Hawks hockey camp begins
DIANE HUNTER Diane.Hunter@eap.on.ca
with some new players for the Hawks. Coach Rick Dorval is optimistic the year will be a good one. “We have five returning players from last year,” said Dorval. “And we did a great job recruiting and scouting. We’re going to be very strong on the back end and on nets for guys who establish themselves.” There were 35 hopefuls at the arena Sa-
turday, all vying for a spot on the team. The Hawks will be keeping 23 players going into the CCHL Showcase weekend, which opens September 4 in Kanata. The official season home opener for the Hawks will be Friday,
Some players, aged 16 to 20, will attend Vankleek Hill Collegial Institute, Le Sommet, and École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury, while others will attend college either in person, or on-line. “We
The Hawkesbury Hawks hockey camp star- ted Saturday, August 15, with players and coaches all geared up for a new season. The Robert Hartley Sports Complex was all abuzz with a few seasoned veterans along
September 11 at 7:30 p.m., against the Cum- berland Grads. Returning players include Damien Cha- rest, Brandon Baril- laro, Alex Anderson, Jonathan Tecce, and Jonathan Cyr. “Johnny Cyr was leading sco- rer after Christmas last year,” Dorval explai- ned. “We are excited to have John Tecce and Damien Charest back. We are looking to Brendan Barillaro to take on more res- ponsibility this year. Alex Anderson is 20,
really push the school portion,” said Dorval. “They are all looking for that elusive Ame- rican scholarship. We make sure whichever route they take, they have their education taken care of.” This year, visitors can see the team in progress at the Blue vs White game on Friday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m., at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex, and will host their rivals, the Cornwall Colts, on August 28 with a 7:30 p.m. start.
Head Coach Rick Dorval
so we expect him to be a big part of the team, bring some leadership, and show the younger guys how it’s done.” The Hawks added Forwards ShaneWool- sey, Chandler Watson and Adriano Leone, as well as Defense Etienne Vivash, all who played Jr. «A» last season. Although some of the players are local, quite a few come from out of town. Host families take on the responsibility of caring for these young men during hockey season. “We are very grateful for their help,” said Dorval. “We can’t run a quality hockey team without the support of the community.”
Dorval said there are a handful of players each year that go onto professional hoc- key. Some Hawks alumni include Martin St-Louis and Benoit Pouliot, with the New York Rangers, and Bob Hartley, coach for the Calgary Flames. Other Hawks alumni have gone on to play in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division 1 and 3, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), Europe, and Pro. More information on the Hawks can be found at www.hawkesburyhawks.com.
Damien Charest, Brandon Barillaro, Jonathan Tecce, and Jonathan Cyr are all dressed up and ready for another season.
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Les Hawks de Hawkesbury et les Colts de Cornwall pourront tester leurs limites à maintes reprises avant le début de la campagne 2015-2016, puisque les deux équipes s’affronteront à quatre reprises, entre le 25 et 30 août. Deux de ses rencontres auront lieu au Complexe sportif Robert Hartley, soit celles du 25 et 28 août. Avant ces parties, les Hawks joueront également un match intra-équipe le 21 août, une occasion pour les partisans de voir l’équipe entière en action avant le début des hostilités. Rappelons que les Hawks joueront leurs quatre premiersmatchs de la saison régulière à l’étranger face à Kanata, Pembroke et Nepean. Le premier match à Hawkesbury aura lieu le 11 septembre, et les Grads de Cumberland, l’ancienne équipe de l’entraîneur-chef U18 des Hawks Dave Léger, seront en ville. (SL)
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