Niagara IceDogs forward Akil Thomas, shown being defended by the Sudbury Woles in this file photo, and Ben Jones have been selected by the Ontario Hockey League team to serve as alternate captains. BERND FRANKE/Postmedia Network

Lettermen selected

The Niagara IceDogs’ lettermen will have a combined seven years experience in the Ontario Hockey League when the 2017-18 gets underway tonight on the road against the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Welland Jr. Canadians captain Matt Hobbs (16) scores a shorthanded goal on St. Catharines Falcons goalie Owen Savory (31) during the second period at the Jack Gatecliff arena in St. Catharines Friday. Bob Tymczyszyn/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network

Falcons rally in third

The St. Catharines Falcons won their third straight game Friday night, beating the Welland Canadians 4-2 at the Jack Gatecliff Arena.

Canucks power play short-circuiting

The Niagara Falls Canucks have struggled to find chemistry to start the season, losing their fourth straight game on Friday night against the Ancaster Avalanche by a score of 2-1.

Lakeshore's Dayle Schroeder, with the right, is tackled by Saint Michael in senior high school football Thursday in Niagara Falls.BOB TYMCZYSZYN/Postmedia News

Mustangs gallop into win column

Riley Hart provided the horsepower on special teams for the Saint Michael Mustangs when the Niagara Catholic Athletic Association (NCAA) senior football season kicked off Thursday in Niagara Falls.

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.