Photos by Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times
Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times
One step forward, two steps back. That seems to be the best way to describe the fortunes of the Subaru of Orillia Terriers as they near the end of the first quarter of their disappointing Provincial Junior Hockey League season.
Mike Duprey, who helped revive junior hockey in Orillia when he and several other local hockey lovers birthed the Jr. C Orillia Terriers in 2013, abruptly left his post as president on the weekend.
Almost 350 runners helped raise more than $25,000 for Special Olympics athletes at the inaugural Guardians of the Flame Half Marathon and 5K Race Sunday in Orillia.
During his first cross-country running season at Regent Park Public School three years ago, Kayden Beebe stumbled during a practice, spilled to the ground and chipped his front tooth. "It was nasty, I can tell you that," recalls Kayden, grimacing at the grisly memory. "There was a lot of blood."
Sparked by strong play from rookies and newcomers, the Subaru of Orillia Terriers skated to a hard-fought 4-3 win over Schomberg Thursday night. The much-needed victory snapped a four-game losing skid as the Terriers improved to 2-7 in Provincial Junior Hockey League play.
There are many people in Orillia and area who do not have a local family doctor. So, when they require medical care, these “unattached patients” typically land in the emergency department of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH).
Three losses in less than 72 hours translated into another lost weekend for the Subaru of Orillia Terriers, who have managed just one win in their first eight games of the Provincial Junior Hockey League season.
For many kids in Canada, hockey is their salvation. The soundtrack of their childhood revolves around road trips and frigid rinks, out-of-town tournaments and sharp skates; wins and losses are overshadowed by broad smiles and fond memories.
After being on the wrong end of two routs to open their Simcoe County Athletic Association season, the Orillia Secondary School senior boys' football team was looking to get back on track this week against the undefeated Eastview Secondary School squad from Barrie.
The Frontenac Secondary School Falcons (Kingston) rallied from a 23-point halftime deficit to stun the Lo-Ellen Knights (Sudbury) 51-50 to win the coveted Orillia Blackball Classic senior girls basketball title Saturday night.
While it's still early in the Provincial Junior Hockey League season, the trends are not encouraging for the Subaru of Orillia Terriers.
When it comes to professional fishing, size matters. Just ask Cory Johnston, who teamed up with his fiancée, Kerrilee Delong, to capture the Competitive Sport Fishing League's (CSFL) Orillia Fall Challenge title on the weekend.
Local gyms will be rocking this weekend as the 23rd annual Orillia Blackball Classic takes centre court at all three local high schools Friday and Saturday.
One of central Ontario's longest-running competitive fishing tournaments is set to drop anchor in Lake Couchiching this weekend.
The North Central Predators, a AAA hockey organization headquartered in Rama, have won the right to host the 2018 Ontario Hockey Federation Bantam AAA Championship.
An injection of new blood provided the Subaru of Orillia Terriers with renewed life as they recorded their first win of the season on the weekend.
Noah Man, juggling many competing demands on his time, was thinking about quitting taekwondo, a sport he has been immersed in since he was eight. With one eye on the future, the teen knew it was important to keep working hard to maintain his 90% average, but he was also a member of two bands and had begun working at a local coffee shop to save for
There was a moment, with six minutes left in the second period, that aptly summarized the very short season, to date, for the Subaru of Orillia Terriers. While on a power play, the sloppy Terriers surrendered a two-on-one that ended in another goal for Stayner and further deepened the hole the home side found themselves in.
When Tyler Davidson was about 10 years old, his father bought him a motorbike. The youngster fell in love. He built makeshift wooden ramps in his backyard and learned to jump with style. Only the falling veil of darkness could get him to come inside.