Burke, Dhillon, Miletic nominated for awards; Bowling scores; Summer hockey registration
Rookie head coach Billy Burke is one of seven finalists for the Coach of the Year/Matt Leyden Trophy. Photo by: OHL IMAGES.
Three members of the Niagara IceDogs have been announced as finalists for seven of the league’s major awards for the 2017-18 Ontario Hockey League regular season.
Sam Miletic is in the running for the Overage Player of the Year/Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy along with Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting), Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs), Aaron Luchuk (Barrie Colts), Garrett McFadden (Guelph Storm) and Hayden Verbeek (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds).
After being acquired by the IceDogs at the overage player trade deadline Miletic’s offensive game continued at a rampant pace. He collected 38 points in 28 regular season games, average 1.35 points per game. His 36 goals and 92 points led the team while his veteran presence on and off the ice helped the IceDogs secure fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
IceDogs coach Billy Burke is one of seven finalists for the Coach of the Year/Matt Leyden Trophy along with Drew Bannister (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Stan Butler (North Bay Battalion), John Gruden (Hamilton Bulldogs), Derian Hatcher (Sarnia Sting), Dale Hawerchuk (Barrie Colts) and Trevor Letowski (Windsor Spitfires).
After serving as an assistant coach for eight seasons, Burke was promoted to head coach to start this season and led his team to a 35-23-7-3 record and 80 points, their best season record since the 2011-2012 season.
Stephen Dhillon was nominated for the goaltender of the year award along with Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires), Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting), Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs), Kyle Keyser (Oshawa Generals) and Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
In his fourth season and second as a starting goaltender, Dhillon had another stellar season between the pipes. In 52 games played he posted a career-best season record of 28-16-4-3 along with a goals-against-average of 3.34 and a .899 save percentage.
The 2018 OHL Awards Ceremony takes place on Wednesday, June 6 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Award recipients will be announced periodically throughout the remainder of the 2018 OHL Playoffs. Additional player awards to be announced include Humanitarian of the Year, Academic Players of the Year, and the 2017-18 Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy recipient.
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by the lanes and league secretaries:
Tuesday Morning Mixed: Joe Martin 618, Harley Smith 607, Denys Peel 598, Janny Haverkamp 511, Ruth Reimer 496, Rosemarie Simpell 483.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Liseanne Beaudin 511, Maria Freeman 479, Lillian Book 453.
Tuesday Night Men: Jordan Klassen 687, Ken Derosier 683, Ron Verkuyl 630.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Gloria Donald 464, Sandra Plumb 464, Barb Mawhood 424.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Muriel Tanner 526, Janice Osowiec 498, Darlene Rymer 490.
Club Heidelberg:Helga Hertel 488, Rella Pizzngrilli 456, Kathy Fast 453.
Thursday Prime Timers: Mike Johnson 713, Harley smith 596, Glen Seburn 483, Marg Millar 482, Connie Gleza 458, Trish Game 457.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1: Kyle Brown 742, Rob Costantini 648, Lisa Morabito 641; Group 2: Derek Cesar 585, Brad Fretz 584, Bruce Scott 545; Group 3: George Fajta 527, Diane Scott 475, Angie Brock 471; Group 4: Jocelyn Legros 480, Lena Lewis 476, Nicole bride 461; Group 5: Heather Addy 459, Mike McGrath 440, Mackenzie Meredith 437.
Friday Night Mixed: Ken Derosier 693, Don Barker 689, Steven Falk 630, Elaine Houtby 514, Terri Panas 491, Sara Henderson 481.
Youth: Preps:Rowen Squire 476, Ben Foster 404, Landon DeGlopper 284, D.J. Kuijer 421, Ava Conway 409; Junior: Addison Nye 562, Cody Bride 496, Armen Menkemnian 433, Mya Conway 531, Sophia Beaudry 365, Melissa Langelaan 359; Intermediate: Nicholas Langelaan 486, Duncan Woods 434, Curtis Vlaar 376, Taylor Whitworth 453, Stephanie Vlaar 316, Kayley Richardson 299.
Monday Morning Men: Good: Brian Green 529, Paul Schankula 510, Harold Stubbert 467; Gooder: Ed Yuhasz 574, Brad Dalgleish 558, Denys Peel 551; Goodest: Terry Krawec 694, Dave Brown 674, John Osborne 631.
Monday Majors: Tony Lucciola 717, Rob Langelaan 686, Bruce scott 675, Lisa Morabito 697, Jamie Lynn Burse 678, Trena Sieber 620.
Tuesday Prime Timers: George Brown 551, Douglas Arsenault 529, Martin Lanteigne 522, Debbie Davidson 558, Gaetane Papineau 552, Sue McCready 521.
Tuesday Night Mixed: Brayden Girard 676, Ken McKay 594, Joseph Bos 475, Angi Nesbitt 571, Mandy Jenkins 442, Lisa Loosemore 426.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Karen Doucet 552, Muriel Tanner 537, Sharon Allen 488.
French Club: Jacques Vaillancourt 623, Martin Lanteigne 600, Robert Bertrand 592, Claudette Poirier 475, Suzanne Theriault 449, Cecile Hungerford 430.
Friday 55 and Uppers: Ed Grout 515, Terry Davidson 515, Terry Bird 509, Debbie Davidson 666, Jackie Burton 434, Doreen Anzik 429.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Bentley Bouvier 128, Kevin Jackson 106, Hayden Squire 101, Madalynn Spence 108, Aria MacFarlane 85; Peewee: Liam Boles 414, Sasha Dykyi 327, Jaymes Messer 195, Katelynn Mitchell 371, Katelynn Gough 318, Evelyn Hilborn 281; Bantam: Aaron Goertzen 469, Cameron Mitchell 428, Garrett Fisk 350, Emma D’Aloisio 454, Erica Boles 413, Tamara Siconolfi 369; Junior: Jacob Gough 456, Cordell Krafve 397, Jayden Benjamins 376, Madison Crowthers 593, Olivia Prudhomme 550, Kaila Watson 522; Senior: Chanzen Krafve 680, Connor Latour-Williamson 489, william Cooper 469, Sarah Malott 410, Emma Morabito 256.
Sunday Sport: Scott Bartlett 621, Shawn Quesnel 615, Bill Booker 550, Michelle Lacey 576, Wendy Bonnette 544, Angi Nesbitt 518.
Monday 55 and Up: Jim Copeland 641, Reg Sonnenberg 598, Wally Gabb 499, Toni Ball 594, Marilyn Goulding 465, Janet Dietz 464.
UNIFOR Retirees: Terry Bryan 566, Jon Macdonald 530, Tom Astley 509, Irene Charkowy 457, Alison Wills 449, Olga Astley 435.
Beaver Bowlers Club: Dick Mallory 658, Fred Henderson 569, Ted Gladysz 529, Denise Livingston 533, Donna Choscinski 532, Jennifer Williams 466.
Play begins in late May in the St. Catharines Summer Minor Hockey League 2018 season. The league is currently registering for 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 hockey. The league provides a 12-game season with games at the Seymour Hannah Centre in prime time on consistent weeknights. Registration can be completed at scsummerhockey.com, by calling the league at 905-849-9712, or by registering on site this weekend on Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., at the Gale Centre, Niagara Falls and Sunday, April 15, 9 a.m. -11 a.m. at Seymour Hannah Complex, St. Catharines
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