The Cornwall Colts of the CCHL will begin the 26th edition of their training camp on Monday, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.
More than 40 players are expected to battle over three days looking to earn a spot on the team's 2017-18 junior 'A' roster. Returning players include goalie Liam Lascelle, defencemen Andrew Mercer, Alexander Monteleone, David Poirier and Roddie Sandilands, as well as forwards Konnor MacCormick, Christopher Mammas, Brennan Markell, Justin McRae, Ethan Mulhearn, Keegan Mulhearn, JD Pogue, Vincent Robillard, and Joseph Samson. Newcomers Zachary Cross and Cameron Hebert will also be at training camp.
After on-ice and off-ice sessions Monday and Tuesday, the Colts' annual Blue/White game will take place on Wednesday, August 23 at 7:30 pm.
The Colts exhibition schedule consists of two matches in a home-and-home series with the Trenton Golden Hawks of the OPJHL. Cornwall will host the Golden Hawks on Thursday, August 24 at7:30 pm.
Note, the Colts' exhibition games will be played at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.
The Colts will travel to Trenton for the return match on Friday, August 25.
On Thursday, August 31 from 4 to 7 pm, the Colts will host their second annual pre-season puck drop party at Shoeless Joe’s, where fans will have the opportunity to meet the players.
The regular season is slated to begin at the league's showcase with a game against Smiths Falls on Saturday, September 2, at 4:45 pm in Ottawa.
– with files from David Murphy