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Chase Pearson: Hobey Baker Award Nominee.

Chase Pearson: Hobey Baker Award Nominee

Billed as “the most coveted award in collegiate hockey”, the Hobey Baker Award is given to the NCAA men’s top player. According to hobeybaker.com, “Winners are chosen not for raw skill or stats or character alone, though those are important. They are selected for everything they do.”

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Bill Murphy – Over 70 Years in Hockey.

Bill Murphy – Over 70 Years in Hockey

Bill Murphy was born in 1936 on a small dairy farm at Brewers Mills, just outside of Kingston, towards Chaffey’s Lock. A few years later the Murphys sold the farm, buying a house in Portsmouth, a village that would be annexed in 1952 to become part of Kingston.

“The Kingston Penitentiary was on one side and the psychiatric hospital on the other side and we were right on the bay”. Bill stated that “it was a great place to grow up, but it was rough in those days and you had to be tough to survive. It was hockey in the winter and baseball in the summer. Gus Marker, who had spent several seasons in the NHL playing for the Maple Leafs and the Red Wings, owned a cement plant in Portsmouth and he set a room aside where the village kids could learn how to box.

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Swimming with the Sea Lions’ Junior Coaches

Swimming with the Sea Lions’ Junior Coaches

From Sea Lions’ swimmers to Sea Lions’ coaches; Sam Beaumont, Gen Campeau, and Amanda Mullin are three passionate coaches who teach the youngest athletes in the program.

“All three of these coaches are a fantastic asset to the team,” said Sheilagh McNeil, head coach of the Sea Lions. “They have done a great job of connecting with our youngest swimmers and giving them a positive introduction to competitive swimming.”

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Local Hockey Star Pete Piquette by Ellery Maloney

Local Hockey Star Pete Piquette

Ellery Maloney, recently spoke with Sports Energy News to remember his friend Pete Piquette. Piquette was a local hockey goaltender in the 1940’s and 50’s who saw great success in his hockey career, landing him a spot in the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame. Maloney says he’s known Pete and his wife Betty for most of his life.

“We both played hockey, we were both goaltenders on separate teams. We’ve been such close friends since our early teens,” says Maloney. “We were in each other’s wedding parties as well.”

Pete Piquette was an exceptional good goaltender and he started his junior hockey with the Cornwall Community Sports Club. Piquette was soon called to play with the Oshawa Generals Jr. A team in the OHA, (Currently OHL). Maloney recalls one of the highlights of Piquette’s time with the Generals was his encounter with George Armstrong, an All-Star player with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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