The Wallaceburg Sting are in first place! The boy’s from the Burg lep into first position after a 3-1 win over Tillsonburg over the weekend. Taylor MacArthur scored twice, while his brother Colin had the other Sting goal… The boys will be back in action this Friday in Wallaceburg, when they host Middlesex at Kinsmen Park. Kick off is at 7pm.
Canada-Russia Hockey Challenge
Andrei Sigarev scored his second goal of the game with 6:23 left to play as Russia edged Canada 6-5 in Game 3. Russia now leads the four-game exhibition series 2-1 with the final game set for tonight in Halifax.
Team Canada Under-18 Hockey
Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists today as Canada kicked off its bid for a fifth straight gold medal at the Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial hockey tournament with a 4-1 win over Switzerland. London Knights forward Bo Horvat, who is from the Bothwell area, is on the team..
With 33 days left until the expiration of their collective bargaining agreement, the NHL Players’ Association will present its response to the NHL’s July 13 proposal today.
In other NHL news,
The Montreal Canadiens have locked down winger Max Pacioretty with a six-year contract extension. The deal carries an average annual value of $4.5 million. The 23-year-old, who still has a year remaining on his current contract, was Montreal’s points leader last season with 33 goals to finish with 65 points in 79 games
After his PGA Championship victory, Rory McIlroy is back to the number one ranking in the world. The Irishman rattled off a huge win over the field over the weekend, winning by a record 8 strokes.
David Cooper drove in the winning run in the 11th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2. Moises Sierra homered and Edwin Encarnacion also singled in a run as the Blue Jays opened the four-game series with their second straight win.
The Detroit Tigers failed pick up a game on the White Sox, as the Twins beat them 9-3. Anibakl Sanchez was tagged with the loss… Miguel Cabrera drove in his 99th run of the season in a losing effort.