ONTARIO SOUTH DOWN: A Hockey David vs. Goliath

The Ontario South Selects was a spring/summer ice hockey team in the mid to late '80's. The team was made up of the biggest and best 1973 born players in Southern Ontario compiled and coached by Mike Rice. The entire 1989 summer roster was highly touted for the 1990 Ontario Hockey League draft and in that summer, the team had gone undefeated in … Continue reading ONTARIO SOUTH DOWN: A Hockey David vs. Goliath

2018 Olympic Winter Games: Inside The South Korean Men’s Ice Hockey Team

Ice Hockey is underway at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games with the women's preliminary round already in swing and the men's prelims starting tomorrow (Feb. 14th) with Group B action. The Republic of Korea will have a team in the tournament for the first time in the nation's history, and will open against the Czech Republic on Thursday. What's … Continue reading 2018 Olympic Winter Games: Inside The South Korean Men’s Ice Hockey Team

THE GRIFFIN GOATS

A hop, skip and a jump down highway 40 from Chatham, lies the tough, little town of Wallaceburg. Population of 10,010. Wallaceburg has the only lacrosse association in Chatham-Kent and is the mecca of lacrosse in Southwestern Ontario. This is the story of the 1987 Peewee B Wallaceburg Griffins; A skilled, tough and rag-tag undersized group of … Continue reading THE GRIFFIN GOATS

Being Like Mike: MSG, Mouth Guards and the ’86 Mets

Chatham-Kent's all time best and favorite sports writer Mike Bennett was recently inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame and when I heard the news, many memories of "Benny" came flooding back through my mind. His writing career was recently chronicled in a nice article by Mark Malone of the Chatham Daily News. Whenever … Continue reading Being Like Mike: MSG, Mouth Guards and the ’86 Mets

UFC 213 and TUF Redemption Finale: Canadians Set To Become Contenders This Weekend

Canadian Mixed Martial Arts fans need something and someone to get excited about, and this weekend's double dip of fight cards for International Fight Week in Las Vegas is set up perfectly to deliver on the goods. The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale will take place on Friday night July 7th, and UFC 213 will follow the … Continue reading UFC 213 and TUF Redemption Finale: Canadians Set To Become Contenders This Weekend

JCBL 50th Season Finally in Full Swing; Standings and Team by Team Analysis

After battling Mother Nature for the first two months of the season, the Japanese Canadian Baseball League is finally in the swing of things in their monumental 50th season. The combination of cold and thunderstorms from the beginning of May caused many of the first weeks of the season to be washed out and created an imbalance … Continue reading JCBL 50th Season Finally in Full Swing; Standings and Team by Team Analysis

Tim Hague: A Tribute to the “Thrashing Machine”

The combat sports world is reeling this morning from the tragic and sudden passing of long time Canadian fighter and Edmonton native, Tim "The Thrashing Machine" Hague. Details of the tragic story are abound on the internet and the latest can be found here on Sportsnet.ca. The details of the story say that Tim should not … Continue reading Tim Hague: A Tribute to the “Thrashing Machine”

2017 NHL Playoffs True or False?

The first round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs is over and in many ways, it seemed like an episode of the Twilight Zone with all the surprises, twists and turns. Once again, the second season has flipped the script on the many ways, truths and conclusions drawn out by the 82-game regular season. None of … Continue reading 2017 NHL Playoffs True or False?