Articles by Joe Scaringi

Hockey

Classic Collapse in Eighth Annual Scaringi Battle

(Photo: Nadia Gugliotta)  It was Jekyll & Hyde Saturday night at the Gale Centre, as what looked to be a nail-biter turned into a collapse of epic proportions. On January 2nd, 2016, in his first year as Captain, Richard Jr. led the White Team to a record-breaking victory by a score of 24-15 in the 8th instalment of the annual holiday pick-up contest, the Scaringi Winter Classic. In a losing effort, defending champion Joey saw his…

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2014 Scaringi Winter Classic

Preview Untie Me Please! Saturday, 12.27.2014 / 6:13 PM NIAGARA FALLS, ON – The White & Dark squads will each be gunning for a victory as they square off at the Gale Centre for their traditional holiday tilt, the 7th annual Scaringi Winter Classic. Manned by a pair of brand-new Captains, each club will have extra motivation heading into Saturday night’s matchup after the team’s last meeting ended in a 14-all tie. It was exactly…

Other Sports

Turning the Page on Wrestling’s Freak Show

Follow the buzzards. This oddly disturbing message comes to us by way of professional wrestling’s newest stable known as the Wyatt Family; more specifically, Bray Wyatt, the maniacal – or perhaps cerebral – Wyatt leader. I know what you’re thinking – this is the year 2013 and I’m not interested in pro wrestling. Believe me, I feel you. But just hang with me for a moment or two, you won’t be disappointed

Hockey

Jeff Halpern and the Tale of the Lost Draw

There’s something to be said for face-offs in hockey. But, then again, you already knew that. In a sport where puck possession is the name of the game, one who rules the face-off circle is considered king. Joe Scaringi takes a good, romantic and at times tragic, look at how one draw in particular sent an entire NHL playoff run crashing down.

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Classic Controversy

Arguably, it was the best one yet. Unquestionably, it was the most controversial. On December 22nd, 2012, at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls, the Scaringis gathered for the fifth edition of the annual “Scaringi Winter Classic”. In what was a particularly exciting, fast-paced and tightly-contested hockey game, league officials had to step in a day after the final buzzer to quite possibly alter the game’s decision. On the ice, the Tony Scaring-led Dark Team…

Football

A New San Francisco Treat

The San Francisco 49ers have emerged from a near-decade of miserable mediocrity to become one of the top teams int he NFL. Without the likes of legendary names like Montana, Rice and Young, this new group of 49ers has come together to rebuild the quality and legacy of football in the Bay Area that will hopefully peak with another Super Bowl championship.

Hall of Fame

A Marathon of Hope: Jay Triano remembers Terry Fox

On April 12, 1980, Terrance Stanley Fox filled two bottles with ocean water from the Atlantic and headed west from St. John’s, Newfoundland. And so began his marathon. This, however, was no ordinary marathon. This was something far more special. This, was a Marathon of Hope. While an ordinary marathon runs a distance of 42.2 kilometres (26 miles, 385 yards), Fox’s destination stood monumentally further: Victoria, BC. This would require him to run the length…

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Scaringi Game a Classic

NIAGARA FALLS, ON – The National Hockey League may have Crosby versus Ovechkin at Heinz Field, but the Scaringis had brothers versus brothers, cousins versus cousins, and uncles versus nephews at the Gale Centre. On December 30, the Scaringi males gathered at the pristine Bob Gale Centre for the third annual “Scaringi Guys’ Night Out”, also known as the “Scaringi Winter Classic”. It was a fast-paced, back-and-forth hour-and-a-half of pick-up hockey, with the Dark squad…

Hockey

Lamenting the Mighty Duck

It was four years ago when the city of Anaheim bore witness to an injustice that would change their lives forever. In 2006, after 13 years in the National Hockey League, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim became the Anaheim Ducks. Fact: “A Mighty Duck” – “Mighty” = “A Duck.” Fact: A Duck is not mighty. A Mighty Duck is mighty. Fact: A Mighty Duck is much tougher, more aggressive, spends more time at the gym,…

Hockey

Bird is the Word

A little over a decade ago, the wonderful city known as Atlanta, Georgia stumbled into the National Hockey League. During the NHL’s so-called expansion phase of the late 20th century, the vibrancy of Georgia’s state capital seemed an appropriate locale to nest the league’s 28th franchise. As is generally the norm for a club with the “expansion” label, the team came, saw and, well, sucked. Sandwiched between the birth of Nashville’s Predators, Columbus’s Blue Jackets…