WSBC World Under 18 Fastball
at New Zealand
Argentina 10 Canada 0
Jackson Pegelo from Cargill played 1st base for Canada and was 0 for 2 at the plate
Canada finished 4th in Group A and was eliminated from the Super Round.
The Canadian entry will carry a 2 & 0 record into the Placement Round
from Softball Canada
The Canadian U18 Men’s National Softball Team lost their third consecutive game, dropping a 10-0 decision to Argentina in five innings to end the preliminary round at the WBSC U18 Men’s World Cup. Argentina limited Canada to only one hit and broke a scoreless game open with a six-run third inning before cruising to the win.
Canada retired Argentina in order quickly in the top of the first inning, and Ryan Bicknell (Prince Albert, Sask.) started the bottom of the inning with a four pitch walk. Bicknell stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch and Connor Brooks (Napanee, Ont.) forced a walk, but Canada was unable to push either runner in to score after going down on a lineout and two strikeouts. Argentina got a two-out baserunner with a walk in the second but Reese Yantzi (Shakespeare, Ont.) struck out the next batter looking, and Canada was retired in order as the game was scoreless through two innings of play.
Argentina got the first hit of the game with a single to left to lead off the top half of the third, and the runner advanced to third after a pair of passed balls before scoring on a single past second base. A sacrifice bunt moved the runner up to second, and the next batter hit a tough ground ball to second that was tracked down but the throw was off the mark at first, allowing a second run to score and the batter to reach third. A wild pitch pushed a third run in to score, and a pair of singles put two runners on base before Argentina hit a three-run homerun to give them a 6-0 lead. Andrew Van Boekel (Bright, Ont.) led off the bottom of the inning with a walk for Canada, but a fly out, a fielder’s choice and a ground out to second left a runner stranded on base.
A throwing error and a single put Argentina’s first two batters on base to start the fourth, and a single into short center field off the handle of the bat bringing the lead runner in to score to extend the lead to 7-0. In the top of the fifth, Argentina loaded the bases on an error, a walk and a single and two more walks brough a pair of runs to the plate, followed by a sacrifice fly as they built a 10-0 lead. Van Boekel broke up Argentina’s no-hitter with a two-out single to left in the bottom of the fifth, but the next batter flew out to end the game on the run-ahead rule.
Yantzi pitched two scoreless inning but ran into trouble in the third, allowing six runs on six hits and a walk with one strikeout in two innings and two thirds. Nathan Running (Innerkip, Ont.) got the final out of the third, but yielded four runs (only one earned) on three hits and three walks, striking out one batter in an inning and two thirds. Brody Fraser (Upper Nine Mile River, N.S.) relieved Running in the fifth, striking out one batter in two thirds of an inning. Canada’s bats were silent for much of the game, as Van Boekel got their only hit with a two-out single in the fifth.
With the loss, Canada (2-3) finished fourth in Group A and was eliminated from the Super Round. Australia (5-0), Argentina (3-2) and the Czech Republic (3-2) earned the top three spots in the group, with Japan (5-0), New Zealand (3-1) and Guatemala (3-2) moving to the Super Round out of Group B. Canada will now carry a 2-0 record into the Placement Round by virtue of their wins over Singapore (1-1) and South Africa (0-2), and will face the three bottom teams of Group B – Mexico (2-0), the United States (1-1) and Denmark (0-2).
Ontario Hockey League
Ottawa 67's 7 Kingston Frontenacs 3
67's 7 Frontenacs 3
Graeme Clarke scored in his return to the 67's lineup after a lengthy absence due to injury and had a 3 point game
Former Attack forward Daylon Groulx scored his 14th of the season for Ottawa
Groulx played on Ottawa's top line with Marco Rossi & Austen Keating
1, Ottawa, Clarke 8 (Tolnai, Belanger), 2:59.
2, Ottawa, Tolnai 5 (Bahl, Clarke), 8:00 (PP).
3, Ottawa, Groulx 14 (Keating, Rossi), 8:20.
4, Ottawa, Joseph Garreffa 32 (Tolnai, Clarke), 15:15.
Penalties-Belanger Ott (tripping), 5:26; Peric Kgn (hooking), 7:50; Hoelscher Ott (high sticking), 9:01; Groulx Ott (high sticking, high sticking), 16:14.
5, Ottawa, Rossi 34 (Keating, Okhotyuk), 0:16.
6, Ottawa, Quinn 47 (Hoelscher, Okhotyuk), 4:35.
7, Kingston, Wright 36 7:43.
8, Kingston, Baker 19 (Pinchuk, Peric), 12:40 (PP).
9, Kingston, Pinchuk 10 (Wong, King), 19:05.
Penalties-Costantini Ott (tripping), 11:20.
10, Ottawa, Varga 7 (Tourigny, Okhotyuk), 8:20.
Shots on Goal
Kingston, Propp 12-18-1-1 (4 shots-1 saves); Dugas 9-16-0-0 (19 shots-15 saves).
Ottawa, Cranley 15-2-0-0 (44 shots-41 saves).
Power Play Opportunities
Kingston 1 / 5
Ottawa 1 / 1
Referees-Tom Sweeney (12), Mike Cairns (34).
Linesmen-Scott Wilson (65), Mike Sullivan (70)
Attendance = 5,639
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Guelph Storm at London Knights 7 p.m.
Sudbury Wolves at North Bay Battalion 7 p.m.
Flint Firebirds at Sarnia Sting 7:05 p.m.
X Kitchener 57 36 14 5 2 79
XSaginaw 57 36 16 3 2 77
XLondon 55 38 15 1 1 78
XFlint 57 37 18 1 1 76
Windsor 56 32 19 5 0 69
Guelph 56 30 19 2 5 67
Owen Sound 56 27 22 4 3 61
Erie 57 24 22 4 7 59
Sault Ste Marie 58 25 29 3 1 54
Sarnia 57 20 31 5 1 46
XOttawa 56 44 11 0 1 89
Sudbury 57 30 26 1 0 61
XPeterborough 57 33 21 2 1 69
XOshawa 57 30 18 5 4 69
Barrie 56 27 24 3 2 59
Mississauga 57 25 27 4 1 55
Hamilton 57 24 26 6 1 55
Kingston 56 18 34 2 2 40
Niagara 57 17 34 5 1 40
North Bay 56 14 39 3 0 31
X = Clinched Playoff Spot
The Canadian Hockey League today announced the 22nd edition of the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week for the 2019-20 season based on individual performances from February 17-23.
Among the top performers was Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Nathan Legare of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar who wrapped up the week with nine points counting six goals and three assists over a pair of appearances. Facing the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Sunday, captain Legare put up a season-high performance of five points including his second consecutive hat-trick plus two assists en route to 6-3 victory in which he was recognized as the game’s first star. For his efforts, Legare was honoured as the Ultramar QMJHL Player of the Week.
Also up front is overage right-wing Jeremy McKenna of the Moncton Wildcats whose impressive showing counted four goals and five assists for nine points over four contests extending the club’s win-streak to 12 and point-streak to 18. Currently riding a five-game point streak of his own, McKenna’s stretch includes Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime win versus the Rimouski Oceanic in which he received first-star recognition after matching a season high of four points counting two goals and two assists that included a helper on the game-winning goal.
Rounding out the forward ranks is Minnesota Wild prospect Damien Giroux of the Saginaw Spirit who notched five goals and two assists for seven points over three games helping the Spirit clinch a playoff berth. Against the North Bay Battalion on Sunday, the captain and fourth-year forward finished with a season high of four points, putting up two goals plus two assists in a 6-3 road win that saw him recognized as the game’s first star for the second consecutive game.
On the blue line, St. Louis Blues draft pick Tyler Tucker of the Flint Firebirds shined as he collected three goals and eight assists for 11 points over four games as the Firebirds also punched their postseason ticket. A late-season addition to the Firebirds, Tucker has impressed since joining his new club from the Barrie Colts by setting a franchise single-game record for points by a defenceman with two goals and five assists for seven points in a 12-7 victory over the Sarnia Sting last Monday. For his efforts, Tucker was honoured as the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week.
Also on the back end is Saskatoon Blades defenceman and 2020 NHL Draft hopeful Aidan De La Gorgendiere whose week counted six points including one goal and five assists over a pair of contests. De La Gorgendiere’s best showing came against the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday as he finished with a season high of four points – all coming as helpers – to guide his squad to an 8-1 victory in which he was recognized as the game’s first star. For his efforts, De La Gorgendiere was honoured as the WHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week.
Between the pipes, Calgary Flames prospect Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips put up a dominant showing as he came away with three victories over a trio of appearances in which he combined for a .952 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average. Wolf’s busiest night came against the rival Portland Winterhawks on Sunday as he turned aside 35 shots en route to a 6-2 road win and first-star honours. In all, Wolf closed out the week with his league best ninth shutout of the season while stopping 60 of 63 total shots, helping him earn recognition as the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week.
The Ontario Hockey League today announced the 13th edition of the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2020 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.
The 2020 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour and hosted by the GTHL is scheduled for March 17-23 and will feature 20 teams from across Ontario and the United States showcasing many of the top players eligible for the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. All games will be played at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto until the Championship Final moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday, March 23.
The weekly rankings are determined by a panel of OHL Central Scouting staff and represent the top teams that are competing to play in the annual year-end championship tournament.
Minor Midget Rankings for the 2020 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour – Week 13
Toronto Jr. Canadiens* GTHL
Quinte Red Devils OMHA
Toronto Nationals* GTHL
Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs ALLIANCE
Hamilton Huskies* ALLIANCE
Vaughan Kings* GTHL
Toronto Titans GTHL
Toronto Marlboros* GTHL
Southern Tier Admirals OMHA
Whitby Wildcats OMHA
Ajax-Pickering Raiders OMHA
Oakville Rangers OMHA
Waterloo Wolves ALLIANCE
* - secured a spot at the 2020 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour
The Toronto Jr. Canadiens remain the top-ranked team in the OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Minor Midget Top-10 Rankings for a second straight week. The Jr. Canadiens swept the Toronto Marlboros in their GTHL semi-final playoff series and await the winner of a series between the third-ranked Toronto Nationals and sixth-ranked Vaughan Kings to determine their opponent in the league final. The Quinte Red Devils are up two spots to number two, taking a 4-0 series lead (pts.) over the Oshawa Generals in their OMHA ETA semi-final affair. The Hamilton Huskies rose three spots from number eight to number five, becoming the first ALLIANCE team to clinch a spot in the annual showcase after advancing to their league final with a semi-final series win over the Waterloo Wolves. They await the winner of a series between the fourth-ranked Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs and the Huron-Perth Lakers to determine the other finalist and second ALLIANCE team to clinch an OHL Cup berth.
Last season the Don Mills Flyers overcame a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Toronto Red Wings 6-5 as Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs) set up Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds) for the overtime winning goal. The Flyers added both OHL Cup and GTHL Championships to their incredible season that saw them lose just once. An exceptional status player who was selected by the Kingston Frontenacs with the first overall pick of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, Wright was named Tournament MVP with 18 points over seven contests, one shy of Connor McDavid’s 2012 event record.
The 2019 OHL Priority Selection featured 15 players chosen in the first round who competed for the OHL Cup including Shane Wright (Don Mills Flyers – 1st overall Kingston Frontenacs), Brennan Othmann (Don Mills Flyers – 2nd overall Flint Firebirds), Brandt Clarke (Don Mills Flyers – 4th overall Barrie Colts), Wyatt Johnston (Toronto Marlboros – 6th overall Windsor Spitfires), Benjamin Gaudreau (Team NOHA – 7th overall Sarnia Sting), Ryan Winterton (Whitby Wildcats – 8th overall Hamilton Bulldogs), Liam Arnsby (Don Mills Flyers – 9th overall North Bay Battalion), Ethan Del Mastro (Toronto Marlboros – 12th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Francesco Pinelli (Toronto Red Wings – 13th overall Kitchener Rangers), Danny Zhilkin (Toronto Marlboros -14th overall Guelph Storm), Landon McCallum (Brantford 99’ers – 15th overall Sudbury Wolves), Brett Harrison (London Jr. Knights – 16th overall Oshawa Generals), Jacob Holmes (York-Simcoe Express – 18th overall Soo Greyhounds), Connor Punnett (North Central Predators – 19th overall Saginaw Spirit) and Jack Matier (Team NOHA – 21st overall Ottawa 67’s).
Notable OHL Cup graduates currently playing in the NHL include Dylan Strome (Toronto Marlboros/Chicago Blackhawks), Travis Konecny (Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs/Philadelphia Flyers), Mitch Marner (Vaughan Kings/Toronto Maple Leafs), Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros/Edmonton Oilers), Max Domi (Don Mills Flyers/Montreal Canadiens), Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels/Calgary Flames), Taylor Hall (Greater Kingston Frontenacs/Arizona Coyotes), Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals/Dallas Stars), John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/Toronto Maple Leafs), P.K Subban (Markham Islanders/New Jersey Devils), and Steven Stamkos (Markham Waxers/Tampa Bay Lightning).
For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.
PJHL Pollock Division Semifinal
Mount Forest Patriots 4 Mitchell Hawks 2
Patriots 4 Hawks 2
After a scoreless 1st period, the Patriots scored 3 times in the 2nd period to grab a 3-0 lead
Michael Stefanelli sealed the victory with an empty net goal
The best of 7 series is tied 2-2
The Patriots will host Game 5 on Saturday night
Mount Forest - Blair Jenkins (unassisted) 13:12
Mount Forest - Ryley Cribbin (Blair Butchart, Hayden Coulter) 13:51
Mount Forest - Jack Birkett (power play) (Blair Butchart) 16:21
Mitchell - Jarett Bogdon (power play) (Tanner Hertel, Braeden Burdett) 9:15
Mitchell - Ryan Murray (Spencer Dowd) 14:09
Mount Forest - Michael Stefanelli (empty net) (Troy Weber) 19:58
Mount Forest Patriots vs. Mitchell Hawks
Wed Feb 19 Mitchell Hawks 2 at Mount Forest Patriots 5
Sat Feb 22 Mount Forest Patriots 3 Mitchell Hawks 6
Sun Feb 23 Mitchell Hawks 1 at Mount Forest Patriots 0
Tue Feb 25 Mount Forest Patriots 4 Mitchell Hawks 2
Sat Feb 29 Mitchell Hawks at Mount Forest Patriots 8 p.m.
Sun Mar 1 Mount Forest Patriots at Mitchell Hawks 3:10 p.m.
Wed Mar 4 Mitchell Hawks at Mount Forest Patriots 8:30 p.m.
Wingham Ironmen at Kincardine Bulldogs
( Wingham leads the best of 7; 3-0 )
8:30 pm at the Davidson Centre
Wingham Ironmen vs Kincardine Bulldogs
Fri Feb 21 Kincardine Bulldogs 1 at Wingham Ironmen 4
Sat Feb 22 Wingham Ironmen 5 at Kincardine Bulldogs 4 (OT)
Sun Feb 23 Kincardine Bulldogs 3 at Wingham Ironmen 4
Wed Feb 26 Wingham Ironmen at Kincardine Bulldogs 8:30 p.m.
Fri Feb 28 Kincardine Bulldogs at Wingham Ironmen 8 p.m.
Sat Feb 29 Wingham Ironmen at Kincardine Bulldogs7:30 p.m.
Sun Mar 1 Kincardine Bulldogs at Wingham Ironmen 3 p.m.
PJHL Carruthers Division Semifinals
Alliston Hornets 6 Penetanguishene Kings 2
( The Hornets lead the best of 7; 1-0 )
Orillia Terriers 4 Stayner Siskins 1
( The Terriers lead the best of 7; 1-0 )
Hornets 6 Kings 2
Jordan Taylor had 2 goals & 4 points for Alliston
Goalkeeper Adam Scott was staked to a 4-0 lead & made 27 saves to post the victory
The Hornets lead the best of 7; 1-0.
The Kings will host Game 2 on Friday night
Alliston - Jordan Taylor (Ryan Sallows, Mitch Livingston) 6:34
Alliston - Didier Koenigs (Evan Spencer, Jordan Taylor) 10:49
Alliston - Keegan Gillis-McAnulty (Jordan Taylor, Colin Ewing) 2:05
Alliston - Gage Argue (Adam Hoppe, Ben Beausaert) 3:30
Penetang - Braedon Dorion (Brayden Irwin, Michael Redick) 12:15
Penetang - Braedon Dorion (Kylar Watson, Brady Enman) 5:01
Alliston - Cole Turcotte (Adam Hoppe, Mitch Livingston) 8:57
Alliston - Jordan Taylor (power play) (Ryan Sallows, Liam Kendall) 13:45
Penetanguishene Kings vs Alliston Hornets
Feb 25th Penetanguishene Kings 2 Alliston Hornets 6
Feb 28th Alliston Hornets at Penetanguishene Kings 8:00 pm
Mar 1st Penetanguishene Kings at Alliston Hornets 6:30 pm
Mar 4th Alliston Hornets at Penetanguishene King 8:00 pm
Mar 6th Penetanguishene Kings at Alliston Hornets 7:30 pm
Mar 7th Alliston Hornets at Penetanguishene King 8:00 pm
Mar 8th Penetanguishene Kings at Alliston Hornets 6:30 pm
Terriers 4 Siskins 1
Everett Nudd scored twice for Orillia
Ryan MacKay opened the scoring for Stayner, but the Terriers followed with 4 unanswered goals to take the series opener
The Terriers lead the best of 7; 1-0
The Siskins will be at home tomorrow night for game 2 and again on Sunday afternoon for Game 3 of the series.
Stayner - Ryan Mackay (short handed) (Tanner Hicks) 11:02
Orillia - Mason Beck (power play) (Jack Beck, Zane Morris) 4:02
Orillia - Jack Beck (power play) (Josh Brown, Mason Beck) 16:05
Stayner - Ty Kulba (unsuccessful penalty shot) 18:56
Orillia - Everette Nudd (unassisted) 3:11
Orillia - Everette Nudd (empty net) (unassisted) 18:43
Orillia Terriers vs Stayner Siskins
Feb 25th Stayner Siskins 1 Orillia Terriers 4
Feb 27th Orillia Terriers at Stayner Siskins 8:10 pm
Mar 1st Orillia Terriers vs Stayner Siskins 1:30 pm
Mar 3rd Stayner Siskins at Orillia Terriers 8:00 pm
Mar 5th Orillia Terriers vs Stayner Siskins 8:10 pm
Mar 7th Stayner Siskins at Orillia Terriers 7:30 pm
Mar 8th Orillia Terriers vs Stayner Siskins 1:30 pm
WOAA Senior Hockey Playoffs
" AA " Quarterfinal
Ripley Wolves 8 Durham Thundercats 3
The Wolves win the best of 7; 4-3 & advance to the semifinals along with Clinton, Minto and Tillsonburg.
The projected semifinal matchups are Ripley-Minto & Clinton-Tillsonburg
WOAA " A " Semifinals
Lucknow Lancers vs Tavistock Royals
Feb 21 Lucknow Lancers 2 Tavistock Royals 3
Feb 22 Tavistock Royals 4 Lucknow Lancers 3
Feb 29 Lucknow Lancers vs Tavistock Royals 7:30 pm
Mar 1 Tavistock Royals at Lucknow Lancers 7:30 pm
Mar 7 Lucknow Lancers vs Tavistock Royals 7:30 pm
Mar 8 Tavistock Royals at Lucknow Lancers 7:30 pm
Mar 10 Lucknow Lancers vs Tavistock Royals 8:30 pm
Elora Rocks vs Milverton 4 Wheel Drives
Feb 21 Milverton 4 Wheel Drives at Elora Rocks 8:30 pm
Feb 23 Elora Rocks 7 at Milverton 4 Wheel Drives 6 (OT)
Feb 28 Milverton 4 Wheel Drives at Elora Rocks 8:30 pm
Mar 1 Elora Rocks at Milverton 4 Wheel Drives 1 pm
Mar 6 Milverton 4 Wheel Drives at Elora Rocks 8:30 pm
Mar 7 Elora Rocks at Milverton 4 Wheel Drives 8:30 pm
Game 7 TBA
CWOSSA " AA " Girls Volleyball
at Norwell District
Postponed until March 2nd & 3rd
Tomorrow, Walkerton Community School is hosting the CWOSSA " A " Girls Volleyball Tournament
The Lady Riverhawks and Peninsula Shores Phoenix are in the Senior Girls Division.
The Kincardine Lady Knights are competing in the Junior Division.
OFSAA Alpine Ski Championships
at Osler Bluffs at Collingwood
In the Slalom event on Monday, Gabby Wall of Collingwood Collegiate was 3rd in the Open Girls Division
The Collingwood Collegiate Owls won both the Open Girls and Open Boys competition in slalom
Huron-Bruce Blizzard 3 Chatsworth Air Tech Mechanical Rebels 2 (OT)