Reagan Subban, Preston: The Grade 10 defender (pictured) scored the game-winning goal as the Panthers scored a 2-1 win over the St. David Celtics and improved to 3-0 won-lost in WCSSAA girls hockey league play. Subban is the first cousin of Montreal Canadiens' star defenceman PK Subban and Malcolm Subban, a goaltending prospect in the Boston Bruins organization. The outgoing youngster is a fan of both teams, she says, knowing fully well the Bruins-Habs rivalry might be the NHL's best.
Kendra Puttick, WCI: The Grade 11 centre had a five-goal outing as the Vikings crushed the Grand River Renegades 6-2 in WCSSAA girls hockey league action. The outstanding three-sport athlete also scored twice in a 3-2 loss to Preston. She is an all-star performer in field hockey and rugby in addition to play for the Waterloo K-W Rangers of the PWHL.
Brady Gerber, Elmira: He scored twice in a 6-1 win over Galt and chipped in with a single in a 5-4 win over Monsignor Doyle as the Lancers improved to 3-1 in WCSSAA boys hockey league play.
Liam Pownall, Preston: The Grade 12 forward scored a pair of goals as the Panthers edged the Resurrection Phoenix 5-4 in WCSSAA boys hockey league play and once in a 2-2 tie with Huron Heights. He was recently named to the WCSSAA senior boys football all-star team and last year was one of the key players on Preston's senior soccer squad.
Chuder Teny, Grand River: The fifth-year point guard led the Renegades to a pair of convincing wins in WCSSAA senior boys basketball play, scoring 31 in a 70-43 win over Preston and 20 in a 90-48 win over Southwood. Born in Kenya of Sudanese descent, the hard-working player with the ever-present smile is regarded by teachers as one of the nicest kids in school.
Ousmane Kromah, Eastwood: The Grade 12 player led the Rebels to a pair of wins in WCSSAA senior boys basketball play, scoring 14 in a 56-41 win over Glenview Park and chipping in with 10 in a 49-28 win over Jacob Hespeler. He was a member of the KW Vipers basketball team that finished second at the Ontario Cup major midget championship in May.
Jorge Ortez, Monsignor Doyle: The fifth-year student won the gold medal in the 64kg weight category at last week's WCSSAA wrestling meet at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School. A practitioner of jiu-jitsu and Muy Thai, he has won both WCSSAA meets this season and is hoping to make his first appearance at OFSAA.
Rachel Hunchak and Johnalyn Panganiban, St. David: Both wrestlers collected their second gold medals of the WCSSAA season on Friday at Jacob Hespeler, with Hunchak claiming the 72kg title and Panganiban winning in the 61kg category. Hunchak is also a rugby player at St. David.
More to come. . .