league games primarily in Maxville. The team is comprised of players who hail from Ontario, Quebec, and Europe.
Glengarry sports a league record of 14-13-1-3
Next home action at the Maxville arena will feature backto- back matches on Jan. 13 (8:30 p.m. start) and Jan. 14 (at 7:30 p.m.). Opponents will be the Almonte Sharpshooters and the Norwood Nemesis, respectively.
Dawson back in the saddle
Martintown blueliner Jacob Dawson says he’s thrilled to be back on the skates playing competitive hockey, as he recently joined the Cornwall Nationals of the FHL. He’s take a leave from his construction job for the winter. The defenceman last played hockey in the 2012-13 season when he was a member of the junior ‘ A’ team in La Tuque, Quebec.
“It was a slow start,” he admits, “but I starting to get my legs under me.”
His focus now is working out to stay in game shape, play hockey, and participate in any of the Nats’ community events.
Dawson has seen action in three games to date.
Cornwall, which plays its home games at the Civic Complex, last saw action on Dec. 29, when the Nationals pasted the St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints 9-2
Alexandria’s Joel Trottier is
among the veteran leaders of the team, sitting fifth on the Nats’ points list with 19.
Next home game is slated for Jan. 7, starting at 7:30 p.m.
For more FHL news from Cornwall, please see our website at www.sportsintheglens.ca
Wild vs Finland
The ‘AAA’ Eastern Ontario Wild major bantam hockey team will take on a team from Finland, in a game booked for today, Jan. 4, starting at 1:30 p.m. The match will be played at the Casselman arena.
This team of Wild boys features a solid county contingent, led by goaltenders Nicholas Heinzle and Joe Vrbetic. The roster also includes Dunvegan centreman Ethan Attridge, Bainsville forward Innes Thompson, and bluelines Brendon Watson (from Bainsville) and John Richer (Apple Hill).
Following the ‘ AAA’ hockey game, the Eastern Ontario Cobras ‘ AA’ team will play another Finnish squad. Start time is expected to be 3:15 p.m.
Collette settles in
Martintown native Kyle Collette has settled into life in Syracuse, N.Y., where he plays as a member of the Stars, leading the USPHL elite team in points with 32.
The 18-year-old forward has been selected, along with two teammates, to visit Pittsburgh’s Chatham University as a potential
recruit for the Cougars.
He got to enjoy some time home over the Christmas holidays, but is now back with the club, preparing for a weekend showcase tournament in Boston.
U18 ‘AAA’ hockey
Alexandria’s Jeremy Quesnel remains among the top pointgetters in the HEO midget ‘AAA’ hockey league this season, entering this week ranked 11th, with 26 points. He’s a member of the Cornwall Colts U18 team, a squad that features numerous county boys, including Ben Dirven, Mathieu Sabourin, Hunter MacPherson, Campbell Craig, Liam MacDonald, and Lochlan MacDonald.
There are also Glengarry connections on Hawkesbury’s U18 squad, namely Kieran Craig of Alexandria (leads his team in points with 20) and Green Valley’s Braden Legue, a defenceman.
Quesnel, Craig, and Legue were recently named to the 2001 home team roster for a Jan. 22 all-star game to be played in Ottawa.
On the selection, Craig, a 15year-old forward, says, “Honestly I was just honoured and excited,” adding, “it's another experience for me” as he progresses in his hockey career. Craig also notes he’s thrilled to have the opportunity to play “alongside my best friends, Quesnel and Legue.”
The complete roster can be viewed on our website.
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UNDER PRESSURE: for the rebound. Tagwi goaltender Alison Wert makes a save, as teammate Bria Van Loon and Char-Lan’s Mackayla Petrie vie