Dec. 19 Local Sports: Brock and Canada Games; DM and Thorold hoops; Welland and Jordan Oldtimers Hockey; Fairview bowling
Brock’s board of trustees chair Gary Comerford is shown speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Canada Games Park.
Brock University is proud to have Canada Games Park, the centrepiece of the 2021 Canada Games, being built on its campus.
Speaking at Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony, Brock board of trustees chair Gary Comerford said getting to that point was a team effort.
“As we started this journey, it was a thought, a little crystal of an idea,” he said. “We had no idea it would end up where it has, but it takes people with vision, stamina and guts to make it happen. At the end of the day, everyone came through.”
Brock had donated $12 million in land to the project which is being built by Aquicon Construction on the southeastern corner of Brock’s main campus.
“This new legacy facility is going to bring our community onto the Brock campus,” Comerford said. “It’s going to share with our community here in Niagara the spirit and the education that can only be realized on a campus like Brock’s.”
Brock has partnered with the Niagara Region, City of St. Catharines and City of Thorold to own the building, and will join St. Catharines and Thorold in operating the facility. In addition to housing two ice rinks, a gymnasium, an outdoor track, cycling centre and beach volleyball courts, Canada Games Park will also have room for Brock research activities and will be home to the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being.
During the Games, Brock will be heavily involved as a host of the Athletes’ Village and hosting swimming and other events.
Brock is also taking an academic approach.
“We’re making this a research games in a way that no Canada Games has been before,” vice-president research Tim Kenyon said. “It’s about the community, about Brock University and about bringing the talent and insight of our researchers into the entire games ecosystem.”
Funding is now available to help Brock faculty members who either want to take on Games-related research projects or teach related content in their courses. The University has also created the Brock University Volunteer Association as a way to encourage students to get involved in the 2021 Canada Games and other community events.
The Denis Morris Reds closed out 2019 finding their shooting touch to earn their first win in Niagara Catholic Athletic Association senior boys basketball action.
The Reds dropped the Lakeshore Catholic Gators 54-26 and head into the Christmas break with a 1-3 record.
“We really needed that win,” Reds head coach Randy Conlon said. “We’ve lost a couple of tough games this year, and to be honest, we really had to start making shots. Today, we finally did.”
Michael Conlon and Noah Honsberger led the Reds with 16 points each, combining for six three pointers. Anthony Caruso chipped in six and Thomas Davidson added five.
Sam Beifuss led the Gators with 12 while Thomas Cryer added seven and Kirch-Marc Michel had five.
THOROLD JUNIOR BASKETBALL
The Thorold Golden Eagles junior boys basketball team survived a scare as they narrowly defeat the Stamford Hornets by a 62-56 score.
Leading the way for the Golden Eagles were Adnan Awan with 19, Eric Bussi with 12 and Maksym Dymytryshyn with eight. Scoring for the Hornets were Jacob Bard with 31, Jack Clarke with nine and Kaine Bard with six.
JORDAN OLDTIMERS HOCKEY
Following are results from the Jordan Oldtimers Hockey League:
Flyers 6 Canadiens 4
Flyers: Kevin Paul 3; James Catterall; Jeff Gates; George Spartinos.
Canadiens: John Richards 3; Mark Abrams.
Stars 8 Hawks 4
Stars: Jamie Brophy 6; Brody Whetlam; Steve McMillian.
Hawks: Dave Pundyk 2; Chris Riediger; Adam Hendriks.
Rangers 8 Bruins 2
Rangers: Greg Penney 3; Carey Spiece 2; John Lamont 2; Darren Craig.
Bruins: Mike Sheridan; Darren Bower.
WELLAND TIGERS HOCKEY
Atoms win a pair
The Welland Shadow Auto Tigers minor atom A hockey team improved to 15-1 in divisional play and 28-4-1 overall following victories over the Fort Erie Meteors and Port Colborne Sailors.
Leading the way in an 8-3 victory over Fort Erie were: Thomas Russell, win in goal; Ethan Rousseau (4-1-5); Jordan Hotham (2-1-3); Dylan Wood (1-1-2); Hudson Bassi (1-1-2); and, Ryan Rousseau, Brayden Farr, Basil Garofalo, Sebastien Boucher, Brody Channon and Liam Seguin with single assists.
Performing well in a 9-1 win over Port Colborne were: Jackson Gallagher-Temple, win in goal; Hotham (3-2-5); Ethan Rousseau (3-1-4); Ryan Rousseau (1-1-2); Blake Hudak and Channon with goals; Antonio Mete with two assists; and, Wood and Farr with single assists.
Major peewees tie Glancaster
Blake Turner scored on a beautiful passing play from Tyler Ray and Sam McPhee in the second period to give the Welland Telus Tigers the lead but a third-period powerplay goal from Jonathan Haskett resulted in a 1-1 draw with the Glancaster Bombers in major peewee A divisional play.
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by the lanes and league secretaries:
Tuesday Morning Mixed: John Osborne 617, Gord McCormack 581, Dave Ryder 545, Rosemarie Simpell 478, Pat Weir 461, Ruth Reimer 451.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Liseanne Beaudin 525, Cindy Boles 499, Deb Freeman 497.
Tuesday Night Men: First Division: Cameron Chase 520, Keith Ballantyne 510, Craig McKie 494; Premier Division: Terry Krawec 646, Enio Giancaterino 566, Gord Smillie 561.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Grace Beke 459, Barb Mawhood 447, Rosemary Austin 445.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Cheryl Matheson 531, Darlene Rymer 526, Janice Osowiec 505.
Thursday Morning Ladies: Carol Sheremetta 475, Karla Gilmore 437, Heidi Jacobsen 417.
Thursday Prime Timers: Dave Ryder 535, Harley Smith 532, Glen Seburn 504, Trish Game 513, Velma Rutka 487, Marg Millar 435.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1: John Osborne 676, Bernie Wieler 669, Codi McMaster 665. Group 2: Doug Fretz 566, Chad Bride 544, Harley Smith 513. Group 3: George Fajta 527, Sam Seinen 501, Harold Stubbert 496. Group 4: Cody Bride 528, Phil Colangeli 482, Sue Bride 467. Group 5; Sylvia Pogrebski 407, Giovan Cooper 388, Mackenzie Meredith 352.
Friday Night Mixed: Mark Kuijer 630, Don Barker 622, Jim Henderson 613, Sara Henderson 555, Wendy Herweck 511, Colleen Wilson 470.
Youth: Bantam:Robbie Donald 246, Preston Yates 160. Junior: James Weller 414, Landon DeGlopper 322, Ava Conway 443, Sophia Beaudry 352. Intermediate: Addison Nye 525, Zachary Beaudry 429, Seth Edwards 356.
Monday Morning Men: Good: Bob Scricca 563, Doug Lawrence 515, Bob Berge 501. Gooder: Vince DeNapoli 544, Jim Henderson 529, Rob Balanowski 480. Goodest: John Osborne 647, Mike Johnson 630, Terry Krawec 593.
Monday Majors: Joe Morabito 676, Terry Krawec 636, Gord Smillie 633, Trena Sieber 526.
Tuesday Prime Timers: Philip Lamothe 597, Morgan Upshall 549, Jim Shaw 542, Jim Robinson 542, Gaetane Papineau 567, Sheila Masters 480, Pam Bird 478.
Tuesday Night Mixed: Ken McKay 645, Joseph Bos 604, Jim Miller 519, Angi Nesbitt 486, Lisa Loosemore 479.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Jane Sneek 568, Carla Sneek 562, Muriel Estey 546.
French Club: Maurice Gaudreault 679, Bob Renaud 601, Jean-Claude Aube 573, Pierrette MacDougall 485, Cecile Hungerford 450, Rolande Fournier 444.
Friday 55 and Uppers: Kevin Shea 559, Philip Lamothe 492, David Moriarity 463, Dianne Siegel 536, Mary Chodoriwsky 496, Doreen Anzik 389.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Gavin Booker 86, Madalynn Spence 99, Charlotte Spence 87, Autumn Etherington 86. Peewee: Michael Lazar 289, Duncan Hilborn 213, Thomas Running 190. Bantam: Ethan Barker 381, Liam Boles 356, Jaymes Booker 279,Kyla Boles 455, Evelyn Hilborn 238, Katie Adgey 228. Junior: Ethan Siren 471, Henry Soares Jr. 409, Emma D’Aloisio 523, Erica Boles 501, Felicia Currie 499. Senior: Olivia Prudhomme 480.
Sunday Sport: Scott Bartlett 580, Shawn Qusenel 568, Bill Booker 567, Noella White 590, Wendy Bonnette 566, Joyce Bartlett 544.
Monday 55 and Up: Neville Robson 716, Jim Copeland 625, Bob Walsh 516, Marilyn Goulding 589, Toni Ball 518, Janet Dietz 494.
UNIFOR Retirees: Mike Locke 497, Terry Bryan 479, Tom Astley 472, Darlene Smith 484, Audrea Frizell 432, Colleen Wiley 428.
Monday Evening Mixed: George Brown 551, Bill Weaver 488, Dick Mallory 463, Denise Livingston 590, Bonnee Brown 416, Eleanor Manley 411.