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January 11, 2021

Bruins waive McKegg as NHL season nears

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.


October 16, 2020

Jumbo Joe signs with Maple Leafs

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

Bruins sign St. Thomas' Greg McKegg

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

Adzija invited to National camp

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

Pettipiece co-rookie of the year in Niagara

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

Two local goalies drafted in to the OHL

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

Adzija nets and sets up one in Quinnipiac victory

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

Adzija leads Quinnipiac in two victories overseas

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

Adzija's two goal game leads Bobcats at tournament

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

DeCoutere scores third goal in four games for Queens

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

Quance and Henshaw with seventh ranked Nipissing

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

Adzija scores in back to back games

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

Adzija nets first goal in Quinnipiac win

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

Local hockey player starts Woolley's Warriors

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.

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April 14, 2019

Devilettes' Dorchester trio add league title to golden season

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.

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April 8, 2019

Dorchester trio help Devilettes win provincial Intermediate AA gold

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.

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March 23, 2019

Dorchester trio continues helping Devilettes' playoff run

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

McKnight nets game winner in London's sweep

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

McKnight scores twice in Devilettes' playoff opener

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

Howard GWG helps Furies clinch playoff spot

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

Brittany Howard pulling on the Team Canada jersey

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.

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February 8, 2019

Adzija notches third goal in three games for Quinnipiac

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

Adzija records third multi point game for Quinnipiac

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

Quance and McKnight lead London Junior Devilettes

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

Adzija scores fifth goal in Quinnipiac loss to Clarkson

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

Quance has first four point game of junior career

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

Adzija scores Quinnipiac's lone goal in 3-1 loss

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

Brittany Howard named to Canadian National women's hockey team for series vs USA

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

McKegg has third multi point game in Carolina win

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

Goal and assist in McKegg's third game with Carolina

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

McKegg scores first goal as a Carolina Hurricane

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

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 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.

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.