New Lincs coach wants skating team

By Pat Payton Trent McClement is very confident he can turn St. Marys Lincolns into a winner again. McClement is used to winning. He guided the Mount Forest Jr. ‘C’ Patriots to back-to-back PJHL Pollock Division championships the last two years, and was named coach-of-the-year following the 2016-17 campaign. This past season, the first-place Patriots…

Thomson finishes strong sophomore season

By Pat Payton MEQUON, Wis. – Breanna (Bea) Thomson, of St. Marys, recently completed an outstanding sophomore season with the Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) women’s hockey team. The Falcons finished fourth in the league and played off in the NCHA Slaats Cup quarter-finals against the third-place St. Scholastica Saints. Thomson played in both playoff games,…

SMMHA hosts Shamrock League all-star games

Almost 300 players take part on Sunday at PRC By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association hosted the 2018 Shamrock League all-star games this past Sunday at the PRC. There were a total of eight games played, with four on each ice pad. Almost 300 players took part, reported John Hodkinson, St. Marys minor…

U-14 Snipers bring home silver medals from Regionals

KITCHENER – St. Marys Cascade and Optimist U-14 Snipers team participated in the Regionals ringette tournament here over Easter weekend. Snipers took on Forest for their first game on the Thursday. A few minutes into the game, Forest found the back of the net twice to grab an early 2-0 lead. St. Marys was quick…

Monday mixed curling holds closing bonspiel

St. Marys Curling Club held the Closing Bonspiel for the Monday Afternoon Mixed League on March 26. Eight teams competed for the Jim Nairn Memorial Trophy. Two eight-end games were played. Ernie Vanderschot’s rink was overall winner. Playing with Ernie that day were Murray Pink, Gord Moylan, Maxine Coulthard and Donna Goldstraw. A great day…

NHL Playoff Predictions

An April tradition in the St. Marys Independent is the posting of our NHL Predictions. Two years ago, editor-in-chief Frank Doyle correctly foresaw the Penguins’ Cup Victory while our graphic designer Tyler Carruthers declared “The Penguins can’t be dethroned” with last year’s successful prediction. This year, I’m hoping it is my turn to be correct,…

St. Marys wins FM96 Small Town Contest

By Stewart Grant The Stonetown loves a good competition, and last week the community really came together to help push St. Marys to the title in a unique small town contest dreamed up by London rock station FM96. Inspired by NCAA’s annual basketball tournament, FM96 devised a “Small Town March Madness” bracket comprised of 64…

Town of St. Marys seeking volunteer fitness instructors 

Free exercise classes strengthen seniors’ bodies and minds Word is spreading about the Town of St. Marys free Falls Prevention Group Exercise classes, coordinated by the Senior Services Department and funded through the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). “We offer 26 classes per week with different locations, intensity levels and times,” says Town…