May 3 Local sports: GAO qualifiers; RiverHawks prospect camp; self defence seminars for runners; IceDogs make donation
Lookout Point’s Kayla Burke has qualified for the Golf Ontario Junior Girls Spring Under-19 Classic. BPSN file photo.
GOLF ONTARIO QUALIFIERS
Lookout Point’s Matthew Martel, a resident of Fonthill, shot a one over par 72 at Grey Silo in Waterloo to win the qualifier for Golf Ontario Junior Boys Spring Under-19 Classic to be played May 18-20 at the Brockville Country Club.
St. Catharines Golf and Country Club member Ben MacLean, a Niagara Falls resident, also qualified by tying for second with a 74.
R.J. Derhodge, a Grand Niagara member from Niagara Falls, shot a 78 and earned first alternate status.
Mitchell and Hayden Molen, Fort Erie residents who play out of the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, carded a three under par 69 at Eagles Nest to qualify for the Ontario Men’s Better Ball Championship May 16 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Downsview
Lookout Point’s Kayla Burke shot a seven over par 78 at the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto to place second in a qualifier for Golf Ontario Junior Girls Spring Under-19 Classic.
The Port Colborne teen will play in the tournament May 18-20 at Wooden Sticks in Uxbridge.
RIVERHAWKS PROSPECT CAMP
The Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Niagara RiverHawks will hold its prospects camp May 21 and 22 at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls
There will be player off-ice sessions as well as goalie-only skates both nights from 6 to 7p.m. The scrimmages and drill sessions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $80
To register, visit the RiverHawks website at http://jrcriverhawks.pointstreaksites.com/view/jrcriverhawks or contact Fred Sacco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SELF-DEFENCE WORKSHOPS FOR RUNNERS
Self-defence instructor Julie Barron Morrill will be leading workshops this weekend on personal safety, teaching runners how to protect themselves and fight back.
The workshop is timely as incidents involving runners, walkers, hikers and others enjoying outdoor activities are making more and more headlines. This also fits in nicely with the beginning of Emergency Preparedness Week in Ontario.
The workshops will be held at Runners’ Edge (111 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines) on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
ICEDOGS DONATE $16,825
The Niagara IceDogs announced Pathstone Mental Health will be receiving $16,825 from the live auction of game-worn specialty jerseys used in a 3-0 win March 8 against the Sudbury Wolves.
“We [Niagara IceDogs] are so proud to be donating such a significant amount of money to Pathstone Mental Health, from our specialty jersey auction,” IceDogs owner Bill Burke said. “The invaluable work Pathstone has done, and continues to do, for children and youth in Niagara, for over 50 years, is so important for our Region to continue growing and thriving healthily. To have received such strong support from our own fanbase for local organization, shows the importance of their work to our community.”
Jack Studnicka’s No. 23 jersey was the top selling jersey in the auction, being sold for $1,600 while captain Ben Jones’ jersey was sold for $1,500. Philip Tomasino’s jersey was sold for $1,250 while Los Angeles Kings prospect Akil Thomas’ jersey was sold for $850.
“It’s fantastic that the IceDogs organization recognized Pathstone as a cause to support. We are grateful to those who bid on players jersey’s,” said Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy and public relations with the Pathstone Foundation. “With the donation received, we will be able to continue to support Niagara’s kids and families who are struggling with mental health issues and address some of our most urgent needs.”