The Manitoulin Mustangs’ hockey team is looking stronger every game. They won their season and home opener with a smart, defensive game. The Black and Gold needed just the single goal barely two minutes into the first frame to win the match 1 – 0 over the LaSalle Lancers. Colin Hicks potted the game winner on a pass from Lucas Mackan and Hunter Abotossaway but it was a solid team effort that let it be all they needed. The team now sports a 3-2 and 1 record in all of their 6 (including preseason) g
The guys have a couple of practices this week to prepare for a big week over deer season. The team is on the road on Tuesday for a game against Bishop-Carter at the Centennial arena and then Lively will be at the NEMI Recreation Centre on Friday, the 22nd for a 7:00 pm game time so try and get out and cheer your team on.mes.
Manitoulin Minor Hockey Spotlight
In the MMHA Spotlight this week are the Manitowaning Novice Wolves. The young squad got their season off to a great start this past Sunday with a strong win over M’Chigeeng.
Macie Setterington, Joel Mailloux, Jayden Rohn, David Gibbons, Chloe Otosquaiob, Kaylee Assinewai, Steven White, Jack Pennie, Cole Hughson, Mathis Bredin, Ava Assinewai, Dale Belanger, Brooke Gibeault and Brodie Pennie. The coaches are Brent Assinewai and Jason Hughson. Their trainer is Jackie White and manager is Joyce O’Connor.
The whole team got in on the action with everyone getting to the play the puck. Scoring the goals were David Gibbons, Steve White, Ava Assinewai and Brodie Pennie. Macie Setterington was solid in net and got a shutout. The defensive pairings of Brodie Pennie and Jayden Rohn as well as Brooke Gibeault and Joel Mailloux kept the puck out of the danger zone to help their goaltender. Although the M’Chigeeng goalie was not on the winning side, he should be commended for stopping many, many shots. The Novice Wolves next game is this coming Saturday up in Gore Bay.
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The Atom Panthers are turning heads in the Nickel District league thanks to their strong 4-5 and 1 record. The team has a couple of weeks of on-ice and dry land training in order to prepare for the big Steel Blades Tournament in Sault Ste. Marie.
The Peewees have been even more dominant with an amazing 6-1 and 1 season opening record. Their next game is this Sunday versus Elliot Lake at 4:30.
In Bantam-land the young Panther team has been playing hard and are working on improving their 1-5 and 1 record. The Bantams are in the Sault this weekend for a tournament and their next home game is next Wednesday (Nov. 20) when they host Nickel City in a 7:30 pm game.
The Midgets also sport a 1-5 and 1 record, currently. The squad is also in the Soo this weekend for a tournament and don’t play at home until next weekend (Friday the 22nd) when they entertain Copper Cliff in a 9:00 PM bout.
It is inspiring to see so many local runners still maintaining their fitness levels. There were four races that some local runners competed in. Here is a little catch-up on how they did. The Scotiabank Toronto marathon and half marathon weekend took place a couple of weeks ago. Little Current’s Steve Fessenden ran the 42km marathon in a great time of 3 hours and 11 minutes. In the half marathon, Laurel Leconte clocked in at 1:42. Former Island teacher Jody Nadjiwon broke the 2 hour barrier in 1:57. Dena Burton, also of Little Current, finished the 21km distance.
In the Sudbury Superhero vs. Villains run, Sheguiandah, seasonal residents Tanis and Abby Kanerva ran the 4.4 distance in style. Meanwhile, Bay Estates’ John Saftic ran the Marine Corps Marathon down in Virginia.
Finally, Tara Rollins ran at Run Fest in Niagara Falls where she ran a fast, half marathon on October 27th. Congratulations to everyone on your efforts, keep up the good work.
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