Chatham-Kent Sports Year in Review: September
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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