Feb. 12 Local Sports: Brock wrestling; Fairview bowling; Jordan Oldtimers and Welland Tigers hockey
The No. 1 ranked Brock men’s and women’s wrestling teams will be hosting the U SPORTS championships Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22.
Brock’s men recently won their fifth straight Ontario University Athletics crown while the women made it six in a row.
“We look forward to competing for a national championship in our home gym,” Brock head coach Marty Calder said. “Our athletes love the big moments. We hope to capitalize on the opportunity.”
Brock, which last hosted the U SPORTS championships in 2016, has won 28 national wrestling championships. The men are after their seventh straight national crown and the women are gunning for their ninth in a row.
“As successful as the teams have historically been, winning a national championship is never a given,” said Emily Allan, associate director of Brock Sports. “Being the top team puts a target on your back, but our team never rests. They never take their success for granted because they know someone is always trying to knock them from the top.”
Calder’s program instills an impeccable work ethic on the student-athletes, she said.
“They work hard on and off the mat, both athletically and academically. When they come to Brock, they know they’re expected to be at their best and they know they’ll be supported to do so.”
The championships start Feb. 21 at the Bob Davis Gymnasium. On Feb. 22, the bronze-medal matches will start at noon and the gold-medal matches will be contested at 2 p.m.
Tickets for the event are available at brocku.universitytickets.com
Following are recent top tenpin and fivepin bowling scores, as submitted by the lanes and league secretaries:
Tuesday Morning Mixed: John Osborne 567, Gord McCormack 561, Dave Ryder 526, Pat Weir 466, Rosemarie Simpell 444, Alida Manuel 413.
Tuesday Afternoon Ladies: Sharon Walsh 584, Deb Freeman 490, Velma Rutka 466.
Tuesday Night Men: First Division: Al MacDonald 556, Keith Ballantyne 531, Jason Jasper 515; Premier Division: Clayton Donald 650, Terry Krawec 616, Gord Donald 614.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Grace Beke 467, Sarah DePenning 441, Judy Cootes 418.
Wednesday Night Ladies: Mary Kezar 514, Lynne Lavelle 477. Darlene Rymer 477.
Thursday Morning Ladies: Rella Pizzngrilli 500, Dianne Cox 472, Cathy Jackowitz 468.
Thursday Night Mixed: Group 1: Terry Krawec 695, Brad Fretz 695, John Osborne 683. Group 2: Chad Bride 590, Angela Wiley 556, James Servos 503. Group 3: Bonnie Castrucci 533, Alex Burse 521, Carman Winger 498. Group 4: Cody Bride 545, Carm Osborne 472, Lena Lewis 467. Group 5: Amanda Burse 402, Charlene Calder 390, Amanda Dutcher 389.
Friday Night Mixed: Ron Verkuyl 636, Chris Rogers 635, Ian MacPherson 628, Cathy Thacker 532, Wendy Herweck 463, Sara Henderson 462.
Youth: Bantam: Preston Yates 224, Sam Visentin 205. Junior: James Weller 422, Ben Foster 421, Landon DeGlopper 251, Ava Conway 454. Intermediate: Addison Nye 512, Armen Menkemnian 458, Zachary Beaudry 429, Mya Conway 538.
Monday Morning Men: Good: Harry Hoenig 501, Doug Lawrence 499, Ervin Barnes 477. Gooder: Vince DeNapoli 527, Jim Henderson 525, Don Hewitt 478. Goodest: Ralph Barnim 630, John Osborne 627, Terry Krawec 605.
Monday Majors: Lisa Morabito 658, Terry Krawec 619, Ralph Barnim 618, Gord Smillie 612, Trena Sieber 549.
Tuesday Prime Timers: Jim Shaw 559, Martin Lanteigne 554, Douglas Arsenault 553, Gaetane Papineau 589, Donna Thomson 515, Rachel Stanley 512, Helen Black 512.
Tuesday Night Mixed: Brayden Girard 620, Jim Miller 570, Joseph Bos 562, Angi Nesbitt 510, Lisa Loosemore 445.
Wednesday Morning Ladies: Colleen Wiley 546, Muriel Estey 544, Carla Sneek 540.
French Club: Jacques Vaillancourt 648, George Bertrand 567, Maurice Gaudreault 556, Marie-Josee Vaillancourt 484, Toni Ball 468, Pierrette MacDougall 455.
Friday 55 and Uppers: Randy Thomas 580, Kevin Shea 507, John Reynolds 451, Dianne Siegel 432, Nan Brogden 419, Jackie Burton 402.
Youth: Little Tykes (one game): Madalynn Spence 124, Charlotte Spence 109, Madelyn Lawson 105. Peewee: Michael Lazar 284, Duncan Hilborn 237, Thomas Running 226. Bantam: Ethan Barker 398, Kyla Boles 339, Evelyn Hilborn 279, Katie Adgey 248. Junior: Jacob Gough 575, Aaron Goertzen 539, Garrett Fisk 454, Katelynn Mitchell 525, Erica Boles 485, Felicia Currie 460. Senior: Chanzen Krafve 564, Sarah Malott 418, Olivia Prudhomme 409.
Sunday Sport: Scott Bartlett 616, Shawn Quesnel 582, Bill Booker 573, Wendy Bonnette 577, Nicole Mercier 504, Angi Nesbitt 488.
Monday 55 and Up: Jim Copeland 619, Bob Walsh 592, Ian Cooper 542, Vivian Buetow 622, Marilyn Goulding 474, Donna Potashnyk 469.
UNIFOR Retirees: Tom Astley 568, Al Perrault 508, Mike Locke 505, Colleen Wiley 503, Sabina Christie 496, Darlene Smith 493.
Monday Evening Mixed: Dick Mallory 526, Ted Gladysz 523, Bill Weaver 494, George Brown 494, Jackie Billard 447, Denise Livingston 412, Eleanor Manley 382.
JORDAN OLDTIMERS HOCKEY
Following are results from the Jordan Oldtimers Hockey League:
Rangers 7 Flyers 4
Rangers: Greg Penney 2; Colin Linwood; Darren Craig; Brent Shura; John Lamont; Jeff Younger.
Flyers: Matt Dixon; Robert Fernick; Ryan Parnall; George Spartinos.
Stars 6 Canadiens 3
Stars: Jamie Brophy 2; Jim Butko 2; Brody Whetlam; Chris Cookson.
Canadiens: Curt Peters; Wayne Wall and Sam Oort.
Hawks 7 Bruins 5
Hawks: Dave Pundyk 3; Todd Cleland 2; Adam Hendriks; Darren Horton.
Bruins: Stuart Hunt 2; Josh Moore; Peter Beukema; Darrin Bower.
WELLAND TIGERS HOCKEY
Stoney Creek ousts minor peewees
For the second straight year, the Niagara District will be represented by Stoney Creek at the major peewee A level in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association quarter-finals after the Warriors snuck past the Welland Telus Tigers 2-1 to complete a two-game sweep.
Nathan Tarka and Evan Tosh scored for Stoney Creek and Tyler Ray replied for Welland as the Warriors prevailed in the four-point series after two hard-fought games.
Game 1 in the series ended with a 5-4 overtime victory by the Warriors when Kingston Allen scored 1:21 into the extra period. In addition to Allen, Stoney Creek received goals from Blake Curran, Brett Parker, Sam Shweihat, and Evan Tosh. Jordan Raso scored twice and Blake Turner and Ray once as Welland came back three times in the game to force additional time.
Welland will return to play in the A pool of the Niagara District playoffs.
Minor atoms advance
The Welland Shadow Auto Tigers minor atom A hockey team advanced to the OMHA quarter-finals after defeating the West Niagara Flying Aces 2-0 in a best-of-three showdown.
Game 1 was in the Main Arena and the Tigers won 7-3 victory. Thomas Russell got the win in net and the offence was led by Ethan Rousseau (2-3-5), Kingsley Lachnit (3-1-4), Sebastien Boucher (0-3-3), Ryan Rousseau (2-0-2), Cooper Ebert (0-2-2) and Antonio Mete (0-2-2). Brody Channon and Liam Seguin added single helpers.
Game 2 was in West Lincoln where the Tigers skated to a 5-0 win. Jackson Gallagher-Temple earned the shutout and the offence was led by Ethan Rousseau (1-2-3), Jordan Hotham (2-0-2), Liam Seguin (2-0-2) and Ryan Rousseau (0-1-1).
The Tigers meet the Southpoint Capitals in the OMHA quarter-finals.
Minor midgets sweep Garden City
The Welland Tigers minor midget A hockey team defeated the Garden City Falcons 6-0 and 5-4 to advance to the OMA quarter-finals against the St Thomas Stars.
Scoring in the 6-0 victory were Ethan Fox, Ryan Andrews, Jacob Passmore, Brayden Flint, Kolby Sumbler and Caleb Theriault.
Passmore had the tying and the winning goal in the 5-4 victory. Also scoring for Welland were Kolby Sumbler, Ryan Kelly and Caleb Theriault.
Minor peewees move on
The Welland 91.7 Giant FM/Country 89 Tigers minor peewee A hockey team punched its ticket to the OMHA quarter-finals with a 4-3 victory over Garden City.
Miller Miotto scored twice, including the game-winner with 1:23 to play as Welland closed out the series on home ice. Chace Buti and Julian Belcastro accounted for the other Tigers goals as the Tigers took the four-point series with consecutive wins. Simon Dobrovolski notched a pair for the Falcons with Michael Magnotta scoring once.
In Game 1, Welland came from behind to win on the road with Tanner Cutler striking twice and Buti once as the Tigers prevailed 3-2. Owen Crabbe and Rhys McAdam answered for the Falcons.
Welland, ranked 12th with a 36-4-10 record, advances to play top-ranked St. Thomas (41-16-5).