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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.

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.

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

Terriers sink Otters

Prior to Wednesday night's game against the Huntsville Otters, Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers captain Jake Shaw received the Provincial Junior Hockey League player of the month award for his noteworthy November.

Terriers take victory over Kings

After a pair of lopsided losses against the league's premier teams, the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers got back on track Saturday night at Rotary Place when they skated to a dominant 8-2 victory over the Penetang Kings.


Brown playing politics with mental health

Sometimes it seems a politician will say just about anything to get elected. Witness Kellie Leitch, the wannabe leader of the federal Conservative party, trying to catch a northern wave of Trumpism, prattling on about dismantling our national broadcaster and the need for immigrants to be screened for “Canadian values.”

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times The Orillia Terriers honoured alumni and former coach Ryan Crowther, who died unexpectedly Nov. 6 at the age of 37. Terriers president Mike Duprey and player Mitchell Pellarin, presented a framed jersey to members of Crowther’s family that were on hand for the on-ice ceremony at Rotary Place Saturday night. From left: Maddison Crowther, holding Ryan’s daughter Kylyn, Sarah Crowther, Pellarin, Duprey, Kevin Crowther, Barb Crowther, two of Ryan’s nephews, and his daughter, Ryley.

Award unveiled to honour Ryan Crowther

The Orillia Terriers honoured one of their own Saturday night when they paid tribute to Ryan Crowther, a former player and coach, who died unexpectedly Nov. 6.

Dave Dawson/ The Packet & Times Caledon forward Tyler Whitten deflects a puck in front of Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers goalie Brendan Dale, who made 46 stops to backstop the Terriers to a come-from-behind 5-4 overtime win Saturday night at Rotary Place.

Trio take Terriers to triumph

Juggling the lines paid immediate and significant dividends over the weekend for the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers.

Submitted Twin Lakes Secondary School graduate Lisa Brooking is shown racing in Kingston at the Canadian Cross Country Championship. The 2015 Orillia athlete of the year finished eighth to earn her golden ticket as a top-10 performer. Athletics Canada will take six senior women’s competitors to upcoming world and Pan American championships. Brooking is hoping to be one of the chosen runners.

Orillia native finishes in top 10 at competition

Lisa Brooking, Orillia’s reigning athlete of the year, earned her “golden ticket” on the weekend, and is now anxiously awaiting to see if that ticket will allow her to represent Canada at two prestigious international competitions.

Adopting a long-term national strategy

A few days ago, the body of a 42-year-old woman was discovered in a wooded area just north of the intersection of Bayfield and Hanmer streets in Barrie.

Support local businesses

Somehow, in recent years, the Black Plague has crossed the border and taken root. It started in border cities and seeped inward; large, urban centres soon welcomed the insidious invader and its spread has been quick and prolific.

Mark Wanzel/Postmedia Network Marlee Sanderson of the Orillia Nighthawks attempts to drive past the St Joan of Arc Knight defense during Tuesday's semifinal held at St Joan of Arc.

OSS junior girls’ basketball team win GBSSA title

The Orillia Secondary School (OSS) junior girls' basketball team capped their perfect season with two dominant, impressive victories in Barrie Tuesday to win the Georgian Bay Secondary School Association (GBSSA) title, putting an exclamation mark on a memorable year on the hardcourt.