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Simcoe County Rovers FC adds Janine Beckie as a new co-owner

Soccer fans, rejoice! Canadian soccer star and gold medalist Janine Beckie joins the Simcoe County Rovers as a minority owner. Beckie is a phenomenal ambassador for both women’s and Canadian soccer.

The Rovers play in League1 Ontario, the third division of Canada’s football system. Additionally, the newly founded, locally-based pro football club continues to make waves, adding Beckie to a strong ownership core that includes fellow national teammates Cyle Larin and Doneil Henry. Unquestionably, Beckie is one of the most decorated Canadian soccer stars of all time!

Furthermore, the Rovers announced the team’s inaugural club signing, inking decorated star Leaford Allen.

What’s more, Rovers’ pre-season action will commence in March, giving fans a first-hand look at the newly formed roster.

Barrie Baycats launch second year of Equipment Drive Fundraiser

The Baycats announce their second annual “For the Love of the Game Equipment Drive Fundraiser.” The fundraiser aims to provide baseball equipment to communities in the Dominican Republic with a lack of accessibility to these items. In addition, the Baycats seek assistance from the community for further donations.

“We collect all types of baseball equipment and donations from our amazing fanbase, including, but not limited to the following:

Helmets, baseballs, batting gloves, baseball gloves, cleats, and socks.”

Donations can be dropped off at 4Hundred Source for Sports in Barrie, at 70 Barrie View Dr. Moreover, patrons looking to make online contributions can do so on the team’s GoFundMe page here.

Barrie Colts forwards on National Hockey League scouting radars

Two Colts rookies have earned recognition for their strong play this season, making the NHL Central Scouting North American Mid-Term Rankings leading up to the 2022 NHL Draft.

Furthermore, center Hunter Haight ranked at #47 while winger Beau Jelsma ranked #137 overall. Additionally, Haight and Jelsma have each accumulated 13 points on the season.

Rescheduled Games

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the following Barrie Colts games have been rescheduled:

  • Saturday, January 15 – Mississauga Steelheads at Barrie Colts, 4:00 PM (from Jan. 22)
  • Saturday, January 22 – North Bay Battalion at Barrie Colts, 4:00 PM (from Jan. 15)
  • Sunday, January 23 – Hamilton Bulldogs at Barrie Colts, 7:00 PM (from Dec. 31)

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