Sports

Sting change time of Dec. 31 game

The Sarnia Sting have rescheduled the start time of their Dec. 31 game against the London Knights to 1:05 p.m. from 4:05 p.m. The move was made after the schedule for the World Junior Hockey Championships was released. The move allows fans to attend the Sting game and still make it home in time to… Read more »

Legionnaires skate with stars

The Sarnia Legionnaires will be well represented at the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s All-Star and Top Prospects games on Saturday, Dec. 27 in Waterloo. Davis Boyer, Cody Trowell, Tyler Prong and Kyler Keating were chosen to the Western Conference all-star squad, while Riley Babkirk was named one of four alternates. Cameron Clarke will represent… Read more »

Bluewater International Ski Club wants to get to snow you

Barry Wright The winter solstice arrives this weekend and for many that means time for fun in the snow. But what if your preference for outdoor exhilaration is Skiing? Sarnia isn’t exactly hilly. That’s where the Bluewater International Ski Club comes in. It hosts two trips each season to more traditional ski locations. They’re travelling… Read more »

Point Edward hockey is in a league apart

Barry Wright Despite having one of the smallest catchment areas in southwestern Ontario, teams from the Point Edward Minor Hockey Association are having another banner season in the Lambton-Middlesex Local League. At press time, the six clubs from Tyke to Midget (ages seven to 17) had amassed an overall record of 47-13-6. Winning seasons have… Read more »

Who are these guys?

This jubilant celebration by members of the Sarnia Legionnaires is believed to have occurred shortly after winning the Ontario Hockey Association Junior “B” trophy in 1958-59, though we can’t be sure. Beyond that, the wrist brace, hand cast and missing teeth do say something about the club’s gritty character. If you know the names of… Read more »

Cup winners

Centre Joshua Mackenzie, left, and goalie John Chartrand, both 10 and both of Sarnia, show off the River City Cup they won with their Peewee AA team, the Macomb, Michigan Mustangs, at a tournament in Grand Rapids, MI. The team won back-to-back tournaments, going 9-0 over two weekend. Submitted Photo

Valhalla boys win bronze

The Valhalla major atom boys team of Sarnia won a bronze medal at the Ramblers Basketball tournament held in London. Here, Trevor Syer (#6) of Valhalla goes up for a shot in the final game played Dec. 7. Bruce Smith Photo

Northern wins Chatham tournament

Jaden Ogorek (#3) of the Northern Collegiate junior boys basketball team goes up for two points during the UCC Tournament at Ursuline College in Chatham on Dec. 5-6. Northern went undefeated in the tournament and downed UCH of Windsor 55-53 in the gold medal game. Bruce Smith Photo

Israel’s curling surge has Sarnia connection

Barry Wright If you think of global powers in men’s curling Israel doesn’t immediately spring to mind.  But Jeff Lutz is out to change that. The 30-year-old member of the Israeli national men’s curling team has been honing his skills this season at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. The Detroit resident has learned the… Read more »

Marinaro and new partner aim for nationals

Barry Wright Michael Marinaro says the 2014-15 figure skating season is about building for the future. After ending a seven-year partnership with Strathroy’s Margaret Purdy this year, the 22-year-old product of the Point Edward Figure Skating Club teamed up with Waterloo’s Kirsten Moore-Towers six months ago to form a new pairs skating team. “It’s a… Read more »