Two Red Devils to world championship
Kyle Dawson and Tyler Brown of the Wallaceburg Red Devils will play at the International Indoor Junior Lacrosse world championship Aug. 8-12 in Saskatoon.
Dawson is on Team Canada and Brown is on Team Iroquois.
The United States is the other entry at the three-team tournament for 20-and-under players.
Canada’s team is affiliated with the Canadian Lacrosse League. Wallaceburg native Chris Fox is the league’s executive director and Team Canada general manager.
Dawson, 20, led the Red Devils this season with 53 goals and 87 points in 19 games. He was third in goals and tied for 12th in points in the Ontario Jr. ‘B’ Lacrosse League.
Brown, 19, was third on the Red Devils and tied for 23rd in the league with 78 points.
Dawson tied for the team lead with 25 points in nine playoff games. Brown had 16 points.
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Dorssers first on Jamieson tour
LASALLE – Owen Dorssers of Willow Ridge was second in the collegiate men’s division Wednesday on the Jamieson Junior Golf Tour at Essex Golf & Country Club.
Dorssers shot a 2-over 73 to finish one stroke behind Nicholas Mihalo of Roseland.
Dorssers is first in the overall standings. He’s placed no worse than second in four of five events.
Shawn Sehra of Essex beat Michael Nunes of Essex on the second playoff hole in the junior boys’ division. Luc Warnock of Essex was eliminated on the first playoff hole.
Sehra, Nunes and Warnock each shot a 2-under 69.
Maple City’s Garret Day and Mathew Hawryluk and Willow Ridge’s Aidan Webster were part of a five-way tie for eighth place. Each shot a 74.
Ryen Stevens of Maple City continues to lead the junior boys’ overall standings. Day is third.
Jasmine Ly of Roseland won the junior girls’ division by eight strokes with a 68. She won the Ontario junior championship last week at Maple City Country Club.
Melanie Burgess of Roseland beat Megan Schauer on the second playoff hole in the collegiate women’s division. Each shot a 79.
The next tour stop is Thursday at Rochester Place.
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Lakers acquire Nicholls
The Wallaceburg Lakers have acquired veteran defenceman Ben Nicholls from the Wheatley Omstead Sharks.
The 20-year-old from Chatham is going into his fourth junior hockey season.
“I’m excited to play the remainder of my junior hockey here in Wallaceburg,” Nicholls said in a statement. “I’m ready to play hard for my team and play to win.”
The six-foot-one, 200-pound Nicholls had one goal, six assists and 24 penalty minutes in 29 games for the Sharks last season in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
He has also played with the Chatham Maroons and Dresden Kings.
“We are extremely excited to have Ben,” Lakers general manager Ritch Kanally said in a statement. “His leadership skills will make us better on and off the ice.”