Two Thorold natives were awarded for their excellence in hockey at city council Tuesday evening.
Tyler Angle, who plays in the OHL with the Windsor Spitfires, has achieved the dream of every Canadian hockey youth. He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL.
In addition to a community recognition award, “We’re also giving you a carrying bag,” marked with the City of Thorold, mused Mayor Terry Ugulini, “So when you go into the dressing room and bring your shower gear, everyone will know where you’re from.”
Randy Gazzola plays for the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds men’s hockey team, which won the championship title for all of Canada, said Ugulini (see previous story).
“This is a very special award that Randy received. The Dr. Randy Gregg Award is one of the most prestigious awards you can win in university sports.”
Not only is Gazzola a great athlete, the mayor continued, but he’s also a tremendous student, who recently earned his Master’s degree.
“He’s playing in Italy this year,” noted Ugulini, and after presenting him with a city of Thorold bag, joked that “Everyone’s going to know where ‘Little Italy’ is.”