Ted Reeve Thunder take 2018 provincial hockey title

The Ted Reeve midget AA Thunder shut out the London Jr. Knights to win the OHFC provincial championship on Sunday, April 15. Ted Reeve’s Wil Robinson scored a power play goal, assisted by Morgan Williams and Danny Ranson. “We killed six minutes of penalties in the first period,” said Thunder head coach Ken Volden. “That […]

Hockey pros to hit Ted Reeve Arena for 3HL finals

An up-and-coming semi-professional Canadian sports league that combines elements of NHL overtime, the PGA tour and the NCAA’s March Madness college basketball touches down at Ted Reeve Arena (175 Main St.) later this month. The 3HL Tour is the brainchild of Bluffs-born Justin Fox, who found inspiration in the three-on-three overtime play that has been […]

Beachers glide to gold at Skate Canada synchro championships

Five Beachers were part of a synchronized skating team that won gold in the intermediate section at the 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in Oshawa last month. The 19-skater Meraki team, which practises in the midtown Leaside neighbourhood, beat out 12 other teams with a routine based on the 1994 Hollywood hit The Mask […]

Crescent Town Club pool to re-open next month

The Crescent Town Club’s pool is scheduled to re-open next month after multiple delays. For more than a year, the pool, located within the community centre near Victoria Park subway station, has been dry as a result of major structural issues stemming from a lack of waterproofing during its original construction in the ‘70s. The […]

Malvern juniors win Kew Gardens Winter Classic

Malvern Collegiate Institute’s junior boys hockey team won the first annual Malvern Winter Classic at Kew Gardens on Feb. 9, defeating Northern Secondary School in a shootout. Malvern’s Jake Gallant netted the winning goal in the eighth round of the shootout, lifting the Black Knights to a 5-4 victory on a snowy afternoon in the […]

Beaches Cycling Club member Jason Shuker, 47, trains 10 to 20 hours per week. PHOTO: Howard Calvert

Beach cyclist training to race across America

A member of the Beaches Cycling Club is vying to race across America. Jason Shuker, 47, is shaping up for the challenge—which will require him to race his bicycle through 12 states or about 4,800 kilometres—at Mindset Cycling alongside his support team. “Just to finish it is a big accomplishment,” said Shuker after a recent […]

‘It doesn’t matter what your gender is’: Malvern’s first female goalie posts stellar record

As a five-year-old house league hockey player, Emma Balazsi kept racking up penalty minutes. “I would always volunteer to take a penalty,” Balazsi, now 17, said. Her willingness to take on the enforcer role wasn’t completely selfless. She didn’t want to be on the ice unless she could play her ideal position: goaltender, a role […]