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Sting sign first-round draft pick Jacob Perreault

The Sarnia Sting have signed first-round draft pick Jacob Perreault to a standard player agreement and education package. The son of former NHL forward Yanic Perreault led the Chicago Mission U16 team to a USA Hockey National Championship last month after leading the High-Performance Hockey League (HPHL) in goals and points. He played in the… Read more »

Meade loses pro debut in mixed martial arts

Sarnia’s Sean Meade lost a controversial split decision in his professional debut in mixed martial arts in Quebec City. The 29-year-old boilermaker recently signed a three-fight contract with Quebec-based TKO MMA. Meade used a variety of kicks, punches, and takedowns again kickboxer Danny Millette in Quebec City, and reportedly dominated the final round of the… Read more »

Bluewater Boxing Club fighters chock up victories

Two of the Bluewater Boxing Club’s best amateurs took to the ring in Brantford recently and both scored unanimous decision victories. Josh Jablonsky, 16, improved his record to 2-0 by defeating a Branford fighter in a back-and-forth tilt. And Dylan Taylor, 21, used his quickness to defeat an Oshawa boxer in a unanimous decision. Despite… Read more »

Ball hockey tournament advancing cause of mental health

Jake Romphf The Stephanie Shaw Memorial ball hockey tournament is returning this summer to raise money for and promote mental health initiatives. Stephanie Shaw was a Northern Collegiate student and talented multi-sport athlete who took her own life in 2016. She was also a prominent voice who used her own struggles to increase mental health… Read more »

Jordan Kyrou wins Outstanding Play of the Year honours

Sarnia Sting captain Jordan Kyrou has won the Ontario Hockey League’s most outstanding player of the year honours. Kyrou, Sarnia’s first ever Red Tilson Trophy recipient, finished third in the OHL in scoring this season with 109 points in 56 games, tying for the league lead with 70 assists. “The last four years with the… Read more »

Provincial medalists

The Valhalla Atom girls U-11 team won a silver medal at the OBA Ontario Cup Provincial Championship in London. From left, front row: Aubrey DiBrita, Zoey Ainsworth, Cayleigh Allen, Laura Palumbo and Taeah Tsaprailis; back row: Coach Laura Zottl, Iris Lavallee, Mya Lopez, Lexie Ryan, Sienna Rawana, Grace Hendra, Carly Jewell and MyKenna Spowart, Coach… Read more »

Medal haul

Sarnia’s Bushido Sing judo/Jiu-Jitsu School of Self Defense brought nine medals home from the Tora Annual Shiai meet in Brampton. From left are, Otto Duffield, Bella Scott, Elysia Cornish, Sensei Keven Walsh, Lucas Myers, Colton Sepeta and Denton Chivers. Submitted Photo

Kids learning hockey with scaled-down rinks and equipment

Tara Jeffrey Mike Johnson wasn’t exactly winning over local hockey parents when he pitched some drastic on-ice changes to the game two years ago. “I’d say about 50% of parents thought it was a huge step backwards,” said the outgoing chairperson of the Sarnia Hockey Association. “Another 30% thought it was a great idea, and… Read more »

Record setter

Northern Collegiate’s Avery Smiley sails over a hurdle during the first Lambton Kent high school track meet of the season, the Chatham Kent Relays on April 21. Smiley, last year’s all-Ontario gold medalist in sprint hurdles as a midget, completed the junior sprint hurdles in a meet record time of 15.32 seconds. Bruce Smith, Special… Read more »