Four games in four days for Nats
CORNWALL ONTARIO – The Nationals have games in hand on most teams early in the Federal Hockey League season. That’s about to change in a hurry.
Cornwall, winners of three straight, is set to play four contests in the next four days.
The Nationals visit Berlin tonight to take on the River Drivers (7 p.m.) and Watertown tomorrow evening to face the Wolves (7:30 p.m.). Cornwall is back on home ice for a pair of FHL contest this weekend.
On Saturday, the Nationals welcome Berlin to the Civic Complex for a 7:30 p.m. start. And on Sunday afternoon, Ahmed Mahfouz and the Port Huron Prowlers come to town for a 1 p.m. game.
The Nationals will hold their first Sparky Toy Teddy Bear Toss on Sunday. Fans can throw their Teddy on the ice after Cornwall’s first goal.
Tickets are only $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students and $5 for children under the age of 12.
Meanwhile, general manager Mitch Gagne isn’t letting off the gas despite a three-game winning streak. The team has added a big body up front to complement Cornwall’s speedy forwards.
Gagne has signed 6-foot-4, 212 lb. winger Mitchell Porowski. The 24-year-old played the last three seasons with Carleton University, picking up 67 points in 70 games.
Porowski, an Ottawa native, played two games for Saint-Georges of the LNAH this season. He’s expected to be in the lineup on Saturday and Sunday.
Local defenceman Brock Bissonnette will also join the team this weekend. The 26-year-old previously suited up for the Cornwall River Kings in the LNAH.
IN THE CREASE: Goaltender Nicolas Delongchamps has been perfect in goal so far for Cornwall. Since joining the Nationals, Delongchamps is 3-0 with a .922 save percentage.
Whoever drew up this schedule needs to be tied to the goalie nets and have pucks shot at him.