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Local roundup: Fordham-Miller wins OUA award, PJHL prospects picked

Western Mustangs defensive lineman Austin Fordham-Miller of Morpeth is the OUA football defensive player of the week.

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Fordham-Miller wins OUA award

Western Mustangs defensive lineman Austin Fordham-Miller of Morpeth is the Ontario University Athletics football defensive player of the week.

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Fordham-Miller made six solo tackles and one assisted tackle in a 29-0 win over the Queen’s Gaels last Saturday in the OUA championship game in Kingston. It was the first shutout in the Yates Cup in 50 years.

Fordham-Miller helped the Mustangs limit the OUA’s second-best offence to 203 total yards, including 116 on the ground. The Chatham-Kent Cougars alumnus is in his fifth year at Western.

The Mustangs will host the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in the Mitchell Bowl national semifinal Saturday in London. The winner advances to the Vanier Cup.

C-K players going to PJHL prospects game

The Blenheim Blades, Dresden Kings and Wheatley Omstead Sharks each have two players selected for a Provincial Junior Hockey League prospects game to be played Dec. 18 in Norwich.

Goalie Jake Vancoillie and defenceman Alec Webster of the Blades, forwards Noble Stonefish and Jackson Arcand of the Kings, goalie Ethan Carlone and defenceman Ryan Cronheimer of the Sharks, and forward Nelson DeKoning of the Wallaceburg Thunderhawks will play for the Western Conference against the Southern Conference.

The game is for the top 16- and 17-year-olds in each conference.

Another prospects game for the Northern and Eastern conferences will be played Dec. 11 in Orillia.

Griffith’s point streak longest in AHL

Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith of the Bakersfield Condors was tied for fourth in the American Hockey League scoring race before Wednesday’s action with 17 points in 13 games.

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He has five goals and 12 assists.

Griffith’s 13-game point streak is the longest current streak in the AHL.

Pegg third on Terps at regional meet

Rookie Emma Pegg of Morpeth was third on the Maryland Terrapins and 78th overall at the NCAA Division I Mid-Atlantic Regional cross-country meet recently in Bethlehem, Pa.

Pegg completed the six-kilometre race in a personal-best time of 22:28.4.

The Chatham-Kent Secondary School grad helped the Terrapins place 15th out of 27 women’s teams.

Fischer helps ’Stangs to unbeaten start

Brett Fischer of Wallaceburg is averaging 7.3 points and six rebounds per game for the Western Mustangs, who are 4-0 in OUA women’s basketball.

She had seven points and seven rebounds in a 55-49 win over Waterloo last Saturday after posting eight points and nine rebounds in an 86-77 win over Waterloo on Friday.

On Wednesday, Chatham’s Maggie Denys had 12 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Windsor Lancers in a 74-59 win over the Laurier Golden Hawks.

Megan McCarter of Wallaceburg is averaging 7.3 points and a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game for the Nipissing Lakers (0-6). She had 10 points and eight rebounds in an 81-60 loss to York last Friday.

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