Cornwall Ontario – Alas, coach Joel Trottier has left the Cornwall Nationals. The team’s struggles this year can’t be blamed on the coach as he’s led them to a league leading 10-3 record. The team even has the fewest penalty minutes.
Rumblings are that Coach Trottier has left the team for financial issues, and has not responded to a request for an interview.
The team’s press release stated:
COACH TROTTS: The Nationals will be without head coach Joel Trottier until the New Year. Trottier is on a personal leave from the Federal Hockey League team.
Leaks emanating from the team are not optimistic with lots of rumblings and mostly finger pointing at Rodney Rivette, listed as President of the team although Mr. Rivette allegedly lives in his parent’s (Councilor Andre Rivette is his dad) home/basement and is driving the actual team owner, Will Beauvais’ truck.
Rodney has expressed his desire to replace his dad on City Council even though he’s never really held a job or been successful at any business including the Nationals to this writer’s knowledge emulating scandal plagued scammer Brock Frost who actually did get elected to council. To Mr. Frost’s credit he did own his own home, even if his dad had to bail him out too.
Mr. Beauvais did not respond to CFN for this story. He said he was in a conference call with the league.
There are also rumors that some players are refusing to go on the team’s next long road trip.
What do you think dear CFN viewers? Is it time for another Ace marketing letter from Shannon Ferguson whining about how Cornwall isn’t a hockey town again? You can post your comments below.