By Pat Payton
The following St. Marys minor hockey players were named Shamrock League all-stars for the 2019-20 season.
G&CC ‘BB’ Atoms
Zach Larmer, Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms. Larmer anchored his team’s defence, logging a lot of playing minutes this season on Dan Murrell’s squad.
Dunny’s Sports A-E Atoms
Forward Zach Matheson and defenceman Peyton Wynands, Dunny’s Sports A-E Atoms. They were two key players on coach Jamie Matheson’s team this season.
Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees
Jayden Tipping and Connor Hall, Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees. Using his quick-release shot, winger Tipping scored a lot of big and timely goals this season for Dwain Smith’s Firefighters. Hall was rock solid on the blue line, making big strides as a player this season.
Home Building Centre A-E Peewees
Isaac Cousineau, Nathan Wolfkamp, Simon Taylor and Myles Clinton, Home Building Centre A-E Peewees. Cousineau won several big games, especially at playoff time late in the season, and captain Wolfkamp and Taylor were two mainstays on defence. Centreman Clinton is a versatile player, who contributes both offensively and defensively.
HBC head coach Reg Clinton and his staff were chosen to coach one of the SHL all-star teams. His assistants were Brent Nairn, Tyler Dingman, Doug Johnson and Dennis Aarts.
ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams
Kiefer MacNeil, Ian Boyd and Peyton Lobb, ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams. Netminder MacNeil had a great season for Dale Switzer’s team, and linemates Boyd and Lobb supplied a lot of big goals over the course of the season.
Frayne Cabinets A-E Bantams
Goalie Josh Ballantyne, Wil Boreham, Jake Grant, Bodi DeBoer, Braeden Roth and captain Lucas McCurdy, Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams. These six players played key roles for Gord Cookson’s squad this past season.
–Due to the ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SHL all-star games scheduled for Saturday, April 4 in St. Marys were cancelled.
–John Hodkinson is Shamrock rep. for St. Marys minor hockey and does a great job representing the association each season.
By Pat Payton