Author: Stephen Sweet

Mavericks small but hungry

The Markville Mavericks come out hard. And that’s not easy, given their frequent size disadvantage. The high school senior boys basketball team uses the rest of their skill set to remain a competitive team in the York Region Athletic Association tier two loop. “Since we don’t have the size, we have to out-hustle them on both defence and offence, making those press plays, and making the free baskets,” said Markville player, Daniel Covriga. The Grade 11 student is one of a number of Maverick players that can hit shots from the perimeter or take it to the hoop, depending...

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Royals roundup: Markham gets three of four points

The Markham Royals may not have gotten all of the points available Jan. 5-7, but they deserve full marks for the three they earned. Markham’s first game of 2018 was a sound 6-1 victory at home over the Stouffville Spirit on Jan. 5. Brett Ouderkirk opened the scoring a little more than five minutes in, and Jonathan Prasnjak got his first of year before the opening period was up to extend the Markham lead to 2-0. Justin Bennett and Lucas Condotta scored shorthanded and power-play markers, respectively, to make it 4-0 before Stouffville’s Jordan Giacomin replied on the Spirit...

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Markham’s Mongillo wins gold

Markham’s Angus Glen Community Centre served as one of three hosts for the York Region ‘AAA’ Challenge Cup, held Dec. 8-10. The provincial-title matchup, pitting six regional squads against one another, featured the top ringette players in Ontario between the ages of 16-18. The event was also held at Tom Graham Arena in Richmond Hill and Magna Centre in Newmarket. The Southern ‘AAA’ team, which included Markham goaltender Christina Mongillo, a product of the Bears ringette program, won the final 2-1 over Western. The next challenge cup event will be in Newmarket Feb. 16-18, with games at Angus Glen on...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  2. Unionville Theatre Company

    February 19 - February 25
  3. Markham at the Movies

    February 27