Sports briefs: hockey, basketball

Cameron Symons had a hat trick for the Blenheim Blades in a 5-1 win over the Wallaceburg Lakers on Wednesday.

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Symons sparks Blades’ win

WALLACEBURG – Cameron Symons had a hat trick for the Blenheim Blades in a 5-1 win over the Wallaceburg Lakers on Wednesday in the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Stobbs Division.

Blades goalie Tyler Letchford made 24 saves in front of 234 fans at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena.

Dede Cato and Kier Cumming also scored as the sixth-place Blades (16-16-2-0) reached the .500 level. Will Tetzlaff and Drew Marlatt each had two assists.

The Blades led 3-0 after one period and 4-1 after two.

Symons notched his second hat trick and fourth multi-goal game of the season. The 16-year-old rookie forward has five goals in his last three games and 18 goals overall.

Cody Nicolaisen scored for the Lakers. Patrick Timpany made 18 saves.

Hakr shuts out Sharks

WHEATLEY – Lakeshore Canadiens goalie Nolan Hakr of Chatham had a 22-save shutout in a 7-0 win over the Wheatley Omstead Sharks on Wednesday in the PJHL Stobbs Division.

Tristan Edmondson of the seventh-place Sharks (13-18-0-2) gave up four goals on 27 shots before 285 fans at Wheatley Area Arena. Ben Simmons allowed three more goals on seven shots.

Ameen Fadel scored two for the Canadiens (22-7-1-3). Jake Nimmo, Hunter Bailey, Matt Teno, Nathan Skulley and Dylan Bradley added singles.

Blades acquire forward

The Blenheim Blades acquired 19-year-old forward Alex Cunningham of Chatham from the Komoka Kings on Wednesday.

The five-foot-nine, 176-pound Cunningham is in his third full junior campaign. He had two goals and two assists in 29 games this season.

He had eight goals, eight assists and 119 penalty minutes in 120 games in his junior ‘B’ career with the Kings and Lambton Shores Predators. He’s a former Chatham-Kent ‘AAA’ Cyclone.

His younger brother, Matt, has four assists in seven games this season as an affiliate player with the Blades.

Cunningham was a Kings assistant captain. He has one game left in a four-game suspension and could make his Blades debut Friday in Dresden.

Carleton fills scoresheet

AMES, Iowa – Senior Bridget Carleton of Chatham scored a game-high 24 points on 7-of-15 shooting as the No. 20 Iowa State Cyclones beat the TCU Horned Frogs 92-54 on Wednesday.

Carleton also led all players with 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

The Cyclones improved to 3-0 in Big 12 women’s basketball and 13-2 overall.

They’ll host the No. 11 Texas Longhorns on Saturday.

Hakr fuels Golden Hawks

WALPOLE ISLAND – Megan Hakr scored five goals as the Chatham-Kent Golden Hawks went 2-0-0 in LKSSAA girls hockey Wednesday at the Walpole Island Sports Complex.

Hakr had a hat trick and Jocelyn Maryschak scored two goals in an 8-2 win over the Northern Vikings.

Emma Doom added a goal and five assists, Reese Parks had a goal and four assists, and Kirsten Horney also scored.

Avery Haines posted the shutout and Hakr scored two more goals in a 5-0 win over the St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish.

Parks and Abby Balan each had a goal and an assist, Doom also scored and Maryschak had two assists.

The Golden Hawks lead the South Division with a 3-0-0 record.

Also, Olivia Alexander scored for the Ursuline Lancers (0-3-0) in a 2-1 loss to the Irish.

Cards’ Ellis scores twice

Nate Ellis scored both goals for the Lambton-Kent Cardinals in a 2-1 win over the Chatham-Kent Golden Hawks in LKSSAA boys hockey Wednesday at Erickson Arena.

Carter Law had two assists for the South Division-leading Cardinals (5-1-0).

Trent Amaro scored for the Golden Hawks (3-3-0).

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