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Cornwall Hospice

Busy weekend ahead for Nationals, including chance to meet the players

sean Nov 17, 2016 - 4:03pm

The Cornwall Nationals are set for a jam-packed weekend, with three Federal Hockey League contests in three days, and an appearance at a Sunday evening fundraiser.

Cornwall travels to Watertown, N.Y., on Friday night to take on the Wolves (7:30 p.m.). The following night, the Nationals are in Port Huron, Mich., to battle the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup Champion Prowlers (7:30 p.m.).

Local hockey fans can watch Friday night’s game at La Maison (900 Montreal Road in Cornwall) on the big screen. A Cornwall Nationals 10-game Flex Pack will be up for grabs.

Cornwall will be back on home ice on Sunday afternoon when the Nats welcome the Watertown Wolves to the Civic Complex. Puck drop is set for 1:30 p.m. Individual game tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students and $5 for children under the age of 12.

After the game on Sunday, fans can join the players for a Cornwall Hospice fundraiser at Deke & Squeaks Sports Bar (58 Pitt Street). Nationals players will serve the public from 5-7:30 p.m., and all tips will be donated to Cornwall Hospice.

There will also be a silent auction, live auction, and door prizes. E-mail mgagne@cornwallnationals.com to reserve your table.

files from Rodney Wilson

Nationals sit at .500 mark through two weeks of FHL action

sean Nov 15, 2016 - 12:08pm

Dominik Synek scored a hat trick to lead the Berlin River Drivers to a 5-2 victory over the Cornwall Nationals on Saturday night in Federal Hockey League action. 

Joel Trottier and Jean-Cristopher Houde replied for the Nationals. Arthur Drindrozhik and Lester Brown also scored for Berlin, while Cole Gunner chipped in three assists. Brandon Billie took the loss in the Cornwall crease. The Nationals outshot the River Drivers 33-31.

The expansion Cornwall Nationals are off to a 2-2 start, but general manager Mitch Gagne is still looking for ways to improve his hockey club.
The team recently claimed Jean-Christophe Houde off waivers from the Port Huron Prowlers. Houde, 23, is a forward from Boisbriand, Quebec. He suited up in two games with the Prowlers this season. Houde previously played with the University of Windsor.

Gagne has also come to terms with Kieran O’Neil, a 6-foot-1, 200 lb. centre. O’Neil recently suited up for Concordia University.

Service for the hospice

Meanwhile, the Nationals are organizing a Cornwall Hospice fundraiser. Fans can join the team at Deke & Squeaks Sports Bar on Sunday, Nov. 20, when players will serve the public from 5 to 7:30 p.m. All tips will be donated to Cornwall Hospice.

There will also be a silent auction, live auction, and door prizes. E-mail the Nats to reserve your table.

files from Rodney Wilson

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