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Dirven and Team Canda East to skate for gold

sean Dec 16, 2016 - 3:04pm

Colts stars Nick Lalonde and Sebastian Dirven (from Bainsville) could be in your living room this Saturday night, as Team Canada East plays the United States in the Gold Medal game at the World Jr.A Challenge.

The game will be televised live from Bonnyville, Alberta on TSN 1 and TSN 3 Saturday night, starting at 7pm (Eastern Standard Time).

The US best Team Canada East 3-1 in round-robin play on Tuesday. Lalonde assisted on the lone Canada East goal. Canada East beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in overtime to advance to the Gold Medal game. The United States doubled Russia 4-2 to stamp their ticket to the final game.

Lalonde and Dirven have been out of the Colts line-up for the past two weeks since earning their roster spots on Team Canada East earlier this month. Both players will return to Cornwall next week.

files from David Murphy

Photo courtesy Robert Lefebvre / www.icelevel.com 

Bainsville defenceman skates at World Junior A Challenge

sean Dec 9, 2016 - 11:20am

Sebastian Dirven of Bainsville, a student at Char-Lan DHS and member of the Cornwall Colts of the CCHL, is currently in Alberta, skating with Team Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge hockey tournament. 

Dirven is one of two members of the Colts named to Team Canada East, the other being Nick Lalonde.

Lalonde and Dirven are two of 11 Central Canadian Junior Hockey League players chosen for Team Canada East’s 22 player roster.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to play against some tough competition,” says Lalonde who has 16 goals, 28 assists and 44 points so far this season.

“It’ll fun to compete against players from other countries,” adds Dirven, who has looked impressive on the Colts blue line.  He has 4 goals, 11 assists for 15 points this season.

This year’s WJAC runs December 11-17, and we will post regular updates to our website. As well, look for a story about Dirven in an upcoming edition of The Glengarry News

Lalonde and Dirven will miss the Colts next three regular-season games while they wear the Canadian colours.

with files from David Murphy