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he Cornwall River Rats A coach pitch team finished their baseball season by winning their division in the 2017 CornwallCommunity Coach Greater Cornwall & Areas Sports Newspaper Pitch Tournament. The tournament was held from August 11-13 at the Legion Park in Cornwall. Coach Black & White pitch is for players eight to nine years old, where the coach pitches or Full Colour to their own team.

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season with an 18-1 winning “Great defensive plays and timely record. Carr has been coaching at hitting helped Cornwall walk away this level for the past three years. with the title,” said Jamie Carr, one “It’s fun at this level watching of the River Rats coaches. them develop,” expressed The River Rats finished their Carr. “They are a great group

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ydney Seymour is one step closer to realizing her goal of playing rugby for Canada at the international level. She has recently received confirmation from Rugby Canada that she has been long-listed for the national under eighteen 7s program. What does this mean for Seymour? It means that she is finally being recognized nationally, and doors are opening for her to compete at an elite level. It’s been a tough road for Seymour, and mostly because of the nature of the sport. At 5 feet, 2 inches tall, it’s fair to say that she is less than

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imposing, but that impression only Joseph’s Panthers squad in the area’s lasts until she hits the pitch. And first ever OFSAA appearance. She she hits it hard. helped lead the upstart Panthers to “I love rugby because it’s a 6th place provincial finish at the physical,” says Seymour. “I like to AA level. If she makes it to the short list, tackle. No other sport lets me do the 16-year-old grade 12 student that.” will be off to Vichy, France, in mid Seymour has an impressive rugby September for the U18 European resume. This year she played for the Championships. The young athlete Elite Ontario 15s side which took on will turn 17 during the tournament. the American Mid-West team. She She is optimistic about her chances. scored a try and converted several Should she make the tournament in the three-game series, which the and impress the national coaches, province lost 2-1. Last year, she the door is wide open for her to competed at the Ontario Summer make the Maple Leafs squad, Games alongside Maddy Grant and which is the Canadian Olympic Fiona Peets. She also anchored the development team. From there, two-time SDG Rugby Champion St anything is possible.


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Master Kevin Pritchard Still Involved in Tae Kwon Do By Casey Leger


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nyone who was serious about the martial arts in Cornwall in the Current owner and head instructor 1990’s will remember the Cornwall Tae Kwon Do School and its founder, Brent Stang agrees, noting that Master Master Kevin Pritchard. Although Pritchard was and is Stang’s instructor. Pritchard opened the school in 1988, Citing the importance of pedigree in the official grand opening was held martial arts training, both men owe the following year. After a decade of allegiance to Grand Master Tae Eun teaching Cornwall and area martial Lee of Ottawa. Grand Master Lee arts enthusiasts, he passed the school opened his first tae kwon do school in Ottawa in 1977 and has martial arts on to senior black belts in 1999. Greater Cornwall & Areas Community Sports Newspaper ties that reach all the way to Korea. Today, the Cornwall Tae Kwon Do One of the perks of being affiliated School has been rechristened SDG Tae with Tae Eun Lee, notes Stang, is that Kwon Do, and the dojang is operated in downtown Cornwall by third-dan black belts trained under the World Tae Do Federation are recognized Moo Kwang instructor Brent & Stang. In KwonSports Greater Cornwall Areas Community Newspaper the world over. all of its iterations, the school has been running for 29 years and has, Pritchard Master Pritchard is currently estimates, certified over 50 black belts involved in various projects, including and trained thousands of students. private self defence lessons and training for his sixth dan. He also “One of the things I love about Greater Cornwall & Areas Community Sports Newspaper tae kwon do,” says Pritchard, “is teaches two black belt classes per week its many aspects. It has something in Cornwall, and invites his former for everyone. Students can train in students to stop in and say hello. Master Kevin Pritchard (left) and Brent Stang (right) pose with a portrait Olympic style sparring, in world “Bring your uniforms,” he offers. Photo Submitted of Grand Master Lee

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Let The Games Begin! Rapids Gearing Up for Another Season By Carrie Seguin


he 2017-18 hockey season has begun for the Seaway Valley Rapids A/AA organization, and the association’s coaches are in full coach mode. The staff of eight has been busy planning tryout sessions, having hosted prospective players over the weekends of August 19-20 and August 26-27. Not only were the coaches busy evaluating players for their own teams, but they also helped evaluate skaters trying out for each other’s teams. During tryouts, SVR coaches didn’t only consider players’ fundamental skills such as skating, puck control, positioning, and hockey sense. “Character, with specific attention being paid to listening, cooperative behavior and respect, is also monitored both on and off the ice,” explains Coach Harty. Coachability is considered with a significant degree of weight. Coach Hum explains that it’s

important to choose players who have great attitudes, show willingness to learn, demonstrate maximum effort on the ice, and who exemplify commitment, dedication, and accountability. Now that the coaches’ teams are finalized (or nearly finalized), the hard work begins and their individual coaching philosophies are put into action. Interestingly, these eight individual coaches have coaching philosophies that are very similar. During his season, Coach Sauve will emphasize learning to play as a team and showing the utmost respect for teammates and coaches, while Coach Delisle will emphasize that the success of the team depends on the effort, attitude, and commitment of each and every one of its players and parents. So, among the SVR coaches, a “team-first” mentality is highly regarded. Of course individual player development is a large component of coaching. “Unit play and team tactics are an important part of learning the

game, but one of my goals is to see each and every player grow their hockey skills and develop their character,” explains Coach Seguin. The SVR coaches identify playing hockey as a great way to grow character. “(We get to) help young athletes build confidence, selfdiscipline, and a good work ethic while playing a game they love,” says Coach Besner. These, of course, are personality characteristics that will serve our youth well as they navigate the world while growing older. The SVR teams will play a 30game season and will participate in 3-5 tournaments in various locations. Additionally, coaches will plan for approximately 50 hours of on-ice sessions for their players. “During practices, my players will be coaxed to skate hard and be pushed to polish their skills,” states Coach Seguin. Coach Delisle, who is known for his high-tempo practices, identifies this time as pivotal in improving each player’s individual skills such as skating, speed, stick handling, and

shooting, as well as team concepts. As such, a lot of commitment in the form of time and effort is demanded of players. The SVR coaches bring with them various levels of experience to the association. Some, like Coach Delisle and Coach Besner have played hockey at high levels, such as the OHL league. Others, like Coach Hum and Coach Harty bring with them years of coaching experience at high school and minor hockey levels. What the group of coaches has in common, however, is love for the game and enthusiasm for coaching youth. “I like coaching so much, that I coach for Seaway as a non-parent, even though I have three sons of my own who play hockey,” enthuses Coach Seguin. Coach Pilon states that he is so passionate about coaching that he looks forward to tackling the challenges that might lie ahead each season. Continued on page 6


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Only 2 of the coaches are new to the organization. Coach Sauve and Coach Harty joined the SVR team this year; however neither of the coaches is new to the benchstaff scene. “After having coached for many years at different levels for the Alexandria Minor Hockey Association, I feel confident to challenge myself at the AA level,” explains Coach Sauve. Others, like Coach Huntley who has been coaching at the AAA and AA for 10 years, are return coaches to the association. “I hope to bring my years of experience and knowledge to the bench in a way that will be new and fresh for my players, and in a way that will make (their) development fun and positive,” states Coach Huntley. Coach selections for the 2017/18 season were completed this past May. In total, 21 applications for coaching positions were considered, at least two applications per division (8 teams). “The recruitment team did an excellent job of finding good, qualified people. It should be another great year,” states SVR President, Mark Desnoyers, about the upcoming season.

Meet the Seaway Valley Rapids Coaching Staff Coach: Joe Harty SVR Team: Maj. Novice A Occupation: Principal Choice NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings Favourite Warm-Up Song: Crazy Train (Alice Cooper)

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An Interview with Brock McBride McBride’s hockey career. From playing the sport, to coaching the sport, McBride continues to immerse himself in the hockey community.

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“After graduating I played in the AHL for parts of three seasons before going to Europe to play. I have recently retired after playing nine years professionally. Although I will miss playing I think coaching the Colts will help the transition,” says McBride. “I have briefly coached tournament and other camps at the minor level but this will be my first ocal coach Brock McBride experience coaching for a full grew up in the area and has season.” a deep history playing hockey. McBride says he has always McBride played Jr for the Colts prior to receiving a Division thought about coaching once his 1 hockey scholarship at St. playing career was over. Lawrence University. “I knew for myself and my This was just the beginning of family it was the right time to




retire and the next best thing to playing is coaching so I am excited to get started on the next chapter,” says McBride. McBride will be coaching the Cornwall Colts Jr A team this upcoming season. He will also be running a power skating and skill session for his hockey development company, “Own The Ice Hockey.” Clearly, McBride loves the sport of hockey. “I have a passion for the game of hockey regardless of what facet it is. I’m very fortunate to be able stay involved with the game and I think the passion that I had as a player will now be transferred into coaching,” says McBride. McBride says he’s learnt a lot

from playing hockey over the last twenty-five years.

“I like to think I understand the game of hockey well and have tried to surround myself with knowledgeable hockey people,” says McBride. “I will continue to pick the brain of these people and learn as my coaching career progresses. The second you think you know everything, you know nothing!”

So far, the camp has just started for the 2017/2018 CCHL regular season. “It’s nice to be back on the ice even though it’s now in a tracksuit with a whistle,” says McBride. “I have yet to have any great coaching memories or experiences but a championship this season would be a nice way to start off my coaching career.







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Ties That Bind: Golf is a Family Affair at Summerheights By Casey Leger


ugust has been a busy month for family-owned and operated Summerheights Golf Links. The weekend of August 5th saw the club play host to its annual championship, a local golf institution that was first held in 1963. Champion Grandmother Granddaughter


Golf is a strong tradition for the Landriault family. In fact, Nicole Landriault won the Legends title at the club championship in early August, while her granddaughter Gabrielle Landriault won the junior ladies’ division. Mme Nicole Landriault has been a member of Summerheights for forty years; she joined the club with her late husband Jean in 1977. This is her first championship. Mlle Gabrielle Landriault is also an avid golfer. In fact, she is a member of the La Citadelle golf team, and she finished in the top third of a hundred plus field in this year’s OFSAA competition in Windsor, Ontario. She expects to be there again. Both women love the sport, and for many of the same reasons. “It’s your own game,” says Nicole. “It’s just you on the course. It helps develop confidence.” Granddaughter Gabrielle has a similar philosophy. “Golf keeps me focused physically and mentally.” Gabrielle is hoping that golf will help her realize her goals; goals like becoming a teacher or criminologist. At her level of play, a potential scholarship is not out of the question. The ladies are a fixture around the club, golfing together at least twice a week. They are frequently joined by Josee Pate. Pate is Nicole’s daughter and Gabrielle’s aunt.

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Bob Johnson knows his way around the golf course. He should: the 2017 Summerheights Club Champion has been kicking around the course since 1980. He works for the club and has done it all, and although he is currently working in course maintenance, he has experience working every aspect of the links, both inside and out. This is the third time Johnson has claimed the club title, but it’s been twenty-five years since he last had his name engraved on the trophy. He was champ in 1989 and 1992. Johnson loves the sport. Why? Club Junior Champion Sebastien Deschamps and Senior Champion “It’s the one sport you can play from Bob Johnson (front) with past Junior Champ Greg Deschamps (back)  Photo Submitted the time you can walk until the time  they bury you,” he says. “If you have a bad day on the course, you have no one to blame but yourself. If you play well, you get the credit.” Johnson shot a two-round total gross of 160, firing an impressive 77 on Saturday and an 83 on Sunday. According to Johnson, the wind on Sunday made for challenging conditions. Seventeen-year-old Sebastien Deschamps won the Junior Men’s title, coming second only to Bob Johnson. Deschamps’ total score for the tournament was 166, only 6 strokes away from the overall title. He is also employed by Summerheights, and this gives him an exposure to the game he might not otherwise get. The grade 12 La Citadelle student was a member of the golf team that finished second at EOSSAA, and was invited to the Play Junior Golf Tour, and hit the links in Illinois. He plans to enroll in forensic sciences at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, which just happens to have a golf team, after completing high school. He believes that a

Granddaughter and grandmother Gabrielle and Nicole Landriault. Photo Submitted 

scholarship for golf is a definite encouraged by his father Greg. Greg possibility. Deschamps won the same junior Deschamps hits the links about championship as Sebastien, albeit 26 4 times a week, a practice strongly years ago.

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U15 Girls Seaway Valley Blazers Bring Home Gold Contant.

By Molly Kett


n August 12 and 13, the U15 Seaway Valley Blazers brought home the gold medal at the Cameron Memorial soccer tournament in Trenton.

Right now, this team is in first place in the U15 Regional Division for the East Region Soccer League. The girls are hoping to continue this record for the season.

Next for the team, they will The team faced some tough competition, but came out of be playing in the East Region Cup finals mid September. the tournament undefeated. “The girls faced some tough competition but came out undefeated in the whole tournament. They played three games in the round-robin against Brams Bandits (3-0 win), Kingston Clippers (2-0 win) and Cavan FC (4-1 win) then moved onto the semi-finals on Sunday against Peterborough City (1-0 win). They had a 4-0 win against Oshawa Phantoms in the final to bring home the gold medal,” says Laura

“They are a great group of girls who all get along well and work together as a unit when they are on the pitch,” says Laura Contant. “Teamwork is a major focus for our team.” With that attitude, the girls are sure to continue to see wins and keep their streak alive. Keep your eyes open for more updates on the team’s success; hopefully they see the same results at their next tournament, this September.

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ccording to Malik’s grandfather, Dr. Vijay Bhatnagar, his family has always been interested in tennis. Malik, though, has been making waves in the tennis world. Recently, Malik won the gold medal in the Canadian Summer Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Currently, Malik holds a high rank in the BU-18 in Ontario by OTA, Rogers Jr. and in Adults. Malik has been playing since he was only five years old. His grandfather, Vijay, is very proud of Malik’s accomplishments and hopes for great things from him.

“He talks of being a professional tennis player but we, as family, know it is not easy for every tennis player to be a Professional Tennis Player,” says Vijay. “He enjoys tennis. In school he was great sprinter/runner, soccer player, and an amazing tennis player in his age groups 12, 14, 16, 18. He won several matches and tournaments.” This September, Malik begins his university career with a full tennis scholarship at Stetson University near Orlando, Florida.

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doing what he hopes to do one day, Hopefully, one day, we will see Of course, as with most young play tennis professionally. He looks Malik on our big screens, facing off tennis players, Malik’s idols are those up to players like Roger Federer and against some of his own idols in the Rafael Nadal, just to name a few. professional tennis world.

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ven though you eventually found your golf ball, you cannot play it and you receive a one-stroke penalty for your initial lost ball. Had you found your first ball before you had played your second ball again you would have been able to save yourself the penalty stroke. The reasoning for this is that if you believe a ball may be lost (possibly out of bounds or amongst a forested or fescue area, etc.), you may play a second ball as your provisional, meaning that your playing of this second golf ball is conditional upon your finding of your original ball. If you do find your original ball (without playing the provisional first), then you may play your original without any penalty strokes; if you do not find your original ball, or it is found Out-of-Bounds, then you may play your provisional ball while incurring a one-stroke penalty. If you think your ball may be lost, taking a provisional is your best bet, as it helps with pace of play and will keep you from running back to the tee!

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Doherty Repeats as Glengarry Highland Games Champion By Todd Anderson


or the fourth year in a row, Matthew Doherty has captured the championship in the professional heavy weight division of the Glengarry Highland Games.

whatever it takes to win. Then they will do what they can to help you out. There’s a second family out here to all the competitors. You get to know everyone’s parents and their wives.”

While the competition is fierce on event day, so is the support among the athletes in the field says Glengarry Highland Games heavy weight events chairman Rod McLeod.

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The Antigonish, Nova Scotia native finished in first place among 11 competitors, with 82 points. Doherty finished first in seven of eight events and in a tie for sixth in the sheaf toss. Like last year, Calgary, Alberta’s Robert Young wasn’t far back, finishing second in the division with 76.5 points. Following Young were: Greenwood, Nova Scotia’s Danny Frame (60); Belgrade, Maine’s Will Barron (56); Tarrytown, New York’s Dave Barron (55.5); Hillier, Ontario’s Padraic Moore (49.5); Dalkeith, Ontario’s Jason Baines (44.5); Powassan, Ontario’s Markus Wand (36.5); Prince William, New Brunswick’s Joe Hall (30.5); Grafton, Ontario’s Austin Sztajdocher (24.5) and Grafton, Ontario’s Paul Boundy (12.5).


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ockey legend Marc Crawford was at the Parkway Inn on August 22nd to plan his own roasting at the hands of friends and family for the benefit of The Children’s Treatment Centre. Crawford is a Stanley Cup winning coach, has been at the helm of Team Canada, and has European championships under his belt. The Ottawa Senators’ associate coach is a strong supporter of agencies such as the Centre, which is completely funded by the community and receives no government monies. Asked about his involvement with the Centre, Crawford explains, “I believe

it’s important to be a good citizen, and this is an important cause and they do great work in the community.” Crawford also praises the response of the people of Cornwall and the Seaway Valley to organizations such as The Children’s Treatment Centre, noting in particular the community funding. The roast will have taken place on August 30th, at the Parkway Inn in Cornwall. Organizers are quick to point out that the 272 tickets to the dinner were snapped up in 48 hours. This might have a little to do with the impressive roster of speakers:

In addition to Crawford’s much anticipated rebuttal, Steve Dryden (of Hockey News and TSN fame), Bob Crawford (past Cornwall Royals’ captain and Marc’s brother), Guy Boucher, and Brian Burke are appearing. Crawford’s children, Kaitlin and Dylan, will also be taking part in the fun of roasting their dad. Crawford shrugs off any potential anxiety over being roasted in public with a laugh, explaining that it’s for such a worthwhile cause that any minor discomfort on his part is far exceeded by the importance of the cause.

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Lee MacKinnon has been a crowd favourite at the Glengarry Highland Games for many years. The former Greenfield native has also been instrumental in building the sport as he hosts clinics annually to help teach youngsters. “It’s nice to see these kids get off on the right foot. We have two clinics two weeks before the Games. They compete until they are 18 and then they can join the amateurs.” This year will be MacKinnon’s last year as a teacher as he retires from St. Finnan’s in Alexandria. It’s a bitter sweet feeling as he loves teaching children, but he will also have more time for competition. “I will have more time for travel. It will be a lot easier. I will be able to add more competitions to the rotation.” As a competitor he has participated in events world-wide including stops in Scotland, Iceland, and Germany. “It gets me out,” he says with a chuckle. “These events are so versatile. You can be good at one, and not so much at another. You have to try to be well-rounded.”


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ukas Van Hoek is 11 years old (12 this September), lives in Napanee with his parents and two brothers, Max and Jack, and is passionate about fishing.

a light action rod with light 8 lb line and a heavy action rod with 20 lb braid. I use live bait, soft plastics, crank baits, and plastic frogs. We have even started to make our own buck tail jigs. In the winter, we go ice fishing for perch with minnows and jig heads on the Bay of Quinte.”

In fact, his brothers are both accomplished fisherman in their own right, Van Hoek tells us. As What Van Hoek loves about a family, the group of them often fishing is twofold: being outdoors competes when it comes to their and the challenge of fishing, fishing habits. because you never know what “We have a family fishing species of fish you might catch. trophy we compete for every His earliest fishing memory year. We have each won it once is from a family vacation, when but this year I think Mom’s going his parents rented a cottage at to win it because she just caught Howe’s Lake. a big pickerel,” says Van Hoek. “I was very excited and Dad Aside from fishing, Van Hoek was cheering me on. He let me also plays competitive tackle reel in a bass all by myself. I was football as a defensive lineman. so proud of myself. Mom took “I learned to fish from my dad a picture and the bass squirmed and grandpa who are both life in my hands but I held on tight. long fishermen and are passing The picture is still hanging in my their knowledge onto me. I like room.” talking fishing with them, asking In terms of his favourite fishing them what they think of a new memory, though, Van Hoek has lure or tackle combination I’m trouble narrowing it down. thinking of trying and listening “That’s a hard question. I love to their entertaining fishing stories,” shares Van Hoek. “I like fishing with my family and we catching different species of fish have had a lot of good times out and one of my goals is to catch on the water. Now that I look every species of fish in Ontario. I back on it I think it’s funny but think the hardest one to catch will it wasn’t at the time,” says Van be a long nose gar. I love trying Hoek. “I was out fishing with my new tackle combinations. I have grandpa in Hay Bay when a large

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mouth bass bit my hook, so I set the hook and started reeling it in. It fought hard. Once it was at the boat it bent my rod and snapped it in three. Grandpa quickly scooped the rod and fish out of the water with his net. I was so upset I started crying because I wouldn’t be able to fish anymore. Grandpa told me not to worry that I’d get a new rod. When we got home Mom took pictures of me and my bass. I could put my whole fist in its mouth! It was really cool - it was lighter in colour and very fat. My dad took me to the store to buy a new rod the next day.”

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lot of variety in those locations. Plus, the Napanee River goes through his backyard, allowing him to fish any time he wishes. Next, Van Hoek would love to try sturgeon fishing in British Columbia, as well as focus on catching a variety of new fish, like muskie and salmon.

If anyone out there is unsure as to whether fishing is for them, Van Hoek says “you have to try it!”

“It’s not hard and it is fun. It’s also exciting, as you never know when a fish will take your hook or what you’re going to catch,” Some of Van Hoek’s favourite says Van Hoek. “You have to places to fish include Hay Bay learn how to filet fish properly to and Napanee River, as he sees a fully enjoy them”

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Brenda Sturkenboom Talks Multisport

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The Beast Multisport Coaching. Although I knew how to swim I had never had any formal lessons until then. Tanya soon had me on the right track with the proper techniques!”

After a health issue in the fall of 2002, Sturkenboom joined some fitness classes in order to become a healthier version of herself and found herself quickly enjoying the athletic lifestyle.

After all of this training, Sturkenboom was able to sign up for and complete the King Wolf Swim in Kingston in July 2016. This included a 5 km swim from Kingston to Wolfe Island, which she completed in less than her goal two hours. She says her two goals for that day were to beat her stated time of 2 hours and avoid drowning.

renda Sturkenboom is a successful self-employed entrepreneur in the wholesale business, a wife to her husband Dean, and mother to her two adult children named Thomas and Kristen. She is also a local passionate athlete.

“Both the kids were in karate with Soke Mike at Mike’s Contact Karate so I decided to join in the fun with them in 2005,” says Sturkenboom. “Completely loving the workout and training involved with martial arts, I decided to take up running to help with the cardio aspect of martial arts and help in the preparation of my black belt test.” This may be where it started, but it didn’t stop there. “Learning to run was an interesting learning experience and ended up having some ankle issues leading me to turn to physiotherapy,” says Sturkenboom. “While recovering from this I started cycling. My physiotherapist at the time, Scott, asked me if I knew how to swim and when I answered yes, he asked me if I had ever thought of doing the Cornwall Try-A-Tri. Here we could say the rest is history. I signed up for my first ever Triathlon in 2012. While waiting for the horn to go off, Valerie Allen was speaking to us and the spectators and stated that once we tried this we would be hooked. She was right. After that I started swim lessons with Tanya Deeks – Unleash

Since her first Try-A-Tri, she has completed the Sprint and Olympic distances in the Cornwall Triathlon and at various other locations. “The Cornwall Triathlon is still my favourite location for these distances. The crowd is supportive and cheerful, the course is well located and chosen, and the food afterwards is delicious,” says Sturkenboom. “With the help and guidance from Tanya Deeks I have been able to accomplish these goals and others. Tanya’s training has never let me down and that is saying a lot, as she has had to deal with several of my injuries that I had procured prior to my starting with her. In 2015 I competed in and completed my first 70.3 Ironman in Mont Tremblant. The experience was so much fun I decided to do it again in 2016 and despite the extreme hot conditions compared to the previous year; I was still able to get a personal best of 9 minutes compared to the prior year.” Sturkenboom has been a member with the Cornwall Multisport Club for a few years now, participating in a few events and even volunteering for some.

What she likes most about being spot in my training session.” part of the club are the people. Next for Sturkenboom will be “The people in the CMC are her third Ironman in Lake Placid on fantastic. I love hearing about their September 10. adventures and sharing information Sturkenboom says the Cornwall on races and training issues. If I Multisport Club is “an excellent hadn’t started this journey then I way to keep active and encourages a wouldn’t have met so many wonderful healthy life-style. In a time where people. I really like how everyone so many people are hooked to their is supportive no matter what level screens I love being out and seeing of experience or skill a person has,” people out on their bikes, going for says Sturkenboom. “It’s encouraging a run or walk. I’m loving the new to head to the pool at before the crack adventures. My comfort zone has of dawn and see people that you been expanded by leaps and bounds know. A friendly wave from a fellow and I am excited at what the future cyclist or runner is always a bright holds!”  

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Former Wildcat Jeremy Pike Entering His Fourth Season in AUS By Micaela Wylie- Arbic


ornwall Wildcats football export and former Holy Trinity star quarterback, Jeremy Pike, has geared up for his fourth and final year at St. FX in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, with hopes of snagging the AUS conference once again and landing a chance to clinch the Vanier Cup. The wide receiver got his first career start in their home opener versus St. Mary’s University this August, marking a pivotal moment for his senior year to follow. The past three years have been no cake walk for the 21-year-old where he has learned the real workings of what it takes to be a

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varsity athlete. For Pike, football has always been an aspect of his upbringing and being given the opportunity to play varsity has been a long-time dream. “I gained experience last year when I dressed but didn’t start,” Pike said, “It’s a huge challenge but it’s been four plus years of work here in the making.” “I’ve developed mentally just becoming an overall smarter player, and physically - with years of grinding to make me a different player now compared to rookie year,” he added. This year brings big expectations for the X-men’s football.  Last year, St. FX placed first in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, defeating Mount Allison

University 29-8, winning the Loney Bowl (the AUS Football Conference of U Sports) to move on to the Mitchell Bowl. The boys came short losing in the semi-final; losing their ticket to the Vanier Cup. Pike sees this as his last chance to bring it all home. And if all goes well with this season, he could remain at St. FX to play two more years of football after this year, all while earning his education degree. When asked about post-grad, Pike says ideally he would like to travel for a couple years before getting into a teaching career.  Pike gets into full-swing play with two back-to-back weekends in September with games moving into the end of October.

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Now that the NHL has dropped out of the Olympics, should the Olympics remove all “professional athletes” in all sports and make it a truly amateur event again? Do you feel any NHL players will ignore the NHL and attend the Olympics regardless of the consequences?

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Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast -During the past few years the distinction between being a professional and an amateur athlete has all but been obliterated. In my opinion all Olympic athletes are now professional in some form or other, and the word amateur is no longer in the Olympic dictionary.  The Olympics are a business and like any other business the bottom line is critical. Having NBA, NHL, Tennis, and Golf stars in the line up is good for business.  Now that Bettman and his cronies want a bigger piece of the Olympic pie we may be forced to Greater Cornwall & Areas Community Sports Newspaper watch Talbot, Raymond, and Scrivens instead of Crosby, McDavid, and Price.  Watching ex NHL and AHL players in the Olympics is akin to going to the “Port” to watch a cover band.  The venue is good, the price is right, the beer is cold, but it ain’t the real thing.  I don’t believe that any NHL’ers will take part in the next Olympics, because of the personal negative financial implications of leaving their respective teams.  Let the games begin.

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Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - Professional athletes competing in the Olympic Games have been and continue to be an on-going debate; the NHL has announced it will not be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang , South Korea and I don’t agree with Gary Bettman & the NHL’s decision. Let’s step back and review the origin of Olympic Games. When the Olympics were created there was no such thing as “professional” sporting events. Every athlete in the world was considered an Greater Cornwall & Areas Community Sports Newspaper amateur; the best of the best athletes from around the world, competed against each other for the glory of being the best in the world, period. I believe it’s important for the Olympics to regain and maintain the status of highlighting the world’s best without fear of stepping on someone’s feelings because of an inability to compete in all venues; that said I do support the rules and drug testing to control the cheaters. If you’re going to compete, you better be clean! Greater & Areas Community Sports Newspaper Is theCornwall host nation (South Korea) going to win a medal in ice hockey, I’m thinking no, but I believe they have the potential to win other events. Nations around the world will tune in to watch the world’s best compete. I believe the Olympics should remain an event highlighting the “world’s” best competing for the glory of being the best.

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Seaway Valley Northern Lights 16 U Girls Win Silver in Beantown By Dana Henhawk


he Seaway Valley Northern Lights 16U travelled to Marlborough, MA and attended the 7th Annual Beantown Classic from July 26th-30th.

They started the tournament off with a 1-0 win over the Boston Bobcats. Next up was a lopsided win over the Globemasters out of Illinois. The girls’ third game of the tournament was handled with another win over the Roc City Elite by a score of 5-1. After roundrobin play, this put the girls in first

place of their pool, to cross over with the fourth place team of pool B, MF CT U16 Prep. Northern Lights came out with a win of 5-0 after their first crossover game. This moved them on to the quarter finals set for Sunday morning at Merrimack College, with a game against Islanders Hockey out of Long Island. Northern Lights came away with another win over the Islanders by a score of 2-1. This moved the girls in the semifinals Sunday afternoon back at Merrimack College to face off against the Boston Bandits. Boston Bandits were on the

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Lajoie Takes Home Second Women’s Professional Heavy Weights Title By Todd Anderson


n 2016 Susie Lajoie made her debut at the Glengarry Highland Games and left as champion of the women’s professional division. In early August 2017, she repeated as champion finishing first with 72 points and winning the final five events of the competition while ranking second in the first two. “I love coming here,” Lajoie said shortly after receiving her trophy and winner’s gifts from Glengarry Highland Games heavy weight events chairman Rod McLeod and event sponsor Andre Pommier of Pommier Jewellers. “This is one of my favourite events. There’s a lot of history here and I grew up hearing about it. The crowd

was great today.” The 25-year-old from Victoria, British Columbia was followed by former champion Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Josee Morneau (who last won in 2015 before Lajoie’s run) with 59 points. Following Morneau were: East Aurora, New York’s Morgan Palmer (58); Verdun, Quebec’s Katherine Duckworth (55); Lake St. Peter, Ontario’s Heather Boundy (51); Perth-Andover, New Brunswick’s Adena Robinson (47); Bow Island, Alberta (former Martintown resident) Laura Reusser (27); Currie Siding, New Brunswick’s Wendy McCrea (27); Dalkeith, Ontario’s Tiffany DiRico (23); Alexandria’s Lisa MacDonald (21.5) and Harrietsville, Ontario’s Sandi Conrad (10.5).

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What can I expect at karate class?

By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club


e have now put another summer behind us, and as we head into autumn many people are looking for a sporting activity for either themselves or their children. Every year during this time I receive inquiries about Seaway Karate Club, with one of the most frequently asked questions being a variation of what we do at karate or what can be expected at class.

There are many different components to the art of karate, with at least four of the following being a part of each class. 1} Warm-up: This is the first stage of every martial arts class. The warm-up consists of gross motor exercises that prepare the body for more strenuous work. The length and intensity will vary greatly from club to club, but I like to keep it to no more than fifteen minutes and have it flow into the next stage.

2} Basic techniques: This consists of kicks, punches, blocks, elbow and knee strikes, stances, and co-ordination drills. The intensity will gradually increase as the students become fully warmed up.

3} Pad training – involves various kicks and strikes on focus pads, kicking shields, paddle pads, and blockers. There are specific drills that target each of the attributes of karate – speed, focus, power, timing, balance, agility, and endurance. 4} Kata: A kata is a pattern or a pre-determined series of movements and are required for each belt level. Repetition of kata is instrumental in the smoothing out and perfecting of technique. All of the karate attributes will

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5} Self-defence: This is the training of simple effective responses to various grabs, holds, kicks, and punches.

6} Weapons of opportunity: Students learn to defend themselves using common everyday items that can be found around the home, in a vehicle etc., and can be legally transported. Just few examples of this class component are flashlights, snowbrushes, keys, walking canes/sticks. 7} Pressure point training: (adult class) a pressure point is a nerve that is close to the surface. Only the most practical and easily accessible pressure points are used in self-defence against aggressive behaviour. Although pressure points have always been known to martial artists it is the research in police defensive tactics that have provided us with proper specific technique and a scientific understanding. 8} Sparring: Using footwork, blocking, countering, and evasion in a safe controlled sparing session. The first element of karate class is safety.

A good instructor will structure the class to ensure that the students have a positive training experience in a safe environment. Students must respect and be aware of others training around them. There is nothing positive about injuries and the vast majority of them are preventable. An experienced instructor will do everything possible to make the art fit the individual. An example of this is that the sparring component may not be required for the older student or one who has no interest in it. Greater emphasis would then be placed in another area such as self-defence. The student’s abilities and personal needs are taken into consideration while trying to keep the class as challenging and rewarding as possible.  

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Summer Bike Trip of a Lifetime By Victoria Klassen


ves Poirier, Gary MacDonald, and Tim King spent 25 days last summer on their motorcycles riding across the Trans American Trail. The trail starts at the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina and finishes at the Pacific Ocean in Oregon.


“The companionship was excellent. We all have different personalities and they all complement each other,” said Poirier.

Each of them had a job on the trip. King was the navigator, Poirier was in charge of the money, and MacDonald made sure the The three friends met bikes were locked up at night. because their sons play “The TAT made a great hockey together. In May way to see America, coast to 2016, the three of them took coast. No crowds, no traffic, their Suzuki DRZ400 dual the feeling of being ‘out there purpose motorcycles, and on your own,’ the beautiful embarked on their trip. scenery, and the feeling During this trip, they of accomplishment upon stayed at hotels and motels completing the trip after over that were available along the a year about talking about it,” From left to right is Yves, Gary, Tim way. While there were a few expressed MacDonald. They say some shorter bike small hiccups—a flat tire, After riding over 9,000 km, a broken clutch, some hail the three friends flew home trips are likely in their future. and rain—overall they had a from Portland, Oregon with “That ‘someday’ might great time. some amazing memories. never come,” said Poirier,


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ften you have heard me say, or write, that sports become our release from our day-to-day burdens. In this day and age, fans are privy to most everything the press can find. Professionals really are held responsible for their actions good and bad. A few years ago I stumbled upon a very neat piece of memorabilia from 1969. It is the type of thing that can be considered a part of the working world that puts us all on equal footing regardless the salaries.

from the file stood out. It is a fine from GM John Muckler — $25 for missing practice, and a warning that it will be $50 next time. As well, Muckler continues that his on ice performance (last weekend) in games against Toronto and Boston was not up to par for a man his size and for the salary he was making. As a result of bad play he would be further fined $100. Pretty convincing the way Muckler laid it out in the letter. That he should play more aggressively and be tougher. That he should be clearing the front of the net and taking players out along the boards and corners with

It also puts an exclamation mark on the reality that sports is business with real life pressures that we seldom consider due to the money our sporting heroes make. It is the type of thing that when we understand these pressures, it tends to make us understand that work is work, even when it’s a game.

Many years ago, I captured these two letters sent to former NHL defensemen Elmer “Moose” Vasko. I love these little windows to the past, those pieces of inside information that the computer age has delivered.  They were the contents of Vasko’s file whilst a member of the Minnesota North Stars. Inside the Vasko file were his contract for 1969 and a few NHL fines for game misconducts. The going rate in 1969 was $75. One paper



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itchel Zappitelli is both a math teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School and the passionate coach of the high school football team. Zappitelli grew up in Ottawa where he played and excelled at numerous sports at high levels. He was captain of the Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks National Championship team in 2005 and was selected as the first team OUA All Star in 2005.

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

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

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


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

In terms of his favourite coaching memory, Zappitelli has a few things that come to mind. “I have coached a lot of great teams with some amazing athletes and championships. I am still waiting on a big championship to win. An OVFL championship or going to OFSAA with one of my teams would all be major achievements and will top any memory I have to this date,” says Zappitelli. “But if I had to pick a memory, I would have one when I was coaching at Holy Trinity when I was coaching my girls’ hockey team to two EOSSA’s. Those girls had so much heart and dedicated themselves to my system. Both times at EOSSA we missed out playing in the finals because of losing the tiebreaker.”

badminton, and high school gymnastics. There are many reasons Zappitelli loves to coach. “I love to give opportunity to my athletes to play at the next level and share my knowledge with my athletes and be positive role model for them,” says Zappitelli. “It is a lot of fun. I love to promote the sports I coach in this area.” Zappitelli says he uses his time coaching his athletes to make them better players but also make them better people. “As a coach I promote positivity. I am rarely negative and I

Zappitelli is a passionate local coach, bringing positivity and new skills to all he coaches. We look forward to seeing even more from Zappitelli’s teams in the future.

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hirty-four-year-old Shawn Maloney was born and raised in the Cornwall area. Maloney has a passion for athletics, which he participates in despite his blinding eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa.

“It is a condition I was diagnosed with when I was 5 years old. The disease led to progressive loss of peripheral and night vision during my teens and twenties, and in recent years it has led to loss of central vision as well,” says Maloney. “My right eye is totally blind, while my left eye is legally blind, meaning I have some limited vision, enough to see shapes and shadows and to read large print high contrast text. My left eye will naturally go totally blind like my right eye, most likely within the next 1-2 years.”

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

dds are if you frequently fish the waterways of Long Sault Parkway, you will have run into Brandon Brownlee.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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“The thing I enjoy most about fishing is meeting new anglers,” says Brownlee. “You are never too old, or too young, to start fishing. Fishing is not all about catching fish; it’s more about enjoying nature and making memories.”

The graduate of RothwellOsnabruck District High School in Ingleside (in 2015) says some of his best fishing spots are in the Long Sault Parkway. It’s a perfect situation for the 19-year-old having the St. Lawrence River so close by to his home. His favourite memory in the sport is landing the elusive lake trout while fishing the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall. The biggest fish he ever caught was a 43-pound conman

Brownlee also enjoys learning Long Sault’s Brandon Brownlee poses with one of his impressive catches. Brownlee says his favourite form of fishing is bottom-fishing new techniques and figuring out how for carp and channel catfish. Photo Submitted to get fish to hit when they are not active. “My favourite species to fish for is carp,” he says. “I like bottom-fishing for carp and channel cats. You never know how big the next one will be.” He can be found on the ice of the St. Lawrence and surrounding water bodies two-to-three times a week during the winter ice-fishing season. In the summer, he enjoys the pasttime 5-6 times a week.

“I fish 12 months out of the year,” Brandon Brownlee invited Vinny Anderson to be his “net man” during an afternoon of fishing in 2014. Brownlee says his favourite part of he says. Photo Todd Anderson fishing is meeting new friends, young and old. Brownlee was introduced to fishing at the age of three by his younger Brownlee says he still has one I have to thank for introducing me to the love of fishing. He showed father Tim. Father and son have plenty to learn from his father. “The best friend I have in fishing is me everything I know about fishing. been partnering up ever since as they share memories along the way. The my dad,” says Brownlee. “He’s the I still can’t out-fish him.”




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

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

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

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

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stop,” says St. Marseille. “The City and surrounding area have benefited financially - with various fundraisers - but also with the positive attitude and energy that emanates from these athletes.”

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

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

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

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Hall of Fame (1969) member.

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

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

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

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


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here are some obvious benefits to a resistance training program for the general population and athletes alike. Some of these benefits include improved strength, endurance, body composition, confidence, and performance (both human and athletic). These benefits can be experienced for young teens as well as adults.

There are also some myths associated with resistance training that cause a lot of kids and/or their parents to avoid strength training completely. Some of these myths are that it increases the risk of injury, stunts growth, makes kids too bulky and less athletic. Now while an improper resistance training program can result in injury that should not be a reason to avoid it at all costs. It should however encourage both young athletes and their parents to seek the advice of a qualified strength and conditioning professional. There’s not a single scientific study to suggest that resistance training stunts growth, and getting bulky takes a long time and a focus on bodybuilding style workouts. One of the biggest mistakes made is simply getting a young athlete a gym membership and having them go to the gym a few times a week on their


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different training programs. As parents here is what you shouldn’t do - send your kid in the gym with no direction or have them follow your program that is based on your needs. If you go in thinking one day is leg day with squats and deadlifts, another day is upper body with bench and other presses, and another day is cardio… this is where you increase the risk for injury. This is especially true if the youth athlete is, as they likely are, new to resistance training. If this is the approach you are taking it is time to reconsider your approach. Think about it, you have good intentions and are focused on an outcome of helping your kid get stronger, but you don’t have a good understanding of the process or the proper mechanics of the body and likely a misunderstanding of the demands of the position of the sport. Continued on page 29

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This is where an increased risk of injury is present. Now look at a proper resistance training approach created by a qualified strength & conditioning professional. The program begins with assessments and goal setting. The movement assessments allow for the qualified professional to understand the athlete’s body, which muscles activate properly or not, which joints or movements lack or have excessive mobility, and if any movements cause pain. The questionnaire assessments allow the qualified professional to understand the athletes training age (training experience), previous or current injuries, nutritional understanding, and begin to set training goals. Here are a few examples of what may be found during initial assessments: 1) Anterior Pelvic Tilt (forward rotation of the pelvis) this could lead to lower back pain and decreased hip mobility. The qualified strength and conditioning professional may find this is from tight hip flexors and weak or inactive glutes, some mobility and strengthening is required to correct this, prevent injury, and increase

performance. 2) Shoulders and Upper Back are rounded (sit forward), possibly from a lack of thoracic (upper back) mobility, too much focus on pushing (your push up workouts aren’t helping), and a lack of upper back activation and strength. This increases the risk of shoulder injury significantly. 3) Knee Hypermobility, possibly a result of over developed quads (front of leg muscle group) which extend the knee, compared to underdeveloped hamstrings (back of leg muscle group) which flex the knee. This is an indicator for increased risk of knee or hamstring injury. *Being the most flexible isn’t always a good thing! 4) Instability on One Leg, likely a cause of having a dominant leg (the leg you shoot off of or kick with). Instability could come from a lack of activation around the hip, knee, ankle, or a combination thereof. This increases the risk of injury in the nondominant leg, both in contact and non-contact situations. If any of these or other dysfunctions occur (and they will) then for long term athletic development, injury risk reduction, and performance enhancement they must be fixed with an appropriate training program.

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Michelle Villeneuve is a manager extraordinaire. The Maxville resident has been managing various teams her boys, Dustin, 14, and Logan, 10, have been playing on for most of their lives. She is also the treasurer for the NGS Minor Hockey Association this year, and last year was the association’s tournament convenor. As an office administrator by trade, Villeneuve is very organized and her boys’ teams have benefitted from her expertise. “I like to be involved and ensure there is always enough assistance for programs to be offered to each of my children,” she says. Dustin is heading into Grade 9 at Tagwi Secondary School this year and hopes to play hockey again this year with his friends with the NGS Braves. Logan is going into Grade 5 at Roxmore Public School and will be skating with the Seaway Valley Major Atom AA Rapids. Villeneuve, 32, says sports are a great way for her children to learn life lessons and exercise at the same time. “It keeps them out of trouble and off the XBOX,” she jokes. “They learn teamwork, dedication, and commitment. My goal for my boys is always to have fun and give it your all. At the end of the day, I hope my kids coach some day and still play hockey when they become parents themselves.” Villeneuve’s favourite sports moments are attending Ottawa Senators games with her family and watching Chicago and Boston win. She has competed in the women’s ball hockey league in Crysler over the past couple of winters and is hoping to start playing broomball this season. It’s a great way to meet new people. “I and my children have made best of friends with lots of hockey family’s. At the end of the day your team becomes your family and I am truly blessed to call many people my family.”

Issue #58 September 2017 Here are the three situations I commonly see parents consider for their youths offseason plan: 1) Youth athlete works out with dad all summer. Result = doesn’t fix imbalances or dysfunctions, gets stronger but performance barely increases because the athlete doesn’t move better or activate muscle properly. *Injury risk is increased and the work put in doesn’t provide the results desired. 2) Youth athlete avoids all resistance training and focuses on playing their sport as much as possible. Result = skills improve but other athletes have become stronger and move better. Risk of injury not reduced, possibly even increased from continuous imbalances caused by having a dominant leg; shooting and playing from one side of the body over and over and over. 3) Youth athlete follows a coached program designed by a qualified strength and conditioning professional. Result = athlete moves better, increases strength and mechanics and therefore has a stronger more powerful stride, can out must others in battles, can absorb contact, and has a harder shot. Athlete knows how to warm-up, cool down,


and take care of their body between practice and competition. Risk of injury is significantly lowered because dysfunctions are eliminated, bone density is increased, as is muscle size and the ability to activate muscles required during athletic performance in both contact and non-contact situations. My advice is to seek the advice of a qualified strength and conditioning professional. Sure there is a cost. However, if you’re going to spend money on to play at the highest level of competition (or pursing a higher level) and if the athlete is really invested, it’s money well spent. A qualified strength and conditioning coach and program is far more than getting athletes “in shape”. It is an education on how to prepare the body to perform. This is something that isn’t taken away at the conclusion of the training program but can be taken into the season and used in the future. It’s like going to a skills coach; you’re going to implement the skills you we taught at your sessions to enhance your performance long after you left the ice during that session or week of camp.

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Krieger Beauparlant Suits Up for Ottawa Futuro Soccer Academy in U.K. In January of this year, he was asked by Futuro owner and coach, Sanjeev Parmar, to join the squad for the English Premier League tour along with other selected players.

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leven-year-old goalie Krieger Beauparlant travelled to the UK this August where he was given the opportunity to play renowned youth soccer clubs from the England and Wales area.

Krieger travelled with the Ottawa Futuro Soccer Academy, a club rooted in Ottawa that he’s been playing with since 2015. He began training as a keeper and committed to them exclusively for a year before returning to his home team with the Blazers. 

Given his young age, he made the executive decision to return to the Seaway Valley Blazers, granting him some time to mature both as a player and more importantly, as a kid. With the Blazers, Krieger was given the opportunity to work one-on-one with Tania Singfield - world class goalkeeper coach


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and former keeper for the Canada women’s national soccer team.

Krieger maintained a relationship with the Futuro once returning back home to play, filling in for age divisions ‘03, ’04, and ‘05 whenever needed.

coming away with a 1-1 draw.

“The reception has been incredible,” said Krieger’s mother, Tammy, “The English coaching staff said incredible things about our Canadian boys.”

Their tour was jam-packed. The boys also had the chance Hitting the pitch daily, playing to catch an unforgettable match, high calibre teams gave them where Chelsea F.C. faced exposure outside their normal Tottenham at Wembley Stadium realm of play here on home turf. in London.  During his tour, Krieger played The Maxville native sits at 5’5”, a handful of youth academy teams including Arsenal (1-1), Queens filling a size 11 cleat, giving him Park Rangers (6-1), Bristol (5-3), a great advantage as a budding Fulham (6-3), and finished their keeper. Upon reflecting on the trip itself, tour with a festival in Swansea, where they played Cardiff City; Krieger hopes to clench a soccer Norwich, Swindon, and Swansea. scholarship and one day play There they took the gold.  Krieger professionally. saved the boys after a tight semiLooking ahead, Krieger is final that led to penalty shots. hoping to continue with Futuro Futuro made history during the this year, with the prospect of trip as the first ever Canadian team bringing his skills as a keeper to to visit Arsenal Youth Academy, an even higher level.


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hirty-nine-year-old Stephen Last, employee at Giant Tiger Wholesaler in Ottawa, has recently begun on a journey towards better fitness and health. He started running two years ago, but his transformation began before that. “I was not really into any sports as an adult. Five years ago I was 465 lbs. Three years ago, I began a weight loss program and am now at 250 lbs. I started running after I had reached my peak fitness with walking. I have since run multiple 5 and 10 km races, 2 half marathons and even a full marathon.”

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While Last has been focusing on running primarily, he has been considering taking a leap into swimming and biking with the hopes of completing a small triathlon. Last is very involved in the running community.

“I love the camaraderie of running. When I did the Cornwall Run to End MS, I got so much support from my fellow runners, and volunteers along the route,” says Last. “The first place finisher gave me a hug before the race, and I was nowhere near as fast as him.”

Currently, Last has a few goals, In terms of what he has been in terms of his running, in hopes involved in recently, Last had the of improving his performance on honour of volunteering at the iRun a continuous basis. Magazine booth during the Ottawa “My current athletic goal is to Weekend Health and Fitness Expo. run a half marathon in October He enjoyed his time volunteering in less than 2 hours,” says Last. and being surrounded by runners. He also says that there’s nothing For those who may think they in the way of him accomplishing aren’t skilled enough to get this goal, but says working 10 involved with local sports, Last hour work days may impede on has a message for you. training. He also says it can be “I would like to remind everyone hard to stay motivated. not to let your skill level stop you “Finding the motivation is a from participating in a sport you challenge. Still being new and love,” says Last. ignorant of so many things in We hope to see Last taking on a regards to running makes it hard to know how to progress. Relying new challenge and participating in on running friends helps with both a local triathlon in the near future. Stephen Last - Then Versus Now.

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he Master’s division of the Glengarry Highland Games was another opportunity for the more seasoned veteran athletes to show their stuff. In the end, Dirk Bishop left the best impression capturing the championship. The Perth-Andover, New Brunswick native accumulated 71 points during the competition and placed first in the 42-pound weight for distance and caber toss. Bishop placed second in all other events, except for one which he was third. Perth-Andover, New Brunswick’s Kevin Robinson finished second in the division with 67 points. He was followed by Harrietsville, Ontario’s Berle Conrad (64); Cobourg,

Ontario’s Rev. Dr. Kevin Fast (48); Alma, Ontario’s Warren Trask (46); Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Manitoba’s Marc Morin (40.5); Middleton, Nova Scotia’s Jamie Peppard (38); Apple Hill, Ontario’s Ron Graham (31.5); Alexandria’s Lee MacKinnon (21); Elora, Ontario’s Steven Clark (17) and East Aurora, New York’s Mark Palmer (11.5). Making his return to the Games after four years was Alexandria’s Lee MacKinnon. He was happy to be back. “I’ve been touring at world events. Rod (McLeod, Glengarry Highland Games heavy events chairman) keeps calling me to come back. I thought I would add Maxville back to the rotation. I feel very good, I am under 200 pounds. I am the oldest

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t Rookez-Edge in Cornwall, they give back through the Super Sport Rewards Program. Last year, in conjunction with the Source For Sports Buying Group and the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association, around 90 Tyke and Novice hockey players in the city were rewarded for effort, sportsmanship, and teamwork by being selected for a Super Sport of the Game award by their house league coaches. Rookez-Edge has been involved with the program for going on 6 years. That’s a lot of kids.

“It’s not just about being the best player,” says Nick Filion, who is one of three co-owners of RookezEdge. “It’s about encouraging all players to enjoy the game and to do their best.”

For players between the ages of 5 and 8, winning an award is a big deal. So, what else is in it for them? Award winners receive, among other things, a mini stick, a hat, and a skate sharpening. “Hockey is an expensive sport, regardless of the level played,” opines Filion, “so it’s nice to help out where we can.”

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he CharLan A U10 Boys team claimed the GSL divisional title on Monday, August 14th; the ultimate finish for the very successful team. The U10 team, which called themselves the Raptors, was one of two CharLan squads and they had a tremendous soccer season. In regular season play, the team went undefeated, boasting an 11-1-0 record. Offensively, the team was a powerhouse, scoring 70 goals in the regular season and 12 goals during playoff action. Defensively, the squad proved mighty, allowing only 10 goals during the regular season and 4 goals during the playoffs. Because of their stellar record, the

boys’ team earned a bye during the first round of the Glengarry Soccer League playoffs. In quarterfinal action, the CharLan team defeated North Lancaster in order to progress to the semi-final round. There, the team beat the Maxville Laddies in a close game, winning 2-1. In the final game, the CharLan team met up against the Maxville Highlanders, their toughest competition this season, as it was the Highlanders that they tied against during the regular season play. The CharLan team won the final match-up 5-2.

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here’s a saying that goes those who can no longer play – coach. Then that must mean my playing days are well behind me when it comes to softball.    With the recently completed season of Kinsmen Girls Softball, I can truly say I get more joy and entertainment out of coaching than I do playing.  Sure, there are times where I miss playing fastball with members of the Cornwall and District Fastball League or the old Commercial League.  But the thrill of the game is still alive when I get to the park and prep the line-up for 13 players who brought a lot of laughs and good memories to me in 2017.    The Squirt Cardinals were a mix of rookies and veterans.  Some of the girls didn’t know anyone of their teammates before the season and now, they’ve made long term friendships that’ll last for decades.    We started the season with only three girls with pitching experience;

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now eight girls have pitching experience. There were only three players who understood what playing catcher was about and now, nine players have an understanding that it can be the most demanding position in softball.     The Squirt Cardinals lost the A Championship game at the season ending tournament in a thrilling game.  But the smiles as they lined up along the 3rd base line at the end of the game tells me they enjoyed themselves and they’ll return next season and beyond.  To me, that’s the reason I’ll return to coach (at the Pee Wee level) in 2018.     Thank you to the parents in particular Tim Ducolon, Julie Donkers, and Rob Ariagno for spending time coaching and organizing the team with me.    But a special thank you to Sarah Ariagno, Naomi Bouchard, Brianna Branchaud, Isabelle Donkers, Jessica Donkers, Ella Ducolon, Heather Fardy, Ella Fontaine, Fannie Lalonde-Vaillancourt, Sabrina LalondeVaillancourt, Emma Johnston, Leigha MacCormick, and Julia Murphy for being a great group of players to coach.    I’m already looking forward to next season.

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IreLynn MacKillican is a lover of sports. She has played indoor and outdoor soccer with the Glengarry Soccer League, and volleyball, basketball, track and field, and soccer for Tagwi. Her passion is indoor soccer. “I like indoor soccer because of the faster play,” she says. “It’s also played on smaller fields so that makes it easier to score.” Her favourite highlight of the season was beating the first place team and her all-time favourite is during a 10-0 win when all of her teammates had at least one goal. Sports aren’t all about goals and wins to her though. “Sports taught me to listen to my coaches and apply their advice during play,” she says. “It teaches me to respect others and have good sportsmanship. The harder you work at playing the sport the better player you will be. I have met many new friends playing sports over the years. It’s easier to meet people when you are in sports. You communicate with each other and work together.” The soccer lover calls David Beckham her favourite athlete, but she looks at hockey as a sport she wants to try one day. “I would like to try playing hockey but would need to read up on the rules,” she says. “I love the idea of the physical part of it.”

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Congrat’s to former Cornwall Wildcats’ football player Jacob Loucks on being named a captain on the Mount Allison Mounties University Football Team. Quite an accomplishment considering Jacob is only in his 2nd year on the team. September already! Back to school time. Don’t forget, students, register in school sports and get involved.

Cornwall’s Tony “Lightning” Luis will be stepping back into the ring on Saturday October 14/17 at the Civic Complex to defend his WBA – NABA Lightweight title. His opponent is Giovanni “Impacto” Straffon of Mexico. Tickets are on sale at the Civic Complex box office or online at Photo Credit: Icelevel 

Thumbs up to all the teachers out there who volunteer to coach the many sports activities available in the school system.

Congrat’s to the Nationals on signing Ahmed Mahfouz. Already named Captain, Ahmed will be a fan favorite in Cornwall. Congrat’s to the Roast Committee for the Children’s Treatment Centre. They seem to outdo themselves each year. Thumbs up to Marc Crawford and the roasters for supporting this cause and taking the time out of their very busy schedules.

Please support the 37th Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research being held in Cornwall Sept 17th. Best of luck to organizers and participants. Curling Fans, The Shorty Jenkins Classic is being held at the Cornwall Curling Centre Sept 14 – 17th. Winners never Quit, and Quitters Never Win, Signing out Until next Month Mike Piquette, Publisher  

Issue #58 September 2017

Youngest Player Helps Win Boston Beantown Classic It was just an amazing feeling to win the Beantown Classic as we probably hanel Thompson was the won’t ever play again together as a youngest player selected to team.” represent the Hockey Training Chanel’s grandparents, Nancy Institute’s U 16 team at the Women’s Jacobs and Mac Thomas, got her Beantown Classic in Boston. She skating on the St. Lawrence River was scouted in April at the Little at three years old. Since then she Native Hockey League Tournament hasn’t looked back, playing with to attend tryouts in July. Akwesasne Minor Hockey and then After the four day tryout training joining the Cornwall Typhoons. She camp in Murmur, Chanel was the will be on their bantam team this only 12-year-old selected for the season. Hockey runs in the family, team. On July 27, the team took a with Chanel’s sister, Bailey Thomas, bus to Boston, where they played starting at the Hockey Training four games over the next two days. Institute for Post Graduate studies Chanel’s team faced the Connecticut this fall and hoping to land a Division Junior Eagles for the championship I scholarship in the United States for on the third day. The game came 2018. down to a shootout, where Chanel’s “I will be attending junior high team came away with a 1-0 win and school at J.W. Leary in the fall and my some unforgettable memories. ultimate goal is to attend prep school “My teammates took care of me in the New England area and play and looked out for me when the Division I hockey,” said Chanel. “I going got rough in the Beantown would like to thank my grandparents Classic,” expressed Chanel. “I made for having the faith and patience with great friendships with my HTI team. me during my minor hockey years.” 


By Victoria Klassen


Miller Hughes Ford ask’s

What is your Favourite Sports Memory?

Rod McLeod

Rod McLeod has been chairman of the Glengarry Highland Games heavy events for 30 years. As a competitor, he has had plenty of great memories, but one

stands out. “Mark Palmer weighs 100 pounds more than me and he is 15 years younger than me. I beat him 10 years ago in the sheaf toss in Albany, New York at the Capital and District Scottish Games. I think I threw 32 feet or something. He’s a big guy, so I was pretty excited. Of course, he congratulated me afterwards.”

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