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Bring Back the Royals remembers John Wensink

Maxville’s John Wensink skated for the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL for three season in the early 1970s, before going on to play professionally, primarily in the NHL with the Boston Bruins.

John Wensink, with the Boston Bruins, challenges the bench of the Minnesota North Stars. (screen capture)
John Wensink, with the Boston Bruins, challenges the bench of the Minnesota North Stars. (screen capture)

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Wensink, now 67, retired from pro hockey following the 1988-89 season, when he was a member of Team Netherlands.

His time in the NHL stretched over 8 years, as he suited up for 446 games. He was drafted in 1973, selected in round 7 by the St. Louis Blues, 104th overall.

In recent years, Wensink has focused on coaching, working the bench of minor hockey teams in St. Louis.

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Millionaires wrap up senior A hockey regular season

The Maxville Millionaires, of the EOSHL, concluded their inaugural senior ‘A’ hockey season last weekend with a 10-1 loss to Deseronto.

Braedan Pearl notched the lone Maxville goal, unassisted. Both goaltenders, Alain Ravary and Miguel D’Aoust, saw action, combining to face 51 shots. The Millionaires fired 44 shots on the Bulldogs hemp hut.

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From left are Connor MacLeod, Pierre-Luc Sabourin, and Adam Wensink. (Millionaires photos)

Looking back on the team’s first season, Connor MacLeod, forward #7, found the back of the net 9 times in 15 games. Assistant captain Pierre-Luc Sabourin and forward Adam Wensink tied to the Millionaires lead in points, at 18.

Playoffs begin Friday night on the road.

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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.

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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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