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Cornwall Peewee “B” Rep Colts came away as champs as they won the gold medal at the 2013 Empire State Cup tournament in Rochester, N.Y. Front row, left to right: Cameron Marleau, Payne Benedict, Ben Gadbois, Kolten Oakes-Cook (plaque holder), Jeremy Latour (above plaque holder), Alyssa Seguin and Gabriel Cyr. Back row, left to right: Tommy Forrester, Reid Lepine (Assistant Coach), Charles Laplante, Cameron Chisholm, Alex Seguin, Terrell Thomas, Mick Miller (A), Jake Cook, Joseph DiStefano, Brayden Valiquette, Mike Piquette (Head Coach) and Colby Carriere. Submitted Photo.

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The Cornwall PeeWee B Rep Colts played in The Empire State Cup which was held on January 19-21, 2013 in Rochester, New York. The team won the gold medal in the Pee Wee B division


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Performance Headquarters: Helping Athletes See Things More Clearly By Terry Tinkess

Sport at the elite level is hypercompetitive and getting even the smallest advantage over your opponent can be the difference between victory and defeat. There are many methods which can help in this regard, but in the past local athletes were forced to drive to Ottawa, Montreal or even farther to take advantage of what science and technology could offer them. A recent addition to the Benson Centre means that they can save the travel time and become the best they can be while accessing some of the same training used by professional teams such as the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Blue Jays and Edmonton Eskimos. Performance Headquarters, operated by Benoit Veilleux is located on the second level near the rear of Rink One and through visual and processing training using a variety of high-tech equipment such as a Dynavision board, they help the athlete to increase the speed in which they can process information. “I’ve been practicing sports psychology for more than ten years now, twelve I think,” says Veilleux, “and I’ve always looked for something to improve the ability of athletes to be at their best, to try and isolate their mental skills to be able to perform at the best of their ability. “A few years ago I started researching and making phone calls to people who were doing similar stuff to me, and I was directed towards this company with this equipment and I soon realized that this was what was missing for me to achieve some of my goals with my athletes.

Pierre Ouellette demonstrates one of the many ways that the Dynavision Board helps to develop an athlete’s ability to process information from multiple sources. Photo by Terry Tinkess

Veilleux says that what really attracted him to this technology is that it can isolate some very specific skills off the playing surface that you cannot work on in a very specific way while you’re practicing your sport either on the ice or the field, what ever sport it is. The Dynavision board is impressive, almost hypnotic even before it is put into action. There are 64 lights on the board, which is approximately four feet by four feet. It comes with what is called a “T-scope” in the centre, and this is actually a computer screen through which data is presented to the athlete. It is fully programmable through the associated software and an ordinary computer. “The neat thing about this is that it allows you to work on your peripheral awareness, it allows you to work on your time reaction, and it allows you to be able to work on your ability to process information,” says Veilleux. “What we believe the athlete is doing

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here is he is improving his ability to see faster and make decisions faster and process information faster. The athlete learns to multi-task, which is exactly what they are doing on the ice (or the field.) The neat, neat thing about this is the athlete can see how their game is improving. According to Veilleux, when an athlete is asked to multitask, and they are asked to introduce their brain into an activity, a number of things happen. Their motor skills slow down (an athlete is very quick in practice but appears to slow down in game action), they can experience tunneling (tunnel vision), and they lose the ability to process verbal cues (they are so absorbed that they don’t hear instructions.) The training also helps to improve the speed and span of recognition the athlete enjoys. Speed and span of recognition is the ability to see at a glance what is happening, and then turn away and still be able to imagine how the play will continue to unfold.

The information comes through your eyes first, which is why the term eyehand coordination rather than hand/eye coordination is used. Using the board works largely on the athlete’s “core skills” while some of the other activities implemented tend to work on more “finished” skills involving eye-hand, eye-stick or eyefoot coordination. “The equipment allows us to be very flexible,” says Veilleux. “So if we work with a boxer like Tony Luis, we’ll work a certain way, if we are working with hockey players we’ll work a certain way, if we work with soccer players we’ll work a certain way. “This is your 180 degrees, which is what we want to improve,” says Veilleux, illustrating a 180-degree field of vision, stretching basically from shoulder to shoulder along a horizontal plane. “The irony is that 180 degrees here (indicating 180 degrees vertically) as well. Where is the puck? It is right here, (in the athlete’s feet) the toughest place for a human being, let alone a hockey player to see.” Veilleux proceeds to demonstrate a number of different elements on the board ranging from simply pushing on an illuminated light to turn it off, to having to choose between red and green when deciding which to turn off. It gets even more interesting when the athlete has to decide which colour to turn off, but only in a predetermined quadrant while also watching the T-Scope for a six-digit numeric sequence that flashes for perhaps a tenth of a second, calling it out while continuing to turn off the correct colour light. Do all of the above

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Tony Luis suffered his first pro loss after an 8th Rd TKO at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York on January 25th. It was a series of unfortunate and untimely events that led to this. His original opponent backed out 5 days before the fight with “the flu”. He was Luis’ height and a southpaw. Luis’ new opponent was four inches taller and a righty. Tony and his father Jorge are not making any excuses but anybody that’s a long time fan of boxing or MMA or amateur wrestling knows that when you train for an opponent with particular strengths and weaknesses and he’s changed at the last moment, it can alter your strategy. Luis will rebound from this, he’s too strong a character not to and I wouldn’t want to be his next two or three opponents because now, he’ll box

like he has something to prove. The NHL is back and the attendance at both the Colts and River Kings games is hardly any different. Both are heading into what should be, lengthy playoff runs. It should be an entertaining next couple of months of hockey at the Ed Lumley Arena. Would you believe local DIRT race teams are ready to go for the 2013 season? Cornwall Motor Speedway, Brockville Ontario Speedway and Mohawk International Speedway kick off another season in May, which is closer than you think. The 49th Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner is May 8th. Nominations for the Jacques Richard Trophy as Cornwall and area’s top sports personality are being accepted

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Connor Cruickshank is a dedicated athlete who excels in hockey, football, and soccer. Coaches describe him as a hard working competitive player who always gives 110%. Whether it is on the ice or on the field Connor is always looking to improve his skills. He has great leadership qualities and as a captain he has represented his football team by inspiring, encouraging, and motivating them. Connor has been the Cornwall Wildcats’ and Cornwall Minor Hockey’s MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Sportsmanship recipient on several occasions. He was also chosen by Jacques Martin as the athlete MVP during a hockey camp. Connor’s determination and heart have earned him this month’s Athlete of the Month.

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Another Successful Pizza Hut Hockey Tournament Closes By H. Armstrong

At the Benson Centre on the weekend of January 11th 13th it was Pizza Hut and nothing but as the popular pizza chain hosted another successful tournament. In the Pizza Hut Hockey Tournaments the champions received endorsement prizes and bragging rights, but the hockey played during the tournament was intense and competitive. Off-ice, the players were joking and renewing friendships. Chad Gagnon of the North Bay Bardown Beauties was watching a teammate tape a stick when he explained it was his first time in the tournament. “I’m down here to have fun, play some hockey and meet some new people, he said.” Once the skates were laced however, it was “game on.” Dan Durant of the Brockville Badgers was already dressed and obviously ready for the game when he said, “We’re the team who is going to beat North Bay!”

tournament,” said Dillabough, “I placed ads on all of the adult hockey sites.” The 16 participating teams from North Bay, Renfrew, Ottawa, Montreal, Morrisburg, and Cornwall responded to his ad. These teams were placed according to caliber in one of three divisions: the Bud division, the Bud Light division and the Blue division. It is always a good sign when teams return to a tournament in subsequent years and the Pizza Hut Tournament is no different. North Bay, for example are returnees. “They were here from last year and they won their division,” said Dillabough. In the Bud division the 4 Saisons (Valleyfield) won 3-2 in a shootout against All Swede, No Finish (Ottawa). The MVP was goalie Maxime Beaudin.

In the Bud Light division the Rye Knights (Cornwall) defeated CrazyMutts (Ottawa) 6-5 in overtime. Pat Mainville was the The championship games showed MVP. the determination of each player. The favoured Bardown Beauties This resulted in very close finishes. (North Bay) were defeated by the The championship games were each Badgers (Brockville) 2-1 in the Blue decided by a single, hard-fought division. The MVP was goalie Will goal. McIntyre. Labatt Brewery, who supplied all of the prizes and stocked the beer garden, sponsored the popular tournament. Bill Dillabough, local Pizza Hut owner and event organizer for the past six years says great effort was made to attract a wide-range of teams. “It is an open division hockey

The Badgers from Brockville winners of the Blue division in the Pizza Hut Hockey Tournament. Photo by H. Armstrong

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55 Local Athletes to Compete in 55+ Winter Games By Staff

Sport is a game of numbers, and athletes, as a rule, tend towards superstition when it comes the elusive quality of luck. With that in mind, you’d have to excuse the 55 Cornwall and area athletes who will be heading off to Huntsville, Ontario later this month to compete in the Ontario 55+ Winter Games. If they thought that just maybe the numbers seemed to be lining up pretty good, who’s going to argue with them? Luck is the name often given to the end result of hard

work, preparation and determination. If seeing something special helps you to achieve that, then more power to them. The Ontario 55+ Winter Games take place from February 26-28 in Ontario’s cottage country and they feature a full range of winter sporting events. The local contingent consists of two men’s hockey teams, a mixed curling team, Nordic skiers, alpine skiers, and prediction skaters. We often look at sport as an activity for the young, but events like this show that age is just a state of mind. The games go on as long as you have the will to play.


Fifty-five people from Cornwall and area are off to Hunstville, February 26-28, to compete in the Ontario 55+ Winter Games. The local contingent consists of two men’s hockey teams, a mixed curling team, Nordic skiers, alpine skiers, and prediction skaters. A representative group is seen in photo above (attached), which includes, from left: Bea Jones, of Cornwall (Nordic skiing), Linda Vickers, of Alexandria (alpine skiing), Dave MacDonald, of South Glengarry (hockey), Graham Vickers, of Alexandria (alpine skiing), Sharon McCullough, of Cornwall (prediction skating), and Stephanie Hill-Nicholls, of Casselman (alpine skiing).

Gold desired by all By Richard Waldroff

Mankind has chased this shiny material for reasons to numerous for listing. Gold represents wealth, stature and more recently the highest level of achievement. It is interesting to view the history of medals and how they have crept into athletic events as recognitions of accomplishment. There is evidence that the history of awarding gold, silver, and bronze dates back to 1884. As for the Olympics, the 1904 Summer games was the first use of this combination, prior to that sliver was the top metal awarded. I have had the good fortune to have attended two World Junior Hockey events, both held in Canada. They were in Ottawa in 2009 and Saskatoon in 2010, and both were exciting beyond imagination. The Ottawa event burns deepest because of being local, and for my having the opportunity of working on the organizing committee. There were hundreds of volunteers who combined their efforts with only one goal in mind: Ottawa will be the best event ever. Immediately after the announcement of the tournament being awarded to Ottawa, interest, excitement and enthusiasm started to build. Emails were flying around, phone calls made and messages left, all asking, “how can I get involved?” We knew as an organizing committee that hundreds of support staffing would be required, but exactly where, how and who was a long way off from anyone deciding. A strong demand for tickets needed immediate attention, and the Ottawa Senators management team swung into action putting together packages, which were quickly gobbled up almost two years in advance of the first puck drop. At this stage little did any of us know what the importance of this event was going to be to Canadians. Knowledge of the Canadian win record was not known, who suspected the Ottawa event would be “The Drive for Five” – five consecutive gold medals, something never done before. Anyone who attended the games is well aware of the thunderous crowds that filled the rinks; our fans seemed to have a favourite regardless who was playing. Of course the home team games filled to capacity, and, I think, a bit more. The sound was deafening, and when silence fell upon the fans, one waited in anticipation of the next eruption. The Canadian players, when destiny was at its darkest, found what it took to pull out a win; I have nothing but respect for any athlete who puts it all out there for his fellow Canadians. The end results of all the combined efforts was a gold medal, but after all, was that not the direction we had in mind all along? Keep your stick below your waist.


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Ron Belmore: Always Something to Give By Terry Tinkess

Ron Belmore has been a hockey volunteer for much longer that he would care to remember. That in itself is not surprising; he loves sports, he loves working with kids and he’s not afraid to get involved. What is surprising is that it took so long for his efforts to get recognized. Belmore is a winner of an award given to those who go above and beyond in their efforts to further the success of minor sports. The award, correctly titled ODMHA Volunteer Award-District Two, could be given for efforts in any segment of the game. In Belmore’s case it is from his efforts as a coach and as an official. Ron Belmore is one of the people who stay in the background, preferring to allow the spotlight to shine on He has done one, he has done the the young people who play the game. His efforts, however, have made a difference for many young local hockey players. Photo by Terry Tinkess other and he has done both at the same time. “I’m not saying that as a coach or a hockey, but he was “encouraged” by a volunteer perspective, as it once “I had taken the year off from his wife, Joanne. “I don’t know if I was, Belmore has no hesitation in volunteer, we’re always right, that’s not what I’m trying to say, but in the coaching and I got involved on knew any more than any other parent, answering “No, not at all.” District Two’s board as the coach but I jumped in,” says Belmore. “It’s not that the people are old times the coach had some kind of mentor,” says Belmore. “I did that for There is an army of young men who vindictive or anything,” says authority. Not today, not as much.” a year, but then I missed the refereeing are extremely happy that he did. Still, Belmore enjoys the game, Belmore. “It’s hard to explain, but aspect of it. You see I had been the “I did have some experience,” says sometimes it seems that people are watching over the years as the referee-in-chief for Cornwall, but Belmore. “I helped coach the college just in it for the wrong reasons. I used children that can hardly stand up I got out of that position because I team when Bill Snelgrove was the to walk away from the rink and feel grow and learn to enjoy the game as decided to pursue coaching. This coach. “It was a lot simpler back then good, and I still do, but I just find it is much as those who try to share it’s year Perry Guindon stepped down, too. You show up at the rink, and the hard to be a volunteer because there magic with them. and he approached me, and somehow organizer, I think it was Mr. Wilkes at is so much red tape and there is so Is it hard to stay away from the convinced me to come back in as the time, he says “You guys want to much involvement, and so much can game? “Oh, it is,” says Belmore, “I the referee-in-chief of the Cornwall coach? Here’s a list, go coach.” go wrong with a volunteer. love the game a lot.” Minor Hockey Association. When “Refereeing as well, you showed I did that, I left the coach mentor position I had held with the district.” up at the rink, they gave you a whistle and a sweater and when it was over Belmore started out as a referee you got a hot dog and a drink!” before he became a coach. When he Over the years Belmore has will give up that role is anyone’s guess, Greater Cornwall & Area Community Sports Newspaper but to this point he has officiated in accumulated a lot of memories, but his teens, twenty’s, thirty’s, forty’s, there are two of them that always rise Is a Publication of: and fifties. “As I said to my wife, the to the top. The first was being able to Editorial: Terry Tinkess, Graphic Design: Lynn Dillabough, game’s getting faster, the kids are officiate along side his two sons, the second, offi ciating the Hall of Fame Business Development/Advertising: Mike Piquette, getting bigger and now the puck hurts or 613-662-3654 game with Eddie Shack. when it hits me,” says Belmore. “In Sports Energy is a monthly publication covering the Greater “That was more special for my dad, the old days it didn’t matter but three Cornwall Area. Our goal is to offer a quality, informative and years ago I was doing a peewee game because he was a great Eddie Shack enjoyable newspaper and website to our readership, focusing and I got drilled in the side of the fan,” says Belmore, “but refereeing on the accomplishments of the many gifted athletes and sports organizations in our area. The opinions and statements of our writers ankle and I went home and it felt like the two games with my two boys in and columnists are not necessarily the opinion of Sports Energy. Long Sault, that was a very special the end of the world was coming.” Sports Energy is always on the lookout for positive sports stories. Coaching, on the other hand, night and it was neat that I was able If you have a story you feel is worthwhile sharing, please email to wasn’t something Belmore had in to achieve that.” All suggestions will be considered When asked whether he thinks but not necessarily printed. mind when his two boys, Glenn Visit us on the web at: the game is as much fun now, from and Mike first became involved in

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Volunteer Highlight: Alain Savard, Cornwall Bantam “B” Colts By Vincent Cama

In the heyday of the dynasty-era Habitants of the 70’s, two Montreal living-legends, Yvon Cournoyer and Jacques Lemaire got together to pass on their hockey knowledge to the next generation. They, and some of their NHL buddies partnered-up to form the École de Hockey National at the McGill University MacDonald College campus in Montreal. The NHL players didn’t show up often but the kids still came from all over Canada and the US to hone their puck skills during the hockey offseason. It was there that 17 year-old Alain Savard, now head coach of the bantam “B” Cornwall Colts, caught the coaching bug. He worked at the school for a couple summers as an instructor, often learning from the legends themselves. “I’ve still got at home a case of about five hundred hockey cards from those days,” says Savard. “One series of cards is power skating, one series is attacking and so on…they’re all drills, every one of them, and on the back of them they tell you how to run the drills. “Now,” he says, smiling and pointing to his head, “it’s all here.” A student of the game ever since his time at MacDonald College, Savard, 56, has invested countless hours pouring over hockey books, learning from some of the best minds in the hockey and volunteering his expertise ever since his own boys – Alain Jr. (28) and Sylvain (27) – were old enough to play. While coaching in the Cornwall

to be out there, want to practice.”

Savard is distinguished for another lesser-known reason: he cut both of his sons from teams that he was coaching, Alain Jr. in atom and Sylvain in bantam. “I’m probably the only father ever to do that,” he said. His wife Rachel did not take kindly to it at first but after some initial hard feelings all is forgiven now. Sylvain, a goaltender and 13 at the time, explains: “My father, as honest as he is, had to pick the best players on the hockey club. We had 13 goalies at the tryouts; I was just not top 2. It was hard at the time Bantam Colts coach Al Savard (right) instructs young Nicholas Guibord during practice at the Benson Centre. Photo by Vincent Cama but now I know where my dad was coming from.” Both boys continued minor ranks in the mid-90’s, Savard or another – Jason Lepine, Allan playing hockey with their father’s was approached by Mike Viezel, a Charbonneau, Brennan Barker and full support but never again as their scout and part owner with the then at least a dozen more Jr. “A” players. coach. newly formed Erie Otters. Savard Savard also had Michael Blunden, Savard has his young bantams was coaching Viezel’s son Steven at who currently plays for the Montreal positioned nicely heading into the the time and Viezel offered to bring Canadiens, in “AAA” while still in 2013 Winterfest Tournament, sitting the minor coach up to Erie for their Montreal. at second in the eastern standings training camp so he could meet with From 1999 to 2008 he ran a and fourth overall in the league. GM Sherwood Bassin (formerly summer hockey school across the Savard likes to stay with his boys assistant GM with the Quebec border in Massena, N.Y. where he for more than just one year and this Nordiques and GM of the Cornwall was privileged to see a 9 year-old current group has many of the same Aces) and learn how the Otters did Zach Bogosian skate circles around faces as the one that he guided to things. “It was unbelievable,” said the older kids. first place in the peewee tournament Savard of his experience “I learned a last year. “He knows his hockey and Savard’s resume also includes a lot. How they recruit their kids, how we know we can trust him a lot,” they keep their books and keep tabs four year stint as an assistant coach in says team captain Alexandre Séguin, on their players. That guy (Bassin) Jr. “B” with the Akwesasne Wolves 13. “If we do what we he tells us has got stories about hockey you from 2001 to 2005, but he says that we’ll be successful and we’ve been proved not as fulfilling as coaching in wouldn’t believe.” successful so far.” the minor ranks. “I believe you play All that experience now trickles as you practice,” Savard explains. It’s a long way from the old École down to the young players Savard “In Jr. B the issue is you’d have 27 de Hockey National but for Alain is responsible for, working in all age kids on a team and only 12 would Savard, the knowledge and passion groups from atom to major midget show up to practice…my strength is of those days’ lives on, as it does for for the last 20-plus years. Many practice so I figured I would use it most who devote so much of their of the region’s best players have where somebody wanted it…at the life to hockey. They do what they do passed through his hands at one time minor hockey level those kids want because of their love of the game.

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- The “Team” has just completed Issue #6 and once again I would like to thank Lynn (Graphic Design), Terry (Editorial), Bernadette (Website), the writers and editorial contributors, our distribution locations, our advertisers and of course the kid’s and people who make our stories possible. I hope you enjoy issue # 6 - The 51st Annual Allstate All Canadians Bantam -Midget Tournament is now in the books. Tournament Chairperson Debbie Caskenette and her team of dedicated volunteers worked hard to once again operate a very successful event. Congrats to the winners, Cree Nation (Bantam), Metcalfe-Russell River Rats (Minor Midget) and Metcalfe- Russell River Rats ( Major Midget)

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- I have to mention congrat’s to the Peewee “B” Colt’s on winning the Gold Medal in Rochester recently.

- Congrat’s also to coach Mike Mulhearn and the Major Peewee “AA” team for picking up the “gold” in the Toronto Penguins Tournament recently. This is the 3rd Gold medal in tournament play for the Rapids this year. - Minor Hockey Playoffs are fast approaching. Best of Luck to all teams in all divisions. Playoff hockey is always exciting, Sports Energy encourages you to attend a local arena and support our kid’s in their quest to be champions.

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Answer: Thank you Chad for your question. Actually this answer is a three fold

answer because you can pressure the forward in the offensive zone, neutral zone and defensive zone. Anticipating the play in the offensive zone is key to pressuring the forwards, when getting in the neutral and defensive zone, your gap control becomes extremely important. Knowing what a forward does when he is entering the zone can be an advantage for a defense player. One little piece of advice, when you team mates are on, is watch the winger that plays on your side- most often when you team mates are on and most of the time he/she will do the same thing all game. Hope this helped. Enjoy the remainder of your season, good luck in playoffs. Thank you

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Typhoons Win Gold at Christmas Classic By Tammy Larin

The Cornwall Peewee “BB” Typhoons returned home with gold from the Mississauga Chiefs Christmas Classic in December. While some were dealing with the aftermath of the mammoth winter storm, the Typhoons were making a statement on the ice. The tournament was held over the holidays and is known as one of the biggest. The girls started the tournament off strong, and the strength continued as they went undefeated in round-robin play, giving the support goaltender Sydney Seymour needed to record a shutout in game three with a 2-0 win. This win also earned the team a comfortable first place position heading into the finals to meet West Seneca. The girls were definitely on their game in the finals, as they dominated both ends of the ice and led the scoreboard 4-0 for the title, with the shutout going to goaltender, Hanna Cameron. Head coach of the Peewee “BB” girls, Wesley Jurchuk had lots of praise for his team following the game. “We worked hard to get the puck and worked hard as a team,” said Jurchuk, when asked what contributed to the tournament win. Abby Jurchuk, the captain of the

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Peewee team, also agreed that the girls worked well together. “We wanted to win. We proved we are capable of winning gold,” she said. Alicia Hartholt is a defenceman for the Typhoons, and half-way through her fourth season of hockey. “I like how hockey is a team effort. It was a good feeling to win a gold medal,” she said.

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Just when most people were expecting an announcement of the cancellation of the 2012-2013 NHL season, the league and the players association managed to agree on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement. This will allow a 48 game regular season to take place. Playing 48 games is different than playing 82, but to what degree will it impact the final outcome? The question: do you think that playing only 48 regular season games will affect what team ultimately gets to hoist the Stanley Cup next summer? Terry Tinkess

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Playing only 48 games in such a compressed schedule should make this NHL season much more a game of chance than it would otherwise be. Injuries will be the key. Depth will be a big factor, so any recently retired or currently unemployed players should do what they can to stay in shape, because the chance of that phone ringing this year is far greater than at any other time (You hear that Jesse? Keep skating!) You could argue about the fairness of the compressed schedule till the cows come home, but the bottom line is you have to play with the cards you were dealt. Every year there is at least one surprise in the final four, come June, and this year should be no different, except that there could be two, three or four. I believe that playing a 48 game schedule will affect the outcome. This compressed 99 day season is 20 days shorter than the lockout. Travel favours the eastern teams. Four teams have less than 24,000 km, no team has more than 31,000 and only Winnipeg is in a different time zone. In the west seven teams are in the 45 – 50,000 km range, and teams play in all four time zones. Playing almost every other day with lots of back-to-back games will put a mental and physical stress on players that they are not used to. These conditions will take coaches out of their element also. Having a hot goalie or a short losing streak could make or break a team’s season. Avoiding injuries is extremely important. So many games in such a short period allows little or no time to heal. Any team that can stay relatively healthy, has a solid goalie tandem, depth and some young legs has a shot at winning the Stanley Cup this year. I believe that the 48 game compressed schedule will affect teams in two significant ways. One, injuries suffered by a team will have more of an impact on the team and the amount of games missed by a player. Under a normal schedule, a player with a theee week injury would miss six-seven games but in the compressed schedule that same injury will cause that player nine to eleven games. Those extra games can severely impact a team depending on the player, so teams will have to effectively manage all the day-to-day injuries so that they do not become long-term injuries. Secondly, any prolonged slump of six or more games will likely cause a team to miss the playoffs because there aren’t enough games to make those losses back, so teams need to keep any string of losses to a minimum.

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Ontario Hockey Academy Putting Cornwall On The Map By Anne Phillips

What do you do if you are scouting private schools and can’t seem to find the right one? Well, if you are anything like Gilles Lascelle or Dr. Tim Rozan, you start your own.

09 for the first time, Lascelle said the concepts for the school were based on ones he was familiar with in the U.S. The Academy focuses on an equal balance of athletics and What started out as a joke among academics. Neither one gets in the friends, turned into a world-class way of the other. hockey academy in Cornwall, This makes the academy unique in Ontario. While researching schools that when a student is participating in the United States, Lascelle met in an athletic event, academics do Rozan and the two joked about not suffer. Classes are re-arranged opening up their own private so that nothing is missed. school that also focused on hockey. While Lascelle and Rozan Suddenly the idea didn’t seem so originally expected the school to far fetched for Lascelle. His family cater to girls’ hockey, the first year already owned a lot that included saw 60 students making up two a motel, so Lascelle started doing boys teams and one girls team. The the paperwork to turn this property school has since grown to include into the Ontario Hockey Academy. 138 students. Lascelle said they It took a lot of work to get to where are now full up with no room for the Academy is today. Lascelle any more students. The academy said it took over two years just to has four boys teams and three girls get approval from the Ministry of teams made up of students from 16 Education. different countries. Opened for the school year 2008“We’ve been pretty fortunate,”

said Lascelle, “We’ve grown faster in Canada and they have a few than we thought. Most of our playing with the NCAA and CIS. marketing has been word-of-mouth “We are one of the most successful and social media.” private sports schools in Canada,” There was some controversy said Lascelle. “We work really hard among minor hockey associations and try to push our players.” at first as there was concern the Lascelle said the students have academy would ruin the existing another advantage of being in model of minor sports, however this private school and that is the Lascelle disagreed and said the teaching staff. associations were starting to see “They (the teachers) might not advantages as the students enter be getting paid as much as public minor leagues. school teachers,” said Lascelle Lascelle said the City of Cornwall adding that the current situation has also been very supportive and with the government and teachers cooperative and that has helped unions does not affect the Academy. in the success of the school. Last And he praised the academy’s year, the Academy won the Small teachers as dedicated professionals Business of the Year Award. who double as athletic coaches. The Academy’s graduates have “They work really hard with the been doing very well also. Lascelle students, even after school hours said they show the students as many and on weekends,” said Lascelle. options as they can to forward their “Our staff is really great and we are hockey career. Many of the boys doing really well.” have moved on to junior programs


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Karate Komments: The Progressive Belt Rank System By Jim Riddell The Karate gi

In the last Karate Komments column I explained how the Judogi (judo uniform) became standard attire for karate students. The founder of Judo, Jigaro Kano, a schoolteacher as well as a martial artist, implemented a belt system as a means of recognizing the progress of his students. Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan karate, and a close friend of Mr. Kano, adopted this system, awarding the first karate black belts to seven of his senior students on April 12th, 1924. The progressive belt rank system consists of twenty steps, ten kyu or colored belt levels, and ten dan rank or black belt levels, which are often referred to as black belt degrees. The starting point for a beginning student is white belt, with each new belt earned getting darker in color - yellow, orange,

green, blue, and finally the brown belt. A stripe, showing progress is sometimes awarded between belt levels. It takes the student, on average approx. four to five years from the time he or she starts the sport, before they are prepared to take the Shodan, or 1st degree black belt test. This is possibly the most important test that a martial artist ever takes, the memories of this grading lasting a lifetime.

Advancing in rank takes a minimum of two years before being able to test for 2nd degree, then an additional three years for 3rd degree, four more years to 4th etc. At 4th degree the entire length of the belt has alternating panels of red then black, each panel approx. six inches in length. Fifth degree is considered the beginning of the “masters level.” This means that in the years since the Shodan or firstdegree test, a diverse knowledge Achieving a black belt does has been acquired, teaching skills not make the student an “expert” have been refined, and those basic or “master” but recognizes that principles and techniques have the required knowledge and been mastered. competency of the basic principles Sixth, seventh and eighth degree and techniques have been met. This black belts have no black at all, the is not the end of training, but part alternating panels being red and of what is, for many, a lifelong white. At ninth degree, the belt is journey, the beginning of advanced completely red in colour. If you learning. This is provided at the have been doing the math along the Federation level with regional black way, while reading this, you now belt classes, and seminars taught by realize that it takes approximately master instructors. fifty years to reach this point.



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The trainer’s job doesn’t quite finish once the third period buzzer ends. Double check the bench on your way off, tidy up a bit as a sign of respect to arena staff. Pick up any equipment players may have forgotten and make sure all of the water bottles are accounted for. There is lots of time while the coach is giving the post game speech to do this properly. Once the coach is done and you’re in the dressing room, make sure to check on any players injured during the game, ensure the injury hasn’t gotten worse, re apply dressings or give more ice. And most importantly, make sure you inform the parent about every aspect of the injury, and no matter how minor, advise the player and parent to seek proper medical advice as soon as possible. You are not a doctor, no one can be deemed “healed” after

your treatment. Another good way of being organized is to be sure to document everything. After the game, fill out injury reports for any injuries sustained during that game. Remember, any injury requiring you to run out on the ice or not is worth documenting. Be sure to be clear and thorough with any treatment given. Templates of these reports can be found on the Hockey Canada website. Continuous care and good documentation are skills that will help any trainer in the long run when dealing with even the most minor injuries.

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(l-r) Gerry Gurnhill, Barb Rabideau and Peter Asquini stand in front of the Riverside Snowmobile Clubhouse as it would be seen from the trail. Photo by H. Armstrong

By H. Armstrong This year area snowmobilers thought they would have a great season. The Farmer’s Almanac predicted heavier than usually snowfall this winter, and in December it seemed that they were correct. According to Peter Asquini, treasurer of the Riverside Snowmobile club, they got off to a great start. “We had one of the earliest starts ever,” says Asquini. “We had the snow before Christmas, then the snow between Christmas and New Year’s. We were able to get the trail system open and going. Eastern Ontario was one of the only places open in the whole province.” However, whatever nature giveth, she can take away, almost as quickly. Because of the moderate temperatures the snow on the trails has melted. They are closed until more snow comes. “The weather affects snowmobiling more than any other winter recreational sport,” adds Asquini. According to Barb Rabideau, the Social Director of the Riverside Snowmobile Club, it doesn’t seem to be something new. “Every time we seem to mention a rally, the snow disappears,” says Rabideau. She explained how two years in a row a huge weekend rally had been organized, both times it was washed out. All of the duties at the club, including treasurer trail boss and social director are volunteer positions. Asquini says the mild winters and lack of snow has decreased the number

of trail passes being purchased and number of volunteers willing to help out. With less people volunteering to move branches, put in bridges and in generally lend a hand, small projects become larger ones. Gerry Gurnhill, Trail Boss for the Riverside Snowmobile Club, maintains 162 kilometers of trails from Highway 16 to the Lost Villages, including trails to Avonmore, Newington and Finch. These trails are part of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobiler Club (OFSC). According to OFSC only snowmobiles should be on these trails. “Snowmobiling and the other types of winter recreation do not mix,” says Asquini. He says it is not uncommon to see dogsleds, cross-country skiers, snowshoers and occasionally allterrain vehicles on the trails. “It is the dogsledders I worry about the most,” says Gurnhill. He says he worries the musher won’t hear the groomer or snowmobiles over the dogs barking. For whatever time they get to enjoy their recreation, Asquini, Rabideau and Gurnhill agree snowmobiling is a very social activity. Every Sunday that the trails are open Rabideau prepares breakfast at the clubhouse. Although the weather may change their plans, the Riverside Snowmobile Club still tries to organize rallies. “You can go anywhere on the snowmobile,” says Asquini, “and you instantly have a set of friends.”

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Outdoor Rinks – Volunteer Assistance Still Required

Outdoor rinks provide valuable recreation and leisure opportunities for people of all ages. The Department of Planning, Parks & Recreation operate a number of outdoor rinks throughout the community. We are fortunate to have a number of outdoor rinks which are operated by community minded volunteers. Weather conditions and the availability of volunteers play an important role in the quality of outdoor rinks. For information on volunteering at any of our outdoor rinks, please call Lorne Taillon at 613-938-9898 ext. 2. City of Cornwall Outdoor Rink Locations • Alexander Park • King George Park • Broadview Park • Lamoureux Park • Dover Heights Park • Optimist Park • Gallinger Park • Reg Campbell Park • Grant Park • Terry Fox Park

March Break Camp and Activities

The City of Cornwall is offering a number of activities and programs over the March Break. The Benson Centre will once again be hosting a March Break Camp, Sports Workshops, Art Workshops, Pick Up Hockey and a Princess Tea Party during the week. For those wanting to hit the ice, other cool activities include Public Skating, Parent & Tot Skates and Stick & Puck Family Skates. If you are looking for some fun in the pool, the Cornwall Aquatic Centre has a number of public swimming times available during the March Break. For more information on programs, fees, camp and workshop themes visit our website at

Youth Recreation Sports Programs Floor Hockey, Nothing But Net & Basketball

Over the past few years the Department of Planning, Parks & Recreation has been offering a number of youth sport and recreation programs that are designed to allow participants an opportunity to stay active and have fun in a non-competitive setting. Each week players will work on various skills and drills and play fun games. The program is open to boys and girls from the ages of 6 – 12 years. Join us for Floor Hockey, Nothing But Net and Basketball, sign up early as space is limited. For more information visit Youth Floor Hockey February 13th – March 27th Nothing But Net Sports April 3rd – May 8th Basketball – Hoop It Up! May 15th – June 19th

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Another year of fast paced, recreational 3 on 3 co-ed hockey is just around the corner. The Benson Centre is the place to be for 3 on 3 spring hockey for IP to Midget aged players. The program has been in operation for 4 years and has grown from 40 to over 300 participants in 5 divisions. 3 on 3 hockey is a great way for players to develop skills, increase creativity & conditioning, and to just simply have FUN! All IP/Squirts and Novice games are played on 1/2 ice and teams will consist of up to 8 skaters and 1 goalie per team. We are opening our Atom division up to Major Novice players interested in the full ice program. Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Divisions will play full ice and teams will consist of a maximum 9 skaters and 1 goalie. Our rules encourage non-stop action, with no body checking, no icing, no offsides, to keep the game flowing at a high pace. To keep the emphasis on fair play and fun, teams are balanced for equal competition. Teammate requests (minimum of 3) are welcomed and every effort is made to accommodate the players. All players will register individually and will be placed on teams by a selection committee based on their current level of play (examples House, B, A, AA, AAA). Volunteer on-ice coaches (IP/Novice) and bench coaches are sought for each division, if interested please mark accordingly on your child’s registration form. Registration for the program will begin on Friday February 1st at 10:00 a.m. at the Benson Centre. Spaces will fill up quickly so please register early. For more information on the Gerry Brown 3 on 3 Spring Hockey program please feel free to contact 613-938-9898 ext. 2 or ltaillon@

Swimming Lessons Begin February 10 Get Ready to Take the Plunge!

Registration for Winter 2 and Spring swimming lessons are now available. The Cornwall Aquatic Centre offers a wide variety of swimming programs for people of all ages. “Registering in one of our swimming lesson programs is a great way to meet new people, get some exercise and learn an important life skill,” said Aquatic Coordinator Lori Gibeau. For more information, please contact the Aquatic Centre at 613-933-3586 or visit our Aquatic pages on the City of Cornwall website

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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 ................ Jean Roy Monique Sauve Roy ... 613-938-2026 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 BOWLING Olympia Bowl .................................................................................... 613-932-8421 BOXING East Side Community Boxing Club ................ Jorge Luis................... 613-933-5618 EQUESTRIAN Holly Hill Farm .............................................. Kate/Robbie Mac Intyre ......613-931-2493 St Georges Equestrian .................................. Suzanne Lacroix Whispering Meadows ................................... Allison Blair St Thomas Rose Quarter Horses ..................................... Karen Aitken Sarabeau Stables .......................................... Sandy Marcellus Upper Scotch Farm ....................................... Kelley Ferguson Drogheda Manor ........................................... Garry Meek FIGURE SKATING Skate Cornwall .............................................. Karin Touchette........... 613-936-9290 Can-Skate Learn to Skate .............................. Karin Touchette........... 613-936-9290 FOOTBALL Cornwall Men’s Flag Football......................... Jonathan Campeau ..... 613-551-4605 Cornwall Minor Football Association ............. Rod Simpson .............. 613-936-2888 GOLF Archie’s Family Golf Centre ............................................................... 613-932-8255 Cornwall Golf & Country Club ........................................................... 613-931-1122 Heritage Golf Club ............................................................................ 613-347-3738 Summerheights Golf Links................................................................ 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 ..................................... Mitch Gagne ............... 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 JIU JITSU CLUB Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club .................................. Stephen Lefebvre ........ 613-930-5489 KARATE Seaway Karate............................................... Jim Riddell ................. 613-534-2042 JJS Kenpo Karate .......................................... Brenda Saucier ........... 613-577-0299 LACROSSE Cornwall Minor Lacrosse .............................. Terry Turcotte ............. 613-937-3354 SOCCER Kinsmen Minor Soccer Association .................................................. 613-938-1545 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 ..................................... 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SOCCER 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 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.

Third Time’s the Charm for Rapids

By Bill Woodhouse After coming up short by losing in the semifinals in 2011 and via shootout in the finals in 2012, the Major Peewee “AA” Seaway Valley Rapids finally came through in 2013 at the Toronto Penguins International Winter Classic Tournament. In their first game on Friday night, the Rapids came out a little sluggish but held on to earn a 3-2 victory over the scrappy Hamilton Huskies. Saturday night’s game produced a better effort from the Rapids as they skated to a 3-0 win over the Richmond Hill Stars. With this victory, Seaway clinched first place, which earned them a bye directly to the semifinals on Sunday.

The Rapids continued to improve their play and three second-period goals was the difference in a 5-2 win over the Pickering Panthers. The Major Peewee AA Seaway Valley Rapids celebrate their championship at the 2013 Toronto Penguins International Winter Classic Tournament. First row: (l-r) Dawson Irving, Aidan Lamothe Second row: (l-r) Mathieu Giroux, Ryan Levis, Taran Fiacco, Ben Paul, Landon Fraser, Ethan Mulhearn, Eric Ouellette, Tyler Eldridge and Ben Dirven Third Row: (l-r) Sammy Fitzgerald, Joseph Samson, Jordan Canham, Brant Woodside, Wade Moak, and Evan Huntley Fourth Row: (l-r) Bill Woodside (Assistant Manager), Paul Huntley (Manager), Mike Mulhearn (Head Coach), Mike Samson (Assistant Coach), and Gus Giroux (Trainer). Missing – Kenny Gallant (Assistant Coach) Richard Roy

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Bowling a Life Long Commitment: Joey Garlough By H. Armstrong Joey Garlough is, to say the least, a very dedicated bowler. He bowls at the Olympia Bowl located near the corner of Pitt St. and Ninth. When Garlough started at Richmond Tool and Die Company in 1971, the at the time fairly new company was looking to form a social night for the employees. Garlough knew Olympia Bowl had just installed six new lanes, so he recommended bowling. “I wanted to make a good impression on my boss at work,” says Garlough. He made some calls and the Richmond League was formed. Since starting the league in 1972, you could say that Garlough is a regular. “I have never missed a Sunday,” he says. Garlough must have made a good

impression at Richmond Tool and Die away from the bowling lanes as well. “I worked for the company for 32 years, until they closed up,” says Garlough. Although the company is gone, the league has kept their name.

There were 36 employee players the first year. In the second year it became a social league because fewer employees wanted to participate. His parents, wife and children have all bowled with the league at one time or another. The players range in age from 18 to77 years old. “They all get along,” says Garlough. He is the only one who has been with the league for the duration.

has many different tournaments. As well there are also side games going on during the regular games, such as 50/50 and Poker Bowling. “It keeps things interesting,” says Garlough. Any money collected from the bowlers goes into prizes and the end of year banquet. During the banquet door prizes are handed out, including such things as trips, 32-inch televisions, tablets and patio furniture.

The Richmond Bowling League is very popular. There is a waiting list of people who want to get involved. “I believe we are the only league that has grown over the years,” he says. Garlough credits the league’s This league is self-sponsored. “We success with the players who make have never had any sponsors over the the league and his one very strict years,” he said. During the season rule. “If you’re not going to have the Richmond Bowling League fun, don’t come out.”

Report Char-Lan Rebels

Despite a couple rough spots in their season, the Rebels are securely entrenched in second place and will likely face the Akwesasne Wolves in the first round of the playoffs. For the Rebels, the biggest challenge will not be scoring, but keeping the puck out of their own net. As the saying goes, defense wins you championships, and the Rebels’ goaltending tandem hasn’t always had the support they needed this season. The dust should have all settled now after a mid-season coaching change, and everyone should be focused on the task at hand. The team could be better than their record indicates.

Roar Morrisburg Lions

For the Morrisburg Lions, it is just a matter of playing out the schedule. Things didn’t go quite as planned in Morrisburg and the team, when this is written has only six wins in thirty-eight games, with four remaining. With nothing to play for at this point except pride, the team should do just that. Go out, give it all you’ve got and give the fans something to cheer about. There is little doubt team management is already thinking long and hard about what they need to do to get back into the race in 2013-2014. The Morrisburg fans love their Lions, and the summer has a way of erasing bad memories. It takes longer to build something than to just fix it.

What started out as an idea to please his employer has ended up being a life long commitment for Joey Garlough, who has been involved with the Richmond Bowling League since 1972.

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Goal’s Alexandria Glens

As this is being written, the Alexandria Glens’ playoff hopes are hanging by the thinnest of threads. Sitting at 34 points, three back of the Winchester Hawks, who currently hold down the final playoff spot, the Glens could make it interesting. Their final three games come against Akwesasne, Winchester and Casselman, while the Hawks play two against Char-Lan and one each against Akwesasne and Alexandria. There aren’t any guarantees in sport, so this one could come down to the wire. Which team will look back on that game or two that they let get away early in the season?

Howl Akwesasne Wolves

The Akwesasne Wolves have pretty well guaranteed themselves a playoff spot, and unless they lose their remaining four games and Alexandria wins their remaining three, there will be playoff hockey in the Turtle this season. The team seemed to find its comfort zone in the middle of the pack, but if they can hang onto third spot, they can avoid having to play Casselman in the first round (that prize is reserved for the team that finishes fourth.) The Wolves are a mature team that is built to play grinding, playoff-style hockey, which could make for an exciting series against the Char-Lan Rebels.

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Success is a Relative Term: Orval Tessier By Terry Tinkess

Orval the player: Orval Tessier played with the likes of Rocket Richard and Jean Beliveau.

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When hockey talk turns to players from the past, Orval Tessier isn’t necessarily a name that comes to mind. Better known as a coach who found success at every level, Tessier can also add to his list of accomplishments playing with and against NHL greats such as Maurice “Rocket” Richard and Gordie Howe. Tessier had three short stops in the NHL. The first, and shortest came in the 1954-1955 season while he was a member of the Montreal Canadiens farm system. He says he remembers it well. “I was playing for the Montreal Royals,” says Tessier. “Our dressing room was right next door to the Canadiens and we were their farm team. In those days you didn’t get drafted, they just put you on a negotiation list. You belonged to Montreal, that’s how it went.” Tessier was in his second year with the Royals and I was having a pretty good year. The Royals had a bit of


a break, three or four days off and Tessier thought he would drive home (to Cornwall) and visit his mother. According to Tessier, one of the popular places to hangout at the time was Laperle’s poolroom on Alice St. “My father lived three or four doors up from there. So it was just before we were going to have supper and I said and I’d go and see who was there, and a couple of the boys were so we were going to have a game together. They had two or three tables. “My dad came down and said to come back quickly because Montreal had phoned,” says Tessier. “I wasn’t worried, I wasn’t sneaking anything, they knew I was there. Tessier called Montreal and reached the Royals general manager. “He said “You’re going to play in Toronto tomorrow night,” says Tessier. I asked who against (not understanding that he had been called up.) The response was short and to the point: “The Maple Leafs, dummy!” Tessier was concerned that being in Cornwall might have been a problem, but it worked out. “I told him I was in Cornwall and he says no problem cause the team was taking the train at 11:00 o’clock. He says, “The first stop is Cornwall, so get on in Cornwall. All your stuff will be on there. When you get on, tell the guy you’re coming to the last car.” “So I go in and there’s Beliveau and all those guys there, and it’s “Hi Orval,” cause I knew them all because we used to sit and chat together side-byside.” The team got to Toronto in the morning and had a bit of a skate to loosen up. It was then that Tessier noticed that they didn’t send his sticks along with the rest of his equipment. “They sent everything but sticks,” says Tessier. “The Rocket (Maurice Richard) walks over and says, “Here, try this one.” He played right wing, but he was a left shot, and so was I. Even if I didn’t like it, I was going to keep it.” Tessier remembers that he didn’t see the ice in the first period, but then got two or three shifts in the second and two or three shifts in the third. “In those days they played three lines,” says Tessier. “That was my first experience.” Tessier was later traded to the Boston Bruins, playing most of the time in the minors, but was called up on two occasions. In the 1955-1956 season he played 23 games and picked up two goals and three assists for five points.

In the 1960-1961 season he played 32 games, adding three goals and four assists for seven points. It’s fair to say that Tessier’s NHL career as a player wasn’t a long one, but you have to look at it in context. When you consider his physical attributes (5’ 8” and 160 lbs.) and that there were only six NHL teams at the time, it becomes much more impressive. Would Tessier liked to have played in the NHL a bit longer and added to his point total? It would be a rare player that would answer “no” to that question, but what is most important is that he is pleased with the time he spent there and what he managed to accomplish. “I’m perfectly happy with what I accomplished,” says Tessier. “My pro hockey career as a player was 99 per cent in minor pro. “I set records just about everywhere I went. In fact, at one time I held the all-time goals and points records in hockey: 1959-1960 in Kingston, in the Eastern Pro League, I had 59 goals and 67 assists for 126 points. The guy who beat it, several years later was Phil Esposito. I held that for quite a while. “It was minor, but it was still there.”

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Weightlifting in Adolescents: Eastern Ontario Regional Beneficial or Detrimental? Broomball Championships This article was written by Dr. Joel Leger, co-owner of Cornwall Spine Care Plus and Chiropractor, Acupuncture to Be Held in Cornwall Provider, Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist, and Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

Is weightlifting a safe activity for adolescents? This is a common topic of debate and the answer is yes - for the most part. The vast amount of research done supports that weightlifting is a safe activity for youth to participate in. Injury rates reported throughout the literature have been very low and are consistently lower than those reported in general recess play at school and in other sporting activities. The majority of injuries are accidental, mild in nature and typically fall under “muscle strains and soft tissue injuries”. No research to date has supported the idea that weightlifting in adolescents ‘stunts’ skeletal bone growth. Studies performed on young adults show no difference in heights and weights of those who participated in weightlifting versus those who did not. What are the proposed benefits of weightlifting in the young adult? • Gains in muscle strength, power & endurance • Increased bone mineral density

• Improved body composition

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• Improved blood lipid profile

• Reduction of sport-related injuries • Improved sports performance

• A more positive attitude toward a lifetime of physical activity

Can weight training help me get better at my sport?

Yes. Weight lifting for adolescents is a great way to train in the off-season or even during season to improve the aforementioned list of benefits. However, it should be noted that weight training should not supersede skill development. Spend the majority of your time developing sport-specific skills and talents integral for future prosperity in your respective sport. *Always seek the council of a qualified health professional prior to engaging in weightlifting, regardless of age. Contributions from Dr. Karen Chrobak, DC.

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Not every sport on ice requires 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Regional Championships serve as a qualifier skates. for the Provincial Broomball Broomball is a sport with a Championships in Windsor, long tradition in Cornwall, and Ontario, which take place from organizers are hoping to revive that March 15 to 17, 2013. tradition by hosting the Eastern “Our goal is to introduce the sport Ontario Regional Broomball Championships at the Benson to younger players and therefore increase the demand for ice time, Centre from February 22 to 24. with the goal of creating a local Over 500 athletes from up to broomball League next year,” said 25 teams from across the region Eric MacDonald, president of the are expected to participate in Cornwall Regional Broomball tournament, which is being Association. “We want to bring organized by the Cornwall back broomball to the levels Regional Broomball Association. of participation and popularity The Championships consists that it enjoyed in the 1970’s and of six divisions and will see 1980’s.” competitors of all ages, including Organizers hope that the Eastern men, women, children and seniors. Ontario Regional Broomball Teams are confirmed from Ottawa, Championships will open the door Kingston, Brockville, Carleton to Cornwall hosting a Provincial Place, Vankleek Hill, Hawkesbury, Championship and perhaps even Embrun, Morewood, Crysler, a World Broomball Championship Casselman and Toronto. Local team within the next few years. The hosts are the Maxville Predators & tournament is a perfect warm-up Lacombe Construction broomball for the Junior National Broomball teams. Championships already confirmed “I am pleased to welcome the for Cornwall in April 2013 at the athletes, coaches, officials and Benson Centre. broomball fans to Cornwall,” said “Broomball is a great alternative Mayor Bob Kilger. “Cornwall to hockey which is expensive is developing a great reputation to play,” said Mr. MacDonald. for hosting athletic events of “Broomball is a quarter of the the highest calibre and I hope cost and is close enough in play to everybody enjoys our world-class hockey to make it a great sport to facilities.” play and to watch.” Game times are scheduled to All games will be held at the start on the Friday evening from 7 Benson Centre and organizers p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday games encourage the community to come will run from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. out and watch. with the finals on Sunday from • Chiropractic Care • Massage Therapy • Sports Injuries and Physical Rehabilitation • Custom-fit foot orthotics and orthopedic braces • Active Release Technique (ART) • Functional Range Release • Neurofunctional Acupuncture • WSIB and motor vehicle accidents ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS


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Colts Dig in for the Stretch

The Cornwall Colts find themselves nicely positioned going into the final leg of the CCHL season tied for fourth place league-wide. With 59 points, the Colts are in striking distance of the first place Ottawa Jr. Senators (65). The flipside of that is that there are another five teams (Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Brockville, Nepean and Pembroke) hovering around the sixty-point mark as well. “We know every game is so important because of how close the standings are,” says Cornwall defenseman Carl Belazario, “though we feel very confident with our team moving forward.” That confidence seems justified. Riding some solid team defense and steady goaltending, the Colts have been winners of five of their last six games. They’ll be helped by a couple of recent acquisitions that joined the team just before the trade deadline. Sniper Pietro Antonelli and physical defenseman Anthony Sanniti, both 20 year-olds, came over from Hawkesbury in exchange for forwards Roman Ammirato and Trent Durocher and prospect Wade Kropp. Injuries continue to cause problems: defenseman Parker Krol, of Long Sault, who it seems just recently returned from a broken foot, is out again, this time with with a broken leg. The loss of Krol is a blow to a blue line that seemed to be coming together after some early struggles.


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Cornwall River Kings Update

Anyone who follows hockey in Canada knows that you need a little bit of off-ice drama to go along with the on-ice product. For the River Kings, this came in the departure of general manager Wayne Veary. Veary moved to Cornwall from Windsor and helped in building the team for their inaugural season. His decision was confirmed at a meeting with team officials on January 22, 2013, although he had apparently made the decision following a lopsided 9-3 loss to Trois- Rivieres the previous Saturday, January 19th. The official press release from the team spoke of the team and Veary deciding, “to go in different directions.” Perhaps he simply discovered that the position of general manager isn’t quite where he thought it was in the team hierarchy. On the ice the team is working their way through a post holiday slump, but at the time of this report the team is solidly placed in third, with a record of 16-9-0-2 for 34 points in 27 games. They should be battling to the finish for second place with Marquis-Saguenay who is one point ahead in second spot after having played the same number of games. Individually Sasha Pokulok is the team’s leading scorer with 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points in 27 games, placing him 11th overall in the league. Goaltender Löic Lacasse, with a 4.28 goals against average and 14 victories in 23 games leads the league in victories.

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