Bernd Franke, Postmedia News

Bernd Franke, in the newspaper industry since 1977 and regional sports editor for the St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review and Welland Tribune, was born to work in journalism: his parents met through a classified ad.


Novice Tigers remain undefeated in league play

Nathan Buliung recorded the shutout and the visiting Welland Youngs Insurance Tigers extended their novice A undefeated string to nine games blanking Thorold 8-0.

Jensen Murphy backstopped Brock to back-to-back victories in women's university hockey last weekend.

Brock men start hoops season 8-0

Four players scored in double digits and Brock defeated visiting Laurentian 71-55 to remain undefeated in men’s university basketball.

Justin MacPherson of the Niagara IceDogs tries to keep the puck away from Linis Nyman of the Kingston Frontenacs in OHL action at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines on Thursday

Penalties costly for IceDogs

The Niagara IceDogs were back home after playing five games on the road, but it was the Kingston Frontenacs who made themselves right at home in the winner’s circle.