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(Posted 5:30 p.m., Jan. 31)
East end pair named to OHL East All-Star team
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Two local hockey products, one from the Gloucester Rangers minor hockey system and the other a former Cumberland Baron, will be suiting up as teammates at next week's OHL All-Star Game.

Ottawa 67s forward Corey Cowick and Belleville Bulls defenceman Shawn Lalonde were both chosen to represent the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Classic, which will take place next Wednesday in Windsor.

Cowick first heard that he was being considered for the East Conference team from 67s coach Brian Kilrea, but he didn't believe it until the all-star rosters were posted on the OHL website.

"Obviously my first emotion was pride. I've worked very hard this year and I'm very proud of what I've accomplished," said Cowick who came up through the Gloucester Rangers minor hockey organization.

It's been quite a year for the 19-year-old Beacon Hill resident. After being acquired by Ottawa 67s in trade with the Oshawa Generals at the beginning of the summer, he signed an amateur contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins and attended their prospect camp.

When he came back, Kilrea put him on the 67s top line with Logan Couture who was also named to the East Conference all-star team. Together the pair have been lighting it up. After 49 games, Cowick is ranked seventh in the league in goals scored with 29. He also has 18 assists.

Being named to the all-star team is further confirmation that he's coming into his own as an offensive force.

"Success is like a drug. The more you have it, the more you want it. These last couple of years I've learned to appreciate the success I'm having," said Cowick, who is hoping to show the legions of NHL Scouts who will be at the game that he can hold his own against the best the OHL has to offer including a number of players who have already been drafted.

But even the drafted players will be under pressure to show their organizations that they didn't make a mistake by picking them.

Lalonde was drafted 68th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in last summer's NHL Entry Draft. The former Cumberland Baron will be making his first appearance in the OHL All-Star game since joining the league in 2006.

In his rookie season with the Bulls he scored six goals and added 20 assists in 58 games. He followed that up with nine goals and 22 assists in 66 games in his sophomore campaign and ended up getting drafted in the third round of the NHL Entry Draft (68th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks.

So far this season he has 17 goals and 21 assists in 50 games which places him among the Top 10 defecemen in scoring.

This will be the first time the two young men will be playing together on the same team outside of the Sunday night, early summer pick-up games a number of the local hockey prospects play at the Ray Friel Centre.

(Posted 11:30 a.m., Jan. 26)

 

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