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By Terry Tinkess
The NHL may be having its share of labour problems, but local hockey fans need not fear, for in this area there will be plenty of hockey to choose from.
Drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1980 NHL entry draft (204 overall), Frawley played one season with the Hawks before moving on to the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he played for four seasons. He’ll bring a wealth of experience to the team and it should make for some exciting nights both home and away.
Not only will the Cornwall Colts gear-up for another long playoff run, but there will also be the new kids on the block, the Cornwall River Kings who will be showcasing hockey in the style of the Ligue nord-americane de hockey (LNAH). The team has a two-day training camp September 15-16 and there is a pretty good chance that some familiar local
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names could end up on the opening had tryout camps and put together a list of the players they feel will day roster. Stay tuned. allow them to be successful. The One of the best-kept hockey secrets Morrisburg Lions, who grace the in eastern Ontario can be found in cover of this issue will have some the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey new faces, not the least of which is League (Jr. “B”) which features head coach Dan Frawley, who takes teams in two divisions with local over from Thom Racine. representation from Akwesasne, So don’t despair if Gary (Bettman) Alexandria, Casselman, Char-Lan, Frawley played his junior hockey and Donald (Fehr) aren’t talking. Winchester and Morrisburg with the Sudbury Wolves and later Hockey’s back and you can read all The teams by this point have the Cornwall Royals of the Ontario about it in Sports Energy.
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Grassroots Hockey Event a Family Affair By: H. Armstrong
For the Latour family minor hockey and giving back to the community is a family affair. They all had a hand in making the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association (CMHA) 2nd Annual Grassroots Program, which took place at the Benson Centre on August 25th a resounding success. Correy Latour is the development director for Cornwall Minor Hockey. His wife Chantal Latour is on the Executive Committee. Their two sons Jeremy, 11, and Jacob, 13 helped as volunteers at the event.
Last year was Correy Latour’s first year as Development Director. He needed to come up with ideas on how to show his community how much minor hockey appreciated the support of their friends and neighbours. He knew of the successes other Canadian cities had with grassroots programs, and was encouraged to try it out in Cornwall. With the interest and participation generated in the first The Latour Family poses at the end of a successful day of giving back to the community. Pictured are Jacob year, an annual event was created. Latour (13), Chantal Latour, Correy Latour and Jeremy (11) According to Correy Latour, the idea behind the event is simple. “Basically we were giving back to the community,” he said, “showing the kids the fundamentals of hockey; back to skating, passing, and shooting. We’re trying to bring the fun back into the game, so the kids can actually enjoy themselves.” Each of participants from Novice to Peewee (six to 12 years old) was asked to make a donation of two non-perishable food items. Cornwall Minor Hockey is also giving back to the community by providing the ice time and by presenting the donated
food to the Agape Centre. The brought in the equipment. Agape Centre provides emergency Jeremy said he enjoyed helping food relief, clothes, furniture and his father teach fundamental skills. household necessities for those who “I learned it’s not easy teaching need it most. little kids.” He said he had to learn Over 60 kids came out to have fun to be patient, when the kids weren’t and learn hockey skills. Correy Latour listening. Correy said it was nice for explained the ratio today was pretty his sons to see the amount of time the much one to one today. Each player volunteers put in for these events and had one instructor for an hour and 15 how they also give back. minutes. Along with the opportunity The program also had the support to be trained by a qualified person, and help of other volunteers including, there was a swap exchange for hockey Francis Maynard, Connor Maynard, equipment. Cornwall Minor Hockey Brock Daze, Shane Caskenette,
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Summing up the event, Correy Latour left little doubt that the event would continue. “Last year was very successful,” he said. “With the continued success of this year’s there will be a third annual.”
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MURPHY’S SPORTS LAW By David Murphy
The Cornwall River Kings are about to embark on their inaugural season in the Ligue Nord-American de Hockey (LNAH). Many local hockey fans have expressed an interest or had their curiosity peaked by the idea of a second senior hockey team in Cornwall in the past decade (remember the Comets?). I’m not sure how to compare this league with other hockey circuits such as the United League or the ECHL but one thing is sure, I will be checking it out. I’ve committed to a pair of season tickets, mostly under the premise that if Al Wagar is convinced this will be a good thing for Cornwall hockey then so am I.
Former NHLers that have skated in this league include Stephane Richer, Eric Fichaud, Bobby Dollas, Jesse Belanger, Donald Brashear and Yves Racine. Former Cornwall Royals forward Jeremy Stevenson, who played over 200 games in the NHL also spent some time in the league. Wagar has brought in players like Yves Sarault and Eric Meloche to headline as former NHLers playing for the River Kings this season. For Meloche, it’s a homecoming as he starred for the Cornwall Colts in the mid-90’s (once scoring 69 goals in a season) while winning back to back league championships. Long Sault native, Brennan Barker is pegged to roam the blue line. What does all this mean for Cornwall hockey fans?
The Colts will satisfy the junior hockey palate for their loyal fans as Ian MacInnis is skipping rebuilding and going right back to contention following the graduation of key players like the Spink twins. The River Kings will satisfy the hockey palate for fans who will likely be looking for something to do if/ when the NHL has a lockout. Anyway you shake it, there will be a couple of great options for local hockey fans looking to see a good game. My guess is that the River Kings and Colts will be able to coexist and actually benefit each other at the box office and that translates into the LNAH club being much more than a fly by night operation.
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Major Peewee AA Rapids Win Vaughan Rangers Earlybird Tournament By: Bill Woodside
The Major Peewee AA Rapids were victorious in the Vaughan Rangers Earlybird Tournament on September 7-9. Despite having tired legs from travelling, the Rapids came away with a 3-3 tie in the opening game of the tournament vs. Stouffville Clippers. Goals: Jordan Canham (2), Ben Paul. Assists: Joseph Samson, Ben Paul, Ben Dirven, Jordan Canham, Wade Moak. In game 2, the Rapids played a much better game, skating to a 3-1 victory over the Vaughan Panthers. Goals: Tyler Eldridge (2), Jordan Canham. Assists: Joseph Samson (2), Ethan Mulhearn (2), Ben Paul. In a penalty-filled third game, the Rapids kept their composure and came
away with a convincing 3-0 victory over the host Vaughan Rangers. Goals: Ben Paul (2), Joseph Samson. Assists: Ryan Levis (2), Jordan Canham, Ben Dirven, Evan Huntley. In the semifinal, the Rapids had a great penalty kill and stellar goaltending from Dawson Irving and avenged their earlier tie with Stouffville skating to a
3-0 victory. This was despite receiving 18 minutes in penalties to 6 for the Clippers. Goals: Joseph Samson, Tyler Eldridge, Ryan Levis. Assists: Ethan Mulhearn, Joseph Samson. In the final, the Rapids once again played the Vaughan Panthers. Great team defence, highlighted by a very expensive shot block by Joseph
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By Richard Waldroff
There are many, many people you and your children will encounter as they move through the different levels of minor hockey. In most cases when they join the local minor hockey association, it is at the Initiation Program level (IP). This program provides a structured format to guide instructors who are working with your children. This program is not new; it has been around awhile now, and like all programs offered it has been kept updated to ensure its effectiveness. You can feel confident that when your children step out on the ice the people meeting them have been trained on what to teach and the pace at which it should be taught. As with schooling of any kind, age change brings the need for different personnel (coaches) with different knowledge and skill levels. There are minimum requirements set out by the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association (ODMHA) that have to be acquired by the persons volunteering to work with the children. I will go into more detail on the impact of the standard requirements and how they fit in with the development of your future star in future articles. I have discovered that children are very different in their approach to the game of hockey. It ranges from fearless to frightened. Many folks claim the sooner you start, the less stressful it will be. The issue with starting to early is their basic skills become quite good after the second season in the initiation program and that’s about the same time the parents find out that their child is not permitted to move up to the next level (novice) until they reach the proper age. I understand some of the reasoning behind this but as I indicated in last month’s issue movement should be permitted on set criteria, not a simple yes or no. Effort needs to be put into the establishment of criteria for all different types of movement. In my opinion, the term “special needs” requires clarity because I believe it applies to players who may be challenged as well as those who are exceptional. Keep your stick below the waist.
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Sport for Sports Sake: North Stormont Mixed Three-Pitch Softball. By Terry Tinkess
It takes one heck of a lot of rain to keep the teams in the North Stormont Mixed Three Pitch League off the diamond, especially when it comes to their end-of-season playoff tournament. So when the skies opened up on Saturday, August 11, the field got a bit wet, and games were pushed back, but no one seriously considered the idea of not playing. These guys and girls take their game seriously! Chad Brownlee, tournament organizer, said that overall, things worked out pretty well. “We’ve had a great weekend,” said Brownlee, “and it was a great way to wrap-up the season. The rain slowed us down just a bit, but everyone wants to play.” In many areas the number of people playing organized softball is shrinking, that isn’t the case here. The North Stormont league has thirteen teams, and begins regular season play in midMay. Teams are seeded based on their regular season results, with playoffs being held in tournament format.
And while the North Stormont league is local in every sense of the word, they are sanctioned by SloPitch Ontario, and through them with Softball Canada. That, according to Slo-Pitch Ontario, puts them in a field of 2.5 million Canadians who play the game From reading the rules of the game, there is one thing that is abundantly clear: competitive spirit exists, but sportsmanship abounds. You need eight players in order to play, unless the other team agrees to play with less. Borrowing a player from the opposition is allowed in an emergency, as long as the team captain agrees. There are also rules that deal with the ratio of men and women and such things as courtesy runners, but the bottom line is, that while they do keep score, the important thing is playing the games. In a world where everyone is too busy (or thinks that they are) and electronics rule, it is nice to find a dedicated group, who enjoy spending their summer evenings playing under the lights in Finch. Sport for sports sake, it doesn’t get any better than that.
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The Big Question: Would it matter to you if there was no NHL hockey this season?
By Ian Oakes
The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) are in negotiations to come up with a new collective agreement. The problem is, they aren’t talking to each other right now and the league commissioner has said that if there isn’t a deal by September 15, the players will be locked out. There is a real risk that there may not be NHL hockey this season. What do you think? Would it matter to you if there was no NHL hockey this season?
Brandon Darling: I would really think that would be a problem with how people will think about hockey later on, because hockey is a tradition.
Jesse Barter: I’m not too worried about it; I don’t watch it at all. My father is a huge fan, and it would bother him a lot. Jaymes Gates: Well, I don’t think it’s a very good thing at all. Canada revolves around hockey, it’s part of our culture, and if they think they are going to take that away, that’s B.S. and just because of money. It’s not fair, man! If there isn’t a season, I’d like to strike, I’d like to go to the NHLPA and strike. Come on man, bring back hockey, this is Canada! Gordon Rowe: A lot of people get together and watch hockey, and if there’s no hockey to watch, there’ll be a lot less to do. The players and the head coaches should all sit down and be like “look, we get paid enough” They get paid millions to play hockey and do something they love, so they should just do it!
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(whistle) Issue number three is now on the streets. Once again I would like to thank Lynn, Terry, Bernadette, our editorial contributors, our readers, our distribution locations, our advertisers and of course the kids and people who make our stories possible. I hope you enjoy issue number three. (whistle) As I walked into and through the Benson Centre on a recent Saturday, I had to stop in the lobby and digest the scene in front of me. What a bustle of activity! Kid’s and parent’s everywhere. As I was there all day with Cornwall Minor Hockey, I watched and saw what a truly great facility we have created, right here in Cornwall. Imagine coming to one place where Seaway Valley “AA” tryouts are on one pad, CMHA tryouts are on another, Akwesasne Wolves Jr. “B” and later Morrisburg Lions Jr. “B” are on yet another. The Cornwall Girls Hockey Association (CGHA) Typhoons tryouts are also taking place. Registration desks for basketball, indoor soccer, and martial arts are all set up, while the indoor soccer field is full of people taking part in what I think was Zumba classes. A soccer coaching clinic was being held in a meeting room, while what I think was a senior card tournament was taking place in another. All the city staff I came into contact with were friendly, and went out of their way to be helpful. I have to give a thumbs up to all the people who had the vision and determination to create this facility for our citizens. Way to go! (Whistle) Tryouts are over! This is my worst time of year as a coach. While I am happy for the kids who made the team they tried out for, I also feel for the kids who fell short of their goal. (Whistle) The Cornwall area lost another great sports personality in September
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with the passing of George Marlin. George was a past president of Cornwall Minor Hockey and a member of the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame. George was well known and respected in the hockey and golf communities. My condolences go out to daughter Karen, son Scot, former wife Betty and their families. (Whistle) Nice to see Mark Desnoyers come out of “retirement” and step back behind the bench of the Seaway Valley Rapid’s “AA” Major Bantams. (Whistle) Congrats to Celtics coach Shawn Lauzon, Captain Thor Grant and his teammates for a great season. (Whistle) While on Lacrosse, I would also like to congratulate the St. Regis Braves for defending their title and winning the 2012 Presidents Cup Senior Championship. Also, The Akwesasne Jr. “B” Indians Team won Silver at the 2012 Founders Cup. The Indians were defeated in the final by host Six Nations Rebels, 8 - 7. This game was described to me by local veteran lax Coach Perry Blanchard as “ the most technically sound, most exciting game I have ever witnessed between two teams. The atmosphere and intensity in the arena was amazing to be a part of”.
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Bodybuilding is a Way of Life By Diane Hunter
At the age of 45, Eileen Jessop decided it was time to make a change. Life had become routine and she needed to stir things up. Looking down and seeing the number ’45’ on her birthday cake seemed a little too much and became the catalyst for a new way of life. Jessop had always been interested in bodybuilding. As a teen, she had learned that she could build muscle fairly easily. Jessop learned what she could about the sport, joined a gym in Ottawa, and got herself a personal trainer, something she says is necessary. “You can’t do it alone,” said Jessop. “Especially in the beginning, you need a trainer.” It wasn’t long before Jessop was well on the road to becoming an award winning bodybuilder. Within eight months, Jessop was competition ready. Jessop has made bodybuilding part of her daily life. Jessop’s workout is a three-part cycle; bulk, cut, refine, and each cycle takes from four to six weeks. During the refining phase of her work out, Jessop is at the gym 18 hours a week plus tanning and severe dieting.
consuming”, said Jessop. It seems that this degree of focus is working for her. Jessop has won everything from first to sixth place in the competitions she has entered in the past four years. She hopes to get to ‘The Arnolds” someday. The Arnold Sports Festival is held each year in the late winter or early spring in Columbus, Ohio with this year marking the events 25th year. The festival welcomes over 18,000 athletes who compete in over 45 different events including 12 Olympic events. The next festival will be held from February 28 to March 3, 2013. Jessop says that bodybuilding has been an adventure in learning about herself. She has learned about her strengths, weaknesses and what she can overcome. “I have learned more about myself doing this than I ever believed possible,” said Jessop. “It has been a challenging and rewarding adventure.” Jessop plans on continuing bodybuilding and entering more competitions in the near future. For more information on The Arnold Sports Festival visit: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com
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National Championship a Learning Experience for Local Swimmers By Jan Murray
Four members of the Cornwall Sea Lions had the opportunity recently to compete in the Canadian Age Group Swim Championship that took place in Calgary, Alberta from July 26 – 30. For each of the four, Alex Nurse, Ally Lecky, Emilie Contant and Claudia Duguay, it was an exciting and exhilarating experience. They have now returned to Cornwall invigorated and anxious to begin a new year with coach Simon St. Pierre and the Cornwall Sea Lions. The young women were accompanied on their trip by their parents as well as coach St. Pierre. They faced a gruelling week of multiple events in a pool twice the size of what they are accustomed to swimming in on a regular basis. They began each day in the pool by 7 a.m. in order to get a 45-minute warm-up in before the pool became too crowded, thereby reducing the risk of injury. This warm-up was critical to each day; without it they would risk a race not going as well as it could have. Afterwards, however, they could wait around as long as three hours for their swim time. The girls worked very hard all year to prepare for this competition. Coach St. Pierre worked with all of the swimmers, trying to prepare them as much as possible. One of the biggest challenges they would face was the size of the pool. They each are familiar with swimming in a 25-meter pool on a daily basis. They had to adjust for the difference when they arrived at competition and had to now compete in a 50-meter pool. It was definitely a factor that put the girls at a disadvantage. Fifteen year old Emilie Contant was attending Nationals for the very first time. She found it “very exciting and overwhelming.” She felt that her training definitely prepared her physically for the event in Calgary, but she believes she was not quite mentally prepared. “I was very nervous and I didn’t know what to expect since it was my first time there,” said Contant. This was a second chance at Nationals for 15-year old Ally Lecky, but first time to swim so far away from home. She believes as well, that her training prepared her physically, but not mentally. “I think I should have mentally prepared myself during practice and the meet to get myself pumped up.” Said Lecky. She also acknowledged that swimming in a different pool can be challenging. Coach St. Pierre confessed that the girls were a little disappointed with their results but that overall
Cornwall Sea Lions Alex Nurse, Claudia Duguay, Ally Lecky, Emilie Contant, and Coach Simon Supplied photo. St-Pierre.
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Unusual Weather Doesn’t Hamper Success
Science and technology also plays a part. Summerheights uses modern watering techniques, such as using wetting agents that make the water go a little further. They also now maintain the practice of “slicing” their fairways and solid tyning the greens so that the moisture and the rains and the irrigation that they do apply gets through the thatch layer and to the roots where it is needed.
By Terry Tinkess
As the summer of 2012 winds down, it doesn’t seem that long ago that people in Eastern Ontario could be heard commenting on the unusual spring-like weather that had gardeners wringing their hands in anticipation while golfers pondered what it would be like to play 18 in February without having to head south. While things didn’t get going quite that early, Summerheights Golf Links did manage their earliest opening ever, according to owner Rory MacLennan. “It was the earliest we had opened in our 50 years of being in business,” said MacLennan. “We opened on March 22, and two years ago we opened on March 26, which was the earliest at that time. “We definitely got an early start to the season, and it was a good start. It started and it stayed. In 2011 we opened in early April, I think it was about April 7, and we no sooner opened that it began pouring rain. The whole month of May, heading into June was a wipeout because there was so much
Now, however, the focus is more towards the end of the season than the beginning. Historically, Summerheights closes (for golf) on the first Sunday in November, which this year will be November 4. “Now, of course there can be some beautiful weather in November,” says MacLennan, “and you can stretch the season till the end of the month, but there comes a point where it’s just not profitable either.”
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rain. This year, when it opened, the weather really cooperated.”
says MacLennan. “I do operate under a permit that is issued by the Ministry Having too much rain certainly of the Environment and my irrigation wasn’t a problem this year as the region system has to follow the conditions of suffered through drought conditions. that permit. Most modern golf facilities make use “I was able to use the water that of a dedicated irrigation system, and my permit provided I could use, but Summerheights is no exception. An I see now that the South Nation River irrigation system, however, is not a Conservation Authority has issued guarantee that you can use unlimited a level one water advisory. It is near amounts of water. the end of the season, and water levels “We have a very good irrigation are low, but at the same time the system, there is no doubt about that, but weather is different too and it’s not so I’m still very mindful about the water demanding. You’ve got the cool nights resources we have at our disposal,” and the days aren’t quite as hot.”
With a very successful 50th year of operations in the books, it will once again be time for the people at Summerheights to look back fondly while planning for year number 51. The role that Mother Nature will play in that success is anybody’s guess.
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Renee Lortie: Local Minor Hockey Development Program Pays Off By Tammy Larin
Renee Lortie is proof that the Cornwall Girls’ Hockey Association (CGHA) can lead to great success. At the age of four, Lortie‘s parents registered her in the Timbits program, which is a learn-to-skate program for beginning hockey players. Her big sister Chantal Lortie was already playing hockey and like so many younger siblings, she wanted to do what her big sister was doing. She learned a great deal, and at the age of eight, she was chosen to play for the novice tournament select team. Little did she know, this would be the beginning of a successful hockey career. The next season, at the age of nine, Lortie, was selected to play for the Atom “A” competitive team and from there she played at the “A” and “AA” level until she was sixteen. During those seven years as a right-winger, Lortie and her teams won many tournament titles, the most prestigious being a Provincial Championship on more than one occasion. At the age of sixteen, Lortie was invited to try out for the Ontario Hockey Academy (OHA). “It is a great accomplishment to even be asked,” said Lortie. The O.H.A is a hockey school for elite players, both male and female, who have goals to go as far as their talent will take them. It would be a lot of work, both on and off the ice, but that didn’t deter her. When asked why she loved hockey so much, her answer was simple. “It’s fun, and I like the hard work and competitive
Renee Lortie, displaying the shot that has helped her reach fourth on the Norwich Womens’ hockey all time Photo by Jennifer Langille Photography scoring list.
aspect of the sport,” said Lortie. In 2010, Lortie was offered an academic scholarship and the chance to play hockey at Norwich University, which is located in Northfield, Vermont. She is studying Biology. “It’s such a rewarding feeling of achievement and accomplishment,” said Lortie about being a part of a varsity team and receiving the ultimate gift, an education. One person who has had a great impact on her success has been her previous coach of many years, Gilles Lascelle. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for him,” said Lortie. Lascelle had coached Lortie
for most of her hockey career in Cornwall. The right wing explained that she has a very demanding schedule while attending school. “Between the five hour hockey practices, classes, studying and social life it can be very stressful at times,” said Lortie. Despite the workload, Lortie has managed to be productive on the ice. After two seasons, she has played in 61 games and has 34 goals and 36 assists for 70 points. This puts her in eighth spot on the Norwich all-time scoring list. She is hoping to build on the success she has achieved as she enters her
third season with the Cadets. Although the twenty year-old is still unsure what career path she will take, whether it be a pharmacist or a doctor, she knows that the hard work and dedication will have had paid off. She will have been given the opportunity to get an education because of hockey, and was able to play the game she loves along the way.
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Education and Hockey By Anne Phillips
If there is anyone who knows the value of education and athletics, it’s Bill Murphy. Murphy grew up outside of Kingston and played minor hockey on all-star teams there. At just 16 years old, he joined the Montreal Junior Canadians. He continued his hockey career by going to St. Mike’s in Toronto. He attended the university there while playing hockey and received his Master’s degree. Murphy continued playing hockey and was with the Flying Fathers for seven years touring all over Canada, the US and Europe. Back in Canada, at 34he went back to school, getting his Masters in Education from the University of Ottawa. While studying for his Masters, he was asked to play hockey for the university team. “The coach asked me what it would take to make me play,” said Murphy. He jokingly replied a twofour of Geritol should do it and although years older than his teammates, he held his own with the younger players. Murphy then came to Cornwall and coached the St. Lawrence College hockey team for 2 years. He also taught several classes, developing a few along the way. “I thoroughly love the classroom,” said Murphy. He also coordinated a program for nine years that prepared high school students for the transition to college life. “I love that program,” said Murphy.
Murphy got injured in an accident that ended his hockey playing years, but did not stop him from staying involved in the sport. He coached minor hockey in Cornwall for 13 years. He also served as assistant coach for the Cornwall Royals while Bob Kilger was coach. After coaching, Murphy became a scout for several hockey teams including St. Mike’s and Philadelphia, following university players. He also scouted for the Cornwall Colts when they first started out. “We had some powerhouse teams,” said Murphy. Currently, Murphy works with the Ontario Hockey Academy as a mentor. “I definitely feel comfortable here because it ties in hockey with education,” said Murphy. “I’m a strong believer in education. “You never know when you are going to get hurt. It (education) really trains you well to organize and work hard.” Murphy added that a good education also contributes to self-image. “You feel good about yourself and you can dialogue with anyone in any company,” he said. Murphy said that former players at the end of their career now looking into scouting as a career change face some challenges, including having some computer knowledge to be able to track players. He also added that with the numbers of explayers looking to go into scouting, the job market is pretty competitive. When asked if he felt players were properly
Bill Murphy is enjoying his role as a mentor with The Ontario Hockey Academy. Photo by Anne Phillips prepared to make the decisions they needed to make about career and education, Murphy replied that things have improved. ”The Canadian Junior Hockey League is really coming to the front with that, making sure before the kids sign up for major junior teams across Canada, they know the options in regards to education.” Murphy said the CJHL is in the process of clearing up the rules regarding education and athletes to ensure players have the right information about what is expected of them and what the CJHL will provide. “The percentage of players that make it to the major league is very small,” said Murphy, stressing the importance of having a good education to back up the hockey career. “I like to encourage students to focus properly and organize and have goals.”
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West Edmonton Tournament the Chance of a Lifetime By Jan Murray
Just over 20 years ago, a group of executives from The Brick Warehouse Corporation came up with a hockey tournament concept that was quite unique. They envisioned an international hockey tournament for nine and ten year olds, created because they felt that this age group was not receiving the level of national presence received by the Quebec PeeWee Tournament or the Macs Midget Tournament. The idea was to create a summer tournament at the West Edmonton Mall that would combine a summer holiday for travelling teams as well as provide for some excellent hockey. This idea grew into what we now know as The Brick Super Novice Invitational hockey tournament. It is recognized as Canada’s foremost Novice hockey tournament and this year, Long Sault’s very own Kobe Tallman was invited to try out. The tournament provides these kids with the opportunity to show off their hockey skills, play with some of the world’s best nine and ten year old hockey players, all the while enjoying a nice summer vacation at the West Edmonton Mall with their families. It’s an awesome experience for all involved. For Kobe, he gets to “play hockey and travel and meet new friends.” Earlier this year, Kobe’s father, Kirk Tallman found out about The Brick Tournament through the “AAA” summer circuit. With a little research,
he learned that only two Ontario teams would be eligible to go, which meant that Kobe needed to play for one of those teams. He contacted the president of Pro Hockey East out of Napanee and asked how to get Kobe a try out and make this happen. After witnessing five tournaments, they invited Kobe to try out for the Pro Hockey Brick Team.
with a game. It was a very electrifying x-box with his brother and sisters. experience for all the boys. “ (I’m) Kobe is a lucky young man to excited to have gone to camp can’t have had such an experience at wait to see if I make the team,” said such a youthful age; definitely an Kobe. experience of a lifetime. His parents Kobe’s family is also very excited encourage him and his siblings to try by the prospects of Kobe making the all sports, but in the end, as his father team. “They are all genuinely proud explains “hockey runs in the blood” of him and each other,” said Kirk and he gets his “dedication and hard Tallman. “They are excited of course work from his mother.” Now, all Approximately 32 children, that if he makes the team we all get a including eight goalies from Toronto, holiday to the West Edmonton mall they can do is wait to see whether or Winnipeg, Buffalo, Arizona, New to shop and relax.” In the mean time, not all his hard work and dedication York, Ottawa (all Canadian citizens) when not playing hockey, Kobe will paid off. They will have to wait until anxiously appeared ready to try spend some time fishing, or playing Christmas to find out. out for the Ontario team, For those lucky enough to make the team, they will play four tournaments out of Toronto with the fifth tournament the Edmonton Brick Tournament. They practice three times on weekends between tournaments, starting in April and ending in July. Kobe started playing hockey at the age of four in the Long Sault Minor Hockey program and played there for three years. He played one year of minor novice in Long Sault and won the league championship. From there he skipped over the major novice level and moved up to the minor atom level with the Seaway Valley Rapids. During his week at evaluation camp, the days were long and packed full of skating drills. Each day the kids were on the ice from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with only a half-hour break for lunch. They did drills, practiced Kobe Tallman, right with friend Owen Carter. Kobe plays a lot of sports, Photo supplied by the Tallman family power skating and ended each day but really loves hockey.
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Hockey Moms in a League of Their Own By Diane Hunter
Being a hockey mom is hard work. Any mother who totes their children back and forth to hockey practices and games will tell you so. They will also tell you that is rewarding, fun, and a priceless learning experience for their children.
very excited to be starting hockey this year. He asked his mom and step-dad Mark Brady, which team he would be playing for. When they told him that he would be playing for Hawkesbury, he was a little bit disappointed. His reply: “Aw; I wanted to play for the Canadians.”
weekends. Alichia wanted to enroll her son in hockey because it is a Canadian sport and because Nico really wanted to play. “I get to skate fast!” said Nico.
Alichia feels that Nico will learn hard work, commitment and selfesteem by playing hockey. “I think it is going to bring the family closer together,” she explains. “It is not really soccer, or swimming that everybody is going to watch, but everyone will go watch a hockey game – even cousins, aunts & uncles will go watch a hockey game. He will have his own cheering squad.” Nico’s dad Martin Cyr, bought a foam finger (#1) to cheer Nico on during his games.
they start their kid in hockey young that it will produce an NHL player. That is like winning the lotto.” Rochon says that hockey can be a lot of fun for both the kids and the parents, but they should have realistic goals. She also explains that buying second hand equipment can works just as well and can save a lot of money. “Hockey is not about the equipment; it’s about the kids.” says Rochon.
Kim Rochon has a little more experience with the whole hockey mom scenario. Her son Tristan, 9, has Alichia will be the first to tell you been playing hockey since he was 4 Alichia Brady is a first time hockey that there is a lot of equipment to years old, and he just loves it. mom. Her little guy Nico Cyr, 7, is buy. Skates, helmet, elbow guards, Rochon says that hockey is very shoulder pads, mouth guard, gloves, time consuming and can be very stick, pants, shin pads and of course expensive. The higher the level the the cup. It is a lot, but it is all necessary more time it takes and the more it to keep the children safe. costs. “Parents shouldn’t think that if
then put it back. “Equipment can get really smelly if you don’t air it out,” says Rochon.
Rochon says that hockey is a good social activity. It teaches Tristan responsibility, good mental focus, and is a good form of exercise. While Tristan is a fan of the Detroit Red Wings, and his dad Laurier is a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kim says she is a fan of whatever team her son is playing on.
For the new hockey mom, Rochon says the one important thing that Nico will be playing hockey for every hockey mom should know is 9 year old Tristan Rochon loves Nico Cyr, 7, is all ready for hockey one hour twice a week with 18 games empty the bag after each game or playing hockey. season. Photo by Summer Hunter though out the season played on the practice. Let the equipment dry out, Photo by: Kim Rochon
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“Just qualifying (for championships) is a very big accomplishment,” stable owner, Sandi Marcellus, explained. “They choose the top seven riders from each division, these riders qualify to show against the top seven riders from the seven regions (or zones) across Ontario.” Sarabeau riders compete on Ontario’s South East Zone, a relatively new zone, which holds their competitions across the Kingston region. Among Sarabeau’s team members is Marcellus’ daughter, Rayanna, who will be returning to championships for second year, with two horses. Currently sitting in first place in the Large Pony division, Rayanna and her gelding, Piccolini are a force to be reckoned with, and have an inspiring story to tell, having rescued Piccolini four years ago. In their first season
Sarabeau’s riders have certainly earned their spots at championships. There is no doubt that these accomplished young equestrians have made their families, coaches, and barn proud, and deserve every little bit of success acquired along the way. No matter how they finish in Palgrave, Sarabeau Stables has raised a team full of champions.
Serena Armstrong and Teisha Mullin, both of Iroquois, have been competing aboard six-year-old medium pony, My Time To Shine, however despite currently ranked second, Mullin’s division does not advance to championships, thus ending her season early. With the many long hours spent both in the saddle and out preparing,
As summer fades into fall, many sports tend to wrap up their competitive seasons before winter comes around. For riders at Sarabeau Stables, that means that it’s time to prepare for provincial championships, held September 5th through 9th at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, Ontario. Sarabeau, located between Ingleside and Morrisburg, is a relatively new stable that has been in operation for just two years. With the help of coach Cheryl Levere of Cornwall, six of Sarabeau’s equestrians, ages 12 through 26, have qualified for the year-end championships.
together after rescuing “Picco”, the duo qualified for championships, and have continued to bring home the ribbons ever since. Rayanna is also ranked first in the Children’s Medal division aboard Sarabeau’s own 18 year-old thoroughbred, Morganfield, as well as second place in the Children’s Hunter and “A” Equitation over fences, and fourth place in “A” Equitation on the flat. Also competing in the Children’s division will be Iroquois’ Brianna Armstrong, riding Shez Justa Dream. Unfortunately, competing at this level is expensive, so the riders been hard at work in the saddle but also with fundraising. The riders, friends and their families have come together to organize bake sales, car washes, and a spaghetti dinner held at the Presbyterian Church in Ingleside, to make the trip easier. The cost of the Championships alone range from between $1,500 to $2000 per person. Aside from the financial challenges, many of Sarabeau’s riders have had to learn how to adjust to sharing horses throughout the season, demonstrating the teamwork and good sportsmanship that makes this show team that much more impressive. Also riding Morganfield is Troy Webb of Ingleside, who has qualified in the Modified Child/Adult division. Cornwall’s Julie Julien will be making her third trip to championships, this year aboard her own horse, 9-year-old thoroughbred gelding, Palikari, who will also be ridden by Jeana Lamothe of Ingleside.
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AQUATICS Sea Lions Swim Club................................................................................................................................................................ www.cornwallsealions.ca BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Cornwall District Minor Baseball.....................Susan Poirier................613-936-8827............................................................... www.cornwallminorbaseball.com Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball ..................Jean Roy Monique Sauve Roy . ...613-938-2026 Cornwall Kinsmen Minor Girls Softball .........Mike Turcotte ...............613-933-3837 .............................................................. www.kmgs.ca 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............................................................... www.cornwallbasketball.com BOWLING Olympia Bowl.......................................................................................613-932-8421 BOXING East Side Community Boxing Club..................Jorge Luis.....................613-933-5618 FIGURE SKATING Skate Cornwall................................................Karin Touchette.............613-936-9290............................................................... www.skatecornwall.ca Can-Skate Learn to Skate................................Karin Touchette.............613-936-9290............................................................... www.skatecornwall.ca FOOTBALL Cornwall Men’s Flag Football...........................Jonathan Campeau.......613-551-4605 Cornwall Minor Football Association...............Rod Simpson................613-936-2888............................................................... www.cornwallwildcats.ca GOLF Archie’s Family Golf Centre..................................................................613-932-8255............................................................... www.archiesgolf.com Cornwall Golf & Country Club..............................................................613-931-1122............................................................... www.cornwallgolf.com Heritage Golf Club ...............................................................................613-347-3738 Summerheights Golf Links...................................................................613-938-8009............................................................... www.summerheightsgolf.com Upper Canada Golf Course...................................................................613-543-2003............................................................... www.uppercanadagolf.com GYMNASTICS Cornwall Gymnastics Club..............................Tammy Mcallister.........613-933-4356............................................................... www.cornwallgymnasticsclub.com HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS Akwesasne Minor Hockey Association............Mark Terrance...............315-250-0287..........email@example.com Alexandria Minor Hockey Association.............Kevin Ctaig....................613-551-2698..........firstname.lastname@example.org CharLan Minor Hockey Association................Bruce McRae................613-347-3406..........email@example.com Cornwall Minor Hockey Association................Brian Caskenette...........613-933-8586..........firstname.lastname@example.org NGS Minor Hockey Association......................Chad Brownlee..............613-984-0410..........email@example.com South Stormont Minor Hockey Association....Brad Maloney................613-346-0888..........hockeymanager@firstname.lastname@example.org Seaway Valley “AA” Minor Hockey Association......Blair Fitzpatrick.............613-933-0026..........email@example.com Cornwall Colts Junior A Hockey......................Ian MacInnis.................613-930-9300............................................................... www.colts.on.ca Cornwall Girls Hockey Association..................Rod McLeod...................................................................................................... www.cornwallgirlshockey.com Cornwall Women’s Recreational Hockey League...... Sylvie Jans............................................................ firstname.lastname@example.org Cornwall River Kings.......................................Mitch Gagne.................613-935-6219............................................................... Riverking@live.ca Cornwall Minor Ball Hockey League................Gerry Sommerville........613-703-9183..........email@example.com..................... www.cornwalloptimistminorballhockeyleague.com Cornwall Women’s Ball Hockey League..........Dominique Laroche......613-936-2020..........firstname.lastname@example.org Cornwall Men’s Ball Hockey League................Mitch Gagne.................613-932-4471 JIU JITSU CLUB Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club....................................Stephen Lefebvre..........613-930-5489..........email@example.com KARATE Seaway Karate.................................................Jim Riddell....................613-534-2042..........firstname.lastname@example.org.......... www.seawaykarateclub.com JJS Kenpo Karate............................................Brenda Saucier.............613-577-0299..........email@example.com LACROSSE Cornwall Minor Lacrosse................................Terry Turcotte...............613-937-3354............................................................... www.cornwallminorlacrosse.ca SOCCER Kinsmen Minor Soccer Association.....................................................613-938-1545............................................................... www.seawayvalleysoccer.com S.D.&G. Blazers..............................................Mike Gilligan.................613-938-1545............................................................... www.seawayvalleysoccer.com Cornwall & District Soccer..............................Chris Smith...................613-931-2176 Cornwall Indoor Soccer..................................Frank Chartrand............613-933-5103 Cornwall City Soccer.......................................Frank Chartrand............613-933-5103 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........................................................................................................... www.cornwallmultisportclub.com Cornwall Rugby Club......................................Bill Swinden..................613-932-1273 Cougars Track and Field..................................Ceri Timbrell.................613-537-9681............................................................... www.cornwallcougars.org Sports Energy is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided on this page. 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Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Announced By: H. Armstrong
The waiting is over. The newest inductees into the South Stormont Hall of Fame have been announced. The 2012 ceremony and dinner will honour David Alguire (athlete), George Dolejsi (athlete), Harry Fetterly (athlete), Farrand Gillie (athlete), Pierre Guindon (athlete), Merton “Bud” Hanson (athlete / builder), Brian Mulligan (builder), and Duane Rutley (athlete). Kevin Amelotte, Coordinator of Events, Programs, and Marketing Township of South Stormont, said there are 25 to 30 people nominated for induction. “They induct 6 to 9 per ceremony,” said Amelotte. The Hall of Fame also recognizes local students who have reached great athletic accomplishments. “The Hall of Fame has always recognized the importance of acknowledging the students in our community” says Hall of Fame President, Nancy Simpson. “As they pursue their athletic dreams, we are confident that a number of them will have the opportunity to reach achievements worthy of future induction”. Students receiving 2012 Athletic Achievement awards include Emily Graham, Kevin Hope, Jocelyn McPhail, Kristian Rasenberg, Luke Roach, Paige Smith, Sean Smith, Tegan Tate and Brooke Winkenweder. The South Stormont Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 2005 to preserve and recognize the athletic achievements of athletes, builders, and volunteers whose sporting roots and residence reach back to the Township of South Stormont. Amelotte said from 2005 to 2010 the event was an annual occasion. In 2010 it was decided to hold the event biannually. The 2012 induction ceremony and dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 at the South Stormont Community Hall in Long Sault. Tickets for the event are available at Rozon Insurance (Ingleside office), the Long Sault Arena, and the South Stormont Town Hall. For more information or to nominate an individual for future induction, please visit the official website at www.southstormont.ca/halloffame or phone 613-534-2419.
Brian Mulligan (Builder)
Brian Mulligan began his career as a racetrack announcer at Cedars Dragway in 1967. In 1982 Mulligan began a long and prosperous career at the Cornwall Motor Speedway as an announcer. He has also worked in marketing and sponsorship. His announcing career has taken him across North America where he has worked in over 100 different facilities calling stock car races, drag-racing, tractor pulls, snowmobile racing, motor-cross, champ car events, Formula 2000, Busch Series and many others. He has announced on TVA Quebec, ESPN 2, TSN, and NBC. In 2010, Brian was inducted into the Dirt Motorsport Hall of Fame at Weedsport New York. Brian has served on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Pro Tour for snowmobiling and acts as a consultant in various aspects of the racing business.
Duane Rutley (Athlete)
Duane started playing hockey with pickup teams on outdoor rinks in Farran’s Point and Ingleside. At 14, he joined the Morrisburg Long Sault Orphans. It was not long before Duane was recognized for his talent. At the age of 18, he was invited to a Boston Bruin training camp in Oshawa. While playing with the Oshawa Generals, Duane played with NHL legends Bobby Orr and Wayne Cashman. The following year, Duane played in Bowmanville and was a member of the League’s All-Star team. Returning to Eastern Ontario, Duane played his final year of junior hockey with the Brockville Braves. He had two 4-goal games with the Braves and Duane was the first inductee into the Brockville Braves Hall of Fame. Duane continued to play intermediate hockey in Southwestern Ontario in Port Colborne and Georgetown. While playing with the Georgetown Raiders, his team won the League Championship and completed in the playdowns for the Hardy Cup. Duane continues to play hockey today but has also taken up a new sport, cycling. He has cycled many miles, one of his longest trips was from Niagara Falls to Florida.
George Dolejsi (Athlete / Builder)
George Dolejsi has been a member of the Cornwall Curling Club for fifty years, winning numerous club championships in that time. George was the zone winner of the Briar Tankard from 1967-1979 and from 1982-1985. His biggest success came in the 1995 when his team represented Ontario in the Canadian Seniors Championship in St. John, New Brunswick, winning the final game against Saskatchewan. Also on the team were Bill Dickie, Thom Pritchard, and Keith MacGregor. George’s team represented Ontario in 2001 at the Canadian Masters Championship in Winnipeg and in 2002 in Medicine Hat. Unfortunately they were not on the winning side in these events. Beside George, the team included Bill Dickie, Keith MacGregor and Rod Matheson. The Masters include men over 60 years of age. George has been President of the Cornwall Curling Club and President of the Seniors section. He held various positions on committees including the World Junior Championship held in Cornwall in 1984.
Merton Bud Hanson (Athlete / Builder)
Bud Hanson was an athlete, builder, founder, and organizer. He is a member of the Hall of Fame of the American Morgan Horse Association and Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame. Bud won the 1940 New Brunswick Interscholastic Basketball Championship playing for Woodstock High School. At the University of New Brunswick, he was a Letter winner in basketball (1946), and won the Maritime Intercollegiate Senior Varsity Basketball Championship (1947). In 1967, the Hanson family established the Big Oak Morgan Horse Farm in South Stormont Township where Champion Morgan horses were raised for four decades. Bud held many high ranking roles, such as Board of Directors of Equine Canada, Board of Directors of the American Morgan Horse Association, and was also President of the Canadian Morgan Horse Association, chaired the Horse Show Committee, and chaired the national Zonal High Score Award System which he and his son Calvin founded. Bud Hanson died November 2009 at age 86.
Dave Alguire (Athelete / Coach)
Dave started lacrosse as a forward but at the age of 16, he switched to goaltender. The following year he joined the Cornwall Celtics. The Celtics were building a powerhouse and at the age of 17 he became their starting goaltender. In his first year, (1969) he and Ray Martin earned the League’s Top Goaltender Award and Dave had the lowest GAA (10.60) in Ontario. After losing to the Morrisburg Mets, he was asked to play for them in the Provincial Finals. In 1970, Dave and the Celtics became the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse Champions. Dave also had success as a minor hockey coach, starting his career in 1972 in Cornwall Township. In 19731974 he coached the Midget Flyers team to an ODMHA title. He was chosen coach of the year three times and retired in 2003. He continues to play hockey as a goaltender.
Farrand Gillie (Athlete)
Farrand Gillie had an outstanding hockey career playing with various Cornwall teams in the ODHA. He turned professional with the Detroit Olympics of the Canadian Professional Hockey League in 1927 and the next season was called up for one game in the NHL, playing for the legendary Jack Adams. After turning down the opportunity to stay in the NHL, Farrand continued to play in the Minors until 1937. In 1937, Farrand joined the Cornwall Flyers of the Ottawa Senior League. After winning the League title, they defeated the Falonbridge Falcons and the Quebec Aces to advance to the Allan Cup Finals. Losing in the finals to the Trail Smoke Eaters, they were recognized as the second best amateur team in Canada. Farrand played his 1938-1939 season in Brighton England before returning to the Cornwall Flyers for his final two seasons.
Harry Fetterly (Athlete)
Harry Fetterly is well known locally for his skill both on the ice and on the ball field. Harry played in the Howard Smith Industrial League, the Cornwall Sportsman League, the Dundas Fastball League, and the North End League. During the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, these leagues were made up of players considered to be some of the best players in Eastern Ontario. Harry pitched and played infield. In 1961, Harry pitched a two-hitter for his team, Ingleside’s Tinney B.A. JRS, in the seventh game of the Centre City Softball Championships. During his five years with Ingleside Lumber of the Dundas Fastball League, Harry played almost every position and was well known for his hitting ability. Harry’s hockey career lasted well over two decades playing for various teams as well as senior teams. Harry usually finished high in the scoring race. He was also one of the original founding members of the South Stormont Hall of Fame.
Pierre Guindon (Athlete)
Pierre Guindon started his football career with Cornwall Classical College. He was a standout at both offensive guard and defensive tackle winning many all-star awards and leading his team to a championship. Pierre was twice a member of the OIFC All-Star team while playing offensive tackle for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. He was highly recognized for his place-kicking abilities. A first-round draft choice of the Winnipeg in 1968, he kicked a 54 yard field goal, the longest in the Canadian Football League that season. He led the team in scoring in both the 1968, and 1969 seasons. In 1970, he captured the Ontario Senior Football Championship playing for the Ottawa Sooners. Recognized as an all around athlete, Pierre was a goaltender at the Junior B level, and also enjoyed success on the softball field. He has also been inducted in the Cornwall, Glengarry, and University of Ottawa GeeGees Sports Hall of Fames.
Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball Season Wraps-up By: Staff
Another season has ended for the Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball League. It was a successful season in many different ways, but the people behind the scenes are already looking ahead to next year. Registration numbers are always a concern regardless of the sport, but according to Monique Sauvé Roy, league co-president, things are looking good. “I feel that our numbers have stabilized in the past few years, especially in the Bantam and Peewee Divisions where we consistently have four (4) solid teams each and every season,” says Sauvé Roy “and there is usually a waiting list because of the demand. “However, we are very confident that the Majors Division will have four teams next season with our present numbers and that the Minis Division will continue to grow as this will certainly solidify our softball league’s viability.” The league is also strengthened by having a selection process in place that helps ensure the coaches and assistant coaches who are chosen share the league philosophy, which is that every child deserves an opportunity
to play and to learn the game in a safe environment. “This philosophy was introduced by me in order to ensure that everyone involved in our league will treat the kids with respect and dignity,” says Sauvé Roy. “This includes our coaches, assistant coaches as well as our umpires who play a very big part in encouraging and teaching our kids. “We have had great success based on this philosophy as many of our kids come back year after year some have been with us for 13 years. That’s proof right there that we are all working towards the same goal!”
Top Right Photo - Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball 2012 Bantam champions. Middle Right Photo - Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball 2012 Peewee champions. Lower Left Photo Optimist Minor 2012 Minis
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Lower Right Photo - Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball 2012 Majors champions.
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Caveman Strong Encourages an Early Start in Fitness By: H. Armstrong
At the Caveman Strong Gym fitness begins with the young. They believe healthy kids are happier kids, who get better grades and are better athletes. The gym at 44 Pitt Street is the areas only inclusive fitness classes for children as young as three years old. The focus is on lifelong fitness through movement and nutrition. During workshops the children are shown how to make healthy food choices. Gym owner and strength coach Tyler Touchette, who opened this gym five years ago, says children need to be introduced to fitness at a young age because it important to childhood development. “The younger they start the better,” says Touchette. “It’s the seed is planted in their brain that fitness is fun, exciting, and it’s a part of their life. It’s like reading.” Touchette said he has always been involved in fitness since he was young. “Fitness became important to me when I was in grade 12, for all the wrong reasons. I wanted to be big and strong and tough.” He explains a lot of young guys, who lack confidence, and want to be respected, begin working out. They think if they just need pump up and get bigger. “This is not the answer. The answer is once you achieve real strength, then you are naturally confident.” The gym builds on two principles. The first is being “Caveman Strong”, which emphases the functional movement patterns that we would have done to evolve, like throwing, lunging, bending, dragging, squatting, jumping, and anything in between which is movement. “(For a caveman,) something as simple as finding water might have been a four hour workout. People don’t move nearly enough now ‘a days.” Touchette says we should be moving all the time. Any movement he said helps to keeps the joints healthy and allow people to live a normal life. The second part of the gym philosophy is to help fight the human condition, which is built around the principles of Paleo diet. It involves eating foods that heal the body and put out the fires, which create a state of balance. “We are living in a Band-Aid society,” Touchette said. He adds that we hide from what is really wrong,
Madison Aitkens (12) works out on the Stall Bars, while trainer Kyle Pichie supervises Johnny Mondoux (9) Photo by H. Armstrong. and Sonja Marceaux (12) on the dip bars at the Caveman Strong Gym.
instead of looking at what is really the cause. He further explained that people are taught not to move when they are sick or injured. In his opinion medications are prescribed and when they don’t work or the side effects are undesirable, they try something else. It becomes a cycle which is very hard to stop. He says fighting the human condition touches a lot of society’s health. These principles are used when coordinating the movements for each age group of the Caveman Strong Kids Programs. The three to five year olds do activities and games that encourage motor skills and coordination. The six to nine year olds start to incorporate movements with weight. Technique is emphasized. It is in the 10 – 14 year old group where the weightlifting begins, using light weights safely. “Wrestling on the couch with a friend is harder on the body, than weightlifting will ever be,” says Touchette, adding that contrary to popular belief weightlifting is one of the safest sports any child could undertake. Games are a big part of all the kids’ programs. They need to like what they’re doing, Touchette explained, or they won’t come back. “We have one of the biggest clubs in Ontario for Olympic weightlifting,” says Touchette. There are 20 different
athletes, ranging in age from the ages of 12 to 50. Their best lifters are young girls 12 to 16 years old. He added they are doing really well on the platforms; and they are having a lot of success. Touchette has also established a unique program, called Inside Strong. Inside Strong is a collaborative effort with Caveman Strong, the Boys and Girls Club Cornwall/SD&G, the Public and Separate School Boards, Cornwall Community Police and Youth Justice. He explains that Inside Strong is based on building confidence, building awareness, teaching kids that fitness can be fun. These kids are
“at risk” 12 to 18 year olds, he said, who generally are uncomfortable in most social situations. The program provides a place for them to get better. It is individual training; It’s not versus other people like team sports. Inside Strong is promoted as an initiative to encourage these “fringe” students to stay in school. The program is definitely working. “Their attendance goes up on the days they work out,” says Touchette, “Three years in a row. It’s just a more positive vibe for them.” These students prove healthy children are happier children.
During a Children’s class at the Caveman Strong coach Kylie Jurchuk looks on as Millie Cameron-Burelle(7), William O’Shea(8), Eleanor O’Shea(6), Adam Thompson (6), Xavier Gault (6) Gwen CameronBurelle (4) and Lukas Gault (4) are shown various exercises by trainer Josée Quennville
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The Games Are Over, The Memories Live On
Ford Markell By Terry Tinkess
Ford Markell has spent his whole life around hockey, but surprisingly it isn’t his favourite sport. “I liked lacrosse, I enjoyed playing that,” says Markell, “that and hockey. We’d go over to Cornwall Island and play in the summer. It was a great time. Them were the days.” Markell played hockey growing up, most notably with the Cornwall Falcons of the New York-Ontario Hockey League (NYOHL). He played there in the 50’s. The team was made up of players such as Neil Burke, Claude Snider and goaltender Pete Piquette. “It was senior hockey, and there were teams like Gananoque, Brockville, and Canton (New York). It was pretty good hockey.” Markell is perhaps best know for his involvement with the Anchor Motel Mavericks hockey teams that he coached from minor hockey right on up to the Junior “B” level. A lot of talented players wore the Mavericks crest: Ken Chadwick, Denis Rochon, the Kelly brothers, Mike and Doug, Mario Vien and far too many others to even attempt to name.
With more than a lifetime of sports memories that he is happy to share, Ford Markell now Photo by Terry Tinkess enjoys spending time on the waterfront with his family.
The pinnacle of his hockey career however came through his relationship with the Major Junior “A” Cornwall Royals, where he served as an assistant coach. Again, a lot of great hockey players benefited from his knowledge and approach to the game, players like Scott Arniel, Jim Kyte, and even Doug Gilmour, who he says was one of the biggest surprises he has ever seen.
got to get him into Cornwall,” and you’ve got to do this and you’ve got to do that, and I’d tell him Boomer, I don’t have to do anything, but if you know Boomer, you couldn’t get away with that for long.” The younger Geoffrion, nicknamed “Bam-Bam” joined the Mavericks before moving on up to the Royals where he played with his older brother Bobby.
“He was easy to coach,” says Markell, “ and he was always a hard worker. He made the most of what he had.” Gilmour, however, wasn’t the best player Markell coached. He gives that honour to Danny Geoffrion, the son of former Montreal Canadiens great Bernie “Boom-Boom Geoffrion. “His father used to call here and tell me “You’ve
Markell wasn’t only involved on with playing and coaching. At one time he worked at the Cornwall Community Arena, which was recently demolished. He was one of the people tasked with painting the ice and he remembers an unusual “process” that took place when Canadian figure skater Barbara Ann Scott came to town. “I worked for Mr. Clarke, he was the manager or the boss of the rink. One day he comes in and
says “I got a new idea,” and I’m wondering what has he got now. He tells me we’re going to flood the ice with milk. He was with the Cornwall Dairy at the time. I told him I didn’t think it would work, but he was the boss and he said it would. “Well, he brought the milk in cans, and he backed the truck up and we threw it on the ice. It was something else!” Of all the players he has coached, there is one with which Markell still has a special relationship, and that is his son John, who’s career held stops in Winnipeg, St. Louis and Minnesota of the NHL, Germany, and 15 seasons as head coach of the Ohio State Men’s hockey team. “Really, he is the best player I ever coached,” Markell says with the pride any father could understand.
Local 55+ Competitors Do Well at Provincial Games
With summer games over, the local executive of the Ontario Senior Games Association is busy making plans for their upcoming winter games. Gold medal winners in the local games will be eligible to go to Hunstville in February for the Ontario 55+ Winter Games (previously Winterfest). For more information, on the winter games, contact the coordinators: Stanley Fraser, 613525-3777 or stanleyianfraser@yahoo. ca; or Monique Patenaude, 613-5433453 or monique.lavignepatenaude@ interavon.ca.
By Tom Butkovich
Sixty competitors from Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott-Russell and Akwesasne took part in the Ontario Summer Senior Games in Brampton last month, and ten came home with medals. The medalists included: Beverley Ray and Jackie Merpaw, both of Cornwall, who won gold in cribbage; Susan Kersley (65+) and Donna Magher (55+), of Williamstown, who both won bronze in swimming; Murray MacLeod and Michel Cadieux, of Cornwall, who won bronze in men’s 55+ pickleball (doubles); Monique Patenaude, of Morrisburg, who won silver in golf in the A division; Elise Muir of Long Sault, who won gold in golf in the B division; and Linda and Graham Vickers, of Alexandria, who won silver and bronze respectively, in 55+ prediction cycling.
These local competitors won medals at the Ontario Summer Senior Games in Brampton, last month. In front, left to right, Donna Magher, swimming; Elise Muir, golf; Monique Patenaude, golf; Jackie Merpaw and Beverley Ray, cribbage. Back row, from left, Susan Kersley, swimming; Graham Vickers, cycling; Michel Cadieux and Murray MacLeod, pickleball; and Linda Vickers, cycling.
Looking a little farther ahead to the summer of 2013, the local OSGA is in the midst of planning to host the Eastern Ontario Regional Games next August. Over 600 competitors from Eastern Ontario are expected to take part in 15 different events, in the one day games.
Local Athlete Heads to Las Vegas for Ironman Competition By Jan Murray
Cornwall Triathlete Dan Contant, competed in the Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Las Vegas, Sept. 9, 2012.
Photo supplied by Dan Contant.
After years of hard work and dedication, Cornwall resident Dan Contant earned the right to participate in the Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Las Vegas, Nevada, which took place on Sunday September
9, 2012. Contant, 49, placed 2nd in his age group (Men 45 – 49) in the Ironman competition in Syracuse, N.Y. to earn a spot in the Los Vegas competition.
The race began with a 1.2 mile swim at the Lake Las Vegas Resort. Afterward, each participant began a physically demanding 56-mile bike ride through Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The athletes then concluded with a 13.1 mile run Contant has competed in several through Henderson’s picturesque triathlons in the past and believes the residential area. best way for him to train is to vary his Contant says he likes triathalons workouts from one day to the next. because of the challenge. “About 10 On Monday for example, he may swim in the morning and run in the years ago I was invited to a swim, bike, afternoon. Then on Tuesday he might and run session with some friends,” bike and then switch back to running said Contant. “It totally wore me out. and swimming again for Wednesday. That’s the moment I fell in love with He is quite passionate about the the sport.” He strongly believes that sport and spends approximately two you get out of it, what you put into it hours training per day, longer on the and has committed himself to training weekends. every day and sometimes twice a day. With so many competitors in “It’s not always easy, but I have a very Las Vegas, Contant knows that understanding family,” says Contant. competition will be fierce. “I’m
racing the fastest triathletes in the world,” he says, admitting that he is both “excited and intimidated,” to be competing against “the best of the best.” When all was said and done, Contant finished 38th in his age group and 493 overall with a final time of 5:14:32. And while each of the competitors would obviously liked to have finished first, in a competition like this, everyone is a winner.
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Akwesasne Hosts 2012 Aboriginal National Invitational Volleyball Championships By Ian Oakes Despite a shaky start the 2012 Aboriginal National Invitational Volleyball Championships (ANIVC) hosted by Akwesasne was a resounding success. The games took place at the Anowala’ko:wa arena, from July 27th – August 4th. Teams from across Canada and the US took place in the competition.
Friendship, hospitality and competitive spirit all shared the court as Akwesasne Hosted the 2012 Aboriginal National Invitational Volleyball Photo by Ian Oakes Championships.
that didn’t make it had problems associated with travel. There were even mishaps for the teams that did come, but that didn’t stop anyone. The organizers made arrangements where necessary and play continued. In some cases teams were moved up a division, and due to the skill of all involved, that made for some great matchups.
The US was represented by teams from New York State. From Canada, teams from Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, were represented. The teams from Saskatchewan drove more than 30 hours to get to Akwesasne. In a show of hospitality to the community hosted the traveling teams in homes Two-time Indigenous Games gold around Akwesasne. medal winners, Saskatchewan, came in as the heavy favorite, and they Play got off to a shaky start: a certainly brought their “A” game. few teams that were expected from The Saskatchewan Senior and Junior near and far didn’t make it. Those team took gold in the 22 and older
Division. The Akwesasne ACES took home a bronze medal. The Akwesasne XTREME took gold, Saskatchewan Prairie Fire took silver, and the Akwesasne Soaring Eagles took bronze In the Women’s 22 and older division. Team New York Tiger Lilies took gold, Akwesasne Soaring Eagles took silver and Kawehnoke TLT took bronze In the Women’s under 21 division. Rounding out the pack, three teams from Akwesasne each medaled with the Falcons taking gold, Eagles taking silver, and Hawks taking bronze, in the under 15 division.
After the final medal game was played for the gold, an award ceremony was held and medals were awarded. ANIVC Organizer Kanahstahtsi Jacobs was recognized for all of her hard work in making the tournament a reality. A social with singers from Akwesasne and Saskatchewan, and everyone joining hands and dancing, really embodied the spirit of the tournament and capped off the closing ceremony. How much a tournament of this stature means to the community of Akwesasne was summed up by ACES captain Ben Herne. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Soaring Eagles Club, volleyball is making a resurgence in Akwesasne from the little kids to Masters level,” said Herne. “I am proud to be part of the men’s team from the community and look to bring home many championships in the near future”
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Kyle Handy Moving Forward By Diane Hunter
Kyle Handy wants to see just how far football can take him. He would be overjoyed If it led to a chance to play in the CFL.
Photo by John Maysenhoelder at Bishop’s
For Bishop’s University’s offensive lineman Kyle Handy, moving forward is the only option if you are a serious athlete. “It’s important to have a goal to work through,” says Handy. “You have to dedicate yourself to the sport.”
23-year-old Handy started playing football in 2003 in his hometown of Cornwall. He started football when a coach from Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) approached him to play. “He liked my size,” says Handy. “The coach asked me to come out and play and I fell in love with the sport.” At 6’ 3” inches and 295 pounds, Handy is built for the game. Listening to advice from his father, Handy became willing to put in the hard work, learn what he could about preparing his body for the sport and get better at it. Handy says his father’s advice helped him to work hard and have a level head. Eating well, building muscle and sleeping well are what Handy says are keys to his success. “You have to want to be there and dedicate yourself to the weight room,” says Handy. A highlight of Handy’s football career was being invited to the EastWest game. The East-West game is the equivalent of an all-star game and a huge opportunity for Handy. According to Kirby Camplin, head coach of the Cornwall Wildcats, it could mean that he is considered a prospect for a future in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
As a student at Bishop’s University, Handy studies Environmental Studies and Geography. He admits it is difficult to combine football and a full course load. “It’s a pretty tough balance. You have to make time for school. No school, no football.” Handy says that the coaches help to set up tutoring if needed and the players have dedicated study hall periods.
Handy lives in Lennoxville, Quebec during the school year and returns home to Cornwall during the offseason. He says he has hopes of joining the CFL someday and plans on making a highlight video for scouts. For now, Handy is a very busy young man, and while he’s not sure what the future holds, he is enjoying school and playing the sport he loves.
In our first issue we ran a story on the Cornwall Air Gliders, and unfortunately, one of the young athletes was inadvertently cropped out of the photo. We are running the photo again here because everyone deserves to be recognized for their achievements and for how hard Photo by Tammy Larin. they work at making them.
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Giving Back to the Community: Sharbin Mouth guard Clinic By Terry Tinkess
Awareness of the risk of concussions to minor hockey players has increased greatly in the past couple years, and a change in attitudes as well as technological developments have helped to make the game safer. The smallest piece of the puzzle, however, is one that can make a great deal of difference in reducing injury. That piece is a quality mouth guard. In Cornwall, the Sharbin Dental Centre is doing their part to help by offering custom-made mouth guards. This is something they have been doing since 2008. According to Mohamed Abou Sharbin, D. D. S., choosing a custommade mouth guard is one of the best decisions you can make for your child. “Being a dentist, I understand the difference between a custom-made mouth guard, which is what we do here in the clinic, and a “stock” one that you can pick up, off-the-shelf at any store,” says Dr. Sharbin. “Those ones, because you mold them with heat, they don’t fit right, their bulky, and you can’t talk with them. The custom-fitted one, it just fits in the mouth, over the teeth, the palette and the soft tissues so you can talk with it, you can take a sip of water, and it’s very comfortable. That’s the key: it has to be comfortable or the kids aren’t going to use it.” According to Dr. Sharbin, the mouth guard does more than protect the teeth. They can help to reduce the possibility of concussions. “It extends a little bit over what is called the alveolar bone, that is,
the bone of the jaw, and it can help “When I moved into Cornwall prevent the fracture of the bone or in 2007, I loved it here. I bought a a concussion of something of that house here, two of my kids were born sort.” here, and I wanted to be a part of the community,” says Sharbin. Custom-fitted mouth guards are made to last, and as many parents will “We want it to be affordable for tell you, they will get lost before they the parents, so all we charge for the will wear out. There are, however a mouth guard is $40.00,” says Dr. few simple tips that will help extend Sharbin. “As well, in return for all the life of the mouth guard. the people who have welcomed me here, we return half to the Cornwall “It is really very easy to maintain,” Minor Hockey Association to help says Dr. Sharbin. “We provide them keep the kids safe on the ice. The with a little case where they can store other half we donate to a different it. They will be using it, so it will pick charity in Cornwall. One year we up saliva, and those kids that have pets at home, especially dogs have to be careful because the pets will smell the saliva and go to it and they can chew on it and destroy it. When it is in the hard case it is protected from dust or things that may be in the air and from pets.”
gave to Hospice, another year we donated to the Childrens’ Treatment Centre. This year we aren’t decided yet, but we know we will a deserving charity.” Judging from the number of kids who were lined-up on August 16, waiting to be fitted the program is a success. How successful the program is, we may never know, since it is difficult to say exactly how many concussions have been prevented. Preventing even one though, makes the effort worthwhile.
Since it will be placed in the child’s mouth, it obviously has to be clean, but all this involves is washing it with tap water, perhaps brushing it with a toothbrush (paste not required), and that is all that is required. Because it is made of plastic you need to keep it away from heat, so keep it away from hot water. Hockey is one of the most expensive sports to play, and mouth guards are not cheap. According to Dr. Sharbin you can usually expect that to have a custom-fitted mouth guard made in a dentist’s office, it would cost between $160-$180 dollars because of the workmanship, the lab time and materials that are involved. The good news is that because he has enjoyed the life he has found since moving to Cornwall, Dr. Sharbin has, for the past five seasons, tried to give something back.
Dr. Mohamed Abou Sharbin, D. D. S. (left), and Mike Piquette, vicepresident, Cornwall Minor Hockey along with some of the many children who took advantage of recent custom mouth guard clinic held at the Sharbin Dental Centre.
Photo by Terry Tinkess
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