The Cornwall Nationals added local defenceman Jonathan Jasper days before their first Federal Hockey League home opener.
The 24-year-old from Williamstown will suit up for Cornwall on Sunday afternoon, when the Nats host the Danville Dashers at the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 1 p.m.
After four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Kitchener Rangers and Peterborough Petes, the 6-foot-3, 200 lb. Jasper suited up for the Cornwall River Kings for four seasons. In 90 LNAH contests, Jasper chipped in 26 points and 123 penalty minutes. Jasper is also a former Cornwall Colt (junior 'A'), a former Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebel, and a product of the Char-Lan Rebels hockey program.
Jasper joins a Glengarry county contingent on the roster that includes Alexandria's Joel Trottier and Green Valley's Tristen Elie.
Tickets for Sunday’s game are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students, and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Kids wearing a Halloween costume to the game will be entered into a draw for great prizes.
Earlier in the week, general manager Mitch Gagne inked deals with defenceman Michael Pregent and forward Sylvester Bzdyl.
Pregent, a 28-year-old defenceman from Valleyfield, appeared in 32 LNAH contests, including a pair of games with the Cornwall River Kings in 2014-15.
Bzdyl, a 25-year-old forward, played overseas in Poland last season, appearing in 13 games with the STS Sanok.
– files from Rodney Wilson