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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

Photos: Sunday night junior A hockey at the Palace (Hawkesbury Hawks)

sean Nov 28, 2017 - 1:06pm

A photo gallery of Sunday night's action at the Glengarry Sports Palace, where the Hawkesbury Hawks took on the Brockville Braves, can be viewed online here. See The Glengarry News this week for the story.

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Kieran Craig of the Hawkesbury Hawks skates hard towards the opposition puck carrier. (Sean Bray photo)

Photo galleries: junior B hockey from Nov. 25

sean Nov 28, 2017 - 1:00pm

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.

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The Rebels take on the Richmond Royals in CCHL2 Saturday night hockey. (Sean Bray photo)

Photo galleries: action from the dome (men's soccer, women's volleyball)

sean Nov 28, 2017 - 12:54pm

New photo galleries showcasing women's volleyball and men's soccer at the Alexandria dome are now available online here. Photo reprints, which make terrific gifts, are available to order from our office. Please contact us for more details.

The Nov. 29 issue of The Glengarry News includes the latest updates from both leagues.

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Wednesday evenings are reserved for women's volleyball at the dome. (Sean Bray photo)

Junior hockey on the ice each night this weekend

sean Nov 24, 2017 - 5:49pm

Each night this weekend there will be junior hockey at county rinks. Tonight, Nov. 24 at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria, the junior 'B' Glens will host the Embrun Panthers at 8 p.m.

The Glens will also skate Saturday night on home ice, hosting the Westport Rideaus at 8 p.m.

Down south on Nov. 25, the Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebels will take on the Richmond Royals. That's an 8 p.m. start at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre in Williamstown.

On Sunday, starting at 7:30 p.m., the junior 'A' Hawkesbury Hawks will play at the Glengarry Sports Palace.

For the full story, be sure to read The Glengarry News.

Sunday night junior 'A' hockey set for Palace ice

sean Nov 21, 2017 - 1:20pm

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.

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The Colts and Hawks tangle at the Palace. (Sean Bray photo)

Char-Lan Rebels travel tonight to Carleton Place for CCHL2 hockey

sean Nov 21, 2017 - 1:15pm

The junior 'B' Rebels are scheduled to be in action tonight in Carleton Place, facing off against the Canadians at 7:30 p.m. The boys will also be on the road Friday night, before playing on home ice Saturday.

For more, please see this week's issue of The Glengarry News.

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Pierre-Luc Sabourin is one of the local blueliners that Char-Lan is counting on this season. (Sean Bray photo)

High school boys basketball tips off next week

sean Nov 21, 2017 - 1:03pm

The SD&G high school boys basketball season opens on Monday, Nov. 27, with a pair of games, including the boys from Char-Lan playing at La Citadelle, beginning at 1 p.m.

Nov. 28 games of interest have GDHS at St. Lawrence, and Holy Trinity visiting Tagwi. Both events are 1 p.m. starts.

The Glengarry News will again be providing full coverage of league play throughout the season.

 
 

To get the full story on all things Glengarry, each week be sure to check out The Glengarry News, available by subscription online or in traditional print format.