The Brooklin Bears have started the 2017 season the same way that they ended last season--on a winning note. The girls are once again the team to beat in LOSSA and have yet to taste defeat in regular season play. The Bears hosted the first ever Girls Elite 8 high school hockey tournament earlier in December. The goal of the tournament was to see some of the top teams from Durham, York and Peel Regions competing against each other. The Bears faced a very strong team in the finals from St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic High School in Aurora. After trading goals in the first period Brooklin took the lead in the second and never looked back. The final score ended up 4-1 for Brooklin. The girls and coaching staff were very happy to win their own tournament in the first year and are looking forward to defending their LOSSA title later this winter.
Congratulations to the Brooklin Bears Varsity girls hockey team!
The Lady Blue Knights had an incredible season in 2017 winning the provincial championship at every age level!
The U19 Elite team went undefeated at Provincials on their way to the 2017 Provincial Championship.
The final game saw Oakville take on our Lady Blue Knights in a highly skilled and well-played game. Blue Knights took an early 2 – 0 lead, then the teams traded goals until the score was 7 – 5. Then Oakville scored three unanswered goals and took the lead making it 8 – 7.
Blue Knights then took charge scoring the next 4 goals to secure an 11 – 8 victory.
Congratulations to coaches Lindsay Palmer and Corina Mahorn and the entire U19 Elite team – 2017 Provincial Champions!
In keeping with our theme of celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday and the history of sports in Durham Region we decided to recognize a historic team for this edition of Team of the Month.
The 1985-86 Durham College women's volleyball team, led by head coach Stan Marchut, became the first women's team ever to win a CCAA medal for Durham. At the national championship in British Columbia the Lords, who were the OCAA champions, advanced to the Final Four before eventually losing to Red Deer College in a heartbreaking five-set battle.
The Lords team that year stormed through the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record, dropping only three sets all season.
Keeping their momentum, they finished the OCAA pre-finals with a perfect 7-0 record advancing to the OCAA championships. In the final they defeated the Centennial Colts to advance to the national championship.
That season Durham was led by All-Canadian Carol Cruwys and league all-stars Pat Hayden. Leslie Seeley and Ann Stowell-Smith.