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Pipers edge Mustangs in senior hockey scrimmage

The 2020-21 hockey season is shaping up to be anything but normal, as a limited number of local fans of the senior ‘A’ game got a chance recently to check out a competitive scrimmage between the Maxville Mustangs and the Glengarry Pipers, in Alexandria, with the latter coming out on top.

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Jason Leroux dons a Glengarry Pipers jersey. (NGSMHA photo)

The Pipers seemed to be playing the right tune in the October 24 contest, edging their North Glengarry rival 5-4.

Helping out the Alexandria-based squad which is a new entrant this season in the league was Jason Leroux, a coach of the NGS Braves U13 hockey team. He donned the goalie pads to serve as back up tendie.

The modified (non-contact due to COVID-19 restrictions) followed the Pipers training camp, which was held at the Glengarry Sports Palace back on October 10. The team’s coach and general manager, Jamie Lavigne, tells me that he had 35 guys on the ice for the workout, with the players skating in a three-period intra-squad contest which finished in a 4-4 tie. The equalizer came with 30 seconds remaining on the clock, notched by former Alexandria Glen Reggy St. Surin.

Lavigne admits, “It was different not having any contact or fighting, but it made for some good hockey.”

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The Glengarry Pipers held a training camp session on October 10 in Alexandria. (Pipers photo)

He tells me that the league is still is planning for a January 2021 season start date. The Eastern Ontario Super Hockey League recently added its eighth team, the Pontiac Comets, which will play out of Fort-Coulonge, Quebec.

Lavigne says the hope is now that it will be a 14-game season with each team playing each other twice.

For more Pipers news, check out this previous post. The team’s captain this season has been announced as Miguel Poissant.

In addition to the Alexandria squad and the Comets, the new clubs entering the EOSHL this season are the Frontenac Phantoms (from Godfrey) and the Smiths Falls Rideaus. The Cornwall Prowlers won the inaugural playoff championship last year, while the West Carleton Rivermen were tops in the regular season and playoff runners-up. The Deseronto Bulldogs are also set to return for a second go-round, as is the Maxville entry, which has been renamed the Mustangs after playing last season, under different ownership, as the Millionaires.

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Lowe retains title as golf club champ

Alexandria’s Ben Lowe retained his title as club champion, following his win over the weekend in the Glengarry Golf and Country Club’s two-day tournament, organized by Jean-Marc Titley.

On rounds of 72 and 74, Lowe prevailed over the field at the August 23-23 event, to win the A flight and, with it, the 2020 club championship. The Bishop’s University student-athlete was one stroke off his result from last year, when he carded a two-day score of 145.

Lowe tells me that he has “been playing quite a bit” of golf over the summer, competing in a few area tournament, “but still haven’t been able to practice as much as I’ve liked.”

He’s a familiar face at the Alexandria golf course, as he also works there.

The 20-year-old Glengarrian is scheduled to head back to university over the Labour Day weekend, and from what has been announced so far, the university golf season is still a go this fall in the province of Quebec, “fingers crossed.” It’s the lone jurisdiction in Canada to still have fall sports on the schedule, as associations in Ontario, western Canada, and the Atlantic region have pre-emptively cancelled all sports due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All national championships have also been nixed.

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From left are Marc Sauve, Ben Lowe, and Gilles Leroux, the winners of the 2020 club championship at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club, in Alexandria. (photo courtesy JM Titley)

Nate MacMillan was the A Flight runner-up at the club championship tournament, shooting a two-day total of 154.

Marc Sauve won the B Flight (164), with Marc Rolland placing second (172)

Gilles Leroux topped the C Flight (182).

In the senior group, Denis Barsalo won, recording a 157, while Bill Shields placed second, with a 161.

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Glen Roberton’s Leroux races to Brockville track championship

Andrew Leroux is the 2019 Brockville Speedway track champion in the mini stock division. The Glen Robertson resident clinched the crown with a third-place finish in the season’s final race Saturday night, marking his seventh top-five result of the summer.

In 9 starts overall, he had 8 top-ten finishes and one victory.

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Andrew Leroux: 2019 Brockville track champion (mini stock division)
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