Last week, a team of young hockey player from Sweden visited the area, hosted by the Seaway Valley Rapids minor bantams. We have the story in The Glengarry News this week. You can check out a photo gallery from the game here.
The world juniors hockey tournament returns to Cornwall tonight, for an exhibition game featuring Slovakia and Sweden. The match, which serves as a tune-up for this year's tourney (to be played in Montreal and Toronto) is set for a 7pm start at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).
Slovakia will play its official tournament games in Toronto, in a pool that includes Team Canada. Other squads in the group are Latvia, Russia, and the United States.
Sweden will play its preliminary matches in Montreal, with teams from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, and Switzerland.
Dedicated hockey fans may recall that the Seaway City has previously hosted world juniors action. In the Dec. 1977 / Jan. 1978 tournament, a number of games were played in Cornwall, as part of the run-up to the Soviet Union claiming gold over Sweden, in Montreal. It was only the second time the competition had been held.