Two St Pat’s students taken in OHL draft

Barry Wright Josh Barraclough is confident he can crack the lineup with the Peterborough Petes this coming season. The 16-year-old was the first of two players from the Lambton Jr. Sting Minor Midgets taken in the OHL’s Priority Selection earlier this month. Barraclough was selected in the ninth round, 166th overall. “I think I have… Read more »

Pacers open new season

The Point Edward Pacers open a new Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior “B” season this week in London. They’ll take on the Blue Devils in the Forest City on Thursday, April 23. The home opener for the Pacers is Tuesday, April 28 against the same London Blue Devils at the Point Edward Arena.  Game time is… Read more »

Jillian Drouin named to national board

Jillian Drouin has been appointed to the position of Female Athlete Representative on the Athletics Canada Board of Directors. Her two-year term begins in July. The Corunna native has competed internationally in high jump and heptathlon, and previously served as the jumps representative on the Athlete Council. Athlete representatives represent all Athletics Canada member athletes… Read more »

College hunting for new coach

The Lambton Lion’s women’s basketball team is on the prowl for a new head coach. Peter Kaija, the head coach for the past four years, will not return for the 2015/2016 season.
Kaija is widely credited with reviving women’s basketball at Lambton after a 20-year hiatus. The Lady Lions won four of its last six games… Read more »

Infielder playing well in Indiana

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Vince Caschera has turned his game around in his second season of collegiate baseball at Indiana’s Goshen College. After a slow freshman campaign, when he failed to crack .200 at the plate, he is now among the team leaders in most offensive categories this season. At press time, the 19-year-old first baseman… Read more »

Sarnia teen to carry Pan Am torch

A Sarnia teen will be a torchbearer for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games torch relay when it arrives in Sarnia on June 16. Danielle Ennett, 16, is a member of the Sarnia Olympic Tae Kwon Do club and the top ranked junior in her weight division in Ontario, and second in Canada. Glenn Ogilvie

Taekwondo competitors fare well in Toronto

Barry Wright Athletes from Bluewater Taekwondo came home with several trophies from the Sport Taekwondo Open event at Toronto’s York University. “It’s arguably one of the biggest tournaments in all of Canada right now,” said Bluewater head coach and master Pat Bell. The event drew competitors ages nine and up from all over Ontario and… Read more »

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 »