The first-place Wallaceburg Sting will be in action tonight at Kinsmen Park. The squad will host Middlesex tonight at 7 p.m. This is a week after Wallaceburg topped Tillsonburg 3-1, vaulting them atop the standings in the First Division.
The Wallaceburg Red Devils will be holding their year-end banquet tonight. The event will be held at the UAW Hall in Wallaceburg, and several individual awards will be dolled out. This comes aftyer the Devils great run into the conference finals this season.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers topped the Hamilton Tiger Cats 32-25 last night in the Peg. Chatham’s Andy Fantuz did not play in the game due to an injury. In the previous game against Calgary, the receiver got his bell rung, and although the injury hasn’t been confirmed, team officials are treating it like a concussion.
The Chicago White Sox took the series over the Blue Jays last night, with a 7-2 win. Alex Rios hit a big three-run homer to put the game out of reach. Moises Sierra cranked a homer in the loss for Toronto.
In some tragic news at the Jays game,
A male fan died in a hospital after going into cardiac arrest at Thursday’s game between the Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox. Play was halted for four minutes in the seventh inning while the fan received CPR and was carted off on a stretcher. Ambulance sirens could be heard outside the stadium as the fan was carted off, still receiving CPR.
The Tigers were idle but they start a big weekend series at Comerica Park tonight against the Baltimore Orioles. Justin Verlander will be on the mound for the the 7:05 start. The Tigers enter the series 2.5 games behind the Sox for first in the Central, and one game being Baltimore and Tampa for one of the two wildcard spots.
With NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players’ Association head Donald Fehr not scheduled to sit across from one another until the middle of next week and the sides unable to even agree on the core issues that need to be addressed, a sense of uneasiness has suddenly enveloped the talks. Bettman has stated both sides have a huge gap between them, after the Players issued their first counter proposal this week.