Ireland New Coach
The Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League introduced Greg Ireland as their new head coach this afternoon.
Ireland replaces Mark Reeds who took the Attack to their first ever OHL Championship last year and then departed to join Paul MacLean's staff with the Ottawa senators of the National Hockey League
The Attack also unveiled their new logo & uniforms for the upcoming season.
Maidens & Smith Make Under 18
Two Owen Sound Attack forwards, Jarrod Maidens & Gemel Smith, were selected to play for Canada's Under 18 entry at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament which begins next week in Slovakia & in the Czech Republic.
Maidens, the Attack first round selection in 2010 ( # 4 overall), scored the OHL Championship winning goal at Mississauga in Game 7 against St Mike's on May 15th.
Smith, a 6th round selection of the Attack, scored 8 times in his underage season plus added a shootout winner at Barrie.
The Owen Sound Attack weren't the only team to make a coaching alteration today
In Windsor, Bob Boughner is returning to coach the Spitfires after spending last year as an assistant with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL.
Crushers Name Selkirk Coach
The Shallow Lake Crushers of the WOAA Senior A Hockey League have announced DJ Selkirk is their new head coach.
Selkirk, who played Junior & Senior Hockey has coached both Minor Hockey and assisted with the Walkerton Hawks Junior C Club.
The Crushers will open their training camp at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Center in Owen Sound on September 8th.
Players interested in skating with the club can contact Director of Hockey Operations Joel St Arnaud at 519-935 2715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bluewater Fastball League
Tara Merchants at Port Elgin Blue Devils
Game time is 8:30 at Lakeview Park.
Last night in Owen Sound, the Selects swept the Chepstow Aces 5-2 & 7-3 in a doubleheader at Duncan McLellan park
The Owen Sound Verge Investment Selects will host the Canadian Men's Fastball Championship Tournament.
The event begins Sunday August 28th and runs to Sunday September 4th at Duncan McLellan Park
The annual Desboro Fastball Tournament is August 12th to 14th
Among the highlights of the tournament is the Desboro Minor Ball all-you-can-eat Breakfast on Sunday August 14th at the Desboro Arena.
The breakfast runs from 8 am to noon and costs $ 8 for adults & $ 4 for kids 12 years of age & under
28th Annual Chantry Chinook Classic
Conducted by the Lake Huron Fishing Club & Presented by 98 The Beach FM
Salmon Leader- Luke Mason, Port Elgin, 18.4 pounds
Trout Leader- Todd Bender, St Clements, 20.5 pounds
The derby concludes Sunday at 12 noon
Listen for live updates throughout the final week with Gary Byers
12 races tonight including two finals in the Future Stars series with more than $ 20,000 in purse money for each Final
Post time tonight is 7:20 pm
The entries and the morning odds are posted today under " Latest Sports Stories "
WOAA Girls Fastball
Desboro Novice 7 Owen Sound Bantams 6
Desboro will host Mildmay tonight at 8:30 and then travel to Guelph this weekend for the Provincial Women's Softball Association " C " Division playdowns