November 27, 2022
BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - James Dunn had a hat trick and one assist to lead Canada to 8-0 win over Italy, today, to open the 2002 Para Hockey Cup. "I was so excited to be back playing on home ice. It's been a long time since we've been in Canada," said the Wallacetown native. "To play in front of our fans and hear them cheering us on gave everyone in that room a boost today. It was a great win by the group."
October 15, 2022
CAMBRIDGE, MASS - Lexie Adzija has reached 100 points in her collegiate career. The St. Thomas native scored twice, for her 100th and 101st career points, leading the Quinnipiac Bobcats to a 5-2 win over Harvard, today, in ECAC women's hockey.
Adzija has 39 goals and 62 points over her four plus seasons, in Hamden, Connecticut. The Bobcats captain has seven goals and one assist this season and is a plus five. Quinnipiac is 7-0-0 overall this season.
September 23, 2022
ORONO, Maine - Lexie Adzija scored once as the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats' shutout the Maine Black Bears, 3-0, today, in NCAA Eastern College Atheltic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey. The St. Thomas native and Quinnipiac captain, was also 19 for 24 on faceoffs. On Friday, in their home opener, Adzija tied the game mid third period and then assisted on the game winniing goal against Maine.
May 17, 2022
ST. MARYS, Ont. - Noah Vandenbrink picked up two major awards at the St. Marys Lincolns recent team banquet. The 17-year old from Belmont, was named Rookie for the Year for 2021-22 season and Playoff MVP.
In the playoffs, Vandenbrink had five goals, including two game winners and three assists, in 13 games. Over 46 regular season games, Vandenbrink had 20 goals and 26 assists,
Vandenbrink is a fifth round pick by the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2021 Priority OHL draft.
St. Marys eliminated Komoka in seven games, before falling to Leamington in six games, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference playoffs.
February 12, 2022
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Kristen Bisschop had a goal and an assist in Marian University's 6-2 win, over Finlandia University, in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) women's hockey. The junior defenceman from Dorchester, now has two goals and six assists.
February 11, 2022
HANOVER, N.H. - Lexie Adzija scored twice and went 18 for 25 on face-offs as the Quinnipiac Bobcats dropped Dartmouth, 7-2, in ECAC action. The St Thomas native is tied for second in team scoring with seven goals and 16 assists and is a plus 22.
February 11, 2022
ST. MARYS, Ont. - Noah Vandenbrink, from Belmont, scored twice tonight, as the St. Marys Lincolns dumped the Sarnia Legionnaires, 6-2. It is the third multi goal game for the 16-year old, who had a hat trick against the St. Thomas Stars, on December 3. Vandenbrink is second in scoring for the Lincolns, with 15 goals and 16 assists, in 28 games.
February 9, 2022
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - Lexie Adzija is one of the 12 nominees for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) 2022 Mandi Schwartz Student-Athlete of the Year award.
The St Thomas native is in her senior year with the Quinnipiac University women's hockey team.
The ECAC award is presented annually to a woman hockey player, who is a leader within her team, in the classroom, and in the community. The top three finalists, selected by the ECAC Hockey awards committee, will be announced next week.
February 6, 2022
HAGERSVILLE, Ont. - Alex Pettipiece scored two goals, in the Niagara RiverHawks 5-2 win, Saturday, at Hagersville. It's the second two-goal game for the Dorchester native. Pettipiece, 21, has 10 goals and nine assists in 22 games, this season.
Niagara is fifth in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League South Division.
January 26, 2022
ST. THOMAS - Thomas "Tommy" Jones, long time trainer with the St. Thomas Stars, passed away on Sunday. Jones was 71. The beloved trainer, known for his smile, spent nearly 30 years with the Stars.
January 21, 2022
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Kristen Bisschop had a break out game. The junior defenceman from Dorchester, had a goal and two assists, to lead the Marian University Sabres women's hockey team, to a 7-2 road win at Lawrence University, in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) action.
December 3, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Noah VandenBrink netted a hat trick, including his 12th goal of the season, as the St. Marys Lincolns defeated the St. Thomas Stars, 5-2, at the Joe tonight. The 16-year old rookie from Belmont has 24 points in 22 games for the Lincolns. Mathieu Paris and Nicholas Mazza scored for the Stars. Kyle Morey and Ethan Lamoureux gave the Lincs a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes. St. Thomas sits seventh in the GOJHL Western Conference with a 7-14-0-1 record.
November 29, 2021
STRATFORD, Ont. - Marcus Vandenberg, a 17-year old rookie goalie with the Stratford Warriors, was named Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Mid-Western Conference goaltender of the month for October. The Dorchester native was 5-0-0, including one shutout, had a 1.53 goals-against average (GAA) and .953 save percentage. For the season, Vandenberg is 10-1-0 with a 1.79 GAA and .935 save percentage. Vandenberg was a ninth round selection by the Kitchener Rangers in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection.
November 27, 2021
OSHAWA, Ont. - Brett Harrison scored twice, including the overtime winner, lifting the Oshawa Generals to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa 67's Friday. The Dorchester native has 11 goals and eight assists in 15 games this season.
In his rookie season, in 2019-20, Harrison put up 21 goals and 16 assists in 58 games. The 18-year old is a 2021 third round pick of the Boston Bruins.
November 19, 2021
BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - James Dunn, of Wallacetown, had a hat trick to help lead Canada to a 11-0 downing of Korea, in the final game of a four game series for the National Para hockey team. Up next for Canada, is the International Para Hockey Cup, in Ostrava, Czech Republic, December 12-19, in preparation for the 2022 Paralympics.
November 9, 2021
ST. MARYS, Ont. - Noah Vandenbrink has been named St. Marys Lincolns' player of the month for October. The 16-year old rookie forward from Belmont, has five goals and six assists in 11 games.
Vandenbrink, a 2021 draft pick of the Hamilton Bulldogs, made his debut with the OHL club on October 24.
October 29, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexi Adzija scores her fourth goal of the season, in a 5-3 win for the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats at Brown University, in NCAA Eastern College Athletic Conference women's hockey. The St. Thomas native has 11 points in nine games, second in team scoring behind Sadie Peart.
October 22, 2021
ST. MARYS, Ont. - Noah Vandenbrink scored twice to lead the St. Marys Lincolns to a 5-0 shutout of the Komoka Kings, in the Greater Ontario Hockey League. The 16-year old rookie forward from Belmont has five goals and six assists in 11 games. Vandenbrink is a fifth round (83rd overall) pick, of the Hamilton Bulldogs, from the 2021 OHL Priority Draft.
October 1, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexi Adzija scored twice and had an assist as the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats routed Long Island University, 9-1, today, in NCAA women's hockey. The St. Thomas native has two goals and three assists in three games.
July 29, 2021
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers signed center Greg McKegg to a one-year two-way deal, bringing him back to New York after a year with the Bruins organization. McKegg spent the 2019-20 season in New York, playing 53 games, the most in his eight year NHL career, scoring five goals and nine points.
July 20, 2021
ALBANY, N.Y. - Lexi Adzija, a junior forward on the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats' women's hockey team, has earned Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team honors after the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, or a GPA over a 3.00 over the last three semesters. The St. Thomas native also was named a Krampade All-American Scholar. To qualify, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.6 GPA for each semester over the last academic year.
July 14, 2021
GUELPH, Ont. - Lexi Adzija is one of 43 athletes invited to Hockey Canada's women's development summer camp, July 29-Aug 9, in Calgary. The 21-year old from St. Thomas is entering her senior year with the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats. Adzija had six goals and 12 assists, in 16 games this past season. In 2018, Adzija helped Team Canada win a bronze medal, at the under-18 women's world championship.
June 19, 2021
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic. - James Dunn, of Wallacetown, had the first of two power play goals in the second period, as Canada edged the USA, 2-1, in their opening game at the 2021 IPC World Para Hockey Championship. Tyler McGregor, of Forest, Ontario, also scored giving Canada a 2-0 lead mid second period. It was the Canadian team's first game action in 16 months.
June 10, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Brittany Howard is making strides building a career in hockey. Whether it is skating with the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) in the Canadian leg of their Dream Gap tour, or teaching the skills of the sport, Howard is helping to create a better future for women's hockey. The 25-year old from St. Thomas is aiming on having the game a part of her every day life.
June 5, 2021
BELMONT, Ont. - The Hamilton Bulldogs chose five-foot-11 forward Noah VandenBrink in the fifth round, 83rd overall, today in the OHL Priority Draft.
"I’m honoured and excited. No better feeling knowing that your hard work paid off," VandenBrink said. "I’ve just been doing everything I can to stay ready for next year and prepare with what I’m given and take advantage of the time I have to get better."
The Belmont resident is a right winger with the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs' AAA U16 team.
His linemate Noah Nelson was also drafted by Hamilton 10 spots later.
During the 2019/20 season with the Chiefs' U15 team, VandenBrink had 26 goals and 32 assists in 32 games.
VandenBrink attended Lord Dorchester secondary school for Grade nine, before transferring to London Christian High. Scotiabank (Calgary), part of the Secret Dream Gap women's hockey tournament.
May 26, 2021
CALGARY, Alberta - Brittany Howard scored a hat trick in an 8-3 Team Sonnet (Toronto) win over Team Scotiabank (Calgary), part of the Secret Dream Gap women's hockey tournament.
The 25-year old right winger from St. Thomas batted a puck out of the air for goal number one, then buried one on a breakaway and finished a three on one break by sniping one home for her third goal.
It was team Sonnet's first game of the week long three showcase of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA).
A bittersweet day for Howard, a graduate of Robert Morris University, as the NCAA school announced today the cancellation of both their men and women's hockey programs.
Howard, a Parkside Collegiate alumni, is the daughter of Scott and Ann Howard.
Three teams of 20 players in the Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association's three Canadian hubs of Calgary, Toronto and Montreal are playing to hoist the Secret Cup trophy Sunday at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
The PWHPA is a movement arising from the collapse of the Canadian Women's Hockey League two years ago. Their goal is a sustainable league with a living wage and the competitive support similar to men's professional leagues.
The three teams play each other twice in a round robin with results augmented by a points system. A win is worth two points, an overtime win 1.5, a shootout win one point, and half a point for an overtime or shootout loss. A short-handed goal, hat trick, shutout, or scoring five goals or more in a game is each worth one additional point. The two teams with the most points at the end of the round robin Saturday advance to Sunday's final.
May 13, 2021
CALGARY, Alta. - Jim Midgley, who played for the St. Thomas Stars in 1994-95 (26G, 48A) with Joe Thornton, has been named an assistant coach with for Canada's women's hockey team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Midgley most recently scouted for the Philadelphia Flyers.
May 6, 2021
FRISCO, Texas - It is gold for Dorchester's Brett Harrison and Team Canada, at the IIHF U18 men's world championships. Canada beat Russia, 5-3, tonight in the gold medal game, competing a perfect 10-0-0 run through the 10 team tournament.
Tied 2-2 after one period, Brennan Othmann and Logan Stankoven gave Canada a 4-2 lead. Shane Wright, with his second goal of the game, an empty netter, secured the victory in the third period.
Connor Bedard opened Canada's scoring in the first period. Harrison finished the tournament with two goals.
May 4, 2021
FRISCO, Texas - Dorchester's Brett Harrison scored his second goal of the tournament, helping Canada to a 10-3 convincing quarterfinal win over the Czech Republic, Monday, at the IIHF U18 World championship.
Harrison, who plays junior with the OHL's Oshawa Generals, scored his first goal of the tournament against Sweden during the preliminary round.
March 18, 2021
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Greg McKegg scored his first goal as a Boston Bruin, tipping home a Matt Grzelcyk shot, to open the scoring against the Buffalo Sabres. The St. Thomas native had 10:20 of ice time in his second game wearing a Bruins' jersey. McKegg stepped in to the lineup in place of Sean Kuraly, out due to COVID-19 protocol. McKegg has 19 goals and 15 assists over 187 career games with seven NHL teams.
March 14, 2021
BOSTON, Mass. - Greg McKegg, of St. Thomas, picked up two assists in his first game with the Providence Bruins, Boston's AHL affiliate, a 5-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack. The 28-year old has spent most of the NHL season on Boston's taxi squad, a five player emergency option for games, created due to the pandemic. McKegg was reassigned to Providence early Friday and today was added back to Boston's taxi squad.
March 5, 2021
HAMILTON, N.Y. - It was a tough result for Lexie Adzija, of St. Thomas, and her Quinnipiac Bobcats, edged 2-1 by the Colgate University Raiders, in an Eastern Conference Athletic Conference (ECAC) semifinal.
Adzija had an assist on the Bobcats' lone goal and took 25 of the team's 56 face-offs. Colgate meets the St. Lawrence University Saints, featuring London's Julia Gosling, in the final.
March 2, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexie Adzija has led the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats' women's hockey team in scoring for a second consecutive season. The junior from St. Thomas had 17 points over 15 games, with six goals and 17 assists. Adzija finished with 63 shots on net, a plus 11 and won 66 per cent of face-offs. Quinnipiac finished 10-5-0 overall and were 4-5 against Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) teams, Clarkson, Colgate and St. Lawrence. The ECAC single game semifinals are Friday, with the Bobcats traveling to play Colgate.
February 28, 2021
NEW YORK, N.Y. - In his debut as a Boston Bruin, Greg McKegg, of St. Thomas, had 11:22 of ice time against the New York Rangers, his former team from last season. McKegg had three shots on net, delivered three hits, went three-for-four on face-offs and had one minor penalty. The Bruins won 4-1, improving to 12-5-2.
February 27, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexi Adzija, of St. Thomas, had one assist and won key faceoffs helping the Quinnipiac Bobcats defeat Colgate University, 5-3, in NCAA Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey tonight.
The junior was 12 for 21 on faceoffs, including giving the Bobcats possession that seconds later led to goals. First it was on the 4-1 marker. Then a crucial faceoff win allowed the Bobcats to score into an empty net with 13 seconds left in the third period.
Colgate had scored twice in the final two minutes, with the extra attacker, to pull within a goal.
Adzija leads the Bobcats with 17 points, on six goals and 11 assists. The ECAC semifinals are Friday, March 5th.
February 26, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexi Adzija, of St. Thomas, picked up two assists, but her the Quinnipiac Bobcats fell 4-2, to Colgate University, in NCAA Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey tonight.
Adzija leads the Bobcats with 16 points, on six goals and 10 assists.
January 20, 2021
CALGARY, Alta. - James Dunn, of Wallacetown, is one of 14 players Hockey Canada invited to attend the National Para team training camp (bubble environment), here January 16-25th. Dunn, 20, a silver medallist at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, also won silver with Canada at the 2017 and 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Dunn attended high school at West Elgin Secondary School.
January 17, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexi Adzija, of St. Thomas, had a goal and three assists, helping the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats blank LIU, 11-0, today in NCAA women's hockey. The junior from St. Thomas, also won 11 of 15 face-offs.
Adzija has five goals and seven assists in five games.
January 16, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - Joe Thornton scored his first goal as a Toronto Maple Leaf, during a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. The St. Thomas native also picked up an assist on Auston Matthews' first goal of the season.
Thornton, with 421 goals in his NHL career, is the second oldest player to score for the Leafs in team history, after Allan Stanley (41 years, 252 days).
January 16, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexie Adzija, of St. Thomas, scored twice, set up a third goal and won 18 of 25 faceoffs, as the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats blanked LIU, 5-0, today in NCAA women's hockey.
Adzija has four goals and four assists in four games this season.
January 11, 2021
BOSTON, MASS. - Greg McKegg was one of five players waived by the Boston Bruins today. With the American Hockey League (AHL) season on hold, the NHL has a new taxi (practice) squad model this season. Players who are waiver-eligible must clear waivers before being added to the taxi squad. Teams will have 29 skaters available, a 23 man roster, plus a six man taxi squad. Unless McKegg is claimed off waivers, the 28-year will likely be part of the Bruins' taxi squad and continue to practice with the team. McKegg signed a one-year two-way contract with the Bruins worth $700,000, in October.
January 1, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Greg McKegg is midway through his tour of the NHL’s Eastern Conference. Or as the 28-year old from St. Thomas jokes, he's heading to his third Original Six team. Since making his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014, McKegg has played in 185 games with six teams, skating for Pittsburg, Tampa Bay, Florida, Carolina and the New York Rangers. Now McKegg is heading to Beantown after signing a one year two-way contract this past summer with the Bruins.
October 16, 2020
TORONTO, ON. - Joe Thornton has signed a one-year $700,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Thornton, 41, had 31 points (seven goals, 24 assists) in 70 regular season games with San Jose last season. He leaves the Bay area after 15 seasons.
In 1,636 career NHL regular season games between the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks, Thornton has recorded 1,509 points (420 goals, 1089 assists) while adding 133 points (31 goals, 102 assists) in 179 playoff games. The six-time All Star captured both the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy in 2006. Jumbo Joe ranks among the top 15 on the NHL’s all-time regular-season assists (seventh), points (14th) and games played (9th) lists.
Thornton will wear number 97, representing the year he was drafted by the Boston Bruins. He has worn 97 during international tournaments.
October 14, 2020
BOSTON, MASS. - The Boston Bruins have signed Greg McKegg of St. Thomas, to a one-year, two-way $700,000 contract. McKegg, 28, skated in 53 games with the New York Rangers last season, tallying five goals and four assists for nine points.
McKegg spent the 2018-19 season with the Carolina Hurricanes, posting six goals and five assists for 11 points in 41 appearances. The 6-foot, 192-pound forward has played in 185 career NHL games with New York, Carolina, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Florida and Toronto, with 18 goals and 15 assists for 33 points.
June 22, 2020
ST. THOMAS - Lexie Adzija of St. Thomas will be part of the 2020 Hockey Canada's National Women's Development Summer camp. The virtual camp for 50 of the country's top young players, will meet weekly until athletes return to university in the fall.
Adjiza led the Quinnipiac University women's hockey team in scoring with 11 goals and 18 assists, as a sophomore in 2019-20.
April 19, 2020
NIAGARA FALLS, ON. - Alex Pettipiece, of Dorchester, was named co-rookie of the year, for the Niagara Riverhawks, in Provincial Junior Hockey League Bloomfield Division. Pettipiece had 12 goals and 15 assists in 41 games, third highest on the team.
The 19-year old played 24 games with his hometown Dorchester Dolphins over the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. Pettipiece is a graduate of Lord Dorchester Secondary School and is currently attending Brock University for Sports Management.
April 4, 2020
DORCHESTER, ON. - Two local goalies from the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs AAA minor midget team were drafted in to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The Kitchener Rangers picked Marcus Vandenberg, in the ninth round. The Dorchester native posted an 1.81 goals against average this past season.
The London Knights selected Dutton resident Owen Willmore in the 14th round. Willmore had a 1.53 goals against average over 17 regular games this season, with six shutouts.
Elgin-Middlesex won the Alliance League regular season (25-0-8) and playoffs, qualifying for the OHL Cup tournament, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.