News from around St. Marys.

Hockey Canada follows SMMHA lead for young players

Smaller playing surfaces for 5-6 year olds mandated By Stewart Grant This week, Hockey Canada released a new mandate for five and six year olds requiring that these young hockey players learn the game “on cross-ice or half-ice surfaces” beginning with the 2017-18 season. Per Hockey Canada vice-president of membership development Paul Carson, “You would…

Extra Innings – News from the Hall Of Fame

Opening day in the major leagues is here.  The Blue Jays’ season kicks off on April 3 against The Orioles and their home opener takes place on Tuesday, April 11 against Milwaukee. But it seems that Montreal is the place for fans to be.  On March 25, the city hosted the third annual Montreal Baseball…

2016/2017 Curling recap

Amie Shackleton’s team are the St. Marys Competitive League “A” Division Champions for 2016/17. From left to right: Barb Seaton, Kristen Debrabandere, Melanie Clark, and Amie Shackleton The Derek Shackleton team were winners of the Frank Rietmeyer Memorial Trophy for the Tuesday Night Men’s League Champion. Pictured from left to right are Paul Mitchell, Russ…

100th Anniversary of the Perth County Holstein Club

Pictured are some of the past recipients of the prestigious Master Breeder Shield from the St. Marys area.  Seated are Stuart Smale & Don Stevens.  Back row Dave Standeaven, Ken Smale, Glen Standeaven, Murray Grant & Morris Vandewalle. By June Grant Approximately 460 people attended the 100th Anniversary Gala of the Perth County Holstein Club…

St. Marys Memorial Hospital is looking for Volunteers

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) – St Marys Memorial Hospital is recruiting new volunteers! If you want to contribute to your community, are looking for a new challenge, want to lend a helping hand, or are looking to develop new skills and expertise, then consider joining our team of dedicated volunteers! “Volunteers are one…

Spring is here

By Stephanie Martin We are entering another new season as the clocks spring ahead and we hit the ground running! (Of course after the initial shock/adjustment of the hour change). Hockey is still going strong for many, (the seemingly never ending season) and St Paddys Day has come and gone and on a Friday this…

St. Marys Rock teams await decisive Game 5’s

Atoms, Bantams seek OHMA titles on the road Saturday By Stewart Grant Way up in the Canadian Shield tomorrow, two Rock teams hope to dig their way to OMHA Gold. At 2:45 pm, the McDonald’s Independent Grocer Atoms take on the Midland Centennials in game 5 of their best-of-five series. Thirty minutes later and 100…