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Malvern fights to defend hockey title

Less than a quarter-second was on the clock when Malvern’s Dallas Carter wristed a shot into the Riverdale Raiders’ net on Wednesday. That buzzer goal rang in a 7-5 win for Malvern’s varsity boys hockey team, plus a hat trick for Carter. Judging by the game and the league standings, the Knights will need lots […]

On ice with the world’s best

When she stepped on the ice to play the gold-medal game in Buffalo, Kaitlin Tse had a flashback. It felt just like the women’s hockey final at the 2006 Olympics – two arch rivals and an arena split by chants of “Can-a-da!” and “U-S-A!” “I’ll never forget it, for sure,” said Tse, a local high […]

Map of East End skating rinks

Here’s a map of outdoor skating rinks in the East End, both community-maintained and city-run. Have a favourite memory or story about one of these? Let us know in the comments, then get out there and enjoy a classic Canadian winter pastime.

Sports Shorts

The Ted Reeve Thunder Minor Atom AA team won their City Championship against the Mississauga Terriers. The team had an incredible season, winning 73 games, while losing only five and tying in four. The team also used their dedication and respect for each other, their opponents and the game itself to win three major tournaments […]

Beacher won hockey gold – in 1924

Writing about hockey a while back, I mentioned one of the all-time greats who was raised in the Beach – Reginald Joseph “Hooley” Smith. Hooley was one of the sports legends known throughout the Beach area. He was a hockey superstar of the games later designated as the first Winter Olympics, which took place in […]

Malvern girls win tournament in shootout battle

Malvern Collegiate shot for gold and won a six-school girls hockey tournament held at York University. It was a total comeback win. Malvern started shaky at the Jan. 8 match up, losing 5-0 to St. Maximillian Kolbe in the first of four two-period games. But Malvern regrouped, says team captain Ciara Morrison. “We just got […]

Hockey has a long history in the Beach

The East End, especially the Beach, is steeped in the history of all types of recreation activity. At this time of year we are geared to ice skating and hockey. There is no doubt that hockey has kept Canada together, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, from the Northwest Territories to southern Ontario. […]

Concussions no cartoon gag to laugh at

Imagine a doctor trying to assess an injured limb with no senses. It’s virtually impossible, right? Well, that’s what it’s like trying to diagnose a concussion. It can’t be seen by the naked eye and it is almost never picked up by any medical equipment. It can’t be heard or smelled, and the only one […]

Balmy Beach Club’s Winter Classic

The Balmy Beach Club hosted its first Winter Classic on Jan. 18 at the Kew Gardens skating rink. The event, which was followed with by a dinner at the club, served as a fundraiser to the Ted Reeve Minor Hockey program. View Photo Gallery below.  

Rink builders ready for winter

Skates are sharpened, sticks are taped and a group of dedicated dads and moms are crossing their fingers in a collective wish that the weather holds. Mother Nature calls the shots when it comes to a favourite Canadian pastime – playing hockey on an outdoor rink – and the folks who are responsible for creating […]

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