The 2020 edition of the Bishop Cup rivalry hockey game between the Holy Trinity Falcons and St. Joseph’s Panthers is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, in Cornwall.
HT is coming off a league season that saw the team finish fourth, on a 4-3-1 record, qualifying for the SDGAA playoffs, where the Falcons dropped their semifinal 3-0 to the Panthers.
Meanwhile, St. Joseph’s (7-1-0) won the SD&G championship, qualifying for EOSSAA. At the March 10 tournament in Arnprior, the Panthers skated to a tie and a loss in round-robin play, failing to reach the championship game.
More details on the Bishop Cup can be found on the Facebook event page here. The game is held in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (Cornwall). Admission is $2.
Their EOSHL semifinal series comes down to a third and deciding game Saturday afternoon, when the senior ‘A’ Cornwall Prowlers will face off against the Deseronto Bulldogs. Game time at the Civic Complex is set for 3 p.m.
After the Prowlers were surprised with a 6-5 loss in game one, Cornwall rallied on home ice last Sunday, pasting the Bulldogs 10-3.
Storm Adams (named second star of the game) paced the offence with a hat-trick contribution, while first-star selection Tristan Perreault-Gagnon notched four assists.
Marc Andre Labelle had five points, including a goal, and Gabriel Veilleux checked in with three points (3 goals, 1 assist). Other contributors included Kenny Neil (1 G, 2 A), Charles Landry (1 G, 1 A), James Kirkwood (1 G), Jeff Clarke (2 A), JP Carey (2 A), and Brandon Watt (2 A).
Goaltender Frederic Roy made 30 saves in the hemp hut.
The winner of Saturday afternoon’s contest will face the league-leading West Carleton Rivermen in the championship series.
It’s a must-win situation for the Cornwall Prowlers in their EOSHL semifinal series, as the squad looks to draw even with the Deseronto Bulldogs at the civic complex tonight.
The Sunday evening game is set for a 6:30 p.m. start.
Saturday saw the Prowlers overcome a five-goal deficit in Deseronto, only to fall in overtime, in a 6-5 game one decision.
The host Bulldogs built a 5-0 lead through the 19:12 mark of the second period. Cornwall got on the board in the waning seconds of the frame, when Devon Burns scored, assisted by Alan Legue and Nick Dixon.
In the third, Jeff Clarke, Brian Landry, Tristan Perreault-Gagnon, and Burns again found the back of the Deseronto net. Picking up the helpers were James Kirkwood (3), Kenny Neil (2), Marc Andre Labelle, Perreault-Gagnon, and Matt Romain.
Frederic Roy took the loss in net, despite making 40 saves.
Each team scored one on the powerplay, as Cornwall went one-for-eight, while Deseronto was one-for-nine.
Should the favoured Prowlers (14-2-2-0) beat the Bulldogs (5-12-0-1) tonight, there will be a deciding game three in Cornwall. Date, time, and rink to be announced.
The winner of this semifinal series will face off with the West Carleton Rivermen in the inaugural senior ‘A’ championship finals.