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Brown Burns Kings Jr C

We posted yesterday that Cody Brown of the Siskins is probably the best player in Jr C this year. He proved us right last night scoring 3 goals against a solid Penatang team

This was a much better played game by Stayner than the night previous against Alliston where they gave up 56 shots and went 1 for 16 on the PP.

Although outshot 28-20 they went 2-8 on the PP and stymied a pretty strong offensive club going 6-6 on PK.

Latour tossed in the other goal and had a nice game, as did DeRose and rookie Adam Timlock who had a couple of assists.

Stayner is off to a great start and moves up in our opinion in rankings as a top three team in the league if they are able to continue to gel. And we think the Kings just had an off night so we ll give them a pass on this one, they keep their rank.

Junior Junkie



The Stayner Siskins finally had their Jr C home opener last night, hosting last year’s Ontario Champions the Alliston Hornets to a poorly attended game of about 150. You’ll recall from our previous post that Stayner had to cancel last Sunday’s game because the town didn’t have the ice in the arena.

Alliston eventually won this game in a shootout 5-4, and we use the word “game” questionably……
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Peter Dunbar who is leading the Wasaga Beach strategic plan for recreational services was on the Chats program this morning giving an update.  They seem to be moving strongly forward in getting public and department input into the future needs of the town.

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We may have over estimated the Hornets chances this season in our Jr C preview post earlier this month.

At the preseason tournament in Alliston they looked somewhat disorganized, but had a lot of talent on the ice.  We chalked that up to Sandy McArthy getting his feet wet in the Jr ranks.  But after a third period implosion in their home opener against Stayner handing them the win, Read more of this post


Thought we’d take a drive up to Stayner today to watch the Siskins Flyers game scheduled for 1:30pm.  We had reported that possibly the ice wouldnt be ready, but after checking the websites for both teams and the OHA website there were no reports of cancellations… we jumped into the VW van and off we went.

Surprise, surprise…cancelled as the ice wasnt ready.

How about we post notice of cancellations ? It takes 2 minutes to do.  And to the town of Stayner….great job, we’ll call ahead about the Christmas public skating……

Junior Junkie


While Collingwood and Wasaga Beach minor hockey players have been through tryouts and are kicking off their seasons this week, Stayner Minor Hockey Association players are still wearing roller blades and the Jr C Siskins are begging for ice time from surrounding communities.

We wonder why Stayner council year after year refuses to put the ice into the community center at a reasonable time of year to support SMHA and the Siskins.  SMHA used to have ice

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The Midland Flyers Jr C hockey team is off to a start we’re sure they would rather forget, dropping the first two games of the season to the Penatang Kings 7-1 and 5-2.

Sunday night in Midland the Kings jumped out to 4-0 lead after the first period with some nifty playmaking and some hard work in the offensive zone. They controlled the puck time 5-1 over the somewhat confused Flyers. The second and third periods turned into more of a scrimmage than a hockey game, to the chagrin of the 300 plus fans in attendance that started for the exits a few minutes into the third.

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With the Jr C hockey season kicking off this past weekend, we thought we’d throw in our 2 cents on who looks good locally.

Stayner Siskins

The Siskins have a huge turnover this season coach Garinger says “ we will have at least 15 new faces in the lineup….it will be a challenge, but our new players are highly motivated young men that want to develop their games”.  Leadership will come from vets Jeff Moniz, Evan MacDonald and Will Gerow.

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Well we dont have junior hockey in Collingwood for the first time in over 50 yrs, but you can still catch some pretty good action in Jr C starting this Fri night.

The Stayner Siskins are on the road in Alliston to face the Hornets.  Stayner lost a heartbreaker in last years playoffs to Alliston to end their remarkable playoff run.  Alliston eventually won the Jr C Ontario Championship.  Ex NHL’r Sandy McArthy takes over in Alliston in his first head coach position, while Ed Grainger moves up from the assistant position in Stayner to take the helm.  It may take both guys a little while to get the feel of things running the show, especially in Stayner where they have a big player turnover.

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Finally the Town of Collingwood has released its survey results with regards to the Central Park redevelopment project.  As we detailed in our previous post, the steering committee for the project was tasked with getting the public’s input. 

With a whopping 219 responses, 177 from Collingwood….that’s .08% of the population for all you nay sayers that think the committee isn’t getting a real feel for the community wishes.

Here’s what they found and our comments….

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