In what appears to have been the final visit of the Hawkesbury Hawks to the Glengarry Sports Palace, the Cornwall Colts handed the wayward squad a 4-2 loss, in Friday night CCHL action.
JD Pogue had three points for the winning side, including a pair of goals, while South Glengarrian Ethan Mulhearn found the net once, scoring what would stand as the game-winning marker. Justin McRae also scored for Cornwall, while additional assists went to E. Mulhearn, Tommy Tanner, David Poirier, and Brant Woodside, as Liam Lascelle got the win in net with 36 saves.
Early on, the Hawks struggled to find the target offensively, mustering just six shots on goal in the first period. By the midpoint of the game, the Colts were outshooting Hawkesbury 22-11. The second half of the contest saw the Hawks turn up the heat, but it wasn't enough.
With the loss, Hawkesbury's "home" record in Alexandria dropped to 3-2, after winning their first three at the Palace. Nonetheless, the Hawks remain in second place in their division. The team is hoping to return to its official home digs in January.
As for the Colts, the win last Friday night was the team's sixth in a row, as the club finds itself now third in the standings, just two points behind Hawkesbury.
JD Pogue’s shorthanded goal early the third period was the difference as the Colts edged the Pembroke Lumber Kings 3-2 at the Ed Lumley Arena. The victory extends the Colts' winning streak to five games and improves their record to 18-13-4-1 (41 points).
The short-handed marker was Pogue’s second goal of the game (eighth of the season). David Poirier (7) also scored.
Pembroke outshot the Colts 38-28, with Liam Lascelle making 36 saves for the win.
The Hardest Working Colts Player was David Poirier. Three Stars were first JD Pogue (COR), second Konnor MacCormick (COR), and third Matthew Barnaby (PEM).
Looking ahead, the Colts are booked to play the Hawkesbury Hawkesbury Hawks on Friday, December 15, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, in Alexandria. Game time is 8 p.m.
Next Cornwall home game is slated for Thursday, December 21, when the Hawks will return the visit. Santa Claus will also be on hand that evening. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
– with files from David Murphy
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
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
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
Photos from Saturday night hockey in Williamstown and Alexandria are posted to new galleries on our website. For the full story on the county's junior 'B' hockey teams, be sure to check out this week's issue of The Glengarry News.
After the Alexandria Glens junior 'B' hockey team plays at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria on Friday and Saturday nights, the CCHL Hawkesbury Hawks get the ice Sunday night, for a 7:30 p.m game versus the Brockville Braves.
For the full story on the CCHL and CCHL2 be sure to read The Glengarry News this week.
A photo gallery from the Nov. 17 junior 'A' game in Alexandria between the Hawks and Cornwall Colts can be viewed here.