Puck drops on new season for Cornwall ColtsAugust 29, 2018
The puck is set to drop on the 27th season of hockey with the Cornwall Colts.
The Jr. A team is gearing up for an exciting season of action at the Cornwall Civic Complex to build on last year’s thrilling Central Canada Hockey League playoff run.
Training camp and pre-season contests are already in the books, and the Colts will hold their regular season home opener on Thursday, September 6th at 7:30 pm when their Highway 401 rivals, the Brockville Braves, visit the Civic Complex.
Home games are traditionally every Thursday night through the fall and winter months, with playoffs beginning in March. Single game tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $6 for children 12 and under.
It’s an affordable night out for residents and visitors who want to enjoy a hockey game in a major league venue with promising prospects on the ice. Since the team’s inception, more than 150 Colts players have moved on to play hockey at higher levels, from major junior and NCAA right up to the NHL and AHL. Some notable alumni include Chad Kilger, Cam Barker, Kyle Baun and Yann Danis.
“We take pride in providing affordable, quality family entertainment while showcasing the next generation of hockey talent,” said David Murphy, Director of Marketing and Promotions with the Colts.
That next generation includes a speedy sniper by the name of Joshua Barnes. The 15-year-old Cornwall native is slated to play his first full season with his hometown team, and he’s already attracted the attention of Hockey Canada. He’s also committed to skate for NCAA Division I Penn State University starting in 2020-2021.
The young Barnes will be joined by a cast of new and returning players vying to win the Colts’ sixth CCHL championship.
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Article by Kevin Lajoie
Photo by Robert Lefebvre