Area sport: Savory earns MVP; Bowling scores; Ontario erg championships: NCAA elementary hoops; DM hoops
Falcons goaltender Owen Savory was awarded the Golden Horseshoe Most Valuable Player award. Photo: Special to BPSN SPORTS
Owen Savory came away with the top award from the annual Golden Horseshoe Awards Night and Banquet.
The 20-year-old St. Catharines Falcons netminder was awarded the Russell Masterson Memorial Trophy, which recognizes the league’s most valuable player.
Savory led the league in wins (30), save percentage (.936) and finished third in goals-against average at 1.99.
“Owen has come into this season focused and physically ready,” Falcons general manager/coach Frank Girhiny said. “Owen approaches each time he’s at the rink like a pro. His preparation, practice habits and always wanting to be the guy has led him to be the league MVP.
“In our mind there was no doubt. We have the privilege to watch him five times a week.”
Falcons forward Lucas Smilsky received the Cecil Jones Memorial Trophy as the conference’s most gentlemanly player.
Caledonia goaltenders Brandon McCorriston (1.84) combined with Pierce Charleson (1.53) to win the Tony Bloomfield Trophy, awarded annually to the team with the fewest goals allowed in the regular season.
Corvais forward Adam Craievich received the Cpl. Tyler Crooks Memorial Trophy as the Golden Horseshoe’s player of the year.
Caledonia defenceman Josh DeFarias earned the Dave Dunham Trophy as the top defenceman.
Jesse Barwell of the Corvairs was awarded the Pat Murphy Memorial Trophy earning a league-high 93 points, while teammate Liam Van Loon was named rookie of the year receiving the Brent Rubel Trophy.
Ancaster head coach Ken Peroff was the winner of the Tom Kelly Memorial Trophy as coach of the year.
Frank Pucci of the Niagara Falls Canucks led the league with 42 goals earning the Rob Judge Memorial Trophy while Justin Kyle was awarded the J.P. Memorial Trophy as most improved player.
ONTARIO ERG CHAMPS
Nearly 700 competitors are expected to take part in the 31st Ontario Ergometer Championships this Saturday at Ridley College.
The event, held on indoor rowing machines, will feature competitors ranging in age from 13 to 86. It is the largest 2000-metre indoor rowing competition in Canada. With times ranging from six minutes for the open events to 10 minutes for the lightweight junior women, the competition is fierce. This is the final winter event for the rowers, who are preparing for their spring season ahead on the water. Some of these athletes will be trying out for the Canadian Junior National team later this summer.
The competition, run by the Ridley Graduate Boat Club and the Ridley College Rowing Clubs, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Fieldhouse at Ridley. More than 650 high school students and masters competitors will be racing in the morning and early afternoon, with the club rowers on hand for the late afternoon events. Eight of the Canadian champions from last month’s regatta in Toronto will be trying to better their time and best the opposition. Last year, Brock dominated the open events,. There is no entrance charge to watch the event, which attracts competitors from as far as Brockville, Ottawa, London and the United States.
The entry deadline has closed but latecomers may be accepted at the door if openings are available. For more information contact Nancy Storrs at 905-688-5292.
NCAA ELEMENTARY BOYS HOOPS
Cardinal Newman defeated Mount Carmel 28-22 to win the Niagara Catholic Athletic Association elementary large school boys basketball championship.
Cardinal Newman made it to the semifinals by defeating St. Anthony (22-18), St. Alexander (30-18) and St. Mary. In the semifinals, Cardinal Newman beat Our Lady of Fatima 38-26.
Mount Carmel advanced to the semifinals by defeating Our Lady of Fatima (22-21) and St. Ann (25-18), and tying Alexander Kuska (30-30). In the semifinals, Mount Carmel defeated St. Anthony 23-20.
St. Mary Niagara Falls won the NCAA small school championship by defeating Father Hennepin 33-31 in the final. On the way to the final, St. Mary defeated St. Denis 32-18, St. Therese 37-15, St. Augustine 53-24 and St. Peter 36-29 in the semifinals.
Father Hennepin advanced to the finals by defeating St Peter 43-21, Our Lady of Victory (34-18), St, Mary (WP) 39-8 and St. Denis 37-25 in the semifinals.
NCAA ELEMENTARY GIRLS HOOPS
Mother Teresa defeated St. Ann of St. Catharines 40-20 to win the large school championship at the NCAA elementary school girls basketball tournament.
On the way to the final, Mother Teresa defeated Alexander Kuska 33-6, St. Vincent de Paul 40-17, St. Mark 42-17 and Mary Ward 42-17 in the semifinals.
On the way to the finals, St. Ann defeated Mary Ward 28-24, Our Lady of Fatima 28-14, St. Kevin. 33-14 and St. Vincent de Paul 38-26 in the semifinals.
St. Patrick (LC) won the NCAA small school championship by defeating Assumption 45-32 in the final.
On the way to the final, St. Patrick defeated St. Ann 40-10, Notre Dame 37-8, St. Peter 29-9 and St. Andrew 39-6 in the semifinals.
Assumption advanced to the final by beating St. Patrick (NF) 28-7, St. John 24-9, St. Andrew 39-33 and St. Peter 15-14 in the semifinals.
DM ADVANCES TO SOSSA
Sometimes having a second chance is all that’s needed.
The Denis Morris Reds senior boys basketball team took advantage of their second chance at a trip to SOSSA by knocking off the Blessed Trinity Thunder 58-33 on their home court.
“We really wanted to extend our season,” coach Randy Conlon said. “The guys weren’t ready to stop playing yet and they showed that today.”
Things didn’t start out that way, however, as the Reds held an 8-7 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
“I was happy with holding them to seven, for sure,” Conlon said. “But we couldn’t make anything – we weren’t finishing strong at all.”
A 17-5 second quarter run put DM in the driver’s seat as they carried a 25-12 lead into the half time break.
The third quarter meant more of the same for the home squad as they opened up a 47-21 lead entering the final frame.
Noah Honsberger and Michael Cassidy led the way for the Reds with 15 and 12 respectively, as every player made the scoresheet. Junior call up Sacade Kasamba added nine, while Michael Conlon tossed in six. Zubeer Liban (5), Max Grant (4), Brian Shkabari and Ali Kilic (2), and Mitchell McArthur, Elijah Benoit and Thomas Duplessis (1) rounded out the scoring.
Max Mosquite led the way for the Thunder with nine followed by Patrick Alvarez and Zeenan Ahmed with seven each. Lewis Marinelli (5), Daniel Marinelli (3) and Kyle Love (2) also contributed for Blessed Trinity.
At SOSSA, the Reds fell to Saltfleet.
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by the lanes and league secretaries:
Tuesday Morning Mixed: John Osborne 667, Stan Brock 564, Denys Peel 535, Pat Weir 569, Ruth Reimer 478, Alida Manuel 474.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Stella Slavinjak 497, Cindy Boles 495, Liseanne Beaudin 493.
Tuesday Night Men: Jordan Klassen 668, Enio Giancaterino 657, Mike Johnson 641.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Barb Mawhood 479, Darleigh 470, Janet Guy 429.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Aileen Harquail 526, Janice Osowiec 512, Judy Waud 492.
Club Heidelberg: Carol Sheremetta 482, Rella Pizzngrilli 456, Cathy Jackowitz 450.
Thursday Prime Timers: Mike Johnson 580, Harley Smith 560, Trevor Arcand 486, Marg Millar 555, Trish Game 535, Ruth Reimer 501.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1: Terry Krawec 651, Kyle Brown 646, Ralph Barnim 605; Group 2: Bruce Scott 599, Brad Fretz 582, Harley Smith 570; Group 3: Stan Brock 555, Sharon Walsh 549, Diane Scott 503; Group 4: Nicole Bride 513, Samantha McDowell 488, Jocelyn Legros 447; Group 5: Sylvia Pogrebski 483, Amanda Dutcher 424, Charlen Calder 403.
Friday Night Mixed: Ken Derosier 695, Greg Panas 630, Ron Verkuyl 603, Elaine Houtby 519, Sara Henderson 450, Wendy Herweck 442.
Youth: Preps: Lucas Beu 411, Rowen Squire 387, James Weller 324, Ava Conway 445; Juniors: Addison Nye 530, Cody Bride 464, Seth Edwards 396, Mya Conway 549, Melissa Langelaan 419, Sophia Beaudry 388; Intermediate: Nicholas Langelaan 548, Troy Kronowetter 433, Wyatt Muzyka 418, Taylor Whitworth 426, Kayley Richardson 373, Stephanie Vlaar 361.
Monday Morning Men: Good: Trevor Arcand 478, Harold Stubbert 472, Nick Pasquale 467; Gooder: Denys Peel 568, Doug Lawrence 549, Joe Martin 535; Goodest :Ralph Barnim 704, Vince DeNapoli 676, Dave Brown 667.
Monday Majors: Taylor Maxner 695, Don Sieber 688, Tony Lucciola 685, Rob Langelaan 677, Lisa Morabito 661, Jamie-Lynn Burse 658, Trena Sieber 554.
Tuesday Prime Timers: Martin Lanteigne 557, Mahendra Thaleshvar 539, Douglas Arsenault 539, Gaetane Papineau 591, Debbie Davidson 580, Maureen Cropper 508.
Tuesday Night Mixed:Ken Mckay 557, Jay Reynolds 513, Jim Miller 493, Angi Nesbitt 599, Lisa Loosemore 454, Mandy Jenkins 441.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Sharon Allen 528, Colleen Wiley 510, Julie Woodward 495.
French Club: Robert Bertrand 683, Jacques Vaillancourt 653, Jean-Claude Aube 623, Toni Ball 520, Rolande Fournier 498, Nicole Arseneau 454.
Friday 55 and Uppers: Terry Davidson 456, Clive ashby 449, Terry Bird 438, Debbie Davidson 657, Jackie Burton 519, Sandra Thornhill 506.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Dayton MacFarlane 122, Bentley Bouvier 109, Hayden Squire 105, Aria MacFarlane 103, Madalynn Spence 79; Peewee: Liam Boles 492, Sasha Dykyi 288, Jaymes Messer 207, Katelynn Mitchell 344, Tamara Siconolfi 315, Katelynn Gough 287; Bantam: Henry Soares, Jr 457, Cameron Mitchell 369, Joseph Best 358, Erica Boles 409, Emma D’Aloisio 372, Kyla Boles 286; Junior: Cordell Krafve 432, Jacob Gough 430, Nolan Currie 401, Madison Crowthers 622, Felicia Currie 502, Madyson John-England 491; Senior: Connor Latour-Williamson 616, Chanzen Krafve 526, William Cooper 434, emma Morabito 250.
Sunday Sport: Shawn Quesnel 804, Scott Bartlett 663, Lucas Hall 511, Wendy Bonnette 568, Michelle Lacey 553, Noella White 494.
Monday 55 and Up: Bob Walsh 619, Jim Copeland 553, Reg Sonnenberg 528, Donna Potashnyk 545, Toni Ball 492, Marilyn Goulding 472.
UNIFOR Retirees: Terry Bryan 556, Mike Locke 444, Dave Wintle 398, Alison Wills 485, Colleen Wiley 482, Irene Charkowy 443.
Beaver Bowlers Club: George Brown 541, Dick Mallory 496, Fred Henderson 479, Linda Leadlay 520, Donna Choscinski 517, Denise Livingston 513.
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