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.

Bridget Carleton Will Soon Be An Olympian, Canada Qualifies

Bridget Carleton Will Soon Be An Olympian, Canada Qualifies

Ian Kennedy- February 8, 2020

Left to right - Jamie Scott, Bridget Carleton, Kia Nurse, and Sami Hill pose following Canada's Olympic Games clinching win - Photo by FIBAChatham's Bridget ... Read More

Chatham-Kent Women’s Hockey Products Showing Strong In OUA

Chatham-Kent Women’s Hockey Products Showing Strong In OUA

Ian Kennedy- February 5, 2020

Lauren Nicholson of the Ryerson Rams - Photo by Christian Bender/ Ryerson AthleticsSeveral Chatham-Kent women's hockey products are having strong seasons in the OUA. Sydnee ... Read More

Brett Brochu Named OHL Goalie of the Month and OHL Rookie of the Month

Brett Brochu Named OHL Goalie of the Month and OHL Rookie of the Month

Ian Kennedy- February 3, 2020

Brett Brochu was named OHL Goalie of the Month and OHL Rookie of the Month - Photo by Terry Wilson/ OHL ImagesTilbury netminder Brett Brochu ... Read More

Stonehouse, Veccia Among Strong Elgin-Middlesex OHL Draft Class

Stonehouse, Veccia Among Strong Elgin-Middlesex OHL Draft Class

Ian Kennedy- January 30, 2020

Brady Stonehouse, seen here with the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs had 4 points in his Junior B debut with the Komoka Kings - Photo by CKSNSeveral members ... Read More

Hope Leaves England To Play With Denmark’s Frederikshavn

Hope Leaves England To Play With Denmark’s Frederikshavn

Ian Kennedy- January 22, 2020

Kyle Hope with the Manchester Storm - Photo by the Manchester StormBlenheim's Kyle Hope is leaving the EIHL's Manchester Storm to join Denmark's Frederikshavn White ... Read More

Vickery Named To Ontario Jr. Blues Roster

Vickery Named To Ontario Jr. Blues Roster

Ian Kennedy- January 17, 2020

Jillian Vickery tackles an opponent for the Kent HavocChatham rugby player Jillian Vickery has been named to the Ontario Jr. Blues rugby 7s team. Vickery ... Read More

Wallaceburg Girls Win Midget ‘BB’ International Silverstick

Wallaceburg Girls Win Midget ‘BB’ International Silverstick

Ian Kennedy- January 12, 2020

The Wallaceburg Girls Hockey team won the International Silverstick tournament in Sarnia - Contributed PhotoThe Wallaceburg Midget 'BB' girls hockey team won the International Silverstick ... Read More

Baker Climbing OUA Scoring Ladder

Baker Climbing OUA Scoring Ladder

Ian Kennedy- January 11, 2020

Sydnee Baker - Western MustangsSydnee Baker is quickly climbing the OUA women's hockey scoring ladder this season with the Western University Mustangs. After a two ... Read More

Blades Add Two Junior B Players

Blades Add Two Junior B Players

Ian Kennedy- January 9, 2020

Tate Bowden will join the Blenheim Blades - Photo by CKSN.caThe PJHL's Blenheim Blades have added a pair of local players who had been competing ... Read More

Why Don’t North Americans Like The IIHF’s Rules? Because They Minimize The Violence

Why Don’t North Americans Like The IIHF’s Rules? Because They Minimize The Violence

Ian Kennedy- January 5, 2020

Nils Hoglander was ejected for a hit to the headIf you go online and watch the commentary surrounding the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, there ... Read More

Flags Flying High With Help From Wallaceburg Products

Flags Flying High With Help From Wallaceburg Products

Ian Kennedy- January 3, 2020

Brodie Conlon with the Mooretown Flags The Mooretown Flags have been one of the PJHL Stobbs Division's top teams all season, and they're getting some ... Read More

Where Was The Women’s U18 Canada Versus USA Gold Medal Game On TV? Hidden Behind The Boys Game

Where Was The Women’s U18 Canada Versus USA Gold Medal Game On TV? Hidden Behind The Boys Game

Ian Kennedy- January 2, 2020

Hockey Canada's U18 Women's team. Chatham's Jessie McPherson sits front row, second from the left Our girls can't dream it if they can't see it. ... Read More

New Years Resolution – Council Needs To Stop Talking, And Finally Make An Arena Happen… Read An Annoying Long History

New Years Resolution – Council Needs To Stop Talking, And Finally Make An Arena Happen… Read An Annoying Long History

Ian Kennedy- January 1, 2020

Memorial ArenaCKSN launched in 2011. That year, the big discussion in Chatham-Kent was a potential new twin-pad arena and decommissioning older arenas in Chatham-Kent. "We’ve ... Read More

My 7 New Years Sport Wishes For Chatham-Kent

My 7 New Years Sport Wishes For Chatham-Kent

Ian Kennedy- January 1, 2020

Happy New Year everyone! Here are 7 things I wish for in Chatham-Kent for sports in 2020. 1. Equity - We're putting this one on ... Read More