TYKE: W.O. Insurance had a big win against Herrington’s, 13-1. Goals for W. O. Insurance were from Levi Hudgin (8), Griffen Jones (4) and Jackson Schofield. Hudgin and Jones each earned an assist as well. Herrington’s goal came from Cadance Patton.
Race Trac beat out Canadian Tire, 6-3. Scoring for Race Trac were Luke McLaughlin (4), Caitlyn Milford and Liam Craigen. Canadian Tire’s goals were by Bradley Clouter, Julia Leith and Kayleigh Malarczuk. Malarczuk also made one assist.
NOVICE: Krown Rust took the win over Eco Water, 6-4. Krown Rust had goals from Reid Barkey (3), Liam Shisko (2) and Ethan Binns. Eco Water’s goals were by Rylynn Pernokes, Andrew Potter, Brendan Potter and Carter Scott.
Shagg’s won against J.F. Construction, 8-4. Scoring for Shagg’s were Nolan Keith (7) and Ethan Powell. J.F. Construction’s goals were by Elizabeth Heasman (2), Maeve Hamill and Charlotte Frew.
ATOM: Port Perry Dental beat out Low & Low, after a fourth period and a shoot-out, 3-2. Port Perry Dental’s goals were by Jessie Stokes and Adam Goble. During the shoot-out Nathan Watson scored. Low & Low’s goals were from Isabella O’Donoghue and Noah Graziotto. Congratulations to both goalies, Canyon Myers of Port Perry Dental and Kahale Steward from Low & Low, for a job well done.
Buck’s Construx won against ChrisMcAuley.ca, 4-2. Scoring for Buck’s Construx were Cole Casserly (2) and Derek Radtke (2). ChrisMcAuley.ca had two goals from Ian Barkey.
PEEWEE: All Flags Auto won against Goble Transport, 5-4. All Flags Auto’s goals were from Brody Jay (3), Aidan Joyce and Emily VanUden. Scoring four goals for Goble Transport was Jacob Buchanan.
Scugog Auto beat Cochrane Tree Service, 4-2. Scugog Auto’s goals were from Emmalee Beevor (2), Grant Barkey and Foster Abery. Jack Farrugia and Jacob MacLennan scored the Cochrane Tree Service’s goals.
MIDGET: Luchka Float Service slid in for a win against Omnific Design, 8-7. Luchka Float Service’s goals were by Brandon Sinclair (7) and Sean Ashby. Omnific Design had goals from Shannon Arney (2), Kain MacIver, Mari McDowell, Cameron Murphy, Tim Rudkin and Billy Parkinson.
Urban Landscape won against Denault Contracting, 5-1. Kadin Martin (2), Benjamin Sargent (2) and Aidan Braband scored for Urban Landscape. Martin also made two assists. Denault Contracting’s Cameron Barkey scored the solo goal.
Community Living Durham North is planning the 3rd Annual Ultimate Race event, scheduled to take place on Saturday June 10 2017 in Uxbridge.
Teams will be required to travel on foot throughout Uxbridge, completing challenges along the way, before racing to the finish line. This adventure packed event is geared towards people of all ages and abilities. The funds generated from this event are split between the United Way Durham Region and Community Living Durham North's Youth group.
Registration to participate in the race is $15.00 individually or $20.00 for a pair. Children 5 and under are free. Your registration fee includes a delicious BBQ lunch, and your name being entered into a draw to win some fantastic prizes.
You can register by emailing Crystal Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling her at 905-852-2884. Registration is now open.
Local business owners wanting more information, about how to get involved as a pit stop, donate a prize, or sponsor the race, may also contact Crystal directly.
The Port Perry Curling Club hosted their annual end-of-season mixed bonspiel this past weekend. The two day event, sponsored by Port Perry Auto Glass (Glenn and Kelly Evans) and State Farm Insurance (Kevin Spohn), is always a highlight on the club’s bonspiel calendar.
Sixteen teams descended on the club Friday night for one game, and then played three games on Sunday. When it was all said and done, the Bob Winters foursome from the Whitby Curling Club was crowned the overall champion, with four wins.
Curling with Bob, was wife Liz Winters, and Fred and Sue Layton. Port Perry’s Brian Murphy stepped in to spare for Fred, after an injury forced him out of the competition early in the weekend.
Port Perry’s team of John Butler, Alice Beatty, Dean Haugen, and Louise Haugen finished in second place, coming one win short of defending their title.
Special thank you to drawmaster, Paul Coveart, and VOS Independent for contributing meat prizes. It was another great weekend of entertainment, food and camaraderie. A great way to end the season for most. Thanks again to Glenn and Kelly Evans and Valerie and Kevin Spohn for supporting this event for over 20 years.
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NORTH DURHAM: It was the end of an era on Friday, March 17th at Scugog Arena, when the Port Perry Predators downed the Uxbridge Stars 3-0, to claim the Lakeshore League championship. The game was the last-ever meeting between the two teams, due to the amalgamation between the two local associations just around the corner. The team is now known as the North Durham Warriors, starting with the upcoming tryout campaign.
The Predators’ win gave Port Perry a three-game sweep, over their longtime nemesis from across Lakeridge Rd. Over the course of the series, the Predators displayed remarkable defensive coverage, not allowing a goal against, over course of the series.
Following the game, the two teams posed for a photograph together, showcasing the end of one era, and the beginning of another.
The historical significance was not lost on Port Perry captain Mitch Carter, who explained to The Standard that the Lakeshore League title was a great achievement for their team, following a disappointing run in the OMHA playdowns.
“We had a rough end to our OMHA series, so this was a happy ending to finish on top. It meant a lot to all of us, because we’re the last Port Perry team to win a championship. This is definitely a highlight of my hockey career,” an elated Carter told The Standard.
For coach Trevor Robins, the championship was the culmination of two seasons of hard work, and transformation for an age group that won just two regular season games in their Minor Atom season. As the coach added, it wasn’t until Port Perry’s 2-0 win in Game 2 of the championship series, that the team had ever won a game in Uxbridge.
“I’m especially proud that we never gave up, and our team set their goal to win this championship, when we could’ve just hung our heads after being eliminated from the All-Ontarios. They’ve improved tremendously over the past two years, and that’s still continuing week-to-week,” Coach Robins said.
Having been involved with Port Perry Minor Hockey as a player and coach for more than 25 years, Coach Robins also expressed his gratitude to be a part of history, in the final ‘Battle of North Durham’ playoff series.
“It meant a lot to all of us to be playing in the last-ever series between the two towns. This is something that everyone involved, the players and the coaches, will remember for a very long time, and I couldn’t be prouder of how our team has progressed on the ice and how well we’ve represented Port Perry.”
NADINE CRAIG Special to The Standard
What a fantastic weekend for the DRVC 15U Girls! It all started on Saturday, January 14th, in Richmond Hill at the 16U Challenge Cup.
The girls were off to a quick start against EVC, taking both sets easily, with great passing and an amazing block winning 25-8 and 25-14. Next match was against the Clarington Grizzles, in which they won both sets 25-19 and 25-11.
The Rebels finished 1st in their pool. After an extended break, the next match was against the Kawartha Krushers. The Rebels were energized, and with a beautiful tip took the set 25-7. They started the 2nd set with a streak of very strong serving. The Rebels quickly pulled ahead winning 25-12.
Off to the semi finals meeting Durham Attack Red. This was a very intense point for point start, with Attack overcoming DRVC, winning both sets 26-24 and 25-19. This loss left the Rebels playing for Bronze
The Rebels pulled together to finish the day, they took an early lead against a very tall E381 team. With great team work and perseverance, the girls rallied together to win 25-23 and 25-17 winning Bronze.
Coach Koot was very pleased with the days results.
The Rebels where on the road and headed to Kingston on Sunday, for the 15U Challenge Cup, as it was a double header weekend.
The first game of the day was against Peterborough Thunder Red, which was very close point for point set. The girls won this intense set 25-23 and then took the 2nd set 25-17.
In the next game they faced the Ottawa Maverick Stampede. The opponent was ready for the Rebels, and won the first set 25-11. After this loss, Coach Koot had some very encouraging words for the girls. They won the 2nd set 25-19, as they capitalized in gaining points, after a long run of great serves. This brought them to a tie breaker, but the mighty Mavericks won 15-8.
This left the Rebels 2nd in their pool, after pool play.
Next came the Cornwall Vikings Bellatrix. The Rebels easily won the match 25-11, with a little tougher 2nd set still winning 25-23.
Off to the semis to meet another Ottawa team, the Maverick Trailblazers. The Rebels had their work cut out for them, as the Trailblazers lead for most of the set, but were eventually able to gain control winning 25-20 and 25-19.
After a brief break and refueling, the Rebels were off to the Finals against Durham Attack Red. The girls were pumped and started strong. The game was full of strong swings and beautiful blocks. The girls had DA on the run, picking corners on the court and great ball placement down the lines. The Rebels were on fire winning 25-15 and 25-17, bring home Gold!
What an amazing weekend, as Coach Koot's goal was for the girls to place in this double header weekend, which they definitely did. A Bronze and Gold!
These girls definitely bleed Orange! Way to go Rebels!
We would like to thank our Sponsors: Crusty Pizza, Petroleum Maintenance Inc, Gus Brown Port Perry, McKelvie Pro Maintenance, Colonel Mustards Port Perry, Port Perry Dental, Dr. King, Fitzpatrick Electrical and the Mississuagas of Scugog Island First Nation.
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Townley Wins Colts Provincials
This past weekend, the Meaford Curling Club hosted the Mens Provincial Colts Championship and at the end of the event, a local curler was crowned its champion.
Spencer Townley curls at the Uxbridge Curling Club on Monday nights and also throws second stones for his competitive team, based out of the Scorboro Golf & Country Club, skipped by Chris Can Huyse, with Jason March at vice and Scott March at lead.
The team sailed through the round-robin, with a 6-1 record, their only blemish being a 7-6 defeat at the hands of Len Rominger from Welland. With four teams tied at 4-3 records, Trevor Feil from Elora prevailed in the two tie-breaker games on Sunday, to meet Team Van Huyse in the final late Sunday afternoon.
In what turned out be a low scoring game, Van Huyse took their two in the first end, Feil responded with two in the fourth end to tie the game. After another blank end in the fifth, Van Huyse would take two in the sixth end, keeping things wide open, to win 4-2.
Congratulations Spencer and Team Van Huyse, on your accomplishment and winning a CurlOn banner.
New Uxbridge Bantam Event a Great Success
The Uxbridge Curling Club hosted their inaugural Bantam bonspiel on Sunday. A total of eight teams from Parry Sound, Oshawa, Uxbridge, Port Perry and Minden took part in the event.
In this recreational event, each team played three, six-end games. Teams were treated to a delicious lunch, and everyone went home with a prize.
The Evan Roitz team from Minden won all three of their games and took home first place. Uxbridge resident Aidan Bowers plays on the team.
A special thank you goes to: Sandra Bowers, for coordinating the event; and volunteers Darryl Stevenson, Brad Roberts, Laura Anderson, Linda and Kathy Green, who helped make the day a success for the young curlers.
We look forward to seeing this as an annual stop on the curling calendar.
TARA FREW Special to The Standard
Race Trac beat out Canadian Tire, 8-2. Race Trac’s goals were from Jackson Powell (3), Liam Craigen (2), Norah Hamill, Caitlyn Milford and Karsen Page, with an assist by Milford.
Canadian Tire’s Abigail Heasman and Kayleigh Malarczuk each scored a goal.
W.O. Insurance cleaned up against Herrington’s, 17-1. W.O. Insurance’s goal scorers were Levi Hudgin (8), Cole Millison (4), Liam Bentley (2), Griffen Jones (2) and Luke Morden. Millison also earned an assist.
The solo Herrington’s goal was from Delaney Cornelisse Hall.
Eco Water slid in for a win against J. F. Construction, 6-5. Scoring for Eco Water were Andrew Potter (4), Brendan Potter and Joel Morrow. Assisting were Morrow (2) and Brendan Potter.
J.F. Construction had goals by Maeve Hamill (2), Charlotte Frew (2) and Elizabeth Heasman.
Shagg’s came out on top against Krown Rust, 9-7. Nolan Keith (6), William Pelton (2) and Ethan Powell scored for Shagg’s. Assisting were Liam Kench and Keith.
Krown Rust had goals from Cole Price (2), Liam Shisko (2), Aidan Boutara, Ethan Binns and Reid Barkey.
ChrisMcAuley.ca earned the win over Buck’s Construx, 9-5. Goals for ChrisMcAuley.ca were from Dylan Grant (4), Tyler Malarczuk (2), Brooklyn Pall, Ian Barkey and Owen Chaikosky. Assisting were Spencer Park, Barkey and Grant.
Scoring for Buck’s Construx were Derek Radtke (3), Jake Zekveld and Caden Aspin, with Zekveld also earning an assist.
Port Perry Dental beat Low & Low, 4-0. Adam Goble earned a hat trick and Logan Kveton-Roy scored for Port Perry Dental. Assisting were Merrick Lawson, Damien Stephenson and Nathan Watson. Canyon Myers earned the shutout.
Goble Transport won against Cochrane Tree Service, 7-3. Jacob Buchanan (4), Chad Arney, Emily Goble and Brayden Vanderligt scored for Goble Transport. Assisting were Vanderligt (3), Goble and Buchanan.
Cochrane Tree Service’s goal scorers were Toni Boadway (2) and Jacob MacLennan. MacLennan also earned an assist.
All Flags Auto took the win against South Scugog Auto, 5-4. Scoring for All Flags were Aidan Joyce (2), Cole Stephens, Leah Seeney and Emily VanUden, with Luke Kehler earning an assist.
South Scugog Auto’s goals were by Grant Barkey (2), Emmalee Beevor and Foster Abery, with Jamy Vernon making an assist.
Omnific Design had a big win against Urban Landscaping, 9-2. Omnific Design had goals from Shannon Arney (3), Katie Brown (2), Tim Rudkin (2), Cameron Murphy and Billy Parkinson. Assisting were Hannah Buchanan (2), Mari McDowell, Parkinson (2), Rudkin, and Murphy.
Natasha Ashby and Aidan Braband scored the Urban Landscaping goals.
Luchka Float Service beat out Denault Contracting, 8-4. Luchka Float Service had goals from Sean Ashby (4), Tyrus Jay (3) and Leam Maisonneuve. Carson Nozdryn (2) and Maisonneuve earned assists.
Denault Contracting’s goals came from Brandon Yeomanson (2), Robert Goss and Robbie Boadway. Allison Brewster, and Goss made assists for Denault Contracting.
DARRYL KNIGHT Special to the Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: The Mariposa Bantam Lightning are one win away from a provincial championship, following back-to-back wins over the weekend in Little Britain, to open their OMHA Finals series against the Southwest Bullets.
The Lightning have been electric all season, skating to an undefeated regular season in the Victoria-Durham League and a Silver Stick Tournament championship, having shown no signs of slowing down in the playoffs.
Before a raucous crowd in Little Britain, for Game 1 on Friday, March 10th, the Lightning struck first against the Bullets, with Logan Jenkins scoring just over two minutes into the action. However, just over five minutes later, the Bullets were able to even the score, and netted the lone goal of the second period, to take a 2-1 lead into the third period.
The Lightning would save their best for last, scoring five unanswered goals over the final 15 minutes, to take a 6-2 victory. Sean Mulvenna scored a pair of goals, with Jenkins, Austin James and Sean Hadfield chipping in with singles.
The following afternoon, the Lightning and Bullets were back in action in ‘The Sports Capital of the Kawarthas’ for Game 2, with Mariposa rolling to an 11-1 win, to take a commanding two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-five championship series.
The Lightning stormed out of the gates, taking a 4-0 lead into the second period, behind a pair of goals by Nick Patterson and singles from James and Sean Mulvenna. The Mariposa offence continued to roll in the second period, with Jenkins scoring two goals and Matt Mulvenna also lighting the lamp. The Lightning closed out the game with a strong third period, as Jenkins, Matt Mulvenna, Braeden Swindells and Gage Holyday all found the back of the net. Throughout the weekend, goaltender Ryan Trennum made spectacular saves to keep the Bullets’ offence in the holster, leading his team to the brink of an All-Ontario title.
The Lightning will have the opportunity to close out the series next weekend, in Glencoe, on Saturday, March 18th, at 5 p.m., and if needed, the team will hit the ice for Game 4, on Sunday afternoon in Bothwell.
DARRYL KNIGHT Special to The Standard
The journey to the Schmalz Cup came to an end for the Uxbridge Bruins over the weekend, as they were eliminated in six games by the Lakefield Chiefs, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Orr Division semifinals.
Boosted by back-to-back wins last weekend, the Bruins held a 2-1 series lead when play resumed at the Bear Den on Monday, Feb. 27th. However, the offence went cold, and Uxbridge was unable to claw their way back into the win column, scoring just one goal over the final three games of the match-up.
The Bruins would fall 2-0 at home on Monday, and 3-0 in Lakefield on Tuesday before bowing out on a 2-1 loss at the Bear Den on Friday night, with the lone goal scored on a deflection in the first period by Simon Feig, with assists credited to Tavish Davidson and Derek Dolan.
Following the game, Bruins head coach Tim Evans was disappointed not to be moving on in the playoffs, yet very optimistic for the future of the team, after winning a hard fought seven-game series against the North Kawartha Knights and giving the first-place Chiefs all that they could handle over the course of six intense games.
“I’m very proud of our team and what we’ve been able to accomplish,” Evans explained to The Standard. “Throughout the year and into the playoffs, we really relied on our whole team to put the puck in the net. A year from now, guys that scored 10 or 15 goals will hopefully be scoring between 20 and 30. But, one goal in our last three games won’t get you very far and we had to score more.”
Returning to the Bruins’ bench after a 20-year layoff did present some challenges as Evans noted, but he expects the team to be able to take a leap next season, with more emphasis on skill development in the months ahead.
“There was a huge learning curve coming back to the level more than 20 years later, and the bottom line is that we’ve got to spend more time on drills to maximize our offense. I’ve made a commitment to this team, and there’s a tremendous opportunity here through a lot of frustration early this year.
Everyone on this team has learned a lot about character and what it takes to build a championship level team. That’s the goal we all share, bringing this town the provincial championship that it deserves,” added Evans.
As well, Evans praised the work put in by the team’s graduating players: Coby Gardner, Wes Cowie and Josh Burkholder, and noted that they had all provided leadership to a very young team.
ROB STEEL Special to The Standard
The Uxbridge Curling Club hosted their annual Mens Steak Spiel this past weekend. Sixteen teams descended on the club to play three, eight end games.
Winning all of their games on the late draw was the Sutton based foursome of Cory Winch, Ryan Winch, Troy Winch and Sean Diamond. Winch, on points, once again beat out Uxbridge’s Barry Acton, the three games winners from the early draw, to take the overall championship. Curling with Acton was Howard Harper, Jim Markle, and Jason Burnett.
In one of the weekend games, Team Sindery from the Royal Canadian Curling Club in Toronto scored an eight-ender. A rare accomplishment in curling. I’m led to believe that this is the first eight-ender recorded at the club.
A great day was had by all participants. Thanks to D.G. Smith Insurance for their sponsorship of the event and Mad Millie’s for donating the meat prizes.
Local Curler Qualifies for Provincials
Fifteen year old, Port Perry resident Nathan Steele is headed back to Under-18 Boys Provincials. Nathan plays second on his Whitby based curling team, skipped by Josh Leung. The team qualified for Provincials last weekend, by winning all four of their games at the Teeswater Curling Club, winning the A-Side.
Team Leung will now compete in the eight-team round-robin competition, at the Hamilton Victoria Curling Club March 22-26th, against a really strong field. This year, teams are vying for the opportunity to represent Ontario at the first ever National U18 event, to be held in Moncton in mid-April. Last year, the team finished in second. Good luck Team Leung!
High School Curling Wrap-Up
Another busy high school curling season is coming to a close. Uxbridge Secondary School has a very strong and popular program, with the school entering four teams in the various divisions. Port Perry High School, in only it’s second year at getting its curling program re-started, was only able to field one team this season.
The Uxbridge Tier 1 Boys team won the silver medal this year. After a strong playoff run, the team fell short in the final against the powerful Brooklin Bears. Port Perry finished the round-robin with a 5-1 record, but ended up with Bronze medal after a semi-final loss to Uxbridge. Both teams had strong seasons and have a great core of kids to build on for next season.
The Uxbridge Tier 1 Girls finished with the Bronze, while the Tier 2 girls, after finishing with 5-1 record on the season, were upset in the quarter finals.
The Uxbridge Tier 2 Boys will be playing for the Bronze medal on Wednesday.
A special “Thank you” goes to the Uxbridge and Port Perry Curling Clubs for donating ice to the teams for weekly practice and league games. Your support of youth curling is very much appreciated.