At long last, there is finally another banner being raised to the rafters at the Ed Lumley Arena. The Central Canada Hockey League 2012/2013 champions, the Cornwall Colts, will see their hard work paid off on Thursday, September 5th.The banner raising ceremony will mark the beginning of Cornwall’s 2013/2014 season as they take on the Hawkesbury Hawks.
Looking to start the long road to a repeat performance, the Colts are hoping to be in fine form. It should not be too tough of a road as they have made the finals 3 seasons in a row. The Colts toppled off the Nepean Raiders on their way to victory last season to capture the franchise’s 5th Bogart Cup. That championship win allowed them a shot at the Fred Page Cup tournament, the best of the best of Eastern Canada. Although the Colts came up empty handed, they are graciously waiting their next chance at it as they host the Fred Page Cup in 2015.
Head coach and owner Ian MacInnis will not only have his hands full with his Junior A squad this season but as coach of Team Canada East. Team Canada East is slated to play in the World Junior A. Challenge taking place in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in November. The annual tournament showcases the best of the best of Junior A hockey which is alive and well in the country. Former Colts alumni have played and produced medals in the tournament.
The Cornwall Colts season opener and banner raising ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 5th at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Puck drop is at 7:30p.m.