City hockey player enjoyed freshman year run in NCAA

Troy Shantz A Sarnia woman was part of Mercyhurst University’s record-setting hockey season team this year, as well as its oh-so-close championship final. Aubrey Cole recently wrapped up her first season at the Erie, Pennsylvania college, which went undefeated at home for the first time in school history. “I came in just looking to improve,… Read more »

Coronavirus brings early end to Sarnia Sting season

The Sarnia Sting’s hockey season has ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The balance of the 2019-20 season and all hockey activity was cancelled until further notice based on the recommendation of provincial and federal health officials, the Canadian Hockey League, which oversees the Ontario Hockey League, said in a release last week. The… Read more »

High water force salmon anglers to catch as catch can

Troy Shantz The high water in Lake Huron could be a blessing and a curse for anglers at this year’s Bluewater Anglers Salmon Derby. Great for the boaters, not so much for anglers on shore. “Hopefully this year will be good,” said event chair Paul Heckley. “Last year was one of our highest numbers of… Read more »

Playoffs end early for Lions basketball teams

Both the Lambton Lions men and women’s teams bowed out in the quarter-final round of the OCAA basketball championships last weekend. At the Sarnia campus, the stands at the Athletics & Fitness Complex were packed as the men hosted their first ever Ontario Colleges Athletic Association playoffs. The Lion had a strong start and were… Read more »

Sarnia Legionnaires swept in first round of playoffs

The Sarnia Legionnaires’ 2019-20 season ended on a disappointing note. The London Nationals swept Sarnia in four games in the opening round of the playoffs with 4-1 win March 1 at Sarnia Arena. Legionnaire forward Jake Vince got the Legionnaires on the board but London’s offence took over. Goalie Nolan DeKoning gave up four goals… Read more »

New roof approved for city’s principal arena

Part of the leaking roof at Sarnia’s Progressive Auto Sales Arena will be replaced this year. The city has hired Scarborough-based T. Hamilton and Sons Roofing for the project’s first phase, at a cost of $319,000. The roofing is the original to the building, which opened as the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre in 1998…. Read more »

Curling community stoked about Pinty’s Grand Slam

Troy Shantz Christmas will come early this year for the local curling community when the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling sets up shop at the Sarnia Arena. “I’m pumped that it’s actually coming here,” said Steph LeDrew, a Sarnian and former professional curler. “It’s never made it quite as close as this. They’re all heavy-weight… Read more »