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Total Sports BOQ



“2 Year Anniversary Edition”

May/June 2019 Volume 3 issue 1


“Champions on Ice” pg 6


Special Northumberland Feature Inside

Cobourg Nissan Kodiaks Lacrosse

“Season Begins June 2nd” pg 16 BOQTotalsportsmagazine.ca


All Cruises depart and return to Fraser Park Marina 15 Creswell Dr, Trenton

Lunch Cruise July 18 12:30pm Enjoy a full course select luncheon overlooking the beautiful Bay of Quinte. Cash bar on board. Tickets: $90.00 per person

Dinner Cruise July 18 6:00pm Delight in a three course, full service, white linen dinner while watching the sunset. Cash bar available on board. Tickets: $110.00 per person

Afternoon Cruise July 19 1:00pm Sightseeing the north and south shore of the Bay. Food available to purchase on cruise and a cash bar available. Family and group rates available. Tickets: $50.00 per person*

Evening Cruise July 19 6:30pm Enjoy a light meal of a beef or veggie burger, salads with a live band and cash bar on board. Tickets: $70.00 per person. Group rates available.

NEW Package- Quinte Botanical Gardens

Visit Canada’s newest Botanical Garden before cruising the Bay! The Quinte Botanical Garden offers 6 acres of unique displays and provides interesting insights into the world of plants. Your VIP tour includes meeting the owners, insightful presentation, and a “garden party” buffet lunch. Followed by the Afternoon Cruise at 1:00pm. Afternoon Cruise & Garden Tour Ticket: $98*

Boat is accessible to manual wheelchairs only

Contact the Quinte West Chamber for more information 613-392-7635 or email events@quintewestchamber.ca 2


Ready Aim Firearms Academy Now in Bay of Quinte WHO WE ARE


We provide gun-hunting, bow-hunting and firearms courses in the Greater Toronto Region (King City) as well as Prince Edward County, Brighton, Trenton and Belleville, Ontario

“Combination” CFSC/CRFSC (PAL & RPAL) courses run on almost all weekends, but they fill up fast. In response to the demand, Ready Aim Firearms Safety Inc. also schedules combination classes during the week. Check out our schedule under the heading “Classes” to find a combination that suits you. Seating is limited to 8 students minimum and 12 students maximum. Please note that full payment is required on the day of booking in order to guarantee your seat.

Ready Aim Firearms Safety Incorporated encourages all first time firearms enthusiasts to enroll with our company for the full course and exams.

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course (PAL) starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp with a course overview, an introduction to all training firearms, and preliminary safe firearms handling demonstrations by your instructor. The day is 8-10 hours long with written examinations and practical handling testing at the end of the course. Day classes for restricted firearms safety training also begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude with written examinations and practical firearms handling testing.

We are firm in our belief that there should never be any compromise when it comes to learning about the safety issues that come with responsible firearms ownership. Safe handling, storage, transportation and display of firearms is the law in Canada, and knowing it is the responsibility of everyone who chooses to own or acquire firearms. These skills are learned behaviors that start being a part of your life the day you are introduced to them at the Ready Aim Firearms Safety Inc. Academy. These are skills and attitudes that will stay with you for life. Courses of instruction are offered at a competitive rate in our spacious academy, designed to promote learning for both adult men, women, and youth. Pre-study is not necessary, as you will be taught the entire course content during your day. However, if you wish to participate, a review of the four vital “ACTS” relating to how to “PROVE” a firearm is safe would be a beneficial aid to your quick understanding of the course theme. Our courses boast a 98% success rate. We offer plenty of time for one-to-one instructor-student interaction, and our teaching method is designed so that people with absolutely no knowledge of firearms can be successful by day’s end.

Students are encouraged to pack a lunch and snacks, as staying “on site” during lunch break is good for networking with your instructors and classmates, and for spending more time handling and becoming familiar with the training firearms. A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use in the kitchen/dining area. You may of course choose to buy lunch from a number of good restaurants located near our academy. The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (RPAL) begins at 8:00 a.m. the following morning and finishes 6-8 hours later upon completion of the required written & practical testing. Please note that examinations and written tests will not be available for students attending the restricted course (RPAL) who are under the age of 18.

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WRITERS Andy Sparling - Staff Writer Alexander Guiney - Golden Hawks James Hurst - Dukes Story ADVERTISING AND STORIES Dale Holland - BQYC Kelly Martin Lorie Baird - Trenton Figure Skating April Meeks Sarah Graham - Cobourg Kodiaks Pam Murray Aidan Girduckis - Ducky Apparel Alisha Martin Paul Renaud - Fightong the Truth Chris Kornblum - BP Hockey Please send all enquiries to: Amy Deroche BOQTotalsports@gmail.com Deroche Photography

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Total Sports Bay of Quinte Region Edition is a free magazine, published 6 times a year, bimonthly. Contents Copyright 2019 Bay of Quinte Total Sports, No part of this magazine may be reproduced or depicted in print or digital without the written permission of BOQ Total Sports. The opinions expressed by contributors may not be those of Bay of Quinte Total Sports. Bay of Quinte Total Sports assumes no liability for submissions or omissions.

COVER PHOTO: Amy Deroche - Deroche Sports Photography Contributors - OJHL Images, Ed McPherson, Spencer Smye, Amy Deroche, Tallships Media – Dave Ashton, Andy Sparling, Dr. Suresh Appan, Aldo Poropat, Alexander Guiney-Trenton Golden Hawks, Wellington Dukes Hockey, Trenton Scottish Irish Festival, Quinte West Chamber of Commerce, Terry Boyd, Neil Ellis MP, Brandy Calvert - Off the Hook, Trenton Figure Skating Club, Quinte Sport and Wellness Centre, Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, Cobourg Kodiaks, BP Hockey - The Barons, Tiger Sports Bar, The Boathouse Seafood Restaurant and Waterfront Patio, Belleville Chamber of Commerce, Pet Valu, Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation, Marilyn Warren (photo of kids bottom right on Neil Ellis Page)

May/June 2019 Volume 3 Issue 1


2 Quinte West Chamber Boat Cruise 3 Ready Aim Firearms Academy 5 Quinte Wellness Centre - Kids Summer Camps 6.7 Champions on Ice - Trenton Figure Skating Club 8 Wellington Dukes Season Recap 9 A word from Neil Ellis, MP 10 Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Season begins! 11 TSIF and TMHF - Please show your support 12 Sports Mom of the Month - Amy Deroche 13 Off the Hook Boutique - welcome sports moms! 14 Tiger’s Den Sports Bar Grand Opening 15 Trenton Golden Hawks - 10 years as the Hawks! 16, 17 Cobourg Nissan Kodiaks Season Begins 18 Ducky Brand Apparel - Supporting Mental Health 19 Fighting the Truth - Breaking the Stigma 20 Introducing Barons Hockey! 21 Pet Valu Belleville - Supporting our Pets 22 Stay at the Best Western! 23 Trinity Dental - Your Smile Starts Here 24 Get Social at the Boathouse Seafood Restaurant


Champions on Ice pg 6-7

Fighting the Truth pg 19

Kodiaks Lacrosse pg 16-17

Changing the face of hockey pg 20



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Trenton Figure Skating Club

Submitted by: Lorie Baird

The Trenton Figure Skating season Club has been very busy this season with more than ninety children and 30-plus star skaters participating in the CanSkate program. The season concluded on March 30th with a special carnival showcase - Animation On Ice, at Trenton’s Duncan McDonald Arena. Special guests were world champion Kaetlyn Osmond and pairs skaters Chloe Chouinard and Mathieu Ostiguy (cover picture). Chouinard and Ostiguy, 2019 Canadian Junior Pair champions, were a huge hit. They won their first national title together in Saint John, New Brunswick at the Skate Canada Nationals in January. They train in Saint Leonard, Quebec with Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte. This was their second season together. They have represented Canada on the international stage at two Junior Grand Prix events in Latvia and Croatia. Chloe and Mathieu are great friends on and off the ice, and they’re looking forward to competing in the senior category next year. Chloe is a past member of the Stirling Figure Skating Club where Lindsay Newbery was her long-time coach. She has spent many days in training at the Trenton Figure Skating Club, and was happy to be home to perform. World Champion Kaetlyn Osmond also showcased her talent at our Amination on Ice carnival. Kaetlyn is a role model to most of the young skaters at the club and it was amazing to see her skate in Trenton after watching her compete in the Olympics, Stars on Ice, and other ice show tours. Kaetlyn was

born in Marystown, Newfoundland, and trained in Marystown, St. John’s and Montreal until the age of 10. She moved to Edmonton to the Ice Palace Figure Skating club with coach Ravi Walia and trained there for 12 years. She has competed internationally since 2010 (Junior Grand Prix), culminating with a world championship in 2018. Kaetlyn has an impressive skating resume: 2018 world champion, 2017 world silver medalist, 2018 Olympic champion (team), 2018 Olympic bronze medalist, 2014 Olympic silver medalist (team), 3-time national champion, and much more. No wonder so many young skaters look up to this inspiring athlete. The Trenton Figure Skating Club (TFSC) is so proud of all its skaters, and it was a pure pleasure to showcase all levels of skating at our carnival from the Pre CanSkate program, as well as those at competitive levels. It is exciting to see so many of our skaters passing their CanSkate levels, having success in their dance tests, and earning medals in competition. TFSC was well represented at the Skate Ontario Provincial Championships March 7 -10 in Mississauga. Congratulations to the skaters named here who qualified and competed at Provincials. All Photos by Amy Deroche Deroche Sports Photography

trentonfsc.ca Bay of Quinte Synchro skaters; Madeleine Henry, Madison MacDonald, Makaela Bell, Reanna Harron, Riley Stanislawski, Taylor Lapierre, Victoria Cooney, Wren Davis, Chloe Amos, Emily Lay, Jennifer Pye, Julianna Cooney, Kaitlin Cooper, Katie Garrison, Kourtney Schwass, Mackenzie Lapierre



Local champions on ice

16-year-old Julia Baird is coached by Lindsay Newbery. It was a great season for this dedicated skater. She won medals in every competition she attended, improving her scores each time. She qualified to compete at the Provincial Championships in Mississauga in the Star 10 category where she finished fourth in the province. Julia was the 2018 provincial champion in the Star 8 event.

Makaela Bell is 17 and in Grade 11 at St. Paul in Trenton. Makaela is a busy skater who is dedicated to everything she applies herself to. This year she had a successful season, qualifying for Provincials in the Silver Triathlon Category, finishing tenth. She was also a member of the Bay of Quinte Synchro team. She coaches in our pre-CanSkate and Canskate sessions and enjoys playing rugby at her school.

Holden (10-years-old) and Tenly (8) Paul competed at the prejuvenile level. After less than a year skating together, they attended the Skate Ontario Provincial Championship, placing 4th overall. This brother/sister pair team is coached by Leah Paul, along with tech specialist Lisa Conley.

This was the first season for the Bay of Quinte Synchro Team, and wow! It was amazing. It brought together skaters from Trenton, Stirling, Quinte and Brighton with “zero” synchro

experience. They competed at the pre-novice level and worked hard all season to qualify ninth for the provincial championships. They are assisted by Krista Baker and coached by Kandis Kelly and Lindsay Newbery. Nine members of the TFSC are on the team. Congratulations Makaela Bell, Emily Lay, Jennifer Pye, Kaitlin Cooper, Kourtney Schwass, Reanna Harron, Riley Stanislawski, Katie Garrison and Chloe Amos. Olivia Lord is fourteen and coached by Lisa Conley. She had a very successful season. Olivia placed eighth out of 137 skaters province-wide in the Star 6 Women’s Free Skate, and that qualified her for the Skate Ontario provincial championship in Mississauga. Olivia’s dedication to her training both on and off the ice has paid off this season. She finished 21st at the provincial championship.

Program assistants (PAs) are an important part of the club. PA’s help our younger skaters learn to skate in our CanSkate, CanPower and pre-CanSkate programs. They help the professional coaches on the ice, and their energy, enthusiasm, and excellent skating skills help our new skaters learn to enjoy our sport. PA’s volunteer many hours to our club and we are so thankful to have them: Reanna Harron, Chelsea Langley Smith, Emma Langley Smith, Kaitlin Cooper, Julia Baird, Jennifer Pye, Olivia Lord, Paige Hart, Maci McBride, Ava Cameron, Holden Paul, and Emily Lay. Cole Baird and Ethan Lord are volunteers with our club, and these Quinte West Minor Hockey players are excellent young role models and huge assets to our club.



Wellington Dukes Season Recap By James Hurst There are 132 teams in the Canadian Junior Hockey League. There are 10 leagues, in four regions. The Wellington Dukes play in a central region, along with other teams from Ontario, and one from Buffalo. In 2018, the Dukes advanced all the way to the final game of the Canadian Championship, the Royal Bank Cup. The Dukes played the Chilliwack Chiefs in British Columbia, and lost the final game 4-2. In order to get there, they had to win the Dudley Hewitt Cup, which was held in Dryden, Ontario. They won the Dudley Hewitt Cup twice previously, once in Huntsville in 2011, and once in Fort Frances. In order to get to the Dudley Hewitt Championships, teams must win the Buckland Cup, another impressive piece of hardware. The 2018-2019 version of the Wellington Dukes came close to that plateau again this spring. Although they finished in the fourth and final playoff spot in their division, they proved the point that the “real season” begins when the regular season ends. The Dukes play in the East Division of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. The other teams in the Division include: Cobourg, Trenton, Whitby, Kingston, and Lindsay. At the end of the season, the Kingston franchise, after many years in the East, moved the team to Collingwood, yet another story for a later date. At the Christmas break, the Dukes goaltender, Olivier Lafreniere, bolted to the Laurier Hawks of the Ontario Universities league. Lafreniere was highly regarded, and there was major concern in the Dukes’ ranks. Jordan Bateman was acquired from Nepean, of the CCHL at that time, and proved to be just what the Dukes needed for the rest of the season. The Cobourg Cougars finished the regular season in first place, and faced the Dukes in the first playoff round. The Cougars had finished well ahead of the Dukes in most areas that mean something, statistically. The one category that had the Dukes ahead of the Cougars was in the amount of time that the Dukes had spent in the penalty box. The only team that accumulated more minutes was the Lindsay Muskies. The Dukes finished the season with more than 200 minutes ahead of the Cougars. Naturally, expectations were not too high that the Dukes would achieve great success in the playoffs. They had stumbled out of the gate at the beginning of the season, and were in danger of sitting out the playoffs. A note in the playoff program this



year indicated that the Dukes were in the playoffs for their 30th consecutive season. Since they finished fourth, the had the unenviable task of playing the first place team-Cobourg. The Dukes outlasted the Cougars to earn the right to face Whitby in the Division final. Again, the series with Whitby was a tough one. Down to game seven in the Fury’s barn. No problem for the Dukes. The Conference championship involved the Dukes with the North York Rangers. Again, in a most unlikely fashion, the Dukes came from behind in Game Seven to defeat the Rangers, earning the right to face the Oakville Blades. That would give them the right to hoist the Buckland Cup, once again. The first game took place in Oakville, and the Blades skated to a 6-0 victory. That was not a sign of things to come. The other three games in the series were hotly contested. But the Blades won each game, earning the right to head to Cochrane for the Dudley Hewitt Cup championships. The Dukes were led in the regular season by Andrew Rinaldi who had 63 points. The rest of the top point-getters, in order: Tyson Gilmour-58, Elijah Gonsalves-53, Ben Woodhouse-42, Frank Vitucci-41, Dylan Massie-28, Daniel Panetta-23, Brett Humberstone-23, and Zach Uens-22. Rinaldi again led the team in playoff scoring with 27 points in 22 games. Gilmour, Gonsalves, Quinn Hanna, Woodhouse, Vitucci, Humberstone, Uens, Panetta, and Eddy were the other leading scorers for the Dukes. Once again this year, the Dukes had head coach John Druce behind the bench. His support staff included former Dukes Derek Smith and Sean Turner. The results speak for themselves. The team played before packed houses near the end of the season, a tribute to the players and the coaching staff.

wellingtondukes.com BELOW: Andrew Rinaldi #15 of the Wellington Dukes and Jett Alexander #72 of the North York Rangers on April 7th in North York. Photo by Ed McPherson / OJHL Images

MP Neil Ellis

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Bay of Quinte Yacht Club There’s a good breeze blowin’ up in 2019 By Dale Holland dinners, the Past- Commodore’s Dinner, the Commodore’s SailPast, and the Members and Guests Canada Marche dinner. Members’ socials are every Friday night. We offer sailing education for both adults and youth. The adult Learn-to-Sail runs from the end of April to the end of June with both in-class and on-water training. The youth sailing programs are two-week day camps for youth 8 to 18

There’s a good breeze blowin’ up an incredbily busy 2019 season at the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club. The sailboats will be racing on our traditional Wednesday evenings from May 15 to September 29, either in front of the hospital or west of the bridge by West Zwicks Park. For five Thursday evenings during the summer, it’s ladies-only racing (no men on board!) The first race start 6:30pm (6pm afterLabour Day). The club has also scheduled four Sunday afternoon races; two in Big Bay and two in front of the hospital. There is also the “Braidwood” long-distance (non-stop) race on Friday July 19. Boats leave Belleville at 8pm, sail to a channel marker at Glenora, and then return to Belleville. The “Round the County” race goes on August 17 at 11am, beginning in Presqu’ile Bay and finishing at Meyer’s Pier. One of the highlights of the sailing season at the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club is the Labour Day Weekend “Katie Gray” race, which starts in Belleville in front of Meyer’s Pier at 10am on Saturday, and ends with a dinner and dance hosted by the Prince Edward Yacht club. Last year, guest boats came from New York state, Kingston, and Toronto to participate in the 50th annual “Katie Gray” competition. For the non-racing boaters, cruising is a big part of the season, too. There are short trips for overnight or weekend stays on the hook at Sandy Cove (Massassauga Point Conservation Area), and longer excursions like tying up on the wall in Napanee, or vacations in the Thousand Islands. The social calendar is pretty full all year round, with prime rib

years of age. The program runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm (pre and post-class accommodations can made). Sessions start July 1st, July 15th, July 29th and August 12th. Summer camps are $545 for non-members. CANSail 1 & 2 are beginner courses which introduce fundamental sailing skills, including basic theory, parts of the boat and on-water boat-handling skills. Each year BQYC hosts the “Burrows Hospice Regatta” on the first weekend in June. Money raised is donated to Hospice Quinte. The event features a dinner on both Friday and Saturday nights, and FUN races on Saturday. Last year, more than $3,000 was raised.

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People who know me know I’m not one for being the centre of attention, and I don’t do anything in return for any kind of recognition. I do what I do for the love of the game, the competitiveness and the pure enjoyment of sports. With the combination of sports and photography, I enjoy capturing those “moments” and keeping great memories alive for players and their families. I have always had an interest in photography but in my school days as well as many years after, you could say that being active in whatever sports that I could be involved in came first. That is why I never pursued photography until later in life. Then my son Devin was born almost 16 years ago, and that’s when I first put a digital camera in my hand. As he got active in soccer and baseball, I wanted to capture some action shots of him. As time went on, I was asked if I could take some pics of the other parents’ kids. One thing led to another, so I created a small side business for my sports photography. I have to thank my friend and fellow photographer Joe at Joe Action Sports for sharing all his experience with portraits and editing. I sure learned a lot from him. When I started watching the Trenton Golden Hawks, my father prompted me to to contact Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) “Images” in the hope that I might be able to shoot some pics for them (my dad has always guided me in the right direction, and he was right on this one!). OJHL Director of Photography Tim Bates took me on. I’ve been part of the OJHL since 2012/13 and I am looking forward to another season ahead. I’ve enjoyed every minute and I am grateful for being able to join a great bunch of photographers who have become my hockey family. The program has helped me meet the high expectations that professional sports photographers must deal with. Every day there is something to learn…things are always changing. I’ve been traveling with my son and now I’m also learning about travel and landscape photography. It is very different from sports, but it will always be something I enjoy. I would not be doing what I love without the support of my son, family, friends, fans and OJHL Images. I really can’t see myself without a camera in my hand now. It’s part of me. And special thanks to Kelly Martin and Bay of Quinte Total Sports for having me as a photographer. Amy’s son Devin: “My mom has done so much for me. Since I was very young, she wanted me to play sports and be as competitive as she was. I started playing soccer, then went to baseball the next year, and she never missed a game. She enjoyed being there to watch and take photos. She would take team photos and eventually started taking pictures for my league, and others in the area. She took time off to drive me to faraway games (and no game was too far away for her!). I’m very proud of her. Thank you Mom, for being the best sports mom there is!”

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Tiger’s Den Sports Bar A new spot in Trenton to relax when you have put in a little overtime By: BOQ Total Sports

Following the successful opening of the“Tiger Chicken and Ribs Restaurant just over a year ago, Kugan Soma held a grand opening last August 13th for the “Tiger’s Den Sports Bar” at 66 Front Street in downtown Trenton. The Tiger’s Den is the new hot spot in town, located in the back of the restaurant. The newly renovated space features a brand new bar and the feel of a big city pub. This new sports bar boasts two projectors, 12 big-screen TV’s, plenty of seating and a full service bar that gives visitors a place to gather and watch sports games of any kind. “The Tiger’s Den is the best place in town to stop in and watch the game while enjoying some great food,” said Mr. Soma, who has over 19 years of experience in the restaurant industry. “We have designed a bar where everyone is welcome and the décor looks like something you would find in a big city.” The Tiger’s Den features daily food and drink specials including menu items like wings, ribs, buffalo chicken wraps and chicken clubs with specials on pints, pitchers and bottles of beer. Other daily specials include halfpriced appetizers on Wednesdays and wing night on Thursdays. The Tiger’s Den is open to groups and offers reservations and walk-ins. Soma says he’s committed to giving back to the community, and welcomes sports clubs and charity groups that would like to book a fundraiser. At the Tiger’s Den official grand opening April 14th, Madison Ingram was part of a great turnout, and she won two tickets to see the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox, among lots of other great prizes. Quinte West residents are excited to have a great sports bar in the downtown core with lots of parking in the market square right across the street.

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$20 Buckets of Beer - 5 Canadian or 5 Coors or 5 Bud Light $11.95 Cheddar Jalapeno Burger and Fries

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If you would like more information please call or email Tiger’s Den; info@tigerchickenandribs.com or call 613-392-3202. You can follow Tiger’s Den on Facebook for all the latest news and contests. Regular hours of operation are Monday to Thursday from noon until 10 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from noon to midnight. Closed Sundays.

Trenton Golden Hawks

10th Anniversary of the re-location to Quinte West By: Alexander Guiney/ Manager of Business Operations - Trenton Golden Hawks

This year marks the 10th anniversary for the Trenton Golden Hawks’ relocation to Quinte West and the City of Trenton. The team’s success, culminating in 2 Dudley Hewitt Cups (2016 & 2017) and a Buckland Cup (2016) over the past decade has set the high water mark in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). In addition to our wins at the rink, the Hawks have been active as well off the ice. Whether it’s a benefit for the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation (TMHF), the CFB Trenton Pond Hockey Classic, or with the team’s “Pink and Purple in the Rink” events, the organization is always looking to assist with the causes that contribute to the well-being of our shared community. This amazing relationship, between the team and its community, is what sets the Golden Hawks apart from other junior hockey teams. No question it has contributed to the team’s overall success.

And so it’s this terrific partnership, and the benefits it has bestowed on the Hawks,that we’re celebrating during this “Tin Anniversary. The Golden Hawks are planning to roll out a number of events this off-season. We’re excited about being a part of the Canada Day celebrations in Trenton, and about presenting the 11th Annual Peter Huff Memorial Golf Classic in August. John McDonald and the rest of the organization want to make this season one to remember. 2019 is especially significant for us, because it’s also a birthday for the team’s namesake, the Golden Hawks Aerobatic Flying Team. Sixty years ago,this incredible precision-flying team took to the air for the first time. We are very proud to have our name associated with the “first” Golden Hawks!” The Trenton Golden Hawks are looking to have some fun with our fans for these anniversaries this season. Season tickets will go on sale July 1st and will be available at the Canada Day festivities, as well as online on the team’s website.





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Cobourg Kodiaks Enter their fourth season in Major Series Lacrosse Submitted by: Sarah Graham Cobourg Kodiaks

The Cobourg Kodiaks enter their fourth season in Major Series Lacrosse with a serious chip on their shoulder. In the 2018 season, the Kodiaks finished last in MSL but lost 5 games by 2 goals or less. Kodiaks’ GM John Webb says he thinks the team is “right there” talent-wise. “Now it’s just a matter of cleaning up our game to make the playoffs in 2019. We made some significant moves in the offseason. Getting David Brock from the Six Nations Chiefs is going help us defensively. We also traded for Paxton Leroux. He should work well in our system and learn from guys like Brock, and Joey Cupido. We didn’t give up any rostered players, so it worked out very well for us.” Returning for the Kodiaks are goalies Kevin Orleman, who had an outstanding rookie campaign in 2018, as well as “Big Fish” David Diruscio. Both goalies are playing in the National Lacrosse League this winter. Joey Cupido, better known as “Lightning,” is back as captain as well as NLL players Colton Armstrong, Steph Charbonneau and Darryl Robertson on the back end. Up front, Kyle Killen, Ryan Lee, Chris Cloutier, Dan Lomas and Brandon Robinson are back with the club offensively. Joining them this year will be 6’8 Mike Triolo, who is back with the club after spending the past two seasons playing in western Canada. “Tree” is playing for the Rochester Knighthawks in the NLL this winter. Drafted players, Mitch Gustavson, Scott Dominey, Jackson Nishamura, Tanner Poole and Ben French are all expected to make a case to stay with the Kodiaks in training camp.



Jamie Dubrick is returning as head coach for the fourth season as is offensive coach Darryl Gibson for his second. Dubrick is excited to start the season. “This is a team that I’m really excited to coach. With the new additions and returning guys, we’re going to be a young, fast transition team who will look to push the pace in games”, explained Dubrick. Training camp begins in Cobourg on Saturday May 11th with the 2019 regular session beginning Sunday June 2nd at 6pm at the Cobourg Community Centre. The Cobourg Kodiaks will play an in-your-face brand of lacrosse and be a threat in the #RoadToTheMannCup. It’s going to be an exciting season in #KodiaksCountry

Season Tickets available at tickets@cobourgkodiaks.ca CobourgKodiaks.ca /CobourgKodiaks @CobourgKodiaks

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Ducky Brand Apparel These clothes could change someones life forever Submitted By: Aidan Girduckis

Mental illness is a serious problem pretty well everywhere you look today. The good news? New initiatives to improve mental health are materializing daily, it seems. One of them is being offered by Ducky Brand Apparel, a new clothing business. Ducky Brand will be selling products in the summer of 2019 in Belleville, and 30% of profits will be donated to publicly-accessible mental health care organizations. Ducky Brand Apparel will operate in the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Ontario. Although the company will expand its bricks-and-mortar business, its main selling operations are online at DuckyBrandApparel.com. (There you will find the story of the brand, and details about products and shipping options available across North America.) Ducky Brand is planning a storefront presence in the Quinte region. It’ll also be selling from a pop-up-style tent at special events and festivals locally, as a way to draw attention to its mental health initiatives. The 30%-of-profits-pledge will be distributed equally among these publicly-accessible mental health care organizations: • • • • • •

National Institute of Mental Health National Alliance on Mental Illness American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Mental Health America Youth Mental Health Canada Children’s Mental Health Ontario Ducky Brand co-founder Shakil Jiwa says the company’s desire to be a force for good in the fight to improve mental health lies in the following pledge:

That was the spark that ignited the birth of this organization,” says cofounder Abbott Girduckis. Ducky Brand Apparel realizes how expensive it is for those who suffer from mental illness to get the access to the resources they need to get healthy. Many people struggle without proper care or treatment, because they can’t afford it. “We hope that people will embrace our vision, and realize that something as simple as the clothes you wear could potentially be life-changing for so many. ” Their plans in Quinte have already begun to take shape. A fundraising golf tournament will be held at Black Bear Ridge on July 25. Participants get two meals, special guest appearances, and a huge variety of prizes and silent auction items. All proceeds will go to the mental health cause. There are still spots available. The company will also be a part of the fourth annual “Evan Hill Memorial Tournament,” a street hockey tournament in memory of Belleville’s Evan Hill, who died in 2015 due to his struggles with mental illness. In addition, Ducky Brand is getting involved in the second annual “Walk, Run, Ride, and Roll Defeat Depression Campaign,” set for June 9 at Zwicks Park. They also plan to do pop-up sales at events like the Belleville Waterfront Festival, Rib Fest, and Rockfest.

Mental Prosperity: The Ducky Brand Vision Proceeds from every purchase of Ducky Brand Apparel products are donated to improve public mental health care services, and building a better future for our world. Something as simple as the clothes you buy could change someone’s life forever.

“Live everyday in the service of, or as an example for others.”

“With the idea of Ducky Brand Apparel and the possible creation of this business in the spring of 2018, we all agreed we wanted to do something that could show people that it’s possible to make a living and make this world a better place at the same time. Instagram/Facebook: @DuckyBrandApparel


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Fighting the Truth Breaking the stigma of mental health in sports By: Paul Renaud

In 2017, Fighting the Truth renewed its emphasis on young people, and provided $21,000 to young people it was helping. In 2018, persistence paid off as the organization finally achieved non-profit status, and added a host of partnerships with organizations including the Ottawa Senators, Easter Seals, Autism Kids, Cancer, CAA, and the Belleville Senators to name a few. Donations to assisted youth totalled at least $30,000.

Paul Renaud knows what he’s talking about, and he’s trying to share what he knows with young people experiencing mental illness. Renaud is a former junior hockey player who went through more adversity before he was eighteen than a lot of people do in a lifetime. He’s a survivor of physical and sexual abuse, serious illness, and even suicide attempts. All of that, and the mental illness that went with it is the reason Renaud started a group called Fighting The Truth, a non-profit organization that seeks to raise mental health awareness among youth and young adults in sports and in life generally. It began in 2014 in the Durham Region, spread to Peterborough, and now serves young all the way to Ottawa.

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In the Quinte-Kingston area, partnerships are now in place with the Trenton Golden Hawks and the Amerstview Jets. New collaborations are in the works with Relm Sports in Kingston and Dangle U in Napanee. “One of our main goals in 2019 is to achieve charitable status,” says Renaud. “And we’re always looking for partners who can contribute professional help and guidance, or resources we can include in our efforts, or help promote our cause.” “We can visit your school or club and to talk to young people, share our stories, and let them know it’s okay to talk about how they feel.” Paul Renaud knows what he’s talking about.

FightingTheTruth.com 289-688-0490 facebook/Fighting the Truth




Introducing the Barons Changing the face of minor hockey in Quinte By: Chris Kornblum

(Buddies and Pals) Hockey is about to change the future of elite hockey in the Quinte area. Hockey in Canada is changing with the inception of independent leagues such as the Ontario Rep Hockey Leaque https://orhl. net/ , and the Hockey Super League in Alberta. http://www. hockeysuperleague.ca/. The HSL is now in its second year. The schedules are condensed from traditional full weekends to 9 showcase events offering four games each weekend. Players can play for any team they want. The introduction of the Barons Hockey Club. There’s an urgent need for an alternative to the traditional hockey development route. The Barons will ice spring and winter teams, and run skill- based development programs. Our mission is to encourage young hockey players to understand the concept of development, whether it’s on or off the ice. These are the foundations of our program;

Style of Play • • • • • • • • •

We are comfortable taking risks. Players will be allowed to be creative on the ice. Players will push the play. A “move your feet” mentality, especially defencemen; 1st pass, then move up ice. It’s a team tactic, not an individual skill. We will be a fun group to play against. Teams will want to play us. Team success will not be measured through game results. It will be measured by players’ three, four, and five- year development. We will be accountable to ourselves and honest with each other. We will make mistakes and learn from them. Goalies are supported 100% of the time. Without confident goalies, no one improves. Yelling at referees is a form of bullying and will not be tolerated.

Player Development Player development in an appropriate environment is one of my primary goals. We wish to foster an atmosphere in which all members guide and help one another, a place where age doesn’t matter. A shared love of the game and a sense of family can be nurtured to encourage players to work together to sharpen their skills, share their knowledge and achieve their goals.

Coaches This isn’t just a hockey program. It’s also a life skills group. Success begins and ends with having the best possible educators. Coaches and off-ice fitness instructors have the most important role in the success of BHC. Our program will strive to ensure that our youth learn the most current practices.



Family Involvement One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to “let go” of your child to the BHC and the coach. But it has to be done. This means: • You cannot criticize or undermine the coach in front of your child. • You should not encourage your child to play the game the way you were taught it. • By “letting your child go”, you are trusting the coach to do what’s best for him or her, and you are trusting that the coach is familiar with the game’s latest ideas. • Don’t sacrifice your beliefs and values just so your son can play on the team.

Respect for All Persons All members are treated with fairness, respect and without regard for ethnicity, gender, social position or age. The Barons Hockey Club provides a safe, bully-free environment.

Code of Conduct It’s very common for groups to develop a code of conduct. What’s not so common is for the group to have success holding members accountable to its provisions. The BHC Code of Conduct defines the standards of behavior for group members. It is vital and evolving. Ignoring the Code it is not an option. It will require participants to: • • • •

communicate openly be “team” players seek consensus for team decisions encourage the participation of parents in meetings

The Barons Hockey Club Way We want teams capable of competing for the championship every year. I want BHC to be one of the most competitive, wellrun and sportsmanlike organizations in Canada. BHC will be a supportive and “fun” environmen. ANY instance of verbal abuse or bullying will not be tolerated. My goal is for players to get to the next level. To achieve that, they have to be mentally and physically strong, and a “good buddy.”

For more information on the Barons Hockey Club and up and coming programs, please email me; chris@bphockey.net

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