Sports

New goalie equipment for Point minor hockey

The Point Edward Minor Athletic Association is one of 40 Ontario organizations getting a new set of hockey goalie equipment to helps players age 5-7 try out for the position. The Goalie Assist Program lets minor hockey groups keep the equipment at the end of the year to loan to players in following seasons. The… Read more »

Judo club fairs well at tournament

Sarnia’s Bushido Sing Judo/Jiu Jitsu Club had a strong showing at The Asahi Judo Tournament in Kitchener, Ont. on Sept. 30, bringing home six medals. From left are, front row: Zoe Arvanitis (silver), Bella Scott (bronze); back row: Coach Keven Walsh, Elysia Orrange (gold), Chloe Reid (4th) and Colton Sepeta (gold). Missing are gold winners… Read more »

Tournament victory for Lambton Jr. Sting

The Lambton Jr. Sting “AAA” Major Pee Wee’s won the Battle Royale in Rochester, New York recently, going 6-0 in a tournament featuring teams from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario. From left are, front row: Caiden Smit and Joe Malinowski, second row: Ryan Pageau, Ben Sottosanti, Aaron Shanks, Adam Maitland and Harrison Rops; third… Read more »

Women’s soccer pioneer still playing the game with passion

Troy Shantz The athletic career of most people ends long before they turn 50. Not Jody McGregor. The city woman plays fullback on the Division Two Sarnia City soccer team in the competitive London Area Soccer League. “The passion of my life is soccer,” said McGregor, who hit the half-century mark on July 21. “One… Read more »

Local fighters post 4 wins, 1 draw in London

Journal Staff Five local kickboxers representing Team Supreme and training out of the Bluewater Boxing Club had excellent performances at the Prospect Fighting Championships’ showdown in London on Sept. 23-24. In the main bout, Sean Meade won a come-from-behind unanimous decision over a more experienced striker. Cody Chovancek cruised to a unanimous decision win, heavyweight Marcello… Read more »

Sting season off to good start

Sarnia Sting centre Drake Rymsha shares in the high-fives following a goal against the Ottawa 67’s at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Sting thumped the visitors 7-2 to improve to 3-1 on the young OHL hockey season. Sarnia’s next home game is Friday, Oct. 6 against the Barrie Colts. Game time… Read more »

Northern runners begin new season on a high note

Runners from Northern Collegiate began a new cross-country season with strong performances at the 21st annual Thrill on the Hill in Windsor last week. The city high school had eight top-10 finishes and two meet champions. Andrew Davies was the winner of the senior boys event, over a 6K course, while Aidan James was the… Read more »

Lions shut out

Emuobo Okparamidevi (11), of the Lambton College Lions, takes the final shot of the game against the Mohawk Mountaineers on Sept. 24 in Sarnia. The Lions were downed 4-0 in the OCAA men’s soccer game. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Sting deal over-ager for draft pick

The Sarnia Sting made their first trade of the season last week, dealing left-winger Troy Lajeunesse to the Sudbury Wolves. In return, the Sting received Sudbury’s fourth-round pick in the 2021 draft. Lajeunesse came to Sarnia as a free agent in 2014. The 20-year-old played in 191 games over three seasons, totalling 44 goals and… Read more »

Touchdown!

St. Patrick’s senior boys teammates Grant Dugas (8) and Fraser Wilson (88), celebrate the first touchdown of the season at Norm Perry Park on Sept. 22. The Fighting Irish defeated the Northern Vikings in the season opener, 27-9. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal