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Cornwall leaving its mark on the Ontario Hockey League
David Murphy
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Cornwall leaving its mark on the Ontario Hockey League
The tradition of Cornwall contributing to hockey excellence continues. Andrew Brown, Athletic Therapist and head trainer for the Owen Sound Attack, brought the Robertson Cup (OHL Championship trophy) to his parents' home in South Stormont this weekend.

Cornwall - Jul. 11, 2011 - The tradition of Cornwall contributing to hockey excellence continues.

Andrew Brown brought the Robertson Cup (OHL Championship trophy) to his parents' home in South Stormont this weekend. Andrew is a former Cornwall resident who attended Sir John Johnson grade school on Mohawk Drive. As the Athletic Therapist and head trainer for the Owen Sound Attack, Brown plays a key role in ensuring the players (and sometimes the coaches) get the proper care they need when nursing injuries, big and small.

It's been almost 20 years since the Cornwall Royals packed up and left for Newmarket then eventually moved to Sarnia (they've since been rechristened the Sting). But the ties to the Ontario Hockey League continue to be strong.

Former Royals and Hockey Hall of Fame members Doug Gilmour and Dale Hawerchuk coach or manage. Others with Royals or Cornwall ties who have coached or managed in the "O" in the past few years include Jeff Reid, Mike Stapleton and Paul Fixter and they are joined by former local media types Chuck Lafleur and yours truly in calling games (Lafleur calls games for the Niagara Ice Dogs) while I'm about to enter my seventh season with the Kingston Frontenacs.

That's not counting the players from Cornwall and area who continue to make an impact on the ice at the OHL level.

Cornwall's place in the OHL is cemented, even without a team.


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