Scott Barnes is the new owner/coach of the Thorold Blackhawks. PHOTO BY: BILL POTRECZThe walls at the Thorold Arena were once lined with reminders of the glory years of the Thorold Blackhawks. Several banners hung on both the north and south walls, tangible keepsakes of a Sutherland Cup championship, a handful of Golden Horseshoe tiles, as well as some individual banners of some of the greatest players ever to lace up their skates for the Blackhawks.
The Niagara IceDogs have set their sights high this season. Coming off a respectable first season of rebuilding that saw the team finish third in the Central Division with 23 wins and a berth in the playoffs, the IceDogs are determined to take it up a notch this season. “Right from Day 1, we’ve talked that we want to win 40 games and if we do that we think that will put us right in the conversation for the division,” said new head coach Billy Burke, who takes over from the departed Dave Bell.
Former Niagara IceDogs coach Marty Williamson is eager to help Brock win a championship. PHOTO BY: BILL POTRECZEven with the acknowledgement that hindsite is always 20/20, Marty Williamson admits some time away from the ultra-competitive side of hockey may have been a blessing in disguise. The 53-year-old Newmarket native was caught off guard — as were many in the hockey world — when he was relieved of his duties as general manager/coach of the Niagara IceDogs following the 2015/16 season.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".