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Whitby Sports Hall of Fame 20th Induction Ceremony


CANADA 150: The Evolution of Canadian Health, Fitness and Performance



The Lakeside Advantage


50 GREAT MOMENTS in Durham College Athletics



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150th Anniversary of Canadian Lacrosse CANADA 150: The Evolution of Canadian Health, Fitness and Performance 20th Annual Whitby Sports Hall of Fame Gala Over 40 Years of Girls Softball in Whitby The Facts About Summer Learning 150 for 150: Are You Getting Enough? Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees The Lakeside Advantage 50 Greatest Moments - Durham College Athletics Marigold Team of the Month Durham College/UOIT High School Athletes of the Month 80 Years of the Oshawa Generals Lindsey Park: Hockey, Law and Politics These Boots are Made for Skating

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SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS Ajax Wanderers Geared to Golf Oshawa Vikings UOIT Ridgebacks Canpro Basketball Camps

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Total Sports Durham Region Edition is a free Magazine, published 6 times a year, bi-monthly. Contents Copyright 2015 Total Sports Magazine Inc., No part of this magazine may be reproduced or depicted in print or digital without the written permission of Total Sports Magazine Inc. The opinions expressed by contributors may not be those of Total Sports Magazine. Total Sports Magazine Inc., assumes no liability for submissions or omissions.

Contributors -Lady Blue Knights Field Lacrosse, Jeff Roux, Dallas Knowles, Whitby Lightning, Ajax Wanderers, R.N. Whitehead, Marianne Schlottke, Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame, Oshawa Vikings, Durham College, UOIT, Canpro Camps, Oshawa Generals, Andy McNamara, Mary Giacalone “Scary Mary” Photo Credits: Tim Prothero, Ian Goodall, Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Whitby Sports Hall of Fame, Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame, Al Fournier, Durham College, UOIT, Ajax Wanderers, Whitby Lightning, Lakeside Academy, Oshawa Vikings, Canpro Camps

Welcome to Durham Total Sports With Canada celebrating its 150th birthday we decided to focus on Durham Region’s sporting history over our next three issues. Durham Region is home to so many great teams and sports organizations, who, over the years have won championships at the local, provincial, and national levels. There are also countless athletes from Durham who have gone on to play sports at the collegiate, national, and professional levels. We want to hear from you! Do you know an athlete or team that you think should be featured in one of our next two issues? In this issue we look back at some of the junior and college teams who have won a provincial or national championship. In our next issue we are going to feature some of the best minor sports teams that have won a major provincial championship. Please send us your submissions to have your team featured in the next issue. We also take a look back at Durham Region’s rich history in the sport of lacrosse. In our lacrosse feature we have some historical pictures of local teams and players. Can you name the team or player in the photo? Send us your answers and submissions to: durhamtotalsports@gmail.com On the Front Cover We would like to thank the following people for providing us with the historical photographs that we used on the cover and throughout this issue: Tim Prothero from Vintage LAX Ian Goodall from Goodall Media The Whitby Sports Hall of Fame The Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame Al Fournier and Durham College Pictures starting from top right (clockwise) • • • • • • • • •

Bobby Orr playing for the Generals 1964-65 Oshawa Kiwanis Midget Hockey team 1987-88 (See page 22 for full story) 1991-92 O’Neill Collegiate Senior Boys AAA OFSAA Champions 1985 Brooklin Redmen Mann Cup Champions 1967 Green Gaels Junior A Lacrosse Minto Cup Champions 2011 Durham College Men’s Baseball CIBA National Champions 1958 Whitby Dunlops World Hockey Champions 1990 Oshawa Generals Memorial Cup Champions 2013 Whitby Warriors Minto Cup Champions

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On Saturday June 17th, Lady Blue Knights joined 10 other lacrosse associations to celebrate Lacrosse Day in Durham, marking 150 years of lacrosse. This date also marked the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Lacrosse Association. On July 1st, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday. Lacrosse and Canada have been closely connected since both were born. The day featured a variety of lacrosse games including the Brooklin Redmen, Clarington Green Gaels, and Whitby Warriors joining a variety of age group teams and associations in games throughout the day at the Iroquois Arena Complex. As opposed to sending their oldest teams, Lady Blue Knights featured their youngest rep players. Two U11 and two U13 teams played their league games on the field behind the arena. The U11 Elite and U13 Elite teams are the defending provincial champions and undefeated in league play. Also known as the creator’s game or the ancient game, lacrosse is much much older than Canada. Known as baggataway or tewaarthon, lacrosse was played across North America by First Nations peoples. It was more than a game, lacrosse was played to settle disputes and in the place of warfare. It was also played for religious reasons, to honour the Creator and bring glory to the tribe. Women were not allowed to play or even touch the men’s lacrosse sticks. Their role was restricted to supporting their men and tending to the wounded. In many areas, First Nations women did find a way however and a women’s version known as amtacha was played.

The modern game was born when the early European settlers observed and fell in love with the game. The religious and social aspects of the First Nation’s game was combined with the need for structure and rules of European Society. The modern game of lacrosse was born. The National Lacrosse Association was formed in 1867 with the motto: “Our County and Our Game”. Canada and lacrosse have grown together since that time as lacrosse became Canada’s national summer sport.



A game played between the Canghuwaya Indians and the Montreal Lacrosse Club in 1884, was pivotal in the development of women’s lacrosse. The game was close and highly competitive. The headmistress of St. Leonard’s School for Women in Scotland, Miss Lumsden watched the game and fell in love. She brought the game back with her and the first women’s game was played in 1890. Women’s lacrosse began to grow in Scotland and England and eventually was brought back to America by St. Leonard’s alumni Rosabelle Sinclair in 1926. Women’s lacrosse in Canada and then Lady Blue Knights grew up quickly. In the first World Championship held in Nottingham England in 1982, Canada surprised everyone with a Bronze medal performance. Included on that team was Lady Blue Knights founder and current Executive Director, Barb Boyes. The speed and athleticism of the game, drew Barb in and a love affair was born. Lady Blue Knights was formerly founded in 2000 and grew quickly to become the largest and most successful Women’s Field Lacrosse organization in Canada, winning more than 42 Provincial Championships since 2000. No club has contributed more players to Canada’s National Team than the Lady Blue Knights. In the 2013 Senior World Championship held in Oshawa, Canada won its first ever silver medal supported by four Lady Blue Knight players. In the 2015 Under 19 World Championships held in England, Canada won its first ever gold medal. A key player on that team was Lady Blue Knight, Tessa Chad. Also supporting the team were Lady Blue Knight alumni Terri Rayner (assistant coach) and Mark Morissette (manager). When the 9 to 12-year-old girls take the field on June 17th, they will only know how much fun it is to play lacrosse and call themselves Lady Blue Knights. A thousand years of history and the birth of a nation and its national sport will have brought them there.




CANADA 150 THE EVOLUTION Of Canadian Health, Fitness and Performance By: Jeff Roux, BPE, CSCS, TSCC - Gold

Anyone who grew up in the ‘80s will have fond memories of the Flexed Arm Hang, the Shuttle Run, and Speed Sit-ups in an effort to bring home the coveted Award of Excellence from the Canada Fitness Test. I certainly do. The Flexed Arm Hang was my nemesis that kept me settling for Gold year after year. I can still hear the voices of Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod telling us to, “keep fit and have fun.” But as we celebrate Canada’s 150th across the country this summer we can also look back on a history of the quest for health, fitness and performance that goes back much further. Rumours exist about early Canadian settlers staying fit by chasing Beavers through the woods of Upper Canada and strapping knives on their feet in winter to traverse the St. Lawrence. Some say that early Canadian Strongmen could lift a Moose overhead after a shot of pure Maple Syrup, the first Canadian energy drink. The truth is that in 1867 Canada may have just been getting started but striving for physical fitness and elevated performance and the trends, fads and ideas that inevitably followed were well underway.

relationship, as economic success, prosperity, technological advances, the devolution of our food industry toward processed, faster food and other distractions have recently become the excuses for a decrease in overall health and fitness. Around the same time as Sir John A. Macdonald was being sworn in as our first Prime Minister, gymnastics and calisthenics style training were still the dominant choice but strength training was beginning to emerge and the as the 20th Century began, competitive and recreational sports began to grow, as both entertainment and as a career option where the best athletes could rise to the top of the pop culture radar and make a living doing it. Leading the way in Canada was the YMCA which opened its door first in Montreal in 1851. The Y did not become full become a destination for health and fitness until a little later after basketball was officially “invented” by Canadian James Naismith at a YMCA Training school in Massachusetts. YMCA programs for volleyball, swimming and physical education and development overall soon followed over the next few years and it has played a significant role in the development of leaders, and physically fit Canadians ever since. Since the Canadian economy has always been strongly connected to the US, as the economy in North America suffered in the 20’s and 30s, so did the focus on Physical Education. It was around this time when the first celebrity of fitness, Jack LaLanne first began to develop the programming and equipment that became the foundation of the modern fitness movement. He opened his first “health club” in 1936 and became the “Father of the Fitness Movement” with his TV show that put fitness into the limelight and paved the way for fitness in the pop culture.

In the early days of humankind, the survival of the fittest was truly about survival. Today, in many ways it still is. The Greeks and Romans had things well in hand and the concept of physical conditioning was paramount to producing the kind of military might that could conquer the world. Following World War I, it was revealed that the majority of military personnel were unfit for combat. This became one of the original drivers of ramping up Physical Education programs in schools. Military strength and conditioning has often led the way in terms of research when it comes to understanding what the human body (and mind) are capable of and how far humans can be pushed (or not pushed). As much as military style training has evolved and proven highly successful, it is certainly not for everyone. Historically times of war often underscored the need for fitness for the people serving in combat. After wars, however, people were more prone to celebrate, relax, and exercise less. While many cultures have always emphasized the importance of health and fitness by emphasizing the connection of mind to body, North American culture has created more of a love-hate



Suddenly being fit, healthy, and probably more importantly, LOOKING fit and healthy became all the rage. Everyone was getting physical with Olivia Newton John, Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda, the 20 minute workout. Jogging and Jazzaercise, Spandex and leg warmers, were targeted to women while Arnold and Lou Ferigno became the face of bodybuilding for men. Aerobics classes and exercise machines such as Nautilus revolutionized the health club market as it gave people a safe, simple way to exercise when getting under a bar and banging out a set of squats or bench presses was not for everyone. This was also the time where we went away from functional athletic movement and focused more on what bodies looked like than how they moved and performed. This was the age of confusion for people as businesses began to capitalize on insecurities, egos and fads to sell gym memberships fitness products and supplements rather than understanding and developing the skills and knowledge people needed to actually get better. Instead of knowing how to run, balance, jump, crawl, climb, lift, carry, throw and catch things, we simply strapped into a machine built for one muscle, performed a set of repetitions and waited for the magic to happen. If only it was that easy.

The Evolution of Sport Performance

There are so many sports, activities, facilities and opportunities for kids to be more active. Parents, you need to lead the charge by connecting with your kids about the importance of being active and healthy. YOU need to become role models, learn to quarterback your own wellness and create a more active healthier household. You need to get your kids off the couch, away from their devices and get them back outside to play.

Back to the Future At TWIST we believe everyone is an athlete and the objective for everyone is the same, start from where you are, move a little every day, move a little better every day and you will, get better every day. Once work, school and sports practices are over, get out and play with your family, try a new sport or activity, get on your bikes, go for a hike, take advantage of everything Canada has to offer.

Believe it or not, true off-season conditioning for many team sport athletes on a wide scale has only been around since the 80’s. Before that training camp was literally, camp for training for the season. From a Canadian perspective where hockey is king, one of the drivers for improving fitness in hockey, was the intense rivalry we had with the Russian teams of the 70’s. Were most Canadian players played golf, drank beer and smoked a pack a day through the off-season, the Russian Red Army trained hard and used many techniques that are still part of office training programs today.

Canada is a unique country with tons of opportunity and no excuses. We should be a world leader, not struggling to keep up. We are fortunate to have educated and experienced fitness and health professionals everywhere who are armed with the knowledge, the skills and the facilities to help teach everyone how to maximize their health, fitness and performance. It is up to each person to quarterback their health and wellness and the health and wellness of their families so that we can enjoy all things Canada for another 150 years.

Performance to Podium Participation and training for specific sports has shown incredible growth following success by Canadian athletes in the Olympics, as each Olympic cycle since Montreal in 1976, Calgary in 1988, and Vancouver in 2010 has inspired more people participating in sport, more funding, better coaching and an ongoing growth and evolution of Canadian High Performance Sport. It is interesting to see the cycle of participation is sport surge based on Olympic success and professional sport success. With the recent playoff success of the Toronto Blue Jays over the past few seasons, baseball registration has increased by over 15,000 participants from previous years.

Canada Fitness Report Card Despite High Performance sport success, increases in sport focus, sport funding and sport participation, and despite new revelations in training, sport science and many technological advances in the industry, as Canadians we continue to get worse instead of better. In the 2016 The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, Canada received a D MINUS, while countries like Slovenia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe are leading the way. This is unacceptable! Often, even the kids participating in elite level sport still do not actually reach the minimum criteria for activity each week. We have the outdoor space, the knowledge, the opportunity and the people to lead the way. Now is the time! Durham.Totalsportsmagazine.ca


Whitby Sports Hall of Fame - 20th Annual Whitby Sports Hall of Fame Gala a Huge Success By: Dallas Knowles

On April 22, 2017 the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame celebrated its 20th anniversary with its annual induction ceremony. The Whitby Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1997 with the purpose of recognizing and honouring individuals or groups/teams who, as a result of their respective efforts, have contributed to the advancement and quality of sport in the Town of Whitby. The 2017 inductees were Paul Ranger (AthleteHockey), Jennifer Johnson (Athlete-Lacrosse) and Mike Primeau (Builder-Hockey). All three of these individuals have made significant contributions to their respective sports in Whitby. This year’s gala was once again held at Royal Ashburn Golf Course who were incredible hosts for the evening’s events. The formal part of the program started off with welcome speeches from Whitby Sports Hall of Fame President Rocky Gualtieri and Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell who both illustrated how important the Hall is in preserving and promoting the rich sports history of Whitby. Mike Luck, morning host at 94.9 The Rock and Oshawa Generals play-by-play announcer, was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening and Carly Agro from Sportsnet Central was the keynote speaker. This year’s gala featured a special tribute to the Whitby Dunlops who won the 1958 World Hockey Championship in Oslo Norway. Current Dunlops owner Ian Young gave an impassioned speech about what it took for the Dunlops to capture the World Championship and how much their victory meant, and still means to the Town of Whitby. The guests also got to hear from several members of the original Dunlops team. Tommy O’Connor, George Samolenko, Sandy Air and Doug Williams were all in attendance and they spoke about the team’s Allan Cup victories and their long journey to Oslo, which started with a boat trip across the Atlantic, followed by an extensive 13 game exhibition tour throughout Europe and




culminated in the 1958 World Championship. Getting to see and hear from some of the surviving members of the team was a special moment for all of the guests as it showed what a group of local athletes can accomplish and how winning that tournament forged a lifelong bond that is still celebrated 60 years later. To end the night all three inductees delivered speeches where they spoke about their own experiences in sports. Jennifer Johnson started playing lacrosse at a very young age in Whitby, starting off in box and then transitioning to field in high school. She went on to play four years at Penn State and also represented Canada at several tournaments before entering coaching. Paul Ranger started playing hockey in the Whitby Minor system and went on to play for the Oshawa Generals and ultimately enjoyed a successful NHL career with Tampa Bay and Toronto. Mike Primeau has dedicated most of his life to coaching and volunteering in minor hockey. He has coached teams in Whitby Minor Hockey from Novice to Midget, winning several OMHA championships, and has seen several of his players move on to play in the NHL including his two sons (and fellow Whitby Sports Hall of Fame inductees) Wayne and Keith. Even though Jennifer and Paul played different sports and took different paths in their sporting careers one thing that they both stressed was the importance of community coaches and volunteers in their overall development as players. The Town of Whitby has first—rate minor hockey and lacrosse organizations with dedicated coaches like Mike which has been instrumental in developing athletes like Jennifer and Paul. Judging by the sold-out crowd at Royal Ashburn and the overall experience at this year’s gala it is clear that the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame will continue to grow and thrive over the next twenty years!

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OVER 40 YEARS For Girls of Whitby & Durham Region! Submitted by Whitby Lightning For over forty years of softball activity, the Whitby Girls Softball Association continues to grow in its efforts to provide softball fun for girls from ages five to twenty-four. This year over 600 girls signed up to play in our several divisions from Learn to Play to Midget. House league games began in the middle of May and will continue to the middle of August followed by playoff games and team banquets. We strive to ensure our players develop a long-standing love for the game of softball. Many girls play in our program for years, developing their softball skills and creating new friendships. Current and former WGSA players contribute back to the game by volunteering to coach younger teams or umpire games‌.they’ve enjoyed the game so much they wanted to help younger girls to have the same fun and competition they enjoyed during their younger days. And as some of our players start their



own new families, we see a second (and third) generation of players wanting to play in the WGSA! For those players who enjoy a more competitive game beyond house league, the Whitby Girls Softball Association provides that opportunity through our Select Team program, giving those players the enjoyment of playing in weekend tournaments against teams from other communities. 2017 should be no different than other seasons as we expect much on-field success! For more information, please visit us online!

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2017 Ajax Wanderers RFC - 68th Season The Ajax Wanderers RFC was the very first rugby club formed in Ontario in 1949 by a group of British expats. Although originally based in Toronto, by the early 1970s the Wanderers had moved east to Pickering and by late 1970s to our current Ajax location at 1717 Harwood Ave. North, becoming the second rugby club in the Durham Region along side the Oshawa Vikings. Over the years the Wanderers have seen great success, winning several Ontario Championships in the late 50s and early 60s, as well as in 1998 when the Wanderers won the top prize in Ontario rugby, the McCormick Cup. Additionally the Ajax Wanderers have had many club players who have had the honour of representing their province and country over the years beginning with John Ackerly in 1971. Others include Spencer Robinson, Karl Svoboda, Scott Mackinnon, Kevin Morgan, Janet Burrell, Moira Shiels, David Moonlight and most recently Rugby Canada 7s captain, John Moonlight as well as many others at the development sides. Currently the Ajax Wanderers actively promotes the game of rugby within the Durham Region, recently hosting both the LOSSA high school finals and the 2017 OFSAA Ontario Girls Championships. The club offers an introduction to rugby program for kids aged 5-6, as well as non-contact co-ed flag rugby teams from ages 7-12. Additionally the Wanderers run many Junior rugby teams for both boys and girls ages 12-18 that compete against other club teams across the province. Although currently the Ajax Wanderers do not run a Sr. Women’s team, the past Wanderers Women’s program has seen many successes and hopefully the near future we will see the return of a Women’s team. The Wanderers also consistently field three Sr. Men’s teams that complete in the Provincial Championship League with games each Saturday throughout the summer months. For more information on our programs and how to register for any of our programs, please visit the Wanderers website at ajaxwanderers.com

Wanderers Sr. Men’s Home Games

Come out to support our Sr. Men as they take on the Championship League competition! Check the website or social media for start times. Wanderers Home Games June 3rd - vs Waterloo County June 10th - vs Barrie RFC July 15th - vs London St. George July 29th - Toronto Nomads - Family Day August 26th - vs Brampton Beavers September 16th - vs Oshawa Vikings



Wanderers would like to congratulate John Moonlight on becoming the third Canadian player to score 100 tries on the World Rugby 7s circuit. Only 7 tries behind 2nd place Canadian player past Wanderer and his cousin Dave Moonlight!

Upcoming Events - Public Welcome Wanderers Golf Tournament - Friday June 23 - 12pm registration 1pm Shotgun start. Tickets $100/Player Email zack@ajaxwanderers.com for tickets and information. Annual Family Day - Saturday July 29 All teams are in action that day and lots of fun family activities throughout the day. Come out and enjoy a friendly family event!

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THE FACTS About Summer Learning By R.N. Whitehead

The brain doesn’t have an off switch. Kids are always learning—even while sleeping, which is when the brain processes and stores the information that was learned throughout the day. That’s why, cognitively speaking, it doesn’t make sense for kids to take a complete break from learning over the summer. The idea of summer learning is not a new concept. Since the 1970s, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have been studying the fact that students lose academic ground over the summer. “Summer learning becomes more important to students with every grade, “says Oxford Learning. “Higher education is becoming increasingly competitive—students don’t have time to waste in the quest for better grades and summer is the best time to make improvements.”

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On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills during the summer months.

Teachers typically spend between 4 to 6 weeks reteaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.

Students spend an average of 60 days not engaging in any sort of mental activity.

The solution to preventing summer learning loss is as simple as engaging in some form of academically challenging activity for a few hours a week.

By not maintaining an academic routine that stimulates cognitive functioning, students lose their learning momentum.

While there are plenty of at-home activities that can help children continue to learn, the best way to ensure that grades don’t drop over the summer is to take an academic class that maintains learning momentum.

According to the research, students who do not engage in academic activities over the summer break are statistically and consistently more likely to start the new school year behind.

“Students don’t have to give up their summer. It’s been proven that as little as two to three hours a week is all that kids need to avoid summer learning losses.”

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150 for 150 Are you getting enough? By Marianne Schlottke/ Town of Whitby - Supervisor Fitness Services

Aim for 150 to Celebrate Canada’s 150! Staying physically active is an important part of healthy aging. The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines set out targets that should be reached daily and weekly for all age groups. Challenge yourself to reach the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity each week by trying something new and fun. Get moving with Participation’s 150 Play List at participaction.com/150-Play-List or try some of the Town of Whitby’s recreation and fitness programs at Whitby.ca/recreation. Celebrate Canada’s 150 throughout the summer with your friends and family by staying active.

The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines can be viewed in detail at csep.ca. Here is a quick check to see if you are getting enough.

Adults To achieve health benefits, adults should aim for 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic exercise per week, in sessions of 10 minutes or more. Physical activity that includes muscle and bone strengthening exercises using the major muscle groups should be done at least 2 days per week. Be the sport spectator on the move.

Children and Youth Children and youth should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic exercise per day. The physical activity should include vigorous-intensity activities at least 3 days per week, and activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week. Monitor your sport because bench time doesn’t count.

Seniors Adults age 65 years and older, should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more per session, to achieve health benefits, and improve functional abilities. Activities that include muscle and bone strengthening using major muscle groups should be done 2 days per week. To increase mobility, activities to enhance balance and prevent falls should be included. Feel younger than you are.

The Whitby Civic Recreation Complex staff are Heart Wise Exercise trained and recommend that you consult a physician before participating in any fitness programs. You may be able to do any physical activity as long as you start slowly and build up gradually. You may need to restrict your activities to those that are safe for you. Talk to your physician about activities that are safe for you and follow your doctors advice.



Celebrate Canada’s 150 Birthday by staying active.

The Whitby Civic Recreation Complex Health Club located at 555 Rossland Road East, has professionally certified fitness staff available on the gym floor at all times, ready to assist you as part of your membership. The fitness staff are all certified personal trainers by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) with CPR, First Aid and Public Defibrillator training. Fitness staff are qualified to work with all levels of participants, from beginner to elite athletes and teams. Members can add on the Abilities Centre Associate membership for only $10 per month and have unlimited use of the indoor track and facilities at the Abilities Centre. Unlimited babysitting can be added to an annual membership for an additional $10 per month per child or hourly drop in fees are available for parents participating in other programs in the facility. Family Health Club memberships include unlimited access for you and your family to public swimming at two great pools, public skating at three world class facilities and drop in gymnasium sports programs at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library. Family members age 14+ have full use of the CRC Health Club and private members change rooms that include saunas and hot tubs, as well as, the Healthy Start Program that includes 2 hours with a CSEP certified personal trainer who will provide a fitness assessment and design and demonstrate a personalized fitness program. Everyone can have fun in an affordable way, and stay active together to get your 150 minutes of activity for Canada’s 150.

For more information visit whitby.ca/fitness or call 905.666.1991 Stay active and stay healthy. Come by today, give us a try. Free trial workouts for all first time Health Club participants.



OSHAWA SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2017 Inductees Indeed, his attributes as a welcomed participant and leader during his annual swim-a-thon in a 14-year period raised more than $200,000 for leukemia research. “It’s just something I had to do,” Kinlin put it so succinctly during an interview with a newspaper reporter in an era when his contribution and talent skimmed the waters of popularity, not only in Oshawa, but across this nation. Ironically, Kinlin had set a personal goal of swimming across Canada to the equivalent of twice inside the safe haven of the Oshawa Civic pool, but his 3,405 miles plus total fell about 2,000 miles shy due to an illness.

Jim Kinlin – Swimmer and Builder While it is oh, so true and wonderful about the contribution Terry Fox made as a runner for cancer research during the 1970’s, the time and effort produced by a determined Jim Kinlin could very well be highly spoken in a similar vein during his tenure as an avid swimmer and fund raiser.

His bid for mileage might have fallen short, but certainly not what was perhaps most important --- his drive for leukemia research. Born in Oshawa on September 6 of 1926, Kinlin passed away on January 18 of 1990 from a cancer-related illness. He did during his lifetime as a devoted Oshawa resident, make his intentions abundantly clear and the accolades he received were nice, “But not necessary,” he noted. “I’m just doing what I feel is right.” who were supporting factors in my life. It really was a family affair as I was making the transition to a pro level.” The family atmosphere Talbot would experience in earlier years – including his tenure as a valued player for Oshawa’s Paul Dwyer High School Saints – overlapped to a professional level where during a 10-year period with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and a brief stint with the Edmonton Eskimos, he would truly learn about the importance of a special kinship inside the dressing room.

Andre Talbot – Football athlete Andre Talbot gained a great deal of assistance during his formative years and not one touchdown could exceed the appreciation this Oshawa athlete exudes when describing those who played an integral part. “This was a very humbling experience when I first learned (about his induction into the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame). My first reaction was ‘Are you sure?’” he observes with a laugh. “It’s a very interesting experience for me because it has had me reflecting on what this means to me and how the city and athletic programs supported me during my journey as a young athlete. “Even more personally, I reflected on my grandmother and grandfather, all of my aunts



Ironically, when Talbot was handed the ball with the Saints, he was a quarterback calling the shots inside the huddle while his uncle – Mike Wilson – served as head coach. Talbot later shuffled between QB and RB later in his high school career. He followed in the footsteps of Wilson by eventually pursuing a college role with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in Waterloo where at that point, he was converted to a receiver and indeed, did become a two-time all-Canadian and a team MVP recipient. “There were 10 of us at Laurier who were determined to make the best of ourselves and the only way to do that was to commit to training,” he recalls. “There was something special about the purple and blue uniform that pierced me. I committed to living on campus during my second, third and fourth years and we hired a track and field coach and personal trainers, knowing that if we wanted to compete like NCAA athletes do, we would have to train the way they do.

Among the many making it a point to recognize his feats and accomplishments was a highlytouted Citizen of the Year Award in 1980, sponsored by PPG Limited of Canada. The Oshawa Chamber of Commerce stepped forward, ironically that same year, in appreciation of his commitment to raising funds towards leukemia research and was also recognized by Local 222 of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) for what was coined his “contribution to humanity.” The City of Oshawa, in recognition of his fine accomplishments, proclaimed a Jim Kinlin Day, indeed, not once, but on two separate occasions beginning January 29, 1984 and finally on April 1, 1989, the latter perhaps to be considered of a light-hearted nature since Kinlin also possessed a keen sense of humor. Kinlin became one of seven recipients to be honored as a patron of the Leukemia Research Fund and was bestowed the Leukemia Award --- the first of its kind presented for setting the bar as an elite fund raiser in Ontario.

A football field distance from his beginnings when “I was actually living in Woodstock at one point when Mike (Wilson) sent me full equipment of the Paul Dwyer Saints and he said, ‘Get ready and put your game face on. Your football career is about to begin,’” he recalls with a huge grin. “I grew up in a football family, so it was a natural transition to make. “I was an undersized kid in Grade 9 and still am, actually. I was a late bloomer and I recall that first experience of going into the locker room and seeing these athletes who looking like giants. I was petrified at the start, but my family stood behind me and I was able to go out there to compete.” Talbot’s beginnings with the Argos under the tutorship of head coach Mike “Pinball” Clemons can be considered somewhat shaky, considering the injuries he endured during his second season and he was on the cusp of calling it a day. It didn’t take much coaxing for Talbot to take a deep breath and get back to more familiar surroundings. As a receiver, he gobbled up 3,703 yards and 18 touchdowns in 288 career receptions and in 2008, Talbot accumulated a hefty 76 receptions and 915 yards where it was natural he would be the Argos’ nominee as the most outstanding Canadian in the CFL. He did follow up one year later as an integral part of the Eskies before hanging up the cleats in 2010. “I still reflect a lot on football. It’s something that penetrates my dreams,” he concludes.

2017 Inductees a daughter now and that takes up a lot of my time including my career in law enforcement. I’ve always thrived on the fun of playing volleyball and the camaraderie that goes with it.” Jiggins really came to the fore during her stint at Ohio State where her competitiveness, commitment and skill set spearheaded her drive from 2001 to 2004 to nothing short of great success, earning her an induction into the university’s hall of fame at first opportunity in 2010.

Stacey Jiggins (Gordon) – Volleyball athlete To suggest that Stacey Jiggins earned the t-shirt in volleyball excellence would be an understatement. A talented athlete in a myriad of sports, this 35-year-old keen athlete from Oshawa gained her notoriety on the volleyball court while showcasing her skills on several levels in numerous capacities. The 35-year-old talent has represented this nation on several occasions, combining junior and senior levels of play, including a world championship in 1999 and several international competitions, the epitome of success at the 2006 Pan Am Volleyball Championship in Puerto Rico while honored the best passer award. “I am a competitor,” she beams. “When someone asks me to go out and play volleyball, I play hard and do my thing. I have

She has also become one of two Canadians to achieve the NCAA volleyball freshman of the year and on two occasions sparkled as Ohio State’s athlete of the year. She is also Ohio State’s only four-time all-American and is the all-time Big Ten Conference leader in kills with 2,978 – third most in NCAA history. In later years, Jiggins competed on a professional level in Puerto Rico, Turkey and Spain – winning numerous national championships before settling back in the Durham Region. Although also competing in softball, ringette, wrestling and track and field during her early years in Oshawa, her most memorable, not surprisingly, was in volleyball when in the beginning, featured a “breakdown in extracurricular activities in high school.” She recalls, “I never lost my enthusiasm for the sport. I always wanted to be around people who played the game and when extra-curricular activities broke down in high school, I turned to club activities and fortunately for me, I had a great coach. (Tom really impressed. There have been times when I wish I was still playing. But when I had my first child, I really couldn’t commit myself to training. But over time, coaching has become a passion and I’m always looking at ladies who have the tools to be successful. That has been a big part of my life in sports.”

Carolyn Toll – Lacrosse coach/ athlete

Toll picked up the lacrosse stick for the first time in Grade 10, under the tutorship of another refined athlete and coach, Barb Boyes, at Donevan Collegiate. Her skill and commitment to the sport eventually earned Toll an elite status as a key member of the Ontario squad throughout numerous national championships, including a stint for Canada at the World Cup in 2001, contested in England.

The existence of a hall of fame that pays special attention to athletes and coaches involved in numerous sports throughout Oshawa sends a chill down the spine of Carolyn Toll. And it should. This dedicated athlete involved in women’s lacrosse serves as an integral part as she rightfully takes her position among the elite.

And despite her wonderful success as an athlete, Toll considers the success she has endured as a coach on several levels to be the coup de gras. Joining the Canadian staff for the 2003 U-19 World Cup and guiding them to a bronze medal, Toll has branched out to a secondary school level at Whitby’s Anderson Collegiate and Brooklin high School, along with sharing her vast skills on a club level with the popular Oshawa Blue Knights.

“There is a select few and I am in great company,” she beams. “I did look at the inductee list from the last 35 years and I was

Indeed, the Knights rolled up six provincial titles under her tutorship without losing a single contest. Toll was named the Ontario

DeJong). Those kind of memories stick with you because there is such a foundation and the motivation to push yourself so early on helped prepare me for the future.” Adding to the accolades of a solid volleyball competitor, Jiggins competed with the Ganaraska Wolves Volleyball Club from 1996-2000, twice winning a provincial championship and being honored as an MVP at the junior national championship. Jiggins is also a two-time winner of the Ontario Volleyball Association’s prestigious Evelyn Holick Award as the top youth player in the province. “I was on the ice as a ringette player when I was four and my dad was a hockey player,” she fondly recalls, “I tapped on many sports as a wrestler, in basketball, softball, I tried them all. But volleyball was my passion. “It was my strength. My brother played and so did my friends I hung out with so I thought, ‘Okay, I’ll give it a go’ It was something I enjoyed and excelled at..” Her 5-foot-10 height and structure was certainly conducive to the sport, especially at the net, but even for that size, she points out, she was not the tallest by any stretch. “When I played in college and professionally, I was actually one of the shorter people,” she notes with a grin. “So I had to make up for that by being stronger and quicker. It’s something I concentrated on and it allowed me to play hard, get an education and travel the world. I got to see a lot outside of volleyball. It was a wonderful experience.” Women’s Field Lacrosse coach of the year in 2010, 2012 and 2014. “Yah, that was quite an accomplishment,” she laughs. “I’ve had a variety of players and clientele and I feel like when I do get the group together, I can form a winning team. I am really proud about the undefeated seasons in our league. “But to be honest, I had never won a high school championship (at one point) and in the very first year at Brooklin High School, when they do look back 50 years and dig out the time capsule and that first ball, it will be something special. I really am proud of that championship. It was extra special.” It would appear that Toll was a good student for another high-profile player and coach in Boyes, who “managed to squeeze everything I had in me,” says Toll. “She definitely helped me flourish as a player and a leader.” Toll also sported an umpire’s cap, officiating in five world tournaments and in 2013, earned the Molly McIntyre Spirit of Lacrosse Award.

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OSHAWA SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2017 Inductees “Back then, the goal was to get home-grown hockey players,” recalls Pearson, “whether it was direct from Oshawa or local areas like Whitby and Clarington. We were successful that way.” Kiwanis did make their imprint in brilliant fashion by copping the EOL and MTHL titles, while also claiming the Oshawa Carlo’s Electric classic tourney, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) title and Central Canada Regional Air Canada Cup. Once graduating to the national championship in Thunder Bay, the Kiwanis turned in a fourth-place finish.

Oshawa Kiwanis, 1987-88 – Hockey There is a simple math formula to discovering the secret to team success. Former elite hockey player Rob Pearson is well grounded to acknowledging that it takes 100 per cent from goaltender out to achieve the goals of everyone who sports a similar jersey. “Everyone has to like each other and respect what each teammate is capable of,” Pearson waxes poetic. “That is precisely the type of team we had back then. Everyone played for each other.” The Oshawa Kiwanis major midget squad from the 1987-88 campaign was the epitome of everything team sports stands for and the results showed on the ice. Piloted by head coach Gil Hughes – another inductee for the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame – the Kiwanis squad rang in a busy on-ice schedule that season while competing in Eastern Ontario (EOL) and the Metropolitan Toronto (MTHL) hockey leagues. In 90 outings, the Kiwanis amassed an incredible record of 70 victories, tying eight and losing just 12 games while averaging an uncanny 4.68 goals per game, while allowing a 2.64 percentage. Huge numbers from a very, very talented squad.

As could be expected, four players from this highly-touted squad would continue to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) ranks and indeed, cop the Memorial Cup championship in 1990 with the Oshawa Generals – goalie Kevin Butt, Dale Craigwell, Jean-Paul Davis and Pearson. Indeed, Pearson was initially drafted by the Belleville Bulls. However, during the latter stages of his junior career, Pearson was dealt to the Generals for Jarrod Skalde. A professional career followed Pearson to three NHL teams, including three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I’m coaching my son’s minor midget team right now and I see a lot in this team as I did when I played with the Kiwanis. It’s about friendship. I really believe the guys who enjoy being around each other carries onto the ice. We have a good hard-working team now and I relate that to what we had when I played with the Kiwanis,” says Pearson. “We went out expecting to win, not hoping to win and that’s huge. It was in our blood. We didn’t sit back on our heels. Gil wanted us to attack and that’s what we did.” Members of the Kiwanis squad were Alan Avery, Paul Bennett, Dave Bryant, Kevin Butt, Mark Buzminski, Dale Craigwell, Mike Dahle, JeanPaul Davis, Dave Finch, Jeff Gosselin, Brian Grieve, Bill Lawrenson, John MacKinnon, Brian Mueggler, Rob Pearson, Chris Snell, Dave Somerville, Mike St. John and Brett Taylor.



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The Lakeside Advantage Lakeside Academy is a dynamic private school for student-athletes. Our enriched French and English curriculum combines the lessons learned in the classroom with our students’ passion for sports.

2017 REGISTRATION Now Open! It’s time to review your children’s education and athletic development, and reflect upon how Lakeside’s academic and sports program can accelerate your child’s progress. Visit our website to find about our program, tuition, admissions, and Open House and Attend a Day events.

Student SPOTLIGHT – MEET Tyler Lakeside Academy is very proud of all of our studentathletes. Our students are reaching higher reading levels and they are excelling in core subjects. Our Teamwork Tuesday S.T.E.M. challenges are also enhancing their analytical and leadership skills. In this issue, we take a closer look at one of our bright students, Tyler.

EDUCATION is our first priority

at Lakeside. Our classes never exceed 15 students, so that students receive more ONE-on-ONE instruction. We have the most current textbooks, assessments, and learning tools available. These include all of our leveled reading books and PM Bench Mark Assessment Tools. Our curriculum is flexible and studentcentered, enabling students to be actively involved by providing multiple ways to access content and express their learning. Lessons involve the use of interactive Smartboards, online resources, activity based stations, group projects, guided reading, and other creative methods of engaging active learning.

Tyler is a straight A student. He came to our school already reading beyond expectations, and while at our school, our assessments show that he has moved up 6 PM BENCHMARK reading levels. At home Tyler converses fluently in Korean with his grandparents. He also recently joined our afterschool French enrichment program. Lakeside is an academic program that provides elite athletic training. Playing competitive sports develops confidence, leadership, teamwork, and other important life lessons that support academic competence. This year Tyler tried out for the Whitby representative hockey and baseball teams. As many of you know, the tryout process is very rigorous. Tyler was selected to play for both AAA teams. Inspired by Sidney Crosby and John Tavares, his favorite players, Tyler worked relentlessly on his skating and shooting technique. His speed, not to mention his accurate wrist shot, makes him a power house in his age group. When it comes to baseball, Tyler hopes to be able to hit the ball out of the park like his idol “Big Papi,” David Ortiz. Photo by Newtown Photography www.newtownphotography.com



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Spirit Days Spirit days at Lakeside are a fun way for students to reflect, share, and learn. Missed you Monday allows students to ‘Show & Tell’ us about what they did over the weekend. Teamwork Tuesday encourages students to solve problems in groups. On Wise Owl Wednesday our kids get to pick a quote and discuss it’s deeper meaning. Thumbs up Thursday fosters community building as students share positive affirmations about other students. Friday is the day when we do special activities. Field Trip Friday compliments our curriculum so that students learn about health, living, the environment, and science. For instance, we have visited farms, conservation parks, the Science Centre, Jungle Cat World, Safety Village, and local museums. We also invite special guests to our school.

Apply Now to Enroll for 2017 We are currently accepting enrollment for grades 1 to 7. Visit our website to find out about early bird registration, open houses and attend a day programs. Our school is growing fast and space is limited.

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Providing the Sport of Rugby to All Ages in the Durham Region Rugby is a great sport for kids for so many reasons; it helps improve their physical fitness, as well as other physical skills - but that’s not all. It can also be an incredible confidence booster and important way for children to learn important lessons that they will remember for life.

CAMP PACKAGE Each child will receive a rugby ball, t-shirt and written evaluation from our challenger coach outlining those areas which the player can develop to improve their game over the coming season.

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50 GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS Submitted By: Scott Dennis /Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator Durham College and UOIT Athletics

The Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebrations of Durham College have researched and come up with the 50 greatest achievements in Lords history. These amazing achievements (in no particular order) are being announced starting in May and running until homecoming weekend in September. We will also be putting together a commemorative magazine style book highlighting the achievements that will debut at the DC Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on September 8th. It was a tremendous exercise in history, nostalgia and memories for the committee in coming up with the 50 Greatest Achievements in Durham College athletics history.

Achievements announced so far include: • • • • • • • • • •

Over 30 years of award winning Durham College summer sports camps Augusto Duquesne - 42 points in the OCAA All-Star Game Stan Marchut - Legendary coaching career at Durham College Award Winning Athletic Facilities David Stewart - Founding Athletic Director Durham College student-athletes recognized in Sports Illustrated magazine Leslie Pellerin’s (Seeley) record 11 OCAA championship medals Vaso Vujanovic’s legendary coaching career at Durham College Will Mitchell - First Durham College athlete to represent Canada at the World University FISU games (Golf) Torino, Italy 1997 CCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship

Visit www.durhamlords.com or follow the Lords on Instagram, twitter and facebook for the remaining achievements.


In conjunction with Durham College’s homecoming celebration, the athletic department is hosting their annual alumni games on Saturday, Sept. 9.

ALUMNI GAME SCHEDULE – SAT. SEPT. 9 9:30 am Women’s Volleyball Alumni Game (CRWC) 11:00 am Men’s Volleyball Alumni Game (CRWC) 11:00 am Softball/Baseball Alumni Game - Slopitch (Durham Field) 1:00 pm Women’s Soccer Alumni Game (Vaso’s Field) 1:30 pm Women’s Basketball Alumni Game (CRWC) 2:30 pm Men’s Soccer Alumni Game (Vaso’s Field) 3:00 pm Men’s Basketball Alumni Game (CRWC)



To read the full story on the 50 Greatest Moments in Durham College Athletics history and to register for the alumni events go to: www.durhamlords.com We cannot wait to see you back on campus wearing the green and gold!

UOIT RIDGEBACKS FIND OUT WHAT UNIVERSITY SOCCER IS ALL ABOUT The UOIT men’s and women’s OUA soccer schedules have been released and the Ridgebacks will once again look to make history on the pitch. UOIT is looking to build off the success they had in 2016, where the women’s program won UOIT’s first OUA championship and first U SPORTS medal (bronze). With plenty of new recruits joining a talented veteran squad, soccer fans in the Durham Region will be able to fill their soccer fix as the Ridgebacks host nine days of soccer action at Vaso’s Field this season. Training camp opens in mid-August followed by a full exhibition schedule in preparation for the regular season. Program head coach Peyvand Mossavat has been working hard this off-season in preparation for another playoff run. Make sure you visit www.goRidgebacks.com for more information including schedules, promotions and the latest news throughout the year.

UOIT Soccer Home Schedule Saturday, September 2 Wednesday, September 6 Saturday, September 16 Sunday, September 17 Saturday, October 7 Sunday, October 8 Wednesday, October 11 Saturday, October 14 Sunday, October 15

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Trent 1/3 PM Durham* 7/8:15 PM RMC (Women’s Only) 1 PM Ryerson 1/3 PM Laurentian 12/2 PM Nipissing 12/2 PM RMC (Men’s Only) 6 PM Carleton 1/3 PM Ottawa (Women’s Only) 1 PM

*Campus Cup All games are FREE & at Vaso’s Field All games are Doubleheaders (women’s followed by the men’s)

THE TEAM OF THE GAME WILL RECEIVE: Tickets for all players, coaches and parents Play in the mini-game during half-time/intermission Team picture in the official game day program Autograph session with the players A special visit from Hunter the Ridgeback Noise makers to cheer on UOIT Enjoy great OUA soccer/hockey action! FOR MORE INFORMATION - CONTACT SCOTT DENNIS (905) 721-8668 ext. 2784 or scott.dennis@dc-uoit.ca

SPOTLIGHT STUDENT-ATHLETE TAIJAH HENDERSON Sport: Women’s Soccer Program: Criminology & Justice Hometown: Ajax, Ont. High School: J. Clarke Richardson Secondary School What do you like best about attending UOIT? I like that we are a small community and we are in a very friendly environment where everyone is familiar with you, thus you feel the support from the entire student body. DID YOU KNOW: Taijah was an OUA All-Star

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Fabio Campoli became the first Ridgeback men’s soccer player to be named an OUA first-team all-star

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1985-86 Durham College Women’s Volleyball In keeping with our theme of celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday and the history of sports in Durham Region we decided to recognize a historic team for Team of the Month.


The 1985-86 Durham College women’s volleyball team, led by head coach Stan Marchut, became the first women’s team ever to win a CCAA medal at Durham. At the national championship in British Columbia the Lords, who were the OCAA champions, advanced to the Final Four before eventually losing to Red Deer College in a heartbreaking five-set battle. The Lords team that year stormed through the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record, dropping only three sets all season. Keeping their momentum, they finished the OCAA pre-finals with a perfect 7-0 record advancing to the OCAA championships. In the final they defeated the Centennial Colts to advance to the national championship. That season Durham was led by AllCanadian Carol Cruwys and league all-stars Pat Hayden. Leslie Seeley and Ann Stowell-Smith. Durham.Totalsportsmagazine.ca




Who should be Athletes of the Month? Send in your nominations with a quick bio of why this person was nominated. Contact us by email: Durhamtotalsports@gmail.com or @DTotalsports with your vote. Athletes of the Month will be featured in our next issue of Durham Total Sports Magazine.

Athletes of the Month this Issue ...


Alyssa Lajoie - Grade: 12 Monsignor Paul Dwyer

Alyssa was captain of the senior girls volleyball team, she will be playing in OFSSA for mixed doubles tennis (they came in 2nd at LOSSA), she made it to LOSSA for mixed doubles for badminton, she won LOSSA senior girls javelin and is competing in central OFSSA today for senior girls javelin. Alyssa also played volleyball for Durham Attack. She also won senior girls athlete of the year at her athletic banquet. Alyssa will be attending University of Ottawa in the fall.


Kyle Argue - Grade 12 - Brooklin High School Ryan Kyle finished his high school

sports career in style by winning the Senior Male Athlete of the Year. Kyle participated in all six sports seasons during his grade 11 and 12 years at Brooklin High School playing both Rugby (7’s and 15’s) and hockey. During the past two years Kyle has earned four LOSSA team medals (3 silver, 1 gold) and has represented BHS at two OFSAA events and two Ontario Rugby 7’s Championships. He also acted as the co-captain on the Senior Boy’s rugby team and was a huge part of the Bears success over the past two years. Kyle

will studying Sports Management at Brock University in the Fall.

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By: Oshawa Generals The Oshawa Generals are one of the most prestigious organizations in all of the Canadian Hockey League. With an iconic past dating back to the early 20th century, the Generals have produced memorable NHL’ers such as Bobby Orr, Marc Savard, Eric Lindros, and John Tavares. The Generals are the most successful OHL franchise in Canadian Hockey League History. The Oshawa Generals have 184 graduates to the NHL, have won the Memorial Cup a record five times and the OHL Championship (J. Ross Robertson Cup) 13 times. The Oshawa Generals are a team with deep roots in their hometown and with their dedicated fans.

In the beginning‌ Prior to having any resemblance to the team today, Oshawa had a hockey team that competed in the Midland Hockey League, playing other teams from Bowmanville, Whitby, Port Hope and Cobourg. The team was originally known as the Oshawa Shamrocks, dating back to circa 1908. The team competed in the Ontario Hockey Association. Ed Bradley, an Oshawa businessman, was responsible for putting the team together and bringing junior hockey to Oshawa. During the thirties the team became known as the Oshawa Majors.

The OHA Dynasty 1937-1944 In 1937 the Oshawa Generals were born. Named after their sponsor, General Motors of Canada. Led by manager Matt Leyden, the Generals captured seven consecutive OHA Championships, and won three memorial cups during the time span. During their OHA dynasty the Generals gained a reputation of keeping their players well looked after. Players received excellent treatment on and off the ice and also around the city. They received privileges at local businesses and sponsors would provide full scholarships for players to attend school. 20 Oshawa Generals from the dynasty became NHL alumni, and of the 20 one was David Bauer, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989.

Tragedy and Rebirth 1953-1964 Following a fire in 1953 at Hambly Arena, the team was disbanded and went on a nine-year hiatus. During the nine years some players joined a Senior B team known as the Oshawa Truckmen and played out of Bowmanville, the team then became known as the Whitby Dunlops. Following negotiations with the Boston Bruins, Oshawa Generals manager Wren Blair joined an agreement with the Bruins president Weston Adams. The agreement was built around a new arena being constructed for the new Oshawa Generals team that Wren was putting together. The Oshawa Civic Auditorium would open its doors in 1964. While the Civic was under construction the team played their home games out of the Maple Leaf Gardens, competing in the Junior A League. In 1963 the Metro Junior A League was disbanded, and the Generals once again played in the OHA.



The Bobby Orr Years 1962-1966

A New Home 2004 - Present

During the 1964-65 season the Generals moved in to their new home at the Civic Auditorium. That season Orr broke his own record, scoring 34 goals. During the 1965-66 season, the team returned to the Memorial Cup, led by Captain Orr. The team had not had a Memorial Cup appearance in 22 years. Bobby Orr scored 38 goals during the season, and helped the team defeat the Kitchener Rangers to win the J. Ross Roberston Cup. During the Memorial Cup Series, Orr played injured for the majority of the time, the team lost to the Edmonton Oil Kings in six games. After that season ended many players graduated from the team and moved on, manager Blair Wren became the GM of the NHL’S Minnesota North Stars, and Bobby Orr went on to play for the Boston Bruins.

In 2004, John Davies purchased the team from the previous owner John Humphreys. This marked the beginning of a new era for the team, as the Humphreys family had owned the team since its resurrection in 1962. In 2005 the Oshawa Generals drafted a 14 year old named John Tavares first overall in the OHL Priority Selection. He was granted exceptional player status by the OHL allowing him to be drafted one year earlier than normal. The Generals worked to build another championship team centered around Tavares.

Rebuilding for the future… 1967-1987 The Generals had many dismal seasons through the late 1960s and 1970s. Many players had gone on to play for NHL teams, the fans could cheer for alumni including Rick Middleton, Lee Fogolin, Rick Lanz, Tom McCarthy, Dale Tallon, Rick St. Croix, and Greg Malone. In 1979, the Generals would rebuild to begin a run for the Memorial cup. The Generals hired coach Paul Theriault, who would lead the team to 9 consecutive winning seasons, including two Memorial Cup appearances. The 1986–1987 season saw the Generals playing on home ice in the Memorial Cup, as the host city and as the OHL Champions. Oshawa won the OHL championship series defeating North Bay 4 games to 3. After participating in the Memorial Cup, Oshawa reached the finals versus the Medicine Hat Tigers, but lost 6-2 in the Championship.

Eric Lindros and the Fourth Memorial Cup In 1989, a young Eric Lindros entered his rookie year with the Generals, and turned out to be the player the Generals needed to reach the Memorial Cup, in addition to the existing core of players captained by Iain Fraser. Copps Coliseum hosted the 1990 Memorial Cup. The Generals would compete against the Kamloops Blazers, Laval Titan, and the OHL runnersup Kitchener Rangers. The championship game on May 13, 1990 attracted 17,383 spectators who witnessed the Oshawa Generals defeat the Kitchener Rangers by a score of 4 to 3 in double overtime on a goal by Bill Armstrong. This would be the 4th Memorial Cup in Oshawa Generals history. In the offseason following their Memorial Cup win, Lindros would be chosen first overall in the NHL draft by the Quebec Nordiques. Lindros would return for the 1990–1991 season, and led the team again by scoring 71 goals and 78 assists in 57 regular season games. Eric Lindros’ number was retired in March of 2008 to recognize his impressive junior career and time with the Generals.

The new ownership also brought an end to the Generals era at the Civic Auditorium. Led by Oshawa Mayor John Gray, the Generals were able to call a new arena in downtown Oshawa their home. The team moved into the General Motors Centre on November 1, 2006, and played the inaugural game on November 3, 2006 against the Owen Sound Attack. In July 2008, the Oshawa Generals Executive Team announced a change of ownership structure with Rocco Tullio of Windsor, Ontario agreeing to terms and conditions with John Davies to acquire his remaining shares of the Oshawa Generals. In January 2010, Tullio welcomed two new partners as owners – former National Hockey League star and Stanley Cup Champion Adam Graves and former OHL Coach and General Manager Peter DeBoer.

2015 Return To The Memorial Cup For the first time since 1997, the Oshawa Generals made it back to the Memorial Cup in 2015. By winning all three of their round robin games, the Generals clinched a spot in the 2015 Memorial Cup final. With a 2-1 OT win over the Kelowna Rockets, the Generals were the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup Champions. Anthony Cirelli, who made the team out of training camp as a free agent, was the hero of the game, scoring the game-winning goal less than two minutes into extra time. The win marks the fifth time the franchise has captured the trophy, making the Generals the team with the most Memorial Cup wins, of all current and active CHL teams. “I’m just honored to be a part of the 80th year, having been with the organization the past nine years. It’s exciting to be celebrating such a iconic brand” –Rocco Tullio, President and Governor of the Oshawa Generals With five Memorial Cup Championships, 13 OHL Championships and a long list of NHL graduates and stars, the Oshawa Generals are one of junior hockey’s oldest and most prominent clubs. The saying, “Once a General, always a General” is true and goes for every player who has ever been a part of this franchise.

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HOCKEY, LAW AND POLITICS Lindsey Park wants to be a new voice for Durham By: Andy McNamara Hockey and family are what gave Lindsey Park a set of core values to propel her into a successful career as a lawyer as well as aspire to political office as the Ontario PC Party representative in the riding of Durham. The Oshawa resident played elite level hockey as a goaltender for the Durham West Girls Hockey Association. While stopping pucks was her passion, Lindsey’s time on the ice came with a stipulation from her parents. “My mom and Dad instilled in me at a young age that sports and education went hand-in-hand,” she explained. “So I had to keep a minimum grade average of 80%, which I did, and that obviously helped towards me earning an NCAA athletic scholarship.”   Lindsey became goalie for the Wayne State University Warriors in Michigan. She’s the all-time record holder for highest save percentage (.921) and goals against average (2.51) in school history. It was her experiences through youth and college hockey that shaped Lindsey’s philosophy on the power of teamwork, and she translated that mindset into politics. 

got a heart for public service and the difference you can make from a political office. I also saw how important it is to have people of integrity in those positions.”  This enthusiasm continued to grow and Lindsey jumped at the chance to run for the Ontario PC Party nomination in the riding of Durham, which Lindsey calls home. The want to listen and serve is real. She’s already been out to many events in the area as well as visiting a variety of cultural centres, businesses and groups of people in their homes. These aren’t staged handshaking photo ops, but an honest desire to learn more about individual’s local concerns.  Lindsey embraces the diversity of Durham and knows that this is a strength that can fuel growth for the area. It’s that well-rounded mentality that she believes will allow her to bring everyone’s ideas in the riding together. “Residents skating in the same direction guided by strong leadership can make lives in these communities better.”  It all comes back to that hockey mentality of teamwork. 

“Politics is the ultimate team sport. Just like in hockey if every member focuses on the same vision and does their own job well, then the group succeeds. That’s the type of mentality I want to bring into the riding and the Ontario PC Party.”   Once the pads were off and stick put away, Lindsey achieved another impressive accomplishment. She earned a law degree and turned that into a successful career as a lawyer.   Hunting for fairness and justice in the law helped push her to explore politics. “I had the privilege of working for federal cabinet minister Peter Kent in Stephen Harper’s government,” she remembered. “That’s where I really



If you live in north Oshawa, Courtice, Bowmanville or the Port Perry area then you’re in the riding of Durham where Lindsey recently won the PC Party nomination.   Lindsey now begins the process to prepare for next year’s provincial election. She wants you to have your voice heard. To talk about issues important to you in the riding, volunteer or donate please call (905) 441-3222 or email lparkpc@gmail.com.

To get a membership, please call (905) 4413222 or email lparkpc@gmail.com. Learn more by visiting her website at




THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR SKATING ... By: Mary Giacalone “Scary Mary”

The Impact of Properly Fit Skates On the Mechanics of Your Skating Stride. With the summer just around the corner a lot of parents will be skate shopping in the next few months. We at Scary Skate Inc take skates very serious. Skates and skating are our business. There are many types of skates on the market. Parents often buy skates for their sons/daughters based on what they have worn or skate advice given to them by others. Players sometimes choose skates that are worn by their favorite players or simply from commercials they watch on tv or on the computer. This is the biggest and most important piece of equipment you will need to buy for your son/daughter in regards to playing hockey or Ringette. Do your homework and choose wisely.

have to have good skating mechanics to continue to improve. You have to understand the basic fundamental movements of skating, which include multiple joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. This system or chain of movement must be free flowing and rhythmic, not jumpy and choppy. If any part of the chain is restrictive it will hinder your stride and skating muscle development, overall speed and power. As an example, in the forest, the size and strength of the tree trunk is not ultimately what determines the strength of the tree. The strongest tree in the forest is the tree that has the best stabilizing roots. Skates that are fitted properly represent strong stabilizing roots to a skater. Your skates and blades are just an extension of your foot and this is one of the primary reasons to have your skates properly fitted. Proper fitting skates allow you to generate all of your power to the ice through the fundamental movements of skating. Improper fitting skates will not allow you to generate all of your power to the ice; poorly fitted skates equals weak stabilizing roots. The movement and power from your skating stride begins at the ice or the ground. Everything is expressed from the ice upward through multiple joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. If your skate is not properly fitted or rooted on your foot, it will be reflected in the fundamental movement of your skating stride.

We spend many hours on the ice daily and our skates need to feel like our slippers. Everyone has a different shaped foot and needs to choose a skate based on support, comfort, and individual needs. There are many great skate company’s out there to choose from. The most import factor to remember is the impact your skates will have on your skating stride if they are not fitted properly. I have a great article with lots of the information that we at Scary Skate were taught on skate fitting. Read on as I share the article with you from Doug Ingraham of Graf Canada. Whether it’s to become a good skater as an amateur or to continue to improve your skating skills as a professional, you



Properly fitted skate’s provide the roots for the fundamental movement of skating. The properly fit skate becomes a flawless extension of your foot, which is powered by your core, reflected by your arms and manifested in your hands. Athletes must be able to use ground reaction from the ice surface. Simply put, skating is gravity driven .In relation to the ice the terms open and closed chains can be used. The gait or stride is the gliding or stance leg, which represents the closed chain, and the thrusting leg or free leg represents the open chain. An efficient stride or gait is the interaction and timing of the chain opening and closing. The key to skating performance is the ability to import force to the ice and in turn derive appropriate useable ground reaction. The ability to control and use ground reaction force has implications in regard to skating mechanics. Proper fitting skates significantly increase your ability to control the ground reaction force.

The overall shape of a skate boot should follow the shape of the foot; i.e. Heel, instep, forefoot and toe cap. If a skate is laced up to high it will impede the coil causing a shorter stride and lack of power. If the skate boot is too stiff it will impede ankle flexibility, which impedes edge control, and follow thru. This will also give you a feeling of no edges.

One of the theoretical solutions in controlling and dissipating ground reaction force has been to make a skate taller, stiffer and lighter. This has actually created more problems than it has solved. It is important to think of the skate as the interface between the foot and the ice. The skate cannot make up for what the body is incapable of doing. The structure of the body must be trained to reduce the force through as many joints as possible by using the elastic properties of the muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is critical to choose a skate that will allow the foot to act naturally, to work with your body to produce force. The best skate is one that locks in the foot and does not hinder your stride (gait).When you are properly fitting skate takes you must take the following factors into consideration: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Shape of heel Width of heel Depth of instep and forefoot Width of forefoot Length

Most skate manufacturers do take the above referenced factors into consideration when building a skating but they miss the critical step of fitting the skate properly. When skates are not fitted properly, the following can occur: 1. • • • • •

Improper heel width and shape Creates heel movement Bone spurs Feeling of no support Constantly having to tie up skates Lack of skate control or ground force

2. • • • • • •

Depth of instep and forefoot (too deep) In the boot is too deep will cause lace bite Premature break down of the skate boot Sore ankles Feeling lack of support in the boot Common error over tightening laces in an effort to get support Lack of energy transfer

3. • • •

Depth of instep and forefoot (too shallow or tight) Cramping of the foot arches and balls of feet Ankle soreness Lack of energy transfer


Length (The skate is too long; toes not brushing toe cap) Foot movement Heel spurs Premature break down Lack of energy transfer Mechanics of the Skating Stride Coil (Knee bend) Thrust (Push, edges) Follow Thru (Toe snap) Return (Back under your body)

• • • • • • • • •

The boot should work with the foot regardless if you are beginner or a professional. Not allowing ankle flexibility will negatively impact your skating mechanics regardless of your skating experience. As a skater, you must skate with your ankles, knees and hips. If you restrict your ankle flexibility through improperly fitted skates, you will cause undue stress on your knees, hip ligaments and tendons. As a result you could be unknowingly increasing your risk of injury while at the same time significantly reducing the power in your skating stride. Bet you didn’t realize how important a properly fitted skate is.

Until next time Scary Mary says see you at the rink ...

Mary Giacalone “Scary Mary” Head Instructor/Owner of Scary Skate Inc.


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