Welcome to the Brock Niagara Penguins Website

Penguins are ready to start their 10th year in September 2015. A competitive and house league wheelchair basketball program, swim team and swim program and a Paralympic boccia team are being offered in the fall program. Please check the calendar (right side) for program dates and events.

2015 Applications for new and returning athletes and volunteers are now available in the Register and How You Can Help upper tab. We encourage new athletes to contact us and come out to try at any time !

Please read the Volunteer Description and Athlete Code of Conduct and New Eligibility Criteria in the above tabs.  Fall Newsletters for Athletes and Volunteers are available for download.

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With sadness....

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 1.44.38 PMWith a very heavy heart, the Penguins are very sad to tell you that our fierce and dedicated wheelchair basketball star, Jonathon Morrison, at the young age of 24 years, passed away on Sunday July 19th. Every player, volunteer and supporter will miss  his on and off court play, his humour and drive to push us all to be better athletes and people.  Visitation will be Thursday Jul 23rd from 2-4pm, with the funeral immediately following at the Welland Funeral Home – 827 E Main Street.

‘It is with profound sadness the family of Jonathan “Hot Wheels” Morrison announce his sudden passing on July 19th, 2015 at the Welland Hospital at the age of 24 years. Cherished son of Tracy Morrison and Jason Prevost and stepparent Trevor Crawford. Loving brother of Dallas and stepbrother Drake. He will be deeply missed by his grandparents; Jacques Morrison (Tina Parker) and Dave Praakel, Lucie and Noel Demers, Barry and Sandy Prevost. He will be forever remembered by his Uncle Sean Morrison, Aunt Penny Robins, Aunt Jennifer Prevost and cousin Jessica Robins and many many friends. Jonathan was an avid “gamer” and loved basketball. He will be missed by his fellow teammates from Brock Niagara Penguins.’

Please visit our Flickr pictures for some great pictures of Jonathon, in the album section.

3 Nominations for Niagara Penguins at the 2015 Sport Niagara Awards Breakfast

The Sport Niagara Awards Breakfast will once again look to celebrate Niagara’s sporting community, highlighting the best accomplishments, achievements, and all-around performances from the 2014 calendar year. The Sport Niagara Awards will recognize a collection of individuals, including athletes, coaches, and supporters, who through their impressive sport endeavors, have demonstrated several sought after qualities and attributes that well represent the Niagara Region. Beyond simply excelling on the field of play, award recipients and nominees have also excelled off the field, being true champions of their craft(s), respected leaders for their teammates and competitors, and inspirations to the sporting community at large in the further advancement of their respective sports.

We are proud to announce that the Niagara Penguins have nominees in THREE of the six categories.

Michelle Lepore (Wheelchair Basketball) is nominated for the “Champion of Sport Award”

Dakotah VanVeen (Boccia) is nominated for “Para-Athlete of the Year”

5th Annual Brock Niagara Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Tournament is nominated for the “Sport Event of the Year”

 

Good luck to all the nominees!

FLASH-FLASH-FLASH

The “Penguins ” WON the 6th Annual Brock Niagara Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on March 14 2015.

There were 5 teams who attended the Tournament.

The Falcons, Spinners,Tornados, Vipers & the Penguins.

The Spinners, Vipers & Penguins were tied after the round robin play.

They then beat the Spinners in the semis and beat the Tornados in the finals.

WOW!!!!!  Congratulations Penguins !!!

The winner of the raffle was ticket # 86 held by Carla Difazio. Thanks to all who supported the raffle.

 

Oh yah, if you wondered about the scores…

Penguins lost their 1st game to Spinners . Score was 22-21

They then won every game:

Penguins – Vipers, score was 26-12

Penguins- Tornados, score was 28-10

Penguins- Falcons, score was 28-22

In the semis they played the Spinners and won 29-25

In the finals they played the Tornados and won 24-17.

They scored a total of 156 points. Johnathan V was high scorer with 47 points, followed by Gloria with 43 points ; Loretta with 24 points; Jessie with 16 points ; Jonathan M with 10 points; Wilson with 8 points; Lindsay with 6 points and Trish with 2 points.

Everyone played VERY WELL.

Congratulations team.

Cruiser's Tournament

On Feb 28 2015, seven Penguin Athletes headed to Bolton to partake in the Cruiser’s Tournament.

Wow…… all those practices sure paid off.

The Penguins won their three 3-3 games and the two 5-5 games.

Let the record book show , that the Penguins won 5 and lost NONE.

The Penguins scored a total of 63 points and had 48 points scored against them in the 5 games.

Loretta had a hot hand as she scored 22 points, followed by Gloria with 16.

 Congratulations to Wilson who scored 6 points and Trish who scored 7 points in her first Tournament appearance. 

Can they carry this performance into the March 14 Tournament?

Come and see….

 

Evaluation Form

Please click the link below and fill out the form that is most applicable to you (Volunteer, Caregiver, or Athlete).

Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback.

Feedback Form

Home Opener - Toronto vs. Montreal - Picture from the raffle ticket winner and his brother!

Winner of Raffle Ticket

House League

The 2014/15 Wheelchair Basketball House League season is over.

There were 4 Teams.

Fantastic Four captained by Jonathan

Flaming Cheetas captained by Rachel

The Flash captained by Natasha

Thunder Bears captained by Loretta

 

 

Team                                 Games                                  Score                                    Points

                                      W      T        L                       For           Against

Fantastic four                  4       1        4                      154            166                       17.5

Flaming Cheetas              5                 4                       176            156                        19

The Flash                        4                5                        138            150                        17

Thunder Bears                4         1       4                       156            150                         17.5

 

CONGRATULATION to the Flaming Cheetas on being the winner. It sure was close though.

     Rachel, Gloria & Abby: Well Done

 

Top scorers

Gloria             96

Jonathan        70

Abby 52

Loretta          52

Paige             38

Jessie             38

Wilson 28

Lindsay           20

Anastasia         12

Rachel              8

Natasha            8

Endrit 2

Trisha 2

Jim 2

Coaches announced for 2014-15 season

Penguins are excited to announce the 3 head coaches for this season

Wheelchair Basketball: James Davis

Swim Team: Erica Dugas

Boccia: Loretta Davis

All forms for 2014-15 season are ready for download

Applications, Sessions, Code of Conduct, Eligibility Criteria and Newsletters for athletes and volunteers are now available for downloading. Everyone (new and returning) must fill out an application form and ensure they register with Recreational Services at Brock University before the start of the program. If you are new to the program please contact us to arrange a free trial, if interested.

New Eligibility Criteria: Because of programs that are available in community, resources and knowledge of our volunteers and the future vision of the program, the eligibility criteria for all 3 programs has been adjusted. All athletes must be over 6 years of age, have a physical disability diagnosis and  have the ability to participate in a group with a support ratio of 4:1. If you have any questions or concerns about this criteria please contact us to discuss. We can inform you of other program in the community that may met your needs.

New Pictures posted on Flickr

Check out the Flickr link on the right hand side to view the new pictures of the Wheelchair Basketball awards and pictures of the some of the athletes trying out rowing!