By Doug Kennedy
Kincardine Golf Club and Ainsdale Golf Club have new champions.
Blair Chaput won at Ainsdale, shooting 146 over two days. The winner from the last two years, Derek Regier, was the runner-up, shooting 150. The ladies winner was Ela Jones, shooting 162. Karen Neilipovitz was the runner-up, shooting 181.
At the Kincardine club, Jake Colley has been named the new champion, shooting 152 over the weekend. The runner-up was the winner the last two years, Mike McDonald, shooting 157. Judy Hunter was the ladies winner, shooting 200 over the two-day championship. Hunter has won this championship for a number of years.
The Kincardine Cardinals U18 team won the OBA August madness championship this past weekend, defeating Essex at Connaught Park, 5-1 on Saturday and 10-0 on Sunday morning. It has been a lot of fun watching this really talented and well-coached team this past month.
The PJHL has announced its vaccine policy to help get players on the ice and stay on the ice this winter. All players, coaches and volunteers at home games, have to be vaccinated. There is a process through a doctor, church or through Ontario Human rights that might allow you not to be vaccinated. Many leagues and organizations across the province have made similar policies. The PJHL is scheduled to begin its season on Oct. 1.
The OHL has made the similar policies and have added fans to this list. All fans attending games in the OHL will have to be vaccinated this coming fall.
The biggest minor hockey league in Ontario, the Greater Toronto Hockey League, has the same mandatory vaccine policy for all players, coaches and officials, which have really upset some parents in Toronto. They have to be vaccinated by Oct. 17 in order to play this winter. There is an exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code they can apply for, or if they have a valid medical. These apply to all leagues with this new rule regarding vaccines.