The Glengarry News


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

High school girls hockey a go for Tuesday

sean Jan 8, 2018 - 2:27pm

Despite the weather-related bus cancellations today, Jan. 8, tomorrow's high school girls hockey tournament scheduled for Morrisburg is a go.

Here is the schedule for the day:

7:30 a.m.: Char-Lan vs. Seaway
8:30 a.m.: Tagwi vs. Holy Trinity
9:30 a.m.: Char-Lan vs. La Citadelle
noon: Tagwi vs. North Dundas
1 p.m.: Seaway vs. St. Joseph's
2 p.m.: La Citadelle vs. North Dundas

There are also two games booked for Thursday, Jan. 11, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.

1:45 p.m.: St. Joseph's vs. Holy Trinity
3 p.m.: Char-Lan vs. St. Joseph's

Junior A Colts doubled off by Rockland

sean Jan 5, 2018 - 12:34pm

Five third-period goals were too much to overcome, as the Rockland Nationals doubled the Colts 6-3 Thursday night at the Ed Lumley Arena.

The night could be summed up at the 13:47 mark of the third with Liam Lascelle out of the net for the extra attacker for an upcoming Rockland penalty, when one of the Colts forwards made a drop pass from centre ice that curled into the Colts net. Rockland added two short-handed markers in the frame to seal the victory.

Tommy Tanner (with his 8th of the season) paced the Colts offence with a goal and an assist. Konnor MacCormick (14) and the newest Colts forward Noah Williams (1) also scored.  

Rockland outshot the Colts 41-22 with Liam Lascelle getting tagged with the loss.

Cornwall's record falls to 20-15-4-1 (45 points) in sixth place in the CCHL standings.

The Hardest Working Colts Player award went to Tommy Tanner. Three Stars were first Shawn Kennedy (ROC), second Trevor Coykendall (ROC), and third Tommy Tanner (COR). JD Pogue was honoured as the Colts Player of the Month.

The Colts and Nationals wrap up their home-and-home series Friday night in Rockland. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Next home game is Sunday, January 7, when they host the Kemptville 73’s. Children 12 and under receive FREE Admission to the game, which is set for a 3 p.m. start at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

files from David Murphy

FHL-leading Nationals connect for fourth straight victory

sean Dec 19, 2017 - 1:46pm

Two Federal Hockey League teams heading in opposite directions collided at the Civic Complex on Saturday night, and the result was almost predictable. 

The Cornwall Nationals skated to a 5-4 victory over the North Shore Knights, in front of 682 fans. It was the first-place Nats’ fourth straight win and the Knights’ seventh straight defeat.

Maxime Guyon led the Cornwall attack with a five-point performance (two goals and three assists), as the Nationals improved to 9-2-0-2.

The Knights struck first on a goal by Patrick Porkka just 16 seconds into the contest. The speedy Guyon then dashed up the left wing, beat a North Shore defender, and found a wide-open Ahmed Mahfouz, who levelled the score for Cornwall at 5:33 of the first. Brandon Vuic gave the Nationals a 2-1 lead with 3:02 to go in the opening period. Guyon’s shot was stopped, but Vuic pounced on the rebound to beat North Shore goaltender Adam Zeman for a power-play marker.

Cornwall opened up a two-goal lead just 46 seconds into the second period on a Guyon goal. The Knights fought back, however, on a pair of Matyas Kasek markers at 6:21 and 10:19 of the middle frame. Moments after taking a hard hit from Dominik Fejt, Mahfouz gave the Nationals the lead once again with 4:28 to go in the second, burying a perfect pass from Guyon.

On the ensuing faceoff, Cornwall defenceman Jay Kenney dropped the gloves with Fejt to the delight of the local fans.

Guyon then scored his second of the evening with an unassisted effort with 1:48 to play in the second to give the Nationals a 5-3 lead. 

But, North Shore fought back on a goal by Kasek, who beat Sebastien Dube-Rochon once again for his third of the contest, at 12:06 of the third.

Cornwall outshot North Shore 47-35. Guyon (first), Mahfouz (second), and Kasek were the announced stars. 

Road victory

On Friday night in Watertown, Guyon scored a hat trick to lead the Nationals to a 5-3 win over the Wolves. Sylvester Bzdyl and Tom Tsicos also scored for Cornwall, while Mahfouz and defenceman Patrick Harrison chipped in a pair of assists. Tyler Beskorowany was outstanding in goal for the Nationals, turning aside 57 of the 60 shots faced to earn the victory.

–  files from Rodney Wilson

Colts charity game supports St. Vincent de Paul

sean Dec 12, 2017 - 1:06pm

The Cornwall Colts junior 'A' hockey team joined several community partners to help raise $4,500 for St. Vincent De Paul Cornwall. The money was raised through the 4th Annual Colts Charity Hockey Game held last Sunday afternoon.

The Benson Group, Scotiabank, and Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall headline the list of supporters for the event.  Each local celebrity paid $100 for St. Vincent De Paul to participate. 

Team MacInnis has bragging rights over Team McBride this year, thanks to a 10-8 victory.  

"The players have a lot of fun getting to know some of our community partners," said Coach Ian MacInnis. "The local celebrities get to see just how good some our players are.  It’s a lot of fun for everyone involved."

files from David Murphy

From left are Mike Graham (Shoeless Joe's), Pauline Bray (Benson Certified Auto Service), Tom Thompson (St. Vincent De Paul), Ian MacInnis (CornwallColts), and Steve Bernier (Scotiabank). (photo courtesy

First-place Nationals sweep defending FHL champs

sean Dec 11, 2017 - 12:08pm

The Nationals went toe-to-toe with the defending champion Danville Dashers last weekend at the Civic Complex, scoring a weekend sweep.

Maxime Guyon scored the game-winning goal late in the third period, and captain Ahmed Mahfouz found the back of the net twice to lead Cornwall to a 6-5 victory over the Dashers on Sunday afternoon, in front of 618 fans. 

With back-to-back victories over the Dashers, the Nationals improved to 7-2-0-2 and sit first overall in the Federal Hockey League.

Danville opened the scoring 1:44 into the contest on a trickler that ricocheted past Sebastien Dube-Rochon. The goal was eventually credited to Jimmy Soper. 

The Teddy Bear toss goal was scored by Justin Portillo, who took a pass from Brandon Vuic and wired a perfectly placed wrist shot past Danville’s Aaron Taylor. More than 200 teddy bears were tossed onto the ice, to be collected for charity.

Moments later, at 11:04 of the first, Nationals Mahfouz teed up a slap shot that chased Taylor from the game in favour of Gregory Hussey. Just 54 seconds later, Daniel Martin welcomed Hussey into the contest with a wrist shot above his trapper to give Cornwall a 3-1 lead. The Dashers responded, however, on a Sean Reynolds marker with 6:32 to play in the opening period. 

Mahfouz gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead with 4:39 to play in the middle frame, with his second of the afternoon. Mahfouz took a pass from Eric Witzel and tucked a nifty backhander past Hussey. 

Ben Boukal riffled a shot from the point past Dube-Rochon 59 seconds into the third for a power-play marker that brought the Dashers to within a goal. The Nationals restored their two-goal lead when Portillo sprung loose the hulking Antoine Guimond, who beat Hussey at the 6:17 mark. Then, Danville’s Seth Ronsberg beat a sprawling Dube-Rochon with 7:28 to play, before Soper tapped in his second of the contest exactly one minute later to level the score at 5-5. 

Cue sniper Guyon. 

With the Nationals on the powerplay, Guyon picked up the loose puck in the slot and fired a wrist shot right under the crossbar to give the Nationals the lead for good with 3:33 to play. 

Cornwall outshot Danville 37-32. Cornwall defenceman Cam Bakker, with three assists (first), Portillo (second), and Guyon were the announced stars. 

files from Rodney Wilson

hockey action
(submitted photo)

Cornwall junior A Colts extend winning streak to four games

sean Dec 9, 2017 - 2:42pm

Konnor MacCormick and Jeremy Quesnel each had a hat trick, as the Colts whipped Kemptville 9-3 on Teddy Bear Toss night at the Ed Lumley Arena. David Poirier also had a career game, with a goal and four assists.

The Colts improved 17-13-4-1 (39 points) and are now on a four-game winning streak.

Ethan Mulhearn and Joseph Samson also scored for the Colts. Brennan Markell recorded three assists. Thirteen different Colts players picked up at least a point.

Liam Lascelle earned the victory in goal as the shots were tied 34-34.

The Hardest Working Colts Player was Jeremy Quesnel. Three Stars were first Konnor MacCormick (COR), second David Poirier (COR), and third Ashton Fry (KEM).

The game was also Teddy Bear Toss Night with hundreds of stuffed toys being thrown onto the ice after the Colts scored their first goal of the night. The stuffed toys were collected by the Optimist Club for their annual Christmas toy drive.

Looking ahead, the Colts will be back in action on Thursday, Dec. 14, when they host Pembroke. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

The Colt's next road game is booked for Friday, Dec. 15 in Alexandria, against the Hawkesbury Hawks at the Glengarry Sports Palace. This one will be an 8 p.m. start.

Tomorrow, Dec. 10, tthe Colts will be taking part in the 3rd Annual Benson Colts Charity Hockey Game in support of St. Vincent De Paul Society. Local celebrities will be lining up alongside the Colts. Admission is $5 or non-perishable food items. Post-game party will be held at Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall with proceeds of all food sales being donated to St. Vincent De Paul.  Game time is 2 p.m. at Cornwall's multi-sport complex (Pad 1).

files from David Murphy

Teddy Bear Toss
From left are Chantal Gilmour, Melinda Summers, and Ralph Brunton of the Optimist Club with the stuffed animals from Teddy Bear Toss. (submitted photo)

Nationals fall in shootout

sean Dec 5, 2017 - 3:08pm

The Watertown Wolves edged the Cornwall Nationals 7-6 in a shootout on Saturday night at the Civic Complex. 

Watertown’s John Scully and Francis Wathier beat Nationals goaltender Sebastien Dube-Rochon in the shootout, while Wolves goaltender Matt Kaludis stopped all four shooters he faced.

The Nationals got off to a quick start on the night, with power-play goals 36 seconds apart from Cam Bakker and Eric Witzel, early in the first period. Maxime Guyon then gave Cornwall a 3-0 lead at the 7:19 mark. 

Watertown fought back on goals by Nate O’Brien and Jesse Facchini, to cut the lead to 3-2. Daniel Martin, with his first of the season, then gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead with 1:08 to play in the opening period.

The Wolves took over in the second period, however, levelling the score on goals by Anton Lennartsson and Brett Angel. Scully’s short-handed effort, with 1:11 to play in the middle frame, gave Watertown its first lead of the contest. The Wolves outshot the Nationals 19-8 in the second.

Cornwall tied the game 3:48 into the third with its third power-play goal of the game, Witzel’s second of the night. Brandon Vuic put the Nationals in front once again with 8:27 to play in the third period. But the Wolves fought back again, getting the equalizer with 1:36 to play in regulation, from Scully.

Watertown outshot Cornwall 44-33, including 3-2 in overtime. Bakker (first), Guyon (second), and Scully were the announced stars, in front of a gathering of 532.

Road loss

On Friday night at Watertown, the Nationals were shut out for the first time this season, as the Wolves skated to a 4-0 victory. Jesse Facchini led the Watertown attacked with two goals, while Kyle Powell and Tyler Gjurich added singles. Matt Kaludis stopped all 19 shots he faced. 

files from Rodney Wilson

Junior 'A' Colts schedule series of community events in December

sean Dec 5, 2017 - 2:15pm

The Cornwall Colts of the CCHL usher in December with a number of events scheduled to give back to the community.

The annual Teddy Bear Toss in support of the Optimist Toy Drive will take place at this Thursday’s home game, against the Kemptville 73’s. Fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently used stuffed animal. When the Colts score their first goal (or the end of the first period), all stuffed animals will be tossed onto the ice.

Also this week, fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the game in support of the Stuff the Studio effort. Your Colts will bring all collected items to the St. Vincent De Paul Society office on Friday morning. Puck drop for the game is set for 7:30 p.m., at the Ed Lumley Arena, in Cornwall Civic Complex.

On Sunday (December 10), the Third Annual Colts Charity Hockey Game in support of the St. Vincent De Paul Society will be held. Local celebrities will team up with the Colts in a fun game of hockey at 2 p.m. at Cornwall's multi-sport complex (pad 1). Admission will be $5 or a non-perishable food item in support of the St. Vincent De Paul Society.    

Local celebrity players scheduled to participate include Rob Ariagno - Seaway Yarns, Marty Benson – Benson Group, Steve Bernier – Scotiabank, Pierre Brousseau – AXXIS Optical, Paul Desnoyers – CKDM, Tom Everson – Cornwall Toyota, Andrew Frei – Riverside Auto Group, Mike Graham – Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall, Guy Lauzon – MP, Ian MacInnis – Cornwall Colts, Josh MacMillan – Riverside Auto Group, Brock McBride – Own The Ice, Tim McCuaig – Cornwall Hyundai, David Murphy – Cornwall City Council, Andre Pommier – Pommier Jewellers, Neil Sandilands – Cornwall Royals Alumni, Mike Turcotte – Foot & Ankle Clinic, Pierre Voisine – City of Cornwall, and Scott White – Scotiabank.

Celebrity coaches include Dan Allaire – BOOM 101.9, Bill Halman – BOOM 101.9, Trish McCormick – Boston Pizza, Jim McDonell – MPP, and David Smith – South Stormont Council.

Santa Claus is coming to the Ed Lumley Arena! Santa will visit the Colts game against Hawkesbury on Thursday, December 21. Santa will be handing out treats to Colts fans of all ages.    

files from David Murphy

FHL Cornwall Nationals maintain perfect home-ice record

sean Nov 28, 2017 - 5:08pm

The Nationals powered their way to a 7-5 victory over the North Shore Knights on Sunday night in Federal Hockey League action at the Civic Complex, extending the Cornwall professional hockey team's home-ice unbeaten record.

Captain Ahmed Mahfouz had a hat trick and added four assists as the first-place Nationals improved to 5-1-0-1. Cornwall is now a perfect 3-0 on home ice this season. 

With the Nationals on a power play, Maxime Guyon found a wide-open Eric Witzel at the side of the net for a tap-in goal 7:16 into the contest, to open the scoring.  But, some sloppy play and a turnover at the blueline resulted in a North Shore marker with 2:08 to play in the first. Vito Scaringi eventually tipped a shot from the point past a helpless Brandon Billie, who was making his first start of the season for Cornwall. 

Mahfouz then out-waited North Shore goaltender Christian Pavlas and found a wide-open Guyon, who made it 2-1 for Cornwall, only 59 seconds into the second period. The Knights levelled the score 68 seconds later, however, as Josh Newberg tucked a backhander past Billie. 

Justin Portillo gave the Nationals a 3-2 lead at 6:24 of the middle frame.

With Cornwall on the power play, Mahfouz did all the work and found Portillo, who buried a wrist shot into an empty net. 

With 5:33 to go in the second and the Nationals on another power play, Mahfouz gave Cornwall a two-goal lead with a nifty backhander from a tough angle.

Radoslav Konecny beat a sprawling Billie with 34.9 seconds to play in the second to cut the margin.

Sylvester Bzdyl was the next recipient of a slick Mahfouz pass, as he gave the Nationals a 5-3 lead three minutes into the third. North Shore fought right back, however, with a perfectly placed wrist shot by Marvin Powell. 

Mahfouz then threw the puck toward the net and got a lucky bounce off a North Shore defenceman’s leg to give the Nationals a 6-4 lead with 9:02 to play in the third. It was Cornwall’s fourth power play of the game.
Newberg brought North Shore back to within a goal with 6:59 remaining on the clock.

But the captain completed the hat trick by finishing off a perfect tic-tac-toe play with Guyon, with 1:10 to play in the game.

Cornwall outshot North Shore 43-29 on the night. Mahfouz (first), Guyon (second), and Witzel were the announced stars. The attendance was 649.

Road trip

The Nationals travelled to Port Huron, Mich., for a pair of games against the Prowlers. On Friday night, Cornwall sustained its first loss of the season in regulation, 6-2. Brandon Gilmour and Guyon had the Nationals markers, while Yianni Liarakos and Dalton Jay led the Port Huron offence with a pair of goals each.

On Saturday, Witzel scored twice to lead Cornwall to a 3-2 victory. Guyon added his fifth of the season, while Sebastien Dube-Rochon stopped 29-of-31 shots to earn the win in goal.

files from Rodney Wilson