News from around St. Marys.

HPHA Restricting Visitors at All Hospital Sites

No Visitors Unless Exceptional Circumstances Effective March 20, 2020, visitors will no longer be permitted access to any Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) hospital site unless under exceptional circumstances. “This is part of our ongoing efforts to protect the public, patients, their families, and members of the HPHA Team from the potential transmission of the…

World Karate Commission honours Jalyne Lorentz

Stonetown Karate Centre member named athlete-of-the-month for March By Pat Payton Since starting karate when she was just five years old, Jalyne Lorentz has come a long way in a relatively short time. Being the youngest in her family, who call Uniondale home, she followed her three older siblings, Jaron, Jenessa and Jelena, and mom…

Opportunity cost of a Lincolns season cut short

By Stewart Grant Since the summer of 2016, I’ve held the volunteer position of Treasurer for the St. Marys Lincolns Junior B hockey club. It has been a remarkably interesting and challenging experience, to say the least. The Lincolns’ status as “the second-oldest continuously-operating Junior B hockey club” has been threatened at various times throughout…

St. Marys minor hockey cancels all year-end activities

To all St. Marys Minor Hockey Association players, families, and volunteers: As a result of the COVID-19 virus and concern for our players, staff, and participants, we announced last week that we would have to cancel all Hockey Canada sanctioned activities effective immediately. At the time that we posted this information on March 13, 2020,…

Richardson leads Peewees’ offence against Aces

By Pat Payton Centre Charlotte Richardson collected three points and goalie Marta Rintoul provided shutout goaltending as the Cascades Peewee girls blanked the Stratford Aces 4-0 last Thursday night at the PRC. The WOGHL ‘C’ playoff game was the last one played in St. Marys this season. Later that night, Hockey Canada cancelled all remaining…

GOJHL cancels rest of season, including playoffs

Lincolns’ spring camp next month will also not take place By Pat Payton LEAMINGTON – Prior to Hockey Canada cancelling all of its sanctioned activities (effective Friday, March 13) due to the on-going health concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, St. Marys Lincolns and Leamington Flyers played the first game of a best-of-seven Western Conference…

Lincs win coaching staff-of-the-year for 2019-20

Curtin, Burke named to Western Conference all-star teams By Pat Payton A 30-win season and a third-place finish have brought individual awards to the St. Marys Lincolns. The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) recently announced its 2019-20 award winners for the Western Conference, and Lincs received three special honours. The biggest award involving the…