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Jr. A Colts salvage a point in OT home-ice loss

sean Oct 9, 2018 - 2:36pm

On Thursday night at the Cornwall Civic Complex, the CCHL Colts surrendered an unassisted marker in overtime, as Rockland prevailed 3-2.

Josh Barnes had a goal and an assist for the Colts. Dylan Massie chipped in one tally and a helper. 

Rockland outshot the Colts 40-25, with Mike Carr making 37 saves in a losing effort.

Cornwall's Hardest Working Player was Alexim Veilleux, while three stars were first Josh Barnes (COR), second Wade Brennan (ROC), and third Simon Labelle (ROC).

Next home game is slated for Thursday, October 11, to host the Smiths Falls Bears. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

In other results last weekend, the Colts dropped a 5-4 decision in Hawkesbury on Saturday and suffered a 4-3 overtime defeat Monday in Carleton Place. Glengarrians Ben Dirven and David Poirier were amongst the Cornwall goal scorers.

with files from David Murphy

Colts on a three-game home winning streak

sean Sep 28, 2018 - 3:50pm

Tristan Poissant’s fourth goal of the season broke a 2-2 tied in the third period, and the Colts went on to a 6-3 victory over Ottawa, at the Ed Lumley Arena, Thursday night.

Six different players scored for the Colts, including Henry Bishop, Benjamin Dirven, Jacob Shankar, Jeremy Quesnel, and Connor Amsley. Tommy Tanner chipped in with three assists. Konnor MacCormick had two assists. 

The Jr. Sens outshot the Colts 41-34, with Michael Carr making 38 saves for the victory.

The Colts improve to 3-6-0-0 on the season and have won their last three home games.

The Hardest Working Player of the game was Benjamin Dirven. Three stars were first Star Tommy Tanner (COR), second Tristan Poissant (COR), and third Connor Smart (OTT).

Tonight, the boys are on the road in Smiths Falls. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Colts return home next Thursday, October 4 to host the Rockland Nationals, in a 7:30 p.m. start at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

with files from David Murphy

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Junior A Colts split week four CCHL hockey action

sean Sep 25, 2018 - 2:15pm

Last Thursday night on home ice, the Cornwall Colts nabbed their second-straight victory, beating Navan 6-4.

The Colts scored three times in the first three minutes of the first period, en route to the win. Josh Barnes scored into an empty net with less than a minute to play to seal the victory. Barnes had two goals on the night. Konnor MacCormick and Justin McRae each had a goal and an assist. Tristan Poissant and Jeremy Quesnel also scored. Jacob Shankar chipped in with two assists.

The Grads outshot the Colts 36-31. Michael Carr stopped 22 of 23 shots in relief of starter Rico DiMatteo to earn the victory in goal.

Hardest Working Player honours went to Ethan Mulhearn. Three stars were first Konnor MacCormick (COR), second Justin McRae (COR), and third Jackson Arcan (NAV).

The next night, on the road in Brockville, the Colts were humbled 4-1. Jack Collins had the lone Cornwall tally, set up by Poissant and Tommy Tanner.

with files from David Murphy

Junior A Colts snap losing skid with Thursday night come-from behind win

sean Sep 14, 2018 - 5:26pm

Tristan Poissant pounced on a loose puck in the Kemptville zone and scored with 3 seconds left in overtime to give the Colts a 6-5 win on home ice Thursday night.

First star Konnor MacCormick paced the Colts offence with a pair of goals and an assist, including the tying tally, midway through the third period.

David Poirier and Dylan Massie each had a goal and an assist, as the Colts record improved to 1-5-0-0. Henry Bishop also scored in his Colts debut.

The Colts outshot the 73’s 50-35, with Michael Carr earning the victory in goal. Hardest Working Player honours went to Jack Collins.

The Colts have a week off before their next game on Thursday, September 20, versus the Navan Grads. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cornwall and District will be welcomed to the game, which is slated for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop, at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

files from David Murphy

Cornwall Colts open CCHL hockey season 0-5

sean Sep 11, 2018 - 12:24pm

It's been a tough start to the junior 'A' hockey season for the Cornwall Colts, who saw their record fall to 0-5 on Sept. 9, with a 3-1 loss to Nepean. The defeat came three days after the team's home opener, which went into the books as a 1-0 loss to Brockville.

Several county boys are members of the Colts this season, including defencemen David Poirier and Ben Dirven, along with forwards Liam MacDonald, Jeremy Quesnel, and Ethan Mulhearn.

The squad will play it's next two matches on home ice, starting Sept. 13, when Kemptville will visit the Cornwall Civic Complex. A week later, Navan will provide the opposition. Both are 7:30 p.m. starts.

Junior A, midget AAA camps and pre-season hockey begin this week

sean Aug 21, 2018 - 12:33pm

Hockey fans looking to get an early look at the region's top talent might like to check out exhibition action in the junior 'A' and HEO midget 'AAA' leagues.

The Cornwall Colts of the CCHL will hold inter-squad "blue-white" games on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Civic Complex. The club is also booked to play against the Hawkesbury Hawks on Monday, Aug. 27 at 3:30 p.m., in St. Isidore, and then Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m, in Hawkesbury.

The midget-level Colts have an exhibition contest with the Hawks booked for Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m., in Casselman. These games teams are also scheduled to battle on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m., in Hawkesbury.

Local hockey players in Russia this week

sean Aug 14, 2018 - 2:28pm

A group of local hockey players representing the CCHL includes two county boys, David Poirier and Ben Dirven. The squad, billed as the Ottawa Capitals, is competing at the Junior Club Sirius World Cup, in Russia, this week.

Their first day there was Monday (Aug. 13), and you can read about the experience for the boys in the league's online blog here.

The all-star team, which draws players and staff from the area's junior 'A' league, was invited by Hockey Canada to represent the county in this competition.

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Video: county boys part of hockey team competing in Russia

sean Aug 13, 2018 - 2:17pm

Two county boys are part of the CCHL Ottawa Capitals hockey team which is competing at a tournament in Russia. Here's a little video of the squad getting in its first practice session. Look for coverage in The Glengarry News.

Junior A Colts make pre-season roster move

sean Aug 7, 2018 - 1:15pm

The Cornwall Colts of the CCHL have traded for 18-year-old defenceman Evan Huntley, sending a player development fee in return to the Navan Grads.

The Long Sault native is listed at 6 ft. 1 in., 190 lb. He played nine games with the Grads last season and 47 contests with the Char-Lan Rebels junior 'B' team.

"We’re looking to be deeper with talent on defence, and Evan fits the bill," says Colts head coach Ian MacInnis.

The Cornwall Colts training camp is scheduled to begin Monday, August 20, at the Ed Lumley Arena, in Cornwall Civic Complex.

Regular-season play begins at the league-wide showcase, in Kanata, on Saturday, September 1.

Cornwall's home opener is slated for Thursday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m.

with files from David Murphy

CCHL to represent Canada at junior club World Cup in Russia

sean Jun 5, 2018 - 2:04pm

The Canadian junior A Hockey League has announced that an all-star team of players from the CCHL will be assembled to represent Canada at the 2018 Junior Club World Cup, set for August 18-26, in Socchi, Russia.

The CCHL is our local junior A hockey league, which includes the Cornwall Colts and Hawkesbury Hawks.

Here's the official announcement:

The Canadian contingent will be made up of players and staff members from within the 12 teams that comprise the CCHL.

“The CJHL is grateful for this invitation, and the acceptance of the challenge by the CCHL, to represent us internationally,” stated CJHL president Brent Ladds. 

“It will be a tremendous opportunity for the players selected by the CCHL to attend,” added Ladds.

The team will be one of eight clubs that will be competing in this International Ice Hockey Federation-sanctioned event.

Rounding out the field of the other seven junior squads will be the national Jr. champions from Russia and Sweden; HC Jokerit from Finland; HC Davos of Switzerland; China’s Kunlun Red Star, Red Bull Hockey Juniors from Austria and HC Trinec of the Czech Republic.

With age-limit restrictions in place, the CJHL-CCHL roster will feature no more than five 1998-born players, another 14 between 1999 and 2001 birth years as well as three that were born in 2002.

This marks the first time in the eight-year history of the event that the CJHL will be taking part.

“We are excited with the opportunity to attend the Junior Club World Cup in Sochi in August and represent the CCHL, the CJHL and Hockey Canada,” offered CCHL commissioner Kevin Abrams, who also serves as CJHL chairman of the board. 

“This presents an outstanding experience for our players, coaches and support team to share in an international tournament and all that it provides. While we are looking forward to a great event on the ice, the camaraderie and friendships that will be created will last a lifetime.”

The CJHL team roster, coaches, support staff and on-ice events prior to the event will be announced at a later date.

Players and team staff members are expected to convene in the Ottawa area in August before flying over to Russia for a pre-tournament camp in Moscow, Aug. 13-15, prior to travelling to Socchi for the JCWC.

“We are exceedingly grateful to the CJHL, for taking up this challenge on behalf of Hockey Canada, during the off-season,” said Hockey Canada president and chief operating officer Scott Smith. 

“It will be a tremendous athletic and cultural opportunity for the players.” 

The last Canadian side to compete in this event was the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League back in 2015.

Meanwhile, the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League took part from 2012 through 2014, which included winning the title in 2013.