Admirals do Canada proud; DM basketball; Bowling results
The Southern Tier Admirals did Canada proud at the Nations Cup minor atom AAA tournament held in Ann Arbour, Mich.
The Admirals defeated the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 3-2 in a shootout in the final game of the tournament to give Canada the overall points championship over the United States.
The tournament is a Canada versus the United States format in the preliminary rounds after which the teams are seeded and points from the games are awarded to their respective countries.
The Admirals finished first in their pool losing 2-1 to the Chicago Hawks, who are coached by former Chicago Blackhawks winger Eric Daze, but then reeled off three straight wins: 4-1 versus Sylvania, Ohio; 7-0 versus Chicago Bulldogs; and 7-2 over St. Louis to finish first on the Canadian side of the draw.
The shootout win was drama at its best with bragging rights for an entire nation on the line.
“Being the No. 1 seed and the fact we were the team all the other teams were cheering for to bring home the championship for Canada made it even that much more special,” Admirals coach Pat Paone said. “We could have easily been Team 4 or Team 2 and the kids in the stands would be been cheering somebody else on to win the cup.”
Paone, a former Ontario Hockey League player and coach with the Thorold Blackhawks junior B team, said it was an unforgettable experience.
“It was an unbelievable time. I think coming off the World Junior championships in Buffalo and the kids knew my relationship with (Thorold native and Team Canada defenceman) Conor (Timmins). It was within two weeks and heading over to the States and being recognized as a Team Canada really pumped our tires. They treated their whole weekend there like they were Team Canada and were trying to live up to it.”
The Admirals got off to tough start this season but have rebounded and are now in the middle of the pack and looking forward to playoffs which begin next month.
“We can compete and beat all the top teams in our loop,” Paone said. “We’re humming along really good. I think we’re peaking right now. Winning a big tournament like this and playing the kind of hockey we have in the second half sets us up very nicely for the playoffs.”
Members of the Admirals are: Hayden DesRoches (G), Ethan Westlake (G), Ethan Kindree, William Zanutto, Blake McKinnon, Danny Adamo, Tucker Paone, Hudson Rufrano, William Laur, Anthony Covelli, Reece Matier, Patrick Babin, Carson Casasanta, Brayden Masterson, Zach Lowe, Ryan Higgins and Johnny Brozovic.
Reds top Raiders
The Denis Morris Reds escaped with a 44-31 win over the Holy Cross Raiders in Niagara Catholic Athletic Association senior boys basketball action.
The Raiders limited Reds standout Noah Honsberger to 10 points, but got some key buckets from their bench to maintain their lead throughout.
“To their credit, they did a nice job on Noah,” Reds head coach Randy Conlon said. “We were a little short-handed today and kids that haven’t played much this year really stepped up for us.”
The Reds led 7-4 after one quarter and were not able to extend their lead, carrying a 23-20 margin into the half-time break.
“We decided at half-time to try and push the ball up the floor, to take them out of their half-court defence,” Conlon added. “It seemed to work.”
Denis Morris opened up a 36-25 lead after three quarters on their way to the win.
Zubeer Liban led the Reds with 14 points, followed by Mitchell McArthur with nine. Thomas Duplessis added six, while Brian Shkabari had three and Michael Cassidy had two.
Matt Ferron led the way for the Raiders with 12. Tinash Dandato had seven, while Adrian Waszak and Maxwell Whitcomb each had four. Sebastian Balsom and Isiah Amio each added a pair to round out the scoring.
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by the lanes and league secretaries
Tuesday Morning Mixed: John Osborne 620, Bert Jakobs 617, Gord McCormack 582, Pat Weir 543, Ruth Reimer 523, Alida Manuel 469.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Lillian Book 504, Sharon Walsh 503, Liseanne Beaudin 485.
Tuesday Night Men: Alex Panas 685 (300), Miranda Panas 663, Gus Wagonmakers 644.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Darleigh Rosie 428, Sandra Plumb 400, Judy Coote 397.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Janice Osowiec 519, Judy Waud 485, Colette Williams 484.
Club Heidelberg: Karla Gilmore 439, Carol Sheremetta 428, Ina Kuebeck 418, Dianne Cox 418.
Thursday Prime Timers: Dave Ryder 675, Mike Johnson 618, Harley Smith 496, Trish Game 511, Ruth Reimer 475, Blanche Beauclair 464.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1: Codi McMaster 621, Lisa Morabito 609, Terry Krawec 607; Group 2: Brad Fretz 651, Derek Cesar 623, Erin McMaster 575; Group 3: Diane Scott 548, Jim Price 545, Brad Green 518; Group 4: Nicole Bride 445, Gord Meredith 445, Bridget Carroll 441; Group 5: Amanda Dutcher 460, Diana Pierce 430, Mike McGrath 405.
Friday Night Mixed: Don Barker 653, Ken Derosier 627, Alex Panas 625, Sara Henderson 528, Terri Panas 508, Cathy Thacker 492.
Youth: Preps: Ben Foster 427, James Weller 322, Jackson Vance 178; Junior: Armen Menkemnian 473, Cody Bride 425, Melissa Langelaan 314, Kyra Lachapelle 240; Intermediate: Wyatt Muzyka 418, Duncan Woods 392, Kaitlyn Sider-Lafrance 194.
Monday Morning Men: Good: Harry Hoenig 481, Gary Ward 480, Harold Stubbert 453; Gooder: Brad Dalgleish 568, Bob Scricca 547, Ed Yuhasz 540 ; Goodest: Terry Krawec 652, Ralph Barnim 628, Dave Brown 619.
Monday Majors: Rob Langelaan 706, Tony Lucciola 669, Ralph Barnim 663, Jamie-Lynn Burse 682, Trena Sieber 597, Lisa Morabito 590.
Tuesday Prime Timers: George Brown 702, Martin Lanteigne 548, Douglas Arsenault 525, Debbie Davidson 531, Diane Deluca 510, Sue McCready 503.
Tuesday Night Mixed: Jim Miller 559, Ken McKay 523, Steve Pettifer 320, Angi Nesbitt 595, Mandy Jenkins 547, Lisa Loosemore 418.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Karen Doucet 569, Karen Green 550, Muriel Estey 536.
French Club: Jacques Vailancourt 712, Bob Walsh 634, George Bertrand 605, Nicole Arseneau 509, Marie-Jossee Vaillancourt 497, Toni Ball 492.
Friday 55 and Uppers: Terry Davidson 492, Terry Bird 491, John Reynolds 483, Debbie Davidson 545, Sandra Thornhill 486, Clara Schyff 459.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Hayden Squire 106, Dayton MacFarlane 105, Bentley Bouvier 89, Aria MacFarlane 91, Madalynn Spence; Peewee: Liam Boles 369, Sasha Dyki 245, Katelynn Mitchell 341, Katelynn Gough 239, Charlie Poole 177; Bantam: Cameron Mitchell 410, Henry Soares Jr 354, Tyler Poole 347, Emma D’Aloisio 481, Erica Boles 390, Kyla Boles 352; Junior: Jacob Gough 562, Nolan Currie 437, David McRae 379, Madyson John-England 607, Kaila Watson 475, Rebecca Malott 472; Senior; Wiliam Cooper 543, Chanzen Krafve 457, Connor Latour-Williamson 401, Sarah Malott 336, Emma Morabito 289.
Sunday Sport: Scott Bartlett 574, Lucas Hall 507, Bill Booker 494, Wendy Bonnette 612, Noella White 553, Angi Nesbitt 487.
Monday 55 and Up: Bob Walsh 596, Ian Smart 557, Jim Copeland 538, Donna Potashnyk 609, Toni Ball 578, Vivian Buetow 527.
UNIFOR Retirees: Mike Locke 540, Tom Astley 531, Terry Bryan 524, Noreen Locke 540, Irene Charkowy 480, Alison Wills 458.
Beaver Bowlers Club:Dick Mallory 631, George Brown 574, Fred Henderson 504, Denise Livingston 555, Erika Phair 487, Jennifer Williams 462.