News from around St. Marys.

Smale new Lincs’ Director of Hockey Operations

Jim MacEachern steps down; head coach Trent McClement given additional title By Pat Payton St. Marys native Greg Smale is the new Director of Hockey Operations and General Manager of the St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns. Head coach Trent McClement has also been given more responsibility after being named Vice-President of Hockey Operations. It all…

Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors open May 14

By Pat Payton After a wet and cool spring, the Veterinary Purchasing Co. Ltd. Midget-Junior girls fastball team is ready to hit the field for another season. The team, coached by Rob and Kelly Wiffen, kick off their 20-game Huron-Perth League regular schedule next Tuesday, May 14 against Springfield Brewers. The first pitch at Teddy’s…

Annual Blue Jays instructional clinic held Saturday

a Blue Jays’ instructor applauds a youngster as he does stretching exercises Saturday at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s King field. The event was the annual Blue Jays’ instructional clinic, with about 60 young ball players taking part. At left, Harper Murrell, of St. Marys, does a drill during Saturday’s clinic. (Payton photos) About 60…

2019 DCVI spring sports team rosters

Senior girls soccer team Kayley Thompson, Izzy Reid, Ally Muir, Emily Vink, Katie Brine, Sophie Shrubsole, Alicia Harrison, Emmah Douglas, Emma Bentley, Duda, Kalini, Arallyn Mallieu, Felicity Vernooy, Emma Bryans, Rachael Bentley, Kelsey Garner, Ursula Wood and Sarah King. Coach – Monica Ryan Senior boys soccer team Connor Aarts, Evan Bennett, Scott Bishop, Julien Boyer,…

MLB Pitch Hit Run skills contest this Saturday

St. Marys Minor Ball, along with Major League Baseball, are teaming up to run the 2019 MLB Pitch Hit & Run skills contest for youngsters at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum this Saturday, May 11 on King Field, starting at 10 a.m. Boys and girls, aged 7-14, will be given a chance…

PPA holds 44th annual NHL draft

The Playoff Payoff Association recently held its 44th annual NHL draft in Stratford. The draft dates back to 1975 when all were students at St. Marys DCVI. From left, front row: Co-host Paul Marcaccio, Lou Pagotto, Co-host Rob Staffen, 2018 winner Doug Newton and Warren Wilson. Middle row: Kevin Ellis, Tom Robson, Richard Kennedy, Charlie…

St. Marys and area golf tournament schedule for 2019

MAY Saturday, May 11 – Spring Open four-person scramble, River Valley G&CC (wear your favourite NHL colours; 11 a.m. tee times) Thursday, May 16 – Ladies Spring Scramble, St. Marys G&CC Saturday, May 18 – Long Weekend two-person scramble, River Valley G&CC (11 a.m. tee times) Saturday, May 25 – St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns…