Sports et loisirs dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Sports and Recreation in the Municipality of Pontiac

Shawville Pontiacs square off against Stittsville Royals at home tonight



Thomas Soulière

The Pontiacs are returning home tonight to face off against the Stittsville Royals in Shawville at 8pm after coming away from a 5-3 upset against the Golden Knights last night at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa.

Ottawa West took an early lead ten seconds into the game in what quickly became a back and forth battle.  Shawville came back when Danick Genest drove home a rebound from Matt Labrosse, but the Knights quickly retook the lead adding 2 goals to finish off the 1st period up 3-1 over the Pontiacs.

The 2nd period continued unchanged until Matt Labrosse,...

Fundraiser for paralyzed Shawville hockey player


A freak on-ice accident has left a Shawville Pontiacs hockey player paralyzed from the neck down.

Brett Nugent, 19, suffered a devastating spinal cord injury after crashing head-first into the boards in a collision with a Perth Blue Wings player during a game on Oct. 27.

Brett has already had two surgeries, and doctors say it’s too early for a long term prognosis...

The Grace of Stones: Dancing on a Rock Face in Luskville, Quebec


Our group consists of six rock climbers, ranging in skill from novices to experienced lead climbers.  We are located some 30km northwest of Ottawa, in an area called Luskville. It is a community of a few dwellings, a gas station and a shabby mini-mall, all dispersed along Highway 148 amidst grassy fields and rolling hills of the Ottawa valley.  Luskville is well-known among Ottawa’s climbers.  The area houses a few fine climbing spots frequented by sport and lead climbers as well as free soloists and occasional hikers. Just like obscure labels of Luskville’s climbing routes– “Death by Maboola,” “Ethics Police” or “Your Wife” – the names of climbing sections are somewhat baffling, at times explicable, and often an inside joke.  Today, we are headed to the “Eastern Block” and “DownUnder.”

The Legend of "The Shawville Express"


I was born in Ottawa in 1925, the eldest child of Maye Horner and Frank Finnigan, both then aged twenty-four. The year before, my father, known then throughout the Ottawa Valley hockey circuit and later throughout the hockey world as "The Shawville Express," had signed his first National Hockey League contract for $1,800 per season with the Ottawa Senators. Bonuses from Frank Ahearn, owner of the Senators, brought my father's salary for that first year up to $3,400...



Watch an exciting hockey game and help raise money for a great cause at the same time. On Friday night the Shawville Pontiacs host the Renfrew Timberwolves. The night will be focused on the Nugent family particularly Shawville player Brett Nugent who suffered a spinal injury during a game on October 27th.


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