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Countdown to racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Apr 13, 2017 - 3:18pm

We are just over three weeks away from opening night at Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Enduro registration starts this Saturday. Pre-Registration will be available on Saturday, April 15, starting at noon at the track office until the 50-car grid has been filled.

Beginning on Monday, April 17, the track office will be open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. To be accepted in the 50-car field, the registration payment of $25 must be completed at the same time that the registration (registration fee does not include access to the pit area on the 22nd). Like a normal enduro, it will be a first-come, first-served basis for numbers attribution.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, the racing website 360nitro.tv has decided to expand its partnership at the speedway by providing live coverage on their website during all the 2017 season. Fans who will not be able to attend will be able to purchase coverage for a small price and enjoy the races from home. Pre- and post-race interviews will be done as well as enabling the viewing of all the action on the track. Speedway management is proud of this expanded partnership with 360nitro.tv.

Several drivers from the province of Quebec have announced that they will be regulars at Cornwall in 2017. Kayle Robidoux is back full time and will be one to watch as he is consistently a threat each time that he hits the track. Joining Robidoux will be Paul St-Sauveur and Mathieu Boisvert. These two men will be in the mix as well on every evening. Let’s also not forget Gabriel Richer who is getting better each season in the Modified ranks.

with files from Martin Bélanger

Hockey prospects invited to attend Colts camp in May

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 3:40pm

The Cornwall Colts have announced their 2017 Spring Junior A Import and Prospects Camp, to be held Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, at the Ed Lumley Arena in Cornwall Civic Complex.

The cost is $250 (plus HST) per player.

Players can register by visiting www.cornwallcolts.com under “camps”.  

with files from David Murphy

CCHL Cornwall Colts add to their stable with bantam protects

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 2:06pm

The CCHL bantam protect draft was held Monday night, where the Cornwall junior 'A' Colts bolstered their stable for the future.

The Colts used their first-round selection on Cornwall-born centre Josh Barnes, who had 15 goals in 13 games last season with the Eastern Ontario Wild. The next selection was the first-ever second-generation Colts draft pick, Eastern Ontario Wild player Rylan Iwachniuk (from Long Sault). Iwachniuk’s father is former Colts standout defenceman Steve (1994-1998). 

4th Round – Brendan Watson – D – 6’2 – 175 – L – Bainsville – Eastern Ontario Wild
5th Round – John Richer – D – 6’3 – 165 – L – Apple Hill – Eastern Ontario Wild
6th Round – Jack Ingram – D – L – Seaway Valley AA
7th Round – Shane Gaudreau – D – R – Seaway Valley AA
8th Round – Andrew Dixon – C – Seaway Valley AA
9th Round – Ben Pineault – LW – Seaway Valley AA
10th Round – Nathaniel Faubert – RW – Seaway Valley AA
11th Round – Alexander Oakes – D – Seaway Valley AA

with files from David Murphy

The Glengarry News will have a full round-up of county boys selected in the bantam draft, in an upcoming edition of the newspaper.

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SD&G senior high school badminton championships set for Cornwall

sean Apr 10, 2017 - 4:02pm

Holy Trinity and L'Heritage high schools in Cornwall will be the hosts for the 2017 SD&G senior badminton championships, set for Wednesday, April 12.

The GDHS team, coached by Randi Tolhurst, includes the following:

  • girls singles: Heather Raymond, Rylee Franklin
  • boys singles: Liam MacDonald, Bailey Pidgeon
  • mixed doubles: David MacMaster & Olivia Graham, Nicholas Leroux & Ashley Belair
  • girls doubles: Cameron Brodie & Emma Hardy, Robyn Howes & Denali Dorn
  • boys doubles: Dove Rickerd & Xaavian Ali, Cameron MacDonald & Brennan Nadeau

Cornwall junior A Colts on the brink of elimination

sean Apr 5, 2017 - 7:23pm

Updating the story we have for you in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the Cornwall Colts of the CCHL find themselves on the brink of elimination heading into tonight's semifinal road contest.

Last evening in Cornwall, the Colts fell to the Ottawa Jr Senators 4-1, with David Poirier scoring the lone Colts goal.

Jaren Burke’s two markers paced Ottawa to the victory and a three-games-to-none lead in the series. Luke McCaw and Griffin MacGregor also scored for Ottawa which outshot the Colts 31-24. Merrick Rippon had 3 assists for the Jr. Sens.

Three Stars were First Star Jaren Burke (OTT), Second Star Merrick Rippon (OTT), and Third Star Dean Derouchie (COR).

The Colts travel to Ottawa tonight, looking to stave off elimination in game 4. Game time is 7:30pm at the Jim Durrell Rec Centre.

Should Cornwall prevail, game 5 will be back at the Civic Complex on Friday evening. 

with files from David Murphy

Cornwall Nationals wrap up inaugural FHL season

sean Apr 2, 2017 - 3:16pm

The Cornwall Nationals' inaugural season in the Federal Hockey League came to an end on Saturday night at the Civic Complex, where the Berlin River Drivers skated to a 6-3 victory over the Nats in front of 713 fans.

Jay Croop opened the scoring for the Nationals 5:06 into the contest, when he pounced on a rebound and finished with a backhanded shot over a sprawling Cory Simons. Berlin quickly levelled the score, when Yuto Osawa, left all alone in front of Josselin St. Pierre, buried a wrist shot at 7:30 of the opening frame. The River Drivers took a 2-1 lead, when Patrick Harrison trickled over the goal line for a powerplay marker with 4:36 to play in the first.

Moments later, with 2:03 remaining in the period, Jan Salak banged in John Celli’s rebound to give Berlin a two-goal lead. Mitchell Porowski fired an absolute blast past Simons with 3:07 to play in the second period, as Cornwall crept to within a goal.  Harrison beat St. Pierre with a nifty deke for his second of the contest at 4:02 of the third, but MJ Graham got the goal back for Cornwall just 52 seconds later with a great second effort. 

Jiri Pestuka and Charlile Sarault iced it with a pair of short-handed empty-net goals with 1:20 and 25.8 to play in the third.

Berlin outshot Cornwall 49-32.

Chris Cloutier (first, two assists), St. Pierre (second), and Harrison were the announced stars. 

The Nationals finish their inaugural season with a 16-34-4-3 record, placing sixth in the FHL standings.

Alexandria native Joel Trottier took over coaching the team late in the season and is expected to carry on at the helm as the Nats look towards their second year on the ice.

ROAD LOSS: The River Drivers skated to a 9-2 victory over the Nationals on Friday night in Berlin. Celli led the way for the River Drivers with a hat trick, while Dominik Synek had a goal and four assists. Maxime Guyon had both Cornwall markers. Olivier Gervais was tagged with the loss in goal for the Nationals, who were outshot 57-26.

with files from Rodney Wilson

Junior A Colts trail CCHL semifinals 2-0, next game Tuesday

sean Apr 2, 2017 - 3:09pm

Nicolas Swanson’s goal with less than a minute to play in the third period pushed Ottawa to a 2-1 win over the Colts in game 2 of their CCHL semifinal series. The Jr. Sens lead the best of seven series 2-0.

Jaren Burke also scored for Ottawa. Tanner Spink tallied the lone Cornwall goal.

The Colts outshot the Jr. Sens 31-27, with Liam Lascelle suffering the loss in goal. Ian Andriano earned the goaltending victory for Ottawa.

Game 3 is scheduled for Tuesday in Cornwall. Game time is 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena (Cornwall Civic Complex).

In addition to Spink, county boys on the team are Jeremy McFarlane, Keegan Mulhearn, Ethan Mulhearn, Sebastian Dirven, and Roddie Sandilands.

with files from David Murphy

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Jr. A Colts drop semifinal opener on home ice

sean Mar 31, 2017 - 12:10pm

The Ottawa Jr Senators upset the Colts 5-1 in the opener of their CCHL semifinal series on Thursday night.

The Jr. Sens outshot the Colts 36-17 with Liam Lascelle getting tagged with the loss for the hometown Colts. Keegan Mulhearn broke Ian Andriano’s shutout bid with 9 minutes left in the third period for Cornwall's lone goal.

Hubert Delisle and Nicolas Samson each had a goal and two assists to lead Ottawa’s offence. Jaren Burke, Elie Boulerice, and Adrien Bisson also scored for the Sens.

Three Stars were First Star Hubert Delisle (OTT), Second Star Elie Boulerice (OTT), and Third Star Keegan Mulhearn (COR).

Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is scheduled for the Jim Durrell Rec. Centre in Ottawa, on Saturday night. Game time is 7:30pm.

The teams will then return to Cornwall for game 3 on Tuesday, April. Game time is 7:30pm at the Ed Lumley Arena, at Cornwall Civic Complex.

with files from David Murphy

FHL Nationals to wrap up season Saturday in Cornwall

sean Mar 31, 2017 - 12:06pm

The Cornwall Nationals wrap up their inaugural season in the Federal Hockey League this weekend. And what better way to do so than with a home-and-home with their bitter rival, the Berlin River Drivers.

Cornwall travels to Berlin tonight for an 8 p.m. contest.

The two teams will be right back at in on Saturday night at Ed Lumley Arena inside the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday will be “Race Night with the Nats”, presented by Beat Central Dance Company (BCDC) in support of the Missing Children’s Network.  The game will feature in-game racing promotions, including a parade of race cars during the second intermission that you won’t want to miss.  There will also be high energy performances from our official Dance Team from BCDC. In addition, the Nationals will be raising funds and awareness for the Missing Children’s Network.

Tickets for the regular season finale are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students, and $5 for children under the age of 12. 

with files from Rodney Wilson