Silver Stick drawing thousands of hockey fans to city

Troy Shantz Organizers are preparing for the annual extravaganza known as Silver Stick, although one elite Sarnia team won’t be taking the ice. The minor hockey tournament returns in January with the girls’ finals in Atom (10 and under), Peewee (14 and under) Bantam (15 and under) and Midget (18 and under) held Jan 10-12…. Read more »

Jacob Perreault to play in annual top prospects game

A forward with the Sarnia Sting forward is one of 17 players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) selected to play in the 2020 Kubota Top Prospects Game. Jacob Perreault will suit up for the annual showcase on Jan. 16, joining a roster chosen by NHL teams, the Canadian Hockey League said. “All 31 NHL… Read more »

Emily Schaefer third at Olympic wrestling trials

Sarnia’s Emily Schaefer finished in third place in the women’s 57-kilogram class at the Canadian Olympic wrestling trials in Niagara Falls on Dec. 7 Schaefer, of the Brock Wrestling Club, defeated Tianna Kennett of Saskatchewan in the third-place match but lost to eventual first place winner Linda Morais of the Montreal Wrestling Club. The Northern… Read more »

Final game at SCITS

Austin Cressman of the Great Lakes senior boys basketball team goes up for a shot block Dec. 12 during what was likely the Wolfpack’s final game at the former SCITS building gym on Wellington Street. The league has been awaiting installation of a new scoreboard at the refurbished Great Lakes School on Murphy Road, which… Read more »

Lions trimmed

13It was a duel to the finish with the lead changing 10 times, but the final home game of 2019 ended in a loss for the Lambton Lions, who fell 83-79 to the Conestoga College Condors. Jason Watts, seen here attempting a shot, was Lambton’s top scorer with 18 points. The Lions entered the holiday… Read more »

Davies wins national cross country championship in B.C.

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Andrew Davies is the Canadian Junior Cross Country Champion. The second-year student at McMaster University finished first at the national U20 finals in Abbotsford B.C. on Nov. 30, completing the 8-kilometre course in 24:38.01. Davies made his move halfway through the race and stretched his lead in the two final laps to… Read more »

Lambton College’s competitive esports teams on the rise

Troy Shantz A Lambton College esports team has posted one of the best records in North America. The Lions ‘League of Legends’ squad has a 5-0 record this season in the Collegiate Star League, the 200-school league comprised of colleges and universities from Canada and the U.S. Most recently it defeated Queen’s University Golden Gaels… Read more »

Extra padding

Sarnia Sting captain Ryan McGregor helps teammates gather stuffed animals during the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Toss, which happened Dec. 6. As per tradition, fans hurled plush toys onto the ice surface at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena  after the first Sting goal, which was scored by Sean Josling and assisted by McGregor. The toys… Read more »