Sarnia teen to carry Pan Am torch

A Sarnia teen will be a torchbearer for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games torch relay when it arrives in Sarnia on June 16. Danielle Ennett, 16, is a member of the Sarnia Olympic Tae Kwon Do club and the top ranked junior in her weight division in Ontario, and second in Canada. Glenn Ogilvie

Taekwondo competitors fare well in Toronto

Barry Wright Athletes from Bluewater Taekwondo came home with several trophies from the Sport Taekwondo Open event at Toronto’s York University. “It’s arguably one of the biggest tournaments in all of Canada right now,” said Bluewater head coach and master Pat Bell. The event drew competitors ages nine and up from all over Ontario and… Read more »

Sting pair named to OHL All-Rookie team

Defenceman Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting is a unanimous choice for the Ontario Hockey League’s All-Rookie team. The first overall draft selection last April had 16 goals and 33 points in an injury-shortened 42-game regular season this past campaign. Chychrun was joined on the freshman first team by Pavel Zacha. Chychrun was also runner-up… Read more »

Point ball hockey league continues to grow

Barry Wright The Men’s Summer Ball Hockey League in Point Edward will have a new look when the sophomore season gets underway next month. The 16-team league has been separated into two tiers to better reflect the talent level on some clubs. “Tier one will be a lot faster, with players with more skills,” said… Read more »

Sting go ‘California Dreamin’ on draft day

Barry Wright The Sarnia Sting chose a California-born centre of Ukrainian parents with their first pick, the 10th overall, in the OHL Priority Selection on Saturday, April 11. Alexander “Sasha” Chmelevski, 15, moved east to further his hockey career and played with the Honeybaked minor hockey system in Detroit, where he had 10 goal and… Read more »

Hatcher will coach Sting

Derian Hatcher has made the first significant decision as co-owner of the Sarnia Sting, and it involves himself. Sting President Bill Abercrombie has announced Hatcher will take over as the Head Coach of the Sarnia Sting hockey club, effective immediately. Hatcher’s complete coaching staff will be announced at a later date. That staff will not… Read more »

More kudos for Derek Drouin

Journal Staff Corunna’s Derek Drouin has been chosen Co-Athlete of the Year for 2014 by Athletics Canada. He shares the Jack Davies Trophy with Pentathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Saskatchewan. Drouin, ranked fifth in the world in the men’s high jump, was honoured for, among other things, becoming just the tenth man in the world to… Read more »

Mike Weir optimistic about his game

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Mike Weir is returning to the scene of his greatest triumph. The Huron Oaks-trained golfer is scheduled to tee off at the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National in Georgia next weekend. Canada’s greatest left-handed golfer, who turns 45 next month, became an instant national hero after winning the prestigious event… Read more »

Lady Sting milestone

The Sarnia Lady Sting PeeWee B team became the first Sarnia girls team to ever win gold at the elite Lower Lakes Female Hockey League Tournament of Champions in Oshawa recently. The roster includes Abigail Clouse, Alexa Whitlaw (goalies), Amanda Chafe, Erin More, Isabelle Thiffeault, Kaitlyn Aliperti, Paula Jackson and Ryley Biggar (Defense), Bridget Kristjansson,… Read more »

Bluewater Gymnastics grad flourishing

Barry Wright Talia Chiarelli is having an outstanding sophomore season wearing the Maize and Blue with the University of Michigan women’s gymnastics program. The Bluewater Gymnastics product has no fewer than 17 top three finishes this season, including a tie for first place in the Floor Exercise at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor… Read more »