The Iroquois Golf Club hosted a charity golf tournament Saturday, August 20 in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The event, which featured a shotgun start with 57 participants, included dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and live auction. Hoping to raise at least $5,000, organizer Kathy Hardy surpassed that goal bringing in $7,011 for the hospital’s Neo-Natal ICU.
The Morrisburg and District Figure Skate Club sent a record 16 skaters to the EOSIC competition in February, and for many of them it was there first time at a competition of this calibre. […]
MORRISBURG–The South Dundas “Collins Barrow” Novice B Lions were crowned tournament champions here last Thursday as the home team swept their three opponents.
The Lions, who hosted the four team Novice B tournament and skills competition invited Athens, South Grenville and Brockville #2 along with a Brockville IP team to play the South Dundas IP’s to fill out the schedule. The fun-filled day was highlighted with a Dryer shoot out in the parking lot, kids and adults pounded that dryer with pucks for hours as they attempted to hoist the puck into the front door opening.
The Lions opened the tournament against the South Grenville Rangers and offensively exploded for eight goals, but also were extremely strong defensively in only giving up three shots in the shutout.
Lion’s goaltender Brendan Shaver, who picked up his fourth shutout of the season, wasn’t tested, but did kick in offensively by picking up an assist on the Lion’s fourth goal.
Shaver pushed the puck towards the corner after a Rangers dump in and defenceman Emytt Fetterly picked the puck up and made a short pass to Nolan Henry who went end to end to score on Rangers goalie, Khonner Jessome.
Highlighting the game sheet was Kayne McCadden who picked up five goals including one on a penalty shot.
With the Lions leading 4-0, McCadden got behind the Rangers defense and was heading to the net when he was fouled from behind for the a penalty shot. McCadden made no mistake and buried the puck for his hat trick.
McCadden continued his scoring later in the third to cap off his five goal game as he celebrated with his line mates Joshua Broad and Owen Fetterly. The line made several big passes in setting up the goals and would combined for 10 points.
In their second game, the Lions took on the Athens Aeros and their skills champion goaltender Gavin McCarthy.
The Lions built a 4-0 lead on two goals by Ben Lapier and singles by Joshua Broad and Nolan Henry.
The home team scored an early first period goal and three second period goals before the Aeros broke up the possibility of the Lions going back to back with shutouts.
Emytt Fetterly and Trent Rae teamed up on a line in the third period and get many opportunities but were turned back by the Aeros goaltender.
In their final game, the Lions faced the Brockville Braves who the Lions had just eliminated from the playoffs the week before.
The Lions built a 5-1 lead and held on in the final minutes as the Braves netted three third period goals to close the gap to 5-4.
The Lions scoring was all by the forward line of Ben Lapier, Kolby Latulippe and Nolan Henry. The trio teamed for 12 combined points on two goals by Lapier and Henry and a single by Laptulippe.
Cassidy Bilmer jumped into the action picking up an assist on the opening goal.
In the skills competition all players participated in one of three events, Team Relay, Shootout and Hardest Shot.
In the Team Relay, the Braves defeated South Grenville in the finals as the Lions were disqualified for an improper exchange.
In the Shootout, Joshua Broad won the Bronze medal scoring in two of his four tries.
The Lions dominated the podium in the Hardest Shot by grabbing the Gold and Silver. Kolby Latulippe out shot everyone with a 38 mph Howitzer and Trent Rae followed up with a 35 mph cannon.
Other tournament game result: Brockville 5-Athens 1, South Grenville 4-Brockville 3 (OT), and South Grenville 4-Athens 2.
In five tournaments this season, the Novice Bs were “B” Finalists in a Novice A Tournament in Pakenham, “A” Finalists in Finch – when they lost in overtime in the Championship game. They were “B” Champions in Gananoque, and Tournament Champions in North Dundas and South Dundas.
The South Dundas “Collins Barrow” Novice B Lions will face the Brockville #1 Braves in the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League Championship Final.
The five point series opens tonight, Wednesday March 21st in Morrisburg at 7 p.m.
Game two is set for Brockville this Friday night, March 23 at 6 p.m. and the series returns to Morrisburg on Saturday, March 24th at 4 p.m.
All games line up with the Bantam B Rep team who are also in the finals, come out and support your Lions!
The Bantams open their series at 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, March 21) and game three is Saturday, March 24 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Morrisburg.
In one bold decision, the organizers of Tubie Weekend have added a new event, and extended one more day to the festivities.
This year, on the Friday night of Tubie Weekend, August 3rd, a teen dance will be held under the big tent. It is a substantial addition the event lineup, but one the organizing committee is committed to.
“We have thought about adding a teen dance in the past,” admitted Michael Domanko of the Morrisburg and District Lions Club. “But last year it didn’t work out, as we were preoccupied with the building of the playground. This year, we talked it over and came to the conclusion that now is the perfect time.”
This is the 6th year the Lions Club has organized the Tubie Festival, and the third year since it moved the Tubie Dance from the Morrisburg Arena to the outdoor venue at the softball diamond.
“Many of our participants are between 16-18,” added Domanko, who pointed out that a 16-year-old, Katherine Lee, captained the winning Tubie craft a year ago. “They are involved in the parade and the race, but they are not old enough to get into the dance. Now, there is an event just for them. They will have something to do on every day of Tubie Weekend, starting on Friday and continuing on Saturday and Sunday.”
Domanko says that when the group took over the organizing duties, they hoped to have events and activities for the entire family to enjoy.
“We are closer to realizing our goal,” said Domanko. “Between the Teen Dance, Little Ray’s Reptiles on Saturday morning, and the Inspired K9s show at the Dog Park, we feel confident that we’re going in the right direction.”
The doors for Friday’s Teen Dance will be open from 7-11 pm. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Admission to the event will be $8.