Ben Leeson, Sudbury Star

Ben Leeson is a reporter at The Sudbury Star. In addition to serving as Sudbury Wolves beat reporter, Ben covers high school, college, university and other local sports, as well as news. He can be reached by telephone at 705-674-5271, ext. 505249, or by email at Follow on Twitter: @ben_leeson.


Brady Pataki, left, of the Sudbury Wolves, looks for a rebound as goalie David Ovsjannikov, of the Barrie Colts, smothers the puck during OHL action at the Sudbury Community Arena in Sudbury, Ont. on Friday January 22, 2016. John Lappa/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network

Wolves can't recover

Loaded with speed and skill, the Barrie Colts may be a fun team to watch, but Sudbury Wolves head coach Dave Matsos doesn't want his players doing the watching.

 Sudbury Wolves Brandon Bastasin trips up Barrie Colts Justin Scott as they fight for the puck during OHL exhibition action from the Sudbury Community Arena in Sudbury, Ont. on Friday September 18, 2015. The Colts won 4-2. Gino Donato/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network

Wolves vs. Colts live blog

Join us for a live blog of OHL action between the Sudbury Wolves and Barrie Colts, Friday at 7 p.m.

A Piper plane

Three dead in northern Ontario plane crash

SUDBURY, Ont. --The three people on board the plane that went down in northern Ontario Tuesday did not survive, the Ontario Provincial Police said early Wednesday afternoon.

File photo Leo Arseneau

Update: Sudbury lawyer dies in plane crash

A well-known Sudbury lawyer, his wife and her caregiver were killed when their small plane crashed in French River Provincial Park on Tuesday.

Wolves can't corral Colts

Almost everything that went right for the Sudbury Wolves last weekend went wrong on Friday night.

Wolves vs. Colts live blog

We'll blog live and chat with readers as the Sudbury Wolves host the Barrie Colts in OHL action on Friday night. Live updates and discussion start at 7:15 p.m. Game time is 7:30.

Sudbury Wolves forward Mathew Campagna and Barrie Colts defenceman Liam Maaskant exchange punches during first-period Ontario Hockey League playoff action at Sudbury Community Arena, Thursday night. The Wolves lived to play another day following a 2-1 victory over the Colts. Barrie now leads the best-of-seven series, 3-1. Game 5 goes Friday night at the Barrie Molson Centre. GINO DONATO QMI AGENCY

Sudbury beats Barrie, live to play another day

QMI Agency's Ben Leeson will blog live from Sudbury Community Arena as the Sudbury Wolves try to stave off elimination in Game 4 of their OHL Eastern Conference quarter-final against the Barrie Colts on Thursday night. Updates and discussion start at 6:45 p.m. Game time is 7.