Players see this brand of hockey purely for the joy of it

Whistles and shouts echo around the cavernous Agincourt Recreation Centre. Florescent lights glare off the ice surface. It even smells like a hockey arena – coffee and hockey equipment. But the game played is different. Eddie Parenteau manages the team on the ice. “You’re not allowed to put (the puck) in the top of the net because you can’t catch what you don’t see,” he said.

Scarborough-Agincourt lagging in growth, but development right on track

Scarborough-Agincourt has seen its population growth come to a steep decline. According to Statistics Canada, it has the lowest population growth of all the federal electoral ridings located in the Scarborough area. Only 0.2 per cent growth from 2006 to 2011, also calculated as an additional 181 people.

Agincourt’s principal of the year, just don’t tell his students

Louie Papathanasakis, 53, has been the principal at Agincourt Collegiate Institute for five years, and oversees 1,500 students and close to 100 teaching staff.
Papathanasakis was recently named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2012, but ask him about the award and he would rather talk about the students.

Agincourt CI to compete in city volleyball championship tomorrow

The Agincourt Collegiate junior boys’ volleyball team will advance to the city finals tomorrow at Humber College after winning both their sets against York Mills Collegiate yesterday afternoon. Their opponent will be decided today as the UofT School battles Richview on their home turf for the remaining spot in the championship game.

Wong criticized for ‘wearing two hats’ in Scarborough-Agincourt

Controversy continues to swirl in the Scarborough-Agincourt race in the provincial election campaign. The target is on Liberal candidate Soo Wong. Wong’s decision to run for MPP just a year after being re-elected as a school board trustee has made her the centre of criticism among her opponents – all of whom believe the move to be a potential conflict of interest.