Junior ‘A’ hockey rivals to collide at GSP
Alexandria will again host junior ‘A’ hockey action, as the Hawkesbury Hawks and Cornwall Colts are booked to battle on Friday, Nov. 17, with opening puck drop set for 8 p.m.
The Hawks have been without a home for much of the season to date, bumped from their digs up north due to ice and air quality problems.
Hawkesbury is unbeaten this year at the Glengarry Sports Palace, having won both previous games.
The upcoming contest will feature plenty of county talent, including Hawks rookie Kieran Craig, who’s found the net seven times in 22 games. Craig, a centreman, hails from Alexandria.
The Cornwall crew too features Glengarrians. Among them are Williamstown brothers Keegan and Ethan Mulhearn, both of whom play the centre position. The Colts also have defenceman Benjamin Dirven, of Bainsville, and blue liner Roddie Sandilands, from Williamstown.
Despite being homeless, the Hawks have iced one of the better CCHL records to date, entering play this week ranked second in the Yzerman Division, with 15 wins and 8 losses.
Cornwall is 12- 11- 3, good for fourth in the division.
Hawkesbury is coming off a 4-2 win last Sunday in Navan, while the Colts last dropped a 2-1 overtime decision in Brockville.
Cornwall has a home game Thursday night (Nov. 16), hosting Carleton Place at 7:30 p.m., before making the trek to Alexandria for Friday evening’s match-up with the Hawks.
The Palace is also scheduled to host Hawkesbury’s junior ‘A’ team on Nov. 26 and Dec. 15, with the Hawks’ other “home” games played in Vankleek Hill. –
CHAMPS: Tagwi is the senior boys ‘A’ volleyball champion. Standing, from left, are coach Marc Mainville, Tyler Robinson, Youri Gutknecht, Brant Woodside, Dean McManus, Jordan Canham, and Tyler Konink. Kneeling are Noah Benoit, Tanner Brugmans, and Brennen Mackillican. In front is Brandon Watkins.