The Williamsburg Warriors Majors claimed their league title Monday, August 20, in a tight, well-played 4-2 win against Prescott. This was the second game of the best of three series, with the Warriors having won a close 7-4 game the previous night. The Warriors placed first in the six team league during regular season play and were given a first round bye. In the semi-finals, the Williamsburg Warriors faced another Williamsburg team, the Thunder. After dropping the first game 6-5 to the Thunder, the Warriors came back with 14-3 and 14-6 wins. In the front row (l-r) are Matt Backes, Thomas Rae, Jack Thom, Kobey Young, Jonah Bennis, Dean Lapier and Kent Young (coach). In the back row are Dwayne Backes (coach), Johnny Testerink, Lucas Bennis, William DeJong, Cal Bilmer, Travis Barkley and Adam Lapier.
Thanks to a pair of third period goals, the South Dundas Atom C Lions wrapped up their four point Upper Canada Minor Hockey league series against the North Dundas Demons with a 2-1 victory here, Sunday afternoon (March 3).
After a scoreless first period, the Demons collected an unassisted goal from Brandon Toll late in the second period, and that goal did the talking until well into the third.
With just over seven minutes left in the game, the Lions T.J. Barnhardt finally put one past Demons goaltender Adrianna VanBreugel to even the game at a goal apiece. Providing the setup were Derrick Jansen and Mackenzie McKee-Markell.
Four minutes later Maclean Machan, with help from McKee-Markell, put the Lions ahead for the first time in the game.
With Olivia Salmon unbeatable in the remainder of the game, the Lions held on to claim the third game win, 2-1, and the series, four points to two.
The four point series between opened on Morrisburg ice, last Thursday, February 28.
The Lions came out strong in the opener to claim the first two points with a 4-1 victory.
They headed to Winchester, Friday night, March 1 with the hopes of putting it away, but the Demons fought back to stay alive with a 4-2 victory.
In the series opener, the Lions went up 2-0 in the first period.
With 2:58 left on the clock Kolby Latulippe counted the first goal with Scott Brooks assisting.
Then, just 13 seconds later, Latulippe set up Trent Rae, and the Lions very quickly found themselves in command of the game.
Another two goals in the second period from Barnhardt and Devon Swindells (unassisted), gave them a 4-0 advantage.
McKee-Markell provided the assist on the Barnhardt goal.
The Demons got one back late in the third period from Justin Dagenais.
In game number two in Winchester, the Demons struck back with a 4-2 win.
The Lions were first on the scoreboard with a first period goal from Callahan Stave assisted by Swindells, but they couldn’t hold on.
Before the first period ended the Hawks evened it with a Brandon Toll counter.
Early in the second period, the Lions again took the lead, this time on a Derrick Jansen goal assisted by Scott Brooks.
But again they couldn’t hold on, and Toll with his second, made it a 2-2 tie.
With just 39 seconds left in the period Justin Dagenais struck for the Hawks to send them into the final frame with a 3-2 lead.
The Demons held on to their advantage until late in the frame when Dagenais put them up 4-2, and that was how it ended.
The Lions now advance to playoff round three against South Grenville. Game dates have not yet been announced.
The ladies night on Wednesday, June 26 was decided by draw. Closest to the pin winners were Ann Cook on the par three sixth hole and Sheila Bush on the par 3 ninth.
On Wednesday, June 19, it was Cheryl Lowe leading the way with a 44 to claim the A flight low gross prize while close behind was Lynne Shaw with a 46. A flight net winners were Sheila Bush and Pat Reaney.
In B flight, it was Christina Yelle with the win thanks to a 45, while Barb Barkley zeroed in on the low net win. Sandra Julien posted a 55 for the win in C flight, and Jane Hess was the top D flight shooter with a 62. Cory Witteveen scored the low net in C flight. Closest to the pin shots were made by Gerry McEwan on the par three sixth hole and Sue McMillan on the par three ninth.
Dave Bird fired a 36, at Men’s night on Thursday, June 27 for the low gross in a Flight. He narrowly edged out Rick Barkley with a 37.
Jeff Whitteker and Harold Chalker tied for the low gross in B with 40s, while Darwin Bird also counted a 40, his to win low gros in C flight. A 57 carded by Allan Crowder was the low for the evening in D flight.
Net winners were Lonnie McIntosh in A flihgt, George Bloom in B, and Byron Brunt in C.
Jeff Byvels and Jeff Taylor dropped the closest to the pin shots on the part three sixth and ninth holes respectively and David Casselman had the long drive.
In men’s action on Thursday, June 20, Kurtis Barkley led the field with a 36. Jeff Whitteker was the now shooter in B flight with a 41 and Liam Morrow shot a 44 to win C flight. The first low gross prize in D flight was claimed by Josh Freak. Net winners were Greg Vandellan in A flight, Mitch Hutt in B and Ron Rutley in C.
Jamie Scott, assistant proshop coordinator at Upper Canada Golf Course, was taken aback last Monday, September 19 when he was asked by one of his marshals, Mike Bradley, “what does a blonde from South Carolina have that you don’t.”
The answer, a hole in one on the 95 yard, par-three 13th hole.
The hole in one was dropped by Donna Notman in just her fourth game of the 2011 season, and what makes the accomplishment even more unique is that her husband, Jim, had an ace on the same hole earlier this year.
The Notmans were playing with Mike and Evonne Mabo last Monday.
Donna and Evonne were playing a best ball and when they got to the 13th tee, Evonne joked that they were doing well. She also joked about a hole in one.
“When Donna hit, the ball started rolling towards the pin (back right corner),” says Jim. “It seemed to stop by the pin, and we told her ‘you are really close’.”
“Someone had not put the pin in properly and when we got to the green, the ball was in the hole but was pinned by the flag pole.”
When the pin was pulled the ball dropped to the bottom of the cup.
It was the first hole in one for Donna who took up the game after retiring five years ago.
Not so for husband Jim and his hole in one in the spring.
Jim was playing with Wayne Domanko and Paul Coolican when he dropped his ace on the 13th. That day the pin was tucked behind the imposing sand trap on the left side of the green.
It was Jim’s third hole in one, adding to one he scored at the Morrisburg Golf Course and another on the par three 181 yard seventh hole at Upper Canada.
“It was very exciting,” said Evonne, who with husband Mick figured it was probably “very unusual for a husband and wife to both have a hole in one on the same hole in the same year”.