The Glengarry News

Skills competition, first responders night coming for FHL Cornwall Nationals

sean Mar 10, 2017 - 1:40pm

The Cornwall Nationals will host an inaugural skills competition on Tuesday, March 21 at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, and fans are invited to attend. The event will begin at 6 p.m. on pad 1.

The Nationals will showcase their talents and will be joined by local first responders from the fire, police, and paramedic hockey teams. 

Once again, the Federal Hockey League team will take this opportunity to raise funds and awareness for a pair of great charities. The Nationals will support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, as well as Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The event will be free to fans of all ages, with a donation to these two worthy charities.

A 50/50 draw and raffles will also help supplement the team’s fundraising efforts. 

More information will soon be available with regards to some very special guests.

Events will include: shooting accuracy, shootout, passing challenge, hardest shot, and as fastest skater.

First Responders Night

The Nationals will be dedicating their game on Friday, March 24 (versus. Berlin) to all local first responders. This game will help raise awareness to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and raise funds for the Champlain East branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. 

The game will be dedicated to local police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and even tow truck drivers who selflessly put themselves on the front lines every day to help save lives.

Nationals players will be sporting promotional jerseys, which will be auctioned off. There will also be a silent auction as well as the Rotary Club of Cornwall 50/50.

Last Night on the Road

The first-place Danville Dashers dealt the Cornwall Nationals a 7-3 loss last night in Federal Hockey League action. The two teams are right back in action tonight in Danville, which is running away with the FHL regular season title.

On Thursday, Danville outshot Cornwall 51-19 en route to their seventh straight victory. Daniel Turgeon led the Dashers attack with two goals and two assists. The speedy MJ Graham had two goals and an assist for Cornwall, while Tristan Perreault-Gagnon also scored. Kris McCarthy and Chris Cloutier each chipped in a pair of assists for the Nationals.

Looking Ahead

The Nationals are back on home ice this Sunday when the Port Huron Prowlers visit the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 6 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students and $5 for children under the age of 12.

Meanwhile, the FHL has announced a make-up game between Cornwall and the Watertown Wolves. The game will be held on Tuesday, March 14 at the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

with files from Rodney Wilson