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 »

Girls Silver Stick takes centre stage

Barry Wright Teams from Ontario, Michigan and one from Colorado will be in Sarnia this weekend for the 17th annual Lanxess Girls Silver Stick Finals. Fifty-four teams begin play at the RBC Centre and Clearwater, Sarnia and Point Edward arenas on Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. The tournament continues through the championship games on… Read more »

Local track athletes fare well at Michigan meet

Journal Staff The Sarnia Athletics Southwest Track and Field Club had a banner day at the recent Simmons-Harvey Invitational event at the University of Michigan. Building on the football success of her alma mater, former Ohio State Buckeye Maggie Mullen took first place in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 18.83 metres. Meantime,… Read more »

Valhalla girls win gold

Valhalla were the gold medal champions at the Sarnia Lakers Novice Tournament held Jan. 10-11 in Sarnia, which also featured teams from Chatham Kent, Windsor and Tecumseh. Valhalla defeated the Lakers 20-12 in the final. From left are, front row, Maeve Moore, Abbie Thibodeau, Abbey Wright, Abi Stirling, Addison Cook, Maliyah Ogorek; back row, Coach… Read more »

Lambton Lions men edge St. Clair

Jason Marshell of the Lambton Lions player drives to the net with Trevelle Blythe of St. Clair College is hot pursuit during a Jan. 16 OCAA match. Lambton, the sixth ranked team in Ontario, downed St. Clair 83-79 in the intense match at the Sarnia campus. Bruce Smith Photo