Sports

Canucks power play short-circuiting

The Niagara Falls Canucks have struggled to find chemistry to start the season, losing their fourth straight game on Friday night against the Ancaster Avalanche by a score of 2-1.

Sir Winston Churchill Reid Wiley (5) evades a tackle by Cougars Michael Thornton (3) in this file photo from last year. — Standard photo

High school football kicks off

Falcons will be grounded, Blue Devils exorcised, and Hornets and Spartans clustered shoulder-to- shoulder in the same huddle when the high school football season kicks off next week in Niagara.

Matt Busby of the St. Catharines Falcons tangles with a Niagara Falls Canucks defender as Canucks teammate Justin Kyle (4) looks on in junior B hockey action Friday in St. Catharines. — Bob Tymczyszyn/Standard Staff

Up-and-coming Falcons blank Canucks

The St. Catharines Falcons junior B hockey team celebrated their 50th season at home in winning fashion, downing their arch rivals the Niagara Falls Canucks 5-0.