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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…

ANAF Bantams, G&CC Atoms take openers on road

By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams kicked off a six-point OMHA series here last Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over the Jr. Rockets. Owen Boyd gave the Rock a 1-0 lead in the second period, from captain Ethan Brine and Peyton Lobb. Lucan Vernooy put the visitors up 2-0 midway through…

Welcoming Paul Dreossi to the Independent

Joining the St. Marys Independent team in the newly created position of “journalist of civic matters” is local resident Paul Dreossi. Paul has been teaching as a part-time professor at Fanshawe College for the last 18 years, as well as working as a carpenter, architectural designer and consultant. He lives in a historical home with…

Foodland Peewees win silver medals on weekend

Lone SMMHA team to play in a final game in Local League tournament By Pat Payton The Stonetown Foodland Peewees were the lone St. Marys minor hockey team to medal as the SMMHA held its annual Local League tournament this past weekend at the PRC. Nineteen teams, including four from the SMMHA, competed in the…

Lincs’ special teams shine in 6-3 win over Maroons

Third-place Lincolns host first and second-place teams this weekend at PRC By Pat Payton The St. Marys Lincolns’ second-place aspirations got a boost last Friday night with a 6-3 victory over the visiting Chatham Maroons. An estimated 600 spectators on ‘Girls Rock the Rink’ night watched the Lincs (21-7-3-3) move to within five points of…