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Zack Stortini looks down at his massive, gnarled hands. He takes a deep breath and pauses for reflection. Those hands are literally his bread and butter. They are extensions of his heart and will.This has kept him in the tough world of professional hockey for the last nine seasons. Now, entering his 10th year as a pro hockey player, Stortini has only one goal in mind:...

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Aug 21, 2014

Massive 15-year-old signs as Wolves winger

Brady Pataki is a huge 6-3, 220-pound 15-year-old power forward from Wallaceburg. Supplied

The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce that fourth-round draft selection Brady Pataki has commit...

Aug 21, 2014

Stortini signs with Philly

Zack Stortini signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in July. He hopes to get back into the NHL with the franchise. Photo by Scott Haddow.

Zack Stortini looks down at his massive, gnarled hands. He takes a deep breath and pauses for reflec...

Aug 20, 2014

Photo: Medalling martial artists

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A trio of Sudbury athletes competed at the Ontario Summer Games in Windsor on Aug. 8, returning with...

Aug 20, 2014

Girard, Skala keep podium streak alive for Wolfpak

The Walden Mountain Bike Club’s Wolfpak Racing Team continued it winning ways and extended the podium streak yet again at the Plastiglas Ontario Cup XC Series.Racers ventured to the Mountain...

Aug 18, 2014

Photo: Awarding a Blue Jacket

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On Aug. 8, Chris Sheridan (left), founder of the House of Kin, presents Nick Foligno, left winger fo...

Aug 18, 2014

Gymnasts jump at chance for Dave Arnold camp

The GymZone Gymnastics and Athletics crew decided this year to broaden the scope of the teachings, incorporating elements of sports psychology, athletic therapy and dance instruction, with participants appearing to be extremely receptive to the additional content.

For the past few years, GymZone Gymnastics and Athletics have welcomed the experience of Olympic and...

Aug 18, 2014

Team North in tough at 2014 Ontario Summer Games

The Team North baseball crew did not sway a whole lot from pre-tournament expectations in Windsor, completing the 2014 Ontario Summer Games with a record of 2-3, and finishing fourth in their pool of six teams.

The Team North baseball crew did not sway a whole lot from pre-tournament expectations in Windsor, c...

Aug 15, 2014

Campagna traded to Whalers

The Sudbury Wolves have traded Mathew Campagna to the Plymouth Whalers for three draft selections including two 2nd round draft picks and a 3rd round draft selection. Aaron Bell/OHL Images

The Sudbury Wolves have traded Mathew Campagna to the Plymouth Whalers for three draft selections in...

Aug 14, 2014

Nickel Barons prepare for Sept. 3 season opener

The Sudbury Nickel Barons open training camp on Thursday, Aug. 21st at the Tom Davies Community Centre, kicking off the 2014-2015 campaign at home on Sept. 3, welcoming Mattawa to the McClelland Arena in Copper Cliff.

Despite not hitting the ice again until Aug. 21, the Sudbury Nickel Barons have been far from inacti...

Aug 14, 2014

Local figure skaters get jump on the competition

A quartet of local athletes represented the Sudbury Skating Club (SSC) recently, as the young ladies got a head start on the fall competitive schedule, taking part in Minto Summer Skate 2014 in Ottawa.

A quartet of local athletes represented the Sudbury Skating Club (SSC) recently, as the young ladies...

Aug 14, 2014

Devyn Chenier nabs Gladiators MVP honours

Thunder Bay native Devyn Chenier was the only double recipient, capturing both Team MVP honours for the Varsity Gladiators, as well as being named as Special Teams Player of the Year.

The 2014 season officially came to an end for the Sudbury Gladiators Football Club on Wednesday even...

Aug 14, 2014

Cecile's a stand up guy

Waterloo Warriors wide receiver Paul Cecile pulls down a catch in a game against the Ottawa Gee-Gees. Although a steroid scandal rocked the team in 2010, just as Cecile was due to done the team's colours, he didn't look for a new school as many other players did. Photo by Steve Brooks.

Paul Cecile knew he was going into the toughest experience of his life. He had options to go other w...

Aug 12, 2014

Tyke Rockhounds fare best at Ontario Lacrosse Festival

The Ontario Lacrosse Festival formally wrapped up the 2014 summer season for the Sudbury Rockhounds, with five local rep teams in action in Whitby over the first 10 days of August.

The Ontario Lacrosse Festival formally wrapped up the 2014 summer season for the Sudbury Rockhounds,...

Aug 12, 2014

Triathlete Spencer Allen is one to watch

Sudburian Spencer Allen might not have medalled at the 2014 Ontario Summer Games in Windsor over the weekend, but he has established himself as an up-and-coming triathlete to watch.

Sudburian Spencer Allen might not have medalled at the 2014 Ontario Summer Games in Windsor over the...

Aug 12, 2014

Beaton Classic draws 150 athletes

Some of the 150 participants in the Beaton Classic make their way out of the water. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

A pair of first-time winners in the solo category highlighted the 2014 running of the Beaton Classic...

Aug 11, 2014

Athletes tackle Beaton Classic

Buddy Green is seen here crossing the finish line at the Beaton Classic Aug. 10 with son, Hudson, 4. Green won in the race's solo male category. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Buddy Green had some moral support in the form of his four-year-old son, Hudson, as he completed the...

Aug 09, 2014

Wendel Clark hosts Sports & Stars

 Wendel Clark will be the guest of honour at Sports & Stars, a signature event being held by Sudbury Sports Magazine Sept. 11. Supplied photo.

Legendary Toronto Maple Leafs tough-guy Wendel Clark will help celebrate the success of Sudbury Spor...

Aug 09, 2014

Catching up with Meagan Duhamel

Lively's Meagan Duhamel (seen here competing with partner   Eric Radford in 2012) says she's achieved every figure skating   goal she's set for herself. Now, skating is just pure joy. File photo

Teaming with partner Eric Radford to assemble a resume that now includes three national titles, two ...

Aug 07, 2014

Canoe Club sprint kayak team heading to provincials

Dawson Nootchtai shows off the medals he won at the North American Indigenous Games in Regina, Sask. Photo by Randy Pascal.

Fresh off a strong performance at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Regina, Sask., Dawso...

Aug 07, 2014

Byrne suiting up for Norwich University Cadets

Mitchell Byrne has committed to attend Norwich University in Northfield, Verm., suiting up with the highly successful Cadets men's hockey program in the fall.

It's been a few years since Rayside-Balfour native Alain Joanette followed up his local minor hockey...

Aug 07, 2014

Intermediate Rockhounds battle with the big boys

The Sudbury Intermediate Rockhounds became the first local squad since the re-emergence of the Greater Sudbury Lacrosse Association around the turn of the millennium to qualify for a coveted spot in the Ontario Lacrosse Association Division A provincial championships this summer.

The Sudbury Intermediate Rockhounds have arrived — now they have to prove they belong.The rep lacros...

Aug 07, 2014

Celtic claims hardware at Sudbury Star Cup

The Scarborough City Celtic captured the Sudbury Star Cup.

Boasting the deepest bench of any team entered in the Sudbury Star Cup would pay dividends come Mond...

Aug 07, 2014

Changed by the game

With opponents bearing down on her, Lady Vee's Madison Beaudry keeps her cool and finishes the play. She said she's come a long way from the shy, timid freshman she used to be. Photo by Scott Haddow.

Madison Beaudry sizes up her foe on the soccer field — an opposing forward making a hard charge towa...

Aug 06, 2014

Doc Cholmondeley Memorial Tournament tees off Aug. 13

The first annual Don "Doc" Cholmondeley Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Timberwolf Golf Club.

There is sure to be no lack of shared stories and smiles as friends of longtime hockey volunteer Don...

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