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Junior A Colts prevail on home ice

sean Jan 19, 2018 - 2:32pm

Thursday night action at the Cornwall Civic Complex saw the Colts skate to a 6-2 CCHL victory over the Pembroke Colts. 

The county's Ethan Mulhearn was among the goal scorers for the home side.

There was also a Glengarry connection to the officiating crew for this game, with Alexandria's Yannick Rochon working as one of the linesmen.

Alumni of Colts, Royals invited to play in upcoming charity hockey game

sean Jan 15, 2018 - 4:49pm

Alumni from the Cornwall Royals and Cornwall Colts will suit up for a charity game on Saturday, March 17, in the Seaway City. The contest is scheduled to coincide with the nationally televised Hometown Hockey, which Cornwall is hosting that weekend.

Alumni from all generations of Royals and Colts are being invited to participate, as players and coaches.

The game, in support of the Ghost Walk For Charity will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lead into the kickoff for the community events portion of the Hometown Hockey telecast, from the Cornwall Civic Complex.

This is only the second such game (the first one opened the 2015 Fred Page Cup).

Alumni from both clubs are encouraged to contact David Murphy (dmurphy10@cogeco.ca) or Lorne Taillon (ltaillon@cornwall.ca) to confirm their participation.

files from David Murphy

Junior 'A' Colts felled by Senators

sean Jan 12, 2018 - 2:38pm

The Ottawa Jr. Senators showed why they’re one of the top junior 'A' hockey teams in Canada, scoring a 5-2 Thursday night win over the Colts, at the Ed Lumley Arena.

The Jr. Senators came into the game sixth overall in the country and now own a record of 35-6-1-2 (73 points).

JD Pogue (14) and Keegan Mulhearn (12) each had a goal for the Colts.  

The Jr. Sens outshot the Colts 33-26, with Michael Carr taking the loss.

Cornwall's record drops to 22-16-4-1 (49 points), leaving them in a tie for fourth in the CCHL standings.

Hardest Working Colts Player honours went to the newest Colts defenceman, Alex Wilkins. Three Stars were first Finn Evans (OTT), second  Owen Guy (OTT), and third Keegan Mulhearn (COR).

Next game is scheduled for tonight (Jan. 12) on the road against the Brockville Braves, at 7:30 p.m.

The Colts next home game is set for Thursday, January 18, when the team is slated to host the Pembroke Lumber Kings. Staff and students from CCVS will be honoured. Game time is 7:30 p.m., at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

files from David Murphy

High school girls hockey a go for Tuesday

sean Jan 8, 2018 - 2:27pm

Despite the weather-related bus cancellations today, Jan. 8, tomorrow's high school girls hockey tournament scheduled for Morrisburg is a go.

Here is the schedule for the day:

7:30 a.m.: Char-Lan vs. Seaway
8:30 a.m.: Tagwi vs. Holy Trinity
9:30 a.m.: Char-Lan vs. La Citadelle
break
noon: Tagwi vs. North Dundas
1 p.m.: Seaway vs. St. Joseph's
2 p.m.: La Citadelle vs. North Dundas

There are also two games booked for Thursday, Jan. 11, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.

1:45 p.m.: St. Joseph's vs. Holy Trinity
3 p.m.: Char-Lan vs. St. Joseph's

Junior A Colts doubled off by Rockland

sean Jan 5, 2018 - 12:34pm

Five third-period goals were too much to overcome, as the Rockland Nationals doubled the Colts 6-3 Thursday night at the Ed Lumley Arena.

The night could be summed up at the 13:47 mark of the third with Liam Lascelle out of the net for the extra attacker for an upcoming Rockland penalty, when one of the Colts forwards made a drop pass from centre ice that curled into the Colts net. Rockland added two short-handed markers in the frame to seal the victory.

Tommy Tanner (with his 8th of the season) paced the Colts offence with a goal and an assist. Konnor MacCormick (14) and the newest Colts forward Noah Williams (1) also scored.  

Rockland outshot the Colts 41-22 with Liam Lascelle getting tagged with the loss.

Cornwall's record falls to 20-15-4-1 (45 points) in sixth place in the CCHL standings.

The Hardest Working Colts Player award went to Tommy Tanner. Three Stars were first Shawn Kennedy (ROC), second Trevor Coykendall (ROC), and third Tommy Tanner (COR). JD Pogue was honoured as the Colts Player of the Month.

The Colts and Nationals wrap up their home-and-home series Friday night in Rockland. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Next home game is Sunday, January 7, when they host the Kemptville 73’s. Children 12 and under receive FREE Admission to the game, which is set for a 3 p.m. start at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

files from David Murphy

FHL-leading Nationals connect for fourth straight victory

sean Dec 19, 2017 - 1:46pm

Two Federal Hockey League teams heading in opposite directions collided at the Civic Complex on Saturday night, and the result was almost predictable. 

The Cornwall Nationals skated to a 5-4 victory over the North Shore Knights, in front of 682 fans. It was the first-place Nats’ fourth straight win and the Knights’ seventh straight defeat.

Maxime Guyon led the Cornwall attack with a five-point performance (two goals and three assists), as the Nationals improved to 9-2-0-2.

The Knights struck first on a goal by Patrick Porkka just 16 seconds into the contest. The speedy Guyon then dashed up the left wing, beat a North Shore defender, and found a wide-open Ahmed Mahfouz, who levelled the score for Cornwall at 5:33 of the first. Brandon Vuic gave the Nationals a 2-1 lead with 3:02 to go in the opening period. Guyon’s shot was stopped, but Vuic pounced on the rebound to beat North Shore goaltender Adam Zeman for a power-play marker.

Cornwall opened up a two-goal lead just 46 seconds into the second period on a Guyon goal. The Knights fought back, however, on a pair of Matyas Kasek markers at 6:21 and 10:19 of the middle frame. Moments after taking a hard hit from Dominik Fejt, Mahfouz gave the Nationals the lead once again with 4:28 to go in the second, burying a perfect pass from Guyon.

On the ensuing faceoff, Cornwall defenceman Jay Kenney dropped the gloves with Fejt to the delight of the local fans.

Guyon then scored his second of the evening with an unassisted effort with 1:48 to play in the second to give the Nationals a 5-3 lead. 

But, North Shore fought back on a goal by Kasek, who beat Sebastien Dube-Rochon once again for his third of the contest, at 12:06 of the third.

Cornwall outshot North Shore 47-35. Guyon (first), Mahfouz (second), and Kasek were the announced stars. 

Road victory

On Friday night in Watertown, Guyon scored a hat trick to lead the Nationals to a 5-3 win over the Wolves. Sylvester Bzdyl and Tom Tsicos also scored for Cornwall, while Mahfouz and defenceman Patrick Harrison chipped in a pair of assists. Tyler Beskorowany was outstanding in goal for the Nationals, turning aside 57 of the 60 shots faced to earn the victory.

–  files from Rodney Wilson

Colts charity game supports St. Vincent de Paul

sean Dec 12, 2017 - 1:06pm

The Cornwall Colts junior 'A' hockey team joined several community partners to help raise $4,500 for St. Vincent De Paul Cornwall. The money was raised through the 4th Annual Colts Charity Hockey Game held last Sunday afternoon.

The Benson Group, Scotiabank, and Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall headline the list of supporters for the event.  Each local celebrity paid $100 for St. Vincent De Paul to participate. 

Team MacInnis has bragging rights over Team McBride this year, thanks to a 10-8 victory.  

"The players have a lot of fun getting to know some of our community partners," said Coach Ian MacInnis. "The local celebrities get to see just how good some our players are.  It’s a lot of fun for everyone involved."

files from David Murphy

donation
From left are Mike Graham (Shoeless Joe's), Pauline Bray (Benson Certified Auto Service), Tom Thompson (St. Vincent De Paul), Ian MacInnis (CornwallColts), and Steve Bernier (Scotiabank). (photo courtesy icelevel.com)

First-place Nationals sweep defending FHL champs

sean Dec 11, 2017 - 12:08pm

The Nationals went toe-to-toe with the defending champion Danville Dashers last weekend at the Civic Complex, scoring a weekend sweep.

Maxime Guyon scored the game-winning goal late in the third period, and captain Ahmed Mahfouz found the back of the net twice to lead Cornwall to a 6-5 victory over the Dashers on Sunday afternoon, in front of 618 fans. 

With back-to-back victories over the Dashers, the Nationals improved to 7-2-0-2 and sit first overall in the Federal Hockey League.

Danville opened the scoring 1:44 into the contest on a trickler that ricocheted past Sebastien Dube-Rochon. The goal was eventually credited to Jimmy Soper. 

The Teddy Bear toss goal was scored by Justin Portillo, who took a pass from Brandon Vuic and wired a perfectly placed wrist shot past Danville’s Aaron Taylor. More than 200 teddy bears were tossed onto the ice, to be collected for charity.

Moments later, at 11:04 of the first, Nationals Mahfouz teed up a slap shot that chased Taylor from the game in favour of Gregory Hussey. Just 54 seconds later, Daniel Martin welcomed Hussey into the contest with a wrist shot above his trapper to give Cornwall a 3-1 lead. The Dashers responded, however, on a Sean Reynolds marker with 6:32 to play in the opening period. 

Mahfouz gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead with 4:39 to play in the middle frame, with his second of the afternoon. Mahfouz took a pass from Eric Witzel and tucked a nifty backhander past Hussey. 

Ben Boukal riffled a shot from the point past Dube-Rochon 59 seconds into the third for a power-play marker that brought the Dashers to within a goal. The Nationals restored their two-goal lead when Portillo sprung loose the hulking Antoine Guimond, who beat Hussey at the 6:17 mark. Then, Danville’s Seth Ronsberg beat a sprawling Dube-Rochon with 7:28 to play, before Soper tapped in his second of the contest exactly one minute later to level the score at 5-5. 

Cue sniper Guyon. 

With the Nationals on the powerplay, Guyon picked up the loose puck in the slot and fired a wrist shot right under the crossbar to give the Nationals the lead for good with 3:33 to play. 

Cornwall outshot Danville 37-32. Cornwall defenceman Cam Bakker, with three assists (first), Portillo (second), and Guyon were the announced stars. 

files from Rodney Wilson

hockey action
(submitted photo)

Cornwall junior A Colts extend winning streak to four games

sean Dec 9, 2017 - 2:42pm

Konnor MacCormick and Jeremy Quesnel each had a hat trick, as the Colts whipped Kemptville 9-3 on Teddy Bear Toss night at the Ed Lumley Arena. David Poirier also had a career game, with a goal and four assists.

The Colts improved 17-13-4-1 (39 points) and are now on a four-game winning streak.

Ethan Mulhearn and Joseph Samson also scored for the Colts. Brennan Markell recorded three assists. Thirteen different Colts players picked up at least a point.

Liam Lascelle earned the victory in goal as the shots were tied 34-34.

The Hardest Working Colts Player was Jeremy Quesnel. Three Stars were first Konnor MacCormick (COR), second David Poirier (COR), and third Ashton Fry (KEM).

The game was also Teddy Bear Toss Night with hundreds of stuffed toys being thrown onto the ice after the Colts scored their first goal of the night. The stuffed toys were collected by the Optimist Club for their annual Christmas toy drive.

Looking ahead, the Colts will be back in action on Thursday, Dec. 14, when they host Pembroke. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

The Colt's next road game is booked for Friday, Dec. 15 in Alexandria, against the Hawkesbury Hawks at the Glengarry Sports Palace. This one will be an 8 p.m. start.

Tomorrow, Dec. 10, tthe Colts will be taking part in the 3rd Annual Benson Colts Charity Hockey Game in support of St. Vincent De Paul Society. Local celebrities will be lining up alongside the Colts. Admission is $5 or non-perishable food items. Post-game party will be held at Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall with proceeds of all food sales being donated to St. Vincent De Paul.  Game time is 2 p.m. at Cornwall's multi-sport complex (Pad 1).

files from David Murphy

Teddy Bear Toss
From left are Chantal Gilmour, Melinda Summers, and Ralph Brunton of the Optimist Club with the stuffed animals from Teddy Bear Toss. (submitted photo)

Nationals fall in shootout

sean Dec 5, 2017 - 3:08pm

The Watertown Wolves edged the Cornwall Nationals 7-6 in a shootout on Saturday night at the Civic Complex. 

Watertown’s John Scully and Francis Wathier beat Nationals goaltender Sebastien Dube-Rochon in the shootout, while Wolves goaltender Matt Kaludis stopped all four shooters he faced.

The Nationals got off to a quick start on the night, with power-play goals 36 seconds apart from Cam Bakker and Eric Witzel, early in the first period. Maxime Guyon then gave Cornwall a 3-0 lead at the 7:19 mark. 

Watertown fought back on goals by Nate O’Brien and Jesse Facchini, to cut the lead to 3-2. Daniel Martin, with his first of the season, then gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead with 1:08 to play in the opening period.

The Wolves took over in the second period, however, levelling the score on goals by Anton Lennartsson and Brett Angel. Scully’s short-handed effort, with 1:11 to play in the middle frame, gave Watertown its first lead of the contest. The Wolves outshot the Nationals 19-8 in the second.

Cornwall tied the game 3:48 into the third with its third power-play goal of the game, Witzel’s second of the night. Brandon Vuic put the Nationals in front once again with 8:27 to play in the third period. But the Wolves fought back again, getting the equalizer with 1:36 to play in regulation, from Scully.

Watertown outshot Cornwall 44-33, including 3-2 in overtime. Bakker (first), Guyon (second), and Scully were the announced stars, in front of a gathering of 532.

Road loss

On Friday night at Watertown, the Nationals were shut out for the first time this season, as the Wolves skated to a 4-0 victory. Jesse Facchini led the Watertown attacked with two goals, while Kyle Powell and Tyler Gjurich added singles. Matt Kaludis stopped all 19 shots he faced. 

files from Rodney Wilson