The Wallaceburg Lakers earned their first win in additional than a 12 months Thursday.

Wallaceburg Lakers goalie Patrick Timpany performs towards the Dresden Kings within the first interval on the Ken Houston Memorial Agricultural Centre in Dresden, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2018. Mark Malone/Chatham Day by day Information/Postmedia Community

Lakers earn first win

PETROLIA – The Wallaceburg Lakers earned their first win in additional than a 12 months Thursday.

Patrick Timpany made 26 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Petrolia Flyers within the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Stobbs Division.

The last-place Lakers (1-29-0-2) would have been eradicated from the playoff race with a regulation loss.

They hadn’t gained since Dec. 27, 2017.

Myles Fraser scored the profitable objective at 15:07 of the second interval to interrupt a 2-2 tie.

Cody Nicolaisen added an empty-netter within the remaining minute.

Jeff Williams and Cam Wheeler additionally scored for the Lakers, who led 1-Zero after one interval.

Zach VanEyk and Wil O’Leary Dilosa scored for the eighth-place Flyers (7-22-0-3). They continue to be 13 factors forward of the Lakers for the ultimate playoff spot.

The Lakers will play the Amherstburg Admirals as a part of the Outside Shinny Collection at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Lanspeary Park in Windsor.

They’ll host the Mooretown Flags at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wallaceburg Memorial Area.

Tartans high Panthers

Kellen Franquist had two targets and an help for the Wallaceburg Tartans in a 7-5 win over the McGregor Panthers in LKSSAA boys hockey Thursday.

Tanner Cole additionally scored twice for the Tartans (3-3-1) at Wallaceburg Memorial Area.

Riley Parker, Tate O’Leary and Tyler Davis added one objective apiece. Ben Conlon had two assists.

Kyle Swis had two targets and an help for the Panthers (2-2-1). Ben Robertson additionally scored twice, Ben Barnard added a objective and two assists, and Avery Chauvin had two assists.

Additionally, the Ursuline Lancers beat the Lambton-Kent Cardinals 6-Zero in Dresden.

Ursuline (5-1-0) and Lambton-Kent (5-2-0) occupy the highest two spots within the South Division.

Royals alone in first

Connor Sloan’s 22 factors led the Ridgetown Royals to a 52-36 win over the Ache Courtroom Patriotes in LKSSAA Tier Three senior boys’ basketball Thursday.

At Ridgetown, Daniel Boldt scored eight for the Royals (7-1), who at the moment are alone in first place.

Kadin Blanchette led the Patriotes (4-4) with 11 factors and Bailey Rolph scored eight.

At Dresden, Kaelin Hunt scored 21 factors and Jacob Alderdice added 14 for the third-place Lambton-Kent Cardinals (5-3) in a 47-36 win over the Tilbury Titans.

David Brooks-Taylor scored 12 for the second-place Titans (6-2) and Evan Munroe had 10 factors.

In junior motion, Blake Stevens scored 11 and Ethan Gervais had 9 for Lambton-Kent in a 34-30 win over Tilbury. Matt Friesen led the Titans with 13 factors and Ryder Panjer-Jongbloed scored 10.

In Tier 2, Gabe Namink scored 15 within the Tartans’ 44-36 senior win over the Blenheim Bobcats in Wallaceburg.

Brody Genyn had 10 for the Tartans (4-2) and Victor Thomas added 9.

Tyler Warwick led the Bobcats (1-5) with 9 factors and Ethan Guenther scored eight.

Baseball/softball classes

Children can get a style of baseball and softball by means of the brand new Lil’ Sluggers coed league.

The Chatham Minor Baseball Affiliation and Chatham Women Minor Softball Affiliation have teamed as much as train basic expertise to 3-5 year-olds throughout an eight-week program in June and July.

“This partnership cements the CMBA and CGMSA dedication to growing our youngest gamers to strengthen each organizations for years to return,” CMBA president Jason Chickowski mentioned in a press release.

5-year-olds (born in 2014) will play Mondays and 3-Four year-olds (born in 2015-16) will play Wednesdays.

The $25 registration charge features a workforce T-shirt and medal.

“We have now all the time been devoted to protecting registration charges as little as attainable to make enjoying the sport as accessible to as many youngsters as we are able to” CGMSA president Bryan Depencier mentioned, “and by teaming up with Chatham Minor Baseball and sharing a few of our assets, we’re in a position to do precisely that.”

Lil’ Sluggers replaces the minor baseball mite clinic and the minor softball Blastball program.

Go to or to register or obtain extra info. On-line registration on the CMBA website begins Feb. 1.


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