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GDHS Gaels take silver in SDGAA girls volleyball playoffs

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).

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Char-Lan Crusaders volleyball players at the SD&G playoffs. (Char-Lan DHS photo)

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.

The SD&G champions automatically earn a berth.

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Prowlers dispatch Bulldogs, advance to EOSHL championship series

The Cornwall Prowlers of the EOSHL rallied from a game down, winning two straight over the Deseronto Bulldogs, capped off by a 10-7 triumph in the deciding tilt last weekend, to secure a berth in the senior ‘A’ hockey championship finals.

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Jacob Dawson, left and Brandon Gilmour. (submitted photo)

The February 15 contest saw the Prowlers build a 6-0 lead by the 5-minute mark of the second period, en route to the victory on home ice.

Marc Andre Labelle led the Cornwall offence, with a goal and 4 assists. Dylan Stacey potted a pair and added two helpers, and Gabriel Veilleux scored one and chalked up a pair of assists.

Storm Adams banged home two goals, as did Jeff Clarke.

Other point-getters were Devon Burns (1 goal, 1 assist), JP Carey (2 A), Tristan Perreault-Gagnon (2 A), James Kirkwood (1 A), Charles Landry (1 A), and Jesse Fontaine (1 A).

South Glengarrian Jacob Dawson also chalked up a helper in the contest. Following the match, he reconnected with Brandon Gilmour, who plays for the Bulldogs. It was Gilmour who convince Dawson to return to competitive hockey this year.

Cornwall lost game one of the semifinal series 6-5 on the road, rallying on home ice to tie the battle with a 10-3 thrashing of Deseronto in the second match.

The West Carleton Rivermen, the league’s top team from the regular season, prevailed in the other semis with a two-game sweep of the Maxville Millionaires, on scores of 8-7 and 13-1.

The first-ever championship series for the EOSHL is set to open tonight, February 21, at the Cavanagh Sensplex, starting at 8 p.m.

Game two of the best-of-five series is booked for Saturday night, beginning at 7:30 p.m., on rink 1 at Cornwall’s multi-sport complex.


West Carleton gets to host game three on February 28, at 8 p.m., with the fourth contest, if required, booked for the next night in Cornwall, at 7:30 p.m., at the multi-sport complex. Should a fifth contest be needed, it’s set to be played March 6 at the Cavanagh.

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Holy Trinity to host boys basketball playoffs Tuesday

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School is scheduled to host the SD&G boys ‘A’ playoffs on February 18, including senior and junior Falcons teams. Joining the party will be both squads from Glengarry District High School.

HT’s seniors completed the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record in league play. St. Lawrence finished second at 9-1. L’Heritage ended up third, and the Gaels, at 6-4, grabbed the final playoff spot. Last week’s win over Tagwi pushed the Warriors to fifth, and out of the playoffs, at 4-6.

On the junior side, the Falcons topped the table with a 7-1 record, as the Saints placed second, at 5-3. The Dragons were third, followed by GDHS, which needed the win last week over Tagwi, to get into the playoffs.

Playoff game schedule

  • 9:30 a.m. junior semifinal – Holy Trinity vs Glengarry
  • 11 a.m. junior semifinal – St. Lawrence vs Heritage
  • 12:30 p.m. senior semifinal – Holy Trinity vs Glengarry
  • 2 p.m. senior semifinal – St. Lawrence vs Heritage
  • 3:30 p.m. junior championship
  • 5 p.m. senior championship

The senior champion will qualify for EOSSAA, set for February 26-27 in Perth, while the junior victor advances to EOSSAA at St. Lawrence in Cornwall, on February 25.

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St. Joseph’s tops high school girls hockey heading into playoffs

High school girls hockey concluded regular-season play on Wednesday in Long Sault with three games, as St. Joseph’s solidified its hold on first place heading into the playoffs.

February 12 results saw a trio of 2-0 decision, with Tagwi topping Glengarry, the Panthers blanking Char-Lan, and the Crusaders shutting out the Gaels.

Final Standings

1St. Joseph’s87101487.5
3Holy Trinity8431956.3

The % column is a calculation of points achieved over maximum points possible, based on games played, since not all teams skated in 10 contests.



The top four teams qualify for playoff action which is scheduled for February 26 in Long Sault. The following day is reserved as a snow date.

At 9 a.m., St. Joseph’s will tangle with Char-Lan in the first semifinal. That will be followed, at 10:30, by action between Tagwi and Holy Trinity.

The championship game is booked for a 1 p.m. start.

Matches will be three 15-minute stop-time periods. If overtime is needed, it will be 10 minutes of four-on-four play. Should a game still be tied, then it will be decided by a three-round shootout.

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Maxville Millionaires senior A hockey season comes to an end

Their inaugural foray into senior ‘A’ hockey came to an end Saturday night, when the Maxville Millionaires were thumped by the West Carleton Rivermen 13-1.

The game was a stark contrast to the semifinal series opener on the road, where the Millionaires battled the Rivermen into overtime, before bowing out 8-7.

Facing a must-win in the home rink Saturday, Maxville’s senior ‘A’ squad never really found their legs, after giving up a goal to West Carleton just 14 seconds in.

The Rivermen scored four times in the opening period, including once on a power play. In the second stanza, the visitors continued to pound home the puck, potting five more, before the Millionaires finally tallied one at the 14:46 mark, when Calvin Wojtaszak struck, set up by Braedan Pearl and Adam Wensink.

West Carleton added four more in the final frame, as they shut down the hosts and ended the EOSHL for Maxville.

Millionaires goaltenders Miguel D’Aoust and Alain Ravary faced 41 Rivermen shots, while Maxville players fired 28 shots at West Carleton netminder Erik Miksik.

Statistically, the Millionaires were in tough facing the league’s top team in the semifinal playoffs, as Maxville had just 2 wins through 18 regular-season games compared to the Rivermen’s 14 victories.

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The 2019-20 Maxville Millionaires of the EOSHL. (Millionaires photo)

With their win over Maxville, the Rivermen qualify for the EOSHL championship finals, where they will face the winner of the Cornwall versus Deseronto series.

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Millionaires ready for game 2 on home ice

Fresh off a thrilling game one of their EOSHL semifinal series on the road playing the West Carleton Rivermen, the Maxville Millionaires will host game two tonight, looking to square the series.

The start is set for 8 p.m. at the Maxville arena, also known as the Vault.

The series opened was a wild one that saw the Millionaires open the game with a 2-0 lead, only to see the Rivermen go on a seven-goal run. Not to be outdone, though, Maxville stormed back with five straight to even the affair and force overtime. However, 15:17 into the extra session, West Carleton’s Brett Gustavsen ended it, sealing an 8-7 final.

On the night, Maxville goaltender Miguel D’Aoust made 37 saves, while Dave Stathos at the other end of the ice stopped 22.

Connor MacLeod paced the Millionaires offence with a five-point night (1 goal, 4 assists), while Bradley Gabbour had a trick. His effort included the game-tying tally at the 18:02 mark of the third period.

It was also a three-point game for Calvin Wojtaszak (1 goal, 2 assists). Other offensive contributors were Adam Wensink (1 G, 1 A), Braedan Pearl (1 G, 1 A), Vincent Crockett (2 A), Chris Rutley (1 A), Pierre-Luc Sabourin (1 A), and Matt Thompson (1 A).

Maxville scored twice on five power-play opportunities, while West Carleton went one-for-four.

For background on the Millionaires finish to the regular season, please see this previous post.

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Senior A Prowlers open playoffs today on the road

The EOSHL Cornwall Prowlers are scheduled to drop the puck on their 2020 semifinal series on the road today in Deseronto.

The February 8 contest, which is game one of the best-of-three series versus the Bulldogs, is booked for a 6:30 p.m. start.

Game two is slated for February 9 also starting at 6:30 p.m., on the ice at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

For some background on the Prowlers heading into the playoffs, please see this previous post.

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GDHS senior boys ride perfect season to SD&G title

The Glengarry Gaels senior boys volleyball team’s unbeaten SD&G season was capped off last week when they claimed the playoff championship on their home court in a two-set sweep of the Tagwi Warriors

Hosting the November 6 ‘A’ championship tournament, the GDHS boys were expected to win, but the Warriors, who entered as the fifth seed, gave the Gaels a stiff test in the title match, opening the first set to lead by as many as 5 points thanks in large part to the power serve of Giovanni Cecchinato. Glengarry battled, though, and with an Ethan Attridge smash at the net, the set was tied 9-9. That seemed to turn the tied.

The Gaels managed to stretch the lead in the latter stages of the set, going on to win the set 25-19 on a Tagwi mishit.

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Glengarry District’s Hamish MacLeod cranks a ball past the outstretched arms of Tagwi player Ethan Konink, during play at the SD&G senior boys ‘A’ volleyball championship. (Sean Bray photo)

The second set again began with the Warriors taking an early lead, albeit smaller, just 2 points. Glengarry responded, tying or leading by a point or two as the set progressed.

With Gael Hamish MacLeod at the service line, the Gaels rang off back-to-back points to move in front 20-16. However, a timely timeout saw momentum swing in Tagwi’s favour, as the Warriors soon drew even at 21-21.

With the score 24-23 and Crew Rickerd serving up match point, Cecchinato struck a return that landed in to score a point for Tagwi and extend play. Two points later, at 25-24, Liam Filion was at the service line for match point, and this time the Gaels capitalized to win, 26-24, as a Tagwi player committed a line violation.

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Members of the Glengarry Gaels include, standing in the back row from left, Liam Filion, Joshua Santorian, Ethan Attridge, Zak Emmons, Seamus Hardy, Andrew MacMaster, and coach Katherine Adams. In front are Lachlan MacDonald, Hamish MacLeod, and Crew Rickerd. Absent: Ashley McDonell. (Sean Bray photo)

It was a long day of play for the Warriors, as they had to upset two opponents just to have the opportunity to play the Gaels. First, they took down fourth-ranked Holy Trinity (21-25, 25-14, 15-8) in one of the quarter-finals. Then, in a semifinal, Tagwi toppled second-seeded Char-Lan (26-24, 25-19).

GDHS’ other action was a semifinal victory over La Citadelle, in straight sets (25-23, 25-17).

Next stop for the Glengarry Gaels will be EOSSAA, as the boys will represent SD&G as our champions. The tournament is scheduled for November 14 in Renfrew, to be hosted by St. Joseph’s CHS.

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Holy Trinity Falcons nab senior girls basketball crown

On Friday, the Holy Trinity Falcons scored a decisive 55-18 victory in the SDGAA senior girls ‘A’ basketball championship game on their home floor to capture the playoff title over the St. Lawrence Saints.

Mackenzie Shoniker paced the HT offence, scoring 19 points, while Annika Setterington contributed 15 points.

The Falcons’ win capped off a strong season of league play that saw the girls place first in the league, ahead of the Tagwi Warriors, who the Saints upset in one of the November 8 semifinals.

The thriller saw Tagwi lead after the first, second, and third quarters, but in the end, the Warriors succumbed to the Saints 35-31. Mackenna Brownlee had 14 points to lead the Warriors.

The other semi saw Holy Trinity dispatch North Dundas 51-16, led by Shoniker’s 15 points.

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Holy Trinity’s senior girls basketball team includes, standing in the back row from left, Kaitlyn Prevost, Annika Setterington, Mackenzie Shoniker, Lydianne Lupien, Ashley MacCrimmon, Bella Gwanyama, assistant coach Kaitlyn MacCrimmon, and head coach Mindy Gibbs. In front are Hannah Macdonell, Kelly Brissard, Alyse Butler, and Molly Bellefeuille. (submitted photo)

As SD&G champions, the Falcons will next compete at EOSSAA which is scheduled for November 13-14 in Brockville, to be hosted by St. Mary CHS.

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Panthers dispatch Catholic rivals for football championship

For the second time this fall, the St. Joseph’s Panthers have beaten the Holy Trinity Falcons, and this one, coming today in Cornwall, mattered most, as the win resulted in the Red and Blue claiming the SD&G football championship over their Catholic rival.

As the players dealt with a snow-covered field and sub-zero temperatures, the Panthers prevailed 21-13 to take the title. When the teams met earlier in the season, in the Charity Bowl, St. Joe’s won 5-0.

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Snowy, chilly conditions greeted football players for today’s SD&G championship game in Cornwall. (Wildcats photo)

The Panthers advance to play the winner of the Brockville league which was also holding its championship game today. There, at BCI, the North Grenville Knights triumphed in overtime, 20-14.

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