Sports

Johnny Corneil, shown celebrating a goal in this December 2013 file photo, is team captain in his fifth, and final, season with the Niagara IceDogs.

New coach, new captain, new season

Year 2 of a rebuild with the ultimate goal of bringing the Memorial Cup back to St. Catharines for the third time and first time since 1960 officially gets underway Saturday night in Hamilton.

St. Catharines Falcons goaltender Owen Savory, shown in junior B playoff action against the Caledonia Corvairs in this file photo, shut out the Niagara Falls Canucks in the junior B team`s home opener Friday at Jack Gatecliff Arena in St. Catharines.

JUNIOR B HOCKEY REPORT

The St. Catharines Falcons soared and, when their backs were against the wall and they needed to, scored on opening weekend of intraconference play in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Pelham Panthers goaltender Sam Dallas knocks the puck out of harm's way in junior B hockey versus the Welland Jr. Canadians Sunday night in Welland. BERND FRANKE/Postmedia News

JR. B HOCKEY REPORT

Daelyn Minovski and Anthony Grigg each scored two goals to help the visiting Welland Jr. Canadians extend their unbeaten streak to three games with a 9-4 victory over the Buffalo Regals.

Athletes make the grade

Cross country and women’s soccer topped the class at Niagara College when the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced National Scholar Award winners for the 2016-17 season.

Jr. Canadians win in Buffalo

Daelyn Minovski and Anthony Grigg each scored two goals to help the visiting Welland Jr. Canadians extend their unbeaten streak to three games with a 9-4 victory over the Buffalo Regals.

Brock's Alex Nolan pitched a complete-game, six-hit shutout in a victory over McMaster in university baseball. PHOTO COURTESY BROCK UNIVERSITY

ON CAMPUS: Brock University

Women’s golfer Shannon Rowan, men’s golfer Adam Graham and baseball player Nick Spillman are Brock University’s top athletes for the week ending Sunday.