Elmvale Eagles Fly As Champions
Linda Belcourt, Editor, GBSSA Champ from 1877-78 and team members: Alyssa Uniac, Meghan Robson, Teaghan Bartlett, Sophie Jacobs, Hannah Schutt, Courtney Barnicutt, Coach Amanda Kennedy, Ella Solly, Kate McKittrick, Talia Fleischmann, Ally Odette, Hope Graham, and Coach Cameron Vipond.
Nov. 26, 2023 – This past weekend the Elmvale District High School senior girls basketball team travelled to Belleville to compete in their first OFSAA championship in 40 years. The Eagles who were seeded 15th faced off against the 4th seeded Osgoode Township High School. Osgoode Township’s experience was too much for the Eagles in the 62-30 loss. EDHS’ second match up of the weekend was against Villanova College, a private school in King City. With their full court pressure defense Elmvale cruised to a 57-19 victory. The Eagles were led by Sophie Jacobs on defense with 9 steals. Offensive stand outs were Talia Fleischmann with 14 points and Ella Solly who’s 17 points earned her the game MVP award. Their next game was against #2 ranked Hamilton Christian with a shot at the quarter finals on the line. The Eagles had a hot start leading by as much as 10 early in the game and taking a 2 point lead into half time. Hamilton’s zone press and impressive shooting from beyond the arc led to Elmvale’s second loss and elimination from the tournament. Both teams that beat Elmvale went on to medal with Osgoode winning gold and Hamilton Christian winning Bronze. Coaches Vipond and Kennedy as well as manager Guiterez would like to congratulate the girls on an amazing season. Moving on are graduating players Hope Graham, Teaghan Bartlett, Hannah Schutt, Ally Odette, Ella Solly, Talia Fleischmann, and Kate McKittrick. While Sophie Jacobs, Alyssa Uniac, Courtney Barnicutt, and Meghan Robson will return next year to defend their GBSSA title. The team would like to express its gratitude for the school and community for its support during this historic season. A special thank you goes out to The Elmvale & District Lions Club and The Elmvale Lioness Club who donated $1000 and $500 respectively to the teams trip to Bellville. Although the season is over team members Ella Solly, Talia Fleischmann, and Sophie Jacobs will represent Elmvale at the All Star game on Wednesday December 6 at Georgian College. Tip off at 7pm.
Submitted by Cameron Vipond
Kings Down Flyers 4-1 in PJHL Action
Nov. 30, 2023 – The Penetang Kings got past the Midland Flyers by a 4-1 score on Friday November 24 at the Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre. The Kings built a 3-0 lead early in the third period on a first period goal by Owen Collins, a second period marker by Cole Rumbolt and a goal 20 seconds into the third period by Carter Wilson.
Midland finally got on the scoreboard with a goal from Tyler Sweat midway through the third period before Tanner Thayer scored to seal the game for Penetang with under four minutes remaining in the game.
Assists for the Kings came from Carson Thayer with two and singles from Lars Derstroff, Rumbolt, Isaak McGinnis and Caiden Pattenden.
Wade Monague turned aside 18 of the 19 shots he faced in the Kings net, while Owen Moreau stopped 30 of 34 shots in the Flyers cage.
Defenseman Nolin Derstroff was the Penetang Kings Aim Performance player of the game.
You can follow the Kings on Instagram at Penetang Kings (@penetangkings)
Submitted by James Elaine, secretry of the Kings
“Elmvale Coyotes U11B are Silver Stick Regional Finalists”
The Elmvale Coyotes U11B team sponsored by Don Stoddart at Bedrock Mortgage Investment Corporation, traveled to the Bob Merkley Memorial Regional Silver Stick tournament on Friday December 1st.
The team led by head coach Adam Kuypers, assistant coaches Paul Craddock and Brandon Godin, and trainer Brett KleinGebbinck made a strong start to the tournament against the Midland Centennials. Elmvale was eager to flip the script and they did just that! The Coyotes came out with a 4-1 victory over the Centennials. A great start to the tournament.
Game 2 Friday evening, had the U11B Coyotes versus the Parry Sound Shamrocks. The Coyotes skated away with an impressive 10-0 victory.
Saturday afternoon Elmvale faced the Newcastle Stars resulting in another strong 6-1 win.
With 20 goals for, and only 2 against, the U11B Coyotes clinched the number 1 spot putting them against fourth seeded Oro Thunder in the semi-final match Sunday December 3rd. Thanks to 2 goals from Ryan Dziama, and quality goaltending, the Coyotes narrowly made it to the finals with a 2-1 win.
The finals saw our Elmvale Coyotes faceoff against The East Elgin Attack, their toughest match of the tournament. The Attack took an early lead in the match-up. In spite of power play opportunities, lots of shots and a change of the line-up in the third period, Elmvale fell to East Elgin 5-1. Goaltender Eli Daniels was named player of the game. The Coyotes proudly displayed their Finalists banner and medals after a tremendous showing in the tournament. Written by Theresa Dermott