The Road To Professional Hockey: Michael Buonincontri

On the eve of his first professional season, Michael Buonincontri has seen quite a bit of the North American junior hockey landscape. Born into the legendary hockey city of Montreal, Quebec, it was a no brainer that Buonincontri’s parents put him in skates at three years old. Like any other Canadian kid, the game of…

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

EDIT: Now they’re trying to back track. Come on guys, own up to it. P.S. I’m not “news” but thanks for the compliment. You’ve got to be joking. I’m trying really hard to like this team but every decision they make keeps turning me right off. We could talk about the coach, we could talk…

Editorial: Cornwall River Kings 2015 LNAH Draft

Here’s a short editorial style post on Cornwall’s contribution to the 2015 LNAH draft. Or excuse me, LACK of contribution. I don’t get it. I don’t claim to know all the ins and outs of drafting players to a hockey team. I do know that drafting junior triple A players to a league that’s built…

One on One with former Cornwall Royal, Jeff Reid

Originally published in the June 2014 issue of Sports Energy  When it comes to the Cornwall Royals, fans always bring up the glory days of winning back to back Memorial Cups in the early 80’s. While that was a significant event in the team’s history, Cornwall had always iced a strong team until the early…

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR: Dundee’s case to remain relevant

Let’s be honest. Unless you’re a Dundee fan, the Stars are never really prominent on your EIHL radar. Aside from what was a shocking turn around in the 2013-2014 campaign (finishing 3rd in the league and were Gardiner Conference champions), the Stars can usually be found chipping away at the bottom of the field. Is…

The Price of your Entertainment is Their Bodies

Two heart wrenching tales from players, one still active and another retired, show the stark contrast of what is taking place on the other side of hockey; the dark side. The first was a story that pulled at your heart strings and something that the average public could relate to; the untimely death of a…

Captain Heart: Steve Simoes

As another LNAH season wraps up for the Cornwall River Kings, everyone can take a step back from all the dramatics that unfolded this year and take a breath of relaxation. The ups and downs of the craziness took its toll on the mighty Lion King that blazes the crest on the white, red and…

FOUR LAST ROUND GEMS OF THE 90’S

An awful lot of people and new fans of the game put a lot of emphasis on first round draft picks. Rightfully so, they’ve worked hard and earned the right to be there. Some may become busts (Patrick Stefan anyone?) and some may excel to the best of their ability in the National Hockey League….

Why the Cornwall Comets will not be forgotten

When it comes to hockey, the city of Cornwall has been blessed with many competitive and championship winning teams. From the 70s and 80s Memorial Cup wins of the Cornwall Royals, to the Robert W Clarke trophy (Western conference champions) winning squads of the Cornwall Aces in the 90s. Rounding out the decade with a…