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Terriers sink Otters in weekend play

The Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers snapped their six-game losing streak on the weekend, crushing the Huntsville Otters 5-1 at the Canada Summit Centre.

Terriers fall to Hornets

In what was likely a first-round playoff preview, the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers did little to strike fear into their prospective opponents Wednesday night, falling 7-3 to the visiting Alliston Hornets in an uninspiring effort at Rotary Place.

The city is listening

Often, tax-paying citizens are frustrated when those in power -- whether that's at the municipal, provincial or federal levels -- refuse to give them an audience and opt to turn a blind eye to their concerns. That cannot be said of Orillia's current city council.

Breathing new life into an old landmark

As any homeowner can attest, if you don't stay on top of minor maintenance issues at your humble abode, you will inevitably run into major problems. So, imagine the challenge of trying to stay on top of the issues that arise in a landmark public building such as the iconic Orillia Opera House.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times An Orillia Hawks defender forces an Oshawa Lady Generals forward to the outside during heated second-period action Sunday in the championship game of the bantam B division at the 21st Orillia Hawks Girls’ Hockey Tournament. Orillia won 3-1 to garner gold – the lone local squad to turn the trick at the 101-team event that took over seven area arenas.

Bantams three-peat at Hawks tourney

What a weekend of hockey. The 21st annual Orillia Hawks Girls’ Hockey Tournament wrapped up Sunday with championship games in 16 divisions, and when the final gold medal was handed out, 101 teams from across the province had competed in more than 185 games at seven arenas around the region.

Cougars seal Terriers’ fate

Despite a new goalie, old problems continued to haunt the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers Thursday night as they were dumped 5-1 by the host Schomberg Cougars.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times The puck dropped Friday morning to kick off the 21st annual Orillia Hawks Girls’ Hockey Tournament at local arenas. In atom B action, the Hawks rode a three-goal performance from Lily Downard (#10) to earn a 4-0 victory over the Peterborough Ice Kats in a well-played contest at Rotary Place. Downard scored a pretty, short-handed breakaway goal in the first period and broke the game open with a pair of quick goals in the final frame. This year’s Orillia Hawks tourney is the largest in the city’s history as 101 teams will compete in 16 divisions. Ten local squads are competing. Action goes all weekend and wraps up with championship games in each division Sunday. For up-to-date results, check out the tournament page at orilliagirlshockey.com.

Hawks tourney off to flying start

The puck dropped Friday morning to kick off the 21st annual Orillia Hawks Girls’ Hockey Tournament at local arenas.

The Orillia Blackball Classic kicks off this week. PACKET & TIMES FILE PHOTO

Orillia Blackball Classic Tournament kicks off on Friday

For local high-school basketball players, the annual Orillia Blackball Classic is a rite of passage. It's a tournament they all desperately want to win. But it's also a favourite of teams from throughout the province because it is the longest continuously-running high-school basketball tournament in Canada.

Make it work, Orillia

When Chapter 725 of the city's municipal code was written, nobody had cellphones in their pockets and the idea of a service like Uber was not even a gleam in some bright computer coder's mind.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times The Orillia Hawks peewee house league team are shown in action during last year’s Orillia Hawks Girls’ Hockey Tournament. This year, 101 teams will compete in 16 divisions, with action kicking off Friday morning at local rinks.

101 teams will compete in 16 divisions this weekend in Orillia

The city’s most popular hockey tournament will be bigger than ever this year. This weekend’s 21st annual Orillia Hawks Tournament, organized by the Orillia Girls Hockey Association (OGHA), will feature 101 teams – breaking the record 83 teams that attended a year ago.“We were able to secure extra ice in Barrie and Gravenhurst and that allowed us to

We need to do better

Without question, we've been inundated with a lot of snow in recent weeks. But, it's winter in Canada and to expect otherwise would be foolish. And yet, it seems the City of Orillia did not expect it - or certainly is not prepared to deal with it.