Hockey fun for a worthy cause

Former Toronto Maple Leafs goalkeeper Mark Laforest, left, finds himself ‘slightly’ out of position as he goes across ice for a shot on goal. Right, Marlon Castro gets a pie in the face from Dan Aisthorpe. Hockey fans were treated to a fun match between the NHL Alumni team and TTC workers on Mar. 24 […]

Underdog curlers qualify for provincials

We have all heard the old saying ‘practice makes perfect’. But for the Malvern girls curling team determination and improvisation were likely the factors that led them to a spot in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships from March 21-24 in Niagara. There were no practices. They could not afford them. Add […]

Beach Volleyball

Days are getting longer and the temperatures are climbing. That can only mean that beach volleyball season is just around the corner. Ashbridges Bay Beach Volleyball recreational league registration has already commenced, and you have until May 2, 2012 to register. Don’t have a partner? No worries, there are two planned free drop-in sessions for […]

25 years for Spring Sprint

This year will mark the silver anniversary of the Beaches Recreation Centre’s Spring Sprint, and organizers are hoping numbers will keep up with the success of recent years. “We’d like to get 600, and maybe 350 kids out of that 600,” said Roland Roushias of the rec centre. “ If it takes you 15 minutes […]

Danforth breaks through dry spell

It took them four years, but after some extremely hard work and great coaching, the Danforth CTI Hockey team have become Tier II City Champions. Danforth defeated Parkdale Collegiate 3-2 in the final match on Mar. 2 at North Toronto Arena in what was a nail-biter until the end. After going up by two goals […]

Malvern girls spike their way to city finals

Malvern’s Callan Rolfe-Hughes and Candice Leung go up for a block during a regional semifinal match against Lawrence Park on Feb. 8, right.  Malvern was victorious with scores of 25-17, 25-19, 25-9. The Malvern senior girls volleyball team qualified for the AAA city finals after defeating Martingrove in the citywide semifinals on Feb. 14.

Balmy Beach Canoe Club builds PaddleAll program

The Balmy Beach Canoe Club recently got a huge boost, thanks to a grant from the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Sport Canada. The club’s PaddleALL program is aimed at offering canoe, kayak and dragonboat to people with mobility issues, as well as those with special needs. The grant of just over $7,000 will go towards […]

Sports

Feb. 2 was a busy day in Toronto for East End high school athletes in Toronto District School Board sports. Curtis Jack, left, scored a hat trick to lead Danforth Collegiate to a 6-0 victory over Harbord Collegiate in Tier 2 Hockey. Danforth currently sits in second place in their division. Monarch Park’s Chris Yorke, […]

Beaches Junior A Lacrosse club prepping for summer

After a streak of disappointing seasons, the Toronto Beaches Junior A Lacrosse team has introduced some new faces to their management team, including three prominent professionals. The new General Manager is Brodie Merrill who plays for the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 30-year-old Orangeville native is excited to take on the […]

Rose shows promising career

If you have ever been part of a serious hockey team, you know that lifting weights is a crucial part of training. It builds strength and prevents a player from getting injured when on the ice. 17-year-old Aaron Rose was no exception, and as part of his hockey training he started lifting weights regularly. Except […]