The Glengarry News


Junior A Hawks seize lead in playoff series with Colts

sean Mar 20, 2018 - 12:19pm

On Monday night in Hawkesbury, a double-overtime game same the Hawks take a two-games-to-one lead in their opening-round CCHL playoff series with the Cornwall Colts. Be sure to check out our story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, with an emphasis on the county boys playing for both teams.

We have a photo gallery from the March 18 (game two) contest in Cornwall online here.

The series continues this week, with action Thursday in Cornwall and Friday in Hawkesbury.

Game three of Hawks-Colts series goes tonight in Hawkesbury

sean Mar 19, 2018 - 6:02pm

With the teams tied 1-1 in their opening-round playoff series, the Cornwall Colts will skate into Hawkesbury tonight for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Hawks.

For more on the series, check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News. Our coverage includes highlights on the county boys from both rosters.

Blueliner Besner picks up assist in return to Jr. A Hawks

sean Jan 19, 2018 - 3:24pm

North Lancaster's Simon Besner earned an assist in last Friday night's junior 'A' game with the CCHL Hawkesbury Hawks, as the team finally returned to its home rink. The Hawks prevailed 2-1 in overtime.

Besner recently rejoined the Hawks, joining the team following a trade with Cumberland.

The squad is scheduled to be back in action tonight, Jan. 19, with home action at the Robert Hartley Complex.

Update: junior A Hawks to play home games in Vankleek Hill, Rockland, Alexandria

sean Oct 10, 2017 - 3:51pm

Updating a story we have in this Oct. 11 issue of The Glengarry News and an earlier post on our website, the CCHL Hawkesbury Hawks will indeed be playing a few more "home" games in Alexandria, at the Glengarry Sports Palace.

A media release from the team indicated all remaining home games for 2017 would be played in Vankleek Hill, with one in Rockland. However, the schedule was altered to accommodate the Hawks a few more times in Alexandria.

To date, the Hawks are 2-0 at the Palace, including a win last Friday night. 

The latest schedule update has Hawks games in Alexandria slated for Nov. 17, Nov 26, and Dec. 15.

Next "home" action for the team is booked for Oct. 13 at 1:30 pm, in Vankleek Hill, versus Pembroke.

The Hawks are hoping to return to their home nest, the Robert Hartley Sports Complex, in January, if repairs are completed.

Photo gallery: junior A hockey lands in Alexandria

sean Oct 3, 2017 - 1:34pm

Last Friday, the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria hosted a junior 'A' (CCHL) hockey game between the Carleton Place Canadians and the Hawkesbury Hawks. We have the story in this week's issue of The Glengarry News.

The Hawks will return for another tilt on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m.

Here's a photo gallery from last week's match.

The Canadians drive to the Hawks net. (Sean Bray photo)

Realignment of teams, new execs for junior A hockey league

sean Jul 25, 2017 - 1:33pm

A number of changes have come to the CCHL in time for the 2017-18 season, including a reorganization of teams within the two divisions and adjustments to executives of Eastern Ontario's junior 'A' hockey league.

In a July 24 news release, the CCHL announced that the (Steve) Yzerman Division will continue to have the Nepean Raiders, Ottawa Senators, and Cumberland Grads. The new Rockland Nationals (formerly the Gloucester Rangers club) will be added, along with the eastern rival Hawkesbury Hawks and Cornwall Colts.

The (Larry) Robinson Division will see the return of the Brockville Braves, Smiths Falls Bears, Carleton Place Canadians, and Kemptville 73’s, with the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Kanata Lasers rounding out the six teams.

CCHL squads will continue to play a 62-game schedule.

The playoff format remains unchanged, with the top 8 teams qualifying regardless of division standing.

On the executive front, the Central Canada Hockey League announced that Sean Marcellus has been named director of hockey operations. For the past two seasons the Arnprior, Ont. native had been the administration and operations manager, with wide-ranging responsibilities that included CCHL communications, the website, and media platforms to member team services for operations.

The new role will see Marcellus expand his responsibilities in the hockey operations department under the supervision of Commissioner Kevin Abrams.

Carlos Verde joins the CCHL from the university ranks and will assume the media and community relations portfolio from outgoing executive Tony House.

The CCHL executive for the 2017-18 season includes Commissioner and President Kevin Abrams, Senior Vice President & Director of Finance Ted Ward, Statistician & League Records Manager Peter Peckett, Broadcast Manager Whit Prophet ,and Manager of Academic Services Jonathan Calof. Steve Barban returns as the league's Chairman of the Board of Governors.

The puck drops on the CCHL's 56th season on Sept. 2, in Ottawa, with all 12 member teams playing three games over the Labour Day Weekend.

CCHL teams and divisions