The Glengarry News


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.

Photo gallery: junior B Glens vs Whitewater Kings

sean Feb 27, 2018 - 4:03pm

Last Friday, the Alexandria Glens wrapped up their home-ice regular-season schedule with a win over the Whitewater Kings. We have the story, along with a playoff preview, in The Glengarry News this week.

A photo gallery from the Feb. 23 game can be viewed online here.

hockey action
Glens and Kings tangle. (Sean Bray photo)

Char-Lan DHS' boys hockey team playing today for SD&G championship

sean Feb 27, 2018 - 2:46pm

The boys hockey team from Williamstown's Char-Lan DHS is competing this afternoon for the SD&G high school hockey championship. The Crusaders won their semifinal game this morning, 6-3 over Seaway.

Today's title tilt was scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre. We will have results next week in The News, as this week's newspaper has already gone to press.

Among our stories in the Feb. 28 issue of The Glengarry News, we have a wrap on the regular season.

Char-Lan junior B Rebels to skate locally twice this weekend

sean Feb 24, 2018 - 2:21pm

The Char-Lan Rebels of the CCHL2 are scheduled to host the Ottawa Canadians (who will play the Alexandria Glens in the division semifinal round of playoffs) tonight, Feb. 24, At the Char-Lan Rec. Centre. Start time is set for 8 p.m.

The Rebs also have a game booked for Sunday, to be played at 3 p.m., at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex). The Brockville Tikis will provide the opposition for the contest that will officially put the wrap on the 2017-18 season for Char-Lan.

Junior B Glens defend six-game win streak tonight on home ice

sean Feb 23, 2018 - 2:08pm

With a 2-0 road win last night in Athens, the Alexandria junior 'B' Glens extended their win streak to six games, as the team is scheduled to host the Whitewater Kings tonight, Feb. 23, at the Glengarry Sports Palace. Opening puck drop is set for 8 p.m.

This is the final weekend of the regular season in the CCHL2. The Glens are booked to have one last road game on Sunday night in Arnprior before they look towards what they hope will be a lengthy playoff run.

As we reported in The Glengarry News' Feb. 21 issue, the Glens are in the driver's seat when it comes to avoiding having to play a wildcard game, maintaining a one-point lead for this place in the division standings, ahead of the Ottawa West Golden Knights, who have just one game remaining.

For more CCHL2 and Glens news, be sure to check out this week's newspaper.

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