The Iroquois Golf Club hosted a charity golf tournament Saturday, August 20 in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The event, which featured a shotgun start with 57 participants, included dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and live auction. Hoping to raise at least $5,000, organizer Kathy Hardy surpassed that goal bringing in $7,011 for the hospital’s Neo-Natal ICU.
MORRISBURG–Led by a hat trick performance from Devin Desnoyers, the Casselman Vikings had a fairly easy time of it here Saturday night as they skated to an 8-2 victory over the Morrisburgh Lions.
The Vikings used the win to push their winning streak to 13 games as they sit on top of the St. Lawrence Division standings with 29 points. Their closest opposition comes from the Winchester Hawks who are nipping on their heels with 26 points.
The lowly Lions are nestled into the division’s basement position with just three points.
Saturday night in Morrisburg, the Vikings were on the scoreboard twice in just over a minute of play. By the end of the first period they were up 3-0.
They stretched it to 6-0 in the second period, before the Lions blinked the light behind goaltender Philippe Quesnel with a goal from Taylor Eamon, assisted by Chris Pearson at 18:28 of the frame.
Christian Leger counted the Lions second goal at 8:40 of the third period, with Pearson getting his second assist of the game.
Desnoyers led the Vikings scoring with his hat trick performance in the second period.
The Rideau-St, Lawrence Conference scoring leader, Taylor Widenmaier added two goals and singles were scored by Thierry Gibeault, Miguel Laurin, and Joel Adam.
Widenmaier leads the conference scoring with 37 points and joining him in the top scoring positions are teammates Joel Adam with 26 points in third place and Maxime Choquette in fourth spot with 24.
Brandon Gilmour of the Prescott Flyers breaks into the Vikings dominated scoring race at second place with 30 points.
Penalties in Saturday night’s game came in bunches, most occurring in the third period.
Just five minor penalties were handed out in the first period, three to the Lions. Then in the second the Vikings had three players skate to the penalty box for minor infractions.
In the third period the Lions drew three minor penalties, a five minute fighting major and five 10 minute misconducts.
The Vikings drew four minors a five minutes fighting major, and five 10 minute misconducts.
Brandon Chilton was in net for the Lions loss. He gave up the eight Casselman goals on 49 shots on net, while Quesnell handled 30 shots from the Lions.
Coming up this Friday, November 8, the Lions at on the road to Alexandria for an 8 p.m. game. Saturday night, November 9, they host the Winchester Hawks. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
It was a Messy Day at the Beach on Friday, and for the 130 kids who attended the annual event, co-organized by South Dundas Recreation and Ontario Early Years, that was just fine.
“We were very happy with the turnout,” said Ben Macpherson, Recreation Program Coordinator for the Township of South Dundas. “We had about 60 kids last year, so we more than doubled the amount this year. To get that many kids out to the beach and participating in activities, I think, and I think Fiona would concur, is awesome. It exceeded expectations.”
“The kids had a blast. We had a lot of parents and children tell us how much fun they had.”
Fiona Carr, Family Resource Coordinator with Ontario Early Years agreed with Macpherson. “We’ve been doing this for probably six or so years now. It started with the Early Years and then we linked with South Dundas.”
The turnout on Friday far exceeded previous turnouts for the event.
In keeping with the theme for a Messy Day at the Beach, youngsters could squiggle and wiggle their toes in the pool of green-dyed noodles or explore (up to their elbows) a tub of pink goop. Then to wash it all off they headed over to the Cruickshank Amphitheatre Hill, where Macpherson was hosing down a giant water slide.
Once minus the goop and the noodles, they could participate at a craft table.
“We hope to see the same numbers out or even more to the Pirates Day at Iroquois Beach on August 10,” says Macpherson. “We have a great community and seeing that many people out having fun is always a good reminder of that fact.”
Youngsters from throughout South Dundas are invited to attend the Pirates Day at the Iroquois Beach on August 10 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.