Beach hockey teams head to OFSAA

It’s been an exciting season for hockey leagues at both Neil McNeil High School and Malvern Collegiate Institute. In an unprecedented play, Neil McNeil recently took three teams – upwards of 60 students – including their Junior, Senior and Varsity teams to the TDCAA (Toronto District Catholic Athletic Association) championships. The Juniors won 3 – […]

Ted Reeve Thunder are champs again

In a feat that seemed near impossible, the Ted Reeve Thunder Minor Bantam AA’s have taken home their second Silver Stick championship win in a row. The 2015/2016 returning champions knew the odds were against them said coach Michael Saini. “It’s difficult to win it back to back, but we thought we’d at least give […]

Charity hockey game a hit

On December 21, Neil McNeil C.H.S. took on Malvern C.I. at Ted Reeve Arena in their third annual charity hockey game. The two teams battled it out on the ice, showing their speed and agility as they sailed past the cheering crowds. Ultimately, Malvern C.I. came out on top with a final score of 5-3, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]