St. Marys Lincolns Update – July 14, 2017

By Stewart Grant

Lincolns’ roster taking shape

Director of Hockey Operations / GM Glen Childerley reported that the hockey club has signed 16 players so far for the upcoming season. Recently, St. Marys resigned forwards Dan Cloutier and Mitch Bakker. Also, the team welcomes left-handed 18-year-old defenseman Matt Caskanette who played with Norwich Jr C last year, scoring 19 points in 37 games.

2017/18 Lincolns Roster (as of July 2017):

Goaltenders (2) – Tristan Lewis, Alex Metzger

Defense (5) – Tyson Kielt, Garrett Nelson, Eric Gibb, Jake Weston, Matt Caskanette

Forwards (9) – Kenny Chisholm, Tanner Hertel, Clayton Lewis, Brent West, Matthew Zilke, Mitch Bakker, Dan Cloutier, Navrin Mutter, Nick Jung

Part-time volunteers sought for Lincoln Game Days

Per a recent conversation with Game Day Operations Coordinator Bill Lowe, he looks forward to an even better experience for fans in 2017/18 but acknowledges that more community volunteers would be of great help with the process:

“I’ve been giving some thought on how we can build a team for game night. If we can put together a group of 20 volunteers, we can share the workload and have everything covered. It would mean that people wouldn’t have to commit to every game. Once or twice a month would get it done. We could also spell people off during a game and let people see some hockey,” said Lowe.

Bill added, “Be part of the club and help the Lincolns make every night at the arena an event to remember. There are lots of different jobs, so take your pick!”

There are variety of ways that volunteers can help out at Lincoln games and be part of our community team. The myriad of roles include the following:

– handle the entry gate and welcome fans

– sell team merchandise

– provide security at entry points

– set up signage and tables

– sell 50/50 tickets

– set-up on ice for special events

– manage Lincolns music needs

– oversee the Blueline Club operation

– handle Club video needs

If interested in joining the list of Lincoln volunteers, please contact Bill Lowe at 226-661-0131 or email b.lowe33@hotmail.com.

July 31st is next Lincolns Members Meeting

The next scheduled Lincolns members meeting is set for Monday, July 31st at the Pyramid Recreation Centre in the 1/3 Hall. For information on how to become a season ticket holder and member of the team for just $99, please see the advertisement below and take advantage of the best deal in hockey today.

Sponsorship Drive underway

The Lincolns are proud to be a community-owned team and are so appreciative of all of the support received from local businesses and citizens each and every year. Shortly, the Lincolns’ sponsorship committee will be making their rounds in the hopes of support for the upcoming 2017/18 season. Sponsorship opportunities include jersey sponsors, program advertisements, plus unique opportunities such as puck sponsor, Player of the Game sponsor, Blue Line club sponsor and more. It is also possible to purchase season tickets at this time. For more information or to get involved, please contact Lincolns treasurer Stewart Grant at stew@granthaven.com or 519-868-1290.

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