Sports

Fans must be vaccinated to watch Sting home games

Journal Staff Fans eager to see the Sarnia Sting play this fall will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Ontario Hockey League announced Friday that proof of vaccinations will be mandatory for all spectators and others entering game night venues, including the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Children under the age of 12 must… Read more »

City athletes do well at Tokyo Olympics

Journal Staff Though a place on the podium eluded Sarnia rugby player Julia Greenshields and weightlifter Boady Santavy at the Tokyo Olympic Games, both did well. Canada’s hopes for a medal in women’s rugby sevens were dashed with a 31-0 loss to France on July 29. They finished the tournament in 9th place with a… Read more »

Despite painful crash, local champ eager to race again

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Will Hornblower was forced to sit out the first stop of the Canadian Sport Bike series last month following a brutal crash at Grand Bend Motorplex. The defending Canadian champion is recovering from a fractured sternum and ribs, concussion, and stage-three shoulder separation after being thrown thrown from his 600cc motorcycle on… Read more »

Derek Drouin not attending Tokyo Games

Journal Staff Two-time Olympic hero Derek Drouin is not at the Tokyo Games. The Corunna native and 2016 high jump gold medalist in Rio decided to skip the Olympic trials after a rigorous competitive schedule in Europe this spring took a toll. “Unfortunately my body hasn’t recovered during my two-week quarantine the way we hoped… Read more »

Sarnia’s Julia Greenshields off to the Tokyo Olympics

Julia Greenshields

Troy Shantz It was just a five-minute phone call, but one in which Sarnia’s Julia Greenshields realized a decade-long dream. The former Sarnia Saints rugby player had been officially invited to represent Canada at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games this month. “It didn’t quite hit me right away. They just said, ‘Everyone clear your schedule,’”… Read more »

Sarnia Brigade returns to baseball action this weekend

Journal Staff The Sarnia Brigade are ready to return to the field. With a new name and logo, the former Sarnia Braves team will head north to take on Kincardine in a double-header July 11. The Brigade are the defending Ontario AAA champions and have added four new players to the roster. Joining the squad… Read more »

Gaudreau’s heroics on big stage not lost on NHL scouts

Troy Shantz It was 40 seconds Ben Gaudreau will never forget. With the clock ticking and the Russians pressuring in the final game of the IIHF U-18 World Hockey Championships, the 18-year-old netminder was simply counting down the seconds. “Knowing this was coming true and that we were going to win that game… that was… Read more »

Bluewater Granfondo going virtual this year

Journal Staff The Bluewater International Granfondo is scrapping its in-person event due to ongoing pandemic restrictions and will instead hold a virtual ride this year. Organizers said cyclists can complete chosen distances from July 26 to Aug. 1 and record their ride with the Strava cycling app. Organizers will determine participation results. Riders have a… Read more »