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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.

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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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Midget ‘AA’ Typhoons season concludes with playoff exit

The Cornwall Typhoons midget ‘AA’ girls hockey team, which skates in the Ottawa District Women’s Hockey Association, recently concluded its four-game playoff run, on a 1-1 tie with the Nepean Wildcats.

Karyanne Lalonde notched Cornwall’s only goal, scored in the third period, as the Typhoons rallied to draw even with the Wildcats. Anna Henderson and Sierra Woodside had the assists.

Their earlier round-robin playoff results, from February, included a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Lady 67s, a 3-0 loss to the Gloucester Cumberland Lady Grads, and a 4-2 defeat by the Ottawa Senators.

Kennedy Kirkby led the Typhoons in playoff scoring, with 3 goals and 2 assists. Henderson had 4 points, for second place, followed by Anabelle Ferland, with 2. Lalonde, Elizabeth Beiersdorfer, Gracie Leroux, Woodside, and Elly Gamble all finished with 1 point each.

Goaltender Olivia Salmon played three of the playoff contests, recording a 2.67 goals-against average, while Vanessa Campeau backstopped one game (3.00 GAA).

During the 20-game regular season, Cornwall finished in the middle of the pack of the five-team league, with 8 wins, 7 losses, and 5 ties.

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The 2019-20 Cornwall Typhoons midget ‘AA’ girls hockey team. (Typhoons photo)
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Panthers, Warriors skate at EOSSAA girls hockey

Today in Napanee, girls hockey teams from St. Joseph’s CSS and Tagwi SS are skating at the 2020 EOSSAA tournament.

The two squads battled last week in the SD&G championship game, played March 4 in Long Sault, where the Panthers prevailed 7-2. As champion, St. Joseph’s earned an automatic entry for EOSSAA, while Tagwi qualified as a wildcard.

Both semifinals were shut-out wins, as St. Joseph’s blanked Char-Lan 6-0, while Tagwi topped Holy Trinity 2-0.

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SJ Panthers boys triumph at SD&G hockey championships

The boys hockey team from St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School, as the 2020 SDGAA champion, is skating today in Arnprior at EOSSAA.

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The Panthers won the SD&G high school league playoff title last week in Long Sault, beating the Char-Lan Crusaders 3-1 in the final.

St. Joe’s and Char-Lan entered the March 3 tournament tied in regular-season record and points, but the Panthers got the top seed on a tie-breaking formula.

Following a scoreless first period in the championship game, the Panthers opened the scoring in the second stanza, when, with 5:26 left in the frame, Kale Lauzon found the back of the net, set up by Joshua Esfold and Ben Houle.

Char-Lan drew even in the third period, with 4:49 left on the clock, as Danny Flaro scored, assisted by Curtis St. Onge.

The Crusaders managed to survive a penalty, only to have St. Joseph’s score moments later, taking the lead for good. Adam Winter was the marksmen, taking the feed from Nolan Shane. The Panthers iced it in the dying seconds with an insurance tally from Shane.

Char-Lan advanced to the championship contest following a 6-2 semifinal win over Tagwi. Donovan Francis and St. Onge each scored twice for the winning side. The other Crusaders tallies came from Thomas Pasco and Seamus O’Connell. Assists went to Flaro (2), O’Connell, Francis, and Pasco. Warriors scoring were Nathan Gallinger and Matt Doyon, with assists from Liam Ault and Ben McAlear.

In the other semi, St. Joseph’s dispatched Catholic rival Holy Trinity 3-0.

The Panthers are seeded fourth at the six-team, one-day EOSSAA tournament.

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Rivermen force game 5 in EOSHL finals with win over Prowlers

The Cornwall Prowlers entered Saturday evening’s EOSHL championship series’ fourth match riding a two-game winning streak and looking to clinch the trophy, but the West Carleton Rivermen had other ideas, skating to a 6-2 win over the host side to force a deciding game five this week.

The top-ranked Rivermen appeared hungrier in the February 29 contest, playing desperation hockey as West Carleton needed the win to stay alive.

After Cornwall’s Kenny Neil opened the scoring, assisted by Storm Adams, at the 9:56 mark of the first period, the Rivermen went on a run, scoring the next four goals, including two on near breakaways.

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Jeff Clarke, of the Cornwall Prowlers, strives to contain West Carleton’s Ryan Lough, who breaks away to score for the Rivermen. (Sean Bray photo)

James Kirkwood gave the Prowlers some life late in the second, set up by Gabriel Veilleux and Tristan Perrealt-Gagnon. However, West Carleton added two more in the third period to salt away the win and draw even in the series, at two games apiece.

The Prowlers had 41 shots on goal.

For more on the earlier games in the series, please see this post and this one.

Game five for the cup is scheduled for Friday, March 6 starting at 8 p.m. and will be played at the Cavanagh Sensplex. The Prowlers are looking at a fan bus. Contact the team through their Facebook page for more information.

To view the photo gallery at full size, or to purchase photos as downloadable files or prints, please follow this link.

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High school hockey playoffs slated for Tuesday, Wednesday

The Long Sault arena is set to host SDGAA high school girls and boys hockey playoff tournaments this week.

On Tuesday, March 3, the girls will take to the ice, starting at 8 a.m. St. Joseph’s, the top seed, will play Char-Lan in the first semifinal. That will be followed, at 9:30 a.m., by the second semi, featuring Tagwi and Holy Trinity. The championship game is booked for noon.

The SD&G champ qualifies for EOSSAA, which is booked for March 10 in Napanee.

Final regular-season standings (girls teams)

PlaceTeamGPWLTPts%
1St. Joseph’s87101487.5
2Tagwi96211372.2
3Holy Trinity8431956.3
4Char-Lan10271525.0
5Glengarry1001000

For a wrap on the regular season, please see this earlier post.

Boys playoffs

On Wednesday, the top four boys teams from the regular season will battle in SD&G playoffs. Catholic rivals St. Joseph’s and Holy Trinity get the opening semifinal at 8 a.m., while Char-Lan and Tagwi will play in the second semi at 9:30 a.m.

The boys championship game is scheduled for a noon start. The winner earns a trip to EOSSAA, booked for March 10 in Renfrew.

Final regular-season standings (boys teams)

PlaceTeamGPWLTPts%
1St. Joseph’s108111785
2Char-Lan108111785
3Tagwi9360633
4Holy Trinity9270422
5Seaway10280420

The Panthers won the tiebreaker over the Crusaders, based on league playing regulations head-to-head rule. The Falcons won the tiebreaker over the Spartans, based on the point percentage of earned points / total possible points.

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Can the senior ‘A’ Prowlers capture the cup on home ice tonight?

The Eastern Ontario Senior Hockey League championship cup could be presented tonight, if the Cornwall Prowlers can prevail on home ice over the West Carleton Rivermen.

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Friday evening on the road, Storm Adams scored the game-winner, with just two seconds remaining in the game, to give the Prowlers the series lead, as Cornwall skated to a 7-6 comeback victory.

Entering the third period, the Prowlers held a 4-3 edge, until the Rivermen drew even 3:29 in. Jacob Dawson restored the lead two minutes later, but West Carleton wasn’t done, potting a pair to move in front, 6-5.

At the 15:05 mark Brian Landry found the target to get the Prowlers back on even terms, before Adams scored the late game-winner.

Cornwall’s offence began the contest clicking on all cylinders, as the Prowlers opened up a 4-0 lead, on two goals each from Marc Andre Labelle and Adams.

West Carleton got two back in the latter stages of the period and added another in the second stanza.

Cornwall goaltender Frederic Roy made 41 saves, while the Prowlers had 31 shots on Rivermen netminder Dave Stathos.

Despite Cornwall having five power-play opportunities and three for West Carleton, neither side scored with the man advantage.

Prowlers earning assists were JP Carey (2), Tristan Perreault-Gagnon (2), Jesse Fontaine (2), Labelle, Brandon Watt, Dylan Stacey, and Devon Burns.

The series, a best-of-five affair, sees Cornwall with a two-games-to one edge heading home to the multi-sport complex (rink 1) for a February 29 contest, at 7:30 p.m.

For a reminder on how we got to this point, please see this story about games last weekend.

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Prowlers draw even in senior ‘A’ championship series

With a hard-fought 4-3 victory on home ice, the Cornwall Prowlers have drawn even in the 2020 EOSHL championship series with the West Carleton Rivermen.

Despite a short bench as some players were missing due to illness, work obligations, or injuries, the Prowlers battled tough, backstopped by a 43-save effort from goaltender Frederic Roy.

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Cornwall Prowlers celebrate their game-two victory. (Prowlers photo)

Roy was named first star for his effort in the hemp hut. Marc Andre Labelle, with a three-point night (1 goal, 2 assists) was the game’s second star.

West Carleton opened the scoring in the first period. In the second, James Kirkwood scored for Cornwall, to draw the Prowlers even. Assisting were Labelle and Devon Burns.

The Rivermen responded 10 minutes later, before Cornwall went on to score three in a row, still in the second stanza. Marksmen were Brandon Watt, JP Carey, and Labelle, with assists to Brian Landry (2), Eddie Slade, and Labelle.

West Carleton got one back in the third period, but that was as close as they would get.

Cornwall lost the opening game of the championship series on the road, 3-1. See this post for more background.

The third game is set for February 28 at the Cavanagh Sensplex, with game four back at the Cornwall multi-sport complex the next night, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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HT Falcons sweep high school boys titles

The top-seeded high school boys basketball teams from SDGAA regular-season action lived up to their record in the playoffs, as the junior and senior squads from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School captured their respective championships.

In both cases, the St. Lawrence Saints were runners-up, with the senior final going into the books as a 58-46 decision, while the junior Falcons prevailed 38-33.

Semifinal final play at the February 18 tournament which Holy Trinity hosted saw the Falcons dispatch the Glengarry Gaels, in both junior and senior action, while the respective squads from St. Lawrence dispatched teams from Heritage.

Holy Trinity and St. Lawrence were one-two in league standings this season, senior and junior. The senior Falcons remained unbeaten and are now 12-0 in SD&G action, including the regular season and playoffs.

EOSSAA

Cornwall’s St. Lawrence High School is hosting the junior boys ‘A’ EOSSAA tournament on February 25, and both the Saints and Falcons will be there, with the latter the top seed.

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Senior boys ‘A basketball EOSSAA is booked for Perth on February 25 and 26. Holy Trinity is expected to be a top-three seed.

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Prowlers drop EOSHL finals opener, look to rebound on home ice Saturday

The Cornwall Prowlers lost the opening game of the best-of-five senior ‘A’ hockey championship finals on the road Friday night, falling 3-1 to the West Carleton Rivermen.

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EOSHL cup

Jesse Fontaine’s first-period goal was all the offence that the Prowlers could muster, as the Rivermen drew even on a second-stanza marker, going on to add two more in the third frame for the victory.

Assisting on Fontaine’s tally were Devon Burns and Brian Landry.

Frederic Roy, despite making 38 saves, took the loss in net, while West Carleton goaltender Save Stathos made 30 stops for the win.

Game two of the series is set for tonight, February 22, on rink one of Cornwall’s multi-sport complex, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Prowlers will be looking to draw even and set the stage for a pivotal third contest next weekend on the road.

For further details on the championship series and background on how the teams got here, please see this previous post.

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