Four centres win gold at Local League tourney

Twenty-three teams compete in SMMHA event at PRC on the weekend By Pat Payton Four different centres won the four age divisions this past weekend as St. Marys Minor Hockey Association held its annual Local League tournament at the PRC. A total of 23 teams competed in the SMMHA’s 2nd annual tournament. Altogether, five St.…

Atom teams need double OT to decide winner

At Local League hockey tournament on the weekend By Pat Payton The following are game summaries for the two St. Marys Atoms teams which competed in St. Marys minor hockey’s 2nd annual Local League tournament this past weekend. The Nicholson Concrete Atoms started their weekend Friday afternoon with a 5-2 loss to Lucan Irish. Grayson…

Lincolns add forward before Thursday’s deadline

At least six more wins needed to make playoffs: Lincs’ coach By Pat Payton At press time Monday afternoon of this week, St. Marys Lincolns had made one player move prior to Thursday’s OHA trading deadline. Lincs acquired veteran forward Thomas McLatchie from St. Thomas Stars in a straight cash deal. McLatchie had seven goals,…

SMMHA teams post good records in Shamrock

By Pat Payton St. Marys minor hockey teams have now completed their Shamrock League regular schedules. The following is a summary, detailing how each SMMHA team did in its respective SHL division. Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices tied for fifth place in the Novice Central standings with an 8-10-2 record. Todd Dittmer’s squad…

Local winners of the annual Poster & Literary contest

The Royal Canadian Legion Perth Regiment Veterans Branch 236 St. Marys recently awarded the local winners of the annual Poster and Literary contest. Many of the winners and finalists gathered at the Legion on December 11 to receive certificates and prizes. Front row from left are Simon Greig, Adam Nelson, Charlotte Hodges, Brooke Hahn, Landon…

Women’s Doubles Exhibit opens January 11

Paintings by Deb Dicker and Sylvie Verwaayen St. Marys Station Gallery is pleased to showcase its upcoming exhibit ‘Women’s Doubles’, paintings by Deb Dicker and Sylvie Verwaayen. Deb Dicker is a mixed media, acrylic artist. She is well known for her pieces that experiment with texture, layers, paint and unusual materials. Often abstract in nature…

From Hong Kong to China, Valcke returns to Asia

By The IBA Baseball Reporter Zhongshan, China – Following a couple of treasured months back home in Stratford, Tom Valcke will be flying back to Hong Kong on January 7th, where he spent most of 2018 coaching their national men’s team.  Both parties knew that agreement would conclude on September 30th, 2018 as it was…

Male arrested after rooftop foot chase

On January 6, 2019 shortly after 4:00 a.m. the Stratford Police were contacted regarding a disturbance in the parking lot of the Tim Hortons located in downtown St. Marys between a male and female. Officers arrived on scene and located the male and female within a vehicle. Both parties were recognized by police and the…