The Beautiful Loss

After two false starts in the last four years, 2018 was going to be the year. I will never forget the second time it happened due to the fact that I was in the hospital with Christina on the night that the Leafs drafted Auston Matthews. Don't hate me, she was resting, eyes closed and needed … Continue reading The Beautiful Loss

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

Japanese Canadian Baseball League Celebrates 50th Season

Dwight Wakabayashi - Freelance Journalist 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Baseball League and we would like to invite the Japanese Canadian Community to celebrate with us! A celebration to mark the 50th season will be held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on September 3rd, 2017. (Banquet date is to be confirmed and may be subject … Continue reading Japanese Canadian Baseball League Celebrates 50th Season

The Fight That Shook The County

"A 519 Feature Story By Dwight Wakabayashi And.....here we go off the face-off down in the Jr. Kings corner oh wait what have we here, we have two guys and squaring off... now they are taking off their helmets and are gonna go, look out, it's Hanson for the Jr. Kings and oh boy we have the youngster Barnard … Continue reading The Fight That Shook The County

The Top 15 Chatham Jr. Maroons of All Time

  A 519 Feature by Dwight Wakabayashi The Chatham Jr. Maroons are a storied junior ice hockey franchise that was founded in 1959 in the town of Chatham, Ontario Canada. The Sr. version of the team goes back even further, to the early 1920's and 30's. The existence of the franchise has bonded a community … Continue reading The Top 15 Chatham Jr. Maroons of All Time

THE TOUGHEST GUY IN HERE

A 519 Feature Story By: Dwight Wakabayashi On the morning of March 10th, 2007 Perry woke up for work feeling a bit off. A slight headache clouded his head as he prepared to go about his day. Of course, he had had a headache before, but this felt a bit different. He drove to work. By noon, it had worsened to a splitting … Continue reading THE TOUGHEST GUY IN HERE

Wakafighter With Japanese Fighting Legend Akihiro Gono

This photo was taken at Bellator 67 immediately after Gono announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Gono is one of the "original's" in this sport. He can be considered one of the most entertaining, colourful and classiest fighters ever to grace the sport. Check out You Tube for some great footage from the career of "The … Continue reading Wakafighter With Japanese Fighting Legend Akihiro Gono