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Junior A Colts teach Grads a lesson

sean Sep 15, 2017 - 2:46pm

The junior 'A' Colts scored three unanswered goals en route to a 5-3 home-ice victory over the Navan Grads on Thursday night. 

Navan led 2-0 and then 3-2 late in the second period.

David Poirier’s first goal was the eventual game-winner with seven minutes left the third period, before Chris Theodore’s (4) highlight-reel marker sealed the victory with two and half minutes left to play.  

Poirier added two assists. Keegan Mulhearn (3) scored twice, with Justin McRae (2) also scoring. Evan Bidenti counted a pair of helpers.

The Grads outshot the Colts 39-38, with Liam Lascelle making 36 saves for the victory. The Colts improve to 3-3-0-0 (6 points) on the CCHL season.

The county's own Keegan Mulhearn earned Hardest Working Player of the Game honours.

Three Stars were first Keegan Mulhearn (COR), second David Poirier (COR), and third Keenan Reynolds (NAV).

Cornwall's next contest is slated for Sunday afternoon against the Canadians in Carleton Place. Game time is 3 pm.

Next Thursday (Sept. 21), the Colts will be back on home ice at the Civic Complex to face off against the Kemptville 73s. The Colts will also welcome Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cornwall and District, with support from the Cornwall Lions Club. Game time is 7:30 pm.

with files from David Murphy

Junior A Colts prevail in home opener

sean Sep 8, 2017 - 11:15am

A Chris Theodore goal with 96 seconds remaining in the third period pushed the Colts to a 2-1 win over Brockville in Cornwall’s home opener at the Ed Lumley Arena, last night.

It was Theodore’s team-leading third goal of the season.

The Braves outshot the Colts 41-35, with Liam Lascelle making 40 saves for his first victory of the season.

Cameron Hebert (1) also scored, as the Colts improve to 2-2-0-0.

The Hardest Working Player of the Game was Colts goaltender Liam Lascelle. Three stars were first Chris Theodore (COR), second Liam Lascelle (COR), and third Yaniv Perets (BRO).

The Colts are back in action tonight in Hawkesbury to face the Hawks. Game time is 7:30 pm at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex.

Cornwall’s next home game will be Thursday, September 14 versus the Cumberland Grads, starting at 7:30 pm at the Civic Complex.

with files from David Murphy

Cornwall junior A Colts hit home ice tonight, honour U18 Colts

sean Sep 7, 2017 - 6:09pm

Cornwall's junior 'A' Colts will skate in their home opener tonight, Sept. 7, at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m., versus the Brockville Braves.

The Colts enter the game with a 1-2 record, while Brockville is 2-1. County players on the Cornwall team include forwards Keegan Mulhearn, Ethan Mulhearn, and Jeremy Quesnel, along with defencemen Ben Dirven and Roddie Sandilands.

As part of festivities tonight, last season's U18 Colts team which won the HEO midget 'AAA' championship last season will be honoured. 

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The U18 Colts celebrate their 2016-17 championship (Photo courtesy icelevel.com)

Fans invited to Cornwall Colts meet-and-greet event

sean Aug 29, 2017 - 12:24pm

The Cornwall Colts invite their fans and community partners to help kick off the team's 26th CCHL season on Thursday, August 31, at Shoeless Joe’s in Cornwall (1110 Brookdale Avenue).

Players from both the junior 'A' and U18 teams will be on hand from 4 to 7 pm to talk hockey, as they prepare for the regular season, which opens on the weekend. 

The CCHL Colts will open their portion of the regular season on Saturday versus the Smiths Falls Bear (4:45 pm start) at the Sensplex, as part of the annual CCHL Showcase in Ottawa. First home game at the Ed Lumley Arena is booked for Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 pm with the Brockville Braves visiting.

Once again this season, the roster of both the junior 'A' and U18 squads are expected to include a solid contingent of Glengarry county players. 

with files from David Murphy

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CCHL Cornwall Colts set to open training camp on Monday

sean Aug 18, 2017 - 5:46pm

The Cornwall Colts of the CCHL will begin the 26th edition of their training camp on Monday, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex.

More than 40 players are expected to battle over three days looking to earn a spot on the team's 2017-18 junior 'A' roster. Returning players include goalie Liam Lascelle, defencemen Andrew Mercer, Alexander Monteleone, David Poirier and Roddie Sandilands, as well as forwards Konnor MacCormick, Christopher Mammas, Brennan Markell, Justin McRae, Ethan Mulhearn, Keegan Mulhearn, JD Pogue, Vincent Robillard, and Joseph Samson. Newcomers Zachary Cross and Cameron Hebert will also be at training camp.

After on-ice and off-ice sessions Monday and Tuesday, the Colts' annual Blue/White game will take place on Wednesday, August 23 at 7:30 pm.

The Colts exhibition schedule consists of two matches in a home-and-home series with the Trenton Golden Hawks of the OPJHL. Cornwall will host the Golden Hawks on Thursday, August 24 at7:30 pm.

Note, the Colts' exhibition games will be played at Cornwall's multi-sport complex. 

The Colts will travel to Trenton for the return match on Friday, August 25.

On Thursday, August 31 from 4 to 7 pm, the Colts will host their second annual pre-season puck drop party at Shoeless Joe’s, where fans will have the opportunity to meet the players.

The regular season is slated to begin at the league's showcase with a game against Smiths Falls on Saturday, September 2, at 4:45 pm in Ottawa. 

with files from David Murphy

Realignment of teams, new execs for junior A hockey league

sean Jul 25, 2017 - 1:33pm

A number of changes have come to the CCHL in time for the 2017-18 season, including a reorganization of teams within the two divisions and adjustments to executives of Eastern Ontario's junior 'A' hockey league.

In a July 24 news release, the CCHL announced that the (Steve) Yzerman Division will continue to have the Nepean Raiders, Ottawa Senators, and Cumberland Grads. The new Rockland Nationals (formerly the Gloucester Rangers club) will be added, along with the eastern rival Hawkesbury Hawks and Cornwall Colts.

The (Larry) Robinson Division will see the return of the Brockville Braves, Smiths Falls Bears, Carleton Place Canadians, and Kemptville 73’s, with the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Kanata Lasers rounding out the six teams.

CCHL squads will continue to play a 62-game schedule.

The playoff format remains unchanged, with the top 8 teams qualifying regardless of division standing.

On the executive front, the Central Canada Hockey League announced that Sean Marcellus has been named director of hockey operations. For the past two seasons the Arnprior, Ont. native had been the administration and operations manager, with wide-ranging responsibilities that included CCHL communications, the website, and media platforms to member team services for operations.

The new role will see Marcellus expand his responsibilities in the hockey operations department under the supervision of Commissioner Kevin Abrams.

Carlos Verde joins the CCHL from the university ranks and will assume the media and community relations portfolio from outgoing executive Tony House.

The CCHL executive for the 2017-18 season includes Commissioner and President Kevin Abrams, Senior Vice President & Director of Finance Ted Ward, Statistician & League Records Manager Peter Peckett, Broadcast Manager Whit Prophet ,and Manager of Academic Services Jonathan Calof. Steve Barban returns as the league's Chairman of the Board of Governors.

The puck drops on the CCHL's 56th season on Sept. 2, in Ottawa, with all 12 member teams playing three games over the Labour Day Weekend.

CCHL teams and divisions

Former Colts star returning to teach as coach

sean Jul 7, 2017 - 3:37pm

Former Colts star Brock McBride is returning to coach the Jr. 'A' hockey team for the 2017-18 CCHL season. McBride is joining the Colts as an associate coach, along with current bench boss Ian MacInnis.

"As a player, Brock understood the 200-foot game," said MacInnis. "His lengthy pro career showed him the finer points of the game, and now he can pass that knowledge on to the next generation."

McBride joins the Colts after a nine-year pro career, with stops in the American Hockey League, the East Coast Hockey League, the EIHL, and the pro loop in Austria.

McBride combined grit with a scoring touch to amass 113 goals and 191 assists, for 304 points, and 615 penalty minutes in 391 games as a pro. Prior to that, McBride spent four years playing for St. Lawrence University in the ECAC. In McBride's three-plus years with the Colts, he scored 50 goals and 81 assists, for 131 points in 166 games.

Other news from the Colts corral 

Next on the Colts calendar is the 2nd Annual Cornwall Colts Alumni Golf Fun Day at Summerheights in support of the Colts Scholarship Fund, on Wednesday, July 12 (11am shotgun start). Anyone wishing to register and play in the tournament can contact David Murphy at the Colts office (613-930-9300) or e-mail dmurphy@bensonorg.com

Also be sure to check out the July 5 edition of The Glengarry News for a story about a Colt from Glengarry county who's moving on from the club to attend university in Atlantic Canada. We also have news about former Colts Tylor and Tyson Spink who are taking another step in their professional hockey careers.

with files from David Murphy

CCHL Colts active on the trade front

sean Jul 3, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Cornwall Colts have traded forward Nick Lalonde to the Ottawa Jr. Senators, in exchange for Cameron Hebert, Zachary Cross, and a player development fee.

Hebert, from St Andrews West is an 18-year-old forward who scored 10 goals and 12 assists, for 22 points in 54 games with the Cumberland Grads last season. Hebert’s rights had been traded to the Jr. Senators earlier this past week.

Cross, from Ottawa, is a 19-year-old forward who scored 12 goals with 20 assists, for 32 points in 57 games with the Jr. Senators last season.

Lalonde led the Colts in scoring in 2016-17, with 32 goals, 41 assists, and 73 points, in 55 games. Over his career in Cornwall, he racked up 65 goals and 80 assists for 145 points, in 163 games through three seasons.

"I'd like to thank the Colts for giving a16-year-oldd an opportunity three seasons ago," reflected Lalonde. "That being said, I'm excited to join the Jr. Senators to wrap up my CCHL career."

Lalonde has committed to Robert Morris University near Pittsburgh for the 2018-19 season.

The Jr. Senators will host the 2018 Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Jr. 'A' Championship.

with files from David Murphy

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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