Sports

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

Sarnia Y Rapids team has strong showing

The Sarnia Y Rapids 1 Swim Team had a strong showing at the St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) swim meet on Dec. 7, with 24 top-three finishers. They included: back, from left: Warren Millward, 11, Samuel Dietrich, 11, Kaiden Rawson, 12, Gregory Dietrich, 12, Diane Clarke, 12, Ayrianna Batson, 11, Taylor Marut, 10, Olivia… Read more »

Russian snipers at prospects game

Two members of the Sarnia Sting have been chosen to take part in the annual CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Forwards Nikita Korostelev and Pavel Zacha have been named to Team Orr for the contest Jan. 22 in St. Catharines. Zacha, the first overall pick in the CHL Import Draft last summer, and Korostelev, the Sting’s… Read more »

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 »