Sting pair named to OHL All-Rookie team

Defenceman Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting is a unanimous choice for the Ontario Hockey League’s All-Rookie team. The first overall draft selection last April had 16 goals and 33 points in an injury-shortened 42-game regular season this past campaign. Chychrun was joined on the freshman first team by Pavel Zacha. Chychrun was also runner-up… Read more »

Point ball hockey league continues to grow

Barry Wright The Men’s Summer Ball Hockey League in Point Edward will have a new look when the sophomore season gets underway next month. The 16-team league has been separated into two tiers to better reflect the talent level on some clubs. “Tier one will be a lot faster, with players with more skills,” said… Read more »

Sting go ‘California Dreamin’ on draft day

Barry Wright The Sarnia Sting chose a California-born centre of Ukrainian parents with their first pick, the 10th overall, in the OHL Priority Selection on Saturday, April 11. Alexander “Sasha” Chmelevski, 15, moved east to further his hockey career and played with the Honeybaked minor hockey system in Detroit, where he had 10 goal and… Read more »

Hatcher will coach Sting

Derian Hatcher has made the first significant decision as co-owner of the Sarnia Sting, and it involves himself. Sting President Bill Abercrombie has announced Hatcher will take over as the Head Coach of the Sarnia Sting hockey club, effective immediately. Hatcher’s complete coaching staff will be announced at a later date. That staff will not… Read more »

More kudos for Derek Drouin

Journal Staff Corunna’s Derek Drouin has been chosen Co-Athlete of the Year for 2014 by Athletics Canada. He shares the Jack Davies Trophy with Pentathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Saskatchewan. Drouin, ranked fifth in the world in the men’s high jump, was honoured for, among other things, becoming just the tenth man in the world to… Read more »

Mike Weir optimistic about his game

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Mike Weir is returning to the scene of his greatest triumph. The Huron Oaks-trained golfer is scheduled to tee off at the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National in Georgia next weekend. Canada’s greatest left-handed golfer, who turns 45 next month, became an instant national hero after winning the prestigious event… Read more »

Lady Sting milestone

The Sarnia Lady Sting PeeWee B team became the first Sarnia girls team to ever win gold at the elite Lower Lakes Female Hockey League Tournament of Champions in Oshawa recently. The roster includes Abigail Clouse, Alexa Whitlaw (goalies), Amanda Chafe, Erin More, Isabelle Thiffeault, Kaitlyn Aliperti, Paula Jackson and Ryley Biggar (Defense), Bridget Kristjansson,… Read more »

Bluewater Gymnastics grad flourishing

Barry Wright Talia Chiarelli is having an outstanding sophomore season wearing the Maize and Blue with the University of Michigan women’s gymnastics program. The Bluewater Gymnastics product has no fewer than 17 top three finishes this season, including a tie for first place in the Floor Exercise at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor… Read more »

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 »