Elliot Lake para swimmer competes at provincials – accepted at nationals
Elliot Lake’s Aquatic Club para swimmer Alyssa Hebert took in the provincial finals this past weekend swimming in seven different events over the five days of the meet in Markham, Ontario.
Her mother, Sarah says her daughter now has qualifying times in five different events and is thrilled to announce Alyssa will be attending the binational finals, the CAN AM next December in Vancouver.
Sarah adds the 2022 CAN AM Para-Swimming Championships is designed to bring swimmers with disabilities from Canada and the United States together to compete in stand-alone competitions promoting swimming from developmental to international levels.
Espanola Minor Baseball set to go
The Espanola Minor Baseball Association has been busy registering children and getting set to play ball.
The organization has now set up a tentative schedule with divisions from T-Ball to Bantam playing throughout the week.
The league has children from four to 16 years of age out on the diamond.
Here are the days of the week/division
T-Ball – Tuesday
Junior Rookie – Tuesday and Thursday
Senior Rookie – Tuesday and Thursday
Mosquito – Monday and Wednesday
Peewee – Monday and Wednesday
Bantam – Monday and Wednesday
Soo Thunderbirds win playoffs
It is a clean sweep for the Soo Thunderbirds over the Blind River Beavers.
A three-goal, second-period outburst by the Soo sent them on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Beavers Monday night in Game 4 of their Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League West Division semifinal.
With four games under their belt, the Thunderbirds won the best of seven series four to nothing and now move on to the divisional final against either the Soo Eagles or Greater Sudbury Cubs.
National Hockey League
The Winnipeg Jets are keeping their playoff hopes alive as they beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 last night.
With the win, the Jets are now five points back from the Dallas Stars for the second wild card spot in the Western Conference.
The Stars have two games in hand.
Major League Baseball
Alex Manoah struck out seven and allowed just one hit in six stellar innings as the Toronto Blue Jays shut out the New York Yankees 3-0 last night.
George Springer hit his second homer of the season and drove in all three runs for the Jays.