Sting ownership changes hands

Derian Hatcher and David Legwand are the new owners of the Sarnia Sting after receiving final approval from the Ontario Hockey League’s Board of Governors last week. They take over from Rob and Larry Ciccarelli who, along with the late Shawn Burr, purchased the Newmarket Royals and relocated them to Sarnia in 1994. Hatcher said… Read more »

Rocca vs Rocca

Mike Rocca’s Windsor Lancers prevailed in the latest showdown with older brother Joe Rocca and the McMaster Marauders. Despite a team-high 18 points from the hands of Joe Rocca, his Marauders lost 85-70 to the Lancers in the Ontario Men’s University quarter-finals in Hamilton last week. Mike Rocca was held to three points in 12… Read more »

Prevost’s playoffs over

Sarnia’s Carolyne Prevost and her Toronto Furies have bowed out of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League playoffs. The Furies lost the best-of-three semi-finals to the Boston Blades, ending any hope of repeating as the defending champions. The Blades went on to play the Montreal Stars in the final. Prevost led the Furies with nine goals… Read more »

Ex-Sting players competing at nationals

Barry Wright Several former members of the Sarnia Sting are at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Hockey Championships this weekend. Daniel Broussard and Kyle Neuber of the Guelph Gryphons, Adrian Robertson of the University of New Brunswick, Brett Thompson of Acadia along with Nathan Chiarlitti, Zack MacQueen and Craig Duininck of the host St. Francis… Read more »

Sarnia Braves make pitch for ball players

Barry Wright Joel Ainsworth would like nothing better than to see baseball diamonds in and around Sarnia brimming with kids emulating their favourite Major League baseball players again. The former pitcher turned coach in the Sarnia Braves minor baseball system has fond memories playing ball with his buddies in the 1980’s and 1990’s when the… Read more »

Legionnaires’ loyal fan base largest in league

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires may not have finished first in the standings this year, but they were big winners at the box office. In fact, the local Jr. ‘B’ club led the nine-team Western Ontario Hockey Conference in attendance for the seventh consecutive year, attracting 31,137 fans to its 25… Read more »

The final was a nail-biter

Northern Collegiate’s Jaden Ogorek, right, goes up for a shot against defender Stefan Mallozzi of St. Patrick’s High during the LKSSAA AAA Junior Boys Basketball Championship final played on Feb. 18. The seesaw battle ended with a 55-54 victory by Northern. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

Legionnaires win awards

Four Sarnia Legionnaires came home with hardware from the annual Western Jr. ‘B’ hockey awards banquet. They included, from left: goalie Andrew Masters (February netminder of the month), forwards Davis Boyer (first all-star team) and Ryan Vendramin (February offensive player of the month) and defenceman Tyler Prong (first all-star team). Photo by Anne Tigwell

Thunder win volleyball bronze

The Twin Bridges Thunder indoor volleyball team of Sarnia won a bronze medal at the 14U McGregor Cup in the OVA Trillium A Division in Windsor on Feb. 21. From left are, top row, coach Barb Rigg-Garbaty, Abigail Walent, Ryline Milne, Paige Vrolyk, Alexis Barclay and coach Olivier Lacasse; middle row, Julia Donais, Caitlin Molson… Read more »

Lakers prove to be road warriors

The Huron Lakers novice team went 6-0 to win gold at a tournament in Guelph in February, the first “hotel fun” tournament for most of the team. From left are, front row: Lyndi MacDonald, Jamison Turner, Teighan Stoukas, Hayley Vanhooft, Myah Lauzon and Riley Brush; middle row, Alexis Tsaprailis, Aliyah Shaw, Layla Mackenzie, Ashlyn Morgan,… Read more »