Sports

Local players boost OHL Cup team

Six former members of the Lambton Junior Sting organization played an integral role in helping the Chatham-Kent Cyclones to a top four finish at the recent OHL Cup in Toronto. The 20-team tournament determines the best Midget “AAA” hockey team in Ontario. After advancing through the preliminary round with wins over a pair top ten… Read more »

City basketball league champs crowned

The Assante Capital Management team has been crowned this year’s champs in the Sarnia Men’s Basketball League. In the final, Assante downed Fuel Factory 71-51, with Andy Wedemire the top scorer (25 points). Nathan Dixon led Fuel Factory with 20. In the consolation final Lekoz Tap & Grill defeated Jack Doyle’s 61 – 57. The… Read more »

Novice team wins big in Simcoe

The Mooretown Novice TriCounty Storm went undefeated with a 5-0 record to win the Comfort Inn Tournament in Simcoe, Ont. March 14-16. The Storm outscored its opposition 46-3 and downed the Ingersoll Express 10-1 in the final. Pictured left to right are Ian Snedden, Jeff Sterling, Brent McManus,
James Snedden, Charlie Brander, Ryder Avery, Cruz Clements
Jayden… Read more »

Six-time Canadian Olympic medalist Clara Hughes visited Sarnia Tuesday after biking 175 kilometres from Windsor, part of Clara’s Big Ride to help eliminate the stigma of mental health issues. Hughes was greeted by hundred of people at Lambton College, including college president and CEO Judith Morris, right. Photo by Raeven Ramirez

Clara Hughes visit to Sarnia

Six-time Canadian Olympic medalist Clara Hughes visited Sarnia Tuesday after biking 175 kilometres from Windsor, part of Clara’s Big Ride to help eliminate the stigma of mental health issues. Here she waves to greeters at Lambton College, where about 200 people turned out to give her a warm welcome. Photo by Spencer Drake

Clara Hughes rides into town

Six time Canadian Olympic medalist Clara Hughes, right, visited Sarnia Tuesday after biking 175 kilometres from Windsor, part of Clara’s Big Ride to help eliminate the stigma of mental health issues. Hundreds of people greeted Hughes at Lambton College, including Alicia Racine, left, who provided this photo. Hughes was scheduled to speak to students at… Read more »

Sarnia hockey referee bounces back

A Sarnia hockey referee who was knocked unconscious during a game March 7 is ready to lace ‘em up again. Mark Colbran was reffing an Ontario Minor Hockey Association semi-final game in Petrolia when he fell in front of the penalty box, hitting his head on the boards and ice. Colbran was unconscious about 20… Read more »

Playing the game stateside

Two Sarnia-area boys made an impact playing hockey in the U.S. this year. John Chartrand and Joshua Mackenzie, both 9, were members of the Macomb Mustangs, a Squirt Major AA team, which is the equivalent of Atom Major in Ontario. Chartrand is a goalie and Mackenzie a centre and assistant captain. The team had a… Read more »

Bringing home the trophy

The Huron Lakers Atom girls’ basketball team won its tournament in St. Clair Shores, Michigan on the weekend of March 8-9. Celebrating here with their medals and trophy are, from left, front row; Lauren Harding, Savannah Vanhooft, Emily Vanhooft, Ryann Turner, Nicole Luciani, Fiona Elliott and Ava Phillips; back row, Rebecca King, Abbey Hall, and… Read more »

Shawn Burr honoured at Sting game

Sarnia native Shawn Burr was honoured posthumously at a Sarnia Sting game March 13 when a banner was raised in his memory at the RBC Centre. Burr, who died last year after falling at his home, began his hockey career in Point Edward and was a long-standing member of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. Heather… Read more »