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Grizzlie recognized: Sports Briefs



OTTAWA -- Two members of the Georgian Grizzlies were honoured Wednesday night at the OCAA men's basketball championship banquet held at Algonquin College.

Second-year forward Shane Rowe was named to the OCAA East first all-star team. He averaged a double-double for the season, scoring 22.6 points per game and grabbing 14.6 rebounds per game.

Mark Brown was named to the East region all-rookie team. The first-year guard from Toronto led the team in steals and assists while averaging 11.4 points per game.


(STAFF) -- Vicki Bendus is no stranger to women's hockey at the international level.

So it should also come as no surprise that the Wasaga Beach native has been named to Canada's selection camp roster for the 2012 IIHF women's world championship.

The five-foot-two, 110-pound winger currently plays for Brampton in the Canadian Women's Hockey League, where she has 11 goals and 20 points in 21 games.

Bendus, who turns 23 in April, had an extremely successful college career south of the border playing for Mercyhurst College.

The selection camp takes place March 26 to April 1 in Ottawa, leading up to the women's championship, which is being held this year in Burlington, Vt.

The 29-player camp roster includes three goaltenders, 10 defencemen and 16 forwards, including 18 returnees from the team that claimed silver at the 2011 IIHF women's world championship in Switzerland last April.

The selection camp will include exhibition games against midget 'AAA' boys teams, as well as a pre-competition game between Canada and the United States on Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Civic Centre.


(STAFF) -- Barrie MPP Rod Jackson will host a free skate next weekend at East Bayfield Community Centre.

There will also be a special appearance by Barrie Colts mascot Charlie Horse.

The free skate will take place next Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The arena is located at 80 Livingstone St. E.

Call 705-726-5538 for information or visit


The Elmvale Minor Baseball Association will hold registration for the 2012 season in the coming weeks.

Sign-up dates at the Elmvale library include Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 24 from noon until 3 p.m., and Wednesday, April 4 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. A $20 late fee will apply after these dates.

Parents are asked to bring registration money, a post-dated cheque for uniform deposit, $5 if a hat is desired and a copy of a birth certificate for new players to the league.

For T-ball registration, choice of nights will be on a first come, first served basis. Once all of the spots are filled, names will be placed on a waiting list.

For details, call 705-322-2156.


Registration is now open for the Barrie Soccer Club's 2012 outdoor season, which starts in early May.

There are separate divisions for each age group.

Sign-up is available online at,or at the club offices, located at 7 Currie Dr., from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Fridays.

For information, call 705-739-7844 or e-mail


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