No physical contact? No problem for Lambton esports

Troy Shantz At least one sport is ready to return this fall relatively unscathed by the pandemic. Lambton College’s esports teams resumes play in the Collegiate Star League in September, even as Ontario colleges postpones the start of more traditional sports. “Esports is fine,” said program co-ordinator Matthew Hutchinson. “That’s where esports kind of has… Read more »

Sarnia approves timetable to reopen sports facilities

Journal Staff Sarnia is preparing to gradually reopen its arenas and other sports facilities for public use, starting Aug. 1. Council approved a schedule and the staff hirings needed to run the facilities last week. The timetable is conditional on Sarnia-Lambton entering Stage 3 of Ontario’s economic reopening plan. Once in Stage 3, team sports… Read more »

Sarnia Sting add Mancari to coaching staff

The Sarnia Sting have added an assistant coach. Former NHLer Mark Mancari joins the Sting following a 14-year professional hockey career, the hockey club said. The London, Ont. native began coaching last year with the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara Ice Dogs. As a player, Mancari suited up with the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. He… Read more »

St. Pat’s wrestler earns prestigious award

Troy Shantz A St. Patrick’s student has been recognized for her excellence in the classroom and the gym. Brianna Fraser is one of two recipients of this year’s Stefanko Award, given to one female and one male graduating student in Lambton County who possess strong grades and a dedication to extra curriculars. “I was really… Read more »

Former Sting player launches CHL class action

Journal Staff A former Sarnia Sting player is part of a class action lawsuit launched against the Canadian Hockey League alleging physical and sexual abuse of players. Daniel Carcillo, who played three seasons with the Sting, filed a statement of claim June 19 with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, naming the CHL, it’s three… Read more »

Lambton College soccer, baseball scrubbed this fall

Journal Staff Lambton College will have no varsity sports this fall. The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association has suspended sports and recreation activities for the 2020 fall semester because of COVID-19, the organization said. For Lambton, one of 27 colleges in the Association, soccer and baseball won’t begin as usual in September. Lambton fields men’s and… Read more »

City teens to swing for the fences in U.S. this fall

Troy Shantz Two young baseball players from Sarnia are taking their game south of the border. Northern Collegiate grads Nick George and Greg Ross have each landed sports scholarships to U.S. universities. Ross accepted an offer from Howard College in Texas while George is heading to William Penn University in Iowa. “It all happened so… Read more »

Sarnia hoopster wins national collegiate sports honour

Troy Shantz Lambton Lions basketball star Cassidy Crowe has won a national athletics award. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association named the 23-year-old Sarnian an Academic All-Canadian after her first season at Lambton. “It was kind of surreal to be honest,” said Crowe. “It feels good, especially because it’s reflective of the academic side of things… Read more »

Sarnia Imperials’ football season scrubbed

The Sarnia Imperials football season has been turfed. With COVID-19 restricting the use of gridirons for the foreseeable future the Northern Football Conference has cancelled its entire 2020 season. “We are saddened by the decision the league took,” said Imperials president Jake Cherski. “But … we want to put the safety of our team and… Read more »

Sting hire new general manager from within

The Sarnia Sting have a new general manager. Dylan Seca, the hockey team’s director of player personnel, has been promoted to the top job. “Having been a part of the hockey operations staff for the last five years I feel we have a team that is ready to make some serious progress in the near… Read more »