The Glengarry News


Tanner Spink honoured as athlete of the week at NY college

sean Jan 8, 2019 - 11:11am

Martintown's Tanner Spink, a student-athlete at Oswego State University in New York has been recognized as the school's co-athlete of the week for the week ending January 6.

The second-year forward on the men's hockey team was, according to Oswego States announcement, "instrumental in the Lakers' 6-2 defeat of SUNY Canton on Saturday, helping the Lakers to claim their eighth Oswego State Hockey Classic. The sophomore recorded two power-play goals in the first period, the latter of which, was the game-winner.

Spink also recorded an assist and was named the All-Tournament Most Valuable Player.

On the season, he's played in 13 games and has 7 points.

Former Colts star returning to teach as coach

sean Jul 7, 2017 - 2:37pm

Former Colts star Brock McBride is returning to coach the Jr. 'A' hockey team for the 2017-18 CCHL season. McBride is joining the Colts as an associate coach, along with current bench boss Ian MacInnis.

"As a player, Brock understood the 200-foot game," said MacInnis. "His lengthy pro career showed him the finer points of the game, and now he can pass that knowledge on to the next generation."

McBride joins the Colts after a nine-year pro career, with stops in the American Hockey League, the East Coast Hockey League, the EIHL, and the pro loop in Austria.

McBride combined grit with a scoring touch to amass 113 goals and 191 assists, for 304 points, and 615 penalty minutes in 391 games as a pro. Prior to that, McBride spent four years playing for St. Lawrence University in the ECAC. In McBride's three-plus years with the Colts, he scored 50 goals and 81 assists, for 131 points in 166 games.

Other news from the Colts corral 

Next on the Colts calendar is the 2nd Annual Cornwall Colts Alumni Golf Fun Day at Summerheights in support of the Colts Scholarship Fund, on Wednesday, July 12 (11am shotgun start). Anyone wishing to register and play in the tournament can contact David Murphy at the Colts office (613-930-9300) or e-mail

Also be sure to check out the July 5 edition of The Glengarry News for a story about a Colt from Glengarry county who's moving on from the club to attend university in Atlantic Canada. We also have news about former Colts Tylor and Tyson Spink who are taking another step in their professional hockey careers.

with files from David Murphy

Watch the Spink twins and ECHL Toledo Walleye in playoff action for free tonight

sean Apr 18, 2017 - 11:09am

A special promotion is offering free online viewing of the ECHL playoff series between the Toledo Walleye and the Kalamazoo Wings, with game three of the best-of-seven series set for tonight.

The Walley, which feature Glengarry county twins Tyson Spink and Tylor Spink, won game one 4-3 and took the second contest 4-1. The latter match ended with some nastiness that has resulted in a Kalamazoo player suspended indefinitely.

Tyson, who wears #12, has three points in two playoff games thus far, while Tylor, #24, has two points.

The ECHL competes for the Kelly Cup, and the playoff series currently underway is division semifinals.

Here's the remaining schedule:

  • Tuesday, April 18 @ Kalamazoo at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 19 @ Kalamazoo at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21 vs. Kalamazoo at 7:35 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 23 @ Kalamazoo at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 25 vs. Kalamazoo at 7:35 p.m.

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS: Best-of-Seven Series (April 28 to May 10)

CONFERENCE FINALS: Best-of-Seven Series (May 12 to May 24)

KELLY CUP FINALS: Best-of-Seven Series (May 26 to June 7)

How to get free viewing

To watch online visit ECHL.TV, create an account (or log in if you already have one), choose the $39.99 Toledo vs. Kalamazoo package, and on the payment screen enter promo code GOWALLEYE17.

Junior A Colts trail CCHL semifinals 2-0, next game Tuesday

sean Apr 2, 2017 - 2:09pm

Nicolas Swanson’s goal with less than a minute to play in the third period pushed Ottawa to a 2-1 win over the Colts in game 2 of their CCHL semifinal series. The Jr. Sens lead the best of seven series 2-0.

Jaren Burke also scored for Ottawa. Tanner Spink tallied the lone Cornwall goal.

The Colts outshot the Jr. Sens 31-27, with Liam Lascelle suffering the loss in goal. Ian Andriano earned the goaltending victory for Ottawa.

Game 3 is scheduled for Tuesday in Cornwall. Game time is 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

In addition to Spink, county boys on the team are Jeremy McFarlane, Keegan Mulhearn, Ethan Mulhearn, Sebastian Dirven, and Roddie Sandilands.

with files from David Murphy

Dirven notches OT winner for junior 'A' Colts in playoff opener

sean Mar 17, 2017 - 3:50pm

Bainsville's Sebastian Dirven found the target, just 1:15 into overtime last night, to notch a 4-3 playoff victory for the CCHL Cornwall Colts.

The March 16 contest in Cornwall was the team's post-season opener of a best-of-seven series against the Smiths Falls Bears.

Tanner Spink and Nick Lalonde set up the game-winning tally.

The Bears had forced overtime with a late third-period goal, after Christopher Mammas had given the Colts a 3-2 lead. Konnor MacCormick and Brennan Markell also scored for the Colts.

Cornwall outshot Smiths Falls 36-20, with Liam Lascelle picking up the goaltending victory.

Game two goes tonight in Smiths Falls. Game time is 7:30 at the Smiths Falls Arena.

The Colts and Bears return to Cornwall for game 3 on Sunday evening. Game time is 7pm at the Ed Lumley Arena in Cornwall Civic Complex.

with files from David Murphy

Lalonde nets hat trick in Colts junior A hockey victory

sean Mar 7, 2017 - 1:39pm

Nick Lalonde had a hat trick and added two assists as the Colts got by Cumberland 5-4 at the Ed Lumley Arena last Thursday night. Lalonde now has a tteam-leading31 goals on the season, as the Colts improved to 39-13-4-3 for 85 points.  The Colts remain tied for second overall in the CCHL with the Ottawa Jr. Senators.  The Jr. Sens own the tie-breaker.

Jeremy McFarlane (with his 12th of the season) and David Poirier (3rd) also scored for the Colts. Tanner Spink chipped in with two assists.

Cumberland outshot the Colts 48-27, with Liam Lascelle making 44 saves for his 28th victory of the season.

Three stars were Nick Lalonde (COR), Martin Frechette (CUM), and Brennan Markell.

Tomorrow, March 8, the Colts will hit the road to Ottawa, to take on the Jr Senators.

The Colts will play their final regular-season home game on Thursday, March 9, at the Cornwall Civic Complex, with the Gloucester Rangers providing the opposition. Game time is 7:30pm

with files from David Murphy

News from the Colts' stable: Spink, Lalonde lead team to road win

sean Feb 26, 2017 - 3:14pm

Tanner Spink and Nick Lalonde each had two goals and an assist to lead the Cornwall Colts to a 5-3 over the Lasers in Kanata on Friday night. Lalonde now has a tteam-leading 28 goals on the season, while Spink has a career-high 20 goals on the campaign.  

Jeremy McFarlane scored his 10th of the season, as the Colts CCHL team's record improved to 37-13-4-3 for 81 points and second overall.

The Lasers outshot the Colts 33-20, with Matt Efros making 30 saves for the victory.

The Colts' next game is against the Gloucester Rangers on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Cornwall. While the game is being played at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex), it is Gloucester’s home game, as it is the make-up contest from the postponed one earlier this month due to poor weather.

A special note: tickets and passes from sponsors and season ticket holders are not valid for admission to Tuesday’s game, as it is Gloucester’s home game. The puck drops at 7:30pm.

Cornwall's next official home game will be two days later, on March 2, versus the Cumberland Grads. Game time is set for 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena.

with files from David Murphy