Articles by Rory Sumner

Canadian boccia team’s close bond bodes well for future in sport

There’s no rest for the weary as the Canadian Paralympic boccia team landed back in Montreal from Tokyo in early September, and were set to begin training just two weeks later.

While there were no podium finishes for the team of four Quebecois that represented Canada at the Games, there were flashes on display at the games that bode well for the country’s future in the sport.

Balanced Steelheads effort trumped by Rangers star power

Mike Petizian helped propel the Kitchener Rangers to a 4-3 shootout victory against his hometown Mississauga Steelheads in front of a sold out (COVID regulations) Kitchener crowd of 1,000 Friday night.

The OHL is slowly gearing back up after an 18 month absence, mirroring the Rangers overall sluggish performance in the game. Petizian, the diminutive fourth year forward wasted no time getting on the board twice in the first six minutes to help bring Kitchener to a 2-1 record in the preseason.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen starts season slow statistically

Success begets high expectations, and in sports, high expectations begets immediate criticism and over-reaction if those lofty standards are not met.

This is certainly the case for Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who after a tremendous breakout campaign in 2020 that saw him finish runner-up to Aaron Rodgers in MVP voting, has started slow in both of his games in 2021, despite the Bills bouncing back from a week one loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a dominant 35-0 victory over the Miami Dolphins in week two.