Chatham-Kent is a Municipality of several different communities, each featuring their own sports organizations and athletes. Below are links to the latest sports news and highlights from Chatham, Wallaceburg, Blenheim, Dresden, Ridgetown, Wheatley, Tilbury, Pain Court, Thamesville, and all other corners of Chatham-Kent.
Chatham Ontario Sports News
Chatham is Chatham-Kent’s largest and central community. Chatham features several prominent sports franchises including the Chatham Maroons (hockey), Chatham-Kent Cougars (football), and Kent Havoc (rugby). Chatham also features both minor and senior baseball with the Chatham Diamonds and Maple City Brewers. Similarly, Chatham is home to several soccer teams including the Chatham Express and Chatham Eagles. Chatham also features a ‘AAA’ hockey organization, which draws athletes from all corners of the Municipality, the Chatham-Kent Cyclones, and offers both girls and boys minor hockey. In softball, the Chatham Golden Eagles are the main organization, while the Chatham-Kent Wildcats and more recently, the St. Clair JUEL teams are Chatham’s top basketball clubs. Chatham is home to four high schools, each offering sports: Chatham-Kent Secondary School, John McGregor, Ursuline College, and Chatham Christian. Chatham also offers golf, roller derby, squash, swimming, tennis, gymnastics, running, and figure skating programs. Prominent athletes from Chatham include Ryan Jones (NHL), Andy Fantuz (CFL), Bridget Carleton (basketball), Chad Laprise (MMA) and Derek Whitson (Team Canada Sledge Hockey and Soccer).
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Wallaceburg Sports News
Wallaceburg is Chatham-Kent’s second largest community. Wallaceburg also offers a full slate of sports organizations and opportunities. Wallaceburg is known for their lacrosse program, featuring the Junior B Wallaceburg Red Devils and Wallaceburg Griffins minor teams. Wallaceburg also has a Junior C hockey team, the Wallaceburg Lakers, and a WOSL Premier League soccer team, the Wallaceburg Sting. Wallaceburg’s lone high school, WDSS, features a full offering of programs, and are known for their Wallaceburg Tartans football team. Wallaceburg also offers minor baseball, hockey, soccer, swimming, and golf. Prominent athletes from Wallaceburg include Shaun Suisham (NFL), Seth Griffith (Hockey) and Jesse Gross (MMA).
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Blenheim Sports News
Blenheim’s top team, the Blenheim Blades play in the Great Lakes Junior C hockey league. Blenheim is known for the high school sports at BDHS (Blenheim Bobcats), in particular their rugby program. Blenheim also offers minor hockey, soccer, baseball, gymnastics, swimming (Blenheim Blast), and golf. Prominent athletes from Blenheim include Brady Campbell (hockey), Breanne Nicholas (rugby), and Jamie Schaafsma (hockey).
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Dresden Sports News
Dresden features the Dresden Kings Junior C hockey team, and Dresden Raceway as their top draws. The small community is also home to the Lambton-Kent Cardinals high school sports teams, and local baseball, soccer, and minor hockey. Prominent athletes from Dresden include TJ Brodie (NHL) and Chris Clements (UFC).
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Ridgetown, Tilbury, Wheatley, Pain Court, and Other Sports News
Chatham-Kent smaller communities each feature a wide range of minor hockey, soccer, golf, and baseball programs. The Ridgetown Royals, Tilbury Titans, and Pain Court Patriotes are athletic programs offered at the three area high schools. In Wheatley, the Wheatley Sharks are Chatham-Kent’s final Junior C hockey team. Tilbury is known for a strong swimming program, the Tilbury Vikings. South Buxton is home to the South Buxton Raceway. As well, the many other small communities including Thamesville, Rondeau/Erieau, Highgate, Bothwell, Mitchell’s Bay and elsewhere in Chatham-Kent, have produced many high class athletes. Prominent athletes from these communities include Crawford McKinlay (Golf, Ridgetown), Dane Fox (Hockey, Thamesville), and Dominique Pegg (Gymnastics, Rondeau).