Youth sports coach Gary Gallant was “just a lovable guy’

Troy Shantz Gary Gallant once coached a Sarnia girl’s hockey team through three consecutive seasons without a tournament loss. Not bad for a guy who was uncomfortable on the ice, said friend and fellow coach Bryan Chappell. “He couldn’t skate. (But) he was a very good coach and the kids all loved him,” Chappell said…. Read more »

Top six finish at Worlds

Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and pairs partner Kirsten Moore-Towers finished sixth at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden on March 25, tying their best career finish at the Worlds. The two-time Canadian champions bounced back from a shaky short program with an exceptional free program to vault from 10th to sixth. “We’re definitely… Read more »

Prévost becomes an ambassador with Sarnia Sting

Journal Staff One of Sarnia’s most celebrated athletes is joining the Sarnia Sting as the Women’s Hockey Ambassador. Carolyn Prévost, a pro hockey player and world-ranked CrossFit competitor, will collaborate with the Sting to showcase opportunities for women in hockey and develop local women’s hockey programs. “I look forward to getting to work with the… Read more »

Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame dinner scrubbed again

Dan McCaffery For The Journal For the second year in a row there will be no Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame enshrinement dinner in 2021. Hall of Fame President Pete Coenjarts said recently the event, planned for this fall, has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Last year was the first time since… Read more »

Roof replacement under way at Sarnia’s twin arena

Journal Staff The section of roof at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena that protects the restaurant and luxury suites will be replaced this year at cost of $500,000, the city says. The roof covering the main ice surface on which the Sarnia Sting play is scheduled for replacement in 2022. Completing the entire roof, which… Read more »

This summer’s Granfondo proceeding as planned

Journal Staff This region’s largest cycling event is still expected to take place this summer. After a one-year pandemic hiatus, organizers of the 2021 Bluewater International Granfondo say they are optimistic the Aug. 1 ride will roll out as planned. Riders who registered for 2020 and didn’t request a refund will have their entry transferred… Read more »

Petition to rename Sarnia Arena headed to council

Journal Staff More than 2,000 people signed a petition to rename the Sarnia Arena after Pat “Whitey” Stapleton. Stapleton was the first Sarnian to play full-time in the NHL. He started with the Boston Bruins in 1961 and played most of his career with the Chicago Blackhawks. In eight seasons in Chicago he was a… Read more »

A cleaner sheet of ice at Sarnia Arena

Journal Staff Sarnia is getting its first electric Zamboni. The ice-resurfacing machine, which will go into service at the Sarnia Arena when it reopens, will eliminate the need for propane and help the city reduce greenhouse gases emissions, staff says. The Zamboni is powered by a lithium-ion battery and was purchased for $135,590 through a… Read more »