Sports

Sarnia twins take hockey title in Sweden

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Chris and Cam Abbott are basking in the glow of a European championship. The brothers helped capture the Champions Hockey League title Feb. 3 when their Lulea team scored four unanswered goals in third period to beat Frolunda 4-2 in an all-Swedish final. Cam drew an assist on the first Lulea goal,… Read more »

Gold in the pool

Four members of Sarnia Y Rapids 2 swim team won gold in the pool at the Team Champs meet in Windsor recently. From left are, Samuel Boily-Dufour, 16, Bethany Robinson, 16, and Austin Adams, 14. Missing is Danielle Adams, 17. With their times, Robinson and Austin Adams also qualified for the provincial championships. Submitted Photo

Valhalla tames Wildcats

Hannah Dempsey, of the Valhalla Vikings novice basketball team, drives hard to the net against the Chatham Wildcats on Jan. 31 during a U10 tournament hosted by Sarnia. Valhalla, which downed the Wildcats 25-20, head to London this weekend for their next tournament. Submitted Photo

Wrestlers fare well at provincial event

Sarnia athletes did well at the recent Ontario Junior (U20) Wrestling Championships at McMaster University in Hamilton. Emily Schaefer, who wrestles for the top-ranked Brock University Badgers, won the women’s 55 kilogram event, Krystal Adair of Laurentian was second in the women’s 63 kg event, and Robbie Smith of McMaster was sixth in the men’s… Read more »

Former Sarnian wins bonspiel

A rink from Ilderton, Ont. skipped by former Sarnian Judy Oryniak won the BDO Ladies Bonspiel last week at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. Oryniak’s foursome beat Jane Galloway’s rink in the final of the 16-team draw. The event was delayed by heavy snow on Feb. 2 but did eventually go ahead.  

Marinaro to represent Canada

Journal Staff Michael Marinaro of the Point Edward Figure Skating is heading for the Four Continent Figure Skating Championships. Marinaro and his new partner Kirsten Towers-Moore form one of three pairs teams competing for Canada at the event in Seoul, Korea from Feb. 9-15. But the pair won’t be heading to the World Championships next… Read more »

Sting game in support of mental health

Journal Staff The Sarnia Sting aim to help break the silence around mental health issues during the team’s Feb. 8 home game. Do It For Daron is an initiative started by former NHLer Luke Richardson and his wife Stephanie after they lost their daughter Daron, 14, to suicide in November 2010. Sting defenceman Jakob Chychrun,… Read more »

Sting visiting Point Edward Arena

The Sarnia Sting’s regional community tour is making a stop at the Point Edward Arena on Feb. 10. The Sting team will practice at the arena from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., which is open to the public. After that, fans can skate with the Sting from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call… Read more »

New Sting owner will bring intensity, says former teammate

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Cory Pageau says Derian Hatcher will bring the same passion to his ownership of the Sarnia Sting as he did while playing the game. Pageau and Hatcher played part of a junior hockey season together with the North Bay Centennials (now the Saginaw Spirit) under the late Bert Templeton in 1989. “He’ll… Read more »