Author: Ian Kennedy

A University of Western Ontario graduate, Ian Kennedy loves local sports and promoting his community, which is why he founded CKSN in 2011. Ian’s sportscasts and news contributions are regularly featured on 99.1 CKXS FM in Wallaceburg. In the past, Ian worked as a columnist and reporter for the Chatham-Kent Daily Post and Chatham Voice.

What A Catch: Before Fishing, The Izumi’s Were A Baseball Family

What A Catch: Before Fishing, The Izumi’s Were A Baseball Family

Ian Kennedy- January 14, 2022

Joe Izumi, Harry Izumi, and Mits Izumi stand posed with the Chemainus Nippons in 1939 The name Izumi is synonymous with fishing, but it wasn't ... Read More

The Day World Champion Ned Hanlan Rowed Through Chatham

The Day World Champion Ned Hanlan Rowed Through Chatham

Ian Kennedy- January 7, 2022

His strokes were a thing of beauty travelling down the Thames River through Chatham to the cheers of adoring fans. In the summer of 1880, ... Read More

Hockey Legend Marian Coveny Passes Away

Hockey Legend Marian Coveny Passes Away

Ian Kennedy- January 6, 2022

Marian Coveny was a winner. In life, and in sport. The Canadian hockey legend, who hailed from Electric, just outside of Wallaceburg, passed away on ... Read More

Nicholas Representing More Than Just Canada

Nicholas Representing More Than Just Canada

Ian Kennedy- January 5, 2022

Breanne Nicholas has been one of Chatham-Kent’s top athletes for a decade, a point which she solidified this past summer competing with Team Canada’s Rugby ... Read More

Kings Shutout At Home

Kings Shutout At Home

Ian Kennedy- December 30, 2021

By Wyatt Williams In front of a decent number of fans, the Dresden Kings dropped their home game by a 4-0 score to the Blenheim ... Read More

#2 Riding The Waves of COVID – CK’s Top 10 Sports Stories of 2021

#2 Riding The Waves of COVID – CK’s Top 10 Sports Stories of 2021

Ian Kennedy- December 30, 2021

Dylan Glinski of the Chatham Maroons - Photo by CKSN.ca It's been the story. As much for the sports it took away, as the sports ... Read More

CK Athlete of the Year Final 5… VOTE NOW

CK Athlete of the Year Final 5… VOTE NOW

Ian Kennedy- December 25, 2021

We're down to the Final Five for the Chatham-Kent 2021 Athlete of the Year. VOTE NOW until New Years Eve! https://poll.fm/10977485 https://poll.fm/10977478 Read More

Tilbury’s Connection To The Wayne Gretzky Trade

Tilbury’s Connection To The Wayne Gretzky Trade

Ian Kennedy- December 14, 2021

When Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings, it was considered the biggest deal in hockey history. The trade ... Read More

Lancers Win LKSSAA Senior Basketball Title

Lancers Win LKSSAA Senior Basketball Title

Ian Kennedy- November 19, 2021

The UCC Lancers senior girls basketball team captured the LKSSAA 'AAA' basketball title this week. The Lancers defeated Sarnia St. Patrick's 53-43 in the final, ... Read More

What’s In A Name? Ford Field

What’s In A Name? Ford Field

Ian Kennedy- October 21, 2021

We know that Ford Field, the home to the NFL's Detroit Lions is named for the Ford Motor Company. Founded in 1903, the Ford Motor ... Read More

Brett Brochu Invited To Pittsburgh Penguins Rookie Camp

Brett Brochu Invited To Pittsburgh Penguins Rookie Camp

Ian Kennedy- September 15, 2021

Brett Brochu with the OHL's London Knights - Photo by Terry Wilson/ OHL Images Brett Brochu is Tilbury will attend the Pittsburgh Penguins rookie camp. ... Read More

Too Many Men: The NHL’s Downward Spiral

Too Many Men: The NHL’s Downward Spiral

Ian Kennedy- July 31, 2021

Logan Mailloux took a photo of a teenage girl in the middle of a sexual act without her consent. He then sent it to every ... Read More

Brent Daugherty, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

Brent Daugherty, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

Ian Kennedy- June 24, 2021

Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically. Sponsored by baCK to Chatham-Kent, we’ll be featuring local athletes who have ... Read More

David Brown Selected By Saginaw In The OHL Draft

David Brown Selected By Saginaw In The OHL Draft

Ian Kennedy- June 5, 2021

David Brown with the Chatham-Kent Cyclones - Photo by CKSN.ca David Brown has been selected in the 2021 OHL Draft by the Saginaw Spirit Brown ... Read More