The St. Catharines Falcons have rediscovered the knack for scoring on the power play, and just in time, too.
Bernd Franke, Postmedia Network
Bernd Franke, in the newspaper industry since 1977 and regional sports editor for the St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review and Welland Tribune, was born to work in journalism: his parents met through a classified ad.
Class was in session Thursday night in Peterborough, where the young pups on the Niagara IceDogs got to experience playoff hockey at the Ontario Hockey League level for the first time.
Lucas Smilsky provided the offence, Owen Savory the defence and the St. Catharines Falcons extended their winning streak to 15 games in junior B hockey.
The Niagara IceDogs may have lost a lot more than a game Thursday night.
Stephen Dhillon is an IceDog according to the logo on the front of his jersey.
Now, that’s more like it.
When the Erie Otters decided to silence their critics, the Niagara IceDogs found the sound deafening.
It was the North Bay Battalion’s turn to choose the menu, and this time it was the Niagara IceDogs who went home hungry.
Too bad power play goals, like hydroelectricity, can’t be stored and used when they’re needed to get a team out a funk and into the win column.
A struggling start followed by a strong finish once again was not enough to return the Niagara IceDogs to the win column.
Like the groundhog, Andrew Sommerville made a debut on Feb. 2.
The Niagara IceDogs spent too much time in the referees’ doghouse when they visited the Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey League Friday night.
Fort Erie’s biggest program on its all-too-short horse racing season featured full parking lots as far as the eye could see from the grandstand, and total wagering on one race in excess of $500,000.
Louise Baillargeon, by day an English-French translator for the provincial health ministry at Welland hospital, was looking for just the right words translating something unrelated to work at night.
Wrestling wasn’t limited to the mats at the Welland YMCA when the Taylor brothers grew up on Eastdale Crescent, a stone’s throw from the high school they would dominate in the sport.
Welland’s Main Street Bridge was illuminated in blue Saturday night in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day, and flags were raised across Niagara two days later to encourage the participation of businesses and schools.
Tim Toffolo knows in real estate the three biggest selling points are location, location, location.
Minor hockey teams from outside Niagara won all three divisions at the 52nd Golden Puck House League Tournament in Port Colborne.
For the next three days Welland will be a basketball central for women’s college hoops in the province.
Junior hockey fans in Port Colborne saw a familiar face in an unfamiliar place Sunday night when the Niagara Whalers hosted the Toronto Predators.