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Border City Boxers on a mission plus the weekend that was in Windsor-Essex

Rosalind Canty and Jayden Trudell left the Rose City Sunday for the national boxing championships being held in Montreal starting Tuesday December 5th. Trudell enters the ring as Ontario champ in a new division (71K). "I feel good. I feel confident." said the 19-year old.

Source: Border City Boxing

The draw takes place Wednesday so there's no preparing for one opponent. It helps Trudell is familiar with some of the fighters in his division, including Windsor's Hunter Lee who is the Quebec champion. "There really is no preparing other than, you know, I know the few guys in it who some I've beat. There's that but just gotta wait for the draw and figure it out then just like everybody else does."

Canty is back at nationals for a second straight year looking to avenge last year's loss. She only had seven fights under her belt heading into the championships in 2022. She has fought 29 times this year. "Definitely more experienced and I'm more eager to prove myself because of what happened last year."

The winners will have an opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Games next summer in Paris, France.

Source: Windsor Spitfires

The Windsor Spitfires were in Guelph Friday night earning a 3-0 win as Ian Michelone earned the shutout.

Before the game, rookie forward Cole Davis learned he was named OHL Rookie of the Month for November after putting up 7 goals and 5 assists.

Source: OHL

The Spits then took part in the Windsor Santa Claus parade Saturday night to cheers of Go Spits Go. Interim head coach Casey Torres is looking forward to his first full week of practice with the team before they host the Barrie Colts on Thursday.

The Windsor Clippers were also at the parade handing out to candy and migling with the crowd. One fan didn't want candy and was asking for the goalie stick instead.

Congratulations to the Windsor Wildcats U13 team. They won the St. Thomas Panthers on the Prowl tournament championship going 5-0 on the weekend.

The St. Clair men's and women's volleyball teams split this weekend beating Sheridan Saturday before losing to Humber Sunday afternoon on the road. The men head into the holiday break at 8-3. The women are 9-2 with both of their losses coming at the hands of the Hawks.

The Saints women's basketball team got a win in Niagara Friday before losing to Mohawk Saturday. St. Clair are in 2nd place in the West with a 7-2 record at the break. The men lost in Niagara but rookie Andrew Loyuk helped the Saints finish the semester on a high note. He scored 21 points leading St. Clair to a 91-83 win over the Mountaineers Saturday. They are the top team in the West at 8-2.

At the University, the men's volleyball team was swept Friday night against undefeated Queen's in a match that got away from them. The Lancers rebounded with authority to hand the Golden Gaels their first loss of the season Saturday night with a 3-1 win. James Gravelle's team is 6-2 and tied for third in the OUA with Brock and McMaster.

On the local hockey scene, the Belle River Canadiens are the hottest team in the PJHL riding a 13-game win streak. Their last loss was a 4-1 setback at Essex October 17th. The Canadiens are in second in the Stobbs division, two points behind the 73's with a game in hand.

The Leamington Flyers continue to have a strong first season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. They are on a 3-game win streak after beating Toronto 4-2 Saturday on the road. The Flyers are in third place in the West Conference and host Oakville Thursday.

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