Category: Pro Sports

We'll keep you up to date and informed with Chatham-Kent athletes who have advanced to play at the national, international, and professional levels.

Trent Fox Signs With ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets

Trent Fox Signs With ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets

Ian Kennedy- August 10, 2018

Trent Fox will play professional hockey for the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets - Photo by Terry Wilson/ OHL ImagesTrent Fox will play professional hockey next ... Read More

Montour Avoids Arbitration, Signs With Ducks

Montour Avoids Arbitration, Signs With Ducks

Ian Kennedy- July 25, 2018

Former Tilbury resident Brandon Montour avoided NHL arbitration this week, re-upping with the Anaheim Ducks on a two-year contract. The two-year contract is worth a ... Read More

Andy Fantuz Officially Announces His Retirement

Andy Fantuz Officially Announces His Retirement

Ian Kennedy- July 19, 2018

Andy Fantuz officially announced his retirement from professional footballAndy Fantuz has officially announced his retirement from the CFL and professional football. The Chatham, Ontario product, ... Read More

Fantuz Expected To Retire This Week

Ian Kennedy- July 17, 2018

Andy Fantuz is expected to officially retire from professional football this week. The Chatham product, who is 34, had his career shortened by an ACL ... Read More

Winnipeg Jets Sign Seth Griffith

Winnipeg Jets Sign Seth Griffith

Ian Kennedy- July 1, 2018

The Winnipeg Jets have signed Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith. Griffith spent last season with the Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans. Below is the release from NHL.com ... Read More

Schaafsma Returning To ECHL

Schaafsma Returning To ECHL

Ian Kennedy- June 29, 2018

Jamie Schaafsma will open another season as captain of the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets - Photo by the Fort Wayne KometsJamie Schaafsma of Blenheim will ... Read More

McPhee Finalist For NHL’s GM Of The Year

McPhee Finalist For NHL’s GM Of The Year

Ian Kennedy- June 13, 2018

George McPhee, general manager for the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights is a finalist for the 2017-2018 NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Wallaceburg born, ... Read More

Chad Laprise Knocked Out

Chad Laprise Knocked Out

Ian Kennedy- May 20, 2018

Chad Laprise of Chatham fell victim to a first round knock out at UFC Fight Night in Santiago, Chile this weekend. The 31-year-old Laprise, who ... Read More

Chad Laprise Fighting This Week

Chad Laprise Fighting This Week

Ian Kennedy- May 16, 2018

Chad Laprise of Chatham will compete in the UFC Fight Night in Santiago, Chile this week, with his bout scheduled for May 19. The 31-year-old ... Read More

Excitement For Curling Event Continuing To Build

Excitement For Curling Event Continuing To Build

Ian Kennedy- May 12, 2018

Kevin Martin speaks at a launch party in Chatham - Photo by CKXSFM.comExcitement is continuing to build for September's Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling event, ... Read More

Durston Voted Bandits’ Offensive Player of the Year

Durston Voted Bandits’ Offensive Player of the Year

Ian Kennedy- April 29, 2018

Wallaceburg's Jordan Durston has been voted by his Buffalo Bandits teammates as co-winner of their 2017-2018 Offensive Player of the Year award. Durston, a Wallaceburg ... Read More

Dane Fox Re-Signs In Germany

Dane Fox Re-Signs In Germany

Ian Kennedy- April 21, 2018

Dane Fox will play another season with the DEL’s Nurnburg Ice Tigers, after officially re-signing with the team this week. The team announced the signing ... Read More

Konecny Notches First Career Playoff Goal In Win

Konecny Notches First Career Playoff Goal In Win

Ian Kennedy- April 14, 2018

After a crushing 7-0 loss in game one, Travis Konecny and the Philadelphia Flyers bounced back in a big way Friday night to even their ... Read More

Joseph Raaymakers In ECHL

Joseph Raaymakers In ECHL

Ian Kennedy- April 6, 2018

Chatham's Joseph Raaymakers is making his first step into professional hockey, signing an amateur tryou agreement with the East Coast Hockey League's (ECHL) Cincinnati Cyclones. ... Read More