An athlete from Ridgeway Crystal Beach High School participates on the uneven bars during the Zone 3, 4//SOSSA gymnastics competiton. Bob Tymczyszyn/Postmedia Network

Niagara sports roundup

Sir Winston Churchill’s Carlie White placed first overall in Level 6 and Lakeshore Catholic’s Susan Santillan in Level 2 after topping all four events – bars, beam, floor, vault – in points at the Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association gymnastics championships.

Goalie Zach Moore of the Niagara Falls Canucks defends the net against, left, Romaeo D'Intino and Jake Lloyd of the St. Catharines Falcons in junior B hockey action at Gale Centre in Niagara Falls on Wednesday. (Julie Jocsak/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network)

Canucks tie series with Falcons

There was no shortage of energy in Gale Centre Wednesday night, as the Niagara Falls Canucks battled their way to a crucial 5-4 victory against the St. Catharines Falcons, tying the best-of-7 series at two wins apiece.

Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?

Governor Simcoe's Sadie Dick, No. 12, at the net in girls high school volleyball showcase action Tuesday night at Niagara College in Welland. RYAN McCULLOUGH PHOTO COURTESY NIAGARA COLLEGE

Spotlight on volleyball

Girls high school volleyball wrapped up two weeks ago with Ontario championships, but the sport, and the standouts who play it locally, returned to the spotlight this week.

Canucks work overtime for win

The St. Catharines Falcons didn’t finish on the power play, and, as result, the Niagara Falls Canucks are far from finished in a best-of-seven Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Golden Horseshoe Conference semifinal.

Niagara sports roundup

The Niagara Whalers are four wins away from wrapping up the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League playoffs undefeated and giving Port Colborne its first Ontario junior hockey championship since 1943.

Peterborough Petes goaltender Dylan Wells, a St. Catharines native, celebrates his shutout last Thursday as the Petes blanked the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-0 to win the Ontario Hockey League's Eastern Conference.

Hockey homecoming

Dylan Wells has waited three years for the opportunity to be a starting goalie in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs and as a bonus it’s going to be against his hometown team.