Sports briefs: lacrosse, hockey, basketball

Wallaceburg Red Devils’ Kyle Dawson (43) plays against the Point Edward Pacers at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena in Wallaceburg, Ont., on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Mark Malone/Chatham Daily News

Dawson honoured for rookie season

Former Wallaceburg Red Devils star Kyle Dawson is preparing for his first season in the National Lacrosse League after being honoured in the Arena Lacrosse League.

The 22-year-old forward from Florence was named recently to the ALL all-rookie team after posting 19 goals and 13 assists in 12 games with the Paris RiverWolves.

He was third on the RiverWolves in goals and fourth in points (32).

Dawson was a finalist for the ALL rookie of the year award, with the three finalists separated by only one vote. (Laine Hruska of the Whitby Steelhawks won the award.)

The ALL season was cut short in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dawson signed a two-year contract with the NLL’s Rochester Knighthawks in August. He was drafted by the NLL’s San Diego Seals in 2019 but has yet to play a game in the league.


31 OHL players picked in NHL draft

Thirty-one OHL players were selected in the seven-round NHL draft that was held virtually Tuesday and Wednesday.

Seven OHL players went in the first round, including five in the top 10: Sudbury’s Quinton Byfield (No. 2, Los Angeles Kings), Erie’s Jamie Drysdale (No. 6, Anaheim Ducks), Ottawa’s Jack Quinn (No. 8, Buffalo Sabres), Ottawa’s Marco Rossi (No. 9, Minnesota Wild), and Saginaw’s Cole Perfetti (No. 10, Winnipeg Jets).

Four more OHLers went in the second round.

The Western Hockey League had 28 players drafted and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League had 19.


Schives draws two assists in opener

Tilbury’s Dylan Schives of the Quebec Remparts is off this weekend in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The 19-year-old defenceman had two assists and a plus-two rating in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Victoriaville Tigres in the season opener last Saturday. The Remparts bounced back with a 3-1 win over the Rimouski Oceanic on Sunday.

The Remparts will play again Friday, Oct. 16, against Victoriaville and Sunday, Oct. 18, against Chicoutimi.

Schives, a former Chatham Maroon, is in his third QMJHL season.

This season began only last weekend, but two teams are already dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks.

The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada have 18 positive cases and the Sherbrooke Phoenix have eight after the clubs played a home-and-home series last weekend.


Wildcats to host travel team tryouts

The Chatham-Kent Wildcats plan to hold tryouts for their boys’ and girls’ travel basketball teams in the last week of October and first week of November.

There are teams for players in Grades 2 to 12.

Players must pre-register for tryouts because of COVID-19 regulations. The sign-up forms are available on the Wildcats’ Facebook page.

After players have registered, they’ll receive tryout information with dates, times and locations as well as liability forms and COVID-19 screening.

Teams will practise once per week following Ontario Basketball’s return-to-play guidelines. Their situation will be re-evaluated in December.

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *