It’s time to play some hockey!

by Gregg Chamberlain - EAP
It’s time to play some hockey!
First home game for the new season for the Hawkesbury Hawks is a Friday night exhibition match against the Rockland Nationals at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex. The Hawks begin the official start of the 2023-2024 season schedule hosting the Nepean Raiders September 15. (Photo : archives)

Mid-September sees the start of another season of Hawks action in the Central Canada Hockey League.

The league announced the official start of the 2023-2024 season is September 14 with a match between the Brockville Braves and the Cornwall Colts in Cornwall.

The Hawks have a pre-season exhibition game September 7 against the Cornwall Colts at the Ed Lumley Arena in Cornwall. The following Friday the Hawks host the Rockland Nationals at the Robert Hartley Sports Centre.

The Hawks will start their official new season at home September 15 against the Nepean Raiders. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The next game on the Hawks’ schedule is at home again September 22, this time against the Ottawa Junior Senators.

The 63rd season of the Central Canada Hockey League is a 55-game schedule, that also includes the Annual Fall Showcase, October 8 to 10, at the Bell Sensplex in Ottawa. The Bogart Cup Championships playoffs series for the top eight teams in the league at the end of the regular schedule will run from mid-March to early May.

The House-a-Hawk billeting program is open for applications from individuals and families who want to help support Hawkesbury’s junior A team during this new season. Hawks club orfficials believe the billeting program is one of the key components to the local hockey team’s success over the years by providing “a comfortable living environment” for all of the out-of-town players selected during the league draft picks and team tryouts sessions.

The club’s House-a-Hawk application forms are on the club website at, or potential billet sponsors can contact Marc Bernique at 613-330-2271 or by email to

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