Cornwall Ontario — There will be some local flavour playing in the Eastern Canadian Jr. A All Star Challenge in Cornwall later this month.
Three Cornwall Colts forwards Grant Cooper, Nick Lalonde and Tanner Spink as well as one defenceman Ross Craig have been named to the CCHL Robinson Division Team coached by Colts bench boss Ian MacInnis.
The team is also made of six players from the top ranked Carleton Place Canadians, four Kemptville 73’s, four Smiths Falls Bears and one each from the Brockville Braves and Hawkesbury Hawks.
“These players earned their spots in this tournament by what they bring to the rink every night,” said MacInnis. “It’s a good event for scouts and recruiters.”
Smiths Falls coach Mark Grady and Hawkesbury’s Rick Dorval have been named assistant coaches on the Robinson Division team.
A total of nine teams will participate in the three day event with two teams from the CCHL, four from the OJHL (Ontario), one from the NOJHL (Northern Ontario), one from the LHJQ (Quebec) and one team from MHL (Maritimes).
The tournament is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 16th with the first game at 6pm at the Benson Centre. The championship game is Wednesday evening at 7:30pm.
The games will be played with a unique format of 2-20 minute periods. This format will raise the intensity of the games and enhance the scouting schedules.
Daily passes/tickets will be available at the door.