The Glengarry News


Alumni draft sets rosters for Royals/Colts game

sean Mar 16, 2018 - 11:39pm

The teams are set for the 2018 Cornwall Royals/Colts alumni hockey game, on Saturday morning.

The General managers were Brent Loney and Gilles Crepeau. The draft was held at Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall, with Team Loney drawing the first overall selection and picking former Colts star Jesse Winchester.  

Team Crepeau built his roster after selecting another Colts alumnus, Brock McBride.

Admission is free. Doors to the civic complex open at 10:30 a.m., with the game slated for an 11:30 a.m. start.

Team Loney: WHITE    
Jesse Winchester    Mark Evans    Scott Birnie
Ian MacInnis    Landon Lavictoire    Troy Gleason
Jason Lepine    Jeremy Leroux    Rob Lefebvre
Steve Bisson    Rod McKenzie    Ryan Cooper
Darcy Findlay    Rick Dorval    
Todd Walker    Dave Stathos    
Tyler Sunday    Yves Leger    
Travis Duhaime    Billy Ulrick    David James - Trainer
Chris Nichol - Coach    Gary Leroux - Coach    Gerry Barden - Coach

Team  Crepeau: BLUE    
Brock McBride    Gerard Peltier    Brennan Barker
Scott Pearson    Ryne Gove    Luc Duval
Jeff Legue    Kevin Hope    Jordan Bent
Neil Sandilands    Eric Calder    
Brett Liscomb    Alain Quenneville     
Derek Grant    Josh Loney    
Mark Mackisoc    Brian Abrams    
Chad Samson    Casey Torres    Mike Pollard - Trainer
Mike Conway - Coach    Mario Vien -  Coach    Mike Ruest - Coach

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Jeremy Leroux being welcomed to Team Loney by Brent Loney. (submitted photo)

Jr A Colts to honour Royals legend on March 8, also in action on home ice tonight

sean Feb 27, 2018 - 4:15pm

Capping off a busy final stretch of play in the CCHL, the Cornwall Colts junior 'A' hockey team will, on March 8, will pay tribute to local hockey icon Dave Ezard in the pre-game ceremony.

A new banner will be unveiled, recognizing Ezard’s retired number 6. The original banner dedicated to Ezard disappeared from the Civic Complex a few seasons ago.

Ezard patrolled the blueline for his hometown Royals from 1975 to 1980. He earned the 1980 Memorial Cup MVP. The D-man was also the first Quebec league defenceman to score 40 goals (105 points) in 1979-80.

Sadly, Ezard passed away in 1995, at the young age of 36. Shortly after, the Cornwall Colts retired Ezard’s number 6 and unveiled a banner that hung from the rafters at the Si Miller Arena and then the Ed Lumley Arena.

Members of Ezard’s family and former teammates will be in attendance for the rededication ceremony on March 8, at 7:30 p.m. 

with files from David Murphy

Home games Feb 27, March 1

The Colts also have home games at the Civic Complex booked for tonight (Feb. 27) and March 1, both starting at 7:30 p.m. Rockland provides the competition for tonight's tilt, while Navan will visit on Thursday night.

Team notebook

Sitting in third place in the Yzerman Division with 62 points, seven in arrears of the Hawkesbury Hawks, the Cornwall Colts have five games in all remaining in the regular season.

The Colts include a heavy Glengarry gang: David Poirier, Ethan Mulhearn, Keegan Mulhearn (all from the Williamstown area), Alexandria's Jeremy Quesnel, Dunvegan's Liam MacDonald, and Benjamin Dirven from Bainsville.

Cornwall Colts drop close one on home ice

sean Feb 23, 2018 - 2:02pm

On Thursday night at the Cornwall Civic Complex, the CCHL Colts saw the visiting Ottawa Jr. Senators pot a pair of second-period goals 1:16 apart en route to handing Cornwall's junior 'A' hockey team a 2-1 loss.

The Colts opened the scoring in the first on JD Pogue’s 21st tally of the season. Ottawa sealed the victory with an empty-net goal late in the third frame.
The Jr Sens outshot the Colts 30-20, with Liam Lascelle getting tagged with the loss. Hardest Working Colts Player of the game was Konnor MacCormick. Three Stars were first Elie Boulerice (OTT), second Finn Evans (OTT), and third JD Pogue (COR).

Cornwall's record falls to 28-22-4-2 (62 points) for sixth place in league standings. 

The Colts’ next game is a rare Tuesday night tilt, as they host the Rockland Nationals. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Ed Lumley Arena.

with files from David Murphy

BREAKING NEWS: Cornwall Nationals pro hockey team announces immediate shutdown

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 5:43pm

Cornwall's professional hockey team, the Nationals of the Federal Hockey League, today announced it would cease operations effective immediately. Here's the club's press release: 

The Cornwall Nationals of the Federal Hockey League have ceased operations, effective immediately. 

"This is a really sad day for hockey in Cornwall," said Rodney Rivette, owner/president. "Unfortunately, due to our financial situation, we can no longer continue."

Saturday night's attendance was announced at 358 in what turned out to be the team's last game at the Ed Lumley Arena inside the civic complex.

"We've exhausted every avenue possible to save the team," said Rivette. "This is so unfortunate because owner Will Beauvais has done everything possible to make this work."

The organization would like to thank its small but loyal fan base as well as all local sponsors and volunteers.

The Nats have had Glengarry connections over their short tenure in the Seaway City, including current head coach Joel Trottier, of Alexandria. This was the club's second year of operations, following on the heels of the Cornwall River Kings, which played in the Quebec-based LNAH.

CCHL Raiders upset Colts 2-1 in Cornwall

sean Feb 9, 2018 - 11:27am

Brennan Markell’s third-period, short-handed goal was all the offence the Colts could muster in a 2-1 loss to Nepean Thursday night at the Ed Lumley Arena, in Cornwall.

The Raiders outshot the Colts 32-28, with Michael Carr making 30 saves in the loss. Cornwall's record falls to 26-21-4-2 (58 points) for sixth place in the CCHL standings.

The Hardest Working Colts Player of the game was Konnor MacCormick. Three Stars were first Alexander Bourhas (NEP), second Joey Laird (NEP), and third Brennan Markell (COR).

The Colts have a week off before hosting the Brockville Braves next Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.

files from David Murphy

Catching up with the CCHL Cornwall Colts

sean Jan 31, 2018 - 6:41pm

The junior 'A' Cornwall Colts will next see action on home ice Thursday, Feb, 1, when the team will host the Kanata Lasers, at 7:30 p.m.

Last Thursday night, the Colts prevailed in overtime 4-3 against Smiths Falls, as JD Pogue potted a pair of goals and chalked up an assist.

Josh Barnes had a goal and one helper. Tommy Tanner also scored. Liam Lascelle made 24 saves for the victory, as the Colts outshot the Bears 30-27.

For the second home game in a row, the Hardest Working Colts Player was the county's own Ethan Mulhearn. Three Stars were first JD Pogue (COR), second Josh Barnes (COR), and third Ethan Coltart (SF).

Prior to the game, Liam Lascelle was recognized for becoming the Cornwall Colts franchise leader in wins, saves, and games played.  All three milestones were accomplished in the last month of Colts games. 

Two days later in Ottawa, the Colts edged the Senators 2-1.

The team is scheduled to play tonight on the road, in Nepean to wrap up the January schedule.

with files from David Murphy

Junior A Colts prevail on home ice

sean Jan 19, 2018 - 2:32pm

Thursday night action at the Cornwall Civic Complex saw the Colts skate to a 6-2 CCHL victory over the Pembroke Colts. 

The county's Ethan Mulhearn was among the goal scorers for the home side.

There was also a Glengarry connection to the officiating crew for this game, with Alexandria's Yannick Rochon working as one of the linesmen.

Alumni of Colts, Royals invited to play in upcoming charity hockey game

sean Jan 15, 2018 - 4:49pm

Alumni from the Cornwall Royals and Cornwall Colts will suit up for a charity game on Saturday, March 17, in the Seaway City. The contest is scheduled to coincide with the nationally televised Hometown Hockey, which Cornwall is hosting that weekend.

Alumni from all generations of Royals and Colts are being invited to participate, as players and coaches.

The game, in support of the Ghost Walk For Charity will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lead into the kickoff for the community events portion of the Hometown Hockey telecast, from the Cornwall Civic Complex.

This is only the second such game (the first one opened the 2015 Fred Page Cup).

Alumni from both clubs are encouraged to contact David Murphy ( or Lorne Taillon ( to confirm their participation.

files from David Murphy

Junior 'A' Colts felled by Senators

sean Jan 12, 2018 - 2:38pm

The Ottawa Jr. Senators showed why they’re one of the top junior 'A' hockey teams in Canada, scoring a 5-2 Thursday night win over the Colts, at the Ed Lumley Arena.

The Jr. Senators came into the game sixth overall in the country and now own a record of 35-6-1-2 (73 points).

JD Pogue (14) and Keegan Mulhearn (12) each had a goal for the Colts.  

The Jr. Sens outshot the Colts 33-26, with Michael Carr taking the loss.

Cornwall's record drops to 22-16-4-1 (49 points), leaving them in a tie for fourth in the CCHL standings.

Hardest Working Colts Player honours went to the newest Colts defenceman, Alex Wilkins. Three Stars were first Finn Evans (OTT), second  Owen Guy (OTT), and third Keegan Mulhearn (COR).

Next game is scheduled for tonight (Jan. 12) on the road against the Brockville Braves, at 7:30 p.m.

The Colts next home game is set for Thursday, January 18, when the team is slated to host the Pembroke Lumber Kings. Staff and students from CCVS will be honoured. Game time is 7:30 p.m., at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

files from David Murphy