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Sarnia Lakers Tournament

Sarnia Lakers guard Jamison Turner dribbles up court with Sarnia Valhalla players in pursuit during round robin action Jan. 10 at the Sarnia Lakers Novice Tournament in Sarnia. Valhalla won the event, which also featured teams from Windsor, Tecumseh and Chatham-Kent. From left are, Lauren Whelpley, Ashlyn Morgan, Addison Cook, Layla Mackenzie, Alexis Tsaprailis, Gabrielle… Read more »

Northern wins bronze at Thrasher Tournament

Northern Collegiate player Nathan Rome goes up for a basket against Chatham Kent on Jan. 10 during the Thrasher Invitational Tournament in Sarnia, which features eight senior boys basketball teams from across Southwestern Ontario. Northern defeated Chatham Kent 68-59 to win the bronze medal. Bruce Smith Photo

Sting sign Sarnia native

A local boy has signed with the Sarnia Sting. Defenceman Franco Sproviero was the 141st pick in the OHL priority selection, but is having a strong rookie season with the Junior “B” Lambton Shores Predators, potting seven goals and 24 assists for 31 points in 32 games. Last week, the Sarnia native signed a standard… Read more »

Legionnaires team up with hospice

Barry Wright For a third straight season, the Sarnia Legionnaires are using January home games to help raise funds for St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Legionnaires director Theo Bet said the connection between the two organizations began when former co-owner Sharon Williamson stayed at the hospice before her death in 2012. “They are a phenomenal… Read more »

DeAngelo hopes to milk trade all the way to league title

Barry Wright When former Sarnia Sting players Anthony DeAngelo and Bryan Moore were once interviewed on Sting Buzz on TVCOGECO, the two U.S-born players joked about an oddity in their adopted home – milkbags. They had never seen them in their respective home states of New Jersey and North Carolina, and wondered why milkbags are… Read more »

Purple and White tournament

St. Patrick’s High School senior boys basketball player J. Elsley attacks a defender during the annual Purple and White Basketball Tournament at Western University in London in Jan. 2-3. St. Pat’s finished the tourney with two wins and a loss while the Northern Vikings finished 1-2. Bruce Smith Photo

Purple and White tournament

St. Patrick’s High School senior boys basketball player J. McAuley goes up for two points during the annual Purple and White Basketball Tournament at Western University in London in Jan. 2-3. St. Pat’s finished the tourney with two wins and a loss while the Northern Vikings finished 1-2. Bruce Smith Photo

Legionnaires land goalie for stretch run

The Sarnia Legionnaires have loaded up for the stretch run by obtained the services of all-star goalie Andrew Masters from the St. Marys Lincolns. The 19-year-old netminder, regarded as one of the best netminders in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, is seen here with Sarnia head coach Dan Rose. Photo courtesy Anne Tigwell

Sarnia OHL player traded to Ottawa

Sarnia’s Adam Craievich has a new home. The former Lambton “AAA” player was dealt last week from the defending OHL champion Guelph Storm to the Ottawa 67’s in exchange for Tyler Hill and a late round draft choice. The MVP in the 2013 OHL Cup while playing for the Oakville Rangers was chosen in the… Read more »

Sarnia ready to host Silver Stick

Barry Wright The countdown is on to one of the oldest minor hockey tournaments in Ontario. Arenas in and around Sarnia will be busy from morning to night with the annual Sarnia International Silver Stick Atom and Midget Finals taking centre stage Jan. 16-18. The tournament, featuring teams from across Ontario and the U.S., began… Read more »