Sports with Patrick Townes

There are now four teams in the NHL with names that do not end in an “S”.  This year marks the first Stanley Cup final where two of those teams have faced off against each other.   Can you name the other two teams?

Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans and Edmonton Oilers’ fans should be feeling better at home watching these finals. They were both beat by a superior opponent.  Unfortunately for the Maple Leafs, that was in the first round and that should not be used as a measuring stick for success.  If the Maple Leafs lost to any other team in the first round they would be looking for a new coach and general manager right now.

As of Sunday, the Yankees are atop the overall 2022 MLB standings with a 49-17 record through 65 of 162 games. If New York’s .742 win percentage holds up for the season, it would be good for a remarkable 120-42 record.  After playing the Blue Jays, they are now slightly higher projected in terms of wins on their current pace.

The 2001 Seattle Mariners and 1906 Chicago Cubs share the single-season MLB record with 116 victories. The Cubs had a .763 win percentage in a 155-game season, losing just 36 games and recording three ties.  The Yankees’ previous best season was 114 wins in 1998 and they won the World Series that year.  In baseball, 100 wins is considered a very successful season.

No team has hit more home runs — and no team has given up fewer home runs — than the Yankees. The Yankees are in the bottom-third of the league in strikeouts. New York is even an elite defensive team, ranking third in defensive runs saved.

The Yankees haven’t simply taken advantage of an easy schedule. New York’s 17-7 record against teams that have a winning record is the best in baseball. The Yankees are 13-4 in one-run games.

Now, back to the Blue Jays — they know who they will need to beat when push comes to shove in this division and they need to add a few pieces to do it.

The Elmvale Curling Club held another successful golf tournament at Orr Lake Golf Club.  Thank you to all the sponsors for their continued support and Jason Harris and family at Orr Lake.  Stay tuned for news

on next year’s curling season.


On the Field with the Hillsdale Haymakers

Written by: Taylor Shewell

On Monday, June 13th, our U9 team sponsored by Cindy Johnston Real Estate played their 4th game of the season and have come out with a 4-game winning streak. This team sure can bat, with home runs being hit by Oliver, Nicholas, Ryker, Reed, Noah, Carolynne, and Gibson.  On the defensive side Tyler, Easton, Georgia, Kohen, and Logan have made some amazing outs. Coaches Toby, Chris, Laura, and Rick are extremely proud of the players and excited to see what the rest of the season has in store. Go Hillsdale Haymakers!

Backyard BBQ Teammate of the Week:

Congratulations to Lauren on our U13-2 team and James on our U13-1 team for being named teammate of the week for their respective teams.


Next Week’s Games:

Sun June 26

U11-1 @ Hillsdale (park) 6:00pm,  U17 @ Hillsdale (park) 7:45pm

Mon Jun 27

U9 @ Elmvale (HCES #3) 6:45pm,  U17 @ Vasey 8:30pm

Tues Jun 28

U11-2 @ Minesing (school) 6:45pm,  U11-1 @ Elmvale (ECES #2) 6:45pm

Wed Jun 29

U13-1 @ Hillsdale (park) 6:45pm,  U13-2 @ Victoria Harbour (park) 6:45pm



GBMSL Results


U9 W 6-30
U11-1 W 16-5
U11-2 W 23-8
U13-1 W 8-26
U13-2 W 26-11
U17 W 18-1


To stay on top of all things related to the Hillsdale Haymakers, find us online at www.hillsdaleathletes.com

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