Chychrun an OHL all-star

Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting has been named to the third team Ontario Hockey League all-star squad. Despite missing 26 games this past season due to the injuries, he finished 11th in rookie scoring with 16 goals and 17 assists. The 17-year-old Florida native is expected to among the top picks in the 2016… Read more »


We reported last week that Sarnia’s Brayden Bell had registered his first career Junior “A” goaltending victory for Toronto Beaches on May 14. The information, provided by the Ontario Lacrosse Association, was incorrect. Bell was the backup goalie. The Journal regrets the error and apologizes for any inconvenience it may have caused.

Sturgeon kick off season

The Sarnia Sturgeon will raise the curtain on its 2015 Ontario Football Conference schedule Sunday, May 31, at Norm Perry Park. The Junior Varsity squad (15 and 16 year-olds) will take on Hamilton at noon, followed by the Bantam team (13 and 14 year-olds) playing Brantford at 3 pm. Admission is $5, children12 and under… Read more »

Wrestlers win provincial crown

Barry Wright Until recently the Sarnia/Bluewater Wrestling Club had never won a provincial girls bantam crown. But the drought ended a few weeks ago when a group of Grade 7-8 wrestlers edged out larger clubs from across the province to claim an Ontario Championship plaque at the Youth Wrestling Festival in Milton, Ont. Sarnia/Bluewater won… Read more »

City schools shine at track meet

Sarnia’s Northern Collegiate was the overall team champion at LKSSAA track and field championships, which features schools from Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent. Northern won four of six divisions at the May 12-13 meet held at Chatham-Kent Secondary School. Sarnia’s St. Patrick’s High School also won one of the six divisions, claiming the junior boys crown. The… Read more »

Local gymnasts exceed expectations

Barry Wright Two of the youngest members of Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics Club came home with two medals each from the recent Eastern Canadian Gymnastics Championships. While proudly displaying their medals, Hayley Tarboton, 10, and Jovi Richardson, 9, said they were pleased with the results and had fun at the competition in Moncton, New Brunswick, which… Read more »

Rapids swimmers bring home hardware

Some 36 swimmers from the Sarnia Rapids Swim Team participated in a Pentathalon event in London, recently. Pictured are a group of gold, first place winners. From left (back row) Caleb Wiersma, 13 (100 Free); Samuel Boily-Dufour, 16 (100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Free); Alan Sundby, 23 (100 Fly, 100 Free); Bethany Robinson, 17 (100… Read more »

Comeback for Colts

After spotting Wallaceburg a 5-0 lead the St. Clair Secondary girls rugby team pulled out a 19-5 victory over the Tartans on May 8 at a game played in Sarnia. The LKSSAA rugby playoffs begin this week, with the senior girls final scheduled for Friday and the senior boys final taking place May 27. Submitted… Read more »

Chiarelli cracks top ten

A former Bluewater Gymnastics product cracked the top ten in a pair of individual events at the recent NCAA women’s gymnastics championships in Fort Worth, Texas. Talia Chiarelli, now competing for the University of Michigan, tied for seventh in the floor exercise and tied for eighth on the balance beam. Chiarelli’s Wolverines finished fourth in… Read more »

One former Sting still in Stanley Cup hunt

One former member of the Sarnia Sting is battling for a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals but the season has come to end for another. Alex Galchenyuk’s playoff run ended last week when his Montreal Canadiens were eliminated by Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Galchenyuk, 21, the third overall… Read more »