With today's snowy weather and school bus cancellations, the scheduled SDGAA high school girls hockey tournament has been postponed to Thursday. Games will run as planned, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Chesterville arena, though it's possible Char-Lan will have to defer its games to another day, due to a conflict with volleyball.
The first boys hockey tournament of the season is scheduled for tomorrow in Chesterville.
The Cornwall Colts junior 'A' hockey team joined several community partners to help raise $4,500 for St. Vincent De Paul Cornwall. The money was raised through the 4th Annual Colts Charity Hockey Game held last Sunday afternoon.
The Benson Group, Scotiabank, and Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall headline the list of supporters for the event. Each local celebrity paid $100 for St. Vincent De Paul to participate.
Team MacInnis has bragging rights over Team McBride this year, thanks to a 10-8 victory.
"The players have a lot of fun getting to know some of our community partners," said Coach Ian MacInnis. "The local celebrities get to see just how good some our players are. It’s a lot of fun for everyone involved."
The Nationals went toe-to-toe with the defending champion Danville Dashers last weekend at the Civic Complex, scoring a weekend sweep.
Maxime Guyon scored the game-winning goal late in the third period, and captain Ahmed Mahfouz found the back of the net twice to lead Cornwall to a 6-5 victory over the Dashers on Sunday afternoon, in front of 618 fans.
With back-to-back victories over the Dashers, the Nationals improved to 7-2-0-2 and sit first overall in the Federal Hockey League.
Danville opened the scoring 1:44 into the contest on a trickler that ricocheted past Sebastien Dube-Rochon. The goal was eventually credited to Jimmy Soper.
The Teddy Bear toss goal was scored by Justin Portillo, who took a pass from Brandon Vuic and wired a perfectly placed wrist shot past Danville’s Aaron Taylor. More than 200 teddy bears were tossed onto the ice, to be collected for charity.
Moments later, at 11:04 of the first, Nationals Mahfouz teed up a slap shot that chased Taylor from the game in favour of Gregory Hussey. Just 54 seconds later, Daniel Martin welcomed Hussey into the contest with a wrist shot above his trapper to give Cornwall a 3-1 lead. The Dashers responded, however, on a Sean Reynolds marker with 6:32 to play in the opening period.
Mahfouz gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead with 4:39 to play in the middle frame, with his second of the afternoon. Mahfouz took a pass from Eric Witzel and tucked a nifty backhander past Hussey.
Ben Boukal riffled a shot from the point past Dube-Rochon 59 seconds into the third for a power-play marker that brought the Dashers to within a goal. The Nationals restored their two-goal lead when Portillo sprung loose the hulking Antoine Guimond, who beat Hussey at the 6:17 mark. Then, Danville’s Seth Ronsberg beat a sprawling Dube-Rochon with 7:28 to play, before Soper tapped in his second of the contest exactly one minute later to level the score at 5-5.
Cue sniper Guyon.
With the Nationals on the powerplay, Guyon picked up the loose puck in the slot and fired a wrist shot right under the crossbar to give the Nationals the lead for good with 3:33 to play.
Cornwall outshot Danville 37-32. Cornwall defenceman Cam Bakker, with three assists (first), Portillo (second), and Guyon were the announced stars.
Konnor MacCormick and Jeremy Quesnel each had a hat trick, as the Colts whipped Kemptville 9-3 on Teddy Bear Toss night at the Ed Lumley Arena. David Poirier also had a career game, with a goal and four assists.
The Colts improved 17-13-4-1 (39 points) and are now on a four-game winning streak.
Ethan Mulhearn and Joseph Samson also scored for the Colts. Brennan Markell recorded three assists. Thirteen different Colts players picked up at least a point.
Liam Lascelle earned the victory in goal as the shots were tied 34-34.
The Hardest Working Colts Player was Jeremy Quesnel. Three Stars were first Konnor MacCormick (COR), second David Poirier (COR), and third Ashton Fry (KEM).
The game was also Teddy Bear Toss Night with hundreds of stuffed toys being thrown onto the ice after the Colts scored their first goal of the night. The stuffed toys were collected by the Optimist Club for their annual Christmas toy drive.
Looking ahead, the Colts will be back in action on Thursday, Dec. 14, when they host Pembroke. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).
The Colt's next road game is booked for Friday, Dec. 15 in Alexandria, against the Hawkesbury Hawks at the Glengarry Sports Palace. This one will be an 8 p.m. start.
Tomorrow, Dec. 10, tthe Colts will be taking part in the 3rd Annual Benson Colts Charity Hockey Game in support of St. Vincent De Paul Society. Local celebrities will be lining up alongside the Colts. Admission is $5 or non-perishable food items. Post-game party will be held at Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall with proceeds of all food sales being donated to St. Vincent De Paul. Game time is 2 p.m. at Cornwall's multi-sport complex (Pad 1).
The Watertown Wolves edged the Cornwall Nationals 7-6 in a shootout on Saturday night at the Civic Complex.
Watertown’s John Scully and Francis Wathier beat Nationals goaltender Sebastien Dube-Rochon in the shootout, while Wolves goaltender Matt Kaludis stopped all four shooters he faced.
The Nationals got off to a quick start on the night, with power-play goals 36 seconds apart from Cam Bakker and Eric Witzel, early in the first period. Maxime Guyon then gave Cornwall a 3-0 lead at the 7:19 mark.
Watertown fought back on goals by Nate O’Brien and Jesse Facchini, to cut the lead to 3-2. Daniel Martin, with his first of the season, then gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead with 1:08 to play in the opening period.
The Wolves took over in the second period, however, levelling the score on goals by Anton Lennartsson and Brett Angel. Scully’s short-handed effort, with 1:11 to play in the middle frame, gave Watertown its first lead of the contest. The Wolves outshot the Nationals 19-8 in the second.
Cornwall tied the game 3:48 into the third with its third power-play goal of the game, Witzel’s second of the night. Brandon Vuic put the Nationals in front once again with 8:27 to play in the third period. But the Wolves fought back again, getting the equalizer with 1:36 to play in regulation, from Scully.
Watertown outshot Cornwall 44-33, including 3-2 in overtime. Bakker (first), Guyon (second), and Scully were the announced stars, in front of a gathering of 532.
On Friday night at Watertown, the Nationals were shut out for the first time this season, as the Wolves skated to a 4-0 victory. Jesse Facchini led the Watertown attacked with two goals, while Kyle Powell and Tyler Gjurich added singles. Matt Kaludis stopped all 19 shots he faced.
Our latest additions to our online photo galleries can be found here. New images from Char-Lan rebels junior 'B' hockey, women's indoor soccer at the dome (Alexandria vs. Dalhart), and high school boys basketball (Tagwi vs. Holy Trinity) have been added.
For the story on these events, check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.