This weekend marks the official start to the CCHL2 (junior 'B') hockey season, with the Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels slated to skate into the league's opening-weekend showcase, in Arnprior.
Today, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m., the Rebs will take on the host Packers, and at 5 p.m., the Glens will play against the Brockville Tikis.
Tomorrow, Char-Lan gets a 5 p.m. contest with the Renfrew Timberwolves, while Alexandria skates at 1:30 p.m. versus the Whitewater Kings.
The action can be viewed online at HockeyTV (subscription required).
For more junior 'B' hockey news, be sure to check out The Glengarry News.
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
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.
Wednesday night in Alexandria, the puck dropped on exhibition action for the county's CCHL2 hockey clubs, which collided at the Glengarry Sports Palace. Thanks in large part to a pair of goals in the second period, the Glens prevailed 3-2.
The teams will reconvene Saturday evening in Williamstown.
For more Junior 'B' hockey news, be sure to check out The Glengarry News this and every week throughout the season.
The Glengarry Hockey School is underway in Alexandria, with a strong number of youngsters participating. The News recently visited the rink and has some photos available in an online gallery here.
Look for a story in an upcoming edition of your community newspaper.
There will be exhibition CCHL2 hockey this week in Alexandria and Williamstown, as the Glens and Rebels get ready for the 2018-19 campaign. Check out The Glengarry News for details.
We have photos from recent training camp sessions available online here.
Two hockey players from the county are competing with a CCHL all-star team, the Ottawa Capitals, at an international club tournament in Russia.
One of them is Green Valley's David Poirier, who is featured in the video embedded below, while the other is Ben Dirven. Both are defenceman who play their league games with the Cornwall Colts. The Caps went on to win this game 6-3 over a squad from Finland. Poirier notched a goal, and Dirven picked up an assist in the contest. The win improved the squad's record to 1-1, with game three booked for Thursday versus a Chinese club.
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.