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Dane Fox of Thamesville is playing at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland, with the Nuremberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers.

Vancouver Canucks prospect Dane Fox goes through drills in practice at the Youngstars Tournament in Penticton, B.C., on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (Ted Rhodes/Calgary Herald)

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Fox at Spengler Cup

Dane Fox of Thamesville is playing at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland, with the Nuremberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers.

The Spengler Cup, which began in 1923, is considered to be the world’s oldest annual hockey tournament.

Canada beat the Ice Tigers 6-2 on Friday.

Canada is in the tournament with five European club teams. The Team Canada roster is filled with free agents and Canadians playing in Europe.

The Ice Tigers lost 3-2 to host HC Davos on Thursday.

The Ice Tigers will play a quarter-final Saturday against Metallurg Magnitogorsk after placing last in their pool with a 0-2-0 record. The semifinals are Sunday and the championship game is Monday.

This is Fox’s fifth pro season. He’s played two seasons in Germany after spending three in the ECHL.

The 25-year forward has 4-6-10 totals in 17 games this season after posting 16-14-30 totals in 52 games last season for the Ice Tigers.

Canada is seeking its fourth consecutive Spengler Cup championship. It has won the tournament 15 times since 1984.

 

Jenkins on podcast

Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins of Chatham is the latest guest on baseball writer Jonah Keri’s podcast.

Jenkins talks about growing up in Chatham, being a minor leaguer in the Deep South in the 1960s, playing for the Harlem Globetrotters and starring for the Chicago Cubs.

Go to jonahkeri.com to listen.

Keri is a Montreal native and the author of Up, Up and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, & the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos.

 

Carleton one of a kind

Senior Bridget Carleton of Chatham is the only player in Iowa State Cyclones women’s basketball history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks in her career.

Carleton ranks fourth in the Big 12 this season with 17.9 points per game. She also leads the conference with 2.5 steals per game.

She ranks fifth in the Big 12 in blocks (1.7 per game) and sixth in rebounds (8.7 per game) and assists (4.2 per game).

She leads the Cyclones in all categories.

Iowa State (9-2) will host Bucknell on Saturday.

 

VandenBoorn top scorer

Nolan VandenBoorn of the Dresden Kings already has 11 multi-goal games this season in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

VandenBoorn leads the league with 37 goals in 33 games. He’s first in the Stobbs Division and third in the league going into Friday’s action with 63 points.

The 21-year-old forward from Ridgetown has eight game-winning goals, tied for the league lead with Cory Burns of the Amherstburg Admirals.

VandenBoorn also ranks second in the Stobbs Division with 106 penalty minutes.

Brock Perry of the Mooretown Flags is the division’s second-leading scorer with 52 points.

Drew Marlatt of the Blenheim Blades leads the division with 33 assists. Brendan Ritchie of the Kings is second with 31.

The Blades will host the first-place Essex 73’s at 7 p.m. Sunday at Blenheim Memorial Arena.

 

Raaymakers wins again

LONDON – London Knights goalie Joseph Raaymakers of Chatham made 34 saves in an 8-6 win over the Windsor Spitfires on Friday in the Ontario Hockey League.

Raaymakers is on a 15-game point streak (13-0-1-1).

He’s 14-3-2-1 overall.

 

Herreweyers nets two

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Wallaceburg native Zach Herreweyers had two goals and an assist in his Buffalo Bandits season debut Friday in a 16-10 win over the Vancouver Warriors in the National Lacrosse League.

Jordan Durston of Wallaceburg had four assists for the Bandits (2-1). He has nine points in three games.

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