Year in Review: September 2016

We love September. It’s a fresh start for many sports, and the headlines begin heating up. Here are the top stories from Chatham-Kent sports in 2016.

Time To Hit The Ice: Local Junior teams got back into full swing as September began, signing players left and right, with exhibition games and training camps raging on. Hockey was back when the calendar flipped to September.

Gagner Scores A Record – Chatham soccer player Sydnye Gagner kicked her way into the spotlight, staying among National scoring leaders all season with Oakland University’s womens soccer team. Her assent to a top scorer included a record tying 4 goal game early in her NCAA season.

NHL Camps Feature CK PlayersJames McEwan, Joseph Raaymakers, Seth Griffith, TJ Brodie, and Travis Konecny saw themselves embroiled in battles for roster spots at the highest level as NHL camps opened this year. It was an exciting time for Chatham-Kent’s best hockey players.

High School Sports Are Back – It’s always exciting to see a new wave of athletes step into high school sports. It’s a stepping stone, and sometimes a springboard for long careers, new passions, and success. Red Feather, annually, is one of the first major sporting weekends of the high school season, and in 2016, it was again.

Herreweyers A First Round Pick – Wallaceburg lacrosse product Zach Herreweyers didn’t have to wait long to hear his name called int he first round of the National Lacrosse League draft. The Loyola University product was the 9th overall selection by the NLL’s Colorado Mammoth.

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