Vol. 129,  No. 51     February 22, 2017


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Squeeze play

Winchester Hawks’ forwards Christophe Lemay (No. 17) and Zach Cohen (No. 10) battled Ottawa West Golden Knights’ Daniel Straits (No. 4) and Terrance McLean for puck possession during last Friday’s (Feb. 17) CCHL2 tilt at the Joel Steele Community Centre. Lemay (1-1-2) and Cohen (0-2-2) each earned a pair of points in the Hawks’ 6-2 loss.
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Hawks stumbling toward finish line
Lose to Canadians, Golden Knights

WINCHESTER – With the end of their Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 (CCHL2) regular season schedule in sight the Winchester Hawks need to put together a strong finish.

The Martin Division Hawks (19-23-2-2) can’t reach the 500 mark since they lost back-to-back games to the Ottawa Canadians (4-2) and the first-place Ottawa West Golden Knights (6-2). But, the fifth-place squad has managed to secure a post-season berth along with the fourth-place Clarence Beavers (22-21-2-2) who have 48 points, six more than Winchester’s 42.

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NDDHS curlers qualify for EOSSAA

WINCHESTER – North Dundas District High School’s rich tradition of winning SD&G curling championships has been extended.

The school’s girls rink of skip Grace Cave, vice Chloe Ziegler, second Emily Cooper and lead Amy Proulx won all four of their draws, claimed the SD&G championship and qualified to represent the board at EOSSAA, which will be held in Kingston (March 1-2).

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Atom Rep ‘B’ Demons eliminate Cornwall 5-1

CHESTERVILLE – A 5-1 opening round series win has qualified the fifth-place North Dundas Atom Rep “B” Demons for round two of the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League’s post season.

North Dundas (8-12-4) eliminated the fourth-place Cornwall Colts (9-1-4) five points to one from their four-point series. The Demons will now advance to round two of the East Division playoffs against the first-place Char-Lan Rebels (21-2-1). Game dates to be determined.

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Award winners
The National Capital Junior Hockey League president Ian McRae (left) was on hand to present the league’s Top Scorer, Regular Season MVP and Best Defenceman awards prior to the start of  the opening game of the quarter-final series between the host North Dundas Rockets and Cumberland Bandits on Friday (Feb. 17) joining McRea were Rockets owner and vice-president Kent Young, Bryden van Kessel (MVP and Best Defenceman), league director at large Jeff Moore, captain Brandon Mullin (Top Scorer), Rockets owner and president Kevin Byers (league appreciation award) and Rockets GM Robyn Sadler.                                                             
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Rockets take opener 3-1, trail Bandits 2-1 in quarter-finals

CHESTERVILLE – Alexis Diotte cashed the game-winning goal as the visiting Cumberland Bandits nipped the North Dundas Rockets 3-2 and gained a 2-1 lead in their National Capital Junior Hockey League quarter-final series.

Sunday’s (Feb. 19) victory set the stage for the third-place Rockets (18-14-0) to face the fifth-place Bandits (16-16-0) in game four in their barn (Ray Friel Arena) last night (Tues., Feb. 21). Game five is slated for Chesterville Friday (Feb. 24) at 7:30 pm. Game six (if necessary) will be played at the Ray Friel Arena on Saturday (Feb. 25) at 7:30 pm and game seven (if necessary) is scheduled for Chesterville on Sunday (Feb. 26) afternoon at 3 pm.

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