Chatham-Kent Sports Year In Review: July 2015

Bridget Carleton

Bridget Carleton drives against a Chinese player while representing Canada – Photo by

Bridget Carleton represented Canada, Tanner Cole won a National title, and Cory Lucier and Trent Fox received the recognition they deserved for strong seasons. There were the top sports in Chatham-Kent stories from July 2015:

  • Fox Invited To NHL Camp: After going undrafted, Thamesville’s Trent Fox, who finished his OHL season with the Belleville Bulls, got an invite to attend the St. Louis Blues’ rookie development camp.
  • Carleton Ballin At Worlds: Bridget Carleton was again called upon to represent Team Canada, this time at the FIBA Under 19 World Championship in Russia. Carleton was one of Canada’s top performers throughout the event, with the Canadian’s eventually finishing 8th.
  • Lucier Named Offensive MVP: Wallaceburg’s Cory Lucier had a year to remember with the Wallaceburg Red Devils Junior B lacrosse team, culminating in his being named the league’s Offensive MVP. Lucier scored 40 goals and 50 assists for 90 points in only 20 games this season.
  • Jamieson Tour Wins: Crawford McKinlay and Brooke MacKinnon took wins on the Jamieson Junior Golf Tour during July, marking a successful month for local golfers.
  • Cole Wins National Title: Wallaceburg’s Tanner Cole helped Team Ontario win a National Lacrosse title. Ontario beat BC 7-2 in the final, and Cole had 11-points over the tournament.
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