Ice Chips and Canoe Quips

Panther midgets primed

Coach Steve Doane is excited with a solid crop of local skaters who have been already doing some brutal dryland and on-ice practices. Coach is pleased to announce his roster as follows. In goal are Alex Martin and Tyler Hughson.  On the blue line are defenders: Ashlyn Hare, Jonah Nahwegahbow, Logan Debassige and Jenmee Bondy. Up on forward will be: Landon Peltier, Mike Megwanabe, Theron McGregor, James Scott, Ethan Corbiere, Seth Peltier, Matthew Oshkabewisens, Greg Doane, Nicholas Corbiere and Nathan Debassige.  Go Panthers, GO!

Local skaters impact teams ‘from away’

Dana Lewis of Wikwemikong and her Sudbury Lady Wolves BB had a great weekend in Oshawa. They had a three wins, two ties and just a one loss weekend taking the Silver Medal!

Former Wiky Hawks, Mindemoya Thunder and Sudbury AAA player Tanner Webkamigad will suit up for the St. Charles College Cardinals of the Sudbury and District High School League this season. This means that he will be playing against the local MSS Mustangs.

Gregory Trudeau-Paquette, another former Wikwemikong Hawk and Manitoulin Panther, has also chosen to forego another year of midget and suit up with the Cardinals. Greg was a late cut from the Jr. A Espanola Express will be a great addition for the Cards this season.

Local pickleballers medal at provincials

The Provincial Pickleball Championship tournament was held on September 16 – 17 at the RIM Centre in Kitchener. There were 176 participants from the province. Bud and Pierrette Hebner as well as Mike Myc represented the Manitoulin Pickleball Club in fine fashion.

Once again the local representatives did the club proud as they brought home the following medals.

Pierrette was awarded the Gold in the women’s 60-64 division while Mike took the Silver in the men’s 65-69 on top of the Bronze in mixed doubles 65-69 division.

Manitoulin Basketball Association fall program 

The Manitoulin Basketball Association is offering up their fall program. The plan includes one hour of basketball fundamental skills, drills and a scrimmage game one night per week. The session is open to boys and girls in Grades 1 to 8 and takes place weekly at Lakeview Public School in M’Chigeeng.

The six sessions are spread over a seven-week period (note: there is no basketball on the week of October 12-16).

Play is scheduled on Mondays from 6-7 pm for Grades 1 – 4 and 7 – 8 pm with Grades 5 – 8. It should be noticed that the first Monday session is on a Friday, October 2 but then goes back to Mondays.

A second night (Wednesdays) will be added if there are enough players with the same times scheduled and starting play on Wednesday, September 30.

The cost is just $67.80 and includes an MBA uniform. Players will need to register by September 25 however, so please don’t delay! For more information you can email organizers at Fax to: 1-888-490-6068 or even snail mail it to: Manitoulin Sports PO Box 30, Kagawong, ON P0P 1J0.

Terry Fox thanks you!

The 35th Terry Fox Run in Little Current had another successful year and enjoyed a beautiful late summer day down at Low Island. Thank you to all who participated and all who came together to support cancer research initiatives. The run organizer Joanna Rosenbaum would especially like to thank the following volunteers and Manitoulin organizations that helped make the day go smoothly and contributed to the success of our run: Roslyn Taylor, Charlene MacNevin, Cindy Campbell, Cathy Jeffery, Leslie Taylor, Mel Delange, Colleen Mailloux, Natalie Hastings, Steve Fessenden, Joanne Corbiere, Al Boyd, all of the members of the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club, the Town of NEMI, and The Manitoulin Expositor.

Businesses and organizations that contributed with donations, or otherwise supported the event were: The Little Current Lions Club, Turners of Little Current, Orr’s Valumart, Kool-It-Ice, Green Acres, Loco Beanz, Dreamer’s Cove, Reflection Hair Studio, Island Foodland, Mindemoya Home Hardware, Taylor Sawmill, UCCM Police, Williamson’s Hardware, the Manitoulin Central Family Health Team, and Manitoulin Physiotherapy Centre.

Special thanks to NEMI Mayor Al MacNevin and Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha for taking time out of their busy schedule and showing their support as well.

Joanna and volunteers hope to see you all again next year!

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