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April/May 2017 Volume 7 Issue 3


How Many Ways Can You Stay Active? Educating Student Athletes Everyone is an Athlete The Facts about Summer Learning Durham College Athletes of the Year UOIT Athletes of the Year Long, Powerful Strides Making Green on the Green Marigold Ford Team of the Month DC-UOIT High School Athletes of the Month

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EVERYONE IS AN ATHLETE: Work (or lack of) Done in Spring Reveals Itself In Summer.



Educating Student Athletes


BORDELEAU AND CAMPOLL Named UOIT Athletes of the Year

Lady Blue Knights Field Lacrosse 4 Whitby Wildcats Select 6 Team 1 5 Running for Your Life 6 Oshawa Vikings Rugby Club 12 Natalie Spooner Hockey Camp 13 Canpro Casketball Camps 16 FC Durham Academy 21 Ajax Wanderers Rugby Club 22 Whitby Warriors Junior A Lacrosse 23 Whitby FC 26 Ajax/Pickering Summer Hockey League 28 Oshawa Minor Lacrosse Association 30 Oshawa Generals 31 Whitby Girls Softball Association 32 Geared to Golf 36 Oshawa Hawkeyes Football 38 Brooklin Bears 39 Whitby Dunlops 40

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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, Whitby Wildcats, Town of Whitby, ETS, Edge Hockey, Vikings Rugby, Lakeside Academy, Can Pro Camps, Twist - Jeff Roux, Oxford Learning, Whitby Wanderers, Whitby Warriors, Durham Lords, UOIT Ridgebacks, Whitby FC, Craig Jeenner, Whitby Lightning, Mary Giacalone - Scary Skate, Todd Keirstead, Hawkeyes Football, Whitby Dunlops, Whitby Eagles Softball,, OJHL Images, Whitby Jr. C Warriors, Green Gaels, TWIST

The Whitby Challengers are heading into the 3rd Season! They play every Saturday morning in Whitby. They accommodate all children with Special Needs. Registration is free and this year each player will receive a Jersey. We’re also looking for Buddies for our Players. If you’re a ballplayer or a Team that can spare an extra hour on a Saturday morning to assist our Players - you’ll receive Community Service Hours. For more information and registration, please email norman_sheppard@yahoo.ca

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Submitted by the Lady Blue Knights

We are focused on developing women athletes both on and off the field. We are one of the premier sport associations in Durham and have been successful in sending players state side on scholarships as well as OUA programs across Canada. We strive to instill passion for the game of lacrosse. We have some exciting things in the works. Here is our season at a glance. Come check us out!

REGISTRATION Online at www.ladyblueknights.ca or in person Tuesday April 25 – McKinney Arena (WHITBY) 6:00PM – 8:00PM REGISTRATION FEES Baby Blue Knights/Jr. Blue Knights/U11* & U13* Rep: $195 U15/Open House League/U15* & U19* Rep/Senior Rep: $245 * Additional fee’s apply to rep teams. Rep outlines are available at our onsite registration or on our website.

HOUSE LEAGUE PROGRAM House League focuses on fun, recreation, meeting new friends, learning and enjoying the game. It provides the skill development necessary for those players wishing to move into the Rep program. It offers options for beginners to experienced players, starting at 5 years old to adult. Modifications are made to the game at certain age groups to enhance skill development. HOUSE LEAGUE AGE GROUPS OFFERED ARE: BABY BLUE KNIGHTS Ages: 5, 6, 7 year olds (born in 2012, 2011, 2010) League Play: May 25 – July 6 / Game Day: Thursdays 6 – 8 p.m. Tournament Days: June 11 & June 25 JUNIOR BLUE KNIGHTS Ages: 8, 9, and 10 year olds (born in 2009, 2008, 2007) League Play: May 25 – July 20 / Game Day: Thursdays 6 – 8 p.m. / Tournament Days: June 11 & June 25 U15 HOUSE LEAGUE Ages: 11, 12, 13, and 14 year olds (born in 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003) League Play: April 26 – June 18 / Game Day: Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings OPEN HOUSE LEAGUE Ages: 15 years of age to adult (born in 2002 or prior) League Play: May 31 – July 26 / Game Day: Monday and Wednesday evenings REP PROGRAM All of our Rep Teams compete in the Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse league. www.owfl.org . In 2017, we will have 10 rep teams competing this year on behalf of the Lady Blue Knights, looking to build on our current 42 Provincials Championship and 4 Summer Games Championship with an outstanding group of dedicated players, coaches and volunteers.



AGE GROUPS FOR REP LACROSSE ARE: U11: 8, 9, and 10 year olds (born in 2009, 2008, 2007) / Practices: Tuesday & Thursday / Game Day: Sunday U13: 11 and 12 year olds (born in 2006, 2005) / Practices: Tuesday & Thursday / Game Day: Sunday U15: 13 and 14 year olds (born in 2004, 2003) / Practices: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday / Game Day: Saturday U19: 15, 16, 17 and 18 year olds (born in 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999) / Practices: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday / Game Day: Saturday Senior Team: (1998 & older): Game Day: Sunday Come check out a game and see what all the talk is about, full season schedules can be found on the www.owfl.org web site. The U15 Elite & U19 Elite will be participating in the Syracuse – Lacrosse Camp June 26th – June 29th All Rep Teams will be participating in a Michigan Tournament July 14th – 16th The excitement continues with Provincials August 3rd – 7th catch the fun right here @ the Oshawa – Civic Fields. Year End Celebration Time to catch our breath and enjoy each others company! Whether you have participated in the house league program, rep program, coach or volunteer we want to celebrate the success and fun we have had all year. This year’s celebration will be held at Camp Samac, with LBK’s version of the Amazing Race, Oshawa August 7th! SUMMER CAMPS Enjoy a fun-filled week of lacrosse, swimming, games, and arts & crafts. The focus is for campers to improve their overall game of lacrosse through new skills and drills that will be instructed by our very own top Lady Blue Knights players. SESSION 1: Mon, July 17 – Fri, July 21 SESSION 2: Mon, July 24 – Fri, July 28 Ages: 4-12 Cost: $225 Location: Whitby Boat Launch (Gordon Street) Time: 9am to 4pm EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION - Register BEFORE Sunday June 11 and receive a Summer Camp T-Shirt. Register at www.ladyblueknights.ca.

We have a fun filled summer planned at Lady Blue Knights and we would love to see you out on the field playing the best sport on 2 feet or in the stands cheering on our incredible young athletes. We wish all of you a wonderful summer!


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COMING TO DURHAM Olympic Sports Summer Camp The Olympic Sports Development Camp is perfect for the beginner, intermediate and advanced level athletes & active youth who are interested in improving their game. This camp will be filled with skill development, drills and games from our skilled coaching staff. The Sports Performance Coaches will challenge your child to improve their sport skills in a fun learning environment. The skills that will be learned coupled with confidence building techniques, will help your child improve their sports performance as well as positively impacting their everyday life. In addition to Sports Performance Training, this camp will also include: • • • • •


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HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU STAY ACTIVE? By Marianne Schlottke/ Town of Whitby - Supervisor Fitness Services

150 is the theme! 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. It is recommended that children and youth get 60 minutes per day. The key is to invest now for a healthier future, and you can have fun doing it with us.

150 Ways To Stay Active In Whitby. The Town of Whitby would like to help you to reach your 150 minutes of physical activity. The Whitby Civic Recreation Complex Health Club Family Membership now includes drop in public swimming, skating and gymnasium sports programs. Members also have the option to add on an Associate Membership at the Abilities Centre or a Babysitting Membership for as little as $10 per month.

Staying Active Made Easier in Recreation Month. Participate in a variety of activities during Recreation and Parks Month and stay active 150 ways in June. Daily program and activity options are being offered in fitness, swimming, skating, sports, and active living for all ages from children to seniors. Learn more at Whitby.ca/events.

National Health and Fitness Day is June 3, 2017. Enjoy a free workout on Saturday June 3. Try the Whitby Civic Recreation Complex Health Club or try a group fitness class for all participants age 14 and older. Don’t worry, though, there is something for everyone. Families can join the Family Drop-In Multi-Sport program from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library to stay active and have fun too.

Celebrate Canada’s 150 Birthday By Staying Active. Get moving with ParticipAtion’s 150 Play List at participaction.com/150-Play-List. Challenge yourself and your family to try something new and have some fun moving through the list. Stay active and stay healthy. The staff at the Whitby Civic Recreation Complex Health Club are here to help you along the way. Come by today, give us a try, and ask us your questions. The fitness staff are CSEP Certified and here to help. Free trial workouts for all first time Health Club participants.





Summer Hockey Camps Small Group Skills Training

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Providing the Sport of Rugby to All Ages in the Durham Region

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Registration is available for 2017 and the Vikings are accepting players of all ages and abilities. For registration information or to find out more about the Vikings please visit our website at www.vikingsrugby.ca Vikings Rugby is awarded the Female Junior Program of the Year. Congratulations to Coach Chris McKee and all the female junior rugby players. Your accomplishment makes all the Vikings proud.


Appointment of Paul Connelly As 2017 Head Coach Of The Men’s Rugby Program Paul is former Ontario Blues senior men’s coach and had Coach Canadian National Program. Vikings are looking for New Senior Men’s players for the 2017 Season.



New Program for 2017 Vikings Rugby TRY RUGBY DAY April 30th 10-12 pm Pizza to follow at Thompson Park 110 Raglan RD W

The Vikings are please to offer a Mom’s Touch Rugby League. Practices starting May 5th 6:30-8 pm at Thompson Park Tournaments to follow thru out the season. No experience necessary.

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The Lakeside Advantage Lakeside Academy is a dynamic private school for studentathletes. Our enriched French and English curriculum combines the lessons learned in the classroom with our students’ passion for sports through our core principles: Leadership, Education, Athletics, and Fellowship.

2017 REGISTRATION Now Open! Time to review your children’s education and athletic development, and reflect upon how Lakeside’s academic and athletic 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.

Open House and Attend a Day Events info@lakesideacademy.ca

ATHLETICS is integral to education at Lakeside Playing sports develops confidence, leadership, teamwork, resilience, and other important skills that support academic competence. Lakeside is located inside The Barn, a multi-sports facility. Our athletic program includes hockey, lacrosse, golf, soccer, baseball and other sports. The Barn is equipped with one full size rink, one condensed rink, and an indoor turf that is open all year.

What parents say about the EDUCATION at Lakeside Academy “It was a conscious and well thought out decision to make the switch from public to private schooling. Our son is thriving. He has always been an active, experiential learner. Ms. A allows him and all her students to live and learn based on their unique skills and interests. He routinely arrives home with unique play/learn activities. And, my son loves Ms. A’s Teamwork Tuesdays where they conduct S.T.E.M. experiments in groups. She knows my kid and enjoys talking about him almost as much as I do.” ~Lakeside Parent

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Instructor, Ashlea Jones. She focuses on edges, power, agility, and balance. Ashlea was a competitive figure skater for 15 years and has her own instructional school. Check out her website to find out more about her programs at

Visit our website to register: www.lakesideacademy.ca 870 Taunton Rd., W Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4 905-448-4228

EDUCATION is our first priority Our classes never exceed 15 students so that students receive the ONE-on-ONE instruction. We have the most current textbooks, assessments, and learning tools available, including all of our leveled reading books and PM Bench Mark Assessment Tools. Our curriculum is flexible and student-centered, 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.




What parents say about Skating with Ashlea Jones “I just wanted to pass on how impressed I was with Ashlea. Her ability to break down the stride is impressive. I highly recommend her to continue to help other kids with their powerskating as well as my own boy.” ~John MacLean 2 time Stanley Cup Champion NJ Devils Broadcaster for MSG Networks and NHL Networks

Educating Student-Athletes

Ryan Ramsay, Director of Hockey Development Our Director of Hockey Development, Ryan Ramsay, provides one hour of hockey instruction 3 days a week. His development program focuses on skating, puck handling, shooting, and other key skills. Ryan played 5 seasons in the OHL where he was originally selected by the Peterborough Petes. He also represented Ontario at the World Under-17 Tournament. After Ryan’s OHL career he signed a three year contract with the St. Louis Blues. He played 3 seasons in the AHL and 8 seasons in the German Elite League. Ryan recently was awarded Coach of the Year by the North York Renegades Jr A Hockey Club. Visit Ryan’s website to find out more about him and his hockey Development Camps


What parents say about ATHLETICS at Lakeside Academy “Our son has been training with Ryan for over a year now and we can’t say enough about the amazing impact Ryan has on our son. All the kids connect with Ryan and they love going to them. Ryan is current, relevant, and always changing the program to challenge the players.” ~Shannon Savage

Other sports Our students also play other sports. They receive professional training from Geared to Golf Performance Centre, Butler Baseball Academy, and lacrosse instruction provided by The Barn EPC. We also invite special guests on Fridays so our students can experience a variety of sports, such as a recent visit from starting pitcher, Aj Moore from the Kennesaw State Owls. (Photo of AJ - Top of Page)

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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CANPRO CAMPS For the Love of Sports CANPROCAMPS is the place for boys and girls who love sports, especially basketball. We are a relatively new organization that offers both basketball and multi sports camps at Pickering High School. Our 3 main coaches have over 100 years combined basketball coaching experience and have trained countless CIS, NCAA and Professional basketball players (both men and women) including Toronto Raptors Star Cory Joseph. David Joseph (Cory’s father), Ron Parfitt and Mike Gordensky use drills and skill analysis in a fun and welcoming environment. Kids of all ages and abilities are always welcome to join any program. We offer a variety of programs to help your son/daughter develop their skills and game knowledge.



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EVERYONE IS AN ATHLETE! Work (or lack of) done in Spring reveals itself in summer. By: Jeff Roux, BPE, CSCS, TSCC - Gold

Whether you are an elite athlete, a teenager or active adult who wants to stay fit and healthy throughout your life, it takes planning, goal setting, program progression, commitment and consistency to create health, fitness and performance results. People generally separate the world of health and fitness from the world of high performance training. They see a continuum from casual fitness participant to High Performance athlete. One might toil on the Elliptical, zip through a circuit of 2 sets of 15 on each machine at the gym, dance it up in a Zumba class and sweat out some Hot Yoga a couple of times each week, the other trains 4-6x per week follows a progressive training program that has intent, purpose and specificity to their goals and is designed to meet their personal, and individual needs. Which so you think will achieve the desired results? The truth is, these two individuals are not so different. In our world, we believe everyone is an athlete. Whether you are still a competitive athlete, weekend warrior or simply an active person who wants to keep getting better, this philosophy and purpose can guide whatever kind of training you decide to do and give you the foundation to train like an athlete as well. Athletes of every age and skill level can benefit from the same kind of planning, prescription and progression that guides high performance programming. For us, the objective is the same; TEACH them how to move and execute drills ad exercises properly, COACH them to improve their technique and be able to take on more complex challenges, and to MOTIVATE them to challenge themselves to achieve more in every training session so that they can perform at a high level in their sport, and more importantly, in their life. This is the difference between a focused long term development strategy and “working out� every day. This is the difference between training to reach specific goals and daily EXER-tainment that will keep people active, have fitness and health benefits and burn calories but has no true long term vision. This can also be the biggest difference maker for long term adherence and success for an individual exercise program.

Heath, fitness and Performance is a Journey NOT a Destination. To be truly successful in business, athletics, relationships and life, you need goals, proper planning and some expert coaching and guidance to help you succeed. Just showing up is never enough.



This approach towards long term health, fitness and performance demands a paradigm shift away from the idea of how hard you are working out each day towards a more developmental long term approach to figuring out exactly where you want to be annually and helping to carve a path to get you there. The concept of Physical Literacy has come to the forefront over the past couple of years as Physical and Health education programs finally begin to shift away from teaching sport skills and move towards teaching life skills, basic movement and athletic skills that give kids the confidence to be more physical, embrace being more active and have fun. Throwing, running, jumping, skipping, catching, stopping/ starting, changing directions and shifting gears are the basic skills for many physical activities and without them individuals are less likely to experience success. Often these skills are just assumed rather than taught and trained, and this is where we often lose the kids who do not develop this physical literacy as they quickly stop putting themselves in situations where they are required and ultimately stop being active. In a recet Physical Literacy Report Card Study by Participaction, only 44% of kids between 8 and 12 meet the minimum level of Physical Literacy. This is unacceptable.


I’ll let you in on a little secret. Adults need physical literacy and athleticism just as much as kids, sometimes more. Inactivity, long days at a desk and injuries will slowly devolve adult physical literacy and take away a lot of the things that make people love to move as they start to feel like they simply cannot do it. Once you begin to learn how to move better, embrace being more active and athletic and engage you mind, muscles and body in athletic movement, you will love it and often realize you are capable of much more than you realized. We aim to inspire everyone to become or stay physically active in order to live a healthy active life. Despite all of the research and knowledge on the importance of physical activity, many people of all ages are still sedentary or not nearly as active as they need to be every day. It is estimated that only 30% of the adult population in Canada participates in a regular health and fitness plan. For a country that prides itself on being fit and healthy we still have a lot of work to do. Some would quickly assume inactive people are just lazy or apathetic but the truth is, they may be intimidated, or simply lack the confidence to get moving in the first place. The great news is that as coaches and fitness professionals we have the tools to change this trend. We are teachers. We must teach clients and athletes how to use their body properly, how their muscles work together, and how to move efficiently. Then we must help them practice and reinforce this knowledge. Whether you are an elite athlete, a mom trying to manage her job, family, and her own fitness, or a grandfather who still plays hockey a couple of times a week, everyone can benefit from moving better, getting a little stronger, understanding how their body works, and enjoying the process along the way. Life is long term and all of us want to continue to get better every day. No matter what your sport or activity, if something motivates you to get moving, stay moving and keep moving better, it is worth doing, and it is worth doing well. Now is the time to take advantage of the spring, re-set your goals and objectives for the next six months, and make a plan to improve your health, fitness and performance so you can get out and play!

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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 John 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.” And yet, every summer, students who don’t engage in some form of learning lose academic momentum and neural connections that they had developed over the school year. By not maintaining an academic routine that stimulates cognitive functioning, students lose their learning momentum. According to the research, students who do not engage in academic activities over the summer break are statistically and consistently more likely start the new school year behind. They are also more likely to perform more poorly on standardized testing, even on tests that they may have already taken.

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grade-level equivalency in math skills during the summer months. Teachers typically spend between 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. Students spend an average of 60 days not engaging in any sort of mental activity.

According to Oxford Learning 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. 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. “Students don’t have to give up their summer,” says Oxford Learning. “It’s been proven that as little as two to three hours a week is all that kids need to avoid summer learning losses.” For more information on the facts about summer learning, or on any of the programs at Oxford Learning, call the location nearest you today. For over 30 years, Oxford Learning has been helping students of all ages and grade levels improve their academic skills. With 6 locations across Durham and Clarington, there’s one close to you! Visit us at www.oxfordlearning.com

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WANDERERS 2017 Try Rugby Days



Programs available for both boys and girls ages 6 and up. No experience needed. TRY RUGBY DAYS

April 23 & 30 at the Ajax Wanderers Club 1717 Harwood Ave N. Ajax 12-1:30pm. All ages 6-18 free of charge.

Sr Men’s Home Opener May 13 vs Peterborough Pagans Games 1:30 & 3pm For more information on our Mini “TRY” Rugby day & times, please visit our website: ajaxwanderers.com or email Stew Dobbs directorofrugby@ajaxwanderers.com




The Ajax Wanderers Rugby Club provides opportunities and programs for youth, regardless of age, gender or economic hardship, to participate in safe, organized and competitive rugby at the community, provincial and national levels. Servicing All of the Durham Region!



One of the best Rugby facilities in the province!

Whitby Warriors Are Gearing Up for Another Great Season in 2017 The Warriors would like to welcome Joel Johnson as the Head Coach for the 2017 season. Joel brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Warriors. Joel played his minor lacrosse in Whitby before moving on to play with the Green Gaels where he won the Founders Cup in 1998 and 2000. After his junior career finished Joel played for the Brooklin Redmen and Brooklin Merchants.

Joel was an assistant with the Warriors in 2016 and has also coached in the Whitby Minor, Edge, Team Ontario, CLAX, Oshawa Blue Knights, and Green Gaels Brooklin Redmen and Brooklin Merchants before getting into coaching. He coached the 2016 Brooklin Merchants to the Ontario championship and a third place finish at the Presidents Cup. Junior B organizations. Joining Jeff behind the warriors bench this year is Shawn Williams. Williams is very well known in the lacrosse community as a former NLL star and Brooklin Redmen player and will serve as an associate coach for the warriors this year.

Warriors’ Regular Season Home Schedule Tuesday May 16 2017 8pm vs St.Catherines Athletics

Saturday June 17, 2017 4pm vs Six Nations Arrows

Tuesday May 23, 2017 8pm vs Orangeville Northman

Tuesday June 20, 2017 8pm vs Barrie Lakeshores

Tuesday May 30, 2017 8pm vs Kitchener-Waterloo Braves

Tuesday July 4, 2017 8pm vs Peterborough Jr. Lakers

Tuesday June 6, 2017 8pm vs Burlington Chiefs

Friday July 7, 2017 8pm vs Mimico Mountaineers

Tuesday June13, 2017 8pm vs Brampton Excelsiors

Tuesday July 11, 2017 8pm vsToronto Beachess

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Panchan, Marshall and Wood Named Durham College Athletes of the Year Submitted By: Scott Dennis Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator Durham College and UOIT Athletics

OSHAWA, Ont. – Lindsay Panchan (Ajax, Ont.) of the women’s basketball team, Allison Marshall (Orillia, Ont.) of the women’s volleyball team and Harrison Wood (Uxbridge, Ont.) of the men’s volleyball team were named the Durham College athletes of the year at the 47th annual Athletic Banquet Thursday night at the General W. Sikorski Polish Hall in Oshawa.

Jaimie Clarke (Elmvale, Ont.) of the women’s softball team and Lucas Pichl (Cobourg, Ont.) of the men’s golf/volleyball teams were named the freshman athletes of the year, while Lucia Kalmeyer (Oshawa, Ont.) of the women’s volleyball team and Michael Chilvers (Sutton West, Ont.) of the baseball team won the “Bonnie Ginter-Brown” Leadership Awards.

Panchan, a sports management major, was named the female athlete of the year for the third straight season after another impressive season in green and gold. She capped off her collegiate career by being named the first three-time CCAA AllCanadian in any sport at Durham College, as well as leading the OCAA in scoring for the third year with 25.8 points per game. Panchan also finished second in Durham all-time scoring, recording 1,109 points in just 44 games.

For the first time since 2006, Durham College won an OCAA medal in men’s volleyball – a silver. Their accomplishment earned them the title of team of the year.

By winning athlete of the year, Panchan also became the first three-time athlete of the year since hall of famer Erin Smith won three straight from 2003-2005.


Harrison Wood – Men’s Volleyball (Uxbridge, Ont.)

Overall Female Athletes of the Year

Lindsay Panchan – Women’s Basketball (Ajax, Ont.) Allison Marshall – Women’s Volleyball (Orillia, Ont.)

Freshman Athletes of the Year

Male: Lucas Pichl – Men’s Volleyball/Golf (Cobourg, Ont.) Female: Jaimie Clarke – Women’s Softball (Elmvale, Ont.)

“Bonnie Ginter-Brown” Leadership Award

Male: Michael Chilvers – Baseball (Sutton West, Ont.) Female: Lucia Kalmeyer – Women’s Volleyball (Oshawa, Ont.)

Team of the Year Men’s Volleyball

Marshall, a sports management major, became the first Durham Lord to be named an OCAA women’s volleyball player of the year. She received the honour after completing her fiveyear college career between the Georgian Grizzlies and Durham Lords, which saw her finish sixth all-time in OCAA scoring with 1,029 points. This season she was fifth in the OCAA with 3.20 kills per set (176 kills), sixth in points per set with 4.0 and tenth in aces per set with 0.67. She is also the first women’s volleyball CCAA All-Canadian since Erin Smith in 2003-04. Marshall and her teammates would end up winning a silver medal at the OCAA championship in Windsor. Other female MVPs included soccer’s Irene Halis (Maple, Ont.), Ashley Black (Waterloo, Ont. - softball), Shannon Dean (Whitby, Ont. – volleyball) and indoor soccer MVP Taylor Ford (Brooklin, Ont.). Wood, an electrical engineering student, was dominant down the middle for the Lords this season, which earned him provincial recognition with a first-team all-star award. He finished conference play with the third best hitting percentage in the OCAA (.395), second in blocks per set (0.93) and finished second at Durham with 3.6 points per set. He was key in helping Durham knock off the No. 1 ranked Fanshawe Falcons in the provincial semifinal, which landed the Lords their first men’s volleyball medal (silver) since 2006. Other male MVPs included golf’s Colin Jex (Port Hope, Ont.), Bruce Cullen (Pickering, Ont. – soccer), Logan Stewart (Lindsay, Ont. – baseball), Funsho Dimeji (Malton, Ont. - basketball), John Pham (Mississauga, Ont. – volleyball) and indoor soccer’s Cody Kraemer (Whitby, Ont.).




Nicholas Axhorn – Men’s Soccer

Five-Year Award

Kayla Marshall – Women’s Basketball (Ottawa, Ont.) Brittany Walters – Women’s Basketball (Oshawa, Ont.) Michael Harper – Men’s Volleyball (Oakville, Ont.)

Athletic Therapy Student Trainer of the Year Sarah Dolmage – Women’s Volleyball

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Bordeleau and Campoli Named UOIT Athletes of the Year Submitted By: UOIT

Alexander Cuccovillo (Ajax, Ont. – Men’s Soccer) who were named the Dr. Gary Polonsky Leadership Award recipients. Tyler Tompsett (Whitby, Ont.) was named the recipient of the Rob Millikin Award, which is presented to the rowing athlete who best exemplifies and displays the following criteria: academic success, passion and heart.

OSHAWA, Ont. – To cap off a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) athletic department, Kylie Bordeleau and Fabio Campoli (Frosinone, Italy) were named the athletes of the year. With alumni, staff, administration, student-athletes and special guests in attendance, Bordeleau won the honour in back-to-back years. The Cambridge native captained the UOIT women’s soccer team to the school’s first OUA championship and U SPORTS medal (bronze) after being named the Ridgebacks first OUA most valuable player and receiving a first-team all-star honour for a third straight season. At the national championship, she was also named a U SPORTS All-Canadian for the second time, this time to the first team. The men’s athlete of the year, Campoli became the first player in program history to be named an OUA first-team all-star. He became the player to etch his name in the UOIT history books after scoring 10 goals in 15 games for the Ridgebacks. In his second season he nearly scored half of the team’s goals and finished fifth in league scoring. His 10 goals also broke the school’s single-season scoring record of six, which was set in 2015. Earlier in the evening Bordeleau was named her team’s MVP, while Campoli received the men’s soccer leadership award. Women’s soccer striker Rhiannon Kissel (Peterborough, Ont.) and men’s badminton player Jonas Albaira (Whitby, Ont.) were named the freshman athletes of the year just prior to the final awards of the night. Other major award winners included Abigail Kawalec (Toronto, Ont. – Women’s Badminton/Rowing) and

Nate Mitton (Kitchener, Ont.) and Kassidy Nauboris (Brampton, Ont.) were the recipients of James-Baun Cup, which is presented to a student on the men’s and women’s hockey teams who shows commitment, dedication, perseverance, academic responsibility, leadership and is a great teammate in the pursuit of excellence. The Cup is named after Bobby Baun and his longtime friend Don James. The inaugural NuStadia Recreation bursary winners were also announced, with Tyler Tompsett of the men’s rowing team and Hafsah Sher (Oshawa, Ont.) of the women’s rowing and curling teams receiving the awards. This award is awarded to a student-athlete that has contributed to outreach programs, community service or grassroots sport development. In 2016 the men’s hockey team ended the women’s soccer team’s three-year streak of winning the team of the year award, but this year women’s soccer regained the title after winning the school’s first OUA championship and U SPORTS medal in any sport. They also won the east division title for the first time. Earlier in the evening the UOIT rowing team also had a special presentation, christening their newest boat, naming after rowing alumna Christie Attwood while a Ridgeback, Attwood won numerous awards highlighted by the OUA Women of Influence and UOIT’s Dr. Gary Polonsky Leadership Award. Since graduation she has stayed involved with the team as a coach and team manager, while also helping to grow the rowing and overall Ridgeback alumni network.

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• Recreational Season – begins week of Sunday May 21 • Recreational Coaches Clinics

June • Mini Kickers / IDA / Finishing School / Keeper Training / Advanced Development programs begin • Recreational photos: U3 (2014) to U7 (2010) teams on June 10 at Whitby dome U8 - U18 teams on June 11 at Whitby dome


• Recreational soccer camps • Elite Summer Camp (Competitive players)

August • Recreational soccer camps • Indoor online registration opens • Active Start festival for U3 (2014) to U10 players (2007) - August 26 • Recreational playoff weekend - U18 Boys ` and U18 Girls (1999 to 2001)

September Recreational playoff weekends - U13 (2004) & U15 (2002 & 2003) - September Durham.Totalsportsmagazine.ca 26 9/10 OR September 16/17

September • Recreational Festival weekends – U11 (2006) & U12 (2005) – September 9/10 OR September 16/17 • Men & Women playoffs • 2018 LTPD identification U8 (2010) to U12 (2006) will take place late September 2017 • Competitive tryouts (U13 & above) - late September/early October

October • Indoor Co-Ed Season begins •

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AJAX-PICKERING SUMMER HOCKEY LEAGUE Ready for a New Season! Submitted by Craig Jenner

There is something completely relaxing about coming to the rink on a sunny evening in your shorts and t-shirt, whether you are playing or watching as a parent. Its not just the opportunity to cool down from the hot summer weather for a short while, but to see hockey from a different, less intense viewpoint that has made the League so popular. The League was formed 17 years ago and with just a few hours of ice available, was capped at 12 teams. The goal from the outset was to provide House League style hockey in a more relaxed setting, less intense and less focussed on outcome. The League grew and grew each season based on several factors: 1 - NO TEAM ENTRIES - every season players played with different players, playing with them some years and against them other years. This allowed the directors to move players between teams with a goal of achieving parity within the divisions. We recognize that best friends and neighbours relish the opportunity to play together and allow players to request to play with another player. 2 - NO WEEKEND GAMES - summer weekends are precious and we ensure that families know that they will have weekends free to enjoy. Games are only played on weeknights and only in prime time.

to support, simply a convenient schedule of games with one registration fee and no other costs or committments. As the League continued to grow, it became evident that there was a huge talent spectrum between House League level and AAA players and it was determined that the best option would be to create a separate division for REP players. The 3 on 3 format was adopted to keep intensity down and a refreshing offensive and free-wheeling focus to the games. Team entries of a maximum of 9 skaters are permitted.

3. - CONSISTENT SCHEDULING - while not every game is played on the same night, a majority of games are played on designated nights for each age group, allowing parents to confidently register children in other summer activities. 4. - OPERATIONS - the staff of the League have decades of extensive experience in minor hockey operations at all levels including convenors and officials. Experienced convenors are at every game to ensure a smooth operation and to answer any inquiries from parents. 5. - NO FUNDRAISING - no chocolate bars to sell, no bottle drives or car washes

Register online at ajaxpickeringsummerhockey.com, by mail or in-person using credit card, cheque or cash. Players are accepted on a first come, first served basis and early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment.



The League has continued to grow every year until the availalble ice time could not support any more than 54 teams in age groupings from 4 years old to 18 years old. Rather than expanding by moving into weekend ice, the League has stayed true to the commitment of weeknight only prime time games.


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER 2017 FOLLOW THESE 3 STEPS TO REGISTER Go to www.ajaxpickeringsummerhockey.com to begin registration STEP 1: Determine which Division is appropriate: 5 on 5 Division for House League and AE players 3 on 3 Division for REP A, AA and AAA players STEP 2: Confirm the age group and determine if there is availability in the Division STEP 3: Choose one of three options for registering: ON - LINE registration MAIL - IN registration IN-PERSON registration CONFIRMATION: If your credit card is processed or your cheque cashed, registration is complete. Please allow a week for processing. Registered players will receive a call from their coach by May 13th. Play starts the week after for most teams. If you have not received a call by May 13th, please contact us and we will investigate. QUESTIONS?: Our FAQ page answers the most common questions we receive. If your question is still unanswered after checking the FAQ page, please contact us. Phone: 905-649-6803 ajaxpickeringsummerhockey@gmail.com










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Another Softball Season Just Around the Corner! Submitted by Whitby Lightning The WGSA 2017 season will see house league games played between mid-May and mid-August with 6:30 p.m. starting times for all divisions between Learn to Play and Novice. Bantam and Midget games start at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Playing nights are as follows: Monday - Novice; Tuesday - Learn to Play and Advanced Learn to Play; Wednesday Squirt and Bantam; Thursday - Mite and Midget. In addition to House League play, the WGSA offers a Select program. Select softball is a program where teams representing their association play against teams from other towns. The games are on weekends with extra practices, travelling and expenses being involved. All registered house league players from Mite to Midget are invited and urged to try out for a select team in their age group. It is a great way to play some competitive ball, meet teams from other areas surrounding the GTA and, most importantly, have fun. Select tryouts will take place from April 17th to April 28th at Ash Park with Novice on Mondays, Bantam on Tuesdays, Squirt on Wednesdays and Mite on Thursdays. The Midget tryouts commence on Sunday, April 23rd.

fun for over forty years. In that time we have been proud of the skill level of our players and coaches as evidenced by our consistently high results in Select Tournaments and by the level of play in our house league program. The main goal of the WGSA is for our players to have fun as they develop their individual athletic and team skills through team practices and friendly competition. To achieve this goal we need parent volunteers to participate as coaches, team managers, scorekeepers, batting cage and practice helpers, refreshment providers, and team cheerleaders. We appreciate all of the help we can get from interested parents.

For more information generally or about 2017 registration, please visit our website at www.whitbygirlssoftball.com.

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To get ready for this coming summer, the WGSA has been providing general skills and pitching skills clinics over the winter for players in all our divisions. These clinics have been well attended and of benefit to the players looking to improve their level of play for the coming season. The WGSA has offered girls the opportunity to compete, improve skills, improve fitness and, most importantly, have



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LONG POWERFUL STRIDES ... What Hockey Dreams are Made Of By: Mary Giacalone “Scary Mary”

What does every skater, parent and coach dream of…. a long efficient and powerful stride. The skaters who use the correct technique and are efficient on the ice, are the skaters who have the fastest and longest stride. Skaters think if their moving their feet real fast, they will skate real fast. In reality they are going very fast nowhere. Having quick feet is very important for agility skating but it does not correlate to stride length and power. In our classes we always speak of stride, glide and recovery. The skaters must be in a really strong hockey position to achieve the 3 elements of striding. Let’s go through a few main points that will help us achieve a longer and more efficient stride.

Body Positioning

Skaters should have their feet under their hips. They should be roughly shoulder-width apart, forming a box shape between the ankles and the knees rather than a triangle, from too wide of a stance. Hips are down nice and low. The skater’s shoulders should be up nice and high, not bending or hunched over. The skater’s eyes and head should always be up. We don’t want them falling over forward which causes them to lean. Skaters need to bend with their knees and not bend with their backs. We stress in all our classes that the players should be low enough to feel their shin pads are pushing up against the tongues of their skates. This will give them that deep knee bend. If the player can feel comfortable in this position it helps them to have a better center of gravity, better balance and allows them to be able to fully extend their stride with each push.


The heels of your skates should be just a few inches apart as you push off with each stride. Being in that low position is key for the length of your stride. The skaters who bend at the hips rather than the knees increases strain on the low back and minimizes power transfer from the glut muscles to the lower limb. Once you have pushed out to the side and your leg and ankle is fully extended, you can get a toe-flick at the end of your stride. You can’t even get your toe-flick unless you have a full extension. Many skaters leave out the gliding part of the stride and just keep using the short choppy strides that are both inefficient as well as tire you right out. Players should fully extend the leg so that there is no bend behind the knee and push off at around a 45 degree angle from the body. Full recovery is coming back to where your feet are under your hips.

while skating. This means no upper body swaying back and forth or up and down as well as no head bobbing.

Skate fitting

Lastly almost all players will have skates that are 1 to 2 sizes smaller than their shoe size. This allows for a tight, snug fit. The foot should not be moving around in the skate while playing, as this will decrease skating efficiency and balance. Make sure you have been properly fitted for your skates. The last bit of advice we can give you is to enroll in an office-training program that combines power, flexibility and endurance. A perfect skating technique without strong powerful legs will not let you attain your full potential in terms of speed and explosion. Focus on a program that will build power, endurance and flexibility.

Coaches Training Tip

Have your player’s line up facing the player benches holding on to the boards with their hands. Make sure your players have their toes and knees touching the boards and have them get into that nice low hockey position, hips down. Their arms should be fully extended. No bent elbows. On the whistle simply have your players fully extend their right leg out to the side while holding their left toe and knee up against the boards. On the next whistle bring that right (striding leg) back into full recovery position. Continue this exercise with the left leg fully extended to the side while the right leg toe and knee stays up against the boards. Next whistle the left leg (striding leg) comes back into full recovery position. The key is to have your players not popping up with each whistle but staying in that nice low hockey position hips down and toe/knee up against the boards, each and every time your whistle blows. Eyes and head up at all times. Arms fully extended.

My National Team Canada girls working on this exercise this past summer


When striding, it’s also important for a player to keep their arm motion going forward and backward, not side to side, otherwise the player will slow down. We tell our skaters to use their arms the same way they would if they were sprinting. The reason we do not want our skaters swinging their arms across their mid line is that this motion will prematurely cause their heel of the striding leg to lift off the ice. With only the ball of the foot and toe on the ice to push with, it works against the skater for that powerful push you need. The stride push starts from the heel and works its way to ball of foot and then ends with the toe flick. The skaters must also avoid pushing straight back but push on an angle. Pushing straight back will not allow you to dig into the ice with your edges on the push. You then waste energy and are not efficient. Pushing out to the side allows you to fully use the entire blade of the skate (heel, ball, and toe). A technically good skater has very little upper body movement other than the arms. Everything happens from the waist down

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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MAKING GREEN On the Green By Todd Keirstead

Building and sustaining solid business relationships is the key to success, but how can you justifiably escape the tense office environment and devote dedicated time getting to know a customer, client or boss on a personal level? The golf course is the second most popular business meeting place outside of the office with a restaurant being number one. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get in depth about matters over lunch as you are interrupted by the wait staff or the restaurant is too noisy. But by sharing such information while on the golf course, you’re building a rapport and creating long-term, win-win relationships both in business and social. What makes golf so great for networking is at most corporate events, people are uptight and guarded. On the golf course, individuals are relaxed and open, allowing an excellent way to measure compatibility and witness the qualities of individuals you may theoretically work with and present yourself in a unique setting. Business individuals play golf for two very significant reasons. Firstly, playing golf leaves an abundance of time to talk. The actual ‘playing’ time of golf can be quite minute in comparison to time spent on the course. The golf swing takes on average about 1.4 seconds. If your score is 100, you have swung the club for 140 seconds, or slightly more than 2 minutes. If you are playing with three others, then only about 10 minutes are spent actually hitting a golf shot. Golf affords a uniquely valuable opportunity to spend four hours of uninterrupted time with someone discussing each other’s families, work, as well as attitudes towards business and life. Secondly, a significant advantage of golf is that it presents a unique window into the personality, temperament, standards and demeanour of others. This could prove to be very beneficial in future business relations as one’s behavior on the course could possibly be a reflection of their business character and principles. How someone negotiates their way around a golf course, both strategically, and when under pressure can additionally demonstrate someone’s business virtues. How do they react to disappointment? Do they get irate or get motivated? It must be realized though that this window is also made of two way glass. People frequently say their greatest business deals were completed on the golf course, but that might not be entirely true. In most cases business deals get started on the golf course when two people form a personal bond over a four or five hour round. This time on the golf course is most often used to develop the relationship, not to sell a deal. Being overly zealous to ‘talk shop’ will likely irritate your partner, or worse, affect their focus on the game. A day of bad golf is not going to benefit your chances for closing a deal.



If there is a need to have business discussions, the timing can be delicate. You do not want to appear over enthusiastic by bringing the subject up too quickly, but at the same time, you are there to discuss the business intention. One rule of thumb that appears to work well is to wait until after the first five holes to even consider talking business. This provides time to get to know your playing partners and assess their moods. If the atmosphere appears appropriate, go ahead and start talking work after five holes. So before you hit the first shot in your round of business golf consider why you’re there. Instead of thinking of the business golf outing as an opportunity to make a deal, think of it as an opportunity to make relationships that might make you a deal. More frequently than not, individuals make investments in individuals and a day on the links is a great time to demonstrate you are a smart, competent, and likeable person that is polished, professional and trustworthy. Remember these guidelines and not only will you and your partner enjoy the day, you will also stand out. Strengthening your business has never been so easy.

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HAWKEYES FOOTBALL Submitted by Pip McPhee

The Hawkeyes Invite You to Become Part of Our Football Family The 2017 Football Registration is now open. We are accepting registration for new and returning players from ages 7 – 18 to join our football family. There are spots still available on our House League teams, as well as, our Rep teams. We will be having our annual “Open House” at the Oshawa Civic Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm. Registration will be accepted for new and returning players. There will be a full NFL style combine for all age groups – come prepared with running shoes, shorts, water bottle, and most of all to have fun! For more information on registration please visit: www.hawkeyes.ca



BANNER YEAR FOR THE BEARS Submitted By: The Brooklin Bears 2017 was the year of the Bears in Durham Region high school hockey. The Brooklin High School Bears captured both the male and female Tier 1 AAA LOSSA titles this year and represented the region at the OFSAA Championships in Mississauga. The varsity girl’s program at Brooklin High School got off to a strong start last year in their inaugural season making it all the way to the LOSSA finals before losing a close series to Sinclair. In 2017 the girls came out flying and went the entire regular season without losing a game finishing 6-0-2 and capturing first place. The Bears continued their winning ways in the playoffs beating St. Mary in the semi-finals on their way to a rematch in the finals with Sinclair. This year the Bears were on the winning side beating Sinclair two games straight. The team’s strength was its defence finishing the playoffs with three shutouts in four games. After their victory in the LOSSA playoffs the girls traveled to Mississauga to compete in the provincial OFSAA Championships. They advanced past the pool stage of the tournament before losing a very close 2-1 game in the quarter finals. The Bears finished the tournament with two wins and two losses with the losses coming against the eventual silver and gold medal winning teams.

Head Coach Jason Taylor was very happy with his team’s performance this year. “We really played well together as a team and were able to shut down a lot of our opponents. Our top line really came through in the playoffs and scored some key goals which helped us win the championship,” said Taylor. The boy’s team also had a very successful season in 2017. The Bear’s dominated the regular season with an 8-1 record and carried their momentum into the playoffs. After knocking off Uxbridge and Maxwell Heights the team found itself in the finals against Pickering High School. After losing game one of the finals to Pickering the team bounced back winning game two before taking the LOSSA Championship in dramatic fashion in a sudden-death overtime. Tyler Giamov scored the golden goal in overtime. With the LOSSA Championship the boy’s also qualified for the OFSAA tournament in Mississauga. Like the girls, the boys made it out of the pool play before losing in the quarter finals. Head Coach Ethan Markham …. Both teams had an amazing season and were very happy to win LOSSA gold. The ultimate goal for both teams is to capture the OFSAA trophy. Congratulations to the Brooklin Bears hockey program on a great season!

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THE WHITBY DUNLOPS MAKE WHITBY PROUD The Whitby dressing room was eerily quiet after game five of the Allan Cup Hockey finals, a testament to the bitter disappointment felt by each and every player after losing their opportunity to advance to the Allan Cup ( Canadian) Championship. The Stoney Creek Generals won the hard fought series, which featured end to end rushes, strong physical play and an elite level of skill. It was a final that could have gone either way, and even featured an overtime goal in an exciting contest that had the fans on their feet cheering. The Dunlops were arguably the best Dunlop team of the decade, a team that provided the fans a high quality of play each and every game. The Whitby squad were very close, both on and off the ice; and the loss only fueled their desire to come back strong again next year to bring the Canadian championship to Whitby The squad will not only return the majority of this season’s players but will retain a vital continuity with the return of General Manager Jon Crawford, Coach Shane Bowler and

Assistant Coach Ken Sheppard. An important ingredient to becoming better and a champion is to address further needs and make meaningful additions to the squad, which we’ll do. The legacy of the Whitby Dunlops is important to each and every player, and staff member......a legacy ( 1958 World Champions, 1957/1959 Allan Cup champs) we will continue to respect and protect. Next year’s Dunlop squad will be stronger and better, with a determination to contiinue to honour the past with excellence in the present. We will continue to need the fan support, but also an increased sponsorship financial involvement of the corporate community . So, THANK YOU Whitby for a great year of support. See you all at next year’s Allan Cup!!!! Ian Young President, Whitby Dunlops Hockey Club






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Whitby Eagles Softball Association Eagerly Awaiting Opening Day Submitted by: Whitby Eagles

The Whitby Eagles Girls Softball Association was founded in 1995 and represents girls’ fastball in Whitby. Our teams are made up of girls living within Durham Region. We train year round with an emphasis on providing our girls with an elite softball experience, professional coaching, training and development, sportsmanship and of course fun. Tournament play, camps and clinics provide both college and professional exposure to all our players. Our teams play and travel throughout the greater Toronto area, Ontario, Canada, and the USA. Our season and tournaments begin in March and conclude in August. We regularly have multiple teams participating in Provincial and National championships and have many of our girls playing for Team Canada, NCAA Division I, II and III in the United States and Canadian Universities and Colleges. The Eagles are fielding a total of 8 elite REP teams for the 2017 season.

Team Updates

the Dome at Durham College. Building on a successful first year, this second year Squirt team is off to a fantastic start. Our first action of the season was the indoor UTM March Madness Tournament. Our team went 2-1 and displayed solid offence, strong defence and great sportsmanship. The girls are looking forward to attending 10 tournaments this summer, including qualifiers and Provincials.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @whitbyeagles05 Go Eagles! The Whitby Eagles Novice team took a break from winter training and attended an indoor tournament over the March break in Barrie. Listed as a 14U team, this Novice team is primarily 13U players. The Eagles went 3-1 in Barrie, a fantastic showing for the girls playing primarily 14U teams. A combination of strong pitching, offence and defence this Novice squad proved that they will be a hard team to beat in the upcoming 2017 season.

The Whitby Eagles 05 Squirt Team is eagerly awaiting opening day! Our U12 team is made up of dedicated, enthusiastic and talented athletes who have been training hard all winter. Special thanks to our hitting instructors Craig Sarson, Head Coach of the U of T Varsity Girls Fastball Team and Frank Lang, the girls can’t wait to start swinging the bats on the diamond again. Our pitchers and catchers have trained hard all winter with Jamie Baker, pitching coach of the Durham Lords, and are eager to get back on the mound and behind the plate. The girls have also really enjoyed training all winter on the turf inside

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WHITBY JUNIOR C WARRIORS 2017 Schedule DATE TIME OPPONENT Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7 Wednesday, May 10 Friday, May 12 Friday May 19 Friday May 26 Friday June 2

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Home Game vs Mississauga Home Game vs Newmarket Home Game vs Oakville Home Game vs Gloucester Home Game vs Nepean Home Game vs Halton Hills Home Game vs Brampton Home Game vs Orillia Home Game vs Newmarket Home Game vs Markham

All games played at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, 2440 Hwy 2, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K2 The Green Gaels are back with a vengeance for the 2017 season, and only one result is acceptable, a Founder’s Cup Championship. The Gaels are hard at work this season improving to meet that goal and need your support to do it. GREENGAELS.COM is your source for all Gaels news and stats. We update the site as often as possible and do our best to bring you as much information as possible. Don’t forget you can also like the Gaels on Facebook and follow the @GreengaelsJrB on Twitter We’ll see you at the rink! Durham.Totalsportsmagazine.ca


Marigold Ford Lincoln Sales Ltd Community Driven for over 30 years in Whitby Oshawa Minor Generals Novice AE OMHA Champions Congratulations to the Oshawa Minor Generals Novice AE team on winning the OMHA Championship. The team played well all year but saved their best performance for the playoffs. After finishing the regular season in second place with a record of 13-7-4 the team set their sights on the playoffs. After defeating Northumberland in the opening round and Whitby in the semifinals they matched up against Peterborough in the finals. Peterborough were the top ranked team in the league during the regular season with only one loss. Despite Peterborough’s strong record they defeated them in a 3 game sweep to bring home the title. With the hard work and determination from both the players and coaching staff the Novice AE team was able to grow and develop as a team bringing home the red hats.



Memories like these will be the ones we will cherish forever. Thank you to all who made this season a success.




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Athletes of the Month this Issue ...


MALE ATHLETE Ryan Barnable

School: Donald A. Wilson Grade: 12 Tianna is the captain of the senior girls volleyball team. She brings energy and posiitivity to games and practices encouraging her peers to do their best. Tianna has signed a soccer scholarship with the Univerisity of Mississippi.

School: Donald A. Wilson Grade: 12 Ryan is the captain of the Wilson Varsity Boys Lacrosse team. He signed with the Whitby Warriors Junior A and will be attending RIT in the fall. Durham.Totalsportsmagazine.ca Durham.Totalsportsmagazine.ca


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