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sually the SLC-Cornwall Sharks women’s team close out the year with the Fleming College Invitational but this year it’s the first tournament of the year for the program. Last year, the Sharks cleaned up at the Fleming Invitational by going a perfect 4-0 winning the Championship game over the host Fleming Knights and only allowed two goals against - all tournament. This year, the Sharks only have a handful of returning players but are surrounded by a talented rookie group. Be sure to follow @AthleticsSLC on Twitter for the latest scores and updates.

Team veteran Megan Simpson opened the scoring in the first period, but the Georgian Grizzlies tied it up with just seven seconds left, past a screened Sharks goalie.

With just 30 seconds left on the clock, Simpson scored her second of the game and added the empty net goal for the natural hat-trick securing a 3-1 Sharks’ win in the process. Game two vs. Humber College: W 2-1 The Sharks survived the first period, successfully killing a 5-3 Humber power play thanks to a complete team effort and goalie Brittany Laplante making some spectacular saves.

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Local Andrew Jarvis Talks about His Experience Playing for the Brockville Braves By Molly Kett


ineteen-year-old Andrew Jarvis grew up in Morrisburg, Ontario with three brothers. His hobbies include playing guitar and baseball as well as, of course, hockey. Jarvis says he loves all other sports and enjoys playing them, but currently Jarvis is not just a defenceman for the CCHL’s Brockville Braves, but also their captain. Jarvis started playing hockey when he was around four or five in the South Dundas Minor Hockey Association. He then played in Morrisburg all the way up to minor midget, followed by playing for the Upper Canada AAA Cyclones. The year after that, Jarvis returned to Morrisburg to play for the local Jr B team before being brought up to the Jr A Braves. Jarvis quickly began to excel at the sport from a young age. His talent on the ice was clear. “I think I realized I could go somewhere or do something with hockey during my first year of AAA. I was playing Rep hockey all

the way up, so it was a little harder to compare myself to others until I started with the AAA Cyclones,” says Jarvis. Jarvis says the process of snagging a spot, playing for the Braves, was different than others. “It was obviously nice to be different and noticed by other people. I really enjoyed my process”. Jarvis’ experience as the captain of the Brockville Braves has certainly been a learning curve. “It was tough at the beginning, but I feel like I’ve been able to really lead my teammates,” says Jarvis. “Previous captains have helped me out with situations that I have never been in, and that’s really helped me. I enjoy the responsibilities that come along with it.” So far, Jarvis has been loved his time playing for Brockville. “My time in Brockville has been outstanding. I wouldn’t trade my time here for anything at all. The new friends I’ve made, the memories I’ve made, are unbreakable,” says Jarvis. “My teammates, the fans, and even just the

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city itself, have made a huge impact on my life and it’s changed me for the better.” Jarvis’ hockey goals don’t stop there. In the future, Jarvis hopes to get a scholarship to play NCAA in the

United States. “My goals are to win a Bogart Cup (the CCHL championship) and play division 1 NCAA hockey,” says Jarvis. “After that I’d like to play pro in North America, or even Europe.”

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stop all the shooters she faced, sending the Sharks to the finals.

Pascale Lacroix broke the deadlock with back-to-back goals; the first coming off a shot from the point, tipping it past the Hawks goalie and the second on the man advantage. Lacroix found herself all alone at the side of the net and tapped the puck past a defenceless Hawks goalie. Humber pulled the goalie and broke the SLC shutout with 30 seconds left to make it 2-1. But that’s as close as Humber would get. The Sharks finished the round-robin first overall in their pool, earning a bye directly to the semi-finals at 2:30 pm. Semi-finals vs. Seneca College: W 3-2 (SO) Having just gone to a shootout against Georgian, the Sharks took advantage of a tired Seneca College team early on with Lacroix scoring her third goal of the tournament for SLC. But the Sting found a new gear and turned up the pressure against the Sharks. The end result was Seneca tying the game on a power play. Seneca would take their first lead of the game on the power play but Lacroix would tie it up with 1.7 seconds left in the second period. After a scoreless third period, the teams went to a shootout where the Sharks scored on their first two attempts. Laplante would

Finals vs Durham College/UOIT (DC/ UOIT): W 5-1 Jenna Cholette scored her first goal as a Shark on a shot from the point just 20 seconds in but DC/UOIT tied the game just a few minutes later. With their opponent starting to pick up the momentum, the Sharks would go on three straight power-plays with Simpson scoring on the third SLC man advantage to retake the lead. Kate Goody added one more just before the buzzer to take a 3-1 lead into the second period. After a scoreless second period, a harmless looking shot from Goody beat the DC/UOIT goalie to make it 4-1. The goal deflated the opposition and when Dazé scored on a great solo effort, the celebration was on for the Sharks, winning the Fleming College Invitational for the third consecutive year. “The girls played great all day” said former Sharks men’s hockey goalie and now coach, Ryan Cooper. “It didn’t take long for the chemistry to build with the girls. They didn’t panic when we got behind on the scoreboard.” The Sharks are back on the ice in Ottawa on February 2nd for the La Cité collégiale Invitational.  

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guys that are going to get drafted “It’s a great group of guys and to the NHL. It will be cool,” says Ian’s a good coach so he’s taught MacCormick. “It should be pretty me a lot and he’s definitely given me good, there’s a lot of people coming, my fair share of opportunities,” says a lot of family members, friends, I think they’re saying something MacCormick. around 1,500 people going.” MacCormick says being selected With excitement for the game, to play for the CJHL Prospects game though, comes pressure. felt “pretty good.”

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t seventeen, local hockey player Konnor MacCormick has already impressed many with his hockey skills and is about to be noticed by an even bigger audience after this year’s CJHL Prospects game. MacCormick was one of forty to play in the game that took place January 25. MacCormick’s hockey career began with the South Stormont Selects in Long Sault. From there he went to the Seaway Valley Rapids and played most of his minor hockey career there. He then moved up to the Upper Canada Cyclones and played two seasons there followed by going to the Eastern Ontario Wild. Now, of course, MacCormick has been playing for the Cornwall Colts. McCormick has been playing the game of hockey for quite some time now, with memories going back to when he was a child.

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“Probably one of my first tournaments in I think it was Kingston; those were always the fun tournaments. About half our team got sick, we all came down with the flu, and we needed up playing with seven guys. It was awful,” recalls MacCormick.

“I’ve been playing hockey for so long and I’ve been working hard for awhile now and it’s nice to see someone recognizing it,” says MacCormick. “It’s difficult to play with all those guys because they’re all really good hockey players but I’m going to play my game and hopefully it goes well.”

“You always feel pressure but I’ve had a lot of support telling me to just play my game and I should be fine and you know there’s nothing to lose out there. You just go out and impress some people and hopefully somebody notices you,” says MacCormick.

After the game ends, MacCormick Before the game way played, has even bigger dreams for his MacCormick was certainly looking future in hockey. forward to it. “Obviously to get my education “I’m pumped. All I’ve been paid for, that’s a big one because it’s hearing about lately is how many expensive nowadays, but it would people are going to be there and the be pretty cool to do the thing you scouts and the opportunity I’m going In terms of his time playing with to get to play with some of these love as a living,” says MacCormick.


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or a family that is so centred on sports, the Joyal house is fairly quiet. There are no sounds of mini sticks gliding along the floor, no tell-tale signs of soccer being played in the house when it Despite his commitment to shouldn’t be and no competitive, yet well-meaning, trash talk. sports that rivals those twice That is because the majority his age, Logan still manages to of the residents are downstairs maintain a normal life. According watching Team Canada in the to his mother, he manages it well, but he was forced to grow up World Junior Championship. “pretty fast.” Logan Joyal, an eight-year-old “I find with all the competitive versatile athlete, is among those watching the game, absolutely sports, I find he’s eight going on enthralled by the players he sees 15,” she said. “He’s very mature. on TV. His mother, Christine He takes his sports very serious. Joyal, says that while he loves He’s very intense.” seeing the players, he finds As for where he will be in inspiration among those closer to the future, Christine says she him. hopes Logan will continue to be “He doesn’t have a favourite passionate about the sports that athlete. He likes all different he plays and be able to succeed. athletes for different reasons,” “He used to always say he she said. “His uncle used to play in the OHL, so he looks up to wanted to go far. We were his uncle. His older cousin got hoping he’d get scholarships or him started in hockey. He looks what not to play at a college level up to sports people that are like or university level,” she said. family.” For now, Logan will continue Sports have been a part of to be his happy-go-lucky the elementary school student’s self: singing in the dugout, life for half of his eight years. encouraging his teammates, and He currently plays competitive making friends on and off the baseball, basketball (house league field.

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Curling Program Encourages Rookies to Brush off Insecurities By Makayla Peacock


like any other sport, people come and people go.”

nexperienced curlers had the The first program was so opportunity to sweep their hesitations about the sport under successful that the Cornwall the rug when the ‘Learn to Curl’ Curling Club is looking to host it program was offered in Cornwall again next year. for the first time this year. According to Macdonell, The Cornwall debut saw a range seeing how the curlers went from of people come out to learn the inexperienced to members of the sport. According to Coach Lynn club was one of the best parts of Macdonell, this is part of what the program. “The highlights makes the sport so great. “One of were the successful skills that those great things about curling is they learned, just to see them there could be a cross section of come along,” she said. “They’re any careers,” she said. “One of way better than a lot of our other our girls was a school bus driver. new curlers that haven’t taken the There was a cross section of ages. ‘Learn to Curl’ program. They There was also a cross section of don’t look like new curlers, it’s what people did. But that’s the joy wonderful for them.” of curling. Nobody knows what people do.”

Those interested in the program are encouraged to check the Fifteen interested people newspaper in September for between 30 and 75-years-old registration dates or email came out for the eight-week program. It saw a retention rate of or visit approximately 80 per cent, which is part of what the organization strives to do. “That was our purpose,” said Macdonell. “Not just promoting the sport, because there’s only so much volunteer time you want to give just to promote a sport, but we want to maintain our club because

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Feb. 18 at the Williamstown situations, so they can focus on their loved ones.” outdoor rink. Gallant and Macdonell grew The money raised will be donated to the Julie MacLachlan up playing hockey, and they Charitable Foundation to provide have both organized fundraiser support for those in need in the hockey tournaments in the past. community, and to Project Silent There is room for 16 teams in Night to purchase chair beds this tournament, and they hope at the Cornwall Community to make ‘Hockey with Heart’ an By Victoria Klassen annual event. Local businesses Hospital. Hockey with Heart’ is bringing “This tournament is really for have donated prizes to be raffled together a passion for hockey the community, so we wanted off at the tournament, and the and community initiatives. to ensure that the funds would Scottish band, The Country Lads, will be providing some Colton Gallant, 20, and go back to this region,” said great music and entertainment. Allister Macdonell, 18, have Gallant. “Both of these causes “Allister and I were organized a three-on-three are very special because they hockey tournament for Saturday can help families in difficult fortunate enough to grow up

Sports Prizes at Children’s Treatment Centre Charity Auction By Victoria Klassen


he Children’s Treatment Centre Charity Auction and Dinner will take place on Friday Feb. 17th at the Best Western. The community funded Children’s Treatment Centre is “committed to the prevention and treatment of child abuse in Cornwall, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and Akwesasne.” Beginning in 1996, the centre offers programs and counselling for children and their families. This annual charity auction and dinner has taken place for 15 years. Last year the auction raised over $70,000 for the Children’s Treatment Centre. There are some priceless experiences in the auction including a day with Marc Crawford, associate coach of the Ottawa Senators; time with Terry O’Reilly, who played for the Boston Bruins; dinner with John Wensink, who won the Stanley Cup twice with the Boston Bruins; golf and dinner with Billy Smith, goaltender who won four Stanley Cups; and golf and dinner with Redblacks player Dan West. Some great sports memorabilia will also be up for auction including an Ottawa Senators’ jersey signed by all of the players, an Ottawa Senators’ jersey signed by Erik Karlsson, a Toronto Maple Leafs’ jersey signed by Auston Matthews, a Team Canada hockey jersey signed by Sidney Crosby, a Buffalo Sabres’ jersey signed by Daniel Briere, an Edmonton Oilers’ jersey signed by Wayne Gretzky, and a Montreal Canadiens’ jersey signed by Henri Richard. For more information about the Children’s Treatment Centre and the auction please visit:

in this amazing region and feel supported by this community, so we’re looking to give back and get involved in the community,” expressed Gallant. “Also, we love the sport of hockey and think that it’s important to get others involved and connected in charitable work.” If you are interested in registering a team, donating to the cause, or finding out more information about the tournament, contact Or visit the Facebook event titled “Hockey with Heart Fundraiser Tournament.”

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Kevin Lajoie has nominated Cornwall in the Kraft Hockeyville 2017 Contest. Do you feel we should win the “Hockeyville” Crown

Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast - All you have to do is walk into the Benson Centre on any Saturday afternoon and you’ll immediately realize what sport is “King” in Cornwall. The place is filled with Cornwallites of all ages, boys and girls, the wealthy, and the not so wealthy; all with hockey on their minds.  That sight is repeated most evenings during the week and on Sundays as well.  Many new sports have come onto the scene in the past few decades, but they are all pretenders to hockey’s crown.  I’m sure Salmon River, Roberval, Terrace, and Sylvan Lake (all previous Hockeyville winners) are fine communities, but the Royals’ accomplishments alone should bring us the Hockeyville crown.  Here’s a thought maybe we should send a delegation to the head offices of Kraft, and extol the virtues of Cornwall’s appetite for cheese and cheese related products; staples of the Kraft product line.  Per capita, our consumption of cheese has to be pretty good.  Another thought, let’s get City Council to propose a study on our love for cheese, to help our Hockeyville cause.  Maybe they can fit it in this year’s budget and remove a new splash pad (a splash pad is not hockey related).  Yeah, if the bigwigs at Kraft had proof of our passion for their products, that might sway the Hockeyville vote. They might drink the Kool-Aid!  Oh yeah Kool-Aid, another Kraft product.  Go Cornwall!!! Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - Kraft Hockeyville’s initial competition began in 2006 where communities put together wonderful creative videos that were aired during CBC’s Hockey night in Canada. Salmon River NS was the first Kraft Hockeyville winner; the Kraft Hockeyville concept was a tremendous success and the idea took off from there. I recall Cornwall buzzing with energy and excitement when the city was nominated as one of five finalists in the 2007 competition; several towns and cities have experienced that same excitement through Kraft Hockeyville, in supporting the love of hockey since 2006. Do I feel Cornwall should win the “Hockeyville” crown? Absolutely; it brings the hockey community together, it’s fun, and you never refuse corporate money to help improve local facilities. Trainers need proper taps at the Benson Centre to fill the water bottles, right Greg? Jim Riddell - Seaway Karate Club - Cornwall is definitely a hockey town. We have the Ed Lumley Arena, the Benson Centre, and close to a dozen community rinks across the city. Most of these community rinks are operated by volunteers from the neighbourhoods. Cornwall is home to the Colts, The Nationals, the Ontario Hockey Academy, and a very good minor hockey program. Cornwall is a hockey town right from the grass roots level - last fall there were thirty-six teams from local schools that competed in the annual Santa’s Street Hockey Challenge. There are many deserving towns from across the country and well over one thousand nominations for the Kraft Hockeyville title. On March 12th the judges’ panel picks the top ten finalists. If Cornwall can make the finals, it is then time to get behind this nomination, spread the word, get as many votes as possible, and make it happen.

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n May 16, 2016 Councilman Dave Murphy will meet Radio personality Dan Allaire in a 20x20 foot ring in a sanctioned boxing match. Is it a real fight? Yes…it is a real match. Each man will try to win by landing more scoring blows and receiving less scoring blows. Are they training? The answer is YES…

they are training for the match. Some evenings and one or two mornings a week, they are put through a boxer’s workout. Their fitness levels were not and still not where I would like it to be. Both men have discovered a newfound knowledge of themselves and of the sport of boxing. Boxing, the sweet science…they have discovered this to be true. If boxing was what many people think as two big brutes savagely exchanging blows then Dave and Dan would not need to train. They would simply pass the medicals and show up on fight night and go to it. After all it is only three 2 minute rounds. Should be easy enough, no? However I insisted they train and take pride in themselves and what they are doing and they have to; to the best of their ability. Both men are discovering the sport in a way they

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Continued from Page 11 never appreciated before. Along the way they are (I hope) discovering things about themselves that they never knew. One of the great things boxing does is it teaches you a lot about yourself. You learn to conquer yourself, to control your emotions and control what you’re feeling with someone moving in front of your and throwing punches at you. They have realized that 2 minutes is a long time when faced with an unyielding partner who moves and hits back; that 2 minutes becomes like an hour. They learn to push themselves past their limits and to take instructions and listen. They learn to allow themselves to be corrected and pushed. I do not have a reputation as a coach who goes easy on his students. It must be so, because boxing is a contact sport and a coach’s first and foremost responsibility is the safety of the boxer. It’s simply irresponsible to put a boxer out to compete if they don’t commit to

train and if they don’t have the skills and conditioning. It’s like sending a tradesman to work on a job site with an empty tool box. So Dave and Dan are following the program to the best of their ability. Will they be better than they were before? The answer is YES. Will they ever compete on the amateur circuit? The answer is NO. But like the other young people in the gym they are persevering, enduring, and pushing themselves to be better than they ever were before. They will be better men for it. Many men dream of getting inside a boxing ring. Dan and Dave will learn that the last hour before they get inside the ring will be an emotional rollercoaster. Just the wait in a dressing room the last hour before a fight is enough to break most men. I have seen this first hand. Seen men break, tough guys or would be tough guys. What have I learned? I have learned

to be more patient. I take a lot of pride in my work with my boxers. I want to put out a good product with my athletes. I want them to take pride in themselves and what they do in the ring and outside the ring. When you box someone from Champs Eastside Boxing you are in for a tough fight, win, lose, or draw. You represent yourself with respect, pride, and honour; in the ring and out. I have had to put some water in my wine. I cannot expect the same performance from a 40+ man with a job and life obligations that I can get from a teenager or a professional athlete, like my son Tony. It’s an adjustment from all of us, but on May 6th at NAV CAN Dave Murphy and Dan Allaire will sell tickets, create, and stir lots of interest; help raise money for the Children’s Treatment Centre and Champs Eastside Boxing Club and its youth. They will give everything they have and feel proud of themselves. They will put themselves out there and take the risk most men

won’t and along the way be better for it. Be better men, knowing they can train harder than they have ever trained. It’s to be respected what they are doing. It’s not easy and it’s all volunteer. Says it all for me. Boxing is much more than fighting, it’s about character, perseverance, discipline, and most will never be champions. Dave Murphy and Dan Allaire will never be boxing champions but they are champions in life; the training they allow me to push them through, the character and resolve to follow through, and climb into the ring and bare themselves, and risk losing. Thank you gentlemen for whom and what you are. Come May 6th 2017 may the best man win. Just by doing it and going through the training you are already champions. Buy a table, get your tickets, it will be a night to remember. Yours in Sport Jorge Luis

Karate Komments - Life Lessons

By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club

Jordan once said, “I missed over nine thousand shots in my career. I’ve lost three hundred games; twenty-six times I was trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and that is why I succeed.”


4) Long journeys are made through a series of short steps – We live in an age where people want effortless success, immediate results, and a pat on the back for every effort made. Many quickly give up and move on. Take many small steps toward a goal and they will add up. By this time next year you will be surprised at how far you have come. “Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that the right mindset and the right efforts will bring the right result.” (James Lane Allen).

1) Improvement takes time and effort. Students do not go from beginner to expert instantly. Progress requires regular and constant training over a long period of time. This training will instill in you that whatever it is that you want to achieve is going to take time and effort.

5) It’s OK to be different. As a martial artist you already know this – we enjoy spending time with people who share our fascination for the details of karate, we laugh when a technique hurts, we enjoy punching and kicking our friends, and congratulate them when they succeed in striking us. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

was recently re-reading an article written a few years ago by master karate instructor and author Ian Abernethy of Great Britain. The article, titled “Ten Things That Martial Arts Should Have Taught You about Life” is definitely worth sharing. I have condensed a few of these down for space requirements – the full version, along with many other articles by Mr. Abernethy can be easily found online.

2) Growth is uncomfortable. In karate training difficulties are encountered and plateaus are reached - these are usually a precursor to growth. Muhammad Ali summed it up perfectly when he said, “Some days I hated every minute of training, but I said suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion”. Whatever it is that you wish to progress in is going to involve some difficulty and as a martial artist you should be totally OK with that. 3) Failure is an option - failure to give your all is not. Failure is part of the journey but we do not accept it as the final destination. Michael

6) Life is hard – human resilience is harder. Karate prepares you for the challenges in life as you are constantly being challenged to ensure growth. Once we learn a series of techniques and pass a belt test, we start working on the next. “When going through hell, keep going.” (Winston Churchill) Karate Quote “Put karate in your everyday life and you will find its subtle secrets.” (Gichin Funakoshi)  

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Local Hockey Player Kristy Pidgeon Wins Gold Medal as Part of Team Ontario at U18 Women’s National Championship By Molly Kett

strong team from all over Ontario to become Canadian champions, accompanied by a once in a lifetime experience having the game televised on TSN.


t seventeen years old, Kristy Pidgeon already has quite the impressive athletic resume, not to mention being an honour roll student at Rothwell Osnabruck School. On top of all that, this past November, Kristy not only held a spot on Team Ontario, but she also helped the team snag a gold medal win at the U18 Women’s National Championship.

“Hockey has given me the chance to see some of the world at a young age. At age 11, our team won world silver in the Czech Republic with the East Coast Selects and again at age 13, winning world silver in Sweden,” says Pidgeon. “Hockey is also giving me the chance for a free education. I will be attending Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York on a full scholarship starting in 2018. Clarkson is currently ranked number three in the NCAA Division 1 women’s hockey standings. They were National Champions in 2014. Although receiving interest from about twenty other schools, Clarkson was an obvious choice for its location, strong hockey program, and great education. I have been going to Clarkson games with my parents, Dan and Kelly, since a young age and have always been a huge Golden Knights fan. It is great that I am now going to have the honour of becoming a Knight and hopefully inspire other young female players in the area to reach for their goals.”

Pidgeon’s impressive hockey talent began at the young age of four with the Cornwall Girls Hockey Association Tyke program. She’s also one of only a few girls to ever play AAA boys hockey at the Minor Bantam level with the Upper Canada Cyclones. At age fourteen, she began playing for the Nepean Junior Wildcats Intermediate Women’s Team in the U-21 PWHL, which is considered the strongest women’s league in the country. Currently, Pidgeon is Nepean’s team captain. The team is in second place in the 20-team league. In her rookie year, she led her team in goals and has been the team points leader for the last two seasons.

“May 2016, (I) was invited to the Team Canada U18 women’s hockey team strength and conditioning camp and was selected from there to attend the August selection camp in Calgary,” says Pidgeon. “I was not chosen for the final team roster, but made the Team Ontario Red team in July which is considered to be the top 20 players in the province.” Pidgeon says the highlight of her playing career so far has been winning the U18 National Championship this past November in Regina, with Team Red.

From here, Sports Energy is sure we will continue to see great things from Pidgeon. Kristy Pidgeon playing the game she loves.

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in the final,” says Pidgeon. Pidgeon says it was a great bunch of girls selected to team, both on and off the ice, saying they came together as an exceptionally

“Hopefully I can continue to play hockey at a high level, either NWHL or CWHL, and perhaps one day make the Canadian Women’s National Team which has always been my number one goal,” shares Pidgeon.


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Joel Trottier Comes Full Circle By Nathan Caddell


t had been twenty-two years since Joel Trottier competitively laced up the skates in Cornwall ON. Since that time, he has played for twelve different hockey teams, lived in three different countries, delivered Budweiser, and owned a Mac Tools franchise.

“Full circle, it’s great to be back,” says Trottier over the phone, from Cornwall, where he’s playing for the Federal Hockey League’s (FHL) Cornwall Nationals. “I was sixteen years old when I first came here, playing for the Cornwall Colts (in the CJHL). I played in the old arena; that was a barn.” At the age of thirty-nine, Trottier is the oldest player in the FHL. Through 19 games, he’s averaging a point per game.

“They asked me if I wanted to coach, and I said ‘I want to play’,” says the native of Alexandria, Ont. “I used to be one of the fastest guys on every team I ever played on and that’s not the case when you’re about to turn forty in a month. So I have to re-adjust, find holes, anticipate guys, move the puck more where I used to carry it. Now I get caught and stuff and run out of gas and whatever.” After being drafted in the seventh round by the Boston Bruins, Trottier spent years in hockey’s minor leagues, including a stint overseas with the Amsterdam Tijgers. He gave up the dream in 2006 and settled in South Carolina. He was a successful

Joel Trottier back home playing for the Nationals. 

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business owner until offers came to buy him out once I had an offer from somebody to buy me out, and the former OHL All-Star couldn’t suppress the I moved back home.” itch any longer: While Ed Lumley Arena might not be the ‘barn’ “I just said ‘Man, this isn’t me.’ I wanted to it once was, it does appear Trottier is back where coach hockey; I wanted to move back home. So he belongs.

Perfect Storm Leads to Perfect Opportunity for Archie’s Golf By Makayla Peacock


or the first time in almost 25 years, skaters in Cornwall will have a new place to lace up their skates. Archie’s Golf turned the ponds on their driving range into a skating rink. Carol Ann Campbell, the owner of the facility, said the idea came after an outpouring of support from the community. “We floated the idea out last year on social media. The response was tremendous,” she said, “Mostly from residents who remember skating on Archie’s Pond as a child and wanting to re-live the experience with their own kids.” Photo by Robert Lefebvre, icelevel photography

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Although the idea sprouted last year, the weather played a key role in the choice to create the rink. Poor weather conditions combined with a

lack of equipment to clear the ice if it snows. According to Campbell, clearing the four-acre skating space is not only a physically draining process, but also a financial one. “Many years ago the city actually maintained the ice for the residents and it was offered free of charge to the community,” she said. “In a perfect world, we would see that arrangement return, but with budget cuts and other priorities, it’s unlikely we’ll see that again.” In just one weekend, Campbell estimates “several hundred” skaters came through to hit the ice. Others came to play hockey, free skate, toboggan, or simply to take in the scene and relive their childhood memories. Continued on page 18  

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aving first met while fishing on opposite banks of the water, Mark Beehler and Erika Brown have shared their passion of fishing. “Our favourite fishing story would have to be when we first met,” says Beehler, a native of Avonmore. “We were on opposite sides of a channel casting out and I yelled across the channel to Erika, her brother Kevin Brown, and Kevin Carriere those ever popular words spoken between anglers. “ Catch anything?” Now the couple enjoy the pastime together two or three times a week during the winter months, and almost daily during the summer and fall. “We enjoy fishing for many reasons,” says Brown. “We need to be by nature, by the water, the trees, the fresh air, the wildlife. There is something always special to see; like baby turtles who just hatched and go into the water for the first time. There’s always a challenge fishing. Finding the locations of the fish as they move a lot during different times, presenting something they want: reeling in fast enough, slow enough, deep enough, on top, still.” Some of Beehler’s fondest fishing memories come from his childhood spending summers at the family cottage in St. Donat, Quebec. That’s where he first started fishing at a very young age with his father. Brown also is a long-time angler

Mark Beehler and Erika Brown display some of their trophy bass caught during one of their fishing trips. The couple are true lovers of the past-time. Submitted photo: Mark Beehler

and she thinks back to her parents taking her out on fishing trips in the boat. She says her love of fishing really took off in her early 20s, especially after she caught her first small mouth bass. Beehler works as an electrician by trade with Ionic Electric and Brown is an appliance associate with Home Depot. When not working, they can often be found at their favourite fishing spots. “Locally we like to fish along the St. Lawrence River and have a number of spots between Lancaster and Morrisburg,” says Beehler, who calls top-water fishing his favourite

form. “Every once and awhile we’ll travel to places like Port Hope or into the Laurentians.” The couple says the biggest fish they have ever caught were salmon, which were also the most exciting to land. Next they hope to each land a lake trout together. The couple says they like the unpredictability fishing brings. Kind of like the first time they met when Mark asked, “Catch anything?” “They replied that Erika had caught her first drum,” he recalls. “Shortly after that I hooked onto a drum (Sheephead). The excitement

was shared as I was reeling it in until it got off. And I also noticed that I had somehow broken the tip of my fishing rod. As I was re-rigging we continued having a conversation over the noise of the current. I decided it was easier to continue the conversation if I went over and joined them on the other side so that’s just what I did. It was then that I realize how beautiful she was and that she loved fishing as much as I do. It was refreshing. We got together many times after that day and became more than just friends ... through our passion and love of fishing.”

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winning 3-0; their second win against the Delta Tornades, 1-0; he U-15 girls’ Blazers clinched their third victory against Fabrose, second place at Lac Saint- 3-1; and their final match of the Louis’s 15th annual indoor soccer day against Brossard, winning 2-1. tournament this past January. The Sunday’s championship game pre-season tournament allowed the girls to face competitors at a was a close call for the Blazers who faster pace by playing 7-a-side met up once again with Brossard. and battling teams outside of their Ultimately, Brossard claimed the match in a close 2-1 final. normal summer league. The girls will be participating The team was on the pitch for most of Saturday, playing a total in another indoor tournament of four games - going undefeated in March in Saint-Eustache and in all of them. Their first match will begin season play in May of the day was against St-Lazare, competing at the regional level. By Micaela Wylie-Arbic


This year provided the perfect opportunity to open up the rink to the public, with the arrival of the “perfect storm,” consisting of cold weather and no snow, Campbell said, adding that she hopes that it continues. “Fingers crossed that we get some cold temps, little snow and lots of bright sunshine so that we can offer this experience to as many people as possible this winter,” she said. Skaters interested in skating on the pond are encouraged to check out Archie’s Golf on Facebook. Daily skating is offered for $2/person and ice rental on the small pond costs $50/half hour.

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Grey Cup coming to Cornwall with Redblack Dan West

and friends there, as well as host team will look to raise funds camps. and awareness for five local During the game on February charitable organizations via 50/50 4th the Nationals are giving back draws, silent auctions, and other to the community. The FHL fundraisers throughout the night.

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ttawa Redblacks defensive back Dan West will be in attendance at the Cornwall Nationals game on February 4th and he’s bringing a special friend with him. West will bring the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup to the match against the Danbury Titans. West, 30, who is dating Cornwall’s Emilee Walker (the sister-in-law of Nationals head coach Alain Quenneville) will participate in a pre-game ceremony and exclusive post-game party with the trophy.

“I am looking forward to bringing the Grey Cup to a Nationals game and I want to bring it to a Cornwall Wildcats practice,” said West. “After that we are going to have a little party with family and some friends.” West, who has re-signed with the Redblacks this off-season, is

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looking forward to defending the CFL title. He still gets excited looking back at last year’s championship game.

“It was pretty cool. All of that hard work we put in during the season paid off. It’s been more than a month now and it’s fun to go back in time and relive the moment. We may have been the underdog to everyone else but we were confident. We all felt like we were going to win that game. It was a crazy game at the start. We got off to that big start and then it got to back-and-forth football. Then that ball hit the turf at the end and the stadium erupted. It was incredible.” Cornwall has been home onand-off for the past five years for West. He and Walker met at Bishop’s University, where West played football. Now that he’s confirmed to be back in Ottawa, there’s extra incentive to go backto-back. Ottawa will host the Grey Cup game this year.

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reat events are planned for the month of February at the Summerstown Forest cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) will be organizing their annual Snowshoe Race on Saturday, February 11th and hosting families for various activities on Family Day, Monday, February 20th.

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The next weekend, on Family Day, FOTST will be offering various free activities for all area residents and more particularly families. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rental of ski and snowshoe equipment will be free of charge. A fun snowshoe race for kids, guided tours, and free food will also be offered. If you don’t ski or snowshoe, just come out for a walk on the trails.

The annual Summerstown Despite the morning being by the mid-day sun, more Forest Dion Snowshoe Race cold last year and encouraged than 200 participants – (7.55 km) will be returning after being cancelled last year due to adverse snow conditions. This race is part of the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series which is held in various locations in Eastern Ontario and will be the fifth race of the season for the series. New this year is a second race that will be offered at the same time: the Summerstown Forest Challenge Race (3.5 km) which hopes to attract more local area participants and younger racers. The start of both races is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 11th and will be run on a packed rolling terrain, on the beautiful tree-covered course of Summerstown Forest,

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including 50+ families – came out to enjoy these winter activities. For many it was an opportunity to try XC skiing or snowshoeing for the first time. FOTST also has a limited number of skate skiing equipment so that young and old alike will be able to try this fast and exciting version of XC skiing.

The trails are situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401. There is no charge to access the trails and donations are accepted to offset the cost of maintaining the trails.

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An Interview with Brent Lauzon By Molly Kett


hen thirty-eight-year-old Brent Lauzon isn’t working hard running his family-owned construction company in heavy equipment, he’s working hard coaching kids on the ice. Lauzon has been playing hockey for most of his life and has plenty of on-ice experience that makes him a great coach. While Lauzon played a bit of soccer and school sports, it was hockey that remained a constant through his lifetime. “I did well in school sports, then after that I wasn’t able to play any more school sports because hockey took over and it was more of a commitment to play hockey than school sports,” says Lauzon. “From there I played a little bit for our hometown junior B hockey team, played one year for them, and from there I went and played for the Cornwall Colts for four seasons.” Lauzon is pretty new to the coaching scene, but seeing his kids play and asks from hockey parents was a big contributing factor in his decision to coach. “More or less just seeing my kids and knowing that where I played and the coaches that I had, it was something that I

was looking forward to giving back to the kids,” says Lauzon. “Some of the parents that coached me helped me out quite a bit so now I feel that I’ve got to return the favour to some of their kids now. A lot of parents kept pushing and pushing me to coach and finally I stepped up and said I’m going to coach this year and a lot of people were pretty excited about it, so that’s what pretty well got me into coaching.”

Lauzon currently has two sons who are both playing hockey, but for now he’s coaching his oldest sons Atom B Rep Team. “My youngest one, he kind of frowns upon it because he asks me, ‘are you going to coach me next year?’ So he’s kind of felt like he’s being left out so I’ve got to try and make a commitment next year for my youngest boy, to coach him,” says Lauzon. While Lauzon loves the sport of hockey, he says what he loves most about coaching is interacting with and teaching the kids. “It’s mostly being there with the kids and it kind of brings back memories of whenever I played, just being in the dressing room; that whole atmosphere of being around the rink and being back involved in it and especially more for the kids. I love being around the kids, the kids teach me a lot of things too,”



says Lauzon. So far, the team is doing tremendously this season with twenty wins, two losses, and one tie. Lauzon chalks this success up to his fantastic group of kids and their parents. “They’re very coachable; they’re listening to me quite a bit. I actually have a real good group of kids and a real good group of parents,” says Lauzon. “The parents have a lot of dedication to get the kids to the rink, let me work with the kids, not being coach from the stands or at home, they’re letting me look after everything. It’s been an awesome season so far.”

“Like tonight by winning the game we’re in the tournament of champions now, we clinched our division. We’ve already won four tournaments, everything has been a good memory up to now with the kids, seeing them win, their expressions after each game whenever they win they’re happy, and it’s nice to see,” says Lauzon.

Lauzon says his biggest coaching technique is making sure the kids know where to be when they don’t have the puck. “A kid might only touch a puck twenty to thirty seconds all game, but the big part of the game is knowing where to be when you don’t have the puck, being in the right position, knowing where to be on the ice at certain times,” says Lauzon. “Other than that, work hard, drive the net, keep playing until the whistle goes, little things like that.” When asked if he has a favourite coaching memory this far, Lauzon couldn’t pick just one.

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Local Golfer Ty Celone is Heading tor the NCAA By Molly Kett

took that and I’m pretty excited. It was a combination of athletics and academics and for four years they would cover about 95 per cent,” says Celone. “When he told us that, we were on the visit with my parents and we were trying to keep it cool, but on the inside it was pretty awesome hearing that because all the cash that they’d saved, we can use that towards the next season or maybe when I’m out of school or something; it just helps a lot. I just was not expecting that big of an offer.”


y Celone’s 2016 golf season went swimmingly, and he’s got a scholarship to prove it. Next fall, Celone will be attending Eastern Michigan University on an athletic and academic scholarship. Celone says his good season is part of the reason he’s landed this incredible opportunity. “I was just really consistent the entire year, never really had a missed cut, never was really at the bottom of the pack, I was kind of just middle, floating around the top; it just helped build confidence the whole year. It really helped with the school situation too,” says Celone. Prior to accepting Eastern Michigan’s offer, Celone was in conversation with Mercer University in Georgia, West Virginia, and Radford University, which is also in Virginia. “It really just came down between West Virginia and Eastern Michigan and the offer was really good with Eastern Michigan so I

forward to; “mainly how as a freshman I’ll be able to play with seniors too,” says Celone. “Some of those seniors have been around for a long time and they’ve been playing with a bunch of guys who just have incredible talent, so they can help me out. The guys at our school and the guys I play with will be able to share their experiences too. The ultimate goal with the team now would be making it to the NCAA championship. That would be something.”

When asked what he thinks really Achieving this type of scholarship put him over the edge of successfully and a spot on a good team for achieving his goal in terms of school, university has been a goal Celone has Celone has two things that come to been hoping to achieve for years now. mind. “I think Team Ontario was a big “It feels good. It’s awesome to be able to go division one; a top part of it, getting the elite coaching one hundred school division one in from Team Ontario. My dad really a good conference and be able to helped my attitude towards things and compete with them. It’s just going to I really had a big attitude shift at the be a whole new level of golf,” says beginning of 2016 and I think those two things really helped. It helped Celone. the consistency and just tournament Celone visited all schools he was performance,” says Celone. considering before making his final While he’s very excited for the Ty Celone practising his swing. choice. Now that he’s made his  Photo Submitted decision, he has a lot he’s looking Continued on page 23

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Age: 32 Hometown: Cornwall Josh Wensink has played in the Cornwall District Soccer League men’s division 1 championship final on eight occasions, but it was the result from 2010 he remembers best. “My favourite memory is scoring the championship goal with a few minutes to spare against La Maison Strikers. It was our only division 1 title out of eight finals appearances. Many of them were against La Maison. “The goal came after a scramble in the box off of a corner kick. I may have nudged the goalie out of the way first and then tapped the ball in. I was on the sideline before the goal and I told my buddy Al Seguin, who was out with his broken leg that year, that I would score. I did, right after subbing back in.”

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opportunity, NCAA golf is much different than what’s he has been used to. “So you’ll be on the team with maybe nine to eleven guys, that’s typically the team size, and as soon as you get to the school, like your first week, you have qualifying, so even though you’re kind of there on a golf scholarship you’re not a part of the playing team so you’ll have to qualify for a spot and there’s five spots,” says Celone. “So they take five guys to a tournament and they count four out of the five scores towards a team total. So if you make the starting line-up


well then you’ll be playing all year but there’s the chance that you won’t play at all.”

Now that he’s accomplished one of his main goals, Sports Energy asked Celone where his goals would take him next. “It’d be nice to just have a good college career and overall with the team just really have a good time and really experience it all,” says Celone. “After college I’m not really sure yet. Obviously the dream is to play pro, like PGA Tour or European Tour, but I’ll probably look at some mini tours after that and see where that takes me.”

Brock’s Blog By Brock McBride

Issue #51 FEBRUARY 2017

High Stakes

Char Lan Rebel’s Atom B Rep Win Gold at Empire State Cup in Rochester NY

Back row, left to right, Coach Brent Lauzon, Assistant Coach Martin, Bombardier Assistant Coach Gerald Mader Assistant Coach Eddy Lopez Second row, left to right Max Tessier #6, Tristan Bombardier #11, Fraser McDonell #20, Ryan McCready #19, Lucas Mailhot #14, Kayden Lopez #10, Colby Lauzon #9, Cole Mader #15, Hayden Mader #7, Drew Anderson #18, Eliott Chisholm #13, Goalie Nicholas Baird #1. Photo Submitted 



ypically January is a month where we play a lot of games. During the holidays the attendance for our games is usually higher, as people are off work and looking for something to do. We have been struggling to win games lately and we will have to pick it up if we want to make the playoffs. The pressure is on.   Our daughter Maely is already bored of the toys we got her for Christmas so Melissa and I are constantly looking for ways to stimulate her. Usually when I get home after practice we will take her downtown to a cafe that has a play place where she can have some interaction with other kids her age. We hadn’t really had the chance to take advantage of all of the sights the Alps have to offer so on one of my days off we drove thirty minutes to a small town called Bezau. If you drive through the touristy town, at the edge you come to a gondola which they call a “Seilbahn” that will take you to the top of the mountain that overlooks the town. We took the gondola that held about twenty people to the top where we had a nice lunch.  From the top we could see Germany in one direction and Switzerland in the other. Although the skiing looked pretty fun I think it would be too advanced for my skill set. The last time I went skiing was probably 15 years ago and at Titus Mountain which looks like a speed bump compared to this mountain. I’ll stick to the ice.


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Highlanders Leaving Their Mark in Debut Season By Todd Anderson


he Glengarry Highlanders are making a good impression during their first season in the Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League. The team calls the Maxville and District Sports Complex home and they’ve been introduced to the area thanks to the efforts of Glengarry native Frank Morris. “In the back of my mind, I always wanted to own a team,” says Morris. “I talked to my sons, Connor players for me, and asked them if they thought it would work. They said, ‘Dad, you have been talking about this for years. When the opportunity is now here, you’re going to say no? You are going to kick yourself if you don’t try it.’ That day I thought ... I am going to do this. It’s stressful but it’s pretty neat. The first day I walked in Maxville Arena was pretty special.” During the writing of this article the Highlanders ranked second in the East Division of the CPJHL with 41 points. They were heading into a showdown with the first place Almonte Sharpshooters (59 points) on January 28. Morris says the Highlanders are one of the youngest teams in the league. After a slow start the team has gradually started to play better. “There’s a small niche here. There’s no junior team in Maxville so it was a great opportunity for another junior team in the area in another league. It’s a different option on the table.” The Highlanders are more than just a team. Morris, who worked with Cornwall’s Ontario Hockey Academy for a year before taking on the Highlanders ownership, looks to draw on his experience a professional hockey player and coach in developing youth in the game. “We’re more than a junior team; we are trying to be a hockey development program. We’re new on the scene and we couldn’t have asked for a better start. There’s some skepticism out there and we’re having to prove ourselves. It’s coming.” “I want to put players in a position where they can pursue NCAA scholarships. It’s midnight and my

Glengarry native Frank Morris is enjoying his first year as owner of the expansion Glengarry Highlanders of Photo Submitted the Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League.

phone continues to ring. It’s what you have to do. You have to put the work in. You do what’s right, depending on the player. I have been in the game long enough to know where a player should go. Obviously the player knows, too.”

is trying to place one of his players, a Russian, with a team in Europe. Using his contacts in Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, he feels it will be an easy transition for the player to play semi-pro there.

The Highlanders’ roster includes players from Northern Quebec, Scotland, James Bay area, Norway, and Russia, as well as Akwesasne, Long Sault and Cornwall.

“It’s not all about winning, but winning, it was nice,” says Morris of the Michigan event. “You try to help these players. I think this (Russian) kid can play semi-pro. It’s an opportunity for a player. You have to weigh what’s more important.”

“We would like more Glengarry born players in our roster, too,” says Morris. “We have a full roster now, so we’re in a position where we can turn To help the cause he draws on his people away. It’s a nice problem to experience as a pro and semi-pro have in your first year. It’s important player where he enjoyed an 18-yearfor us to show some loyalty to our career in the game he loves. roster.” “I draw on it every single minute. The team highlight so far was when I see kids struggling mentally with the Highlanders won a tournament politics and commitment or outside in Michigan during the Christmas influence and share my experiences. holidays. Morris’ focus isn’t all on One of the greatest opportunities wins and championships though. He for these kids will be to be student

athletes. I was blessed when I look back at my life in the game. I was a pro for 18 years. I had an NHL contract. I was in the American Hockey League for 6 or 7 years. To have done that, I look back and saw ‘wow’. “I wasn’t lucky though. I worked hard and I had a passion. A dream. I followed it.” Morris was inducted into the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. A former head coach in the British Professional Elite League he played 18 professional seasons in Europe and appeared in two Pool ‘A’ World Championships. In 1987 he attended the Winnipeg Jets NHL camp and played in the American Hockey League for Moncton. Prior to that Morris attended Concordia University and played for five seasons with the Stingers, competing in the Canadian national finals on two occasions. Continued on page 26


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Kolten Oakes-Cook Age: 17 Hometown: Akwesasne School: St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School; Grade: 11 Position: Centre Favourite sports memory: During my atom B Rep year in 2009/10 I scored the championship game-winning goal against Smiths Falls. Expectations for this season: I hope we make it far in the playoffs. I would like to develop my mental aspect of the game. Our coaches are great influences and are always putting positive thoughts into our heads.

Maverick Baxtrom

Age: 17 Hometown: Long Sault School: École secondaire publique L’Héritage Position: Centre Favourite sports memory: Winning the Michigan tournament this year is my favourite sports memory. Being with the guys in the hotel, far away, and playing a sport we all love. Great buddies. Great tournament. Expectations for this season: When I joined the team I was hoping to get better as a player and go farther, maybe get a scholarship or get drafted by the OHL. In Michigan we saw scouts were there and Frank (Morris, head coach and GM) was talking with them. He has lots of friends and can make some calls. We see that.

Evan Dougherty

Age: 18 Hometown: Cornwall School: École secondaire catholique La Citadelle; Grade: 12 Position: Centre Favourite sports memory:

I went to Sweden for a hockey camp in 2013. I visited Denmark and spent the summer there. Earlier that year my Major Bantam Rapids team hosted a team from Sweden and we billeted two players. They invited me to Sweden. It was exhilarating. Expectations for this season: This is my first year of junior so I expected a faster pace and bigger guys with more contact. I knew there would be scouts. The team looked really good on paper and we have become even better with some additions. I can see us being a top 3 team and maybe winning it all. I would like to promote myself to scouts and get stronger and faster. Our coaches are helping me becoming better prepared for that.

Whistle Stops The “Team” has just completed Issue # 51, and as always, I would like to thank Lynn (Graphic Design), Margo (Editor), Lionel (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 # 51 Kudos to Kevin Lajoie for submitting a nomination to Kraft , nominating Cornwall as Hockeyville 2017 Cornwall is not known for supporting its Hockey teams over the years. The Royal’s, Aces, Comet’s, and River Kings all attempted to survive in Cornwall and all left because revenue did not meet expenses. Each team had a core of very dedicated passionate fans, just not enough of them. Hockeyville is much more than support of the local team. Past winners all have a story about community spirit, co-operation, and a focus on youth activities and opportunities. In those areas, we are a contender.

Otto Thomas Age: 18 Hometown: Akwesasne School: North County Community College Position: Left Wing Favourite sports memory: I enjoyed winning the Little NHL championship in March 2016. I represented Akwesasne at the allnative tournament held in Mississauga. Expectations for this season: I want to go to the playoffs and win a championship. Our coaches have helped

Shonwahnonkon (Nonkon) Thomas Age: 17 Hometown: Akwesasne School: Cornwall Collegiate Vocational School; Grade 11 Position: Right Wing Favourite sports memory: I won a couple of tournaments in minor hockey. I remember winning with our peewee B Rep team in Casselman. Expectations for this season: I want to win the playoff championship and do what it takes to win. Our coaches have helped me a lot with my skating ability, with my quick

me a lot to play my position

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Tyler Fitzgerald

Age: 18 Hometown: Cornwall School: St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School; Grade 12 Position: Goalie Favourite sports memory: We finished as the fourth-best high school (St. Joseph’s) team in Ontario in 2016. We played at OFSAA in Ottawa at the Richcraft Sensplex. Being with the guys and becoming better each game was the best part. Expectations for this season: I want to win a championship. We have all of the right pieces to make that happen. I hope to move up the ranks in hockey, to a stronger league next year. The coaches have helped my mental aspect and to prepare before and during games.

The Nationals had a bit of Championship Fever with Dan West of the Ottawa Redblacks attending a game with the Grey Cup. Dave Murphy and the Colts’ army of volunteers are well recognized for their ability to host major CJHL events. The recent Prospects’ game is the latest example. Way to go “Team” I have a hard time with the recent dismissal of Cyril Leeder by Sens’ owner Eugene Melnyk. Mike Condon is making Pierre Dorion look like a genius with each game he plays. How about pulling the trigger on Matt Duchene, Pierre? The Cornwall Wildcats are having another winter camp. It’s great to see a local organization run positive events. Keep up the good work, Kirby, Jo Ann, and organizers. The players are the winners. Winners never Quit, and Quitters Never Win,

Signing out,

Until next Month

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Issue #51 FEBRUARY 2017

Sobering Challenging for Curling National Championship By Todd Anderson


ormer Monkland native Darryl Sobering has led a Denver-based curling team to the U.S. National Men’s Curling Championships. After losing their first two games at the U.S. Men’s Challenge Round January 5th to 8th in Blaine, Minnesota, the team rolled to win five in a row claiming a spot at the nationals. It’s the first time in twenty years a team from Colorado has reached this stage. “I have to say we feel pretty good,” said Sobering. “We just kept positive and stayed as a team. It feels great to represent Colorado in the nationals. After those two losses we just stayed positive and kept saying let’s just get one win, which turned into one more Monkland native Darryl Sobering, far right, has skipped his Coloradobased team to the U.S. Men’s National Curling Championships. win and one more win.” Sobering’s teammates are lead Josh Chetwynd, second Evan Jaffe, Sobering has lived in Denver Photo Submitted: Team Sobering and third Aaron Johnston. for three years. He and his wife Renee moved there after visiting on to Montana where he lived for seven was my dad,” says Sobering, 40. numerous occasions for triathlons, years. Growing up in SDG is where “We played a lot together growing up concerts, or to watch a game. his curling game developed though. and he is now coming to nationals as Sobering left Canada in 2006 to move “My biggest influence in curling my coach. I think he is more excited SEAWAY VALLEY MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION



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than me.” As the national stage approaches, Sobering says he will never forget competing back home. “I always loved the feel at the Maxville curling club. Super friendly and always welcome. Both my mom (Janice) and dad (Bill) have been a big influence in my curling life and we still curl together all the time which is the best part of the sport. Actually, the weekend after the nationals my parents are flying here to Denver to play with my wife and I in a bonspiel at my club.”  Sobering’s teammates are lead Josh Chetwynd, a 3rd-year curler and author. “He’s an athlete and has put in the most time on the ice this year to get to the level he is at,” says Sobering. Second is Evan Jaffe, an eight-year curler and IT tech for a digital sign company. Third is Aaron Johnston, who started curling at age five and is now twenty-four and the youngest on the team. Continued on page 29

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Hometown: Long Sault School: École secondaire catholique La Citadelle Grade 7 Anabelle Ferland, the captain of the Bantam B Cornwall Typhoons girls’ hockey team, has been enjoying an exciting season. Her favourite highlight so far was scoring the winning goal in the final of a tournament in Gloucester. “As a captain, I felt very proud that I could help make my team champions after working so hard every game,” she said. Her alltime favourite sports memory is when she interviewed current Nashville Predator P.K. Subban and met his former Montreal Canadiens teammate, Brendan Gallagher, after winning a contest as a member of the Montreal Canadiens’ fan club. Along with hockey, Ferland is also a talented soccer player in the Seaway Valley Blazers program. She plays both sports for her school teams as well. In hockey, Ferland hopes “to grow as a person and player, on and off the ice. I hope to always help my teammates to get better and to enjoy the game. I enjoy playing hockey because of the challenge. To give your 100 per cent all season takes a lot of determination and in my case it comes with making nice plays and being successful.” The work has paid off. This season the Typhoons have won the gold medal in three of four tournaments. “Our hard work shows in the rankings and I really hope that we will qualify for the Ottawa District Women’s Hockey Association provincials,” says Ferland.


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Rack-M-Up Billiards Tournament Provided Challenges and Cash By Loreen Toutant


n Tuesday December 27th sixteen players battled for prize money totalling over $1200 (including Calcutta money) at RackM-Up Billiards in Cornwall, Ontario. This was a modified tournament with all players able to lose their first match, but from the second round on regardless of which side of the bracket you are on, the tournament changed to single elimination. The entry fee was handicapped and races were “straight up”. General consensus was that it was fun and feedback was positive. Former owner of Rack-MUp Billiards and long time pool enthusiast Clayton Disotell took first. What made this win even sweeter for Disotell; it came against long time friend and rival Jacques Sauvé. Jacques Sauve, Clayton Disotell, Doug Disotell  These two have battled for friendly $20’s off and on for years and for the last little bit Sauvé had been getting the better of him. Disotell blanked over six feet. By Micaela Wylie-Arbic Sauvé 5-0 in the final. Quickness has always been a Tying in the third and fourth places he National Lacrosse League: prominent part of his game - which were Matt Cook & Mike Mitchell. it’s new territory for Cornwall helped him in his Division 1 success There was a 10 ball break and run Celtics alumni, Jacob Ruest – but that with Robert Morris University in contested and it was quickly won hasn’t stopped him. The rookie for Pittsburgh. Ruest’s record with by Chase Sunday taking home an the Colorado Mammoth has come to RMU was 27 goals and 21 assists in extra $53 for his awesome run out!  develop a good handle on competing 56 games over four seasons, while Tournament play started just after at the highest level of lacrosse. studying toward a marketing degree. Last year, he was selected 35th 10:30 am and finals were complete overall in the 2015 NLL draft to The U.S. is home to field lacrosse before 5 pm. the Calgary Roughnecks, being the (played outside), where professional Many thanks to Doug and Amanda first Cornwall minor lacrosse player teams such as Colorado play for for hosting this event drafted at the professional level. a crowd of over 14,000 fans - the Now, Ruest is one of three right- Mammoth fan base being like no Payouts: handed forwards on the Colorado other, Ruest says. 1st Clayton Disotell - $ 296 + roster, scoring six points in his first $ 216 Calcutta Ruest praises his team in preparing three games with the team. The 24-year-old sits at 5’10’’, 185 him for his new endeavours. 2nd Jacques Sauvé - $ 222 + lbs. “I’m one of the smaller players “Practices, team workouts, film $162 Calcutta on the floor, so I use my speed to my sessions, and positional practises 3rd /4th Mike Mitchell/ Matt Cook advantage,” Ruest said, with over have all bridged the gap into making - $ 111 each + $ 81 each Calcutta three quarters of his team towering the transition into the league as

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South Stormont Selects PeeWee C2 won the Brockville Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Tournament

Left to right top row Nick Belmonte,Kaiden Campbell,Rhodes Brown, Michael Avery, Devin Gibeault, Maiavia Ware, Pyper Waldroff ,Cameron Baggs ,Kevin O’neil , Rob Hayward, Photo Submitted Left to right Bottom: Owen Belmonte, Joey Bakker, Andrew Baggs, Owen Hayward, Caelan Cameron

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five straight. We all spend about 10 hours a week on the ice when “Our fifth all year is Phil Moir we don’t have a spiel and about 20 but he could not play at challenge to 25 hours a week when we do. and nationals because he is not There’s a lot of travel to get to these American,” said Sobering.   “He is competitions.  just a great person to be around on “I felt good with this year’s the ice.” team. My expectations and goals The group has only known each are to make the top three this year. other for a couple of years and have If we make top three we will have played together for just the past five the opportunity to qualify for the months. The chemistry clicked right Olympic trials next year. I have away. thought about that a lot.” “We did not qualify (for the Sobering was a multi-sport athlete nationals) based on points, we had while attending Avonmore’s Tagwi to go to the challenge round where Secondary School and thrived in they select four more teams. There basketball, volleyball, as well as were 15 teams and we finished in the track and field. top four. It was a pleasant surprise The U.S. nationals are at the because we lost our first two games Xfinity Arena in Everett, Washington in a triple knockout and then won February 11-18.



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Classics Busy Getting Ready for Provincials


he Cornwall Classics, sponsored by Classic Care Pharmacy, recently claimed the 50+ “A” consolation trophy in the 50 + Stittsville Hockey Tournament. At press time, the Classics are participating in a tournament in Mont Tremblant, then it is off to the Provincial 55+ championships being held in Cobourg Ont later in February. Bottom (Left-right) Shawn Blanchard, Harold McBride, Leo Seguin, Guy Corriveau, Geoff Smith, Alex Herrington. Back (Left-Right) Gary Herrington, (coach), Ian MacInnis, Randy Conners, Bill DeWit, Ed DeWit, Al Wagar, Roch Seguin, Darcy Dupuis, Photo Submitted Brian Barber, (Asst. Coach)

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Daze Dazzles with Disciplined Lifestyle become something that I really eeping yourself healthy is enjoy doing and helped me stay one of the many keys to a with a regular routine,” she said. Her weekly training targets long and fulfilling life. Mother of three, Kim Daze, knows this key areas of the body. Mondays are for chest; Wednesdays for to be true. The 46-year-old is on a strict arms and abs; Fridays for legs; training regimen.   Waking and Saturdays for shoulders.   By Micaela Wylie-Arbic


Daze allots even more time after each class by doing a personal weight workout in order to target those specific muscles at a higher intensity. She tries to take two days off per week to allow muscles to With her children getting recover although that doesn’t older, she wanted to start always happen, she says. There is no big plan set in place something just for herself, which prompted her to explore with her training endeavours, but local group fitness classes at Daze’s objectives are changing on the daily. “For now, my goal Physical Limits. “These classes helped me to is to just keep enjoying what realize that working out had I’m doing,” she says. up at the crack of dawn, she hits the gym upwards of five times a week (all the while still managing to make it to her day job of dealing with property rentals for Kodiak Concrete Foundations, on time).

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Issue #51 FEBRUARY 2017

A Snowboarding Family Takes to Big Ben By Jordan Todd


s a mother of three young daughters, it can be tough for Melanie Alguire and her boyfriend Michael Giroux to find activities the whole family can enjoy together. So, when her oldest, 12-year-old Abigail, decided she wanted to learn how to snowboard last year, Melanie figured the whole clan should learn together.

Nowadays, the whole family’s got the hang of it. But it didn’t always come easy. The middle child, 9-year-old Hannah, took to it quickly, but it was a struggle at times for Abigail.



“She fell a lot, and got hurt often. She has bruises everywhere,” says Melanie. “But I see the confidence it gives her, now that she’s finally So, they went out and got understanding what she has to snowboards for everyone (except do. She’s proud to call herself a for the youngest, 6-year-old snowboarder. It’s really cool.” Annabelle, who got skis) and For Melanie, the best part about started going to Big Ben Ski it is getting to spend some quality Centre. They couldn’t have picked time with her kids. a better hill to learn on. “It’s a great day. The kids are all “The people there care about tuckered out by the end of it,” she whether you succeed,” explains says. “So, you head home with Melanie. “They’re always some new bruises, but some new helping. If they see you struggling with something, they come over memories too.”

and give you tips. They’re just Oh, and in case you were honest, really good people who wondering – they plan on getting want to help you out and make Annabelle off the skis and onto a From left to right are Michael Giroux, Hannah Alguire, Melanie Alguire, sure you have the best experience snowboard next year. Photo Submitted Annabelle Alguire, and Abigail Alguire.

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FEBRUARY 2017 Issue #51

CharLan Atom B Rebels are Jimmy MacDonell Champions Submitted Article


he CharLan Atom B Rebels had an excellent weekend. The Rebels attended the annual Jimmy MacDonell Winter Classic in Long Sault and went undefeated over the weekend to capture the championship.   The Rebels were undefeated in the round-robin beating the Leeds Chargers 4-0, Brockville Braves 2-1, North Dundas 3-1, and South Stormont B1 4-1. In the semi-final the Rebels came up against a strong South Stormont B2 Selects team.  It was an exciting game going back and forth with the Rebels pulling out a 3-2 overtime win.  This set up an exciting final against the Kemptville Panthers, a team the Rebels had tied earlier in the year at the CharLan tournament. It was another thriller of a game with the Rebels scoring late in regulation to secure the championship with a 1-0 victory. The coaching staff of the Rebels is proud of the strong team effort all weekend and the team’s attention to detail.  Each and every player deserved to be a MVP for their efforts of the weekend. The team members are Aidan Loney, Sadie

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MacDonell, Angus Vandrish, Liam MacLachlan, and Kaeden McDonald. Seth Stadelmann, Kieran O’Connell, Alastair The Rebels also look forward to the return of McRae, Mikey MacLachlan, Cowan McDonell, Max Dube when they return to league play. Bryce Currier, Nolan Berger, Adrian VanDeLigt,

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