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Former Red Devils join UOIT Ridgebacks soccer
OSHAWA – A pair of former Bayside Red Devils were among six new members of UOIT Ridgebacks women’s soccer team introduced last week. Frankford’s Caylin Gracie and Quinte West’s Rheanna Flynn were introduced along with Alicia Chisholm, Christina Coroado, Madison O’Donnell, and Jordan Tortolo. A dynamic striker, Gracie joins the Ridgebacks women’s soccer program following four seasons with FC Durham. An intensely committed soccer player, she won the golden boot with her high school program, Bayside Red Devils, three times. The Frankford native also claimed the league scoring title in her last three seasons with the Quinte West Wolverines, before making the jump to the ultra-competitive FC Durham program. Gracie will study kinesiology this fall. Bringing an offensive mindset to the midfield for UOIT this fall, Flynn also comes to the Ridgebacks women’s soccer program through FC Durham. During her four seasons with the local academy, she was also a standout with the Bayside Red Devils, serving as team captain and winning the team’s impact player of the year award on two separate occasions. Prior to her high school career she also competed as a member of the Quinte West Wolverines. This coming fall, Flynn will be majoring in kinesiology. Joining the Ridgebacks from Aurora FC (AFC), Tortolo compliments UOIT’s history of strong midfield play. The 5’8 Mount Albert resident most recently competed with AFC in League 1 and as a member of the clubs U21 squad, which competed as part of the women’s provincial elite league. She brings with her to UOIT a championship pedigree, winning the OPDL western championship in 2016 and 2017, while reaching the OPDL Cup finals in the latter season. Tortolo will study commerce at UOIT in 2019. The first of three recruits from Glenshields FC of the Central Soccer League (CSL), O’Donnell is a 5’4 centre back from Bolton, Ont. She has spent four seasons with Glenshields, serving as a defensive cornerstone for several strong seasons with the Concord, Ont. club team. She comes to UOIT from St. Michael’s Catholic School and will enter the criminology and justice studies program at UOIT. Also joining the Ridgebacks from Glenshields FC, Coroado adds more depth to the Ridgebacks defence as another reliable centre back. She was also a member of the 2017 Ontario Cup finalist team, who were also CSL regular season champions in 2017, and CSL League Cup finalists the same year. This past season she also quarterbacked the Glenshields defence to a league leading goals against, with the team allowing just nine goals in 14 games. Coroado will major in life sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, coming to the university from St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School. A goalkeeper from Woodbridge, Chisholm will provide another option in net for the Ridgebacks, a position that has consistently proven to be a strength for women’s soccer program. She rounds out a trio of players coming to UOIT from Glenshields FC after competing for three seasons with the Central Soccer League (CSL) club. During this stretch she reached both the outdoor Ontario Cup final in 2017 and indoor Ontario Cup final in 2016 with Glenshields. Chisholm will study kinesiology at UOIT following graduation from Emily Carr Secondary School.
Minor Bantam Hawks sweep way into second round
The Madison Excavating Quinte West Minor Bantam A Hawks had a great finish to their first round of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association playoffs sweeping aside the Oshawa Generals and Ajax Knights in four straight games. They opened the three-tea round-robin series Jan. 20 when they hosted the Knights at the Community Gardens and spanked them 9-0. Last Wednesday at the Gardens the Hawks crushed the Generals 12-1. Ethan Osborne and Tyvian Koets both notched hat tricks for the Hawks, while Vince Bellavance and Daniel McLeod-Lockwood each scored twice, with single markers from Jakob Gardner and Layne Cocek. Saturday in Oshawa, the Hawks blanked the Generals 4-0 on goals by Gardner, Koets, McLeod-Lockwood and Geoffrey Boates. They wrapped up the round-robin and advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 12-2 thrashing of the Knights Sunday in Ajax. Koets, Bellavance, Gardner and McLeod-Lockwood each scored twice in the rout, while Shane Jerrett, Justin Bolduc, Cocek and Boates all scored once. The Hawks, who finished second in the Lakeshore Hockey League regular season standings with a 18-5-1 record, now face the Clarington Toros in the best-of-five second round with dates and times not available at press time. Check the Hawks website at www.quintewestminorhockey.com Major Atom The Rhino Hockey Training Major Atom Hawks picked up a tie and a win last week setting up a one game, winner take all battle Tuesday night in Northumberland. Results weren’t available at press time. Last Tuesday, the Hawks battle the Nighthawks to a 2-2 tie. Connor Boates opened the scoring early in the first period with a powerplay goal assisted by Gavin Armstrong and Brendan Reid. The Nighthawks would score two and take a 2-1 lead to the third period. The Hawks tied the game with just over 10 minutes remaining on a goal by Colby Armstrong. Boates and Tyson Gregory picked up the assists. Noah Groeneveld had a strong game in net and would close the door the remainder of the wayto secure the tie. On Saturday the Hawks traveled to Clarington to take on the Toros and squeaked out a 2-1 victory. Again the Hawks would hit the scoreboard early on a goal by Reid with the assist going to Armstrong. The lead held up until the third period when the Toros tied it with six minutes remaining. The Hawks would not be beat on this day though, as Reid picked up his second of the game from Armstrong and Haker with just over four minutes remaining. Cooper Martin was strong in net and picked up the win. The winner of Tuesday’s will advance to the second round of the OMHA playoffs. Minor Atom The Trenton Nomads Minor Atom Hawks swept the Oshawa Generals in the first round of playoff action, outscoring the opposition 17-1. Owen Curran was in net for the sweep, recording a pair of shutouts. In Game 1, the Hawks blanked the Generals 5-0 with team captain Cam Slone leading the way with two goals and an assist. Rhys Lawrence and Malcolm Brooks each added a goal and an assist, with Andrew Gilson also scoring once. Additional assists came from Joey Nieman (2) and Logan Fonger. Game 2 saw the Hawks travelling to Oshawa and downing them 6-1. Brooks and Slone each scored twice, with Nieman and Hayden Parent adding singles. Assists came from Gilson (2), Kale Tawse, Doug Robinson, Fonger and Parent. Last Thursday night at the Gardens the Hawks delivered the knockout blow to Oshawa with a 6-0 whitewash. Slone scored twice, with Brooks, Fonger, Tawse and Robinson adding single tallies. Helpers came from Robinson, Nieman, Parent and Brooks. The Hawks, who finished in second place in the Lakeshore League regular season with a 19-4-1 record, face the third place Whitby Blue Wildcats (14-8-2) in the best-of-five second round of the playoffs beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Gardens. Game 2 is Sunday at 1:15 p.m. in Whitby, with Game 3 back at the Gardens Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. If Game 4 is necessary it is set for Friday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Whitby, with a fifth and deciding game back at the Gardens Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.
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Eastern Cup All-Star Challenge wraps up in QW
Team CCHL Robinson blasted Team QJAHL St. Louis 5-0 to capture the 8th annual Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge Wednesday at Trenton Community Gardens. The final of the three-day event was a penalty-filled affair that saw 132 minutes in penalties handed out, as Team Robinson from the Central Canada Hockey League erupted for four goals in just over four minutes in the opening period and rolled to the win over the Quebec league entry. Trenton Golden Hawks forward Steven Elliott scored twice for Team Nieuwendyk of the OJHL in the tournament while Hawks forward Griffen Fox added one assist. Wellington Dukes forward Andrew Rinaldi scored once for Team Oates of the OJHL, while Dukes forward Elijah Gonsalves had one assist. The Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge is one of the premier Junior A hockey events in the country and provides tremendous exposure for the top prospects of the five leagues to play in front of scouts from all over the hockey world – including the NHL, NCAA, CHL and U Sports. Twelve all-star teams competed in the tournament format, consisting of four teams from the OJHL, two teams from each of the Central Canada Hockey League, Quebec Junior Hockey League, Maritime Hockey League and Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. Additionally, it also serves as a player identification event for the coaching staff for Team Canada East in player selection for the yearly training camp and subsequent entry into the World Junior A Challenge. It was the second straight year the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior A Hockey League has hosted the prestigious tournament and OJHL Commissioner Marty Savoy was very pleased with how the event went. In a statement on Thursday Savoy said it was a great opportunity for 240 Canadian Junior Hockey League players on 12 all-star teams to showcase their talents in front of scouts from every level of the game. The event was hosted by the OJHL, in partnership with the City of Quinte West and the Golden Hawks. Savoy said the support of the city was very much appreciated by all five eastern Canadian Junior A leagues, and a special thank-you needed to go out to the staff and volunteers from the city who once again treated everyone who went to the challenge with amazing hospitality.
Eastern Canada Cup returning to Quinte West
The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), in partnership with the City of Quinte West and the Trenton Golden Hawks, have announced the 2018 Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge will return to the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens in Trenton from November 19-21. The Gardens is the home of the Golden Hawks of the OJHL and has played host to the 2017 Winter Showcase as well as the 2017 Dudley-Hewitt Cup. The Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge is one of the premier Junior A hockey events in the country and provides tremendous exposure for the top prospects of the OJHL, Central Canada Junior Hockey League (CCHL), Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), Quebec Junior Hockey League (QJHL) and the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) to play in front of scouts from all over the hockey world – including the NHL, NCAA, CHL and USports. Additionally, it also serves as a player identification event for the coaching staff for Team Canada East in player selection for the yearly training camp and subsequent entry into the World Junior A Challenge. “On behalf of the five CJHL leagues, I want to express our appreciation to the City of Quinte West for their support of the Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge,” said Marty Savoy, Commissioner, OJHL. “This event is one of the largest all star events in all of junior hockey and to be able to partner with a community like Quinte West allows for the opportunity for all of us to deliver a great experience for not only the close to 200 elite junior hockey players but also the great fans in this area of Ontario.” Twelve all-star teams will compete in a tournament format that will consist of four teams from the OJHL and two teams for the CCHL, QJHL, MHL and NOJHL. A total of 21 games will be played to determine the champion with each team playing a modified two period game in a round robin, semi-final and championship game. Teams will be awarded three points for the win, two points for the overtime win and one point for the overtime loss. Team Quebec are defending champions. “The City of Quinte West is looking forward to hosting this high calibre hockey tournament for the second year in a row,” said Mayor Jim Harrison. “We are expecting great spectator turnout from local schools and sports teams as well as sponsorship from local businesses who can all benefit from having this event in our community.” “The City of Quinte West did an amazing job last year; no detail was overlooked,” said Brian Whitehead, Commissioner of the MHL. “The army of volunteers were very professional and knowledgeable. The MHL is very excited to be going back for another year.” Game and ticket information for the 2018 Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge will be announced in the coming weeks along with other event details such as sponsors, rosters and coach announcements.
G-Hawks off to great start
The Trenton Golden Hawks kicked off their 2018/19 Ontario Junior Hockey League season in fine fashion on the weekend with a pair of wins at the Community Gardens. Coming off their first losing season in six years (24-26-2-2) the G-Hawks, under new general manager and head coach Thomas Milne, dumped the previously undefeated Whitby Fury (2-1-0-0) 3-1 in their season opener Friday at the Community Gardens. They followed that up with a 3-2 triumph over perennial powerhouse Georgetown Raiders (1-2-0-0) Sunday. Friday, Tiger McDonald scored twice and Peter Falivena once for the G-Hawks while MacKenzie Warren had two assists and Ryan Brown and Tyler Ignazitto one assist each and Benjamin Allard-Robitaille stopped 21 of 22 shots for Trenton. Patrick Demaio scored the lone goal for Whitby while Oliver Troop turned aside 22 shots in taking the loss between the pipes. Sunday, Dylan McMahon notched a hat trick for the G-Hawks while Steven Elliott picked up three assists and Griffen Fox, Kevin Weaver Vitale and Bryce Robertson one assist apiece. Jordan Crocker and Derek McVey scored for the Raiders. Allard-Robitaille picked up his second straight win stopping 24 shots. Former Hawk Carson Poulin made 32 saves in net for the Raiders. G-Hawks return to action Friday when they host the Burlington Cougars (1-2-0-0) at 7:30 p.m. at the Gardens. They head to Aurora Saturday to face the Tigers (3-0-0-0) at 7:30 p.m., then travel to Buffalo for the annual Governor’s Showcase, set for Sept. 24-26 at the Harbor Center. Hawks take on the Brampton Admirals (formerly the Orangeville Flyers), who sport and early season record of 2-3-0-0 Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. They face the Newmarket Hurricanes (1-1-0-1) Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Wellington Dukes The defending RBC Cup champion Wellington Dukes were 1-1-1 in three games last week, edging the Spirit (0-2-0-1) 2-1 Thursday in Stouffville, before falling 7-5 to the Brantford 99ers (formerly the Milton Ice Hawks) Friday at the Essroc Arena, and 5-4 in double overtime to the Brampton Admirals (2-3-0-0) Sunday in Wellington. In Stouffville, Nick Abbott scored the game winner with less than a second remaining with Frank Vitucci and Brett Humberstone assisting. Andrew Rinaldi had opened the scoring for the Dukes 23 seconds into the third period from Zach Uens and Ben Woodhouse. Ryan Smith scored for the Spirit with 1:35 remaining with goaltender Andrew Albano on the bench for an extra attacker. Olivier Lafreniere stopped 26 shots for the win in the Wellington net while Albano made 37 saves in taking the loss. Friday, the Dukes held a 3-2 lead after the first period against Brantford, but the 99ers outscored Wellington 4-1 in the middle frame to carry a 6-4 lead into the final stanza where they swapped goals. The Dukes were led by a goal and two assists from Tyson Gilmour while Woodhouse, Abbott, Rinaldi and Adam Usinger also scored. Additional assists came from Elijah Gonsalves (2), Vitucci, Rinaldi, Humberstone, Ben Roger, and Woodhouse. Trevor LeDonne led the 99ers’ attack with three goals and an assist, including what ended up being the game winning marker late in the second period. Jordan Stock (2), Bryan Zurowski and Josh Samanski scored the other goals for the 99ers (2-1-0-0). Jacob Gridziejko stopped 30 shots for the win in net for Brantford while Dannick Francoeur turned aside 29 shots in taking the loss for Wellington. Sunday, Aaron Dickson’s goal at 3:01 of the second overtime period lifted Brampton to a 5-4 win over the Dukes (3-1-0-1). Madoka Suzuki scored twice for Wellington while Abbott and Jacob Vreugdenhil each scored once. Assists came from Daniel Panetta (2), Vitucci, Zach Nelson and Keenan Eddy. Also scoring for the Admirals were Michael Hill (2), Masson Sarris and Hudson Lambert. Matthew Lukic picked up the win in net for Brampton, stopping 36 shots while Lafreniere made 23 saves in taking the loss. The Dukes travel to Kingston Thursday for a 7 p.m. game with the Voyageurs (2-0-0-1. They host the Mississauga Chargers (1-2-0-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m. At the Governor’s Showcase, Dukes will lock horns with the Burlington Cougars (1-2-0-0) at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24, and the Aurora Tigers at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25.