Saturday, May 26 at St. Marys G&CC
By Pat Payton
St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns ‘Golf Day’ is quickly approaching.
The annual fundraising event is Saturday, May 26 at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. “We’re hoping to get the tournament as full as possible,” tourney convener Dan Murrell says.
The tournament format is again a four-person Texas Scramble. The entry fee is $150 per player. For those wishing to enter a team, contact club president Brandon Boyd at: email@example.com.
Title sponsor of this year’s tourney is St. Marys Home Building Centre. There is also a sponsor for the putting contest.
One of the prizes will be a new vehicle for anyone lucky enough to get a hole-in-one on one of the par-3 holes. It is being sponsored by St. Marys GM. Another hole-in-one winner will receive $10,000, courtesy of Cubberley Plumbing in St. Marys.
Prizes are also needed for a silent or live auction that day. Contact Dan Schiedel.
Dalton guest speaker
Following dinner, guest speaker at Lincs’ Golf Day will be former St. Marys goalie Matt Dalton (2003-05).
The 31-year-old Clinton native is now playing professional hockey in South Korea. His club team is Anyang Halla of the Asia League, a team he signed with in 2014 after three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in Russia. He originally signed a pro contract with the NHL’s Boston Bruins in 2009 and played in the minors with Providence (AHL) and Reading (ECHL).
One of six Canadians on the team, Dalton competed for South Korea in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. He is also currently playing for the Korean team at the World championships in Denmark.
Junior hockey notebook:
–Citing work commitments, Mike Lynch won’t be returning to the Lincolns as an assistant coach, reports Director of Hockey Operations Jim MacEachern.
Lincs are looking for two more assistant coaches. Their roles with the team will be determined by new head coach Trent McClement. For those interested, contact assistant GM Greg Smale at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Former Lincolns’ bench boss Scott Thompson (2016-18) is a new assistant coach with Milton Icehawks of the Provincial Tier II Jr. ‘A’ League. Thompson recently moved to Carlisle (near Hamilton).
–At a recent Lincs’ general meeting, MacEachern reported that the Lincolns’ dressing room will get a “face-lift” this summer. The room will be painted and the players’ stalls “re-stained”, carpet will be purchased for the middle of the room as well as small carpets for each of the players’ stalls.
The work is expected to be done in the middle of June, he said.
–MacEachern also noted that Lincs’ main training camp will start the week of Aug. 16. He is planning to have six exhibition games, home and home against Guelph, Stratford and Waterloo of the Midwestern Conference.
–Another Lincolns’ Alumni game is a strong possibility next season, reports Dan Schiedel, who heads up team Alumni functions along with Dan Murrell.
–Listowel Cyclones won their first-ever Sutherland Cup title recently, sweeping Caledonia Corvairs 4-0. Cyclones went 20-5 in their playoff run.
–Former Lincs’ Director of Hockey Operations Glen Childerley has been named the new GM with Stratford Warriors. Childerley, who recently spent a season and a half in St. Marys, will work under Phil Westman, the new Warriors’ Director of Hockey Operations.