Dundas Grightmire Arena sparks recommendation to exclude contractor from future projects

Century Group blames design issues, changes and site challenges for delays


Dundas Valley Sports News

Hamilton city council will consider excluding Century Group Inc., contractors on the delayed J.L. Grightmire Arena addition, from any future bids and contracts.

Councillors on the audit, finance and administration committee passed for the second time three confidential staff recommendations on ending a commercial relationship with the company following an in camera discussion closed to the public on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The committee previously passed the same recommendations — which remain secret until approved by full city council — in a December meeting but held off on finalizing them at city council last month to give Century Group vice-president Eric Zvaniga an opportunity to speak to the committee.

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Cudek’s four goals leads Blues to overtime


Dundas Jr Blues

Chris Cudek’s 4 goals lead the Blues to 6-5 overtime win over the first place Glanbrook Rangers. The Blues trailing 4-1 early in the second period never let up and it paid off.  It was the first full lineup for the Blues in over two months and every player showed up to play and it was definitely an exciting game for the fans.
The Rangers scored just over a minute into the game on a PP.   Then about the 10 minute mark of the first period Cudek scored his first of the game to tie it up with Patrick Vulgan earning the assist.  This was followed by the Rangers scoring three straight goals to go up 4-1.  Before the 2nd period was over the Blues got two back, the first one buy Colin Kijowski from Brandon Waterhouse, then Cudek from Vulgan and Jamison Buck. 
In the 3rd period the Rangers went up by two in the first minute, but not for long as Vulgan set up Cudek for his 3rd goal of the game. Then with three minutes left in the game and Glanbrook on a power play Jeff McDonough scored a short handed goal to tie up the game with Buck and Stephen Bell earning assists sending the game into overtime.
The overtime is a seven minute period of 3 on 3 and it was only fitting that at 4:30 of the overtime Cudek scored the winner for his 4th goal of the night and Vulgan earned his fourth assist of the night and Buck his second.
The shots in the game were 42-36 in favour of the Rangers with each team having five shots in the OT period.
Jake Fleming earned the win in net for the Blues.
Blues next action is Thursday Jan. 17th at 8:20pm when the Dunnville Mudcats come to town.

the Blues start the new year strong!

Take top two teams to OT.


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The Blues although still playing short handed started the new year right earning 4 of a possible 6 points. 
Wednesday the Blues were in Glanbrook to take on the first place Rangers and after three periods the teams were tied at 3-3 sending them into OT. Half way through the 7 minutes of 3 on 3 overtime period the Rangers scored for a 4-3 win. The Blues earned a point.
The following night in Dundas the 2nd place Grimsby PeachKings came to town and after three periods the two teams were tied at 1-1. Just like the night before midway through the overtime period the Blues got scored on to give the PeachKings a 2-1 win and the Blues once again earned one point for the OT loss.
It was positive for the Blues taking the top two teams into overtime considering the Blues chose to take a Christmas break not skating for two weeks while Grimsby and Glanbrook chose to keep playing.
On Saturday night the Blues traveled to Hespeler to take on the Shamrocks.  Short handed the exhausted Blues skated to a 2-1 win. The Shamrocks goalie was the only reason the game was close as the Blues outplayed them all night long.
The Blues host the first place Rangers this Thursday at Olympic Arena, puck drop is 8:20pm.

McCoys Split Weekend Games


Real McCoys

The Dundas Real McCoys turned their fortunes around last Friday night at the Harry Howell arena in Waterdown with a 5 - 2 victory over who are becoming their arch rivals, the Hamilton Steelhawks. It is nice to see what the McCoys can do with a strong bench and having most of their top players on the game sheet. Charlie Stevens, Phil Brewer and Brad Bonello led the way for Dundas with a goal and an assist each, while Dustin Alcock and Darren Haydar added single goals. Guy Polillo and Jason Williams set up two scoring plays each.

The team's fortunes did not last that long when they were defeated by the Stoney Creek Generals the next night at the Gateway Ice Centre by the usual strong showing by the Generals who outscored the McCoys 8 - 5. Dundas got goals from Guy Polillo who chipped in with a pair and singles from Dustin Alcock, Charlie Stephens and Phil Brewer. Polillo continues to be a pleasant surprise for the Dundas coaching staff, a rookie at this level of hockey who hasn't missed a game and leads the McCoys in scoring with 5 goals and 14 assists. He sits in fifth place in league scoring.

 

Next up for the McCoys is a home game this coming Friday against the Stoney Creek Generals at the "Howell" in Waterdown followed by a bus trip to Whitby the next day for a 6:30pm game. 

1962 - Rotary Hockey Team

Courtesy Gary Yates


   

Here's a picture circa 1962. Looking for help identifying some of these talented players....I don't think any of us made the NHL!!!

Mr. Leopold was one coach....Knobby Lightfoot was the other. That's me (Gary Yates) standing beside Knobby....taller than him at age eleven? Dave Gordon my best buddy at the time in front of me...mutt and Jeff. Brian Leopold to my right, Lloyd Sparks two to the right of me....amazed at how few kids i remember from this hockey team!

Click on the photo to see a larger image in the gallery.

 

Blues win all three games this past week!

Attridge’s goal in OT finishes a perfect weekend!


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Short handed Blues left everything on the ice this past week earning 6 points winning all 3 games.
The Blues went to Port Dover today with 11 skaters to face the Sailors full bench of 18 skaters. After a scoreless 1st period Patrick Vulgan scored the only goal of the 2nd period. The Sailors tied it up right away in the 3rd period then Carter Franks and Dan Attridge scored to put the Blues up 3-1.  With the Blues running out of gas the Sailors took advantage and scored 2 late goals to tie the game up with a minute left in the game forcing OT.  Half way through OT Attridge got a breakaway and made no mistake to give the Blues a 4-3 win finishing off a perfect weekend.
Friday night the Blues were in Dunnville with 14 skaters and beat the hometown Mudcats 6-3.  Franks, Vulgan, Conor Pilon (on a penalty shot), Connor Fillon, Aidan Robitaille and Brady Vulgan were the Blues goal scorers.
Thursday night at home the Blues also faced the Sailors from Port Dover and led by Chris Cudek’s 2 goals beat the visitors 5-2.  Connor Noonan, Bannon and Vulgan also bent the twine for the short staffed Blues.
Goaltenders Connor Ogg and Jake Fleming played solid between the pipes. Ogg earned the wins Thursday and Friday and Fleming today.
The Blues next action is this Thursday at home against the Dunnville Mudcats at 8:20pm.