Sports

Aamjiwnaang captures Little NHL trophy

Barry Wright The co-coach of a First Nations club made up primarily of players from Sarnia’s Aamjiwnaang community says the recent Little Native Hockey League (NHL) Tournament at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga was the thrill of a lifetime for the team. Without a single practice and just two exhibition games under its belt, the… Read more »

Chychrun nominated for three awards

Jakob Chychrun is a finalist for a trio of Ontario Hockey League honours. The 17-year-old Sarnia Sting is up for Rookie of the Year, Defenceman of the Year and Most Valuable Player. The first overall pick in the league’s Priority Selection last April registered 16 goals and 17 assists in an injury-shortened regular season of just… Read more »

More gold for Schaefer

Emily Schaefer has punched her ticket to the World Junior Wrestling Championships in Brazil this August. The Northern Collegiate grad qualified by winning the 51 kg weight class at the Canadian Junior Wrestling Championships in St. Catharines. Schaefer, a four-time provincial, was rookie of the year in the OUA and CIS this season. She won… Read more »

Sarnia Sting Bantam “A” teams wins league championship

League champs The Sarnia Sting Bantam “A” team swept Brantford in four straight games to win the Alliance hockey league Bristol finals March 22 at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford. Sarnia is now off to the Ontario Hockey Federation championships in Mississauga. Submitted Photo

Rugby recruiters stress safety

Barry Wright The Sarnia Saints Rugby Club wants to increase its grassroots base by changing the perception their sport is risky and unsafe. “I’ve heard all of that,” said Saints women’s roster player Lauren Wilks, referring to those who contend rugby leads to injuries and concussions because players lack equipment. “Before they let you on… Read more »

Jog on

Warmer weather has allows local students to get outside for phys-ed. Here, Grade 11 SCITS students Hayden Gardner, 16, left, and Marcus Saint, 17, make their way along the riverfront in Centennial Park as part of gym class. Glenn Ogilvie

Sarnian wins national hockey title

Barry Wright Marlowe Pecora can call herself a champion. The third-year forward with the University of Western Ontario women’s hockey team had never won a title in her years of minor hockey in the Sarnia Ladies Sting organization, nor during her high school career at Northern Collegiate. But the drought ended when she and her… Read more »

Ex-Sting shine at CIS hockey

Former Sarnia Sting Kyle Neuber’s first game-winning goal of the season came at an opportune time.  Neuber scored in overtime to lift the University of Guelph to a 3-2 win over UQTR in the bronze medal game at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s hockey tournament in Halifax. Another former Sting, Daniel Broussard, assisted on… Read more »

OHL coaches tab Sting players

Three members of the Sarnia Sting made the grade in the recently released Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference Coaches Poll. Nikita Korostelev and Jacob Chychrun were tabbed as second best in the Best Shot and Hardest Shot categories respectively, and Daniel Nikandrov was third in Best on Face-offs. Meantime, Anthony DeAngelo, who was dealt by… Read more »

Gold in the pool

Six members of the Rapids 2 Swim Team struck gold in the pools at the Sting Short Course Meet recently. From left are, back row: Meaghan Gregoris, Rachel Dalton, Mylena Vallee and Sarah Visser; front row: Burak Gurtekin and Sophie Victor. Submitted Photo