Challenge lies ahead
the Federal hockey league’s Cornwall nationals have a big challenge coming up on Friday night at the civic complex. they’ll be trying to beat what’s been the league’s dominant team, the high-flying Port huron Prowlers from Michigan, who are currently enjoying an eight-game win streak. the Prowlers are 24-5-0-2-2 for 78 points, with a first-place winning percentage of .788. the nationals come into the showdown with a second-place record of 17-12-0-0-3 (.563 winning percentage). the Prowlers have been getting the job done at both ends of the ice, leading the league with a whopping 174 goals, and having surrendered a league low of 95 markers. the game will feature two of the league’s slickest forwards, Cornwall’s Maxime Guyon and Port huron’s Branden Parkhouse, the January player of the month. the players are currently tied atop the Fhl points race with 63 apiece. the nationals, coming off a 1-2 weekend in Winston-Salem, against the Carolina thunderbirds earlier this month, saw first-hand just how good the Prowlers are. In a pair of games at Port huron, Cornwall fell decisively both times, by scores of 6-2 and 8-2. Game time on Friday is 8:30 p.m. the nationals are also on home ice on Saturday, hosting the lowly north Shore Knights at 7:30 p.m. the Knights are in last place in the six-team league, with a record of 4-25. Friday’s game is akwesasne Warriors night, honouring the former Fhl team, and a contest in support of the University of ottawa heart Institute. Saturday is oSPCa night in support of the Sd&G animal Centre.