Sting forward missed cut for Team Canada roster

Journal Staff Sarnia Sting forward Jamieson Rees was one of the final cuts at Canada’s national junior team selection camp in Alberta. The 19-year-old centre potted three goals at the selection camp but was among the last nine players cut from Canada’s 25-man roster. Rees had 18 goals and 43 assists for 61 points in… Read more »

Skaters test out Sarnia’s new artificial ice surface

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Valley Axe has converted two of its target throwing ranges into 20-foot by 30-foot artificial ice pads this fall in an effort to attract a new audience. The synthetic “ice” surface, called Glice, can be used for hockey training or recreational skating, said co-owner Bo Tait. Its maintenance includes cleaning the snow-like… Read more »

Free public skating has been a bit hit, city says

Journal Staff The return of free public skating has been a “phenomenal” success with the number of registered participants growing daily, City Hall says. Since it began at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena on Nov. 10 the program has expanded from seven to 21 weekly time slots for adult, family, open and parent-tot skating. And… Read more »

Low local virus rate draws basketballers to Lambton

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s relatively low COVID-19 case count is having an unexpected and positive impact on Lambton College’s basketball program. As many as five new recruits will join the men’s squad in the new year, many of them drawn because restrictions in larger cities have shut down their basketball leagues and practices, said coach James… Read more »

Just add ice

Emilie Davis eases into a backward turn during an adult skating session at Progressive Auto Sales Arena on Nov. 26. Just over a dozen skaters participated in the Thursday afternoon program, which due to pandemic restrictions requires pre-registration and arriving early. Davis picked up the skates again recently after being sidelined by an ankle injury… Read more »

Disc golf course eyed for Sarnia park

Journal Staff Sarnia is looking into establishing a ‘disc golf’ course in one of its parks. Disc golf is a sport in which players throw a flying disc at a target, usually a steel basket on a post. The game’s rules are similar those of golf, with the winner recording the lowest number of shots…. Read more »

Local athlete lands prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Journal Staff An elite Sarnia-Lambton athlete and academic is heading to the England to study at Oxford University. Marissa Mueller is one of only 11 Canadians to win a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year, the Rhodes Trust announced last week. The University of Iowa track and field athlete will join a class of more than… Read more »

Northern Collegiate teen in for the long run

Troy Shantz Competing in his first race in almost a year, Sarnia’s Ryan Davies confirmed his status as an up-and-coming runner at the Western Ontario Cross County Championships earlier this month. The 15-year-old Northern Collegiate junior finished 3rd in the U16 category in a field of 54 runners from across Southwestern Ontario. Davies said the… Read more »

With sports dead, students find spirited alternative

Troy Shantz An eSports league organized by students at St. Patrick’s High School proved so popular even staff tuned in to watch its matches. Almost 100 students participated in the lunch-hour Rocket League matches run by Grade 11 communications technology students. The live-streamed broadcasts were hosted on a website the students created, complete with game… Read more »