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Today's Top Sports Stories
June 27th
Jake the Diamond Dog has been a fixture at minor-league games for years, touring various ballparks and bringing joy by delivering game balls, catching Frisbees and serving as "bat dog."
June 27th
Andre De Grasse is asked about Jamaican legend Usain Bolt at almost every opportunity, but the 22-year-old sprinter is relishing the chase.
June 27th
The Toronto Blue Jays have designated veteran reliever Jason Grilli for assignment. The Jays also optioned outfielder Dwight Smith Jr., recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Smith and reinstated outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from the disabled list.
June 27th
Curling Canada officials say they've "managed to resolve things with Bell Media" regarding what would have been hefty cable fee increases in curling clubs across Canada.
June 27th
Russell Westbrook has earned kudos from Michael Jordan and Taylor Swift after being honoured with his first league MVP trophy at the NBA Awards show.
Local Sports Stories
June 27th
Royals announce their first signing of the off-season.
March 12th
With their season on the line, the Royals will look to save off elimination today when they travel to Stouffville for Game 6. Spirit lead the series 3-2.
March 10th
It's now a best of 3 series after the Markham Royals won Game 4. Now the Royals and Stouffville Spirit will battle it out in Game 5 on Friday night.
March 9th
The Royals will look to tie their 1st round series with the Stouffville Spirit on Thursday night.
March 7th
The Royals look to turn the page and get back into the series Tuesday night against Stouffville.
Royals Get 3 of Possible 4 Points

Royals Get 3 of Possible 4 Points

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Markham Royals collected 3 of a possible 4 points in a weekend home-set against the Aurora Tigers and Oakville Blades. The Royals faced the Tigers on Friday night in a game that saw Markham get on the scoreboard early and the shot clock often, very often. The Royals had 10 shots in the game before Aurora even registered their first, eventually racking up a total of 58 shots on Brayden Lechance who started in the Tigers goal. The Royals had 5 different goal scores on the score sheet: Josh Hardiman, Lucas Condotta, Sam Hu, Rylee St. Onge and Doug Carter tallied while Eric Holland scored all three goals for the Tigers for the hat-trick.

Home Sweet Home

September 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

After unveiling their 2015-16 North Division Championship banner in a pregame celebration, the Markham Royals continued the party with a 4-1 win over the Pickering Panthers on Friday night. The win was Markham’s second of the season, their first on home ice, against a very young Panthers squad that held their own against the more veteran Royals lineup. “We knew they were going to work hard,” said Royals head coach Mike Galati after the game, “They are a real young and eager group that’s got some skill and speed. There were times where they outworked us, it took some time for us got get it going with the ceremony, we thought we would be okay if we didn’t get outworked the whole game and we were good enough to win”.

First One Under The Belt

First One Under The Belt

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Markham Royals began their 2016-17 campaign with a win on Saturday after taking a trip down the QEW to Burlington to face the Cougars. “It’s always good to get a win in your first game especially when you are on the road, playing against a good hockey team, and we had a good night,” said Royals Head Coach Mike Galati after the game, “it feels good that’s for sure”. The Royals got off to a bit of a slow start with a warm-up violation penalty to start the game, followed by a too-many men bench minor leading to an early Burlington goal and lead in the game. A situation that could go either way for a team playing it’s first game as a complete unit, with some new faces to the league, but the Coach was not worried. “That stuff happens,” said Galati, “I just said to the guys to just settle down, let’s regain focus. You are on the road, you are not familiar with surroundings, but I think we did an excellent job of refocusing and taking control”.