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Holy Trinity athletes celebrated with video awards ceremony

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School presented its annual athletic awards via online videos this year, owing to the shutdown of traditional school operations for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Falcons coach Mindy Gibbs tells me that she created videos to recognize the individual award recipients and highlight the successful teams, notably senior girls and boys basketball squads.

Here are the major awards.

And here are the other sports honours.

Holy Trinity also celebrated retiring football coach and teacher Jeff McAllister, who capped off a 27-year career with his stretch as a member of the Falcons family.

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Holy Trinity, St. Joseph’s to face off in Bishop Cup hockey game Wednesday

The 2020 edition of the Bishop Cup rivalry hockey game between the Holy Trinity Falcons and St. Joseph’s Panthers is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, in Cornwall.

HT is coming off a league season that saw the team finish fourth, on a 4-3-1 record, qualifying for the SDGAA playoffs, where the Falcons dropped their semifinal 3-0 to the Panthers.

Meanwhile, St. Joseph’s (7-1-0) won the SD&G championship, qualifying for EOSSAA. At the March 10 tournament in Arnprior, the Panthers skated to a tie and a loss in round-robin play, failing to reach the championship game.

More details on the Bishop Cup can be found on the Facebook event page here. The game is held in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (Cornwall). Admission is $2.

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Artwork by Adrianne Désormeaux promoting the 2020 Bishop Cup hockey game.
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Bishop’s cup hockey game booked for March 11

The annual rivalry high school boys hockey game between Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s is scheduled for March 11, to be played at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

Both teams will be competing in league playoffs on Wednesday, in Long Sault, where the Panthers (7-1-0) are seeded first and the Falcons (4-3-1) fourth.

The Bishop’s Cup game is held in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (Cornwall). Admission is $2. The start time is set for 6 p.m.

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HT Falcons senior basketball team reaches EOSSAA semifinals

Last week at the EOSSAA senior boys ‘A’ basketball tournament in Perth, the Holy Trinity Falcons reached the semifinals, before bowing out of the competition.

The Falcons, who were 1-1 in round-robin play, met the 2-0 Rideau DHS Lions in one of the day-two semis. HT led at the end of each of the first three quarters, but succumbed in the fourth, falling 55-53.

Ryan Stephens paced the Holy Trinity offence, scoring 13 points, including a trio of tres.

With the semifinal loss, the Falcons qualified to play in the EOSSAA consolation match, versus league rival and SD&G runner-up St. Lawrence HS, but both teams opted to forgo the game and head home, with wintry weather looming.

On day one (February 25), HT opened with a 67-50 loss to the host Perth DCI Blue Devils. Mishal Iqbal was the top Falcon point-getter, with 9.

Facing a must-win situation for their second game, the top-ranked HT boys met the Earnstown SS Eagles, prevailing 69-48, with Aiden Crispen topping the field by scoring 21 points.

The 1-1 record was enough to secure second in their pool and qualifying for day-two playoffs.

The 2019-20 HT Falcons had a league record of 12-0, en route to claiming the SD&G ‘A’ championship and qualifying for EOSSAA as the top seed.

The SD&G-champion Falcons team members are Sebastian Ignola-Menard, Ethan Da Silva, Umar Khan, Ethan Gilmour, Noah Raymond, Mishal Iqbal, Kaelin Larine, Mubarak Iqbal, Jacob Morin, Brandon Lauzon, Zack Belanger, Ryan Stephens, Aiden Crispen, and Alex Dovas.

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Falcons senior boys basketball team. (Holy Trinity CSS photo)

Perth and Rideau both qualify for OFSAA, set for March 9-11 in North Bay.

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Falcons, Saints to play in EOSSAA ‘A’ senior boys basketball consolation game

This morning in Perth, the top-ranked Holy Trinity Falcons senior boys basketball team dropped a tightly-contests EOSSAA ‘A’ semifinal 55-52 to the Rideau Lions, dropping HT to the consolation final, where they will square off with league rival St. Lawrence.

The Saints were runners-up to the Falcons in the SD&G final, played at the Falcons’ Nest. They too lost their semi this morning.

Holy Trinity and St. Lawrence are scheduled to play for EOSSAA bronze at 1:30 p.m., with UCDSB TV expected to livestream the contest.

The EOSSAA championship match is slated for a 3 p.m. tip-off, with both Rideau and Perth already guaranteed spots at the upcoming OFSAA provincial tournament.

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HT Falcons girls hockey team supports Baldwin House

The girls hockey team from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School donated $600 to Maison Baldwin House, funds raised at the 2nd Annual Sisters’ Cup hockey game.

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From left are Dawn Finnegan (Holy Trinity CSS principal), Leslie Papps, Danielle McNeil (Baldwin House representative), Geneva MacDonell, Michelle Marsolais (coach), and Mindy Gibbs (coach). (Holy Trinity photo)

St. Joseph’s girls hockey team, the Falcons’ opponent in the game, also raised money, donating a matching $600 to Baldwin House.

Holy Trinity lost the December 5 game in a narrow 1-0 result. For more, please see this previous post.

The Falcons and Panthers will both be skating next week in Long Sault, competing in SDGAA league playoffs.

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Falcons, Saints advance to day two of EOSSAA senior boys ‘A’ basketball

Holy Trinity’s senior boys basketball team, the top seed at EOSSAA in Perth, has qualified for day two playoff action and will face the Rideau DHS Lions in one semifinal on February 26. The other semi will feature St. Lawrence and the host Perth DCI Blue Devils.

The Saints, the SD&G runners-up to the Falcons, were ranked fourth heading into this tournament. St. Lawrence went 1-1 in round-robin play, losing to Rideau 58-38 and edging St. Josephs (Renfrew) 71-70.

Holy Trinity also opened with a round-robin loss, beaten 67-50 by Perth. The score in their game versus Ernestown, a win, was not available.

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HT Falcons junior boys drop to 1-1 on the day at EOSSAA

Competing today at EOSSAA junior boys ‘A’ basketball in Cornwall, the Holy Trinity CSS Falcons dropped their second game, falling 63-50 to Ange Gabriel (Brockville).

The Falcons won their earlier match, prevailing 64-50 to go one and one in round-robin action.

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The boys enjoy a break between games. (Holy Trinity photo)

Meanwhile, the host St. Lawrence Saints are playing their second game of the tournament now, versus St. Joseph’s (Renfrew). A win would make them 1-1 as well, as the Saints were outgunned in their opener 79-18 by Almonte, which also won against St. Joseph’s, 66-48, to secure top spot in Pool 2 and a berth in the EOSSAA championship match, at 6 p.m.

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SD&G champion Falcons boys basketball teams competing today at EOSSAA

Fresh of their SD&G championships, Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School’s boys basketball teams, senior and junior, are competing today at EOSSAA.

As I previously reported, the senior Falcons are seeded first at the tournament in Perth. The round-robin portion of the tourney is underway, with Holy Trinity dropping the opening game to the host PDCI team 67-50. Cornwall’s St. Lawrence Saints, the SD&G runners-up, are also at the competition, seeded fourth. The top two teams in each pool advance to day two action tomorrow.

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Falcons senior boys basketball team. (Holy Trinity CSS photo)

There is a livestream of the action available for viewing on the UCDSB TV channel here.

The junior EOSSAA tournament is a one-day event being hosted today by St. Lawrence, in Cornwall. As reported in this earlier post, the SDGAA-champion Falcons are seeded first, having beaten the Saint in the S&G title match last week, at Holy Trinity.

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Falcons junior boys basketball team. (Holy Trinity CSS photo)

As of this posting, two games are already in the books, with the Saints falling to Almonte 79-18 in the opener, while the Falcons topped Earnestown 64-50 in their first game.

Online viewing is available here. HT’s next match is set for a 1:30 p.m. tip-off, with St. Lawrence following at 3 p.m.

The top team from each pool will play for the EOSSAA championship, starting at approximately 6 p.m.

St. Lawrence High School is located at 1450 Second Street East, in Cornwall.

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Crusaders crush Falcons in high school boys hockey clash

Saturday evening’s showcase of high school hockey at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre, hosted by the CCHL2 Rebels, included a boys game between the Char-Lan Crusaders and the Holy Trinity Falcons, with the former putting the boots to the Green and Gold, 9-1.

Playing to a jam-packed house of enthusiastic friends and family members, the boys iced a fine show of high-tempo, physical play. The contest was close through the first period.

Char-Lan’s opening goal came midway through the first period shortly after a power play expired, as the Crusaders continued to cycle the puck in the offensive zone. Later, Crusaders goaltender Nick Oeggerli, playing his first full game for the team, made solid back-to-back saves off HT snipers to preserve the lead.

In the second stanza, Char-Lan took control, scoring five times. A blast from the blue line early in the third made it a 7-0 advantage.

Holy Trinity got on the board with 7:13 remaining in the game, as a shot was tipped in from the edge of the blue ice.

The Crusaders quickly replied off a rush play, going on to add two more to salt away the decisive victory.

Char-Lan’s goals were tallied by Seamus O’Connell 3, Nat Faubert 2, Andrew Dixon, Cole MacCrimmon, Rowan MacLennan, and Thomas Pasco.

To view the photo gallery at full size, or to purchase photos as downloadable files or prints, please follow this link.

In SDGAA league play, which recently concluded, Char-Lan, on 10 games played, had a record of 8 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie, for second place, percentage points behind regular-season champion St. Joseph’s. Holy Trinity, with a 2-7-0 record on 9 games played, is ranked fourth.

Both teams will compete in the March 3 playoff tournament, in Long Sault.

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