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It didn't take long for the Nickel City Atom AA Jr. Sons to realize that they might have to learn to prevail in a tight-checking defensive affair as they kicked off their Ontario Hockey Federation Championship weekend in Sault Ste. Marie.By Sunday afternoon, that lesson would prove invaluable. The Sons bookended their tournament with 1-0 victories, the second of which...

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Apr 16, 2014

Women's basketball league begins April 30

Laurentian Voyageur Athletics is joining forces with Campus Recreation and the Sudbury Women's Basketball League for the 2014 season.

Laurentian Voyageur Athletics is joining forces with Campus Recreation and the Sudbury Women's Baske...

Apr 16, 2014

Bigras breaks barriers

Ecole secondaire Hanmer student Renée Bigras isn't one of the boys, but she can play as well as any, and better than most. Photo by Scott Haddow

Renée Bigras never said a word — she was going to let her actions do the talking for her.Bigras had ...

Apr 15, 2014

Jr. Sons golden at the OHF championships

The 2013-2014 edition of the Nickel City Atom AA Jr. Sons included goaltenders Connor McCann and Zack Primeau, as well as Nolan Moxam, Bradey Smith, Jordan Faught, Bradley Brunet, Tyler Roussel, Jacob Gaudet, Alex Doiron, Ian Mackey, Joshua Kavanagh, Jordan Michaud, Skyler St-Pierre, Taylor Foucault, Davis Kainola, Zacharie Giroux, as well as affiliated callup Scott Rienguette. The team staff features head coach Daniel Giroux, assistants Mike Kavanagh, Wade Kainola and Jim Smith, trainer Jean-Yves Doiron and team manager Randy Moxam. Supplied photo.

It didn't take long for the Nickel City Atom AA Jr. Sons to realize that they might have to learn to...

Apr 15, 2014

Northern Chill U17 girls medal at provincials

The Northern Chill Volleyball Club have added another set of medals to their collection following the Ontario Volleyball Association Championships. File photo.

It would take until the third weekend of the Ontario Volleyball Association Championships, but the N...

Apr 14, 2014

Baseball man in a hockey town

Local youth coach and former NCAA ball player Jean-Gilles Larocque is also the founder of the Baseball Academy in Sudbury. File photo

Slowly, very, very slowly, the snow in the area has begun melting away. Not that this has stopped th...

Apr 14, 2014

Volleyball development sessions slated for May

The Spring Developmental (Volleyball) House League is back. The Northern Chill Volleyball Club is offering this month-long experience to boys and girls, enrolled in grades 5 to 8, from May 6...

Apr 14, 2014

Double gold day for Sudbury Lady Wolves

The Sudbury Midget AA Lady Wolves assured themselves a trip to Stoney Creek with a 1-0 overtime win in the semifinal over the Whitby Wolves. File photo.

The Sudbury Midget AA Lady Wolves are going to the 2014 Esso Cup (National Midget Girls Hockey Champ...

Apr 09, 2014

U14 bantam boys bounce Whitby in Hamilton

The Sudbury Selects U14 Bantam Boys lost only one game at the Blessed Sacrament Invitational Tournament two weeks ago in Hamilton. File photo.

The Sudbury Selects U14 Bantam Boys lost only one game at the Blessed Sacrament Invitational Tournam...

Apr 09, 2014

Coppinger claims Northern Ontario Open Squash Tournament

South African Stephen Coppinger defeated Egyptian Marwan El Shorbagy in the final to claim the Northern Ontario Open Squash Tournament. Photo by Randy Pascal.

They travelled vastly different routes at the 2014 Northern Ontario Open Squash Tournament, and in t...

Apr 09, 2014

Selection provided much-needed heart, size: Wolves

Michael Pezzetta, the Sudbury Wolves' top pick in last Saturday's OHL Priority Selection, has the size, strength and work ethic the team says it desperately needs. Supplied

Sudbury Wolves 2014 first-round draft choice Michael Pezzetta is coming into the league at 200 pound...

Apr 08, 2014

Pitton, Ratté named LU's athletes of the year

Soccer player Amy-Lynn Pitton and basketball player Alex Ratté were named the female and male Athletes of the Year on April 3 at Laurentian University's year-end awards banquet. Supplied photo.

Soccer player Amy-Lynn Pitton and basketball player Alex Ratté were named the female and male Athlet...

Apr 08, 2014

Three Nickel City teams qualify for OHF championships

Three nickel city teams are preparing for the Ontario Hockey Federation Championships in Windsor this weekend.

The Nickel City Major Bantam Jr. Sons may have caught a break or two on their road to capturing an N...

Apr 08, 2014

Close affairs bring final AAA hockey championships to an end

Several local AAA hockey players maxed out their hockey complement for the season recently, with three of the four championship finals in the Northern Ontario AAA Hockey League going the distance, needing a dramatic fifth game to decide matters.

Several local AAA hockey players maxed out their hockey complement for the season recently, with thr...

Apr 08, 2014

Sudbury Laurels rack up eight medals in Windsor

Talk about an impressive encore.After scoring a perfect 10 at the Raise the Bar competition last weekend, Brooklyn Lavallee could not possibly have envisioned doing one better. Yet the all-a...

Apr 08, 2014

Lo-Ellen's Ashlyn Low defends city badminton championship title

Some shuffling of categories created a very different dynamic for the 2014 SDSSAA Badminton Championships as play wrapped up Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School.

Some shuffling of categories created a very different dynamic for the 2014 SDSSAA Badminton Champion...

Apr 08, 2014

Wolves pick Pezzetta in bid to add size, skill

The Sudbury Wolves went into the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection looking to add size and skill to their lineup. File photo.

The Sudbury Wolves went into the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection looking to add size a...

Apr 07, 2014

Welcoming the world: World's top squash talent compete at northern open

The Northern Ontario Open last week in Sudbury drew 12 of the planet's top 50 squash players to the YMCA downtown. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

With 12 of the top 50-ranked squash players in the world in town for the Northern Ontario Open last ...

Apr 03, 2014

PHOTO - Xtreme results

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The Nickel Capital Budo Challenge was held on March 29 at Cambrian College. Benoit's Xtreme team and...

Apr 03, 2014

Harlem Globetrotters make way to Sudbury Arena

Harlem Globetrotter, Anthony 'Buckets” Blakes shows Northern Life reporter Jonathan Migneault (left), and Jim Gray (right), a senior designer and photographer with Sudbury Sports Magazine some moves. Photo by Laurel Myers.

The Harlem Globetrotters will make impressive trick shots and bring their unique brand of basketball... Video: Harlem Globetrotters

Apr 03, 2014

Sudburian digs in for world university beach volleyball championships

Sudbury native Sven Trodel has been named as part of the four-person beach volleyball team that will compete at the FISU 2014 World University Championships in Portugal later this summer. File photo.

Sudbury native Sven Trodel has been named as part of the four-person beach volleyball team that will...

Apr 03, 2014

Hechler fighting his way to the top

Training with the Top Glove Boxing Academy, Nicholas Hechler recently captured a gold medal at the Ontario Winter Games in Huntsville. Photo by Randy Pascal.

It is, admittedly, way too early to tell if Nicholas Hechler can make a name for himself in boxing. ...

Apr 03, 2014

Day 1 of squash tournament has few surprises

The seeding committee at the 2014 Northern Ontario Open Squash Tournament can take a bow.Seven of the eight opening round matches on Wednesday went the way of the favourites, with only 17-ye...

Apr 02, 2014

Wolves hunting alpha prospects

In a season which ended in utter disappointment, the Sudbury Wolves look towards a brighter future as they pick the next crop of players at the 2014 OHL priority draft Saturday. File photo.

In a season which ended in utter disappointment, the Sudbury Wolves look towards a brighter future a...

Apr 02, 2014

Chaput cleans up at Amerikick Internationals

Bradley Chaput, a junior black belt from Benoit's Martial Arts's Xtreme team, captured three first-place trophies at the Amerikick Internationals, held in Pennsylvania, PA, March 28-29. Supplied photo.

Bradley Chaput, a junior black belt from Benoit's Martial Arts' Xtreme team, captured three first-pl...

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