By Ned Bekavac
Guelph’s Morgan McHaffie of the Queen’s Gaels has been named the OUA women’s hockey player of the year.
The Centennial CVI graduate led the province in scoring with 16 goals and 22 assists. The 38 points ranks her fourth in the nation.
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Local puck-stopper James Prigione has earned Best Goaltender honours for the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s 2011-2012 season.
The Oakville Blades goaltender posted a league-leading 2.04 goals against average and had a .932 save percentage, also tops in the league.
His six shutouts also led the league.
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Guelph Hurricanes goaltender Colin Furlong has been named the MVP of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Midwestern Conference. Furlong, of Cambridge, had a .915 save percentage for the Canes, who finished the regular season in fifth in the nine-team conference.
Hurricane Shane Kinsella, a Toronto native, earned the Midwestern Conference’s Sportsmanship and Ability Award.
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A commercial featuring the Guelph Goodtimers, a hockey team for seniors, was shown on Sunday during the Ottawa Senators’ home game against the New York Islanders.
The team, which has been in existence since 1967, provides seniors with an opportunity to stay active and enjoy hockey well into their advancing years. The team’s oldest player is 76 and there is a lengthy waiting list to get on the team, said a news release.
“Even in retirement, things don’t have to change,” the commercial reads.
To check it out the commercial, visit youtube.com/chartwellreit.
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Guelph Gryphons defensive lineman Jordan Duncan, a Grimsby native, has been invited to the 2012 CFL E-Camp.
The event is an opportunity for general managers, coaches and scouts to test, interview and evaluate prospects who they may select in the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft on May 3. The camp takes place March 2-4 in Toronto.