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Nichols School Prep A Hockey Team Earns Championship Title

Nichols School Prep A Hockey Team Earns Championship Title

On Monday, March 7, the Nichols School Boys Prep A Hockey team became Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Champions! Nichols student, Andrew Poturalski ’12, scored 43 seconds into overtime to clinch the 6-5 win over Ridley College of Ontario.

It was an exciting game two in the best-of-three series. The entire team put forth an incredible effort to secure the coveted championship title.

Local Company to Introduce New Neck Training Equipment in 2011

Local Company to Introduce New Neck Training Equipment in 2011

Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora announced today that manufacturing of their proprietary four-way neck machine has begun, and that the equipment will be available for retail sales within the next few months.  

Founded in 2007 by Steven Helmicki, Primordial Strength Inc. is a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement. Helmicki has also written a book, The Art of the Neck: Training for Distortion, which is said to be the most comprehensive neck training manual on the market for athletes. The book features 26 distinct programs with 42 exercises. Additional information is available on Primordial’s website.

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Members of the New York State Bar Association, school board trustees, athletic directors and numerous local athletes are among those who have signed a petition asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mandate anti-concussion ordinances at the local, regional and state level. The petition was created by Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute.

“We need more signatures from parents and student athletes who have experienced concussions,” said Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. and a leader in the anti-concussion movement. “This is important legislation that can change the health and welfare of sports participants. We also need concerned individuals to contact their local representatives and urge them to support this petition drive.”

Sports Collectors Expo to Feature Several NFL Legends

Sports Collectors Expo to Feature Several NFL Legends

Attention football fans and sports memorabilia collectors across Western New York! An incredible lineup of current and former NFL players is heading to Clarence March 5 & 6 for the Clarence Sports Collectors Expo. The event will be held at the Antique World Market, 11177 Main St., Clarence, in the new events building.

Among those scheduled to sign autographs on March 5 are UB grad and Super Bowl champion James Starks of the Green Bay Packers, along with Hall of Famer Paul Warfield of the Miami Dolphins. Also scheduled to appear are Marry Fernandez, Vern Den Herder and Bill Stanfill of the ’72 Dolphins, and Greg Lloyd of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

National Curling Event Slated

National Curling Event Slated

OK, so it’s been a long, cold Western New York winter. But instead of complaining about it, how about we celebrate it with some great winter events? The 2011 Tim Horton’s Brier will be held March 5-13 in nearby London, Ontario, at the John Labatt Centre. This national curling event will host 12 provincial/territorial teams to compete for Canada’s top curling honor, the Brier Tankard! 

A variety of ticket package options remain available, including complete event packages, mini packages, single tickets, group rates and VIP packages. 

Snowmobiling Approved for Canalway Trail

Snowmobiling Approved for Canalway Trail

ALBANY, NY (readMedia) -- In an example of grassroots government, new state regulations clear the way for snowmobilers to use the Canalway Trail. The activity previously had been prohibited along the 280-mile trail that parallels most of the New York State Canal System in Upstate New York.

With the consent of local communities, snowmobile organizations now can receive permits to operate on the Canalway Trail under new regulations of the New York State Canal Corporation. Private snowmobile operators also can use trails that have been authorized by the Canal Corporation.

Snowmobile clubs must obtain a resolution of support from the municipality where the Canalway Trail is located before applying for a permit from the Canal Corporation. A municipality has the option to continue the prohibition along its stretch of the trail. The regulations apply to lands under the jurisdiction of the Canal Corporation.

Score a Spot in the Sold Out Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Score a Spot in the Sold Out Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

BUFFALO, NY – Calling all local hockey enthusiasts who missed their shot to enter a team in the sold out Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament… you still have a chance to get in. Labatt Blue beer recently announced an opportunity for local hockey teams to win a spot in the 4th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament. With hundreds of local teams still on the waiting list, consumers 21 years of age or older can now visit specially-marked Labatt Blue displays at participating retailers for details. One lucky winner will receive a team entry in the sold out Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament taking place on Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13, 2011.