Sports briefs: hockey, volleyball, kickboxing

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WHEATLEY – Nick Keeler made 25 saves for the shutout as the Wheatley Sharks beat the Alvinston Flyers 3-0 on Monday in the Great Lakes Junior 'C' Hockey League.

Riley Babkirk broke a scoreless tie in the third period at 8:16.

Kyle Quick scored 2 1/2 minutes later and Sebastian Kanally added a late goal.

Nikko Sablone had two assists. Kanally and Babkirk also had two points apiece.

The Sharks (14-11-2) are in fifth place, one point behind the Blenheim Blades and three behind the third-place Flyers.

The Sharks are off until Monday when they host the Belle River Canadiens.


ELMIRA – Brady Campbell of Blenheim scored three more goals for the Elmira Sugar Kings in a 4-3 win over the Cambridge Winter Hawks on Sunday.

Campbell has scored in nine straight games. He leads the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League with 33 goals, including four hat tricks, in 28 games.

He's third in the GOJHL with 55 points. He has 38 during his current 16-game point streak.


LONDON – Gracie Barra Chatham fighters won two of three bouts at the Season's Beatings Kickboxing Competition on Saturday.

Nick Whittal won by technical knockout in the second round against Mark Fenton of Platinum MMA at 190 pounds.

Aaron Lafleur won by decision against Andrew Nevin of Team Platinum at 150 pounds.

Katie Sutherland lost a decision to Gloria Kim of Platinum MMA at 125 pounds.


DRESDEN – The Ursuline Lancers beat the Belle River Nobles 25-18, 25-19 in the final of the Lambton-Kent Cardinal Classic junior girls volleyball tournament Friday.

Ursuline defeated McGregor 25-15, 25-11 and Belle River beat Wallaceburg in the semifinals.

Sheridan Rogers and Megan Canniff were the Lancers' top players in the tournament.


Connecticut Whale goalie Jason Missiaen of Chatham allowed four goals on 16 shots in 32:43 in a 9-2 loss to the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday in the American Hockey League.

Missiaen replaced starter Cameron Talbot, who gave up five goals on 22 shots.

On Sunday, T.J. Brodie of Chatham had one assist for the Abbotsford Heat in a 3-2 win over the Toronto Marlies. He leads the Heat defencemen with 13 points in 23 games.


Basketball lessons will be held Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the WISH Centre for players in kindergarten to Grade 4 from Jan. 15 to March 26.

Contact Ken Muir at 519-436-8198 or for details.



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