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Cornwall’s Ed Lumley Arena welcomed a huge crowd during the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Championship prePhoto - Todd Anderson tournament game between Sweden and Slovakia on December 19.

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Emerging from a back door at Ed Lumley Arena to escape the frosty weather outside, Droba greeted a small group of people on hand with a smile and a handshake. He turned to the individual with the notepad and pen and said, “Please let me know how I can help you. Where would you like to have a talk?” In an exclusive interview with Sports Energy, Droba shared his thoughts on the Cornwall WJHC exhibition game and described some of the

similarities between our countries. “It’s great to see Slovakians competing in Canada because these are two friendly allies. We have a great friendship between our countries. We are unified together with the game of hockey. Both countries are hockey nations. We’re very proud of our players.” Nearly 3500 fans made the trek to the Civic Complex to watch one of the highest-attended games in a long time in Cornwall. Down 3-1

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critic who coincidentally helped coordinate bringing the Canadian premiere of Swedish award-winning film The Break-In to Cornwall’s Port Theatre last February). Sean Adams, a descendent of Slovakians, said he was thrilled to have Droba in attendance.

“My grandparents came to Canada in 1928. I am proud of my heritage. Any time I get the chance to get involved in promoting the Slovakian culture, I do. Slovaks are so much like Canadians. They are good people ... and they love hockey. This really is great for our city. There hasn’t been a game like this here in a while. We are watching some future NHLers out here.”

The game featured several NHL draft picks including Minnesota Wild’s Joel Eriksson Ek, Anaheim Ducks’ Jacob Larsson, and Ottawa

“They are going to play in front of very big audiences. They will be in huge arenas with 18,000 to 20,000 people and will receive massive support from the Canadians. They will see Canadians and Slovakians both share a deep love for the sport.” When Droba found out he would be attending the game in Cornwall, he reached out to Sweden’s Ambassador Per Sjogren. Unfortunately he could not attend as his itinerary included a flight to Sweden early the next day.

“It’s a great honour for me to be here,” said Droba. “As ambassador I support this team. There’s a lot of support for this team. We have a large Slovak community in Canada. You look around and you see lots of flags and jerseys in this crowd. I want to thank those fans who came to cheer on some good hockey.”  

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Char Lan Bantam B Rebels Enjoy Tournament Success and Cole MacCrimmon. Assists went to Cayer, Corput, Novosad, har-Lan Rebels Bantam B Rep McKenzie, Tristan McDougall, played in their 3rd tournament and Isaac MacDougall.  Tristan of the season and have taken home Rochon had to make key saves a second championship.  This time early in the game to keep the game it was the B Championship in close. the South Grenville 8-team one In the championship game day tournament in Prescott.  In against South Grenville Rangers, their first game, the Rebels lost a the first period ended scoreless.  1-0 decision to RWC Crusaders.  Both teams traded scoring chances Alexandre Duval was excellent in but both goalies were up to the nets, keeping the game very close. task.  Corput scored a power play The defensive corps made up of goal on a beautiful pass from Aidan Leroux, Jack MacLachlan, Kieran McRae late in the second Cale McKenzie, and Seamus period.  Some 40 seconds later, O’Connell also had a strong game South Grenville tied it up.  The clearing rebounds and ensuring game was tied 1-1 going into the the game was close.  It wasn’t the third period.   Cayer scored 10 first time this season that these seconds into the third period to put two played each other.  The teams the Rebels ahead.  Down a man tied 2-2 and the Rebels had beaten and the goalie pulled, the Rangers them 5-0 in the Napanee Gold had a 6 on 4 and were buzzing Medal Game four weeks ago. near the net.  The puck trickled by Submitted Story


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win with an empty goal with 30 back from its opening game loss. In their second game, the Rebels Duval and appeared to be going seconds to go.  Donovan Francis At the midway part of the season, won 5-1 against Valley Storm.  in but Roy was there to tuck the assisted on the goal. the Rebels sit atop the East division Goal scorers were Jack Cayer, Jack puck underneath the goalie who The coaches and parents were Corput, Tyson Roy, Josh Novosad, froze the puck.  Cayer sealed the pleased on how the team bounced standings with a 9-3 record. 


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Local Ice Fishing Tournament Celebrates 10th Year By Todd Anderson


hanks to Mother Nature, the ice fishing season started early this year and local anglers have had almost a full month more to enjoy the pastime than they did in 2015-16. Long Sault’s Claude Collette was busy on December 30 transporting his rental ice shacks out onto Hoople Bay as the local hot spot started to get busy with action. “There were another ten pop-up huts out there today, too,” he said during a break from his work. “I’m hammering the perch out there. It has been a good start to the season.” The Lost Villages Ice Fishing Tournament will celebrate its 10th year when it takes place at Hoople Bay in Ingleside on February 11. Organizers Collette and Rob Brunet are proud to see the event succeed. “I do a lot of the lugging and he does all the paperwork,” says Collette. “We take it one year at

a time and we like to think it is an invited to O’Neal’s for free chilli and in Cornwall), or Eric at Barker’s a chance to win another $1000 in Brunch (2099 Dundas Street in eventful tournament.” prizes. Cardinal). Barker’s Brunch will Last year, the day brought very also be providing minnows for sale Interested participants can register cold temperatures and just over 200 on the day of the event. Anglers participants. Collette says the all- ($40 per angler) for this year’s event can also register with Collette and time high was 325 anglers one year. at O’Neal’s Pub in Long Sault, Fence may request shack rentals for the full Depot in Cornwall, Ron Brunet Each year the tournament features season by calling Claude at 613-537and Mona Thieroff (906 Guy Street three prize categories. Anglers will 8557 or 613-330-5764. be seeking the biggest pike ($1000 for first place, $300 for second and $200 for third), walleye ($1000, brings you $300, $200), and perch ($500, $200, $100). There is also a lunker prize (based on registration proceeds) for biggest overall fish which has, once, P C Y O D A N T H E F O R C E A W A K E N S reached $1900. There will also be R H E P A D M E A M I D A L A T D Y J R Z R mystery weight prizes. There will O E L B F H G S J L G V T A H G A L A X Y R also be a 50/50 draw in support of the Lost Villages Society. B W U P Q E D D I I E T P A L P A T I N E P A B K J C D T A G O O I K B E R V S P L P D “People are interested in getting out on the ice in the winter for this T A E D Y T R R C R R D A C I Q N I J L O A event,” says Brunet. “There are T C S VM E J T L A G Q T A S A Q T D D B R too many sponsors to mention, but L C K L L Q Y H F R E B A T T L E H O L I T O’Neal’s Pub and Emard’s Lumber E A Y C J X M V W J L D N X A A G G S Z W H do a lot for us.” S G WO A O O A AW U T Y D R D H M M H A M After the tournament, anglers are H H A E D T E D C B C Z U J W O J K A Q N A I V L T X R L E 3 O A D B E A C S G C D K U P S KMC 2 D R P L S P E A R U M X E X E L S B E MD D B M O R G P D A S J C S W Q N Y MO R J I 2 L I G H T S A B E R H I I H O M C I F D E B X J B O B A F E T T H Z N F B P N A I X S D E T F H D H A N S O L O D A I D K F T G P R I U E M P I R E G N E Q U X F O

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What do you feel are the top 3 local sports news stories in 2016? Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast - It seems that 2016 hasn’t been a very eventful kind of a year for the Cornwall sports’ scene. Actually there’s been a dearth of sports news in the area. That is unless you’re trying to run a hockey team in Cornwall.  This past year was out with the River Kings, and in with the Nationals; riding the roulette wheel of professional hockey in our city.  Do the River Kings/Nationals count as one story or two, or maybe it’s just the same old story.  When it comes to semi-pro hockey, it seems like we’re semi-interested!  At a glance 2016 was a year that was made up of many smaller sports news events, perhaps we should call it a status quo year, Tony Luis is still boxing; the Colts are still playing  hockey; if it’s winter somebody is curling down at the club; lots of tourneys, be it golf, hockey, lacrosse, baseball etc.  Maybe the best sports news event in Cornwall was a near tragic event that luckily only destroyed a building and not the many young lives it might have, under different circumstances.  Yes, the May blaze at the dorm of the Ontario Hockey Academy on Vincent Massey Drive was a near miss of epic proportions, and we’re all thankful for that.  It was a blessing that the number one sports story in Cornwall of 2016 was reduced to an insurance claim. Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - The year 2016 has certainly been a memorable, nail biting, on the edge of your seat sports’ year around the world and locally. Some memorable world events include Canada’s Andre De Grasse’s 100m final with Usain Bolt; Penny Oleksiak’s amazing four medal performance in the pool at the 2016 Rio Olympics; and the Ottawa Red Blacks Grey Cup victory - just to name a few. In that mix, locally, I would include, Mr. Tony Luis continuing his domination in the ring beating Samuel Amoako in February and Christian Uruzquieta this past November; Mr. Paul Norman advancing his MMA dominance defeating Heavyweight Alex Bouchard which earned him the Provincial Kickboxing title; Tylor and Tyson Spinks signing pro contracts with Toledo Walleyes; Mr. Jakob Loucks QB performance with the Mount Allison Mounties Football squad, earning him the Atlantic University Sports (AUS) and Canadian Inter-University Sports (CIS) Rookie of the Year awards; Zach Zwanenburg winning Canadian National C1 & OC1 Team Trials in Kayaking, earning a spot with the Canadian National Kayak Team and eligibility to compete in the Rio World Championships in 2017; as well as Mary Patrick earning a spot with Canada’s National High Performance Junior Team in the sport of marksmanship. Cornwall was also treated to an exhibition game courtesy of two World Junior hockey teams playing at Ed Lumley Arena (fantastic hockey) and what about those CMLA Tykes victorious; winning Tyke C Provincial Gold Medals in Whitby On. There are many more great local sports stories such as Rebels Bantam B1 taking gold in Napanee, NGS Atom B Rep claiming gold in Pierrefond, SVR Minor Atom A taking gold in Niagara Falls, Girls Midget B Highlanders Hockey winning gold in Cornwall & Oshawa, Bantam B Typhoons winning gold in Oakville and the great sport stories continue... In my opinion, there are so many great local athletes striving to be the best they can be to achieve their goals. Trying to come up with three top stories is inconceivable so I apologise Mike; I failed at my task this month... Happy New Year everyone.

Jim Riddell - Seaway Karate Club - My choice for the three top sports stories of 2016 would be: 1) The Shorty Jenkins Classic finding a permanent home in Cornwall. This event which is part of the World Curling Tour attracts top Canadian and International curlers. This provides Cornwall with widespread positive exposure and creates a large economic spinoff in the local area. 2) The folding of the Cornwall River Kings after five seasons in the LNAH. A strong effort by team supporters was unable to raise enough money in time to meet the league’s deadline. 3) The Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame inductions which happens every second year saw twelve individuals from nine different sports enter the HOF in 2016. This event is one that most area sports fans enjoy following.

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Game On! At Long Sault Outdoor Rink

part providing their machines and operators. The township funded the initial lift of lumber and supplies, which was provided at a reduced cost from John Horil of Ingleside TimBR Mart. The hard work paid off as the 50’x110’ rink opened on November 26, 2011.

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ith the return of winter, several local outdoor skating rinks are back in action. One of those rinks is situated at Arnold Bethune Memorial Park in the village of Long Sault. Entering its fifth season, the rink is embraced by outdoor enthusiasts young and old.

“If I had a dollar for every time I’ve told a kid or their parent, “It’s your rink, treat it like you own it,” says one of the figureheads behind the introduction and continued maintenance of the rink, Joe Harty. “There’s nothing better than coming home from hockey or errands and seeing it full, or having my kids look out the dining room window and start Volunteers and local businesses, as well as South Stormont Township, to scream in excitement that there is a were responsible for erecting the outdoor rink at Long Sault’s Arnold Bethune Memorial Park in November 2011. Submitted photo Joe Harty game on!” Like many great ideas, the thoughts and Recreation Kevin Amelotte, School) and it only recently had of bringing the rink to life came in the approached his friend about his idea. dissolved. He made it clear to me if I dressing room after a hockey game, “I approached Kevin and I asked got some volunteers together and was this time an adult recreational game him why the township was supporting willing to play a leadership role that at Long Sault Arena. Harty, who a rink on Island 17, and not a rink in the township would support it. Have plays with a local group, the South the park in the middle of the village. they ever done that and more.” Stormont Flyers, including South He explained for years they had a rink Early on, Windmill Construction Stormont Township Director of Parks at St. George (Catholic Elementary and Losey Haulage played a big

“It has truly been a community partnership with so many involved and contributing over the past several years,” says Harty. “It gets better every year”

JF Racine Welding was responsible for setting up lights and the towers on which they stand. Power was brought to the rink in 2013, thanks to the township who also paved the playing surface in 2015. Now the rink is used year-round. Summer students have painted the boards and the township has also been helpful in providing “real” hockey nets and shovels as needed. The South Stormont Flyers have also contributed ongoing financial support and manpower. A future addition rumoured to come to the rink is basketball nets. Harty points to other individuals Continued on page 11


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such as, Craig “Makita” McCosham, Steph “Lady Byng” St Denis, and Mario “Chin Strap” Gibeault and many others who have happily lent a hand. Most years the organizers start the hoses in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It’s about waiting for the ground to freeze and then looking ahead to consecutive nights where the weather will be -6 or below. This year the water was first sprayed on December 16th, which is very early according to Harty.   Seeing the youngsters enjoying the fruits of labour from so many is very

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“My Dad did it for me, so I will do it for them. We had a little patch for a few years at home, and then at the end of the street; a townhouse development ran out of money and left a big hole that became the neighbourhood rink for a few years. The fire department would come once in a while and spray it down. I remember we would put pepper in our skates, Vaseline on our faces. We would get frostbite, lots of welts, cuts, and bruises. We loved it.”

Sports Energy would like to see your photos of local outdoor rinks, public or private. Please visit our Facebook Participants, young and old, have enjoyed use of the rink for the past page to post yours today! Submitted photo Joe Harty five years.

The Evolution of Karate

By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club


arate as we know it today is considered by most to be a Japanese art. This is somewhat true as most traditional styles of karate made their way to North America after gaining popularity in Japan less than one hundred years ago. The roots of karate go much deeper than that; its origins being credited to Bodhidarmha, a Buddhist monk who brought a style of temple boxing to China from India more than a thousand years ago. “Darhma” is also considered to be the first martial art scientist due to his extensive research on vital points of the human body. Over the years much Chinese culture made its way to Okinawa including the martial arts. Karate came to Japan from Okinawa where originally it was much different than the versions now being taught. It was practised among the warrior class and was for self-defense purposes only. Combat was at mid-to-close range with throws, takedowns, grappling, and chokes all being a part of it. They were also proficient in the use of several weapons such as the Bo staff, sai, tonfa, and oar, all of which were common implements used in Okinawa at that time. Around 1900, karate was modified so that it could be taught in the school system, with the focus being on the kata or forms. The application of dangerous techniques, (bunkai) was not revealed to the students at that time. In Okinawa, karate was known as ‘Chinese hand”. In 1922, Gichen Funakoshi was invited by the Japanese Ministry of Education to give a demonstration at Tokyo’s Kodakan Judo Hall, in front of approx. two hundred and fifty educators, diplomats, and Judo masters. Jigaro

Kano, the founder of Judo was present and endorsed this new art, helping it to gain acceptance in Japan. That demonstration was the first time that Funakoshi had worn a gi (uniform), as Okinawa karate was practised in regular clothing. Kano had presented him with a gi previous to the demo to give it a more formal appearance. Funakoshi also adopted Judo’s coloured progressive belt ranking system for karate. He changed the name from Chinese hand to empty hand (karate) to make it Japanese. The names of the kata were also changed to make them sound Japanese. In 1924 Keio University became the first to have a karate club for its students, with most other universities following soon after, with a few Japanese masters coming out of these clubs. For his efforts, Funakoshi is considered the “Father of modern karate” and was the founder of the Shotokan style. Over the next few decades sparring was added for competition purposes, with several new techniques like spinning kicks and high roundhouse kicks being added for that purpose. Karate made its way to Canada in the 1930’s, growing slowly and finally gaining mainstream acceptance after the many martial art movies of the late 60’s and early 70’s. It was during this era that any local karate practitioner who wanted to test themselves in the ring could find a tournament most weekends in the Ottawa, Hull, and Montreal area. Today, depending on where the emphasis is placed, Karate can be practised as an art, a sport, a combat sport or as a means of self-defence. In August of 2016 the International Olympic Committee approved karate to be included in the 2020 summer games in Tokyo as an official Olympic sport. Athletes from around the world will compete in kumite (sparring) and in kata (forms) with an equal number of male and female competitors. Karate has certainly evolved since its humble beginnings in Okinawa several centuries ago.


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2016 Big Buck Contest & Hunters’ Ball By Staff Writer


onville, Ontario was the place to be on Saturday, November 26 as more than $10,000 in prizes was handed out!! The Cornwall Township Lions Club hosted the 2016 Hunters’ Ball which is the main and final event of the 2016 Big Buck Contest sponsored by Fence Depot & More store of Cornwall and The Cornwall Township Lions Club of Bonville. This annual Big Buck Contest is considered a success with over 430 Registered Hunters, more than 130 Sponsors plus guests, and a stream of volunteers to support such a gathering. The day started at 3:00 pm with venison on the spit, and wild game sausage and pepperoni as well as Frank Kuiack’s, of The Last Guide’s Guide, famous fish fry at registration. The Wild Game Feed followed at 5:00 pm sponsored by generous local donations of various wild game served in a variety of dishes succulently prepared by the wellstaffed volunteer kitchen. Just before 8:00 pm the prizes, which were on display on the entire stage and over-flowed to the Pick of the Litter prize tables, began to be awarded. The Top Prize of $1,000 for the Heaviest Buck, sponsored by Villeneuve Water Supply & L.A.D.S. Mechanical, was won by Marcel Fortier at 249.7 pounds and the Heaviest Doe, sponsored by Marland E. Maloney & Stephen Maloney of Enns, MacEachern, Pace, Maloney & Associates Inc., was won by Clarence Pichie at 156.6 pounds. The complete list of weigh-ins and pictures of the deer and hunters may be found on the Fence Depot & More Facebook page. More than 230 additional gifts donated by sponsors were awarded to the registered hunters. The Door Prize, of an outdoor mountain theme

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picture, was won by Kathryn RobertWicks and donated by Grenville Fish & Game Club. New to this year’s Hunters’ Ball was the Pick of the Litter draws that captured the hunters’ attention and was greeted with enough success that the format will return in 2017. These nine large bundled prizes were valued in range from $300.00 to $1,700.00, with four of them over $1,000. The large prize of the evening valued up to $1,700.00, a set of four truck tires donated by Cornwall Tire Service, was won by Joanne Senecal. To see a full list of sponsors and 34 winners - please see the Fence Depot & More Facebook page. The Big Buck Committee would like to extend a big thank you to all the sponsors, those who donated prizes and wild game, the legion of dedicated volunteers, the Cornwall Township Lions Club, Fence Depot & More, and the Registered Hunters for their support. Watch for news on next year’s 23rd Annual Big Buck Contest in November 2017.

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Top Prospects Game Coming to Cornwall this January By Molly Kett


his January 25th, Cornwall will be hosting the twelfth annual Canadian Junior Hockey League’s (CJHL) Prospects Game. The game will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Ed Lumley Arena in the Cornwall Civic Complex. This contest will be featuring 40 of the top NHL draft eligible players from across the 10-league CJHL taking part, according to a CJHL press release. The game will feature the top 20 prospects from the five eastern-based CJHL leagues playing against the top 20 from the five

CJHL western-based leagues. The winning team will be awarded the President’s Cup. “The CJHL Prospects Game brings together the top draft eligible Junior ‘A’ prospects from throughout Canada for on and off-ice testing and an East versus West game,” stated NHL Director of Central Scouting Dan Marr through a press release. “This is a major event for NHL scouting personnel to attend and view all these prospects at one venue and see them compete against their peers.” Marr also says it will be a tremendous opportunity for this player to showcase their ability while simultaneously representing their leagues and even communities at a national level. The CJHL President Brent Ladds gave some insight on the significance of the event in a press release. “The CJHL is indebted to the National Hockey League, Hockey Canada, our ten member leagues, as well as the City of

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tie for first overall. The Typhoons, having the best goals against average were seeded 1st overall and would compete in the semi-final game on Sunday morning. The Typhoons would once again compete against the Gloucester Stars winning the game 3-1 and advancing to the championship game against the Nepean Wildcats. The championship game was intense as both teams wanted to capture gold; the Typhoons emerged victorious with an exciting 2-1 win. MVP for each tournament game were Avery Brown (Nepean), Karah White (Russell), Sara O’Brien (Gloucester), Brenna Cameron (Gloucester), and Chloeanne Sequin (Nepean)

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he 49th Annual Astro Storage & Warehousing Turkey Bonspiel came to a successful close on the weekend of Dec 10, 2016 with the finals in four divisions. The “A” final saw Paul Carroll steal a single in the 1st and 2nd ends over Phil Hammond. Hammond took a three-ender in the 3rd and stole a single in the 4th. Carroll answered with a three-ender of his own in the 5th and stole two more in the 6th to go ahead 7-4. Hammond took a single in the 7th and stole three more in the 8th for the 8-7 win. In the “B” final Jeff Ridal and Dave Lalonde traded singles in the 1st two ends, with Ridal taking a three-ender in the 3rd and stealing three more in the 4th on the way to a 9-2 win. In the “C” final Bill Sobering stole a two-ender in the 1st and a single in the 3rd over Mike Villeneuve. Villeneuve took a single in the 3rd. Sobering took singles in the 4th and 5th ends on the way to a 6-3 win. In the “D” final Phil Riel, with hammer, picked up a three-ender over Wayne Summers and stole 3 more in the 2nd for a 6-0 lead. Summers took singles in ends 3, 4, and 5 but it was all Riel after that for the 9-3 win. In the “A” consolation Angus McLeod and Norm Quenneville traded singles in the 1st two ends. McLeod took a single in the 3rd with Quenneville taking a deuce in the 4th. The teams traded singles in ends 5 and 6. McLeod, with hammer, took a huge four-ender in the 7th. Quenneville replied with a deuce in 8th but came up short. McLeod prevailed 7-6. In the Points event it was Dan Laperle with a total of 15 points.

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Outpouring of Support for World Juniors in Cornwall By Micaela Wylie-Arbic


ver 3000 locals gathered as an exhibition match between Sweden and Slovakia took to the ice at the Ed Lumley Arena on Dec. 19. Despite an early lead for the Slovaks, Sweden was deemed victorious with a tight 4-3 result. Cornwall was one of seven cities to host the pre-tournament games of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, extending the excitement of world-class hockey outside of the two tournament hostcities, Montreal and Toronto. The 10game initiative was set out by Hockey Canada and RBC to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary. Ottawa, Kingston, Chateauguay, Sherbrooke, and Oshawa were among other host cities to welcome the World Juniors. The Slovakia and Denmark teams had both been holding their training camps at the Benson Centre and stayed in the city at the Ramada, in preparation for the tournament.

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to watch the talented group of U-20 Bantam AAA Wild, and the beloved runs from Dec. 26, 2016 – Jan. 5, players. Among some of the attendees Cornwall Colts. 2017 at the Bell Centre in Montreal The World Junior Championship and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Hockey lovers of all ages gathered were the Bantam BB Typhoons; the

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the relaxing scenery,” says O’Donnell. After his first experience fishing in Picton, O’Donnell has had many more fishing days for the books. One, however, stands above the rest.

wenty-three-year-old Brayden O’Donnell is currently working towards becoming a licensed small engine technician. When he’s not working, he spends some of his time fishing the local waters. O’Donnell started to get into fishing when his family started to go to Picton for summer vacation seven years ago.

“There’s one evening I’ll never forget. We were on the water hoping to catch some bass during an evening feed and flies were everywhere, biting and buzzing around.  We were fishing top-water in a small bay.  No luck.  We tried another bay.  Still no bites.  So my father-in-law Christian suggested that we try some trolling with our lures 3-5 feet below the surface. I personally thought we were going too fast to catch anything. Christian reasoned that we would be luring the faster fish.  Ten minutes later, we both caught our limit,” shares O’Donnell.

“We would wake up early, have coffee by the water, then head out on the water to catch bass,” says O’Donnell. “I was shown the value and excitement of top-water fishing using a lure called the Scum Frog. It’s specially designed to go through lily pads without getting caught, and the bright colors attract the fish.” After this fishing experience in Picton, one of O’Donnell’s friends convinced him to get a fishing rod of his own. However, it wasn’t love at first cast for O’Donnell.

O’Donnell’s current favourite spot to fish is on Lake Roddick, which is about twenty minutes south of Maniwaki, QC. “The water up there is clean and the Lake is very diverse. We saw bass, trout, channel catfish, perch, all kinds of variety,” says O’Donnell.

“Honestly, my first time out, I came back discouraged. Not even a bite. But I’m glad I kept trying. As with anything else, the more you do something, the better you get at it, and the more you can appreciate it,” says O’Donnell.

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The Cornwall Bantam B Typhoons competed in the 34th Annual Kanata Rangers Competitive Tournament going undefeated to win Gold By Shawn O’Brien


he Typhoons competed in a seven-team pool bracket finishing tied for first overall in the tournament. The Typhoons defeated Markham-Stouffville Stars 3-0, North York Storm 2-0, Scarborough Sharks 7-0, and Toronto Leaside Wildcats 2-0 in round-robin play, not allowing a goal scored against them. The Typhoons needed to play

a semi-final game against a league rival and tournament host team Kanata Rangers, winning the game 4-2, and advancing to the championship game. The Typhoons faced off against the other undefeated team, the Oakville Hornets, in the championship game. The game was fierce and very exciting with the Typhoons winning the game 3-1 to capture Gold.

Front Row: Avery Brown and Emma Jamieson. Middle Row Kneeling: Katherine Thomson, Brenna Cameron, Madison Besner, Samantha Graveley, Mikaela Coleman Back Row Standing: Todd Cameron (assistant coach), Leanne Jamieson (trainer), Gulla White, Maevin Wylie-Arbic, Millie King, Quinn Mulhearn, Chloeanne Sequin, Anabelle Ferland, Hughie Coleman (assistant coach), Savahna Vachon, Sara O’Brien, Al Vachon (head coach) Missing from photo: Shawn O’Brien (manager) Photo Submitted  

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Five Bantam Rapids Selected to All-star Game


By Todd Anderson


arc Sauve’s Seaway Valley Major AA Bantam Rapids were well represented at the Hockey Eastern Ontario all-star game on December 17 in Kemptville. Five players participated in the game including defencemen Felix Sauve and Kale Lauzon, goaltender Danik Martin, and forwards Graham Robertson and Riley Macdonald. It was an excellent opportunity for the Rapids to showcase their talents and renew acquaintances with many players and personnel. The game’s scoring was unlike the traditional all-star game, with just three goals being scored, as it ended 2-1 in overtime. After the teams tied the opening frame 1-1, no goals were scored in the next two periods. To start the three-on-three overtime, Rapids Robertson and Macdonald were put on the ice with a Rideau St. Lawrence player. Unfortunately, they were not able to seal a win as their opponent scored the winner off a deflected point shot. After the game each player was able to take home their uniform as a nice keep-sake.

Five players represented the Seaway Valley AA Bantam Rapids at the league all-star game on Saturday in Kemptville. Pictured from left are Felix Sauve, Riley Macdonald, Danik Martin, Kale Lauzon, and Graham Photo Submitted Robertson.

Martin has enjoyed a solid season in net this season and according to Sauve has earned a lot of big points during the team’s early season struggles. Lauzon has been a dependable, not flashy but

smart, defenceman. Sauve has played Robertson is a goal scorer and Sauve a speed game and is having a great year can always rely on him to be a gamer utilizing his hockey smarts. Macdonald and employ his “nose for the net”. is the club’s top point-getter and is The Rapids enter the holiday break in always a threat, especially in big games. first place in the HEO standings.

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Richard Pilon and his Passion for Multisport By Molly Kett


ifty-six-year-old Richard Pilon is an extremely passionate long distance runner. He and his wife of thirty years, who are the parents of five children, reside in Cornwall where he is active with the Cornwall Multisport Club. Pilon says it was only while training for 10 km events, where he would have training runs up to 16 km long, that he began to grow a passion for the sport. From this point, his love for running long distances grew and he began training for half and full marathons. Pilon says he would rather run a four-hour marathon than go full speed for 22 minutes in a 5 km event. However, this wasn’t always the case. “I used to be very active in my 20’s and early 30’s; mainly racquet sports. When we started having a family, there was little time for sports or fitness,” says Pilon. “I was starting to gain weight in my 40’s and wasn’t feeling that great. I knew I had to do something or I would be in bad shape when I got older. In 2007 my wife and I started running using the online ‘Couch to 5k Program.’ The rest is history.” Back in 2008, Pilon began to show an interest in running and had a few questions about it. This was when one of his friends, a

Cornwall Multisport Member, directed him to the club. Pilon says he was impressed with the club’s organization and supportive nature. Pilon has been a member of the club ever since. “I have met many like-minded people through the multisport club and it has helped me keep my running momentum going and maintain my enthusiasm during training periods,” says Pilon. “I have gained so much knowledge from members over the past eight years and I’m always happy to share what I have learned with new runners.” Since Pilon began running back in 2007, he has run over 15,000 km and completed 62 races, including 11 marathons and 16 half marathons. “What I like about running is that it is a minimalist sport. All you need is a good pair of shoes and you can start your activity as soon as you walk out the door,” says Pilon. “My favourite workout is the Saturday long runs; running by myself, while listening to music or contemplating life.” Pilon has completed a few duathlons, but hopes to some day attempt a triathlon. His current running goals include running the New York City Marathon and qualifying for the Boston Marathon.  

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An Interview with Al Quenneville

BEHIND THE BENCH honest and push them to do things the right way and don’t ever cheat yourself,” says Quenneville.

By Molly Kett


hen asked about his hockey history, Al Quenneville has an extremely clear passion for the sport. From playing to coaching, Quenneville has nothing but positive things to say about his experiences related to hockey. Sixteen years ago, Quenneville’s cousin was coaching a Bantam B rep hockey team and was in need of an assistant coach to help build the team towards success. Quenneville says he had some free time and wanted to give back to the hockey world, so he gladly took the challenge. This began Quenneville’s coaching endeavours, leading him to play important coaching roles on a variety of teams, as well as volunteering in the sporting world in general, since then. Currently, Quenneville is in his first season as the head coach of the


Quenneville’s season coaching the Cornwall Nationals in the FHL is still fresh, but he thinks so far the team is looking great. “Our season is only 18 games in but so far so good. We are fourth place, so we are in a playoff position but (there is) lots of hockey remaining,” says Quenneville.

Cornwall Nationals of the Federal Hockey League. So, what has kept Quenneville coaching for the past sixteen years?

In terms of his favourite coaching memory, Quenneville says he really enjoyed the first time he was able to coach a professional hockey game. and volunteering with my son’s During this opportunity to coach, hockey team. I’m always involved he had his dad alongside him on the somehow,” says Quenneville. bench, which Quenneville says was In terms of coaching philosophy, a truly “cool” and unique experience. Quenneville’s team expectations are Quenneville has definitely become fair and necessary for team success. a staple in the local Cornwall hockey “I’m a work hard, play hard kind world, surely with more to come.

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JANUARY 2017 Issue #50

Canada & Slovakia Meet at the Benson Centre By Perry Ruffo


he Cornwall Typhoons Midget AA Girls had the chance to meet team Slovakia. The Typhoons Girls were finishing their “player vs parent” Christmas game as team Slovakia was preparing to hit the ice for their team practice. Understanding that team Slovakia is here in Canada preparing for the IIHF World Junior Championships, the Typhoons could not pass up the chance at a team photo. It’s not every day that you can share the ice with world class talent and future NHL players. The Midget AA girls would like to thank the members of team Slovakia and the coaching staff for taking a few moments of their practice time for a team photo. This is a hockey memory and experience that these hockey players will treasure for a long time.

Members of the Cornwall Typhoons Midget AA team are: Chloe Devine, Kayla Groulx, Jordan Lalonde, Morgan Hummel, Madison Ruffo, Alyssa Schultz, Maya Swamp, Hannah Thomson, Zoé Trahan, Olivianne Devine, Mikaylee Henhawk, Jenna Séguin, Brenna Thomson, Sarah Michèle Tremblay, Adriana Bradford, Photo Submitted Kyra Butlin, Emily Tourangeau and Ariane Gauthier.

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Through December 9th-11th, the NGS Minor Midget Rep team played in the 4th Annual Rep B Jacques “Coco” Lemay Tournament in Clarence Creek/ Rockland. Saturday morning gameplay found the Braves up against the West Ottawa Golden Knights; a team ranked quite high and expected to win their games easily. “The game was a game of a lifetime!” exclaims Steve Tait, coach of the NGS team. The Braves went ahead 1-0 in the first period on a beauty cross-ice feed from winger Xandre Seguin from Kurt Alexander to line mate Carter Tait. But then the NGS squad found themselves in penalty trouble during the second period and they gave up 3 power-play goals to the Knights. The Braves now trailed 3-1. Coach Tait recalls that the game looked over, as the boys had lost their edge, but then NGS scored a short-handed goal and the team again picked up their step. When Assistant Coach Chris Fraser, suggested pulling the Braves goalie Merek Clement at the 2:30 mark, Tait decided they would wait and see if the Knights would give NGS an icing resulting in a face-off in their end. “Sure enough, we get exactly that at the 1:36 mark!” states Tait. Alexander, Tait, and Seguin press with the extra man and the game is tied up at 3, with a goal from Seguin. “This kind of stuff we dream up in plays from the bench, but very seldom do they work out on the ice. We couldn’t believe it,” recounts Tait. It looked like the game would end in a tie since there was only 57 seconds left on the clock. And then, the icing on the cake…NGS scores again at 17 seconds. “It was a carbon copy of the first goal. Alexander to Seguin who flies down the wing and feeds Tait cross-ice and he puts it past their goalie. Unbelievable! You always want to play games like that.” describes Tait. The NGS Braves won the game 4-3.

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Issue #50 JANUARY 2017

NHL Alumni Game Brings Fun to Cornwall the game.

By Todd Anderson


“This is my first go with the big boys. I live in Ottawa so I was happy to come out to Cornwall which is pretty close. It’s good to get out here. When you finish your career, you take a couple of months off and then you start to miss it. It’s fun to play these games and help people at the same time.”

he NHL Alumni Benefit Tour is celebrating its 25th year and on December 28 it brought fun and fundraising to Cornwall’s Civic Complex as the NHL Alumni faced off against local Law Enforcement All Stars. “We have a skilled group here and Cornwall is always great at supporting our initiative,” said Alumni member Laurie Boschman, the first captain in modern-day history for the Ottawa Senators and veteran of 1009 career games, 229 goals, and 577 points. “This is a lot of fun to be a part of. It’s good to show these fans we’re still healthy and we can play. Our goal is to show people that, and to raise some funds for some great causes.” The benefit tour, presented by Scotiabank, includes a series of approximately thirty games that take place across Ontario. Proceeds from the Cornwall event will support Special Olympics Ontario and the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s mission, “To provide yearround sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.” Joining Boschman with the alumni squad were other former NHLers including Radek Bonk, Mike Krushelnyski, Brendan Bell, Shaun Van Allen, Brad Smyth, Bryan Muir, goaltender Mark Laforest, Shawn Rivers, and Long Sault’s Jesse Winchester.

Friends Jesse Winchester of the NHL Alumni team, left, and Jason Kilger of the Law Enforcement All-Stars participated in the game benefitting Special Olympics Ontario and the Law Enforcement Torch Run on December 28 at Ed Lumley Arena.

Winchester, who skated with the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers in the NHL and recorded 20 goals and 70 points in 285 career games, enjoyed his first game with the alumni group. It was especially special because he was able to play against his friends on the local Law Enforcement squad featuring members from the OPP, Cornwall Community Police Service, and Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service. “This was my first one so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Some of my best friends are on the other team, so we’ll have some fun and raise funds for a great cause.

As Winchester answers questions to the interview, in the hallway leading to the alumni dressing room, Barker walks by and playfully gives him a jab with his stick and a shove. “That’s what it’s all about right there,” Winchester says with a laugh.

Photo: Todd Anderson

The final score was 10-8 for the NHL Alumni and featured many skilled plays from both teams as well as some comic relief. After the Law Enforcement side made it 1-0 referee Dave Hutchison, citing team tradition, asked goal scorer Mike Cunning to pose with Laforest and other alumni members for a photo to Continued on page 26

Photo: Todd Anderson

“Some of my enemies out there are Brennan Barker, Phil Boots, and Jason Kilger. I’m fresh out of the game, so hopefully I will be ready to come and play against them.”

Long Sault’s Jesse Winchester, representing the NHL Alumni team, was joined by South Stormont Selects Novice Rep B player Zachary Wilson during the National Anthem.


Joining Winchester, as a firsttimer with this alumni group, was former long-time Ottawa Senators’ centre Radek Bonk, who scored 194 goals and 497 points with the Sens, Montreal Canadiens, and Nashville Predators. Like everyone on the ice, he keeps playing because he loves

NHL Alumni player Laurie Boschman, the first captain in the modern-day history of the Ottawa Senators, was one of the stars participating in Cornwall.

Photo: Todd Anderson

Whistle Stops The “Team” has just completed Issue # 50, and as always, I would like to thank Lynn (Graphic Design), Margo (Editor), Gary (Sales), Bernadette (Website), our writers, Todd, Molly, Victoria, Thom, Micaela, Nathan, and Makayla; our editorial columnists, Jim, Jorge, Dave, Brock; 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 # 50 I have not heard a negative comment about the Exhibition game between Slovakia and Sweden. What a great game to watch, and kudos to the city for hosting this event. When talking of hosting, the city is in good hands with Janice Robinson, Lorne Taillon, and staff helping our visitors with logistics. Slovakia and Denmark called the Benson centre home for a week. What a great opportunity for local coaches to get out and watch some high tempo practices. Kudos also to Slovakia and Denmark for mingling and interacting with local youth, you have left a positive impression on all who met you. (myself included) Congrat’s to local golfer Ty Celone on accepting a Golf / Academic Scholarship to Eastern Michigan University. Circle January 25, and plan to attend the CJHL Prospects Game at the Ed Lumley Arena. On behalf of the “Team” at Sports Energy, we wish you a Happy and Prosperous 2017 Winners never Quit, and Quitters Never Win, Signing out Until next Month Mike Piquette, Publisher


JANUARY 2017 Issue #50 For the record, the Law Enforcement side did hold a late 8-7 lead in the game, off a nice goahead goal from Jarvo. Like he did so many times as a Char-Lan Rebels Junior B player in the early 2000s, Jarvo flew down the left side of the ice and blasted a quick low shot past Laforest. The alumni team would pick up their play from there and led by Winchester (who would knot the score at 8-8 just seconds after Jarvo’s goal), Smyth, Van Allen, Rivers, and Krushelnyski combined for some outstanding plays to convert the final three goals to steal the win.

Continued from page 25 mark the occasion. Cunning obliged and was promptly awarded a cream pie on top of his head. In another memorable moment, Laforest was awarded a penalty shot and wowed the crowd as he threw his trapper aside and let loose an impressive slap shot, even though it missed the mark. Members of the local South Stormont Novice Rep B Selects had the privilege of warming up and standing for the national anthem with the alumni team and playing an intermission game in front of fans. Zachary Wilson won’t soon forget the experience. “It was real cool being on the ice with all the stars. They were all real nice guys.” Also during the intermission, Wilson along with another small group of fans was able to visit the alumni dressing room and chat with the players while receiving an autograph. Long Sault’s Brayden Gagne was one of the lucky individuals. “It’s just amazing,” he said. “I have never met any NHL players before, except for Jesse Winchester once. This was really amazing.” Van Allen, who was in Cornwall last year for the alumni/law enforcement game, says he enjoys his trips to the city. A veteran of 794 games, 84 goals, and 269 points, he appreciated the welcome from the crowd. “It’s awesome.

This is great

Former NHLer Radek Bonk poses for a picture with Long Sault’s Brayden Gagne during the game’s intermission. Photo: Todd Anderson

Kilger said during the mid-game intermission. “My uncle Brian has been involved in the torch run for a long time so I am happy to help out where I can for a good cause. This is fun, but I think those guys in the other To kick off the game, Winchester room are having even more fun than and Kilger participated in a ceremonial we are. It sure feels like they are.” faceoff with a puck presented by Law And how about facing off against Enforcement member Steve Jarvo, who first repelled from the ceiling of his buddy Winchester? Ed Lumley Arena. Kilger has played “He’s just a real down-to-earth guy. a big part in organizing the alumni I am really happy he is here and has games in Cornwall over the past the opportunity to play this game at fifteen years. home. I can tell he’s holding back a “There’s never a shortage of guys little, hopefully he doesn’t light it up who want to play in this game,” in the next period like I know he can.” for charity and it’s a real good environment to play in. There has been an impressive turnout. You look out at all of the people, and you know people here love hockey.”


2016 is now in the history books and it was an interesting year to say the least. Sidney Crosby silenced his critics (again) by leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to their fourth Stanley Cup. The Kid now has as many Stanley Cups as Mario Lemieux and the Penguins are set up to be contenders for a few more seasons. Canadian Andre De Grasse stamped his name as one of the fastest runners on the planet.  There’s no shame in being behind Usain Bolt or Justin Gatlin.  D e Grasse will return to the next Olympics and has a chance to get that elusive Gold medal Canadian track and field needs to give the sport it’s proper boost. Peyton Manning wrapped up one of the most storied careers with a victory over Carolina in Super Bowl 50!  For Manning it was his second NFL championship and placed him in the conversation (if he wasn’t already) as one of the top 3 quarterbacks of all time!  Who the other two are, is for another column.

Former Ottawa Senators players Jesse Winchester, left, and Shaun Van Allen chat during the intermission.

Photo: Todd Anderson

By David Murphy The Toronto Raptors gave the NBA a huge bolt of electricity in Canada with their amazing spring time run, only to run into the eventual champion Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron & company were destined to win the 2016 NBA Championship.  The Raptors are once again top contenders and should be for the foreseeable future. The 2016 Jacques Richard winner as the top sports personality was Emily Vallance.  All the teen kickboxing sensation did was win two world titles in two different age categories.  Vallance’s name is going to be on the local sports map for several more years as her career is just beginning.  The 53rd Lions Club Sports Award Dinner is May 11th at the Best Western Parkway. The most memorable sports story for this past year has to be the Chicago Cubs ending “The Curse” and winning their first World Series since 1908.  To put that into perspective, the NHL wasn’t even a league, the average wage was 22 cents per hour and the average worker made $400 a year.  Chicago has waited a long time for this celebration and Cubs fans deserve it.  Now, about those Toronto Maple Leafs…. All the best is 2017!

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JANUARY 2017 Issue #50

The Year In Review For Boxing

By Jorge Luis


e have come to the end of 2016 and it’s been a difficult year for boxing. We lost some great boxers this year, most notably Aaron Pryor of Cincinnati, Ohio, former Junior Welterweight (140 lbs) Champion of all time; a whirlwind fighter, who was avoided by many champions in his time including Sugar Ray Leonard. Aaron is best known for two resounding victories over the great triple-crown champion Alexis Arguello. Aaron developed a severe crack cocaine addiction after he retired, conquered it, and went on to become an ordained minister; training amateur boxers and preaching against the evils of drugs to his dying day. I had the pleasure of meeting Aaron on a couple of occasions and he was a true gentleman and genuine nice guy, RIP Champ. 2016 also saw the death of the greatest heavyweight of all time, Muhammad Ali. One of the most influential athletes and men of the 20th century, we will never see the like again in our lifetime; a true hero in and out of the ring. He truly did it his way, in and outside the ring. Also in 2016, Bob Miller, one of the sports best cut men and corner men was involved in a serious automobile accident. Though he is alive, he will most likely face the remainder of his life in a wheel chair and never work a corner again. Bob Miller worked the corner of former heavyweight champion Mike Weaver, developed contenders and former Junior Middleweight Champion Tony Thompson, and worked with former World Champions Leonard Dorin, Eric Lucas, Jean Pascal, and Lucien Bute. Bob promoted fifteen of Mike

Tyson’s first twenty bouts. He also befriended me and was in the corner for most of the bouts of a young man from Cornwall ON by the name of Tony Luis. Bob, my friend…stay strong, don’t give up, and know that you are valued and loved; you will always be part of the boxing world. Bob also promoted hundreds, maybe thousands, of amateur shows in NY State over the last twenty to thirty years. It was another turbulent year at the Olympics in Rio for boxing, fraught with much controversy with faulty judging of matches and politics behind the scenes. Here is hoping that organizations such as Boxing USA and Boxing Canada and Western European Countries take a stand for the good of boxing as a sport and for our young amateurs. Despite this, the sport seems to be growing and making a comeback and attracting great young athletes. 2016 saw the emergence of Vasyly Lomenchko. When you think about what’s right with boxing Vasyly comes to mind. Raised in the Ukraine and trained by his father he garnered over 300 plus victories as an amateur including three world championships, European championships, and two Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012. He was courted by most of the big American promoters but only agreed to turn professional for big dollars and to fight the best. In his pro debut he defeated a top 10 contender right out of the gate and won a World Championship in his 3rd pro bout. Unheard of!! He is now 8-1 as a pro and recently defeated Nicolas Walters of Jamaica; a dangerous puncher. Vasyly neutralized all his weapons, and reach, and put on a Boxing Clinic to the point of making Walters quit in frustration after the 7th round. On the local front Champs Eastside Boxing has been quite busy. In May of 2016 Champs attended the prestigious Imperium Cup and came away with three gold medals and one silver medal. There were numerous trips to NY State, Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. Some new boxers joined our ranks and two new professionals also. Ronnie Robidoux of Akwasasne made his pro debut in August winning by a 1st round TKO, FILION AWARDS & SPECIALITY GIFTS “Helping people honour people”

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based promotional group. One of the partners in this group is former Cornwall Alumni Denis Benoit. They have given Tony hope and faith and resources as Tony takes another run at a World Title shot. His first bout back was in Mississauga ON, on November 19th against a tough Christian Urusquieta. On a ten-fight winning streak with two victories over undefeated Canadians including Canadian Champion Steve Wilcox, Tony had to work hard but soundly defeated the young Mexican. Tony now moves on in his quest for a World Title. Boxing Movies to watch… It’s cliché and Sylvester Stallone was in it…Creed was a good movie, very entertaining. What I love the most is the life lessons Stallone instills in Continued on page 29


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Skate Cornwall Holds Standardized Test in December By Tina Roundpoint


kate Cornwall Figure Skate Club would like congratulate the following students who took part in the latest Standardized Test for the Skate Canada. The test date was December 10, 2016 at the Benson Centre here in Cornwall. The Executive Board and Parents would also like to send out congratulations to the skaters who have achieved their goals in their Dances, Elements, and Interpretives and are ready to move on to their next levels in these disciplines!  Great Work!  Fiona Laplante ~ Preliminary Elements, Interpretive Introductory, Ten Fox Dance, Fourteen Step Dance Sarah Marleau ~ Preliminary Elements, Willow Dance, Ten Fox Dance Makenzie Mitschke ~Sr. Silver Blues Dance Nadine Kamm-Ramirez ~ Gold Viennese, Gold Quickstep Anthony Macdonald ~ Canasta Dance, Baby Blues Dance Alexa Ravary ~ Canasta Dance Katelyn Foley ~ Baby Blues Dance Pictured in the photo from left to right, standing: Makenzie Mitschke, Sarah Marleau, Tiana Caron, Fiona Bianca Caron ~ European Dance Laplante, Nadine Kamm-Ramirez, Bianca Caron. Kneeling:  Anthony Macdonald. Bottom l-r:  Alexa Ravary, Tiana Caron ~ Harris Tango Dance Katelyn Foley Photo Submitted

Continued from page 28 the movie. Never give up, always give your best. Hard work, good values. Good movie for young people to watch. My surprise was Hands of Stone based on the true story of boxing great Roberto Duran; surprisingly entertaining with a few unknown facts thrown in. If you ever want to watch a great fighter, check out Roberto Duran on YouTube… and I do mean great! When you look under great boxers one hundred years from now, remember there was once Roberto Duran.

What will 2017 hold for boxing and Champs Eastside Boxing? I look forward to watching Triple GGG, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, a monster at 160 lbs, and a true gentleman outside the ring. I look forward to watching Vasyly Lomenchko continue in his career. What a pleasure to watch Lomenchko box; like watching a fine classic play, a Mozart in the ring. I highly encourage my boxers and all boxing fans to watch these two fine boxers. In hope, Manny Pacquiao retires and keeps some of his fortune. I

hope Floyd Mayweather manages his money wisely and stays retired and does not tarnish his legend; an artist and all time great. Time to go. Boxers to watch in future from Champs…Ronnie Robidoux, Larry Gleeson, Max Bourgon(your day is coming soon, so much ahead of you), Jake Villeneuve(never give up), and the Waheed family(thank you for blessing me with the pleasure to train such a talented and respectful group of kids). Tony Luis, live your dream, it’s not mine never was… but it is yours. Let nothing stop you Tony,

pay the price, and get what is yours. To my wife, Elaine who tolerates and shares my wonderful obsession with boxing, Thank you. Also May 6th will showcase our charity event for the Children’s Treatment Centre featuring guest of Honour, former top heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney and a special bout between local counsel member David Murphy and local radio host Dan Allaire. Happy New Year everyone, God Bless all. In Sport and Youth, Jorge Luis


JANUARY 2017 Issue #50

Golf Simulators at Cornwall Golf and Country Club Keep you Swinging By Jordan Todd


n just their second year of having them, the golf simulators at Cornwall Golf and Country Club continue to grow in popularity, says Sylvain Lacelle, clubhouse manager. “We just wanted to give the opportunity to members and public players, if they want to keep their swing going during the winter,” he explains. “It just made sense, since there’s no one around here that has them.” Located right at the golf course, people can bring and use their own clubs for the simulators. It’s $35 per hour, with various packages and discounts for members. A foursome of average golf players can get through a round in about three hours. “The nice thing is you don’t have to walk or take a cart,” says Lacelle. “And you never have to look for the the most famous courses in the world “It’s almost as real as actually these machines together; these new beer cart, because it’s right there!” such as Glen Abbey. You can even playing golf,” says Lacelle. “With machines are as close as you can get There are over twenty golf courses play them from whatever tees you today’s technology, and how they put to real golf.” to choose from, including some of want.

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said ten-year-old Derrick Fraser. The coaching staff of the Colts Atom B1 team said the visit to the n December 7, the Cornwall fire station and donating to the toy Colts Atom B1 team visited drive was “an experience that the the Fire Department on Fourth kids won’t forget.” Street, donated toys to the Sparky “During this time of season we Toy Drive and toured the fire really try to push the issue that station. hockey is an expensive sport, to be “Hockey isn’t all about playing grateful for having the opportunity the game, but the opportunity to play a sport and to give to to give back in time of need,” others who not only don’t have the said head coach Mark Payette. chance to play but who may not “We build a family throughout have much at this time of year,” the season and at Christmas our explained coach Payette. “Each hockey family gives to those in kid loves that feeling at Christmas, need. It’s something that I would so why not make it possible for as encourage all coaches to do with many as we can?” their team.” By Victoria Klassen


The eleven players donated over 20 gifts to the toy drive, which will go to local children and families over the holidays. “It made me feel good to help others at Christmas,” said nine-year-old winger, Gavin Macdonald. All of the players expressed similar feelings. Cole Lauzon, 10, said: “It made me feel good to give back.”

Platoon Chief Luc Richer, Charlie Gagnon and 2A platoon taught the hockey team about firefighting during their visit. Some players were intrigued by how much equipment the firefighters used, the mask firefighters wear that changes the sound of their voice, and the tools they use to detect people and animals in fires.

“The fire hall was fun, I liked how everything worked. I was surprised that they sleep there,”

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Cornwall Shines During World Junior Exhibition

hope there were other kids there who don’t play hockey who witnessed the exceptional game and said to themselves, “I would like to play hockey, too.”

By Todd Anderson


xpectations were exceeded when Cornwall hosted the World Junior Hockey Championship pre-tournament game between Team Sweden and Team Slovakia on December 19. Hockey Canada officials were excited to see the number of people who came out to watch. “In our mind, we were going to be pleased to get 2500 people for the (WJHC pre-tournament) game. To have more than 3300, we are really pleased,” said Hockey Canada Director of Marketing Services and Events Dean McIntosh. “That’s a great turnout. It’s fantastic.” Not only did Cornwall host Team Sweden and Team Slovakia, for an exciting game at Ed Lumley Arena, but it also held training camps for Slovakia, as well as Team Denmark, at the Benson Centre. Fans attending the game were treated to an exciting affair as Team Sweden erased a 3-1 deficit to storm back and win 4-3 in overtime. “Maybe people didn’t realize how good the hockey would be,” said

McIntosh cites Cornwall’s location between large Canadian cities Toronto and Montreal as a perfect location for a game like this. Joining Hockey Canada as Director of Marketing Services in November 2008, the RBC Cup held in Cornwall that year was one of his first events with the association under that title.

“We were thrilled with the experience in Cornwall from the RBC Cup (Royal Bank Cup in 2008). Cornwall is centralized perfectly. It’s a nice size and boasts fabulous venues. The experiences we have had previously with Tourism Cornwall were positive. We met McIntosh. “The juniors level of during the game was the amount of with the economics’ team and other city officials to work out the details. hockey, its high quality. The fans youth hockey players in the stands. The hospitality in Cornwall and from embrace their local teams of course but “Our goal with Hockey Canada is to have Denmark and Slovakia train to grow the game of hockey. It’s a the staff at the facilities is great. It’s a here enhances their hockey exposure. high priority. We had lots of minor great community and I think it would Cornwall embraced them, too.” hockey players attend the game, and be fantastic to return there for other events in the future.” Something evident to McIntosh that’s very encouraging, but we also

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round about 1972, the NHL began a two year project of collecting goal pucks. The practice actually returned a few years ago and if you have a few hundred dollars to spare, the next time you visit the Bell Centre, you can pick one up. The price varies upward depending on the goal scorer. These pucks are truly for the serious collector; the fan who wants a piece of history for his mantle piece.

a piece of NHL history.” By the way, these old pucks sell from a hundred dollars to over a thousand these days depending on who scored the goal. Not bad for a ten dollar investment.

A few years ago, while at the height of my puck collecting days, I obtained one of these forty year old gems in a trade with a collector willing to part with one of several 72-74 goal pucks from his collection. I didn’t think too much about it, it was cool, a goal scored by Boston’s Andre Savard But back in the early seventies, against Philadelphia in 1974. $10 was all you needed to secure a I put it on the shelf beside the piece of hockey lore and it didn’t only other goal puck I own, the matter who scored the goal. Like first ever goal scored by that old many fans from the non-social coot, who is still playing and just media and not so open promotion passed Marc Messier for second eras, I don’t recall seeing this all-time on the NHL point scoring puck lottery or I likely would have list. Yes, I have Jagr’s first ever had one. Researching this story, goal puck. I found an old ad claiming “your So, last month while looking ultimate hockey moment even comes with a certificate proving over that old puck, I paid attention ‘you’ are the registered owner of to the date on the puck, May 14th!

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Had to be a play-off game, so of course, I checked. Sure was, in fact it was game 4 of the Cup final between the Bruins and Flyers. I looked up the box score and there it was. Andre Savard from Bobby Orr and Carol Vandais at 11:24 of the 1st period, the goal tied the score at 2-2. Wow, assisted by Bobby Orr, that means that a few seconds before the puck entered the Flyers goal, Bobby Orr touched this puck. I knew if I searched, I could find the video (thanks to YouTube - I did) and froze a few frames. That’s Bobby Orr feeding Savard up the right side (he was on side) and the end result, those famous Spectrum Police Goal Light(s) flashing behind Bernie Parent. Oh, and that little black dot in front of the despondent Flyers’ hall of fame goaltender, I own it. Isn’t history Grand!

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A Coach’s Christmas Present

low on money (benefits of being a student), however, I know you really oaching youth sports can bring like your Tim Horton’s so I hope this many rewarding experiences. will help. You can have your next My involvement in hockey over the Tim’s on me. years has, for the most part, been a You were my best coach growing very positive experience. While a up and I still have fine memories of coach can never please everyone, I playing hockey on your team. You have made many friends and shared are one of the few people that made a many happy memories with players strong impact in my life and I respect and parents over the years. I last that tremendously. Hopefully I will stood behind the bench in the 2013- be able to repay that one day in the 14 season, coaching an unbelievable future. (By coaching) great group of kids and parents at the Best Regards Midget B level. (See Cornwall Tire Team of the Month, page 3) Vincent

Brock’s Blog

By Mike Piquette


Why am I writing this, you may ask? Before Christmas my wife and I arrived home and found a Christmas card in the mail box, in it was the following note:

Vinny played on a Bantam team I coached in the 2008/09 season. Today he is 21 and entering his fourth year of university. His card and comments were certainly a “Hey Mike, I’m in town for the highlight of Christmas 2016 for me. holidays and I just thought I would People often ask volunteer coaches, come drop this off for you and your “Why do it?” wife in case you didn’t answer your A thoughtful Christmas Card from door. I know it’s not much but I’m a past player can become one reason.

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Parker is the lone goalie for the Char-Lan Novice Rep 2015-16 team. Already, the young netminder has gained a lot of experience playing between the pipes, as he has played three years of spring hockey with the Own the Ice Colts and a year with the Cornwall Colts Minor Hockey Association. Tim McCuaig, coach of the Novice Rep team, describes Parker as a pleasure to coach. “He is a great listener and is a huge reason why the team is having such a great season,” states McCuaig. Currently, the team has a 9-1-1 record, with Parker boasting a 1.80 GAA. Parker, a Grade 3 student at École élémentaire catholique Marie-Tanguay, explains that he enjoys playing goalie because it’s fun and he likes to make good saves, just like his favourite NHL player, Carey Price. During the summer months, Parker plays lacrosse with the Cornwall Celtics.

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“The Gift of Life”

ecember was upon us and my wife Melissa had our Christmas tree up for a week already. I came home from the rink one day and it was already set up. Usually I try to hold her off until December but was unsuccessful this year. She’s sneaky. It was fun for Melissa and our daughter this year because Maely was able to put bulbs and other ornaments on the tree. With the ability to put them on the tree also came the ability to take them off which caused the decorating to take longer than normal according to Melissa. Our team has been up and down on what has been a roller coaster season.  We will need to start winning more games if we want to make the playoffs. Our GM felt he needed to make a change as a result of the team’s poor performance so he released one of our players. It’s tough to see that happen to someone but at the end of the day it’s a business.  We found out early in the season that Melissa was pregnant for our second child. As she is roughly 18 weeks along, we had an appointment for an ultrasound scheduled. It was Melissa’s idea that we get the doctor to write the gender on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope which we would put in the Christmas tree for us to open on Christmas. This seemed like a great idea and I lasted about four hours with the envelope in the tree before my curiosity got the best of me. I could not wait the two days until Christmas.  I will give her credit, she was fine waiting to find out the gender, but I cracked. We are having a boy ...and the planning for the long gruelling road to the 2038 Winter Olympics begins.  Christmas felt extra special this year because Maely understood what was going on and was able to open her gifts. Although Melissa and I miss home and family during the holiday season we tried to follow our family traditions and have them here with just the three of us.  Our team left at 3pm on Christmas Day for a five day road trip ending with a game in Vienna on the 30th.  Pounding pavement, small European hotel rooms, and chicken and pasta meals are how I will be rounding out 2016.

Brock McBride  

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The South Stormont Novice Rep Selects took to the ice with former pros on Wednesday night during the NHL Alumni game at the Civic Complex. The Selects skated with the NHL Alumni and Cornwall Police during the pre-game warmup and also played a mini-game during the first Photo Submitted intermission. The Selects are pictured with three-time Stanley Cup winner Mike Krushelnyski.

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