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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Come Out and Try Wheelchair Basketball!

DECEMBER 15th (4:30-6pm) @ Niagara Children’s Centre

WCB Niagara

RBC Sports Day at Heartland Forest

On Saturday, November 21 (from 12-4pm) Heartland Forest will be hosting a “Try-it Day” open to all ages. Admission is free!

Come out and try: Wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey, boccia ball, mini putt, rugby, and more!

Please follow the link below for more information:


Raffle Ticket Winners Excited for Montreal vs Toronto Match-Up in January






Raffle Ticket Winners Carla and Murray can’t wait for the game in January!

10th Anniversary Treats

The Niagara Penguins teams kicked-off their 10th Anniversary season with some delicious treats!

Our 2015/16 boccia team

Our 2015/16 Boccia Team





Our amazing boccia coach- Loretta!

Our amazing boccia coach- Loretta!



Our 2015/16 Basketball Team



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!


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 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….


House League

The 2015/16 Wheelchair Basketball House League season is under way.

There are 3 Teams.

Purple Monsters captained by Gloria

Purple Reign captained by Lindsay

Unstoppable Wheelers captained by Loretta

Team Games        Points Total Points
  W                 L           T           F            A
Purple Reign 3                   3           0            96         86 11
Purple Monsters 3                    3         0             90          98 12
Unstoppable Wheelers 3                   3         0           103          104 12


Top scorers

Gloria   52

Loretta  52

Abby      40

Katharine 32

Josh   32

Paige  20

Wilson 20

Lindsay  8

Natasha 8

Anastasia  6

Trisha 6


Tetra Society – Switch control Boccia Ramp

Thanks to Jim Rennie and others at the Tetra Society, the program now has a new boccia ramp that has an electronic switch to release the ball. They have posted a short clip for all to view : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRwFrxc-Yi8