Tessa Virtue of London and Scott Moir of Ilderton compete the ice dance short dance at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Nagoya, Japan on Wednesday. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/Getty Images)

Virtue, Moir poised to step up

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were in second place after Thursday’s short program at the ISU Grand Prix final, the last major international competition before the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Woodstock Navy Vets Jared Prekup, right, screens Norwich Merchants goalie Tyler Gubesch in their Friday Dec. 1, 2017 game. The Merchants won 4-3. Bill Polzin/Special to the Sentinel-Review

Merchants in tight standings battle

With only two months remaining in the regular season, now is crunch time for the Norwich Merchants to push up the standings. They kicked off a busy three-games-in-four-nights stretch on Thursday, Nov. 30 against the defending Ontario Champions from Ayr.

Merchants split pair of home games

The Norwich Merchants played a pair of games on home ice this weekend including Friday night when they hosted the Wellesley Apple Jacks on Champions Night, where the organization honoured the 1969/70 and 1985/86 Ontario Champion teams as part of their 50th season celebrations.

Toronto Argonauts linebacker Marcus Ball and running back Anthony Coombs celebrate with the Grey Cup on Nov. 26, 2017 (CP)

Argonauts slay mighty Stampeders

OTTAWA — This is what makes the Canadian Football League wonderfully unique, a treasure north of the border. Once again the Grey Cup delivered in drama ... and in snow.