Comeback puts G&CC Atoms in quarter-finals

Firefighter Peewees facing Caledonia in next playoff round By Pat Payton A third-period comeback Sunday afternoon at the PRC has earned the Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms a spot in the provincial quarter-finals. Reg Clinton’s squad erased a 2-0 deficit with three goals in the final 15 minutes to pull a 3-2 victory over…

Hubbard Bantams sweep Hawks in league series

By Pat Payton STRATHROY – Goalie Emma Luyten posted the shutout as the Hubbard Pharmacy Bantam ‘B’ girls defeated Bluewater Hawks 3-0 here Sunday. The win gave Liz Simpson’s squad the best-of-three, first-round Lower Lakes Female Hockey League playoff series in two straight games. “We played hard, controlled the puck, and made some solid plays…

Local players help Aces capture Silver Stick title

AURORA – Stratford Aces Bantam ‘A’ team won the International Silver Stick title here on the Feb. 1-3 weekend. Two local skaters, Avery Aarts and Olivia Brock, helped the Aces reach the championship final, where they defeated Clarington Flames 2-1 on the Sunday. The team made it through the round-robin portion of the tournament without…

Ice rescue training at the Quarry

The St. Marys Quarry is more than just Canada’s largest outdoor freshwater swimming pool. On Saturday, January 26, 2019, local firefighters used the Quarry to conduct ice rescue training and pull “victims” from a pre-cut opening in the water. The exercise was an opportunity for firefighters to practice with their ice rescue equipment. To prepare…