Silver Stick champs

Playing in their own backyard, the Sarnia Lady Junior Sting Bantam B team were crowned champions at this year’s Women’s Internationals Silver Stick hockey tournament. From left are, back row: Paul Toenders, Aaron Zimmer Carl Smith, Sienna Renton, Vanessa Toenders, April Mitchell, Leira Adams, Lauren Harvey, Brechin Pound, Tessa Jackson, Reanne Smith, Rebecca Jackson and… Read more »

Former Sting played role in Canada’s world junior gold

Troy Shantz As Canada was pulling off its dramatic come-from-behind gold medal victory at the World Junior Hockey Championships, a former Sarnia Sting was working feverishly behind the scenes. As Canada’s pre-scout coach, Alan Letang studied the opposing teams and prepared video clips on demand for coaches Mark and Dale Hunter, of Oil Springs. “Hockey… Read more »


Krysten Campbell, goaltender for the Sarnia Lady Sting Bantam B squad, stifles a shot from Illinois Wilmette Braves attackers on Jan. 10 at Clearwater Arena. The Lady Sting defeated Wilmette 3-0 on the first day of girls International Silver Stick tournament action, which was held in venues across the region last weekend. Troy Shantz

Sarnia Sting picks up draft picks in flurry of trades

The Sarnia Sting have made a series of trades. Defenceman Peter Stratis is coming to Sarnia from the Sudbury Wolves in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick, the club said in a press release Jan. 10. The 6-foot, 187-pound overager has 65 career points and 125 penalty minutes. “We are adding an experienced defenceman… Read more »

Full tilt

Four swimmers from the Sarnia Rapid swim team won medals at the Border City meet in Windsor recently. From left here are, Jack Girardi, 14, (gold and bronze), Aili Girardi, 10, (gold, 2 silver, bronze) and Daisy Jenkins, 13, (bronze). Missing is Shona Branton, 17, who won gold. Submitted Photo

Mooretown rallying behind Hockeyville nomination

Journal staff Residents are rallying behind Mooretown’s nomination in this year’s Kraft Hockeyville competition. Scores of hockey fans have already submitted photos and testimonials about the Mooretown Sports Complex and its central role to St. Clair Township residents. Kraft Hockeyville is an annual competition in which communities compete to demonstrate their commitment to ice hockey,… Read more »

“Bianca factor” spurs tennis interest in young players

Troy Shantz Participation in the sport of tennis has spiked locally and it’s all because of one teenager – Bianca Andreescu. “More Canadians watched her beat Serena Williams in the final of the U.S. Open than watched the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals,” said Brian Clarke, a certified tennis instructor and organizer of… Read more »


The Northern Collegiate’s senior boys basketball team was riding a 5-1 record when play resumed this week. The Vikings defeated the St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish 69-56 in the final game of 2019 for both teams; the 15th annual Rebounds for Rebound fundraiser for Sarnia-Lambton Rebound. Here, Northern’s Chandler Haagsma is fouled by Gavin Bebingh of… Read more »

Residents can vote for Marinaro at ISU awards

Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and his pairs figure skating partner Kirsten Moore-Towers have been nominated for three international awards. Marinaro and his skate partner of six years are nominees for most valuable skaters, best costumes, and most entertaining program at the ISU Skating Awards They are among 12 Canadian solo and pairs skaters that earned nods…. Read more »

Jeffrey hoists Spengler Cup

Dustin Jeffrey celebrates Team Canada’s Spengler Cup victory in Davos, Switzerland on Dec. 31 with three-year-old son Nash. The Sarnia native, who grew up in Courtright and played with the Lambton Jr. Sting and Mooretown Flags, scored twice in the 4-0 final win over HC Ocelari Trinec. Jeffrey, 31, had three goals and four assists… Read more »