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 […]

Sportsmanship shines at annual Battle of the Beach

Neil McNeil Catholic High School’s senior boys team defeated Malvern Collegiate Institute’s varsity team 3 to 1 in an annual charity game at Ted Reeve Arena last month. Neil McNeil took the lead early at the Battle of the Beach with two goals in the first five minutes of play. Malvern answered with a goal […]

Balmy Beach rugby players honoured at Hall of Fame dinner

Saturday Nov. 25 saw the Ontario Rugby Union host its annual Hall Of Fame Dinner where the Balmy Beach Club was honoured to have two recipients among those inducted into its ranks. Kyle Nichols, a longtime Beach resident, was inducted as part of the 2017 Provincial Hall of Famers. Nichols played rugby for Balmy Beach, […]

Pan Am gold for Balmy Beach paddlers

Members of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club took multiple medals home from the Pan American Championships in Ecuador. Palmer Lumb, 18, won gold medals in the four-man, 1,000-metre kayak event and solo 200-metre sprint and bronze medals in the two-man, 200-metre kayak sprint and solo 500-metre sprint. “It was pretty amazing. It was my first […]

Beach hockey rivals set to go head-to-head for charity

Hockey teams from Neil McNeil Catholic High School and Malvern Collegiate Institute are hitting the ice again for charity. Neil McNeil’s senior boys team and Malvern’s varsity team will face off at Ted Reeve Arena in the Upper Beach on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the game or from […]

Neil McNeil junior boys cross-country team grabs gold at OFSAA

Neil McNeil Catholic High School’s cross-country team thought they placed second in the junior boys’ race at the provincial championships in Petawawa, Ont., on Saturday. And why not? That’s what the score said. “We were presented with silver medals and we were told that we were second,” said Jason Wood, one of the team’s coaches. […]