Feb. 5 Local Sports Report: Brock sports management; boxing results; Jordan Oldimers and Welland hockey
Brock University Sport Management graduate and Toronto Blue Jays employee Evan Gwartz is returning to campus Thursday to take part in the Eighth Annual Department of Sport Management Alumni Day.
“Our motto is, ‘Get better every day.’ Our leaders always encourage us to contribute and share ideas,” said Gwartz, who is the co-ordinator client services-executive suites for the Toronto Blue Jays. “It is very empowering to work in such a respectful environment and I look forward to being able to share and connect with Brock Sport Management students.”
The St. Catharines native will provide students with the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work on a Blue Jays project through the second annual SPMA student case competition. The competition sees sports management students pitch solutions to a real-world problem, showcasing what they’ve learned in the classroom and the tips they’ve picked up working in the field.
Students will have three days to develop a solution to a scenario presented by the Toronto Blue Jays Leadership Development Program, a 12-month opportunity for top talent to develop their professional skill set, including leadership skills, while contributing to shaping the Blue Jays culture.
“The intent of this case competition scenario is to create an environment where students experience working on a project that participants of the Blue Jays LDP would be a part of,” Gwartz said. “Everyone who works at Rogers Centre contributes to solving problems and achieving our business goals, and for an afternoon these competitors will too.”
The top teams will be selected for a 10-to 15-minute presentation about their case analysis to a panel of judges comprised of Blue Jays staff and Sport Management faculty and alumni.
The winning team will receive a prize package which includes tickets to a Blue Jays game, a personal tour of the Rogers Centre led by Gwartz and the chance to be on the field during batting practice.
“I value our organization’s learning culture,” Gwartz said. “Our leaders share with us and encourage us to contribute. Even if something doesn’t click, they still want to hear from us. This competition connects with our program and is really about the process, learning and thinking critically about organizational issues.”
Gwartz is excited about returning to Brock.
“I am most looking forward to connecting with the students who remind me of my own creative ambitions and energy,” he said.
More information on the day and a full schedule of panelists is available on the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences website.
ST. CATHARINES BOXING CLUB RESULTS
Members of the St. Catharines Amateur Boxing Club performed well at the recent Brampton Cup.
Winning gold medals were Jim Chan, Riley Willis and Charlie Ryan.
Earning silvers were Hosh Irandost and Max Buffong while bronze medals were brought home by
JORDAN OLDTIMERS HOCKEY
Following are results from the Jordan Oldtimers Hockey League:
Stars 6 Bruins 2
Stars: Jamie Brophy 2; Brody Whetlam 2; Jason Rose 2.
Bruins: Jon Pollock; Adam Steele.
Flyers 5 Hawks 5
Flyers: Kevin Paul; Matt Dixon; Jeff Dixon; Robert Fernick; Andy Suggit.
Hawks: Adam Goodbrand 2; Darren Horton; Craig Martin; Dave Pundyk.
Rangers 11 Canadiens 4
Rangers: Tim Sawicki 4; Brent Shura 3; Greg Penney 3; John Lamont.
Canadiens: Wayne Wall, Sam Oort, John Porter; Ian Bartley.
WELLAND TIGERS HOCKEY
Minor midgets advance
The Welland Tigers minor midget A hockey team has advanced to the best-of-three Ontario Minor Hockey Associaton Niagara District championship series and will play the St. Catharines Falcons.
In round-robin play, Welland beat the Glancaster Bombers 3-0, dumped the West Niagara Flying Aces 7-1, beat the Falcons 6-1, blanked the Niagara Falls Flyers 4-0 and doubled the Stoney Creek Warriors 4-2.
In the semifinals, Welland blanked the Stoney Creek Warriors 7-0.
Major peewees advance
The Welland Telus Tigers pulled off a pair of impressive wins on Sunday to advance to a four-point series with Stoney Creek to determine the Niagara District major peewee A representative in the OMHA playdowns.
Jared Cappa and Liam Duffy scored as the Niagara Falls Flyers upset the Tigers 2-1 in the opening game of the tournament on Friday with Everett Hemauer responding with the lone Tigers strike.
Welland then skated to a 1-1 tie with Garden City when Isaac Dilts scored with 92 seconds remaining to pull the Falcons even. Noah Bovine scored for the Tigers.
Ray notched a pair of goals against the Flying Aces and was joined on the scoresheet by Dayton Flatt, Jaxon Vanderlip and Josh Lamb as Welland defeated West Niagara 5-3 on Saturday. Oliver Wall, Matthew Ippolito and Jake Vanbrederode replied for West Niagara.
Flatt, Lamb, Ryan Reeves, Ray and Alexander McQuillan each bulged the twine against Glancaster in a 5-1 victory with Jonathan Haskett answering with the lone Bombers goal.
Early Sunday morning the Tigers slipped past Stoney Creek 2-1 to advance to Sunday afternoon’s semi-final as the top seed. Jordan Raso scored both goals with Lamb getting the lone assist. Austin Dredge responded with the sole Warriors tally.
In the semifinal, Gavin Beck stood tall recording the shutout, his first of the season, as Welland defeated Garden City 5-0. Ray led the charge offensively with a hat trick and Raso and Blake Turner also found the mesh.
Minor peewees perfect
The Welland 91.7 Giant FM/Country 89 Tigers minor peewee A hockey team went 6-0 and outscored the competition 31-1 to advance to the finals of the Niagara District OMHA preliminaries.
The Tigers will face the to Garden City Falcons in a four-point series with the winner earning a berth in the OMHA quarter-finals.
Miller Miotto, Colby Franchetti, Chace Buti and Carson McComber scored to defeat Niagara Falls 4-0 with Riley Caron picking up his first of two shutouts on the weekend, giving him six overall.
Franchetti would net a hat trick, Ashlyn Armstrong would score her first of the season and Julian Belcastro, McComber and Tyler Laszlo rounded out the offence as Welland blanked West Lincoln 7-0 with Braxton Fleguel picking up the first of three shutouts (and an assist), giving him a tie for the league lead with eight on the season along with Dunnville’s Tim Dolan.
Miotto and Cutler recorded a pair each and Hudson Kipp, Jordan Wright and Mason Risto tallied as Welland clipped the Falcons 7-1. Owen Crabbe’s power-play goal was the only time Welland’s goaltending tandem was scored on during the weekend.
Welland then dismantled the Bombers 5-0 with Fleguel in net. Franchetti and Risto, two each, and Cutler provided the goals.
Wright and McComber found the net as the Tigers topped the Stoney Creek Warriors 2-0 with Caron minding the goal crease.
Sunday’s semi-final was about as flawless as you can get with the Tigers holding the Glancaster Bombers to 12 shots and capitalizing on four of their powerplay opportunities en route to the 6-0 victory. Denton Helder scored his first of the season, Franchetti added three more and McComber and Miotto rounded things off as Welland continued their undefeated season in league play with a 30-0-4 record against Niagara teams.
Minor atoms run the table
The Welland Shadow Auto Tigers minor atom A hockey team advanced to the Niagara District MinorChampionship after going 6-0 in round-robin play.
The Tigers will face the West Niagara Flying Aces in a best-of-three series which determines who moves on to the OMHA quarter-finals.
Welland opened with a 9-0 win over the St. Catharines Falcons with Thomas Russell earning the shutout. The Tigers offence was led by: Ethan Rousseau (2-3-5), Antonio Mete (2-1-3); Ryan Rousseau (2-0-2); Liam Seguin, Dylan Wood and Kingsley Lachnit with goals; and, Hudson Bassi, Jordan Hotham and Blake Hudak with assists.
Leading the way in a 9-3 tripling of the Stoney Creek Warriors were: Jackson Gallagher-Temple, win in net; Wood (2-2-4); Hotham (2-2-4); Seguin (2-0-2); Ethan Rousseau (1-2-3); Mete (1-1-2), Brayden Farr with a goal; and, Blake Hudak with an assist.
Performing well in a 6-2 tripling of the Niagara Falls Flyers were: Russell, win in goal; Seguin (3-0-3); Ethan Rousseau (1-1-2); and, Hudak and Hotham with goals.
Leading the way in a 9-1 victory against the Glancaster Bombers were: Gallagher-Temple in goal; Brody Channon (2-0-2); Mete (2-0-2); Hotham (1-2–3), Wood (1-1-2); Seguin (1-1-2), Ryan Rousseau (0-2-2); Kingsley Lachnit (0-2-2), Basil Garofalo and Ethan Rousseau with goals; and, Cooper Ebert and Mark Chambers with assists.
Thomas Russell recorded the shutout in an 8-0 win over the West Niagara Flying Aces. Powering the offence were: Wood (2-2-4); Hotham (2-1-3); Ethan Rousseau (2-0-2); Blake Hudak (0-2-2), Ebert and Brayden Farr with goals; and, Bassi, Seguin, Lachnit and Channon with helpers.
In a 6-3 doubling of the Stoney Creek Warriors, Gallagher-Temple backstopped the Tigers to victory. Leading the offence were: Blake Hudak (2-1-3), Hotham (1-2-3); Wood (0-2-2); Seguin, Ethan Rousseau and Ebert with goals; and, Sebastien Boucher and Lachnit with solo assists.