News from around St. Marys.

Lincs acquire forward Griffin Sinden from Nationals

Kaleb Pearson ‘Attacker of the Week’ in Owen Sound  By Pat Payton (photo courtesy of Chatham Daily News) The St. Marys Lincolns acquired a forward from the London Nationals in a straight cash deal Dec. 1. The team’s newest player is Griffin Sinden, an 18-year-old forward from Tillsonburg. The 6 ft. 2 inch, 200 lb.…

Frayne A-E Bantams have ‘bought into’ the system

Team heading to Int. Silver Stick tournament in Niagara area in the New Year By Pat Payton Head coach Gord Cookson says his Frayne Custom Cabinets Additional-Entry Bantams have “all bought into” the system. “It’s based on pressure and hard work,” Cookson explained before a recent Shamrock League game at the PRC. “It’s not always…

ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams win Spartan Cup tournament

Rock team allows just five goals in five games in Michigan By Pat Payton LANSING, Mich. – The ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams put it all together here on the Dec. 6-8 weekend. In five games, Dale Switzer’s squad allowed just five goals against and won the Spartan Cup tournament. The tourney was held at the Summit…

Mayor Al Strathdee will return soon

Looks to return to office mid-January Mayor Al Strathdee is looking to return to office by mid-January from unpaid medical leave. Mayor Strathdee took time away from his office and recently finished 25 rounds of radiation to combat soft tissue sarcoma. Doctors found a tumour during surgery last summer but weren’t able to remove it…

Local couple completes trip of a lifetime

Local St Marys couple Catherine and Chris Cumming recently completed one of the world’s most unique adventures, America’s Great Loop, aboard their 44 foot Manta power catamaran Two Loons. In completing the Great Loop, the couple circumnavigated the eastern part of the U.S. by cruising across Florida on the Okeechobee Waterway, up the Atlantic Intracoastal…