Chatham-Kent Sports Year in Review: August

Wallaceburg Peewee Griffins win Ontario title - File Photo

Wallaceburg Peewee Griffins win Ontario title – File Photo

Surprisingly, with the heat of summer fully underway in August, much of the month’s news revolved around offseason hockey moves. More traditional summer sports like Lacrosse, Rugby, and Golf also stole some headlines.

Below are the top stories from August 2013:

  • TJ Brodie Resigns With Flames – TJ Brodie had a successful NHL campaign, and after some negotiations, resigned with the Calgary Flames as a blueliner the organization hopes to build around in 2013-2014.
  • Griffins Win Ontario Crown – The Wallaceburg Griffins had multiple teams win Provincial lacrosse titles in August, including the Bantams Griffins, Peewee Griffins, and Novice Griffins.
  • Torrie Named Buffalo’s Top Scout – Charing Cross’ Dave Torrie took on a new role with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, being named the team’s head of amateur scouting.
  • Kent Havoc Men In First – With womens rugby players garnering much of the attention locally in 2013, the men quietly put together a bumper year as well, with the Kent Havoc men sitting first in the Niagara Rugby Union for much of the summer.
  • Carleton Adds Another Medal – After winning silver with Canada at the FIBA America’s in Mexico, Bridget Carleton of Chatham leads Ontario to a National championship, winning gold.
  • Mackenzie Butzer Wins Tyson Tour – Chatham’s Mackenzie Butzer, a UCC graduate, tied a Tyson Golf Tour record, winning her third career tour title.

What was your favourite memory from August 2013? Let us know your top Chatham-Kent sports highlight from last August.

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