Area Aug 3: Ridley hockey camp; World under-23 rowing; ICF Canoe Polo Championships; Merrittville Speedway, Golf shots
There is still time to register for the Ridley College Advanced Performance Hockey Camp.
The camp runs August 6-10 and August 13-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Ridley College.
Included in the camp are three hours of ice per day, three hours of off ice training per day, activities, a hot lunch and snacks.
Instructors include Ridley College and former Niagara IceDogs head coach Mike McCourt; Carolina Hurricanes skating and skill coach Mark Metzger; Erie Otters assistant coach Wes Wolfe; Erie Otters assistant director of player development and Ridley Prep goalie coach Jason Barron; Ridley Prep assistant coach and former junior B player Zack Jones; Former Thorold Blackhawk and power skating instructor Chris Risi.
For more information, visit: https://www.ridleycollege.com/page/advanced-performance-hockey-camp
Two St. Catharines residents returned from the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Poznan, Poland, with gold medals around their necks.
Morgan Rosts and coxie Laura Court were members of Canada’s champion women’s eight.
Canada won its heat to advance directly to the final. In the final, the Americans grabbed the early lead, but Canada took the lead in the third 500 metres and crossed the finish line first to defend its title.
“The race was fantastic,” boat member Sydney Payne said. “We stayed calm and collected and kept our focus internal. We stayed with our race plan and everything went as well as it could have. To repeat as champions means more than words can describe.”
Court is a member of the St. Catharines Rowing Club while Rosts is part of the Ridley Graduate Boat Club.
Canada’s men’s eight, which included Dan de Groot of the St. Catharines Rowing Club, Nicholas Tavaras of the South Niagara Rowing Club and Brock University’s Luke Gadsdon, placed fifth in the A final after advancing through the repechage.
Ridley Grad member Clark Schultz was a member of the men’s four that withdrew from the B final because of illness.
Former Ridley rower Luc Brodeur was a member of the men’s quad that won the C final to place 13th overall.
“I’m proud of this team and their commitment to race,” said Adam Parfitt, RCA Director of Coach and Athlete Pathways. “Every crew this week had a challenge in front of them, approached it professionally and learned from the process.
“It’s thrilling to have the two World Championship repeats in the men’s single and women’s eight. Those were outstanding performances and set the standard for us in Canada.”
ICF CANOE POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships started Tuesday in Welland with 23 men’s teams and 19 women’s team chasing senior and under-21 men’s and women’s titles.
Germany captured the men’s and women’s senior titles at last year’s World Games in Poland. Germany’s women have not lost the under-21 division since the tournament started in 2012 while France and Great Britain have been the top squads in the under-21 men’s division.
Teams in all competitions will be split into groups and play a round-robin format at the Welland International Flatwater Centre with the finals set for next Sunday.
It’s the second time the World Championships have been held in Canada. Edmonton hosted the event in 2008.
In the second visit of the Action Sprint Tour to Merrittville Speedway Saturday, 15-year-old Jacob Dykstra of Port Colborne won his second feature in two weeks.
“Practice here definitely helped me a lot,” said Dykstra, a third-generation driver. “I’ve probably run a million laps since last year.”
Dykstra won his first career Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint feature July 13 at Ohsweken Speedway.
Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines topped the S&W Service Centre 358 Modified Feature.
“We’ve got the best of the best here Saturday nights,” Bicknell said. “I’ve been trying a lot of experimental stuff this year, but the last few weeks I have went back to the basics. My crew has been working so hard so it’s good to get one for them.”
St. Catharines’ Jay Mallory won the David Chevrolet Sportsman feature.
“I started racing 37 years ago,” Mallory said. “Early on, I said that if I can win at least one race a year, there will be another year.”
Mallory was greeted in Victory Lane for the first time by the incoming starter, his brother Randy, who will take over from retiring Steve DeVos.
Jay Moulton all of St. Catharines captured the Welding 4 Cylinder Divisions respectively. His win came in the finale of the Hardys Racing Triple Crown Mini-Series which saw Alex Riley of Thorold become the first champion of 2018.
“What a race,” Moulton said. “I tried so many laps… I worked on him for 20 laps and saw he was quicker around the top so that’s where I went the last time out of Turn 4.”
Winning the Hoosier Stock Division was Rob Murray of St. Catharines while Adam Plazek of Caistor Centre topped the Dave’s Auto & Speed Centre V6 Division Features.
Following are the complete results:
Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Feature (20 laps): Jacob Dykstra, Ryan Hunsinger, Aaron Turkey, Dereck Lemyre, Jesse Costa, Paul Klager, Steven Beckett, Shone Evans, Jerry Hill, Josh Hansen, Hannah Ferrell, Brian Nanticoke, Liam Martin, Brad Herron, Caleb Wood, Corey Gruhl, Trevor Young, Rob Neely, Lofton Schuts, A.J. Lewis.
S&W Service Centre 358 Modified Feature (35 laps): Pete Bicknell, Ryan Susice, Scott Wood, Chad Brachmann, Tim Jones, Tommy Flannigan, Gary Lindberg, Mat Williamson, Mike Bowman, Rick Richner, Fred Carleton, Todd Gordon, Tom Neale, Adam Leslie, John Smith, Jim Zimmerman.
Hardys Racing Triple Crown Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series Combined Event for the Central Fabricating & Welding 4 Cylinder Division (30 laps): Jay Moulton, Alex Riley, Cole Hardy, Kyle Rothwell, Tony Kelly, Leroy Buscumb, Rob Sauder, Vincent Pagnotta, Dan McKay, Garnet Wilson, Kevin Kocarik, Kyle Miller, David Hoyle, Mike Giberson, Matt Nuell, Jeremy May, Chris Laskey, Anthony Kelly, Sam Iftody, Austyn Werstroh.
Hoosier Stock Division Feature (20 laps): Rob Murray. Brad Sheehan, Kyle Pelrine, Dave Bailey, Dave Small, Jason Fontaine, Bill Podwinski, Brian Teeple, Zach Bleich, Ian Blanchard, Robin Mortensen, John Overholt, Tanner Podwinski.
David Chevrolet Sportsman Division Feature (25 laps): Jay Mallory, Jordan Cosco, Chad Chevalier, James Friesen, Justin Sharp, Rob Knapp, Brent Begolo, Paul Gaboury, Dave DiPietro, Ryan Ferri, Adam Leslie, Robbie Johnston, Joey Herremans, Dave Small, Dylan Davidson, Trevor Wright, Brian Bellinger, Chris Watters, Vince Fargnoli, Derek VanMil, Jason VanMil, Lee Mallory.
Dave’s Auto and Speed Centre V6 Division Feature (12 laps): Adam Plazek, John Couture, Kevin Conley, Chris Mussat, Tina Ronning, JJ MacDonald, Jordan Fidler, Cameron Lane, Alana MacDonald.
Following are the top five in the point standings after July 28.
S&W Service Centre 358 Modified: Mat Williamson 594; Chad Brachmann 580; Gary Lindberg 570; Ryan Susice 562; Mike Bowman 544.
David Chevrolet Sportsman Division: James Friesen 484; Brent Begolo 474; Adam Leslie 470; Rob Knapp 460; Paul Gaboury 458.
Hoosier Stock Division: Rob Murray 624; Dave Bailey 582; Kyle Pelrine 458; Brad Sheehan 438; Dave Small 416.
Hardys Racing Triple Crown Series for the Central Fabricating & Welding 4 Cylinder Division: Alex Riley 296; Cole Hardy 288; Jay Moulton 226.
Central Fabricating & Welding 4 Cylinder Division: Cole Hardy 521; Alex Riley 508; Jay Moulton 458; Anthony Kelly 440, Dan McKay 391.
Dave’s Auto and Speed Centre V6 Division: Adam Plazek 588; John Couture 564; Chris Mussat 484; Alana MacDonald 454; Tina Ronning 414.
League Winners: Connie Mack, Joanne DiPalma, Phyllis Edwardson, Carol Purcer.
SANDY Winners: Margaret Boorsma, Ardeth Staz.
Points Leaders: Carol Purcer (43), Jen Norquay (38), Cindy Dickson (38), Mary Costanzo (38), Denise Roach (38), Ardeth Staz (36), Joanne Luck (35), Mary Davidson (34), Janice Sargeant (34), Kim Cowan (34), Phyllis Edwardson (34), Darlene Smith (34).
League Winners: Bonnie Copeland, Debbie Nicolls, Marj Viele, Bernice James-Walker.
SANDY Winners: Debbie Douglas.
Points Leaders: Janice Kroetsch (40), Libby Botell (35), Janie Griffith (35), Debbie Douglas (34), Ardith Staz (34), Shirley Bartolini (32), Judith Bennoch (32).
League Winners: Rick Wezden, Mark Isherwood, Casey Jarzabek.
Closest to Hole Winners: #2 Mark Isherwood, #9 Greg Kelly, #11 John Waind, #13 Tim Summers, #17 David Rogerson.
Points Leaders: Don Miller (45), Rick Wezden (43), Mario Armenti (39), Terry Cooke (39), Ryan Thomas (38), John McCracken (38), Dave Kanwisher (37), Tim Summers (36), Cameron Severy (36), Bill McGarrigle (35), Bob Rogerson (35).
Friday-Ben’s Bright Spot Boys
Individual Quota Points: (+6) Sam Linwood and Tim Howe; (+4) Bill Urquhart; (+2) Tony Crocco and Red Ferracutti.
Team Quota Points – (+7) Ken Hachy, Sam Linwood, Harry MacNaughton and Bill Urquhart.
Closest to Hole: #2 Ralph Carmichael, #9 Sam Linwood, #11 Pat Loney, #13 Red Ferracutti, #17 Bernie MacAdam.
Net Skins: Kathy VanderKant #1 (3); Carol Dupuis #7 (3); Donna DeRose #8 (3); Juliette Soulsby #10 (3); Janie Griffiths #16 (2).
Count Two Net Best Balls : 1. Bill Urquhart, Sam Linwood, Wayne Meginnis, Tim Howe (-24); 2. Pat Loney, Butch Ciancio and Larry Lavelle; John McIntosh, Ralph Carmichael and John Kenny (-23); 4. Kevin Cowling, John Sciamonte, Steve Romanin, Wilf Soulsby (-20); 5. Gerry Maney, Dieter Klassen, Karl Palmquist, Tony DeRose (-13); 6. Rick Linwood, Ange Persia, Dieter Klassen (-10).
Closest to Hole Winners: #2 Karl Palmquist, #13 John Sciamonte.
Low Net Winners: Wayne Meginnis 85-21=64, Rick Linwood 89-24=65
Mixed 9 and Dine
Winners Declare your 3 Clubs Game
Low Gross: Carol and Rick Dupuis 42
Most Fun: Sue and Pat McCurrie 61
Low Putts: Kim and Dave Kanwisher, Carol and Rick Dupuis, Noreen and Ed Gallagher, Lil and Bill Haskin, Gert and Reg Kennedy, all tied at 16.
High Putts: Pat and Roy Marzetti, Deb Nicoll.
#3: Kim and Dave Kanwisher, Carol and Rock Dupuis.
Closest to the Pin in 2: #1: Noreen Gallagher; #6: Ed Gallagher.
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