Sports

Sarnia Sting and the OHL to return to action in February

The Ontario Hockey League will return to action on Feb. 4, the league says. Teams will play primarily against opponents in their geographic region to reduce travel in a 40-game season, commissioner David Branch said. Training camps are set to begin Jan. 23. Eight teams will qualify for three rounds of playoffs, beginning May 11…. Read more »

New e-sprayers deployed in city arenas

Progressive Auto Sales Arena lead hand Mike Stewart sanitizes the Sarnia Sting dressing room with an electronic mister. The e-sprayers use a non-toxic solution that kills COVID-19 microbes quickly on railings, benches, ice cleaners, hockey nets and other high-touch areas at all Sarnia arena, said supervisor Randy Riley. The new sprayers replace conventional spray bottles… Read more »

Mike Weir playing great golf on the Champions Tour

Journal Staff Bright’s Grove native Mike Weir continued a strong rookie season on the Champions Tour last week, finishing second at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Virginia. Weir took a three-shot lead after three rounds but was overtaken down the stretch by fellow lefty Phil Michelson. “I felt good, really good, to be… Read more »

Most college varsity sports scrubbed for entire winter

Lambton College’s Esports team defeated Conestoga College 3-0 in a Rocket League match Oct. 16. The Lions lost their season opener to Sault College in the Ontario Post-Secondary Esports league action, and were sitting in a six-way tie for fifth in the 13-team league last week. While Esports are still going, Lambton’s other varsity sports… Read more »

Free WiFi up and running at two city arenas

Free public wireless Internet access is now available at two of Sarnia’s arenas. WiFi was scheduled to come online at Sarnia Arena last week, and a system at the Progressive Auto Sales Arenas has been operational for some time. Internet access will be available at Clearwater Arena in a few weeks, City Hall said. Meanwhile,… Read more »

COVID-19 leaves Legionnaires season in jeopardy

Troy Shantz If fans aren’t allowed in the stands this season, the Sarnia Legionnaires won’t play, says the team president. “I’ve already told the league that we will not play with no fans,” said Cliff Smith. “Financially we could, but it’s just not in our make-up to play without fans present.” The Greater Ontario Junior… Read more »

Junior club champions claim titles at Sarnia

Jaxon Shelton shot a 71 to secure top spot at the annual Richard Casselman Memorial Junior Club Championship in Sarnia last week. The 1-under par performance earned Shelton the title of overall junior boys club champion at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. Mackenzie Hocking was first in the junior girls division, shooting an 89… Read more »

Despite odds, daughter, dad to realize marathon dream

Troy Shantz A Sarnia woman isn’t letting the cancellation of North America’s oldest marathon stop her from crossing the finish line with her father at her side. Haley Walker and father Ken Walker intend to complete the “virtual” Boston Marathon on Sept. 8 by running the 42-kilometre distance from Corunna to Sarnia to Bright’s Grove…. Read more »

Pool and splash pad a popular place this month

Journal Staff The Cox Youth Centre pool and splash pad have proven a popular outlet for children. More than 3,000 visitors have used the Tecumseh Park facility since it opened Aug. 1, with an average of about 150 participants a day, City Hall said. The pool, with free admission, remains open until Aug. 30. The… Read more »