Wallaceburg’s Matt Rabideau has been named the new Assistant General Manager of the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League. Rabideau had been serving as the Manager of Hockey and Education Services for the OHL and also served as the Director of Operations for Team Ontario’s Canada Winter Games entry a year ago. Locally, Rabideau worked with the Wallaceburg Lakers as an assistant coach and manager, before moving up to the Junior B ranks and taking on a scouting role with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit.
Today’s the last day to book you spot on the Wallaceburg Red Devils fan bus for tomorrow night! The Red Devils are on the verge of a sweep in their quarter finals series with the London Blue Devils. The Wallaceburg club leads 2-0, and can wrap up the series tomorrowin London. Cost is $20 a person for the fan Bus, and people need to sign up by Thursday to book your spot. Call Todd at Riversite Realty at 519-627-3381.
Some Awards were dolled out last night
LeBron James was the big winner at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, collecting three trophies including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win the NBA championship.
Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner won two trophies, including female athlete of the year in which she beat out French Open champion Maria Sharapova, skier Lindsay Vonn and soccer player Abby Wambach.
Los Angeles was well represented, with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick winning best NHL player after helping the franchise win its first Stanley Cup title and Galaxy star David Beckham earning best MLS player honours. The Kings won for best upset after their run to the NHL championship as an eighth seed.
Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton won as best MLB player, while Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won for NFL player.