We celebrate the accomplishments of two extraordinary women.
There is no 2019-20 season in the Ontario University Athletics conference, but basketballs are still bouncing in earnest at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse, home of the Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s and women’s teams.
Everyone is excited about being at the recently opened Canada Games Complex pool again — even if it means 4:45 a.m. wake-up times, masks, and a good dose of social distancing.
Since the National Hockey League first began drafting players back in 1963, a total of 93 players from Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario had their names called by NHL clubs.
This is the month that our region would traditionally be celebrating our rich and proud sports heritage with the hosting of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Annual Induction ceremonies.
The U16, U15 and U12 Thunder Bay Thunder girls fastpitch teams travelled to Manitoba on the weekend of Aug. 15-16 to compete in the Manitoba Provincial Championships which would be their only competition of the 2020 season.
(Editor’s note: This is a story on Terry Fox’s last day of the Marathon of Hope near Thunder Bay published on Sept. 3, 1980. The Chronicle-Journal will periodically go back in time and rerun work from some of our past columnists and reporters)
Seeing as my Toronto Maple Leafs are out of the running for the Stanley Cup this year, I have turned my attention to cheering on some other Canadian teams as they take on the challenge of reigning supreme in the world of sports.
(Editor’s note: This is a story on the Thunder Bay Border Cats’ first Northwoods League championship win published on Aug. 22, 2005. TheChronicle-Journal will periodically go back in time and rerun work from some of our past sports columnists and reporters)
Leeann Ryder, left, and Chris Horychuk stand by the trophy after capturing the championship at the City Mixed Doubles tournament at the Thunder Bay Community Tennis Centre over the weekend. Ryder and Horychuk defeated Brendan Boudreau and Laurel Augruso 6-3, 6-3, in the final. Earlier, Ryder…
The ice has been broken in Thunder Bay. Friday marked the last day of week-long sessions for the Katie Weatherston Hockey School at the Thunder Bay Tournament Centre.
At age 34, Sabres netminder Carter Hutton is part of a rebuild. Buffalo retooled their front office, most notably firing GM Jason Botterill and hiring long time assistant Kevyn Adams. Not making the playoffs usually means a team shake-up.
TWO decades have passed since the Peterborough Petes made one of the shrewdest draft picks in the history of the Ontario Hockey League. During the first round of the 2000 OHL Priority Selection, the Petes used the 13th overall choice to tab Eric Staal from Thunder Bay.
While the history of the American Hockey League remains storied, only one player has skated on four consecutive Calder Cup championship teams in its lengthy history and that honour belongs to Thunder Bay’s Mike Busniuk.
They loaded up the cars and were ready to race. Thunder Bay auto race fans are a special breed. They head south of the border for many races — World of the Outlaws, Sprint Car racing, NASCAR and of course to follow the local talent. To say this race season is weird is an understatement.
While it wasn’t exactly the end to the season that he had envisioned, Nicholas DeGrazia can still look back fondly on an exceptional initial campaign of playing junior A hockey.
One of the positive things that has come out of the temporary closure of the exhibits, archives and programming of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame due to the COVID-19 pandemic is that our staff have been able to undertake some of the tasks that often have to be put on the back b…