The Glengarry News


Junior A Colts face do-or-die tonight in Hawkesbury

sean Mar 23, 2018 - 7:15pm

The CCHL (junior 'A') hockey season could come to an end tonight in Hawkesbury for the Cornwall Colts, as the Hawks hold a 3-1 lead in games, in the opening-round playoff series.

Last night, in Cornwall, the Hawks grabbed a commanding lead in the series, with a 3-1 victory in game four.

All four goals were scored in the third period, with J.D. Pogue notching the lone Colts marker. That goal tied the game 1-1, but Hawkesbury reclaimed the lead the for good only 49 seconds later, before sealing the victory with an empty-net goal in the final minute of play.

Hawks tallies came from Kari Belac (2) and Alex Beaudin-Tougas.

The county's Ethan Mulhearn picked up an assist on the Cornwall goal.

Game five is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex, in Hawkesbury.

If Cornwall wins to extend the series, the sixth match will go at the civic complex on Sunday evening, starting at 7 p.m.

Junior A Hawks seize lead in playoff series with Colts

sean Mar 20, 2018 - 11:19am

On Monday night in Hawkesbury, a double-overtime game same the Hawks take a two-games-to-one lead in their opening-round CCHL playoff series with the Cornwall Colts. Be sure to check out our story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, with an emphasis on the county boys playing for both teams.

We have a photo gallery from the March 18 (game two) contest in Cornwall online here.

The series continues this week, with action Thursday in Cornwall and Friday in Hawkesbury.

Game three of Hawks-Colts series goes tonight in Hawkesbury

sean Mar 19, 2018 - 5:02pm

With the teams tied 1-1 in their opening-round playoff series, the Cornwall Colts will skate into Hawkesbury tonight for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Hawks.

For more on the series, check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News. Our coverage includes highlights on the county boys from both rosters.

Alumni draft sets rosters for Royals/Colts game

sean Mar 16, 2018 - 10:39pm

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 - 3:15pm

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 - 1:02pm

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 - 4:43pm

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 - 10:27am

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 - 5:41pm

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