing on his first midget team in Cornwall when he was fifteen, during the 1970/71 season. “I was a minor but I was playing major,” says Conway. His second year playing midget was spent with the Anchor Motel Mavericks, coached by Ford Markell. He went on, after this team, to be the captain of the Cornwall Royals for the 1974 season.

Ken Chadwick also played for two years with the Cornwall Royals and Yvon Disotell played for three. All five boys produced from one local team.

Conway wasn’t the only player to rise from the Anchor Motel Mavericks to play Major Junior, though. Five other teammates from the same team, during the 1971/72 season, followed suit.

First up was John Markell. He left the Anchor Motel Mavericks to play for two years with the Royals. After this, he played at Bowling Green State University and eventually made it to the NHL where he played a total of 50 games, followed by a few years of playing in Germany. After his playing career slowed, he coached the Following this, he coached the Cornwall Colts Ohio State hockey team for 15 years. for 10 years. Al Wagar also rose up to Major Junior. Then there was Mario Vien, who played He played two years with the Royals before for four years with the Royals, including the being traded to the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers. year they won the Memorial Cup and played

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“I’m involved in the hockey business in Cornwall and there hasn’t been in I’d say twenty years that’s even produced two,” says Conway. “Nowadays what happens is they have these area teams, so they have a lot better chance of producing players, obviously, because they have an all-star team from all over. So when we had all these guys playing Major Junior, it was just from Cornwall alone. And we only had like 110 kids or something in Bantam and Midget, so out of my two midget teams we had eight guys that played Major Junior, which is the highest level. One guy played in the NHL and so that was just out of two teams.” It’s not just about the guys who moved on to play Major Junior, though. “The other guys, the rest of the team, it was very important that they were all good too. The other guys all played a huge role,” says Conway. “To have a team that challenges Ontario with just a core group, of a small number of minor hockey players, I thought was pretty amazing.”

Influential Martial Artists- The Iceman By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club


n the past few Karate Komments we have looked at people who have influenced the way martial arts have developed in our region. In this issue a little info on Jean-Yves Theriault, a professional kickboxer, who has a record of 69 wins and one draw in seventy-six fights, with sixty one of those wins coming by knockout. Given the name “Iceman” by one of his opponents, for his cold, calculated, ‘show no emotion’ demeanour during a fight, Theriault was one of the most devastating strikers the sport has ever known. Jean-Yves began his martial art career in 1972 training at Therien Jiu-jitsu and Kickboxing, earning a blue belt in jiu-jitsu, and competing in many karate tournaments over the next few years. In the fall of 1975, kickboxing, a relatively new sport was just beginning to catch on with the mainstream. There was a kickboxing match on

the undercard of the historic “Thrilla in Manilla” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, giving the sport a great deal of exposure. While at the Ottawa Civic Center viewing this fight on closed circuit, Jean-Yves made the decision to switch over to the kickboxing program at Therien JJ & KB. The group at Therien’s was an extremely tough one in those days – there were about a dozen kickboxers training, with two of them, Conroy Nelson and George Gauvreau ranked as two of the best professional heavyweights in the world. In addition, Jean-Yves’ older brother Victor was the national point fighting karate champion. Six months after switching to kickboxing and without any amateur experience Theriault had his initial pro match winning by a 1st round TKO. Jean Therien, who managed Theriault’s career, stated that, “What made J-Y different was that he took the training seriously and was very determined. In the beginning it was easy to get him fights, but as the KO’s started to add up it became a little more difficult. I always said that to be the best, you have to fight the best – there are no bums padding JeanYves record”.

Theriault fought his way to the top of the rankings, getting a title shot in Nov 1980 and making the most of it; stopping Robert Biggs of St. Louis in the 1st round. For well over a decade Jean-Yves was one of the most dominant fighters in the sport racking up KO after KO. His retirement fight came on Dec. 1st 1995, when he KOed Marcus “The Hammer” Reed in the 3rd to win the ISKA light heavyweight title becoming a 23-time world champion in the process. This televised fight, in front of a full house at the Verdun Arena, was attended by many local martial artists including several from Seaway Karate. This was the end of an era and we all knew that we had witnessed a very special sporting event. During and after his pro career Jean-Yves has conducted numerous seminars in the region and has had a definite influence on the martial arts. He is currently the owner of Therien Jiu-jitsu and Kickboxing in Ottawa South and promotes amateur kickboxing fight cards. One local fighter whom Theriault is working with is Provincial light heavyweight champ Paul Norman of Finch. Jean-Yves Theriault – “The Iceman” who has influenced and inspired countless martial artists, continues to give back to the sport.


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oncussion is certainly the subject of the hour with the new “Rowan Law”, a concussion rule in youth sports that is to be legislated in Ontario in mid-December. Also, upcoming, the release of the new Will Smith biographical sports thriller and medical drama movie “Concussion” where a forensic pathologist fights against efforts by National Football League to suppress the result of his research on the effects of concussions. 1. Why is concussion prevention so important? The majority of concussions (8090%), when well managed, resolve in a short 7-10 day period. This period is longer in children. The 10-20% minority is at risk for permanent damage in brain tissue, possibly leading to temporary and at times permanent effects on concentration, learning process, memory, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, visual problems, noise/ light sensitivity, sleep disorders, and personality/emotional changes. This is called the post-concussion syndrome.

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he Eastern Canada Cup AllStar challenge wrapped up in Cornwall on November 18, as the team from the Quebec Junior Hockey League defeated the Yzerman team from the Central Canada Hockey League 2-0. The tournament’s unique format pits top players from a number of leagues against each other in shortened games. This year included four teams from the Ontario Junior Hockey League, two from the CCHL, and one each from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, the QJHL, and the Maritime Hockey League. The purpose, explains CCHL Commission Kevin Abrams, who helped spearhead the new allstar setup five years ago, is to make the games more competitive. “Most all-star games are hard to watch and not very good gauges of a player’s ability,” he says. “This

changes everything. I think what happens is you’ve got different leagues with natural rivalries there, and guys want to perform well.” With the increased intensity level, it’s become a major event on the scouting calendar. According to Abrams, over 170 organizations were on hand for the event between the NCAA, CIS, and CHL. “It’s less about who wins and more about how all the guys perform,” says Abrams. “And all the guys that are there to watch get an opportunity to see a lot of good players all in one setting.” Having the event in Cornwall, says Abrams, was a no brainer. “They’ve got a great group of volunteers and a really strong and motivated community that gets behind these kind of events,” he explains. “Whenever we do anything in Cornwall it ends up being really successful, so it came as no surprise that it was a successful three days.”

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This is Lucas’ first year playing for the Seaway V a l l e y Rapids. He is proud to play left wing for the Minor Atom A Team. He is a hometown boy from the village of Williamstown where he started playing hockey at the age of 7, in the Novice division for the CharLan Rebels’ Minor Hockey Association. His favourite NHL team is the Chicago Blackhawks. His hockey idols are Jonathan Toews and Jonah Leroux (his uncle). When not at the rinks he enjoys playing soccer, riding his dirt bike, and going on family vacations.

Eli Seguin is the lone goalie for the SVR Novice A team. This is his first year playing for the Rapids. His home association is CharLan, where he completed Initiation and played on the Novice B team last year. Eli has proven to be a skilled young goalie, demonstrating natural movement and technique, as well as a quick trapper. He is solid between the pipes and makes big saves during key moments. Eli’s favourite NHL player is Carey Price, the goalie for his favourite team, the Montreal Canadiens. He loves to eat tacos, and his favourite colour is blue. When not playing hockey, Eli enjoys spending time outside and playing with his dog, Kali.

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The hustler of the month for the Major Atom AA team is Assistant Captain Jonah Ashby. Jonah is a strong defenseman who always remains cool under pressure. You can always count on Jonah to get back in time for the rush and push the guy to the outside. He is a very smooth skater. He tries his best every game and motivates his teammates to play better. Jonah has been playing for the Seaway Valley Rapids for the past three years.

Cameron Debellefeuille was chosen as this month’s hustler! Cameron, also known to his fellow teammates as Debo, plays defense for the Seaway Valley Rapids Minor Peewee AA. He is a team player who always motivates his teammates. He plays his man hard every shift and is always working hard on the ice. Cameron’s favourite team is Montreal Canadians, his favourite player is P.K. Subban and his pregame meal is a sub from Subway. Keep up the great work Debo!!

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Maxime Brunet is one of two goalies on the SVR Major Peewee team for the 2015-16 season. He has played at the AA level since he was at the Novice age. His dedication and work ethic makes him an exemplary leader that other players can look up to. Max is solid between the pipes, often coming up with big saves at key moments. He is a pleasure to coach!

A second year player in AA with Seaway, a big strong D man who likes to jump into the rush…. with a powerful shot, Brendon competed very well in the fall AAA tryouts for both the Wild and the Cyclones but was sent back. Although he has received a call up already a few times this year, Brendon is working hard at pursuing that dream and hoping he will crack it next year, while refining his game around the smaller details. He has maintained excitement and perseverance during his league play so far. Keep it up Brendon.

Jared has played hockey for many years and has past experience playing with Seaway. At practices, he is hardworking and puts in a lot of effort, and this is what he brings to the ice on game day. He is a focused competitor, a smooth skater, and a natural centreman. His athletic ability, work ethic, and prowess with the puck are why he leads the team in total points. Jared not only excels at hockey but he is also an accomplished baseball player. He is a grade 9 student at St. Joe’s. His hard work and dedication has earned him a spot on his school’s hockey team, the only gr. 9 to crack the line-up. Way to go Jared!




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Christian Séguin and the Therapy Kit Project By Molly Kett


hristian Séguin, with the Active Sport Physiotherapy Clinic, has been working on their new Therapy Kit Project for the 2015 year. They have been offering a free Sport-Specific Therapy First Aid Kit, worth $60 per kit, to every local competitive team and club. Their plan was to reach as many sport organizations in Cornwall as possible. Their 2015 goal was to donate 200-300 kits, which would reach a community donation of approximately $18,000. They have already reached their goal. Why was this initiative important to Séguin?

“Probably because of my background as a sports’ therapist, it was important for me that all teams were equipped to provide ongoing care if an injury were to occur during their sports events,” says Séguin. “Essentially it was one way for me to reach and to provide some support, in my own little way, and assist in providing the young with the right equipment.”

Séguin and the Active Sport Physiotherapy Clinic have reached out to a wide variety of sports thus far, including baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, curling, rowing, figure skating, badminton, so pole vault, volleyball, gymnastics, rugby, flag football, dance, martial

arts, and even boxing.

Séguin extended the offer to local high schools and was able to provide their travelling sports teams with kits over the summer and fall. “It’s one way also to standardize that all the right equipment was on site, because the first aid kits for the different trainers can vary, and for me to be able to offer something complete, including taping equipment, proper bandaging, official respiration and CPR material, so that everything would be there if the equipment were to be required,” says Séguin. Séguin says it was also a way to connect with local teams and get to know people in the community; even learning about new sports

he wasn’t as familiar with. He’s hoping this idea of better protection for young athletes who get injured will continue and he is also offering free athletic taping training and free concussion training.

“What I’m hoping that’s going to happen is the teams that have received the kits will want to provide additional taping skill set to their kit or to get introduced to concussion screening so that they are able to render optimal care to their athletes,” says Séguin. “Just to raise up the care level would be exciting and that way all the kids would be better protected or catered to. If I can offer to increase the level of care then I’ll be happy.”


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Badminton in the Cornwall Armoury! By Victoria Klassen


ince 1946, badminton games have been a regular occurrence in the Cornwall Armoury. The SD & G Badminton Club plays there on Friday nights from 8-10 p.m. Ken Kyer has been the club captain for over 20 years. He says the club has five courts and the armoury’s high ceiling makes it ideal for badminton. Participants must be over 18 years old to join. The club runs from the end of September to the beginning of May. Kyer says the club uses the officers’ mess upstairs to socialize after playing. “Any person with any ability can play,” says Kyer. “We have beginners, who haven’t played since

the backyard when they were a kid, or they played in high school… And we have some other people who are very competitive.”

Kyer says he enjoys how badminton is a good workout and helps him to de-stress. He encourages people to come play on Friday nights because the club is primarily about having fun. Participants can get a yearly membership for all 27 badminton nights, or they can pay for individual nights. “Come out ready to relax, have fun, and bring running shoes and a racket,” says Kyer.

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he Seaway Valley Rapids Atom AA team travelled to Ottawa on Friday, October 30th to face the Kanata Blazers. The game got off to a rough start when the Rapids found themselves trailing the Blazers at the end of the first, 4-2. The Rapids’ only goals came from Marco McCarthy and Ethan Montroy, with assists coming from Antoine Lafrance and McCarthy. During the second period, Carson Martin closed the gap by 1 when he scored on a pass from Jett Jock. The Blazers again went up by 2 early in the third period. The Rapids, however, came alive in the third period when Jimmy Sullivan scored to bring the team within one. Late in the third, Ben Pilon tied it up when he put it in during a scrum

in front of the goalie, for a final score of 5-5. The next day, the Rapids faced the top-ranked Gloucester Rangers at home in a game sponsored by Leblanc & Son Roofing. Despite a strong start, the Rapids went on to lose the game. At the end of the first period, the Rapids were leading 2-1 against the Rangers on the strength of Carson Martin’s goal and Ethan Montroy’s goal, with two assists from Jett Jock and Martin. Unfortunately, the Rapids weren’t able to keep up the momentum and the Rangers exploded in the second period with 5 goals and added 4 more in the third. The Rangers were also able to capitalize on three power plays. In the third period, Montroy scored again for what was ultimately a losing effort.

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Finch resident Jessica Green turned in an impressive performance during her NGS Peewee C Braves’ Gold Medal performance at the Cumberland Dukes Showdown last month. The 12-year-old captained the team and played both defense and centre when called upon. Green has played hockey since IP with NGS and says, “It’s been a lot of fun. I’ve learned a lot of hockey skills and about the people I play with.” Green was excited to recall her team’s recent victory. “Winning the finals was amazing. My team worked so hard. My highlight was when I scored from the blue line. I didn’t expect it to go in. Every shot counts!” Along with hockey, Jessica plays soccer in the Glengarry Soccer League with Maxville and plays volleyball and soccer at Tagwi Secondary School where she is a Grade 7 student. Her goals for the rest of the hockey season are to, “try my hardest, be a team player and improve my skills.”





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Cornwall Wildcats Tyke Football Makes History By Molly Kett


he Cornwall Wildcats Tyke team came out of the playoffs victorious, earning the decade old association their first NCAFA title. They hadn’t even played in an A cup championship before this season.

“This would be the first time that any Cornwall Wildcats team at any level has won an A cup championship,” says Kirby Camplin, the Cornwall Wildcats Tyke football coach. “It’s a big deal for sure.”

time coaching my own kids. My own kids played on this team so it was exciting. It was a really special group of athletes and parents too. They worked extremely hard and they wanted to learn and wanted to get better,” says Camplin. “They could see themselves getting better every week. All their hard work and persistence paid off.”

The kids were just as excited as their coach, as they earned this big win with a large chunk of the players being new to football. “More than half the Camplin was excited about team were rookies to the sport,” the win. “It was my first time says Camplin. “I think the coaching at this age group, first parents were even more excited

Tyke Wildcats celebrate their historic win.

than the kids, which is even better you know; to see that the parents are having as much fun as the kids are.” The opposition for the winning game, the Kanata Knights, was a tough team to beat. The Wildcats played the Knights once during the regular season and beat them in the playoff game 1412. “Cornwall and the Kanata Knights were the two best teams at the Tyke level so they were a very, very good football team, they played extremely well and were a tough opponent but in the end we did some little things that really made the difference,” says Camplin.

The Wildcats only lost one game during their regular season and didn’t lose a single game during the playoffs. What made this tyke team a winning one? “Attention to detail, each of the kids really bought into doing their job and doing what their assignment was and instead of playing like a bunch of individuals they really played together well, became a team and understood their role and how important it was and I think that was the big key, a bunch of individuals became a team and they played really well as a team,” says Camplin.

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looked back,” says Huntley. “I have sat on the South Stormont Minor Hockey board, as President, for four years and have been with the executive board of the Seaway Valley Rapids for seven.”

By Molly Kett “I have been around the game of hockey for as long as I can remember,” says local coach and firefighter Paul Huntley. “I played all of my hockey in Kingston from the age of four to right up until I was playing in adult leagues. In 1995 my wife and I moved for my new job with the Cornwall Fire Service and it was with the fire department I started playing here. I have continued to play here for the last 21 years.” While Paul Huntley has been involved with hockey for as long as his memory allows, that’s not where he started his coaching career. Huntley started coaching senior football at the high school level and baseball at the midget level in his early twenties. He says he got the “coaching bug” from his father, who was passionate about youth sports. “I started coaching hockey here with the South Stormont I.P. program 12 years ago when my son Evan got his first set of skates and I have never

This year, Huntley was very pleased with the turnout for the Midget AA team, 28 skaters and four goalies came to tryouts. Last year, when Huntley applied, the turnout was too small and the team was forced to fold. This year, Huntley had some tough decisions to make which he says is “what every coach wants.” “My team this season reflects the new format for Midget AA that has all three age levels of Midget playing together. I have fifteen, sixteen and seventeen year-olds and what a great group of boys,” says Huntley. “The willingness to learn and compete has been nothing short of fantastic. Not all of the boys have been exposed to this level of hockey before and I am very pleased with what has been accomplished so far. That is why I am Paul Huntley(R) with son Evan at CCHL Draft. Continued on page 21 Photo Submitted




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Multisport Club Athlete Profile: Sheila Lafave Loves Being Active and Loves to Travel... with Multisport, She Can Do Both By Molly Kett


rowing up, Sheila Lafave was quite active. She grew up playing softball in a field with her seven sisters and nine cousins in the Glendale Subdivision. In winter, she skated on the icy fields and when she grew older, she played organized broomball. It wasn’t until Lafave turned 40 that she began to “dabble” in running. “I thought ‘Fitness at 40’ was a good motto to own,” says Lafave. “Every summer, I’d work my way up to a 10k and every winter, I’d try to hang on to a 5k. My husband, Wendell, was very encouraging but he was doing much longer distances and at a faster pace, so I ran alone. In that period, I ran the Great Raisin River Footrace 5k and then the 11k, at that time organized by Bill Chambre. That was the extent of my competitive running. Eventually, I would build up to the Boilermaker 15k and then finally my first half marathon in St. John, New Brunswick.” When Lafave retired in 2005 after 30 years teaching at what is now called S.J. McLeod Public School, she decided to “up her game” and train for her first full marathon. “With the incentive of doing it at the home of the marathon, Athens, Greece, I took the plunge and started to run longer distances,” says Lafave. “We went through Jeff Galloway’s Apostolic Tours and met some wonderful people and had a very unique experience. That is where we learned about the 50 States Marathon Club which opened up a whole new set of doors leading

to amazing adventures, all through running.”

At this point, Lafave began to connect with runners in her home area. She says running with friends is much easier. They formed the Raisin River Ramblers, who would meet for a run every Sunday followed by breakfast. “Those breakfasts were dangerous, at least to our wallets, because before we knew it we were booked for a trip or had one in the planning stages,” says Lafave. “A few were girls-only trips but often we were following Wendell’s 50 state goal so we booked places like Chicago, San Francisco, Wichita, and Euguene. One gal has travelled with us to so many of our marathons that I call her my sister wife!” Through the 50 states club, Lafave and her husband have been to many historic locations. Now part of the Marathon Globetrotters club, they have expanded their travel horizons further. Lafave has been to the top of Masada, ridden camels in Petra, and slept in the Serengeti. For Lafave, Photo Cutline: Sheila and Wendell Lafave after finishing The Little travel is a big part of her athletics. In 2010, Lafave heard about the Cornwall Multisport Club and decided to join and participate in their well-organized events. “Our group will never be the fittest or fastest but, in supporting and encouraging each other, our lives are enriched,” says Lafave. “In the running community there is a saying, ‘I liked you before I even met you’ and it’s a safe bet that that would be the case if you join a club like the Cornwall Multisport Club.

Grand Canyon Marathon. Sheila was the CMC Female Runner of the Photo Submitted year three years running.

encourages it. “Most people who watch running or multisport events feel inspired by what they see. My advice to them would be to turn that inspiration into action. Get a good pair of sneakers and head out the door,” says Lafave. “Bottom line is, get active. Do something. Keep moving. If for no other reason, just For those who haven’t tried be motivated by the statement ‘I run multisport, Lafave strongly because I can.” I think how fortunate we are to live in a country and have the resources that allow us the freedom to run. I try not to take this for granted. Along with this, how lucky we are to have the Cornwall Multisport Club organize the monthly events that keep us motivated and challenged”


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in the jumps and bumps. They really like to practice their snowboarding at Big Ben where they have lots of room.”

Gary and Martha both teach group ski lessons on Saturday mornings, and their daughter Mackenzie helps demonstrate for the classes. Gary also coaches snowboarding on Thursday nights. Weather permitting; lessons at Big Ben begin during the first week of January.

uring the winter, the Martha says she enjoys Woods family can be found skiing, snowboarding, “seeing the kids progress throughout their years at Big and coaching at Big Ben. Ben.” She says it is rewarding Gary and Martha Woods to teach three-year-old have taught at Big Ben since students to ski and years later they were teenagers. Their they are able to zip down black daughters, Morgan and diamonds at Mont Tremblant. Mackenzie, both learned how “Kids that we taught how to ski and snowboard at the to ski are now bringing their local hill. children to Big Ben,” says “It’s a great place to learn,” Martha. “That’s pretty cool.” Gary says. “I’ve been teaching “For us, it’s a family thing,” there for so long. It’s handy having it right here in your Gary says about skiing. “It’s backyard. You can go over different than hockey where there anytime and practice you’re stuck in an arena all day. for an hour or two. The kids It’s a great thing that the whole like to play in the snow park, family can do together.” Continued from page 19 so excited and look forward to the rest of the season. Our record to date does not reflect how well this team has played. We are presently 1-9-2 but could just as easily be 6-6. I tell the boys that every time we hit the ice.” Huntley truly enjoys coaching and says though it’s his job to teach the kids, he learns from them too and his coaching improves from it. He also has many goals and expectations for the kids this season. “I want every player on the team to succeed and fail. I want them to be on the ice for the winning goal, the losing goal, the power play, the penalty kill, the last minute, and the first shift of the game. I may not accomplish it all but I would like to try,” says Huntley. “Fun and hard work in practice, fun

and hard work in games. If I succeed at this then I would consider it a successful season, win or lose.” He expects all players to be engaged in this learning process and have the passion to be the best that they can be. He firmly believes that a player will not develop if they aren’t engaged in the process of training and practicing. In other words, no one but the player can make the player better at the game. “Thank you to all of the parents, assistant coaches, and especially the players who have made coaching hockey such a gratifying and rewarding experience for me. I would also like to thank all the volunteers who run the associations every year and make it all possible,” says Huntley.

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Record Turnout For Clean-Up Day at Summerstown Forest By Submitted Article


o less than 29 members and friends attended the Annual Clean-up Day organized by the Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) this past Saturday. This was the best turnout for the event which has been held for the past six years. One member even showed up with his three young daughters, prompting Board Member Vic Leroux, who greeted the participants, to mention that this was the first time that such young volunteers, representing the future of the Friends, had participated in this activity. The volunteers were upbeat and eager to tackle the work to be done, motivated by the sunny and windless conditions of the day. Because of the work done in previous years by FOTST and the regular maintenance carried out year-round by the Township of South Glengarry, there is less garbage and other debris to be found on the trails and in and around the parking lot. Also, the general population is

more aware of the importance of this recreational site for the community. Consequently, rather than picking up garbage as in previous years, all of the volunteers were put to work on the trails, in order to make them ready for the coming season, which is a much better use of volunteer hours. In addition to clearing dead branches and fallen trees on the 20 plus kilometres of XC ski and snowshoe trails, the volunteers also did regular maintenance work, in the form of cutting back the small branches and vegetation that grows back every year. Special attention is taken in trimming back the “eye catchers” in order to make the trails safe to enjoy. At the end of the day, one of the participants declared: “Now all we need is snow.” Watch out for the opening of the trails: as soon as there is enough snow on the ground, the trails will be groomed. As was the case in previous years, FOTST will be offering weekend rentals of XC ski and snowshoe packages at an

affordable rate and will also offer beginner and intermediate XC ski and snowshoe lessons in January. The trails are situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401. Check our website at www. for more information. Contacts:Vic Leroux, FOTST Board Member 613-347-1960 Jean-Pierre Tibi FOTST Board Member 613-347-1229 About FOTST: The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) is incorporated as a non-profit group run




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harks men’s hockey was seeking a second straight gold medal at the Sheridan College Invitational. The season could not have had a better start for the Sharks men’s hockey team, going a perfect 5-0 at the George Brown College Invitational, outscoring their opponents 21-6, and defeating their SLC campus rival, the SLC Schooners in the Championship game. The early season success pushed the Sharks to the top of the Challenge Cup Power Rankings, the Provincial rankings that determines which teams qualify for the yearend championship. Game One vs. Redeemer University College: W 4-2 The Sharks kept their perfect record alive, pushing it to 6-0, after a 4-2 victory against the Redeemer University College Royals. Matt Gregoire showed his scoring touch from the George Brown Invitational was no fluke, scoring two goals against the Royals; giving

him a season total of eight. Mikail Dobson and Jacob Dawson also scored for the Sharks. Game Two vs. Seneca College: W 6-0 Giles White earned his first shutout as a Shark in a big 6-0 victory over the Seneca College Sting. The victory pushed SLC-Cornwall straight to the semi-finals where they faced the 2014-15 OCCCR Challenge Cup Champions, Trent University. Goals came from Matt Gregoire (2), Dylan Marshall, Lee Francoeur, and Brandon Gilmour (2). Semi-Finals vs. Trent University: W 2-0 Backed by the strong goaltending of Giles White, the Sharks shutout last year’s Provincial Champions 2-0 and advanced to their second consecutive Invitational Championship, against the Humber College Hawks. In their last game between the Hawks and Sharks, SLC-Cornwall won 7-3 in a preliminary game at the George Brown College Invitational. Brandon Gilmour and Matt

Gregoire continued to produce for the Sharks, with both players scoring against the Trent Excalibur. Finals vs. Humber College: L 3-2 (SO) Down 2-0 late in third, the Sharks scored two quick goals to tie the game and sent it to overtime. After a 5-on-5 one-minute overtime, 4-on-4 one minute overtime, and a 3-on-3 one minute overtime, where the Sharks had two breakaways but couldn’t find the back of the net, the teams went to a shootout with the Hawks coming out on top. Matt Gregoire scored both goals for the Sharks, giving him 13 on the season. “It was another gutsy effort by our guys. We showed great resilience coming back from 2-0 deficit late in the game against a very strong Humber team” said Sharks’ coach, Sean Boulerice. “The boys are playing defense first. If we stick to that, we have enough scoring power that will find some holes, get some chances, and capitalize them.” Regarding the tremendous start

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to the season and looking ahead, Boulerice confirmed that it won’t come easy. “Starting the year 8-01 without a regulation loss is quite an achievement. We want them to enjoy their break and come back with the same determination next semester. We will have to continue with the same effort because everyone comes ready to play against us. We’ve earned every point that we’ve got and things won’t get any easier down the road. If we come back next semester with the same approach both on and off the ice it should be a very enjoyable ride.” The 8-0-1 Sharks will now enjoy a break from the action, and are back on the ice for the SLC Schooners Invitational from January 14-15, held at the Brockville Memorial Centre. For more information contact: Kevin Biggs Sports Information Officer 613-544-5400, ext. 1158 Twitter Facebook



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NGS Peewee C Braves Win Thrilling Showdown By Staff Writer


he NGS Peewee C Braves left Ottawa as champions, prevailing through a thrilling gold medal final at the Cumberland Dukes Showdown Nov. 20 to 22. The final against Kanata Cybers C2, at the Richcraft Sensplex in Gloucester on Nov. 22, required a best-of-three player shootout after the title couldn’t be decided in regulation or two periods of 4-on-4 and then 3-on-3 overtime.

Braves’goaltender Kyle McManus was poised in the shootout, turning away two of three shots in impressive fashion. Tristan Leduc knotted the shootout at 1-1 with the Braves’ first attempt and then each team’s second shooters were turned away. After Kanata’s third player was stopped by McManus, NGS’ Matthew Bill had the opportunity to seal the victory. With the game on his stick, Bill coolly faked the Kanata goalie to his left and then deked right, tucking the puck gently into an empty net. Captain Jessica Green accepted the trophy for the exuberant Braves. McManus was named the game’s MVP for NGS.

0-0 and the Braves led just 1-0 after two periods. Sabourin opened the scoring for NGS assisted by Green. The Braves blew the game open in the third getting goals from Corinne Anderson, Sabourin, and Tristan Leduc. Green, Leduc, Sabourin, Johnny McAdams, Lucas Martel, and Bill all had assists. The shutout was McManus’ third of the tournament as he led all tournament goaltenders in that category as well as wins (four) and goals against average (0.75). Sabourin was named the NGS MVP of the game. To open the tournament, NGS skated to a 2-2 draw with the Canterbury Spartans at the Bells Sensplex in Kanata on Nov. 20. Down 2-0 heading in the third period, Green and Corinne Anderson swapped spots again and the results

paid off right away. Green created several scoring opportunities with her speed and was a catalyst in the comeback tie. McAdams scored the first goal for NGS just under two minutes into the period assisted by Martel and Green. Green knotted the score at 2-2 with 4:08 remaining assisted by Leduc and Cole Watkins. The Braves rallied and pushed until the end, and on a few occasions just missed leaving Kanata with a win. Green was named MVP of the game for the Braves. In the second round-robin game of the tournament on Nov. 21, NGS secured a 3-0 victory over the Richmond Royals. Despite a seasonhigh five penalties in the game, which were the result of determined effort mostly, the Braves got a pair of first period goals from McAdams

and Cassandra-Eve Leduc to take the early lead. Martel rounded out the scoring early into the third period and the Braves cruised the rest of the way. Tristan Leduc, with two, Chloe Anderson, and Sabourin all had assists. Cole Watkins was named the NGS MVP of the game. In their final round-robin game on Nov. 21, the two eventual finalists met for their first showdown of the tournament. NGS squeaked past the Kanata Cybers C2 team 2-0. Watkins scored his first peeweelevel goal off a nice feed from Corinne Anderson to open the scoring with just 28 seconds left in the first period. Tristan Leduc doubled the lead midway through the second period unassisted. Chloe Anderson was named the Braves’ MVP of the game.

The Braves opened the scoring of the game when Tristan Leduc tallied from Jeremy Sabourin and Jessica Green. Green added a second period goal for NGS assisted by Corinne Anderson and Sabourin. The NGS defense was phenomenal and Green and Corinne Anderson were effective as they traded positions from centre and defense throughout regulation and overtime to help pay special attention to shutting down a talented Kanata scorer. To reach the final, the Braves prevailed 4-0 over the Aylmer Foucons in the semi-finals on Nov. 22. The first two periods were evenly matched as the first ended

The NGS Peewee C Braves took home the gold at the Cumberland Dukes Showdown Nov. 20-22. Pictured in front is Kyle McManus. Second row from left are: Corinne Anderson, Cassandra-Eve Leduc, Jessica Green, Lucas Martel, and Tristan Leduc. Third row from left are: Cole Watkins, Jeremy Sabourin, Matthew Bill, Johnny McAdams, MacKinnley MacKillican, and Chloe Anderson. Back row from left are: head coach Todd Anderson, trainer/assistant coach Andre Sabourin, assistant coach Ray Lariviere and assistant coach Photo Submitted Thomas Bill.


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erry Kuhn, owner of Fleuriste Roy Florist, has been involved with sports for a long time. “As a child I played one year of hockey, a few years of broomball, and football in high school. I looked up to my father who also played broomball and was a good player.” Kuhn describes his fondest moment in his early sports’ career. “When I played football for the St. Lawrence Saints,” he says. “Although I was never a starting player, one game I got a half sack on the quarterback with Marc Ingram.” Having had a long history of coaching, Kuhn has a lot of memories. “Every year was memorable, but when Kelsey Myers scored a hat trick in lacrosse, she was the only girl playing, and after her second goal, the boys make sure she got a hat trick,” he said. “These goals were her first time ever scoring in a game. Her line mates were Cole Digiosia and Thor Grant.” Kuhn also believes that supporting local sports activities is important. “We donate gift items for the silent auctions for most sports teams. We also support our son Aaron and all his endeavours with the Boys and Girls Club.” And when asked who in his family has played sports, “All four of our boys played hockey, lacrosse, football, ball hockey, rugby, and one year of softball. Our son Dave still plays hockey.”

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lenn Bethune, manager of Dulux Paints, tells of how his family has always been involved in sports. “My older brothers and family were always involved in sports,” he says. “As far as organized sports, I started playing organized hockey with the Lancaster Legion Minor Hockey Association.” Of course, Bethune had his idols, both at home and the pro league. “When growing up I looked up to my hockey coaches and older brother on a local basis,” he said. “Pro wise it was Jean Beliveau and the Montreal Canadiens who were my hockey idols, growing up. I also was a big CFL fan and loved the Montreal Al’s and Sonny Wade, the QB in the late 60’s early 70’s.” Bethune’s fondest memory when he was younger was “Winning MVP for our minor hockey peewee team, and being presented with the trophy by Dicky Moore of the Montreal Canadiens, who at the time had won the scoring championship in the NHL,” he says. Bethune describes another memorable moment, this time as a coach. “My most memorable time being a coach is when I coached in the Bracebridge Ontario minor hockey, in the 1980’s, when my son scored his first goal.” His involvement is sport has also raised money for a number of charities. “When playing Old Timers’ Hockey in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst our team played hockey in tournaments and sponsored many different charities in the 1980’s and 90’s.”

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lacrosse team’s 45 year reunion this past August. It was well written, and brought back a lot of great memories. I really look forward to Sports Energy each month, and like most people, I read every page. I also love the old team photos, and it’s always neat to see old friends and teammates in their younger days. Your paper certainly fills a need in the community by recalling Cornwall’s glorious sports history. Keep up the great work! Dave Alguire


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Holy Trinity Successful In Recent Volleyball Tourney Holy Trinity recently participated in the Annual CDSBEO volleyball tournament on November 24 held at St. Joe’s Secondary School. 3 of the 4 teams that Holy Trinity entered made it to the finals with the Boys “A” team winning their division.

Boys AA Team- finalists 1st row left to right: Brandon Dupuis, Shane Gaudreau, Hammad Butter, Umar Khan 2nd row left to right: Zia Malik, Jacob Morin, Ethan DaSilva, Kaelin Larin, Mubarak Iqbal

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Cooper Invited To Team Canada East World Junior A Camp By Staff Writer

East Head Coach last week.

“I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to represent Eastern Canada with the best players in Jr. A hockey,” said Cooper. “Coach Clarke has watched me play many times but I have to remain focused on working my hardest for the chance of skating for Team Canada East.”

Cooper has 7 goals and 8 assists for 15 points in 14 games so far this season. He picked up an assist in his first game back in the lineup last weekend after missing a month with an upper body ornwall Colts star injury. forward Grant Cooper has been invited to the Whitby, Ontario is hosting Team Canada East camp in the 2015 World Junior A advance of the World Junior Challenge from December 13th to December 19th. A Challenge tournament. The selection camp begins Trenton and Wellington are scheduled to host three December 6th in Toronto. exhibition games on December Carleton Place Canadians 11th to help finalize the Team Head Coach Jason Clarke Canada East roster. was named as Team Canada


Boys A Team- winners 1st row left to right: Ryan Stevens, Hayden Charbonneau, Justice Brownlee, Ethan Gilmour 2nd row left to right: Sibtain Raza, Tommy Teodoro, Justin Dagenais, Neil Laframboise

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Flag Football - Touchdown in North Glengarry By Molly Kett


lengarry Flag Football kicks off its inaugural season on January 22, 2016 at the Tim Horton’s Dome in Alexandria. This ten week program, offered by the Township of North Glengarry, will provide players aged nine and up a cost effective opportunity to enjoy this non-contact sport in a weather controlled environment. Registration is $75 per player or $750 per team (max 10 players on a team) with $10 from every player registered going back towards supporting the Glengarry Gaels minor football program. Space is limited due to other bookings at the Dome, so registration will close once the league has maxed out its available hours – register early to avoid disappointment. “The league will provide area residents of all ages with a good excuse to leave their homes to meet up with friends and get active during the long winter months. It’s a sport that has taken off in the region and we’re in the process of developing more activities for residents, therefore, Flag Football seemed like the logical place to start. Also, the low cost per player makes it more affordable for families that might typically

shy away from athletics and these are some of the people we want to get engaged in our community,” says Terry Gilmer, Director of Recreation for the Township of North Glengarry. Former NCAA football player at Kansas University, Dexter Linton, is doing his co-op placement with the Township and is a big part of getting the league off the ground. He’ll be delivering the program and acting as a resource for some of the younger players who are interested in learning more about the game. Originally from Texas, he is now enrolled in the Business Management program at Algonquin College and commuting from Ottawa. You can register as a team or as an individual and forms can be found online at http://www. glengarryindoorsportscomplex.asp or picked up at the Dome. Contact or phone the Dome at 613.525.0614 for more information. More information: Sunday Afternoon/Evening Games - Adult 35+, Adult 18+, U18 Divisions Saturday Afternoon - U15, U12 Divisions - 7 players vs. 7 players

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release. Like all of the card producers over the years, there was the base set and numerous inserts, making for a 172 card master set. Also very tough to find were 87 signed Crosby cards wearing his now famous Tim Bits sweater. Along with being lucky to score an insert or two, depending on how many packs you purchased, there were also redemption cards for signed cards and pieces of sweaters which became very popular in the hobby around the mid-to-late nineties. Perhaps the first card in the set, Tim Horton (the only throw-back card)

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or a company named after an iconic hockey player, it sure took them long enough to come up with a set of hockey cards, but the wait was well worth it. In October, the release of the 100 card set took the card market by storm in Canada. Focusing on star power, the set offers a wide variety of the game’s present stars. Covered in a foil wrapper depicting Sidney Crosby, the three card packs were expensive, but that didn’t seem to bother collectors, young and old, from buying the early season

29 was the best touch of all. For years, there have been hints of Horton in the restaurants, but more, recognizing the original founder who started our coffee and donut tradition, are showing up. If you do not have a set of Tim Horton’s hockey cards and want one as a Christmas gift, they can be found on eBay and in hobby stores. A master set is going to cost you close to $300, but a base set may be more affordable at $30 - $50. We card collectors hope to see these again next year, with a set that will include Connor McDavid, which this year’s set did not

James Fawthrop Takes on the Role as Cornwall’s New Parks and Recreation Manager By Molly Kett


ames Fawthrop has been hired on as Cornwall’s new Parks and Recreation manager after Christine Lefebvre’s retirement. Fawthrop worked in Toronto for a year after graduating university and says that while in Toronto he “became very aware that I had taken for granted the accessibility of the recreation programs and opportunities in Cornwall, in relation to a major city center like Toronto.” “Toronto was great, but my time there made it clear to me, that when I start a family of my own, that I wanted to raise them in Cornwall, so that my kids could access the same programs that I benefited so much from as a child,” says Fawthrop. “While growing up in Cornwall, sports always played a major role in my life.” Formerly, Fawthrop held the position as the city’s Design and Construction Engineer. He had been involved in various Parks’ projects and had gotten to know much about the Parks and Recreation Department. He was ready and willing to take on the new position. “I have spent the first 15 years of my career working as a municipal engineer in Cornwall and the surrounding region in both the public and private sector,” says Fawthrop. “This new position is a departure

from the engineering field but will allow me to become more involved and oversee the same community recreation programs which were so beneficial to me while growing up in this community. I think it will be very rewarding to have a hand in the delivery of the programs that are so beneficial to the children in our community.”

Fawthrop has some big goals already has the new manager. He says, over the years, pressure to find savings to help maintain or reduce taxes has led to cutbacks on recreation programming, such as the city’s outdoor tennis lesson program that was cancelled, as well as the removal of aging outdoor pools. “I think that finding the necessary funds to deliver these services to the community is a major challenge that all municipalities are facing,” says Fawthrop. “This fiscal pressure is the current reality, so we are going to need to be creative about finding alternative funding sources and find efficiencies within the delivery of these programs in order to maintain James with son Dean. or hopefully enhance the services able to take advantage of these new that are offered.” facilities. As well, there are some Fawthrop says it’s an exciting really terrific potential projects on time for his new department. The the horizon, like a new Arts and city has a new Aquatic Centre and Culture Centre, where a feasibility the Benson Centre, which both study is currently underway to enhance the city of Cornwall. “My determine the community needs wife and I are continually saying and develop a design concept, as how fortunate our kids are to be well, discussions have begun with

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some community members to begin the process to look at the feasibility of replacing the City’s skateboard park.” It sounds like Fawthrop is ready to bring even more good change for the city of Cornwall.


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Carpenter Thrived as a Teacher behind the Bench By Todd Anderson


rowing up in Cornwall, Doug Carpenter was a lover of all sports. He was heavily involved in baseball, lacrosse, football, hockey, and many more. His passion, and talent, led to an impressive career on the ice ... and behind the bench, in hockey. It was a career that led him to the NHL ... but not before some great success in his hometown. Before taking the helm in Cornwall with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Royals in 1979/80, Carpenter began his coaching career at the professional ranks with the Flint Generals of the International Hockey League. Even before that, he enjoyed a successful professional career as a player in the Eastern Hockey League and International Hockey League. Carpenter played 6 seasons with the Greensboro Generals and one season each with Jackson-Roanoke and the Roanoke Valley Rebels of the EHL. He also skated with the Flint Generals for parts of three seasons. In total he scored 59 goals and 297 points in 600 games. Midway during his 1973/74 season


in Flint, the club’s coach was let go near Christmas. That led to Carpenter’s new journey behind the bench. “The general manager asked me if I ever thought about coaching. He gave me a day to think about it. My first thought was, I am never going to play another hockey game. I took it, and I’m glad I did.” Carpenter went on to coach the Flint Generals five seasons before returning home to Cornwall. His record each season in the IHL was right around .500 and his teams lost each year in the first round. Lessons learned in Flint paved the way to a tremendous return to his hometown of Cornwall in 1979. That season, Carpenter guided the Royals to the Memorial Cup championship. “There was an opening here and I wanted to be home (with his ailing father),” says Carpenter. “It’s not a bad thing to go back to junior and work your way back up. It was great for me.” When Carpenter stepped into the Royals dressing room, he was greeted by the young faces of talents like Dave Ezard, Dale Hawerchuck, Dan Daoust, Marc Crawford, and Scott Arniel. “They were all great kids,” recalls


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Bryan Murray in Moncton. A couple years later, Bryan was in Washington, Keenan was in Philly and I was in New Jersey.” After his success in Cornwall, Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Punch Imlach called to ask if Carpenter would be interested in coaching in the American Hockey League. He accepted the position with the New Brunswick Hawks. The team was comprised of prospects from both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks. Carpenter was able to rub shoulders with some of the most influential people in the game. “Here I am a little boy from Cornwall and I am at the Wirtz family (owners of the Blackhawks) stables. I’m spending time with Bobby Hull and all those guys.” The following season Carpenter moved on to the Central Hockey League where he coached the Cincinnati Tigers. In 1982/83 and 1983/84 he returned back to the AHL with the St. Catherine’s Saints. That’s when the NHL came calling. Carpenter’s career as an NHL coach began in 1984/85 with the New Jersey Devils.

Cornwall native Doug Carpenter can proudly look back on a hockey career that brought success in both the professional ranks across North America as well as in junior hockey in his home town.

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Carpenter. “I seemed to always have a young team wherever I went. In hockey, you’re teaching every day. Returning home was the turning point in my coaching career. It was a pretty exciting year with Mike Keenan coaching in Rochester and

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eventy-two-year-old Ian Macintosh grew up in South Lancaster and has lived most of his life on Lake Saint Francis, part of the Saint Lawrence River. He has made his living from the river and what it has to offer for the last forty years or more; everything from commercial fishing to owning a hotel/motel marina. Macintosh loves the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, and has been extremely active in conservation endeavors. He’s been a part of the South Lancaster Fish and Game Club since its inception in 1979 and belongs to the Cooper Marsh Conservators. He enjoys spending his time being active within the environment while working to preserve it and prevent invasive species from taking over. “I look on nature as a renewable resource and I look on Lake Saint Francis and the Saint Lawrence as a farm,” says Macintosh. “It’s a renewable resource and if we manage it and cultivate it we’re going to get results, we’re going to get good crops of fish and game, and wildlife will flourish. But if we don’t pay attention to it and let the invasive species and everything else come in and take it over we’re losing a phenomenal resource, a lifestyle, and everything that kind of goes with it.” His earliest fishing memory comes from time spent with his dad. The pair went out one morning and Macintosh caught a fairly large perch. Soon, though, his dad reeled in a 26-pound musky and they decided to try and catch some more.

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went in the tournament thinking and hoping that we’d have a good day first of all and maybe we’d do alright. Well, lo and behold, we ended up winning it, the whole thing. With three walleye that weighed 16.5 pounds and Chad won the biggest walleye at 7.5 pounds and we won a total I guess of $1370 Throughout the eighties, but it was just fond memories.” Macintosh ran the National Walleye All tournaments Macintosh has Championships in his area and here he participated in are live release; saw some of the biggest tournaments meaning the fish are returned to the in Canada. He says the tournaments water alive or a penalty is paid. All would pull in around 5,000 people. fundraising for the tournaments he “I fished it with my daughter Kendra participated in were turned back into for the senior/junior and we came in conservation projects. second. Then in 1989 I fished it with “Being in and around water, it’s my my son Chad who was ten years old, life blood. I’m fortunate to live on it and I haven’t fished a tournament and have for the last 45 years,” says like that, a walleye tournament, in 26 Macintosh. “My mom and dad taught years,” says Macintosh. “This year, we me to love and respect the water.


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“We started with the oldest team in the NHL and the second year we had six players under 20. In our first game we beat the New York Islanders 7-2. That was the last time (Isles coach) Al Arbour let his team lose to us. He was a real nice man. After that game, he approached me and said, ‘Man, your team played very well’.” The respect among the coaches was appreciated by Carpenter. He looks back fondly at the interactions he had with his opponents. “It was fun playing those little games, those little matchups. It was fun holding Kirk Muller, John MacLean, and Pat Verbeek off the ice. I knew (Arbour) wanted to play best-on-best, so I would wait him out.” After a four-season run in New Jersey, Carpenter returned to the AHL for a season with the Halifax Citadels.

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His return to the AHL didn’t last long as the Maple Leafs offered him their head coach position in 1989. He guided the Buds for the following two seasons. “If Toronto would ever win the Cup you could run for Prime Minister,” jokes Carpenter. “That’s one tough place, the press is real tough. They have three pages to fill, it’s their job.” Carpenter recalls a friendship with then owner, Harold Ballard, one of the most notorious owners in NHL history. “He never interfered. He was getting elderly. He used to sit there in his wheel chair and watch practice. He lived in the Maple Leaf Gardens. When I got to Toronto (previous coach) John Brophy had them just running up and down the wing. I introduced crisscross skating across the ice. They loved it. I loved the fire wagon stuff.


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Watching the game now, it’s not even close in calibre. The talent is head and shoulders above what it used to be. The passing and receiving is astronomical. It’s so high-tempo.” During his years in the pros, Carpenter was able to become introduced to several celebrities. He especially enjoyed meeting professional wrestlers on flights from game to game. “Hulk Hogan watched a few of our practices. When I saw Hogan, I couldn’t believe how big he was. Jake the Snake shared a hotel with us once. He brought his snake down in a big cage during breakfast. It was exciting. Rick Flair was a piece of work - pretty hyper.” After his second season in Toronto the Leafs hired Cliff Fletcher as general manager. With that, Carpenter was replaced by Pat Burns as coach.

“It was a new regime and they brought in their own people,” says Carpenter. “They had some good years, and then even Pat Burns gets fired. It’s the nature of the profession. It’s hard to accept sometimes. I f you can’t accept it, don’t get involved. You have to roll with the punches. It’s a passion and it’s an enjoyable work day. Winning and losing is everything, but when you see players improve, that’s rewarding. At the end of the year, there is one hero and 29 other coaches are on the bubble.” Carpenter says he’s lucky to have had the experiences in the game he loved. “The most exciting thing is you’re doing the thing you want to do. I did something I dreamed about doing. I spent 37 years in it. To see people succeed is real gratifying for a coach.”

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What are your thoughts on the new 3-on-3 overtime in the NHL?

Jim Riddell - Seaway Karate Club - The NHL implemented the 3-on-3 overtime format this year in hopes of providing more excitement and cutting down on the number of shootouts. With so many games going beyond regulation, getting that extra point in OT becomes veryCornwall important. Teams withSports depth will benefit as having a 4th line that can play an additional minute or two will help keep the top line Greater & Areas Community Newspaper players a bit fresher. This format could also impact the way teams build and structure their rosters as speed and having a goalie who is good at moving the puck are needed components. Teams may initially have to adapt and adjust on the go but the product should be more entertaining for the fans.

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Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast - The new 3-on-3 format in OT seems to be working well for the NHL this year. Seventy percent of games are finishing during the 5 minutes of OT compared to forty-four percent last year. That’s a big improvement, and we, the fans, are the main beneficiaries. Many will remember years ago before OT, NHL visiting teams often played for the tie, and this led to boring dump and chase hockey that lulled us all to sleep. Now we’re seeing exciting free-wheeling hockey in OT, with a lot of creative passing, two-on-ones and imaginative individual plays. Any system that provides us with fewer shootouts has to be an improvement. The shootout format has worn thin and is akin to watching someone flip a coin to decide the outcome of a game. Now if the NHL wants to really put some excitement back into the game, they’ll increase the dimensions of the nets to compensate for the size of the goalies and their equipment! Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - Earlier this year I was skeptical how well the NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format would be accepted, however I’ve come to enjoy the new format for several reasons. The 3-on-3 overtime format in my opinion is a much superior format than the previous basic shootout, to decide who gets two points and who gets one. Is it the fairest format? No; endless overtime would be fairest, but who’d go for that in the regular season? The 3-on-3 format encompasses strategy, athletic endurance, and a little luck. It tests players conditioning, and strategizing smarts; knowing when to switch before you’re gassed and no longer useful, and recognizing the right opportunity to switch without creating a mistake or opportunity for the opposing team. Coaching strategy also comes into play because each team loses the ability to keep shifts down to 35 seconds due to the switch of ends after regulation time; which makes each bench a full zone further away from each team’s own goal, and therefore makes line changes more hazardous. In my opinion the new 3-on-3 format elevates players’ athleticism, game conception and coaching strategy. I like it.

RUN to end MS will Include a Full Marathon on April 30th, 2016

past 14 years and the full marathon will be “a really awesome addition he MS Society, Cornwall & for our event” says Karen TorrieDistrict Chapter is thrilled Racine, Volunteer Office Manager to introduce a full marathon to for the local chapter, also adding, celebrate our 15th annual Run to “This is one of the first running endMS! events of the season and what a great By Staff Writer


The route has been precisely and professionally measured by a certified course measurer from AIMS-Association of International Marathons and Distance Raceswith the hope that this race becomes a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.

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Last year’s event raised approximately $26,000 and we hope to surpass that figure with our new addition. For further information please contact:

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Avery Gravelle continues to improve and impress in training and in the ring. Avery has the heart, dedication, and talent that are every coach’s dream. Friday, November 25, 2015, Avery Gravelle fought on a card in Montreal. He won his bout against an older, more seasoned opponent. Avery’s opponent had 21 fights under his belt as opposed to Avery’s 7, yet Avery out-boxed him securing a win. Congratulations again, Avery, on a great win and on being Champs Eastside Boxing’s boxer of the month. Yours in Boxing

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Jacob Villeneuve: Win’s Silver at World Kickboxing Championships By Jordan Todd


acob Villeneuve, at just 13 years old, has returned from his first ever World Kickboxing Union World Championships, where he came away with a silver medal in K1 and a bronze in full contact. Jacob, who recently won in the 12 and under division at the Canadian World Championships, says there was one big difference between competing in Canada and competing internationally. “The intensity of the fights was a lot higher.” Besides the competition itself, meeting so many other fighters from around the world was one of the highlights of the trip for Jacob. “He got to meet the guys from lots of countries,” says Dan Villeneuve, Jacob’s father. “All full of advice. Competing against the best in the world also helped Jacob and his team figure out what he needs to work on most. “Right now he’s just back in training mode, working on his boxing and stuff like that,” says Dan. Jacob and his family got to spend seven days in Spain, where the event was held. It was Jacob’s first time on an airplane. “Yeah, I had lots of fun,” says Jacob. “It was really cool going over the big blue for the first time.” Next year’s world championships are being held in China. Expect Jacob to be there.

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