Author: Kean Doherty

Northern Rollers Dominate Eastern Split with 7-2 Record

After a so-so 2023 season, the revamped Rollers came out gunning at the 2024 Eastern Split, topping the table with seven wins, against just two losses. Joining returnees Jessica Kawamoto and Corey Osborne are Matty Stodola (Pronghorns), Casey Rodgers (Rush), Ryan Torresin (4th overall pick, 2024) and Tara Di Giuseppe (19th overall, 2024). Kawamoto and […]

West Coast Wolverines Close Out with 4-5 Record After Losing First Four Matches

On paper, this year’s edition of the Wolverines looks very formidable. The Mike Hamilton led squad proved it, roaring back with four wins in five matches after dropping four straight to begin the Eastern Split. Leading the team on the Open side are returning vets Haddow Thul (6-6 in six matches), Joel Pelletier (9-3 in […]

Defending Champion Toronto United Start Slowly, Finish 4-5 with a Flourish

After an outstanding championship season in 2023, United seemed positioned to do very well at the inaugural event of the 2024 campaign. However, even with three solid returning vets they managed to open with three straight losses, before salvaging a decent showing with a 4-2 mark the rest of the way. Leading the way for […]

East Toronto Smash Start Eastern Split Strong, Fade a Bit En Route to 4-5 Record

Having re-signed three solid Pickleballers from their 2023 squad, things were looking good for the East Toronto Smash going into the Eastern Split. And from the outset, they were good, winning three in a row against Vancouver, the Wolverines, and the Brewers after losing to the Lions in their first game. Returning to the fold […]

Re-tooled Vancouver Rush Compete Hard but Win Just One Match in 2024 Eastern Split

There may not have been much to crow about for the Vancouver Rush at the Eastern Split, however they did beat a tough Prairie Pronghorns team for their only victory. General Manager Warren Forsythe will have much to review, but also blocks to build from, including re-signed veterans Brett Forsythe (6-12 in nine matches) and […]

2024 CNPL Draft Recap

Lions Start Rebuild by Selecting Montreal Native Ernesto Fajardo 1st Overall While it wasn’t a huge surprise, considering his showing at the East qualifier, the Montreal Lions began the process of rebuilding their entire team with area native Ernesto Fajardo. He was followed closely by the only other pick in the first round, veteran Jessica […]

Central Qualifier – Four Fathers Brewery Hosts Exciting First Event

With many spots up for grabs in the Canadian National Pickleball League, participants at the first qualifier of 2024 at Cambridge’s Four Fathers Brewery premier venue put on quite a show. There were a few familiar faces in attendance, and many more new ones, and the action didn’t disappoint. Fighting for spots or just getting […]