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game after this weekend, when Emily Gearing will be competing in the Red Bull Crashed Ice event in Niagara Falls. Gearing, 19, said her dad suggested she sign up when they saw information about the Niagara Falls race on TV. She and older sister Jennifer both put their names in, but only Emily’s was pulled in the random

drawing. A qualifying race in St. Catharines, in which Emily placed second by just fractions of a second, put her in the big race this weekend. “I’ve seen it on TV, I think it would be cool,” said Gearing on her previous knowedge of the Crashed Ice events - which see skaters hurtling down a hill of ice, making jumps and tight turns

all while dressed in full hockey equipment. Since qualifying, Gearing says she’s watched many more events on YouTube and television. She’s also changed her training to prepare, using skate parks to get used to the hills and having her hockey team provide some extra hits during practice. Gearing grew up playing Pelham

Panther hockey, then switched to Niagara Falls AA to play on an all girls team. The second year nursing student is currently playing with her McMaster University Women’s Hockey team. Gearing says she’s both excited and a bit nervous about the Crashed Ice event, a significantly Please see NO FEAR/page2

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Jamaican-themed event for Jamaica chicken project BY SARAH MURRELL

VOICE Staff Not everyone can travel to Jamiaca with Alex Hamilton to witness his ministry changing lives, families and neighbourhoods, so Jamaica is coming here. The Pelham Friends Church, where Hamilton’s chicken ministry began, is hosting a silent auction and Jamaican-themed lunch on Dec. 1 to help raise funds for the ministry. Sharon Vizbulis, explained the event was planned to recoup some of the funds the church normally raises by selling slices of pie on Canada Day, which they didn’t do this year. “We talked about doing something at Christmas,” she said, “and thought why not do Jamaica.” “Since the project is in Jamaica we thought we’d make it a Jamaican event,” added Janice Wooster. The Jamaican theme comes in for the lunch, which will include Jamaican patties and jerk chicken as well as beef on a bun for the “less adventurous,” said Vizbulis.. For those who missed the homemade pie this summer, the church’s pie makers will have

slices on hand for dessert. The silent auction planned is a GST Auction, explains Wooster, offering goods, services and talents. On the auction block will be a wide range of items fit into the GST theme, goods donated by local businesses; services such as free haircuts or lawn cutting; and talents such as photography or painting. “We are looking for anything that falls into those categories,” said Wooster, adding anyone who wants to donate can simply call the church office. Ruth Kramer, who said she and her husband joined the Pelham Friends Congregation because they were so impressed with the church’s ministry to not only raise funds but deliver them directly to the people they are helping, said donations of cash are also welcome if someone can’t attend the silent auction and wants to help out. The silent auction will be open for the entire day, so shoppers can pop in throughout the day to keep an eye on the items they want and bid. The women pointed out when they say all proceeds from the sale will go to the ministry, they mean ALL of the proceeds. The

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Report on community services in Niagara BY BRIAN BATY

Regional Councillor Several years ago I coined an expression that characterizes Niagara: “There are two Niagaras: the drive- through Niagara and the live- through Niagara.” The drive-through Niagara is the one that tourists see. This view of Niagara sees it as a rich, bountiful region with beautiful scenery. On the other hand some Niagarans sense the opposite through a major downsizing of the manufacturing sector and the prospect of a Niagara that is in decline. Poverty and hardship are

the realities for many who are in the live-through Niagara. The numbers are appalling. In 2011 there were 18,418 individuals requiring social assistance through Ontario Works. That includes 6,567 children. In addition there were 18,055 individuals requiring support for disabilities. That included 2,705 dependent children. In Niagara we do not usually see people living on the streets but, in fact, there were 13,202 individuals who were homeless in 2011. Children’s Services is the second service role of Community Services. 9,734 children were served in 2011 through licensed

child care spaces. An additional 8,512 children were served through resource centres. The decision of the province to introduce full day kindergarten and junior kindergarten has been a benefit to families with young children but the new program is having a negative impact on existing children’s programs. One impact is the increased demand for early childhood educators and that is significant in that the school board compensation for them is higher than in the childcare sector. Also, the staffing ratio for infants and toddlers is higher than it is for pre-school age children so the program costs increase when

there are higher numbers of younger children to serve. The third dimension of Community Services is the seniors sector. While provincial law only requires one senior’s long-term care facility in a region, Niagara has chosen to have eight long-term care facilities so that families and friends can be closer to their loved ones. A total of 1,512 individuals reside in our eight long-term care facilities while 3,091 take part in senior’s community programs. While the social demands in Niagara are significant, benchmarking studies show consistently that we deliver quality

programs that in most cases are of higher quality and at a lower cost than other communities in Ontario. That is due to the high amount of volunteerism that abounds in Niagara. It also illustrates that our staff have a strong desire to serve the needs of our most vulnerable citizens: the underemployed, the disabled, the children and the seniors. Brian Baty is a Niagara Regional Councillor for the Town of Pelham and is the Co-Chair of the Public Health & Social Services Committee. brian.baty@ niagararegion.ca

When did I become the keeper of Christmas? I’m not quite sure when it happened. It wasn’t the moment Matthew was born a little less than six years ago. It wasn’t the day Alex was born two years ago - but it was close. But sometime in the past few years the pendulum of being the child at Christmas has swung over to being the adult. And not just the adult - the keeper of Christmas. The one who cleans the house, stuffs a turkey, cooks dinner and is welcoming and hospitable. That last part is the toughest for me. I’m not very sociable. Ironic considering I talk to strangers, asking them to tell me their personal stories, for a living.

When it comes to my own life, however, I’m an introvert and prefer a quiet night with a book over a large crowd. When it’s my home, my party, and I’m the hostess, however, I get better at being sociable. I’ve even come to enjoy Christmas day in a home full of torn holiday paper, mountains of toys, screaming kids, barking dogs, and guests. In the past year or two I’ve hosted my family’s Christmas dinner at my house, along with Thanksgiving, birthdays and Easter. It’s odd, I must admit. My Christmas memories include my mom’s homemade pies, my

dad’s special stuffing recipe, tiny presents hidden in the tree, and a certain way my parents did things for the holidays. What’s odd is that since taking over family Christmas dinners my holidays no longer include those things - at least not the way my mom did them. My husband and I had a discussion about this very thing over the weekend - the changing of our expectations. The realization that life and major milestones - like Christmas or a birthday won’t be the same anymore. As I get older and raise my boys I know that I’m not a child anymore and I’m loving creating

new traditions with my family. At the same time, however, I want my childhood traditions to remain the same. Can’t have it both ways, though, can we? This year more than any other I’m struggling with this idea. As I get older so too do my parents and Christmas is getting to be way too much for them, so I have become the keeper of my family Christmas. I’m finding I enjoy this role. I think that’s the struggle for me. I want to have my childhood Christmas, but I’m loving the idea of Christmas at my home, with my homemade pie, my turkey and

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Gayle, Paul and all your many helpers; Another superb job of decorating. The Town looks great. You out did yourselves this year. The extra touches on the bicycle racks, bollards and benches makes the Town even more Festive. Thank you for all the hard work you put into doing it. Eleanor Arbour, Fonthill

Staff show disrespect at council On Nov. 5 I attended a town council meeting as part of a group of residents in opposition to a town-implemented site alteration bylaw. At the beginning of the meeting, council set aside 10 minutes to honour two retiring volunteer firefighters. One of the firefighters had 23 years of service and the other had 43. As the mayor was congratulating

the two men and giving them certificates honouring their decades of involvement everyone was watching and listening with respect, everyone that is, except town treasurer Cari Pupo. There she was during the entire ceremony, fiddling on her tablet, oblivious to the event taking place. This disrespectful and distracting activity was noted by a number of

people in the audience. There is a time and place for everything. A brief ceremony that recognizes two dedicated volunteers is not the time to be engrossed in one’s tablet. If these two men could give the town more than 60 years of service between them, then surely town staff can give 10 minutes to them in return. Marvin Junkin, Pelham


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Mayor of Pelham Have you received your new property assessment notice from MPAC – the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation? Updated for the first time since 2008, your notice will outline MPAC’s determination of the market value of your property as of January 1, 2012. MPAC considers many factors when assessing property values, such as the sale prices of comparable properties in your neighbourhood, and the age, location, characteristics, and size of your property and home. In essence, MPAC strives to base their value on the amount your property could have sold for on the open market. Just like in 2008, our assessment will remain the same for the next four years. However, if the value of your property increases, that increase will be phased in over

the four years; if the value goes down, you will immediately see a reduction. For example, if the value of your home increased by $20,000 over its current assessment, the value for determining your property tax will increase by $5,000 per year over the next four years. If the value of your home goes up, does that mean that your property taxes will also go up? No, not necessarily. Market Value Assessment is only one half of the property tax equation. The amount you pay to the Town of Pelham, to the Region, and for Education is based on the Market Value Assessment of your home multiplied by the three tax rates and added together. Say the Town budgeted for revenues of $10 million from property taxes in 2013. If all assessments double, the Town would cut the tax rate in half to collect that $10 million. If everyone’s assessments went

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THE STUDENTS of Maple Crest Early School are inviting the community to do their Christmas Shopping at the school’s seventh HeART Gala, featuring one-of-a-kind works of art, upcycled furniture, and all kinds of Christmas delights, all created by the students. Showing off a small sampling of what’s available are Claire Bolus (left), JJ Weller, Josh Lee, Karson Ukrainetz and Cash the dog, who has his own line of greeting cards and an early reader book that will be available at the gala. The gala is this Friday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Pelham Hills Golf and Country Club. Tickets are available by calling the school at 905-892-4865. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

In recognition of October’s Canadian Public Library Month, the Pelham Public Library accepted food and monetary donations for Pelham Cares in lieu of fines. Thirty bags of non-perishable food and $66.80 was collected, displayed by Melanie Taylor-Ridgway, Community Services Coordinator. /Special to the Voice

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P 905-892-0400 EXT. 2235 F 905-225-0178 2-200 HIGHWAY 20 EAST FONTHILL, ON. L0S 1E6


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LOON DONATION

LAZY LOON Management staff, Chef Joe Olah (RIGHT), Owner Karey Warden, Dining Room Manager Janine van Zeyl, and General Manager Leah Parker, were pleased to present a $1,500 cheque to Karen Perry, Executive Director of Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund. The money was raised through sales of pumpkins in October and a breakfast with E.L. Crossley Kinesiology students. Sarah Murrel/Voice Photo

Sterling Silver 20% off

(excluding ELLE designer silver)

Watches ESQ Bulova Accutron

25% off Until Saturday, Dec. 8

New arrivals...Add your favourites to our Wish List Registry

3 month layaway Custom Designing • Repairs • Goldsmith on Premises We Buy Gold - by appointment

www.sapphiresjewellers.com Fo n t h i l l S h o p p i n g C e n t r e

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SERVICE directory Electrical

ACB

Electrical

Fenwick Alex Bover-Master Electrician

-ECRA #7003130 Service Upgrades • Energy Efficiency Upgrades Troubleshooting • New Wiring & Re-Wiring Commercial • Industrial • Residential

Design & Build Ben Benson

CELL

Fenwick, ON

Waste Removal

Construction Waste

905.658.6084

OFFICE 905.386.9999 FAX 905.386.0009 www.bensonhomeimprovements.com bensonhomeimprovements@hotmail.com

Residential/Commercial Residential/Commercial

Waste Removal Container Service

You fill it! We recycle it! Call:

tel: 905-892-4988 Email:abover@cogeco.ca cell: 905-714-2145 for urgent calls

Concrete Supplies

Heating & Cooling

Small Engine Repair

We Service All Makes And Models

905-732-9424

Landscaping

Renovations

LANDSCAPES Inspired By Your LIFESTYLE

Niagara’s Complete Concrete Contractor (905) 262-2000

or Toll free

1-800-881-1628

799 Balfour St, Fenwick

cottoninc.ca

Christmas Trees

Landscaping

FG

Fairhaven Gardens

Property Maintenance

Bill De Bruin

Automotive AUTO • TRUCK • INDUSTRIAL REPAIRS

Test & Repair Centre

Jeff Pietz 278 Canboro Road West Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0

905-892-4271

Heating & Air Cond.

905.892.6908

www.dekorteslandscaping.com

Edging • Planting Mulching • Grass Cutting Garden Maintenance New Sod & Repair Snow Removal Spring Clean Up

905.892.8608

Furniture Refinishing

Plumbing

HEIRLOOM HAND REFINISHING 1825 Hollow Rd., Fonthill

905-892-3023 www.filbertrefinishing.com Established 1976

Fairhavengardens@hotmail.com

“TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUE OF OLDE”

specializing in

We offer Drain Snaking, Hydro Scrubbing and Video Inspections

Plumbing

Landscaping

Landscaping

www.landscapesbybill.com

residential • commercial • farm Licenced plumber & gas fitter with 25 years experience

905-386-6483 • 905-651-8558 www.joesplumbingniagara.ca

Plumbers

892-4510

•Flagstone •Waterfalls •Planting •Interlocking Brick

Tree Service

• Landscape Design & Construction • Interlocking Stone • Natural Stone • Retaining Walls • Ponds & Water Features • Mini Excavator & Bobcat Services • Free Estimates

Steve Van Lochem NPD • 905-892-2188

874 Hwy #20 West, Fenwick • www.naturesownidea.com

Wine Making

Fully Insured Free Estimates

GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS Traditional Home Heating and Air

Brian Alkemade

Certified Arborist

Fireplaces, Boilers, Hot Water Tanks

Tel. 905.892.1384

Located in Fenwick Hardware 782 Canboro Road • Fenwick

ROBERT WILLIAMS PLUMBING & HEATING LIMITED

330 MOORE DRIVE, RR 1, RIDGEVILLE 905-892-2655 1-800-676-4029

905.892.0261 www.shorthillstreeservice.com

winepelham@cogeco.net www.wineofpelham.com FREE BOTTLE WITH YOUR FIRST ORDER


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CLASSIFIEDS

Community Events ONGOING • Welland Hospital Auxillary Gift Shop now offering one of a kind Christmas Gifts. Seasonal hours: Weekdays 10am8:30, Sat. 1-4, Sun. 1-8:30. • Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. SPAN (Single Professional Association of Niagara) meets at Bailey’s 111 Highway 20 East Fonthill - for info: Lynie 905788-0359 • Alternate Wednesdays. 1:00-3:00 pm. Drop-in

788-3181 ext. 27 or email ldumas@csn.on.ca. UPCOMING Wednesday, Nov 28 • 1:00-3:00pm Fonthill Library. Enjoy some hot beverages & treats while playing board games, puzzles, cards, crosswords, sudoku and more. Free. Drop In. Thursday, November 29 • All Day. E L Crossley’s Annual Grade 8 Day for Students.

A Tradition for over 78 years November 28 -December 4 Boneless Butterfly PORK CHOPS $3.49 lb. CHICKEN Parmesan

$5.99 lb.

KLAGER’S MEATS Bridge at Pelham Library. Ask for Schedule at front desk. • Thursdays, 6-8pm Free Art2 Workshops, Teens and Adults welcome to drop in. The Happy Place Studio, 1433 Pelham St. Fonthill. • Thursdays (first Thursday of every month) 1:30 p.m. to p.m. SOS (Survivors of Stroke) Everyone is welcome. Info call Ann 905-892-1621 • Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Euchre at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-892-3408. • Saturdays, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 Fonthill, 141 Regional Road 20. •Volunteers Needed in Fonthill, Fenwick, Ridgeville for the Meals on Wheels program, Friendly Visiting program and also requires volunteer drivers to take seniors to appointments. Offer flexible hours and mileage reimbursement. Call Laura Dumas at 905-

Cookies at Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill. A Community Inter-Church Celebration of Advent with guest reader and choir. Friday, December 7 • 10 ~ 11 am. Santa’s Visit to Fonthill Branch of the Library. Free with donation to Pelham Cares. • 7:00-8:00pm Holiday Sing-a-long with Treblaires. Free. Drop in. Fonthill Library. • 7:30pm Wassail Party presented by Fenwick

Saturday December 1st ONLY

Boneless Top Sirloin STEAKS

$4.49 lb.

United Church, 1050 Church Street. Join us for a beautiful evening of song and food to start the Advent Season. Tickets $10.00 ea. available at the door Saturday, December 8 • 12-3:30pm Greater Niagara Model Railroad Engineers in Fenwick will have an Open House before and during the Santa Claus Parade. Free. • 7pm, Friend’s Club Christmas Dance, Westminister Church Hall, 180 Queenston St., St. Catharines. Live Music, prizes, refreshments. All welcome. 905-358-8089 for info. • 8:00pm Pub Night, Fonthill Lions Hall, Hwy 20, Fonthill. Turkey Draw. Tickets at Klagers, Semenuk’s or Leon at the Seaway Mall. • Robert Wood Singers present “Christmas by the Fire”. Centennial High School, Thorold Rd. Welland. Tickets avail. at the Log Cabin.

Card of Thanks

Memorial

Memorial REMEMBERING

Josh DeHaan Flooring

Remembering

“For all your flooring needs”

Mom

We offer in-stock specials: • pre-finished hardwood

flooring solid, engineered from $2/ft2 • laminate flooring from $.89/ft2 • carpet and vinyl flooring from $4.95/yd2 • fibre flooring from $1/ft2 • ceramic tile from $.89/ft2 ...and other specials! Call us to see the products that are available & visit our showroom.

Phone: 905-892-7898 Fax: 905-892-4811 No Sunday Calls, Please

Wheat straw for sale. small bales. Call 905-788-2956 or 905-892-1303

Services

visit our website at www.klagers.com 1507 Pelham Street 905-892-2616

Friday, November 30 • 11:30am-1:00pm Legion Lunch. Roast Beef or Liver, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas & carrots. $10. Saturday, December 1st • 9am-4pm “Jamaica with Friends” – Silent Auction and Lunch (Beef on a Bun, Homemade Pie). Pelham Friends Church, 940 Haist Street, Fonthill. All proceeds will be used to fund selfsustaining chicken farming projects with families in Jamaica. • 1-4pm, Christmas Tea & Bazaar, Church of God, Fonthill. Baked Goods, Gifts. Sunday, December 2nd •2:30 pm Christmas concert by Choralis Camerata including the Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio. Also features Chorus Niagara Children’s choir and 5 soloists. St. Alexander RC Church 50 Pelham Town Sq. Adults $25, Seniors $22, students/ children 10. Call 905 892 5466 Wednesday, Dec. 5 • 2pm Lessons, Carols &

For Sale

Home Improvements,

Bathrooms, Rec Rooms, Plumbing, Lighting, Pointing, Ceramic Tile, flooring, eavestrough cleaning, and odd jobs.

905-937-9314 or 905-708-9314.

Portable sawmill service. I will come to your home or farm and custom mill your logs. Firewood & lumber also available. Call Rob Patterson, 905-401-4948, Email: riverwood@primus. ca

WINNICKI The family of Andrew Winnicki would like to extend a heart felt thank you to all our relatives and friends for their support during this very difficult time. Thank you for all the beautiful floral tributes and donations to various charities. Thank you to everyone who brought our family meals and sent us cards of condolence. A sincere thank you to Pastor EJ de Waard for his comforting words and prayers. Thank you to Tubman Funeral Home for their guidance and support as well as the staff at James L. Pedlar Funeral Home for their care and guidance. We are grateful for the efforts of those who helped at the Fonthill Fire Hall where the reception was held. Everyone’s compassion and support will never be forgotten. Although Andrew is gone, he will live forever in our hearts.

Rose Nicholas

Gail Yungblut In loving memory of a cherished daughter, loving sister, sisterin-law and aunt,who was tragically killed November 27, 1999. Within our hearts we always keep A special place or you, And try to do our best to live As you would want us to. As we loved you, so we miss you, In our memory you are near; Loved, remembered, longed for always With the passing of each year. We love you Gail, and miss you more than ever. Mom, Blair, Willie, Lindsay and Chris. No one will ever take your place in our hearts.

Always so good, unselfish & kind, Few on this earth her equal we find, Honourable & upright in all of her ways, Loyal & true until the end of her days. Remembering your kindness & wisdom, and all you have done for us. “Never Forgotten” The End of a Life begins a memory. A Memory that lives Forever. Your Love is still our guide Love always, Ed, Betty Ann, Tina, Andrea & John

Prayers Prayer to St. Jude. Say this prayer nine times a day. By the eighth day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throoughout the world. O Sacred HEart of Jesus, pray for us: St. Jude worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the helpless, pray for us. C. M.

FRANK’S DRYWALL & TILE Complete basement renovations, parging, porches, back decks, fences, laminate & ceramic tile. Call for free estimate:

905-892-5875

Robert’s Painting I only paint & I do it well. Interior & exterior, 25 years experience, neat, reliable.

732-2352

The Voice of Pelham Paper Routes Available

For information please call

905-892-8690

Consider a Career in Horticulture Wholesale nursery growing perennials, vines, flowering shrubs, evergreens and trees seeking individuals who desire a career in horticulture. We have employment opportunities for those skilled in the growing, management, and shipping of nursery stock. Extensive training provided if required. Reply in confidence to:

Willowbrook Nurseries 935 Victoria Avenue Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0


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SPORTS

Mossimo’s Black Panthers earn early six points After a strong opening to their season, the Mossimo’s Peewee Black Panthers dropped their last three games. In the first, they faced Dunnville #2 at home. The teams were evenly matched in play and score at the end of the first two periods, which featured some spectacular stops from goalie Tristan Barnhart (and his Dunnville counterpart) and Braeden Prout netting the game’s first goal from Jeremy Pollard. Penalty trouble put the Black Panthers in a deep hole as Dunnville scored five goals in the third frame to seal the Black Panthers’ first loss. The Black Panthers next hit the road to meet up with the Thorold Henderson Pharmacy team. The game remained scoreless until mid-way through the second period when Thorold scored and goalie, Nick Yioldassis, took his first loss of the year. The Black Panthers were back in Thorold a few days later to face the Thorold Community Credit Union team. Thorold welcomed the Panthers by scoring on their opening shift, but Reid Murray and Braeden Prout took a pass from Zach Baltrusiunas and put on a passing clinic before Murray tied the score. Murray struck again from Prout in the second period, and Prout scored an unassisted goal in the third, but it wasn’t enough as Thorold peppered the net with four goals in the final frame. A week earlier the

Mossimos’ Peewee Black Panthers played a jampacked schedule. First up was a nail-biter in Smithville against West Lincoln Team #2. West Lincoln took the lead with a goal in their first shift. The teams began to match each other goal for goal as Hayden Stewart tucked one in Nick Chambers’ pass to tie it up, and Nick Chambers rifled a shot from Reid Murray’s rebound to end the first period in a 2-2 tie. The Black Panthers took the lead in the second frame thanks to Jeremy Pollard’s goal from Braeden Prout and Robbie Harper and a spectacular save by goalie, Nick Yioldassis. West Lincoln tied it up early in the third period, before Nick Chambers scored the unassisted game winner. The “Black” defenders, Noah Wouthuis, Ethan Guitard, Zach Baltrusiunas,

Hayden Stewart & Dan Durkin, were outstanding and Yioldassis was brilliant in the net in the 4-3 victory. The Black Panthers’ home game was a more one-sided outing against Wainfleet. Nick Chambers and Braeden Prout both earned hat trick games in the high-scoring game. Jeremy Pollard and Hayden Stewart each netted a pair of goals and made one assist, while Robbie Harper (4A), Dan Durkin (3A) and Zach Baltrusiunas (1A) each found the back of the net once. Other assists went to Reid Murray (3), Dean Coates (2), Prout (2), Nick Yioldassis (1) & Chambers (1) in the 13-2 victory for goalie Tristan Barnhart. The Black Panthers ended that week with a trip to Port Colborne to face Port Colborne Team #1. Dean Coates scored the opener with

the help of Jeremy Pollard & Braeden Prout before Prout found the back of the net from Pollard. Coates showed patience in scoring his second goal of the game with the assistance of Nick Chambers. Jeremy

Pollard exploded in the third period when he went top shelf to score from Ethan Guitard then sailed the puck past the netminder for his second goal from Reid Murray & Zach Baltrusiunas. Tristan Barnhart stood

firm between the pipes while the blueliners, Hayden Stewart, Noah Wouthuis, Baltrusiunas, Guitard and Dan Durkin kept guard in their zone in the 5-2 victory.

Fresh cut Christmas Trees: Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Concolor Fir & Scotch Pine A variety of sizes - 5 to 10 ft. Poinsettias, Christmas urns, wreaths and more! Delivery Available. Monday to Saturday 9-5 Closed Sunday

1010 Canboro Road, Fenwick

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