Sports briefs: Seaway Valley Atom AA Rapids strike gold in Montreal

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MONTREAL — The Seaway Valley Major Atom AA Rapids have brought a gold medal home from Montreal.

The team was competing in the Youth Classic tournament, and after a slow start, they got on a roll and wound up beating the their league rival, the Cumberland Grads, 2-1 in the championship contest.

Down 1-0, the Rapids got even in the middle period, Owen Dickson with a long pass from his own end to a streaking Nolan Menard, who had his shot stopped before Sam Pilon banged in the rebound.

In a tense third period, Menard worked hard to finish a play and score the go-ahead marker with two minutes remaining, with assists going to Camden McCuaig and Pilon.

Landon Van Loon got the goaltending win.

The Rapids had started the event with a 5-3 loss to the Grads, and followed it up by battling back late for a 3-3 draw with the Connecticut Jr. Whalers.

In a must-win third game, the Rapids got on track and recorded a 7-2 decision over the Dynamo HC squad out of Burlington, Vermont.

Seaway Valley continued its good play by beating the Hamilton Huskies 5-1 in their final round-robin contest.

Semifinal action saw the Rapids square off against Dynamo HC, and it would be another Rapids rout, this time by a  6-1 score.

Turkey bonspiel’s 56th edition

The 56th annual Astro Storage and Warehousing Turkey Bonspiel was in full swing at the Cornwall Curling Centre, with skips Gerard Samson and Neil MacLean among the early winners.

MacLean counted three in the second end on the way to a 6-3 win against Dan Julien, and Samson had a huge six-ender in first to defeat Pierre Sauve’s squad, 9-3.

Other matches included Brent Lawson recording a three-ender in the second and stealing two more in the third, on the way to a 7-3 win against Dan Laperle.

Rob Mahon had a three-ender in the second, and went on to defeat Dave Lalonde 5-3.

Veteran Bill Sobering had an early 5-0 lead, but needed to hold on to defeat Mike Hogan 5-4.

Walter McLean stole a single in the sixth, and it was the difference in a 5-4 win over Peter Lindop.

Lew Stanley, with a deuce in the fifth end and two more in the sixth, rallied past Phil Riel 6-3.

Paul Carroll took four in the first end against Frank Spagnola, and went on to a 6-4 win.

Jim Lamoureux took a single in the fourth and stole two more in the fifth to defeat Alex MacDougall 5-4.

Mike Villeneuve had a three-ender in the third, keying a 5-2 win over Johnathon King.

Rolly paves the way

Seguin Patates was a big winner in Knights of Columbus Bowling League way, and Rolly Menard paved the way to victory.

Menard led the chip men with a 680 triple, in what would be a 3-0 shutout victory against Wilson Funeral Home.

Menard had a 243 single in the match, and teammate Rheal Duchesne fired up a 209/569, with Norm Fontaine adding a 206 single.

Wilson’s high rollers were Daniel Gauthier (223/618) and Rejean Burelle (218/588).

• There were several shutout wins recorded, including Nativity Lanes blanking Betty Bread 3-0.

Jean-Louis Martineau had a game-high 319/694, with Gerry Thauvette tossing a 257/565 and Henri Gravel adding a 211.

Armand Labelle had a 217/545 in the loss.

• Alain Bombardier (233/598), Roberto Demarchi (201/579) and Pete Villeneuve (204) led Knights of Columbus 755 to a 3-0 decision over M. John Sullivan Funeral Home.

Andre Matte had a 215/515 in the setback.

• Champs Boxing Club was a 2-1 winner over Knights Seniors and Friends. Eric Menard had a big night for Champs, rolling a 268/650, and he got support from Andre Ayotte (216/516) and Vaughn Hotchkiss (201).

Dave Graham had a 228/569 in the setback, and Glenn Bird tossed a 222/567.

• Columbus Club, paced by Jason Belanger (210/598) and Shawn Kaddie (222/666), eked out a 2-1 win over Sunnyside Up Restaurant.

Jacques Paradis had a 228/650 in the loss, and Diep Tran recorded a 218/573.

Boys’ hockey underway

CHESTERVILLE — North Dundas, St. Joseph’s and Char-Lan all went 2-0, in the opening tournament of the season for SDG high school boys hockey.

Char-Lan recorded its wins over Holy Trinity (7-3) and Seaway (5-0). The Panthers got wins over Tagwi (3-0) and La Citadelle (3-2), while North Dundas defeated Seaway (2-1) and got past La Citadelle (5-1).

Top point getters for each team for the day were as follows: Donovan Francis (Char-Lan); Jacob Lamothe (La Citadelle); Nolan Shane (St. Joseph’s); Dylan Armstrong (Holy Trinity); Ben Fingler (North Dundas); Ben Lapier (Seaway); Jacob Nolan (Tagwi).

Girls’ hockey underway

The North Dundas Devils girls team took a pair of games, in SD&G high school hockey action.

North Dundas was a 1-0 winner over Tagwi, and the Devils followed it up by defeating La Citadelle 3-2.

Tagwi also posted a win over the Patriotes, taking the game 5-3.

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