Lakers hold food drive, lose to Essex

The Wallaceburg Lakers hosted a successful night of fundraising for the the Chatham-Kent Salvation Army on Wednesday night.

Mark Burford, Wallaceburg Family Services worker, says he is thankful for organizations like the Lakers who continue working with the Salvation Army to meet the needs of the community.

Burford says all funds and canned goods raised at the game will stay in Wallaceburg, which is the Salvation Army’s policy for local fundraisers.

Volunteers are urgently needed to stand with Christmas kettles at their various Wallaceburg locations in order to meet their Christmas fundraising goal.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Mark Burford at 519-627-8257.

Here are some submitted photos from Wednesday night:

On the ice last night, the Lakers fell to the Essex 73’s by a score of 7-3.

Bailey Smith, Austin Bentley and Drew Fisher all scored for Wallaceburg.

Jake Vancoillie assisted on all three goals.

Travis Moore made 33 saves in the loss.

The Lakers have lost three straight and now have a 3-20-0-0 record on the season.

They’ll be back in action on Wednesday, December 6 when they host the Dresden Kings.

Tartans top Golden Hawks in boy’s high school hockey

The Wallaceburg Tartans senior boys hockey team topped the Chatham-Kent Golden Hawks 7-6 on Thursday, to open their LKSSAA season.

Matt Riedl and Tanner Cole each had 2 goals and 1 assist for Wallaceburg.

Kyle Toulouse had 1 goal and 1 assist, while Spencer Chatel and Kellen Franquist also scored.

Cecil Jacobs picked up two assists in the win.