Dec. 4 Local Sports: Canada Games announces contractor/Niagara College/Welland Tigers hockey/Fairview bowling
Ontario-based Aquicon Construction has been awarded the contract to build Canada Games Park and the Henley Rowing Centre.
Construction will begin immediately for the former project.
“This is yet another significant milestone in our preparation for the Games,” said Doug Hamilton, chair of the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games Host Society. “We look forward to working with Aquicon to develop facilities that will not only greatly enhance the 2021 Canada Games, but will also leave a critical legacy for many years after the Games.”
Aquicon previously built the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls, the Vale Health and Wellness Centre in Port Colborne, MacBain Community Centre in Niagara Falls and the multi-million dollar transformation of Niagara College’s Welland Campus.
“Aquicon was very good to work with and I’m confident they will do an excellent job building the 2021 Canada Summer Games facilities in Niagara,” Niagara Falls mayor Jim Diodati said.
Aquicon is excited to get started.
“When you can tag yourself onto the flagship project of something like the Canada Summer Games, it’s pretty special,” Aquino president Daniel Aquino said.
The family-owned company was formed in 1986.
“We are committed to completing the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games project on time and on budget, and to that end will draw from Niagara’s trades and labour as much as we possibly can,” Aquino said.
NIAGARA COLLEGE’S TOP ATHLETES
A pair of volleyball players have been named Niagara College’s athletes for the week of Dec. 1 to 6.
Earning top make honours was Leamington native Ashton Fehr. In Niagara’s 3-0 sweep of the Fanshawe, the third-year player had 10 points in three sets with only one hitting error. In the Knights’ tough loss to St. Clair the following day, he went on a big serving run in the first set to help his team claim the first set win.
Burlington native Brooke Parkes claimed top female honours. The rookie recorded 22 points in two games last weekend, including 14 kills and a service ace while hitting a .419 efficiency in a 3-1 win over St. Clair. The St. Clair match was her first Ontario Colleges Athletic Association start.
WELLAND TIGERS HOCKEY
Peewees reach Silver Stick semifinals
The Welland 91.7 Giant FM/Country 89 Tigers minor peewee A hockey team made it to the semifinals of the Northumberland Regional Silver Stick Championship in Cobourg before falling 2-0 to the eventual champion Orillia Terriers.
Miller Miotto scored twice and Julian Belcastro and Tanner Cutler added singles as Welland opened the tournament with a 4-1 victory over Orillia. Belcastro, Miotto, Cutler and Colby Franchetti would find the mesh as Welland defeated Clarington 4-1 later that afternoon. Riley Caron recorded the shutout and Jonah Bello netted the lone goal as the Tigers blanked the Russell Warriors 1-0 to advance into the semifinals as the top seed.
Major peewees edged
Alexander Trivieri scored twice and Cole Crowthers, Nate Ditto, and Isaac Dilts added single tallies as the Garden City Falcons defeated the Welland Telus Tigers 5-3 in major peewee A action.
Ryan Reeves, Jaxon Vanderlip, and Tyler Ray would respond for Welland, which dropped to 9-5-1 in league play. The Falcons capitalized on both powerplay opportunities they were given while Welland was successful on one of three chances with the man advantage.
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by the lanes and league secretaries:
Tuesday Morning Mixed: John Osborne 579, Bert Jakobs 518, Gord McCormack 476, Rosemarie Simpell 495, Ruth Reimer 471, Alida Manuel 459.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Cindy Boles 498, Stella Slavinjak 496, Deb Freeman 494.
Tuesday Night Men: First Division: Al MacDonald 584, Keith Ballantyne 472, Marc Jensen 454. Premier Division: Miranda Panas 687, Terry Krawec 636, Gord Smillie 617.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Grace Beke 432, Pat LeBreton 422, Sarah DePenning 422.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Cheryl Matheson 541, Janice Osowiec 473, Darlene Rymer 444.
Thursday Morning Ladies:Heidi Jacobsen 466, Carol Sheremetta 454, Rella Pizzngrilli 439.
Thursday Prime Timers: Mike Johnson 518, Glen Seburn 474, Dave Ryder 459, Trish Game 493, Ruth Reimer 482, Velma Rutka 425.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1:Kyle Brown 697 ( 300), Lisa Morabito 639, Gord McCormack 635. Group 2: Rob Costantini 561, Angela Wiley 552, Harley Smith 545; Group 3: Jim Price 538, Diane Scott 533, George Fajta 524; Group 4: Nicole Bride 493, Sue Bride 443, Lena Lewis 443; Group 5: Marie Scott 374, Al Legros 370, Susie Ewart 283.
Friday Night Mixed: Ian MacPherson 643, Mark Kuijer 638, Chris Rogers 623, Sara Henderson 536, Diane Owendyk 490, Elaine Houtby 477.
Youth: Bantam: Robbie Donald 180,Alex Teneycke 179, Sam Visentin 165. Junior: James Weller 449, Ben Foster 421, Landon DeGlopper 333, Ava Conway 477, Sophia Beaudry 358. Intermediate: Armen Menkemnian 518, Addison Nye 441, Zachary Beaudry 402.
Monday Morning Men: Good: Bob Scricca 509, Nick Pasquale 492, Harold Stubbert 466. Gooder: Vince DeNapoli 519, Jim Henderson 513, Don Hewitt 502. Goodest: John Osborne 652, Gord McCormack 579, Ralph Barnim 561.
Monday Majors: Brad Fretz 645, Gord Smillie 629, Rob Langelaan 613, Lisa Morabito 605.
Tuesday Prime Timers: George Brown 577, Douglas Arsenault 501, Roy Stewart 500, Gaetane Papineau 575, Maureen Cropper 518, Monique Dorling 466.
Tuesday Night Mixed: Brayden Girard 688, Jim Miller 627, Ken McKay 607, Angi Nesbitt 557, Lisa Loosemore 455.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Muriel Estey 563, Mary Chase 503, Rose Marie Brown 489.
French Club: Bob Walsh 645, Jacques Vaillancourt 598, Alphonse Touzin 597, Cecile Hungerford 527, Rolande Fournier 501, Marie-Josee Vaillancourt 488.
Friday 55 and Uppers: Kevin Shea 505, John Reynolds 472, Randy Thomas 426, Nan Brogden 494, Jackie Burton 492, Mary Chodoriwsky 487.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Gavin Booker 119, Madalynn Spence 132, Charlotte Spence 102, Scarlett Colledge 98. Peewee: Jacob Rutherford 286, Thomas Running 267, Michael Lazar 228. Bantam: Liam Boles 452, Ethan Barker 369, Jaymes Booker 363, Kyla Boles 369, Katelynn Gough 351, Scotia Edwards 300. Junior: Jacob Gough 656, Henry Soares Jr. 530, Joseph Best 433, Katelynn Mitchell 569, Felicia Currie 502, Emma D’Aloisio 464. Senior: Olivia Prudhomme 490, Sarah Malott 426.
Sunday Sport: Bill Booker 554, Shawn Quesnel 521, John Stanbury 410, Wendy Bonnette 588, Angi Nesbitt 572, Noella White 547.
Monday 55 and Up: Jim Copeland 689, Neville Robson 541, Bob Walsh 524, Vivian Buetow 581, Marilynn Goulding 551, Marjie Rylett 493.
UNIFOR Retirees: Tom Astley 511, Jon MacDonald 470, Terry Bryan 465, Colleen Wiley 498, Olga Astley 478, Darlene Smith 459.
Monday Evening Mixed: Charlie Staples 557, George Brown 543, Dick Mallory 516, Erika Phair 551, Jackie Billard 490, Denise Livingston 484.