History and Background
The Cornwall Colts are celebrating our 25th season in Cornwall!
The Cornwall Colts (formerly the Massena Americans / Turbines) came to our city in the 1992-93 season and in their inaugural year went to the second round of the playoffs. The team was owned by Don Derry.
The club changed ownership in the 1994-95 season and finished as the CJHL Champions and went on to the Fred Page Cup in Joliette, QC. Al and Brenda Wagar owned the team at this time.
The 1995-96 season was just as successful, as the team again won the CJHL Championship and went on to the Fred Page Cup in Dartmouth, NS. The next three seasons the Colts were always in the mix when playoffs came around. The 1999-2000 season saw the team win another CJHL Championship and go on to win the Fred Page Cup, advancing to the Royal Bank Cup in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The 2000-01 season brought another CJHL Championship and a trip to the Fred Page Cup in Coaticook, QC. The Colts made the playoffs each of the next five seasons and also hosted the Fred Page Cup in the 2002-03 season, which was a great success.
The 2006-07 season became a rebuilding year under a new ownership group and new scouting staff. The team also hosted the Royal Bank Cup in May 2008. The team is now owned by Ian MacInnis. The 2011-2012 team under head coach Ian MacInnis was one of the best in recent history. The team was in the top ten of all Jr. A clubs in the country for the entire season and reached game 7 of the finals and achieved many objectives and set numerous records.
The Colts won their 5th CCHL Championship in 2012-13 advancing to the Fred Page Cup in Truro, Nova Scotia.
Cornwall once again hosted the Fred Page Cup in the spring of 2015 and was the host City/team for the 2015 Eastern Canadian Jr. A All-Star Challenge (a 9 team tournament with all-star teams from across Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes).
Over the span of 24 seasons, the Cornwall Colts have sent over 100 players on to play with NCAA Division I to Division III colleges and universities and to higher leagues, including the NHL.
Our success is the community’s success both on and off the ice.