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Additional Sports Extra pages: HOCKEY STATS | JUNIOR B HOCKEY CARDS


High school girls hockey starts Dec. 14 in Chesterville

sean Dec 5, 2016 - 3:12pm

The SDGAA girls high school hockey season will start Dec. 14 at the Chesterville arena.

Here's the day's schedule:
NDDHS vs. St. Joes (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
Seaway vs. ESCL (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
Tagwi vs. H.T (10:00a.m –11:00 a.m.)
ESCL.  vs.  NDDHS (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Seaway vs. H.T. (12:00 p.m. –1:00 p.m.)
Tagwi vs. St. Joes (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Seaway vs. NDDHS (2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.)

For a preview of the season, please see the Dec. 7 edition of The Glengarry News.

Puck drops on new high school hockey season Dec. 6

sean Dec 5, 2016 - 2:30pm

The 2016-17 season of boys high school hockey gets underway Dec. 6 in Cornwall, when the Seaway City will host a slate of matches at the multi-sports complex.

All seven teams in the SDGAA league will be in action, beginning at 9 a.m., when North Dundas and La Citadelle will collide. At 10 a.m., it will be Holy Trinity versus Seaway, followed by North Dundas against GDHS at 11 a.m., Seaway versus Char-Lan at noon, GDHS taking on St. Joseph’s at 1 p.m., and Char-Lan playing La Citadelle at 2 p.m.

The Gaels mark their return to the league this year, under the guidance of coach Ryan Winter.

There had been some discussion of a two-tiered league this season, with the second tier being non-contact, but there weren’t sufficient schools interested to make that a go.

The Dec. 6 tournament will be the only one before the Christmas break, with the next event booked for Jan. 11 in Morrisburg.

Future competitions are set for Feb. 7 in Williamstown and Feb. 14 in Long Sault.

Playoffs are tentatively booked for Feb. 28, to be hosted by the first-place team. The top four schools will qualify.

EOSSAA will take place in Cornwall, on March 8.

Hockey is different from some high school sports (such as soccer and basketball), in that ‘A’ and ‘AA’ schools compete in the same league and playoffs.

Sean Bray

Rebels busy off the ice

publisher Dec 4, 2016 - 10:13am

As predicted, the Char-Lan Rebels have been busy off the ice as new head coach Jeff Carter injects new blood into the line-up of the Central Canada Hockey League 2 team.

Here are the transactions made December 2:

Youssef Chai and Nicholas Albanis were acquired in a trade with the Alexandria Glens while Scott Hope was traded to the Glens. Isaac Lavallee was traded to Casselman while Jonah Peters joins Ottawa West.

Full schedule for Nationals

publisher Dec 1, 2016 - 10:16am

The Cornwall Nationals have games in hand on most teams early in the Federal Hockey League season. That’s about to change in a hurry.
Cornwall, winners of three straight, is set to play four contests in the next four days.

The Nationals visit Berlin tonight to take on the River Drivers (7 p.m.) and Watertown tomorrow evening to face the Wolves (7:30 p.m.). Cornwall is back on home ice for a pair of FHL contest this weekend.

On Saturday, the Nationals welcome Berlin to the Civic Complex for a 7:30 p.m. start. And on Sunday afternoon, Ahmed Mahfouz and the Port Huron Prowlers come to town for a 1 p.m. game.

The Nationals will hold their first Sparky Toy Teddy Bear Toss on Sunday. Fans can throw their Teddy on the ice after Cornwall’s first goal.
Meanwhile, general manager Mitch Gagne isn’t letting off the gas. The team has added a big body up front to complement Cornwall’s speedy forwards -- 6-foot-4, 212-lb. winger Mitchell Porowski. The 24-year-old played the last three seasons with Carleton University, picking up 67 points in 70 games. Porowski, an Ottawa native, played two games for Saint-Georges of the LNAH this season. He’s expected to be in the lineup on Saturday and Sunday.

Local defenceman Brock Bissonnette will also join the team this weekend. The 26-year-old previously suited up for the Cornwall River Kings in the LNAH.

By the way, goaltender Nicolas Delongchamps has been perfect in goal so far for Cornwall. Since joining the Nationals, Delongchamps is 3-0 with a .922 save percentage.


Nationals climbing the FHL standings

sean Nov 24, 2016 - 5:13pm

After taking six of a possible nine points last weekend, the Nationals will look to keep the momentum going with a pair of upcoming road contests.

On Sunday, Cornwall climbed into a tie for fourth place in the Federal Hockey League standings and is aiming to move up higher this weekend. The Nationals travel to Danbury to take on the Titans on Friday night (7:15 p.m.) and on Saturday, Cornwall visits the Berlin River Drivers (7 p.m.).

The Nationals will be back on home ice the following weekend, hosting Berlin on Saturday, Dec. 3 (7:30 p.m.) and Port Huron on Sunday, Dec. 4 (1 p.m.). A Teddy Bear Toss, which has become an exciting local tradition, will be held during the Sunday match.

ATTENDANCE: Cornwall currently ranks third in the FHL in average attendance with 902 per game (three home games). Only Danville (1,306) and Port Huron (1,055) are higher.

LEAGUE STATS: The Nationals' power play ranks second in the FHL at 20.0% (6-for-30). Danville leads the FHL with 10 powerplay goals ... Cornwall has a penalty kill percentage of 82.4, which ranks fifth in the league ... The Nationals are second in the FHL with two short-handed goals. Berlin leads with four.

INDIVIDUAL STATS: Lou Dickenson and Jason Dolgy are tied for fourth in FHL scoring with 12 points each. Anthony Mezzagno and MJ Graham are tied for ninth, each with 10 points ... Mezzagno and Dickenson are tied for third in the FHL in goals (seven) ... Dolgy leads the league in assists (nine), while Sylvester Bzdyl is tied for second with eight ... Defenceman Kris McCarthy ranks fourth in the FHL with 37 penalty minutes ... Dickenson leads the league with two short-handed goals.

files from Rodney Wilson

Junior 'A' Colts chop the Lumber Kings

sean Nov 18, 2016 - 4:51pm

The Colts built a 3-0 lead and staved off a third-period charge from Pembroke to beat the Lumber Kings 4-3 at the Ed Lumley Arena last night.

Tristan Conrad’s second goal of the season with 1:49 left to play in the third period was the game-winner. Christopher Mammas (with his 5th of the season), Brennan Markell (4), and Sebastian Dirven (4) also scored for the Colts, who improve to 15-9-0-3 for 33 points and 6th overall in the CCHL standings. Tanner Spink chipped in with 2 assists.

The Colts outshot the Lumber Kings 41-26 with Liam Lascelle picking up the victory in goal. The three stars were Sebastian Dirven (COR), Tanner Spink (COR), and Salim Mahi-Beaudry (PEM).

The Colts only trail first place Carleton Place by 5 points heading into weekend action. Cornwall travels to Smiths Falls to take on the Bears tonight. Game time is 7:30pm. The team will return home next Thursday (November 25) to host the CCHL-leading Carleton Place Canadians. Game time is 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

Members of the Colts will be involved in upcoming community events in Cornwall. The boys will be participants in the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday.
Colts stars are teaming with the Cornwall Lions Club and the Benson Group and will be handing a game ticket to all children 12 years old and under along the parade route. The ticket will be good for any of the four Colts home games in December.

files from David Murphy


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

sean Nov 17, 2016 - 5:03pm

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 to reserve your table.

files from Rodney Wilson

Char-Lan girls seeded fifth at EOSSAA basketball

sean Nov 17, 2016 - 4:35pm

Char-Lan District High School's senior girls basketball team, as we reported in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, is the SD&G champion and has qualified to represent the league at EOSSAA.

That regional tournament is happening today (Nov. 17) and tomorrow in Renfrew, and the Crusaders find themselves seeded fifth, perhaps a bit surprising given their unbeaten record against league opponents.

Round-robin games today are booked for 2:30 and 5:30pm starts, versus Carleton Place DHS (the second seed) and Renfrew CI (the fourth seed) respectively.

Playoffs, should Char-Lan qualify, are set for Friday.

You can follow updates on our website and here on the event website. The News will have a full report in our issue next week.

Basketball and hockey photos added to our online galleries

sean Nov 15, 2016 - 1:29pm

The latest additions to our online photo galleries include images from last week's high school senior girls 'A' basketball playoffs at Char-Lan DHS in Williamstown, along with shots from junior 'B' Rebels hockey and a peewee rep collision of Alexandria and Char-Lan teams.


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

sean Nov 15, 2016 - 1:08pm

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

hockey action


SVR minor atoms snag tourney gold

sean Nov 15, 2016 - 12:58pm

The Seaway Valley minor atom 'A' hockey team triumphed recently at the Peter Mancuso AA Challenge Tournament in Niagara Falls.

The SVR team started the event playing teams from Clarington, Windsor, and Belle River. The Rapids went undefeated, beating their opponents 6-1, 8-1, and 5-0 respectively.

Their winning record paved the way to the semifinals where the Rapids faced off against the Niagara Falls Flyers. The Flyers came out hard against the Rapids, strategically marking offensive players and pressuring goaltender Eli Seguin with aggressive play around the net. The SVR team played smart, drawing five penalties on the Flyers, allowing for numerous power-play opportunities. In the end, the Seaway side came out on top, 5-3.

In the championship game, the Rapids met league opponent Ottawa Valley Silver Seven White. In league play, SVR is 1 and 0 against OVSSW. With the win coming early in the season, the coaches were uncertain about what to expect from the Ottawa team.  

This game proved interesting, with the Ottawa squad finding the net late in the first period. This, however, was the only puck to get beyond netminder Tristan Pacquette. SVR tied the game with just 1:35 min left in the first and then sealed the deal with three more goals in the third period, winning the game 4-1.  

The team proved to be an offensive force throughout the tournament, scoring 26 goals over 5 games. Tournament goal scorers included Tristan Delisle, Jensen White, Dean Fawthrop, Parker Thompson, Owen Corput, Alex Delormier, Chancey Novosad, and Bennet Hardy. Assists were earned by Ayden Baumann, Gabrielle Bowen, Thompson, Novosad, Delisle, White, Fawthrop, and Hardy.

Defensively, the team boasted a goals-against average of 1.2, allowing only six goals over their five matches. The defensive squad of Logan Villeneuve, Warren Lalonde, Bowen, Baumann, and Novosad, together with goalies Seguin and Pacquette, have much of which to be proud.

This was the third tournament win for the minor atom 'A' team, which claimed gold in Rochester in September, and again in Oshawa last month.  The team is looking to take its fourth title in January, when the Rapids will travel to Kingston to compete in their final tournament of the 2016-17 season.

Please see the Nov. 16 edition of The Glengarry News for a team photo.

files from Carrie Seguin

Hawks shade Colts in junior 'A' hockey action at home, split on the road

sean Nov 14, 2016 - 2:50pm

A last-minute goal by Christopher Mammas was too little too late, as the CCHL Cornwall Colts dropped a 3-2 decision to the Hawkesbury Hawks at the Ed Lumley Arena, last Thursday night. 

Mammas (with his fourth of the campaign) scored on a set-up from Dean Derouchie and Colts captain Grant Cooper, with 38 seconds remaining in the third period. Brennan Markell (2) notched a short-handed marker for the Colts' only other tally on the night. 

Markell started this season with the Colts, before moving to the CCHL2 Char-Lan Rebels for a few weeks due to his school workload, but he has since returned to the Cornwall club. The centreman played 8 games with the Rebs and has 11 in the books with the Colts.

The Colts outshot the Hawks 39-28, with Liam Lascelle getting tagged with the loss in net. 

Three Stars were Charles Levesque (HAW), Matthew Chan (HAW), and Brennan Markell (COR).

Nov. 11 action saw the boys prevail on the road in Carleton Place, 4-3, as Nick Lalonde paced the offence with a pair of goals. Markell and Shawn Baird had the other tallies.

On Sunday in Kemptville, the Colts fell 5-3. Cornwall markers came from JD Pogue, Cooper, and Vincent Robillard.

In league standings, Cornwall sits sixth (14-9-0-3).

The Colts return to the Ed Lumley Arena in Cornwall on Thursday, Nov. 17 to host the Pembroke Lumber Kings. The club will be celebrating National Child Day.  Game time is 7:30pm.

files from David Murphy

Cornwall hosts junior 'A' hockey tourney Nov. 14-16

sean Nov 14, 2016 - 2:41pm

The Cornwall Colts are hosting an all-star tournament this week, an event billed as the Eastern Canada Cup Challenge. The Nov. 14-16 competition features two teams from our local junior 'A' league, the CCHL, as well as others drawn from across Ontario and Quebec.

All games take place at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.

The lone Glengarrian named to the event is Colts defenceman Sebastian Dirven, who hails from Bainsville. The 18-year-old checks in at 6 ft. 3 in., 186 lb.





10:00AM - QF 1 - 3RD DIV A @ 2ND DIV B
11:40AM - QF 2 - 4TH DIV B @ 1ST DIV A
1:20PM - QF 3 - 3RD DIV B @ 2ND DIV A
3:00PM - QF 4 - 4TH DIV A @ 1ST DIV B
4:40PM - SF 1 - QF 1 WINNER @ QF 2 WINNER
5:20PM - SF 2 - QF 3 WINNER @ QF 4 WINNER


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