Author: Dwight Wakabayashi

Dwight Wakabayashi is a former Chatham-Kent resident, who is the MMA editor, and a regular sports news and opinion writer for CKSN. A featured Columnist at Bleacher Report UFC/NHL, Guest writer at Sportsnet.ca UFC, MMA Canada, and the Nikkei Voice, Dwight has 10 years of sports writing experience. Earning a diploma in journalism from Centennial College, Dwight currently lives in Toronto and is the Marketing Manager and lead writer for Word Up Communications (http://wakabayashid.wix.com/word-up-).

Kawhi Leonard Is The Bruce Lee Of The NBA

Kawhi Leonard Is The Bruce Lee Of The NBA

Dwight Wakabayashi- June 12, 2019

CKSN Pro Weekly with Dwight Wakabayashi The National Basketball Association is loaded to the rafters with loud guys. The new age, Instagram superstar and Twitter ... Read More

Ontario South Down: A Hockey David vs. Goliath

Ontario South Down: A Hockey David vs. Goliath

Dwight Wakabayashi- April 17, 2019

The Ontario South Selects was a spring/summer ice hockey team in the mid to late ’80’s. The team was made up of the biggest and best 1973 born players in ... Read More

Being Like Mike: MSG, Mouth Guards, and the ’86 Mets

Being Like Mike: MSG, Mouth Guards, and the ’86 Mets

Dwight Wakabayashi- April 15, 2019

Mike Bennett - Photo by Peggy Johnson/ CKSN.caChatham-Kent’s all time best and favorite sports writer Mike Bennett was recently inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall ... Read More

The UFC Going The Way Of Boxing

The UFC Going The Way Of Boxing

Dwight Wakabayashi- April 14, 2019

Let’s imagine a future hockey world where the following scenario faces us; It is the year 2025, and the NHL is winding down it’s season. ... Read More

The Griffin Goats, Wallaceburg’s Greatest

The Griffin Goats, Wallaceburg’s Greatest

Dwight Wakabayashi- April 6, 2019

A hop, skip and a jump down highway 40 from Chatham, lies the tough, little town of Wallaceburg. Population of 10,010. Wallaceburg has the only ... Read More

The Fight That Shook The County

The Fight That Shook The County

Dwight Wakabayashi- March 31, 2019

And…..here we go off the face-off down in the Jr. Kings corner oh wait what have we here, we have two guys and squaring off… ... Read More

Top 15 Chatham Maroons Of All-Time

Top 15 Chatham Maroons Of All-Time

Dwight Wakabayashi- February 25, 2017

The Chatham Jr. Maroons are a storied junior ice hockey franchise that was founded in 1959 in the town of Chatham, Ontario Canada. The Sr. ... Read More

Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here, Part 4

Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here, Part 4

Dwight Wakabayashi- February 4, 2017

This is the fourth and final part of the series, Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here. Read Part 1 Here Read Part 2 Here ... Read More

Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here, Part 3

Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here, Part 3

Dwight Wakabayashi- January 29, 2017

Click here to read Part 1, or here to read Part 2 of this series. THE FIGHT When talking to Perry about these two years ... Read More

Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here, Part 2

Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here, Part 2

Dwight Wakabayashi- January 21, 2017

Click here to read Part 1 of the three part series, Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here. Below is Part 2 of a 4-part ... Read More

Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here, Part I

Perry Pappas: The Toughest Guy In Here, Part I

Dwight Wakabayashi- January 14, 2017

On the morning of March 10th, 2007 Perry woke up for work feeling a bit off. A slight headache clouded his head as he prepared ... Read More

Maroon Memories: Wiseman Sets Records in Magical Season

Maroon Memories: Wiseman Sets Records in Magical Season

Dwight Wakabayashi- August 17, 2014

Brian Wiseman filled the net for the Chatham Maroons in the late 1980's. When you are a young hockey player growing up in Chatham, the ... Read More

Leafs Living On The Edge With This Core

Leafs Living On The Edge With This Core

Dwight Wakabayashi- August 16, 2014

Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs - Photo by Tim Alamenciak With what has happened with the Toronto Maple Leafs over the past two ... Read More

Laprise Lands Fight at UFC Fight Night Halifax

Laprise Lands Fight at UFC Fight Night Halifax

Dwight Wakabayashi- August 15, 2014

Chatham-Kent fighter and The Ultimate Fighter Nations winner Chad Laprise has landed his first “official” fight in the UFC at UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs ... Read More