Thorold native Conor Timmins, left, shown defending for the Soo Greyhounds in this file photo, had six shots on net in the team's 8-1 victory over the Niagara IceDogs Saturday night in Sault Ste. Marie.

IceDogs outmatched in dogfight

The Niagara IceDogs found out first hand what happens when one of the highest- scoring teams in the Ontario Hockey League rediscovers the back of the net after an off night.

Saskatchewan skip Penny Barker calls the sweep while taking on Newfoundland during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Saturday at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines. SEAN KILKPATRICK/Canadian Press

Reigning champs open 0-1

The ice got a little frosty Saturday afternoon during the opening draw of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The same could not be said of the unperturbed curlers, vexed by it as they were occasionally. That included participants in the opening weekend's marquee match, which saw Rachel Homan's Ontario rink (from Ottawa) knock off Chelsea Carey's de

Canucks top Jr. Canadians

The Niagara Falls Canucks continue their winning ways at Gale Centre on Friday night, downing the Canadiens 8-2 for the fourth time this season and taking the series five games to one.

Standing, from left, parents Heather and Doug Smith, Brock University athletics director Neil Lumsden and Ashley MacSporran, head coach of the Brock women's basketball team, doing Miranda Smith of Pelham in a signing ceremoney at the St. Catharines university.

Hometown hoops

Ashley MacSporran freely admits she wants to grow the local talent on her basketball team.

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