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Colts coach a finalist for CJHL coach of the year

sean May 26, 2017 - 1:16pm

Cornwall junior 'A' Colts head coach Ian MacInnis was one of five finalists for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Coach of the Year award. 

Greg Walters (Georgetown, OJHL) was named COY this week.

MacInnis guided the Cornwall Colts to an impressive turnaround from missing the playoffs in 2015-16 to a second place overall finish in the regular season in 2016-17. The Colts finished with a 41-14-4-3 record, including an impressive run of 23-2-1 to wrap up the regular season.

"It’s an honour being named as a finalist for Coach of Year," said MacInnis. "There are 132 CJHL coaches to choose from every year so this is special."

The other finalists were Tom Keca (Fort McMurray, AJHL), Bliss Littler (Wenatchee, BCHL), and Paul Dyck (Steinbach, MJHL).

files from David Murphy

Derouchie of the CCHL Cornwall Colts sets his university plans

sean May 13, 2017 - 10:02pm

Cornwall Colts forward Dean Derouchie has committed to Salem State University (Massachusetts), beginning in 2017-18.

Derouchie, 5’8, 190 lbs is a two-way winger who spent parts of five seasons in the CCHL. His time was split between the Gloucester Rangers and the Cornwall Colts, scoring 56 goals and 71 assists for 127 points during the regular season. He scored 4 goals and 8 assists in playoff action. The forward is a product of the Eastern Ontario Wild 'AAA' hockey system.

The Cornwall-born Derouchie will join the Salem State University Vikings who play in the NCAA Division III MASCAC Conference. 

– with files from David Murphy, photo courtesy icelevel.com

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CPJHL Glengarry Highlanders are no more, relocate

sean May 12, 2017 - 3:55pm

After just one season playing in Maxville and Alexandria, the CPJHL Glengarry Highlanders are on the move, relocating to Smiths Falls and rebranding as the Settlers for the 2017-18 campaign.

Last year was the first for the privately-run league, with franchises throughout Ontario. The Highlanders and now the Settlers are owned by Frank and Michelle Morris, whose roots are in the county.

The team had a respectable inaugural season, going 23-19-1-5. 

The league itself is seeing plenty of change during this off-season, with other clubs relocating/rebranding, as well as some league expansion.

OHL Gold Cup update, game three tonight for Quesnel and Team HEO

sean May 5, 2017 - 6:03pm

Team HEO enters tonight's third round-robin game at the OHL Gold Cup in Kitchener with a 1-1 record. The boys fell 7-4 to Team GTHL Blue on Thursday and beat Team HNO 8-1 this afternoon.

Game time for the third match is 8:15pm, versus Team OMHA White. Playoff action continues through the weekend.

Alexandria's Jeremy Quesnel is the lone Glengarrian on the squad. 

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There is hockey to watch tonight: Spink twins in game 7 of ECHL playoffs

sean Apr 25, 2017 - 2:52pm

The county's Spink twins, Tylor and Tyson, will be suiting up tonight with their ECHL Toldedo Walleye teammates for game 7 of their opening playoff round against the Kalamazoo Wings. Game time is 7:30pm, and you can watch online for free. See our previous post here for details on how to access the game online.

Spink twins in 2009
Flashback: Here are the Spink boys from 2009, during their minor hockey years in Glengarry. (Sean Bray photo)