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Prowlers announce community skate, party to celebrate EOSHL championship

Fans of the Cornwall Prowlers should set aside March 21 in their calendars, as the team has announced a community skate, followed by a celebratory party, for that date, in recognition of the team capturing the inaugural Eastern Ontario Super Hockey League championship.

March 17 UPDATE: celebratory events postponed.

With the EOSHL finals tied at a game apiece following the first weekend of competition, the title was decided in game three, played in Ottawa, where the Prowlers prevailed 7-5.

Celebrating the 2020 EOSHL championship. (Cornwall Prowlers photo)

The March 6 contest saw Cornwall open with a 4-0 lead, which held at the end of the first period. Marc Andre Labelle, Tristan Perreault-Gagnon, Jeff Clarke, and Kenny Neil were the marksmen, with assists from Gabriel Veilleux, Devon Burns, Dylan Stacey, Labelle, Charles Landry, and Storm Adams.

West Carleton got two back in the second stanza, before Perreault-Gagnon scored again, set up by Veilleux and Jesse Fontaine. The Rivermen added another in the frame, making it a 5-3 game.

The hosts drew even in the third period.

Neil notched what would end up being the game-winner at the 3:38 mark, assisted by James Kirkwood and Adams. Labelle iced the victory with an unassisted shorthanded marker inside the final minute of play.

Here’s a video of the final few minutes of the game.

Goaltender Frederic Roy, with 36 saves, backstopped the victory and was named playoff MVP.

“It was a big team win, very happy that we came together as a team to bounce back from our last game and win the championship.”

Jesse Fontaine

Following two years out of hockey, 27-year-old defenceman Jacob Dawson was lured back to playing, joining the Prowlers for their inaugural EOSHL campaign. He previously skated with the Cornwall Nationals of the FHL, in the 2016-17 season, and before that at the junior ‘A’ level in La Tuque, Quebec, following two seasons with the junior ‘B’ Char-Lan Rebels.

On the Prowlers’ triumph, Dawson admits to feeling pretty good, adding that he is “glad my family was able to make it up to watch the game.”

The championship series saw each of the three road games won by the road team. Top-seeded West Carleton hosted games one and three, which the Prowlers won, 7-6 and 7-5. The Rivermen prevailed in Cornwall, 6-2. Photos from that game can be viewed here.

Championship Celebrations

On Saturday, March 21, the team invites its fans to join players on the ice for a skate at Cornwall’s multi-sport complex, located at 800 Seventh Street West. The skate with players will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Afterwards, beginning at 8 p.m., the Prowlers will have a celebratory party at Kelsey’s, 960 Brookdale Avenue.

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Prowlers dispatch Bulldogs, advance to EOSHL championship series

The Cornwall Prowlers of the EOSHL rallied from a game down, winning two straight over the Deseronto Bulldogs, capped off by a 10-7 triumph in the deciding tilt last weekend, to secure a berth in the senior ‘A’ hockey championship finals.

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Jacob Dawson, left and Brandon Gilmour. (submitted photo)

The February 15 contest saw the Prowlers build a 6-0 lead by the 5-minute mark of the second period, en route to the victory on home ice.

Marc Andre Labelle led the Cornwall offence, with a goal and 4 assists. Dylan Stacey potted a pair and added two helpers, and Gabriel Veilleux scored one and chalked up a pair of assists.

Storm Adams banged home two goals, as did Jeff Clarke.

Other point-getters were Devon Burns (1 goal, 1 assist), JP Carey (2 A), Tristan Perreault-Gagnon (2 A), James Kirkwood (1 A), Charles Landry (1 A), and Jesse Fontaine (1 A).

South Glengarrian Jacob Dawson also chalked up a helper in the contest. Following the match, he reconnected with Brandon Gilmour, who plays for the Bulldogs. It was Gilmour who convince Dawson to return to competitive hockey this year.

Cornwall lost game one of the semifinal series 6-5 on the road, rallying on home ice to tie the battle with a 10-3 thrashing of Deseronto in the second match.

The West Carleton Rivermen, the league’s top team from the regular season, prevailed in the other semis with a two-game sweep of the Maxville Millionaires, on scores of 8-7 and 13-1.

The first-ever championship series for the EOSHL is set to open tonight, February 21, at the Cavanagh Sensplex, starting at 8 p.m.

Game two of the best-of-five series is booked for Saturday night, beginning at 7:30 p.m., on rink 1 at Cornwall’s multi-sport complex.


West Carleton gets to host game three on February 28, at 8 p.m., with the fourth contest, if required, booked for the next night in Cornwall, at 7:30 p.m., at the multi-sport complex. Should a fifth contest be needed, it’s set to be played March 6 at the Cavanagh.

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Prowlers win, maintain hold on EOSHL standings leads

The Cornwall senior ‘A’ Prowlers hockey team skated to a 9-7 victory over Deseronto yesterday, strengthening the team’s hold on first place in the Eastern Ontario Senior Hockey League standings, with a record of 4 wins and 1 overtime loss, for 9 points.


Jeff Clarke paced the offensive attack with a five-point effort (3 goals, 2 assists), while Bobby Dow and Marc Andre Labelle each contributed four assists. Other point-getters were Devon Burns (1 G, 1 A), JP Carey (1 G, 1 A), Dylan Stacey (1 G, 1 A), Gabriel Veilleux (1 G, 1 A), Adam Wensink (2 A), Eddie Slade (1 G), and Jacob Dawson (1 A).

Nicholas Dilabio backstopped the victory, making 31 saves in the hemp hut.

The Prowlers hold a two-point edge for the standings lead over West Carleton, which has a game in hand.

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Senior ‘A’ Prowlers set roster for new hockey season

With the new season just days away, the Cornwall Prowlers have announced their roster as it currently stands, for the inaugural campaign of the Eastern Ontario Senior ‘A’ Hockey League, and there are plenty of familiar names.

Forwards signed are Storm Adams, Marc Andre Labelle, Jeff Clarke, Gabriel Veilleux, Mitchell Gibson, Brandon Gilmour, Brian Landry, Adam Wensink, Nick Dixon, Devon Burns, Justin Rutley, Chris Rutley, Alan Legue, and Bobby Cormier.

On defence are Ryan Sullivan, Kieran Devine, Eddie Slade, Jesse Fontaine, James Kirkwood, Kris McCarthy, Jacob Dawson, Frederic Lojen, Russ Decourcie, Justin Lefebvre, and Patrick Gilmour.

Goaltenders are Frederick Roy, Nicholas Dilabio, and Justin Lalonde.

Blueliner Fontaine hails from Martintown and is probably best known locally for his time as a D-man with Char-Lan’s junior ‘B’ Rebels. He also spent time at the junior ‘A’ level with the Cornwall Colts and la Tuque (Quebec) Loups, before playing for St. Lawrence College and then last season with the Prowlers in the LHSAO. Currently working as a bookkeeper, he is looking forward to continuing to play high-calibre hockey again this year.

Another Martintowner, Dawson, is being drawn back to the ice game. The 27-year-old last played competitively during the 2016-17 season for the FHL Cornwall Nationals, but he says he has stayed active since then in various men’s tournaments while working in the construction industry. In recent months, leading up to the new hockey season, he worked out with prospective players to get himself back up to game readiness.

Up front, Wensink, of Maxville, should be a force to be reckoned with, as should be Decourcie, who is the son of former NHL tough guy Gino Odjick. Decourcie can play defence and forward. Rutley, at 6 ft. 5 in., 240 lb., brings some size and skill to the group of forwards as well.

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