Brodie scores first goal in OT win
Calgary Flames defenceman T.J. Brodie of Dresden had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime win against the Sabres on Wednesday in Buffalo, N.Y.
Brodie opened the scoring in the first period with his first goal of the season.
He assisted on Elias Lindholm’s winning goal in overtime.
Brodie was playing his second game since returning to the Flames’ lineup. He collapsed during practice Nov. 14 and left the rink in an ambulance.
The veteran blue-liner has 10 points in 23 games.
Sharks hold off Thunderhawks
Dawson Iles scored twice and Kyle Metson made 26 saves as the Wheatley Omstead Sharks beat the Wallaceburg Thunderhawks 7-4 on Wednesday in the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Stobbs Division.
Iles’ first goal broke a 4-4 tie at 5:30 of the third period before 270 fans at Wheatley Area Arena. Alixe Saliba and Iles added late insurance goals.
Jace Leach, Shannon Olson, Drew Denomey and Kristian Pelling also scored for the fifth-place Sharks (10-10-0-0).
Jake Vancoillie scored two for the last-place Lakers (2-19-0-1), who erased 3-1 and 4-3 deficits. Blake Doe and Jeremy Oriet added singles, Myles Fraser had three assists and Jacob Lister made 26 saves.
Team Canada going to qualifier
Canada will play in the FIBA women’s Olympic qualifying tournament Feb. 6-9, 2020, in Ostende, Belgium.
The draw for the men’s and women’s qualifiers took place Wednesday.
Bridget Carleton of Chatham helped Canada go 3-0 at a pre-qualifying tournament recently in Edmonton to earn a spot at the qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Chatham-born Miranda Ayim of London also plays for Canada.
Sixteen teams at the qualifier will compete for the remaining 10 Olympic berths.
New high school sports season
The LKSSAA winter season begins this week with boys’ hockey and boys’ basketball.
Chatham-Kent will host Northern in a Tier 1 basketball doubleheader Thursday. The juniors play at 5 p.m. and the seniors play at 6:30 p.m.
McGregor and Chatham-Kent will face off in a boys’ hockey game at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Chatham Memorial Arena.
Curling, girls’ hockey and girls’ volleyball begin next week.