News from around St. Marys.

U-16 Snipers perform very well in U-19 division

By Pat Payton The U-16 Snipers didn’t take home a medal, but the St. Marys team earned high marks for effort, skill and heart at this year’s Snipers ringette tournament. Jim Burlingham’s team competed in the U-19 division and didn’t look out of place. The Snipers finished with a very respectable 2-1 record, and missed…

Lincolns win pair, improve road record to 10-3-1-2

Lincs move to within five points of second-place Leamington Flyers By Pat Payton ST. THOMAS – The St. Marys Lincolns continue to nip at the heels of the second-place Leamington Flyers. A 6-5 overtime win over the home-town Stars here Sunday night moved the Lincs to within five points of the Flyers in the Western…

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…