Finnbilt Novices reach semi-finals in Pelham

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, the Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices headed to Pelham for their annual Regional Silver Stick tournament. Bill Scheuermann’s squad started the tournament off on a shaky note, losing to Tillsonburg Tornadoes by a score of 3-2.  For the second game, it was a match-up with the Grimsby Peach Kings and it ended in…

Aarts paces ANAF

Bantams’ victory Paced by forward Ethan Aarts’ three goals, the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams skated to a 6-1 Shamrock League victory over the visiting Ilderton Jets on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Brandon Boyd’s squad built period leads of 2-1 and 3-1. Aarts completed his hat trick by scoring the last two goals of the game. The speedy…

Firefighter Peewees complete unbeaten Shamrock season

MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent An unbeaten Shamrock Hockey League season! The Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees recently completed an almost perfect SHL regular schedule. An 8-1 victory over Petrolia Oilers and a 4-1 triumph over Ilderton Jets extended Firefighters’ league winning streak to 14 games and gave Dwain Smith’s squad a very…

Lincs get big point in Leamington

Just before the Christmas break JUNIOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent LEAMINGTON – St. Marys Lincolns have played the Leamington Flyers tough! The well-coached Flyers are again one of the top clubs in the Western Conference, and Lincs have taken three of a possible four points on Leamington ice to date. Lincolns…

Lots of player movement with Lincolns

Five players request trades over Christmas break JUNIOR HOCKEY NOTEBOOK By Pat Payton Special to the Independent Over the holiday break, the Independent learned that five players are no longer with the GOJHL’s St. Marys Lincolns. Forwards Nick Jung, Tanner Hertel and Matt Zilke, defenceman Oliver Wieringa and goalie Tristan Lewis all requested to be…

G&CC Atoms capture Regional Silver Stick title

Four SMMHA ‘BB’ teams advance as far as semi-finals MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent NIAGARA – St. Marys Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms punched their ticket to the 2018 International Silver Stick championship here last week. Dan Schiedel’s squad won all six of their games to capture the Pelham Regional…

Mudmen return to St. Marys January 26

The Mudmen, Canada’s Celtic Rock Warriors, return to the St.Marys historic Town Hall Theatre on  Friday,  January 26, 2018  as part of their 20th Anniversary/Old Plaid Shirt 2 Tour.  An evening of Celtic music & stories with a  hopeful sea of plaid shirts to show support for the band . The Mudmen are no strangers to the St.Marys  area…

Fire Chief looks back on 2017

By St. Marys Fire Chief Richard Anderson The St. Marys Fire Department just completed another successful year of service to the Town of St. Marys and Perth South, and I would like to take this opportunity to look back at what was accomplished in 2017. St. Marys Firefighters responded to 114 emergency calls for service…

A look back at 2017 – Part 1

It was a very busy news year January The month started off cold (but not as cold as this year!) with temperatures in the – 10 range. It did warm up in mid January. The Harlton Family Foundation donated $50,000 to the “Someone I Know” campaign. The OPP reported the theft of two bikes in…