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Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times The Orillia Terriers Jr. C hockey team handed out year-end awards this week at a dinner celebration at Kelsey's. From left: Terriers assistant coach Matt Salmon, head coach Randy Salmon, Jake Shaw (co-MVP), Marty Lawlor (co-MVP), Jared Orr (most improved player), Kyle Fischer (best defenceman), Ryan Crowther (Heart and Soul award) and assistant coach Kirk Valliant. Two award winners were not present: Jake Semmens (rookie of the year) and Thomas Faulds (most sportsmanlike player).

Top Terriers feted

The Orillia Terriers’ dynamic duo of Jake Shaw and Marty Lawlor, who led the team in points and comprised two-thirds of one of the most dangerous lines in the Provincial Junior Hockey League, were named the team’s co-MVPs at a year-end awards dinner this week.

Submitted photo The Millwood Logistics novice AE Terriers defeated Milton 5-1 Saturday to sweep to a 3-0 series victory to win the coveted Ontario Minor Hockey Association championship. Coached by Jeff Hopkins and assistants Derek Mader and Sean Davidson and managed by Melissa French, members of the championship team include Kiefer Barlow, Jack Davidson, Lucas Denne, James French, William Hillyard, Jasper Holenski, Peyton Hopkins, Jackson Long, Emma Mader, Joshua May, Brock McKay, Austin McLeod-Donaldson, Jack North, Craig Scott, Eric Shellswell and Tyler Boychoff.

Terriers take championships

For the Millwood Logistics novice AE Terriers, Saturday's game at the Milton Sports Centre was their Stanley Cup final. And the local group of eight and nine year olds didn't disappoint, playing like champions in a dominant 5-1 win that earned them a coveted Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) championship.

Penguins goaltender Matt Murray squeezes against the post to make a save against the Jets during NHL action in Winnipeg on March 8, 2017. (Kevin King/Postmedia Network)

Murray knows tough business of hockey

Looking back, it wasn’t so much a surprise that Matt Murray was one of the first to leave the bus that day. After all, he had been travelling in it for a good 10 hours and, being 6-foot-4, he probably needed to stretch more than anyone else on the team.

Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?

Blue Jays' Francisco Liriano has been the most impressive starting pitcher in camp this spring. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

Jays' rotation set up to succeed

The calendar is starting to move aggressively towards opening day and a trip down to Ed Smith Stadium on Tuesday to face the Orioles further emphasized the time frame.

Stampeders' Glenn Love (middle) blocks Lions' Chris Rainey (left) during CFL Western Final action at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Nov. 20, 2016. (Leah hennel/Postmedia/Files)

CFL heading in right direction on calls

Improve player safety, coaches’ challenges and the role of the eye-in-the-sky official, while at the same time cutting down on penalties and trying not to interrupt the flow of the game.

Canada's Rachel Homan reacts after releasing a stone against Switzerland during the World Women's Curling Championship held in Beijing's Capital Gymnasium on Monday, March 20, 2017. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

Homan rink improves to 5-0

Rachel Homan and her Canada rink gave themselves a major confidence boost Monday in their quest for gold at the women’s world curling championship, handing Switzerland its first loss to and taking sole possession of first place in the round-robin standings.

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