Competitions

2022 Ontario Mine Rescue Provincial Competition

- Hosted in Sudbury District

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Newmont Musselwhite Mine Brings Home the Hardware

The Ontario Mine Rescue Provincial Competition was held this past June 7th-9th, with the underground tasks being hosted by Vale’s Creighton Mine in Sudbury.  The invitation-only event marks the final month of the annual training cycle and challenges the winners of the previously held District Competitions to resolve an advanced mine emergency.  Unlike the District Competitions which are held in spectator friendly hockey arenas with a maze of simulated mine workings constructed on the arena floor, the Provincial Competition sends teams into an actual operating underground mine. 

All spectator viewing is done via camera feed to surface as the teams navigate the mine alone attempting to solve a puzzle of mine hazards, using their knowledge, skills and abilities to evacuate the workers trapped underground and restore the mine to safe working conditions.  Technical judges are hidden throughout the mine and evaluate teams against a pre-determined list of criteria based on the policies and procedures of the provincial mine rescue guidelines.  The 2022 scenario included the construction of ventilation infrastructure, the application of first aid to injured miners, the use of specialty mine rescue equipment, and the challenge of detecting and making-safe contaminated mine ventilation. 

Although Ontario Mine Rescue is proud to report that all seven of the highly skilled participating teams were able to successfully resolve the emergency, the strategy and use of safe procedures for each team differentiates them upon evaluation.  The winners of this year’s event, with the Provincial Champions taking home the coveted gold hard hats, were as follows:

Team Competition Results:

Provincial Champion - 1st Overall – Newmont Musselwhite Mine, Red Lake District

           Captain - Jack Lawson

#2 - Taylor Poling

#3 - Alexa Dumaine

#4 - Scott Lawson

Vice Captain - Philip Mullin

#6 - Jimmy Sinclair

Briefing Officer - Ryan Lepage

#7 - Nick Gosselin

Coach - Chris Horde / Gabe Roy

Mine Rescue Officers - Kurtis Atkinson / Jeff Farquharson

2nd Overall – Impala Canada Lac des Isles Mine, Thunder Bay District

Team Firefighting Award – Newmont Musselwhite Mine, Red Lake District

Team First Aid Award – Lakeshore Gold Timmins West & Bell Creek Mines, Timmins District

Team Special Equipment Award – Newmont Musselwhite Mine, Red Lake District

Team Theory Exam Award – Lakeshore Gold Timmins West & Bell Creek Mines, Timmins District

Also competing in the team competition were:

Barrick Hemlo Williams Mine, Algoma District

Alamos Gold Young-Davidson Mine, Kirkland Lake District

Compass Minerals Goderich Mine, Southern District

Onaping District – Did Not Qualify

 

Individual Technician Competition Results:

1st – Garry Bennett, Alamos Gold, Young-Davidson Mine, Kirkland Lake District

2nd – Jean Yves Doiron, Vale Sudbury Operations, Sudbury District

3rd – Darren Bullied, Evolution Mining Red Lake Gold Mines, Red Lake District

 

Also competing in the individual technician competition were:

Monika Jorgenson, Impala Canada Lac des Isles Mine, Thunder Bay District

James Greer, Wesdome Gold Mines Eagle River Mine, Algoma District

Michael Bennett, Glencore Kidd Mine, Timmins District

Jim Ahrens, Compass Minerals Goderich Mine, Southern District

  DISTRICT

  TEAM/TECHNICIAN

  ALGOMA

Team - Barrick, Hemlo Williams Mine
Capt. Kyle Luce, #2 Logan Lewis, #3 Keith Clarke, #4 Saber Luhowy, 
Vice-capt. Alex Brown, #6 Brady Gillard, BO Denis Bilodeau
Technician - James Greer, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd, Eagle River Mine

  KIRKLAND LAKE

Team - Alamos Gold Young-Davidson Mine
Capt. James Robertson, #2 Alex Perrault, #3 Jake Ryan, #4 William Bennett, 
Vice-capt. Jordan Sutton, #6 Kameron Stoesz, BO Maciej Watoek
Technician - Garry Bennett, Alamos Gold Young-Davidson Mine

  ONAPING

Team - Did Not Qualify For Provincial Competition
Technician - Did Not Qualify For Provincial Competition

  RED LAKE

Team - Newmont Goldcorp, Musselwhite Mine
Capt. Jack Lawson, #2 Taylor Polling, #3 Alexa Dumaine, #4 Nick Gosselin,  
Vice-capt. Phillip Mullin, #6 Jimmy Sinclair, BO Ryan Lepage
Technician - Darren Bullied, Evolution Mining Red Lake Gold Mines

  SOUTHERN

Team - Compass Minerals Goderich Mine
Capt David Kelly, #2 Aaron Duckworth, #3 Gordon Bailey, #4 Chris Baldwin, 
Vice-capt. Joel Paquette, #6 Ken Nguyen, BO Jason Phillips
Technician - Jim Ahrens, Compass Minerals, Goderich Mine

  SUDBURY

Team - Vale Canada, East Mines
Capt. Justin Whitmore, #2 Michael Vaillancourt, #3 Ryan Tinker, #4 William Langlois, 
Vice-capt. Perry Simon, #6 Jeremy Faulkner, Briefing Officer Shawn St. Louis
Technician - Jean-Yves Doiron, Vale Canada

  THUNDER BAY        

Team - Impala Canada Lac des Iles Mine
Capt Brad Kemp, #2 Devin Jackson, #3 Russell Wilson, #4 Ethan Gorman, 
Vice-capt. Cody Vold, #6 Chris Cameron, BO Tyler Williams
Technician - Monika Jorgenson, Impala Canada Lac des Iles Mine

  TIMMINS

Team - Lakeshore Gold Timmins West & Bell Creek Mines
Capt. Brandon Duhan, #2 Richard Martin, #3 Frank Moller, #4 Nathalie Lafontaine, 
Vice-capt. Shane Sullivan, #6 Serge Roy, BO Adam Weagle
Technician - Michael Bennett, Glencore Kidd Mine 

Thank you to our 2022 competition sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Technica   

Gold Sponsors

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