Cornwall Nationals
Cornwall Nationals logo
City: Flag of OntarioCornwall, Ontario
League: Federal Hockey League
Founded: 2016
Home Arena: Ed Lumley Arena at Cornwall Civic Complex
Colors: red, black, tan
Owner(s): Rodney Rivette & Will Beauvais
General Manager: Mitch Gagne
Media: Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Franchise history
2016-2018: Cornwall Nationals
Regular Season Titles: 0
The Cornwall Nationals were a professional hockey team that was based out of the Ed Lumley Arena at the Cornwall Civic Complex in Cornwall, Ontario.  The team was announced on September 16, 2016 to commence play with the 2016-17 season.  A press conference was held on the 17th to announced the nickname and logo

The owners are Mitch Gagne and Rodney Rivette; both of which have deep ties to the community.  Gagne will also serve as the general manager  The possibility of an FHL team in Cornwall came about when the Cornwall River Kings of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey folded in August of 2016.  The area previously had an FHL team in the Akwesasne Warriors who were based in near by Akwesasne from 2010 to 2012.

Midway through their first season, team president Rodney Rivette bought out Mitch Gagne's share of the team and Gagne left his position of general manager on 18 December.[1] On December 21, the Nationals announced that it had secured another local investor, Will Beauvais, to help support the team.[2] Nationals forward, Basem Awwad, also took over general manager duties at that time. On February 28, 2017, captain Joel Trottier took over as head coach.

On February 20, 2018, Rivette announced that the team folded during the season and were unable to continue citing lack of spectators and income, despite the team sitting in second place in the league standings.[3] Their last game was played on February 17 in a 13–6 win against the North Shore Knights in front of a crowd of 358.[4]

Season-by-season recordEdit

Season GP W L OW OL PTS  % GF GA Finish Playoffs
2016-17 57 16 34 4 3 59 .345 224 213 6th Did not qualify
2017-18 46 18 25 0 3 57 .413 131 132 N/A Folded Feb. 20, 2018


  1. Cornwall Nationals: Gagne's gone. Standard-Freeholder (18 December 2016).
  2. NATIONALS HAVE NEW INVESTOR. FHL (21 December 2016).
  3. "Cornwall Nationals fold", Cornwall Seaway News, 20 February 2018. (en) 
  4. Stats - Official Site of the Federal Hockey League.