The Wallaceburg Red Devils are gearing up for game 3 of their playoff series with Spartan on Saturday in St. Catharines, and the club is calling out to the public to come to Wallaceburg memorial Arena on Sunday. The team is hoping to get 1062 fans to fill the barn on Canada Day in Game 4. $1 for every ticket sold is going towards the United Way campaign. An air conditioned refreshment room will be open in the upstairs of the arena.
Keeping with lacrosse news
Wallaceburg’s Zach Herreweyers will play for Canada at the world under-19 lacrosse championship July 9-22 in Turku, Finland. Herreweyers is the leading scorer for the Junior ‘A’ Peterborough Lakers. He has 63 points on the year.
The Wallaceburg Sting will be on the road this week, as they travel to Tillsonburg tomorrow. The game gets under way at 8 p.m. The Sting currently have 4 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie on the season. They are in a tie for third place in the First Division.
Cesc Fabregas scored the deciding penalty yesterday giving Spain a 4-2 shootout win over Portugal. This pushed the Spaniards into the European Championship final.
Italy and Germany will battle today in the other semi-final. That game gets under way at 2:45 p.m. The EURO 2012 final is set for Sunday at 2:45 p.m.
The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Dennis Wideman to a five-year, $26.25 million contract after acquiring his rights from the Washington Capitals in a trade. The Flames acquired the bluliner for Jordan Henry and a 2013 fifth-round draft pick.
The Flames also announced yesterday they signed forward Blake Comeau to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.
The other Alberta team were busy yesterday as well, as the Edmonton Oilers named Ralph Krueger as their new head coach. The Oilers signed Krueger to a three-year deal. He replaces Tom Renney, who was let go as the team’s 10th head coach last month.
21-year-old Canadian Milos Raonic moved through to the second round at Wimbledon. Raonic advanced with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Colombian Santiago Giraldo. Raonic led 2-0 and was about to serve for the match Tuesday night before rain and darkness forced officials to stop play. Raonic only needed 80 seconds to close out play yesterday.
Toronto 4 at 10 Boston – Jose Bautista cracked his 25th homer of the season and Edwin Encarnacion hit his 22nd homer, but Ricky Romero gave up 9 runs on 8n hits in only three innings of work. The Jays ace walked 6 batters en route to the loss….
Detroit 9 at 13 Texas – Doug Fister got roughed up by the Rangers, giving up 9 runs on 9 hits in 4 and a third innings…
Milwaukee 8 at 4 Cincinnati
Cleveland 4 at 5 NY Yankees
Chicago WSox 12 at 5 Minnesota
Tampa Bay 4 at 5 Kansas City
NY Mets 17 at 1 Chicago Cubs
Oakland 2 at 1 Seattle
LA Dodgers 0 at 3 San Francisco
LA Angels 13 at 1 Baltimore
Pittsburgh 11 at 7 Philadelphia
St. Louis 3 at 5 Miami
Arizona 4 at 6 Atlanta
San Diego 0 at 1 Houston
Washington 11 at 5 Colorado