January 2018 Issue #62
Cornwall Colts’ Defenseman David Poirier Focused on Seeing the Team Improve By Victoria Klassen
t sixteen years old, David Poirier was drafted to the Nepean Raiders. He played three games with Nepean, one of which was against the Cornwall Colts. “I was originally drafted by Nepean, and decided I wanted to play for a local team because I live near Cornwall,” said Poirier, who plays defence. “So I asked for a trade to play with Cornwall, so that’s how I landed with the Colts and I’ve been here ever since.” This is the 19-year-old’s third season with the Cornwall Colts. Born in Williamstown, Poirier had been to some Colts games growing up and said he’d aspired to one day play for them. “We’ve become a pretty close team over the course of the year. We’ve all bonded together really well and we’ve started playing better together lately. So I think it’s falling into place that we are all working better together on and off the ice,” shared
Poirier. As a part-time business student at Carleton University, Poirier has been balancing school and hockey for most of his life. He said juggling the two was tricky, especially in high school. “It was tough. But it’s good to teach time management, especially when I played triple A. Being in high school, our practices would be in Rockland or Hawkesbury. I wouldn’t have much time so basically whenever I had spare time I’d spend it doing homework or studying.” Poirier has his sights set on playing college hockey in the United States. In November, he was the only Colts player selected to play in the Eastern Canada Cup. He played on the Central Canada Hockey League’s red team in the three-day showcase in front of scouts. For now, he is focused on moving up in the standings for playoffs with the Colts. “It’s been a slow start, but we’ve definitely been picking it up lately. We’ve continued to get better as a team and it’s showing.”
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Jackson Peets Hometown: Long Sault School: St. Joseph’s Grade: 9 Age: 14
Jack, a Bantam curler at the Cornwall Curling Centre, recently attended the 2017 Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling Trials on Sunday, December 3, in Ottawa. He was one of 72 curlers chosen from across the Ottawa Valley region. He won a spot based on a video he submitted about curling.
Jack’s time at the event included a tour of the TSN broadcast truck and the make-up room. He also got to interact with Olympic curlers. “My favourite moment was when I held the broom for one of the team’s practices,” smiled Jack. The team was Ontario’s Team Tippin, which Jack shadowed with three other young curlers, one of whom was his friend and local curler Duncan Mackenzie. Team Tippin is ranked one of the top 10 women’s rinks in the country by TSN.
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