Chatham-Kent Sports Year in Review: September

Kyle Brothers was acquired by the Chatham Maroons - Photo by Helen Heath

Kyle Brothers was acquired by the Chatham Maroons – Photo by Helen Heath

School was in, hockey was on the ice, and summer sports were wrapping up. Annually one of the busiest months on the sports schedule, September 2013 was also a month with some of Chatham-Kent biggest highlights.

Below are the top sports stories from Chatham-Kent in September 2013:

  • Diamonds Win Provincial Crown – The Chatham Diamonds rookie baseball team sparkled on their way to winning an Ontario OBA baseball title.
  • More Gold For Whitson – Chatham’s Derek Whitson won more gold with Canada’s Sledge Hockey team, capturing the Four Nations title over the Norway.
  • Maroons Begin With Brothers – The Chatham Maroons made over their roster in 2013, beginning with the acquisition of GOJHL superstar Kyle Brothers from the Lambton Shores Predators.
  • Four CK Athletes Crack Western Rugby team –¬†Breanne Nicholas, Gabby Desbiens, Amber Nicholas, and Tegan Williams all make the OUA’s Western Mustangs rugby team.
  • MacKinnon, Zimmer Win Kent Golf Titles – Chatham golfers Brooke MacKinnon and Aaron Zimmer won the Kent high school golf crowns at Deer Run.
  • Clark Green Sets Quebec Football Record – CKSS graduate and Chatham resident Clark Green sets a Quebec university football punting record as a freshman at Concordia, kicking a 90-yard punt.
  • Vandehogen, Vanderveeken Sign With Pro Team – Wallaceburg’s Jamie Vanderveeken and Blenheim’s Brett Vandehogen both sign to play professional hockey with the Central Hockey League’s Brampton Beast.
  • Edmonton Demotes Jones – The Edmonton Oilers demoted Chatham’s Ryan Jones to the American Hockey League. It wouldn’t however be the last time Jones would suit up with the Oilers.
  • Blackbird Wins Bronze At Pan Am Games – Wallaceburg student Jewelian Blackbird wins a bronze medal in taekwondo at the Pan Am Games.

What was your favourite Chatham-Kent sports memory or highlight from September 2013?

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