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Trinity Dental - Sports Injuries Ruined Your Teeth? Quinte West Chamber - Cruise the Bay Belleville Chamber of Commerce - Hometown Hockey Welcome from Belleville Mayor Christopher Hometown Sports Andrew Raycroft - Meets his Fans Capelli Salon - How to Grow Great Hockey Hair Welcome from MPP Todd Smith Welcome from Picton Mayor Quaiff Welcome MP Neil Ellis

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BONN LAW QUINTE RED DEVILS Making Quite the Scene

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Chris Kelly Hometown Olympian

Trenton Golden Hawks - Hometown Proud 12-13 REMAX Team of the Month 15 Picton Pirates 17 Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils 18-19 Belleville Senators - Hometown Olympian 20-22 RCAF FLYERS - Women’s Hockey is Flying 23 Wellington Dukes - Stop Bullying Campaign 24-29 Belleville Minor Hockey Jr. Bulls 30 Special Olympics Ontario - First Competition for the newly-formed Snowshoe Team 31 Trenton Broomball Association - To Host 2018 Senior Provincial Championships 32-33 Basketball in Canada Has Arrived! 34 GRAPHIC DESIGNER Kelly Leigh Martin

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TRENTON BROOMBALL ASSOCIATION To Host 2018 Senior Provincial Championships

COVER PHOTOS: Belleville Sens Chris Kelly/Photo by Jason Scourse. Daniel Panetta #12 of the Wellington Dukes with Cal Walker #94 of the Trenton Golden Hawks/ Photo by Ed McPherson

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SPORTS INJURIES RUINED YOUR TEETH? Some people may be suffering from a variety of oral health problems that require a more comprehensive approach to treating them. Full mouth restoration often refers to rebuilding the upper and lower teeth to reconstruct your mouth to full health. The dental team at Trinity Family Dental has a wealth of experience with full mouth restoration and will create a treatment plan that is customized to your needs to give you an attractive and healthy smile. Full mouth restoration may be right for you if you have: • Missing teeth due to decay or an injury. • Fractured or damaged teeth. • Teeth that are heavily eroded or worn down. • Chronic bite problems, such as pain or difficulty speaking or chewing.

dentist will select the best tools and methods appropriate for the condition of your teeth. We offer a wide selection of full mouth restoration options, including dental crowns, dental bridges, porcelain veneers, non-surgical gum therapy, root canal therapy, and dental implants. We will create a step-by-step treatment plan detailing exactly how we will restore your teeth and gums and other dental issues. The number of treatments will vary from case to case, but rest assured, when we are done you will have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dental implants are appropriate if you: • Have missing teeth. • Have healthy teeth and gums. • Don’t have other oral health complications. • Aren’t able or don’t want to wear dentures. • Want to enhance your speaking ability. Because implant restoration is more invasive and requires multiple procedures, a thorough evaluation is needed to determine if you are a suitable candidate. Dr. Appan, Trenton Dentist, will perform a thorough examination to ensure dental implants are right for you. Contact our practice to speak with us today.

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HOMETOWN HOCKEYA Community Celebration Submitted by: The Belleville Chamber of Commerce

Hometown Hockey was a community celebration hosted in Belleville, Ontario February 24 & 25, 2018.

On a tour of 24 cities & towns, this “pop-up” festival, coordinated by an amazing team of people rolled in and transformed the parking lot across from City Hall into a series of activities and events fun for children and adults alike. The Rogers team was a well-oiled machine but an amazing group of dedicated people across the city spent months setting the stage for their arrival and acted as hosts once they were here.

The Belleville Chamber of Commerce thanks the following for their support: THE CITY OF BELLEVILLE Mayor & Council City Staff Fire & Emergency Services Police Services Community Policing Hastings-Quinte Paramedics LOCATION SUPPORT FairTradeWorks McDougall Insurance & Financial Pan Properties Paul Dinkel St. Lawrence Pools

SURROUNDING SUPPORT BDIA County Carriage Farmers’ Market Association Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment – Belleville Armouries Lt. Colonel Chris Comeau & the Hasty Ps EXHIBITORS Armouries Museum Staff Canadian Tire – Jumpstart Glanmore National Historic Site Great Blue Resorts Heart & Stroke Foundation Notaro Game Rentals Pegasus Cheer Belleville Senators Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Hastings PE

VOLUNTEERS Bulldog Boxing Academy Belleville Outrigger Canoe Club and all those individuals who gave up their time to stand in the cold! Belleville Minor Hockey Association * Belleville Bearcats * Wellington Dukes and all the sports teams that participated in the Parade of Champions! Belleville Satellite Rotary Club Additional promotional support provided by: Starboard Communications * Quinte Broadcasting * Belleville Intelligencer JB Print * TeamWork

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The Corporation of the City of Belleville Office of the Mayor As the Mayor of the City of Belleville, I am pleased to have the opportunity to bring you greetings, on behalf of my colleagues on Council, through the pages of the Bay of Quinte Total Sports Magazine. February was a special time in Belleville as we welcomed Rogers Hometown Hockey February 24th and 25th. It was our pleasure to show Canada what our community has for hockey spirit and national pride! We are very proud to have been selected as one of 24 cities across the country to showcase what a great community we all live in!

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There are many local hockey rinks in Belleville. Left: Myers Pier Outdoor Rink. Above: Jacob, Noah and Isabella Egas with Matt and Jenn Raycroft and Reid Lazier at Brimley Court

Paddy Brady of Centennial Secondary School, Rachel Brady of St. Joseph Catholic School and Austin Roberts of Nicholson Catholic College enjoy this neighbourhood outdoor rink located at the Brady residence in the east end of Belleville.


ANDREW RAYCROFT Meets his Fans at Rogers Hometown Hockey Event

Zack Whan of Kingston travelled to Belleville with his dad Jody to get some of his favourite photos signed by Andrew Raycroft. Zack asked Andrew who his favourite team is, Raycroft responded “Boston Bruins.” Prior to entering the junior hockey ranks, Raycroft grew up playing minor hockey with the Quinte Red Devils AAA system in the Eastern Ontario AAA League of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA). In 1997–98, he began a three-year career in the Ontario Hockey League, playing for the Kingston Frontenacs and Sudbury Wolves. He also played junior for the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Junior A Hockey League. (OJHL) Raycroft was drafted 135th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in 2000–01 with the Bruins, replacing Byron Dafoe in a 5–1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. As a late-game replacement, however, he was not given the decision. Raycroft recorded his first NHL win two days later on October 9 in a 4–2 win over the Florida Panthers. Raycroft played 11 games total for the Bruins in his first season, while playing the majority of his first three professional seasons with the team’s minor league affiliate, the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). After the Bruins renewed his contract on July 31, 2003, Raycroft played his first full NHL season in 2003–2004, compiling a 2918-9 record with a 2.05 goals against average (GAA), .926 save percentage and three shutouts. He helped lead the Bruins to a second-place finish in the regular season in the Eastern

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Conference en route to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Not having played enough games to qualify as a rookie in his previous three NHL seasons, Raycroft was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2004, as league rookie of the year. Due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Raycroft signed with Djurgården of the Swedish Elitserien on November 6, 2004. He did not, however, play any games for the team and signed with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish SM-liiga several months later on January 17, 2005. When NHL play resumed, he struggled with the Boston Bruins in the 2005–06 season, managing only eight wins, while being a healthy scratch for the majority of the season. He was demoted to the Bruins’ third-string position behind starter Tim Thomas and rookie backup Hannu Toivonen. On June 24, 2006, Raycroft was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He began playing for the Maple Leafs in the 2006–07 season and earned his first shutout and win as a Leaf in a 6-0 victory against the Ottawa Senators on October 5, 2006.On April 3, 2007, Raycroft tied the Leafs’ franchise record for most wins by a goaltender in the regular season. Andrew has also played with Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars and teams in Europe. On April 9, 2014 Raycroft announced his retirement from professional hockey.

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HOW TO GROW GREAT HOCKEY HAIR (AKA FLOW)

Submitted by: Aldo Poropat / From: blog.hockeyplayersclub.com/how-to-grow-the-perfect-hockey-hair-aka-flow For a sport where you are almost always required to wear a helmet, a hockey player’s hair is very important. Having a luscious set of locks is something that is deeply rooted in the history of the game. There are new age beauties who used to rock the flow such as Erik Karlsson and Kris Letang. There were the legendary mullets of the 80s and 90s like the one famously worn by Jaromir Jagr. And there were even the old guys who could never give up the lifestyle such as Al Iafrate who rocked the infamous skullet. Heck there is even a guy who makes a video every year that rates the best flow in the Minnesota State High School Hockey tourney! But one thing that all of these legends have in common is that they took the time and proper steps in order to achieve the amazing hair that everyone is looking for. Lucky for you, the Hockey Player’s Club is here to help! If you follow these steps you’ll have the lettuce flowing out the back of your bucket that will make everyone you play with or against jealous. 1. Pre-Flow Long flowing hair is not something that happens overnight. It is a lengthy commitment that will require dedication. Phase 1 is committing to the process. Take a picture of your favorite hockey player’s hair to the barber shop with you. Tell them this is what you are going for and ask them to give you a “shaping cut” that will start you in the right spot. 2. The Starting Gate This phase will take a while. Many people unfortunately refer to this as the “awkward stage”. It is where many dreams of hair spewing from the sides and back of your helmet go to die. It is the period from shaping cut to girls asking how you got your hair so good. It will take AT LEAST 4 months for your hair to come in where you want, so you better be patient. Keep thinking about your crazy salad blowing in the wind behind you as your name is called during pregame intros. Instead of getting discouraged take this time to train your hair. Every morning wet your hair down real well and pull it back

under a hat. Your hair won’t want to go back naturally but unless you teach it you’ll end up looking more like Justin Bieber than Patrick Kane. After a couple of weeks your hair will start going back naturally but you’ll still need the hats to hide what your hair has become. 3. Half Way Point Now you are starting to have strands of hair poke out behind your ears and in the back of your helmet. You may have people throwing chirps your way but just brush it off because you know what greatness is to come. This is a good start but it is actually time for another shaping cut. Go into the barber and ask them to clean it up a little behind the ears and in the back. But be sure to express that you do not want a lot to be taken off and that you don’t want the top or front to be touched at all! You are only cutting these parts to allow the front and top to catch up to them. Also, ask the person cutting your hair if they have any tips on products you could use to help shape your hair for the days when you won’t need to tame your salad with a hat. Also, this is the time to stop shampooing your hair every day. It may sound gross but it is actually healthier and will make sure your salad looks sick and not like straw. Keep strong with the hats and don’t let your confidence go. Your lettuce might not be unreal yet but you are very, very close. 4. Hockey Hair You have now reached the promised land! After months of love, care, hard work, combing, hats, conditioner, and awkward looks you have finally achieved the amazing hockey hair you dreamed about before the season. Best of all, if you started on time your hair should be peaking right around playoff time when the barn gets most packed. You are now part of a very exclusive club of those who were strong enough to battle through the awkward stage and come out stronger on the other side. Life is a lot easier now. You can go out and not feel naked and weird without a hat. Girls will come up out of nowhere and just stare at your luscious locks. Bald guys will envy you and other hockey players will want to be you. You can not completely neglect your hair now however. Make sure it stays in control. Keep it trimmed and looking right. You are a beauty not a cave man. Take a picture whenever you can and make sure to get a photographer to your games from now on. Also, pop the bucket off whenever you get a chance whether it’s in warmies, after a goal, for a fight, in the penalty box … you get the idea. Show off that salad as much as possible! So now we can say congrats rookie you have put in the effort and have now made it to the big time. Flow on!

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TRENTON GOLDEN HAWKS Hometown Proud Submitted by: Trenton Golden Hawks

Junior hockey has played a starring role in the Trenton community. The Trenton Golden Hawks were founded in the early 1960s as members of the Eastern Junior B Hockey League. The team was proudly named after the pioneering Royal Canadian Air Force aerobatic flying team, the Golden Hawks. Trenton is the original home base for the airborne team established in 1959 to celebrate the “Golden “50th anniversary of Canadian flight, which began with the AEA Silver Dart in 1909. An F-86 Sabre jet is on a pedestal display outside the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens. In the 1980s, the Golden Hawks played in the Central Junior C Hockey league and for a short time, Trenton was also home to the Trenton Bobcats who relocated from, and eventually moved back to, Belleville. In 1989 the team moved over to the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League, where they stayed until 1995. That year, owners Jon Gibbons and Peter Huff were granted the rights to a Junior A team, and they renamed the club the Trenton “Sting.” After the sudden death of Huff, the Sting were sold to a private group in 2008 and on January 8th 2009, after less than two seasons, the team folded. But the absence of hockey in our community was felt deeply and three months later, on April 23, 2009 it was announced to our hockey-deprived community that the Port Hope Junior

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A team was moving to Trenton and would be renamed the Golden Hawks. Our beloved Golden Hawks would fly again! Owners Rod Finney and Sandy Smith brought in a new management team in 2011. Since then, the Golden Hawks have finished in first place in the Eastern Division five times, made the playoffs every year and are consistently ranked nationally in the CJHL. The Golden Hawks won their first Frank L Buckland Cup trophy as OJHL playoff champions in 2016. From there, the Hawks traveled north to Kirkland Lake to compete in the DudleyHewitt Cup, where they went 3-0 in round-robin play, and defeated the defending NOJHL champions and the previous year’s Dudley-Hewitt Cup winners (Soo Thunderbirds) in the final. Trenton then traveled to Lloydminster, Alberta/ Saskatchewan for the Royal Bank Cup. Trenton finished first in prelimininary action but were defeated in the semifinal by the host Lloydminster team. In 2017, the Golden Hawks hosted and won their second straight Dudley–Hewitt Cup and advanced once again to the Royal Bank Cup in Cobourg, where they were eliminated in the round robin. Always a hockey town, the Trenton junior teams have wowed crowds since 1960. But the return of the Golden Hawks has renewed a community’s love affair with hockey that has produced CJHL league-leading attendance numbers.


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As an avid hockey fan, I can say that we are truly lucky to have two high-quality hockey organizations right here in our community. Each year, the Wellington Dukes and Picton Pirates ice an exciting brand of hockey that keeps us entertained throughout the winter. Away from the rink, these talented players give back to our community in countless ways and make us even prouder to root for them. The success of these players would not be possible without numerous dedicated staff and volunteers. From the recruiters who bring in the best players to represent The County, to the guys who clean the ice before the games, to volunteers who help fundraise to keep the team going, and the sponsors that generously fund our hometown teams; all of these people play such a huge role behind the scenes. On behalf of the members of Council and citizens of The County, we look forward to cheering on the Wellington Dukes and Picton Pirates for many seasons to come.

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PICTON PIRATES The County’s “Community” Hockey Treasure By: Chris Masterson /President/ GM/Associate Coach Picton Pirates The Picton Pirates, who play in the Tod Division of the 63-team Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL), recently completed their 28th season. The “Rats” have won league championships in the 98/99, 2010/11, 2012/13 seasons as well as a provincial Schmalz Cup title in 2013. The organization is one of the few remaining volunteer-run, not-for-profit, community-based teams the area. The Pirates rely heavily on local sponsorship and community support. The team is always on the lookout for more volunteers, as it takes a great deal of behind-the-scenes effort to operate in a sport that has become increasingly expensive, timeconsuming and competitive. The Pirates also do their part for the community by hosting game nights for Child Abuse Prevention, and the players participate in the Santa Claus Parade and the Salvation Army Food Drive. Despite being Prince Edward County’s second junior team (the OJHLs Wellington Dukes is the other), the Pirates continue to get strong support in the community from fans and sponsors. Junior hockey is alive and well in the Picton area, and offers a great winter-time entertainment choice to match the fun that can be had in a Prince Edward County summer. The 2017/18 Pirates are coached by Ty Green, who’s in his first year. He took over from Chris Masterson, who spent the previous two seasons behind the bench and moved up to the front office as President and GM. The team has has been improving while in re-build mode after its provincial championship season; the Pirates finished fourth last year with a 20-19-1 record. This season, it was up a notch to third with a 24-14-1 record in the 6-team Tod Division.

Overager Jordon Cannons scored 40 goals in his final season in the league, good for second in the Pirates’ record book for most in a season. He recently captured the Tod Division Overager of the Year award. Prince Edward County’s own Will Harrison won the league’s Sportsmanship award after just 10 penalty minutes in 39 games. The team was the third least-penalized Jr C club in the province this season. The players are between the ages of 16 and 21 and are mostly from the Quinte area, although each year the Pirates billet a few players from further away. This year’s players hailed from Belleville, Kingston, Prince Edward County, Tweed, Stirling, Trenton and even as far away as Windsor and Red Deer, Alberta. The team is always looking to add quality players who may move into the area for school or work. Loyalist College, St Lawrence College and Queen’s University students who want to continue to play competitive hockey are always on the Pirates’ radar. The team also works closely with its County cousins, the Dukes, to provide a hockey home for players who need a bit more development before making the jump to Jr A. Pirate alumni who went on in hockey include Jacob Panetta (Colgate University), Abbot Girduckis (RIT), Matt Kaludis (Davenport University and Danville Dashers), Mitchell Smith (University of Waterloo) and Pirates’ all-time points leader Ryan Sizer (Mckendree University). The Picton Pirates are proud to be an integral part of the Prince Edward County sports scene and will continue to offer a place for young players to aspire to hockey’s higher levels, or to play out their competitive careers.

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BONN LAW QUINTE RED DEVILS HOCKEY How about those “Good Deeds” Devils! Submitted by: Duncan Armstrong

Most folks know they’re pretty good hockey players. But the real story of the Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils Peewee AAA hockey team is what the players have done off the ice this season. The Devils are the just-announced runners-up in the Chevrolet Canada Good Deeds Cup, a national competition encouraging good deeds and community service across Canada. Not only did team members perform a ton of good deeds and services in the Quinte region last year, they’ve won the right to send $5,000 to their chosen charity - Ronald McDonald House. Team members come from Quinte West, Belleville, Tweed, Prince Edward County, Cobourg, Bancroft and Napanee. The Good Deeds Cup is a national online contest where teams prepared a one-minute video detailing the good deeds they have done in their community. The video was then submitted to Chevrolet Canada for consideration as a top-ten semi-finalist. During the recent World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game between Canada and Sweden, the announcement was made on TSN that the Devils’ video had made it to the top ten. The next stage in the contest was to go head-to-head with the nine other communities in an online competition.Between January 15th and the 28th, the team promoted its entry via Facebook, Twitter, and local

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media, asking people across the country to view their video as many times as possible on YouTube. There was even a live TV interview on CKWS as a part of the promotional strategy. The three most-viewed videos would go to the finals. The Devils’ video made it to the finals along with Smith Falls, Ontario, and The Pas, Manitoba. The winners were announced on February 26th during the NHL trade deadline show on TSN. The winner of the contest was The Pas.

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It was challenging for the Devils’ players to do all of their projects as a unit because they’re spread out across a very broad geographic area. So, it was decided that each player would do their own good deeds, or with players who live near them. And a lot of good was done! Snow was shovelled. Team members lent their assistance for a clothing drive for the Pic Mobert First Nations community, and also for the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, and for hockey instruction for youngsters. They visited seniors’ homes, and picked up garbage. A particular success was the total team effort required for a “Pink in the Rink” game for cancer research. You name it, they did it.

Congratulations to the Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils champions no matter how you cut it. They’ve not only helped their communities, but they’ve also learned firsthand that “paying it forward” off the ice is at least as important as what they do on it, if not more so. The Quinte region says thank you to the players, coaches and parents for working together on so many good deeds for our communities.

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BELLEVILLE SENATORS CHRIS KELLY - Our Hometown Olympian!

Submitted by: Lauren Coyle - Communications Intern /Belleville Senators Hockey Club

Fan Fest

The Belleville Senators got the news on January 11th that their own Chris Kelly would be heading to Pyeongchang to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics. At this point, Kelly had just signed his second professional tryout with the Belleville Senators after returning from the Spengler Cup where he won a gold medal. On January 25, Kelly was released from his second professional tryout to attend the Olympics in Pyeongchang. In 16 games with the Belleville Senators, Kelly picked up two assists, while adding veteran leadership to a young Sens team. It then came as an even greater surprise when it was announced that Chris Kelly would be given the honor of becoming the captain of Team Canada for the games. After going 3-0-1 in the round robin, Canada suffered a tough loss to Germany in the semi-finals, which marked its first loss to the Germans in 15 games at the Olympics. With their dream of playing for gold just cut short, the Canadians still had the opportunity to play for bronze and bring a medal back home. The bronze medal game wasn’t going to be easy as they were playing a tough Czech team which had beaten Canada 3-2 in a round robin shootout.Kelly saved his best game for last and came out on fire, picking up two goals in the team’s 6-4 bronze medal win. The Olympic bronze adds to Kelly’s already-stellar resume that includes a Stanley Cup ring and a Spengler Cup. The Toronto native spent seven of his 12 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, which included 833 regular season games in which he scored 123 goals and 166 assists. He suited up in 120 Stanley Cup playoff games, picking he picked up 32 points.

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Make sure you mark your calendar for March 18 from 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm and attend our first-ever Fan Fest at the Yardmen Arena! Fans will have the opportunity to meet the players, coaching staff and participate in fun-filled activities! Special prizes can be won - such as a signed Erik Karlsson jersey, a Gabriel Gagne AHL All-Star Challenge jersey and game-worn Belleville Senators jerseys. Tickets cost $5 plus applicable taxes/fees while a four- pack costs only $10 plus additional applicable taxes/fees. You can purchase the tickets at the Senators’ box office or online at bellevillesens. com. All proceeds from Fan Fest will be dispersed to deserving community-funded groups in the Quinte region. The afternoon promises to be filled with lots of fun and excitement for everyone! Suit up in as much Belleville Senators attire as you can; we look forward to seeing you.

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BELLEVILLE SENATORS - Keeping up with the Sens Keeping up with the Sens •

Ben Sexton named CCM/AHL Player of the Week Feb 18-25. In three games, Sexton picked up three goals and four assists which included a four-point night against Utica.

One of the major successes this year has been the 50/50 draw and the Ottawa Senators Foundation. Since November 10, Sens fans have purchased more than $200,000 worth of 50/50 tickets at the Yardmen Arena. Considering the size of Belleville in comparison to other pro hockey cities, the Sens’ 50/50 is one of the most successful in professional hockey in North America.

Many Belleville Senators have been called up to Ottawa over the course of the season and have seen successful. They include players like Max McCormick who has tallied two goals and an assist so far and Colin White who has also picked up three points.

Gabriel Gagne represented Belleville in the 2018 AHL All-Star Challenge in Utica. He helped the North Division bring home the title while also picking up a goal and four assists, as well as an assist in the final in which they defeated the Pacific Division 1-0. Gagne also leads the Sens in goals so far this season with 16, including three game-winners.

Wrestling Night March 17

Calling all wrestling fans! WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will be a special guest on March 17 for the Senators’ first ever tribute to wrestling night. As part of the night’s festivities, the Indiana native will take part in a ceremonial faceoff and host a VIP Meet and Greet before the Senators battle their North Division rival Utica Comets at the Yardmen Arena.

The Sens are offering a special VIP Mick Foley Package for the game that features a green level ticket to Belleville vs. Utica, a pre-game meet and greet ticket, and a signed Foley picture. The meet and greet takes place from 5:00pm6:00pm. VIP packages are $54.50 plus applicable taxes and fees. If you are a current Senators season ticket holder, the VIP package can be purchased for $30 plus applicable taxes and fees. Foley is one of the most decorated wrestlers in history and was inducted into the WWE (previously known as the WWF) Hall of Fame in 2013. He’s a three-time WWF champion, an eight-time WWF Tag Team champ and a one-time Hardcore title winner. Outside the WWE, other titles include: ECW Tag Team (twice), WCW Tag Team, TNA Legend, and many others. Foley wrestled under three different personas — Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love — often described as the ‘Three Faces of Foley.’ He has wrestled with, and against, some of the biggest names in the wrestling world including The Rock, Stone Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Kane and many others. He was one of the main faces of the famous Attitude Era. He is also a multiple New York Times best-selling author for four memoirs about his storied wrestling career.

Tickets for the rest of the season can be purchased at the box office or online at bellevillesens.com

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INTRODUCING BELLEVILLE SENS APP

The user-friendly app highlights the team’s schedule and roster, updated scores,league standings, and will contain ticket-buying information.

The app features a unique aspect of “Check in to Win” where fans can check into their section The Belleville Senators are excited to announce and seat during the games to win various the launch of their new smartphone application. prizes. The app is available through the Apple It will keep fans connected with their team on a App Store and the Google Play Store for android more personal level in the digital world. devices.

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RCAF FLYERS Women’s Hockey is flying in the Canadian Armed Forces By: Derek Brown

Women’s hockey has taken wings in Canada’s military and no team is more prominent than the RCAF Flyers of 8 Wing/ CFB Trenton. These women prove themselves day in and day out as members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and now even more so as representatives of their respective units and wing as members of the Flyers women’s hockey program.

what was a hockey highlight for most of the players at 8 Wing, the Flyers rolled into CFB Borden for the Nationals. They quickly established themselves as the team to beat, winning all the way through the round-robin, including a shootout win over a powerhouse team from Val Cartier, Quebec. The Flyers had positioned themselves to achieve what no other women`s team out of Trenton had done before - win a national championship. In the playoffs, the Flyers faced off against a defensively sound team from Shearwater N.S., representing the Atlantic region. Though they beat the Atlantic team in the round-robin handily, they proved to be a resilient opponent in the semi-final . The Flyers squeezed out a 3-2 victory and advanced to the title game against none other than Team Quebec. The two top teams in the nation would face off for CAF women`s hockey glory.

Their everyday tasks are daunting; constant training to fly and maintain the C-17 Globemaster, performing as air evacuation medical technicians, or handling C-7 rifles are all challenging enough. What do they have to do with hockey? Just as they train so hard to master their military tasks, these women display a similar dedication to becoming the best hockey players they can be. The Flyers introduced their new women’s hockey program in September 2016. And make no mistake; it really is a “program” in every sense of that word - much more than simply a team operating yearto-year. The long-term goal is to develop women’s hockey at 8 Wing Trenton. Players of all skill levels were invited to attend practice twice a week. Still in its early stages after just one year of operation, the freshman coach has one overriding goal in mind, and that is to improve. Success for the new program came quickly in February 2017, just four months after its inception.

The final would live up to the hype. It was one of the most entertaining games ever played at a national championship. With end-to-end action that kept fans and players on the edge of their seats, the competition was fierce. Quebec eventually broke through with the first tally. Down 1-0 heading into the third period, the Flyers came out of the gate like it was the last time they would ever see the ice. But they couldn’t crack the wall that was the Quebec goalie. They lost 2-0, and settled for silver. Despite the tough loss, there was still a huge sense of pride and accomplishment among the players. They’d gone an impressive 10-1 in tournament games, and wound up second-best in all of Canada in just their first year. These women knew they were part of something special. As the 2017/2018 season approached, interest after the incredible first-year showing was at an all-time high, and more than 40 women began the season as part of the Flyers program.

The Ontario Regional Championship in Petawawa was the first true test. With stellar goaltending and an unmatched work ethic, the Flyers were undefeated at 5-0 in the preliminary round, and then won it all in a 1-0 triple overtime win against host Petawawa. That gave 8 Wing Trenton the right to represent the Ontario region at the Canadian Armed Forces Women’s National Hockey Championship for only the second time since 2004. Riding high after the Regionals, the team set its sights on a national title In March 2017, just one month after

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WELLINGTON DUKES Remembering fan favourite alumni Bryan Helmer ALUMNI FEATURE - BRYAN HELMER • • • • • • • • • • •

In the 1989-1990 season the team was purchased from the Belleville Bobcats a Jr. B team. It was moved to Wellington and became the Wellington Dukes The team played for many years in the Metro Jr. League before joining the OJHL - Ontario Junior Hockey League. The Dukes have made the playoffs in all of their 29 years in existence. They won the Buckland Cup and the Dudley Hewitt twice and went on to play in the RBC both of these times. The Dukes moved to the new Essroc Arena 8 years ago and at that time were the only community-based team left in the league and now have private ownership. Many players each year go on to a higher level of hockey and some have made it to the NHL. One who really was a fan favourite and stands out as a success story is Bryan Helmer. He started with the Dukes in the 1989-1990 season and graduated at the end of the 1992-1993 season. Brian played on four NHL teams, and several in the AHL. A member of the AHL Hall of Fame, he played on four Calder Cup championship teams and was the league’s highest-scoring defenceman. His jersey was the only one in the history of the Dukes to be retired . Presently, Bryan is VP of hockey operations for the AHL Hershey Bears.

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Played for the Dukes 1989-93 1989-90: 51 games, 28 points 1990-91: 50 games, 25 points 1991-92: Led Dukes team in assists, 31 1992-93: Led Dukes team in assists, 54 and 75 points His 75 points were 7th best in entire METJHL 1997-98: AHL First All-Star Team 1998-99: Played 1st NHL game for Phoenix Coyotes 2005-06: AHL Second All-Star Team 2009: Named Captain of the AHL Canadian All-Star Team. 2010-11: Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (AHLSportsmanship) At the completion of the 2012-13 season, held AHL records for defencemen in games played (1,117), assists (435) and points (564) • Played on 3 Calder Cup teams: 1994-95, 2008-09 and 2009-10 • Played a total of 152 NHL games • June/13: Retired from pro hockey after 20 years and 3 Calder Cups • July/13: Signed with OHL Peterborough Petes as an assistant coach • Jan 17/14: Bryan Helmer Night at the Essroc Arena • Jul 02/14: Signed with AHL Hershey Bears as an assistant coach • Jul 21/16:Named Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Hershey Bears • Sep 29/16: Named to AHL Hall of Fame • May 29/17: Named to Prince Edward County Sports Hall of Fame

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Meet Our Off-Ice Team Doug Robinson 26 years • Director • Game night coordinator • Part time announcer • Part time DJ

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BELLEVILLE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION We may be JR but we are still the BULLS Submitted by: Sherry Casey BMHA Director

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS ONTARIO First competition for the newly-formed snowshoe team Submitted by: Stacey McKeown

Special Olympics Ontario is dedicated to enriching the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability through sport. Over the past 49 years Special Olympics has grown from a modest program serving local athletes to become the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports. Special Olympics Ontario has optimized the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle through sport to improve the well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability. We continue to improve and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of sport to individuals with an intellectual disability. Along with this, we strive to improve upon both the awareness and support of the community in regards to Special Olympics Ontario and those involved with us. As an organization, we work to ensure our volunteers are strongly committed to acting locally while thinking globally. Through these steps, we hope to continue to build upon the past success of the organization.

First competition for the newly formed snowshoe team and the athletes performed beyond expectations. On February 3rd, six athletes from the Special Olympics Ontario Belleville & Quinte West Snowshoe Team travelled to Pembroke to compete in the East Conference Snowshoe Provincial Qualifier Tournament. The results from a provincial Qualifier are used to determine which athletes from the Eastern District will be eligble to advance to the Special Olympics Ontario 2019 Provincial Winter Games which will be held in Sault St. Marie. Athletes from Pembroke, Ottawa and Thunder Bay also competed at this qualifying event.

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TRENTON BROOMBALL ASSOCIATION To Host 2018 Senior Provincial Championships BY: PAUL AYRES - TRENTON BROOMBALL ASSOCIATION

The Trenton Broomball Association (TBA) will host the 2018 Ontario Senior Provincial Championship March 2325 at the Duncan McDonald Community Gardens. It will feature the best teams from across the province vying for the right to represent Ontario at the Canadian Senior and Mixed Championships in April in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. As many as 55 teams and 1500 athletes will participate in various divisions. They include Elite Men, Elite Ladies, Master Men, Master Ladies, Intermediate Men and Intermediate Ladies, as well as the ever-popular Co-Ed division. Quinte West City Council and the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce hope and expect the three-day event will provide a significant boost for the local economy. Broomball goes way, way back. About a thousand years ago, battle-hardened Vikings engaged in a brutal sport called Knattleikr. Although details of the game are mostly lost to the ages, it’s known that it was played in the frozen Icelandic countryside and that entire villages were in on the action. Today, many believe Knattlekier’s closest descendant to be the sport of broomball, albeit a markedly less violent version! The other emerging consensus is that modern-day broomball originated in Canada, as participants wanted to play hockey without skates. The first recorded broomball games in North America were in Perdue, Saskatchewan in March 1909, although there is some evidence to suggest that broomball was being played in the small town of Massey, Ontario prior to this date. These games were played on a football field as early as the 1890’s. Broomball spread internationally over the following decades and by the 1980’s organized broomball was being played worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Its growing popularity is a reflection that that it is inexpensive to play, easy to learn, and just plain fun. Broomball today is played on lakes, ponds, gymnasium floors and ice hockey rinks. The rules and strategies are similar to hockey. Players wear padded sponge-rubber shoes to enhance traction on the slippery ice surface. The object of the game is to strike the ball with a specially designed broom into the opponent’s net. Most organized broomball is played in hockey rinks, and the main difference from hockey is that offsides in broomball are at the centre red line, instead of the blue lines. Broomballers run on the ice surface. “Hockey sticks” are specially-designed brooms, and the “puck” is an inflated ball. The International Federation of Broomball Associations (IFBA) is the world governing body for the sport. Its headquarters are located in Canada and the day-to-day operations of the IFBA are run by a board comprised of

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volunteers from around the world who are elected by the sport’s member associations. Broomball has witnessed continued growth globally to build on its firm foothold in North America. The Canadian Broomball Federation is a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, one of the first such national broomball bodies to achieve this and it is expected that many other federations will follow. Canada and the United States are the “powerhouse” nations of the sport, with their teams often battling in prestigious tournaments held annually in the two countries. The Quinte Region was for a long time a hotbed of broomball activity with leagues in Belleville, Trenton and Colborne. In recent years, however, leagues have come to exist only in Colborne and Grafton. To try to kickstart a resurgence in Quinte-area broomball, a three-person committee consisting of Doug Galt, Dave Emmons, and Paul Ayres formed the new Trenton Broomball Association in March 2017. All three have extensive officiating and administrative experience at all levels of the sport - locally, provincially, and nationally. The committee’s goal was to start a league for young people between the ages of 5 and 19, as the best way to rebuild the sport in the region. The plan is to raise funds for the project by hosting the 2018 FBAO Senior Provincial Championships in Trenton. The Trenton Broomball Association then hopes to offer the sport to young people in the area at little or no cost to them.


The province of Ontario is divided into four (4) major regions for broomball. The regions are: • The mission statement for the TBA: “The Trenton Broomball Association is a provincial sport organization that will provide leadership and guidance in developing and promoting the sport of broomball at all skill levels for children, women and men.. The goal of the TBA’s youth program is to develop and promote the ideals of responsibility, hard work, sportsmanship, teamwork and fellowship within a safe and positive environment.” The TBA’s vision statement: The Trenton Broomball Association, which represents an amateur recreational sport, will establish a unique competitive environment, thereby encouraging respect, fun, fitness and life-long social relationships for years to come both on and off the playing surface. The individual growth of our community’s children is enhanced through the spirit of competition, discipline and fair play. These goals will be accomplished by providing structured programs designed to educate participants and parents in all aspects of the sport. The TBA is committed to providing youth programs that maintain the highest standards and which guarantee a fun, positive experience for everyone involved.”

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West – Windsor through to Chatham and surrounding Areas Central West – London through to Owen Sound Central East – takes in an area from stretching from Barrie through to Kingston East – includes Ottawa and the whole of the Ottawa Valley west to Kingston

Teams competing in the Provincial Championship must first qualify in a regional qualification tournament. After the Provincial Championship, teams can earn the right to represent their province at the National Championships hosted in different provinces annually by the Canadian Broomball Federation. Spectators attending the Ontario Senior Championships March 23-25 at Trenton’s Duncan McDonald Community Gardens will be treated to fast-paced action, with full body contact in some divisions We look forward to seeing you there for an admission fee of only $15.00 for the full three days of action. The Trenton Broomball Association is proud to offer this exciting sports event in Trenton, and we ask for your support in our attempt to rejuvenate this great sport in our community. Please join us!

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BASKETBALL IN CANADA Has arrived! By: Alan Albano

With hundreds of Canadian players playing college basketball in North America, professional overseas and in the NBA, basketball has never been bigger in Canada. Sparked by the success and popularity of the Toronto Raptors, the number of young players participating in house leagues, school and rep teams have increased dramatically. With the 8 Wing basketball team recently winning the Ontario Regional and Canadian National Championship, basketball continues all year-round. As a coach/player for the 8 Wing basketball team, I wanted to use basketball as a platform to improve and develop new relationships among CAF members and various communities. In the last two years, the 8 Wing basketball team (through basketball tournaments), has raised food through donations for the Gleaners and the Trenton Food Banks. Community involvement is something that I have always been passionate about. I have trained and coached youth basketball at the YMCA, Kids Kamp, the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program and recently, The Basketball Academy, at 8 Wing Trenton. In addition, I have trained high school, college and professional players. Currently, as a head coach of the Halton U14 and the U14 Nike rep team, I have seen the growth in basketball IQ, skills and athleticism from our young players in Canada.

The main focus at The Basketball Academy is to develop student-athletes by teaching them the necessary skill-set required to be successful in basketball. They also learn habits that directly apply to everyday life, giving them a valuable foundation at an early age. We’re always striving to continuously improve our athletes with every session while encouraging confidence, strong work ethic and discipline. Whether the desire is to play for fun, house league, school, rep team or to strive for an athletic college scholarship and maybe even professional, the opportunities are now there. The future of basketball in Canada is promising.

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For registration and information, Contact PSP at 613-392-2811 Ext. 3361 Coach Alan Albano Email: alanjalbano@gmail.com Facebook @CAFSports Coach Alan with class of 2018, #1 ranked player in North America and FIBA U19 Worlds gold medalist, R.J. Barrett

Players now have more opportunities as they compete on this side of the border during the fall/winter season and travel to the United States to play against the top teams in the spring through summer months. In July 2017, Canada made history as they won the U19 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Egypt. This was the first time Canada has won the gold medal at the world stage. They were led by R.J. Barrett, a player from Mississauga, Ontario, predicted to be the NBA’s #1 draft pick in a couple of years. With the excitement and my passion for the game, I started The Basketball Academy at 8 Wing to expand and share my playing, training and coaching experience with the youth of the Quinte region. With the success of the 8 week fall program, new sessions for youths ages 5-10 and 11-18 have been developed and will commence in early January.

U14 Halton rep team with coach Alan Ball handling drills with coach Alan at 8 Wing

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