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
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
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
Golden Acres Hockey School 2.0 is set to go next week and I can't help but encourage kids from all ages and areas of Ontario to get a spot as soon as they can. The 2.0 version of the hockey day camp was resurrected by Director and former NHL player Todd Warriner last year and offers an … Continue reading Golden Acres Hockey School: The Giffin’s, Post Camp Games and Gretzky Grief
"Are you sure you know where his house is?" my wife Christina asked as we came rolling up to Talbot Trail. "Of course. I've been there many times," I answered surely. Even if I didn't know where I was going, the electric, kinetic, bonding energy would surely pull me there. We were on our way … Continue reading Reunion Solidifies Bond For Chatham ’87 Peewees
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
Everyone is doing it, so here is my mock draft for the new expansion team the Vegas Golden Knights.
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”
It is the early 1980’s and a corrupt small town is falling victim to a band of abusive, predator priests. Children of the town are being abused and destroyed right under their parents’ noses, with all authorities in the town denying and ignoring the truth. The priests are spread out through three main churches in the town … Continue reading Novel “The Choir Boy” Set For Summer Release
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?