Local recap: Belle River’s Desjarlais joins Essex’s Revenberg as CFL All-Star

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Essex native Brandon Revenberg and Belle River native Drew Desjarlais have been named stars of the Canadian Football League.


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For the 28-year-old Revenberg, who plays for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, it is the third season in a row that he has been named an All-Star in the Eastern Division.

The 6-foot-4, 301-pound Revenberg started all 14 games as a left guard for Hamilton this season and was one of 10 Tiger-Cats named to an all-star game in addition to being named Hamilton’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman for a second. time in his career. A five-year veteran, Revenberg hasn’t missed a career game for the Tigers-Cats, who made him the third overall pick in the 2016 CFL Draft.

The 24-year-old Desjarlais, who is a product of the University of Windsor, earned star recognition in just his second season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Desjarlais, 6-foot-2, 314-pound, was one of 15 members of the Blue Bombers who ranked first to be named All-Star in the Western Division.


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Desjarlais, who was picked by Winnipeg in the first round with the fourth overall pick in 2019, started all 14 games this season as a left guard this season for the Blue Bombers on an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks in the league while finishing. first in scorer and second in rushing yards.

Grundner storm sign

OHL’s Guelph Storm has signed Windsor’s Gavin Grundner to a standard player agreement.

Grundner, 17, was selected in the ninth round by the Storm in the 2020 OHL Draft of the Windsor Zone AAA Spitfires Jr.

Grundner, a 6-foot-1-inch, 177-pound winger, is in his first season with the junior Leamington Flyers this season and scored nine goals and 17 points in 17 games before signing.

“Gavin had an excellent training camp here in Guelph and has continued his good game with Leamington of the GOJHL,” Storm general manager and head coach George Burnett said in a statement. “Gavin is a strong skater, who plays a smart two-way game, and we look forward to having him in our lineup in the near future as he continues his development with a strong Leamington team.”


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Kennedy beats dad

University of Windsor Lancers junior forward Thomas Kennedy marked a milestone despite his team’s 110-73 OUA men’s basketball loss to the Laurier Golden Hawks on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-9, 200-pound Kennedy scored 19 points in the loss, moving to 18th on the Lancers’ all-time scoring list with 810 points in 52 career games. He passed two players to reach that mark, including his father Jim (JK) Kennedy, who had 796 career points in 60 games for the Lancers from 1980 to 1985, and is now ranked 20th on the scoring list for the Lancers. all school times.

PJHL Prospect Kit

Four players from the area have been selected to compete in a Provincial Youth Hockey League Prospects Game next month.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PJHL has opted for two star games for players ages 16 and 17.


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Essex 73 defender Adam Dunn and forward Carter Dembinski along with Wheatley Sharks defender Ryan Cronheimer and goalkeeper Ethan Carlone have been selected to play for the West team against the South team in Norwich on December 18.

Dembinski, 17, of Woodslee, has five goals and 15 points in 16 games this season. Dunn, 17, of Essex, has one goal and seven points in 16 games this season.

Cronheimer, 16, who is from Wheatley, has two assists in 14 games this season for the Sharks. Carlone, 17, who is from Tecumseh, is 2-2-1-0 in five games this season with an average of 2.15 goals against and a .923 save percentage.

Ubene Nets Award

Tecumseh’s Mitchell Ubene has been named U SPORTS Men’s Athlete of the Week.

Ubene, 23, who attends the University of Guelph, earned the honor after winning the U SPORTS men’s cross-country title on Saturday in Quebec City and helping his team earn a silver medal.

A Vista Academy high school product, Ubene, who was second in the event in 2019, won a sprint to the finish line to take the 5K race in 24 minutes 27.5 seconds.

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