by Ashley March
An investors group comprised of David Small, Gokan Karakus and Cory Linthorne are your new River Kings owners. It was a hard fought battle to come up with a plan in less than 24 hours but these 3 gentleman pulled it off and wowed Michel Godin, the Commissioner of the LNAH. “A marathon of negotiations and negotiations took place over the past 24 hours to complete this happy ending. Mr David Small, Gokan Karakus and Cory Linthorne (the new owners of River Kings) are welcome in the great family of the LNAH. Your efforts over the past few days will allow the City of Cornwall to continue this adventure in the LNAH. I hope that the entire region is behind you to show support.” The new owners are also proud to bring back aboard a man who needs no introduction in Cornwall. Al Wagar will be back with the River Kings as the team’s General Manager. Also, captain Steve Simoes will be taking on the role of player/coach. Adding to even more of the good news is the return of the logo from last year’s inaugural season. The River Kings came under fire when part way through this summer the decision was made to change the logo entirely. Ultimately this decision was scrapped with the new owners taking over. More positive and exciting announcements within the River Kings front office (complete with some familiar faces) will be coming out in the next few days. The pressure isn’t over yet however. Cornwall now turns its attention over to their second LNAH training camp with only weeks to go before the start of the season. Get out your horns Cornwall! GO KINGS GO!
Another beautiful summer in Cornwall, Ontario is coming to a close. Ending with it is Freedom TaekwonDo’ s fifth successful Taekwon Do Leadership Camp. This year the camp hosted children between the ages of 4 and 13 with a wide variety of personalities, talents and hobbies. The campers were kept busy every morning with two full hours of Taekwon-Do Training and self defense lessons followed by an afternoon of constant alternating activities. There were field trips to the swimming pool, a trip to the St. Andrews water slide (a special thanks to the fire fighters and volunteers for that great success), and to the staff at Cornwall’s OPG for an educational adventure. The afternoons spent at the camp were put to good use by the campers and staff creating their own obstacle courses. There were also arts and crafts, Lego building activities and other sports available for afternoon fun.
After a summer full of activities and never ending entertainment, Ms. Villeneuve is looking forward to next summer, though has found other activities to keep her busy for the winter such as her regular classes and adding a much requested monthly self defense class for women to her schools regime. For more information on programs available call Freedom Taekwon-Do at 613936-2443. Shown in photo are some of the Summer Camp children under the tie dye t-shirts done one afternoon during camp. Photo by Heather. Article written by April Lea Chaffee, 1st Degree Black belt, St. Lawrence College Journalism Student
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On a special night in front of a hometown crowd of 829, the Cornwall Colts put all the drama between them and the LNAH’s Cornwall River Kings in the back of their minds and played an exciting game of hockey to open the 2013/2014 season. Commissioner Kevin Abrams started off the pre game speeches congratulating the Colts on their hard fought win of the Bogart Cup last spring. The championship banner was raised to the rafters of the Ed Lumley Arena in honour of their efforts. From there, it was time to usher in the home opener. The first brought a solid period of hockey with both teams playing evenly. Cornwall’s Grant Cooper had two brilliant scoring chances early on but was stopped by the glove of Hawkesbury’s Guillaum Therien. Although the teams seemed to match one another, the Hawks were pulling away with better opportunities both offensively and defensively. Hawkesbury’s Trent Durocher used his size to his advantage to keep the Colts away from the net. Nicholas Vlahos capitalized on the opportunity and put one past Cornwall netminder James Edwardson. The Hawks went into the third with not only the lead but a commanding presence on the ice. At the same time they also went into the third with a 4 minute major. The Colts sensing the need to rally did just that as Jay D’Amour got on the powerplay and tapped in a rebound from a Matthew Cruickshank shot. Marley Quince added another powerplay goal not even a minute later. Cornwall killed off a 5 on 3 near the end of the period. Cornwall’s goaltender Edwardson played solid until the very last second. CCHL’S THREE STARS: 1. Marley Quince (COR) 2. Grant Cooper (COR) 3. Nicholas Vlahos (HWK) MARCH’S THREE STARS: 1. Marley Quince (COR) - Obviously a no-brainer. Quince’s hockey sense and presence on the ice has him at number one. His ability to read a pass and where the play is going next keeps him as one of Cornwall’s top stars. 2. Trent Durocher (HWK) - Although he didn’t contribute on the scoresheet, Durocher’s ability to keep Cornwall out of Hawkesbury’s end is something that should be commended. Of course, his 6’4 frame doesn’t hurt in the regard either. Keeping my eye on him throughout the season. 3. James Edwardson (COR) - Goaltenders often get the short end of the stick (no pun intended) but Edwardson stepped up to the plate tonight and bailed out the Colts on many occasions. Great first game between the pipes.
Ashley March Owner, www.marchhockey.com New York Islanders writer, www.eyesonisles.com OHL Columnist, www.hometownhockey.ca CCHL writer, www.intheoradio.net www.ohlwriters.com
WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE taught by Women for Women
Starting September 14th - 1pm at 200 Hoople Ave. This
will be an ongoing event in order that you can practice your new skills and once you have gained a certain level of competence, then new abil ities can be added and practiced. This will be approximately a two hour program on the second Saturday of each mon th. The first hour will be to review and practice while the second hour will be to add more methods of self defe nse.
THE CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS September 14th - October 12t h - November 9th December 14th - January 11th - February 8th
Cost:$25.00 per session, Total $15 0.00 if paying for each month or $125.00 if paying in advance for the entire 6 months.
Space is limited. Call to reserve you r place 613-936-2443
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Published on Sep 13, 2013