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By Molly Kett


his past September 20th, Cornwall’s old-timers hockey organization, the Cornwall Hubs, held their reunion at the Army Navy Club on Marlborough. The reunion was a success, with many old stories being shared and reconnecting with old friends throughout the evening. “Of course I am only speaking

for myself but I think that everyone was happy to see such a great turnout,” says Laurier Tranchemontagne, a senior Cornwall Hub and organizer of the event. “Every person there reconnected with someone they had not seen or spoken to in quite a while.  Of course, there were a lot of “blank” looks as people struggled to recall who had just

greeted them, a lot of changes in body structure occur over that period of time.” Around seventy people attended the event, with players that covered six decades of hockey. The Cornwall Hubs had two main teams, the seniors who were 50-and-over and the juniors, 30-and-over, with the organization starting in 1960. Continued on page 11

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Women on Water By Jordan Todd


heryl McGregor first noticed the lack of women kayakers when her male friend kept commenting on how there were never any ladies out on the water. She thought it was weird initially, but quickly began to realize that it was just a problem that she didn’t notice, since whenever she was out she was with a bunch of her friends.

they just always have the guys there leading the charge.”

Her solution was to create Women on Water Festival (name subject to change), a yearly, weekend-long getaway for women of all skill levels (and men, as long as they’re willing to take a backseat) to get together and get in the water. “It’s basically an initiative to get more women out on the water, in whatever vessel or means they want to,” McGregor explains. “Right now, it’s more geared toward white water kayaking, but I’m hoping it’ll get bigger than that eventually.”

“I started talking with people, and thinking through my own experiences taking courses and stuff, and I began to realize that sometimes a lot of Photo credits John Rathwell Photography ladies aren’t comfortable venturing The actual event is only loosely in their own group, or they don’t a big group of mostly ladies camping of the newer paddlers, I think it really know enough people, or there’s not structured. McGregor refers to it as out and kayaking for a weekend. helped their confidence. Everyone enough networking,” she says. “So a ‘tailgate party’; it’s essentially just That’s by design, to accommodate came out of the weekend feeling like comers of all skills levels. The one we’d accomplished something.” thing she does the first morning is The festival is still in its infancy gather everyone around to talk about stage. This was just its second year, their goals for the weekend. Not and it relies mainly on word of mouth, only is it instructive for McGregor but McGregor has high hopes for the to see what everyone’s skill level is, future. Ultimately, she hopes Women but it creates a sense of community on Water Festival will be like other - everyone helps each other reach big kayaking events, with sponsors, and exceed their goals. And there’s vendor booths, cheap clinics, and Name: Julien Leroux another benefit to it. lots of people - but all geared toward

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“When I started working toward goals, I improved. And when I improved, I gained confidence. And all of a sudden, I believed I could do whatever I set my mind to,” says McGregor.

Christine Blair is a friend of McGregor’s who went to both Women on Water Festival meetups. She says the talk about goals at the beginning really separated the event from just going kayaking with friends. “It was really great. It gave people a chance to see improvement, achieve their goals, and to try and work toward something,” say Blair. “I tried some more advanced lines than I normally would have, and for some


Currently, McGregor is the only organizer. With little to no event planning experience, and having to balance training, competition (she recently won the Canadian freestyle kayaking team trials), and a full-time job, she’s hoping to find some help soon; a kayaking company to sponsor and help her with the details of the event would be a nice start. “Until then though, it’s still pretty cool doing it as a little impromptu tailgate party, even if it’s just a whole bunch of ladies paddling the river on the same day,” says McGregor. “I still cross that off as a success.”

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It’s all fun and games until someone loses…that saying usually finishes with “an eye”.   That saying needs adjusting to when someone gets cut open to understand what BOOM 101.9 morning show host Dan Allaire and I are putting ourselves through all in the name of charity.  Dan and I have signed up for a boxing match that’ll be part of a larger event in support of the Children’s Treatment Centre and Champs Eastside Boxing Club.    The initial date for the event was to be in November of this year.  There were some issues dealing with the guest speaker’s schedule so the event was pushed to May 2017.  We had started training under Jorge Luis at Champs in March of this year and when the event was postponed, we saw it as an opportunity to extend our training and allow us more time to properly learn the sweet science of boxing.    We’ve been hitting the boxing gym 2-3 times a week for several months.  We’ve learned how to properly throw jabs, hooks, upper cuts, a cross etc.  We’ve discovered the cardio needed for boxing (or any contact sport) is a level which we have not been at since we were teenagers.  Heck, I’ve learned how to skip rope as part of the training.    This match is not a career starter for either Dan or me.  This match is a “one and done” for both us.  Two guys who have been good friends for more than 25 years (I was in Dan’s Wedding Party).  We’ve bonded in a manly way that is difficult to explain as we push each other to do better, protect ourselves from punches, push out that extra crunch, and work to improve our boxing skills.

By David Murphy   You won’t likely see two opponents work together like this ever again.    We started sparring sessions in September.  Full on, head gear, mouth guards; no holding punches sparring.  We quickly realized how far away we are from the amateurs and pro boxers that train at Champs.  But, we’re working hard to ensure we put on a quality match for the supporters who will be at NAV Centre in May.    Now for the fun and games…during the 2nd round in a full sparring session in late September, Dan and I were going toe to toe when I ducked a hook (or so I thought).  I ducked low enough to avoid the hook, but on Dan’s follow through, his elbow made a 2 inch gash on the top of my head.  It didn’t hurt more “than that” but it wouldn’t stop bleeding for over an hour.  Sparring was stopped thanks to a rookie mistake made by both of us – I had come up too quickly and Dan’s elbow was too low for the follow through.    That means my full sparring sessions are on hold for a couple of weeks (still training though).    Our resolve to ensure a good match, in which we both want to win, is stronger than ever.    Do we both believe we can win?  Oh yeah!  Will Jorge or Tony Luis tell us who they think will win?  Oh NO!    In the meantime, we’ll continue training hard, learning more about boxing and each other.    Another saying is you’re never too old to learn something new.  In our early 40’s, Dan and I learn something new each time we wrap up and put on the gloves.    And remember, it’s all for two great causes in the not-for-profit boxing club Champs and the Children’s Treatment Centre.    


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Rosanne Rasenberg Basketball (Referee)

Rosanne has dedicated much of her spare time to the world of sports. Along with being an active volunteer and dedicated coach of many teams, she is probably best known as a Cornwall basketball official. Rosanne has been an iconic and friendly face to players of all ages. Her demeanour on the court is one of professionalism, control of the game, and efficiency, with a side order of humour when you least expect it.

Clayton Ouderkirk Broomball (Coach)

Clayton has coached and been a builder for a variety of youth and adult sport programs in both South Stormont and the City of Cornwall; however his most recognized accomplishments are on the ice coaching the sport of broomball. He has coached at all levels and has won championships at the regional, provincial, and national levels with both youth and adult teams.  He has received a number of coaching awards including First All-star Team Coach at the men’s provincial tournament on four occasions, and the Eastern Ontario Coach of the Year while with the Elite Ladies Vipers.

Robert (Bob) Thompson Basketball (Coach/Builder)

His name has been synonymous with the sport of basketball in SDG for over forty years. He has been and continues to be a founder, coach, and a dedicated builder. He has coached all levels of boys’ and girls’ teams throughout his teaching career at Rothwell Osnabruck School and continues to do so through his retirement.  Bob has operated development camps for over twenty-five years and was the founder of the Upper Canada Ice Program in the late 1990’s. He has been recognized with a number of coaching achievement awards and was also named the South Stormont Volunteer of the Year in 2009, the OFSAA Leadership Award, and is the founding President of the South Stormont Sports Hall of Fame.     

Wayne McNulty

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He has played in local Slopitch leagues since 1987, and in that time has garnered many honours, including eighteen Co-ed Championships, eleven Men’s Championships, Most Valuable Player awards, and has never posted a batting average below .700. A builder of the sport in South Stormont, he has also organized, coached, and played on many local teams that have completed at the provincial and national levels. He was instrumental in the resurgence of softball leagues in Long Sault which continue to be popular to this day.

Dale Swerdfeger

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His junior hockey career started at the young age of 14 where he established himself as an offensively gifted defenceman who won a number of personal awards. During his junior career he also started playing in the NSIHL where he would play for over 25 years, winning a number of league championships, contending for scoring titles as a defencemen, and most valuable player honours. Dale was also an accomplished fastball catcher and hitter playing in the John Denneny Fastball League winning a championship and a most valuable player of the year award. He continues to compete at the Provincial and National Senior Games at both levels and has played on Championship teams at the CARHA World Cup in 2008 and 2015.    

Guy Lamarche Basketball (Coach)

Since 1990 Guy has enjoyed a tremendous coaching career with girls’ basketball programs at a variety of local high schools. His teams have earned two EOSSAA Gold Medals, two EOSSAA silver medals, and nine SD&G Championships.  He has also been coaching with the Cornwall Lions program since 2007 and his teams have won a number of medals at the EOBA and OBA levels.  In 2011 his Lions team represented Ontario at the Eastern Canadian Championships in Newfoundland and came home with a Silver medal. His coaching efforts have been recognized with a number of coaching awards including the OBA Coach of the Year, CUCBA Volunteer of the Year, and a CUCBA Director’s Award.  

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He first started breeding Standardbred race horses in Stormont in 1983-84. All foals born and raised at his farm, Stormont Meadows, have the prefix “Stormont” in their names when registered with Standardbred Canada. Stormont Meadows horses have raced in the Ontario, Quebec, New York, and New Jersey Sire Stakes, as well as many individual major invitational staked races, and Eric Baker has been recognized by his peers as a leading Standardbred breeder.

Ellen (Cameron) Maloney

Highland Dancing (Athlete/Builder)

Until a career ending injury at the age of 17, Ellen won several championship awards including Canadian and British Overseas Champion. It was during these years that she founded the Ellen Cameron School of Dance. Her competitive dancers have been successful at all level of competitions throughout the world and she continues teaching to this day.  Ellen has also taught workshops throughout Canada, the U.S., and Scotland, and was a guest speaker twice at the World Highland Dancing Conference, speaking on how to train elite dancers.  Most recently, she has been invited to teach in Australia in early 2017.

St. Andrews Saints Soccer Club – 1979 to 1994

In 1977, Harry de Wit of St. Andrews West, whose passion for the game of soccer was instilled in his homeland of Holland, wanted to establish a senior men’s soccer club which would allow his teenage sons and their friends to continue playing the game after graduating from minor soccer leagues. The Saints achieved tremendous success, winning league championships in ten of eleven years starting in 1982, including a number of tournament titles against teams from Kingston, Montreal, and Ottawa. In both 1984 and 1990, the Saints embarked on goodwill exhibition tours of Holland, where they maintained a perfect 7-0 record playing against formidable clubs from various towns and villages in the area of Harry de Wit’s former Dutch home. These trips were the highlights of their 16-year existence.


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he Cornwall Typhoons Midget AA girls took home silver from the Ontario Hockey Academy, ALS Shootout hockey tournament. The Typhoons finished the weekend with a record of 3 wins and 3 losses. During the round-robin

portion of the tournament, the Typhoons would drop game one 2-1 against the host OHA Mavericks but then turned things around with a 10-1 win against the Niagara Rapids. In game three, the Typhoons fell 2-1 to the Clarence-Rockland Lightning then evened their record with a 3-1 win against

the Rideau St-Lawrence Thunder. In the semi-finals, the Cornwall Typhoons would have their rematch against the Lightning from Clarence –Rockland but this time the result would be different. A 1-0 win would send the Typhoons to the championship game where they would once

again face the host team, the OHA Mavericks. After a hard fought, fast-paced, and physical game, the Typhoons would have to settle for silver, falling to the Mavericks by a score of 3-1. The Typhoons will continue their regular season play and are now going to prepare for their next tournament in Rochester, New York.

Front Row left: Emily Tourangeau, Chloe Devine, Hannah Thomson, Jenna Seguin, and Kyra Butlin Back Row left: Olivianne Devine, Jordan Lalonde, McKenna Brownlee, Zoe Trahan, Mikaylee Henhawk, Brenna Thomson, Sara-Michele Tremblay, Madison Ruffo, Maya Swamp, Alyssa Schultz, Kayla Groulx, and Chloeanne Seguin Submitted photo Missing is Emily Eikelboom

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Lee-Ane Warden • Grade 12 Char-Lan District High School Participating Sports: Ball Hockey Soccer Broomball Heavy Weights Favourite Sport: Heavy Weights Favourite Subject: Biology I look up to this sports personality: Lee MacKinnon Sport Achievements: 2015 & 2016 S.D.&G. Hockey Champs 2015 EOSSAA Hockey Champs 2015 OFSAA participants 2015 Las Vegas Charlan soccer team Academic Achievements: Honor Roll student Proficiency in Science Award (2012-2013) 2013 & 2014 Mini Enrichment Participant

Keagan MacDougall • Grade 8 Saint Lawrence Secondary School Participating Sports: U14 Blazers 2016 Season SLSS Intermediate CrossCountry team Most Promising CrossCountry Athlete Track and Fiend MVP Favourite Sport: Soccer Favourite Subject: Education Physique I look up to this sports personality: Neymar - Brazilian Soccer, because he is modest and he ‘does good things’ for people Sport Achievements: SLSS 2016 Most promising grade 7 athlete MVP SLSS XC 2015, member of multiple school teams 1st place grade 8 boys Region 4 XC UCDSB Sept. 2016 Academic Achievements: French Immersion student in grade 8 at SLSS Honour Roll 2016

Makenna Brownlee • Grade 9 Tagwi Secondary School Participating Sports: Ball Hockey Glengarry 4/4 Hearts Tier 1 Gloucester AA Major Bantam Girls Hockey Favourite Sport: Soccer Favourite Subject: Science & Phys Ed I look up to this sports personality: Connor McDavid & Hayley Wickenheiser Sport Achievements: Member of the Eastern Region Soccer League (ERSL) Tier 1 Champions Kickin’ In The Capital, Regional Level Gold Medal Champs Academic Achievements: OPC Leadership Award Valendictorian Award • Character Always Award Peer to Peer Female • Athletic & Honor Roll

Gabrielle Landriault • Grade 10 ESC La Citadelle Participating Sports: Golf Favourite Sport: Golf Favourite Subject: French I look up to this sports personality: Brooke Henderson (Golf) Sport Achievements: 2016-2017 EOSSAA (SD&G) Girls Golf representative at OFSSA which will take place on October 13 in Windsor, ON 2016-2017 4th at EOSSAA Girls Golf on Sept, 28th in Almonte, ON 2016-2017 1st at the SD&G on Sept. 19th in Upper Canada, ON Academic Achievements: Honour Student at La Citadell

Drake Adams • Grade 12 Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School

Participating Sports: CCVS Golf Team Top Golfer Lacrosse Hockey Favourite Sport: Lacrosse Favourite Subject: Physical Education Sport Achievements: CCVS Male athlete of the year 2016, Travelling Lacrosse team and hockey team Academic Achievements: Honor Roll student 4 years at CCVS Continued from page 1

Tranchemontagne says they heard many great stories from over the years throughout the night of the reunion, many of which he says could not be published, but one stood out for him that made him laugh pretty hard. “During one of our Sunday morning games at the old Water Street Arena, Si Miller, our goaltender Claude had taken his catching glove off to fix it as the play went on. An opposing forward came down and took a shot at the net - Claude caught the puck with his bare hand.  Needless to say our forward, unnamed to protect the innocent, never lived it down,” explains Tranchemontagne. Overall, Tranchemontagne says there was a happy enjoyable buzz across the room for the entire reunion, with multiple attendees mentioning that it should be a more regular event. Hopefully, the teammates will be able to reconnect more often to share more stories, laughs, and memories.


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Cornwall Girls Hockey to See Some Big Changes This 2016/2017 Season By Molly Kett


he Cornwall Girls Hockey Association (CGHA) has an exciting season coming up with a lot of change. Rod McLeod, in his twentyfifth year with the association, through being a volunteer coach and president of the association for seven years, says there has been a major change in the way they operate their house league this year. “In the past, the association ran a house league with teams from around the area such as Alexandria, Morrisburg, and Akwesasne. Over the last few years these teams have either folded or moved to the Ottawa District Women’s Hockey Association (ODWHA). With this kind of change our association continued to run a stand-alone house league, but this became difficult to do given that some divisions were left with one team,” says McLeod. He continues to say the association had to get creative when it came to scheduling games. “For the most part our teams played inter-divisional games. However in the last couple of years our association members began to ask that we look to the ODWHA as a way to maintain interest in playing hockey. We already had competitive teams playing in the ODWHA. It was a matter of giving our membership an opportunity to vote on the prospect of moving  to the ODWHA or staying in-house. A small majority of the

membership elected to look at the ODWHA. The executive members voted in favour,” says McLeod. McLeod says there have been some “growing pains” in terms of timelines required in order to submit rosters and prepare schedules while understanding the rules of the ODWHA. “It is obvious that making the jump to the ODWHA has taken some autonomy from our association but it appears that going to the ODWHA may be best for the association in the long run,” says McLeod. The CGHA provides hockey at a competitive level as well as house league. This year, registration is hovering at around 300 members. McLeod says he is particularly proud of their Tyke program, which continues to grow year after year. Currently, the association is in the middle of preparing their competitive and house tournaments that will be held this October and November. “Teams from the surrounding areas as well as from Ottawa, Toronto, and New York State have registered to play,” says McLeod. “These tournaments always require a lot of support and we are forever thankful of the volunteers within the association who help make both tournaments very memorable.” Last year, the association had seven teams earn their way to the Provincial Championships. “This was largest number of teams that our association has ever sent to

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the provincials in the same year. Of particular note was our Atom team that came home with the bronze medal after having played seven full periods of overtime hockey. Our house teams enjoyed a record year in terms of championship and placement awards,” says McLeod. After such a successful season last year, the association will maintain some of the same aspects as before amidst many changes. “Our association continues to maintain an emphasis on development. Our novice skills development program is just in its third year and has been very

well received by our parents. We have also entered into an agreement with a goalie instructor, Adam Russo, to help in our goalie skills development and he will be available to teams as a support instructor and consultant.” McLeod is certainly excited for what promises to be another successful year. “Our association will be entering into uncharted territory. It will be a huge learning curve for an association that has been operating as a stand-alone for over three decades,” says McLeod. “But it is a new chapter and we are looking forward to seeing how this story will unfold over time.”

Karate Komments - Improving Your Health and Fitness with Karate

By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club


arate is an excellent sport to begin as an adult even if you have had no previous experience in the martial arts. The benefits go well beyond learning some self-defence and can help to improve your overall health and well-being. The British Journal of Sports Medicine reported on a study comparing two groups of middle aged adults (both men and women), one comprised of martial artists, the other a sedentary group. The test results clearly

revealed that the martial artists had better aerobic capacity, balance, flexibility, and strength. The VO2 Max test results measuring cardio-vascular fitness showed that the martial artists enjoyed a significant advantage over their sedentary peers. A one hour karate class, twice per week can help lower the risk of developing one or more of the couch potato diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type-2 diabetes, and obesity. As for weight management, it is estimated that an average karate class will burn approximately 600 calories per hour, which groups it at the top of the activity list for calorie consumption. The training provides an aerobic workout that uses every muscle group in the body. The benefits go beyond the physical,

keeping practioners focused, taking them away from the stressors of their daily lives. Very few people are genuinely fit – if fitness was a criterion for beginners not many people would ever start karate classes. Adult karate classes are a mix of younger adults, some approaching middle age, and some who have already entered into those years. It is a sport that has a social aspect, can be started at any time, and continued for a lifetime. You may think that you lack the speed, balance, strength, and co-ordination for the martial arts, but with a few short months of training the self-confidence will begin to build. You will begin your karate training as a white belt, but that is still a higher rank than you had sitting at home on the couch.

October 2016

SVR Minor Atom A Team Starts Season with a Tournament Win


By Carrie Seguin


he Seaway Valley Minor Atom A team opened their season with a tournament win in Rochester NY, September 16-18th. The team went undefeated in the Monarch Battle Royal AAA Tournament Series and earned the championship title for the 2007 field. The SVR team faced 5 teams throughout the weekend, defeating each team by a large margin. Strong skating, consistent passing, intensive offence, and solid defence were the keys to the team’s success. “During game-play, the players impressed the bench with their tenacity and their cohesion,” states Head Coach Miguel Delisle. “The players’ hard work and commitment over the last month of practices certainly paid off.” Game scoring summaries for roundrobin play and the championship final are as follows: Game 1: SVR (5) vs. Kingston Jr. Frontenacs (1) Goals were scored by Tristan Delisle, Owen Corput, and Parker Thompson. Assists were earned by Delisle and Corput. Game 2: SVR (9) vs. Amherst Knights (1) Goals were pocketed by Delisle, Corput, Dean Fawthrop, and Jensen White. Assists were awarded to Corput, Fawthrop, Ayden Baumann, Parker Thompson, and Chancey Novosad. Game 3: SVR (10) vs. Rochester Monarchs (0) Goals were netted by P. Thompson, Delisle, and White. Assists were logged by Logan Villeneuve, P. Thompson, Hunter Thompson, and Alex Delormier. Game 4: SVR (4) vs. Rochester Grizzlies (0) Goals were logged by Delisle. Assists were notched by Fawthrop, Novosad, White, and Delormier. Game 5: SVR (11) vs. Wheatfield Blades (0) Goals were scored by Delisle, Corput, P. Thompson, Novosad, H. Thompson, Fawthrop, and Delormier. Assists were earned by Fawthrop, Delisle, White, and P. Thompson. Championship Final: SVR (5) vs. Rochester Monarchs (0)

SVR Minor Atom A Team

Back Row (L-R): Miguel Delisle (Head Coach), Scott “Butter” Thompson (Assistant Coach), Peter Bowen (Assistant Coach), Mark Novosad (Trainer) Middle Row (L-R): Ayden Baumann, Parker Thompson, Tristan Delisle, Jensen White, Hunter Thompson, Alex Delormier (behind), Logan Villeneuve, Dean Fawthrop Front Row (L-R): Chancey Novosad, Tristan Pacquette, Gabrielle Bowan, Owen Corput, Eli Seguin

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Goals were notched by Fawthrop, Corput, and Delisle. Assists were awarded to Delisle, Fawthrop, and Corput. The defensive squad, lead by goalie tandem Eli Seguin and Tristan Pacquette, performed solidly throughout tournament play, allowing only 3 goals over 6 games. Defensively, the team has proven they will be a tough unit to break through, while offensively, the SVR team is certain to put other defensive squads under pressure. League play for the Minor Atom team begins September 25th in Maxville against the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven.

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Former Cornwall Resident Aaron Prevost Shares His Love for Sports By Jordan Todd


aron Prevost loves to play sports. Born and raised in Cornwall, and now living in Calgary, he’s played a variety of sports all his life. He loves the competition and

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Prevost first got into sports while attending W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford, a school for blind students. He went there for over 10

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then, so I didn’t see much court time,” “One of the reasons I stayed was he says. “But just the atmosphere because we got to try a bunch of was so cool. It was just an awesome different sports and stuff through the experience.” school, things every other sighted Unfortunately, he just missed person would assume a blind person the cut for this year’s Paralympics, can’t do,” says Prevost. but he’s hopeful he’ll get to play He still plays hockey. They use a internationally in the future. metallic puck so the players can hear it. He still skis. Someone trails him and tells him where and when to turn and stop. He just started playing beep baseball. The ball beeps and the bases buzz.

“I’m one of the top throwers in the country, just my defence doesn’t let me block the ball sometimes, which is kind of a big part of the game,” Prevost says with a laugh. “But I’m getting better at that so I’m hoping I get to go the Pan Am Games in a couple years.”

Goalball is one of Prevost’s favourites. It’s a sport designed specifically for the blind. Teams Needless to say, sport is a huge part of three alternate trying to throw a of his life. ball, with bells embedded, into each “I love to play, I love going other’s goal. In 2009, he played for to tournaments, that is like my Canada at the world youth tournament favourite thing,” he says. “I like in Colorado. the competition, and I like the team “I was kind of new to the game atmosphere.”

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David Wattie Opens Wattie Karate Dojo in Cornwall By Molly Kett


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hirty-year-old David Wattie has decided to open his new dojo, Wattie Karate, in Cornwall, after leaving his career in retail management, to pursue his martial arts and first aid training programs. Wattie has been training in Karate since 1995, beginning with classes

at the Monkland Karate School, from training in the martial arts, and eventually being held in the gym at I hope that folks come out to meet me,” says Wattie. “I know that once Tagwi SS. they come out and see that I’m not “I earned my first degree black belt really all that scary of a guy, we can in 2003, and continued my training in work together to grow a new karate Monkland, teaching more and more,” family in Cornwall!” says Wattie. “I ended up taking over An average class at Wattie’s dojo the Monkland Karate School with a couple of my black belt friends for starts with a warm-up followed by a number of years, and also started technique work. teaching more and more in NY in “Being able to complete punches my own dojo. I returned to living in and kicks with the proper technique Canada in 2010, continuing to run the reduces the chance of injury, Monkland dojo. In 2013, just after I increases the effectiveness of the earned my 3rd Degree Black Belt, I student, and makes every other opened Wattie Karate in Winchester. aspect of their training stronger,” I’ve been teaching there ever since. I says Wattie. “Then we work on one rarely take more than 3 weeks off a or two other elements of my program year, and I most often see youngsters between traditional kata, two person come through my doors more than self-defence techniques, street selfadults - but I’m hoping that to open defence, sparing, and weapons up.” training. My students do everything Wattie says opening his dojo in from running and jumping to sitting Cornwall made sense to him, as it on a wall and talking about history, allows him to find new students to to attempting a double spinning work with while being in an area he jumping side kick!” wants to be in geographically. Wattie says he stands firm on his principle that you earn what you get. “I’m really excited to open up in Cornwall. I know there are youngsters “I absolutely will not pass a and adults alike who would benefit youngster just because they’ve been

in a rank for a long time. If they haven’t earned it, then they’ll just have to keep working on it. Period. I will not budge on that. Similarly, if they are learning a lot and working very hard, they will be able to advance more quickly,” says Wattie. Wattie is passionate about Karate and really enjoys seeing the growth of his students, regardless of how long they stick with the sport.

“I have some students who have been with me for a couple of years, and their rank increases have been slow and far between, while I have others on the other side of the spectrum,” says Wattie. “I encourage all of my students to practise and spend a good amount of time training, and I see them grow and increase in rank accordingly. When an athlete finally “gets it” it’s a really cool moment. The smile on their face is truly wondrous, and it only encourages them to try harder. That’s pretty cool!” Stop by Wattie Karate to see what it’s all about.


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District 8 Ontario Senior Games 55+ Winners By Staff Writer


istrict 8, Ontario Senior Games 55 + competed in the Summer Games in Midland. All participants qualified by winning in

their sport or game earlier in the year. The Winter Games Schedule 2017 will be published soon so all the interested seniors 55 years and over can organize their calendars.

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ynn Dillabough has been in the newspaper industry for her entire working career, spending 13 years at the Morrisburg Leader and 23 years for the Ottawa Citizen. Now, she is the graphic designer for this very paper, Sports Energy News.

Dillabough remembers liking to fish long before her partner got her into it.

“I remember at the age of 7 or 8 going fishing with my dad out at the Ault Island causeway. We used the old very long bamboo fishing poles. I guess I am showing my age,” jokes Dillabough.

Not only does she have a passion Her fondest fishing memory for news, but she also has a passion happened a few years ago, when she for fishing. was out with a number of different “My life partner has a passion for people in different boats, catching fishing. If he could he would go perch. seven days a week, so I definitely “We had a friend on shore and thought it was important to go along when we caught a few we would once in a while,” says Dillabough. “He likes to fish at night and I have take them to him for immediate to be honest, we went together once cleaning,” says Dillabough. “When and I felt the bats flying between we had enough we went to the house us so that was when I decided I and had a perch fish fry. There is had to be a fair-weather, daytime nothing better than fresh perch or walleye.” fisherman.” Dillabough says she is lucky Part of the reason Dillabough enjoys fishing so much, is because enough to fish close to home, making nearby spots her favourite of how relaxing it is. place to fish. Dillabough says she “We are very fortunate to live can usually see her house from along the beautiful St. Lawrence where she’s fishing. River so we keep a smaller fishing “I find it a very relaxing sport. boat at the house. We just load up our equipment and off we go. Because I When you have a lot going on in am only an occasional fisherperson, your life, it is calming to get out on It was a successful day with two nice Walleye weighing approximtely we get our lines tangled up; it does the water and hopefully bring in the five pounds each. not make my partner very happy,” big one,” says Dillabough. Photo Submitted

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Madison Ruffo and the Cornwall Midget AA Typhoons would like to thank Christian Seguin from Active Sport Physiotherapy Clinic for his support and sponsorship. The team relies heavily on the sponsorship of local people, companies and organizations to help offset some of the costs associated with competitive hockey. The team at Active Sport Physiotherapy Clinic understands the importance of community involvement by supporting the young athletes on the Midget AA Typhoons. To acknowledge the sponsor, Ruffo will display Active Sport Physiotherapy Clinic on the back of her away jersey. The team has games scheduled in Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Gloucester, Potsdam and St. Lawrence University in Canton New York with tournament games also to be played in Markham, Rochester, Quebec City, Belleville, Cornwall and Brampton. Playing roughly 60 games this season, the sponsors will get plenty of recognition on the ice as well as being displayed on the team’s web page. The team would like to thank all of the sponsors for their generous contributions. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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For the third consecutive year, Dr. Joel Leger and Dr. Kylie Draper from Cornwall Spine Care Plus+ are showing their support by sponsoring Madison Ruffo and the Cornwall Midget AA Typhoons. The team relies heavily on the sponsorship of local people, companies and organizations to help offset some of the costs associated with competitive hockey. The team at Cornwall Spine Care Plus+ understands the importance of community involvement by supporting the young athletes on the Midget AA Typhoons. To acknowledge the sponsor, Ruffo will display Cornwall Spine Care Plus+ on the back of her home jersey. The team has games scheduled in Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Gloucester, Potsdam and St. Lawrence University in Canton New York with tournament games also to be played in Markham, Rochester, Quebec City, Belleville, Cornwall and Brampton. Playing roughly 60 games this season, the sponsors will get plenty of recognition on the ice as well as being displayed on the team’s web page. The team would like to thank all of the sponsors for their generous contributions. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Mike Perras Talks Multisport By Molly Kett


ifty-six-year-old Mike Perras is one of the founding partners at Future Office Products, which opened in 1993, and is also active in local Multisport and sport in general in the Cornwall area.

He says he participated in as many of the club events his schedule permits as a competitor or volunteer.

“I have always been active throughout my life, playing many sports in high school and throughout my adult life mainly for recreation and fun.  As my two children started playing sports, I started down the volunteering path  to coach them whenever the opportunity arose,” says Perras. “Years ago, while coaching my oldest son at basketball mini league, I was asked if I ever considered  refereeing. Never to pass up a new sports challenge, I gave it a try. That  began a now  30 year and counting career, starting with officiating house league, eventually  moving up to league and  Provincial Championships, as well as being the instructor of Officials for the Seaway Valley Basketball Officials in the last number of years.”

“As a member I have tried to get out to some of the learn to run clinics over the years as time permitted to help and encourage any new members who want to start out in the sport,” says Perras. “Multisport is great in that everyone can do it for their own reasons.  The thrill of competition, self-improvement,  and overall health benefits are just a few of the things I like. What I didn’t expect is the  sense of family  and friends within the club, where everyone is encouraging no matter what your level of participation is. Everyone’s ego is left at home when we train or compete.  That has been the best part of all.” Coming up next for Perras, his significant other Dana and he have booked an Olympic Triathlon race for June 2017 in Mont Tremblant with friends. He will also be running races with the club all winter. He is also planning on another half ironman or his first full ironman race if things go well.

After Perras stepped away from high school and club teams in 2007, including basketball, he began to run to stay active and keep stress low. He says he ran his first 5 km road race on a “spur of the moment,” which eventually led to his love for multisport. “I was visiting my sister in Calgary during the stampede and read an ad in the Calgary newspaper about the Stampede road race happening the next day. I decided right then go give it a shot. I went out too slow and tried to finish too fast. I suffered in the last kilometre, but the experience reminded me that I love the competition and I needed to find something to fill the void after

“Through hard work and encouragement from my club mates I actually have competed in a 3 kilometre swim race in the Ottawa River, something I never thought I would be able to in my wildest dream before that,” says Perras.

basketball,” says Perras. When my brother-in-law gave me a road bike that he was not using anymore, my neighbour, a fellow basketball official, noticed that I now had a bicycle and  told me about club. I decided to give the club a try to see

Multisport in the winter for Perras also involves playing hockey, refereeing, swimming, skiing, and snowshoe racing.

what it was all about. I felt at home The Cornwall Multisport Club is with the club from the very start.” actually where Perras met Dana and they’ve been together ever since. Perras has been a member at the “We train and participate in  various Cornwall Multisport Club since multisport events together;  I guess 2010. He could not swim one length the couple that runs together stays in a pool when he joined the club. together.”

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By Molly Kett

For the past eight years, Hum has been involved in coaching minor hockey teams in Cornwall as well as instructing at camps at minor levels.


tan Hum was born, raised, and currently resides with his family, in Cornwall, Ontario. Hum says athletics and sports have had a profound impact on his life in a positive manner. “I believe it is one of the things that has helped shape me to be the person who I am today,” says Hum of his experience with sports. “Growing up in Cornwall, sport kept me and many of my childhood friends out of trouble. Individual and team sports allowed the neighbourhood kids to come together socially, have fun, and be respectful with one another.  It challenged all of us physically, mentally, and emotionally.  It taught us that hard work, determination, perseverance, and good decision making can achieve goals, bring success, and make dreams a reality.”

with the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association, playing competitively at various levels. Later, Hum played for the Ryerson Polytechnic Institute Rams and the Seneca Braves at the collegiate level in Toronto, where Hum grew up playing hockey he graduated in Civil Engineering


goals and work together to achieve success,” says Hum on why he loves to coach.

His current season with the Seaway Valley Rapids just kicked off early September with a tournament in the “My primary involvement with Toronto area. He says the team is minor hockey is about giving back playing well. to the community,” says Hum. “My Hum says he has many great interest is in the social, athletic, and personal growth of children through memories through minor hockey, but the game. I want to make a difference two of them stand out above the rest. and teach kids how to play the game “Coaching a Cornwall Colts properly and effectively. I want Novice B team in 2010-11 that to give them a fun and memorable went 0-21-1 and improving their record the following season to 18experience.” 5-1 with 3 tournament wins out of Currently, Hum is the head coach 4,” recalls Hum, “And assisting a of the Seaway Valley Minor Bantam group of Cornwall Colts Atom Rep AA hockey team. B kids in 2013-14 to a 21-2-1 record, “I enjoy giving knowledge and winning 3 of 5 tourneys including an guidance to players and watching ODMHA Branch Championship.” them progress, improve, and grow Hum is a terrific asset to as a team from the beginning of the Cornwall’s coaching community and season to the end.  I enjoy being a has a true passion for the game and part of group who have common for coaching.



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Cornwall Coaches Run Soccer Sessions in Uganda By Victoria Klassen


raham Midgley and Roger Lee visited Uganda this spring and helped share the love of soccer with local students. They helped run training sessions with the kids and brought donated items from St. Lawrence College, the Cornwall Blazers, and from many other generous donors.

as very smart, humble, honest and accountable for every penny and donated item for the students.

“I’ve been involved in soccer for sixty years, but when this structured event came, where we had this game with the boys in Uganda, it was the best experience I’ve ever had in soccer,” said Midgley. “Seeing the young guys all dressed alike, the attitude of the guys, and the enjoyment, the smiles on the face, “When you see the kids, who go all these guys playing in bare feet— from nothing to having soccer stuff, just the thrill of it all, it made the it’s just a fantastic feeling to see heart go a bit funny.” their faces,” said Lee. “They forget Lee is heading back to Uganda where they’re from for those two to three hours when they’re playing in January, and he wants to bring as many soccer items to donate possible. soccer.” The problem is that the airlines Martin Euku is the creator of charge over $200 per bag. Lee said Student Hands and this project. during their last visit to Uganda they After the soccer program, Martin had over $1,200 in extra baggage talks to the students about life issues. fees. If anyone would like to help His goal is to help keep them away financially, donate soccer items, or from drugs, crime, etc. by giving is interested in visiting Uganda and them guidance and providing school this project, please contact Lee and supplies at the end of soccer practice. Midgley at Midgley and Lee describe Martin or

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fter our exhibition games wrapped up we had a short break. Melissa, Maely, and I decided to head down to Porec, Croatia for a few days. We packed up the car and drove south through Italy and Slovenia before reaching the Istria Coast of Croatia. It is a very popular tourist destination in Europe as it boasts a number of old coastal towns with distinct European architecture, as well as pristine salt water beaches. We really enjoy the food offered in this area. When you order a fish plate you literally get the entire fish on your plate. If you don’t mind a fish staring up at you and a little extra work before digging into your meal, these seaside restaurants are a must experience. After a few days in the sun, some Croatian beverages, and fresh seafood we headed back to Villach. Time to get serious.            We started the regular season with two wins and an overtime loss. It is always nice to come out of the gate strong because it doesn’t get any easier as the season progresses. Also, when you are winning, the fans in this city are crazy in a good way. They are supportive and completely behind the team. If you happen to go on a losing streak or they feel that the team is not playing hard sometimes things can get ugly. This is pretty standard for all passionate European hockey fans. That’s the nature of the beast I suppose. They pay to watch us play and thus contribute to our salaries, so in theory they have a right to expect us to provide a good product out on the ice. We had a long seven hour road trip last night to a city called Szekesfehervar. You need some phlegm in your mouth to pronounce that one correctly. One of our players took a slap shot in the face and had two teeth knocked out. Our trainer picked up one of the teeth off the ice and brought it back to the bench. The entire tooth was still intact, root and all. It had to be an inch long. Unfortunately our player swallowed the other one that got knocked out. He couldn’t eat after the game so we stopped to get him a milkshake on the way home. Taking a positive from this; no matter how bad your teeth start out as a hockey player they usually end up half decent with the new fake white ones they put in. Its 5 am and the “Bone Rattler” (Bus) finally arrives back at our rink. Better get home to sleep; we have practice in eight hours!

Maely, Melissa and Brock, enjoy a few day’s off on the Istria Coast of Photo Submitted Croatia.

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Cornwall District Minor Baseball .................... Gordie Van Putten ......613-936-8827 Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball ................ ....... Cornwall Kinsmen Minor Girls Softball ....... Mike Turcotte ..............613-933-3837 .................................................................. Ladies Fastball Fith Wheel 18 Wheelers ........ Brian Tardiff ................613-938-2950 Navy Club Mens Fastball ................................ Brian O’Neill.................613-936-1960 ........................................................................... Frank Marceau .............613-936-9077 BASKETBALL United Counties Minor Basketball.................. Brad DeRochie .............613-938-0533 ................................................................... BILLIARDS Rack M Up Billiards ......................................... Doug Disotell ...............613-933-9362 BOWLING Olympia Bowl..........................................................................................613-932-8421 BOXING East Side Community Boxing Club ................ Jorge Luis ....................613-933-5618 BROOMBALL Upcoming Cornwall Broomball League ...... Eric MacDonald .......... 613-936-2299 ....................... EQUESTRIAN Holly Hill Farm ................................................. Kate/Robbie Mac Intyre ..613-931-2493 St Georges Equestrian .................................... Suzanne Lacroix Whispering Meadows ..................................... Allison Blair St Thomas Rose Quarter Horses ....................................... Karen Aitken Sarabeau Stables ............................................. Sandy Marcellus ..........613-543-4561 Upper Scotch Farm.......................................... Kelley Ferguson Drogheda Manor.............................................. Garry Meek FIGURE SKATING Skate Cornwall ........................................................................................613-936-9290 ....... Can-Skate Learn to Skate .......................................................................613-936-9290 ....... FOOTBALL Cornwall Men’s Flag Football ......................... Steve McMillan ............613-551- 4605 Cornwall Minor Football Association............. Rod Simpson ...............613-936-2888 ................................................................... GOLF Archie’s Family Golf Centre ...................................................................613-932-8255 ................................................................... Cornwall Golf & Country Club ...............................................................613-931-1122 ................................................................... Heritage Golf Club .................................................................................613-347-3738 Summerheights Golf Links ............................. Katie MacLennan ...... 613-938-8009 ... Upper Canada Golf Course ....................................................................613-543-2003 ................................................................... GYMNASTICS Cornwall Gymnastics Club.............................. Tammy Mcallister ........613-933-4356 ................................................................... HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS Akwesasne Minor Hockey Association .......... Mark Terrance ..............315-250-0287 Alexandria Minor Hockey Association ........... Kevin Ctaig ...................613-551-2698 CharLan Minor Hockey Association ............... Bruce McRae ................613-347-3406 Cornwall Minor Hockey Association .............. Patrick McLeod ............613-933-8586 NGS Minor Hockey Association ..................... Chad Brownlee ............613-984-0410 South Stormont Minor Hockey Association ....Brad Maloney ..............613-346-0888 Seaway Valley Minor Hockey Association..... Mark Desnoyers...........613-571-6517 ...... Cornwall Adult Hockey Academy for Beginners ... Mario Laroche..............613-363-3861 ...... Cornwall Colts Junior A Hockey ..................... Ian MacInnis.................613-930-9300 ................................................................... Cornwall Girls Hockey Association ................ Rod McLeod ........................................................................................................... Cornwall Women’s Recreational Hockey League ... Sylvie Jans Cornwall River Kings ....................................... Mike Lecuyer ...............613-933-9797 ................................................................... Cornwall Minor Ball Hockey League .............. Gerry Sommerville ......613-703-9183 .................... 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Whistle Stops The “Team” has just completed Issue # 47, and as always, I would like to thank Lynn (Graphic Design), Margo (Editor), Gary (Sales), Bernadette (Website), our writers Todd, Molly, Victoria, Jordan, Thom, Derrick, and Marcus; our editorial columnists, Jim, Jorge, Dave, and Tony; 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 # 47

The Federal Hockey League is back in the area with the birth of the Cornwall Nationals. Hopefully they get (paying) fans in the stands. The FHL should be a good fit for Cornwall. Congrat’s to the Cornwall Curling Club on hosting the Shorty Jenkins bonspiel. Reminder to students, get involved with your school sports activities. I had a great time at the Colt’s home opener seeing so many former players and executive of the 1992 Colts. Thanks Dave Murphy for organizing this.

Golf season is winding down and I would like to thank our local club pros, Josh Amyot, (Summerheights), Carol Ann Campbell, (Archie’s), Allen McNairn, (Upper Canada Golf) and Moe Bellefeuille, (Cornwall Golf) for participating in our “Ask the Pro” feature. I hope to see everyone in the spring.

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Meet Kim and Perry Ruffo A Love for Sports – Tait family By Todd Anderson


ornwall’s Kim and Perry Ruffo believe strongly in the quality influences team sports can provide to their daughters Brittney and Madison. Both girls are active in the local sports scene ... their parents wouldn’t have it any other way.

“They have learned so many life lessons and skills from being a part of a team. Supporting them as young athletes will hopefully give them a lifelong appreciation for living a healthy, active lifestyle and an ability to work well with others in whatever occupation they choose. “The benefits that sports bring to our kids are that being part of a team teaches them how to deal with lots of different personalities and encourages them to develop their own personalities as well. Sports encourage a healthy lifestyle and

keeps them fit. They have learned how to win graciously and lose gracefully. The girls have made many friends and it seems that anywhere we go, we run into someone we have met through sports. As parents, we have made many friends through the various teams we have been a part of.” Brittney, 15, is a member of the Cornwall Girls Hockey Association Midget House Typhoons. She has played hockey since the age of five and has also competed in soccer for nine years in Glen Walter and with the Seaway Valley Soccer Club. She is attending Grade 11 at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School.

Madison, 14, plays hockey with the Cornwall Midget AA Typhoons. She also started playing when she was five and has suited up for soccer Kim and Perry Ruffo are dedicated to supporting their daughters, in Glen Walter and with the Seaway Brittney and Madison, and their adventures in sports. “They have Continued on page 28

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Ronnie Robidoux, Local Boxer, Turns Pro Robidoux.

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wenty-one-year-old Cornwall boxer Ronnie Robidoux, turned pro this past August. He had his first professional victory August 12 in the first round. Currently, Robidoux lives in Altona, NY and works in Plattsburgh as a welder when he’s not boxing.

Robidoux says ever since the day he started boxing, he knew he wanted to turn pro.

“I loved the sport so I knew I needed experience. I fought in a lot of tournaments like Golden Gloves in Cornwall, P.A.L Nationals in Toledo Ohio, Adidas Cup in Montreal, and others,” Robidoux has been training says Robidoux. “Once my coach since he was 15 years old at a thought I was ready, that’s when I gym in Massena, NY. Robidoux went pro.” had about thirty fights there Next, Robidoux is aiming to win before moving to Cornwall and more fights in the first round. His beginning his training at Champs goal is to fight for the world title Eastside Boxing. Here he had and plans to accomplish this by another thirty to forty fights. practising and working hard in the “When I was training in gym. Massena, Champs would come What does Robidoux love most over and spar and it was the first about boxing? time I got to meet Tony Luis and “Being in the gym and going to found out he was a professional boxer and I wanted to be a pro fights, travelling all around and and get as good as he was,” says being around great people.” Brittney’s peewee house league hockey team, called Blue Thunder Valley Soccer Club for nine years, wearing crazy blue and white wigs with both the Coyotes and Blazers. was the thing to do. The girls have She is attending Grade 10 at Holy had an amazing time bonding and creating memories with their Trinity. friends and teammates.” Over the years there have been Perry, a special constable with plenty of highlights as the Ruffos the Cornwall Community Police cheer on their daughters. Service, played minor hockey “Some of our favourite and competitive soccer. Now he memories would be when manages Madison’s hockey team. Madison’s bantam B coach, Ryan Kim, a teacher with the Catholic Winter, invited the entire team District School Board of Eastern and coaching staff to his cottage Ontario, is a trainer on the team. in the winter time for a sleepover; They have both also volunteered when Madison’s U14 Blazers as assistant coach, manager, watched Team Canada’s National trainer, and time keeper, as well Women’s Soccer Team outside at as filling water bottles and buying the hotel in Peterborough; when special treats for the team. Continued from page 27


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The Federal Hockey League recently granted a franchise to Cornwall entrepreneurs Rodney Rivette and Mitch Gagne. Do you think the community will support this venture?

Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast -I believe Cornwall will support the new Nationals team; then again, I thought Brad and Angelina would be together forever! The question is, “how much support will the new team need to be successful”?  The FHL has been around for a few years now, and they’ve had their growing pains, with a few of their franchises ceasing operations.  Attendance reports reveal that the league averages about 800 fans a game, and that’s a Cornwall friendly number.  If the hockey management team spends money wisely and builds a contender with some local talent, they have a chance to be around for a while.  If their business plan necessitates that attendance must be more than a thousand fans per game, then they will suffer the same results the previous franchises did.  Let’s face it; the community is becoming more diverse; live entertainment has taken a back seat to the digital age, so there’s lots of competition for our entertainment dollar Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - It’s nice to see a Federal Hockey League team coming to Cornwall but commenting on how much community support the team receives depends on how the team is presented to the community; there are obstacles whether the community supports a team or not. It would be foolish on the part of the League and team management to blindly expect a community to flock to the games simply based on “We’re here, so come and support us”. Team management has a TON of work to do in order to get fans to the arena.

No one knows better than former Cornwall Colts manager & Akwesasne Warriors coach / manager Mike Piquette, how much work it takes to get a community to buy into and support a team. During his days with the Colts, Mike took a hockey team (a group of young men) and transformed them into a team that became part of a community. They visited schools, helped out at community events, and volunteered at numerous charity functions. People got to know the players on a personal level and the community adopted them and supported them. While with the Warriors, Mike managed (in a very short period of time) to put a strong competitive team together with a mix of talented local and export players and developed an identity for these players with the community; an identity the community supported. The team went on to win the first Championship in Federal Hockey League history. As for the Cornwall Nationals, if team management can get creative and mold the team into being part of the community, that’ll go a long way in removing the obstacles and gaining the support, required to be successful. Jim Riddell - Seaway Karate Club -Rodney Rivette and Mitch Gagne deserve credit for stepping up to fill the void left by the departure of the River Kings. They also seem to be doing some good things by announcing affordable ticket pricing and the signing of a few locals; sniper Jeff Legue and Lou Dickinson, a former 4th round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers. Cornwall is a tough town for a new team to build a fan base, competing with the established Cornwall Colts who are always either at or near the top of their league in attendance. The Nationals’ home games will be on the weekend when many area fans head up to Ottawa to see the Sens or to Montreal for a Habs game. I wish this new organization all the best, but I am very doubtful that they will be able to draw the required numbers to make things work.

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ean, tall, and athletically-gifted, Avonmore’s Jordan Canham has made good use of his frame and abilities to take his volleyball game to new heights. A talented athlete in many sports, Canham excels in volleyball. In eastern Ontario, hockey dominates the winter, and soccer or baseball are the sports most youngsters enjoy in the summer months. For Canham, early influence directed him to volleyball. “My parents both love playing volleyball. I started playing when I was young on family trips. My older brother, Gregor, also enjoys volleyball and played competitively as well. At a young age, I started doing volleyball camps like Spikes in Cornwall and played on elementary school teams. In Grades 8 and 9, I played for the Cornwall Vikings Volleyball Club where I learned a lot. I then decided to try out for the Mavericks High Performance team in Ottawa.” Now at age sixteen, and 6’4”, it’s with the U17 Ottawa Mavericks where Canham has taken his game to the next level. With the Mavericks, Canham practises five times a week in Ottawa. He also participates in three gym sessions, two hours each, per week, and trains at Capital Strength twice a week. There’s some game action along the way as well, of course. Canham and the Mavericks will compete in four U17 Ontario Volleyball Association tournaments and another four U18 events in Quebec. A trip to the provincials and possibly the nationals in the spring are also on Canham’s mind.

Hamilton. At the Ontario Summer Games we won six out of eight matches, but didn’t qualify to move on. It was a great experience.”

A Grade 11 student at Tagwi Secondary School, Canham had the opportunity to represent his school at last year’s all-star game held at La Citadelle in Cornwall. “I was pleased to be chosen to represent my school, especially since I was only in Grade 10,” he says. “I watched my brother play the two previous years and thought it would be a good experience.” Another highlight Canham is fond of was winning the Award of Excellence last year with the Mavericks. It capped off a brilliant year for the team as they won silver in Sherbrooke QC, Cornwall, and Toronto, and gold in Oshawa. Before becoming more involved in volleyball, Canham played AA hockey for two years while playing volleyball in Cornwall.

“I liked playing hockey but the Avonmore’s Jordan Canham is reaching new heights in volleyball. He calls blocking and spiking the best parts of his game. This picture is a changes in the hockey environment, Submitted photo: Barb Canham clear indication of why. playing with (players) two years older at the midget level, was not something I was interested in playing. I loved playing volleyball and had success so I have kept on playing.”


Canham also competes in most high school sports including basketball, badminton, soccer, and track and field. His aspirations in volleyball are to reach the university level.

This past summer Canham partnered up with Mavericks teammate Alec Deschamps at the Ontario Games beach volleyball competition. The duo competed in five other beach tournaments prior to the Games in Toronto. “I wanted to play with Alec. We have played indoors together for two years and he and I communicate well. We trained with the Mavericks beach program twice a week and we came in second in two of the Ottawa tournaments and third in one in

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Glengarry Highlanders Midget B Win Gold in Oshawa By Staff Writer


n the Oshawa Girls 17th Annual Fall Classic, the Highlanders finished first in their pool with convincing wins over Bancroft (4-1), Toronto Leaside (5-0), Durham West (4-1), and Niagara (20.) In the championship game, against Gloucester from their own ODWHA division, the final score was 1-0. As a group, the Highlanders outworked their opponents and were rewarded with a championship banner which will hang proudly in the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria. The young girls are extremely proud to be a part of the Glengarry Highlanders organization and displayed this in their outstanding on-ice demonstration of teamwork. “It was a total group effort” said Head Coach Ryan Winter. Goaltending was stellar, when called upon, the blue line controlled the flow of all the games with great offensive pressure, and their anticipation led to quick transitions which created many offensive opportunities. Forwards skated hard, created a lot of pressure down low, and battled hard in dirty areas. If the group continues on this path it will be an exciting season. All of the girls left the rink Glengarry Highlanders Midget B with a gold medal, and more importantly a smile Picture (L to R) Emma Van der Burg, Rebecca Holiday, Brittany Hum, Eryn Morgan, Ayeisha Khan, on their face and a weekend full of memories that Emma Hardy, Sara Hay, Sarah Dulmage, Maddie Pawis, Meara MacDonell, Braelyn Charbonneau, Photo Submitted Sara Carriere. Goalies: Alyssa Seguin and Carolina Giovanniello they will not soon forget.

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Cornwall Nationals - Who’d a Thunk It! By Thom Racine


o, we are back in the professional hockey business. I have to say, I am quite surprised. Of course, you have to wonder what motivated guys like Rod Rivette, and now Mitch Gagne, to jump off their last-ditch rescue attempt of the beloved River Kings and right brothers, they will not see Ogie back into the fire. Well, the fans for one thing. Oglethorpe, or the Syracuse The River Kings fan base (and Bulldogs, and it’s doubtful any yes, there was a dedicated fan referee will scold a player during base, just not enough of them) the national anthems. The FHL may have started What will these fans get with that way seven years ago when the Federal Hockey League? the base of our old Comets team They will not get the Hanson ventured to the Turtle Dome and, under the direction of Angelo demanded it.

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he Cornwall Bantam B Typhoons competed in Oakville (Sept. 1618) at the Annual Harvest Classic Rep Tournament going undefeated to win GOLD. The Typhoons competed in an 8 team pool bracket finishing first in their pool and first overall in

the tournament. The Typhoons defeated Toronto Leaside Wildcats Brandt 11-1, North Halton Twisters 6-0, Flamborough Falcons 2-1 and Toronto Leaside Wildcats Philpott 2-0 in round-robin play. The Typhoons faced off against the Flamborough Falcons in the championship game winning 3-0.

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Fans simply have to understand, that in this world of transparency, legislation, and laws, our city does not bend. The prudent among us, while possibly frustrated, will always defer to the old maxim ‘engage brain before opening mouth’ and say, “Why should they!” That What landing a team in and the simple fact, it is not the Cornwall has done above all, City of Cornwall’s responsibility is to allow local players to play to put bums in the seats. at home in the twilight of their As for the name, I think there careers. Jeff Legue is the big name and who among us could were other names, but the logic behind it, that we are representing not and can’t wait to see #11 fly the nation in the FHL, is pretty around the Civic Complex, one neat. Time will tell on how long more time. the Nationals last at the Lum What is a little alarming is the Dome - as councillor McIntosh uphill road the team has to travel. labelled it many years ago. I Not just long bus trips to New can only hope it lasts a little England and one very long (15 longer than the last team called hour run) to the Chicago area, Nationals in this country did. but the ability to remain stable in Our Nationals can only hope that a city that plays by all the rules there is another Bob Charlebois when it comes to concessions or Wayne ‘Swoop’ Carleton to guide the ship. Go Nats Go! and little perks. Sansaverino, battled their way and won the FHL championship as the Akwesasne Warriors. But the league survived and cleaned itself up as they say. Stability in some markets has allowed the league to survive and put out a decent product.

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Rotary Club Turns Over Outdoor Gym to City of Cornwall By Markus Noé


hursday, September 22nd, the Rotary Club of Cornwall and Cornwall Sunrise Club hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently constructed outdoor gym, located in Lamoureux Park. For those who frequent the park you might have already come across the gym located between the splash pad and the Cornwall Community Museum. The ceremony represented the Rotary Club turning over the Outdoor Gym to the City of Cornwall. Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy was on hand to take part, along with a few councillors. While addressing the small crowd O’Shaughnessy acknowledged the great amount of time, as well as financial means that went into this project when he said, “The Rotary Club needs to be appreciated and applauded for their work here.” Past President of the Rotary Club

of Cornwall, Jeremiah Point was also present. Point gave some insight into why the Rotary Clubs decided on an Outdoor Gym for their project when he said, “There are no more excuses, there are no membership fees, this is accessible to all.” Over the past several years there has been substantial improvement to the waterfront and with the growing trend of health consciousness this project is a fantastic addition.

The total cost for this project was $100,000. Many local contractors stepped up in big ways to make this project a reality. When visiting the Outdoor Gym there is a significant John Locke from Fence Depot  area of stones of various sizes. Some of them have the names of the sponsors engraved in them. For individuals or perhaps corporate sponsors there are still stones available if they would like to donate to help defray cost. For more information about the outdoor gym please visit the Rotary Club of Cornwall and Cornwall Sunrise Club on Facebook or at www.

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Rack-Em-Up Billiards Summer Series Grand Final

By Markus Noé


unday, September 11th, my home room, Rack-Em-Up Billiards in Cornwall, Ontario hosted the Grand Final for its handicapped Summer Series. This was the third edition of this circuit which has become very popular. There are many competitive players in the area who have no tournaments to play during the summer months because the circuits in Montreal and Ottawa go on hiatus, therefore the summer series has become very popular. There were eight qualifiers with the first one being in May. Roughly every two weeks since then there was another qualifier. Each one allowed a maximum of 16 players; allowing tournaments to be completed in a timely manner. To the credit of Doug Disotell, the main organizer of this circuit, each event sold out. Players interested in qualifying for the grand final had to play in four out of the eight tournaments. A portion of each entry fee was held and was added to the grand final prize pool; in the end two thousand dollars was added. There was also a “Calcutta” which is a player auction where people can place a wager on who they think will win the tournament. This added another two thousand dollars to the prize fund for the top 4 players.

Twenty-six players ended up qualifying for the grand final. There was a buzz in the air as it is not everyday you get a shot at a $4,000 prize pool in this area. The draw-sheet for the tournament was completely random which means some of the favourites to win could end up drawing each other early on and this did happen. Jody Roy and Justin Miller two of the highest ranked players in the field ended up squaring off right away, with Miller winning 7-6. Myself and Jayson Hall who both won a qualifier and were favourites to do well in this event ending up meeting in the first round as well. I was fortunate to get a good start and went on to win 7-3. I won my next match against Eric Mallet, another winner on this year’s circuit. Kirk Pawis ended my run on the winners’ side of the bracket 7-5. The biggest surprise of the tournament was the success of Joe Herne, a newcomer to 9 ball. He is a well known bar box 8 ball player but has had very little experience playing on 9 ft tables and playing the game of 9 ball. Herne made it all the way to winners’ side final guaranteeing him a 3rd place finish. In the winners side final Pawis barely edged out Herne 7-6 booking his spot in the final. On the losers’ side of the bracket in



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the 5/6 spot I met up once again with my road partner Jayson Hall. It is never fun or easy playing one of your friends especially one you travelled all over with, playing tournaments. Hall got his revenge on me in this match 7-3 and moved on to the 4th place match. There he met up with Mark Roy who after losing to Herne beat a very tough Jay Cuggy who was one of only two players to win multiple qualifiers this season. In the final few matches of the tournament it was clear that fatigue was becoming a big factor. Hall did not look like the same player in the 4th place match, as he was making uncharacteristic errors, and Roy took full advantage - winning 7-6. Roy went on to beat Joe Herne to book his spot in the final match.


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Roy was in stroke from his previous matches on the losers’ side as Pawnis had to wait a few hours to find out who he would play in the final. In the end Roy was just too much and handed Pawis his only loss of the tournament 7-5; thus being crowned the Rack -Em-Up Summer Champion. Congrats to Roy and

Pawis who played great in this event and all season. Thank you to the owners of Rack-Em-Up Billiards, Doug Disotell and Amanda Collins, for hosting this series. There are rumours that the first Winter Series will take place this year. Make sure to follow along at the Rack-Em-Up Billiards Facebook page for details. The fall pool leagues are about to get underway. If you are interested please call 1-613-933-9362 and ask for Doug.

Tournament Payouts

1. Mark Roy $750 2. Kirk Pawis $460 3. Joe Herne $305 4. Jayson Hall $200 5/6. Markus Noé - Jay Cuggy $125 1. 2. 3. 4.


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Issue No 47, Sports Energy News, Cornwall, Mike Piquette  
Issue No 47, Sports Energy News, Cornwall, Mike Piquette  

Issue No 47, Sports Energy News, Cornwall, Mike Piquette