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he 5th Annual Summerstown Forest Dion Snowshoe Race was held on Saturday, February 10, under ideal conditions. The -7 temperature was just perfect and the few flakes of wet snow that fell early in the morning didn’t create any problems for the runners. For the first time, there were repeat winners for the Dion Points Race. Local favourite Rob Lefebvre,

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At the conclusion of the race, medals and prizes provided by local sponsors were handed out to the firstplace finishers, and as is traditional, the rest of the prizes were drawn for amongst all the participants in the spirit of camaraderie which prevails in this sport. A week later, with the temperature above the zero degree mark late morning and the sun shining, close to 350 people came out to enjoy Continued on page 2

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the Family Day activities at the Summerstown Forest trails. Right from the start at 10 am, there was a rush of activity with families wanting to try out the free XC ski and snowshoe equipment. The more than 35 volunteers were kept busy throughout the day, handing out the free equipment, the free food, and giving directions to those who were visiting the trails for the first time. A few statistics: more than 60 families took advantage of the free equipment rental, 25 dozen hot dogs were consumed, plus uncounted roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, etc. Even the younger kids liked trying out the activities. Eight-yearold Ivan, from Cornwall, said that snowshoeing was not that hard, but

his dad then pointed out that he had carried him half of the way! This was the 7th annual Family Day at Summerstown Trails event hosted by FOTST and for many families; it is a great opportunity to experience XC skiing or snowshoeing for the first time at no cost. The event was generously supported by Cardinal & Son Wholesale Meats, Wendy’s Restaurant on Brookdale Avenue, and Bourgon Construction. The trails are situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401, and are open seven days a week. There is no charge to access the trails and donations are accepted to offset the cost of maintaining the trails. Rental of equipment on weekends only. More information at www. summerstowntrails.com or on our The Brennan family from Williamstown stopping for a photo while Facebook page. Submitted photo snowshoeing on the Summerstown trails.

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A Friendly Rivalry: The Bishop Cup, March 8, 2018 By Casey Leger

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he Bishops Cup is to Catholic high school hockey in Cornwall what the Charity Bowl is to Catholic high school football - except the Bishops Cup has been around longer. In fact, this year’s tilt on March 8 at the Civic Complex will be the eleventh of the series.

happen.” It’s very much anybody’s have a second pre-Cup game coming up in February, and the winners of game. The Panthers and the Falcons that matchup will have momentum on their side going into March.

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The Panthers have dominated the event since 2012, outscoring the Falcons 38 to 8. Holy Trinity posted a win in 2011, beating St. Joes 3-1. None of that matters, Greater Cornwall & Areas Community Sports Newspaper according to Panther’s coach Keith Longevity Acrylics Wildcat (red #16) Tyson Lafave being hunted Dickson. “When you take these down by Wilson Funeral Home Wildcat (blue #41) Braeden Keenan kids and put them in front of 2000 at the Joe St.Denis field. Longevity took the victory in a tight game screaming fans… It brings out the 20-16 to capture first place overall in the Spring Peewee divison. Photo Submitted best in all of them. Anything can

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he Cornwall Colts will pay tribute to Cornwall hockey icon Dave Ezard in the pre-game ceremony at their final regular season home game on Thursday, March 8th.

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’Héritage’s junior girls volley-ball team is once again Division A SDG Champs, and EOSSA Champions. The team had a perfect league season with a record of 22-0 and a season record of 33-1. They will head to EOSSAA February 21st in Russell. The team won both SDG and EOSSAA championships last year.

A new banner will be unveiled recognizing Ezard’s retired number 6. The original banner dedicated to Ezard disappeared from the Civic Complex a few seasons ago. Ezard patrolled the blueline for his hometown Royals from 1975-1980 including earning the 1980 Memorial Cup MVP. He was the first Quebec league defenceman to score 40 goals (105 points) in 1979-80. Sadly, Ezard passed away at the young age of 36 in 1995. Shortly after, the Cornwall Colts retired Ezard’s number 6 and unveiled a

banner that hung from the rafters at the Si Miller Arena and then the Ed Lumley Arena. Members of Ezard’s family and former teammates will be in Front row (left to right): Geneviève Grigg, Colina Manson-Lundy, attendance for the rededication Audrey Millette, Olivia Haley, Liane Hurtubise, Gianna Drugea ceremony on March 8th. Back row (left to right): Luc Rozon (coach), Michelle Boileau, Fabienne For more information: David Murphy 613-930-9300

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Tony Luis Holds Boxing Camp for Akwesasne By Jim Riddell

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orth American lightweight boxing champ Tony Luis, born and raised in Cornwall is no stranger to getting involved and putting back into the community. In the past Tony has visited local schools, and has appeared at various events. Tony recently ran a six week boxing program for the youth of Akwesasne called “Empower Your Inner Warrior”. The program ran for 2 hours every Wednesday evening from early January to midFebruary focusing on fitness and self - empowerment. In addition to the boxing training, each week a different guest speaker covered topics such as nutrition, self-care, and drug prevention. On the final night Tony shared his own personal story and some of the struggles that he encountered at their age as he developed his boxing career.

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After many professional championships, what should be a party and celebration of the team’s success often turn into riots, vandalism, mob looting, and mayhem.  Why do you think fans react this way?

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Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast - Major sports championships are costing North American cities hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars, in security costs, damages, and injury settlements due to sports fans (for the most part) reacting in ways they normally would not in normal circumstances. Academic studies have concluded that these fan behaviors can be attributed to a mixture of several factors: intense identification with a team, strong feelings of victory or grief when a team wins or loses, and behavioral changes and poor decisions when people become part of a mob. People are social creatures and search for sense of belonging; many people find this sense of belonging and elevated psychological boost bonding with a community, city, or country cheering on their team. This sense of belonging and brotherhood intensifies when sports organizations and media create tremendous hype leading up to championship contests creating elevated physiological stress and anxiety with fans. Why do I think fans react this way? A championship victory, a rush of relief, an elated alcohol-fueled victory celebration amongst thousands of people restricted to a few city blocks, I believe, creates an environment for some people (not all) to make very bad decisions.

Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - If a non-sports fan was watching the Super Bowl celebrations in Philadelphia a few weeks ago they might think that it was some sort of apocalyptic event. No, the world wasn’t ending; it was just another example of alcohol/drug fuelled stupidity, with the unruly mob using their football team’s victory as an excuse to damage and destroy.  In the history of sports celebrations this one was actually mild, and by mild I mean nobody died!  Detroit, Chicago, Cairo, and Brussels are a few cities among many that have seen death as the result of sports riots.  In fact in 1964 in Lima Peru, 320 people were killed in a soccer riot; however, it wasn’t because they were celebrating.  It was because they didn’t like a referee’s call!  Psychologists would probably state that these riots are initiated by a few psychopaths, and then accelerated by a large group of their followers.  Philadelphia is known as the city of “Brotherly Love”, it’s obvious that a misguided few weren’t very loving to their brothers on Super Bowl Sunday.

Jim Riddell - Seaway Karate Club - The vast majority of sports’ fans are law abiding citizens that would never consider destroying property or being involved in any type of criminal activity. The rioters consist mostly of young males with very few female or older men participating. The large numbers make picking out and identifying those involved in the looting and destruction very difficult for the police and video surveillance. The combination of an excessive amount of alcohol and the safety in numbers “mob mentality” created by the group seem to make many of these young men easily influenced and incapable of making smart choices; leading to incidents that they would normally not be a part of.


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ocal hockey and soccer coach Daniel Roy has been involved in athletics for most of his life. Roy played hockey growing up and played college soccer here in Cornwall.

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I know that finding volunteers is not always easiest and for myself I’m not someone that likes to sit back. I like to get involved,” says Roy. “I had a lot of good coaches in various sports that I’ve played when I was young so if I can help mentor some of these young boys in whatever sport that I’m coaching it would be beneficial for them.”

of the values of being part of a team and getting them ready for adulthood,” says Roy. In terms of coaching technique, Roy says what he works on is a bit more advanced than just the basics.

Now, Roy coaches soccer and hockey, with a focus on hockey. He often coaches both at the same time and has been coaching Currently, Roy is the head local hockey for ten years and coach of the Char Lan Bantam local soccer for eight. As for most local coaches, Roy B team and the manager of his began helping out when his kids oldest son’s Midget B team.

“Our practices and games are structured to the point where we’re teaching kids strategies,” says Roy. “When they were young it was skating around pylons and stuff like that and as Dan Roy and his son after winning they get older we’re more onto a hockey tournament. Photo Submitted the strategic side of the game; first got involved Roy hopes that the teams he “[I’m] just trying to teach the making the kids aware of game “When my kids first joined the coaches not only improve and players to become better players situations and how to deal with VIP program I wanted to help grow in the sport they play, but in the sport that they’re playing certain things.” and assist in any way that I could. also as young men, too. but also teaching them some Continued on page 11

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Clearly, his techniques are working. His Bantam B team As far as philosophies go, Roy lost their first game of the has a few. season, but followed that loss “At the level that we’re up with 32 consecutive wins, coaching whether it’s hockey or finishing first place. soccer, my goal is that whenever This incredible team also they’re done their minor hockey holds Roy’s favourite coaching days or minor soccer days, that memory. they continue playing the sport “The best game I’ve probably that they love and enjoy,” says Roy. “We push the individual to coached, ever since I was try and maximize their potential young, was this past November and their strength. We recognize we played in the Brockville that not all players are of the Tournament and we did not allow same calibre, some players are one goal all weekend,” recalls stronger at certain things…so Roy. “We had five shutouts and we try to maximize their efforts we won one nothing in triple and help work on some of their overtime to win the gold medal. weaknesses and we try and It was a fast game, back and address that through practices forth, clean hockey.” We’re sure there are even more and games to become better overall players…We promote wins in the future for any team a team atmosphere and not Dan Roy gets the opportunity to coach. individuals.” Continued from page 7

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aturday February 24th, Rack Em Up Billiards held a rare event these days in Ontario, an AAA and under non-handicap 9 Ball tournament. With only about two weeks notice players from Ottawa/ Gatineau and Montreal came to participate. Originally the field was slated to be filled at 24 however do to overwhelming interest, owner of the room and tournament director, Doug Disotell opened the field to 32. The entry was $40 it was races to 7 on the winners’ side and 6 on the losers’, as well as alternative break. When player registration ended at 9:45 there were 31 participants

and shortly after, the player auction began. This is better known as a “Calcutta,” and it is where the players are auctioned off with the winners getting an extra prize fund. Each player that is auctioned off has the option to buy 50% of themselves back in order to be eligible for the side pot. The players who all tied for the highest bids which is a good indicator of who the favourites are, were Marc Malette, Jean-Francois Dorais, and Roy. The overall side pot was $1720

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Gauthier a newly ranked AAA in the Québec Federation, who has been playing well as of late. Most of this field was fairly evenly matched despite no handicap which made for an entertaining day. That being said some lower ranked players such as Daniel Sumon, Josh Levac, Cullen Arihote, and J.R. Cook stepped up for chance at gaining some experience and potentially, as we like to say around here, “ruin someone’s day”. Levac and Arihote both were able to accomplish this feat; both beating players ranked multiple levels above their own.

redemption. It was looking good early for Malette as he lead 4-1 in this race to 7. However, as he was doing all day, Gauthier came all the way back to win 7-5 and win his second tournament in as many months. It should be noted that Malette has taken several years off playing and has recently come back to competitive play; this is his second time finishing in the top 2 in the last two events here.

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Congratulations to all the winners! Also a big thank you to all the Québec players who came down; many of whom have been big supporters of Cue Sport Nation. It was a pleasure to see the same people support a great tournament in my home room. Doug Disotell did a fantastic job running the event smoothly as well as being the referee. There was not a single complaint all day and from what I heard from the players, I know these tournaments can be a regular success.

Local favourite Jody Roy was on an impressive run beating two of the stronger players in the field, Luc Comptois and Dorais before meeting up with Mehdi Harraq in the winners’ side final 4. Harraq knocked Roy over to the losers’ side in this bracket and met up with Do Gauthier in the winners’ side final. Gauthier was down 3-0 to Noé and kicked it up a gear to beat him 7-3. Payouts Calcutta included: He carried this momentum into the hot-seat match making quick work 1. Do Gauthier $930 2. Marc Mallet $610 of Harraq 7-3. 3. Mehdi Harraq $430 In the final Gauthier met up with 4. JF Dorais $290 local player Malette who worked hard winning 8 matches on the 5/6 Jody Roy/Markus Noé $190 losers’ side to have his chance at 7/8 Luc Comptois, Justin Miller $40


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Draggin’ Boats in the Cornwall Canal

Tony Luis – Upcoming Bout in Australia

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Dragon boat racing is not a casual undertaking: the boats carry 22 people. Teams are made up of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersman, said steersman being provided by the organizers. The cost to enter is $40 per person, or $840 per team. Fortunately, there’s no formal training required. “The boats are very stable once you get 22 people in them,” says local organizer and steersman Kevin O’Rourke. Including the steersman, the organizers of the races provide teams with everything they need

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n April 11th Tony Luis will once again be on the road, going into his opponent’s backyard to get a big fight. Team Luis will be travelling to Sydney Australia to meet undefeated WBA Oceania Champion George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr. Ranked #6 by the World Boxing Association, Kambosos (13-0, 7 KO’s) is coming off a big win over Thailand’s Krai Scotthhaphon (25-3), scoring four knockdowns enroute to a 9th rnd TKO victory. Kambosos prepared for this bout by sparring 45 rounds with Manny Pacquiao, who was preparing to fight Australian Jeff

Horn. The Luis - Kambosos fight being held at the 4,500 seat Quaycentre in Olympic Park, Sydney will be the main event of a multi-bout card. “This is a great opportunity” said Tony, “winner gets a top 5 ranking. I couldn’t pass it up. I know I’m going into the lion’s den and I need to dominate in enemy territory to get the win, but I have enough notice to prepare properly and get the job done. He’s (Kambosos) quick, athletic, and very confident. I’m just as quick, more seasoned, and polished. I’m battle tested, he is not. He will be on April 11th. Let’s see if he passes the test”.

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to compete: life jackets, paddles, and the boat itself. They will even provide interested teams with the chance to practise their paddling before the big day. So. How does it work? Races are run in three boat heats. According to O’Rourke, it takes an average team about 60 seconds to cover the 250-metre distance the boats travel. The WaterFest organization owns one boat, while the two others are provided by 22 Dragons, a Montreal outfit which runs dragon boat races. Dragon Boat racing attracts a significant amount of interest, according to O’Rourke. Last year’s event attracted 8 teams, two of which were Ottawa based clubs. The Emard Lumber crew, a fixture at every local race, placed second, last year, to one of these. This year, O’Rourke says the committee would like to see 15 teams entered. The race has already attracted a team from Peterborough. Interested parties can contact the organizers through the website at http://www.cornwallwaterfest.ca

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he Cornwall Typhoons girls’ novice hockey team placed fourth out of nearly 1,500 teams from across Canada in a photo contest. The Dodge Caravan Kids Contest required the hockey teams to pose for and submit a team photo. Certain elements included in the photo counted for additional points. The team’s head coach, Michelle Guay said they contacted Dodge

Cornwall and the dealership set them up with the car to pose beside. The athletes also attached Dodge Caravan patches to their jerseys, wore red lipstick to represent girls’ hockey and held their hockey sticks in the photo.

community relations specialist team received $500, and for their with Dodge Cornwall. fourth place victory they were This competition has been awarded $200. The money helped running for 12 years and Paquette cover the cost of the athletes’ said interested novice teams team pictures. Parent volunteer, should contact him at the end of Nikki Robertson, spearheaded the the summer for more information. initiative for the team to enter the “The program looks for unique Coach Guay said the team was contest. pictures of the team that portrays ecstatic about coming in fourth “We had fun doing it and it’s a team spirit, and revolves around the place. “The girls were really happy great way to get the girls together concept of parents driving their kids and it’s another achievement to for a little fun!” expressed Guay. to the rinks for practice, games, and add to our season,” she shared. “Next year we will strive for first tournaments,” said Steve Paquette, the business development and For entering the contest, the place!”


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athletics long before joining the Cornwall Multisport Club. S he was a figure skater ocal athlete Laura Grant is not only for ten years, and took part in all sports she active in the fitness community here could get involved with while she was in in Cornwall, but she’s also an elementary high school. school teacher at Sacred Heart Elementary School, and the mother of four children, “I joined the Cornwall Multisport Club three boys and a girl, who are also very in December 2017. Actually, I signed my entire family up as we all love to run,” shares involved in athletics. Grant. “I would love to see my children Grant is a Crossfit enthusiast at Crossfit run competitively as well. I initially joined Cornwall where she attends daily, plays CMC so I could have a group of individuals soccer, exercises daily, and runs daily. She to run with and motivate me to get out there is also a member of the Cornwall Multisport and run longer distances and a run a faster Club. 5K.” Grant has been active and interested in Her first race was the MS race in 2017. By Molly Kett

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Grant’s personal best is 21 minutes and 29 seconds. Before joining the Cornwall Multisport Club, Grant had never run beyond 5 km. Since joining, Grant has run Laura Grant participating in one of her races. Photo Submitted up to 12 km with the support of all members  of the Cornwall Multisport Club and a few of different levels get together and run as a specific club members. supportive group.” “Ian Callan, Rene Bourget, and Laurie What’s next for Grant in terms of Spicer push me with each run,” says Grant. Multisport and the CMC? On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, you “Using the group members experience can find Grant running with her running and expertise to help prepare to run a half group. marathon,” says Grant. “It’s a great group of runners who run “The Cornwall Multisport Club is great with the slowest to the fastest runners. No for the community because it encourages one is left behind,” says Grant. “We also non runners to get involved and run races recently started meeting at a local gym and they never thought were possible. It also running there when the conditions are too promotes living a healthy active lifestyle,” her children after dangerous to run outside. I like that runners Photo Submitted says Grant.


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ifty-five-year-old Mark Baker was born in Cornwall and has lived in the area his whole life. He’s lived on the shores of Lake St. Francis (St. Lawrence River) in Summerstown, just east of Cornwall since 2004. Baker is self-employed, and the owner of The Squire Shop, a men’s and ladies’ wear store that his dad started back in 1968, which means that 2018 is the shop’s 50th year in business. Baker has been a local fisherman for as long as he can remember. “I always fished as a kid with the family on the shores of the Raisin River in the spring, growing up, but after I bought my first used fishing boat, Marc Clouthier was a huge influence on me and taught me a lot,” says Baker of his fishing experience. His earliest fishing memory is fishing for catfish with his dad, brothers, and cousins along the shores of the Raisin River, early in the spring with long bamboo poles and a fire roaring in the background. In his earlier days of fishing, Baker caught mostly walleye and perch. His favourite part of fishing, Baker says, is “living on the river and being able to go everyday and getting up ridiculously early and being out there when the sun is rising. Store doesn’t open till 10:00 a.m., so there’s lots of fishing to be done before I go into work.” Since 2009, Baker says that his passion lies in the world of

“With great circuits here in Ontario and Quebec, it’s easy to get into and extremely addictive. This summer I will be fishing ProBass Canada with my good friend Luc Richer and also more local and provincial tournaments later in the summer,” says Baker. “I can’t wait!” Baker’s fondest fishing memory, he says, is by far “after buying our first boat, the days I spent with my dad fishing walleye up at Hooples Creek and then later down here in Summerstown for perch and walleye,” says Baker. “We would work all week together, but we still couldn’t wait to be together early Sunday morning for a day out in the boat.” Even with all of his fishing experience, Baker’s favourite place to fish is still where he lives. “Anywhere between the dam in Cornwall and Lancaster,” shares Baker. “Preferably deep, drifting down the channel for smallmouth bass, always looking for a new spot for any upcoming tournaments. I really enjoy the opposite now, going up in really shallow, in two to five Mark Baker with his catch of the day. Photo Submitted feet of water, hunting and searching So, what is it about fishing that Lawrence River is something very for smallmouth bass.” special. Whether it’s fishing, boating keeps Baker going back for more? According to Baker, fishing in or pontooning with family and “I think the peace and quiet from the Eastern Ontario is “world class.” friends, there is nothing like being disconnect you get when you are out “We have professional guides on the water by yourself is something on the water. Fishing can also be a locally that get you out to fish for everyone should experience. The very inexpensive hobby to get into as your species of choice,” says Baker. loons diving, the muskies jumping, well, making it easy for anyone to get “I work a lot, so getting out on the early in the morning, it’s something started. Once you get started, you’re river is very therapeutic. Or at least I else,” says Baker. “The natural generally “hooked” for life. See you on the water!” have convinced myself that it is!” resource we have here in the St.

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elcome back for another monthly roundup of South Stormont sports news. We want to cover as many different sports as possible from all across the township. If it’s bowling, figure skating, school sports – whatever – we want to hear from you about tournament wins, individual accomplishments, fundraisers, upcoming events, and anything else that has to do with sports in South Stormont. Send your stuff to gordshaver@gmail.com. You can register online, or in person for 2018 South Stormont Minor Sports programs beginning this month. For more information, check the South Stormont Recreation ad on the opposite page. Kudos to all the organizers and participants in the Lost Villages Ice Fishing Derby last month. Sports Energy’s Todd Anderson was on the ice trying to land a winner, and you can read his story elsewhere in this edition.

Hall of Fame Meeting

The South Stormont Sports Hall of Fame has a meeting Monday, March 12th at 7pm in the John Cleary Room at the Long Sault Arena. New members are always welcome. The Committee is accepting nominations for the next induction banquet which will be held this year on August 17th. Front Row (L-R): Matthew Boulay, Seth Grant, Zak Coir, Matthew More information and nomination Villeneuve, Paul Villeneuve (coach), Todd Lapierre (head coach) Back Row forms are available online at www. (L-R): Guillaime Bourdeau (coach), Eric Willison (coach), Kade McMillan, sshof.com Tegan Alguire, Tristan Robertson, Adam Winter, Nathan Crump, Randy Minor Hockey Smith, Jacob Willison, Maxime Allaire, Ben Lapierre, Patrick Bourdeau, Fundraiser a Success Photo Submitted Alex Dingwall, Tyler Ezard, and Brandon Dionne O’Neill’s Pub has a big Shout Out to Sheila McDonald, Denis Labossiere and all the parents of the Atom C2 South Stormont Selects for supporting the first Comedy Show at the Pub - “HA HA For Hockey” was a sold out show and a great evening with four stand-up comedians. The parents and friends raised $1,100.00 for their Atom C2 Hockey team. Kudos to Everyone!

South Stormont Midget Selects

The South Stormont Midget Selects played their best hockey of the season to capture gold at the St. Isadore Midget tournament last month. In the “A” final, the Selects had a near perfect all-around effort as they shut down Clarence Creek 3-0 to claim the Midget B ‘A’ championship. Hustler of the Game honours went to Kade MacMillan, Jacob Willison, Brandon Dionne, and goaltender Zak Coir, who also had back-to-back shutouts.

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What a month for the Tagwi Warriors Senior Boys’ basketball team! The Warriors knocked off the undefeated St. Lawrence Saints 75-64 to capture the SD&G senior boys ‘A’ basketball championship. Then it was off to EOSSA in Opeongo where the Warriors - minus two key starters - fell 80-43 to Almonte and 69-52 to the host club. Ingleside’s Ethan MacIsaac says it was a great season. “I’m really proud of how our team meshed together this year. Our goal this season was to win the SD&G championship. For us, anything else was a bonus. Above: the Warriors following their SD&G championship win. Top row L-R: Coach Lori McDonald, Liam Blais, Brandon Watkins, Josh McIntyre, Jordan Canham, Josh Ricketts, Joseph Jeeves. Bottom row L-R: Tyler Konink, Keegan Quinn, Youri Gutknecht, Noah Benoit, Tanner Brugmans, and Ethan MacIsaac. Photo Submitted

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This tribute to Leafs’ great Johnny Bower has been greeting fishermen and passers-by at Hooples Creek following his passing last December. Continued on page 19

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Ski Rental Program

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A Lost Villages Sports Memory

Sixty-four years ago this month, the St. Andrews Hockey Club defeated Dickinson’s Landing 4 games to 2 in the final to win the Longue Sault Hockey League championship and capture the Frank Shaver Cup. St. Andrews team members included Jim, Tony and Percy Bookout, Garrett, John Morris and Gabe Wheeler, Oral Gallinger, Ian MacDonald, Joe Jarvo, Ernie Quinn, John MacDonald, Ceril Ray, Bill Ingram, Roger Givouge and Emery Seguin. Percy Adams was the coach.

Tyke Program

Kristie Fetterly-Tate is a coach with the Cornwall Girls Hockey Association Tyke Program. It’s for girls aged 4 – 7, and can have a beginner playing hockey by the end of the year. There are two groups of 35 kids, including many from South Stormont, and Kristie has them on the ice twice a week. At left, the coach with some of South Stormont’s girls’ hockey stars of tomorrow.

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The Attributes: Co-ordination By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club

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n the previous four issues of Sports Energy we have been looking at the attributes that are important to the art of karate; areas that all serious practitioners of the sport should strive to improve. So far speed, power, timing, and balance have been discussed. In this issue we will add co-ordination to that list. Co-ordination is defined as “the ability to move two or more body parts smoothly and efficiently in a controlled manner”. In the early stages of karate training, a student that is trying to learn a skill will have opposing muscles work against each other producing unrefined movements. Co-ordination is one of the attributes or components that are a factor as a student moves up through the belt ranks. As co-ordination improves the student will develop the ability to make their muscles work together with precise timing using the exact amount of force to execute the technique smoothly and efficiently. There are several stages of development pertaining to co-ordination: 1) The beginning student tries to understand the basic task. There are several challenges at this point such as proper hand and foot placement, weight distribution, elbows in, shoulders back, head up - all while trying to remain focused. 2) The student now has an understanding of the required skills and is now refining them. The mistakes are fewer and further between and the students are sometimes able to identify and correct them without any instructor involvement. 3) At this point the skill is now well learned. The student is now able to perform a kata, bunkai, or self-defence drill automatically without having to focus on skill execution. At this point there are few, if any errors and if one does occur it is immediately corrected. Karate is an excellent means of developing co-ordination in all age groups. The more frequently a skill is practised the better one will become at it. Repetition, repetition, repetition, is the accepted means of skill development. There is an old saying in karate, that to master a skill, one must perform it ten thousand times. That seems like an unreasonable number, but if skill repetition could be tracked from beginner to black belt it may not be all that far off. Co-ordination, like each of the other attributes has various specific drills to help improve and develop students. One of the most effective is known as Te waza (hand techniques) which is a drill concentrating on upper body movements only. Te waza has long been a part of the Chito-ryu syllabus and is often used by clubs from other karate styles as well. Te waza consists of a specific series of blocks, punches and strikes, each one done with the left hand, then the right. Each of these moves are ones that are in kata and self-defence techniques en-route to that Black belt exam. This drill is always done from a low horse riding stance and is excellent for leg conditioning as well as co-ordination and technical skill development.

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t seven years old, Alessia MacDonald skated her way to a Skate Canada video shoot in Toronto. Skate Canada recruited Alessia to demonstrate the element standards for the CanSkate program’s stages five and six. CanSkate is the learn-to-skate program for beginners. When Alessia started skating two years ago with Skate Cornwall, she was in the CanSkate program. Now, she is part of the StarSkate program which is focused on figure skating. On Jan. 4, Alessia and her family travelled to Toronto for the video shoot at the Skate Canada Toronto National Performance Centre. Soon the videos will be posted to Skate Canada’s Skater Development Video Library online as a training tool for skaters, coaches, and officials. Pina Gilmour has been Alessia’s coach for the past two years. “Alessia is a real go-getter out on the ice. She’s a great listener, she works hard, and she has very strong work ethic,” said Gilmour. Throughout February, Alessia has been avidly following the Olympics.

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he Bishop Cup has a lot going for it. It’s twelve years young this season, and St. Joseph’s and Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary Schools are gearing up for the event. There will be pep rallies and practices and meetings. There will also be ticket sales and a food drive at each school. Tom Thompson is the president of the Cornwall St. Vincent de Paul Society, and according to him, the big winner of the Bishop Cup is the community. “We raise about $50 000 a year, and everything goes back to the community,” says Thompson, who has been at the helm of the Cornwall chapter of the Society for eight years. The organization, he

rise: “Two years ago, we helped an average of 250 people per month. Today that average is 460.”

notes proudly, is made up exclusively of volunteers, and mostly of seniors.

The proceeds generated by the annual game between the Falcons and the Panthers have gone to the Cornwall Saint Vincent de Paul Society for ten of the twelve years it’s been played. “The Cup generates about 5% of our revenue,” says Thompson, “and it comes at an important time of the year, a time when donations from other sources usually go down.” To say that the Society is grateful for the support is an understatement. According to Thompson, many locals underestimate the number of people who need a helping hand to feed themselves and their families,

Thompson is happy to say that he attends the game. The Society shows its colours on game night, and this provides valuable publicity for its cause. He is always amazed by the amount of energy and spirit in the building. “I think the Bishop Cup event teaches young people Tom Thompson Pres. and two an important lesson,” he says, “and volunteer members of executive, that lesson is ‘If you can share, you Claudette Gauthier and Clem should share’.” Baker in St. Vincent de Paul Food Photo Submitted Bank store.

One thing is for sure: No matter what the scoreboard says after 60 and the Saint Vincent de Paul Society minutes, there is always more than operates a food bank. That need, one winner when it comes to the according to Thompson, is on the Bishop Cup.


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about was the rabbit!” exclaimed Lydia, who finished the event with a time of 5:44.

“In any given day these girls will swim up to 8 km. Their dedication to improving and their competitive spirit is impressive and admirable,” McNeil said. “Swimming can be grueling and intense and they meet those challenges with a willingness to do the work and a fantastic attitude. The maturity they show every day far surpasses what anyone would expect from an 11 or 13-year-old.” These athletes train for over 11 hours each week in the pool. During the September-June swim season, Lydia and Rori attend between 10-12 competitions.

“Swimming may not always seem worth it, but it is,” shared Rori. “The getting up at 5 a.m. to swim before and after school, and going to the gym after that is worth it.  When you get a good time and feel accomplished, or you’re having a bad day or a bad race and need someone to talk to—your swim team will always be there for you. They are your second family.”

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Viewpoint: The Importance of Sports in Education By Casey Leger

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itchel Zappitelli wears many hats. He coaches high school football at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School, where he also teaches and runs a math club and a booster club. He coaches Wildcats football. He coaches badminton and lacrosse. In short, he is a man who is deeply involved in sports and in his community. He is also a big believer in the value of the role sports plays in the education of young people. “As a student, sports in school were important to me,” says Zappitelli. “Sports kept me focused and gave me the drive to succeed academically.” When it comes to personal success, his opinion carries a little weight. Mitchel Zappitelli (Zapp to his friends and colleagues) played semi-pro football in Italy. He played five years of Canadian university ball. He won the Vanier Cup in 2005 with Laurier. He was the Laurier captain for three years and was named to the OUA All Star Team three times. He won the Yates Cup twice. When it comes to high school sports, Zapp is a big supporter: “Lots of kids don’t get the chance to play a

real variety of sports until they get to high school. Most high schools today have a wide range of programs for kids to choose.” But it’s not a free ride, according to Zapp. “School athletics is a privilege,” he says. “Academics have to come first. There’s no such

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thing as an entitled player: Everyone has to follow the rules” but if there’s one rule that Mitchel Zappitelli lives by, it’s “Winning in life always trumps winning on the field.” Because sports helped keep him

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ith Rogers Hometown Hockey coming to Cornwall March 17th-18th (@ Civic Complex) it got me thinking back to when I was 11 years old (circa 1983).

  Doug Gilmour was wrapping up a stellar OHL career with the Royals - 70 goals, 107 assists, 177 points in 66 games!  Combine those totals with his linemates Ian MacInnis and Steve Driscoll and they still hold the OHL record for most points by a line with 173 goals, 252 assists for 425 points!  Some whole OHL teams barely surpass those totals in today’s game let alone the top 3 scorers on one line.

That was a time when we’d play street hockey on Briar Hill or go eastwest from the driveway across Laflin (on a hill).  Jamie Lee, Andrew Brown, Jason Hulls, Brian Sylvester, Gareth Edwards, and I would take turns being Gilmour, Driscoll, and MacInnis.  Lee would actually want to be Joe Mantione even when he wasn’t goalie.   Truth be told, a couple of us wanted to be Mike Tomlak or Jim Kyte but we were all too short (several years later, I found it very amusing to tell MacInnis I was anointed as him because I’d annoy my linemates).  We were a short trip across the train tracks from Archie’s pond where we could play hockey all day when the ice was thick

Bottom L-R: Heather Gilligan, Eva Quenneville, Kelly Brissard, Alexandra Aubin, Shalini Menon Top L-R: Joanne Dexter (asst coach), Jasmine Leroux, Makayla Roberts-Lamingman, Jayme McPherson, Michaela Contant, Angela Aubin (head Bottom L-R: Michaela Contant, coach) Submitted photo Samantha Graveley, Jayme McPherson, Jasmine Leroux, indoor tournament of 2018 for these girls. Back on January 19th and Eva Quenneville Top L-R: Angela Aubin (head 20th, they competed in the Lac St. coach), Alexandra Aubin, Louis indoor soccer tournament and Heather Gilligan, Makayla won gold there as well. Because the Roberts-Lamingman, Melanie girls have been playing together for Guindon, Melanie Maloney, a number of years, they have learned Laura Contant (manager) to play together so well, and the Submitted photo results show.  By David Murphy enough but we enjoyed ball hockey more and I’m convinced it was because we were closer to the Kool-Aid and cookies from Mrs. Edwards or Mrs. Brown.   We had Maple Leafs, Canadians and Oilers fans in that group but we could all agree we loved our Cornwall Royals!     Fast forward 35 years later and I have the privilege of organizing a second alumni game involving former Cornwall Royals and Colts.  The game is on Saturday, March 17th @ 11:30am @ Ed Lumley Arena.  While I don’t qualify to play in that game, I’m sure we can find a Murphy jersey for MacInnis to wear.  Some old favourites will be here including Gary Leroux, Mario Vien, and Crusher Conway along with names like Maltais, Sunday, Loney, Crepeau, Titus, and so many more.  Add to that former Colts like Leger, Stathos, Mackisoc, McBride, and Duval.  The game will be entertaining and a fun trip down memory lane. 

The game will help launch Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cornwall. The alumni teams will be drafted on Friday, March 16th @ 7pm @ Shoeless Joe’s.    The entire community is encouraged to take part in the festivities both Saturday and Sunday.  It’s your opportunity to relive your youth and possibly meet up with some old friends and share some laughs.    Let’s make more memories during Rogers Hometown Hockey. 


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Cornwall Colts Player Profile: Konnor MacCormick By Victoria Klassen

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uring Konnor MacCormick’s first game with the Cornwall Colts, he slid into the boards and

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returned to peak playing condition.

firefighter. Right now, his schedule Eighteen-year-old MacCormick is packed between working full grew up playing hockey, baseball, time at Source Wood and training soccer, and volleyball. With a and playing with the Colts. father and younger brother who MacCormick expressed share a love for hockey, he spent that hockey has given him the many Thursday nights watching opportunity to meet new people Cornwall Colts home games. and bond with the other players. He played for the South “It’s a team atmosphere. You’re Stormont Selects, Seaway Valley always with the guys. You practise Rapids, Upper Canada Cyclones, five days a week, so you build up and Eastern Ontario Wild before a brotherhood with all the guys,” starting with the Colts in 2015. As shared MacCormick, who plays his hometown team, he said playing right wing and defence. for the Colts was one of his goals.

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Bantam B Braves Win St. Isidore Tournament By Todd Anderson

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he NGS Bantam B Braves were the A champions at a tournament held in St. Isidore on February 11. In the final the Braves scored a 5-2 victory over the Nepean Outlaws, avenging an earlier loss to the same team in round-robin play. Tristan Leduc led the charge with three goals and an assist while single markers went to Innis Kippen and Jordan Evans. “We’ve known all year that the kids could play the systems,” said Head Coach Mark Evans. “Match that with their intensity and determination to play as a team and the end result speaks for itself. It was a pleasure to watch them play; very proud of them.” To open the tournament NGS had another 5-2 win, this time over the host St. Isidore Eagles. It was the same scoring attack as Leduc potted three and Kippen and Evans each added a goal. Tyler Babcock had two assists. In their second game, NGS lost their only game of the tournament 3-2 to the Outlaws. Leduc had both goals in defeat. In their third game the Braves defeated the South Stormont Selects 5-1. Evans scored three goals and an assist while Leduc had two goals and three assists. Tyson Zollinger was in goal for the Braves during the tournament. Other team members include Ethan Logtens, Devon Elliot, Cole Watkins, Matthew Lalonde, Jessica Green, Matthew Bill, and Jeremy Sabourin.

The Bantam B NGS Braves captured the A championship at a tournament held in St. Isidore on February 11. Pictured from left are: Jessica Green, Matthew Lalonde, Jordan Evans, Tyler Babcock, Devon Elliot, Matthew Bill, Innis Kippen, Tristan Leduc, Jeremy Sabourin, Tyson Zollinger, Cole Watkins, and Ethan Logtens.

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Pickleball: It’s Sweet, Baby.

of the Sunday night players, the cost is approximately $75 for the season. Diane Boulerice runs pickleball sessions at St John’s Presbyterian Church, on 2nd St East, on Tuesday nights, from 7 to 9, where 20 regulars and several casual drop-ins pay $5 each to play.

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Sunday night from 6 to 8 pm is “open pickleball night” at the Benson Centre racquet court, and it isn’t unusual for up to 20 people to turn up to play a doubles version of the game. This open night might be unique on the local pickleball circuit because players of any age are welcome, while most leagues seem to be for people who can claim at least 50 candles on their birthday cakes. There is league play at the Benson Centre on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 to 1, and according to some

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As a bonus, this sport has always popular in a generation in Eastern been considered an affordable one. Ontario.

The culture of football has rapidly changed. Never before has player safety been such an important conversation. Football Canada ootball. Why football? has mandated more education for Football has been gaining coaches and for every coach to be strength in SD&G for almost “Safe Contact” certified. fifteen years now. Both the public This course instructs coaches and Catholic high schools provide football to senior students, the how to safely teach tackling and Cornwall Wildcats provide clinics, blocking drills to athletes. This is OFC football, spring house league now a compulsory course for all & competitive fall football, and coaches. the Ottawa Practices have also become safer,

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Football organizations have historically provided all the equipment players require including helmets, shoulder pads, jerseys and pants. Minor football organizations, like Cornwall Wildcats, own hundreds of full sets of equipment. You may be surprised to learn what outfitting only 1 player costs the club: $600.00 in total.

When it comes to discipline, football is the king of sports. RedBlacks are part of the vibrant with less time spent on contact Football involves twelve players Ottawa sporting scene. One could and more time spent fine tuning all working towards the goal. Each player has a specific job that argue that football hasn’t been this techniques and fundamentals.

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is no less important than the next. If one player chooses not to do his job, the end result is usually a failed play. Football players must love to practise. Football players spend more time practising their sport, than they do actually playing in games. Can you see why football is back and better than ever? Football reaches our youth on many levels giving them numerous opportunities for future success.

Player safety, affordability, and team building are just a few of the many reasons why football is here to stay and gaining momentum with each passing year.

It Is What It Is

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ello All, As a lifelong resident of Cornwall and a lifelong sports fan, I appreciate and am thankful that Mike Piquette has given me the opportunity to write about sports in his monthly paper. My goal is to write a topical column that expresses my opinion on some of today’s issues in sports. Hopefully it will be an entertaining experience for all, or at least mildly amusing, and maybe initiate some conversations. Please excuse my grammar, I might dangle the odd participle or commit some sort of blunder in my use of the English language. Some of my first sports memories revolve around the Montreal Canadiens, so it’s apropos that my first column will focus on the Habs. By the time this article goes to press there could be big changes in Montreal. As

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Winston Churchill experienced his ‘Darkest Hour’, Hab fans are experiencing their ‘Darkest Year’. If the darkest hour appears just before dawn, we are all wondering if the sun will ever rise on Montreal being a contender again! What in the name of sacre bleu blanc rouge is going on? Montreal owner Geoff Molson, the beer bottle baron of one of Canada’s favourite beverages, must wonder why he’s hearing more boos at the rink than selling booze. In goal Carey Price has seen more rubber than a springtime pothole on St. Catherine St. He looks tired and the losing is starting to wear on him. The defence has Weber and Mete and little else to be happy about, as they struggle to attain mediocrity. Mediocrity is not even mentioned when talking about Montreal’s forwards. Gallagher and a few others have performed well, but for the most part, they’re a group of underperformers. My solution, trade Captain Pacioretty; he doesn’t wear his responsibilities well, and he’s overmatched in the role. Next, goodbye Marc Bergevin, your deals haven’t worked out, the farm system is empty, and most of all this team is starting to look like the Leafs of yesteryear. Lastly I’m not sure about Claude Julien, he may have left his mojo in Boston, and he’s starting to make Therrienlike decisions. It’s time for a do-over in Montreal, they’ve become a second rate organization.


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Rogers Hometown Hockey March 17 & March 18 Celebrate our Community. Celebrate our Game.

By Staff Writer

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anada’s ultimate hockey festival is rolling into town on Saturday March 17th and Sunday March 18th, as Rogers Hometown Hockey lands at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Two full days of free hockey festivities, entertainment and special guests, including Tara Slone and Ron MacLean, will take place in Cornwall, Ontario. Cornwall has a great love for hockey and an incredible hockey history. The weekend will give us an opportunity to celebrate our community and celebrate our game. We all have a favourite memory, a favourite player, and a favourite team we call our

own. For many of us the rink is a home away from home during the hockey season. We all know the places and reminisce about the character of the old arenas and the wonderful characters that played the game for us and our City. Our old hockey rinks; the Vic, the Water Street, the Si, the Bob, and the Complex, were the place to be on any given night, a place to meet, to cheer and to watch a new story unfold on the ice surface below. Hockey has given us so much to be proud of. We share with enormous pride, our Cornwall Royals; winners of 3 Memorial Cups, gathering to watch and share with Lori Dupuis as she brought home Olympic Gold and Silver. Memories of players that represented Cornwall so well; Newsy, Hawerchuk, Gilmour, Ezard, Crawford,

Kilger, Winchester to name a few. Amazing to think our City is home to 3 Memorial Cup winning coaches Orval Tessier, Doug Carpenter, and Bob Kilger. In our hometown, hockey is part of the culture, part of our history, and part of our everyday lives. It has given us pride, joy, friendships, and a reason to celebrate our community and celebrate our game. From our Hometown to Rogers Hometown we welcome and thank them for stopping by and taking in Cornwall’s part of Canada’s rich hockey history. Bring out the family on Saturday March 17 & Sunday March 18 from 12pm-6pm, Saturday and 12pm-10:00pm, Sunday, at the Cornwall Civic Complex and enjoy the free fan friendly hockey celebration for all ages. For more information

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He Shook the Hand that Hitler Didn’t By Casey Leger

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riday, March 23, 1956 is a day that Jim Cicchini will never forget. That’s the day he and ten teammates were at the Montreal Forum for the 10th Annual Indoor Track Meet, sponsored by the Province of Quebec Amateur Track and Field Association. They were representing Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School.

Jim was 15 years old at the time. “We always ran on cinder tracks,” he says. “This was the first time we would be running on a wooden oval track. It was also the first time we would be competing indoors.” Despite the novelty of the running conditions, or perhaps because of them, the boys from CCVS won silver in the midget relay.

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was a four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, shattering the Nazi myth of Aryan racial superiority. Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Third Reich, had been making a habit of personally congratulating medal winners. It was a habit he conveniently ignored when Owens made the podium.

“Owens was a star. Everyone knew who he was. His name is still well recognized,” says Mr. Cicchini, who still has the medal he and team mates Eddie Fagan, Tim Phillips, and Jim Welsh were each presented by Owens. Mr. Owens also autographed a copy of the program that Mr. Cicchini was holding. “He shook my hand,” Mr. Cicchini smiles.

The other members of the CCVS track team at the Forum The medals were presented by that day included Henry Demers, none other than Jesse Owens. Eugene Lamarche, Vince Lebano, Jesse Owens, the African Larry McCallum, Eric Platt, Bob American track phenomenon, Robertson, and John Sloan.

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Lemire Wins Local Ice Fishing Tournament By Todd Anderson

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illiamstown’s Joey Lemire captured the lunker award at the 11th annual Lost Villages Ice Fishing Tournament held at Hoople Bay in Ingleside on February 10. Lemire’s pike weighing 8.254 pounds was the largest fish of the day landing him the $1000 prize for largest pike and another $1045 for the lunker (largest fish of the day). Jenna Whittaker took home $300 for the second largest pike (7.459 lbs) and Joey’s father Gerry won $200 for finishing third with a 7.072 lb pike. Joey Lemire has been fishing the tournament since it debuted. He finished second in the event last year and won two years ago. His dad has enjoyed success as well and he says that makes it all the more fun. “I love to go fishing with my dad. Even though he gets mad that I catch more fish than him. It’s a good bonding time… to be able to share the same passion.” The popular tournament another successful turnout

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season with 209 anglers converging on Hoople Bay. Organized by local fisherman Claude Collete, Mona Thieroff, and Ron Brunet, the tournament has become a must-do for local fisherman. No pickerel were caught during the tournament, however, a draw was held to pick winners. The winners were Matt Lalonde ($1000), Tony Tyo ($300), and Kim Quesnel ($200). The largest perch of the day was caught by Don Crowder who took home $500 for his 1.349 lb catch. Syler Moxley was second (.947 lb) winning $200 and, Marc Blanchard was third (.946 lb) winning $100. Nathan Dixon won the mystery weight for $300 and Cole Casselman won the mystery weight for $200. Bailey Pilon was the 50/50 draw winner for $437 and Daniel Vernier was the early bird winner of $500. After the tournament, participants gathered at O’Neills Pub in Long Sault for chilli and more prizes.

The 11th annual Lost Villages Ice Fishing Tournament was held on February 10 at Hoople Bay in Ingleside. Pictured from left are organizer Claude Collete, lunker winner Joey Lemire, third place finisher Gerry Lemire, organizer Ron Brunet, and organizer Mona Thieroff. Photo Todd Anderson 

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Murray MacLeod was born and raised in Cornwall. He attended St. Lawrence and La Citadelle High Schools. During his apprenticeship as a Truck and Coach Technician he attended Centennial and St. Lawrence Colleges. Murray enjoyed sports during these years by playing hockey in the Cornwall Minor League and every high school/college intramural sport that he had time for. Murray and his friends also competed in a year-round rally slalom sport with a souped-up Datsun 510. The tracks were in the western Quebec and eastern Ontario region. For more traction on the course they pounded tire studs into their tires, by hand. They didn’t get rich on this venture but had a lot of fun competing. Murray joined District 8 in 2010 to compete in the tennis competition. After he won gold he and his doubles partner, Rick Fontaine, went on to the Provincial competition. When Claude Lapierre introduced pickleball to Cornwall athletes Murray tried the new sport and enjoyed it. Pickleball was played outdoors on the Riverdale Park badminton court in those early days. They “chalked in” their boundaries by hand. Sometimes the lines were a little wobbly but that added to the fun of the game. Murray has continued playing tennis and pickleball at OSGA 55+ games and has won many medals in the Provincial games in 2010-12-14 and 2016. He has enjoyed the District 8 bus ride to and from the competition venue where everyone gets to know each other and shares stories. Murray commented on the enthusiasm of the volunteers at these competitions. OSGA 55+ allows people over the age of 55 to compete in a sport or game they enjoy. The City of Cornwall has many venues available to sports-minded people over 55. Murray and his wife, Joanne, have kept the Sunday Industrial Curling League going by their enthusiasm for the sport. Murray has a busy sports schedule with mixed Pickleball at the Agora Centre on Friday and Recreational Competition at the Benson Centre Monday and Thursday. Murray has not yet retired so appreciates when District 8 can organize some Winter and Summer events on the week end. If you would like more information about OSGA 55+ District 8, please check out our Facebook page at OSGA55+ district 8 – S.D.G., Prescott-Russell and Akwesasne or contact our district coordinator, Marlene Neal at nealm221@sympatico.ca


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did come to grips with. Learning this balance saw me through to receiving a degree in Geography while competing in Division 1 hockey.”

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Many of the accomplishments and successes I’ve experienced in my life so far can be attributed to my time in Cornwall, playing as a Colt,” says Dru Burgess. Born in Hamilton, Burgess played with the Junior A Colts for the 199293 and 1993-94 seasons. In total, the centreman netted 94 goals and logged 100 assists in 101 games. “I had two pretty good years playing for the Colts,” states Burgess, “And I learned a lot of lessons.” Burgess moved from Hamilton to Cornwall to play with the Colts, turning 18 that first year. “I was nervous and excited. I moved away from my home, family, and the comforts that came with it, to a new city, new home, new school, and a new team. It was a big move and there were a lot of things that could go wrong. I was ready for the challenge, though. I knew I wanted to go to school in the United States, and I knew playing Tier 2 hockey, like the CJHL, was one way to get there.”

Like many players who move to Cornwall to play hockey, Burgess was paired with a billet family. “My billet mom, Gloria McFaul, and her three kids, Shannon, Cynthia, and Blake, all made me feel welcome and helped me acclimatize. Gloria showed me how to cook and clean, and do those things I needed to learn to do as a young adult. The McFaul’s made my move away from home pretty easy,” reminisces Burgess about his billet family.

Dru Burgess quickly learned how to manage his time while playing with the Colts. “There was looking after myself, making sure I got to class, was eating well, practising hard, training in the gym, doing my homework, and helping around the house. Of course, throw in some socializing. And then, somewhere in there was sleep!”

Burgess earned a scholarship to Colgate University, located in New York State, where he played on the varsity team for 4 years. He played 134 games and logged 73 points as a Raider. Later, Burgess went on to play in the ECHL with the Roanoke Express. He then moved across the Atlantic Ocean and played with the Basingstoke Bison of the British Hockey League in the United Kingdom from 1999-2004. After a brief return to Canada where he played with the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, Burgess returned to the UK to play with the Hull Stingrays of the British Premier and British

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“I suppose you could say that if I hadn’t had such a successful transition to playing hockey with the Cornwall Colts, I might have lost my passion for the game. It’s what prepared me for my time at college, and then it helped me find my way to the UK. I live there now with my wife Jo, son Fynn (9), and daughter Maisy (4).”

In his spare time, Burgess golfs. “That would be the game I’d play every day; but my time on the course has dramatically decreased, as my kids have grown and are starting to pursue their own passions. Fynn is mad about soccer and Maisy is into swimming and drama. It’s early days yet, but whatever the kids decide is their passion, I’m willing to embrace it and support them.”

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While playing with the Colts, Burgess not only learned a lot about himself as an athlete; he also figured out the valuable life lesson of balance. “There needs to be a balance between school and hockey, as a family, Burgess explains, “We like to get away for the something I didn’t perfect, but Together odd weekend festival or spend time at the beach. Any beach will do.” In terms of playing hockey, something I became aware of and  Photo Submitted

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Holy Trinity Boys’ Hockey Team is Up to the Challenge March. Manson credits the team’s success against the Panthers to the Falcons’ ability to tie up St. Joe’s offence, but he notes that it’ll be a tougher task on the larger ice surface at the Civic Complex, where the Cup is played, and the Falcons know it. “St. Joe’s is very skilled,” admits Manson. “They have a lot of high-level players.” Otherwise, Manson and Assistant Coach Craig McDonnell are happy with the team and with their program. “We’re moving in the right direction,”

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hen it comes to the Bishop Cup, the Holy Trinity Falcons have been perennial underdogs, but Coach Matthew Manson isn’t worried about it. “We’re competitive this year,” he says, and the proof is on the ice. The Falcons held the powerhouse Panthers to a 1-1 tie in their first meeting this season. The teams will face off again this month before the Bishop Cup, and the winner of that tilt should have the momentum going into the big show in

says Manson. “We have three lines and six defencemen and a consistent goaltender.” Manson, who teaches science and outdoor education at Holy Trinity in addition to his coaching duties, knows what he’s talking about: He’s been a part of Falcons’ hockey for twelve years, and he has coached in eleven of the Bishop Cup games, including the Trinity 2011 upset victory. He’s also excited about Falcons hockey’s future. Holy Trinity has some talent moving up through the system. “The Bishop Cup is a great way

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From here, Zappitelli impressively played semi-pro football in Italy for the Bergamo Lions in 2006. Not only did Zappitelli excel at football, but he also played junior Hockey for Le Drakkar de Baie Comeau. He experienced OFSAA for shot put in track and field and also played badminton, baseball, and field lacrosse for St. Matthews High School. It’s safe to say, Zappitelli is extremely athletically inclined.

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he wait is over; on Saturday April 15th at the Civic Complex local sports fans will finally have the opportunity to see Tony Luis fight in his hometown. Luis, a lifelong resident of Cornwall has had great success in the sport of boxing. As an amateur he was a seven time Provincial Champion, defeated ten Canadian Champions, and was awarded as the Top Fighter at the Four Nations Cup where he defeated the champions from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

Surprisingly, Zappitelli’s favourite sport to play is badminton. However, Zappitelli’s coaching experience kicked off in university with football as a Powder Puff coach. The Powder Puffs were a girl’s football team which played in the snow. He also coached community football and shot put at a local school in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

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Zappitelli says his father was a big part of why he decided to coach. “He always coached my brother and I in hockey and that’s what

Turning professional in 2008, Tony fought his first fourteen fights at various Montreal locations such as Uniprix Stadium, the Montreal Casino, and the Bell Centre. At that point, doing what he had to do to advance his career, Luis became a road warrior, fighting “on the B side” in his opponents’ backyard in places like Verona NY; Memphis, Tennessee; Mashantucket, Connecticut; and Sloan, Iowa. Two of his victories on the road were against Wanzell Ellison and Karl Dargan, both undefeated fighters being showcased by ShoBox and ESPN respectively. Following those wins Tony Luis got a shot at the World Title, a fight he took on four Tony Luis headlines the fight card at the complex April 15th Continued on Page 4 Photo Credit: Jason MacDamara

started me wanting to coach. Because of this I try to coach my son whenever I can,” says Zappitelli. “I also would not be the person I am right now or had the opportunities I had in my life if it wasn’t for all of the coaches that gave up their time to help me. I was very lucky to have caring coaches in high school that constantly pushed me to be better. This is one of the reasons I like to coach; to give my athletes the opportunities that I had growing up because I know how beneficial it was in my life.” Currently, Zappitelli is coaching the Cornwall Wildcats OVFL, high school senior

Zappitelli’s current seasons are going well. The Wildcats have been working hard for their first exhibition coming at the end of April. The gymnastics team will be competing in EOSSA followed by OFSAA mid April. For badminton, they have their SDG tournament coming up in a few weeks time.

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hirty-four-year-old Shawn Maloney was born and raised in the Cornwall area. Maloney has a passion for athletics, which he participates in despite his blinding eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa. “It is a condition I was diagnosed with when I was 5 years old. The disease led to progressive loss of peripheral and night vision during my teens and twenties, and in recent years it has led to loss of central vision as well,” says Maloney. “My right eye is totally blind, while my left eye is legally blind, meaning I have some limited vision, enough to see shapes and shadows and to read large print high contrast text. My left eye will naturally go totally blind like my right eye, most likely within the next 1-2 years.”

In 2001, Maloney went to Queens University to work as the student therapist through the athletic therapy department for the men’s varsity basketball team. Later, Maloney went on to study his own eye disease as a medical researcher for about ten years at McGill University, with some training at Harvard University during his Masters Degree training. During this time, he also launched a small internet-based start-up company that he recently sold. He moved back to Cornwall in April 2016.

Whilst doing all this hard work, for such an event using a treadmill. Maloney also learned how to work Thus, I ended up finding a handful around his disability in order to of running partners through Kijiji, accomplish his athletic goals. and I worked with these partners to get in the training that I needed. “The first thing I need to do is to These individuals were happy to be inform people around me, coaches, my ‘running guides’ in part because team members, and partners about I was frequently available to train, any specific needs I have. It’s also which meant that they had someone important that I realize that there to run with as well.” are millions of people around the world who are afflicted by an array When Maloney moved back to of blinding eye diseases, and that Cornwall, he decided to continue many of these people have learned with his passion for athletics and join how to adapt their lives, including CrossFit. their athletic pursuits, as needed,” “The first thing I did when I started says Maloney. “Thus, I don’t need was to inform my coach, Amanda, to always reinvent the wheel. I can that I was visually impaired. Like any see what is working for someone else good coach, Amanda quickly helped and try that myself.” me adapt specific exercises so that A few years ago, when Maloney they would be safer and feasible,” was training to run a marathon, he shares Maloney. “Similarly, the other put this tactic into action. “I knew members of CrossFit who I frequently that I could not adequately train train with are aware of my condition,

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Though Maloney has to constantly adapt to the world around him due to his eyesight, he remains a force of positivity for everyone who may be struggling. “For anyone who has any form of challenge, physical, mental, emotional, or otherwise, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone has their mountains to climb,” says Maloney. “Life is simply more fun when you view your challenges as minor inconveniences rather than formidable obstacles, and in most cases we have the freedom to choose which perspective we will adopt.”

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existed let alone to be swimming at that hour,” says St. Marseille. “Fast forward a few years, I was thrilled to be recognized as the club’s ‘Multisport Athlete of the Year’ in 2006 and then in 2010, I was on the podium for the ‘Cornwall Nasty’, a morning competition featuring a variety of endurance swim events followed by a 5 km run. The recognition meant a lot to me and I could not have accomplished this without the inspiration and infectious motivation from the club’s members.”

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St. Marseille’s work, though, isn’t the only thing he’s passionate about. Being active is another passion of his; one that he shares with his wife Margaret of nearly 30 years and his three daughters. They have all been members of the Multisport Club in Cornwall since its inception in 2004.

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Brownlee was attentively watching his impressive setup, geared for carp. He was very accommodating to my then six-year-old son inviting him to be his “net man” if a fish would happen to strike. After only a short wait, it happened. After hooking into a carp, Brownlee called Vinny over, encouraged him to pick up his fishing net, and coached him into landing the catch. It was a thrilling experience for my son.

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Island, was such a rush,” says St. Marseille. “The murky water was 52°F and I wondered what sea creatures may be lurking, based on the lore of Alcatraz, and the current was very strong. The San Francisco skyline from the tour boat was incredible. The bike and run were very hilly and took us around and under the Golden Gate Bridge and its namesake state park.”

Through multisport, St. Marseille has had some incredible experiences such as Ironman distance triathlons at Lake Placid and Penticton as well as competing in the Boston and New York City Marathons, but his experience with the Escape from Currently, St. Marseille is Alcatraz Triathlon was one of his training for the Ottawa Marathon. most major accomplishments. He encourages prospective club “The 2.4 km swim, diving off of members to check out the club’s a large tour boat in the middle of website. Talk to current members San Francisco Bay, near Alcatraz and get inspired, too.

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Presently, Maloney’s athletic focus is CrossFit, though he soon plans to get back into distance running. “I was recently challenged by some family members to train for a marathon with them; however, I will likely dial it back to a half-marathon instead. I’m also looking to get into rock climbing, so I will see if that goal materializes in the months ahead,” says Maloney. “Truly, my goals change frequently, and they often depend on challenges that have been put forth by family members or friends. Training for long-distance running events is just one example. At present, I’m just focusing on improving my overall athleticism so that I can be prepared for whatever challenges and crazy fitness bets come my way.”

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St. Marseille was inspired to get active initially after his return to Cornwall following time at university, where he says he maxed out at 204 lbs. “Apart from desiring a regular fitness routine, I was looking for like-minded individuals to train with and in particular to motivate me. Apart from physical fitness, there is a “My introduction to triathlon was positive mental well-being benefit as actually at the ‘Cornwall Games’ in well,” says St. Marseille. 1997. We swam at Mille Roches Since day one, St. Marseille has Beach in Long Sault then cycled to been active in the Cornwall Multisport Cornwall,” says St. Marseille. “I Club, including volunteering as a was new to the sport and understood board member for a handful of years that my running shoes would be as well as taking on the role of club transferred to the Cornwall transition secretary. St. Marseille is a firm zone in time for the run. Well they believer that multisport has a positive didn’t, so I ran barefoot – 7 km – impact on his community. along the bike path. I still managed a “Besides Margaret and the girls, I 4m40s per km pace but I have never owe my sporting accomplishments run barefoot again. I was smitten to the Multisport Club. I was a with triathlons though.” less-than-inspired and sedentary St. Marseille says that “chance person. Members of the Multisport encounters” brought him to the Club, sometimes in very subtle Multisport Club. “I swam at lunch ways, inspire and motivate persons hours at the old Kinsmen Centre of all abilities and ages to challenge in the early 1990’s until some new themselves. I have learned through swim friends and I thought we should various members about the mental move up to a 25 metre pool. The side of training and competing. If you Kinsmen Centre had a 25-yard pool, can train your mind – your muscles so we switched to NavCan and 6 am will follow. The team spirit of group starts. That was a profound change training carries you across the abyss as I didn’t realize that time of day - when you may otherwise want to

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and they are all ready to help out if I’m trying to find something in the gym. What seemed like a big deal for the first few training sessions is now ‘normal’ when I go to train.”

A couple of summers ago I did just that when my son Vincent and I were introduced to Brandon while we were all fishing under the bridge at Hoople Bay.

“The thing I enjoy most about fishing is meeting new anglers,” says Brownlee. “You are never too old, or too young, to start fishing. Fishing is not all about catching fish; it’s more about enjoying nature and making memories.” The graduate of RothwellOsnabruck District High School in Ingleside (in 2015) says some of his best fishing spots are in the Long Sault Parkway. It’s a perfect situation for the 19-year-old having the St. Lawrence River so close by to his home. His favourite memory in the sport is landing the elusive lake trout while fishing the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall. The biggest fish he ever caught was a 43-pound conman

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carp from the Long Sault Parkway. Another highlight in his fishing career was filming with the Fish Finders II crew in 2015. Here’s an excerpt from the Fish Finder’s Facebook page:

“We met Brandon Brownlee while shooting a carp episode two years ago on the Long Sault Parkway. At the time Brandon was 15 years old and spending all of his free time after school fishing on the banks of the St Lawrence River. We were so impressed with this young man that we kept in touch with him through social media and knew that the next time we were going to be filming in the Cornwall area we would invite Brandon to fish with us. Well, that finally happened and what a great couple of days it was! Looking forward to fishing with you again Brandon!”

Brownlee also enjoys learning Long Sault’s Brandon Brownlee poses with one of his impressive catches. Brownlee says his favourite form of fishing is bottom-fishing new techniques and figuring out how for carp and channel catfish. Photo Submitted to get fish to hit when they are not active. “My favourite species to fish for is carp,” he says. “I like bottom-fishing for carp and channel cats. You never know how big the next one will be.” He can be found on the ice of the St. Lawrence and surrounding water bodies two-to-three times a week during the winter ice-fishing season. In the summer, he enjoys the pasttime 5-6 times a week. “I fish 12 months out of the year,” Brandon Brownlee invited Vinny Anderson to be his “net man” during an afternoon of fishing in 2014. Brownlee says his favourite part of he says. Photo Todd Anderson fishing is meeting new friends, young and old. Brownlee was introduced to fishing at the age of three by his younger Brownlee says he still has one I have to thank for introducing me to the love of fishing. He showed father Tim. Father and son have plenty to learn from his father. “The best friend I have in fishing is me everything I know about fishing. been partnering up ever since as they share memories along the way. The my dad,” says Brownlee. “He’s the I still can’t out-fish him.”

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presents... The Memories Live on... Ray Miron’s Gift - Local Hockey History By Thom Racne

“A box without hinges key or lid - inside golden treasure is hid.” - Tolkien

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ay Miron - a name legendary in these parts. To those of us in our fifties, some may have vivid memories, a little older and Mr. Miron was a coach, mentor, and bonafide local sports icon.

Coach of the Falcons, Calumets, and Colts for ten years; Ray then moved to the states where he would spend the rest of his life in hockey. Ray was GM of the Washington Presidents - Eastern Hockey League in 59-60, then the New Jersey Larks the following season. Miron managed Knoxville in 1962, 63, 64, and 65. In 1964, Miron joined the Toronto Maple Leaf organization, managing its affiliate teams in Tulsa, Okla. then Oklahoma City through 1976. It didn’t end there. An audit of Ray’s life in hockey would fill several Sports Energy pages.

Cornwall Falcons in white, signal a goal vs the Rideaus (Smiths Fall) as the jubilant fans shoehorned into Photo Submitted the community arena celebrate.

Hall of Fame (1969) member.

Through the wonders of the internet and social media, I received a message one day last year from a lady named Cindy. She lived in Oklahoma. Thirty more years would follow Now, strange ladies sending me which included being GM of messages is not that unusual, but the Colorado Rockies. Ray was Cindy Hosler had a connection to awarded the NHL’s 2004 Lester this area. Patrick Trophy – an award given Cindy is Ray Miron’s daughter to those who provided outstanding and she had just been home to service to hockey in the United bury her father. Upon returning States. So really, the fact is, you to Oklahoma, she faced the task do not have to be from Cornwall of going through her father’s to remember the Cornwall Sports memories.

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Fortunately, somebody hinted worn by the ’47 Falcons; however that I might be interested in some they did not play against a team of these memories. named Rideaus until 1953. A little over a month ago, a box arrived and it was filled with scrap books and photos that bring to life the late forties and early fifties’ sporting life in Cornwall, a grand era of senior hockey in this area.

I am presently going through the pictures and thought it might be neat to bring back a memory this month from those heady days from a long time ago. The picture attached matches the uniforms

While there are not many action pictures in Ray’s treasures, the community arena was jammed for this game against the Rideaus. Photo was likely taken by a local press photographer that night. Thanks Cindy. The memories you provided will have me searching for more of your dad’s history. When I opened that box, it truly was like Christmas morning.

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he 7th Annual Winter spiel Winners from the Cornwall Dental Arts and Pommier Jewellery Winterspiel co-sponsored by Pommier Jewellers and Cornwall Dental Arts (Dr. Steve Deneka) was held from January 24th to January 28th with 16 Men’s and 8 Ladies’ teams participating. The championship Final had Jonathan King taking on John Wright with Wright starting strong taking a 4 ender in the 1st. King bounced back with a 3 ender in the 2nd; stole a deuce in the 3rd. King continued to steal in ends 3 and 4 on way to a 9-5 win.

Mens champions Left to right, Roger Leduc (lead), Jonathan King (skip), Dr.Steve Deneka (sponsor), Wayne Summers (3rd),Karl Armstrong Photo Submitted (2nd )

Ladies Champions Left to right, Sophie Lauzon (lead), Mitch Baker (skip), Sue Ellen McGillis (2nd), Jane McDonald Photo Submitted (3rd)

to go ahead 6-4. Leroux scored a stealing a single in the 8th winning single in the 6th, stole singles in 7-4 The “B” final had Alex the 7th and 8th ends to win 7-6. The Ladies’ “B” final had Luce MacDougall playing Neil McLean The Men’s “D” final saw Denis Lalonde taking on Jancie Sobering in a tight contest with MacDougall Henderson play Charles Wert with with the teams trading singles in taking a deuce in the 1st end. Henderson scoring a deuce in the the 1st 4 ends. It was all Sobering McLean bounced back scoring a 1st. Wert bounced back taking a after that stealing singles in the deuce of his own in the 2nd and single in the 2nd, stealing a deuce 5th, 6th, and 7th end on way to a stole two more in the 3rd end. in the 3rd and one more in the 4th 5-2 win. MacDougall scored a deuce in to lead 4-2. Henderson bounced The Ladies’ “D” final saw end 4 to knot the score at 4 and back with a deuce in the 5th, Donna Spagnola play Susan Fort stole a single in the 5th. McLean stealing 2 in the 6th and stealing with Spagnola taking a deuce in scored two in the 6th end and 1 more in the 7th on way to a 7-4 the 1st. Fort took a single in the stole a single in the 7th to go up win. 2nd and stole a single in the 3rd. by 2. MacDougall took a single On the Ladies’ side Jen Baker Spagnola took a single in the 4th in the 8th but it wasn’t enough as played Mitch Baker in the “A” however Fort took a deuce in the McLean won 7-6. Final with the teams trading 5th to lead 4-3. Spagnola iced the The “C” Final had Jim singles in the 1st two ends. Mitch cake taking 4 in the 6th end and Lamoureux playing Ron Leroux took a single in the 3rd and stole stole a single in the 7th on way to with Leroux scoring a single in the 2 more in the 4th. Jen took 2 in an 8-4 win. 1st. Lamoureux took a deuce in the the 5th and stole a single in the The Senior Men’s Division 2nd and stole singles in the 3rd and 6th to knot the score at 4. It was ran their 5th draw of the curling 4th ends to go up 4-1. Lamoureux all Mitch Baker after the 6th with season. The Gordon’s Jewellers scored a huge 5 ender in the 5th Mitch taking a deuce in the 7th and Draw ran from January 29th to ES OU N gen CAswa lk Vo d A Comfortline for f Sport TDI A

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The 4th and final Parnell Cup challenge took place at the Lancaster Curling Club on Friday February 16th with teams from Cornwall, Prescott, Morrisburg, and Lancaster participating. Gary Cook from the Prescott Curling Club skipped his team to the win in the championship. The team was comprised of 3rd Dave Boyd, 2nd George Morell, and lead Steve Gibson. The Cornwall team skipped by Don McIntosh finished 2nd and the Lancaster team finished 3rd.

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off in the “A” Consolation final seeing Mitch Baker defeat Kelly Evans. The “B” Championship was claimed by the Charlene Sobering team from Rideau defeating the Kathy Killick team from Morrisburg.

The “A” Championship was claimed by the team from Russell with skip Jen Harvey at the helm. The team was comprised The “C” event was claimed by the of Sherilyn Collyer, 2nd Lise Diane Lemire rink from Cornwall Lalonde, and lead Julie Bridger. defeating the Anne Stullman team They defeated the Heather Brophy from Utica NY and the “D” winner Team from Richmond Ontario. was the Tina Dutta rink from New Two Cornwall teams squared Jersey NY defeating the Luce

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This month’s Favourite Sports Memory is from hockey and soccer player Owen Dickson. In his own words: My favourite sports memory is hard to choose. Although I have played in many great hockey and soccer games, I think my best moment is when I have coached. For the last two years, I have helped to coach the St. Joe’s Panther boys’ hockey team at the annual Bishop Cup. My dad and godfather are the head coaches, so they asked me to help. It has been awesome to help coach the boys during these exciting games. The team has even asked me to do the pre- game speech! I love being on the bench and it has been awesome that we have won both years I was coaching. My coaching record is 2-0!

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The Parnell Cup final challenge Champions Prescott Parnell Cup Champs; Left to right, Steve Gibson (lead), George Morrell (2nd,) Dave Boyd ( 3rd), Gary Cook (skip) Photo Submitted 

Lalonde rink from Cornwall. A great weekend was enjoyed by all the ladies attending and looking forward to returning next year.

did not fare as well winning only 4 games and losing 5 to finish the round-robin out of the playoffs. On the Men’s side the Kevin Koe team did make it to the bronze medal game however Switzerland prevailed dropping the Koe team to 4th place.

On a final note as the Winter Olympics wind down in Korea our Canadian Olympic Curling Teams did not fare as well as we had hoped. The bright spot was Until next month and as we a Gold Medal performance by wind down on another curling John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes season “sweep hard and hit the in the inaugural Mixed Doubles broom” event. The Rachel Homan team “Come see why Ford is Number One in Canada”

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Ontario Hockey Academy Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence By Bob Peters

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he Ontario Hockey Academy is celebrating 10 years of combining quality education with world class athletic program. Home base for the Academy is a new renovated campus on Vincent Massey that includes 26 dormstyle rooms, cafeteria, and a hockey specific office training facility. OHA teams practise at the Benson Centre and the Civic Complex, in order to prepare for an extensive game schedule that provides athletes with exposure to a number of scouting opportunities. “We pride ourselves on providing a supportive environment for players in their teen years to combine their love of hockey and their desire to secure that all-important post-secondary education,” says Giles Lacelle, who, with wife Kim, runs the Academy along with a staff of over 20 professionals. “Our students are our family, and our mission is to help them succeed in their dreams and aspirations.” Enrolment at the Academy is currently 135 students, enough to fill out the rosters of 5 boys’ teams and 3 girls’ teams. Students come from across North America and the world – in all, 21 countries are represented.  

Whistle Stops The “Team” has just completed Issue # 64, and as always, I would like to thank Lynn (Graphic Design), Margo (Editor), Bernadette (Website); our writers, Todd, Molly, Victoria, Carrie, Thom, Casey; our editorial columnists, Jim, Jorge, Dave, Matt and Christine, Kirby, Gord, Peter, and Alex; The Sports Panel, Gilles, Jake, Jim; our distribution locations, our advertisers, and of course the people who are featured in our stories. I hope you enjoy # 64

Kudos to Canada’s athletes who recently competed at the winter Olympic Games, bringing in a record (for Canada) number of medals. Taking the NHL players out of the Olympics sure levelled the playing field. I hope they keep it going as it is now. I think the spirit of Olympic competition is amateur athletes. All the best to The St. Lawrence High School Saints as they host and compete at the Provincial A Basketball Championships (OFSSAA) March 4-7

The Academy is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education which means that all graduates receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. “It is a tough but rewarding academics program that prepares the student for university,” says Jesse Ferguson, OHA principal. “Private school students are 50% more likely than public students to complete a bachelor’s or advanced degree.”  Students have gone on to further their athletic careers – and education – at a number of top ranked schools, including St. Mary’s, University of British Columbia, Princeton and Harvard. There are 7 OHA alumni who played in the Olympics in South Korea. A 10 Year Reunion is being planned for June 2018.  About the Ontario Hockey Academy  The Ontario Hockey Academy is a High Performance Academic-Athletic private school dedicated to providing ambitious boys and girls the very best in academics along with elite hockey. The Academy is located at 1541 Vincent Massey in Cornwall. More information can be found online: www.ontariohockeyacademy.com w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / O n t a r i o - H o c k e y Academy-108238760044

Congrat’s to Monkland native Andy Brown. Andy recently participated in his 1000 OHL game as an athletic trainer and therapist. He began his career in 2003 and is currently with Owen Sound.

Congrat’s also to the Char Lan Crusaders Boys’ Hockey Team for winning the SD &G Boys’ Hockey Championship. What a mess in Ottawa. Hopefully Erik Karlsson is a part of the hockey clubs future and they find a way to resign him. Great to see the Colts honouring Dave Ezard on March 8, re-hanging his # 6 banner back in the rafters of the Ed Lumley Arena.

It looks like hockey season is winding down in the area, congrats to all the players, coaches, and volunteers who participated this year.

Start swinging those golf clubs and baseball bats, get out your soccer and football cleats, check your tackle box, spring is coming. Winners never Quit, and Quitters Never Win, Signing out Until next Month Mike Piquette, Publisher


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