By Ned Bekavac
The smell of new is floating around the Guelph Hurricanes hockey team.
Not only is the team heading into the 2013-2014 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League season with a new coaching staff, it is also having a new dressing room built for them at the Sleeman Centre.
And now, the team has new uniforms and a new logo. Robert Kirk, Canes’ president and general manager, said it’s the beginning of a new era for the team.
“It’s a fresh start,” said Kirk.
Their new uniforms will be unveiled Saturday Sept. 7 when they host Waterloo at 7:30 p.m. in their home opener.
The local team announced last week that Matt Lippa has committed to the team for the upcoming campaign. He had a team-high 35 points for the Canes last season.
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With the commitment of Andrea Priamo to the team this upcoming season, the Queen’s Gaels women’s basketball squad will enter their 2013-2014 campaign with three players from the Royal City.
Fellow Queen’s players are John F. Ross CVI grad Gemma Bullard, who enters her fourth year at Queen’s, and Our Lady of Lourdes grad Claire Endicott, who was a rookie last season at the Kingston school.
Priamo, a Bishop Macdonell graduate, was the District 10 senior girls basketball MVP last season.
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The Guelph Gryphons are hosting the 11th annual Baden Klein Cup for Charity soccer event on Wednesday night.
The event will see the Gryphons men’s team facing Ryerson and the women playing against Sheridan, both at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
The women’s game starts at 5 p.m. and the men’s at 7 p.m.
Gryphons men’s head coach Keith Mason has organized the footy fundraiser for his nephew, Baden, who was diagnosed with a severe immune deficiency disorder; Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome (WAS), at two months of age.
Entrance is free and donations will be accepted. The event benefits Immunodeficiency Canada’s Alastair Fund.