Area sports: Ontario track results; Ontario senior golf; IceDogs add forward, staff
Eric Campbell, shown in this file shot, won a gold and silver medal at the Athletics Ontario championships.
NOC TRACK ATHLETES SHINE
Members of the Niagara Olympic Club brought home 10 medals from the Athletic Ontario championships.
Eric Campbell won a gold medal in the under-18 boys 1,500 metres (4:04.7) and a silver medal in the 800 metres.
Gwen Cudmore won the under-18 girls high jump with a leap of 1.63 metres and teammate Ashtynn Caldwell won silver with the same height on her jump.
Tristan McDougall mined silver in the under-16 boys hammer throw, was third in discus and fourth in javelin.
Nicole Beach won a silver medal in the girls 2,000-metre steeplechase.
Gary Friesen took home silver in the under-14 boys high jump.
Michael Ivanov was second in the under-18 boys high jump and fourth in the long jump.
Luca Ratke-Harris was fourth in the under-14 boys 80-metre dash and Isabelle Nguyen was seventh in the under-14 girls 800 metres.
Welland resident Callan Saldutto won the under-18 boys javelin with a throw of 58.38 metres and his sister, Sophia, was fourth in the under-16 girls discus.
BRIGGS AND MISZK FIFTH
Lookout Point’s Joe Miszk and public player Jim Briggs tied for fifth at the Ontario Senior Men’s Golf Championship played last week at the Taboo Resort in Gravenhurst.
Miszk fired rounds of 79, 73 and 74 while Briggs carded rounds of 76, 72 and 78. Their 13 over par scores put them 14 shots behind the winner, David Greenaway.
Other locals that made the 36-hole cut were: Cherry Hill’s Rick Dobbs-Hebron (82-76-81=239), tied for 43rd; Bridgewater’s Mark McBride (81-76-84=241), tied for 51st; and, Lookout Point’s Ian Penney (77-81-85=243), tied for 60th.
ICEDOGS ADD FORWARD
The Niagara IceDogs acquired Jackson Doherty from the Owen Sound Attack in exchange for over-age forward Matthew Philip and a sixth-round selection in 2021.
Philip, who was a selection by the IceDogs in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection and played the last three seasons in Niagara, quickly became a fan favourite on and off the ice.
“It is always difficult to trade someone who has been a big part of your organization for as many years as Matt has,” Niagara general manager Joey Burke said. “The bottom line is with the amount of over-age players we currently have on roster, something had to be done and while it is difficult to see Matt go, I believe he will fit in great with Owen Sound.
“I wish him nothing but the best.”
Doherty, an 18 year-old forward from Ancaster, has played the past two seasons with the Attack. In 66 games last season, Doherty collected 13 points.
Described as a reliable two-way forward, Doherty brings an offensive upside to his game. He was drafted 43rd overall in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection by the Attack.
“We are thrilled to be adding Jackson to the IceDogs family today as well as an important draft pick in a big year for us,” Burke said. “This is a guy who I was a huge fan of way back in his minor midget days in Hamilton, and he has continued to take strides in his game over the past few seasons in Owen Sound.”
The IceDogs have named Chris Trivieri as their head athletic therapist and strength coach.
The Welland native previously worked with Hockey Canada at the U17 level at their development camp in 2017-2018. While in school, he was a student athletic therapist with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies from 2014 – 2016. After completing his second season with the Marlies in 2016, he joined the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings as their head athletic therapist, strength coach and equipment manager. In 2018, he was named the Kingston Frontenacs head athletic therapist and strength coach.
“Being a native of the Niagara region, I am honoured to be joining the IceDogs family,” Trivieri said. “The IceDogs are a great junior organization, with a NHL mentality. They are dedicated to winning, and preparing their players for the next level.
“Year in and year out, they are a competitive club that always seem to be in the mix come playoff time. I hope to bring my past experience from the AHL, WHL, OHL, Hockey Canada and off-season programming with professional, college and junior players to the organization, and help the IceDogs continue their winning tradition.”
Trivieri earned a Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, health and physical education/fitness from Brock University in 2012, and an honours BASC in athletic therapy, orthopaedics and rehabilitation from Sheridan College in 2016. He is also a Canadian Certified Athletic Therapist – CAT(C) from the Canadian Athletics Therapists Association.
“We are thrilled to be adding Chris to our staff,” Joey Burke said. “He brings a familiarity with the league that can’t be taught, and will fit in great with our group.”
The IceDogs also added Nick Tamburri as strength coach.
“We are very excited to add Nick to the IceDogs family. He is a young, hungry strength coach,” Burke said. “He comes into this role with a great background in successfully working with local athletes, as well as OHL players. I look forward to Nick working with Chris in all aspects of the role and further contributing to the on ice success of our players in Niagara”.
Tamburri, a licensed personal trainer, earned a Bachelors Degree in kinesiology from Brock University. He is a registered kinesiologist, with a specialization in training professional and amateur athletes, rehabilitation, and group training. An area of focus of his training is improving performance and injury prevention. He currently trains athletes out of The Club at White Oaks in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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