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Despite attractive invitations from schools south of the border, Barkley’s decision to not go NCAA was based mostly on the fact that she wanted to pursue a degree in criminology - something the U.S. couldn’t offer. “I did receive some nice invites and the schools we Taylor Barkley commits to did visit were beautiful but every Nipissing University. Submitted Photo time I compared, I wanted to stay in Canada.”

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Former Colts’ Goalie Jordan Bent Building on Lessons Learned By Makayla Peacock


in Mississippi. When he returned to Brock, he registered in health sciences which was the closest related field to kinesiology. “If I could do it again, I would have studied kinesiology from day one,” he said. “I wish I would have put more thought into it in high school and worked towards it while playing junior hockey.” After completing university,

he created HDT Strength to help athletes reach their full potential. Telling them to train smart by understanding the purpose of their training, in order to understand why things are the way they are sometimes. “When I talk to athletes about hockey, it is generally about them struggling or feeling they should have more ice time or maybe they

fter playing for multiple leagues, including lacing up for the Cornwall Colts, Bent decided to take the lessons he’s learned to a business standpoint. “The biggest lesson I have learned in a business sense is to never burn a bridge and there is something to take from every situation whether you see it at the time or not,” he said. “A lot of things I’ve seen while playing now helps me coach the athletes I work with through similar situations.” The former goaltender has played in various parts of Canada and the U.S. for four different leagues. He began his career with the Colts and then went east to play for the Woodstock Slammers of the MJAHL, then to Brock University before taking a year off to play for the Mississippi River Kings, and then finishing his career at Brock. He began his university experience playing for Brock in St. Catharines. While there, he missed most of his second year due to an injury and got “bumped down the depth chart” Jordan demonstrates a band resistance shuffle exercise. Submitted which he says led to the decision Photo. Jordan Bent has amassed a wealth of knowledge over the to leave school and play minor pro course of his hockey career, both on and off the ice. Photo Submitted

think the coach doesn’t like them,” he said. “First of all, understand that your coach wants to win, so if you deserve to be on the ice, you probably will be. And if you think you are doing everything you need to be and aren’t getting rewarded, go talk to your coach.” He teaches his students to never burn bridges and to take responsibility for whatever happens. “One of my favourite quotes is ‘be a victor, not a victim’ when you look in the mirror instead of looking for excuses. You get a lot further,” he said. Perhaps the increase in victor mentality is what has caused athletes to become faster and more skilled. There are more specific training opportunities to help them excel; whatever the reason, Bent urges athletes to cherish their time while they still have it. “I love the direction the game is going in and the fact that junior and pro hockey is recognizing that players can develop later,” he said. “Keep working hard, guys. Train smart and enjoy the game. You never know when your playing time may be coming to an end.”

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ASK THE COACH Name: Johnny McAdams Age: 13 School: Tagwi Secondary School, Age: Grade 8 Hometown: Cornwall Question: What made you decide to start coaching? And what do you love most about it? Answer: Ray Lariviere, coach and volunteer with North-Glen-Stor Minor Hockey I offered to help out with the goalies when we first moved up here and joined the community. The plan was to both spend time with the boys and to get to know everyone. Most of our best family memories involve hockey in some way. What I love most was watching the boys grow up experiencing the hockey life that I did and sharing with them the team spirit you can only feel behind the bench and in the locker rooms.

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Cornwall Bantam B Typhoons Capture Fourth Gold Medal of the Season By Shawn O’Brien


he Cornwall Bantam B Typhoons competed in their fifth tournament of the season at the 23rd Annual Durham West Girls Hockey Tournament on February 17 – 19, 2017 and captured gold. The Typhoons competed against teams from Toronto, Sudbury, and Ottawa in round-robin play. After round-robin play the Typhoons were tied for 1st in their division and competed against Toronto in the semi-finals, winning the game, and advancing to the championship round. The Typhoons faced Ottawa in the championship game, winning the game to take home the gold medal. The Typhoons are currently gearing up for a successful playoff run in their league and competing in play downs to qualify for Provincials in Toronto in April.

Front Row: Emma Jamieson and Avery Brown. Second Row: Katherine Thomson, Brenna Cameron, Mikaela Coleman, Sara O’Brien, and Karah White. Third Row: Chloeanne Sequin, Maevin Wylie-Arbic, Millie King, Savahna Vachon, Quinn Mulhearn, Anabelle Ferland, and Samantha Graveley. Bench Staff: Al Vachon, Hughie Coleman, Todd Cameron, Shawn O’Brien, Leanne Jamieson, and Tanis Photo Submitted Brown. Missing from photo is Madison Besner.


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Cornwall Midget Typhoons Win Silver in Brockville

Goalie: Hannah Cooper First Row: Brittney Ruffo, Mariah Bougie, Jenna Price, Sara Laking, Bailey Fraser, Shannon McRae Back Row: Collina Lundy, Elizabeth Bourdeau, Alexa Turgeon, Isabelle Godard, Elisabelle Bourget, Marie-Eve Ethier, Madison McCormick, Photo Submitted Madison Bellmore and Andrea Uhr

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he Cornwall Midget Typhoons battled hard to win silver at the February Freeze Girls’ Hockey Tournament in Brockville.

Cornwall started out at the tournament with a preliminary round 3-0 victory over North Simcoe. Game two saw Cornwall play a familiar foe from league

play, the Gloucester Cumberland Stars. The Typhoons would have a late rally in the contest but had to settle for a single point in a 3-3 tie. The final round-robin game was another thriller for Cornwall who defeated Nepean 4-3.

Collecting five points out of a possible six in preliminary play put the Typhoons in position to challenge for a title, but a tough Central York team awaited in

the semi-final round. Central York took an early 1-0 lead and made it stand up for a while. The Typhoons scored the equalizer on a power play with only three minutes left in regulation time. A four-on-four overtime would be necessary to determine the winner and the Typhoons had early momentum. With an immediate offensive possession and some nifty passing, Cornwall would

manage to win 2-1 in overtime.

The championship game pitted Cornwall against the Clarington Flames from the Oshawa area. A game that was scoreless after two periods went Clarington’s way in the third session, the Flames skating to a 2-0 win. Clarington went ahead halfway through the final period and added an empty net insurance goal to capture the title.

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An Interview with Mike Zannella Brent Lauzon

Zannella has a strong history also continuously supply reading playing the sport, but what got him material for our players to learn about into coaching? different subjects including mental “I got into coaching because I toughness, sports psychology, love to help players develop into leadership, and on the importance their full potential,” says Zannella. of building a strong culture.”

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ike Zannella is passionate about hockey and is the current assistant coach for the Men’s Ice Hockey Team at Skidmore College. He is also the head coach for Skidmore College Women’s Club Hockey Team. Zannella is from Ithaca New York, where he played most of his minor hockey.

“As I got older I played for the Syracuse Stars and eventually lived in Cornwall where I played for Ian MacInnis and the Colts for two seasons,” says Zannella. “During my time in Cornwall I billeted with the Jasper family and helped part time for Don Johnson on his farm. I absolutely loved my time in Cornwall and enjoy coming back to recruit players in the CCHL today.”

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Zannella played college hockey for Buffalo State College and graduated as captain of the most successful team in school history at that time. After college Zannella split time between the Southern Professional Hockey League and the Federal Hockey League for two seasons including winning a championship After his time in Cornwall, with the Watertown Wolves.

“This is my first year, but currently Zannella’s current season is I love the player development going well with the men’s team. process the most.” “With thirteen freshmen in the Zannella says the coaching team line-up every night we have a lot to tries to teach the players using a learn but we are confident that our variety of techniques, from video programs future is bright,” says sessions including NHL clips to Zannella. “We are excited for our dissecting their own play videos. playoff push as we know we can be “We are big supporters of visual competitive with anyone.” learning,” says Zannella. “We Though Zannella is fairly new to have five coaches on the ice during coaching, he already has a standout practice sessions so our players moment. get a lot of one on one attention. “Beating UMASS-Boston while On top of our practice schedule we have optional morning skill they were number two in the sessions for our players where country was a good feeling, but I they get to work in small groups still feel as though our best hockey with their positional coach. We is in front of us,” says Zannella.

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he Cornwall Colts have clinched home ice advantage for at least the first round of the CCHL playoffs. With less than three weeks to go in the regular season, the Colts are excited about being in the CCHL playoffs and being able to have home ice advantage in the first round. While the Colts’ opponent is not known at this time, the first round playoff schedule is taking shape… Game 1 - Thursday, March 16th @ 7:30pm @ Ed Lumley Arena Game 2 – TBD Game 3 - Sunday, March 19th @ 3pm @ Ed Lumley Arena Game 4 – TBD

Game 5 – Thursday, March 23rd @ 7:30pm @ Ed Lumley Arena (if necessary) Game 6 – TBD (if necessary) Game 7 – Sunday, March 26th @ 7:30pm @ Ed Lumley Arena (if necessary) Cornwall Colts season ticket holders are asked to contact the Colts’ office (613-930-9300) for their special rates on playoff ticket pricing. First round walk up rates will remain the same as the regular season game day price of $14 for adults, $10 for senior & students, and $6 for children 12 & under. For more information: David Murphy 613-930-9300


With spring in the air, that means it’s a great time to be a sports fan. NHL and NBA playoff races are heating up with the post season for both leagues just around the corner. Major League Baseball spring training is in full swing in Florida and Arizona (and the Blue Jays still look pretty impressive even after bobbling the Edwin Encarnacion fiasco this past off season). And locally, spring is a sign that the Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner is a few weeks away. There’s been an impressive list of younger athletes who have added their names to the Jacques Richard Trophy as Cornwall and Area’s Top Sports Personality the past few years. From Emily Vallance (Kickboxing World Champion) to Matthew Camm (world class curler) to Jenna Flannigan (National and International baseball star) there’s been no shortage of talent to celebrate. Their names are alongside some of the greats including Olympians Lori Dupuis and Melanie Banville to champions in their sports Tony Luis and Bill Dickie.


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Is a Publication of: Editorial: Mike Piquette, Editor: Margo Jankowski Graphic Design: Lynn Dillabough, Business Development/Advertising: Mike Piquette, or 613-662-3654 Lionel Lauzon, advertising consultant 613-360-1197 llauzon22@ Sports Energy is a monthly publication covering the Greater Cornwall Area. Our goal is to offer a quality, informative and enjoyable newspaper and website to our readership, focusing on the accomplishments of the many gifted athletes and sports organizations in our area. The opinions and statements of our writers and columnists are not necessarily the opinion of Sports Energy. Sports Energy is always on the lookout for positive sports stories. If you have a story you feel is worthwhile sharing, please email to All suggestions will be considered but not necessarily printed. Visit us on the web at:

By David Murphy We’re lucky to have so many talented athletes from our region and we should celebrate them as much as we can. They bring pride to local residents as well as shine a bright light on our area when it comes to attracting and hosting world class events. The bar is set high when it comes to Cornwall being a host destination for all kinds of sporting events. Every past winner will gladly tell you they appreciate the acknowledgment but they’ll also be the first one to deflect their success to their teammates, coaches, parents, and other supporters. While their talent often speaks louder than words, their humility and respect for their respective sports is the reason why they are all champions and fine role models for future generations of athletes and community leaders. This year’s Jacques Richard winner will undoubtedly continue to the tradition of excellence and will ensure the level of that “bar of excellence” continues to rise. The 53rd Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10th at the Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre. Tickets will be available beginning in mid-March.

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Elaina Read - Grade 9 Rothwell Osnabruck High School Participating Sports: Baskteball, volleyball, track and field, badminton, softball, ICE travelling basketball Favourite Sport: Basketball Favourite Subject: Math I look up to this sports personality: Tom Brady Sport achievements: Physical Education Award, Best Girl Athletic Award for Track and Field Academic achievements: Honour Roll, Science Award


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Sports Panel

The NHL is in the process of streamlining goalie equipment to conform more to a goalie’s actual size. This reduction will eventually affect pads, pants, and chest protector. The newly designed pants were recently introduced. Do you feel the NHL should have implemented this at the beginning of the season instead of halfway through?

Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast - The NHL is in panic mode, and when it comes to goalie equipment, size really does matter. It’s a rare occurrence when rules are changed midseason in professional sports, and the NHL’s implementation of these changes indicates that they’re concerned about too many low scoring games, and losing precious fans. NHL goalie equipment has been rapidly growing in size, akin to an NFL lineman on steroids, and it’s time to put a stop to it. “The Gumper” would roll over in his grave if he saw the grotesque proportions of the gear that the tenders of his craft strap on before a game. His best and most reliable piece of equipment for stopping the puck was his face, and that’s before masks were used by goalies. In the last 100 years the average person is 3.5 inches taller and 25 lbs heavier. In the NHL the nets and the pucks are still the same size, something has to give, and in today’s NHL, it’s the goalies’ turn. Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - As we’re well aware, changes are inevitable in all sports, based on decisions made to better protect the players, improve the sport, and increase the entertainment factor. Streamlining goalie equipment was discussed last March between the league and NHLPA with some goaltenders (Cory Schneider & Braden Holtby) advocating the changes to create a level playing field amongst goaltenders. Initially, the introduction of the new equipment changes was scheduled last fall however production problems caused delays. The new tighter, rounder, form-fitting goalie pants have arrived and are now mandatory mid season!? Those failing to conform will be punished with two-game suspensions! Personally, I have to agree with Arizona Coyotes’ goalie Mike Smith who stated “I think to have an equipment change midseason; it’s crazy, especially in the goaltending position. It’s nuts that it can’t wait until the beginning of the next season”. There’s no rush fellas! Jim Riddell - Seaway Karate Club - The reviews of the new streamlined pants by NHL goalies have been mixed. For some the change is a nonissue and will not alter anything. Others would have preferred having more time to get used to the new pants. The companies that manufactured the pants did not all have them ready at the same time. Some goalies had several weeks to adapt while others only got in a couple of practices before the all-star break. At mid-season the NHL shooters are at the top of their game and any equipment change at this point in time is unfair to the goalies. The NHL should have held off until the beginning of next season to give all net minders a training camp and pre-season to create a level playing field.

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Ice Fishing Tournament Running Strong after 10 Years By Todd Anderson


he Lost Villages Ice Fishing Tournament has come and gone for a 10th time, and organizers are thrilled to see the event still being embraced by local fishermen. “It was very good this year, the weather helped out,” says Claude Colette, who runs an ice fishing hut rental business out of Ingleside’s Hoople Bay and also co-organizes the tournament at the same location. “We had quite a few people register on tournament day, probably about 60 or 70.” Co-organizers Colette, Ron Brunet and Mona Thieroff are thrilled to be able to support the Lost Villages Society through the event. “Lost Villages members raised $970 this year,” said Thieroff. “This

was the most money raised over the $1000. Regina Johnston ($300) years.” and Teedra Frazer ($200) placed The relaxed atmosphere on the second and third via draw. Gary bay is what participants like most Barcier’s 0.764 lb perch won him first place in that division and $500. according to Colette. Todd Tisick (0.598 lbs -- $200) and “People like the “redneck” David Verville (0.593 lbs -- $100) approach. They can use their pop placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. up tents and move from location, Other winners included Charles to location as they choose. There’s Fisher ($500) early bird; Cameron some freedom in our tournament. Fisher ($300) mystery weight; JeanPeople keep telling us it’s a good Francois Racine ($200) mystery time with no pressure.” weight; Alex Julien ($485) 50-50 Matt Paauw was the winner of this draw and Lindsay Beckwith ($1000 year’s event reeling in the biggest cash and prizes) from O’Neill’s fish of the day, a 4.427 pound pike. Pub, Ron and Mona, Claude Colette He won $2070 for biggest pike and and Rona Perkins Home Hardware. biggest lunker awards. Bob Amell A total of 217 individuals had the second biggest pike (4.011 attended this year’s event. A good pounds) and took home $300 while number according to organizers Dale Froats won $200 (draw). There considering the negative press in was only one walleye caught (0.174 regards to a vehicle falling through lbs) which earned Richard Clouthier the ice earlier this season.

“That likely prevented some people from coming out,” admits Colette. “It was an error and if you stick to the trails we designate, you’re going to be okay. There was plenty of good ice out there. You have to stay away from causeways and culverts.” The tournament drew slightly over 300 participants during the first couple of years it was held. The largest fish ever caught was an 11-pound pike and the largest walleye weighed in just over 9 pounds. Colette also says there have been plenty of perch weighing in well over a pound. Colette was busy the week of February 19-25 removing huts off of the ice because of a warm spell. After a great start to the ice fishing Continued on page 13

Karate Komments - Bunkai – The Disassembly of Kata By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club

immediate and the techniques simple, practical, and effective. There are three distinct phases of bunkai as a student climbs up the belt ranks and all three are very important. They are:


1) Omote: in the beginning phase bunkai is taught almost exactly as it appears in the kata. A punch is a punch, a kick is a kick, and a block is a block. This is a good way to introduce white and yellow belts to the content of a kata.

Learning these katas is much more than “something that has to be done” to earn your next belt. It is of no use to just learn a series of movements without having a complete understanding of the practical application of each move. The karate student, through bunkai learns how these moves can be used as a practical means of self-defence. Kata was designed to defend against non-martial artists, as it is highly unlikely that one will be attacked by an individual possessing perfect kicks and punches. What is highly likely is that the attacker will be someone who is bigger and stronger, and that the attack will be fast and brutal. To mount a successful defence against this type of attack, the response must be

3) Honto “real” or “true”. This is the phase of bunkai for brown, black stripe, and black belts. It closely resembles the self-defence system taught to all belt levels at Seaway Karate. The techniques utilize gross motor skills only, and concentrate on pressure and vital striking points. The strengths of the individual are taken into consideration with bunkai, while also concentrating on the most common types of attack. There is a karate saying pertaining to defending yourself – “Prepare for what happens most often, and most often you will be prepared for what happens”.

unkai is often referred to as the breakdown or disassembly of a kata. As a component of karate training, a kata can be described as a predetermined series of moves utilizing punches, kicks, blocks, strikes, and grabs, while stepping and turning. On the journey from white to black belt most karate styles will have anywhere from twelve to twenty katas that must be perfected.

2) Ura - in Japanese Ura means “behind”. In this phase, students are encouraged to seek some alternative uses for what looks like an obvious technique. Looking for these hidden techniques helps to promote thought and create an open mind. This is an intermediate level used mostly for orange, green, and blue belts.

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season, he found things tailed off towards the end of February. “You are kind of under the guidance of the weather. You have to be aware of the daily conditions out there. I have been doing the hut rentals for 25 years. I don’t do it for the money. There are a lot of repairs to huts and work on the road and other things that eats into that. It’s a love that I have. It’s like deer hunting. Once you get the bug, it sticks with you. I like the comradery of the fishermen on the bay.” A few days before pulling huts off the ice, Colette enjoyed a 20-minute battle through the ice with a muskey. He was able to pull the fish up to the hole on seven occasions during the exchange and notes “the muskey’s eye was as big as a toonie”. Unfortunately, the fish was too big to fit through the hole and after breaking off eventually, it quickly darted back deep into Hoople Bay. It’s the type of fishing story that will continue to bring Colette, and other local fisherman back to the bay.

Matt Paauw was the big winner of the 10th annual Lost Villages Ice Fishing Tournament taking home $2070 in prize money after capture and live release of his 4.427 pound pike. He, second from left, accepts the prize money from co-organizers, from left, Mona Thieroff, Ron Brunet and Claude Colette. Photo: Todd Anderson

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Paauw Lands a Lunker at Lost Villages Ice Fishing Tournament By Todd Anderson


ornwall’s Matt Paauw has been a regular in the Hoople Bay ice fishing scene for the past five years. On February 11 his experience paid off as he was the big winner of the 10th annual Lost Villages Ice Fishing Tournament. Paauw reeled in a 4.447 pound pike which turned out to be the biggest fish to hit the scales on Hoople that day. Paauw took home $1000 for biggest pike and another $1070 for biggest lunker (largest overall fish). “It was pretty slow day at first, only some small perch,” recalls Paauw. “To describe the feeling of catching the pike was awesome. I saw the tip up flag up and my friend Brandon Aubin went out to see if it was just the wind, but nope the line was still tight straight down the hole. He gave it a good hook and the rest was set. I went back and weighed the pike in as he re-rigged the tip-up. It was a team day (on February 11) working crank baits, anything with a rattle in it, to bring the fish in.” While many fishermen drilled hole-

after-hole in the ice and switched setting up the tournament.” locations frequently, the duo decided Perhaps influenced by his recent to stand pat in the same spot. The success, Paauw calls ice fishing his decision paid off. favourite form of the past time. Not 2017 marked the fourth year hard to imagine, winning the Hoople Paauw has entered the Lost Villages Bay tournament is his favourite He also has pleasant ice tournament. You won’t find him memory. at the local hot spot for fishermen on just tournament day though. He owns a permanent hut that he uses at Hoople (although he didn’t use the shelter this past season, rather he would use a pop up tent).

memories of the first time fishing out of a fishing hut, rented by Ingleside’s Collette (who rents the shacks out of Hoople Bay). Another favourite spot for Paauw to drop a line is “the fingers” in Lancaster.

This is the first time Paauw has won anything during the event. “I was a little surprised. We prefished the spot early in the season and it was good for pike. I was surprised it won the tournament though.” The 26-year-old Aevitas employee often fishes with Aubin and he credits his pal for hooking him up with a custom quick strike tip-up rig setup using a seven-inch shiner. After setting it, it took about two hours before the memorable strike. “I want to thank Brandon for setting Matt Paauw poses with a pike he caught on Christmas Day. Paauw was me up, but also to Claude (Colette), the big winner at the 10th annual Lost Villages Ice Fishing Tournament in Submitted photo: Matt Paauw Ron Brunet, and Mona Thieroff for February.

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id you know that only one puck was used for the first ever Bishop Cup game back in 2007? Just one of the many facts and part of the history that surfaces every year as we get set for the end of season high school hockey tradition. The 11th annual Bishop Cup is upon us and puck drops at 6:30 on Wednesday March 8th. Although the St. Joe’s Panthers have had a strangle hold on the Bishop’s trophy for several years, the Holy Trinity Falcons know that sometimes strange things can happen and often do, when the two schools clash for the annual local Catholic School Boy hockey bragging rights contest. The East - West city show down has never failed to disappoint when it comes to excitement. The complex erupts is a sea of school colours and noise, lots of noise. The game is viewed as a major fundraiser

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for the St. Vincent de Paul food bank and organizer Thom Racine says, “The hockey game serves as the entertainment, but every student athlete and student body patron, alumni, and hockey fan that attends, knows the significance of giving back to their community.” While Racine and many others have worried about the lopsided scores in favour of St.Joe’s the past few years, he says, “When I started this game 11 years ago, I knew it may come to pass that one school has a few low years. When that happens, you hope against all odds that the game is viewed for what it is and that fans understand that in hockey, like life, anything can happen.” This will be Archbishop Pendergast’s second Bishop Cup and the Bishop was heard to say he can’t wait to be part of the excitement this year. As the Bishop Cup slogan promotes, ‘Bring your spirit, Wear your colours, Bring your noise’. Opening ceremonies at the Civic Complex begin at 6:15 and puck drops at 6:30. Photo Submitted

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orty-year-old local fisherman Jason Swerdfeger works at Ray Jans Doors & Windows in Casselman, is married, and has a dog named Rocky that Swerdfeger says is not a good fishing companion, as he always jumps in the water chasing the hooks.

His fondest fishing memory, though, comes from time spent fishing with close friends.

Swerdfeger has a passion for fishing and for the quiet the sport brings to his life. He says he loves the peace and quiet early in the morning all by himself and the challenges of searching the same fishing holes for a big fish. Some times of the year are better than others, depending on the season. He is always staying current with trying to find them and keep other fishermen from following.

“Fishing trips with friends Cory and Domenic, being in the pike tournaments on the St Lawrence and travelling to Port Hope, Charleston Lake, and Golden Lake to search for big fish,” says Swerdfeger.

His favourite place to fish is fairly local. He says he enjoys spending time fishing on St. Lawrence River in Summerstown.

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For people who haven’t tried to fish before, passionate local fisherman Swerdfeger has some advice. “Landing that first big fish and seeing how much fun it was, it becomes an addiction. Don’t give up,” says Swerdfeger.

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Pink in the Rink By Perry Ruffo


he Cornwall girl’s Midget AA Typhoons supported this year’s national anti-bullying campaign by wearing their ‘Pink at the Rink’ on February 22nd. These girls understand the importance of letting everyone know that they choose to be Bully Free.

Bullying is a problem at schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Each year thousands of people in Cornwall and SD&G., and many more across Canada show their support by donning pink on Pink Shirt Day. Pink Shirt Day is now an internationally celebrated day, but its origins started right here in Canada. Front Row: Emily Tourangeau, Madison Ruffo, Kayla Groulx, Maya Swamp, and Kyra Butlin. David Shepherd and Travis Second Row: Hannah Thomson, Coach Rob Henhawk, Jordan Lalonde, Mikaylee Henhawk, Adriana Bradford, Jenna Séguin, Olivianne Devine, Chloéanne Séguin, Anabelle Ferland, Zoé Trahan, Sara-Michèle Price, both of Berwick, Nova Tremblay, Brenna Thomson, Coach Marc Séguin, and Morgan Hummel. Missing is Cloé Devine. Scotia, started the movement, Photo Submitted which is now known as Pink to the first day of school. The boys wear. The next day, Travis, David Big thanks to Lynn & Steve Shirt Day, back in 2007. The pair from Houde noticed a grade nine student at decided to take a stand against and 48 of their friends wore their Tourangeau their school being bullied because bullying by going to local stores pink shirts to school as a unified Mechanical Inc. for their Pink Toque donation and support. he had chosen to wear a pink shirt and purchasing 50 pink shirts to stance against bullying.

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Malik Croney Discusses His Multisport History By Molly Kett


member of the committee helps organize and volunteer at all of our race events. We also help try and grow our club as well as the sport by encouraging the community to come out and try events. Although there are many perks to being a member, anyone can attend our events by paying a small day fee for that event.”

wenty-year-old Malik Croney lives a seemingly busy and active lifestyle. While working full time as a diesel truck mechanic at Cornwall Truck Maintenance he also does work as a volunteer firefighter with the Avonmore Fire Department. When he isn’t working and What Croney likes most about volunteering, Croney finds time multisport is that the club and to participate in many multisport events are a family environment. events. “At every event or every training Croney says he has always session we all push each other to been heavily active in a variety of be better. We stick together and sports. help each other become better “Track and field was my athletes and achieve our goals. specialty through elementary The other great thing about and high school competing at multisport is that you can get as nationals one year as well as far as you want to go. There are OFSSA two years,” says Croney. no limits in multisport if you have “My mom was the only one that the time and dedication,” says was involved in triathlon at first. Croney. About seven years ago my dad got This year, Croney’s goal in interested, after watching her race terms of multisport is to complete several times, which then got me the Ironman 70.3 in Lake Placid interested as well. We joined the this coming September. The event Cornwall Multisport Club shortly includes a 1.9 km swim and a 90 after and have been a large part of km bike ride that then finishes off it since. I have completed many with a 21.1 km half marathon run. triathlons as well as duathlons “I am signed up along with and road races.” my father. I have already started For the past three years, Croney training and will be competing in has not only been competing several other events leading up to through the Cornwall Multisport it,” says Croney. Club, but he has also been a part Croney thinks multisport is of the committee board for the great for the community because club. it brings people together in an “My father Rick Croney has active and healthy environment. been the president for three “It is a very welcoming years now so I joined as well to help out,” says Croney. “Every environment whether it is on a

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work together,” expressed O’Neil. “For some of the minor peewee fter winning gold at a players this level of success has come tournament in Brockville, the for the first time and they are making South Stormont Selects Peewee C2 memories for life.” hockey team pulled together for One moment from the tournament a five game shut out at the South that stands out to O’Neil is the Stormont Peewee Tournament. Held sportsmanship his athletes showed from February 4-6, the tournament before their semi-final game. They finals saw the South Stormont Selects lined up to congratulate the other Peewee C2 and Peewee C1 teams South Stormont Selects team that had face off against each other at their just qualified for the finals and were home tournament. coming off the ice.


“I feel great and couldn’t ask for more!” said goalie Caelan Cameron about the team’s win. “Winning the tournament is hard but winning and getting all games as shutouts during the tournament is near impossible. “We have a very strong goalie and I couldn’t have done it without my eleven kids in front of him that all team. We all won it as a team not

Conti Guarding Gaels’ Golden Status

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The difference in pace in the game is astonishing, Conti says. “All the girls in the league as well as my teammates are faster, stronger, and have a much higher basketball IQ. I’m getting used to the fast play yet every day is a new challenge,” she says. And what has made her experience all the more challenging is being in one of the country’s most prestigious business programs. “Commerce is very, busy,” she says, “The program here is also very well renowned and I do feel like I am receiving a high-class education.”

Looking forward, she doesn’t want to limit her options. Basketball-wise, she’s really striving to improve her physical game by upping her personal training regimen. ueen’s has set a golden standard for Conti is hoping to excel in her core classes CIS women’s basketball, placing top and hopefully land an internship during the in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) summer. standings, with a near-perfect record as of “I am one of those people who believes mid-February. First-year commerce student that everything happens for a reason, so as and La Citadelle alumni, Adriana Conti, has much as it is important to plan for after my aided in the Gael’s success on the court. undergrad, I am kind of taking my time in Conti is one of seven guards on this year’s letting it play out,” she says, although she roster for Queen’s. But the transition into does have an interest pursuing something in varsity ball certainly hasn’t been a breeze. law or accounting.


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said O’Neil, “but most importantly This team’s hockey season I have seen these kids get better will finish off with playoffs and a and better throughout the year. I tournament in Kingston. am quite excited for our playoffs “The season has been quite to begin as I believe we have an phenomenal with tournament wins,” excellent chance.”

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describes her role on the court as a facilitator. “I take a lot of pride in getting my teammates open and creating situations for them to score,” she says, “For me, getting an assist is even more exhilarating than scoring.”

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Head coach of the Peewee C2’s, Kevin O’Neil, said it was a very competitive game with a 1-0 victory. He could see the sheer joy and happiness on the athletes’ faces when they won.

econd-year life sciences student, Myriam Fontaine is another La Citadelle graduate who is playing for Queen’s U women’s basketball. Sitting at 6 foot 2, Fontaine is one of five posts on the roster. But what sets her apart is her shooting ability – something uncommon for a player in her position. Fontaine best

Having a first year under her belt, she has become much more comfortable with balancing the demands of being a student-athlete. Although it’s been a challenge at times to make ends meet on and off the court, it keeps her busy and motivated. And having a nearperfect season is helping. “Our team is performing extremely well. We have so much talent and diversity that it makes it really hard for other teams to scout us,” she says. Fontaine, who is still unsure of what she wants to do exactly post-undergrad, knows she wants to do something in the health field, “I know I want to find a discipline that will allow me to help people on a daily basis, but for now I’m simply enjoying the ride,” she says.


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Champs’ Fighters Win by KO in California By Jim Riddell


wo fighters from the Champs Eastside boxing gym, both going into their second professional fights, scored impressive victories recently in Palm Springs California. Ronnie Robideaux and Larry Fryers both live in the Plattsburg NY area and carpool to Cornwall three times per week to train with Jorge Luis at Champs. The twenty-six year old Fryer had most of his amateur fights in his native Ireland before immigrating to the USA, had not fought in a few years, and had no plans to ever get back into the sport. In Catskill NY to write the theory portion of the NY State driver’s licence, he spotted Cus D’Amato’s KO Gym where Mike Tyson used to train. Going in to check the place out, Fryers soon found himself

back training for another fight. Several months later, making the decision to turn professional, Larry Fryers had racked up forty victories, with twenty-three KO’s in forty-eight amateur fights. Ronnie Robideaux, twenty-one years of age, has had an equally impressive amateur record in his sixty some fights, winning the New York State Golden Gloves title, then going on to fight in the US nationals. Robideaux also won gold in the men’s middle-weight division at the prestigious Adidas Cup event. Strange things can happen in sport – in the last amateur fight for each, Fryers and Robideaux met in the ring; a close split decision won by Robideaux. In Palm Springs Robideaux was matched against Donnis Reed, a tough exmarine who had boxed while serving in the military and had fought several fights in professional MMA. Taking control in

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the first, and well on his way to winning the round, Robideaux was knocked down by a hard right hand. Getting up and being a bit dazed, he managed to tie Reed up and got through the round with no further damage. In round two Robideaux was using his jab and putting combinations together. With Reed trying to pressure him in close range Robideaux caught him with a right to the body and a left hook to the chin putting Reed down and out for the ten count. A second round knock out victory for Ronnie Robideaux, raising his record to 2-0 (2 KO’s). Larry Fryers was matched with Mexican fighter Rolando Padilla who now fights out of California. Like Donnis Reed, Padilla had also been fighting as a pro in MMA. Fryers took charge right from the beginning and had Padilla in trouble as the 2nd round ended. Picking up in the 3rd, right where he left off, Fryers

hit Padilla with a double jab straight right combo and the referee had seen enough, jumping in to stop the fight. Larry Fryers next fight will be in New York City at Madison Square Gardens on March 17th on the St. Patrick Day Fights event. Fryers was the first Irish fighter to be confirmed for this fight card. Madison Square Gardens is often called “The mecca of boxing”, as some of the most famous fights in the history of the sport have taken place there. Many trainers (most) will spend decades in the sport of boxing and never get the opportunity to work a fighter’s corner in the most famous boxing venue in the world. For Jorge Luis of Champs Eastside Boxing this will be his second time working a corner at MSG in the last three years. This is further proof that our local boxing club here in Cornwall can compete on the world stage of professional boxing.


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Camp Kagama is Gearing Up for Another Year of Old-Fashioned Play By David Wattie


he camp offers a traditional, overnight program for youngsters where they can test their independence, build lasting friendships, and uphold values and morals through song and play. Since 1936, Kagama has been a warm, supportive community that encourages all to learn more about who they are, express their individuality, and grow in selfconfidence.

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Blyth Silver Bullets 1-0 and the Windsor Devils, also 1-0. pair of Eastern Ontario-based Eliane Gignac and Van Loon broomball teams, featuring had the other Rebels goals in the SDG talent, won provincial tournament. broomball championships in The Peewee Eastern Rebels February in Barrie. and Mildmay Hawks played By Todd Anderson


The Eastern Rebels captured the Ontario Broomball Association Peewee Provincial championship with a 1-0 win over the Mildmay Hawks in the final while the Eastern Warrior Chicks won the Midget Girls’ title with a 2-1 win over the Mildmay Sharks.

in another thrilling final which resulted in a scoreless draw after regulation. In overtime, Phillip LeClerc was able to find the back of the net, assisted by Emma Maclean to give their team the championship win.

The Rebels finished the tournament undefeated, 5-0. Other wins came against Seaforth Cyclone #2 2-0, Innisfil Impact 13-0, Windsor Devils 1-0, and Seaforth Cyclone #1 4-0. Bryce Bols led the team in scoring with The midget girls finished nine points while LeClerc had the event with a perfect 3-0 seven and Alexane Paquette and record having also defeated the Carson Gascod each had six. In the midget girls’ final, Amelie Bouchard scored in overtime to lead her team to victory. Liana House had the other Eastern goal while Brittney Van Loon handed out two assists.

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Camp Kagama’s Board of Directors is very excited to announce that registration for the 2017 season is open, and they are already seeing campers registering! The camp’s website is, and has loads of information and videos to help parents and new campers see what it’s like to be a part of the Camp Kagama Family. Jump into the adventure this summer and let friendship and laughter fill each day!

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Should Your Kid Play Only One Sport 12 Months a Year? Goal-based Prioritizing vs Eliminating

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get asked this question often. My answer always depends on the situation and isn’t always clear cut. There are so many reasons to argue for both sides and conflicting documentation of each. There does come a time when a kid has to choose between sports if he or she is to excel at one of them. Here are three examples I hear often; all different stages for athletes, both physically and mentally: Scenario A Say you’re a top-round major junior pick (late 15 to 16 years old). Going into camp it is best you dedicate the 12-16 week lead-up to focusing on training and on-ice skill. Makes sense, seems logical, and likely a good idea to invest your time into your biggest goal (if this is your biggest goal). Scenario B Now suppose you’re 13 (minor bantam) and as a parent, you think two more years to my kid’s draft year - he needs to only play hockey 12 months a year. I would think now you run the risk of burn out especially if there are no breaks in the schedule. Scenario C Your kid didn’t get drafted; they wanted to and you wanted them to as well. (Many players pack it in here which, to me, is sad to see). Just imagine being down 28-3 with only 2:13 left to play in the 3rd quarter of the Super Bowl and winning by 6. The reality is there is still time to develop and get better at 15,16,17,18

and so on. I know guys who haven’t played Junior A until 19 or 20 years old and still landed a D1 deal. Plus, the OHL just inserted an U18 draft; more evidence that some great players do need an extra year or two to develop and that is ok. I would say maybe in these years if your goal is to become a hockey player, whether to pursue an education or make it a career, this may be a time to give a greater focus to the sport that will help you with these goals. That’s not to say abandon other sport but recognize the risk of other sports and really focus your training and on-ice skills time to getting better every day.

What are the risks of the other sport? Contact vs non-contact

What are the benefits of the other sports? Team sport, individual sport, closely related, different coach. What can be gained by playing another sport?

A variety of things can happen. Your kid can develop more athleticism, learn how to become a better leader, learn from a different coach, learn a different position, build relationships with other athletes, improve conditioning, and How do you decide when the right possibly learn from adversity or how to contribute to a winning team. Best time is to focus on one sport? of all it may provide an active way of Let me first say that each time I am taking a break from the sport they are asked this question there are multiple determined to be the best in. factors to consider: What are the risks? How old is the athlete? Well the obvious risk is injury, 14 and younger, I think this is a which can happy during any physical great opportunity to develop skills activity. In fact, it could even help from other sports. prevent injury if athleticism is improved. That being said I know Where is the athlete at physically? athletes who used other sports Consider development for their age effectively for conditioning (such as and overall strength and athleticism. soccer). I also know athletes have Where is the athlete at mentally? lost a full season of hockey (priority sport) from a soccer injury. Is the “priority sport” too monotonous? Do they need a What are YOUR KIDS goals? refresher? First and foremost a decision must How much time is currently invested be made with goals, and the athlete in the “priority” sport? needs to dictate the goals. Parents can help but it shouldn’t be your Maybe not enough for the goals, decision. Listen and observe and you maybe too much. will find out a lot more information Who decided this sport was the that will help you help the athlete. “priority”? When considering stopping another sport to pursue the “priority sport” The parent(s) or the kid?

consider this:

• Why did my kid begin to play this sport in the first place? Likely for fun; to learn to respect others, build relationships, and develop a work ethic. It was meant to be fun, a sport to enjoy. It likely provides them with a nice work/ school/life (hockey) balance. Don’t get me wrong here because I know being a professional athlete is the best job going… But consider the fact that if you make one sport more like a job too early, years before it can ever really become a job, and take away another sport balance you could risk burn-out. Burn-out happens to the best in the world, everyone needs time away from something they enjoy, and it only increases the desire to return? Don’t agree? Watch NHL players. See the guys who know their team is hoping to win the draft lottery; do they look like they enjoy losing almost every game and everyone asking what is going wrong? From my experience working more than 750 teenage athletes over the past 7-8 years I would say it is situational. But consider this. Is you taking something your kids enjoy away really going to make them excel at something else, compared to if they decide it is time to focus on one sport over another and make the choice themselves? Or is it going to hurt anything at all by allowing them and encouraging them to still play other sports? Don’t get me wrong, if you want

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put in the time and train to become the best you can be, and sometimes that may mean you have to make a decision to sacrifice another sport, but don’t force it! In closing I would like to thank my teenage soccer coach Culien Hendra who taught me to be a leader, strive to become a better rounded athlete, and understand different responsibilities/ positions giving me a perspective of what my teammates jobs would be (I was a hockey goalie, and played mid-field in soccer). Overall I would say the game improved my conditioning, allowed me to build lasting relationships, play for championships, and made me a more creative athlete. Now I never made it as far as I wanted in hockey and wish I would have known how to train off the ice better; that is what drives my passion for strength and conditioning. What I do know is I put in a lot of time for hockey (there were many times where I missed soccer to play hockey or missed the final weeks of the soccer season to attend a hockey camp or just make sure I didn’t get injured before the hockey season - all of which was worth it). I respected my coaches, I competed my hardest, I

used it to advance my education while playing CIS, and even spent a short time playing minor pro (albeit backing up a now Stanley Cup champion). If your kid has a goal to become a hockey player, that should be his or her number one focus. If he or she can do that and still play other sports, I say go for it; just have a plan and have the athlete lay out some goals. Also consider where this message is coming from. I am the strength and conditioning coach for a hockey academy. The program runs nine months of the year and the only sport is hockey. We still use free time and some gym classes or team bonding time to play other sports (we have a basketball hoop, full baseball set up, and a mini soccer field), we just prioritize hockey because our athletes have identified it as the sport they want to excel at. I also encourage all of our athletes to train for the coming hockey season and continue to work on their skills and physical fitness. The reality is that hockey is a 12 month sport today, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the only sport all the time. Have fun and keep a work/ life balance. It’s great to specialize, it’s also great to have fun and stay fresh especially for young athletes 14 years old and under.

Whistle Stops The “Team” has just completed Issue # 52, 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 # 52 Wow, March already! Hockey playoffs are coming quick. Locally the Colts have secured home ice for the first round. I have attended a few regular season games and enjoyed them. They have a great work ethic and are competitive every night. Worth going, people. With spring around the corner, it’s time to register for football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, ball hockey, or any other summer sport.

Young Sniper Maxime Delisle Registers a 50+ Goal Season By Carrie Seguin


axime Delisle, who wears #90 and plays centre for the Seaway Valley Novice Rapids, has reached a milestone this season and his teammates, coaches, and family are all quite proud of him. On January 25th, the young player reached the 50 goal mark in a very close and hard fought game against the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven. What makes this achievement particularly remarkable is that Max is playing with the Novice team as a minor, a year younger than most players on his team as well as in the league. The regular season ended with Max tied for most points (64) in the league, but leading in goals scored (52). With the help of Delisle’s offensive talent, the Novice Rapids ended the regular season in fourth out of 8 teams, boasting a record of 13-134. In the first round of playoffs, the SVR team played against 5th place Rideau St. Lawrence Kings, winning the first-to-5-points series in 3 games. The second round will see Max and his SVR teammates face off against

Photo Submitted the Gloucester Rangers. “Max is a great kid to coach,” states Pete Seguin, head coach of the SVR Novice team. “Not only can he find the net, but he is gritty and tenacious. He will not give up and he chases that puck down if it’s not on his stick. He fore-checks and backchecks and, given his age, his hockey sense is remarkable. It might just be that we will be watching him on TV someday!”

Congrat’s to St Lawrence High School Boys’ Basketball Team who recently won EOSSAA, and qualified for OFSAA later this month. Good luck in Windsor. News out of Ontario Hockey Academy has Rick Lalonde returning to the school in a coaching capacity. Congrat’s Rick. Sports Energy would like to welcome Jordan Bent to the “Team” Jordan is a strength and conditioning coach at OHA and owns HDT Training. Jordan will be submitting a monthly column. I liked the addition of Alex Burrows by Sens GM Pierre Dorion, not sure about the 2 year extension to his contract though. Here’s hoping Professional Boxer Tony Luis will someday get the opportunity to fight in his hometown. Winners never Quit, and Quitters Never Win, Signing out

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Ernie Runions’ Letter By Thom Racine


n February of 1916 the Great War was at a muddy standstill. At a time when the thoughts of hockey were tempered by the uncertainty of teammates toiling in the trenches and quagmire of WWI, life could not have been easy. In Maple Grove, just west of Cornwall, the Runions family operated a hotel and later when son Ernie was able, he took over the business. Ernie’s Hotel soon became a popular watering hole during those turbulent times. Ernie Runions loved sports and even refereed from time to time. Ernie also knew a little about promoting and, for men like Ernie Runions, looking for those “take our minds off of the war” exercises became something of a passion and a hockey trip to Pittsburgh just might be the tonic. I suspect he looked at these adventures as a release from the day-to-day stress of living in such troubled times. The Cornwall men’s hockey teams during the war years were depleted; several players were part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). For those who remained, makeshift teams would suffice, meaning lower calibre rosters for games, with players ranging in age from 16 to 30 years of age. For John Denneny, Carson Cooper, Ambrose DeGray, Harry Liddell, and many more, the chance to travel to Pittsburgh for a couple of international friendly matches must have seemed surreal. They would be following in the footsteps of local puck chasers like Aeneas “Reddy” MacMillan and Newsy Lalonde who had played professionally in Pittsburgh years

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he coached the Hamilton Tigers of the OHA for two seasons. A few years ago I found an old photo of a local team posing with a trophy, one of the men identified was Joe Heagle, originally from Spencerville. In 1929, the town of Morrisburg was putting the finishing touches on a new covered ice rink and there would also be a new senior team, the Maroons. So, it was no surprise that a hockey bird dog like Runions would be called upon to search for talented players for the Maroons. Somewhere along the way, Joe Heagle had crossed Ernie’s path. On behalf of the new Morrisburg team, Runions sent Heagle an offer in the form of a letter. That letter exists today!

earlier. Runions made it happen. The Pittsburgh Gazette reported that the 2-1 win in the first game was, “the best test the Smokey City players had seen this season, adding that “the Factory Town septet was by far the strongest team to come down from Canada in a long while.” The Freeholder moaned, “Pittsburgh won 2-1 and 6-1 at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Gardens, but very few of the regulars on the team made the trip.” Still, the games represent an early pilgrimage and part of our hockey history. Just as significant,

Memorabilia is one thing, but a genuine hand-written Ernie Runions letter to Joe Heagle, soliciting his hockey services, is quite another. It’s a genuine gem, from an era when a simple handshake or offer of secondary employment might suffice. I don’t know if Joe Heagle accepted the offer; a roster of names for the Morrisburg Maroons 1929-1930, makes no mention Heagle. I did find him toiling for the Courtaulds Silkmen of the city league in 1934.

a month later, Runions organized a return visit to Pittsburgh with a stop in Cleveland on the way home. This time however, it was a ladies’ hockey exhibition, involving the Cornwall Victorias and the rival On a historical note, 1934 was Ottawa Pets, since both American the first season after the great fire cities were not familiar with girls of 1933 destroyed Cornwall’s playing hockey. Victoria arena. Home games Ernie Runions continued to make for all of Cornwall’s teams were a life around hockey, refereeing, played outside at the Athletic coaching, and promoting. He Grounds. Those were the days. even coached that 1916 Cornwall Thanks to Joe Heagle’s grandson Victorias ladies’ team that featured the “Miracle Maid” Albertine Steve MacDonnell for providing Lapensee, and in the early 1920’s, the letter.

Issue #52 March 2017

Rack-M-Up Billiards Tournament Results By Markus Noé


aturday, January 28th, RackM-Up Billiards in Cornwall ON hosted their first six-andunder $30 entry tournament. For those not familiar with the number handicap this is the beginner group with 4 being the lowest rank. Each player receives a ranking of 4, 5, or 6, with players racing to their ranking. So a 4 would need to win four games in each round to continue. If a 6 plays a 4, the lower rank player can win the round 4-5. The idea behind this is to give beginners and players who do not get to practise as much a chance to win a tournament without the “top dogs” being involved. Fifteen players came to participate, with the tournament favourites being Joe Herne, Eric Mallet, and Kevin Tebo all ranked as a 6.


which opened up the brackets. On the winners side the two other favourites cruised to the winners’ side final. Tebo ended up losing to Mallet in the hot seat match. In the losers’ side final Tebo met up with Matt Cook and edged him out to book a rematch in the grand finale against Mallet. In this match Mallet sealed his first tournament win in a few years 6-3. Thank you to Doug Disotell and Amanda Collins for hosting this tournament. For more information about these tournaments contact Doug by phone 1-613-933-9362. The dates have not yet been finalized, but our local top player from Rack-M-Up Billiards, professional Jared Amyot will be playing Oscar Dominguez in a challenge match the first week of March.

Dominguez is a top five American player and currently In a shocking result, Herne made ranked 126th in the world. He an early exit losing two straight will be travelling through Quebec to Toby Back and Chase Sunday, to play all the best players; some

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matches will be for as much as $5,000. It is in talks for him to come to Cornwall to challenge our best player in a race to 21 for an undetermined amount. It will be streamed and everyone who lives close by is welcome to come and watch top level 9-ball pool in person. The details will be finalized soon please refer to the

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NAV Fit Kids Camp Over March Break Will Be Full of Health, Fitness, and Fun By Molly Kett


his March Break, kids in Cornwall and the surrounding area can enjoy a week full of health, fitness, and fun says Marvel MacDonald, the NAV Fit manager. “The children stay active and participate in arts and crafts, sports, and a variety of games. Moving between the double gymnasium, our 25 metre pool and the activity room, children are kept busy all day. The program also includes lunch and an afternoon snack daily,” says MacDonald. The age group for the camp ranges from 6 to 13. The camp will run daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm starting Monday March 13 and ending Friday March 17. There is also an early drop off option for 7:30am as well as a later pick up option for 5:30pm. As far as the week’s activity schedule goes, there’s plenty of variety for the kids to enjoy. MacDonald says some of the highlights will be

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Colt’s Goalie Liam Lascelle : The Puck Stops Here! By Jordan Todd


n just his second full season with the team, Cornwall Colts goaltender Liam Lascelle is having his best year yet.

He’s tied for second in the CCHL with a .925 save percentage and is in third with a 2.37 goals against average. He’s backstopped the team to second place in the league. The turnaround has been big for Lascelle and the rest of the team, as they failed to make the playoffs last year.

Lascelle, however, didn’t always play goalie. He actually started out his hockey career as a defenceman. “I lacked some size, so I converted when I was in atom, I think,” he says. “And I played a lot of goalie in other sports, so I Photo Credit: Icelevel always kind of wanted to. When the opportunity came up, I took on my head and steal games for play dipped a bit, before he got it hoping to finish the season strong. advantage of it.” the team.” back to help the Colts go on their “Once the playoffs start, well, It’s work out pretty well for him Lascelle’s first year as the current hot streak. hopefully, our goal is to win the so far. “It’s fun stealing games,” number one goalie has had its ups With the playoffs starting in he says. “I like when I get to stand and downs. After a hot start, his March, Lascelle and the team are championship obviously.”

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upcoming event The Amazing Rotary Rally The Amazing Rotary Rally is a FUNdraiser for everyone who loves a scavenger hunt, photography, trivia, a car rally, or all of the above. On April 1st 2017 (no joke!), starting at noon, teams will be given a list of challenges to complete before the clock strikes four. No car? No problem! Teams can get around on foot, on a bicycle, or in a car (scooters and skateboards work too). Each challenge has a different point value, so teams can choose between high volume and high value activities. Strategy is the name of the game!

Registration and challenge packages will be available the day of, from 11:00 am at the Canadian Mental Health Association parking lot, 329 Pitt St, Cornwall. Challenge starts at noon and ends around 4 pm. Prizes and snacks follow!

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March 2017 Issue #52

Peewee Teams Medal at Provincial Broomball Championship By Submitted Article


hree peewee teams were fortunate to travel to Barrie on February 9th - 11th, for this year’s Federation of Broomball Associations of Ontario Provincial Championship. The three peewee teams were comprised of players aged 9 – 12, from the Finch, Russell, Carleton Place, and Akwesasne leagues. It took a lot of hard work and perseverance to find enough coaches and ice time to make this happen. We are proud of all our peewee players for their dedication, team work, and sportsmanship. The skill and pride these players demonstrated was noticed by many. We would like to thank the parents for their

fundraising and the following sponsors: East-Ontario Land Improvement, Vanden Bosch Elevators, Vanden Bosch Farms, Ideal Pipe, G & J Yelle Inc., and Tesoro Professional Hair and Esthetics”. With the money raised we were able to purchase two sets of jerseys and tuques for all of the players. The Rebels had an outstanding tournament winning all their games. This team was matched by no other in their offensive ability at the tournament. allowing them to come home as Provincial Champions

The Lions played hard throughout the tournament. They started with a heartbreaking overtime loss in their first game but continued to ‘roar’ despite being knocked down to the consolation pool where they won Photo Submitted the gold consolation medal.

The Warriors played with lots of heart and never gave up. They won their first game but unfortunately got knocked out in overtime just before the bronze medal game.

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Player of the Month Mathew Mainville

Hometown: Cornwall; Age: 17 School: Tagwi Cornwall; Grade: 12

Matt Mainville is a skilled multi-sport athlete who has played hockey, volleyball, football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and track and field. A former Seaway Valley Rapids AA player, Mainville said his favourite memory was hosting a team from Sweden a few seasons ago. “It was a really cool experience to meet and compete with people our age from another country. It was a lot of fun and I met some great people.” Mainville has battled several concussions in his young sporting life. Despite the setbacks, he chooses to look at the benefits that have resulted at the house league (noncontact) level. “I got to play with the guys I grew up with my whole life and nothing beats playing hockey with your best friends and just having a genuine good time winning hockey games! I was named team captain and my goal was never to show-boat but to make everyone on my team feel involved and always keep everyone smiling. I found during the years of me playing sports I met my greatest friends. It is great for self-confidence and feeling like you belong when you are part of a team.” Mainville is not playing hockey this season, but remains active in the gym and playing other sports. It has been tough for the active teen, not being able to play hockey like he has been since three years old, but he does look to get back into the game soon. “I hope to return to the game some day but until then I will play others. I hope to give back to the community that helped me grow up by maybe starting to coach hockey teams.”

The Lions played hard throughout the tournament. They started with a heartbreaking overtime loss in their first game but continued to ‘roar’ despite being knocked down to the consolation pool where they won Photo Submitted the gold consolation medal.

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Front: (left) Emily, Kadence Middle: (left) Cameron, Kian, Morgan, Kaitlyn, Daphne (C), Samantha, Gardyn, Coach Laurie Back: (left) Coach Steve, Coach Al, Owen, Ethan, Chase (A), Sam, Photo Submitted Connor (A), Hailey, Coach Yves

Issue #52 March 2017


Char-Lan W.P.S and S.J Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with an Old Fashioned Hockey Game By Molly Kett


were sparked on one afternoon, during the winter of 1886.

ith Canada celebrating its 150th “A square rubber puck, was cut down anniversary of Confederation, from an old lacrosse ball, was dropped what better way to celebrate than with onto the ice of Lake Ontario. Players some good old-fashioned hockey? armed with crooked sticks, fresh from “Canadians from coast-to-coast- the branches of the neighbouring trees, to-coast will join family, friends, and began to play what historians claim to be neighbours to honour this great country the first hockey game in Canada,” says in meaningful ways,” says Sherry MacLachlan. “The sticks used in the MacLachlan. “Our family of schools game were replicas made by Mr. Carlisle re-enacted Canada’s favourite game, the in our Wood Shop.” first ever hockey game.” The rules of play were fairly simple: The re-enacted game was played by a 1. The puck was not allowed to leave the group of some of the graduating students. ice. “The action was fast and furious, with 2. The stones marking the place to score team Red pulling out a one goal win,” goals were placed on the ice. says MacLachlan. 3. There was to be no slashing of the stick The beginnings of organized hockey or body

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4. The stick was not to be lifted above the shoulder. 5. The puck could only be passed backwards or forwards if players stayed on side of the puck. 6. Players played the entire game, substitutions were not allowed. 7. The goal-keeper had to stand for the entire game.

8. Goals were decided by the goal umpires, who stood at the goalmouth and rang a bell. Following this game, on January 21, the Char-Lan Minor Hockey coaches played against the Char-Lam Varsity Hockey Team, all in the name of celebrating Canada’s 150th with Canada’s most popular sport.

Back Row left to right: Lauren McLeod, Zane Bougie, Brenna Thomson, Grant Craig, Chantal Vivarais, Andrew Emard, Nick Danaher,Roddie Sandilands, Ryan Vipond. Front Row left to right: Chelsea Cayer, Mackayla Petrie, Colin Photo Submitted MacDonald, Angus McRae


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t the beginning of February our team found some new life and started to make a real push to get into the playoffs. When you are winning hockey games it is exciting and fun to go to the rink everyday as everyone is upbeat including the management. The opposite can be said for the mood of the team during a losing streak. My wife Melissa and daughter Maely flew home a week into February, as I will be away on road trips for most of the month. It is tough seeing them leave but I know it is the right decision because she will have a lot of help with our daughter from both her parents and mine at home. At the mid-point of the month we were in control of our own destiny. With four games left we will need to win all of them in regulation to secure our spot in the playoffs. Making the playoffs is a huge deal for European teams because it usually reassures sponsorship money for the following season. A lousy season and no playoffs have the possibility to bankrupt a team if one or more of the major sponsors cut funding. In Europe, as opposed to North American professional franchises a team’s budget is usually 80% sponsorship money and the other 20% admission. On a side note, I was extremely happy we were able to beat and eliminate my old team from the playoff race as I am a very competitive person. Those who know me will attest to this. Fast forward two weeks and we have one game left. To make the playoffs we will need to win by 2 goals because of a tiebreak rule. In my opinion its amazing we even have this chance as everyone considered us out of the race a month ago. Both teams played well but we lost 4-3 to end our season. My eighth pro season now is officially in the books. I will see you back on that side of the pond soon.

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At NAV Fit the goal of this camp is to offer a safe and nurturing environment around caring role models that promotes sportsmanship and creativity. Ages 6-13.

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Your child will stay active and participate in arts and crafts, sports, and a variety of games. Register Early! Limited spaces available

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Sports Energy News, Cornwall, Issue No 52, Mike Piquette