SPORTS TALK – Friday, Sept 6


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The former South Buxton Raceway is now closed for the remainder of the season following a fire last week. The blaze destroyed the main tower and damaged the canteen. Track officials apologize to race fans and have asked anyone interested in being a part of the re-build of a bigger and better track to contact them through the Southern Ontario Motor Speedway facebook page.

Congratulations to Chatham’s Joseph Raaymakers who is heading to camp with the Florida Panthers. The former London Knights netminder is one of only two goalies selected to skate at the Panthers rookie camp.

Could Bo Horvat be the next captain of the Vancouver Canucks? TSN reports that the local hockey product says he’s ready for the role. Horvat served as the captain figure following the departure of the Sedin twins last season but wasn’t officially handed the “C”. It isn’t known whether Vancouver will assign the captaincy this season or go another year without anyone in the role.

Wednesday nights will no longer be spent at the rink for Lakers fans. The Thunderhawks have now moved their regular home game to Saturday evenings with 8pm starts. Team officials say this is being done to accommodate the schedules of the players, who are students and working through the week.

Wallaceburg is back in pre-season action tonight, alongside Dresden, Blenheim and Petrolia.

The Thunderhawks host Port Stanley at the Walpole Island Sports Complex. Puck drop is 7pm.

Dresden is home to Petrolia – 7:30 start and Blenheim is in Mount Brydges for a 7:30 start.

The Maroons open the regular season against Niagara on Saturday in Pelham, as part of the GOJHL Showcase opening weekend.

And congrats to Genevieve Fisher and Jeremy Vandenboorn, the Female and Male Athletes of the Month with the Chatham-Kent Sports Network. Read more by clicking sports at

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