Cornwall ON – On Saturday April 10th the Ontario Hockey Academy hosted a game at the Cornwall Civic Complex against the Germany Ratingen Ice Hockey team. The young German team traveled to Canada and played hockey games in Ottawa, Montreal, and Cornwall, experiencing young elite Canadian hockey at its finest.
The Ontario Hockey Academy located here in Cornwall Ontario knows all about International Hockey and was the perfect host for this game. The school has about 120 young hockey players from 15 different countries across the world,. The student athletes get top notch hockey training and earn an Ontario Secondary School degree at the same time.
The Mayor of Cornwall, Bob Kilger, dropped the puck in the opening ceremony that included the playing of the Canadian and German national anthems. For many of the youth playing this game, their goal is to what the mayor’s son did, and that is to play professional hockey. Chad Kilger played for both the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, a dream come true for many young hockey players.
The Ontario Hockey Academy was too much for the German Ratingen Ice Hockey team, easily defeating them with a convincing 6 to 1 victory.
Photo & Story courtesy of Jason Setnyk
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