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The Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves are still a week or two from finalizing their roster for the 2015-2016 Great North Midget League (GNML) season, but already, expectations are high.With the Nickel City Major Midget AAA Sons taking a leave of absence from the GNML this year, the Nickel Caps will have a bigger talent pool to draw from this season.Of course, that is offs...

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Aug 28, 2015

Ontario Cup soccer action hits Sudbury this weekend

Some of the top soccer teams in Ontario will travel to Sudbury this weekend to take part in the Ontario Cup semi finals. File photo.

A bevy of future NCAA soccer talent is expected to be on display this weekend in Sudbury, as a total...

Aug 28, 2015

After injury-plagued season, DiBrina hopes for better

Sudbury native Adam DiBrina plays for the Curry College Colonels in Milton, Massachusetts. Photo from Facebook.

Almost anything would be a better start to the season that what Sudbury native Adam DiBrina faced in...

Aug 27, 2015

Club champs crowned at Idylwylde tourney

Idylwylde Golf & Country Club hosted their club championships last weekend. Among the winners was Matt Bartolotto, who cruised to a 14 stroke victory. File photo.

Matt Bortolotto rode a pair of strong rounds out of the gate to an easy victory in the Idylwylde Gol...

Aug 27, 2015

Dowling resident receives provincial coaching honours

Lucie Poulin (left), is seen here with fellow Sudbury Ringette Association coach Marta Merla. Poulin has been named Provincial Coach of the Year by the Ontario Ringette Association. Photo from

A coaching career in ringette that started at the age of 19, and has now spanned almost 30 years, wa...

Aug 27, 2015

Even after Cup win, Desjardins not getting too comfortable

Andrew Desjardins has found a home with the Chicago Blackhawks but knows he must continue to work hard to earn his keep. Supplied photo.

With a Stanley Cup championship now on his resumé, Andrew Desjardins is feeling comfortable. Just no...

Aug 26, 2015

GNML notebook: High hopes for Nickel City Wolves

Final cuts are still more than a week away, but hopes are running high around the Nickel Capital Wolves' camp. File photo.

The Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves are still a week or two from finalizing their roster for the 2015-...

Aug 25, 2015

Soccer update: U16 Celtic close to locking up 1st place

Catch up with three GSSC and SDSC soccer clubs who were in action last week. Soccer fans can catch Ontario Cup action at James Jerome Sports Complex this weekend. File photo.

The SDSC (Sudbury District Soccer Club) Celtic U14 Boys have taken their lumps this season, but a re...

Aug 25, 2015

Lady Wolves begin quest for provincial three-peat

The Sudbury Midget “AA” Wolves have won consecutive provincial titles and are the reigning national champions. The girls know they have a long road ahead to replicate past success. Supplied photo.

No one is suggesting that attempting to repeat as national champions, or trying to lock up a third c...

Aug 24, 2015

LU women win one, lose one on the road

The Laurentian Voyageurs women's soccer team won a game and lost one on the road this past weekend. Supplied photo.

The Laurentian Voyageurs women's soccer team earned a split in their two-game pre-season road trip o...

Aug 24, 2015

Mosquito Shamrocks hope for redemption at provincials

Last year's Sudbury Mosquito Shamrocks won the championship banner at the Greater Niagara Baseball Association Select Ontario Baseball Association Mosquito Tournament, but narrowly lost the Select Ontario Baseball Association title. This year's team is hoping for redemption. File photo.

The Sudbury Mosquito Shamrocks may be hitting their stride at just the right time.Coming off a tourn...

Aug 24, 2015

Brother act: Boylan bros. head to paddling championships

Brothers Billy and Peter Boylan are heading to the 2015 National Canoe and Kayak Championships, being hosted in Ottawa from Aug. 25-29. Photo by Randy Pascal.

A pair of Sudbury paddlers have qualified to compete at the 2015 National Canoe and Kayak Championsh...

Aug 24, 2015

Soccer update: U-16 boys seeking first place

Players battle for the ball in a Dagostino Cup match up. The Impact U21 team has clinched a finals berth while the DQ Blizzards (black shirt) will play their semi final against Stack SC on Aug. 30. Photo by Matt Durnan.

Participating in one of the most evenly balanced divisions of the Huronia Soccer League, the Sudbury...

Aug 23, 2015

Exhibition win for Voyageurs over Gee Gees

Second half goals from Mackenzy Kropa and Ayden Meilleur, along with a key penalty kick save from rookie Connor Vande Weghe, lifted the Laurentian Voyageurs men's soccer team to a 2-0 exhibition win over the Ottawa Gee Gees on Friday night in Sudbury. Matt Durnan photo.

 Second half goals from Mackenzy Kropa and Ayden Meilleur, along with a key penalty kick save from r...

Aug 23, 2015

New season brings change for Rayside-Balfour Canadians

The new season of junior hockey will have more "new" than usual for members of the Rayside-Balfour Canadians. File photo.

 The new season of junior hockey will have more "new" than usual for members of the Rayside-Balfour ...

Aug 21, 2015

Kick-off: Voyageurs tuning up for season (4 photos)

The Laurentian University Voyageurs men's soccer team took to the pitch on Aug. 31 for an exhibition tilt with the University of Ottawa Gee Gees. Photo by Matt Durnan.

The Laurentian University Voyageurs men's soccer team took to the pitch on Aug. 21 for an exhibition...

Aug 20, 2015

Protect the house – Voyageurs' goal for the season

Laurentian Voyageurs men's soccer coach Carlo Castrechino says that solid defense will be the foundation that his team will build around this season. File photo.

One can certainly understand why Laurentian Voyageurs men's soccer coach Carlo Castrechino would be ...

Aug 20, 2015

Golfers tee off in Strokes for Hope (10 photos)

Golfers of all skill level teed off at Timberwolf Golf Course today for the 20th annual Strokes for Hope Golf Classic. Photo by Arron Pickard.

The rain subsided and the clouds parted at Timberwolf Golf Course just in time for tee off for the 2...

Aug 20, 2015

Front office changes prove Wolves serious about rebuild

Barclay Branch is the Sudbury Wolves’ new general manager. Supplied photo.

When the Wolves finally started to use the word “rebuild,” everybody was really wondering to what ex...

Aug 20, 2015

LU women's soccer squad shaping up well

 The Laurentian Voyageur's women's soccer squad is preparing for the upcoming season. Supplied photo.

Laurentian Voyageurs women's soccer coach Rob Gallo is seldom, if ever, completely satisfied. Yet as...

Aug 19, 2015

Semi-final showing for Sudbury Shamrocks

The Sudbury Bantam Shamrocks put together a solid showing in Liverpool, NY, making a semi-final appearance. File photo

Making one of their more memorable treks of the summer, the Sudbury Bantam Shamrocks posted a record...

Aug 19, 2015

Sudbury native gets coaching gig with Greyhounds

Sudbury native Drew Bannister has taken the job as the head coach of the Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Supplied photo.

Local pro hockey product Drew Bannister says there were only two places in the OHL where he wished t...

Aug 18, 2015

Shamrocks get the gold in Brampton tourney

The Sudbury Shamrocks Mosquitos won the Dave Dash Memorial Tournament for Leukemia Society in Brampton. Supplied photo.

Deciphering the signals from a third base coach in baseball is not always the easiest thing to do. T...

Aug 18, 2015

Up your game at the Voyageurs basketball camp

 Looking to up your game? There’s still time to register for the Laurentian University Voyageurs basketball camp, which begins next week. File photo

The Laurentian University Voyageurs are holding basketball camps starting next week to help young at...

Aug 18, 2015

The next Baumann? Boyd's latest impressive performance

Thomas Boyd earned an impressive eight medals in competition recently. Photo supplied

Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club rising star Thomas Boyd is keeping lofty company these days.Just over a...

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