June 30, 2020
THORNDALE, ON. - Ethan Froggett, of Thorndale, is Medway High School's Grade 10 male Athlete of the Year. Froggett advanced to OFSAA wrestling, in the boys' 83-kilogram class, following a silver medal at the WOSSAA championships.
February 2, 2020
SPARTANBURG, SC. - Megan Dunn, of Dorchester, was named the Southern Conference (SoCon) field athlete of the week. The Wofford College junior won the pentathlon at the Liberty Kickoff track and field meet, scoring 3,529 points. Dunn won the 800-metre run (2;226.65), placed third in both the 60-metre hurdles and long jump, fourth in high jump and fifth in shot put.
Her overall is the top score in the SoCon this season and tied 41st in the entire NCAA D1 performance list.
January 16, 2020
ST. THOMAS - Bronze is better than gold for Kenzie Kilmer. The 15-year old from St. Thomas brought home two bronze medals from the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission championships, held in Niagara Falls, New York, in November. Kilmer captured a bronze in open team kata weapons and a second bronze in girls' continuous sparrings.
January 12, 2020
HANOVER, N.H. - With her 10th goal and 13th assist of the season, Lexi Adzija helps Quinnipaic (now 13-7-3 overall) defeat Dartmouth, 5-1, on Saturday. Adzija also goes nine for nine on face-offs. The St. Thomas native leads the Bobcats in scoring, already surpassing her first year totals (seven goals, 11 assists) of last season. She's also plus-11.
January 5, 2020
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - Lexi Adzija helped the Quinnipiac Bobcats to a pair of wins over Merrimack College this weekend on the eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean. The St. Thomas native assisted on all three goals as the Bobcats won 3-1 earlier today. Adzija had her ninth goal of the season in the Bobcats' 4-2 win Saturday. Adzija leads the Bobcats with nine goals and nine assists and is plus seven.
November 30, 2019
HAMDEN, CONN. - Lexi Adzija had two goals and an assist to lead Quinnipiac University's women's hockey team over Minnesota-Duluth, 4-2, at the Nutmeg Classic Cup in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats beat Yale, 3-1, in the championship game today. The St. Thomas native in her second year at the NCAA Division one school, has seven goals and eight assists to lead the Bobcats in scoring. The forward is also plus six.
November 27, 2019
KINGSTON, ON. - Hannah DeCoutere, of Aylmer, scored her third goal in four games, helping the Queens Gaels' women's hockey team edge Nipissing, 2-1, in Ontario University Association (OUA) action November 23rd. The second year defenceman, an 2018 East Elgin Secondary School grad and former London Junior Devilette, has
four goals and one assist this season.
Teammate Emma McKnight, of Dorchester and a 2019 Lord Dorchester graduate, has a goal and two assists in her rookie season.
November 26, 2019
SUDBURY, ON. - On the nation's seventh ranked women's hockey team, among Canadian universities, the Nipissng Lakers (8-3-0), is freshman Victoria Quance (pictured) and senior Stacey Henshaw, both from Dorchester. Quance, a Lord Dorchester Secondary School 2019 graduate and former London Jr. Devilette, scored her first goal of her university career against Ryerson, on November 16th.
November 23, 2019
HAMDEN, CONN - Lexi Adzija, of St. Thomas, pots her fifth goal of the season as the Quinnipiac Bobcats tie Clarkson University, 2-2, in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey.
Adzija also bulged the twine in a 5-0 win against St. Lawrence Friday. The St. Thomas native in her second year at the NCAA Division one school, has five goals and seven assists to lead the Bobcats in scoring.
October 13, 2019
ORONO, MAINE - Lexi Adzija, of St. Thomas, netted her first goal of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey season, helping the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats defeat the Maine Black Bears, 3-2, in overtime, Friday. The second year forward has a goal and two assists in four games. The Bobcats are 2-1-1, following a scoreless tie with Maine, Saturday. Adzija set up Taylor House's winner in a 2-1 victory against Providence in their season opener.
September 21, 2019
LOUDON, N.H - D.J. Kennington, of St. Thomas, finished third, in race 12, of the NASCAR Pinty's series, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His fourth appearance on the podium this season, follows a pair of second place results and a fifth place finish.
Kennington moves up to fourth in the Pinty's standings, with 10 top 10 results from 12 races. The series' finale is this Saturday at the Jukasa Motor Speedway, Hagersville, Ontario.
Entering the 100-lap race with second fastest qualifying time, Kennington kept with the leaders, until he pitted for fuel during a caution. Kennington dropped to the back of the field, but worked his way back to fourth place, before a late move gave him third spot.
September 12, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Kenzie Kilmer could have quit. No one would have questioned a decision to step away, considering the condition of her ankle and the early prognosis from medical professionals.
No one expect, Kilmer herself. Kilmer overcame a serious ankle injury to earn a spot with Team Canada at the World Karate Commission (WKC) championships, this November, in Niagara Falls, New York.
September 10, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, ON. - Courtney Gilbert remembers her early days learning how to play fast pitch. Now the career for the former Team Canada member and recent NCAA graduate has come full circle.
Gilbert was out teaching Under-10 girls various aspects of the game, including pitching, base running and fielding ground balls, at a clinic for the Springfield Brewers on Saturday.
September 3, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Down the road Zach Copeland may one day be wearing the colours of a Canadian Football League (CFL) team and the kicker/punter will have the opportunity to look towards the stands and nod.
Over this past summer Copeland participated in two major football events.
August 28, 2019
LIMA, PERU - Madison Wilson-Walker finished fourth in both long jump and the 100-metre sprint, at the Parapan-Am Games. The 22-year old from Avon, Ontario finished fourth in the T-64 100 metre final today, in a time of 15.37 seconds. On Tuesday, Wilson-Walker leaped 3.89 metres in long jump (T42-44/T61-63). She is the world record holder with a personal best jump of 4.29 metres.
August 27, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Megan Dunn had more than a silver lining type of season. The heptathlete with the Wofford College Terriers, a NCAA Division One school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, showed her potential in year two, bringing home a trio of silver medals from Southern Conference (SoCon) track and field championship meets.
August 23, 2019
AVON, ON. - A four year wait for Madison Wilson-Walker is over.
The 22-year old para-athlete from Avon is at her first Parapan Am Games, beginning today until September 1, in Lima, Peru.
Wilson Walker competes in long jump, Tuesday, August 27th and the 100-metre dash, Wednesday, Aug. 28. CBC will be live streaming events.
Returning to form similar to her high school days at Lord Dorchester Secondary School, Wilson-Walker set the world record in her class (P62) for long jump (4.29 metres) earlier this year.
Lima will serve as a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
August 17, 2019
ANTIGONISH, N.S. - Posting his third top five result of the season, DJ Kennington finishes second in his Castrol Edge Dodge #17, behind winner Jason Hathaway, in the NASCAR Pintys Bumper to Bumper 300, at the Riverside Speedway. It is back to back weeks for Kennington placing in the top five, after placing fifth at the Les 50 Tours Hotel Le Concorde in Trois Rivieres.
The St. Thomas native also ties his best result of the season. Kennington was second at the Bayer Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin, July 24. Kennington ranks fifth in the Pinty's standings this season, with seven top 10 results from nine races.
August 12, 2019
OWEN SOUND, ON. - Raising awareness and funds for young athletes with type one diabetes is the mission for Woolley’s Warriors. St. Thomas native and OHL player Mark Woolley is behind the creation of the non-profit organization.
August 10, 2019
TROIS RIVIERES, QC. - D.J. Kennington had his second top five result of the NASCAR Pinty's Series season, finishing fifth in the Les 50 Tours Hotel Le Concorde, at Grand PrixTrois Rivieres, in his #17 Castrol Edge Dodge. Kennington sits fifth in the Series season points. The St. Thomas native's best result is a second place at the Bayer Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin, July 24.
July 15, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - Madison Wilson-Walker, of Avon and an alumna of Lord Dorchester Secondary school, won the ambulatory women’s long jump (4.01 metres), Saturday, during the Athletics Ontario para championships. Wilson-Walker, currently at student at Western University, competes for the London-Legion track and field club.
July 8, 2019
SURREY, B.C - St. Thomas natives Braelyn Dennis and Amber Safadi and their Ontario West teammates placed fourth, at the U18 women's National field hockey championship.
Ontario Central defeated Ontario West, 2-1, in the bronze medal game. In an all B.C. gold final as the B.C. Stangs beat the B.C. Rams, 1-0.
The B.C. Rams defeated Ontario West, 4-1, in the semifinals. In Ontario West's final pool game on Saturday, Dennis scored four times in a 11-0 win over Alberta. Dennis also scored twice in a win over Quebec. Dennis heads to the University of Guelph next month, while Safadi returns to Parkside C.I.
May 18, 2019
WINDSOR, ON. - Two days after nearly breaking the TVRA junior girls' 800-metre record, finishing in 2:14.76 (record held by Jessica Parry is 2:14.69), Hallee Knelsen, of Aylmer, runs a 2:11.48, at the Johnny Loaring Classic, an open meet, held at Windsor University. Knelsen, 15, won her heat with a personal best time and placed seventh overall. Jordan Anderson, 26, had the fastest time of 2:07.47. Knelsen meets the qualifying standard for the U18 NACAC (North America, Central America and Caribbean) track and field championships, July 5-7, in Querétaro, Mexico.
In early June, Athletics Canada will select a team of 25 from those athletes meeting qualifying standards.
April 14, 2019
OAKVILLE, ON. - Three Dorchester hockey players have helped the London Devilettes in one of their most historic seasons. Emma McKnight, Victoria Quance and Hannah Vickers, are part of the Devilettes’ Provincial Women’s Hockey League championship team, after a thrilling 1-0 win over Stoney Creek, in the final, Sunday in Oakville.
April 8, 2019
DORCHESTER - Victoria Quance, left, Emma McKnight and Hannah Vickers are provincial champions. The trio from Dorchester helped the London Devilettes win the Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA) Intermediate AA title, by shutting out Kingston, 3-0, in the gold medal final, Sunday, in Toronto.
March 23, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Emma McKnight, of Dorchester had two goals and an assist, helping the London Devilettes defeat the Durham West Lightning, 5-1, tying the Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL) quarterfinal series at a game each. Victoria Quance had an assist, while Hannah Vickers picked up a four minute penalty. All three players are from Dorchester and attend Lord Dorchester Secondary School.
Julia Gosling had a hat trick. Durham West the opening game of the best of five series, 5-4, on Friday. The series continues next weekend in Toronto.
The winner advances to the PWHL Final Four, in Oakville, April 12-14th. Gosling leads all playoff scorers with nine points (8g, 1a), while McKnight is tied for second with eight points (4g, 4a).
March 20, 2019
ABU DHABI - Gordie Michie, of St.Thomas is a double gold medalist, at the World Special Olympics Games. Michie won both the 50-metre fly (personal best time of 27.38 seconds) and 50-metre free (25.84 sec.) swimming races. Today, the 25-year old Michie captured a silver medal with Team Canada's 4x50-metre medley relay team.
March 15, 2019
WHITBY, ON. - Emma McKnight, of Dorchester had the game winning goals as the London Devilettes blanked Whitby, 3-0, to complete a three game sweep of the Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL) series. Hannah Vickers and Victoria Quance, both from Dorchester, assisted on Hannah Tait's empty net goal. Emma Min also scored while goalie Rachael Bentley made 17 saves for the shutout.
March 8, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Emma McKnight, of Dorchester, scored twice in the London Devilettes' 3-0 win over the Whitby Wolves, in game one of the Provincial Women's Hockey League first round series.
February 26, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - Brittany Howard scored the game winning goal, as the Toronto Furies defeated Markham, 3-1, clinching a spot in the Canadian Women's Hockey League's Clarkson Cup playoffs.
The St. Thomas native finishes the regular season with five goals and eight assists. The Furies have won five straight games and sit fourth in the standings at 14-14-0-0.
Howard has scored in three consecutive games since returning from the Rivalry Series between Canada and the United States.
February 5, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Brittany Howard, of St. Thomas, will be skating for Canada's National Women's hockey team in game one of the Rivalry Series against the USA. The 23-year old will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game, at the Bud Gardens in London.
February 10, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - Hannah McIntyre, of Dorchester, won the under-16 girls 2000-metre run (6:42.11) at Athletics Ontario (AO) Ontario vs Quebec dual meet. McIntyre also finished third in the U16 girls' 800-metre run. Aidan Coles, of St. Thomas placed fifth, in both the U16 boys' 2000-metre (6:14.45) and 800-metre (2:14.3) races. Coles' brother, Tristan, was fourth in the 800-metre (2:13.83).
February 8, 2019
HAMDEN, CT. - Lexie Adzija, of St. Thomas, scored for a third consecutive game, as the Quinnipiac tied Yale, 2-2, in NCAA Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey. The Bobcats' freshman has six goals and seven assists for the season, third in team scoring, three points behind teammate Melissa Samoskevich. Adzija's 95 shots on net is second highest behind Samoskevich.
February 4, 2019
DORCHESTER – Emily Van Berkel will be skating with the world’s best.
The 17-year old Lord Dorchester Secondary School student, heads to the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating championship, in Neuchatel, Switzerland, March 14-16, with team NEXXICE, representing the country as Canada One.
“It feels pretty amazing. I’ve been skating since I was like two and it has always been for a long time my dream to skate with NEXXICE. This is my third year and I’ve been fortunate enough to go to worlds for all three seasons,” said Van Berkel.
February 2, 2019
HAMDEN, CT. - Lexie Adzija, of
St Thomas, had a goal and an assist but her Quinnipiac Bobcats fell to St. Lawrence, 5-4, in NCAA Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey.
The freshman fired 10 shots on net and was 16 for 26 on face-offs. Adzija's third multi point game of the season bumps her totals to six goals and seven assists, third in Bobcats' scoring.
February 1, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Victoria Quance scored twice while Emma McKnight had a goal and two assists, as the Dorchester natives led the London Devilettes to a 7-1 rout of Leaside, in Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL) action at the Western Fair Sports Centre. McKnight is third in Devilettes' scoring and eighth in the league, with 33 points (18 goals, 15 assists). Quance has 13 goals and 16 assists.
Hannah Vickers, also from Dorchester, assisted on Quance's first goal and has 12 goals and 11 assists for the season. London sits in fourth in the PWHL standings. McKnight is committed to Queen's University next season, while Quance is heading to Nipissing University. Both currently attend Lord Dorchester Secondary School.
February 1, 2019
HAMDEN, CT. - Lexie Adzija, of St Thomas, scored her fifth goal of the season in Quinnipiac Bobcats' 3-2 loss to Clarkson, in NCAA Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey.
In her freshman year, Adzija has five goals and six assists, third in team scoring, four points behind seniors Kenzie Lancaster and Melissa Samoskevich. Adzija's 85 shots on net is second on the Bobcats.
January 26, 2019
LONDON, ON. - With a goal and three assists, Victoria Quance of Dorchester, recorded her first four point game of her junior career, helping the London Devilettes defeat Southwest, 7-2, in PWHL action.
Quance, with six multi point games, has 11 goals 16 assists this season, fourth in team scoring.
The Lord Dorchester Secondary school student has committed to attend Nipissing University, in North Bay, this September, and play for the Lakers' women's hockey team.
January 25, 2019
DULUTH, MINN. - Lexie Adzija, of St Thomas, scored the lone goal for the Quinnipiac Bobcats, her fourth goal of the season, in their 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, in a NCAA women's hockey non conference game. In her freshman season, Adzija has four goals and six assists in 24 games, to sit fourth in team scoring.
January 23, 2019
CALGARY, AB. - Brittany Howard, of St. Thomas and an alumna of Parkside C.I., has been selected to Canada's National Women's hockey team for the upcoming three game Rivalry Series against the USA.
Game one is at Bud Gardens in London, February 12th.
In her rookie season for the Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, the 23-year old forward has two goals and seven assists in 18 games, third in team scoring.
Howard attended Robert Morris University and graduated as the women's hockey team's all-time scorer, with 79 goals and 102 assists in 138 games. Howard was the College Hockey America (CHA) Player of the Year in back to back seasons. Howard was the Dapper Dan Charities Pittsburgh Sportswomen of the Year, in 2017. The male winner was NHLer Sidney Crosby.
Brittany, the daughter of Scott and Anne Howard and sister to Brooke and Cody, is with the Furies, in Schenzhen, China, for three exhibition games this week.
January 23, 2019
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Greg McKegg had his third multi point game, helping the Carolina Hurrincanes defeat the Vancouver Canucks, 5-2. The St. Thomas native scored his third goal of the season, tying the game at two and assisted on Teuvo Teravainen's third period insurance marker. McKegg has three goals, three assists and is a plus three in 10 games with the Hurricanes, since being called up from the Charlotte Checkers, of the AHL, on January 3rd.
January 8, 2019
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Greg McKegg had a goal and an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes edged the New York Islanders, 3-2. The St. Thomas native had a goal and one assist in his Carolina debut, on January 4. In 93 NHL games with Toronto, Florida, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Carolina, McKegg now has nine goals and eight assists.
January 4, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. - Greg McKegg had a goal and an assist in his first game as a Carolina Hurricane, the game winner in a 4-2 defeat of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The St. Thomas native has played most of the 2018-19 season with the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, scoring six goals and 17 assists in 31 games.
Carolina acquired the 26-year old centreman last season in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
In 92 NHL games with Toronto, Florida, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Carolina, McKegg has eight goals and seven assists.
December 5, 2018
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
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
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
MANAGUA, NICARAGUA - The 2018 CONCACAF
U17 women's soccer championship has been cancelled amid riots in the Nicaragua
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
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
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
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.
February 14, 2018
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
ST. THOMAS - Singing the National anthem with her Canadian teammates, will forever be remembered byLexie 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.
January 12, 2018
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
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
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.
December 30, 2017
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
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.
September 13, 2017
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.
August 5, 2017
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.
August 4, 2017
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
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
DORCHESTER – Megan Dunn rides momentum of Junior National gold in to Canada Summer Games.
August 1, 2017
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.
July 31, 2017
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
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
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.
June 3, 2017
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
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.
February 27, 2017
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
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
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.