Sarnia hockey referee bounces back

A Sarnia hockey referee who was knocked unconscious during a game March 7 is ready to lace ‘em up again. Mark Colbran was reffing an Ontario Minor Hockey Association semi-final game in Petrolia when he fell in front of the penalty box, hitting his head on the boards and ice. Colbran was unconscious about 20… Read more »

Playing the game stateside

Two Sarnia-area boys made an impact playing hockey in the U.S. this year. John Chartrand and Joshua Mackenzie, both 9, were members of the Macomb Mustangs, a Squirt Major AA team, which is the equivalent of Atom Major in Ontario. Chartrand is a goalie and Mackenzie a centre and assistant captain. The team had a… Read more »

Bringing home the trophy

The Huron Lakers Atom girls’ basketball team won its tournament in St. Clair Shores, Michigan on the weekend of March 8-9. Celebrating here with their medals and trophy are, from left, front row; Lauren Harding, Savannah Vanhooft, Emily Vanhooft, Ryann Turner, Nicole Luciani, Fiona Elliott and Ava Phillips; back row, Rebecca King, Abbey Hall, and… Read more »

Shawn Burr honoured at Sting game

Sarnia native Shawn Burr was honoured posthumously at a Sarnia Sting game March 13 when a banner was raised in his memory at the RBC Centre. Burr, who died last year after falling at his home, began his hockey career in Point Edward and was a long-standing member of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. Heather… Read more »

River trail getting view lookout

A gazebo that will overlook the St. Clair River has been approved for Sarnia’s southern boundary, pending consultation with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. The lookout and interpretive centre will be the final piece in a Bluewater Trails project linking Sarnia’s recreational trails with the St. Clair River Trail, which runs beside river south to Port… Read more »

New coach lifts hopes of Sarnia Saints

The Sarnia Saints Rugby Club is hoping a successful new coach will help its program take the next step. Steve Thomas, who lives just south of Grand Bend, has taken over as Club Coach with the Saints. He will oversee the junior boys and girls and women’s program, but will spend the majority of his… Read more »

Teen weightlifter strives for gold

In the basement of a local fitness facility, Boady Santavy trains under the watchful eye of his father and grandfather. Boady’s father, Dalas, and grandfather, Bob, both competed for Canada in weightlifting at the international level and the youngest of the three generations has every intention of following in their footsteps. Bob Santavy wore Canadian… Read more »

Globetrotting Sarnian has eye on Olympics

Julia Greenshields racks up lots of air miles playing rugby. Her passport has taken her all across the U.S. as well as England, Barbados, The Netherlands, Dubai, Poland and Cayman Islands, among others. “We don’t get a whole lot of time to look around, but it’s a pretty good perk having tournaments all around the… Read more »

Goalie unfazed by broken neck

By Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal When Sean Parker went down with a catastrophic hockey injury last October, his first instinct was to jump back up. But the veteran Sarnia Legionnaires goalie wasn’t going anywhere – except into the back of an ambulance. His neck was broken, his skull was fractured and his career,… Read more »