At the Summerstown Trails, Tina Cairncross, in this video produced by St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School students, presents the evolution of snowshoeing.
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.
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.
The boys hockey team from St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School, as the 2020 SDGAA champion, is skating today in Arnprior at EOSSAA.
The Panthers won the SD&G high school league playoff title last week in Long Sault, beating the Char-Lan Crusaders 3-1 in the final.
St. Joe’s and Char-Lan entered the March 3 tournament tied in regular-season record and points, but the Panthers got the top seed on a tie-breaking formula.
Following a scoreless first period in the championship game, the Panthers opened the scoring in the second stanza, when, with 5:26 left in the frame, Kale Lauzon found the back of the net, set up by Joshua Esfold and Ben Houle.
Char-Lan drew even in the third period, with 4:49 left on the clock, as Danny Flaro scored, assisted by Curtis St. Onge.
The Crusaders managed to survive a penalty, only to have St. Joseph’s score moments later, taking the lead for good. Adam Winter was the marksmen, taking the feed from Nolan Shane. The Panthers iced it in the dying seconds with an insurance tally from Shane.
Char-Lan advanced to the championship contest following a 6-2 semifinal win over Tagwi. Donovan Francis and St. Onge each scored twice for the winning side. The other Crusaders tallies came from Thomas Pasco and Seamus O’Connell. Assists went to Flaro (2), O’Connell, Francis, and Pasco. Warriors scoring were Nathan Gallinger and Matt Doyon, with assists from Liam Ault and Ben McAlear.
In the other semi, St. Joseph’s dispatched Catholic rival Holy Trinity 3-0.
The Panthers are seeded fourth at the six-team, one-day EOSSAA tournament.
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.
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.
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.
The St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School Panthers junior boys basketball team is the SD&G ‘AA’ champion, as a result of their win in the title game last week, on their home court in Cornwall.
The Panthers advance to EOSSAA in Smiths Falls, with the tournament set for February 25.
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.
The % column is a calculation of points achieved over maximum points possible, based on games played, since not all teams skated in 10 contests.
UPDATE: NEW SCHEDULE POSTED HERE.
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.
At the last regular-season SDGAA high school hockey boys tournament played in Long Sault on February 5, teams representing Char-Lan and St. Joseph’s skated to a 3-3 tie.
In other action, the Crusaders got past Seaway 5-3. The Panthers edged Holy Trinity 3-1 and fell to Tagwi 3-2. The Warriors topped the Spartans 6-2.
The victories for the Warriors were key, moving the team into a playoff position. Char-Lan and St. Joseph’s top the table, though the Panthers get first place on the tie-breaker of head-to-head points.
The playoff tournament, featuring the top four squads, is scheduled for February 25 in Long Sault though the date and location are subject to change owing to workplace job action by teachers’ unions and/or the provincial government.
UPDATE: NEW SCHEDULE POSTED HERE.
In high school girls hockey last week at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre, in Williamstown, the Tagwi Warriors edged the league-leading St. Joseph’s Panthers 1-0 to tighten the gap in the SDGAA standings.
The Warriors finished the day 2-1, with a 5-2 win over Char-Lan and a 1-0 loss to Holy Trinity, while the Panthers, in their only other game, edged Glengarry 2-1.
St. Joseph’s remains in the lead through three tournaments this season, but Tagwi is just one point back, tied with la Citadelle.
Other game results: les Patriotes 5 vs Gaels 0, Falcons 3 vs Glengarry 0, La Citadelle 5 vs Crusaders 2, Char-Lan 1 vs Holy Trinity 1.
The league’s next tourney is booked for Long Sault, on February 4.