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Junior A hockey playoffs open with Colts versus Bears

sean Mar 14, 2017 - 2:04pm

The Cornwall Colts will host the Smiths Falls Bears in game one of the opening round of the CCHL playoffs on Thursday night at the Ed Lumley Arena.

The Colts finished second overall in the league, with a record of 41-14-4-3, for 89 points. The Bears settled into seventh place, with a record of 24-31-5-2, for 55 points.

The schedule has been confirmed with the following dates and times:

Game 1 – Thur, Mar 16th @ Ed Lumley Arena – 7:30pm
Game 2 – Fri, Mar 17th @ Smiths Falls Arena – 7:30pm
Game 3 – Sun, Mar 19th @ Ed Lumley Arena – 7pm
Game 4 – Tue, Mar 21st @ Smiths Falls Arena – 7:30pm
Game 5 – Thur, Mar 23rd @ Ed Lumley Arena – 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 6 – Fri, Mar 24th @ Smiths Falls Arena – 7:30pm (if necessary)
Game 7 – Tue, Mar 28th @ Ed Lumley Arena – 7:30pm (if necessary)

Colts season ticket holders are asked to contact the Colts office to purchase their playoff tickets at a discounted rate (from box office / walk-up price) at 613-930-9300.

The other first-round CCHL series are as follows:

Carleton Place (1) vs Nepean (8)
Ottawa (3) vs Brockville (6)
Hawkesbury (4) vs Kemptville (5)

Glengarry Boys with the Colts

This year's edition of the Cornwall junior 'A' Colts features a raft of county players. Among them are defencemen Sebastien Dirven and Roddie Sandilands, who hail from Bainsville and Williamstown, respectively. Other Williamstown-area boys include forwards Keegan Mulhearn, Ethan Mulhearn, Tanner Spink, and Jeremy McFarlane.

Here are the boys' final stats from the regular season:

Dirven 57GP, 9G, 17A, 26P, 36PIM
McFarlane 50GP, 12G, 15A, 27P, 26PIM
E. Mulhearn 49GP, 8G, 14A, 22P, 28PIM
K. Mulhearn 51GP, 7G, 14A, 21P, 4PIM
Sandilands 61GP, 3G, 10A, 13A, 30PIM
Spink 57GP, 21G, 32A, 53P, 24PIM

with files from David Murphy

Dirven named U18 HEO defenceman of the month

sean Mar 14, 2017 - 1:57pm

Bainsville's Benjamin Dirven, a member of the Cornwall U18 Colts, has been named defenceman of the month for February.

The 2000-born blueliner led with a points per game rating of 1.25, off 3 goals and 10 points over eight games. That stretch saw the Colts go 4-3-0-1.

In 45 games this season, the 6 ft. 1in., 178 lb. left-handed blueliner scored 11 times and totalled 34 points, good enough for third overall amongst all league defenders. Dirven continues to put more and more together adding to his already solid toolset  He improved by a total of 10 goals and 29 points in only two more games this season compared to last, when he scored 1 goal and 5 points in 43 games. 

Dickenson leads Nats to win; busy March Break ahead

sean Mar 14, 2017 - 1:37pm

Lou Dickenson’s six-point night ignited the Cornwall Nationals to a wild 9-7 victory over the Port Huron Prowlers on Sunday evening at the Civic Complex, in front of 612 fans.

Dickenson had two goals and four assists, as the Nationals managed to outlast the Prowlers and the potent line of Ahmed Mahfouz, Branden Parkhouse, and Matt Robertson. The trio, 1-2-3 in Federal Hockey League scoring, combined for 14 points on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough.

Storm Adams kickstarted the offence for the Nationals, just 96 seconds into the contest, when his shot beat Port Huron goaltender James Robbins. The Prowlers responded with a power-play goal by Parkhouse, who beat Cornwall goaltender Francis Dupuis upstairs at 4:00. Forty-six seconds later, the Nationals regained the lead when Mitchell Porowski’s wrist shot beat Robbins above the blocker. But Mahfouz quickly levelled the score, when he banged in his own rebound for a second power-play marker at 6:05.

Port Huron then took the lead with a short-handed goal at 11:19. After a nice play at his own blue line, Austin Daae took off on a breakaway and beat Dupuis. Thirty-seven seconds later, on the same powerplay, the Nationals tied it up when Gabriel Levesque’s one-timer beat Robbins. Jay Croop’s perfectly placed wrist shot, just 51 seconds into the second, gave the Nationals a 4-3 lead. But, Mahfouz then set up Mike Baker for a one-timer that levelled the score at 3:28 of the second.

Dickenson found a loose puck in the crease for a tap-in goal at 7:38 of the middle frame to chase Robbins from the Port Huron crease. Adams made a nifty individual play on the goal to draw the assist. Curtis Martinu replaced Robbins in goal for the Prowlers.

Curtis Warren finished off a pretty passing play with Jason Lepine and Dickenson, as the Nationals opened up a 6-4 lead at 12:44 of the second. Robertson cut into the lead for Port Huron with a tap-in goal at 13:56 of the second. The Prowlers tied the game up at 6-6 just 17 seconds into the third when Mahfouz set up Robertson

Dickenson, with a nifty deke to his backhand, then gave the Nationals a 7-6 lead at 6:55 of the third. Warren, at the right place at the right time, was the recipient of a great individual effort by Adams, as Cornwall opened up a two-goal lead at 8:04 of the third. Robertson then absolutely rifled a wrist shot past Dupuis with 2:53 to play. Moments after Lepine saved a goal by clearing a loose puck from the Cornwall crease, MJ Graham iced the game with an empty netter, with 24.3 seconds to play.

Cornwall outshot Port Huron 41-40. Dickenson (first), Adams (second), and Mahfouz, with six points himself, were the announced stars.

Road Loss

Last Friday in Danville, the first-place Dashers drubbed the Nationals 6-1. Marc Thompson led the way for Danville with a goal and two assists. Adams had the lone goal for Cornwall, which was outshot 45-31. Brandon Billie took the loss in goal for the Nationals.

March Break

Cornwall has 10 games remaining this season, which includes three home contests at the Civic Complex during March Break. The Nationals host Watertown on Tuesday, March 14 (7:30 p.m.), Danbury on Friday, March 17 (7:30 p.m.), and Watertown on Saturday, March 18 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets for home games are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students, and $5 for children under the age of 12.

The Nationals also visit Berlin on Sunday, March 19 (2 p.m.).

County Connections

For those who haven't heard, Alexandria's Joel Trottier recently took over the team as head coach. The veteran hockey player had started this season playing for the team, deciding mid-winter that it was time to hang up the skates and grab a whistle instead.

South Glengarry's Jacob Dawson is signed with the club but has seen limited action. The 24-year-old defenceman moved back to the area in late December. His junior career included stints with the Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebels and a junior 'A' club in Quebec.

with files from Rodney Wilson

News Cup action on hiatus until next week

sean Mar 14, 2017 - 12:15pm

Be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News for all the details about game one of The Glengarry News Hockey Cup finals and the schedule ahead.

The latest photo gallery can be found here, and your one-stop shop for News Cup statistics and more is here.

hockey action
Maxville and South Glengarry faced off in Williamstown last weekend. (Sean Bray photo)

GSL indoor soccer playoffs head into finals

sean Mar 14, 2017 - 12:08pm

The senior men's and ladies divisions of the Glengarry Soccer League's indoor season are entering the best-of-three games final series, and we have all your details in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

Photos from semifinal action can be seen here in our online galleries.

soccer action
Alexandria and Glen Nevis battle in game 3 of their semifinal series. (Sean Bray photo)

Alexandria ladies edge Glen Nevis in soccer semifinals

sean Mar 10, 2017 - 10:57pm

Tonight at the dome, Alexandria clipped Glen Nevis to earn a trip to the GSL finals, where the ladies will take on Dunvegan. 

The championship series will kick off Tuesday night. 

We will have a wrap on the semis in the next edition of The Glengarry News

Photos from tonight's match will be posted to our online galleries in the coming days. 


Skills competition, first responders night coming for FHL Cornwall Nationals

sean Mar 10, 2017 - 2:40pm

The Cornwall Nationals will host an inaugural skills competition on Tuesday, March 21 at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, and fans are invited to attend. The event will begin at 6 p.m. on pad 1.

The Nationals will showcase their talents and will be joined by local first responders from the fire, police, and paramedic hockey teams. 

Once again, the Federal Hockey League team will take this opportunity to raise funds and awareness for a pair of great charities. The Nationals will support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, as well as Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The event will be free to fans of all ages, with a donation to these two worthy charities.

A 50/50 draw and raffles will also help supplement the team’s fundraising efforts. 

More information will soon be available with regards to some very special guests.

Events will include: shooting accuracy, shootout, passing challenge, hardest shot, and as fastest skater.

First Responders Night

The Nationals will be dedicating their game on Friday, March 24 (versus. Berlin) to all local first responders. This game will help raise awareness to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and raise funds for the Champlain East branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. 

The game will be dedicated to local police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and even tow truck drivers who selflessly put themselves on the front lines every day to help save lives.

Nationals players will be sporting promotional jerseys, which will be auctioned off. There will also be a silent auction as well as the Rotary Club of Cornwall 50/50.

Last Night on the Road

The first-place Danville Dashers dealt the Cornwall Nationals a 7-3 loss last night in Federal Hockey League action. The two teams are right back in action tonight in Danville, which is running away with the FHL regular season title.

On Thursday, Danville outshot Cornwall 51-19 en route to their seventh straight victory. Daniel Turgeon led the Dashers attack with two goals and two assists. The speedy MJ Graham had two goals and an assist for Cornwall, while Tristan Perreault-Gagnon also scored. Kris McCarthy and Chris Cloutier each chipped in a pair of assists for the Nationals.

Looking Ahead

The Nationals are back on home ice this Sunday when the Port Huron Prowlers visit the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 6 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students and $5 for children under the age of 12.

Meanwhile, the FHL has announced a make-up game between Cornwall and the Watertown Wolves. The game will be held on Tuesday, March 14 at the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

with files from Rodney Wilson


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