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Scout says Phillips has physical tools to play in the NHL, but for now he waits

Scout says Phillips has physical tools to play in the NHL, but for now he waits

Barrie native and Sudbury Wolves defenceman trending in the right direction on the ice, but COVID has put his draft aspirations in limbo for now
Mariposa School of Skating navigating 'totally new landscape'

Mariposa School of Skating navigating 'totally new landscape'

'I don't know what a competitive season looks like ... for any sport, but we got to find a way to keep these young kids active and engaged,' said skating school co-owner
Kool gets warm reception to play ball at West Virginia Tech on full scholarship

Kool gets warm reception to play ball at West Virginia Tech on full scholarship

Barrie native Jesse Kool has dreamed about landing a scholarship since he was a kid; Second-baseman says he feels like he's paying his parents back for helping him get to this point
Clarke hopes big summer leads to big year on ice with Colts

Clarke hopes big summer leads to big year on ice with Colts

'He showed everybody in the second half of the season that, for his age, he's one of the top players in the world,' says Colts interim coach Todd Miller
Poker pro Mike Leah dealt winning hand with son's birth

Poker pro Mike Leah dealt winning hand with son's birth

'It's all-in with the family and poker is the side game, for sure,' says Innisfil native
Former Barrie 'AAA' star goes all in, signs NHL deal with Vegas

Former Barrie 'AAA' star goes all in, signs NHL deal with Vegas

Defenceman Connor Corcoran, a forward through minor hockey, had a superb OHL season with 19 goals and 35 assists in 62 games with Windsor
Barrie athlete urges people to shun isolation, run for 'a great cause'

Barrie athlete urges people to shun isolation, run for 'a great cause'

Rachel Hannah is a spokesperson for #MyisolationRun movement; 'It motivates me to get out and run,' says athlete of opportunity to assist fight against COVID-19
For first time in 27 years, popular Thunderhoops camp sidelined

For first time in 27 years, popular Thunderhoops camp sidelined

'It's going to be very weird on July 1 when I'm not on my way driving to East Bayfield to coach basketball,' co-director says of Barrie camp, which has grown from one week with 60 players to three weeks and more than 600 kids
NHL draft moved online, but will still be 'a dream come true,' says Barrie 'AAA' alum

NHL draft moved online, but will still be 'a dream come true,' says Barrie 'AAA' alum

Mississauga Steelheads forward James Hardie's scoring prowess could be a hidden gem for a team later in the draft, says one scout
Kayla Alexander's Olympic dream put on hold

Kayla Alexander's Olympic dream put on hold

Barrie Central grad knows it was the right decision to postpone Tokyo Olympics, but was still a tough pill to swallow after all her hard work