A novice hockey team from the Char-Lan Minor Hockey Association won the title at the recent Prescott-Russell tournament.
The 2020 edition of the Glengarry Girls Hockey Association’s annual Heartbreaker Cup tournament is scheduled to be held in Alexandria and Maxville on February 15 and 16.
Games will feature atom, peewee, bantam, and midget teams, playing on ice sheets at the Glengarry Sports Palace and the Maxville Recreation Complex, with medals and championship banners on the line.
The NGS Braves peewee ‘C’ house hockey team captured gold at the organization’s home tournament on Saturday.
In addition to winning the tourney, the squad also took first place in the relay competition.
Each of the past three years, Colton Gallant and Allister Macdonell have assembled a team of volunteers to organize a fundraiser hockey tournament, played on the outdoor rink in Williamstown. Money collected from the events supported local charities. Unfortunately, there will be no tourney in 2020.
I would like to take this opportunity to provide everyone with an update in regards to the status of Hockey With Heart. Unfortunately Allister Macdonell and I have both been extremely busy this year and have decided to take the year off from the event. I would like to personally thank everyone who has supported our initiative over the past three years. The tournament would not have been the same without all of you.Colton Gallent, posting on Facebook
Three years ago, the young duo began Hockey With Heart to “give back to the community.” Gallant and Macdonell noted that as they both love the sport of hockey, they wanted to find a way to “get others involved and connected in charitable work.”
Through a combination of entry fees, canteen sales, and individual and business donations, the tournament last year supported the Julie MacLachlan Charitable Foundation and Beyond 21.
Things are going rather swimmingly this season for the Alexandria Glens bantam ‘B’ house hockey team, which last weekend skated unbeaten through the field at a tournament in St. Isidore, en route to claiming the championship.
The boys were a perfect 5-0 at the even that ran November 29 through December 1 and was hosted by Les Aigles de St-Isidore.
In the Glens’ opener on Friday, Alexandria skated to a 5-3 victory over the host St. Isidore Aigles #1 team. The next day, in their second round-robin action, the boys pasted the Gloucester Cougars 10-0.
Later on Saturday in quarter-final play, the Glens got past the St. Isidore Aigles #2 squad with an 8-2 win to advance to the final day of action.
Sunday morning’s semifinal was closer 2-1 victory over the Brockville Bears #2.
In the championship match, the Glens finished with an exclamation point, triumphing 6-1 over Ottawa East #3.
Jayden Leroux scored 14 goals for Alexandria in the tournament. As a team, the Glens potted 31 goals. At the other end of the ice, goaltender Hugo Decoste allowed only 7 goals total throughout the entire competition.
MVPs of the games were Jayden Leroux, Alexandre MacDonald, Kael Cameron, Donnie Levert, and Nathan Sabourin.
In regular-season league play, the Glens are 9-0 thus far.
At the tournament, Char-Lan’s entry went 1-1 in the round-robin, before losing 3-2 to the Kanata Blazers in the consolation semifinal. In league play, the Rebels stand with an 8-1 record.
The NGS Braves won their two round-robin games in St. Isidore, before being eliminated by finalist Ottawa East #3. The Braves are fourth in league standings, with a record of 4-5-1.
Last weekend saw the NGS Braves minor hockey association host its atom ‘C’ house hockey tournament.
The Glengarry Girls Hockey Association peewee house Highlanders team snagged silver at the recent Cornwall tournament, skating to a 2-1 result against Kanata in the final.
The girls had a 3-1 record after round-robin action, for fourth place.
In their quarter-final, the Highlanders tangled with the host Cornwall side, prevailing in a shootout, 2-1. Their semifinal pitted them against Carleton Place, a team that had previously given Glengarry its only loss of the tournament. This time, the Highlanders were victorious, skating to a 2-1 win in overtime, after tying the contest late in the third period.
The Highlanders’ silver-medal performance came in a competition that featured 15 teams.
The Mark Legault Soccer Tournament recently held its 10th annual tournament in Alexandria, and I had the story in The Glengarry News. Photos are also available in the online gallery here.
The event is a fundraiser for the Legault Foundation, which supports charitable groups and projects in our area.