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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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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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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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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.

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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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Maxville Millionaires senior A hockey season comes to an end

Their inaugural foray into senior ‘A’ hockey came to an end Saturday night, when the Maxville Millionaires were thumped by the West Carleton Rivermen 13-1.

The game was a stark contrast to the semifinal series opener on the road, where the Millionaires battled the Rivermen into overtime, before bowing out 8-7.

Facing a must-win in the home rink Saturday, Maxville’s senior ‘A’ squad never really found their legs, after giving up a goal to West Carleton just 14 seconds in.

The Rivermen scored four times in the opening period, including once on a power play. In the second stanza, the visitors continued to pound home the puck, potting five more, before the Millionaires finally tallied one at the 14:46 mark, when Calvin Wojtaszak struck, set up by Braedan Pearl and Adam Wensink.

West Carleton added four more in the final frame, as they shut down the hosts and ended the EOSHL for Maxville.

Millionaires goaltenders Miguel D’Aoust and Alain Ravary faced 41 Rivermen shots, while Maxville players fired 28 shots at West Carleton netminder Erik Miksik.

Statistically, the Millionaires were in tough facing the league’s top team in the semifinal playoffs, as Maxville had just 2 wins through 18 regular-season games compared to the Rivermen’s 14 victories.

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The 2019-20 Maxville Millionaires of the EOSHL. (Millionaires photo)

With their win over Maxville, the Rivermen qualify for the EOSHL championship finals, where they will face the winner of the Cornwall versus Deseronto series.

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Senior A Millionaires humbled by Rivermen

In Friday night EOSHL action on the road in West Carleton, the Maxville Millionaires were steamrolled by the Rivermen 12-3.

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West Carleton opened a 4-0 lead in the first period, before Leo MacLean got Maxville on the board, assisted by Adam Wensink and Chris Newhook.

The Millionaires were shut out in the second stanza, while the Rivermen put up another four-spot.

In the third, with West Carleton again scoring four times, Bradley Gabbour and MacLean notched Maxville markers, with assists going to Chris Rutley, Pierre Luc Sabourin, and Newhook.

Maxime Boucher took the loss in net, facing 45 shots on goal.

The Millionaires were also scheduled to play Saturday in Deseronto, but that game was postponed due to the weather and road conditions.

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