Two hockey players from the county are competing with a CCHL all-star team, the Ottawa Capitals, at an international club tournament in Russia.
One of them is Green Valley's David Poirier, who is featured in the video embedded below, while the other is Ben Dirven. Both are defenceman who play their league games with the Cornwall Colts. The Caps went on to win this game 6-3 over a squad from Finland. Poirier notched a goal, and Dirven picked up an assist in the contest. The win improved the squad's record to 1-1, with game three booked for Thursday versus a Chinese club.
A group of local hockey players representing the CCHL includes two county boys, David Poirier and Ben Dirven. The squad, billed as the Ottawa Capitals, is competing at the Junior Club Sirius World Cup, in Russia, this week.
Their first day there was Monday (Aug. 13), and you can read about the experience for the boys in the league's online blog here.
The all-star team, which draws players and staff from the area's junior 'A' league, was invited by Hockey Canada to represent the county in this competition.
Two county boys are part of the CCHL Ottawa Capitals hockey team which is competing at a tournament in Russia. Here's a little video of the squad getting in its first practice session. Look for coverage in The Glengarry News.
Rise and shine we have hit the ice here at the Soviet Wings Sports Palace in Moscow, RU. Exhibition Game tomorrow afternoon Vs MHC Krylya Sovetov. pic.twitter.com/KUlXf6Auy4— CCHL (@TheCCHL) August 13, 2018