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FHL Cornwall Nationals get into Christmas Spirit, celebrate minor hockey

sean Nov 15, 2017 - 6:23pm

The Nationals, Cornwall's professional hockey team, are back in action this weekend with back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday, and the hockey team is looking to spread the holiday cheer. 

The franchise is inviting all children under 12 years of age to attend the game for free, when accompanied by a paying adult (one adult per child).

Santa will be making a stop at the game after he is done his route for Cornwall's Christmas parade. He's also expected to be dropping the puck for the match's ceremonial faceoff. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s game against the Watertown Wolves is also Minor Hockey Night, in support of CHEO. Minor hockey players are encouraged to wear their team jerseys to be recognized and have a chance to win tons of giveaways and prizes.

The two teams are right back at it the following night at the Civic Complex. Sunday’s contest is Chuck Charlebois Night, as the team honours the longtime community booster. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. and is being held in support of Diabetes Canada. 

with files from Rodney Wilson

Nationals set to open training camp on Saturday

sean Oct 6, 2016 - 11:44am

On the eve of their first training camp, the Cornwall Nationals have officially moved into the Civic Complex. The FHL team office, located downstairs, is now open. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information after hours, please call 613-363-4708.

Training camp will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

Three Glengarry county hockey players – Joel Trottier, Jacob Dawson, and Tristen Elie – have been signed to the Nats' roster.

Saturday's public activities begin with a 2 p.m. player skate (free admission for fans), followed by the Nationals intra-squad game at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all ages (general admission). There will also be a BBQ at Mocktails (located at the rear of Civic Complex) from 3-7 p.m.

Meanwhile, a head coach has been hired but the announcement will only be made public in a couple of weeks.

NEW HIRES: Alain Quenneville, who has suited up for the Cornwall Colts, Cornwall Comets, and Akwesasne Warriors, has been hired as a part-time assistant coach, and Shannon Fergerson has been hired for Marketing and Special Events.

files from Rodney Wilson