News from around St. Marys.

Seven division champs crowned in NBC tourney

Two final games Saturday go to shootouts By Pat Payton Seven division champions were crowned this past Saturday as St. Marys Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Al Kennedy Memorial No-Body Contact tournament at the PRC. Twenty-four teams competed in the popular three-day SMMHA fundraiser, which re-unites former teammates and brings out lots of family…

Lincs hire new head coach from Jr. C ranks

Trent McClement guided Mt. Forest Patriots the past two seasons By Pat Payton On Easter Sunday, St. Marys Lincolns’ director of hockey operations Jim MacEachern informed the Independent newspaper that a new head coach has been hired by the GOJHL’s Western Conference team. He’s Trent McClement, who coached the Mount Forest Jr. ‘C’ Patriots to…

SMMHA teams win Shamrock playoff titles

By Pat Payton It’s been a great 2017-18 season for the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association! Three teams reached the OMHA finals, three girls teams are off to the Provincials in Toronto this weekend (Apr. 5-8), and five teams reached division finals in Shamrock League playoffs. Of the five SMMHA teams which reached the SHL…

More great results for Stonetown Karate members

LONDON – Stonetown Karate Centre members combined for eight top-three finishes here recently. The event was the 22nd annual Power Nationals Martial Arts Challenge, held at the Carling Heights Community Centre. Aayden Ragoo claimed a first in the 11-12 Novice point sparring division. Brady Campbell was first in kata (forms) in the Tiny Tigers division.…

A Passion for Dancing

Abigail (Abby) Jeffrey, 15, of St.Marys certainly has that passion to dance. Abby has won numerous championships held throughout Southwestern Ontario. Competitive dancing in Solo, Duo/trio and Performance have shown her accomplishments in Lyrical, Jazz, Acro and Ballet. In February of this year, at her first competition in Guelph, she was chosen by the judges…

Grill safely this barbeque season

With the barbeque season under way across Ontario, St Marys Fire Department recommends taking a few safety precautions before grilling that first meal this season. Few things can match the fun and enjoyment of a barbecue with family and friends. Practise sensible, safe barbecuing and your get-together will be a sizzling success. “Barbecuing is one…

Dunny’s Atoms All-Ontario champs!

Team scores three unanswered third-period goals Saturday in Port Elgin By Pat Payton PORT ELGIN – The third time was the charm for the Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms. After losing the first two games of the best-of-five OMHA final at the Saugeen Shores Community Complex, Sean Porter’s squad won the fifth and deciding…

Easter Monday ball clinic

STRATFORD – An Easter Monday baseball/softball clinic, featuring fun-instructional, contests and games, will be held here Monday, Apr. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Pinnacle Fieldhouse Training Academy, 533 Romeo St., Stratford (enter driveway on left, stay left of guard house, park 100m down in front of the…