Atom Red Devils earn silver

The Quinte Madison Excavating Major Atom Red Devils won a silver medal at the O.M.H.A. Championship tournament. Quinte advanced to the gold medal game where they fell 4-1 to Markham. Thomas Kuipers scored for the Red Devils.

Game one Friday had Quinte facing the Halton Hurricanes. Thomas Kuipers opened up scoring for the Devils early in the first. Halton answered back shortly after to tie the game and took the lead before then end of the first. Quinte would be undetered and came out flying in the second to score three goals and reclaim the lead. Scoring in the second were Ty Therrien, Gage Butcher and Kuipers. Assists came from Beckett Ewart, Butcher, Landon Wright, Liam Philip and Jared Langdon. Kirk Stevenson added one more in the third to make it a 5-2 Quinte victory. Glen McInnes stood tall in the net.

Friday’s second match up had Quinte playing a strong Hamilton Bulldogs team. Again it was the opponent who opened up the scoring but the Devils wasted no time tying it up on a beauty from Philip on the set up from Kuipers. Philip would score again early in the second to take the lead, assisted by Langdon and Ben Danford. The Bulldogs kept the pressure on to tie it again before the end of the second. The third saw Quinte working hard to generate offence and it paid off as Brody Partridge would score an unassisted goal midway through the third to seal the 3-2 win. Dean Spry protected the Quinte cage.

Saturday, game one, had the Devils facing a familiar team as they were up against the York-Simcoe Express. The Express were eager to battle after being knocked out by the Devils in the semis and hit the scoreboard first. The Devils weren’t shaken and would make it York-Simcoe’s only goal of the game as Wright started the offence to tie the game on the set up from Braedyn Rogers. Partridge would add the go ahead goal, assisted by Ewart. Ewart shortly after added one of his own, assisted by Kuipers. The Devils continued to shut down the Express offence and created more scoring chances throughout the game. Philip made it 4-1 on the pass from Langdon. Partridge, with his second of the game, would add the empty netter to seal the 5-1 for the Devils. McInnes was the in the net for the game.

Game two Saturday had Quinte playing against the host Markham Waxers. The two teams were well matched in speed and determination. Despite numerous opportunities in both ends it was the Waxers who managed to hit the scoreboard in the first. Quinte continued to turn Markham away as they fought to add to their lead and the second ended with no change in the score. The Devils never let up and battled hard against the home town favourites. In the end it was the Waxers added one more to the scoreboard to make it 0-2. Spry made many key saves throughout the game. Quinte would record their first loss of the tournament but earned an opportunity to meet the Waxers again in the gold medal round on Sunday.

Titans winless after day 1 at OFSSA

The St. Theresa Titans girls hockey team is off to an 0-2 start at the Ontario High School championship tournament in Stratford.
St. T’s fell 2-0 to Rockland in the opener then 3-1 to Kincardine. The Titans take on Timmins this morning.

In Fort Francis the Campbellford District High School Flames have a 1-1-1 record in the OFSSA Boys Hockey championships.
Campbellford hammered Hamilton 6-1 then tied Dryden 1-1 in play yesterday

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The Wellington Dukes face elimination tonight while the Trenton Golden Hawks go for a sweep in Stouffville.


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Arsonist can’t stop the Cougars


A fire began in the men’s bathroom during the third period of the Cougars/Dukes game on Wednesday night (Photo: Tim Durkin/ Quinte News)

Not even an arsonist could keep the Cobourg Cougars from putting the Wellington Dukes on the brink of elimination.

Former Quinte Red Devil Josh Maguire scored twice as the Cougars downed the Dukes 6-3 to take a 3-0 lead in their OJHL Conference semi final. Cobourg scored 3 unanswered goals in the second while building a 5-1 lead.

Belleville native Brody Morris scored for Wellington. He says a good start in game 4 tonight is critical.


The game was delayed in the third as the building had to be evacuated. A roll of toilet paper was set on fire in a washroom. When the smoke had cleared, fans returned and the game resumed.


Game 4 is tonight at the Essroc Arena at 7:30.

The Trenton Golden Hawks can finish off the Spirit in game 4 tonight in Stouffville. Hawks forward Chris Sekelyk says Trenton is not satisfied being up 3-0.


CJBQ has the call for Eastern Overhead Doors beginning at 7:20.

Golden Hawks deflate the Spirit – Dukes at Cobourg tonight

TRENTON, ON – MAR 17, 2017: Ontario Junior Hockey League, playoff game between the Trenton Golden Hawks and the Stouffville Spirit., Sorrentino #77 of the Trenton Golden Hawks and Breckles #26 of the Stouffville Spirit during the third period
(Photo by Amy Deroche / OJHL Images)

The Trenton Golden Hawks are one win away from a 3rd straight trip to the OJHL North-East Conference final.

Anthony Sorrentino scored a goal and 3 assists, Jordan Chard added a pair and Chris Janzen posted his third playoff shutout as Trenton trounced Stouffville 7-0. Janzen turned aside 22 shots and has allowed just one goal in the series.

G-Hawks Coach and G.M. Jerome Dupont says it was a complete effort.


Newcomer Max Ewart scored his first goal while playing in his second game with Trenton.


Ewart joined the Golden Hawks from the Jr. “B” Strathroy Rockets.

Trenton leads the series 3-0. Game 4 is in Stouffville tomorrow night. CJBQ will be there to call it.

In the other semi final, the Wellington Dukes are in Cobourg for game 3 tonight. The Cougars hold a 2-0 lead in that one.
CJBQ’s play by play coverage for Prinzen Ford Sales of Bloomfield kicks off at 6:50.

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The Golden Hawks take the Spirit out of Stouffville.


Sports is heard every half hour on the Matt Mitchell Morning Show on 800 CJBQ and

Cronin goes for boxing crown

Belleville’s Tim Cronin will take on New Brunswick’s Nathan “Timberwolf” Millier April 4th for the vacant Canadian Light Heavyweight Boxing Championship. The fight will be held at the Royal York Hotel and is being promoted by the Shaw Festival Theatre.

The 33 year old Cronin is ranked 4th in Canada. Millier is 5th.
Cronin began with the Belleville Boxing Club and the late Mal Trenholm when he was 12 years old. He also worked with Jack Ireland. Cronin moved to Toronto 7 years ago when he decided to go pro. Cronin is 7 years older than Millier but says the “Tale of the tape” is in his favour.

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Cronin’s pro record is 8-1-1. Millier is 9-0-2.

Cronin could become the second Canadian boxing title holder in this area. Dillon “Big Country” Carman is the Canadian heavyweight champion, a fact not lost on Cronin.


This boxing event, which is a black tie affair, has been held annually at the Royal York since 1986. Celebrity boxers such as “Smokin” Joe Frazier, “Boom Boom” Mancini, George Chuvalo, Leon Spinks and James “Buster” Douglas have atttended in the past.

Former Devils do in the Dukes-G-Hawks home tonight

A couple of former Quinte Red Devils have put the Wellington Dukes down 2-0 in their OJHL semi final series with the Cobourg Cougars.

Josh Maguire and Napanee native Ryan Casselman scored 1:50 apart mid way in the third period as Cobourg downed Wellington 3-1 last night. Maguire scored twice on the night. Colin Doyle responded for the Duke. The Cougars held a 45-28 advantage in shots including 18-6 in the third period.

Cobourg will also host game 3 tomorrow night. Game 4 is in Wellington Thursday night.

The Trenton Golden Hawks are home to the Stouffville Spirit for game 3 of their North-East Conference semi final tonight. Trenton leads 2-0. Game time is 7:30 at the Community Gardens.

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Former Quinte Red Devils do in the Dukes.


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Gibbs “lifts” at Nationals

Centennial Secondary School graduate Mario Gibbs finished 5th in the Canadian Powerlifting and Bench Press competition in Saguenay, Quebec this weekend.

Gibbs’s totals included a deadlift of 282.5 kilos or 621.5 pounds. He bench pressed 341 pounds with a squat of 572 pounds.

Gibbs competed in the Men’s Under 23 division.

Gymnastics: Miller vaults to medal

15 year old Kiera Miller of the Quinte Bay Gymnastics Club competed at the Provincial level 6 gymnastics championships in Brampton this weekend.

Miller placed 1st on the Bars, 3rd on Vault, Beam and Floor for a second overall finish.

Vinkle is an NCAA champion

Belleville’s Cassidy Vinkle and the Clarkson Golden Knights have won the NCAA National Women’s Hockey championship. Clarkson defeated Wisconsin 3-0 in the final of the “Frozen 4” championship in St. Charles Missouri.

The 19 year old Vinkle is in her second season at Clarkson where she is doing a majors in business. She’s a graduate of St. Theresa Secondary School and the Belleville Bearcats Minor Hockey Association.