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 Little Rocks program at the Morrisburg Curling Club officially wrapped up the 2012-13 season Monday, March 18 with few fun ends of curling and a dinner. “This year was awesome with a great bunch of supportive parents and wonderful kids,” said Ian Wilson who co-runs the program with his wife Kathi. “The level of improvement was immense as the kids really enjoyed this sport. A lot of them are planning on coming back next year, and we will see the program develop to where Morrisburg will be a force to be reckoned with in the curling community.” This year’s Little Rocks program provided activity for 17 young curlers, seven of them out for their first season. Of the other 10, one is a fourth year curler, four have been playing for three years and five were curling their second season. Two of the curlers will move up to Bantam curling (13 years) next year. “Our program is growing and will continue to improve immensely as long as the kids stick with it,” said Wilson. Pictured above at their season ending curling party, are Little Rocks curlers, front l-r, Kyra Lewis, Arrieanna Brown, Annaka Gibbons, Markus Szuky, Erin Gibbons, Christian Meuller, James Szuky and Jonathan Charette. In the middle row are Abby Trizisky, Cameron Brown, Tommy Derikz, Hannah Gibbons, and Ewan Wilson. Back, l-r, are Ian Wilson, Mackenzie
Whyte (volunteer helper), Aiden White, Nick Goupil, Kristi Charette, Martina Lewis and Kathi Wilson.
The excitement and anticipation was high for Luke Whitteker and the Whitteker Motorsports team last weekend (July 21-22) as they traveled to Kenly, North Carolina for Luke’s pavement racing debut at Southern National Motorsports Park.
Luke arrived in North Carolina on Wednesday, and spent the night settling in, and preparing for a busy weekend.
On Thursday, he went to the Race 101 shop, to scale the car, and load it in the hauler, getting ready for a day of practice on Friday, leading up to Saturday night’s race.
Luke had three sessions on the track on Friday, and was gaining more speed and getting more comfortable in the car each time.
“We made a few practice runs here so far, and the car feels good so far,” says Whitteker. “Hopefully the rain will stay away, and we can have a good day here tomorrow for our debut in the Race 101 car”.
On Saturday, Whitteker was back at Southern National Motorsports Park for some more practice, and then the race later in the day.
Like the previous day, the more laps he ran, the more comfortable he was inside the Race 101 car. While he was focused on the task at hand, Whitteker also kept an eye on the weather that was threatening to play a factor in his debut.
“We were really starting to get some speed, and get comfortable in the car after the second practice session,” said Whitteker. “We just need to make a few tweaks to the setup to get the car a little better. Unfortunately, it looks like rain soon, so we will see what happens here in the next little bit”.
As forecasted, the skies opened up just before final practice, and the race had to be postponed.
Whitteker will return to Southern National Motorsports Park on August 11th for another attempt. He will also race on September 29th.
The Morrisburg Junior B Lions were handed another pair of weekend losses in the St. Lawrence Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey league, by the Prescott Flyers in their barn Saturday night, and the Alexandria Glens in Morrisburg on Sunday afternoon.
The Lions played tough in the first two periods of Saturday night’s match against the Flyers, but it all fell apart in the third period as the Flyers collected four in a row to work their way to a 6-4 victory.
Then on Sunday afternoon, in front of a crowd of 75 fans, the Lions were upended by the Alexandria Glens who were in control all the way to the third period, when the Lions were finally heard from for their three goals in the 8-3 loss.
Saturday night in Prescott, a Brandon Mullin goal, assisted by Chris Pearson, gave the Lions a 1-0 lead at 7:18 of the first period.
The period closed with an Andrew DeKroon goal at 18:36 to even the game at 1-1.
Then in the second period, Michael Paquette struck for the Lions at 4:09 and again at 14:03, both assisted by Christian Leger, for a 3-1 Lions lead.
The Flyers got one back to end the period behind 3-2.
Just 1:53 into the third period, Liam Morrow connected on the Lions power play with help from Isaac Brownlee, and the Lions again were in charge with a two goal, 4-2 lead.
But then it all fell apart as the Flyers worked their way back, beginning with a Ryan Romans goal at 2:39 and the tying counter from Andrew DeKroon at 6:40.
Just over three minutes later, Matt Soubliere put them up 5-4 and Chris Poulin ended it at 14:44 for the 6-4 Flyers win.
Brandon Chilton was in net for the Lions loss. He faced 45 Flyers shots.
Flyers goaltender Dallas Slack faced 29 Lions shots.
Sunday afternoon in Morrisburg, the Glens were all over the Lions, going up 2-0 in the first period and leading 5-0 after two.
In the first two minutes of the third period the Glens added another pair for a 7-0 advantage.
At 6:34 of the third period, AJ Jarvis put the Lions on the scoreboard with help from Cole Blanchard.
Luca Ciale counted the Glens final goal at 12:27 to make it 8-1.
Christian Leger, assisted by Michael Paquette and Jarvis, scored on the Lions power play at 14:19 and Chris Pearson (from Paquette and Taylor Eamon) counted the Lions final, also on their power play at 19:24.
John Gilmer handled the Lions net duties, giving up the eight goals on 32 shots. Brett Ayers saw action for the Glens. He gave up the three goals on 38 Lions shots.
The Lions scored all three of their goals on their power play. The Glens scored twice on their power play and once while short-handed.
Coming up this weekend, the Lions are at Athens for an 7:30 p.m. game on Sunday night, December 8.
This Saturday, December 7 three of the Lions players will be at the JR. Brisson Complex in Casselman for the EOJHL’s Prospects Games featuring the top 16 and 17 year old players in the league.
Game 1 is at 4:30 p.m. between the Valley and Rideau Divisions and game two, between the Metro and St. Lawrence Divisions, is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
Appearing in the St. Lawrence Division lineup are Lions defencemen Kieran Devine and Andrew Jarvis and forward Isaac Brownlee.