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December 5, 2018

Dunn scores and sets up two goals in Canada's win

LONDON, ON. - James Dunn, of Wallacetown, had a goal and two assists, to help Canada to a 4-0 victory over Korea, at the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup.
Dunn has two goals and five assists in Canada's three games.



October 5, 2018

Adzija scores first career NCAA goal

CAMDEN, CT. - Lexie Adzija, of St. Thomas, has her first career NCAA goal, for the Quinnipiac University Bobcats women's hockey team. Adzija scored the Bobcats' only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Maine Black Bears. Quinnipiac continues to look for their first win of the season after in four games and have only scored five goals. Adzija has a goal and two assists over those four games.


September 28, 2018

Adzija picks up two assists in her NCAA debut

CAMDEN, CT. - In her first NCAA regular season game with the Quinnipiac University Bobcats women's hockey team, Lexie Adzida, from St. Thomas, assisted on both of her team's goals, in their season opening 3-2 loss, to Ohio State.



April 23, 2018

Novak safe after U17 soccer tournament cancelled

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA - The 2018 CONCACAF U17 women's soccer championship has been cancelled amid riots in the Nicaragua capital city.
Kaila Novak, of St. Thomas and her Team Canada teammates flew into Miami from Nicaragua this morning. Canada was to play Costa Rica, on Sunday and the three time defending champion U.S., on Tuesday. No word on re-scheduling the event, a qualifier for the U17 women's World Cup, this fall in Uruguay. More than 25 people have been killed during rioting, sparked by protests to changes in Nicaragua's social security payment systems.


April 21, 2018

Novak scores twice in Canada's U17 opener

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA - Kaila Kovak, of St. Thomas, scored two caps (goals) and was named player of the match, leading Canada to a 3-0 win, over Bermuda, in their opener, at the 2018 CONCACAF U17 women's soccer championships. Canada plays Costa Rica, on Sunday and the three time defending champion U.S., on April 24th. Following the round robin, the top two finishers in each of the two groups will cross over for the semi-finals. The winner of those games, plus the winner of the third place game, advance to the world championship.



April 7, 2018

Small, McKnight, of Dorchester, drafted by OHL teams

DORCHESTER - Two hockey players from Dorchester, who played minor midget hockey with the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs, were selected in the OHL Priority Draft.
Nathan Small, a six foot 168-pound left shooting defenceman, was chosen ninth in the seventh round, by the Owen Sound Attack. Small had six goals and 16 assists during 31 regular season games. He picked his game up over 11 playoff games with eight goals and six assists. Forward Michael McKnight was called in the eighth round, by Mississauga. McKnight had 16 goals and 29 assists during the regular season and three goals and nine assists, over 12 playoff games.


April 22, 2018

Community celebrates Paralympian James Dunn

DUTTON, ON –  James Dunn is still getting used to signing his autograph. The 17-year old from Wallacetown has been getting a lot of practice, writing his name on everything from hats and jerseys to his own hockey card, since returning from the PyeongChang Paralympics Games, with a silver medal, as a member of Canada's sledge hockey team. A few hundred people lined the street through downtown here on Saturday, for a parade and later attended a ceremony at the Dutton-Dunwich community centre, all in recognition of Dunn's accomplishment.

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February 14, 2018

McKnight has three point game for Devilettes

BARRIE, ON - Emma McKnight, of Dorchester, had a goal and two assists, helping the London Devilettes dump the Barrie Sharks, 6-1, in the Provincial Women's Hockey League, February 11. McKnight is seventh in league scoring, with 12 goals and 18 assists, for 30 points in 36 games, her second full season in the league. The Grade 11 student at Lord Dorchester secondary school, has long since surpassed her first year totals, of three goals and 10 assists, in 37 games. It is McKnight's second game of the season with three plus points, after a hat trick and one assist, against Durham West, on December 8th.



January 20, 2018

Adjiza brings home medal, memories from U18 worlds

ST. THOMAS - Singing the National anthem with her Canadian teammates, will forever be remembered by Lexie Adzija. The St. Thomas native won the bronze medal with Team Canada, after defeating the host Russians, 5-1, at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) under-18 women's world championship, in Dimitrov, Russia, January 6-13.

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January 12, 2018

Adzija scores but Canada falls to USA in a shootout

DIMITROV, RUSSIA - Lexie Adzija, of St. Thomas, had a goal and an assist, but the U.S. defeated Canada, 4-3, in a shootout, during the semi-finals, at the 2018 IIHF U18 women's world championship. Canada led 3-1 after two periods, but the Americans scored twice in the third period. Overtime solved nothing and in the shootout, the U.S. won 2-1. Canada was hurt by 10 minor penalties, compared to just two for the U.S. After five games, Adzija has a goal, three assists, 13 shots on goal and is a plus two. Canada plays the host Russians for the bronze medal, on Saturday.



January 10, 2018

Adzija picks up assist on opening goal vs Czechs

DIMITROV, RUSSIA - Lexie Adzija, of St. Thomas, picked up an assist on Courtney Correia's opening goal, as Canada defeated the Czech Republic, 3-1, in the quarter-finals, at the 2018 IIHF U18 women's world championship. Adzija won a puck battle in the corner and found Correia, who beat Blahova from a sharp angle after the goaltender missed a poke check in front. Adzija was selected player of the game for Canada. After four games, she has two assists, nine shots on net and is a plus one. Her first assist of the tournament came against the USA during pool play. Team Canada faces USA again, this time in the semi-finals, on Friday.



January 4, 2018

Adzija living out her hockey dream

ST. THOMAS –  When Lexie Adzija pulls on her Team Canada jersey she is no longer dreaming. The 17-year old from St. Thomas will be skating for her country at a world championship. Adzija was selected to Team Canada, in late November, for the 2018 IIHF under-18 (U18) women’s world hockey championship, in Dmitrov, Russia, January 6-13.

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December 30, 2017

Adzija scores for Canada in U18 exhibition hockey

ALLISTON, ON. –  Lexie Adzija, of St. Thomas, scored once, as Canada's National women's Under-18 team blanked Nipissing University, 4-0, in an exhibition hockey game.
Julia Gosling, of London, had a goal and one assist. Grace Shirley and Maggie Connors also scored. Madelyn McArthur and Kendra Woodland shared the 14-save shutout
The game was a tune-up for the upcoming U18 world championship, Jan. 6-13, in Dimitrov, Russia. Nipissing featured defenceman Stacey Henshaw, from Dorchester.



December 9, 2017

Kilmer brings home world gold

ST. THOMAS –  Kenzie Kilmer is a world champion. The St. Thomas native won the gold medal, in the light contact 11-12 years old girls' division, for continuous sparring, at the World Karate championships (WKC), held in Orlando.

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September 13, 2017

Sadie Waite brings home Ontario Cup silver

ST. THOMAS –  Sadie Waite, a forward with the London Youth Whitecaps, brought home a silver medal from the Ontario Cup under-14 girls' final, played at the Vaughn Soccer Centre.
Waite, a student at Southwold elementary school, is the daughter of Chris and Christine Waite and grand-daughter to Jim Waite. Playing up a division, Waite doesn't turn 13 until October.

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August 5, 2017

Dunn member of Ontario's bronze medal winning 4x4 relay team

WINNIPEG, MB –  Megan Dunn, of Dorchester, picked up a bronze medal, as part of Team Ontario's women's 4x400-metre relay team, in a photo finish, at the Canada Summer Games.
Ontario completed the four lap race in 3:43.84, behind winner B.C. (3:43.35) and silver medalist Manitoba (3:43.65). Team Ontario also includes Ally Oulds of Chatham, Kristen Melcalfe of Mississauga, Katrina Innanen, of Scarborough and Kate Current, of Cobourg. Dunn won two gold medals and a silver, as part of Lord Dorchester secondary school's women's 4x4 team, over three years at the OFSAA high school track and field championships.

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August 4, 2017

Top 10 for Dunn, Chouinard, at Canada Summer Games

WINNIPEG, MB –  Rebecca Chouinard and Megan Dunn, both finished in the top 10 in their respective events, representing Team Ontario, at the Canada Summer Games tonight.
Chouinard, of St. Thomas, placed sixth, in women's hammer, with a best throw of 50.23 metres. B.C.'s Kaila Butler had the winning toss, of 56.38 metres.
Dunn, from Dorchester, placed eighth in the women's heptathlon, amassing 4,394 points, in the seven event competition held over two days. The 18-year old daughter of Dave and Kendra Dunn, placed sixth in each of today's events, long jump, javelin and the 800 metres. On day one, Dunn finished fourth in the 200 metres, 11th in both the 100-metre hurdles and shot put and 13th, for high jump. Ontario's Dallyssa Huggins won the heptathlon, compiling 3797 points, including winning high jump, shot put and the 800 metres.



August 1, 2017

Branderhorst bronze in high jump at Games

WINNIPEG, MB –  Emily Branderhorst, of Fullarton, set a personal best height of 1.71 metres, winning the bronze medal, in female high jump, at the Canada Summer Games.
Quebec's Mikella Lefebvre won the gold clearing 1.86 metres, while Branderhorst's Ontario team-mate Autumn Bigger took the silver medal (1.74m).
Branderhorst is well known to Dorchester's Katie Beaudry, as both competed against each other every year for four years throughout their high school careers, from WOSSAA right on to the OFSAA podium. This past June, Branderhorst won OFSAA gold at the senior level, while Beaudry took the silver. In 2016, their positions were reversed.



August 1, 2017

Dunn ready for heptathlon at Canada Summer Games

DORCHESTER –  Megan Dunn rides momentum of Junior National gold in to Canada Summer Games.

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August 1, 2017

Ally Carr set to dig for Pioneers

SHEDDEN, ON –  Ally Carr will be spending the next four years on the Gulf of Mexico's north shores. The Parkside Collegiate Institute (PCI) graduate heads to the University of New Orleans this month, for beach volleyball.

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July 31, 2017

Dunn, Chouinard, head to Canada Summer Games


ST. THOMAS – Rebecca Chouinard (photo, far left), of St. Thomas and Megan Dunn, from Dorchester, both in athletics, are at the Canada Summer Games, occurring in Winnipeg, July 28 - August 13. Chouinard has the hammer throw, while Dunn competes in the heptathlon over two days, starting Thursday, August 4.
Chouinard had the fifth best distance (51.16m), in female hammer throw qualifying today. The final goes Friday.
A 2016 graduate of St. Joseph's high school, Chouinard just finished her first year at DePaul University, a Big East school in Chicago. Earlier this summer, Chouinard placed second in the hammer throw, at Athletics Ontario Junior track and field championships and sixth, at the Canadian Junior (U20) championships.
Dunn, a graduate of Lord Dorchester in June, heads to Wofford College, in South Carolina, a NCAA Division 1 school in the Southern Conference. Dunn is coming off gold medal performances, at both the Athletics Ontario Junior Combined Events championship and Canadian Junior (U20) track and field championships.


July 5, 2017

Heptathlon gold and silver for Megan Dunn

OTTAWA, ON. –  Megan Dunn, of Dorchester, won the silver medal, in the under-20 women's heptathlon, at the NACAC (North American Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association) Combined Events Cup. Competing for the London-Western track and field club, Dunn accumulated 4,648 points from the seven disciplines. Dunn won javelin (37.73 metres) and the 800 metres (2:27.48), placed second in the 100-metre hurdles (15.02 seconds), third in both long jump (5.10m) and the 200 metres (25.74 sec.), fourth in shot put (9.35m) and fifth, in high jump (1.45m). As the top Canadian in the event, Dunn also took home the U20 Canadian heptathlon gold medal, as part of the National track and field championships.
Trindad-Tobago's Tyra Gittens won the heptathlon amassing 5,490 points. Elgin



June 8, 2017

Ndur makes Canada's U16 basketball team

ST. THOMAS –  Malachi Ndur's ascension in basketball mirrors his growth over recent years - upwards fast. The St. Thomas native has been named to the under-16 Canadian National men's team, for the International Basketball Association (FIBA) 2017 U16 Americas championship, in Formosa, Argentina.

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June 3, 2017

Ndur invited to Canada's U16 hoops camp

TORONTO, ON. –  Malachi Ndur, of St. Thomas, has been invited to Canada Basketball's 2017 Under-16 men’s National tryout and training camp, at the University of Toronto.
Ndur, a student at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute, will train with 16 other athletes this week in Toronto, working towards make the final 12-man roster. On June 7, the team will be announced for the FIBA U16 Americas championships, in Formosa, Argentina, June 14-18. This tournament is a qualifier for the 2018 under-17 world championship.
Ndur, a 6-6” forward, plays for the club team Northern Kings, based out of Toronto, as well as the Central Elgin Titans during the high school season.



May 17, 2017

Medeiros brings home the Grey Cup

ST. THOMAS –  Zack Medeiros returned his hometown with one of the most prestigious trophies in Canadian sports. In November, the graduate of St. Joseph's high school played in one of the most memorable Grey Cup games, as the kicker for the champion Ottawa Red Blacks.

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February 27, 2017

McKegg claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay

TAMPA BAY, FL. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed forward Greg McKegg off waivers from the Florida Panthers.The St. Thomas native has played in 31 games with the Panthers this season, collecting three goals and six points to go along with 11 penalty minutes, all career highs. McKegg, 24, has appeared in 50 career NHL games over the span of four seasons with the Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs, posting five goals and eight points.The 6-foot, 191-pound forward has also skated in seven games with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League, earlier this season, recording two goals and four points. McKegg has played in 244 career AHL games with the Thunderbirds, Portland Pirates and Toronto Marlies, registering 62 goals and 135 points to go along with 116 penalty minutes. McKegg was originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the third round, 62nd overall, at the 2010 NHL Draft.



December 31, 2016

Emmerton scores winner in Spengler Cup final

DAVOS, SWIZERLAND. - Team Canada, with Cory Emmerton of St. Thomas, has repeated as Spengler Cup champions. Emmerton scored the game winner, a short-handed goal, in a 5-2 win over HC Lugano, in the final. Emmerton also had an assist, with Chay Genoway, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Andrew Ebbett and Nick Spaling, rounding out the scoring for the Canadians.
The 28-year old is one of five returning players, from last year's championship team. Emmerton, in his second season with Ambri-Piotta, of the Swiss A league, has six goals and 16 assists in 34 games. After 139 NHL games, with the Detroit Red Wings, between 2010 and 2014, Emmerton played the 2014-15 season in the KHL, with Sochi HC. It is Canada's 33rd consecutive appearance at the oldest club tournament in the world, winning the title now for a 15th time.



December 16, 2016

McKegg has three point game for Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA. - Greg McKegg, of St. Thomas, scored twice and had an assist, in the Springfield Thunderbirds’ 3-1 win, over the Binghamton Senators. McKegg started the season with the Florida Panthers, with two assists over 19 games, before sent recently to their American Hockey League affiliate. The 24-year old has two goals and two assists in 38 career NHL games with Florida and the Toronto Maple Leafs.