Sports – Feb 15
U18 Curling Ontario Provincial Champions Team Consolation B Side Winners
U18 Curling Ontario Provincial Champions team out of Sierra Sutherland Rideau Curling Club, Ottawa, Ontario (Ontario #2 Nicholls) lost in the B side consultation. The team consisted of SKIP: Owen Nicholls, THIRD: Drew Zettler, SECOND: Tye McCutcheon, of Elmvale, LEAD: Kole O’Connor, ALTERNATE: Dylan Stockton and COACH: Sierra Sutherland. Ontario #2 (Nicholls) played 6 games and won 3and lost 3. We are so proud of all teams players and especially Elmvale Hometown proud Tye McCutcheaon
Showdown LEVEL 3 Champions and Canadian National Qualifier!
Congratulations to CheerPride Allstars JADE. The girls knocked it out of the park and came in first place! They managed to pulled this day off but it’s a true test to all cheer parents we work together as a team!
Riley Wimmer, granddaughter of Wanda and Fred Spring in Elmvale, are very proud of this young ladies accomplishments. She seems to ace everything she does. She competes in Figure Skating and Cher and manages to come up in top place over and over again. Let’s not forget the great curlers she is. Elmvale is proud of this well rounded athlete. Her Mom, Cory Wimmer, who owns Bounce Back Physiotherapy in Elmvale and was also a well rounded athlete. Rylie was also invited to help the Moonstone Cheer team out from an injury – she nailed it! Wow 2.5 hours of practice on Friday and you fit right in girl!
At CheerPride All-Stars the mission is to teach athletes valuable life skills and allow not only them, but their families the opportunity to form long lasting friendships.
Our passion for cheer can easily be seen and felt the moment you walk into our beautiful gym in south Barrie, ON. We have classes and teams available for all ages and abilities. https://cheerprideallstars.com/
The Penetanguishene Wolverine is Living his Dream!
By James Dalzel
Feb. 12, 2024 – Local Jamie Dalzell took a Professional Fight on short notice for Havoc FC in Red Deer Alberta Feb 9th. This wasn’t the typical Boxing or MMA fight that he’s been used to this was the First Bareknuckle Boxing event legally sanctioned in Canada. Dalzell excepted the fight on three weeks notice to make his Professional Bareknuckle Boxing Debut Vs. Alberta’s Joshua Ladouceur at 145 lbs. James “Flash” Dalzell lived up to his name when the fight was scored a 56 second TKO for Dalzell after the cage side doctor stopped the contest.
The local’s fight team consisted of Gary Goodridge, Bradley Neuen and Blue Brent and had sponsorship from The World Famous Dock Lunch, The Pulse Nutrition, Raw Dog Apparel and We Do Transformations. Any local businesses or individuals looking to sponsor or partner can contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dalzell now moves to 1-0 as a Pro and is looking to get back to business as soon as possible.
James will also be living out another dream on March 6th as he and his Rap Duo 4G will be open for Rap Legends D12 and Obie Trice of Shady Records at the Queens in Barrie. You can contact the email address for tickets as well. Keep chasing your dreams and never quit on yourself !!
Steelers U13 Local League Team 1
Feb. 11, 2024 – The playoff series in Pool B has started and it is a perfect opportunity to reflect back on what this hockey season has brought for our team. The Elmvale U13 LL1is sponsored by Steelers Restaurant & Pub at 23 Queen Street West in Elmvale. The volunteer staff are led by Head Coach Joe Fralick, Assistant Coach Mike MacNeil, Assistant Trainer Anthony Lalonde,Trainer Shane Sharpe and Manager Jennifer Gilchrist. We would also like to thank EMHA Trainer at Large, Tiffany Maxwell for stepping up and helping when we were without a trainer for a few games this season.. The roster was explosive with a goal differential of +65 which was the third highest in the Eastern Division. Our high flying centers include Mason Fralick, Cameron Lalonde, Cole Daniels and Russell Bates. They were complimented well with our power forwards that include Blake McRae, Carson Sharpe, Cohen Lucoe, Taymin Howe and Nathan Nauffts. We were fortunate enough to have an excellent two way player with James MacNeil that played both forward and defence. Our stingy defencemen that were able to make such a high goal differential possible, included William Thorn, Evan Gilchrist, Ethan Maxwell and Maks Murray. Backstopping the cage we have our commander of the crease Everett Bennett.
The boys got off to a great start winning their first few games. This was excellent preparation for the Orr Lake Hat Trick Tournament that they participated in November 24-26th in Elmvale. It was a tough bracket and they faced some good competition in teams from Barrie, Wasaga Beach, Coldwater and Elmvale. The team advanced to the finals where they were victorious against Wasaga Beach. It was a fantastic achievement that was only possible due to super team play!
The season continued with some wins, ties and a couple of losses but the players just kept improving. At Christmas the team gathered for some good food and to celebrate together at our team’s sponsor, Steeler’s Restaurant. It gave all the families an opportunity to sit and dine together before starting the Holiday Break. Thank you to Sue at Steelers for your support of the team and Elmvale Minor Hockey. It is greatly appreciated!
In January the team concluded the regular season play finishing in fourth place in the U13 East Division. The playoff season begins on February 4th. Let’s go Coyotes!
Submitted by Jennifer Gilchrist
Busy 2023-2024 season for the Ritchie’s Garden Centre Elmvale Coyotes U8 LL #1 team
Submitted by Jon Popple
It’s been a busy 2023-2024 season for the Ritchie’s Garden Centre Elmvale Coyotes U8 LL #1 team, starting the season in late August with a series of skates until the team was formed in September. The team prepared for the season with a series of practices and played its first exhibition game of the season against the Oro U8 Thunder. The team played a series of exhibition games before starting the regular season in December winning games against U8 teams from Wasaga Beach, Coldwater and Penetang.
During the Christmas break the team travelled to Niagara Falls for the 2024 Niagara Falls U8 Jamboree where the team would face competition from all over the Niagara Region and southern Ontario. In game 1 the U8 Coyotes hit the ice at the Gale Centre against a fast skating team from Milbrook. However, Elmvale was up to the challenge pulling out an opening game win in the Tournament.
Later that afternoon Elmvale faced another test from the U8 team from Niagara on the Lake. In a back and forth game Elmvale battled with Niagara in a game that was too close call, ended in a tie. In the third and final game the Ritchie’s Garden Centre U8 Coyotes played the Ayr Flames. It was a tough test for the team, but the team skated hard, passed the puck well and scored some key goals late in the game. The parents, family and friends who travelled to Niagara Falls witnessed some strong play from our Elmvale team over the two days.
The team returned home in January and February and resumed league play against Collingwood, Essa, Oro, Midland and Penetang. The team pulled out wins in each of the five games played against some tough opponents from around the region.
On the weekend of February 25th, the team will be traveling to Wiarton to play in the Bruce Peninsula U8 Jamboree before ending their season with a few games in March.
Penetang Kings Continue to Hold Onto 5th Place
Provincial Junior Hockey Team By James Robillard Photos by Russ Zmijowskyj
The Penetang Kings played three games between January 26 and February 4 winning one and losing two. The Kings continue to hold onto fifth place in nine team North Carruthers Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
On Friday January 26th the Kings hosted the third place Orillia Terriers and came out on the short end by a 6-3 margin. Penetang jumped out to a quick 3-1 first period lead but were tied 3-3 after the second period and gave up three third period goals in the loss. Scoring for the Kings were: Lars Derstroff, Carter Wilson, and Harrison Holroyd. Collecting assists were Owen VanDusen with three and singles by Tanner Thayer and Kaden Goggins. Orillia was led by a four-goal performance from Colton Dumond. Matt Watson who was making his first start of the season in the Penetang goal was awarded the Aim Power Performance of the game for his 40 save effort. The Kings managed 27 shots on Orillia goaltender Aidan Jerry.
On Friday February 2nd the Kings were again at home when they hosted the high flying second place Stayner Siskins and were stopped by a 6-1 score. Stayner led 1-0 at the end of the first period and 6-0 as the second period closed. Penetang got one goal in the third period from Isaak McGinnis with assists from Tanner Thayer and Holroyd. Stayner who have a balanced attack fired 47 shots on Kings netminder Sawyer Lammle. Penetang had 25 shots on the Stayner net. The Aim Power Performance of the game for the Kings was awarded to Tristan Sanders.
Sunday February 4th saw the Kings on the road in Innisfil to face the eighth Spartans and scored four first period goals to lead 4-2 at the end of the opening stanza. The Spartans battled back to tie the game early in the third period before Carson Thayer found the net to give the Kings a 5-4 win. Other Penetang goal scorers were: VanDusen, Kaleb Seaman, Holroyd, and Lars Derstroff. Assists went to: Owen Collins with two and single from Nolin Derstroff, Lars Derstroff, Wilson, Holroyd, VanDusen and Cole Rumbolt. The Aim Power Performance of the game for the second time in 10-days went to Carson Watson in the Kings goal as he turned aside 23 shots for his first win of the season in his second game. Penetang peppered the Spartans goalie Francesco Sciabbarrasi with 43 shots.
The Kings are currently locked into fifth place trailing the Schomberg Cougars by 14-points and 5-points up on the sixth place Huntsville Otters with five regular season games remaining.
Penetang has two home games remaining Friday February 16th vs Caledon and Friday the 23rd vs Midland in the regular season finale. Both home games will be held at the Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre.