News from around St. Marys.

Burke named player-of-the-month for December

April Clark passes 100-point plateau with Western, sets new record By Pat Payton Prior to last Friday night’s game at the PRC, the St. Marys Lincolns honoured rookie forward Ryan Burke as their St. Marys Buick GMC player-of-the-month for December. The 16-year-old rookie from London collected two goals and eight assists for 10 points in…

BMO shutting down Thorndale branch

By Nancy Abra Last Wednesday evening, January 15th, the Bank of Montreal held a public meeting at Thorndale Community Centre regarding the closing of the BMO branch in Thorndale. Debbie Czaniecki, BMO Regional Vice-President for Kitchener-Waterloo-Stratford, along with 15 local and regional BMO staff were in attendance.  Czaniecki said the meeting was to help Thorndale…

Water Street North Development Denied

Mayor Al Strathdee returns to Council By Paul Dreossi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At the first St. Marys Town Council meeting of the new year, Mayor Al Strathdee returned after his medical leave. He thanked everyone for their kindness, including Councillors and town staff for their efforts. He especially thanked Deputy Mayor Marg Luna for…

Lincoln Great Vanderspank added to Wall of Fame

Lincs obtain pair of 20-year-olds from St. Thomas at trade deadline By Pat Payton Prior to last Friday night’s St. Marys-London Jr. ‘B’ game, the Lincolns’ Alumni group honoured Paul Vanderspank, a former team captain who played five seasons in St. Marys (1972-77). The big left winger was captain when the Barry Hearn-coached Lincs won…

Lincolns drop home-ice pair to Flyers, Nationals

Team wants to use final 14 regular-season games to prepare for the playoffs By Pat Payton The goals may have slightly changed for St. Marys Lincolns. Now, they want to hang onto third place and use the final 14 regular-season games to prepare for the Western Conference playoffs. Any chance of gaining second place probably…

HBC Peewees, Frayne Bantams sidelined in quarters

In International Silver Stick tournament in Niagara area on weekend By Pat Payton NIAGARA – Both St. Marys A-E teams lost just once in the 2020 International Silver Stick tournament, held here in the Niagara area this weekend. However, the losses came in the quarter-finals, in the single-knockout playoffs, and eliminated the Home Building Centre…

A.B.S. Tracs Bantams enjoying stellar 2019-20 season

Team has won two tournaments and is undefeated in league play By Pat Payton Several St. Marys minor hockey teams are enjoying a successful 2019-20 season. One of those teams is certainly the A.B.S. Tracs Bantam ‘C’ girls, the only SMMHA team that went into the Christmas break undefeated. Going into the New Year, Don…