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

Toronto Set For Biggest Boxing Match in Years

Toronto's Biggest Fight in Years The Air Canada Centre right in the heart of downtown Toronto will host the biggest boxing match to come to Canada in years. In recent years, Toronto has hosted the UFC and many of their biggest stars such as Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Georges St. Pierre, Demetrious Johnson among many … Continue reading Toronto Set For Biggest Boxing Match in Years

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

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

Golden Acres Hockey School: The Giffin’s, Post Camp Games and Gretzky Grief

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

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”

Novel “The Choir Boy” Set For Summer Release

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 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