Chatham-Kent Sports Year in Review: November 2014

Josh Woodman - Western Mustangs Football

Josh Woodman with the Western Mustangs football team – Photo by Dev Vasile

November features individual achievements by some of Chatham-Kent’s most notable professional athletes, as well as team titles by local high school clubs. It was a busy month of sports, and here are the top moments from Chatham-Kent sports in November 2014:

  • Adam Kaminski Retires – One of the best ever volleyball players to come out of Chatham-Kent, Adam Kaminski, who has played in Europe for the past several years, retired from the Canadian National team. Kaminski has played with Team Canada at several international events, but fell short of helping Canada reach the Olympics.
  • Satan Not Popular In Wallaceburg – After receiving a Senior B Lacrosse organization, Wallaceburg went about the normal things to achieve with a new team, including naming the organization. When Wallaceburg’s lacrosse team chose the name “Satans, the community snapped back with anger, starting one of the largest disputes of the year. Later in the month Wallaceburg managed to rename the organization the Wallaceburg Thrashers with community support.
  • Double LKSSAA Titles For Hawks – The Chatham-Kent Secondary School Golden Hawks won a pair of LKSSAA volleyball titles, with both of their Junior and Senior CKSS teams capturing LKSSAA crowns.
  • Clements Wins In Return – Dresden’s Chris Clements had a triumphant return to the UFC, defeating¬†Vik Grujic in a first round TKO after more than a year’s absence from the fighting loop.
  • Perfect Bobcats – The Blenheim Bobcats capped off their perfect season defeating the JMSS Panthers in LKSSAA 8-man football action. Dalton Shuian had an incredible 5 touchdowns in the 55-29 victory.
  • Ashley Goure Stars For Canada – At the first ever IPC World Women’s Sledge Hockey competition, Chatham’s Ashley Goure was spectacular for Canada, scoring 11 goals in 6 games, helping Canada to a silver medal.
  • Woodman The Real Deal – Chatham’s Josh Woodman capped off his spectacular OUA football season with the Western University Mustangs leading the OUA in interceptions, en route to being named an OUA First All-Star team member, and a CIS Second Team All-Star.
  • Ryan Jones Goes To Germany – Chatham’s Ryan Jones had a difficult first portion of his season, not landing an NHL contract, or being able to stick in the AHL, but all was not lost, as the veteran pro hockey player signed with the DEL’s Cologne Sharks in Germany.
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