Sports

Sting goaltender gets invite to NHL development camp

Sarnia native and Sting starting goalie Justin Fazio attended the Calgary Flames’ development camp July 5- 8 after receiving a free agent invitation. Fazio was one of five netminders at the camp, designed to enhance player development with conditioning and familiarity with the Flames organization. The 21-year-old led the Ontario Hockey League with .918 save… Read more »

Bash to support Sarnia Arena renovations

A ‘Brock Street Barn Bash’ is planned to support the ongoing Sarnia Arena fundraising campaign. The Aug. 17 event will allow people of all ages to see recently completed arena renovations, purchase food from the new concession stands, and listen to a live show by Scott Manery and the Barn Burners. The Twisted Arm restaurant… Read more »

Northern students sweep athletic honours

Journal Staff A pair of students from Northern Collegiate have been named co-winners of the Stefanko Award. Presented annually by the Lambton Kent District School Board, the award recognizes the one male and one female secondary student in Lambton County who best exemplify outstanding athletic and academic achievement. Andrew Davies maintained top standing through his… Read more »

Doubles champs

Jim Foley and Bonny Moore won the doubles title at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club’s Scotia Bank tournament recently. Debbie Whitfield and Gary Edginton were second and Ed Braithwaite and John Waligorski placed third. Submitted Photo

Legion donates $10,000 to arena upgrades

The Sarnia Arena is getting a new sound system, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62. The Brock Street Barn is undergoing a $1.5-million revitalization that includes upgrades to the washrooms and change rooms, lobby and concession area, façade repairs and improved energy efficiency. The cost is split between federal… Read more »

Drouin taking season off

Olympic high jump gold medalist and Corunna native Derek Drouin will not compete in the 2018 track and field season. In a tweet last week, Drouin said he has dealt with some “unusual and confusing symptoms” during the preseason. He hasn’t competed since 2017 and pulled out of last year’s world championships because of a… Read more »

City hosting provincial axe and knife throwing championship

Sarnia will play host to the Ontario Provincial Axe and Knife Throwing Championship slated for Aug. 18-19. Valley Axe, a throwing range that opened two years ago at 1886 London Line, is hosting the tournament. City Hall has granted a noise bylaw exemption to allow for live outdoor entertainment during the event until 11:30 p.m…. Read more »

Provincial Team

Sarnia’s Larissa Loucks has made the 11-12 Ontario synchronized swimming team. She will attend the provincial team summer camp and compete at a national synchronized swimming event this summer at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Submitted Photo

Superstars of Canadian figure skating coming to Sarnia

Jake Romphf Sarnia will get a chance this fall to see some of Canada’s greatest figure skaters perform live at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. A cross-country ‘Thank You Canada Tour’ will visit 30 Canadian cities with a star-studded lineup that includes Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Elvis Stojko, Megan Duhamel… Read more »

New inductees to Hall of Fame

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal Seven individuals and a team make up the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Carolyne Prevost and Mark McGugan are the amateur inductees while Brian Dobbin is the honoured professional athlete. Joel Skinner will receive the Bud Morrison Award, Wayne Melanson is being recognized as a builder… Read more »