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Bulldogs’ volleyball tournament supports Huron Shores Hospice

by Tammy Schneider 


A massive indoor volleyball tournament that boasted a sand playing field and registered 126 teams has shared its success with the local hospice. The Bulldogs organization, which organized the 22nd annual tournament, presented Huron Shores Hospice with a cheque for $4,680 to assist with their operating costs. The three-day tour nament that kicked off on May 2 featured an evening for local businesses to compete followed by recreational teams that competed in different divisions. At any given time there could be four games playing simultaneously. The decision to make the hospice the recipient charity was decided by both the committee and the teams registered to play. The Bulldogs and its fans are excited about their next fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at Reunion Park at Station Beach. The classic rock concert will feature three very wellknown tribute bands – Practically Hip, Epic Journey and Epic Eagles. Guests will hear all the big hits from these talented acts. The gates for the show open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will pay for expenses incurred by the Bulldogs during their season. Tickets for the Kincardine Bulldogs Summer Splash are on sale now, and available at Re/Max, The Loop, Bar Down, MicroAge Basics, Jean’s Restaurant and Dar-Lyn Pools. They are also available online at TicketScene. Price per person for this age of majority event is $35. Food will also be available onsite.

Bulldogs hire former Cyclones assistant coach to lead the team

The Fairmont Security Kincardine Bulldogs have a new head coach.
The organization announced last week that Todd Norman has agreed to the position of head coach for the 2019-2020 season. Norman comes to the Bulldogs with plenty of experience after having served as assistant coach for the Listowel Junior B Cyclones in the past, where the team compiled a 116-29-1-4 record during the regular season with Norman as part of the coaching staff.
The Cyclones were the Cherrey Cup champions in 2016-2017, capped off the 2017-2018 season with a repeat as Cherrey Cup champions, and were crowned Sutherland Cup Champions for 2017-2018. The Cherrey Cup is presented to the winner of the midwestern division of the GOJHL and the Sutherland Cup is awarded for the overall champion of the GOJHL.
“We are tremendously excited to have Todd as our head coach for the up-and-coming season,” Bulldogs General Manager Warren Beisel said in a statement. “Todd is a proven winner and we know he will bring his winning ways to the Bulldogs. Winning follows him wherever he goes and his ideas of what makes a successful organization is directly in line with what we want to accomplish here with the Bulldogs. I have no doubt that he will be a key component to our success, and I look forward to a great season.”
Norman grew up in the Gowanstown area where he played minor hockey for Wallace Township, before playing for the Brussels Bulls Junior C team, Stratford Cullitons Junior B team and for the Guelph Storm OHL team (1993-1997). He was a member of the gold medal-winning Team Canada at the 1995 World Under-18 tournament and was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round in 1995. Norman completed his playing career having played professionally for four years in the ECHL, WPHL, AHL and European leagues.