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Johnathon Schaefer has been a pleasant surprise for the Niagara iceDogs this season and leads the team in plus-minus.

Defence rests with Schaefer

A third of the way through the Niagara IceDogs season, the pluses are easily outweighing the minuses for defenceman Johnathon Schaefer.

Holmes leads by example

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. So when Matt Holmes had multiple teammates out of the Blackhawks lineup Thursday night, he brought his game to the next level.

Canadian rowers Kerry Maher-Shaffer, left, of Welland and Antje Von Seydlitz, of Smithers, B.C., celebrate after winning gold in women's doubles sculls at the 2015 Pan Am Games in St. Catharines. A quad has been christened in Maher-Shaffer's honour by the South Niagara Rowing Club. Bob Tymczyszyn/Postmedia Network

Watershed year in rowing

From now on Martindale Pond will be water forever frozen in time for nine athletes who combined to win five gold medals for the South Niagara Rowing Club at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

Conor Timmins

Junior A report

Conor Timmins is having a breakout season for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and his timing couldn’t be better.

The region’s top high school boys volleyball players will be in action this Thursday.

The best of the best

The region’s top high school boys volleyball players will be in action this Thursday when the Niagara College Knights men’s volleyball program hosts the Third Annual Niagara Region Boys’ Volleyball Showcase at the Welland Campus Athletic Centre on Thursday.

A Centennial player defends the net in a boys high school volleyball showcase at Niagara College in this file photo.

College showcases boys volleyball

Two members of the Ontario single A bronze medallist Jean Vanier Lynx are among the standouts selected to play in the third annual Niagara Regions Boys Volleyball Showcase.

Minor hockey roundup

Bryce Frechette stopped all three shooters he faced in the shootout backstopping the Welland Primerica Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Pelham Panthers and the bantam A championship at the Andy Passero Memorial Tournament in Fort Erie.