Cornwall Ontario – The Cornwall Nationals of the Federal Hockey League are coming through on a promise to stack their roster with local talent.
General Manager Mitch Gagne has come to terms with three more players with local ties – Joel Trottier, Tristen Elie and Jacob Dawson. Trottier is a 39-year-old forward from Alexandria who was drafted by the Boston Bruins in 1997.
After graduating from the OHL, Trottier had pro stops in the AHL, ECHL, WCHL and LNAH. He also played one season in the Netherlands.
Elie is a 20-year-old forward from Alexandria who will be a perfect fit for the FHL.
He split the 2015-16 season with the Cornwall Colts and the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL. In 41 games with the Olympiques, Elie had seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points.
Dawson is a 24-year-old defenceman who played AAA in Quebec with the La Tuque Loups.
The Nationals previously announced that forwards Jeff Legue, Lou Dickenson and defencemen Jason Lepine and Kris McCarthy have also come to terms with the FHL team.
Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the Dangles and Dekes office, located at 812 Pitt Street, Unit 12. Prices are $290 for adults, $230 for seniors (60+) and students (13 to 18) and $115 for children 12 and under.
The Nationals will play 26 home games and will have their home opener on Sunday, October 30th at 1 p.m.