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 »

Kett has sights set on Team Canada

Barry Wright Dylan Kett has a plan. The 17-year-old student at Ecole Secondaire St. Francois Xavier in Sarnia wants to wear the Team Canada jersey for our national sledge hockey team at the Paralympic Games in 2018 or 2022. “I have to keep working hard and developing my game,” said Kett, a first-year member of… Read more »

Bluewater Anglers meet

The Bluewater Anglers annual general meeting will be held Jan. 13 at the Point Edward Optimist Centre. A new slate of directors will be elected and guest speakers will discuss ice fishing and using the Internet as a fishing resource. Also featured are updates on the hatchery, an equipment display and upcoming events, including the… Read more »

Sports fields now smoke-free

All public sports fields and playgrounds in Sarnia are now smoke-free. On Jan. 1 smoking became illegal anywhere within 20 metres of soccer fields, baseball diamonds, splash pads, beach volleyball courts, playgrounds and other areas. “Children are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of second-hand smoke,” said Ashlyn Brown, a health promoter with Lambton Public… Read more »

Sarnia broadcaster hits OHL milestone

Barry Wright A Sarnian has reached a milestone in the Ontario Hockey League. Leigh Cunningham, director of broadcasting and communications for the Saginaw Spirit, was behind the microphone for his 1,000th league broadcast when the Michigan team played the Sarnia Sting at the RBC Centre in late November. The achievement dates back to the 1998-99… Read more »

Holiday house league tourney ready to roll

Barry Wright While Silver Stick hockey tournaments abound in and around Sarnia over the next several weeks, another lesser-known tournament is also bringing together hundreds of players for some solid competition. The 14th annual Tim Horton’s Christmas House League Tournament opens bright and early at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 29 and continues through the… Read more »

St. Pat’s Charity Basketball

St. Patrick’s High School hosted the 10th annual Charity Basketball Tournament on Dec. 18. In the senior boys doubleheader St. Clair defeated SCITS 48-38 and Northern downed St. Pat’s 73-67. Here, C. Maness of St. Clair dodges two SCITS defenders to go for two points. Bruce Smith Photo