Red Lake Miners goaltender Jack Osmond, centre, robs Thunder Bay North Stars’ Colby Feist of a first-period goal during Game 2 of the Superior International Junior Hockey League quarterfinal series on Friday at Fort William Gardens. At left are Miners Jonah DesRosiers and Ty Woodard. E.J. Pa…
Doug Dean’s Northern Ontario team fell one game short at the Canadian wheelchair curling championship.
Curling is front and centre again this week with the world women’s curling championships going on in Sweden.
As I am finishing up my column for this week I can hear the snow howling outside as notices of winter storm warnings appear on my computer screen.
The latest episode (No. 42) of the Hear Ye, Hear Ye, CJ sports podcast is up at the link below.
After a few days of reflection head coach Andrew Wilkins gave his thoughts on a very successful Lakehead University Thunderwolves hockey season.
Local skiers from Lappe Nordic, Big Thunder Nordic, Lakehead University and the National Team Development Centre (NTDC) are having some success in the early days of the 2023 Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals at Lappe Ski Centre, including a medal in Monday’s competition.
THUNDER City Speedway has announced a new track manager. Todd Robinson will lead the team this 2023 race season. He is a lifelong resident of Thunder Bay.
The 2023 Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals start today at the Lappe Ski Centre. The Lakehead Superior Nordic Association (LSNA) — a race-hosting partnership between Lappe Nordic Ski Club and Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club — welcomes the best skiers in the country to race for the title of national champion.
Thunder Bay North Stars goaltender Keenan Marks was busy at Fort William Gardens on Friday night as his team defeated the Kam River Fighting Walleye 4-3.
A large contingency of Thunder Bay’s up-and-coming skiers raced at the Ontario Youth Championships last weekend in Timmins, Ont., on the Porcupine Ski Runners’ Trails. Skiers represented their home clubs of Kamview Jackrabbits, Big Thunder Nordic, and Lappe Nordic.
Members of the Lakehead University Thunderwolves program were among division winners announced Thursday by Ontario University Athletics as they honoured the best in men’s hockey.
The Brier is about tradition and is still regarded as Canada’s biggest curling event grabbing the attention of curling enthusiasts across the country.
Click on the link below and go to Episode 41 of the Hear Ye, Hear Ye CJ Sports podcast. This week, Chronicle-Journal sports editor Reuben Villagracia previews the OUA men's hockey bronze medal final between the Lakehead Thunderwolves and Concordia Stingers and the OFSAA provincial high schoo…
There is no doubt losing out at a chance to play for the OUA Queen’s Cup was a tough pill for the Lakehead Thunderwolves to swallow.
While weather is often an indicator of what season we are in, in sports it is the hosting of certain events.
The Fort William Gardens hadn’t rocked like this since The Guess Who reunion tour.
Thunder Bay’s Dallas Burgess lines up his shot during action at the Northern Ontario under-21 men’s curling championship at Fort William Curling Club on Thursday. Burgess and his Port Arthur rink that includes Jackson Dubinsky, Matt Duizer and Owen Riches defeated Ian Deschene’s Sudbury four…
The latest episode of the Hear Ye, Hear Ye CJ Sports podcast (No. 40) is up at the link below.
Josh Van Unen, right, of the Lakehead Thunderwolves, attempts to break away from Windsor Lancers’ Brady Hinz during Game 1 of OUA West division men’s hockey final at Capri Pizzeria Complex in Windsor on Wednesday. Nathan Torchia made 27 saves for the shutout as the Lancers blew the game open…
Former Lakehead Thunderwolves bench boss Bill McDonald’s hearty congratulatory hug to current head coach Andrew Wilkins in the halls of Fort William Gardens on Saturday couldn’t have expressed it any better.
History shows it was nearly 90 years ago to the day, on Feb. 27, 1933, that the Port Arthur Junior Hockey Club claimed the local league championship for a second consecutive campaign.
A rare weekend podcast drop features a short, live hit from Fort William Gardens on Saturday night as CJ sports editor Reuben Villagracia gives his take on the Lakehead Thunderwolves' 6-3 playoff win over the Toronto Varsity Blues to advance to the OUA West men's hockey final. Check out as E…
Troy Williams, right, of the Lakehead Thunderwolves, tries to tuck the puck under Toronto Varsity Blues goaltender Jett Alexander during Game 3 of the OUA men’s hockey West division semifinal at Fort William Gardens on Saturday night. Olivier Pouliot scored a third-period hat trick as the Th…
Ross Krieger scored his second goal of the game with 48.3 seconds left in the first overtime session Friday as the Toronto Varsity Blues defeated the Lakehead Thunderwolves 3-2 to tie the best-of-3 OUA West semifinal at Fort William Gardens.
Though not yet in their 20s, Tyler Robertson’s and Jett Sweitzer’s respective football journeys have been connected for well over a decade.
Ryan Thomson is saving the game tape for another day. For now it’s life in the decompression chamber of the Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s head coach’s office, trying to get his thoughts in order after the season-ending 67-64 loss to visiting Guelph on Wednesday.
Lakehead Thunderwolves defenceman Colin Van Den Hurk, left, speeds away from forward Peyton Reeves of the Toronto Varsity Blues during Game 1 of the OUA West Division semifinal series on Wednesday night at Varsity Arena in Toronto. Spencer Blackwell scored a pair of goals as part of a three-…
Episode 38 of the Hear Ye, Hear Ye CJ Sports podcast is now available. Click on the link below and pick your episode. You can follow the show on Spreaker, Spotify or Google Podcasts.
The final race of the Ontario Cup circuit was the last chance for Thunder Bay skiers to show their strength before the Ski Nationals. The event included two days of skate technique races at Kawartha Nordic Ski Club. Mikkai Jones finished third in the under-18 boys 7.5-kilometre skate interva…
A first-round bye gave the Lakehead Thunderwolves a chance to heal, bond and prepare for the program’s first test of playoff men’s hockey since 2018.
There is an optimistic buzz in the local curling community that this may be the year that Krista McCarville and her teammates finally win the elusive Scotties title.
It is hard to believe but it was 35 years ago this week that the 1988 Olympic Winter Games were held in Calgary. From the opening ceremonies held on Feb. 13 to the closing on Feb. 28, there were a number of memorable moments.
It took five sets, but the Westgate Tigers are Thunder Bay high school seniors girls volleyball champions once again
Thunder Bay’s 5-pin bowling girls rep team had a strong showing at last week’s Ontario Winter Games in Ottawa. The team of girls aged 13 to 18 that includes Jordyn Graham, Sarah and Emily Meservia, Isabelle Hayden and Kayleen Kajorinne earned a bronze at the event held at the Merivale Bowlin…
The latest episode (No. 37) of the Hear Ye, Hear Ye CJ Sports podcast is up.
Krista McCarville and her teammates Kendra Lilly, Ashley Sippala and Sarah Potts, along with coach Rick Lang, have had a year to think about getting back to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts after finishing second at the nation championship held in Thunder Bay last year.
Hockey fans in Thunder Bay are entering some foreign territory in recent years: Their Lakehead Thunderwolves are bonafide contenders as the Ontario University Athletics men’s conference playoffs begin this week.
The Thunder Bay Kings finally have a tournament they hope to call their own in the long term.
The Lakehead University men’s basketball team is in the playoff hunt looking to go deep into the second season.
The newest episode (No. 36) of the Hear Ye, Hear Ye CJ Sports podcast is up at the link below.
Thunder Bay curlers are in the hunt for playoff spots as the Under-18 Canadian boys and girls curling championships continue in Timmins, Ont.
With extreme cold warnings across the province, Thunder Bay skiers showed how tough northerners are at the Canadian Eastern Championships in Cantley, Que.
Having worked at the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame for over 35 years, I have had the privilege of getting to know a variety of people who have contributed greatly to our community.
Jayme Foreman scored 20 points as the Toronto Metropolitan Bold defeated the Lakehead Thunderwolves 83-57 in OUA women’s basketball on Friday at C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse.
A crop of the region’s best boys hockey players in the under-14 AA division have come together to form the Northwest Explorers.
Defenceman Troy Williams, left, of the Lakehead Thunderwolves, circles around the net while being pursued by Western Mustangs’ Andrew Bruder during OUA men’s hockey action on Saturday night at Fort William Gardens. Christian Cicigoi made 29 saves and Griffen Fox and Joe Mack supplied the goa…
After a week away, the Hear Ye, Hear Ye CJ Sports podcast is back for Episode 35. Recorded in two parts, the episode can be found at the link below, as well as Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Last week’s Thunder City Speedway awards night was a complete sell out. I was honoured to be there in attendance and even more honoured they named an award after me.
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