Nationals end losing skid

In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2016 photo provided by the Cornwall Nationals, local fan Alex Tourangeau celebrates a ceremonial puck drop with the team prior to thte game. Tourangeau recently won his battle with childhood cancer. (Cornwall Nationals via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – The Cornwall Nationals ended a three game losing skid with a 5-4 overtime win this afternoon (Sunday) over the Port Huron Prowlers.

Yan Dumontier’s goal nearly one minute into overtime sealed the win for Cornwall before 517 fans.

Also scoring for the Nationals were Maxime Guyon with a pair and singles from Joel Trottier and JC Houde.

The afternoon game was also a Teddy Bear Toss, where the ice was littered with bears following Guyon’s first goal of the afternoon. The bears will be donated to Sparky’s Toy Drive.

The team also honoured local fan Alex Tourangeau, who dropped the puck in a ceremonial faceoff.

The Nationals play next on the road in Berlin against the River Drivers.

Cornwall is third in the standings (of the seven team FHL) with a record of 5-6-2-0 and 19 points. They are behind Danbury with 21 points and Danville with 33.