The Iroquois Lawn Bowling court is open and the season has started with some lively participation by the club members. Last fall the entire court surface was reconditioned to level it and prepare it for use this year. As a result the court is in excellent shape. The game times are every Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and the court is located at the corner of Elizabeth Drive and the Carman Road in west-end Iroquois. It is a spectacular location with the Iroquois waterfront providing the backdrop to the courts. The club is welcoming new members, and encourages all ages to come and give the game a try. It is a fun sport for young and old and one that allows the participants to determine his/her own level of competition…just for fun or a little more. Above Connie Keeler makes a pitch, while Bert Mudd and Nelly Papenhoven watch and wait for their turn. If you would like to give it a try, drop by the Iroquois Lawn Bowling court on the nights listed.
Looking for their first win of the season, the South Dundas Bantam B Rep Lions hosted the Brockville Braves here on Wednesday night.
Winless in their first 10 games, the Lions have been closing the gap, game after game, and were looking for a break through on offence to get the job done. And get the job done they did with a 5-3 victory.
The Lions opened the scoring early in the first period when Edward Orendi shot home a Quinn Bennis rebound. Picking up the assist on the play was Josh Perry.
The Braves responded one minute later but before the period ended the Lions struck again. This time the Lions goal came from the stick of Aaron Smith who took a pass from Matthew Woolsey and one timed it home for a 2-1 Lions lead. Drew Minish picked up the second assist.
In the second period, Braves centreman Jack Gibbons set up Damon Brown who beat Lions goaltender Christian Francis to even the game, 2-2.
Francis responded with several keys saves in the period to allow the Lions to go back in front.
The Braves found themselves in penalty trouble which gave the Lions a 5 on 3 advantage and resulted in
Quinn Bennis blasting a slap shot home.
Riley Black and Aaron Smith provided some excellent passing plays along the outside to set Bennis up for the one timer.
In the third, the Braves again tie the game, (3-3), but the Lions would not be denied as they scored twice before the period ended.
Drew Minish got one while the Lions were short handed when he stole the puck in the neutral zone and the other would came from Ben Michels assisted by Edward Orendi.
The 5-3 victory ended the Lions winless streak and gave the Bantam B Lions momentum heading into their game on Saturday, during Lions Day.
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Our Morrisburg ladies hosted their annual bonspiel last week. Because of health problems, two of the teams had to drop out, so organizer Alice Thompson filled the gaps with local teams.
In the early draw, the winning team was the Morrisburg entry of Greta McGann, Sharon Van Allen, Joanne Baker and Sonja Laurin. The second place quartet was Raja Wysocki’s Russell foursome, who also had a very good day. Other teams from Alexandria, Navan, Cornwall and Lancaster competed as well.
Most of the matches were close, and a good crowd of spectators enjoyed the fine curling.
In the second draw, Virginia Cunningham’s North Grenville rink was the class of the competition, winning both of their matches. Susan McIntosh, with her team of Betty Locke, Yvonne Mabo and Linda Murphy, finished second. Also competing was another Russell team, a second Cornwall rink, and teams from Prescott and Ottawa’s R.A. Centre.
Alice thanked the volunteers who provided food, helped in the kitchen, looked after the ice, and assisted in myriad other ways to make the day a success.
Our guests were impressed with the appearance of our club, the ice quality, and, as always, the meal they were served. The winning teams from each draw will have their names engraved on the Invitational trophy. It was a very successful day, and the profits earned were turned over to the Morrisburg club.
Some of our curlers were away at other bonspiels. Pete Zeran, Karl Duncan, Earl Jeacle and Jim Bancroft were in Maxville last week for their one game bonspiel. Pete reports that they had a good time, and their opponents kindly bought drinks for them after their match.
Greta McGann, Jane Connolly, Yvonne Mabo and Linda Murphy competed in a Navy bonspiel last week. In their first match, they tied Arnprior and the skips broke the tie with draws to the button. Morrisburg lost. After a good lunch, the ladies were at it again, this time against a City View rink. Our ladies finished second in this match, but enjoyed the day anyway.
Our little rockers were off to another bonspiel last weekend, this time in Manotick. Our thanks to Kathi and Ian Wilson, who coach the youngsters, and coach and teach them on Monday nights at the club. We’ll have the Manotick results for you next time.
There may still be an opening or two for the Christmas Bonspiel at the club this Saturday, and for the New Year’s Eve bonspiel and party. Sign-up sheets are in the clubhouse.
Our kitchen remake is nearly complete, with new cabinets, improved flooring, a new stove, and other improvements. Not only has the money from grants been spent wisely, but a number of members have been hard at work, putting sweat equity into our old club’s improvements. Drop in and have a look.
By the way, you need not be a member to rent the facilities for a day or an evening. President Mahlon Locke is the person to see for details.
Good curling to all!