The Cornwall Typhoons midget ‘AA’ girls hockey team, which skates in the Ottawa District Women’s Hockey Association, recently concluded its four-game playoff run, on a 1-1 tie with the Nepean Wildcats.
Karyanne Lalonde notched Cornwall’s only goal, scored in the third period, as the Typhoons rallied to draw even with the Wildcats. Anna Henderson and Sierra Woodside had the assists.
Their earlier round-robin playoff results, from February, included a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Lady 67s, a 3-0 loss to the Gloucester Cumberland Lady Grads, and a 4-2 defeat by the Ottawa Senators.
Kennedy Kirkby led the Typhoons in playoff scoring, with 3 goals and 2 assists. Henderson had 4 points, for second place, followed by Anabelle Ferland, with 2. Lalonde, Elizabeth Beiersdorfer, Gracie Leroux, Woodside, and Elly Gamble all finished with 1 point each.
Goaltender Olivia Salmon played three of the playoff contests, recording a 2.67 goals-against average, while Vanessa Campeau backstopped one game (3.00 GAA).
During the 20-game regular season, Cornwall finished in the middle of the pack of the five-team league, with 8 wins, 7 losses, and 5 ties.
International Women’s Day was marked on Sunday, March 8, and the NGS Minor Hockey Association took note, honouring the girls who play on their various teams.
The Braves ice teams that compete in the compete in the UCMHL (rep ‘B’) and the LSMHL (house). Several of the teams are still in action this season, including the novice tier 4 squad, which is scheduled to skate tonight in Long Sault, versus the South Stormont Selects, at 6 p.m.
Today in Napanee, girls hockey teams from St. Joseph’s CSS and Tagwi SS are skating at the 2020 EOSSAA tournament.
The two squads battled last week in the SD&G championship game, played March 4 in Long Sault, where the Panthers prevailed 7-2. As champion, St. Joseph’s earned an automatic entry for EOSSAA, while Tagwi qualified as a wildcard.
Both semifinals were shut-out wins, as St. Joseph’s blanked Char-Lan 6-0, while Tagwi topped Holy Trinity 2-0.
Heritage high school, in Cornwall, hosted the SDGAA playoffs for girls volleyball teams earlier this week, with the junior and senior teams from Glengarry District High School finishing as runners-up in their respective divisions.
The senior championship match saw the host Dragons sweep the Gaels, on scores of 25-12, and 25-7.
In quarter-final play to begin the day, Tagwi topped St. Lawrence (25-10, 25-19) and Char-Lan got past North Dundas (25-20, 25-19) .
The Crusaders bowed out to Heritage in their semifinal, on a straight-sets decision (25-6, 25-11), and the Glengarry ousted the Warriors (26-24, 25-11).
On the junior side of the ledger, North Dundas claimed the championship over the Gaels, winning in straight sets, 25-22 and 25-15. It was the only junior match of the day to end in a straight-sets decision.
Quarter-final action saw Glengarry beat Tagwi (25-22, 19-25, 15-13), while Char-Lan got past the Saints (25-8, 20-25, 15-5).
The Devils earned their spot in the title tilt with a semifinal win over the Crusaders (25-27, 27-25, 15-12). The Gaels prevailed in the other semi against Heritage (23-25, 25-18, 15-12).
EOSSAA at the senior ‘A’ level is scheduled for February 27 in Brockville, while the junior tournament has been moved to March 3, also in Brockville. Both events are slated to be hosted by St. Mary Catholic High School.
Last weekend in Alexandria, the Glengarry Girls Hockey Association hosted its annual Heartbreaker Cup tournament, drawing teams from across Eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
The highlight for home squads was the play of the peewee Highlanders, who triumphed for the championship in their division.
Glengarry’s peewees opened the competition against the Ottawa Ice, as an eager Highlanders team skated to a 4-0 win. Jada Campbell notched the initial tally, followed by a late first-period goal from Madison MacLeod. The second period saw Campbell put another in the net, while the scoring was rounded out by Mary Ellen Fader. Madelyne Duval registered the shutout in net for Glengarry.
Game two versus the Westlake Wild proved to be much the same. While the contest stayed locked at zero after the first period, Campbell got the Highlanders on the board in the second. The third period brought her another goal, with MacLeod adding insurance. Duval once again registered the goose egg.
Sunday morning brought an undefeated Gloucester Sharks to face the Highlanders who fended off their opponents through to late in the second period. Back-to-back goals by the Sharks took the air out of the Glengarry peewee’s play. A penalty shot in the third sealed the game for the Gloucester, 3-0.
The loss dropped the Highlanders to second place and a semi-final meeting with the Westlake Wild, once again. This time the results would be closer. Campbell opened the scoring in the first. The second period brought two quick goals for the Wings, putting the Highlanders in a 2-1 deficit, until Campbell once again scored for Glengarry. The third period saw Campbell complete her a hat trick, which was enough for a 3-2 victory and a spot in the final versus Gloucester.
Glengarry opened the scoring with a goal from Emily Kate Bissonnette, but the Sharks soon responded to draw even. Early in the second, Margaret Fraser found a rebound to make it 2-1 Highlanders. Goal number three came on a penalty shot from Campbell. The Highlanders added a fourth from MacLeod.
The Sharks managed to score their second of the match, but dominant goaltending by Duval proved no match for Gloucester’s top players, as she stopped a few breakaways and blocked everything thrown at her in the third. The girls won gold with a thrilling 4-2 effort.
Glengarry’s atom team went 0-4 in the tournament, falling 2-1 to Carleton Place and 5-0 to Westlake on Saturday. Sunday’s third round-robin game was against the Nepean Hurricane, who prevailed a tough one, 1-0. This loss meant facing dominating Westlake in the semifinal, where the Wild skated 6-0 over the Highlanders. Westlake went on to win the division championship over the Nepean Ice Cats.
In bantam action, the Highlanders played in a three-team round-robin. Their first matchup against Nepean ended in a 2-0 loss, while game two ended in a rough 6-0 defeat by the dominant Westlake Wild. On Sunday, the rematches saw Glengarry tie Nepean 1-1 and fall to Westlake 8-1. With only 1 point, the Highlanders did not advance. Westlake took the division title, with the Ice Cats as runners-up.
The midget Highlanders faced off against the division rival Russell Coyotes in their tournament opener. Russell scored in the first period, hanging on to the 1-0 lead through to the end. Game two against the Blades of Dollard des Ormeaux went into the books as a 3-0 loss. On Sunday, Glengarry and Gloucester both scored a goal in the first period, en route to a 1-1 draw. The Highlanders’ fourth outing saw the girls drop a 4-0 decision to Gananoque, which went on to win the championship. Russell was the other finalist.
Heading into the two-week Christmas break, the GDHS senior girls volleyball team holds second place in the SDGAA league standings, while the junior squad is third.
In the senior table, Heritage leads with 18 points, having not dropped a set in six matches played to date. The Gaels have 10 points from four matches. Glengarry swept Char-Lan and St. Lawrence, but went the distance against Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s.
The Crusaders currently rank third (8 points on four matches), followed by Tagwi (6 points on four matches), North Dundas (3 points on four matches), the Saints (3 points on seven matches), Seaway (2 points on five matches), and La Citadelle (2 points on four matches).
In the ‘AA’ senior group, the Panthers are first (10 points on six matches), followed by CCVS (8 points on four matches) and the Falcons (5 points on four matches).
The Devils and les Patriotes are tied for the lead in the junior ‘A’ group with 11 points on four matches. Glengarry is third with 9 points on four matches. The Dragons stand fourth (9 points on five matches), followed by St. Lawrence (6 points on six matches), Char-Lan (3 points on four matches), and Tagwi (0 points on one match).
The ‘AA’ junior leader is. Holy Trinity (6 points on three matches), with St. Joseph’s second (6 points on five matches) and the Raiders third (0 points on four matches).
In SDGAA high school girls hockey action Monday in Finch, the St. Joseph’s Panthers solidified their grasp of top spot, remaining perfect on the season, as the girls skated to a trio of victories.
The Tagwi Warriors entered the December 16 tournament sporting a 3-0 record but saw their record drop, as they went 1-1-1 on the day. The Double Blue opened with a 2-2 tie versus La Citadelle, before edging Holy Trinity 3-2. The Warriors concluded their day by falling to St. Joseph’s, 3-1.
Aside from beating Tagwi, the Panthers also got past the Falcons 1-0 and Glengarry 6-1.
In other action, the Gaels fell to les Patriotes 4-1, while Char-Lan was blanked 4-0 by La Citadelle and 2-0 by Holy Trinity.
The league’s next tournament is scheduled for January 7 in Williamstown.