News from around St. Marys.

DCVI swimmers compete well at Huron-Perth championships

Lagace, Jantzi qualify for WOSSAA in February Amazing results were achieved by the small but mighty DCVI Saluki swim team at the Huron-Perth Conference championships at the PRC pool last Tuesday, Jan. 16. Eric Lagace claimed first place in the Senior boys 200-metre freestyle, and also in the highly competitive Senior boys 100-metre freestyle–qualifying him…

Team Nunavut starts Saturday against Quebec

Shackleton skipping rink at Scotties in Penticton CURLING By Pat Payton PENTICTON, B.C. – Team Nunavut, skipped by St. Marys resident Amie Shackleton, will play seven round-robin games at the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts, starting Saturday. The 2018 Canadian women’s curling championship will be held here at South Okanagan Events Centre Jan. 27 to…

Norampac Peewees lose heartbreaker

At recent Woodstock Wildcats tournament MINOR HOCKEY WOODSTOCK – The Norampac Peewee girls lost a heartbreaker in the early Sunday morning semi-finals at the recent 22nd annual Woodstock Wildcats tournament, Jan. 4-7. Goalie Kiera Akey started the tournament off with a shutout of the host Wildcats team Friday morning, leading her Norampac squad to a…

ANAF Bantams complete comeback against Rockets

Shackleton, penalty-killers stand tall in Game 5 in Strathroy OMHA PLAYOFFS By Pat Payton STRATHROY – Sparked by the great goaltending of Nolan Shackleton and solid penalty-killing all night, the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams emerged with a 1-0 Game 5 victory over the home-town Jr. Rockets here last Friday night. The win gave St. Marys the…

Lincolns beat Kings 4-1, end long winless skid

St. Marys still one point out of a playoff spot JUNIOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton KOMOKA – A lengthy winless streak ended here last Saturday night for St. Marys Lincolns. Lincs skated to a 4-1 victory over the home-town Kings, one of the teams they’re hoping to catch and pass to gain a Western Conference…

OFA’s budget advice to government

By Keith Currie, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture As the provincial government develops its 2018 budget, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) offers recommendations on spending and investments needed to strengthen our provincial economy and benefit all Ontarians. In OFA’s pre-budget submission, we’re advising the government to shift spending by distributing economic development across Ontario.…

Lincs hire new Director of Hockey Operations

Greg Smale joins staff as Assistant GM By Pat Payton Jim MacEachern and Greg Smale are passionate hockey people with extensive hockey backgrounds. And both men want to help rebuild the St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns and make the long-time Western Conference franchise a winner again. MacEachern, a 50-year-old Kitchener resident, is the Lincs’ new…

Norampac Peewees lose heartbreaker

At recent Woodstock Wildcats tournament WOODSTOCK – The Norampac Peewee girls lost a heartbreaker in the early Sunday morning semi-finals at the recent 22nd annual Woodstock Wildcats tournament, Jan. 4-7. Goalie Kiera Akey started the tournament off with a shutout of the host Wildcats team Friday morning, leading her Norampac squad to a 2-0 victory.…